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Buying guide: BMW R100RS

MCN, 01 August 2014 08:30

Even back in the seventies BMW was battling the idea its bikes were just for old men. So in 1977 it signed up professional stylist Hans Muth to create the ultimate sports tourer. The result was the R100RS. The fact that the R100RS remains one of the most practical long-distance mounts to this day is testament to the brilliance of ...

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BMW launches retro-fit cornering ABS for HP4

Andy Downes, 21 July 2014 11:27

BMW has become the first manufacturer to launch cornering ABS for a sportsbike which will available as a retro-fit option on the S1000RR HP4 from October.The new system is called ABS Pro and it’s expected this will be the first of many models being offered with the Bosch-developed ABS system that works to stop the bike crashing even when hard ...

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Immediate Recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT

Andy Downes, 05 June 2014 15:53

BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect. The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential failure of the plunger rod assembly inside. The instruction to stop riding motorcycles only relates to the 2014 model of ...

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Would you really take a BMW R1200GS round the world?

MCN, 07 February 2014 09:59

Fancy an adventure bike? BMW’s new R1200GS Adventure costs £12,600 for the base model, £14,750 for the XE and £15,350 for the TE model. We’re talking big money here, but would you really take a bike worth a deposit on a small house around the world?

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BMW R nineT launch today

Michael Neeves, 23 January 2014 13:11

MCN is at the launch of BMW’s beautiful new retro-style R nineT in southern Spain today.Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is powered by the six-speed, 110bhp, 1170cc boxer-twin motor, taken from the previous-generation BMW R1200 model range. The motor is housed in an all-new tubular steel chassis. There’s S1000RR upside forks up front and ...

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BMW S1000R launch today

Michael Neeeves, 29 November 2013 09:18

MCN is at the world launch of BMW's new £9990 S1000R super naked in Mallorca today. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves will ride the new machine, which is a naked version of the German firm's fire-breathing, race-ready S1000RR. It has the same 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, but power is trimmed to 160hp @ 11,000rpm and 83ftlb @ 9250rpm to make ...

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BMW RT owners needed

MCN, 04 November 2013 13:55

MCN is on the hunt for owners of the RT range of BMW bikes. Specifically we're looking for current owners of the R1100RT, R1150RT and R1200RT. We'll be using the information to help with our article and there may be a chance you get featured in the paper. Just fill out the information below and email it to mcn.news@motorcyclenews.com along with ...

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New BMW R1200GS Adventure revealed

Andy Downes, 07 October 2013 09:21

BMW has finally released the full technical details of the 2014 R1200GS Adventure; the tougher and more off-road targeted bike the firm hopes will continue the big sales of the current model. The new bike gets a slightly different version of the new water-cooled 1170cc boxer twin available in the standard bike for the first time at the start of ...

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Staff Blog: New Dog, Newer Tricks

Steve Hunt, 04 October 2013 11:43

I’ve been riding a ‘big bike’ for twelve months now and the last eight of them have been spent working for the world’s largest motorcycling publication. I am very aware of how enviable a position this puts me in amongst the British motorcycling community and whenever I mention to someone whom I have just met about what it is that ...

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Staff Blog: F800GT - A feeling of belonging.

Steve Hunt, 07 August 2013 15:36

The grey, British skies seemed determined to quell my excited mood and, as I joined the queue for the channel tunnel, the drizzle misted across my visor and I wasn't entirely sure that a six hour sprint across France was the most sensible way in which to pop my touring cherry. The panicked security guard, running around the cafe asking ...

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