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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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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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New water-cooled BMW R1200RT spied testing

Andy Downes, 22 March 2013 12:03

A fleet of all-new water-cooled BMW R1200RTs have been spied carrying out road testing in the South of France ahead of the launch of the completely new bike in 2014. The R1200RT is the current best-selling tourer in the UK but will be replaced next year and use the same all-new water-cooled 125bhp motor from the recently launched BMW R1200GS ...

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Most advanced BMW S1000RR revealed

Andy Downes, 27 July 2012 16:55

BMW has officially unveiled the new BMW S1000RR HP4 which has the world’s most advanced semi-active suspension system. The HP4 is an S1000RR with the BMW Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) along with a host of BMW High Performance (HP) parts. DDC has not yet been seen on a production bike but will be the most advanced electronically adjustable suspension system ...

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BMW recalls 2012 S1000RRs

Andy Downes, 02 May 2012 09:47

BMW is recalling around 1500 2012-model year S1000RRs built so far because of concern over gradual loosening of connecting rod bolts which may cause engine damage. The recall – dubbed a ‘technical campaign’ by BMW is not a safety recall and owners will be contacted directly.The work affects 150 bikes in the UK with the majority of the 1500 bikes ...

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New 2012 BMW S1000RR tech details

Andy Downes, 20 October 2011 11:00

Just two years after BMW launched the class-leading 1000cc sportsbike the firm has given the bike a long list of changes aimed at improved handling, more mid-range torque and improved throttle response. The overall look of the bike might, at first glance appear the same but on closer inspection the long list of minor revisions becomes clear. A new tailpiece, ...

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BMW S1000RR races car on Top Gear this Sunday

Andy Downes, 19 January 2011 14:57

After years of ignoring bikes, Top Gear has finally seen sense. This Sunday's show will feature a BMW S1000RR racing against a £150,000 Ariel Atom V8 around the BBC show's famous test track. MCN gate-crashed the event to get the lowdown on filming. Find a BMW S1000RR for sale The BMW S1000RR was completely standard but ridden by British Superbike EVO ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - End of a wonderful time

Andy Downes, 17 November 2010 11:37

Giving back long term test bikes can be a mixed bag of emotions. On occasions you know you won’t miss the bike no matter how good they might be. Other times you know the bike is going to leave a big hole in your riding life. The 2010 BMW R1200RT I reluctantly had prised from my grasp is one of ...

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Staff bikes: BMW R1200RT - racking up the mileage

Andy Downes, 23 July 2010 12:09

Daily use of the BMW R1200RT has seen the mileage cresting 8000 with familiarity allowing me to love the bike and the way it can apparently do almost anything. Fidn a BMW R1200RT for sale People look at the RT and think it’s a big beast. I’ll admit it does look imposing but this bulk evaporates the moment the wheels ...

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