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BMW answers MCN theft campaign

Steve Farrell, 05 January 2012 16:34

BMW has become the first manufacturer to security mark all new bikes in response to an MCN campaign. The firm will mark every bike it sells with a unique hidden code on dozens of individual parts linking them to the owner. The system deters thieves by making it more difficult for them to sell the bike or parts without getting ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR onboard at Jerez

Michael Neeves, 29 December 2011 10:00

Check out this on-board lap of Jerez aboard Michael Neeves’ BMW Park Lane S1000RR. The footage was taken at the 2011 Racedays event on 9th November. brightcove.createExperiences();

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Editor's picks: BMW R1200R

MCN, 21 September 2011 16:30

The BMW R1200R is the lesser known boxer engine-powered machine in the German company's present range of bikes. With 702 R1200GS models sold up to the end of July this year and only 134 R1200R in comparison, everybody's favourite it seems is the adventure-biased R1200GS, or is it? MCN's Trevor Franklin rode the newest version and was impressed with the ...

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Irish stunt star to compete at Stunt Riding German Open

Richard Mellor, 02 September 2011 12:31

Mattie Griffin, BMW Motorrad’s Irish stuntman will compete at one of the globe’s largest motorcycle stunt competitions. The Stunt Riding German Open is held on 17th-18th September at the Hockenheimring circuit in Germany On his self-modified BMW F 800R, Mattie will be trying to overcome 40 of the world’s best stunt riders in front of a panel of expert judges. ...

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Video: Stunting a BMW S1000RR

Dan Aspel, 16 September 2010 17:01

Want to see someone stunt an S1000RR? Get past the bizarre intro [what the hell is an R1000S…?] and you’ll see some pretty tricksy riding.  

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BMW hunt for most-travelled GS

Dan Aspel, 25 June 2010 10:13

Know any mega-mile BMW GSs? Has your bike gone right round the clock? If so you could win a prize at next month’s BMW Motorrad Days in the Bavarian town of Garmisch-Partenkirche. BMW’s annual motorcycling festival is this year celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GS by awarding prizes to the oldest, furthest ridden and most innovatively customised GS bikes ...

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Video: Chris Pfeiffer rides through the BMW Tower

Chris Newbigging, 08 September 2009 13:11

BMW has released this video of factory-backed stunt champion Chris Pfeiffer riding an F800R through it's office in Munich! Pfeiffer rode his stunt bike through the offices right up to the roof of the BMW Viercylinder building - see the video here:  

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The history of BMW's wonky headlights

Chris Newbigging, 27 March 2009 11:41

New spy shots have shown that BMW’s S1000RR will continue the firm’s proud tradition of asymmetrical headlights.  The shots show that the right-hand side headlight is smaller than the left and kidney shaped, housing only one projector light. See the BMW S1000RR spy shots BMW has been producing bikes with wonky headlights since the BMW R1100S in 1999, so we celebrate 10 ...

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Council get motorcycles to maintain roads

Liam Marsden, 16 January 2008 16:27

Worcestershire County Council have started using BMW R1200GS motorcycles to respond quickly to minor defects on the roads, such as potholes. Highways Liaison Officers Steve Murch said, “We look after 2,500 miles of roads and 1,800 miles of footways around the county, which involves checking them on an ongoing basis. “Trying to get a standard vehicle through a busy town ...

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You decide where to send MCN Deputy Editor Ped Baker on foreign motorcycle trip

Peter Baker, 18 July 2007 11:45

In September the deputy editor of Motor Cycle News, Ped Baker is planning a trip abroad on his long term test BMW K1200R Sport. His rough plan is to ride from the MCN offices in Peterborough to the Greek island of Corfu via France and Italy. From the Italian port of Brindisi Corfu is 6 and a half hours by ...

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