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BMW S1000RR gets mid-life refresh

MCN, 01 July 2013 07:30

BMW is months away from launching a revised S1000RR which insiders say will get semi-active suspension from the HP4, a host of minor revisions along with an even more sophisticated ABS system which can even work when cornering to prevent lowside crashes. This prototype BMW confirms the company is continuing development of the class-leading superbike with a mid-life refresh that ...

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2013 BMW R1200GS – your questions answered

MCN, 31 January 2013 13:18

This week’s edition of Motor Cycle News (30 Jan 2013) features a 7-page first test of the all-new BMW R1200GS, which was launched in South Africa last week. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, was highly impressed by the new partially water-cooled all-roader, grab your copy now to read his thorough appraisal of the new bike. Adam invited your questions before ...

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BMW unveil 30th anniversary K1300S

Liam Marsden, 25 October 2012 16:43

BMW has released images and details of the 30th anniversary K1300S, which will be available in 2013 to mark the 30th anniversary of the K-series. The model, called the 30 Jahre K-Modelle, gets a special colour scheme and a raft of accessories as standard including electronic suspension adjustment, heated grips, onboard computer and an Akrapovic exhaust. The BMW K100 was launched in ...

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£1765 of free kit with BMW R1200GS

Liam Marsden, 08 June 2012 15:46

BMW is offering £1765 worth of free kit with every new R1200GS bought before the end of the year. You'll get a titanium Akrapovic end can, tinted screen, 13-19litre tank bag, expandable Vario panniers and inner cases. The right pannier holds up to 39 litres, while the left holds up to 29. Presumably the offer comes in ahead of the ...

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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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Touratech builds ultimate BMW G650GS Sertao

Liam Marsden, 27 April 2012 12:03

Touratech USA have thrown most of their aftermarket products at the new BMW G650GS Sertao, and ended up with the bike you see to the right. While the bike has been put together by Touratech USA, a quick glance at the Touratech UK site shows that all the parts and many more are avaiable here in the UK, so you'll ...

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BMW adds QR codes to prototypes

MCN, 02 November 2011 11:12

BMW is now incorporating QR codes into the camouflaging used on disguised road-going prototypes, so sharp-eyed and curious onlookers can use their smartphones to scan the codes and go to an official website to find out exactly what they have just seen. The first test mule to have the QR codes plastered across its flanks is BMW’s forthcoming maxi scooter which ...

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New 2012 BMW S1000RR ridden

MCN, 20 October 2011 09:25

MCN's Adam Child is amongst the first journalists in the world to ride the new 2012 BMW S1000RR. It has a long list of minor revisions that are currently being evaluated and we will be able to give you the full technical detail at 11am. Check back for all the information.

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Why new bikes aren’t as heavy as you think

Steve Farrell, 21 April 2011 16:23

The specifications of some small-to-middle-weight new bikes have caused disquiet on the forums of MCN this year. One user wrote of the new Honda CBR250R, which weighs 162kg and makes a claimed 26bhp: “I can't believe how heavy these things are. Modern four-cylinder 600s are down to this sort of weight.” Another user said both the CBR250R and the 169kg ...

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Water-cooled BMW R1200GS spied

MCN, 11 February 2011 11:59

These spy shots taken by a Spanish BMW owner on his mobile phone confirm BMW is well ahead with the development of a new water-cooled version of the top-selling R1200GS. The new motor will bring to an end 90 years of the traditional air-cooled boxer twin engine when the new bike goes on sale in 2012. To find out more ...

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