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New BMW F800GT first ride

MCN, 08 March 2013 13:19

BMW’s new middleweight tourer, the F800GT, is currently being put through its paces for the first time by MCN’s Andy Downes. These are his first impressions: “We’ve done around 100 miles so far through Hertfordshire and into Suffolk on mostly wet and slimy roads but the new BMW is proving perfect for the conditions. It has ABS as standard and ...

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Video: BMW race camp

MCN, 06 March 2013 10:17

The BMW Race Camp at Almeria, Spain is heaven on earth for S1000RR racers and trackday riders. It’s backed by BMW, and attended by the technicians who actually developed the S1000RR. Senior Road Tester Michael Neeves went along on his BMW Park Lane S1000RR and discovered it’s the fastest trackday in the world. Check out the video to see the ...

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New BMW R1200GS revealed

MCN, 02 October 2012 10:00

The new BMW R1200GS will use a 125bhp water/air cooled motor and feature semi-active suspension. The biggest change comes in the engine, with the introduction for the first time of water-cooling. Rather than the engine being fully water-cooled, 65% will still be air-cooled, while the rest will be cooled by a system that uses a water-glycol mixture and two radiators. There is ...

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Video: BMW S1000RR HP4 first ride

MCN, 17 September 2012 14:26

BMW's new HP4 is the first production motorcycle to feature semi-active suspension - its damping constantly changes as you ride. It's also a massive 9kg lighter than an equivalent S1000RR and has an even more refined traction control system, which can now be adjusted on the move. To find out what makes it tick, we rode the HP4 Carbon at the ...

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BMW G650GS Sertao first ride

MCN, 10 February 2012 17:09

The Sertão region of Brazil is renowned for its rugged, inhospitable terrain - hence its inspiration as the name for BMW’s new hardcore version of its new G650GS. Effectively it’s a belated successor to the old F650GS Dakar, intended as a novice, entry-level adventure bike on the opposite end of the spectrum to the German marque’s all-conquering R1200GS Adventure and ...

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Milan show video: R1200GS Rallye, G650GS Sertão and Husqvarna MOAB

MCN, 09 November 2011 12:41

MCN's Executive Editor Phil West takes a look at the new bikes from BMW and Husqvarna that have been launched at the EICMA Milan motorcycle show. One new model unveiled by BMW is the R1200GS Rallye, with the venerable GS receiving cosmetic updates including BMW Motorrad Motorsport paint, a red frame, wire spoked wheels and Enduro Electronic Suspension Adjustment. BMW revealed another ...

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Video: 2012 BMW S1000RR onboard

MCN, 25 October 2011 16:23

BMW has updated its class-leading S1000RR superbike for 2012, with new traction control, a modified chassis and more low-midrange power. MCN's Adam Child rode the bike at the launch in Valencia, and to read his full verdict, pick up a copy of the October 26 issue of MCN.  "> brightcove.createExperiences();

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2012 BMW S1000RR first ride

MCN, 20 October 2011 12:36

BMW’s significantly updated S1000RR is currently being tested at its world launch at Valencia, Spain. Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, is there on behalf of MCN and has just completed his third session. These are his first impressions. "The first two sessions were in race mode, which is much improved over the old bike. On the old bike the race ...

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Water-cooled BMW GS is new from the ground up

MCN, 19 August 2011 16:50

This exclusive spy shot proves the next generation BMW R1200GS will be new from the ground-up, with an all-new water-cooled engine, revamped styling and major chassis changes. The photographs - taken last week outside BMW's Munich Development Centre - show a pre-production GS with a water-cooled engine plus radial brakes, modernised styling, adjustable screen, new clocks and the exhaust and ...

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World's first bike adaptive headlights

MCN, 25 February 2011 16:39

Imagine riding along a road at night where the headlight was actively trying to see round corners. Video: BMW K1600GT first ride Well, now you don't have to because for the first time ever on a motorcycle, BMW is offering its Adaptive Xenon headlight system as an option on the K1600GT and K1600GTL. It works by using ride height sensors ...

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