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Staff Blog: Hello Moto(rrad)

MCN, 29 May 2013 15:44

If you’d told me ten years ago that I’d be ecstatic at the prospect of riding an R1200GS as a longterm test bike, I’d have been breathless with laughter before any sort of verbal response could form on my lips. But back in the here and now, I’m just that – ecstatic. So what’s changed? Well there’s no point pretending ...

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BMW R1200GS Rallye first ride

Adam Child, 08 March 2012 17:34

It's been a long time coming, but if any bike's deserving of a commemorative special edition model surely it's the BMW R1200GS. The class-defning German adventure bike has been a market leader throughout all its guises since the original and radical-for-the-time R80G/S of 1980. To celebrate that, and no doubt to encourage more sales of the current, ageing version before ...

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Water-cooled BMW R1250GS spied!

MCN, 03 January 2012 12:38

These world exclusive spy shots clearly show for the first time the all-new BMW R1250GS features the biggest single overhaul of the massive-selling and class-leading bike in its 30 years with a new water-cooled engine. This is the biggest change to the GS in current form since the bike was given a new engine with the arrival of the R1100GS ...

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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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BMW mark half-millionth GS with special edition R1200

Guy Procter, 15 May 2009 08:49

BMW has made an incredible 500,000 GS-badged motorcycles since the original R80G/S in 1980. To celebrate it's launching a special edition of the R1200GS featuring a suite of tasty extras at a bargain price. The mods include higher, smoked screen, two-tone seat, black wheels and aluminium cylinder head guards, which together make it look more storm-trooperish than ever. Fans of the ...

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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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MCN and Charley Boorman test the new BMW R1200GS and Adventure

Adam Child, 18 December 2007 10:23

Motorcycle News Road Tester Adam Child, along with guest tester Charley Boorman from ‘The Long Way Down’, are currently in windy Wales testing the updated 2008 BMW R1200GS Adventure and standard 2008 BMW R1200GS. The big changes are engine tweaks that give 10% more power and the high tech ESA suspension system which lets you alter the suspension at the touch of a ...

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