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2016 BMW R 1200 RS Video

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2016 is a comeback year for BMW’s R 1200 RS sport tourer. It offers the distinctive, torquey boxer twin experience in a sporty, fairing-equipped package. CLICK HERE to watch the video on our YouTube channel. CLICK HERE to read our Road Test of the 2016 BMW R 1200 RS.    

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2016 BMW C 650 GT and C 650 Sport Scooters | First Look Review

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BMW Motorrad entered the twist-and-go mobility market for 2013 with a pair of 647cc maxi-scooters, the C 650 GT and the C 600 Sport (despite the numerical difference in the model designations, they were powered by the same engine). Fast, stylish and feature-laden, they were aimed at urban dwellers who wanted the fun, convenience, compactness and fuel efficiency of a ...

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2017 BMW G 310 R – First Look Review

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The ranks of globally-focused, small-displacement sportbikes continues to grow, with BMW announcing the all-new G 310 R, the company’s first sub-500cc roadster model. It was developed in Munich by BMW Motorrad and will be built in India by TVS Motor Company. The light, single-cylinder naked sportbike is said to deliver dynamic performance, good comfort and low fuel consumption. With styling ...

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2015 BMW R 1200 R and 2016 R 1200 RS – Road Test Review

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The first motorcycle to be badged as a BMW was the R32, a stylish black beauty with white pinstriping that produced all of 8.5 horsepower from its 494cc flat-opposed twin-cylinder engine. It was born in 1923, and the “boxer” twin has been around in one form or another ever since—more than 90 years. For much of that long history it ...

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Rider Comparo: 2016 BMW S 1000 XR vs 2015 Ducati Multistrada 1200 DVT S

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When Ducati introduced the Multistrada 1200 for 2010, it injected a big dose of performance into the utilitarian adventure segment. BMW’s R 1200 GS had long dominated the class, offering the best balance of on-road manners, off-road capability and touring versatility, and its updated-for-2010 air-cooled, radial-valve boxer twin made 93 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel ...

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Snapshot Comparo: 2015 BMW R 1200 GS vs. KTM 1290 Super Adventure

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The last time we pitted the big BMW R 1200 GS Adventure against KTM’s then-largest ADV machine was in the August 2014 issue, and it wasn’t really a fair fight. The KTM 1190 Adventure is a well-equipped bike, but for an additional $5,000 or so, the BMW stacked the deck with a larger fuel tank, semi-active suspension, cruise control and ...

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2016 BMW Motorcycle Updates

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BMW has announced new paint schemes for several models for 2016 and the addition of ABS Pro—which works in corners—to the K 1600 GT/GTL and GTL Exclusive as standard and as part of the Ride Modes Pro option on the S 1000 XR, R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. Interestingly, BMW also announced that a Dynamic Brake Light ...

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2015 BMW S 1000 R – Road Test Review

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Few motorcycles shattered expectations as much as BMW’s S 1000 RR. Introduced for 2010 amid lots of hype, its 999cc in-line four was said to generate 193 horsepower at the crank, making it the most powerful liter bike ever built. In its first year, when many brand-new models suffer teething issues, the S 1000 RR won comparison test after comparison ...

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2016 BMW R 1200 RS – First Ride Review

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Photography by Kevin Wing Rider, like many motorcycle magazines, is based in Southern California, where mild temperatures allow year-round riding and a short winter rainy season means precipitation is rare for most of the year. And that’s before factoring in the severe drought that has gripped the West Coast for the past few years. Getting caught in a downpour is ...

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