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2015 BMW S 1000 R – Road Test Review


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


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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2016 BMW S 1000 XR | First Ride Review


Photography by Kevin Wing Thirty-five years ago, BMW created the adventure-touring segment when it introduced the R80G/S (Gelände/Strasse is German for “terrain/road”). Today there are six GS models in BMW’s lineup, everything from the single-cylinder G 650 GS to the do-it-all R 1200 GS Adventure. Which begs the question: Why would BMW introduce yet another adventure bike, the S 1000 ...

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BMW Concept Path 22


In mid-June, the fourth annual Wheels & Waves Festival was held in Biarritz, on France’s southwest Basque coast. The festival, which celebrates the intersection of custom bikes, surfing and art, provides a venue for people to get together in a unique atmosphere and express their lifestyle of freedom and individuality. BMW Motorrad unveiled its Concept Path 22 at the event. ...

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BMW's Concept 101 is a 6-cylinder Bagger


The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an elegance competition for vintage cars that has taken place annually on the shores of Lake Como since 1929, has been co-organized by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este for the past decade. BMW Motorrad has used the event to showcase motorcycle design studies, such as the Concept Ninety in 2013 and ...

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2015 BMW R 1200 R Video


Rider magazine gives you a close up look at BMW’s versatile R 1200 R Roadster, which for 2015 is powered by the latest liquid-cooled version of the 1,170cc boxer engine. To read more about the motorcycle, check out our First Ride Review.

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New for 2015: Big Bangs for the Buck


The 2015 crop of new bikes is a big one, with lots of all-new or significantly updated models. We’ve covered the new stuff from EBR, Harley, Honda, Indian and Victory in previous issues. Here’s a brief overview of what’s coming down the pike from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Star, Suzuki and Zero. Unless otherwise noted, pricing is TBD. BMW The R ...

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2015 BMW R 1200 R – First Ride Review


When we heard that BMW’s versatile R 1200 R Roadster would be powered by the latest liquid-cooled version of the 1,170cc boxer engine for 2015, the first thought to cross our minds was, “Hmmm, wonder where they’re going to put the radiators?” The first three bikes to receive the new “water boxer” opposed flat twin—R 1200 GS, GSA and R ...

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2015 BMW F 800 R – First Look Review


The F 800 R roadster joined BMW Motorrad’s other parallel twin-powered bikes in the F model family for 2011. Updated for 2015, its liquid-cooled, four-valve, 798cc engine boasts 90 horsepower (up from 87), 63 lb-ft of torque and shorter first and second gear ratios for snappier acceleration. Read our 2011 BMW F 800 R Road Test Chassis improvements include a ...

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