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BMW Motorrad Concept ‘Lac Rose’ Debuts At Wheels & Waves Festival

BMW Concept Bike: Lac Rose. (Photos: BMW Motorrad)

Exciting custom bikes, real characters, the Atlantic coast, arts and music – that is what Wheels & Waves is all about. Within a period of only five years, the festival near Biarritz, France, has become the epitome of a unique type of motorcycle culture. Here festival visitors celebrate a special feeling of freedom which goes beyond the conventions of everyday life. ...

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Concept Bike: BMW Motorrad R 5 Hommage

BMW Motorrad's R 5 Hommage concept bike celebrates the 80th anniversary of its iconic R 5 model.

At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held in Cernobbio, Italy, on the picturesque shores of Lake Como, BMW Motorrad marked the 80th anniversary of its R 5, an iconic model with a lightweight frame based on the company’s 500cc factory race bike, by unveiling a one-off concept called the BMW R 5 Hommage. The heart of the R 5 Hommage ...

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BMW Demo Truck Will Roll Into Austin for MotoGP Weekend

This custom 1975 BMW R75/6 will be included in the demo truck display. The bike will be raffled off, with the winner announced at the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in April 2017.

For the first time, BMW Motorrad USA will roll out its demo truck and separate display at the upcoming MotoGP races, April 8-10, at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Attendees can sign up for demo rides at the demo truck. The BMW Motorrad demo display will showcase 2016 BMW motorcycle models and apparel. BMW Motorrad Motorsports advisor and ...

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BMW Celebrates 100 Years at Techno Classica 2016

Hubert Auriol rides the R 80 G/S in the Paris-Dakar Rally, 1984. This model and others will be on display at the 2016 Techno Classica, April 6-10, in Essen, Germany. (Photo: BMW)

2016 represents an important milestone for the BMW Group as it marks its 100th Anniversary, and the celebrations begin at Techno Classica, the largest vintage motorsports exhibition in the world, April 6-10, 2016. In addition to numerous automobiles, engines, and even an airplane, BMW will be displaying examples of rare and not-so-rare motorcycles, such as a 1950s-era R 67/2 that ...

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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Wraps Up in Thailand

One of the obstacle courses during the GS Trophy in Thailand.

The fifth BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy has come to a close after seven days of hard riding, with a win by the South African team. The fifth edition brought together 19 teams of three riders each, plus one embedded journalist per team, representing 25 nations for a seven-day 600-mile trek through the forests, jungles and mountains of Northern Thailand. ...

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


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


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


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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2016 BMW Motorcycle Updates


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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