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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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2015 BMW R 1200 R Video

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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

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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

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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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Four Custom BMW R nineT's are Unveiled in Japan

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BMW Motorrad fans were treated to the premier of four BMW R nineT motorcycles during BMW Motorrad Days Japan on August 30-31, 2014. Each nineT was a unique custom conversion by leading Japanese customising firms. Go Takamine (Brat Style), Kaichiroh Kurosu (Cherry’s Company), Shiro Nakajima (46 Works) and Hideya Togashi (HIDE Motorcycle) had all taken on the challenge to transform ...

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Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

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Although they represent a small minority of motorcycle sales, large-displacement adventure tourers have surged in popularity recently. Buyers are drawn to their one-bike-does-it-all versatility, combining high-performance engines and components, long-distance comfort and amenities, and on-/off-road capability. Given the uptick, manufacturers have invested heavily in new and updated models, some of which are the first (and only) bikes in an OEM’s ...

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