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2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

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Introduced for 2013 on the R 1200 GS, the latest version of BMW’s air/liquid-cooled boxer twin powers two updated 2014 models, the R 1200 RT sport tourer (Rider, July 2014) and the third-generation R 1200 GS Adventure. The 1,170cc, DOHC opposed flat twin uses precision liquid cooling around the cylinder heads and valves, and small radiators are now tucked inside ...

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BMW Introduces Cornering ABS for the HP4

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BMW has announced that it will offer ABS Pro as a retrofittable option for its top supersport model, the HP4, through BMW Motorrad dealerships. The function ABS Pro represents a consistent refinement of the Race ABS in that it now enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. Presumably other models with Race ABS, such as the S 1000 RR, will get ABS ...

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BMW Announces 2015 Model Updates

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BMW Motorrad has announced updates for some of its 2015 models, as well as the special model K 1300 S Motorsport. The following is the text of a global release, so it’s not yet clear if the K 1300 S Motorsport will be coming to the U.S.–but it’s highly likely. Special model BMW K 1300 S Motorsport: Sporty touring combined with long-distance qualities ...

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BMW Manufactures 500,000th BMW GS With Boxer Engine

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The 500,000th BMW motorcycle of the flat-twin-engined GS model series came off the production line today—a R 1200 GS. Since 1969, motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau, and since 1980 the BMW Motorrad GS models with boxer engine, too. In the autumn of 1980, BMW Motorrad presented the R 80 G/S, a machine which combined the ...

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2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – First Look

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A year after BMW Motorrad unveiled the heavily revised, partially liquid-cooled R 1200 GS at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, the company has announced an all-new R 1200 GS Adventure. Powered by the same air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured on the R 1200 GS, with a displacement of 1,170cc and a claimed 125 horsepower at 7,750 rpm. The engine features ...

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2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure Road Test

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When the BMW F 800 GS was introduced for 2009, it offered the touring enduro versatility of the popular R 1200 GS but in a lighter, less expensive package, powered by a revised version of the liquid-cooled 798cc parallel-twin from the F 800 S, with a larger radiator, wet clutch, chain final drive and more torque. On Jett Tuning’s dyno, ...

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BMW Motorrad Announces Initial 2014 Model Updates

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BMW Motorrad is offering product changes on the following models for 2014. New Special Six-Cylinder Model: BMW K 1600 GT “Sport” A new “Sport” version of the BMW K 1600 GT will feature the following modifications to the current model: Special model two-color paint finish in Sakhir Orange Metallic/Black Storm Metallic Black gloss-coated wheels Low windshield Sport seat The Light ...

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2013 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test

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Given its status as adventure-touring’s most popular, versatile motorcycle and worldwide best-seller, we made sure to cover BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 GS touring enduro pretty thoroughly following the introduction in South Africa (Rider, April 2013 and at ridermag.wpengine.com). Now that we’ve had a bike stateside for a while, ridden it on familiar roads solo and two-up, taken it off-road ...

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BMW Concept Ninety Celebrates 40 Years of the R 90 S

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Ninety years of BMW Motorrad, 90 years of two-wheeled history—few motorcycle manufacturers can boast such a longstanding and successful heritage as BMW. The BMW R 90 S likewise has cause to celebrate: the BMW Motorrad design icon turns 40 this year. As a tribute to both these anniversaries, the BMW Group presented very special model at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa ...

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BMW F 800 GS Adventure – First Look

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Adventure touring’s rapidly expanding universe can be traced back to a Big Bang moment: BMW’s introduction of the R80G/S in 1980. Gelände/Strasse—Off-road/Road in German, or GS for short—has become much more than just a model designation. Among the BMW faithful, it has become an expansive identity, representing not only versatile, do-it-all motorcycles but the entire Zeitgeist of two-wheeled adventure, encompassing ...

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