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2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão Road Test

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Sertão is Portuguese for hinterlands or back country, particularly the arid badlands of northeastern Brazil, the sort of place the new offroad-ready G 650 GS Sertão is designed to explore. From 2000-2010, the rock-hopping variant of BMW’s F 650 GS was called the Dakar, after the legendary rally that ran from Europe to the capital of Senegal, honoring Richard Sainct’s ...

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BMW Motorrad USA Introduces “Ride Smart Reward” Program


BMW Motorrad USA recently announced its “Ride Smart Reward” program for all new and returning riders who are recent graduates of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse. Now through December 31, 2012, MSF graduates will receive $500 in BMW Riders’ Apparel with the purchase of a new BMW motorcycle. “Each year, approximately 375,000 students are trained in MSF RiderCourse ...

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BMW C 600 Sport / C 650 GT Scooters – First Ride


If you live in a large city, it doesn’t take much thought to figure out why BMW is jumping into the scooter market now. Traffic congestion and parking restrictions are escalating, and in the new economy some of us just can’t afford to waste time with either—we need to get there, dang it, and ASAP. With their twist-and-go automatic CVT ...

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2011 BMW G 650 GS Road Test


When I started working at Rider a few years ago, a friend of mine asked, “Now that riding is work, what will you do for fun?” I scoffed at the suggestion that motorcycling would ever feel like work, but my friend’s comment proved to have merit. Since I ride and write about motorcycles 9-to-5, my weekends, which used to be ...

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Retrospective: BMW K75S 750: 1987-1995


(This Retrospective article was published in the April 2007 issue of Rider.) STORY BY CLEMENT SALVADORI, PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICK McNEILL How much does a cylinder weigh on an original BMW K-bike, the one with the longitudinal engine? If you look at the comparative weights between a K100 and a K75 a cylinder must be good for about 25 pounds…because all ...

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