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2023 BMW R nineT 100 Years Edition Review | Road Test

The BMW R nineT (“ninety”) was introduced in 2013 to celebrate BMW Motorrad’s 90th anniversary. That’s the same year the “water boxer” R 1200...

2023 BMW R 1250 RT Review | Road Test

I love riding and testing motorcycles. However, to do the latter, I have to make a 900-mile roundtrip from my home in southern Utah...

BMW Motorrad Unveils 2024 BMW R 1300 GS at Barber Vintage Festival | Videos

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Oct. 6, 2023) — Rider EIC Greg Drevenstedt is at the Barber Vintage Festival at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama,...

2024 BMW R 1300 GS Review | First Look

BMW Motorrad has announced a thorough overhaul for its top-selling model for 2024, now called the BMW R 1300 GS thanks to an increase...

2023 Motorcycle of the Year

If Rider’s Motorcycle of the Year, now in its 34th year, were a person, it would have graduated from college or completed military service,...

2024 BMW F 900 GS / GS Adventure and F 800 GS Review | First Look

BMW Motorrad has announced three updated midrange adventure-touring motorcycles: the 2024 BMW F 900 GS, F 900 GS Adventure and F 800 GS. BMW...

2024 BMW CE 02 | First Look Review 

Two years after the release of the BMW CE 04 electric scooter, the company is targeting a younger generation of city-dwellers with the new...

BMW Announces New Intelligent Emergency Call Feature, 2024 Motorcycle Lineup

BMW Motorrad has announced the first updates for model year 2024. BMW models receive new color options, and BMW has also rearranged some of...

2024 Motorcycle Buyers Guide: New Street Models

This 2024 motorcycle buyers guide highlights new or significantly updated street-legal models available in the U.S. As with previous buyers guides, we will also...

BMW Marks One-Millionth BMW GS with a Boxer Engine; Announces R 1300 GS

Marking another milestone in the “100 Years of BMW Motorrad” anniversary year, the company announced that on June 21, the one-millionth BMW GS equipped...

2024 BMW M 1000 XR Prototype | First Look Review

As part of BMW Motorrad’s 100th anniversary, the company has unveiled a prototype of the newest model in its M lineup: the M 1000...

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane | First Ride Review

In my early days with Rider, the BMW R 18 caught my eye. I had never ridden a BMW, and as a cruiser guy...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Height 31-31.9 Inches

Choices for smaller, affordable motorcycles are growing, and that’s good news for riders looking for a fun bike that won’t break the bank. Whether...

2024 BMW R 18 Roctane | First Look Review

BMW Motorrad has announced details on the 2024 BMW R 18 Roctane, the fifth member of the R 18 family and a bike the...

2024 BMW R 12 nineT | First Look Review

BMW Motorrad has announced a successor to the R nineT for 2024: the BMW R 12 nineT. This new model announcement comes exactly ten...

BMW iFace: The World’s First Motorcycle Face and Eye Recognition Security System

BMW Motorrad is taking riders into the future of motorcycle anti-theft devices with the introduction of BMW iFace, the world's first face and eye...

Custom BMW R 18 B ‘Heavy Duty’ Unveiled at Daytona Bike Week

The custom BMW R 18 B ‘Heavy Duty,’ designed by Fred Kodlin and his son Len, was unveiled at this year’s Daytona Bike Week....

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Heights 30-30.9 Inches 

Walking into a dealership as a shorter rider, or as someone who just wants a smaller ride, can feel a little limiting. You stroll...

Custom BMW R 18 ‘Iron Annie’ Built by BMW Partner in Switzerland

BMW partner VTR Motorrad AG & VTR Customs in Switzerland recently built a customized BMW R 18 First Edition commissioned by one of its...

Custom BMW CE 04 Vagabund Moto Concept e-Scooter

A new collaboration between customizing specialist Vagabund Moto GmbH and BMW Motorrad has taken on the mission of turning the BMW CE 04 e-scooter...

A Century of Supercharged and Turbocharged Motorcycles

Contributor Erik Slaven takes us on a ride through a century's worth of history on supercharged and turbocharged motorcycles, the Wonder Twins of forced...

2023 BMW S 1000 RR and M 1000 R | First Ride Review

A quick glance at the speedometer revealed it was displaying 175 mph before I hit the brakes hard for the upcoming right-hand turn –...

Best Motorcycles for Smaller Riders: Seat Heights Under 30 Inches

Choices for smaller, affordable motorcycles are growing, and that’s good news for riders looking for a fun bike that won’t break the bank. Whether...

Retrospective: BMW /5 Series – 1970-1973

The year 1969 was a tumultuous time in the motorcycle industry, marked by the rise of the Japanese and the beginning of the end...

2023 BMW R nineT and R 18 100 Years Heritage Editions

To celebrate 100 years of BMW Motorrad, BMW has announced two Heritage models: the R nineT 100 Years Edition and the R 18 100...

BMW Motorrad Poland Unveils Seven BMW R 18 Customs

Following in the steps of other popular customization projects of the BMW R 18, seven BMW Motorrad sales partners in Poland took their own...

2023 BMW R 1250 RS | First Look Review

In BMW nomenclature, the “RS” in “R 1250 RS” stands for “Boxer-powered sport touring.” For 2023, the BMW R 1250 RS gets several new...

2023 BMW R 1250 R | First Look Review

Building on the success of BMW’s naked boxer roadster history, which started with the 1923 494cc boxer-Twin powered R 32, BMW Motorrad is introducing...

2023 BMW M 1000 RR and M 1000 R | First Look Review

At the end of 2018, BMW Motorrad introduced the M Motorsport automobile range strategy to its motorcycle brand, including offering M special equipment and...

2023 BMW S 1000 RR | First Look Review

Following BMW’s announcement in July of updates to select 2023 models, the company announced today an updated 2023 BMW S 1000 RR with enhancements...

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