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2016 BMW Motorcycle Updates

2016 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black

Rider Magazine Staff
August 18, 2015

2016 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black 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,... Read more »

2016 BMW R 1200 RS | First Ride Review

2016 BMW R 1200 RS

Greg Drevenstedt
July 8, 2015

Absent from BMW’s lineup for more than a decade, the R 1200 RS (Reisesport, or “Travel Sport”) returns for 2016 with the “water boxer” twin, a telescopic fork and more. Photography by Kevin Wing Rider, like many motorcycle magazines, is based in Southern California, where... Read more »

2016 BMW S 1000 XR | First Ride Review

2016 BMW S 1000 XR

Greg Drevenstedt
July 3, 2015

Based on the 160-horsepower in-line four from the S 1000 R naked sportbike, the all-new S 1000 XR adventure tourer delivers serious performance. Photography by Kevin Wing Thirty-five years ago, BMW created the adventure-touring segment when it introduced the R80G/S (Gelände/Strasse is German for “terrain/road”).... Read more »

BMW Concept Path 22

BMW's scrambler-inspired Concept Path 22, with a custom surfboard designed by Mason Dyer.

Press Release
June 25, 2015

BMW’s scrambler-inspired Concept Path 22, with a custom surfboard designed by Mason Dyer. In mid-June, the fourth annual Wheels & Waves Festival was held in Biarritz, on France’s southwest Basque coast. The festival, which celebrates the intersection of custom bikes, surfing and art, provides... Read more »

BMW’s Concept 101 is a 6-cylinder Bagger

BMW Concept 101

Rider Magazine Staff
May 26, 2015

BMW Motorrad and Roland Sands Design collaborated to create the Concept 101. The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, an elegance competition for vintage cars that has taken place annually on the shores of Lake Como since 1929, has been co-organized by the BMW Group and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este... Read more »

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Quarterly Results of All Time

Bmw Logo On Black Background

Rider Magazine Staff
April 20, 2015

In the first three months of the year, BMW Motorrad achieved its best quarterly sales figures of all time. As per March sales increased to 31,370 vehicles (previous year: 28,719 units). This is an increase in sales of 9.2 percent as compared to the equivalent period last year. In March, BMW Motorrad... Read more »

2015 BMW F 800 R – First Look Review

2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White

Rider Magazine Staff
November 4, 2014

2015 BMW F 800 R in Racing Blue metallic matt / Light White The F 800 R roadster joined BMW Motorrad’s other parallel twin-powered bikes in the F model family for 2011. Updated for 2015, its liquid-cooled, four-valve, 798cc engine boasts 90 horsepower (up from 87), 63 lb-ft of torque and shorter first... Read more »

2015 BMW S 1000 XR – First Look Review

2015 BMW S 1000 XR

Rider Magazine Staff
November 4, 2014

2015 BMW S 1000 XR in Light White with optional equipment. Since its debut for 2010, BMW’s S 1000 RR sportbike, powered by a ferocious in-line four-cylinder engine that makes a claimed 190 horsepower (for 2015, peak output is up to 199 hp), has ruled the racetrack. An even more race-oriented version,... Read more »

Serendipity in SoCal: BMW Test Rides and a Campout in the Mountains Near L.A.

dual-sport motorcycle ride

Steven M. Green
October 8, 2014

Group rides were headed up by locals who found great routes for both the roadies and the dual-sport contingents. Sometimes, things just come together and make folks happy. In this case, the international motorcycle tour company, MotoQuest, and the Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealers advertising... Read more »

Intermot First Look: 2015 Motorcycles from BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Zero

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R

Greg Drevenstedt
October 1, 2014

Held in Cologne, Germany, the International Motorcycle, Scooter and E-Bike Fair, known as Intermot, is the first big international motorcycle show of the fall season, giving many manufacturers a chance to unveil new models for the upcoming model year. The 2015 crop of new bikes was a big one, with all-new... Read more »

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