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2012 BMW K 1600 GT vs. 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 Road Test

BMW K1600GT vs Kawasaki Concours

Rider Magazine
November 22, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2012 BMW K 1600 GT vs. 2011 Kawasaki Concours 14 Road Test was originally published in the December 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Concours: Helmet: Shoei Qwest / Jacket: Tourmaster Jett 3 / Pants: Tourmaster Flex / Boots: Forma. BMW: Helmet: Arai Signet-Q / Jacket:... Read more »

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão – First Look

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão

Mark Tuttle
October 20, 2011

In much the same way BMW produced a more offroad worthy (and subsequently very popular) F 650 GS twin with its F 650 GS Dakar, now the German company has announced it will offer a “dirtier” version of its entry-level G 650 GS single called the G 650 GS Sertão. Named after a desert in northern... Read more »

2011 BMW R1200R Road Test

2011 BMW R1200R right side action

Rider Magazine
October 6, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 BMW R 1200 R Road Test was originally published in the October 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Helmet: Shoei Qwest / Jacket & Pants: Rev’It Cayenne Pro / Boots: Forma / Seatbag: Wolfman BMW calls the updated 2011 R 1200 R model tested here a “roadster,” which... Read more »

Decisions, Decisions

My 1975 Honda CB750 is the risky choice, but after all, it is a Honda.

Jim Hale
September 29, 2011

The calendar says the autumn equinox was last Friday, and summer is certainly drawing to a close here in South Georgia. Muggy mornings have turned crisp, with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s. The midday heat still hovers around 85 degrees on most days, but everyone who has experienced at least... Read more »

The BMW G 650 GS or the K 1600 GTL? Tough Choice!

BMW G 650 GS left side action

Rider Magazine
September 23, 2011

I had a fun little excursion the other day. Our test BMW G 650 GS (Rider, November 2011) was due to be returned to the media facilities and driver Dan was booked solid. Would I take a ride down to Torrance and return the bike in exchange for a K 1600 GTL? Hmmm, tough choice: burn down the highway on... Read more »

BMW Trailguard Riding Suit and C-Change Textile Inserts Review

BMW Trailguard Riding Suit and C-Change Textile Inserts

Clement Salvadori
September 8, 2011

[This BMW Trailguard Riding Suit and C-Change Textile Inserts gear review was originally published in the May 2011 issue of Rider magazine] So much good riding gear is on the market now that there is bound to be something to please you…or me. I look for protection, comfort and lots of pockets. I’m... Read more »

Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico

Tops of Sierra Madre Occidental

Rider Contributor
August 10, 2011

[This Great Sierra Madre Motorcycle Roads in the Real Central Mexico Favorite Ride was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] By Dr. Jerry Smith; Photography by Lynn Gilbank and Steve Milligan Ray, the trip leader, looks south to the Pacific Ocean across the tops of the Sierra... Read more »

BMW G 650 GS Approved for Training

Low Suspension BMW G 650 GS

Rider Magazine
August 5, 2011

Photos by Chris Johnson Ride West BMW in Seattle, Washington, will evidently be the first dealership in the United States to offer the factory-modified “low frame” or low suspension BMW G 650 GS, with its 29.5-inch seat height, to the state’s rider safety training courses. According... Read more »

GS-911 BMW Diagnostic Tool Review

GS -911 BMW Diagnostic Tool

Arden Kysely
July 19, 2011

[This GS-911 BMW Diagnostic Tool review was originally published in the June 2011 issue of Rider magazine] The engine management systems on today’s motorcycles are smart, efficient and reliable, but there’s little to do when your motorcycle dies except to watch a blinking fault light and wait... Read more »

First U.S Ride: 2012 BMW K1600GTL Road Test

2012 BMW K1600GTL left side action

Rider Magazine
June 21, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This First U.S. Ride: 2012 BMW K 1600 GTL Road Test was originally published in the July 2011 issue of Rider] When upbeat reports started hitting the Interwebs from the very first evening of the BMW K 1600 GT/L world introduction in South Africa in February, including some from... Read more »

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