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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 »

2010 BMW R1200GS/Adventure Review

BMW R1200GS right side beauty

Arden Kysely
June 20, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing and Jonathan Beck [This 2010 BMW R1200GS/Adventure Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] Standing beside the mud-splattered, BMW 2010 R 1200 GS in my garage, I was losing my patience. A friend who races dirt bikes—those skinny, lightweight... Read more »

2012 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL Road Test

2012 BMW K1600GTL right side action

Rider Magazine
June 9, 2011

photography by Bernhard Limberger,  Alberto Martinez and Daniel Kraus GTL emphasizes comfort with a larger windscreen, plusher and more relaxed ergonomics, milder exhaust sound and a standard top trunk and other amenities, but it's still fast and nimble. [This 2012 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL Road... Read more »

2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison

Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F 800 R action

Rider Magazine
June 7, 2011

photography by Kevin Wing [This 2011 BMW F800R vs. Ducati Monster 796 vs. Triumph Street Triple R Road Test Comparison was originally published in the April 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Left to right: Ducati Monster 796, Triumph Street Triple R, BMW F800R in action. Gathered around the shiny, all-knowing... Read more »

2011 BMW F800R Road Test

BMW F 800 R left side beauty

Rider Magazine
June 6, 2011

photography by Rich Cox [This 2011 BMW F800R Road Test was originally published in the March 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Whenever I cram too many alphanumeric motorcycle models into a conversation, my girlfriend, Carrie, rolls her eyes and says, “It’s all beeps and whistles, dude.” I can hardly... Read more »

Great (Mis)Adventure: Six Countries and Garmisch BMW Motorrad Meeting

If in doubt, drink some beer.

Kevin Ash
April 7, 2011

story and photography by Kevin Ash This was going to need some serious spicing up. You’d expect a weekend gathering of 30,000 motorcyclists in a single place to be a source of countless laughs, drunkenness, wild stories, mad antics and mayhem. But 30,000 BMW owners? That’s the annual International... Read more »

2010 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test

2010 BMW R 1200 GS off road

Arden Kysely
August 6, 2010

photography by Kevin Wing and Jonathan Beck [This 2010 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test was originally published in the August 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 BMW R 1200 GS off road. Standing beside the mud-splattered, 2010 BMW R 1200 GS in my garage, I was losing my patience. A friend who races dirt bikes—those... Read more »

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