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2014 BMW R nineT—Road Test

BMW R nineT

Mark Tuttle
August 29, 2014

A wide handlebar, slight forward lean and mildly raised footpegs give thenineT good cornering ergonomics. Ground clearance is plentiful and it steers smoothly and effortlessly. It’s hard to imagine, but some riders are only interested in the practical side of a motorcycle—how much it cost, what it... Read more »

Adventure Shootout: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, KTM 1190 Adventure, Yamaha Super Ténéré ES

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey.

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

These three big, capable adventure tourers offer enough power, comfort and features for any journey. (Photos by Rich Cox) Although they represent a small minority of motorcycle sales, large-displacement adventure tourers have surged in popularity recently. Buyers are drawn to their one-bike-does-it-all... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Review

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Greg Drevenstedt
August 6, 2014

BMW invented the travel enduro segment with its R80G/S in 1980, and the boxer-powered, shaft-driven machine has been steadily refined and improved ever since. (Photos by Rich Cox) Introduced for 2013 on the R 1200 GS, the latest version of BMW’s air/liquid-cooled boxer twin powers two updated 2014... Read more »

BMW Introduces Cornering ABS for the HP4

BMW Motorrad ABS Pro in the BMW HP4

Rider Magazine Staff
July 22, 2014

BMW Motorrad ABS Pro in the BMW HP4 BMW has announced that it will offer ABS Pro as a retrofittable option for its top supersport model, the HP4, through BMW Motorrad dealerships. The function ABS Pro represents a consistent refinement of the Race ABS in that it now enables ABS-supported braking when... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 RT—Road Test

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT

Mark Tuttle
July 11, 2014

BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 RT has gained power and lost a little weight, and it’s nearly as pretty as the sunrise over Sedona, Arizona. (Photos by Kevin Wing) Sport-touring bikes have a love/hate relationship with weight. A rider generally moves up to a sport tourer in order to get creature comforts... Read more »

BMW Announces 2015 Model Updates

2015 BMW K 1300 S Motosport

Rider Magazine Staff
July 7, 2014

BMW Motorrad has announced updates for some of its 2015 models, as well as the special model K 1300 S Motorsport. The following is the text of a global release, so it’s not yet clear if the K 1300 S Motorsport will be coming to the U.S.–but it’s highly likely. Special model BMW K... Read more »

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive Road Test

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

Greg Drevenstedt
June 30, 2014

Despite its 807-pound wet weight, the Exclusive has light, precise handling. Heat shield where exhaust header meets the silencer is now larger. When BMW’s K 1600 GTL streaked onto the scene for 2012, packing a 1,649cc in-line six that sends 135 horsepower and 114 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheel,... Read more »

BMW Manufactures 500,000th BMW GS With Boxer Engine

500,000th BMW GS motorcycle

Rider Magazine Staff
March 19, 2014

The 500,000th BMW motorcycle of the flat-twin-engined GS model series came off the production line today—a R 1200 GS. Since 1969, motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau, and since 1980 the BMW Motorrad GS models with boxer engine, too. In the autumn of 1980, BMW Motorrad... Read more »

2014 BMW S 1000 R First Look Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
November 5, 2013

Though detuned compared to the S 1000 RR, the all-new 2014 BMW S 1000 R still makes 160 horsepower and weighs just 456 pounds. The emperor has lost his clothes. After quickly climbing to the top of the liter-class sportbike heap with its 193-horsepower, in-line four S 1000 RR, which debuted for 2010,... Read more »

2014 BMW R 1200 RT First Look Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
November 5, 2013

The 2014 BMW R 1200 RT gets the new liquid-cooled boxer engine along with updates to its chassis, bodywork, ergonomics, instrumentation and options. With the introduction of the liquid-cooled BMW R 1200 GS earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before the lighter, more powerful “water boxer”... Read more »

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