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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 »

2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – First Look

2014 BMW R 1200 GS

Rider Magazine Staff
October 7, 2013

2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure with accessory hard cases. A year after BMW Motorrad unveiled the heavily revised, partially liquid-cooled R 1200 GS at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany, the company has announced an all-new R 1200 GS Adventure. Powered by the same air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured... Read more »

2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure Road Test

r test: 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure

Greg Drevenstedt
October 3, 2013

When the BMW F 800 GS was introduced for 2009, it offered the touring enduro versatility of the popular R 1200 GS but in a lighter, less expensive package, powered by a revised version of the liquid-cooled 798cc parallel-twin from the F 800 S, with a larger radiator, wet clutch, chain final drive and... Read more »

BMW Motorrad Announces Initial 2014 Model Updates

2014 BMW K 1600 GT "Sport"

Press Release
July 19, 2013

BMW Motorrad is offering product changes on the following models for 2014. New Special Six-Cylinder Model: BMW K 1600 GT “Sport” A new “Sport” version of the BMW K 1600 GT will feature the following modifications to the current model: Special model two-color paint finish in Sakhir Orange Metallic/Black... Read more »

2013 BMW R 1200 GS Road Test

2013 BMW R 1200 GS

Mark Tuttle
July 19, 2013

Given its status as adventure-touring’s most popular, versatile motorcycle and worldwide best-seller, we made sure to cover BMW’s new liquid-cooled R 1200 GS touring enduro pretty thoroughly following the introduction in South Africa (Rider, April 2013 and at ridermagazine.com). Now that we’ve... Read more »

2013 BMW F 800 GT Road Test

BMW’S new version of its sport-touring parallel twin is seen here with optional touring side cases and centerstand. The F 800 GT is much improved over its F 800 ST predecessor.

Mark Tuttle
May 30, 2013

Earlier this century, when BMW Motorrad decided to shed its gray-haired, pipe-and-slippers image for good, rather than abandon the boxer engine that had been synonymous with the German company for more than 80 years, it completely revamped the flat opposed twin and its drivetrain. The 2004 R 1200 GS... Read more »

BMW Concept Ninety Celebrates 40 Years of the R 90 S

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Press Release
May 30, 2013

Ninety years of BMW Motorrad, 90 years of two-wheeled history—few motorcycle manufacturers can boast such a longstanding and successful heritage as BMW. The BMW R 90 S likewise has cause to celebrate: the BMW Motorrad design icon turns 40 this year. As a tribute to both these anniversaries, the BMW... Read more »

2013 BMW R 1200 RT Review

The RT’s boxer twin makes the least power, but its handling and wind protection are hard to beat. And, at 626 pounds, it’s the lightest bike here by 37 pounds.

Greg Drevenstedt
May 6, 2013

Now in its 34th year of production, the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer... Read more »

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