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November Specials at BMW Motorcycles of Tampa Bay

BMW’s “Best Time To Ride, Best Time To Buy” Sales Celebration Take advantage of these incentive discounts while they last!    On 2014 S1000RR’s receive a $750 savings!   On 2014 BMW K1600GT & GTL’s receive a $1,500 savings! On 2014 F800GS’s receive a $750 savings! *Call or come in for all the details. Bookmark [...]

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Interview with BMW Motorrad Chief Designer Edgar Heinrich on the new R 1200 R

born in freising, edgar heinrich is the man in charge of motorcycle design at BMW motorrad – the chief designer currently manages and leads the development for all BMW motorcycles and accessories. since 1986, heinrich has been involved with creations such as the R1100 and K1200 series, and most recently, the hugely popular concept ninety [...]

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2014 Sport-Touring Final SmackDown + Video

The Long-Awaited BMW R1200RT takes on The World! By John Burns The BMW we really wanted to take along for our epic sport tour to Yosemite back in July was the company’s new R1200RT, but a batch of faulty rear shock shafts on the ESA models put the kibosh on that, so we wound up [...]

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2015 BMW S1000RR Preview

The BMW S1000RR has received the most significant upgrades since its introduction six years ago. From a revised engine and exhaust system to a new frame and bodywork, the RR stands to maintain its dominance in the literbike field. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet [...]

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2015 BMW R1200RS marks the return of the Bavarian sports-tourer

For those who want to ride long, far and fast, BMW have the new R1200RS for you… BMW unveiled the 2015 R1200RS sports-tourer last week, and the bike looks fresh and exciting. Powered by the same 125bhp/125Nm opposed-twin that’s also used on the R1200GS and R1200RT, and packed with electronics like anti-lock brakes, stability control [...]

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2015 BMW R1200RS – Welcome Back the Sport-Tourer

A bit more of a surprise at INTERMOT from the German brand, the 2015 BMW R1200RS has also broken cover, in addition to the 2015 BMW R1200R roadster model. Again using the now tried-and-true liquid-cooled boxer design, the BMW R1200RS makes an unsurprising 125hp (this should surprise no one who is familiar with BMW’s model [...]

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2015 BMW S1000RR – 199hp, New Chassis & Cruise Control

Unsurprisingly, BMW Motorrad debuted an updated BMW S1000RR superbike at INTERMOT — building upon the company’s already stout package. Revising the frame geometry for better handling, massaging the engine for an additional 6hp (peak power is now 199hp, while torque is at 83 lbs•ft), and reducing weight by 9 lbs (449.7 lbs with a full tank [...]

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Review: BMW’s intimidating S1000R streetfighter

The BMW S1000R, pictured on the Great Ocean Road, Victoria (Photo: Chris Blain) By Loz Blain The S1000R might be 33 horsepower (25 kW) down on its S1000RR superbike brother, but it’s vastly more aggressive, raw and challenging on the road. We spent 10 days with BMW’s latest, greatest super-naked motorcycle, its bad-tempered hair-trigger throttle, [...]

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Best Sport-Touring Motorcycle of 2014

Sport-Touring Motorcycle of the Year Winner: BMW R1200RT by Tom Roderick BMW has been on an absolute tear for a number of years. Recent previous MOBO winners include the S1000RR/HP4, K1600GT/GTL and the iconic R1200GS. This year the R1200RT returns to its winning ways by claiming Best Sport-Tourer honors. It was during the R1200RT’s press [...]

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Best Standard of 2014

Standard Motorcycle of the Year Winner: BMW R nineT By Kevin Duke The “Standard” motorcycle category is notoriously vague, encompassing a wide variety of riffs on a motorcycle with a traditional riding position and unencumbered by bodywork. Streetfighter-style sportbikes fall within this definition and dominated this category until we divvied up the pie in 2013, [...]

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2014 BOTY Test: BMW S1000 R

Author: DRIES VAN DER WALT The formula is familiar: take your flagship superbike, strip off its fairing, detune the motor for mid-range punch, and put it on the market as a naked roadster. Put that way, it almost sounds as if naked versions of superbikes are an afterthought but modern nakeds are much more than [...]

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