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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Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop in action at Cronk-ny-mona during the Senior TT race. Photos by Gavan Caldwell.   Michael Dunlop, IOM TT senior race winner.   BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the [...]

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2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive Review – First Ride

By Kevin Duke I was on the glorious Pacific Coast Highway aboard the new K1600GTL Exclusive when I had a thought that might be controversial. I imagined that Soichiro Honda, if given the choice, would prefer to be riding BMW’s new flagship rather than his eponymously named company’s iconic Gold Wing. Let’s not forget that [...]

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Riding BMW’s Badass New Sport Bike And Two-Wheeled Luxury Sedan

By: Andrew P Collins BMW got into motorcycles in the 1920s, and they’ve turned out more than a few legendary bikes since. Today their two-wheeled lineup is more diverse than ever; I’ve just had a chance to experience the spectrum on their stripped-down screamer and fully-fluffed luxury liner. Every year following the New York Auto [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? Why the question above? Simple. We’ve too often witnessed a manufacturer offering a handlebar version of its open-class sportbike, only to be disappointed when we learn that the machine has also lost its character, performance, and smarts. So, getting right to [...]

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2014 BMW Georgia Mountain Rally

If you are looking for some great spring riding and a beautiful time by a mountain lake, don’t miss the Georgia Mountain Rally! BMW Motorcycles of Tampa Bay has reserved two camp sites with water and electricity so those of you who will be taking advantage of the open camping that is included in your [...]

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BMW R1200 RT: REVIEW

Planning a two-wheeled tour? BMW’s new R1200 RT could be the place to plant your bum BMW’s boxer engined RT models are something of an institution. Now entering their 36th year of production (the R100 RT first appeared in 1978), the RT range has developed an enviable reputation for sporty handling and bulletproof reliability. To [...]

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Review: BMW R 1200 GS Adventure – The Long Distance GS

Long Distance GS By: Damien Bertrand The last representative of the machines dedicated to travelling across the planet, if not just by their style, the R 1200 GS Adventure makes of “extreme” its reason for being. However you can cross them in the urban jungle as well as the virgin jungle. An ability to seduce [...]

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