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, [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
This "HOT" Ducati Diavel was spotted at the shop today! ... See MoreSee Less
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Old & New - 1966 Ducati 250 Diana & 2013 Ducati 1199 Panigale S ... See MoreSee Less
Euro Cycles will be out having fun at Quail Hollow tomorrow from 12pm-5pm for their Biker Bash & Labor Day Weekend Pool Party!
Hop on your bike and take a ride to visit us & check it out!
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Biker Bash Labor Day Weekend! — at Quail Hollow.
BMW Motorcycles of Tampa Bay
8509 Gunn Hwy,
Odessa, FL 33556
Phone: (813) 926-9937
Fax: (813) 926-5660
Our Hours Of Operation are:
9am to 6pm
Saturday : 8am to 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday…
We need to Ride too!