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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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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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 S1000R – First Ride

Just exactly who is the new S1000RR-with-an-R-missing for, and why would anyone want it? By Peter Jones 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, [...]

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2014 BMW S1000R Was Made for Riding Hard [Video]

Few lucky motorcyclists get to become test riders and these guys have all the fun in the world, especially as they get to ride new machinery. One of these lucky fellows is this BMW Motorrad tester who gives the all-new 2014 S1000R a spin. The 2014 S1000R is the semi-naked version of the acclaimed and [...]

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Galaxy Custom gets it right with their retro-style BMW R1200R

“Our idea was to make a classic motorcycle, with a rather retro look, but blended with modern technology inside. For this, we used as a 2008 base model BMW R1200R. Completely redesigned the frame to change the centre of gravity and the angle of the front fork, in the process lowering the bike and improving [...]

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BMW R1200S Wunderlich Concept by Nicolas Petit

Nicolas Petit is a young French designer who has made a name for himself in the business thanks to his many elegant graphic concepts, mainly based on BMW models. Actually, Petit has recently crossed the boundaries of the mere graphic renditions when he worked in cooperation with the renowned German aftermaket company Wunderlich to create [...]

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GS Trophy 2012 – 12/01/2012 – Day 7 – Today’s Summary

GS Trophy day 7 First, the big news… Team Germany has won the GS Trophy 2012, with France coming second and Italy rounding out the top three. Here’s what happened on the final day of what has been a truly memorable Trophy… Even though today (Saturday) was the last competition day of the GS Trophy [...]

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GS Trophy 2012 – 11/30/2012 – Day 6 – Today’s Summary

From a rain-soaked Special in the depths of the forest, to a beach race in deep volcanic ash, the sixth competition day of the GS Trophy truly had something for everybody. Have a look at today’s highlights here. For more videos from BMW Motorrad CLICK HERE Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]

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GS Trophy 2012 – 11/29/2012 – Day 5 – Today’s Summary

Today’s second Marathon stage saw the riders share a memorable journey that would see them leave Argentina for the final time and head back into Chile. By 7am the first GS bikes left Peuma Hue, heading north on paved roads to Bariloche and Villa Angostura, past the Siete Lagos and San Martin de los Andes, [...]

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