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Pricing and Features Changes for 2017 BMW Motorcycles in the USA

Fri, 11/18/2016 - 2:23pm
BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing, packages and other changes for some of their model year 2017 (MY 2017) models including the R1200GS and GS Adventure, R nineT Scrambler, R1200R, R1200RS, F700GS, F800GS and GS Adventure, C650 Sport and C650GT scooters, and the new G310R. Base MSRP does not change for any of the existing models included […]

Racing Update: Two Victories in Brazil, Season Finale in Japan

Thu, 11/17/2016 - 9:25am
Success in South America: Two more victories for the BMW S1000RR in Brazil. The South American BMW racers were again successful in the SuperBike Series Brasil (BSRBK). The penultimate round of the season, held at Goiânia (BR) last weekend, saw another pole position, a double victory and a second place for the BMW S1000RR. While BRSBK rounds […]

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Sale! 50% Off Back Issues, Gift Subscription Special

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 5:28pm
BMW Motorcycle Magazine’s holiday sale starts today with the perfect gifts for the BMW rider in your life! All back issues shipped to US addresses are 50% off. Each of the high quality, made-in-the-USA issues is just $3.48 so it’s the perfect time to stock up. Catch up on BMW road tests, unique customs, garage […]

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2016 Issue Now Out!

Tue, 11/15/2016 - 12:38pm
BMW has begun to roll out its new and updated models for 2017, and this issue covers all the latest news plus road tests of several models. It starts with the expanded Heritage line which now includes the new R nineT Racer and the R nineT Pure. You’ll find every detail and difference between the […]

BMW Motorrad Sales Soar in October

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 10:32am
This year continues to be the strongest ever for BMW Motorrad, with global sales for October totaling 10,974, up 19.1% compared with the same month last year. Year-to-date sales rose by 2.3% with a total of 127,018 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers in the first ten months of the year. Third-quarter (July to September) revenues […]

LEGO Technic BMW R1200GS Adventure Coming Soon

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 12:57pm
A detailed model of the BMW R1200GS Adventure developed by BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic goes on sale January 1, 2017. The BMW Motorrad best-seller will now find its way into the homes of motorcycling enthusiasts of all ages. The model set – consisting of 603 parts – is the product of close collaboration between […]

New 2017 BMW R1200GS, R1200GS Exclusive and R1200GS Rallye—Sportiest GS of All Time

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 10:57am
For more than 35 years, the “BMW GS” has stood for the combination of touring and long distance suitability, along with great performance and off-road capability (and has become BMW’s top selling motorcycle model). The new 2017 edition adds a few features and updates its styling, which includes the addition of two special styling packages: […]

New R nineT and R nineT Urban G/S: Classic Styles for the Heritage Line

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 9:39am
BMW Motorrad is mildly updating the successful R nineT for 2017 and also adding a new nineT variant to the growing list of models in their Heritage lineup. The new 2017 BMW R nineT Urban G/S is similar in specs to the R nineT Scrambler but in the style of the BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose which was shown last June. Both are […]

BMW F800R and F800GT Updates for 2017

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 9:12am
BMW Motorrad has updated their F800R and F800GT for 2017 with new paintwork and powertrain changes meeting European “Euro 4” requirements. The 798cc water-cooled inline twins now uses a ride-by-wire throttle system and can therefore implement BMW’s “Rain” and “Road” riding modes seen on other models. A “Dynamic” mode is available as an option. The F800R now comes in Blackstorm metallic, Racing […]

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 9:02am
In addition to several new models premiering at EICMA, BMW Motorrad also showed off a concept for motorcycle connectivity. BMW ConnectedRide is a TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connection that could be applied to motorcycle models in the future. BMW Motorrad and Robert Bosch GmbH are collaborating in this field of display and networking technologies since there are signs of an […]

The Exclusive BMW HP4 Race Prototype Revealed

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 4:07pm
At this year’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy (starting November 10) BMW Motorrad will reveal the prototype of the most exclusive model in its history to date: the BMW HP4 Race. This advanced prototype has a full carbon fiber main frame and carbon fiber rims. It is left open as to how far the motorcycle […]

2017 BMW K1600GTL Adds Reverse, E-Call, Clutchless Shifts and Visual Update

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:34pm
While BMW Motorrad revealed their updated 2017 K1600GT last month, they waited until now at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, to show the new 2017 K1600GTL. Like the GT, the GTL adds a few new optional features: Reverse Assist, which moves the bike backwards at a walking pace (by pressing the reverse and starter buttons); Shift […]

BMW Introduces a New Small GS, the Made-in-India G310GS

Tue, 11/08/2016 - 2:08pm
After our recent road test of the BMW G310R roadster (see Winter 2016, BMW Motorcycle Magazine) we remarked that we couldn’t wait for BMW to introduce a GS version. Well, we didn’t have to wait long. At the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, Italy which starts on November 10, BMW will be introducing the G310GS […]

Racing Update: Season Finales in WSBK and South African SuperGP

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 8:56am
In two championships, the 2016 season drew to a close last weekend: the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) held its last two races of the year under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. In South Africa, BMW S1000RR racers in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) were on track […]

Racing Update: First and Third for BMW Racers in Brazil

Wed, 10/26/2016 - 12:41pm
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport teams raced successfully in South America last weekend. In Londrina, Brazil, the seventh round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) was held. Once again a BMW S1000RR rider stood on the top step of the podium: Diego Pierluigi (AR) of the BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing team. Championship leader Danilo […]

BMW R1200GSA and R1200RT Win Motorcyclist Magazine Awards

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:48am
For the third year in a row, the BMW R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT received Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) Awards by Motorcyclist magazine. Editors, once again, chose the GS Adventure for its 2016 “Best Adventure Bike” category, while the RT earned “Best Sport Touring Bike” (after claiming the “Best Touring Bike” category for the previous two years). […]

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

Tue, 10/25/2016 - 9:28am
The new BMW motorcycle factory in Manaus, Brazil has officially started operation by manufacturing the BMW F700GS for the Brazilian market. As we discussed previously, BMW ended their previous agreement with Dafra Motos for contract assembly of BMW motorcycles, also in Manaus, which had been in effect since 2009. This is the first exclusive motorcycle production […]