BMW F 850 GS Rallye for NZ GS Trophy

BMW F 850 GS Rallye and R coming?

BMW Motorrad could soon be adding a limited-edition F 850 GS Rallye and an F 850 R production bike to its expanding line-up. The company has prepared a special F 850 GS Rallye for the annual International GS Trophy Oceania competition in February 2020 in New Zealand. While they have been specially prepared for the GS …

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BMW R 18 cruiser spy photos surface

Spy photos of the production version of the BMW R 18 cruiser prototype that dropped jaws earlier this year now comes with an oil cooler, longer pipes, bags and a fatter front tyre. We expected there would be some differences between the beautiful and simplistic prototype and it seems engine cooling for emissions regulations will …

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Is BMW planning supercharged M bikes?

BMW Motorrad has applied for trademarks for the model names M 1000 RR, M 1000 XR and M 1300 GS which hints at performance versions, possibly with superchargers. Their car division has been using the M model code for performance models for years. They have more power, better suspension and brakes, plus styling differences, usually …

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BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster electric boxer electromobility

BMW announces electromobility milestone

BMW Group has announced an electromobility milestone of one million electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of 2021. However, electric BMW motorcycles are still some way off, according to BMW Motorrad spokesman Tim Diehl-Thiele. The electromobility milestone was announced by board chairman Oliver Zipse at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show claims BMW was …

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Supercharged BMW S 1000 RR patent drawing

Is BMW chasing a supercharged future?

BMW Motorrad has filed a patent for a supercharger with a drawing of an S 1000 RR (above) which could challenge the supercharged Kawasaki H2R as the fastest and most powerful motorcycle in the world. Bimota and Hesketh have also launched supercharged models in recent years and Honda is rumoured to be working on a …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab

Demand creates delays for BMW S 1000 RR

Supplies of the new BMW S 1000 RR have been substantially delayed thanks to a high demand for the company’s first high-performance M package. The third generation gets a revamped engine and suspension for 2019, with more power, more technology, but less flab. Power has been increased by 6kW (8 hp) to 152kW (207hp) and …

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BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster electric boxer electromobility

BMW Motorrad unveils Boxer electric

BMW Motorrad has suggested it could produce an electric motorcycle that looks like a traditional Boxer-powered bike. The Bavarian company has had an electric scooter, the C-Evolution, for some time and has shown its Concept Link electric scooter and electric S 1000 RR concept called the eRR. But now they are suggesting that they could have a …

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BMW riders still wait on SOS call

Australian riders will have to wait for possibly life-saving motorcycle SOS functions as Telstra does not yet have the right hardware. Last year, BMW offered the SOS button either as as an ex-factory or aftermarket option on their K1600 models. However, it is not available in Australia because of an eCall hardware update and the lack of …

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BMW serious about hybrid

BMW Motorrad serious about hybrid drive

BMW Motorrad seems pretty serious about building a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius with yet another patent filing for hybrid drive. Their latest patent filing shows the hybrid-drive battery for the electric motor located in the fuel tank. While that would sacrifice fuel range, the hybrid drive system would make up for some of …

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