BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours maintenance

BMW offers riding and maintenance courses

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced its GS Off Road Training courses for 2018, including a course in bike maintenance. The training components are hosted by coaches Shane Booth and Chris Urquhart who have developed the BMW Motorrad Off Road Training courses since 2003 and trained thousands of riders in Australia and internationally. The following established …

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Woman challenge global riding record

Women challenge global riding record

Four women from the USA, Russia, Switzerland and Austria are about to challenge the current round-the-world record set by Swiss rider Urs “Grizzly” Pedraita in 2016. Grizzly set the record at 119 days and 21 hours aboard his specially modified Victory Cross Country Tour. His overall time beat the previous record of 120 days and 2 hours, including …

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2017 BMW HP4 Race BMW releases elite HP4 Race details carbon swingarm

BMW wins award for carbon fibre swingarm

Carbon fibre motorcycle parts have taken a step closer to mass production with BMW Motorrad winning a JEC Innovation Award for the development and manufacture of a carbon fibre swingarm for its 2017 HP4 RACE. The swingarm was made in a cost-effective mass-production technique using welding robots. The process is expected to lead to more lightweight …

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BMW Motorrad iparts 3D printing parts print

Print your own motorcycle parts?

BMW riders in remote areas who break a small part such as a lever, mirror or indicator lens could one day be able to print new parts on a mobile printer in their top box or panniers. A bigger, permanently installed 3D printing system would also be available to BMW retailers to overcome delays in …

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Krautmotors electric 1976 BMW R 60/6 we'd own

Krautmotors BMW R60 is an electric motorcycle

You wouldn’t believe this classic 1976 BMW R 60/6, built by German customiser Rolf Rieck of Krautmotors, is actually an electric motorcycle. It’s a work of art and absolutely beautiful. While most electric scooters and motorcycles look a little odd or cartoonish, this classic is something we’d actually like to own and be proud to be seen …

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BMW Rallye suit new look

BMW has new boss and new look

BMW Motorrad will have a new boss when Markus Schramm takes over as director in May and the company has a new look in riding gear for 2018. Schramm, who will succeed Stephan Schaller, is 55 and a “passionate motorcyclist”. He has been with the BMW Group since 1991. There is no word on which …

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BMW Concept Link electric scooter sharing hiring

BMW future in sharing electric scooters

BMW Motorrad predicts a future of sharing electric scooters in major cities if helmet issues can be resolved, while electric motorcycles are still a long way off. Two recent interviews with BMW executives have highlighted the Munich brand’s news of future two-wheel transport. While BMW is championing its electric car fleet, its electric two-wheeled offerings …

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2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS slide

BMW defies global sales slide

BMW Motorrad has defied the global slide in motorcycle sales with its seventh record year of sales, up 13.2%. As of June 2017 a total of 164,153 vehicles were supplied to customers, compared with 145,032 in 2016. BMW Motorrad sales and marketing boss Timo Resch says the 2018 launch of the new F 750 GS and F …

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Aussie woman Julia Maguire rides blindfolded to win

Aussie woman rides blindfolded to win

Aussie rider Julia Maguire had to ride blindfolded to win selection to compete at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia next year. The blindfolded ride was one of many rigorous challenges she faced, along with Brisbane nurse Andrea Box and 21 other competitors from around the world, at the recent four-day qualifying event in …

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BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS

BMW add F 850 GS and F 750 GS

BMW Motorrad has updated its midsize adventure bikes with a bigger 853cc parallel twin engine to create the F 850 GS and F 750 GS. The adventure bikes have been unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan tonight along with their full-dresser K 1600 Grand America to tackle the Goldwing supremacy. At the heart of the …

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