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BMW unveils ConnectedRide self-riding motorcycle

BMW Motorrad is the latest motorcycle company to reveal its self-riding technology with its ConnectedRide R 1200 GS Adventure fitted with autonomous computer tech. The German manufacturer had already telegraphed its intentions with the “crashproof” Vision Next 100 self-balancing motorcycle concept. And British company AB Dynamics used a BMW C1 to develop by a self-riding scooter to …

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2019 BMW S 1000 RR Smaller exhaust for BMW S 1000 RR

Smaller exhaust for BMW S 1000 RR

Despite tough new Euro 5 noise regulations coming in 2020, the 2019 S 1000 RR seems to have a much smaller exhaust system. Images of the motorcycle filed with China’s intellectual property office and published by American website motorcycle.com show a much smaller and neater exhaust system. Yet it is believed the bike will be …

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Ares Design Car designer builds custom BMW R nineT

ARES Design builds custom BMW R nineT

Car designers usually get motorcycles all wrong, but ARES Design has hit the nail on the head with its BMW R nineT retro custom build. The Modena design house usually works on cars, but this design shows their talents for two wheelers as well. ARES Design R nineT ARES Design co-founder and CEO Dany Bahar says …

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BMW 1250 boxer quieter

BMW R 1250 Boxer to be quieter

The upcoming 2019 BMW R 1250 Boxer models are expected to be quieter and more efficient to meet the tough Euro 5 regulations coming in 2020. BMW is expected to drop the noise levels from 92dB for the 1200s to 88dB for the 1250s. The Euro 5 noise requirements vary depending on power-to-weight ratios. According …

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Benelli to open motorcycle factory in India

Benelli is the latest motorcycle manufacturer to announce it will open a factory to assemble and build bikes in India, the largest motorcycle market in the world. The Italian company was established in 1911 but is now owned by Chinese company Group Qianjiang with a mixture of manufacture in Shanghai, China, and Pesaro, Italy. Indian factory …

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Tom Cruise proves he does bike stunts

BMW Motorrad has released this video in which Tom Cruise says he does his own stunts in the sixth Mission Impossible movie – and proves it. Tom again stars as Ethan Hunt, this time riding a BMW R nineT Scrambler through Paris before t-boning a car. The 56-year-old actor has insisted for some years that he …

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BMW recalls G 310 models over side stand

Several weeks after the rest of the world recalled the BMW G 310 models over faulty side stands, BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled more than 780 bikes. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice says the side stand connection might bend or break. “The motorcycle side stand connection might bend or break and cause the …

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GS Safari Enduro

BMW GS Safari Enduro heads for Tasmania

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched ticket sales for the 2018 GS Safari Enduro in Tasmania from 11-16 October. The company has been running safaris for 24 years, starting wth a combined road and off-road safari in Tasmania. After a few years, the safaris were split into TS (road) and GS (off-road). In recent years a …

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