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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BMW K 1600 Grand America

BMW K 1600 Grand America tourer

BMW Motorrad is unabashedly chasing the American cruiser/touring market with its feet-forward Grand America full-dresser version of the K 12600 B. The lowered bagger was unveiled tonight at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and it’s more than just the K 1600 B with a top box. Features include all-LED lighting including a brake light in …

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Female riders trial for GS Trophy

Female riders trial for GS Trophy

Two female riders have been selected to represent Australia in a trial to compete in the female team at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia in June 2018. Julia Maguire and Andrea Box fly out this week to South Africa to compete for selection in the international female team after qualifying last week. “The …

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Amateur riders invited for GS Trophy

Amateur riders invited for GS Trophy

Amateur adventure riders are invited to compete for the first official Australian team to compete in the 2018 International BMW GS Trophy. To select the team, a national qualifier event will be held in Lima East, Victoria, over the weekend of October 28-29, 2017. To register, click here. BMW Motorrad Australia spokesman Nigel Harvey says …

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BMW stops sales of R nineT recall over swingarm bolt issue

Swingarm recall for BMW R nineT

BMW Motorrad is issuing a worldwide recall on its popular R nineT models from 2014 to 2017 after six bikes were defected with loose swingarm bolts. They say they have no reports of any accidents or injuries resulting from the defect. UPDATE: The official recall notice has been issued on September 21, 2017. Click here …

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BMW S 1000 RR update

Major update for BMW S 1000 RR

The 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is receiving much more than a cosmetic update with major mechanical changes, including frame, engine and electronics. German motorcycle magazine Motorrad has published spy shots of the bike being tested in Germany. It looks substantially different with new bodywork and a lower headlight, but it’s what’s underneath that has …

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BMW G 310 R top seller

BMW G 310 to be top seller in Australia

BMW’s learner-approved G 310 R and G 310 GS are set to become the Bavarian brand’s biggest seller here, says BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas Lundgren. The G 310 R was launched at Airlie Beach, North Queensland, last week after an eight-month delay. READ OUR REVIEW HERE Andreas says the delay was sparked by BMW …

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The recent 2016 BMW GS Safari was a huge success with 200 riders traversing the glorious off-roads of the Great Dividing Range around the NSW-Queensland border and hinterland. joins recall

BMW Australia joins R 1200 GS & GSA recall

BMW Motorrad Australia today officially joins a worldwide recall of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models over a potential fork fault. The recall affects 185,000 bikes worldwide and 2500 in Australia where 1000 have already been inspected. “We are not finding a huge number that are faulty,” a BMW Motorrad Australia spokesperson …

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