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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Customised BMW R nineT

BMW R nineT is most customised model

Introduced in 2014, the BMW R nineT has become the second-best seller behind the R 1200 GS models and certainly their most customised including this latest creation by German designer Bernhard Naumann. The R nineT range started out as a custom exercise by BMW to honour the 40th anniversary of the R 90 S. They …

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More touring apps to plan your ride

Touring apps for motorcycle riders are flooding the market, each with their own quirks and features. Two new touring apps are Moto Trip Now from American rider Keith Kubarek and Tourstart’s BMW MOA, specifically for BMW riders. Moto Trip Now app Moto Trip Now founder Keith says his app allows the rider to plan and share …

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BMW digital connectivity navigation bluetooth GPS phone

BMW updates digital motorcycling devices

BMW Motorrad has released its latest range of digital technology for connected riding featuring naturally spoken directions, cable-free charging and integrated intercoms. Navigation The new BMW Motorrad Navigator VI costs $A1290 and includes Australia and New Zealand lifetime mapping updates. It has some interesting features such as Natural Guidance which announces navigation directions spoken as …

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BMW R nineT Desert Racer custom at Wheels and Waves

BMW R nineT Desert Racer coming?

BMW Motorrad has debuted a Desert Racer version of its R nineT at the annual Wheels and Waves custom motorcycle festival in Biarritz, France. The bike is based on the R nineT Scrambler, but with twin high pipes either side of the seat, wide vintage motocross bars, upgraded forks, smaller tank and headlight, a solo …

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Aussies compete in their first BMW GS Trophy

Aussies compete in their first BMW GS Trophy

South Africa battled the sands and snow of Mongolia to win the sixth biennial International BMW GS Trophy with Aussies finishing a credible 10th with their first official team entry. BMW Motorrad has been organising the gruelling adventure bike challenge every two years since the first event in Tunisia in 2008. Other events have been …

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Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Imagine a bike that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. Now BMW Motorrad has done just that with their Concept 9cento, pronounced ‘nove cento’, which means 900 in Italian. The mid-sized sports tourer features magnetic clip-on luggage that also extends the seat …

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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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