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Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes. The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres. Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes …

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BMW boxer R models all get Shiftcam technology

BMW extends ShiftCam technology

BMW Motorrad has extended its ShiftCam (variable valve timing) technology and 1254cc boxer engines to the rest of the R range. It was introduced in September to the GS and RT 1250 models. SiftCam technology now comes in all the other liquid-cooled boxers: the R 1250 R, RS and GS Adventure. There is no word yet …

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2019 S 1000 RR leaked

BMW S 1000 RR brochure details leaked

Details of BMW’s more powerful and lighter 2019 S 1000 RR have been leaked just as BMW Motorrad has announced it will unveil six new bikes at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The leaked photo comes from an official-looking brochure. Several spy photos of the bike have previously surfaced including this photo …

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BMW warranty and package deal sets standard

BMW Motorrad Australia has increased its warranty to three years on all new bikes and now offers discount package service deals on new and used bikes. While the car industry has up to seven-year warranties, the bulk of the motorcycle industry offers two-year warranties. Yamaha offers a five-year warranty on its Star cruisers and the …

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Triumph triumphs as most satisfying brand

Triumph triumphs as the most satisfying motorcycle brand in the market, according to about 700 riders surveyed by customer satisfaction research and ratings business Canstar Blue. It is the second year in a row that Triumph has topped the annual motorcycle survey won by Yamaha in 2016 and Harley-Davidson in the first year of ratings in …

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Show season INtermot

New motorcycle models for 2019 show season

Riders are about to see a host of new models unveiled as motorcycle show season starts next week with three major shows in Europe and Asia. The biennial Intermot show in Cologne starts next Tuesday (October 2), the Tokyo Motor Show begins on October 27 and the annual EICMA show in Milan runs from November 8. …

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Self-riding BMW technology Connectride

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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