BMW R 18 Big Boxer ninth

BMW Motorrad posts ninth record year

BMW Motorrad has posted its ninth consecutive record year with global sales of 175,162 motorcycles and maxi-scooters, a 5.8% increase over 2018. That’s impressive, given many markets were down and Europe was only slightly up, yet BMW recorded 7% growth in Europe. However, in Australia, BMW sold 2675 motorcycles and scooters which was 8.5% down …

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BMW sidestand charger patent drawing

BMW Motorrad plans sidestand charger

BMW Motorrad has filed a patent for a sidestand charger that looks like it belongs to an electric motorcycle, lending more weight to an electric future. It follows a patent application last month for a frameless electric motorbike with the motor and battery making up the bulk of the frame. These patent applications seem to give a …

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BMW E-Power Roadster electric

BMW reveals E-Power Roadster prototype

BMW Motorrad has been toying with the idea of an electric motorcycle for some time and has now revealed the working E-Power Roadster prototype at a small media event. For now it’s called the E-Power Roadster and it is the first time an electric BMW motorcycle has been ridden by journalists. However, it’s still a long …

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bmw serious about electric motorcycle

BMW serious about electric motorcycle

BMW Motorrad seems to be getting serious about an electric motorcycle, judging by their latest patent application for a frameless motorbike. The patent drawing, published by Electrek, shows the motor and battery making up the book of the frame, linked via upside down forks and a single 45-degree mono shock to the swingarm. The Bavarian company already …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab delivery

Recall delays BMW S 1000 RR delivery

Riders who have ordered a new BMW S 1000 RR will have a bit of a wait as the company finds a fix for a recall over an oil leak before delivery. We published the recall notice last month, but riders tell us they are still waiting on the delivery of bikes from Germany. BMW …

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Ducati Multistrada 1260 S Grand Tour

Ducati offers four-year Multistrada warranty

As Ducati offers a four-year warranty on 2020 Multistrada models in Europe only, most motorcycles in Australia come with just two-year warranties. Meanwhile, the car industry is offering up to seven-year warranties. Isn’t it about time motorcyclists were offered the same sort of cover as car drivers? You may say that riders are tougher on …

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BMW F 900 R and RX

BMW release new F 900 R and XR

BMW Motorrad has revealed a surprise with the launch of the new “Dynamic Roadster” F 900 R and F 900 XR with more capacity and tech. Most punters had been expecting an F 850 RS, but BMW has turned up the wick with these adventure sport models. Here is the full official BMW press release on …

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BMW K 16 00 Grand America = F 850 GS

BMW recalls big tourers over locking wheel

BMW Motorrad Australia has recalled its big K 1600 touring fleet over a transmission issue which could result in a locking rear wheel. The 290 affected motorcycles are the 2016-19 K1600 GT (0F01/0F11); K1600 GTL (0F02/0F12); K1600 Bagger (0F51/0F53); and K1600 Grand America (0F51/0F53) Vehicle identification numbers of all affected bikes are listed at the end of this …

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BMW F 850 GS Rallye for NZ GS Trophy

BMW F 850 GS Rallye and R coming?

BMW Motorrad could soon be adding a limited-edition F 850 GS Rallye and an F 850 R production bike to its expanding line-up. The company has prepared a special F 850 GS Rallye for the annual International GS Trophy Oceania competition in February 2020 in New Zealand. While they have been specially prepared for the GS …

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