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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BMW G 310 R

2017 BMW G 310 R road test

The arrival of the BMW G 310 R was delayed more than eight months, but it certainly has been worth the wait. It was scheduled to arrive in Australia in late 2016, but didn’t arrive until recently. BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas Lundgren says the reason for the delay was quality control at the Indian factory. The G …

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BMW Motorrad R nineT

2018 BMW Motorrad models unveiled

BMW Motorrad has given its 2018 models a facelift, added new TFT display infotainment systems and introduced BMW Motorrad Spezial custom parts. Details of availability and pricing for Australia have not yet been released, but new models and accessories can be ordered from August 2017. No new models have been unveiled, however we expect there …

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New styles for BMW R 1200 GS forks

BMW recalls R 1200 GS & GSA over forks issue

BMW Motorrad has been inspecting the forks of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models when bikes came in for a service but has now issued a worldwide recall. Germany’s federal motor vehicle office was the first to officially post a recall notice and we expect other countries will follow, including Australia, in …

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Fruit and fish may protect riders BMW finds

Fruit and fish may protect future riders

Pomelo fruit and fish scales could hold the key to more protective, lighter and cheaper motorcycle riding gear, says BMW Motorrad. The German manufacturer has spent three years working with universities and companies such as adidas, drawing inspiration from nature to develop safety clothing and helmets for their factory workers. It will also have applications for …

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2017 Triumph Bonneville T100 review Triumph Motorcycles increasing

Triumph increasing Indian production

Triumph Motorcycles is increasing assembly in India to keep pace with the rapidly growing local market, now the largest in the world. While Triumph build several models for export in their Thailand facility, there is no talk that the assembly factory at Manesar will supply any markets outside of the country. They currently make about 20% …

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