BMW boxer R models all get Shiftcam technology

BMW pricing for R 1250 models

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced pricing for the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS, GSA, R and RT models. They feature hi-tech such as hill start, emergency call button and variable valve timing as well as 100kW of power. The extra tech, engine capacity and power has added $1600 to the starting price of the GS (currently …

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BMW 1250 boxer quieter

BMW R 1250 Boxer to be quieter

The upcoming 2019 BMW R 1250 Boxer models are expected to be quieter and more efficient to meet the tough Euro 5 regulations coming in 2020. BMW is expected to drop the noise levels from 92dB for the 1200s to 88dB for the 1250s. The Euro 5 noise requirements vary depending on power-to-weight ratios. According …

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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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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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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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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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Watch for the GS rider with everything

Watch for the GS rider with everything

Fans of the BMW GS range seem to have every gadget know to motorcycling and now they can augment that with this rugged GS Adventure tribute watch. It is available online at the BeemerGS shop in any colour you want (so long as it’s black) for €199 (about $A300 and $US235). They don’t call it …

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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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