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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Husqvarna Strada tr650

Husqvarna finally recalls TR650 models

Husqvarna finally has a fix for all TR650 Terra and TR650 Strada models over a stalling issue and has issued an official product safety recall. The issue began when the models were launched in 2012 when the company was owned by BMW. BMW purchased Husqvarna in 2007 and sold it to Pierrer Industrie, the major shareholder …

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BMW F 800 GS Adventure warning

2017 BMW F 800 GS Adventure review

If we were really practical about our motorcycle choice, we would probably all be riding the BMW F 800 GS Adventure. With its big 24-litre tank and go-anywhere capabilities, it is the ideal bike for Australia’s vast distances and rough roads and tracks. Yet it is also refined enough to be a canyon carver and …

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BMW Safari launches new programme for 2017 GS Tours

BMW expands with short GS Tours

BMW Motorrad Australia is extending its safari program this year by adding shorter two- to four-day GS Tours, including a ride across the Simpson Desert. GS Tours are designed by BMW Safari to target riders who have limited time and can’t do the week-long GS and TS Safaris that the company has run since 1994. They …

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BMW Motorrad BMW G 650 GS Sertao with free on-roads is $10,990 rideaway motorcycle discounts

BMW G 650 GS models recalled again

BMW Motorrad Australia has again issued a recall on the G 650 GS and G 650 GS Sertao over ongoing issues of the engine stalling. The issue goes back to September 2015 when the motorcycles were first recalled blaming a software error in the BMS-E engine management ECU. The latest voluntary safety recall issued through the Australian …

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New styles for BMW R 1200 GS forks

New styles for BMW R 1200 GS

For the first time, BMW R 1200 GS riders can add some new styles with special Rallye and Exclusive packages as well as optional rider aids such as hill start control. BMW unveiled the new bike at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan alongside the new G 310GS and R nineT Urban G/S,  updated K 1600 …

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BMW R nineT and R nineT Urban G/S

BMW R nineT goes urban and enduro

BMW has updated the R nineT and extended the popular range with the Urban G/S which is a more refined roadster as well as a slightly more enduro-purposed bike. It joins the base R nineT, Scrambler and the newly unveiled Pure naked and Racer with bubble fairing. The new models were unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show …

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GS Safari Enduro returns to Cape York

GS Safari Enduro returns to Cape York

The 2017 BMW GS Safari Enduro will head to Cape York where the slightly tamer GS Safari travelled several years ago with several incidents. In fact, the number of crashes on that expedition and another GS Safari to the Flinders Ranges likely led to the company splitting the event into two. The GS Safari remains for …

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Motoz Tractionator GPS adventure tyre

Motoz adventure tyre is reversible

The new Motoz Tractionator GPS adventure tyre can be used in one direction for 50/50 dirt/tar or fitted in the reverse direction at the rider’s discretion for “mostly off-road” performance. Fellow adventure rider Jim Feehley of Brisbane, who rides an Okanui-printed 2005 BMW R 1200 GS, has been testing a beta version of the rear …

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