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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Cop blooper video

Motorcycle police in embarrassing blooper video

This blooper video of a South African motorcycle officer trying to get on to their bike is one of the most frustrating things you will ever watch. The combination of a heavy BMW R 1200 RT Police, a slope and a short – possibly female(?) – rider make to difficult to get on the bike, …

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BMW K 1600 Grand America best

BMW K 1600 Grand America tourer

BMW Motorrad is unabashedly chasing the American cruiser/touring market with its feet-forward Grand America full-dresser version of the K 12600 B. The lowered bagger was unveiled tonight at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan and it’s more than just the K 1600 B with a top box. Features include all-LED lighting including a brake light in …

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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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2017 BMW K 1600 GT Sport

BMW K 1600 GT Sport road test

A friend who has been a devoted Honda Goldwing fan for years is seriously considering buying a BMW K 1600 GTL now that it comes with a reverse gear. He’s tested the big Beemer before and was impressed with the handling, light feeling and features, but the lack of a reverse gear was the sticking point. …

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BMW tourer adds electric reverse

The BMW K 1600 GTL has been updated with optional electronic reverse, auto emergency call function, new styling and new colours for 2017. It was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan alongside the new G 310 GS and R nineT Urban G/S, updated R 1200 GS and F 800 models, as well as their ConnectedRide …

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BMW launches K 1600 bagger

BMW is directly targeting the American market with the launch of the K 1600 B for bagger, but given Australia’s love of big, cruisy tourers, it could be coming here. There is no word from BMW Motorrad Australia yet, but they have posted the official press release about the new bike, so they must be …

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2017 BMW adds R nine T models and K reverse

BMW has increased its popular R nineT range unveiling a new bubble-faired Racer roadster with double-pod instruments and naked Pure classic with single-pod instruments. The bikes, unveiled at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, join the standard R nineT launched in 2013 and the R nineT Scrambler which has just arrived in Australia. There is no …

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