BMW Concept R 18 cruiser

BMW set for big 1800cc R18 cruiser?

A third BMW R18 cruiser concept model seems to confirm that the German company is returning to the cruiser market with an 1800cc boxer engine. In December, a Japanese custom shop wheels out an R18 with a mysterious new BMW engine and last month a second cruiser concept with the engine was rolled out by …

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2016 BMW R 5 Hommage

BMW teases us with R 5 Hommage beauty

Would BMW Motorrad please stop teasing us with beautiful and adventurous concepts such as this R 5 Hommage and just build the damned things! The BMW R 5 Hommage has been unveiled at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to mark the 80th anniversary of the BMW R 5. However, there is no suggestion that such …

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BMW UK marks 100 years with Iconic bikes brand

BMW UK marks 100 years with Iconic bikes

BMW Motorrad in the UK is celebrating 100 years of operation of the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG company with the release of four boxer-engined limited-edition “Iconic” series bikes. There will be 100 Iconic models of the R1200RT, R1200RS, R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, each with uniquely numbered logos. They are only available in the UK market, …

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BMW R 1200 RS

Germans back BMW in reader awards

It’s no surprise that BMW scored a host of awards in the 17th annual Motorrad magazine awards. The German magazine whose title means motorcycle in German attracted 48,118 votes of the people’s choice awards and unsurprisingly the German manufacturer scored 11 places in the top three of each category and won five which is up from …

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BMW Motorrad GS Off-Road Training

More BMW off-road training courses offered

BMW Motorrad off-road training courses are back this year with more courses in more states and locations. I’ve done the course twice over the past 10 years they have been offering it and each time I’ve learnt new skills, so even if you’ve done it before, it’s worth going back again for a refresher. The …

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BMW pulls out of WSBK

BMW is pulling out of World Superbikes at the end of the season. However, the company plans to continue supporting international motorsport programs, which should mean it will continue supporting racers in the Australian Superbikes series. BMW Motorrad general director Stephan Schaller says they will now focus on “the further expansion of the very successful …

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