BMW R 1200 GS broken spokes Probe safety recalls

Crash prompts BMW spoked wheel probe

A crash that left a rider with serious injuries after his BMW’s spoked front wheel collapsed has prompted a wider probe into the issue amid calls for an official safety recall. Gavin Chapman went over the handlebars when the front wheel of his 2016 R 1200 GS Triple Black collapsed.  “Although I don’t remember much, …

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Self-riding BMW technology Connectride

BMW unveils ConnectedRide self-riding motorcycle

BMW Motorrad is the latest motorcycle company to reveal its self-riding technology with its ConnectedRide R 1200 GS Adventure fitted with autonomous computer tech. The German manufacturer had already telegraphed its intentions with the “crashproof” Vision Next 100 self-balancing motorcycle concept. And British company AB Dynamics used a BMW C1 to develop by a self-riding scooter to …

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Touratech Desierto5 fairing for BMW R 12100 GS

Desierto5 puts new face on BMW adventurers

Touratech have developed a Desierto5 front fairing for the latest generation of the BMW R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure. The German adventure accessory company says the Desierto5 front fairing not only presents a unique look, but also improves weather protection. It costs $1605.72 and is available online. Fairing history Touratech introduced …

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Aussie woman Julia Maguire rides blindfolded to win

Aussie woman rides blindfolded to win

Aussie rider Julia Maguire had to ride blindfolded to win selection to compete at the International BMW GS Trophy in Mongolia next year. The blindfolded ride was one of many rigorous challenges she faced, along with Brisbane nurse Andrea Box and 21 other competitors from around the world, at the recent four-day qualifying event in …

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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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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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