BMW revises the F 800 R roadster and sports touring F800 GT age

BMW sales up, average age down

While BMW motorcycle sales rocketed to €2 billion last year, the average age of BMW customers has decreased by four years over the past four years. BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Andreas Lundgren says the average age of their customers is now 46, down from 50 four years ago. That’s pretty significant considering BMW is …

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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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Funny TV ad for BMW S 1000 RR

A South African ad agency has created a funny ad to display the speed of the BMW S 1000 RR, but don’t expect to see it on Australian TV. The ad doesn’t actually show the motorcycle riding past the Cape Town bus stop as no motorcycle passes.   Instead, ad agency FCB Cape Town used speakers …

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Cam Donald on track with customers

BMW launches track and test day

Riders can take their bike to the track and also test ride the BMW S 1000 RR and other BMW models at the 2016 RR Experience ride days in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. BMW Motorrad Australia general manager Andreas Lundgren says it is a “fantastic opportunity” for riders to test the S 1000 R, S …

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Mission Impossible bike stunts ‘real’

Bike fan Tom Cruise says he does most of his own stunts and the stunts are all real, “not a lot of CGI”, in the new Mission Impossible 5 movie. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation begins screening in Australian on August 6 and the trailers and previews we have seen so far seem to have …

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BMW S 1000 RR

Ducati and BMW superbikes updated

Ducati will pump up the capacity on their Panigale superbike and BMW will have an “optimised engine for enhanced performance and ridability” of its 2015 model S 1000 RR, proving that reports of the demise of the sportsbike category are a little premature. BMW will be the first to unveil its 2015 superbike at the Intermot show in …

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BMW Motorrad sets speed and sales records

  BMW Motorrad is on a high, setting a new speed record at Bonneville and new records with sales. Seven-time motorcycle land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, rode her BMW S 1000 RR to 208mph (334.74km/h) on the Utah Salt Flats at the 28th Annual World of Speed. Six out of eight of Valerie’s passes were …

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