BMW GS, RT, GSA steering damper

BMW’s water-cooled R 1200 GS Adventure and RT will come with a steering damper as standard. In recent tests, I commented that the rejigged steering geometry made the GS feel a little flighty under acceleration. Read my review here. Another motorcycle journo had experienced the same thing and he was told by BMW they suspected …

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BMW adds water to R 1200 RT

The second partially water-cooled boxer BMW has been launched. BMW took the wraps off the new BMW R 1200 RT at the Milan motorcycle show. Like the R 1200 GS, it features partial water-cooling, and the exhaust and drive shaft switched around. The new engine produces the same peak outputs as the GS – 92kW at 7750rpm and …

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BMW R 1200 GS Adventure preview

2014 BMW R 1200 GS ADVENTURE PREVIEW BMW has finally broken cover with images and details of the new partially-water-cooled R 1200 GS Adventure. Like the GS it comes with the new 92kW engine, shaft on the left and muffler on the right. The main differences are 20mm more suspension travel, 10mm greater clearance, a 30-litre tank now made …

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Harley-Davidson stocks soar

Harley-Davidson’s stocks are looking good at the moment. The American icon has just been named the fourth most respected brand in the USA, beaten only by PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Hershey’s. The latest report in CoreBrand’s BrandPower Series focuses on 100 brands in its database of 1000 clients finding that brands with the highest familiarity and …

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Harley Twin-Cooling explained

Has Harley really gone water-cooled? When Harley launched the 2014 model range this week they introduced a new Twin-Cooled 103 and 110 engine to the range. By Twin-Cooled they mean that water and coolant is used to cool the heads near the exhaust ports where most of the heat is generated. It seems this has …

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