2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS
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This Is The Adventure Bike To Beat

BMW Motorrad refurbished its signature boxer-twin ahead of MY2019, and used it to drive its new R 1250 GS. This decidedly dual-surface adventurer delivers more of everything you’re looking for in a cross-country machine. More power, more electronic fandanglery and more safety/comfort/curb appeal puts the “GS” into the top tier of adventurous two-wheelers, and though it comes stock with a definite blacktop bias, you have but to chuck on a set of knobbies to do some proper rally-style riding. Don’t believe it? Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the thing, then see how it stacks up against another proven design from the European theatre whilst I make my case.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R 1250 GS.

 

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Top 10 Adventure Tourers of 2018

Top 10 Adventure Tourers of 2018

capable off-roader with the balance and handling of a sport-standard

For some people, adventure is about finding your way through the unknown to see things no one has and doing things most haven’t. But unless you plan on walking, you need the right tool to get there. This is where these adventure touring machines comes in and sweeps you off your feet in the most humble and matured way.

Here are our top ten adventure tourers of 2018 that come with some impeccable versatility to trout the lands across the globe. With the looks and utility of a capable off-roader and the balance and handling of a sport-standard, adventure motorcycles are a bipartisan look at how to tackle paved roads and dirt. Big and powerful engines, long travel suspensions and a higher riding position with multiple rider aids adorn these machines.

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS

This Is The Adventure Bike To Beat

BMW Motorrad refurbished its signature boxer-twin ahead of MY2019, and used it to drive its new R 1250 GS. This decidedly dual-surface adventurer delivers more of everything you’re looking for in a cross-country machine. More power, more electronic fandanglery and more safety/comfort/curb appeal puts the “GS” into the top tier of adventurous two-wheelers, and though it comes stock with a definite blacktop bias, you have but to chuck on a set of knobbies to do some proper rally-style riding. Don’t believe it? Let’s get down to the nuts and bolts of the thing, then see how it stacks up against another proven design from the European theatre whilst I make my case.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R 1250 GS.

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2019 BMW R 1250 GS

2019 BMW R 1250 GS

Making the Twin-boxer mill more powerful, clean and fuel efficient. Other high-tech features creep in too

The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS series and its flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored.

Currently, this machine runs on a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine and is all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year along with some high-tech features coming in as standard. The new mill is going to make it specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called the BMW ShiftCam technology.

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BMW unveils brand-new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT with the new ShiftCam technology

BMW unveils brand-new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT with the new ShiftCam technology

Making the Twin-boxer mill more powerful, clean and fuel efficient. Other high-tech features creep in too

The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS series and its flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored. Then there is the R1200RT, a sport touring motorcycle which has many at times been the bestselling model for BMW.

Currently, both these machines run on a 1170cc flat-twin boxer engine and are all set to receive some major updates for the 2019 year along with some high-tech features coming in as standard. The new mill is going to make them specked to Euro-V norms and also make more power without losing on any fuel efficiency. What’s the trick? It’s called the BMW ShiftCam technology.

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This R 1200 GS will get your kid invested right from the beginning

This R 1200 GS will get your kid invested right from the beginning

Comes with a 6V battery and 2.5mph speeds

The greats of the motorcycle world have always had in their stride since the very beginning of their life. You look at every legendary figure of the motorsports world, one thing they have in common is their passion for things on two wheels from a very young age, some even when they have just begun to walk and talk.

Made by Rollplay, a toy company, this little GS is aimed at children aged three and above – and is the perfect introduction to two wheels for the little one in your family.

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2018 - 2019 BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS

2018 - 2019 BMW F 750 GS / F 850 GS

The New Kids On The Block For Adventure Touring

BMW presses on into adventure-bike territory with a new generation of F-GS models, the F 750 GS and F 850 GS. This adventuresome pair follows the same design as it predecessors with the 750 serving as a road tourer and the 850 set up for work in what you might call less-civilized areas, be it fire trails, dirt roads or deserts. An all-new powerplant delivers up to 10-percent more horsepower than the previous gen, and each enjoys other features specifically geared to its host’s purpose in life. The newly-redesigned frame and bodywork, in the words of the factory, give the range “a more dynamic and masculine design.” Wherever you land on the looks, form follows function on bikes like these (or at least it should) and so it’s the rest of the machine that should matter the most. Let’s dig in and check out the specialized gear and capabilities of these two new-in-2018 rides.

Continue reading for my look at the BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS.

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2018 BMW R nineT Urban GS

2018 BMW R nineT Urban GS

A Rolling Tribute To The Grand-Daddy Of All Dual Sports

BMW expanded its R nineT lineup ahead of the ’17 model year with the Urban G/S that brings old school adventure bike looks to the table along with the same modern performance as the rest of the line. Power comes from an 1,170 cc flat-twin engine that adds character and historical panache at the same time to make the “GS” something of a rolling tribute piece. Although the “GS” sports some special gear that sets it apart from the rest of the range, it’s still just a platform that can be shifted between the stock road-running setup and a more offroad friendly build for what is, essentially, two bikes in one. Rider safety is also available in varying levels, so I would argue that this ride is probably appropriate for riders that land near the bottom of the experience scale along with riders who are looking to cross between the black and the brown.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R nineT Urban GS.

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2015 - 2018 BMW F 700 GS

2015 - 2018 BMW F 700 GS

Road-Oriented Adventurer and Capable Commuter

Having gone into MY 2017 with some substantial updates, the 2018 BMW F 700 GS stays competitive in the ever-growing adventure market. Outfitted as the more road-oriented version next to its F 800 GS stablemate, the F 700 GS has a lower seat height, a slightly remapped engine, and chassis components with an eye toward pavement riding.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW F 700 GS.

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2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure

2015 - 2018 BMW F 800 GS / F 800 GS Adventure

Capable Contenders In The GS Stable

BMW carries on the F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure in 2018 with their 800 cc engine and capable onroad/offroad features. The former is more of a casual commuter / funbike, while the “Adventure” is geared toward touring and long-range work, and naturally, both come with the top-notch engineering one expects from BMW.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure.

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2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

New Tech Bundles Give The GSA A Leg Up For 2018

BMW->rub175] carries its R 1200 GS Adventure over into the 2018 model year with new tech bundles and color packages, but much the same hardware as the MY2017 units. The “Adventure” builds on the base GS to deliver a more capable machine to its adventure-some buyer base. It comes with a split personality — one for road and another for dirt — to give the bike a bias to match your own. Beemer gives it enough power to qualify as a ’super’-adventure with 100-plus horsepower, and of course, throws in the electronic systems that help you safely use as much of that power as possible? Sound good yet? Let’s get into the details.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.

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BMW updates its 2019 model line-up

BMW updates its 2019 model line-up

Majorly cosmetic updates with a few models receiving technical ones

The race to the top is getting more fearsome every passing day, and the manufacturers are pulling out every little trick they have up their sleeves to make their product stand out from the rest.

BMW Motorrad is at the forefront of imagination, innovation, and technology and proof of that is their list of the finest motorcycles that set benchmarks for every other maker to chase it. Keeping the race alive, the German manufacturer has released a host of updates to its 2019 lineup, including its scooters, six-cylinder tourers, R NineT retro models, and the new adventure machines.

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2017 - 2019 BMW G 310 R / G 310 GS

2017 - 2019 BMW G 310 R / G 310 GS

BMW Heats Up The Small-Displacement Market

BMW’s G 310 R roadster got a brother as it entered the 2017 model year with the addition of the adventuresome G 310 GS. The “GS” builds on the success of the “R” with a few subtle changes that shift the design toward the adventure bike end of the spectrum. Sharing the same 313 cc engine, the G 310 pair head into the low-displacement market alongside some hot competition.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS.

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2017 - 2018 BMW R 1200 GS

2017 - 2018 BMW R 1200 GS

Add A Style, Add A Package, Make It Your Own

BMW gave its R 1200 GS a series of tweaks over the past couple of years to deliver a more polished product than ever before. A 1,170 cc boxer delivers well over 100 horsepower, and arguably more-importantly, almost triple-digit pounds o’ grunt that’ll be of utmost concern for riders that opt for the off-road-tastic “Rallye” package and its riding style. The overall looks were updated ahead of MY2017 with a few tweaks to the body panels, and the electronic safety fandanglery such as the traction control, Hill Start control, and more are now bundled into new packages to spread some of the love toward the bottom-tier buyers, relatively speaking of course. Beemer throws on plenty of yummy-goodness here, so even though the R 1200 GS is a platform for more advanced/expensive models, it’s a capable machine in its own right. Don’t believe it? Stay tuned and I’ll prove it.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R 1200 GS.

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2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

New color options and optional equipment list

The Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer has been the market leader in the adventure scene with their promising GS motorcycles running the show for more than 35 years. Topping this chart is their flagship workhorse, the R 1200 GS Adventure and it’s flat-twin boxer engine that is undoubtedly the best companion for exploring the unexplored.

For 2018, you can take the 1200 GS Adventure even further to the remotest corners with the facelift measures in the BMW Motorrad program. Starting with the optional TFT instrumentation, Emergency Call, and the new paintjob, the new edition of the Adventure showcases modern tech bits with a reminiscent of the first generation GS moniker.

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BMW R 1250 Global Sport rendered

BMW R 1250 Global Sport rendered

Between the scramblers and the full blown maxi-motard

BMW’s GS motorcycles refer to Gelände/Straße (German for off-road/road) and are distinguished by their long travel suspension, upright riding position and larger front wheels. Taking up the same moniker is the R 1250 Global Sport that has been rendered by an Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi.

Paying homage to the original 1980 BMW R80G/S, this urban combines cues from the classic GS motorcycle with modern technology and sophisticated craftsmanship that runs on a lightweight chassis and an air-cooled 1250cc boxer engine. It creates a platform that sits right in between the R nineT scramblers and the full-blown maxi-motard.

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BMW preps the R 1200 GS Rallye for the GS Trophy

BMW preps the R 1200 GS Rallye for the GS Trophy

More performance and protection to clear all obstancles

Once every two years, BMW organizes the International GS Trophy where teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges and experience the tour of their lives. This year, the GS Trophy is going to Mongolia from 3 to 10 June 2018, and the teams will ride on 114 units of the BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles prepped by the folks at BMW.

The R 1200 GS Rallye will get adventure kitted with equipment from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalog allowing the adventure-thirsty riders to take on the challenge without having to worry about the capabilities of the already primed R 1200 GS.

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BMW is busy testing their brand-new F850GS for an eminent launch soon

BMW is busy testing their brand-new F850GS for an eminent launch soon

The bike was snapped testing in full production ready outfit

The BMW GS adventure series of motorcycles have become quite a reminiscent name in the segment of premium enduro bikes in the country, and they are the bestselling range of motorcycles for the Bavarian company.

For 2018, BMW will be launching a brand-new GS motorcycle that will replace the F800GS. It will be powered by the Bavarian’s 853cc engine and is set to set new benchmarks in the midweight ADV category. Folks at Morebikes managed to capture the bike undergoing final endurance tests in Greece with the bike in full production form.

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BMW sets the tone for the 2017 EICMA with this new teaser of the new F850GS.

BMW sets the tone for the 2017 EICMA with this new teaser of the new F850GS.

Touted to replace the F800GS, this new Middleweight Adventure Bike will set the standard quite high.

The BMW GS adventure series of motorcycles have become quite a reminiscent name in the segment of premium enduro bikes in the country and they are the best selling range of motorcycles for the Bavarian company.

For 2018, BMW will be showcasing new models at the upcoming EICMA along with a few of its existing models. And joining every other manufacturer in the tease game, BMW has released their first teaser depicting the imminent launch of their brand new F850GS motorcycle that will replace the F800GS.

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BMW Recalls R1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure

BMW Recalls R1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure

Triple-Clamp Problem Causes Major Concern

Owners have been complaining about it for years. Finally the Powers-That-Be have issued a recall on the 2014 through 2017 R1200 GS and R1200 GS Adventure from BMW for a problem with the upper triple clamp, though several complaints lodged about the bike losing power — both underway and when idling — are still in the wind. First things first, let’s deal with the triple-clamp recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued a recall on the GS and GS Adventure for a problem that causes the fork tube to separate from the fork cap. The first symptoms could be oil leaking from the top of the fork. As it continues to wear, the steering would feel sloppy and imprecise. If it gets to the point that the tube actually separates from the cap, you’re going down in no uncertain terms.

Continue reading for more on the BMW recall.

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2016 BMW R 1200 GS / R 1200 GS Adventure

2016 BMW R 1200 GS / R 1200 GS Adventure

BMW continues its GS legacy into 2017 with the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. With a new cooling concept integrated into the muscle-up-front design from last year, the R 1200 GS looks even more ready and capable to carry you on the adventure of your choosing.

Standard with disengageable integral ABS, traction control, an on-board computer, a height-adjustable saddle, stepless adjustable windscreen, a pillion adjustable fore and aft, and removable passenger pegs, the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure are great choices for on-road and off-road touring.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure.

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2015 - 2016 BMW G 650 GS

2015 - 2016 BMW G 650 GS

Fun. That’s a word I keep hearing over and over again when folks talk about the G 650 GS from BMW. Made-over in 2010 for the 2011 MY, this member of BMW’s 2016 adventure stable is at home on back roads and easy off-road terrain. This single-cylinder enduro ride has a gutsy little engine and suspension to match whether you’re on-road or tearing up the dirt.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW G 650 GS.

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BMW Recalls G650GS and G650GS Over Stalling Issues

BMW Recalls G650GS and G650GS Over Stalling Issues

BMW of North America has put the recall clamps 2013 to 2015 models of the G650GS motorcycle and 2013 to 2014 models of the G650GS Sertao motorcycles over issues involving the motorcycles’ engine control unit. A total of 1,070 units of the G650GS and G650GS Sertao have been identified with the defects, specifically models of the G650GS built from March 8, 2013 to March 2, 2015 and models of the Sertao variant built from March 8, 2013 to May 23, 2014.

According to BMW, affected models are more than likely to stall when they are idling and the clutch lever is pulled in. This scenario poses a threat because the engine itself may stall completely, thus increasing the risk of the bike crashing. Owners of the G650GS and G650GS Sertao bikes are being advised to wait for the official notification to come from BMW. Once the notice arrives, owners are encouraged to bring their bikes to their respective dealers, which will then install a revised version of the ECU software at no cost to the owner. BMW has mode no official announcement on the start of the recall, opting only to say that it is “expected” to commence on October 16, 2015.

Owners are also being advised to contact BMW’s customer service through phone (1-800-525-7417) or e-mail (CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com) to learn more about the incoming recall.

Continue reading to read more about BMW’s recall of its G650GS and G650GS Sertao motorcycles.

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2015 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

2015 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

In 2004 and again in 2007 we watched Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman embark on their "Long Way" journeys on BMW GS Adventure motorcycles. Sure, they weren’t stock bikes, but how many of us are planning 15,000-mile trips through deserts, inhospitable countries and nearly impossible terrain? If we were, we would also go for tough metal panniers, an extended luggage rack to carry all our essential gear, a taller windscreen and specially adapted shock absorbers and headlights, just as they did. Of course, all those options are available to those of us planning trips within our own country.

The 2015 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is the latest model in the "Adventure" dynasty that arguably began with the GS 800 back in the early 1980s. New for 2015, the R 1200 GS Adventure has the BMW Motorrad Keyless Ride System, the Shift Assistant Pro, and not one, but two low suspension/seat lowering options available.

Continue reading for my review of the 2015 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure.

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BMW Motorrad Announces Plan To Build All-Female Racing Team For 2016 GS Trophy Series

BMW Motorrad Announces Plan To Build All-Female Racing Team For 2016 GS Trophy Series

BMW Motorrad is taking an unprecedented - and admittedly awesome - step in putting together the first-ever all-female international Trophy team that will compete at the GS Trophy endurance race. The company behind the competition is calling on all women motorcycle riders to sign up for a chance to be part of a history-making team that will compete in the biennial racing series.

If this has the makings of an all-around good idea, it’s because it is. The GS Trophy has been around since 2008 and while a handful of women racers have competed in certain events in the past, none of them have made it into the finals, much less been part of an all-female team.

BMW hopes to change that with this announcement, knowing full well that the growth in the number of women riders has created more interest in the sport from the fairer gender. This watershed moment is now being put in place to firmly bring home that point.

According to BMW, all applications entered into the GS Trophy website be taken into consideration by a jury, who will then choose ten finalists who will travel to South Africa to compete in a special qualifier from September 9 to 16, 2015. The three female riders who show the most promise in these qualifiers will then be chosen to be part of the 2016 GS Trophy series.

Female riders, especially those with experience riding the BMW R1200GS or F800GS bikes, have until June 26, 2015 to fill out their applications on the GS Trophy site. Best not be tardy about this because you can expect a lot of female riders to vie for those precious qualifier slots.

Continue reading to read more about BMW Motorrad’s attempt to build an all-female racing team for the 2016 GS Trophy endure series.

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Video: Chris McNeil Stunt Rides Up Hunter Mountain

Video: Chris McNeil Stunt Rides Up Hunter Mountain

Performing motorcycle stunts in closed circuits are dangerous enough in it of themselves. But Chris “Teach” McNeil is not your regular stunt rider.

Known mostly for his incredible exploits on a bike, McNeil, together with motorcycle jacket line Joe Rocket, recently took the challenge of going up to Hunter Mountain in New York using McNeil’s BMW F800GS.

While the video itself looks like a promotional clip to showcase Joe Rocket’s next generation Ballistic Revolution motorcycle - “it represents a series advancement so significant, it’s more Revolution than Evolution,” so says Joe Rocket - it also comes with an incredible array of motorcycle stunts that not a lot of people are capable of pulling of. McNeil even drives on whatever surface he finds himself in, wasting little time showing everyone why he’s earned the nickname “Teach”.

Mix in some scenic shots of Hunter Mountain and you have a video that accomplishes a lot in just a little over three minutes. We get to see Joe Rocket’s new digs, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of upstate New York, and most importantly, watch McNeil do what he does best.

Kind of makes you want to buy the jacket, zip up, and take a ride of your own, right? Then again, none of us have the skill and stunt-riding talent of Chris McNeil. We can buy the Joe Rocket, though. That’s the easy part. Doing those stunts? Not so much.

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2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure

2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure

When it comes to adventure tourers, the BMW F 800 GS Adventure is one of the most desirable models. And there is no wonder why as it is fitted with state of the art technologies, comes with perfect ergonomics and is fitted with a comprehensive list of Adventure oriented features.

Among the most useful features offered by the F 800 GS Adventure you’ll find a high windshield, a fuel tank protector and saddle bag mountings.

As far as colors are concerned, the 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure comes in Sandrover Matte or Racing Red.

The bike is propelled by a 798cc, water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. The engine delivers a maximum output of 63 KW (85 Hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 Lb/Ft of torque at 5,750 rpm.

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2013 BMW F800GS Adventure

2013 BMW F800GS Adventure

Shortly after presented the standard F800GS, BMW has introduced an Adventure version of its tough motorcycle. The new model is basically an extreme version of the F800GS and follows the footsteps of the R1200GS Adventure.

Compared to the standard model the Adventure version comes with a set of unique features that make it significantly tougher.

Among them you’ll find a new 24-litre fuel tank that extends your range with up to 75 miles. ABS is offered as standard equipment, as well as a reinforced rear subframe and a new bench seat. Among the comfort amenities you’ll find wider enduro-style footrests, a bigger windscreen and an adjustable, reinforced foot brake lever.

The options list includes traction control and Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA).

The motorcycle is powered by a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line, two-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication.

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2013 BMW G650GS

2013 BMW G650GS

The BMW G650GS is a capable all roader designed to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The motorcycle continues the success story of BMW Motorrad’s single cylinder engines and is packed with a capable unit which provides a maximum output of 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. The engine is not only strong but is also fuel efficient being rated at only 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed. Moreover, the motorcycle has a pretty low weight, rated at 423 lbs (with a full tank).

To be able to ride over all types of terrains without problems, the BMW G650GS has an impressive spring travel of 6.7" at the front and 6.5" at the rear.

Among the accessories available for the 2013 BMW G650GS there are hand protectors, aluminum engine guard, a high windshield and practical side cases. The motorcycle is offered in two color schemes - Sunset Yellow or Aura White.

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2012 BMW G650GS and G650GS Sertao

2012 BMW G650GS and G650GS Sertao

The Sertao badge represents a proof of sportiness and agility and the G650S proves this statement once more. The Sertao weighs 426-lbs which is 4.0-lbs more than the standard G650GS, but this doesn’t affect the motorcycle’s agility. Therefore the BMW G650GS Sertao continues to be a true master of both off road and on road riding.

The motorcycle is packed with a 652 cc engine which generates a maximum output of 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph.

As far as styling goes, the G 650 GS Sertao received a unique Aura white/Arroy blue paintjob which helps it stand out from the crowd.

The G 650 GS Sertao chassis was developed primarily for country roads and light offroad use, thereby it features longer spring travels and tighter tuning. Additionally the Sertao is also fitted with wire spoke wheels.

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2012 BMW F 650 GS

2012 BMW F 650 GS

The 2012 BMW F 650 GS is offered with a new engine. The new unit is developed by BMW and Rotax and all it has in common with the old unit are only the five-speed gearbox, the crankshaft and the anti-vibration shaft. Everything else on the engine is new.

The new unit features four-valves, DOHC, liquid-cooling as well as an electronic fuel injection system developed by Bosch and BMW. As far as power figures go, the new engine develops a maximum output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 43.4 ft-lbs of torque at 5000 rpm (6 kg/m @ 5000).

The 2012 BMW F 650 GS keeps the same frame as its predecessor namely a twin-spar frame with a re-enforcing frontal tube made of iron alloy. On the other hand, the wheelbase is 1 mm shorter than the previous one, measuring 1479mm (58.2 in).

The ride is kept in check by front 43mm Showa forks featuring 170mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 165mm of travel. The 2012 650 GS is equipped with the same tires as the last year’s model which measure 100/90 x 19 up front and 130/80 x 17 out back.

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2013 BMW F800GS

2013 BMW F800GS

The sporty MW F800GS has received a set of revisions for 2013. Like its predecessor, the new generation offers a perfect combination between on and off road riding being a fairly versatile and practical enduro motorcycle.

As far as design goes, the 2013 model received a refreshed front with a new fuel tank trim, intake snorkel, upper mudguard and a new windshield.
The 2013 BMW F800GS is propelled by a Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine with a capacity of 798 cc. The engine is rated at 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 61 lb/ft (83 Nm) of torque at 5,750 rpm.

On the features list you’ll find ABS as standard and optional ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control). Additionally lowering is now available as an option, which helps you create a convenient seat height of 32.3 inches.

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2013 BMW F700GS

2013 BMW F700GS

The BMW F700GS is the direct successor of the old F 650 GS model. The motorcycle is propelled by a 75 hp 798 cc engine which helps it reach a maximum speed of 119 mph while fuel consumption is rated at 60 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed.

The new 2013 BMW F700GS is offered with ABS as standard while ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control) are offered as an option. Compared to the old F 650 GS the new 700GS has a better riding position thanks to the reduced seat height and the lowering option.

The motorcycle has also received a new windshield, fresh dial faces, smoke-tinted turn indicators and LED rear lights. As far as colors go, the 2013 BMW F700GS is available in Red Apple Metallic, Ostra Grey metallic matt and dynamic Glacier Silver metallic.

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2013 BMW G650GS SERTAO

2013 BMW G650GS SERTAO

The BMW G650S Sertao was designed as a strong offroader which is capable to deal effortless with any type of terrain. Thanks to its capable ride characteristics the motorcycle is perfectly suited for everyday riding on either country roads or city streets.

At the heart of the BMW G650GS Sertao beats a 652 cc engine which generates 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at only 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph speed. If you push the engine to its limits and you’ll be able to reach a maximum speed of 105 mph.

These sporty specifications are combined with a similarly sporty design. The motorcycle’s body is painted in an exclusive color scheme - Aura white/Arroy blue while the luggage carrier is painted in black and the seat in black/grey.

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Video: 30 Years of GS

Video: 30 Years of GS

In September 1980 BMW unveiled the new GS model. Now, at the tenth edition of BMW Motorrad Days, the company unveiled a tribute video for the model.

The BMW GS is a motorcycle with racing genes, and the fact that it turned out to be so successful was a surprise even for BMW.

"Thanks to the efforts of our development engineer at the time, Laszlo Peres, we were able to bring out the G/S in just 18 months - and it was a motorcycle concept which was absolutely crazy for that time. I would never have thought that this machine, based on a motor racing prototype, would be so successful. But I’m still proud of it to this day!" said Laszlo Peres, former technician in the BMW testing department.

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2010 BMW 30th anniversary GS series

2010 BMW 30th anniversary GS series

BMW has launched four new special edition models to celebrate the GS model’s 30th anniversary. The bikes, which are R1200GS and Adventure, F800 and F650GS models, mainly stand out thanks to the new BMW Motorrad Motorsport paintscheme, decals, handguards, spoked wheels, red seats and tinted windscreens.

These modern machines pay tribute to the first GS model, the famous 1980 R80GS, also acknowledged as being one of the first enduro bikes around, also thanks to its Dakar success. BMW’s celebration range is called “30 Years GS” and you can check out each model’s details after the jump.

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Hitler outraged over his Honda VFR being replaced with a BMW GS

Some Nazi took Hitler’s VFR and crashed it. The Fuhrer was already planning on buying another one when he was announced that his crew of Nazis took the liberty to buy him a BMW GS. We can’t reproduce the rest, but you’re invited to watch the video. Try not to feel guilty for anything…that’s how well the video is made.

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Recall issued for 2008 BMW F800 GS

Recall issued for 2008 BMW F800 GS

A problem related to the axle shaft wall thickness determined BMW of North America to recall model year 2008 F800 GS motorcycles. According to the German manufacturer, the axle shaft wall thickness may not have been manufactured according to specifications resulting into the possibility of the axle shaft to deform and increase the risk of accidents.

The correction consists in dealers inspecting the axle shaft assembly and replacing or repairing the necessary components free of charge. Although BMW has not yet started the owner notification schedule, all 2008 BMW F800 GS owners can call BMW at 1-800-831-1117 and see the solving of their possible problem from there.

Taking such a measure over a specific model does not necessarily mean that all bikes recalled are affected and that are imminent dangers riding down the streets, but that the manufacturer has a responsible approach towards their customer safety and try to exclude all possible risks of a crash due to mechanical failure.

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Harrison Ford rides a BMW

Harrison Ford rides a BMW

Harrison Ford has recently been spotted riding his BMW F800GS R1200GS and it looks like he’s enjoying it a lot. Although not a notorious motorcyclist from Hollywood, Ford gives an important lesson of motorcycle safety as he wears the entire protective gear in a sunny day. The bike looks like brand new (or maybe it isn’t ridden that much as we all know how busy actors are) and the street tires show where Harrison Ford likes to ride most.

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Finally, U.S. BMW Motorrad dealers get the much-awaited 2009 F 800 GS

Finally, U.S. BMW Motorrad dealers get the much-awaited 2009 F 800 GS

BMW Motorrad’s Year of the Enduro Continues with the Arrival of a Powerful Dual-Purpose Twin
Woodcliff Lake, NJ - August 29, 2008... There’s still time to rule the woods, the desert and a four-lane highway with a versatile new ride this summer. After much anticipation in the motorcycling community, the all-new 2009 BMW F 800 GS has arrived at U.S. BMW Motorrad dealers.

On the road, the F 800 GS offers impressive speed and acceleration with its six-speed gear box and parallel twin engine, delivering 85 horsepower and 62 lb/feet of torque. Features like heated hand grips, available ABS (which can be turned off when riding off-road) and an on-board computer provide the comfort and safety of a long-distance touring bike.

For off-road riding, the F 800 GS comes equipped with 21inch front and 17 inch rear wire spoked wheels, wide foot pegs, an underseat 4.2 gallon gas tank for better weight distribution, and a standard under-engine skid plate. Possessing the power-to-weight ratio of a high-performance enduro, the feisty F 800 GS is a lean, mean impressive handling machine - no matter where the road leads.

The 2009 F 800 GS has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $10,520 (excluding freight). The Standard Package, offered at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $12,025 (excluding freight) includes heated hand grips, Anti-Lock Brakes, an on-board computer, and white (clear lens) turn signals. It is available in two colors - Dark Magnesium Metallic and Sunset Yellow.

Rooted in BMW History
The F 800 GS is the latest addition to BMW Motorrad’s dual-sport model lineup. The bike follows in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed R 1200 GS - which traces its roots back to the early 1980s when BMW won the grueling Paris-Dakar rally four times with its trailblazing dual-purpose R 80 GS.

BMW Motorrad’s GS model line also includes the upgraded R 1200 GS and GS Adventure. Since their debut in 2004, the versatile R 1200 GS and its rugged companion, the R 1200 GS Adventure, have earned praise from motorcycle enthusiasts and the press for their exceptional performance both on and off the road.

The R 1200 GS has earned award after award, including Cycle World’s Best Open Class Street Bike and the International Journalist’s Panel "Best Bike in the World."
The R 1200 GS Adventure was named "Best Adventure Bike" three years in a row by editors of Motorcyclist Magazine.

Ready for Competition
With its wide range of enduro motorcycles and increasing numbers of riders who enjoy the "adventure sport" lifestyle, BMW Motorrad is celebrating 2008 as the "Year of the Enduro" by launching the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition on new F 800 GS bikes.

The International GS Trophy is a skills-based contest with GS riders coming from all over the world for a final meeting to pick the best of the best in Tunisia, North Africa, October 15 - 24. The competition is not a race, but a lengthy and challenging ride, both on and off-road, through the rugged countryside of Tunisia.

The event will include numerous tests in individual riding skills and group teamwork to overcome natural and manmade obstacles in the course of the ride.

A team of six riders is selected to compete for the GS Trophy from each of the following BMW Motorrad markets: the United States, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Japan. Three of the six riders will be journalists, while the remaining three will be GS owners selected by BMW Motorrad in each market. BMW GS and G 650 Xchallenge owners from the U.S. had until July 24, 2008 to submit applications to participate in the 2008 International GS Trophy Competition. For more information about the event, visit xplorGS.com

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, an industrial design firm in California; a technology office in Silicon Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant
for all Z4 models, X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sport Activity
Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 82 MINI passenger car dealers, and 30 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Information about BMW Group products is available to consumers via the Internet at:

www.bmwgroupna.com
www.bmwusa.com
www.bmwmotorcycles.com
www.miniusa.com
www.rolls-roycemotorcars.com

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German performance shop transforms BMW F800GS into Hypermotard

German performance shop transforms BMW F800GS into Hypermotard

A.C. Schnitzer radically transforms the already impressive BMW F800GS off-roader into a ready to hit the track hypermotard. The tuners have simply added 17-inch wheels wearing road rubber and retuned the suspensions for street use.

The engine remains the same 800cc unit developing 85 horsepower, as well as the entire bike, except the previous mentioned changes and adjusting. This upgrade, if you will, took place in the German performance shop and it didn’t took more than a few hours once all the parts were there.

Who knows, maybe BMW will be inspired by this creation and add it to their lineup. I sure know it looks good.

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