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2018 BMW K 1600 Grand America

2018 BMW K 1600 Grand America
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  • BMW K 1600 Grand America
  • Year:
    2018
  • Make:
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  • Engine:
    inline-6
  • Displacement:
    1649 cc
  • Top Speed:
    101 mph
  • Price:
    23195

BMW’s New Full Dresser In The American Tour Market

Touring bikes are big in the U.S., both literally and figuratively, and the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG looks to take our enthusiasm for touring to the bank, also literally. Beemer paid close attention to the custom culture surrounding such bikes as well as the popular factory features from the competition to come up with the K 1600 Grand America. Not only does the bike provide the look and functionality we tend to expect from our touring machines, but it pushes well into the power-tourer bracket with 160 ponies on tap. The factory wraps up the package with an enviable electronics suite that can be further improved upon with a whole host of factory options. Make no mistake; this is one high-caliber weapon of mass seduction, and it’s aimed straight at the Heartland, so let’s see if we can gauge how true Beemer’s aim is with its latest effort to score a slice of the American tour-bike market.

Continue reading for my look at the BMW K 1600 Grand America.

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2018 BMW K 1600 Grand America

2018 BMW K 1600 Grand America

BMW’s New Full Dresser In The American Tour Market

Touring bikes are big in the U.S., both literally and figuratively, and the Bayerische Motoren Werke AG looks to take our enthusiasm for touring to the bank, also literally. Beemer paid close attention to the custom culture surrounding such bikes as well as the popular factory features from the competition to come up with the K 1600 Grand America. Not only does the bike provide the look and functionality we tend to expect from our touring machines, but it pushes well into the power-tourer bracket with 160 ponies on tap. The factory wraps up the package with an enviable electronics suite that can be further improved upon with a whole host of factory options. Make no mistake; this is one high-caliber weapon of mass seduction, and it’s aimed straight at the Heartland, so let’s see if we can gauge how true Beemer’s aim is with its latest effort to score a slice of the American tour-bike market.

Continue reading for my look at the BMW K 1600 Grand America.

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2018 BMW K 1600 B

2018 BMW K 1600 B

How Does It Stack Up To The Competition?

Beemer brings its six-banger expertise and sense for the luxurious together in the K 1600 GT. It packs a whopping 160 horsepower onto a sled that benefits from dynamic suspension and ABS to name but a few of the comfort- and safety-oriented features. This highly-anticipated machine has been widely touted by the factory as having been built specifically for touring American roads, and as we all know, touring here means something entirely different than it does in Europe. Today I want to put this new Beemer head-to-head with another major import that is already entrenched in the battle for a slice of the non-American American tourbikes — the Gold Wing F6B from Honda. How will they stack up once the smoke has cleared?

Continue reading for my look at the BMW K 1600 B.

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2015 - 2016 BMW K 1600 GT / K 1600 GTL / K 1600 GTL Exclusive

2015 - 2016 BMW K 1600 GT / K 1600 GTL / K 1600 GTL Exclusive

The Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works, or simply BMW if you like) has proven time and again the quality of German motorcycle engineering since the early 20th century. Now operating as BMW Motorrad, the factory continues this legacy into the 21st century with the release of the BMW K 1600 GT, GTL and GTL Exclusive. Complete with the expected blend of luxurious, comfort-driven features and uncompromising performance, this ride is a perfect example of why Don Henley wrote, “I love those Bavarians, so meticulous.”

Continue reading for my review of the BMW K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL & K 1600 GTL Exclusive.

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BMW Motorrad Japan Showcases Two New "Ignite Straight Six" Projects

BMW Motorrad Japan Showcases Two New "Ignite Straight Six" Projects

BMW Motorrad Japan’s Ignite Straight Six customization project has yielded some pretty incredible work from some of Japan’s best custom builders. Following up on the success of the four R nineT custom projects, Beamer has now unveiled two more custom builds with both being based on the K 1600 GTL.

The pair of highly modified and reinterpreted K 1600 GTL’s are the works of Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factory and Keiji Kawakita of Hot-Dock Custom-Cycles, to leading Japanese customizers who evidently know their way around the luxurious tourer. Nagai and Kawakita had dramatically different interpretations of what they thought a modified K 1600 GTL should look like.

For his build, Nagai wanted to make the K 1600 GTL more prominent to look at it. So instead of simply turning the tourer into a bagger, which was his original plan, he called an audible and opted to take the digger route, an approach he says would bring out the aggressive and menacing side of the K 1600 GTL. It also seems fitting that Nagai would name his masterpiece “Ken’s Factory Special” because the work he put into infusing his own style and ideas into the bike was evident in its final look.

In some ways, Kawakita had a similar idea in mind. He was looking to showcase the K 1600 GTL as a bike that could be used as a weapon of intimidation, a dark and brooding machine that may lacked in minimalism but more than made up for it with its unapologetic masculinity. Apparently, subtlety isn’t one of Kawakita’s strong suits and that became evident when he unveiled his creation, appropriately called “Juggernaut”.

There’s no denying that both Nagai and Kawakita more than lived up to BMW Motorrad’s expectations. Each builder did such a masterful job on their respective builds that it’s hard to imagine that “Ken’s Factory Special” and “Juggernaut” were once K 1600 GTL models now operating under different and more controversial guises.

Looks like BMW Motorrad Japan enlisted the right people to work on these projects and see them through.

Continue reading to read more about the two heavily modified K 1600 GTL models.

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NHTSA Announces Recall Of 43,426 BMW BIkes

NHTSA Announces Recall Of 43,426 BMW BIkes

The saga surrounding BMW’s recall issues has taken another turn now that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has gotten involved. Turns out, the German brand does have a lot of problems on its hand, especially in the US where 43,426 of its motorcycles are being called back because of issues that could potentially lead to motorcycle crashes.

According to the NHTSA, BMW’s scooters, specifically its K Series and R Series models, are bearing the brunt of this recall, which specifically involves problems with the rear wheel mounting flange of these bikes. Apparently, these things have the possibility of cracking if the mounted bolts that put them in place are attached with too much torque. In the event this happens, the rear wheel could loosen without the rider knowing about it, increasing the probability of a crash happening and, well, we all know what happens after that.

Of the 43,426 models affected in the US, a little over a quarter of them (11,991 units) are 2005 to 2010 models of the R1200GS. Not to be outdone, 5,238 units of the R1200GS Adventure from 2006 to 2010 are affected, as well as 3,866 units of the K1200S from 2005 to 2008, and 3,057 units of the K1200GT from 2006 to 2008.

Other models affected include the 2006 BMW HP2 Enduro (364 units), 2008-2009 HP2 Megamoto (93 units), 2006-2008 K1200R (1,373 units), 2007 K1200R Sport (488 units), 2009-2010 K1300GT (1,148 units), 2010-2011 K1300R (4 units), 2009-2011 K1300S (1,289 units), 2007-2010 R1200R (1,920 units) 2007 R1200S (477 units), and the 2005-2007 R1200ST (555 units).

The NHTSA’s official recall announcement comes after months of testing and inspection from BMW on certain bikes that have reportedly exhibit these problems. It’s unclear why BMW took this long to formally acquiesce to a recall, but the important things is that some thing is already being done to fix these issues.

As is always the case, I advise anybody owning any of the affected models to contact their local dealerships so that the bike’s can be sorted out and, if necessary, get fixed.

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BMW Motorrad Gets Its Own Taste Of a Recall, Calls Back K and R Series Models

BMW Motorrad Gets Its Own Taste Of a Recall, Calls Back K and R Series Models

I’m not particularly sure what’s wrong with today, but even with the frequency of recalls these days, it’s still rare that you get two in one day. Lo and behold, that’s exactly what we have right now after we received word that BMW has issued its own recall involving R and K series models produced during a period of time spanning eight years. Wow. Eight years?

So why did it take BMW this long to identify the problem? I’m not sure I’ll be able to answer that, but what I do know is that these R and K series models have defective rear wheel flanges on the rear suspension that may crack in the event somebody tightens the wheel nuts or the brake disc bolts a little tighter than they should. The problem itself won’t be an issue on the road, but if it’s subjected to improper maintenance, that’s when it might become a headache.

So as a matter of “precaution,” BMW wants owners of R and K series bikes produced between November 2003 and April 2011 to have their bikes checked to make sure if their units are affected by the problem. There’s no information from BMW on how many bikes are affected, but as a precaution of your own, it might be best to go get it checked to see if those wheel flanges need to be replaced.

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive

The 2014 BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive is the ultimate touring motorcycle. Perhaps it goes without saying that the motorcycle is loaded with high end features that not only offer a very comfortable riding experience, but also enhance safety and performances.

This high class touring bike is powered by a 1,649cc, oil/water-cooled, 4-Stroke, in-line, 6-cylinder engine. The powerplant features two overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder, and cranks out a maximum power of 160 Hp (118 KW) at 7,750 rpm and 129 Lb/Ft (175 Nm) of torque at 5,250 rpm. As far as performances are concerned, the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive can send you to a maximum speed of 125 Mph.

Among the special features offered by the BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive you’ll find Hill Start Control, Keyless Ride and adaptive headlights with xenon technology.

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2014 BMW K 1600 GTL

2014 BMW K 1600 GTL

Massive, luxurious and strong, the BMW K 1600 GTL is a comfortable tourer designed for the most demanding riders.

This high class motorcycle is fitted with a comprehensive list of comfort features which will make your ride as enjoyable as possible.

Power comes from a 1,649 cc, oil-/watercooled, 4-stroke, in-line, 6-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The unit rewards you with a maximum output of 160 Hp (118 Kw) at 7,750 rpm and 129 Lb/Ft (175 Nm) at 5,250 rpm. All this power is controlled by means of a 6-speed transmission.

The engine can propel you to a maximum speed of over 125 mph and returns a fuel consumption of 52 mpg (at a constant speed of 55 mph).

The BMW K 1600 GTL is offered with a base price of $23,950 (Including ABS).

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2014 BMW K 1600 GT

2014 BMW K 1600 GT

The BMW K 1600 GT is equipped with all it needs to be considered one of the most capable tourers from the streets.

The motorcycle is built around a 1649 cc, in line, 6 cylinder engine which rewards you with a maximum output of 160 hp at 7,750 rpm and 129 Lb. Ft. of torque at 5,250 rpm. It is also worthy of being mentioned that over 70 % of the maximum torque delivered by the engine is available from just 1500 rpm.

The BMW K 1600 GT rides on a pair of 17 inch cast aluminium wheels shod in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 190/55 ZR 17 rear tires.

One of the unique features offered by the BMW K 1600 GT is the adaptive headlight which is offered as optional equipment.

As far as prices are concerned, the BMW K 1600 GT can be yours for no less than $21,500 (Including ABS).

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2014 - 2016 BMW K 1300 S

2014 - 2016 BMW K 1300 S

Sport-touring is the name of the game when you take a sportbike and give it an upright, comfortable seating position that’ll let you go for miles. The K 1300 S from BMW Motorrad is one of those bikes.

When standing still, the K 1300 S looks like it’s going to be fast. When you start it up, it sounds like it’s going to be fast. And you know what? When you ride it, it is fast. Sure there are bikes out there with more horsepower and higher top speeds, but the K 1300 S is built solid, it feels solid and when you get it out on the pavement, it doesn’t disappoint.

Continue reading for my review of the BMW K 1300 S.

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2013 BMW K1300R

2013 BMW K1300R

The BMW K1300R is one of the most impressive naked bikes from the streets. If you wonder why, the answer is because this German monster receives great marks in all departments’ whether we are talking about design ergonomics or performances.

The BMW K1300R is built around a water-cooled, 4-stroke, in-line four-cylinder engine with two overhead camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The engine’s power is rated at an impressive 127 kW (173 hp) at 9,250 rpm and 140 Nm of torque at 8,250 rpm. Fire up this strong 4-stroke unit and it will propel you to a maximum speed of over 200 km/h.

The stopping power is assured by front 320 mm dual disc brakes, with 4-piston fixed calipers and rear 265 mm single discs with double-piston floating calipers.

As far as prices are concerned the 2013 BMW K1300R can be yours for no less than £12,125.00.

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2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

After BMW revealed its Concept 6 study in 2009, has managed to attract a lot of interest for its new 6-cylinder in line engine. The same engine is now used by the new K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL models which are offered for the first time with a 6-cylinder in-line power unit developed in-house.

The engine delivers a peak torque of 431-lb.-dry and 180 hp. These impressive power figures are combined with traction control and ABS which further increase performance.

The new 6-cylinder touring bikes also benefit from the innovative Electronic Suspension Adjustment II (ESA II), which is offered as standard equipment. Thanks to this capable system you can control with a touch of a button the motorcycle’s electronically adaptation to rebound damping of the front and rear spring strut as well as the spring rest of the rear spring strut.

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2013 BMW K 1600 GT

2013 BMW K 1600 GT

The BMW K 1600 has everything it needs to be considered a practical and reliable gran turismo. The motorcycle offers a perfect mix between performance and comfort, and is powered by a new, compact 1649 cc engine, which cranks out a maximum torque of 175 Nm and 165 hp. The engine is one of the most capable units in its class and over 70% of the maximum torque is available from just 1500 rpm. Thanks to its capable power-plant the motorcycle is able to reach a top speed of over 125 mph, while the fuel consumption is rated at 52 mpg at a constant speed of 56 mph.

The motorcycle sits on 17 inch wheels wrapped in 120/70 ZR 17 front and 190/55 ZR 17 rear tires. The wheels are equipped with front 320 mm dual disc brakes paired with 4-piston fixed calipers and rear 320 mm discs with double-piston calipers.

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2013 BMW K 1600 GTL

2013 BMW K 1600 GTL

The BMW K 1600 GTL is powered by the most compact and efficient in-line 6-cylinder engine ever installed in a series production motorcycle. The 1,649 cc engine is rated at 160 hp (118 kw) at 7,750 rpm and 129 lb/ft (175 Nm) of torque at 5,250 rpm.

Besides its capable engine, the 2013 BMW K 1600 GTL features an ergonomic design which offers a comfortable ride for both long and short journeys.

Among the unique features offered by the BMW K 1600 GTL there is the adaptive headlight which matches the visionary front section of the K 1600 GTL and provides the very highest level of active safety.

The ride is kept in check by a capable Duolever front suspension and a rear Paralever unit. There is also available the optional ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which is able to adapt to various road conditions to provide maximum performances.

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2013 BMW K1300S

2013 BMW K1300S

The BMW K1300S is one of the most appreciated super sport motorcycles in its segment. There is no wonder why, as the bike has anything it needs to be considered a speed demon.

It comes with an aerodynamic design, sport tires and racy suspensions. Needless to say that is also equipped with one of the most capable engines in its class. The engine is a water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder-unit, with four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. It has a 1.293 ccm displacement and cranks out 175 hp (129 KW) at 9,250 rpm and 103 ft-lb (140 Nm) of torque at 8,250 rpm. Start the engine and you’ll be rewarded with a throaty sound from a cool, hexagonal tube. Power is send to the wheels through a constant mesh 6-speed gearbox.

Thanks to its sporty pedigree the BMW K1300S is capable to reach a maximum speed of over 200 kmph and has an average fuel consumption of 50 mpg (at a constant speed of 90 kmph).

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2012 BMW K1300S HP and Dynamic Package

2012 BMW K1300S HP and Dynamic Package

BMW revealed complete details about its HP and Dynamic Packages available for the BMW K1300S. The HP Package includes a tasty paint job which combines three contrasting hues namely Alpine White, Night Black and Lupine Blue to offer a unique appearance. This 2013 HP limited edition is equipped with extra HP Series parts like high-quality HP Carbon parts for the front wheel cover, battery cover and rear seat cowling, HP rearsets for the rider and passenger, a beautiful Akrapovic sports silencer and a paddock stand. There are only 750 units available in HP guise and every model is also offered with a unique, numbered plaque.

On the other hand the Dynamic Package can be combined with any color option and is offered with HP gearshift assistant, Akrapovic sports silencer, electronic suspension adjustment ESA II, automatic stability control ASC, tire pressure control RDC, heated grips and an onboard computer.

Hit the jump for more information on the Dynamic Package available for the BMW K1300S HP.

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2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

2012 BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL

BMW has unveiled today the new K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL. motorcycles that come with a supreme, impressive and equally distinctive appearance, creating a desire to travel at first sight.

The two models are powered by a new 6-cylinder in-line engine that develops a total of 160 HP and a maximum torque of 175 NM. The rider of the K 1600 models has three different engine characteristics directly available at the press of a button at the right-hand end of the handlebars so as to be able to adapt to different uses such as touring on the road, riding on wet surfaces and sporty, dynamic motorcycling - the modes "Rain", "Road" and "Dynamic".

The K 1600 GT is has a very extensive range of standard features ex works consisting of xenon headlamps, heated grips and seat, cruise control and on-board computer. In the K 1600 GT, the body colours of Light Grey metallic and Vermilion Red metallic create a fascinating contrast with the frame and wheels in Ostra Grey and the engine in Platinum metallic matte.

UPDATE 02/15/2011: Prices for the BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL have finally been released. The K 1600 GT is priced at $20,900, while the K 1600 GTL will have a base price of $23,200. If you want to further customize your bike, then you can also opt for the Standard Package. This package is only offered on the K 1600 GT and is priced at $23,045. Further customization can be found on the Premium Package which is available on both models and priced at $24,540 for the K 1600 GT and $25,845 for the K 1600 GTL.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW F 800 ST Touring and K 1300 R Dynamic special editions

BMW F 800 ST Touring and K 1300 R Dynamic special editions

BMW UK announced today two new special editions: the F 800 ST Touring and K 1300 R Dynamic. Both models are now available to order.

The F 800 ST Touring comes with ABS, key-matched, expandable Sport Panniers (15L-25L capacity each side), On-board Computer, heated grips, main center stand, £1658 worth of official BMW options and accessories. It is priced at £8510 - a saving of £458 over standard model.

The K 1300 R Dynamic features: electronic suspension adjustment 2, gear shift assist, sports wheels, on-board computer, heated grips,sport windshield and LED indicators. It is priced at £11,250 - a saving of £835. Both models will be offered in new exterior colors for 2011: Sapphire Black Metallic, Light Grey, Sapphire Black, Granite Grey Metallic, Acid Green metallic and Black silk gloss.

Press release after the jump.

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BMW recalls 122,000 motorcycles over brake issue

BMW recalls 122,000 motorcycles over brake issue

BMW has issued a recall of 122,000 motorcycles worldwide because of pipe problems to the front braking system. The affected models are K 1200 GT and R 1200 GS manufactured between August 2006 and May 2009.

The respective models were first recalled over the same issue two years ago, but the solution found then – bringing in new brake houses – didn’t prove as reliable as expected. Apparently, as a result of vibrations, the brakes could leak but BMW reports that there should be no problems as long as the fluid level in the front brake reservoir is the right one. More after the jump.

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BMW K1200LT, the two-wheeled cow

BMW K1200LT, the two-wheeled cow

With quite a few occasions, we happened to see various sportsbikes that resembled different cats, but to our surprise this is a motorcycle wrapped in fur and it is anything but light, agile and very fast. It couldn’t have possibly been any of those attributes simply because this BMW K1200LT is supposed to look like a cow. If we must be mean, we would say the standard bike does a very good job in that concern, but it seems that the owner of this particular one lend a very helpful hand.

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BMW Motorrad History

BMW Motorrad History

BMW-web.tv has just released three video episodes explaining the BMW Motorrad history.

See how BMW first started by producing airplanes and then turned to motorcycles, selling the first ever R32 model five years before starting to design automobiles.

The Bavarian company proved adaptable in the critic period following the Second World War and very innovative afterwards. This lead the Germans towards great profit numbers in the propitious 1960s period, when some of their iconic models were born (mostly R series).

Enduro models from the 1970s were an instant success and that was carried on in Dakar racing as well. BMW then oriented towards high-performing and innovative street models (the K series) while carrying on with the Enduro segment as well.

See the three videos after the break.

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2009 BMW K 1300 GT

2009 BMW K 1300 GT

BMW is enjoying the benefits of their latest veritable touring bike, the K 1300 GT, which features electrically-adjustable windscreen as well as heated seat and handles as standard options. Although benefiting of an engine that produces 160 hp, the top speed is limited to 124 mph, so the new BMW would still have a hard time dethroning the Kawasaki Concours 1400. Still, it makes for one hell of a contender.

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2009 BMW K 1300 R

2009 BMW K 1300 R

The 2009 BMW K 1300 R is a massive and very well individualized German naked which retains goodies such as the Duolever front suspension and single-sided rear swingarm with shaft included from its fully-faired sibling, the K 1300 S. The engine is the same, all-new 1293 cc, four-cylinder inline managing an outstanding 173 hp. This much amount of power together with the bike’s 217 kg dry weight position the new Beemer up against the Suzuki B-King, something that isn’t quite often seen.

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2009 BMW K 1300 S

2009 BMW K 1300 S

Last year’s Intermot show in Germany saw BMW unveiling the 2009 K 1300 S, a bike that carries on the fame of the innovative K series by retaining the Duolever front suspension and single-sided swingarm with integrated shaft.

The new model makes a big impression on the industry’s scene not as much due to its 228 kg and 1293 cc inline-four engine that is capable of 175 hp, but more due to the optional quick shifter and the new ESA 2 (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) system.

Overall, the design hasn’t been changed except the slightly redesigned side fairings and black finished front air scoops. For 2009, the BMW K 1300 S is available in a range of new colors.

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BMW K1300R by Wunderlich

BMW K1300R by Wunderlich

German tuners ‘Wunderlich’ recently performed a radical transformation on a 2009 BMW K1300R with incredible results. In fact, I would call this a better candidate for the MotoTerminator title than the Confederate models that were created with robotics in mind.

The Wunderlich BMW K1300R is a sophisticated motorcycle robot send back in time to change the life of one lucky rider. Upgrading the bike from all points of view with aftermarket units such as the titanium sports exhaust, lightweight wheels, wave-style discs, flat sports bars, uprated suspensions and a radical headlight cluster, the German tuning experts managed to make this thing really their own…and add an extra $9,000 on top of the Beamer’s original price.

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2009 BMW K1300R by AC Schnitzer

2009 BMW K1300R by AC Schnitzer

One of Germany’s most notorious tuners, AC Schnitzer, recently finished work on the all-new BMW K1300R and– by what this picture reveals – they enhanced the model’s aggressive looks without neglecting performance either.

The upgrades consist in: lighter AC Schnitzer ACS forged alloy wheels, a Superbike bar conversion package, AC Schnitzer Stealth silencer with EC approval and removable DB Killer, high performance manifold, belly pan, cockpit and lamp trim as well as an AC Schnitzer pillion cover. Standard clutch and brake levers are replaced by AC’s more resistant and also adjustable units made of aeronautical aluminum.

AC Schnitzer hasn’t yet announced the price of the impressive transformation, but I don’t know why I have a hunch that you don’t really want to find that out, but simply look at the bike and be impressed by the transformation.

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BMW K 1200 RS Utah Movie

BMW K 1200 RS Utah Movie

It’s beautiful and comfortable, it tours and it can be ridden sporty and it needs absolutely no additional presentation. Yes, it’s the 2008 BMW K 1200 RS and it isn’t just somewhere, but at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah.

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2008 BMW K 1200 GT

2008 BMW K 1200 GT

With the new K 1200 GT, BMW practically redefines the idea of sport touring by upgrading the bike’s most important features such as the engine and the suspensions. Comfort is, of course, exceptional thanks to an adjustable seat and height-adjustable handlebars.

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BMW K 1200 R joins the PGR4

BMW K 1200 R joins the PGR4

Just a few years ago, a BMW motorcycle wouldn’t necessarily have been the first choice for a computer software company to include as one of the star machines in its racing video game but the recent arrival of lighter, faster, more powerful machines from BMW such as the K 1200 R haven’t gone unnoticed by the video game developers.
The 163 hp four-cylinder machine – currently the most powerful production naked roadster in the world – was always designed to make a statement, rather than blend in (...)

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Wow! BMW K 1200 R Sport for only $5000?

Wow! BMW K 1200 R Sport for only $5000?

BMW Motorrad USA and American Express have teamed up to make your wishes come true for this holiday season. For one day only, on December 4, 2007, all American Express card members have the opportunity to buy a brand new four-cylinder, 163 horsepower BMW K 1200 R Sport for only $5000. It sounds like a dream, but it’s as real as it gets.
BMW Motorrad USA and American Express will offer a select number of new K 1200 R Sport motorcycles, valued at about $17,000, to all American Express card (...)

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Intelligent special equipment feature package solutions and new colours offered by BMW Motorrad for nearly all 2008 models

Intelligent special equipment feature package solutions and new colours offered by BMW Motorrad for nearly all 2008 models

To coincide with the end of the plant holidays, BMW Motorrad starts the model year 2008 with a range of new colours and equipment packages.
The most important piece of news of model year 2008 is the new special equipment packages – in particular the safety package offered for nearly all models which includes ASC (Automatic Stability Control), ABS and RDC (tyre pressure control) as a combined feature. The advantage of these packages is that they offer tried and tested combinations with a (...)

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Preview for what's about to come from BMW for 2008

Preview for what’s about to come from BMW for 2008

Here are the 2008 models from BMW. For 2008, BMW Motorrad offers you new safety and special equipment packages as well as new colors and special equipments.
The new colors and special equipments can be ordered immediately within all BMW motorcycle dealers.

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Accessories for K 1200 R Sport from AC Schnitzer

Accessories for K 1200 R Sport from AC Schnitzer

The new BMW K 1200 R Sport forms the bridge between the "stripped down" K 1200 R and the fully-clothed K 1200 S. Barely launched, a complete accessory range is now available from AC Schnitzer that further reinforces the sporting nature of the "Sport". Particularly striking are the superlight AC S 1 forged rims, which with their low weight of under 8 kg ensure even better performance and handling.
The uncompromising dynamics are further enhanced by the EC-approved AC (...)

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Nice artwork: BMW K1200R RE3

Nice artwork: BMW K1200R RE3

The Resident Evil genre started life as a video game and soon became a global success story. The first two films - Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Apocalypse - based on the mega videogame sellers of the same name from Capcom have generated a total turnover of over 600 million US Dollars worldwide to date. The third film - Resident Evil: Extinction - is produced by Constantin Film AG and will be released in Europe in September. It sees Alice (Milla Jovovich) once again take up the fight (...)

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2006 BMW K 1200 R

2006 BMW K 1200 R

On the street respect isn’t given...

You’ve got to earn it. With 163 horsepower and pavement-scorching torque, the K 1200 R is the most powerful naked bike ever to roll off theassembly line. Delivering a potent combination...

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2006 BMW K 1200 GT

2006 BMW K 1200 GT

The new K 1200 GT has the new BMW Duolever front suspension, optional ESA and a transversely-mounted in-line 4-cylinder engine offering a whopping 152 bhp. It also has height-adjustable handlebars, a narrower design, and an adjustable saddle. Point it at the horizon and go, because sport touring has never been this thrilling.

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2007 BMW K 1200 R Sport

2007 BMW K 1200 R Sport

BMW Motorrad is proudly introducing the fourth model in the Company’s most powerful model series. And as the model designation already indicates, the new K 1200 R Sport is based on the BMW K 1200 R.

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2006 BMW K 1200 S

2006 BMW K 1200 S

Enough raw power to shock...

With enough raw power to shock even the most seasoned adrenaline junky, the K 1200 S hurls you from a dead stop to sixty mph in just 2.8 seconds. Once you’re over the whiplash, you’ll keep climbing, topping out at speeds that run neck-and-neck with the fastest production motorcycles in the world. Add ABS brakes and a few other creative comforts, and the sport bike world has a whole new leader.

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2006 BMW K 1200 LT

2006 BMW K 1200 LT

Peak performance and absolute amenities mile after mile after mile.

Among the forty-four standard features included on the dynamically modified K 1200 LT are a higher output engine, a modified gearbox, chrome package, a redesigned instrument panel and seats, a new paint finishes, and an electro-hydraulic center stand. Engineered for high-performance hauls over endless lengths of road, the K 1200 LT offers one of the smoothest, most comfortable rides imaginable.

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