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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's baby G 310 cafe-racer gets rendered

BMW’s baby G 310 cafe-racer gets rendered

TVS is already producing a single cylinder G 310R for BMW Motorrad in their Hosur plant. This is no new news that BMW teamed up with TVS Motors in a Euro 20 million partnership to support them with the manufacturing and distribution of smaller capacity motorcycles, starting with the G 310R. In the USA, the baby Beemer has been making steady strides for its ease of usage and functionality.

An Italian artist who goes by the name Oberdan Bezzi, also famously called as OBIBOI has sketched an impressive looking concept which might be expected from the BMW Motorrad stable in the future for the entry-level segment.

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What if BMW makes a mid-segment supersports?

What if BMW makes a mid-segment supersports?

This is how they might look if it becomes a reality

The current S1000RR held the throne of being the most proficient machine in the liter class superbike segment in terms of technical prowess and the entire package for a long time now. But the German maker hasn’t had any footfall in the mid-segment supersport arena because they pretty much did not give a damn.

But imagining them do it is going to bring a lot of sleepless nights to the Japanese players who have taken the top slots to the throne in the 600 cc segment. There are no official word or snippets from anywhere suggesting this might happen, but this did not stop our friend Nicolas Petit to sketch a few potent machines that can come out of the Beemer factory gates.

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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 is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is busy testing the 2018 S1000RR and it seems that the Germans are thorough this time.

BMW is finally getting all the bell and whistles of the current crop of superbikes posing a threat to the crowned.

Although late to the party, the Germans are finally upping the ante of their litre class superbike, the S 1000RR. The engineers gave it enough oomph to uphold its end of the bargain pretty well with the 2015 upgrade and the bike had a good run with class leading power figures and chassis structure, until now.

She is now, at eight years old, missing a few exquisite equipment list and sorts of electronic wizardry that adorns the modern 2017 competition like the Fireblades’, Ninjas’, R1s’ and the GSXs’. They are faster, lighter and cleverer than ever before and could easily clip off the S 1000 RR one by one. Luckily, BMW says enough is enough and are readying a machine that could spell out being the Pinnacle of German Engineering.

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BMW Scooter Spied Testing

BMW Scooter Spied Testing

A while back, BMW brought out the E-Scooter Concept that would be previewing the brand’s electric drive line. Not much has been said about the production model as of yet, but our spy photographers were quick to click when they spotted this future electric bike testing, and they say it sounds just like a gas-powered model.

It is believed that the scooter caught testing is, in fact, a production version of the BMW Concept C unveiled in 2010 at the EICMA Motorcycle Show. Known as BMW’s maxi scooter, the new model will use a 650 cc engine and will be offered in two different versions. However, don’t expect to see much from the concept in the production version, especially those blue tires and lasers that made many fall in love with it to begin with. Those will definitely not be showing up as the production model will adopt a more conventional appearance.

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No, this isn't the all-new BMW S600RR!!!

No, this isn’t the all-new BMW S600RR!!!

Ever since the germans from BMW launched their S1000RR superbike and especially after the liter bike turned out to be 2010’s best, the question just popped: will BMW build an S600RR? The answer is no, they won’t! At least not so soon. The news comes from the car and motorcycle manufacturer itself and it’s as bad as it can be.

BMW was actually needed to release a statement saying they haven’t developed a 600cc machine to enlarge their superbike lineup after the word was out that they own the internet domain name www.s600rr.de. Apparently, that’s just to make sure someone else won’t use it in Germany. In other words: no BMW S600RR for you…at least not for now.

BMW explains why:

“Developing a 600 supersport bike is more or less as expensive as a 1000cc superbike; the production costs aren’t very much lower but the retail price would be.

"Therefore, trying to recoup development cost for such a project would be much more difficult.

“Now BMW already has developed a successful superbike there are other market sectors for us to concentrate on that offer a better return on investment.”

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Superbike half dressed: BMW S1000RS ClubRacer

Superbike half dressed: BMW S1000RS ClubRacer

After recently presenting the BMW R1000RS sketch showing how a streetfighter edition of the BMW S1000RR superbike could look, Obiboi has also considered the possibility of a half-faired version and went back to the drawing board. The Italian designer calls his latest sketch the S1000RS ClubRacer.

Presuming that BMW would ever consider building such a version, they would have to think at spoiling the kind of sportbike rider that still loves symmetrical headlights (these appear to be of this kind), craves for wind protection and yet enjoys an unveiled inline-four motor screaming German engineering. Looking at it that way, this is one hell of a rendering.

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Superbike undressed: BMW R1000RS by Oberdan Bezzi

Superbike undressed: BMW R1000RS by Oberdan Bezzi

Ever since BMW launched their all-new S1000RR superbike we started hoping for a naked version of it and now that design guru Oberdan Bezzi created the BMW R1000RS streetfighter, chances are the Bavarian giant will consider this a great opportunity to enlarge their sport motorcycle lineup. At least that is what we hope for because from the very first glance, this undressed S1000RR looks like a nightmare for the Ducati Streetfighter, not as much in terms of style as we have to admit the Italian designer did draw inspiration from the Streetfighter, but in terms of performance.

We’ve already seen how great of a stunt bike the BMW S1000RR is in the right hands, so imagine its R1000RS naked brother.

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BMW R 1250 GS by Oberdan Bezzi

BMW R 1250 GS by Oberdan Bezzi

Design guru Oberdan Bezzi has come up with a very interesting Bavarian adventure touring rendering, one that is imagined to replace the current BMW R 1200 GS.

The Italian designer sees in the R 1250 GS as a totally new motorcycle to take around the world, one with sport-touring credentials and sharper looks. The bigger Boxer engine is supposed to develop 120hp, while the bike weighs 18kg (39.68 lbs) less than the current selling one and relies on totally different weight distribution and shorter wheelbase than ever before.

We can’t help noticing the underseat exhaust and much more compact overall look, which is what riders expect from their million miles motorcycle.

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BMW R1200GS Barbie Edition. WTF?

BMW R1200GS Barbie Edition. WTF?

When I first saw this picture I checked the calendar to see if today is by any chance Valentine’s Day and this is just the result of some guy desecrating his bike in order for his girl to forgive him for not spending as much time cuddling or something like that. But no!

There have actually been “rumors” (which I would have loved not to hear about)) that BMW is preparing a Barbie Edition and this is just a rendering of that because otherwise the world of those who actually go around the world will be turned upside down. Can you imagine that? How can anyone even picture such a horrible image?

Bye, Bye girls! And then she goes vrrrrooooomm. I feel like puking.

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BMW's renderings regarding the Lo Rider

BMW’s renderings regarding the Lo Rider

The recently unveiled BMW Lo Rider concept strips down to the very essence of motorcycling and brings us customization possibilities that were frankly unexpected from a manufacturer known more for its army and touring motorcycle, not this cruiser-like model.

But it seems that finding new means of thrilling a rider’s heart is the way to go into the future and BMW gets a decent head start with the sketches released after the public unveiling in Milan. These make public twelve customization possibilities which are imagined by BMW designers and could very well materialize into something real.

Motorcyclenews launches the question on everyone’s minds: “Should BMW build the Lo Rider?” and you are invited to answer to on their website.

P.S. By the way that these sketches look, you know my answer!

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What's up for next year?

What’s up for next year?

In this article we’re going to have a closer look at what the motorcycle manufacturers are planning for us next year. Since model years are different in parts of the world,we’re not going to call them 2009 or 2010 model, but just “next year”. You’ll understand.
In four months, world’s biggest motorcycle exhibition (Intermot in Germany) opens its doors, and we’ll be seeing many new models. Here’s our stab at what we think (hope) to see.
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