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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 R1200RT by Fireexpress

BMW R1200RT by Fireexpress

Getting as fast as possible to the scene of a fire can sometimes prove as challenging as extinguishing the actual fire. That is when a Firexpress BMW R1200RT comes in handy simply because of the extremely reduced dimensions, compared to those of the fire brigade trucks.

Capable of carrying a modest (also compared to the big trucks) 13.2 gallons of water or foam, the system works by dispersing that quantity in microdroplets and so continues spraying for more than two minutes. The low-speed stream reaches as much as 15 feet while, fully loaded, the bike manages to achieve a top speed of 90 mph.

Several such BMWs are currently in use in Greece and the system is widely spread in the rest of Europe and in Asia, where it fits various big motorcycles and ATVs.

See a demonstration video after the break.

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