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BMW motorcycles include the GS adventure touring motorcycles such as the R1200GS, F800GS and G650GS, S1000RR sportbike, R1200R street motorcycle, R1200RT sport tourer and six-cylinder K1600GT and K1600GTL touring motorcycles.

BMW entered the motorcycle business only after it was forced to abandon the aircraft industry after Germany signed the Treaty of Versaillles. BMW’s first motorcycle – the 486cc R 32 – was unveiled in 1923 and since then it has garnered a well-earned reputation for producing machines that stand the test of time. BMW is best known for its hugely popular GS line of on- and off-road motorcycles – a segment that accounts for almost 30% of BMW motorcycle sales worldwide. Despite its success with the GS family, the German marquee has recently made a huge splash in the streetbike segment with its impressive S1000RR. In its very first year the S1000RR topped’s annual literbike shootout.

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  • BMW R1200RT for Medics

    BMW presented an R1200RT adapted for paramedics at Europe’s leading trade show for first responders. The R1200RT was accompanied by several BMW automobiles similarly equipped to deal with emergencies at the 2016 edition of RETTmobil in Fulda, Germany. Our editor’s and reader’s choice sport-touring motorcycle of 2015 is a practical platform for first responder duties. […] more
  • BMW Opening New Factory in Brazil

    BMW announced plans to open a new motorcycle production plant in Manaus, Brazil, by the end of the year. The company expects the plant to produce more than 10,000 motorcycles in 2017 for the Brazilian market. The factory will assemble nine different models including the G310R. The new factory also marks the end of BMW’s […] more
  • BMW Announces Intelligent Emergency Call System for Motorcycles

    BMW announced a new emergency call system that will give motorcyclists a quick way to get help in the case of an accident. The optional add-on, expected to hit the European market in 2017, can be manually activated or automatically triggered by a collision or fall, immediately sending a message to a BMW call center […] more
  • BMW Reports 7.7% Sales Growth in First Quarter of 2016

    Another quarter brings another sales record for BMW, with the German manufacturer announcing worldwide sales of 33,788 motorcycles and scooters in the first three months of 2016. The total sets a new first quarter record for BMW, surpassing the start of last year’s total of 31,370 units by 7.7%. “BMW Motorrad has started into the […] more
  • BMW GS Survival Tool

    Every now and then, we come across an item on April 1 that leaves us questioning whether it’s an April Fools prank. I blame Honda, which announced on April 1, 2014, that the NM4 was entering production – and meant it. If the Akira-inspired “I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-a-concept” NM4 could be real, then anything can, right? And then […] more
  • Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra Recalled for Stalling Issues

    Remember the Husqvarna TR650 Strada and Terra, the two street-legal Huskys released in 2013 and 2014 but discontinued when BMW sold the brand? KTM hasn’t forgotten, but only because the company got stuck with the task of recalling a motorcycle it never produced. The TR650 models were among the last new Husqvarnas released under BMW […] more
  • BMW Celebrates Centennial, Looks Ahead to Next 100 Years

    BMW kicked off its centennial celebrations with a ceremony in Munich, Germany, looking back at the company’s past and forward to the next 100 years. The event concluded with the debut of the BMW Vision Next 100 concept car (pictured at top) and the promise of further futuristic concepts through the year including a motorcycle […] more
  • More Details on BMWs Motorcycle Helmet HUD

    Yesterday, we wrote about a new helmet from BMW with heads-up display technology introduced a the Consumer Electronics Show. Today, we’ve learned more information about the technology from its developer, DigiLens Inc. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., DigiLens develops holographic optical materials and copy technology for augmented reality display systems. DigiLens primarily produces technology for the […] more
  • BMW Introduces HUD Helmet Concept

    BMW revealed a motorcycle helmet concept with heads-up display technology at the Consumer Electronics Show. BMW says it hopes to bring the technology to market “within the next few years.” The challenge for HUD technology is to display information onto the rider’s field of view without creating a distraction, or at least, being less of […] more
  • BMW Reveals Laser Headlights for Motorcycles

    BMW revealed a new “laser light” headlight system for motorcycles that claims twice the high beam range of conventional headlights. The technology, brought over from the company’s automobile division, debuted on a K1600GTL concept model revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to BMW, the laser lights produce a bright “pure-white” light […] more
  • BMW GS Trophy Competition Bikes on the Way to Thailand

    A hundred BMW R1200GS bikes and another 14 GS Adventures are on their way to Thailand for the fifth annual BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition. The competition pits 19 international teams – including for the first time an all-female squad – in a series of challenges testing their riding skills. The 2016 competition takes […] more
  • 2013-2015 BMW C600 Sport and C650GT Scooters Recalled for Brake Fluid Leak

    BMW is recalling its C600 Sport and C650GT scooters from model years 2013-2015 because their front brake hoses may get damaged. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the front brake hose may kink, damaging the outer hose cover and the inner protective reinforcing steel mesh. If left untouched, the hose […] more
  • 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler Videos Leaked

    A number of videos of the new 2016 BMW R nineT Scrambler have leaked online ahead of its official introduction at EICMA. The videos, uploaded to the AutoMotoTV YouTube channel, appear to be official BMW-produced videos, providing clear looks at the Scrambler including footage of how it handles off-road terrain. The Scrambler will join the […] more
  • BMW Confirms R nineT Scrambler for EICMA, and Possibly Cruisers in the Future

    When BMW introduced its latest R1200GS with its water-cooled heads, some traditionalists mourned the move away from the company’s air-cooled boxers. Those fears were allayed somewhat with introduction of the air-cooled R nineT in 2014 while other R1200 models switched to the new engine. Seeing the success of the R nineT, BMW affirmed it will […] more
  • BMW Reveals eRR Electric Sportbike Concept

    BMW revealed an electric sportbike concept styled after the S1000RR. Dubbed the BMW eRR (am I the only one who thinks “error” when I see that acronym? At least put a hyphen in there, am I right?), the concept shares the S1000RR’s fairing including the gills on the right side, but the telltale lack of […] more
  • BMW Concept Stunt G310 Revealed

    BMW introduced a new concept model, offering a preview of its upcoming entry-level motorcycle. Premiering at Sao Paolo, Brazil, the BMW Concept Stunt G310 is the product of a collaboration with India-based TVS Motors, and the first look at a series of beginner models displacing around 300cc. BMW enlisted Chris Pfeiffer to demonstrate the concept’s […] more
  • ABS Pro Retrofit Offered for 2012-2014 BMW S1000RR

    S1000RR owners will soon have access to BMW‘s ABS Pro technology which allows the antilock braking system to kick in even when cornering. First introduced in the HP4, ABS Pro will be available as a retrofit option for S1000RR models from 2012-2014 as of this October. Owners of the 2015 model (and those waiting for […] more
  • 2016 BMW C650GT and C650 Sport Scooters Announced

    BMW announced several updates to its C-series maxi-scooters including a revised powertrain, new suspension settings and a complete makeover for the Sport model including a name change from C600 to C650. It always seemed odd to name one model the C650GT and the other the C600 Sport when both use the same 647cc parallel-Twin engine; […] more

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