BMW K1200LT & R1200GS Named Motorcycles of the Year   The BMW K 1200 LT and the R 1200 GS have been named two of the top ten motorcycles for 2004 by Cycle World magazine. The annual awards, featured in the July issue of Cycle World magazine, recognize the top ten motorcycles in ten different …

BMW K – R Series Motorcycle Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make / Models :           Model/Build Years:     BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004 BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004 NHTSA …

BMW R1100RT-P Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : R1100RT-P Years: 1998-2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V198000 Recall Date : MAY 22, 2001 Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL Potential Number Of Units Affected : 990 Summary: VEHICLE …

BMW R1200C Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Models : R1200C Years: 2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V289000 Recall Date : SEP 22, 2000 Component: SEATS:MOTORCYCLE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1636 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: …

BMW K1200RS Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : K1200RS Years: 1998-2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V264000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Potential Number Of Units Affected : …

BMW F650GS Dakar Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Model : F650GS DAKAR Year : 2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V267000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Potential Number Of Units …

BMW R850R Recall – BMW R1100R Recall   NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Models: BMW R850R Years: 1996-1997 BMW R1100R Years: 1995-1997 Number Involved: 2,000 Dates of Manufacture: October 1994 – August 1996 NHTSA Recall …

BMW Announces Motorcycle Automatic Stability Control System   BMW has announced the availability of their first motorcycle “stability control” (looks like traction control to us) system for street bikes. The system uses the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS system and advances it from a stand-alone solution acting only on the brakes into a fully networked all-around …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG Monza, 12th September 1954: In the Italian Grand Prix, Wilhelm Noll with Fritz Cron in the sidecar were the first to see the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle Part 4: Electrics, Body, Colors, Accessories and Specifications   BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 ▪  Overall Concept and Features Part 2 ▪  Drivetrain Part 3 ▪  Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 ▪  Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 3: Suspension   BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 ▪  Overall Concept and Features Part 2 ▪  Drivetrain Part 3 ▪  Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 ▪  Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 2: Drivetrain   BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 ▪  Overall Concept and Features Part 2 ▪  Drivetrain Part 3 ▪  Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 ▪  Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. …

BMW Revives the C1-E Concept for Urban Travel   Edited by webBikeWorld.com 1990’s BMW C1 Now With Electric Motor Proposed as Solution for Urban Travel BMW fans will remember the BMW C1 from the 1990’s; an interesting and unique scooter with a cover that did not require a helmet for the rider. About 10,000 C1’s …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA   Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG e the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship title for Germany and the first for BMW. For the two riders from Kirchhain near Marburg, it was the …

BMW K1200GT   BMW has been busy this year!  They have also just announced the K 1200 GT, a sport-touring version of theK 1200 S super-sport bike. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. UPDATE:  July 2007 – The BMW …

BMW Announces the K1200S High-Performance Sports Bike   It’s finally here!  The time for speculation is over. Now it’s official: the K 1200 S has arrived! In motorcycling as in boxing, the unexpected moves are sometimes the most effective. BMW, successful for more than eight decades with reliable, durable and, well… sensible motorcycles, has unleashed …

 BMW Announces the New K 1200 R Sport   The new K 1200 R Sport is the fourth model in the BMW’s most powerful model series. As the model designation already indicates, the new K 1200 R Sport is based on the BMW K 1200 R.Perhaps the most essential feature of the new K 1200 R …

BMW G650 X-Series Motorcycle Specifications   Here’s everything you need to know and more about the new and curiously named BMW Xchallenge, Xcountry and Xmoto G650 single cylinder series of motorcycles. Following is a lightly edited and translated text version of the huge BMW .pdf press release. Following that are images of the torque and horsepower …

BMW Announces the New Xmoto   BMW G 650 Xmoto is a complete departure from the old and staid BMW. It’s designed to enjoy fast curves on country roads. Even at a standstill, the Street Moto clearly proves that this very special machine focuses on one highlight in particular: sheer riding pleasure on country roads. …

Vintage and Antique BMW Motorcycles   BMW Motorcycle Restoration and Painting and Vintage BMW’s:  John Borella (CT) does Glasurit paint, sheet metal restoration, pin striping, gas tank restoration and rebuilding and painting on vintage and modern BMW’s; no website, call 860-774-5535  |  “Vech” is a famous BMW vintage motorcycle restoration expert; his shop is called Bench …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 S   The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models. Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Concept …

BMW Announces the New XChallenge   The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is termed “the Hard Enduro for the off-road enthusiast”. The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is a new departure for BMW and has a lot to offer: This is an uncompromising off-road machine with long spring travel and not one single gram of extra weight. …

2015 BMW R 1200 RS Announced   Summary In addition to the new 2015 BMW R 1200 R (Preview), BMW announced it’s better-looking brother, the new R 1200 RS at the 2014 Intermot show on September 30 in Cologne. The new BMW R 1200 RS is “a new dimension in sports touring”, according to the Bavarians. …

The New K 1200 R Combines a Bold Image With High Technology   Just when you thought the growing “naked bike” segment – sportbikes shorn of their plastic wrappers, unveiled for all to see – was all about showing off and nothing about substance and style, here comes the 2006 BMW K 1200 R. Unlike …

BMW Announces the BMW HP2   Summary A dream of many Boxer fans is coming true: BMW Motorcycles has presented a truly uncompromising, sporting and exceptionally light enduro – the new BMW HP2, a Boxer built for the off-road enthusiast and the most demanding tracks in the world. Purist, but nevertheless stylish and perfectly equipped …

BMW Motorrad Announces New Mid-Range BMW F 800 S Twin-Cylinder   BMW F 800 S Twin Cylinder UPDATE: BMW has also just announced the BMW F 800 ST (photo) sport-touring version of the F 800 S. Larger photos of the F 800 S below BMW has finally announced what has long been rumored: a completely new mid-range sports …

BMW Motorcycle History   BMW Announces Online Database of BMW Motorcycle Photos, Historical Information and More The new BMW Historical Archive includes information, photos and details on motorcycle and automobile history, biographies of famous motor racing personalities and more. The information is categorized in several different ways, and is available through individual keyword searches or …

BMW R100S Motorcycle   Summary One of BMW’s great strengths turns out to be an unexpected versatility. Many have scoffed at the Bavarian firm’s extra-mainstream approach to motorcycle design, the main elements of which were established 54 years ago, but it seems to work for them — and in surprisingly diverse fields. BMW’s early image …

Beutler Future BMW Concept   wBW Special Report – Edited by webBikeWorld Staff “Where did your spaceship land?“ The man in his mid-fifties shakes his Schuberth flip-up helmeted head, befitting his station in disbelief. “Could you please move over for a second?  I have to take a closer look on this bike — is it really a …

BMW R1100RS Police Motorcycles   Master Listing of All wBW Motorcycle Product Reviews Note: For informational use only. All material and photographs are Copyright © webWorld International, LLC since 2000. All rights reserved. See the webBikeWorld® Site Info page. Product specifications, features and details may change or differ from our descriptions. Always check before purchasing. Read the Terms and …

BMW F650GS and F650GS Dakar Motorcycles FOR 2005   On This Page:  New for 2005  |  BMW F650GS Dakar  |  F650GS Accessories More:  F650GS motorcycle parts at Eurotech Motorsports  |  Photos courtesy BMW AG – BMW North America Narrowly focused sportbikes to the left, massively overwrought tourers to the right…is there any place left for the simple, do-it-all motorcycle? Sure there is, and …

Integral ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control): New Riding Dynamic Control Systems for BMW Motorcycles   Editor’s Note:  BMW usually provides tons of technical detail on their motorcycles and accessories, and the following information is a lightly edited translation of a large document provided by the BMW press office.  Since webBikeWorld visitors can’t seem to …

2010 BMW R 1200 RT: DOHC = More Power!   The 2010 BMW R 1200 RT: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200RT, along with the 2010 1200GS and R1200GS Adventure (info). The big news is the new dual overhead cam 1200 cc (actually 1170 cc) engine! The BMW R 1200 …

New BMW Motorcycle Zumo Navigator GPS System Based on Garmin Zumo   Ever since the introduction of BMW’s original Motorrad Navigator several years ago, sales of paper maps to BMW riders have fallen dramatically. Subsequent generations of Navigator II, Navigator II Plus and Navigator III GPS systems further revolutionized long distance route finding for riders with their …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 GS Adventure   The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. …

Honda E4-01 Concept Motorcycle   More:  Large sized photos below Concealed beneath the E4-01’s sleek, rider-friendly form are a host of advanced technologies that give this automatic sports bike a high degree of both comfort and performance. In keeping with the lofty ideal of the best manufacturing in the world, this machine embodies the four E’s: …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains   October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask …

Honda Super Cub 50th Anniversary   TOKYO, Japan, July 23, 2008 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. held a ceremony, July 21, 2008, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Super Cub sales which began in August 1958. The ceremony for associates was held at Honda’s Kumamoto Factory where Super Cub is produced in Japan. “The reason …

BMW and KTM Developing Spine Protection System for Motorcycle Riders   Effective protection of the neck and spinal areas is crucial, especially for off-road motorcycle riding. BMW has collaborated with KTM move forward with the development of an adequate system of protection for this extremely sensitive area.  The objective is to reduce the risk of …