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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 third …

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 K 1200 GT …

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 a …

 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 Sport …

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 curves, available colors and a …

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. The …

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 Mark Works; he also makes the …

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 and …

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. In …

2015 BMW R 1200 RS Announced 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. BMW Motorrad …

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 the …

BMW Announces the BMW HP2 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 with the …

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 bike. …

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 by selecting a year …

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 in this country was that …

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?“  Five minutes later his …

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 Conditions! …

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 far …

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 get …

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 RT …

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 fast …

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. Features …

The History of the BMW GS-Series It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since BMW introduced a radical new motorcycle to the public. The original BMW R 80 G/S received a “love it/hate it” reaction from everyone who laid eyes on it, and not a single person thought the concept would succeed. But …

The 100,000th BMW R 1200 GS Dual Sport! On This Page: Summary of changes BMW press release Detailed technical analysis Specifications Optional equipment HP and torque curves Colors The BMW R 1200 GS, together with the model variant Adventure, celebrated an impressive record. In Berlin, the 100,000th 1200 GS rolled off the assembly line! 84,373 …

The BMW F 800 R Revised for 2015 In addition to the new BMW S 1000 XR “Adventure Sport” (Preview), BMW announced a revised F 800 R at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW F 800 R The new F 800 R is the …

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of the BMW GS It was an inspired concept, and BMW is still capitalizing on it to this day.  In September of 1980, the launch of the latest BMW two-wheeler revealed a fully-fledged motorcycle with a classic flat-twin Boxer engine, yet it was very different from any BMW that had gone …

BMW Children’s Bicycle Grows With Young Riders The new BMW Kids’ Bike lets riders avoid a wobbly beginning by starting out as a ride-on bike without pedals, allowing children to develop balancing skills until they are ready for the power of pedaling. The user-friendly bicycle has an easy-to-install pedal system and an adjustable seat so …

1994 BMW K75 This 1994 BMW K75 motorcycle was purchased in 1999 with 4k on the odometer. This is how it looked when I bought it. I converted the “low rider” seat to the standard height seat (here’s a page with details on how to do this). Modifications included a Kisan headlight modulator (installation tech …

The BMW R65 Monoshock “Airhead” Here are photos (below) of my rare “monoshock”. It’s a 1986 BMW R65 with the accessory BMW oil cooler. It has all the benefits of a classic “Airhead”, but with the amenities of the later bikes. BMW used the same frame on this bike as the R80, and the modern switches and …

I no longer own my 1994 BMW K75, but I had taken some photos of the conversion process from the low seat to the regular, or “high” seat. I apologize in advance for the rather poor quality of these photos; they were taken with a film camera and scanned in before I knew much about …

Several visitors have written to us over the last few months asking for recommendations on a motorcycle cover for their BMW motorcycles. The majority of the emails inquired about a basic motorcycle cover for use in the garage during long-term storage.  The cover did not necessarily have to be waterproof, and it didn’t even have …

Sportboards – Floorboards for BMW R1150RT   Summary I never thought much about floorboards one way or another — I just assumed it was part of the cruiser thing.  Then I got a chance to ride a brand-new Yamaha Road Star a couple of months ago, and I have to admit, I really liked it. The floorboards …

BMW Sport Integral Carbon Fiber Helmet The BMW SportIntegral Carbon Fiber helmet is claimed to be the lightest production motorcycle helmet made at 1,000 grams, or about 2.2 lbs. Take a look at the webBikeWorld Motorcycle Helmet Weights page, where we have been tracking the weights of all of the helmets we’ve reviewed. A 1kg helmet is …

The Bestem Carbon Fiber Front Fender for a BMW Recently, a confused driver in front of me at a stop sign suddenly decided to try a high-speed reverse fake-out. The result was that he quickly ran right into the front of my 2007 BMW F 800 S (Blog). It trapped my front tire and fender under …

2016 BMW C 650 GT Final Thoughts That was the fastest 30 days ever! My time with the new 2016 BMW C 650 GT is unfortunately over, but was it ever fun! First, a big thank you to BMW Motorrad USA for the loan of a brand-new scooter so I could compare new vs. old! A month …

Updates Make a World of Difference I’ve been following the evolution of BMW scooters since the BMW “Concept C” was first introduced at the 2010 EICMA show (report). The following year, I published this preview of the new BMW “C” scooters from the 2011 EICMA show. When the BMW C 650 GT and C 600 Sport scooters …

Fitting the BMW Engine Guards to the S1000XR The BMW Engine Guards are a good accessory for the S1000XR. The bike is getting mixed road use and I can use all the extra protection possible. That includes the multiple R&G protective accessory kits that been installed so far and more in process. Like the S1000XR …

2016 BMW C650GT and C650 Sport Photos 2015 AIMExpo, Orlando, Florida Also: 2016 BMW Scooters Information 2016 BMW Scooters: Updates (.pdf) More: BMW C 650 GT Review and First Impressions The wBW BMW C 650 GT Blog Publication Date: November 2015 Note: For informational use only. All material and photographs are Copyright © webWorld International, LLC since 2000. All rights reserved. See …

Adding a Locking GPS Mount to the BMW S1000XR The fully-loaded and getting accessorizedBMW S1000XR (review) has really grown on me. As someone else noted, “riding it brings a big grin”…and I’ll add “no matter the road being travelled”. No wonder my F 800 GS Adventure is being neglected. But as good as everything is on …

BMW Builds a Woody BMW announced the “Concept 101” concept bike, commissioned by BMW to Roland Sands. It’s a six-cylinder woody power cruiser, sure to upset the BMW faithful. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW Concept 101 Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four …