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Checking the Coolant Level on the BMW C 650 GT Here’s another quickie: checking the coolant level on the BMW scooters. The coolant level indicator is located on the lower right-hand side of the scooter, just below the right foot rest. It’s not easy to see without getting down on your hands and knees. The …

BMW C 650 GT Battery and SAE Battery Tender Harness The new BMW C 650 GT scooter is covered in hectares of good-looking plastic. So where’d they bury the battery? And how about the engine? The latter will be explored in an upcoming article, but for now, it’s easy enough to find the former. Here’s how… …

BMW C-Series Scooter Maintenance Several readers have asked about the maintenance schedule for the new BMW scooters. So far, my only answer is “I wish I knew”. The BMW C-series scooter owner’s manual has next to nothing on this subject. Apparently, they want the dealership to do all the maintenance work. I don’t know for …

BMW C 650 GT vs. C 600 Sport Alice Dryden had a brief encounter with the C 650 GT and its sibling, the C 600 Sport. Both have the same engine with the same specifications, so it’s not clear why BMW calls one a 600 and the other a 650. The differences are confined to …

The BMW C 650 GT Scoote What’s this — a scooter? This is not just any scooter: it’s the 2013 BMW C 650 GT. Welcome to the 2013 webBikeWorld.com project bike! It’s new, it’s definitely different and it’s a BMW. Come along for the ride as I explore this “Urban Mobility” device that is, oh, …

October 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new R 1200 GS at the Intermot show in Germany. The big news is that the R1200GS now has a water-cooled “Boxer” engine. It is also the first motorcycle with an LED headlight. But there’s a lot of added complexity, with “fly by wire” throttle, active …

2013 BMW F 700 GS – 2013 BMW F 800 GS July 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new F 700 GS and revised F 800 GS motorcycles. Although BMW doesn’t specifically say it, the F 700 GS will apparently replace the F 650 GS (report). There is also no indication whether the F 650 …

BMW Launches New Motorcycle Race Helmet June 15, 2012 – BMW announced a new “Race” helmet today but provided very few details and only a single photo of the prototype. It’s possible that the helmet is being developed in conjunction with Schuberth, who has developed other BMW motorcycle helmets. Their press release stated the following: BMW …

BMW Adventure Dry Bag Review The BMW Adventure Saddlebag Liner dry bags are big, bold and meant to go the distance, just like the BMW R1200GS Adventure machine that they are designed for. They also fit perfectly in or on the BMW Adventure pannier system. As a soft compressible dry bag, their uses on or …

2012 BMW C 600 Sport and C 650 GT Scooter 2011 EICMA Report Home Highlights of This Report: ▪ Introduction ▪ Hendrik von Kuenheim Comments on the C 600 ▪ BMW C 600 Photo Slide Show From EICMA 2011 ▪ Edited Version of the BMW C 600 Press Release ▪ BMW C 600 Versions and Specifications ▪ BMW C 600 Video …

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão 2012 BMW G650GS Sertão Preview November 7, 2011 – BMW had many new motorcycles to present at the 2010 EICMA show, including the Concept C scooter, the six-cylinder K 1600 GT and GTL and the new G 650 GS. This year, not much is new at BMW, so the …

BMW Santiago Boots Review The BMW Santiago boots are typically classified as an Adventure Touring boot, but don’t let the moniker fool you; they can do more — far more. Understated traditional styling hides most of the boots strengths and capabilities until they are worn and used. The Santiago boots are supremely comfortable with hard-to-beat …

BMW Announces the E-Scooter Electric Scooter Concept UPDATE (September 15, 2011) – BMW announces near-production ready version of the Concept e scooter (report). July 1, 2011 (BMW Press Release) – Space is becoming increasingly scarce in the major urban centers and traffic density is growing continuously. All these factors coalesce in increasing demands in terms of private transportation. …

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter The BMW Concept e: Introduction September 15, 2011 – BMW announced the “Concept e” electric scooter. The Concept e is an electric scooter design study based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW, so apparently they are serious about executing this design. The styling is also very reminiscent of …

2011 BMW Motorcycle 2011 BMW G650GS and R1200R November 24, 2010 – Just a few more postings to wrap up my EICMA 2010 coverage. At the risk of BMW overload, here are some photos of the final production versions of the BMW G650GS and the R1200R. The G650GS is the latest in a series that …

2011 BMW R1200R “Touring Special” Announced 2011 BMW Motorcycle Information: 2011 BMW R1200R  |  R1200R Photos From EICMA 2010  |  2011 BMW K1600GT  |  2011 BMW K1600GT EICMA Report With Photos and Video  |  2011 BMW G650GS  |  wBW BMW Motorcycles Page November 23, 2010 – BMW announced today the availability of a “Touring Special” accessory package for the newly revised …

The BMW Concept C Scooter BMW Concept C Scooter November 2, 2010 – BMW surprised everyone at the EICMA show with a presentation by David Robb, BMW’s Design Chief, on the Concept C scooter. The surprise was both the Concept C and having Robb do the presentation, which must mean they’re pretty serious about it. …

The 2011 BMW G 650 GS October 28, 2010 – BMW released the following press release and information today on a revised G 650 GS that will be made in Germany. It’s unclear how different this bike is from the existing G 650 GS, other than updated styling, or whether it will replace the F …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Final Production Versions Announced   The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction October 5, 2010 – BMW announced today the final production version of the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL. Both of these motorcycles feature the brand-new BMW 6-cylinder engine. We first presented the engine in …

The 2011 BMW R 1200 R More:  R1200R Photos from EICMA 2010 Sections On This Page Include: Overall concept. Technology and design. Equipment program. Paint finishes. Technical specifications. Engine output and torque. More: R1200R “Touring Special” October 31, 2010 – BMW released the following press release and information today on the revised R 1200 R series. The …

2011 BMW R 1200 GS “Triple Black” The 2011 BMW R 1200 GS “Triple Black” October 19, 2010 – BMW released minimal information on a new color scheme for the 2011 BMW R 1200 GS. The BMW R 1200 GS goes to “The Dark Side” in 2011 with a Special Edition, the R 1200 GS …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Final Production Versions Announced The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction October 5, 2010 – BMW announced today the final production version of the BMW K 1600 GT and GTL. Both of these motorcycles feature the brand-new BMW 6-cylinder engine. We first presented the engine in the …

2010 BMW S 1000 RR Ride Report Whether it’s producing the perfect beer, wonderful concertos or cars whose bodies are built totally out of carbon fiber, German manufacturing is a thing of beauty. Germany is sometimes called “Das Land der Dichter und Denker” (the land of poets and thinkers) and one could make the correlation …

BMW Rallye 3 Jacket Review Combine the BMW Rallye 3 jacket with the Rallye 3 pants to make the complete BMW Rallye 3 suit. You’ll have one of the most comfortable and substantial riding outfits available. The Rallye 3 pants are, of course, the perfect match for the jacket. But each piece could also be …

BMW K1600GT and K1600 GTL Concepts The BMW K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL: Introduction July 7, 2010 – The 6-cylinder BMW motorcycle engine was first presented in the concept study of the Concept 6 (Photos and Information) and it captured the imagination of many motorcycle fans. UPDATE: BMW K 1600 GT and GTL final production version …

BMW K1300S   Summary Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent years. …

BMW K 1300 S Review Since we as motorcyclists age like a fine wine as the years go by, we tend to gravitate towards a more balanced motorcycle rather than ride the razor’s edge of a true sport bike. Want proof?  Look no further than the sport touring market as that segment has exploded in recent …

The BMW Motorrad Concept 6: Introduction November 10, 2009 – BMW today announced the new BMW Motorrad Concept 6, with a claimed 96 lb. ft. of torque starting at just 2,000 RPM!  The engine revs to 9,000 RPM and it’s apparently designed as a touring engine, so we expect to see it not in this …

2010 BMW R 1200 GS: Now With Dual Overhead Cams! The 2010 BMW R1200GS: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, now with two overhead cams per cylinder! The new radial valve arrangement brings an increase in engine output of 5%, to 110 HP (81 kW) at …

BMW to Release F 800 R Chris Pfeiffer Stunt Replica September 11, 2009 – Our European sources tell us that BMW has confirmed a limited edition F800R Chris Pfeiffer stunt replica motorcycle will be available for sale. At this point, it’s not clear if the motorcycle will be sold in all markets. Since Pfeiffer is …

Short Boots With BMW Style The BMW Street Sneaker 3 boots are comfortable right out of the box. After the outside of the sole hits the ground, there isn’t much sensation of wearing anything. They flex, support and provide pressure exactly where needed, at least for my foot. A small premium will be paid: I …

Seventy Years Ago: The “Kompressor” BMW Scores a 1-2 Victory in the Tourist Trophy “Asking me about the most impressive experience in my racing career, you will make my mind wander back to the year 1939 on that classic island in the Irish Sea, where the world-famous Tourist Trophy has been held for almost a …

Hornig Mudguard   Summary This extremely attractive and very functional rear mudguard is another great offering from Horning. Hornig is a company that seems to have an endless offering of farkles and bling for virtually any BMW ever made. Although they do make and market stuff for other motorcycles as well. The Hornig mudguard, or …

Life With the BMW F 800 GS What’s not to like? It is a BMW after all and it really does represent excellent value for the money and a very good return on the investment. The price is more than offset by its design, quality and functionality and don’t forget that three-year warranty. The smaller …

The BMW F 800 R The New BMW F 800 R. On this page: Overall concept and vehicle properties. Engine. Chassis. Electrical system and electronics. Body and design. Equipment program. The paint finishes of the F 800 R. Specifications, Engine Output and Torque. UPDATE: BMW Announces F800R Chris Pfeiffer Stunt Replica! 1. Overall concept and vehicle …

The BMW Lo Rider Concept Purist, powerful, unfaired and reduced to the absolute essentials – these few words provide an incomplete description of the BMW Lo Rider, the new concept study released by BMW Motorrad at the 2008 EICMA show in Milan. At first sight, the focus would seem to be on the creation of …

The New BMW K 1300 R On This Page: BMW K1300R Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300R Making a significant departure from traditional sports motorcycle concepts, BMW proudly presented the “most powerful naked bike …

The New BMW K 1300 GT On This Page: BMW K1300GT Background (Below) Technical Highlights Suspension Options and Accessories Colors Technical Specifications The BMW K 1300 Series:  Introduction and Comments  |  BMW K1300S  |  BMW K1300R  |  BMW K1300GT The BMW K1300GT Introducing the new K 1300 GT, BMW Motorrad is opening up new dimensions in the BMW Touring …

The New BMW K1300S Background – The BMW K1300S BMW announced updates to the K 1200 series at the 2008 Intermot show in Germany. They sent us 85 pages (!) of information covering the BMW K 1300 S, BMW K 1300 GT and BMW K 1300 R, with even a little S 1000 RR thrown …

2009 BMW F650GS Arrives in U.S. BMW Motorcycle Dealers More:  2009 BMW F650GS Specifications (Below) BMW’s All-New Entry Level Model Makes its Debut with a Twin-Cylinder Engine August 19, 2008 – BMW today announced the 2009 F 650 GS, a revised version of the venerable but relatively slow-selling F 650 GS. This is an important release …