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BMW has released a video about the Concept R18 being ridden around the streets of Hamburg, Germany. Apart from one short part around the 36 second mark that was oddly reflected, the video gives us a good look at the concept running. Continue reading at Motorcycle.com HERE
The big GS gets all the love and 27% of BMWs sales, but when the BMW people asked which one I'd like to ride home after the Palm Springs roll-out party for the new 1250 boxers two months ago, we picked the RT. It only makes up about 10% of BMW's numbers, but the RT never expects you to ride it through a sand wash.
Immediately upon hopping from GS onto it, you're struck by the smooth-runningness of the R1250RT . Ah, I thought, the handlebars or the engine or something must be rubber mounted? Read more at Motorcycle.com HERE
Full write up HERE
Full review at www.motorcycle.com
BMW PRESS RELEASE.
The new K 1600 B: emotion and fascination with 6 cylinders in the exclusive Bagger style. The “Concept 101” concept study, released in spring 2015, was an impressive new chapter for BMW Motorrad in the history of BMW Motorrad Concept Bikes. This BMW Motorrad interpretation of motorcycling on endless highways, the dream of freedom and the embodiment of “Grand American Touring” now becomes reality in form of a series version of the new K 1600 B bagger ............
Continue reading HERE
Full Story at Motorcyle.com HERE
BMW IS launching an ‘intelligent emergency call system' for motorcycles, that will automatically summon help in the event of an accident.
Read more: HERE AT VISOR DOWN
Many of our members are now wearing these fantastic jackets. I personally know of four ex bikers that are paraplegic due to motorcycle crashes. The 19 year old son of one of my best freinds was killed after hitting a traffic sign and ruptured the Aorta Artery and my own Son spent 18 days in a coma in the critical care unit after his bike collided with a lamp post. What cost for saving your life or saving you from life changing injuries ?
FULL STORY MOTORCYCLE.COM
Its about putting car tyres on motorcycles,known as darksiding..Controversal yes..But has a growing band of practitioners
I am not advocating it but it makes an interesting read...
BMW is recalling 367,000 motorcycles,because of a problem with their rear wheel carrier flanges.
The recall affects K and R models produced from November 2003 to April 2011.
According to BMW, the rear wheel brake disc bolts or wheel nuts may have received excessive torque during incorrectly-executed maintenance. Tightening the bolts too much could result in cracks to the wheel flange. BMW will replace the aluminum wheel flanges on affected motorcycles with a stronger steel component.
Affected owners should start recieving recall letters in the post shortly.
Spy Shots and report Motorcycle.com
BMW, having earned its logo emblem from a stylized spinning airplane propeller, took off in another direction when in 1923 the German company debuted its first motorcycle, the R32, featuring the now famous “Boxer” air-cooled opposed-Twin engine: In this first iteration, it displaced 486cc and churned out 8.5 horsepower.....
Read more on Motorcyle.com
Great picture courtesy of BMW UK Motoraad showing the BMW factory then and now.
Full story HERE
NICE BMW SIDECAR OUTFIT
George Meiers winning BMW "Kompressor" and Michael Dunlops victorious BMW RR.
Pictures courtesy of BMW Motoraad UK
NICE PHOTO OF A K1300R FROM MOTORAAD UK
GREAT ACTION PHOTO OF RYUICHI KIYONARI
Owners told not to ride bikes !
Taken from MCN.
BMW has issued an urgent instruction to all owners of 2014 BMW R1200RT owners fitted with the Dynamic ESA electronic suspension system to stop riding their motorcycles with immediate effect.
The problem concerns the rear suspension system and the potential failure of the plunger rod assembly inside. The instruction to stop riding motorcycles only relates to the 2014 model of the RT; the bike with the updated water-cooled boxer engine that was launched just a few months ago and only those models with the Dynamic ESA suspension option fitted.
A statement from BMW reads: "We regret to inform you that with immediate effect all 2014 R 1200 RT with Dynamic ESA must not be ridden. At this moment, we cannot guarantee that the plunger rod assembly for the rear suspension unit will not fail.
"Customers of affected machines will be contacted by their dealer immediately and asked not to ride their motorcycle. Whilst this is extremely disappointing for our customers their safety is BMW Motorrad's priority."
BMW dealers are currently contacting the 500-or so UK owners to explain the situation and work out how affected motorcycles will be fixed.
ISLE OF MAN TT 2014
MICHAEL DUNLOP SETS NEW LAP RECORD ON BMW !
Fastest Lap and New Class Record: Michael Dunlop (BMW S1000RR ) – 131.668 mph (211.899 km/h) (17' 11.591) on lap 2.
31 May 2014 6 Laps (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.
|1||Michael Dunlop||BMW (s100RR ) 1000cc||128.415 mph||1:45.46.384|
3 June 2014 4 Laps (150.73 Miles) Mountain Course.
|1||Michael Dunlop||BMW (S1000RR) 1000cc||127.216 mph||1:11.10.773|
6 June 2014 6 Laps – (226.38 Miles) Mountain Course.
|1||Michael Dunlop||BMW (S1000RR) 1000cc||128.680 mph||1:45.33.291|
MICHAEL DUNLOP CLINCHES TWO NW200 VICTORIES RIDING BMW`s
BMW R1200GS BEING BUILT FROM START TO FINISH !
2014 R1200RT TESTED
2014 R1200GS FIRST REVIEW
Nah... Get a BMW Motorcycle !
WHY WE CRASH ?
There is an excellent article on bigbikemad.com by Tony Carter. Tony is a former police instructor, RoSPA examiner and a trained accident investigator.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MOTORCYCLE SUSPENSION
Read about it HERE
I wonder if us Europeans will see this recall as this has been a very well known and highlighted issue on the BMW Forums around the globe ?
List of effected models
FULL REVIEW HERE
NEW K1600GTL ANNOUNCED
Full review HERE
NEW BMW R NINE T / 2014
Celebrating 90 years of BMW Motoraad
is officaily revealed
FULL WRITE UP HERE
Very Firebladish ?? But I have to say I love the new colour scheme for the Big Boy.
More info HERE
SERVICING COST ARE GOING UP...
Well at least for this chappy they are....
A few of our members now own campervans, I think I may have found a compromise ?...........
Sally sent the following cartoons....Yes I really do think its coming to this !
"Can anyone recommend some good 10w 40 Ronseal ? "
They say "Fat Bikers bounce better !"
I think in this case the bike may bounce better ????
"If I sleep on it I might just figure out how the ABS light goes out ?"
"Now I have to admit we have trouble with Pheasants around here but............Thats ridiculous !! "
Route Planning soley for Motorcyclists
THIS LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE HANDY ?
WORTH BEARING IN MIND ?? (Love 17 !!)
YOUR`E NEVER TOO OLD TO ENJOY MOTORCYCLING !
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