BMW Outfits Barcelona Police with C evolution Electric Scooter

Mar 23, 2015 View Comments by

We’ve reported before about electric two wheelers attracting the attention of various police forces around the world, perhaps most notably the LAPD’s adoption of Zero MMX patrol bikes. BMW is now getting in on the action as they recently announced the delivery of 30 new C evolution electric scooters to the police department of Barcelona, […]

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BMW Automatic Drive Chain Lubrication System (aka Scottoiler) for F 800 GS Adventure

Jan 20, 2015 View Comments by

Although the Scottoiler chain lubrication system has a long and loyal following, I had never tried one before installing the BMW branded version (for purchase only through the BMW dealer network) on my 2014 F 800 GS Adventure. The main contribution of BMW to their partnership with Scottoiler seems to be the BMW sticker and […]

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2015 BMW F 800 R: Roadster Updates

Dec 09, 2014 View Comments by

BMW’s mid displacement roadster is another of the German company’s models to get a refresh for 2015. To begin with, the bike’s 798cc parallel twin engine gets a modest bump in power from 87 to 90 horsepower; torque remains the same at 63 pound-feet. To further improve acceleration the transmission’s first two gears get shorter […]

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MotoMojo: Seat Height & The Factors That Contribute To It

Dec 03, 2014 View Comments by

It can be a real hassle to try to ride a bike that’s too tall for you—and it also can be very intimidating—particularly for newer riders who may be a little unsteady or nervous about balancing a heavy bike at a standstill. In many cases, a too-high seat is a real deal-breaker, when a potential […]

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Motorcycle Styling: The Beak

Nov 16, 2014 View Comments by

Certain categories of motorcycles can be identified at a glance by genre-specific styling attributes. Ultra low seat heights and forward-mounted foot pegs generally won’t be found outside of the cruiser lineup, and the faux “beak” located under a bike’s headlight pegs the motorcycle as an adventure bike. Although most associate the avian styling touch with […]

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2015 BMW S 1000 XR: Sport Touring Royalty

Nov 11, 2014 View Comments by

The recipe for BMW’s newest touring machine reflects a current industry-wide trend. It goes something like this: take a liter bike, in this case BMW’s excellent S 1000 RR, remove some fairings, retune the engine, give it an upright seating position with a wide handlebar, and, voila, you’ve got a potent, naked bike (the BMW […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 RS: A New Sport Tourer

Oct 12, 2014 View Comments by

With the release of BMW’s updated R 1200 R Roadster, the German company has also released a sport-touring version called the R 1200 RS. The two bikes are very similar with BMW’s water-cooled boxer motor powering both. The primary difference is that the RS has a fairing and windshield that will dramatically increase the bike’s […]

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RoadRUNNER Editor Spotlight: Jim Parks

Oct 11, 2014 View Comments by

You’ve read their articles and perhaps met them out on the road or at RoadRUNNER‘s annual Touring Weekend, but what do you know about our illustrious group of writers and editors? We decided to ask each one a few simple questions and share their responses with you, next up, frequent touring article author and Director of Public Relations, Jim […]

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2015 BMW S 1000 RR: The Standard Just Got Better

Oct 07, 2014 View Comments by

Widely regarded as the best all around super sport on the market today, BMW’s S 1000 RR gets a variety of changes for the 2015 model year. Firstly, the potent 999cc in-line four cylinder has gained six more ponies for a total of 199 horsepower. To go with the added power, the bike has also […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 R: The Roadster’s Back

Oct 05, 2014 View Comments by

After being virtually replaced and certainly superceded by BMW’s new roadster models, the R nineT and the S 1000 R, the R 1200 R is back with some significant updates. First and foremost, the new bike is now powered by BMW’s liquid cooled, 1,170cc boxer twin, as the old air/oil cooled version is ushered toward […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Motorcycle Reviews Now Free Online

Sep 11, 2014 View Comments by

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used bike sometime soon, be sure to check out RoadRUNNER’s extensive archive of motorcycle reviews to help you narrow down the possibilities. Previously, you could only access our riding impressions attached to issues that were included in your subscription period. Now, however, every review article the magazine […]

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The V-Strom Returns to the Fold

Sep 07, 2014 View Comments by

In the spring of 2011, I sold my Suzuki V-Strom 650. Since 2004, I had owned no less than three DL650s. Blue, red, and lastly my 2008, which was yellow and dubbed the “BeeStrom.” It’s safe to say I really liked the DL650. It’s affordable, easy to maintain, comfortable on long distance rides, off-road capable, […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: International Competition

Sep 03, 2014 View Comments by

Every year amateur riders from all over the world come together to test their skills against some of the most challenging motorcycling terrain on earth, hoping to bring the coveted GS Trophy back to their home country. The 2014 edition of the GS Trophy competition starts in just a week or so in the Rockies […]

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Interview with Eliza Massey: Solo Through the World

Aug 12, 2014 View Comments by

Eliza Massey set out to travel the world on her BMW G 650 GS on October 11, 2012. Her mission was to spread awareness and raise funds for African aid, and Women for Women, while seeing and interacting with people all over the planet. Since her departure, she has journeyed from her hometown of Hope, […]

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BMW Introduces First Cornering ABS

Jul 25, 2014 View Comments by

Back in 1988 BMW became the first motorcycle manufacturer to release a bike equipped with ABS brakes. In 2009 the German company unveiled the S 1000 RR super bike, the first with both ABS and dynamic traction control (DTC in BMW speak). Since then, with BMW’s proprietary Race ABS (and an incredible engine), the S […]

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