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After being virtually replaced and certainly superceded by BMW’s new roadster models, the R nineT and the S 1000 R, the R 1200 R is back with some significant updates.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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BMW Concept Roadster

Jun 03, 2014 View Comments by

At last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy BMW unveiled the Concept Ninety, which later went into production as the R nineT roadster. This year, the folks in Munich have unveiled another advanced roadster concept based around their iconic boxer engine, this time the water-cooled version. Called simply the Concept Roadster, the […]

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BMW R nineT Goes Into Production

Dec 04, 2013 View Comments by

When we first saw BMW’s Concept 90, built with the help of designer Roland Sands, we thought it was cool but didn’t think we’d be seeing a production version. Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. We later learned that the R nineT, based on the Concept 90, was on its way for the 2014 model […]

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First Ride: 2013 BMW R 1200 GS Waterboxer

May 20, 2013 View Comments by

I had the privilege of being the first moto-journalist in the country to try out the new waterboxer R 1200 GS for an extensive (1,433 miles with half of that accumulated off-road during the AZ BDR and the other from high-speed highway riding) first test. So far the verdict is “wow, this machine can do […]

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