First Ever Female BMW GS Trophy Team

Sep 26, 2015 View Comments by

Competition in the Dirt – The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy competition pits teams of amateur riders from all over the world against each other in a grueling competition to see who’s got the skills to pilot an R 1200 GS over some of the world’s toughest terrain. The 2016 event, which will be held […]

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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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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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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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Necessity is the Mother of Invention: One-off Adventure Bags for the BMW GS

Jul 19, 2014 View Comments by

Luggage. Motorcyclists may struggle with this aspect of the sport more than any other. Retaining the nimble, minimalist aspect of our bikes while still packing what we need for a trip is a true conundrum. I ride a BMW R 1200 GS—a motorcycle incarnation that is often fitted with more luggage than a United Airlines […]

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Pricing Announced for 2014 BMWs

Jan 28, 2014 View Comments by

Over the past few months BMW has unveiled several new and updated models for 2014, and we now know how much they’re going to cost. Here’s a breakdown of the bike and its price, click the links for more info on each one: BMW S 1000 R: $13,150 BMW R nineT: $14,900 BMW R 1200 […]

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2014 BMW GS Trophy: Off-Road Olympics

Jan 04, 2014 View Comments by

Every two years (since 2008) BMW holds a competition to see which GS rider is the best in the world. In 2014 that contest is coming to North America for the first time. In September, teams from all over the world will descend on western Canada to vie for the top spot. Though the GS […]

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RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

Nov 02, 2013 View Comments by

The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked […]

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2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

Oct 13, 2013 View Comments by

Well we knew it was coming and now it’s here. With the introduction of the new air/water cooled R 1200 GS earlier this year, it was only a matter of time before BMW’s big-bore enduro got the Adventure treatment. The 2014 Adventure starts out with the same air/water cooled 1,170cc boxer twin, six-speed transmission, and […]

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Continental Divide Adventure – Lessons Learned

Aug 21, 2013 View Comments by

Riding a motorcycle on a route that closely traces the Continental Divide by way of as little pavement as possible, while not unheard of, is definitely an undertaking. As with most people, work, family, and life in general means having a schedule. Dave and I gave ourselves 12-14 days to complete the journey with one […]

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