Southeast Australia

Jun 17, 2017 View Comments by

To experience as many different environments as possible, in only three weeks: this is our mission. What better place to attempt such a journey than Australia, a beautiful and largely unknown country with a population of only 24 million people. Aboard an R 1200 GS, I’m joined by a group of seven other riders. Traveling […]

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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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2015 BMW Model Updates

Jul 16, 2014 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad recently released an overview of the updates to its 2015 lineup. The first few entries aren’t all that interesting with the F 700 GS, F 800 GS, F 800 GS Adventure, and F 800 GT all getting nothing more than new paint colors. Starting with the R 1200 GS, though, things get a […]

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BMW R 1200 GS Plug & Travel Suspension from Touratech

Apr 21, 2014 View Comments by

Upgrading the suspension is a popular modification for many motorcyclists, especially adventure riders who want to get the most out of their big bore machines. For owners of the new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS, perhaps the most intriguing suspension option is Touratech’s innovative Plug & Play set up. What makes this system unique is […]

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BMW Motorrad Records Best Sales Year Ever

Jan 17, 2014 View Comments by

For the third consecutive year, BMW Motorrad has set a company record for motorcycle sales. In 2012, 106,358 two wheeled BMWs rolled off dealer lots. For 2013, that number increased 8.3-percent to 115,215. It’s always nice to see major manufacturers enjoying strong sales. When sales are up, OEMs tend to invest more money into research […]

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Kappa Garda Adventure Luggage Review

Nov 12, 2013 View Comments by

Givi has been my ‘go to’ luggage choice for years. The Italian company has mastered both the design and execution of aftermarket luggage solutions for virtually any popular motorcycle you may ride. So when I started looking for a new case to mount on the Givi Monokey tail rack on my BMW R 1200 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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BMW Releases Pricing for New R 1200 GS

Feb 21, 2013 View Comments by

Well, the suspense is over, we can now tell you just how many of your hard earned Washingtons it’s going to take to place a shiny new water-cooled BMW R 1200 GS in your garage. If you can exercise almost super-human self-control when it comes to checking off option boxes, you can ride off into […]

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BMW Motorrad Sets Sales Record in 2012

Jan 12, 2013 View Comments by

In news that bodes well for the entire motorcycle industry, BMW Motorrad has announced that 2012 was the best sales year in company history. Worldwide BMW sold 106,358 motorcycles and maxi scooters in 2012, a two-percent increase over 2011. BMW’s R 1200 GS, in its last year with an air-cooled engine, sold 17,249 units to […]

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