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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Recalls for BMW’s New R 1200 GS

Mar 17, 2013 View Comments by

For a bike that’s barely even touched North American soil, the new R 1200 GS certainly has already had its share of recalls. Though the first two are fairly minor. The first, reportedly affecting only 31 bikes, is for a transmission oil pressure issue. Apparently, if the oil pressure exceeds a certain threshold, the seal […]

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BMW One World Tour USA Finish Line

Mar 05, 2013 View Comments by

Remember the BMW Ride of Your Life Contest we first reported on here? Well the time has come and the pilots for the new water-cooled R1200GS have been chosen. The U.S. portion of the tour (the other parts are New Zealand, South Africa, Laos, and Europe) kicks off with a party tomorrow night at the […]

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