published at 27.04.2012, 15:03

Life through a lens: capturing the RR

One of the key elements which made the creation of BMW Motorrad’s stunning new 3D film, Planet Power, possible was the cameras used to capture the footage. The movie’s creators knew that an ordinary video camera would simply not be capable of producing the image quality required. So they turned to Stefan Weiss – Director of Photography (DoP) and creator of the incredible Weisscam HS-2, which can... [more ...]

published at 25.04.2012, 14:23

Destined to become a classic – the 2012 R 1200 GS Rallye

Has there ever been a motorcycle model in history that has been ridden more, or written about more than the iconic GS? Ever since BMW Motorrad presented the original R 80 G/S to the press in Avignon, France, in September 1980, fans have followed the continued development of and enjoyed the thrill of riding this versatile and radical go-anywhere machine that has created one of motorcycling’s most... [more ...]

published at 17.04.2012, 09:59

The Making of a Motorcyclist

Motorcycles can play a big part in your life and affect you more than you would ever realise. That’s the view of American author and BMW owner Gordon Bunker, who has just published a book all about how riding motorcycles has shaped his past, present and probably his future too.... [more ...]

published at 13.04.2012, 11:59

The birth of a legend, part VIII

A BMW motorcycle doesn’t need to have a Boxer engine to carry the iconic GS badge. In fact, a whole series of single and twin-cylinder bikes have proudly worn the GS nomenclature ever since the F 650 GS first made its debut at the beginning of the new millennium.... [more ...]

published at 10.04.2012, 12:44

The birth of a legend – GS history, part VII

The R 1200 GS replaced the R 1150 GS in 2004. The new model was an industry surprise and weighed only 199kg dry – a reduction of 30kg compared with the R 1150 GS. However, the low weight wasn’t achieved through compromise. On the contrary, the R 1200 GS surpassed its famous predecessor in every respect and set new standards of agility, handling and reliability.... [more ...]