published at 10.04.2012, 12:41

From Paris with love – BMW style

Paris-based Blitz Motorcycles have become a byword for edgy, exciting custom bikes. Their latest creation combines sophisticated British style with a raw punk edge – and it was inspired by the owner. It is the first bike the 27-year-old advertising executive has owned and Fred Jourden, of Blitz, says he and business partner Hugo Jezegabel wanted to reflect the new rider’s personality in his... [more ...]

published at 30.03.2012, 15:48

R 1200 RT on top as BMW Motorrad takes nine RiDER POWER awards

The BMW R 1200 RT has taken the top honours in RiDE magazine’s annual RiDER POWER Survey – the biggest customer poll of its kind in the UK motorcycle industry. This is the fifth time in a row a BMW motorcycle has won the highly prized accolade.... [more ...]

published at 09.03.2012, 17:29

Project Superbike – read all about it

Sports bike fans have been following the journey of the S 1000 RR Superbike from initial concept to racetrack to Superbike World Championship podium glory over the past three years. Among them was respected journalist and photographer Jürgen Gassebner, who has written a book charting the entire development story of the RR.... [more ...]

published at 09.03.2012, 17:24

GS history part four – the successor models in 1987

The original G/S had sold supremely well and success attracted not only admirers, but also imitators. Contemporaries from Japan and Europe were quick to offer endurance machines more specifically designed for road use, so it was clear that BMW could not rest on its laurels and would have to defend its position as market leader.... [more ...]

published at 02.03.2012, 15:28

Success in the desert – GS history, part 3

More than three decades since its launch, the G/S remains the original and best adventure sport motorcycle. BMW Motorrad continues its homage to the history of the iconic GS – this time featuring successes in the desert and the growing adventure travel market...... [more ...]