Bikes 

BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional extras to the Adventure’s repertoire, as well as new model variants such as the Rallye version. BMW barely sell any standard bikes, with owners almost unanimously choosing to slap the majority of the upgrade packs onto their purchase. The list is long, and includes several modifications that are as important for your riding pleasure as they are…

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BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional extras to the Adventure’s repertoire, as well as new model variants such as the Rallye version. BMW barely sell any standard bikes, with owners almost unanimously choosing to slap the majority of the upgrade packs onto their purchase. The list is long, and includes several modifications that are as important for your riding pleasure as they are…

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#1 Upcoming Bike & Car 

BMW I VISION DYNAMICS CONCEPT FIRST LOOK

On the occasion of its 100th birthday last year the BMW brand showed off a wild concept called the Vision Next 100. This year that far-forward-looking show car with the fully enveloped wheels has morphed into the vastly more down-to-earth BMW i Vision Dynamics concept. The tires are visible, and the doors open normally, but being an i brand car, it still bristles with innovation. First of all, the propulsion is 100 percent electric. There’s no word yet on the battery chemistry, but BMW is promising a range of 373 miles, a top speed…

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Buyer's Guide 

2018 BMW 640I XDRIVE GRAN TURISMO FIRST DRIVE: A BMW WITH A DIFFERENCE

There are two ways of looking at the 2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo: A) It’s the answer to a question no one asked, or B) It’s a more interesting, more useful, and more luxurious alternative to a loaded 5 Series sedan. We take the latter view. Make no mistake—this car will be a tough sell when it arrives at BMW dealers in the U.S. this fall priced from $70,695. It’s not that the 6 Series Gran Turismo is a bad car. It’s just that Americans aren’t big fans of hatchbacks even…

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Bikes 

2018 BMW K1600B

BMW has officially entered the bagger market with its new K1600B, introduced at a press launch between the high mountains of Western North Carolina and the low hills of Upstate South Carolina in mid August. BMW said the K1600B has a “classic imposing bagger design,” and “an elongated streamlined cruiser profile.” BMW also added that it prefers the B to be considered on its own merits as a new model, rather than as a reworked K1600GT/GTL. But for those of us in attendance, that requires communicating a significant amount of information…

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Bikes 

BMW Unveils R nineT Scrambler at EICMA

BMW Motorrad officially unveiled its latest R nineT at EICMA, the BMW R nineT Scrambler. And while the new model slots in nicely to the expanding scrambler segment, BMW is quick to point out in its press release announcing the motorcycle that this new scrambler has its roots in the company’s post-war history. BMW calls out the 1951 R68 with raised exhaust as a particular forebear of the R nineT Scrambler, a bike that was presented at the International Bicycle and Motorcycle Fair in Frankfurt as an example similar to…

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BMW will offer 12 full-electric cars to catch up with Tesla

MUNICH — BMW Group will offer 25 electrified vehicles, including 12 EVs, by 2025 as it prepares to unveil a new four-door zero-emissions model at the Frankfurt auto show, the automaker said in a statement. “By 2025, we will offer 25 electrified vehicles – 12 will be fully-electric,” CEO Harald Krueger told journalists at an event in Munich, adding that electric cars will have a range of up to 700 km (435 miles). The Frankfurt show, which starts next week, will be used to unveil a new four-door electric car positioned…

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