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Spoke and Piston - December 2014 edition

 

The latest edition of the Club Newsletter, Spoke & Piston is now available for download.

Enjoy the read!

 

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Download the latest copy here!

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The new R1200GS Adventure

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 The new R1200GS Adventure

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The icon among travel enduros has reached the next stage of evolution: The new BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is the perfect companion for adventurous enduro riders who want to go beyond all limits.

Compared to the base model - the R 1200 GS - the "Adventure" is equipped uncompromisingly and has a distinctive design which turns this travel enduro into a real tool for real adventurers. The robust side trim as well as the protection covers for the engine and undercarriage give the GS the unmistakable Adventure look. The light aluminium fuel tank can hold 30 litres and safeguards a long range on tours far from civilisation. The standard "Rain" and "Road" ride modes promise optimum ride response in any weather and any service at the press of a button. Ergonomics have also been improved: A new seat bench permits fatigue-free long-distance riding while the larger windshield provides optimum wind and water protection. A newly integrated compartment above the fuel tank stores small items for immediate access rounding off the wide range of Adventure equipment. The R 1200 GS Adventure is available in Olive matt, Racing Blue metallic matt and Alpine white 3.

The maximum in Adventure. Experience an enduro that can take you round the world. BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. Make an impression. Everywhere.

Available now!

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The new F800GS Adventure

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 The new F800GS Adventure is here!

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Whether you’re gallivanting along a mountain pass or riding through a river crossing, the F 800 GS Adventure is your ultimate companion for long distances and extreme conditions. The new robust addition to the GS family boasts a 24 litre tank (8 extra litres) so you can go the distance without worrying about running out of fuel. This significantly tougher enduro is supported with the optional “Enduro Mode” which optimises ASC traction control and ABS (standard feature) on loose surfaces.

It’s based on the overall concept of the F 800 GS with a potent 85 hp parallel twin-cylinder engine and agile suspension but with a new masculine bodywork styling. We love the larger windscreen for improved protection against the elements and the pannier rack, which also functions as a tank protection bar. The new BMW F 800 GS Adventure is engineered and equipped for world travel.

The new F800GS Adventure is now available at your nearest dealer!

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BMW Clubs World 2/13

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Dear BMW Club members,

The time has come again for a new edition of the Council News. From now on this publication is called BMW Clubs‘ World. The Board of the International Council chose this new name to give the newsletter a clear and international identity.

And now – we hope you enjoy reading!

 

Your BMW Clubs International Office Team
München, Germany

 

Download the latest BMW Clubs International Council newsletter!

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Successor model to the current BMW R 1200 GS

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Some of you may have heard the rumors that BMW is busy testing its water-cooled successor to the current boxer-twin range.  It is only to be expected that a lot of these rumors result in questions to the Dealerships about the expected availability of these new machines.  Cutting to the chase, and cutting out the middle man, herewith the formal response from BMW South Africa (thanks Roger!)

Dear all,

Based on new spy photos, international motorcycle media are carrying reports on a new BMW GS with opposed-twin engine and water cooling. These reports are now leading to increased enquiries on the part of media and customers relating to the market launch of a new GS.

BMW’s statement:

The successor generation or future GS generation is currently in the development phase and will not come out this year.

Points to note for your discussions with the media / customers:

The current R 1200 GS / GS Adventure has only been available since spring 2010, featuring the best "boxer" engine to date. In 2012 only the current R 1200 GS / R 1200 GS Adventure is available and in addition to the R 1200GS & R1200 GS Adv the R 1200 GS Rally is offered in 2012.

Regarding a successor of the current R 1200 GS BMW Motorrad will not respond to media speculation since it is still far too early for official statements to be made. It will be some time before a new model is launched. The next generation is still in the development phase.

Development work includes intense test riding with heavily disguised prototypes as seen in the press reports. Descriptions of product qualities as described in the reports only reflect the opinion of the writers concerned. At the appropriate time, BMW Motorrad will publish information on what a future GS generation looks like and what it is capable of.

Best regards,

BMW (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

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