2012 BMW WallpaperFor 2012, BMW releases a limited-edition R1200GS Rallye in the spirit of the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer’s GS bikes that take on rallies such as Dakar.
Clad in Alpine White colors with a Magma Red frame, the R 1200 GS is powered by a 110-horspower Air/oil-cooled flat twin Boxer 4-stroke engine. This proven-reliable motor features two camshafts and four radially aligned valves per cylinder, plus a central balancer shaft.Taking care of suspension duties on the 2012 R1200GS Rallye is a Motorrad Telelever system up front with stanchion diameter 41 mm, central spring strut that feature spring preload with 5-position mechanical adjustment.Out back the R 1200 GS features a cast aluminum single-sided swing arm with Motorrad Paralever with WAD strut (travel-related damping).BMW says: “Extended tours, long distance travels, and even journeys to the remote places of our planet run like a thread through the history of BMW GS, just like spectacular adventure rallies and magnificent sporting success. All of this now finds the ultimate testimony in the special model R 1200 GS Rallye from BMW Motorrad.”Attached above is wallpaper highlighting the 2012 BMW R1200GS; for a review, click here.Click motorcycle thumbnail to expand. Right click motorcycle wallpaper to download.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!