Don’t let the 700 designation fool you. The 2018 BMW F 700 GS actually has a 798cc parallel twin motor—it’s just detuned to “700” status.
Ready to go anywhere on the planet, along with having the ground support to make that possible, the 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is a motorcycle around which dreams are constructed and executed.
If you were designing a pictogram to represent a motorcycle, you could do much worse than the 2018 BMW R 1200 R as a model.
When you look at the 2018 BMW R 1200 RS, it’s hard to resist calling it a gentleman’s sport bike. The RS has sensible ergonomics and a torquey motor.
An iconic long-distance tourer, the 2018 BMW R 1200 RT has a classic boxer twin as its centerpiece, albeit updated to feature both liquid- and air-cooling.
Unchanged for 2018, save the new HP Motorsport colors and a Pro seat with the XR logo stitched in, the 2018 BMW S 1000 XR remains a premier sport-tourer.
Originally slated to be a 2017 model—we tested a pre-production example in late 2016—the new BMW G 310 R is finally being released as an 2018 model.
The latest version of BMW’s classic boxer tourer--the R 1200 RT--gets Automatic Stability Control and two riding modes. The seating position has a lower the center of gravity that the last air-cooled RT, making it easier to reach the ground at stops. Plus, the instrument cluster uses a 5.7-inch TFT color display.
BMW’s R 1200 RS is an all-new machine for 2016, with the latest liquid-/oil-cooled boxer motor, along with a sophisticated electronics package (with optional upgrades), new tubular steel bridge frame, inverted forks, new instrument cluster, new fairing with adjustable windshield, and distinctively modern styling.
It was an all-new BMW R 1200 R last year, which featured the liquid-/oil-cooled boxer motor previously used in the GS and RT models. The R 1200 R has a new chassis, that includes traditional inverted forks and a EVO Paralever rear suspension system.
Take BMW’s incredible S 1000 RR superbike, toss the fairing, raise the bars, and tune it for a bit more street-friendly grunt and you have the S 1000 R.
The latest version of the big BMW R 1200 GS boxer still utilizes air cooling, and has authentic cylinder fins to show for it, but water is used to strategically cool the hottest portions of the motor—the cylinder heads and parts of the cylinders.
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