The 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure offers a number of improvements over prior models. The frame is much different and the suspension has been improved. Is it better than previous models? Click to find out the no frills, no bull report on what we liked – and didn’t like – about the new GS frame and suspension.
The Motor. Oh, that motor. I must admit I have a soft spot in my heart for the GS boxer motor. My only experience with the boxer is my 4 years on my R1200 GS Adventure. I had never ridden a boxer motor before. I was more into horsepower – Japanese sport bikes and monsterly […]
Part 1 of our 2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure Ride Review. Here we cover ABS Pro mode. Does it really work off road? Hint: Get ready to see ABS on skinny dirt bikes soon!
I just got back from the BMW R1200 GS Adventure press launch technical briefing where BMW product managers reviewed what is new on the 2014 R1200GS Adventure. Of course most people know about the motor changes. But in fact there are a host of changes to the bike – some big, some minor in detail. […]
I just arrived at the Enchantment Resort for the BMW Motorcycles R1200 GS Adventure press launch. After getting settled in I took the opportunity to peruse the new bikes and get a quick first impression. Remember, I have NOT ridden the bike yet. That will come tomorrow. First impressions written quickly without edit so please […]
Go to any off-road or adventure motorcycle gathering, and someone seems to always be sitting around a campfire complaining “my feet got soaking wet today”. If you ride off-road long enough, either skinny dirt bikes or big adventure bikes, your feet are going to get wet, no matter how waterproof your boots are. Luckily for […]
Olympus OMD EM5 is a small, powerful, interchangeable lens camera that offers the features a pro photographer wants in a package that fits perfectly on a motorcycle – at an affordable price. A wide range of high quality lenses are available from various manufacturers, giving the EM5 a great deal of versatility.
First day is complete at the Cycle World Adventure Challenge competition. Today we got our first ride on Honda’s new entry into the adventure market, the NC700X, courtesy of Cycle World Magazine. In a different post I will talk about the event and what we are doing for the challenge. I have had several people […]
I am heading to Los Angeles this weekend courtesy of Cycle World and Honda to ride Honda’s belated entry into the fast growing adventure motorcycle market. I plan to write about my experience with the bike and give our readers in-depth insight into this interesting motorcycle. First, a full disclosure. Honda is paying for the […]