The new BMW R 1250 GS and the new BMW R 1250 RT.

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The new BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT – the fascination of travel and touring in a new dimension of engine power. For more than 35 years, the flat-twin boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS and RT models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the satisfying pleasure of a short weekend trip. For more than 25 years, BMW Motorrad has used 4-valve technology, combined with electronic fuel injection and closed-loop catalytic converter technology in order to…

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SuperGP back on track at Aldo Scribante

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After a three-month winter break, the SuperGP Champions Trophy competitors return to action for the fifth round of the 2018 championship which will take place at the newly resurfaced Aldo Scribante circuit on 24 and 25 August 2018. The leading duo in the SuperGP championship, Michael White (Consortium Shipping Yamaha R1) and defending champion Clint Seller (King Price Extreme / Bikefin Yamaha R1), didn’t rest on their laurels during the break. White headed to Europe where he finished on the podium in the Italian Yamaha R1 Cup at Misano while…

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

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As it stands, Suzuki GSX-S750 won’t be the only performance motorcycle to be launched by the Japanese brand in South Africa this year. According to our sources, Suzuki will launch the V-Strom 650 XT in our market by July. The new V-Strom 650 XT will be the most affordable performance motorcycle offering from Suzuki in SA (ex-showroom). It will be the third motorcycle from the bike maker, after the Hayabusa and the recently launched GSX-S750, to be locally assembled. Internationally, the V-Strom adventure tourer is offered in two variants –…

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BMW’s new ‘Concept Link’ scooter

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Think scooter meets smartphone BMW Motorrad Concept Linkby visordown YOU’RE riding your motorcycle (or scooter) when suddenly you realise you don’t know where your next appointment is. If only your motorcycle (or scooter) knew. No, we’ve never thought this either. But BMW Motorrad has never been one to let mere demand dictate innovation and so the German firm has just unveiled this, an electric scooter concept that ‘keeps the rider connected while riding, thereby expanding his mobile world by providing him with new opportunities’. See, you want it now, don’t you? Called…

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MotoGP racer Nicky Hayden dies after being hit by car while training on bicycle

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Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden died in hospital on Monday, five days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden was 35. Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, where Hayden had been since the collision last Wednesday, made the announcement. Hayden had severe cerebral damage and multiple traumatic injuries. “The medical team has verified the death of the patient Nicholas Patrick Hayden, who has been undergoing care since last Wednesday May 17 in the intensive care unit of the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena following a very serious polytrauma which occurred the same day,” the hospital…

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