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The BMW Motorcycle Larger Than Life Legacy

Aug 18, 2007
The BMW does not only produce cars; as a matter of fact one of its most earliest products was their motorcycle. The R32 BMW motorcycle was the first to be introduced, back in the year 1932. Decades ago this R series further developed and had their own trademark both in the racing world as well as in the commercial market.

The "boxer twin" engine came with the first BMW motorcycle and had cooled cylinders sticking out from opposing sides of the machine for a superior cooling mechanism, which was very unique for that time. In addition they also produced the K, G, and F series shortly after that. One unique feature was the addition of the lockable differential technology, which gave the motorcycles the capability for off-road use as well.

Measuring up to the Brand's Name

One of the primary reasons as to why people love the BMW motorcycle, compared to other widely known brands is that they give both a relaxed and comfortable ride as well as a sporty feel to them. Additionally, they have a very majestic and big look, however they are very light in essence, which is excellent for when you're riding off-road.

Back in 1993 a revolutionary change came into the R series BMW motorcycle. The newly introduced BMW R series motorcycle were now oil cooled and were equipped with four valves per cylinder. After that in 2004, double spark plugs per cylinder were added, together with a balance shaft.

This gave the motorcycle much more power, rising to 100 hp or a capacity of 1200 CC. If your desire is to have a very powerful but also comfortable motorcycle, you probably will not want to miss this BMW motorcycle series. This is basically because the motorcycle can be used for both common daily usage as well as rough riding.

Sophisticated Performance Classes For Everyone

At present BMW has four primary motorcycle series, they include the G, F, R, and K series. The classes of engines are actually what the series are based on. The current F. series was introduced back in 1994 as the F650, with an engine that has four valves, single piston, with a 650 cc four stroke design and chain drive.

It was initially introduced as an entry-level BMW motorcycle, and subsequently was redesigned about six years after that with a different label, the F650GS. Presently, the most notable F series motorcycles are the 800S sports series motorcycle and the F800ST sports tour version.

The off-road versions of these motorcycles were introduced as G series and manufactured in cooperation with Aprilia. This particular series of BMW motorcycle is equipped with a 650 CC engine capable of producing 53 BHP. In a heavier range is the K series BMW motorcycle, that is competitive to the Japanese premier sport motorcycles.

This particular series is exceedingly fast and can achieve speeds of up to 280 kmph. The design of the current R series was constructed on the basis of the older R series, but much improved. And the latest R's, which are the R1150R, R1200S, and the R1200R, are capable of producing 122 hp, and is nearly as powerful as the low-end luxury car.
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Corbin Newlyn is an avid follower in the automotive industry. You can find more valuable up to date information at BMW Reviews and at BMW Dealership.
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