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The Beautiful BMW R7

BMW built the beautiful R7 as a concept motorcycle in 1937.  Notice the introduction of telescopic forks!  This work of art was hidden away in a crate until found in 2005.

Water Cooled R1200GS

The new R1200GS "waterboxer" is the first GS (indeed the first boxer-engined production bike of any kind from BMW) that can truthfully be called fast.  There is power everywhere and precious little in the way of engine braking. 

Read the rest of this article by David Bromfield in the July/August issue of OTL.

GS Jane

BMW Riders Association is a riding organization.  That means our members who own a GS like to get dirty--that includes our Ladies!

2015 R1200RS

The new BMW R 1200 RS – a new dimension in sports touring.
Meaty, mightier boxer engine. ABS, ASC and two riding modes as standard. Riding mode Pro with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as an optional extra. Tubular steel bridge frame with engine as a self-supporting element. Wheel suspension using upside-down telescopic fork and EVO Paralever. Latest-generation Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment).

N8 On R1200S

What going fast on a R1200S looks like.  Nate Kern takes the R1200S to another victory.

BMW R Nine T

Pure Riding.

Motorcycling has always been a passionate pastime. For the past 90 years BMW Motorrad has been ensuring that this remains the same in the future, too. For those who like it pure and original, BMW Motorrad has now developed the perfect machine: the BMW R nineT. A motorcycle featuring purist design and numerous ways of customising it.

BMW HP4 - The M Class of Superbikes

With the BMW HP4, BMW Motorrad presents the lightest 4-cylinder supersports bike in the 1000cc class to date, at 439 pounds wet, including Race ABS, it puts out 193 hp.

OTL Test Ride SJBMW Racer

Your OTL Contributors and Board Trustees are riders.  Here Trustee and OTL Contributor Kent Cook gets a special treat when invited by San Jose BMW to test of its  race-winning R1200S.  Thank you Chris Hodgson.  What a thrill!


Here's is what Sundog has to say on the RA Forum:
This bike jumps on throttle-up and is very flickable...what a joy. I dreamt of being on the Dragon's Tail again hugging the turns and maintaining pavement contact. It handled like a real sport bike.


RA at BMW's 100th Jahre Party in August 2016!!!

Auto Week in Monterey, California is the week of August 15th followed by 10 days for the 100 Jahre BMW Party - Join the BMW Riders Association, the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners, the GS Giants and the Airheads for this once in a lifetime event.

Camping and access to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and Laguna Seca starts on August 19th and carries through August 28th with a short break in between so that you can go riding!

  • FRIDAY AUGUST 19 -Legends of the Autobahn (CCA Sponsored event)
  • SAT & SUN AUGUST 20 & 21 -Festorics Racing @ Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway (Rolex Reunion)
  • SUNDAY AUGUST 21 -Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance (Big Bucks  $$$$$ sponsored event)
  • WED AUGUST 24 -O'Fest Concours d'Elegance at Folktale Winery (CCA & Vintage Club sponsors)
  • WED-SUN AUGUST 24-28 -Camping at Laguna Seca Raceway (BMW RA Sponsored event)
  • (Seminars, Bier garten, Self Guided Rides, Vendors, Displays, Car Club racing on the track and more)

New products in Black Eagle Shop

Take a look at our Black Eagle shop for new products in categories Female, Male and Accessories.  Remember the RA Gift certificate under "Other Club Items" category.

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