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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!

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.


2018 BMW RA Rally - From Canyon to Mountains

Tioga County Fairgrounds, Wellsboro PA July 19th thru 22nd, 2018 for the 46th BMW RA Rally . Home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. This will be an amazing RIDING rally.

Go to this page for rally information and registration. PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS @ Midnight July 8th.


Before the RA Rally in Wellsboro- Check out the GS Giants event

ADV RAid-GS Giants/GS Girls

Join the GS Giants at the RA Rally at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Wellsboro, PA July 19 thru 22 for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Stay tuned for details.

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