New 2018 BMW X5 spied on the road

New spy images capture the latest BMW X5 SUV in testing, and new platform will allow for plug-in hybrid version. Spy shots have emerged of BMW’s 2018 model year X5 SUV undergoing development testing ahead of a potential Paris Motor Show unveil next September. We previously received spy shots of a heavily camouflaged X5 undergoing winter testing, with these latest images showing a test mule wearing a different and more revealing camouflage. BMW’s iconic kidney grille has clearly grown in size, while a more intricate LED headlamp design is also…

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Video: BMW release F850GS teaser

BMW are the latest manufacturer to release a teaser video. Giving us just enough info of their new F850GS to keep us excited ahead of next week’s Milan show, where most of 2018’s bikes will be officially revealed for the first time. The F850GS will be an entirely new bike for 2018, replacing the F800GS, which proved a capable machine, but is a bit long in the tooth compared to newer adventure models such as Honda’s Africa Twin, the Ducati Multistrada 950 and KTM’s 1090 Adventure R. The most notable…

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BMW’s 2018 R1200GS Adventure arriving in dealers now

The new-for-2018 incarnation of the R1200GS Adventure has arrived in dealers, bringing all the updates enjoyed by the 2017 R1200GS to conform to Euro4 regulations – and adding a whole host of optional extras to the Adventure’s repertoire, as well as new model variants such as the Rallye version. BMW barely sell any standard bikes, with owners almost unanimously choosing to slap the majority of the upgrade packs onto their purchase. The list is long, and includes several modifications that are as important for your riding pleasure as they are…

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BMW’s radical new S1000RR

BMW is about to rip the superbike sector apart with a major makeover of its S1000RR. Since the sports missile landed in 2010 the Japanese and Italians have been busy catching up. The playing field is now flatter than a bowling green, but it looks like that could all be about to change – first with Ducati’s new V4 next year, then the arrival of this new S1000RR in 2019. The 2017 Honda Fireblade and Suzuki GSX-R1000 are certainly impressive, but neither are ground-breaking. Over the next two years we…

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Bigger BMW F700GS on the way

BMW look set to back up a bigger and better F800GS with a bigger and better F700GS! MCN spied a new F800 – believed to be gaining 50cc – in April this year, so it’s not a huge surprise that our spy photographers have also now captured what appears to be the new F700 that underpins the range. The F700 and F800 share many parts, but the 700 has always been the one to wear cast wheels, lose 10bhp in a softer tune, and exhibit a more mild-mannered demeanour. This…

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