Posts Tagged ‘ BMW Bikes ’

Retirement blues

22nd January 2015 by  in The Dex Files

My old mucker Noddy* is retiring from the police this week. He went in as a graduate trainee when they were rare animals in the ranks of the boys in blue, he’s done his 30 years, and now he’s itching to get out. He’s had a countdown running on his phone for the past year  [Read full post…]

Dexter Uber Alles?

8th September 2014 by  in The Dex Files

I admit it. I wandered into a BMW dealership over the weekend. I did get out without buying anything, but boy it was close… There were a lot of bikes there that really appealed to me. I had a K1200RS at one point, bought for the blend of speed and practicality it offered. While it  [Read full post…]

Bike Prices

17th July 2014 by  in The Dex Files

Are bikes suddenly really expensive? Too expensive? I mean, Ducatis have always been expensive – they’ve chased the luxury-Italian-supercar vibe for as long as I can remember. And BMWs have never been exactly budget-friendly. But after looking at the Diavel, I looked at a few other bikes. And frankly I was shocked. Have you seen  [Read full post…]

Who the hell is Dexter Scull?

20th May 2014 by  in The Dex Files

Hello? Is anyone there? Is this thing on? Sorry, I haven’t done a blog before. Sitting down to write it feels a bit odd – like standing in a centre-stage spotlight, tapping the mic and staring out at a darkened theatre. From where I am, there’s no way to tell if I’m Steve Jobs of  [Read full post…]

Motorbikes & Castles Winner… Mark Manning

12th May 2014 by  in Competition Winners

And the winner of our Motorbikes & Castles photo contest is… (drum roll please…) This stunning shot of his trusty BMW GS Adventure at by far the most photographed spot in Scotland, Eileen Donan Castle submitted by Mark Manning. For his efforts Mark’s bagged himself a trip exploring South Wales with a night away for  [Read full post…]

BMW R1200 GS Build Video

5th February 2014 by  in Daily Digest

Many thanks to Rod in Chester for sharing this video he stumbled across of a new R1200 GS being assembled at Motorrad’s Berlin production line.  

When Polly met Charley Boorman

4th December 2013 by  in Daily Digest

So, globe-trotting bike explorer Charley Boorman is doing a thing just now where he changes his Facebook profile photo to one of a random person he’s met on his travels recently.  Just for a bit of fun. The very first one he’s gone with..?  That’ll be our very own Polly! https://www.facebook.com/CharleyBoormanPage”]https://www.facebook.com/CharleyBoormanPage We’d literally just walked  [Read full post…]

2014 BMW R1200 RT launched

6th November 2013 by  in News

The new 2014 version of BMW’s flagship tourer, the water cooled BMW R1200 RT launched this week in Milan at the EICMA show.   BMW “Derived from the boxer unit on the BMW R 1200 GS, the new engine produces a peak output of 92 kW (125 hp) at 7,750 rpm and its maximum torque of 125  [Read full post…]

New BMW R1200 GS Adventure 2014

9th October 2013 by  in News

With BMW releasing the details of next year’s new flagship bike, the eagerly awaited R1200 GS Adventure, due in 2014 here’s a round up of the reaction from around the web, along with the official press release from BMW themselves.   BMW “We are pleased to unveil the latest model in the BMW Motorrad range  [Read full post…]

Old Dogs, Old Tricks

19th February 2013 by  in Motorcycle Touring & Travel

I’m beginning to suspect that the dogs of Ireland are all fully paid up members of the BMW Club – as soon as they hear my “sewing machine” approaching, they draw a bead on my front wheel & launch themselves straight at me! I’ve “developed” a technique over the past fortnight that, to date, seems  [Read full post…]

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