BMW Motorrad USA | The Ultimate Riding Machine
IN THIS ISSUE:
BEGIN YOUR NEXT JOURNEY ON THE NEW F 800 GT
MORE GREAT REASONS TO BE THANKFUL.
ONE WORLD. ONE R 1200 GS. THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE.
THEY'RE READY TO ROLL: C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
TAKE A VIRTUAL LAP AT THE
NEW BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER WEB SITE
WSBK: A FANTASTIC FINISH TO A GROUNDBREAKING YEAR
FOR TEAM USA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE LAST WORD IN GS TROPHY 2012 QUALIFYING
THERE IS NO BAD WEATHER 
JUST THE WRONG GEAR
FROM COLD STORAGE TO READY TO RIDE
90 YEARS OF CHARACTER. 90 YEARS OF PURE RIDING PLEASURE.
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F 800 GT
BEGIN YOUR NEXT JOURNEY ON THE NEW F 800 GT.
Looks can be deceiving – but not in this case. The new F 800 GT is indeed the most advanced touring bike in its class. The water-cooled 2-cylinder in-line engine delivers dynamic performance through its low-maintenance belt drive. A single-sided rear-wheel swing arm and a tight suspension ensure stability and a smooth ride. Three available seat heights allow prime ergonomics, and the optional Electronic Suspension Adjustment lets you adjust to road conditions at the press of a button. Dual-channel ABS is standard – as is the thrill of riding the very best. For all the latest on this latest achievement from BMW, click here.
BMW Classic Parts
More Reasons to be Thankful
ONE WORLD. ONE R 1200 GS.
THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE.
Imagine what the ride of your life could be, and then picture yourself actually doing it on the new R 1200 GS. That's exactly what is going to happen to five lucky winners of what is surely the most individualized motorcycling competition ever – a unique tour to remember on the best bike in the world.
 
It's called "One World. One R 1200 GS." The contest is open to adventure-seeking riders who can convince our panel of experts that they have what it takes to be one of only five people across the globe to benefit from this life-changing, money-can't-buy experience.
 
Each winner will explore a thrilling tour across the less-traveled roads (and off-roads) of Europe, the southwestern US, New Zealand, southern Africa or southeastern Asia. The possibilities are endless, so sense the adventure, seize the moment and conquer a continent as part of a tour you'll never forget. The application process has already begun and the contest ends November 30, 2012 – so apply online today!
More Reasons to be Thankful
MORE GREAT REASONS TO BE THANKFUL.
Now through November 30 find more value for your money on select new 2012 BMW motorcycles. Ask your salesperson for details.
 
C 600 Sport and C 650 GT
THEY'RE READY TO ROLL.
Just in time for the holidays, the first new C 600 Sport and C 650 GT models are arriving in dealerships across the U.S. No, they won't fit into a stocking by the chimney. But they will fit perfectly into many a commuter's lifestyle, with shift-free twist-and-go operation and a step-through, low-seat design. With their incredible storage capacity, they'll make delivering (and carrying home) holiday presents a breeze – and they'll do it all at a joyous 53 MPG.*
TAKE A VIRTUAL LAP AT THE
NEW BMW PERFORMANCE CENTER WEB SITE.
Learning really shouldn't be this much fun – on two wheels or four. The BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC offers a chance to lay down some rubber and hone your technique with expert instruction. The emphasis is on safety and control, on road and off. Go ahead and start with this video (it's fantastic, even though it features a car) to get a taste of what's in store, then click around and explore the possibilities to your heart's content.
WSBK Team
WSBK: A FANTASTIC FINISH TO A GROUNDBREAKING YEAR.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport's best-ever Superbike World Championship season has come to a close. While third-place finisher Marco Melandri lead the field for much of the season, a couple of heartbreaking crashes during the final stretch eliminated him from contention for the title. Still, riders Melandri and Leon Haslam claimed six victories and 16 podium finishes, and helped bring home second place overall for the Manufacturers' Championship.
GS Trophy Team USA
FOR TEAM USA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS THE LAST WORD IN GS TROPHY 2012 QUALIFYING.
Twin GS Trophy 2012 qualifying events in Moab, Utah and Spartanburg, South Carolina drew participants from every corner of the country this September. For the six finalists who emerged on top after the riding events, it would be their skill in building 21st century camaraderie – via social media – that would ultimately determine the three members of Team USA.

Following the riding event, our six finalists had two weeks to earn votes from social media fans. They reached out to friends, family, motorcycling networks, clubs and dealerships. They spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn – one finalist even tapped his son's boarding school mailing list.

Voting took place through an app on our Facebook page, which drew 11,442 views over the course of 18 days. In the end, Chad Yoshitomi from Anchorage, Alaska; Carlo Boffi, Jr. from New York, New York; and Ryan Frazier from Peoria, Arizona pulled in the most votes. Congratulations to Team USA – and good luck in Central America!
BMW Cold-Weather Gear
THERE IS NO BAD WEATHER
JUST THE WRONG GEAR.
If that's your cold-weather mantra, BMW has the gear for you, and it starts from the inside out.

The PCM Functional Undersuit 2 makes a great first layer. It is made from Phase Change Material (Schoeller PCM) in the chest, upper arm, kidney area, thighs and knees. Because it's breathable it regulates temperature comfortably and dries quickly. This layer is designed for temperatures between 40°F and 60°F.

The PCM 2 Function Jacket utilizes the Schoeller Phase Change Material to actively equalize temperature differences for maximum comfort. The insulated sleeves detach to let you use the venting zippers to cool down your arms but keep the wind off your chest and shoulders. Lastly, don't forget your fingers. Pro Winter 2 Gloves will help keep them warm and protected all winter long with a highly breathable GORE-TEX® membrane. They feature a soft insulating microfiber lining, an aluminum layer and a long cuff to keep wind out of your jacket sleeve. The hydrophobic goat leather palm offers the protection of a silicone coating that is also present on the knuckles and fingertips. The Pro Winter 2 gloves include a visor wiper on thumb and large reflective strips.

See your nearest BMW Motorrad Apparel dealer for these and all the BMW Motorrad under layers and Functional Wear.
BMW Storage Options
FROM COLD STORAGE TO READY TO RIDE.
If your corner of the country gets too cold to ride during winter, you'll want to take a few simple steps to be sure your tires are ready to go when the weather warms up. After all, letting them go slowly flat on a cold garage floor is a recipe for disaster. To prevent flat spots and damage to your tires:
  • Bring your tire pressure up to the maximum suggested specs, as indicated by the your owners' manual and often by a sticker on your bike (don't go by the specs on the tire sidewalls)

  • Check the pressure with a BMW pressure gauge:
    Electronic Gauge: 82 12 1 467 187
    Heavy Duty Gauge: 82 12 0 140 377
  • Go the extra mile and get one or both those wheels off the floor (even if you don't have a center stand) with a paddock stand. Ask your BMW Motorrad dealer for details – there is a solution for most models:
    Paddock stand: 71 60 7 698 075
    Adapter for R 1200 and K 1200/1300 models: 71 60 7 699 061
    Front stand for S 1000 RR: 77 02 7 720 824
    Rear stand for S 1000 RR: 77 02 7 720 824
90 Years
90 YEARS OF CHARACTER. 90 YEARS OF PURE RIDING PLEASURE.
BMW Motorrad turns 90 in 2013, and to celebrate we are unveiling some special edition models: the R 1200 GS Adventure, the R 1200 RT and the R 1200 R. Keep your eyes open for more news in 2013!
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