Grand Tourer

  • Nico Bakker’s 160bhp BMW GS built from a K1600GT.

    Nico Bakker’s 160bhp BMW GS built from a K1600GT.

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    Renowned chassis builder Nico Bakker’s just revealed his latest project; and it’s a custom BMW K1600GT that’s been turned into an adventure-ready GS.   Nico Bakker of Bakker Framebouw is a big name in the world of motorcycle racing – having worked for the likes of Giacomo Agostini and Phil Read back in the ‘70s.…

  • VIDEO: Caring for your Twin. Royal Enfield’s DIY MAINTENANCE series for its Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650.

    VIDEO: Caring for your Twin. Royal Enfield’s DIY MAINTENANCE series for its Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650.

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    Royal Enfield has just released a series of videos which break down basic maintenance tasks for its Continental GT 650 and Interceptor 650. It’s not always easy to work on modern motorcycles – but with the increasing popularity of Royal Enfield’s retro-style machines and a return to comparative simplicity, the Indian factory has released a…

  • S&S Cycle’s 865cc and 750cc BIG BORE KITS for Royal Enfield’s NEW 650 Twins.

    S&S Cycle’s 865cc and 750cc BIG BORE KITS for Royal Enfield’s NEW 650 Twins.

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    Want to increase the output of your 650cc Royal Enfield? Well now you can, with the help of a performance-enhancing big bore kit from S&S Cycle Inc. Historically, S&S Cycle has designed and manufactured aftermarket performance parts for Indian’s and Harley’s – but recently, it’s started producing products for Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT and…

  • VIDEO: Launch Ride – FIRST impressions of BMW’s C 400 GT.

    VIDEO: Launch Ride – FIRST impressions of BMW’s C 400 GT.

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    MoreBikes has been out on the UK launch of BMW’s new C 400 GT – and spent the day putting the touring-oriented big brother of the German factories C 400 X through its paces. WORDS AND IMAGES: Jonathan Schofield “Smooth doesn’t even cover it. It’s bloody spot on. The seat is super comfortable – and you’ve even got…

  • WORLD LAUNCH: Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer

    WORLD LAUNCH: Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE Grand Tourer

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    Words: Mikko Nieminen, Editor, Motorcycle Sport & Leisure magazine Photography: Kawasaki The new Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE is not an adventure bike in the dirt-riding, back-to-basics kind of sense; but with its effortless handling, smooth engine and mind-boggling array of electronic rider aids, it is just the thing for black-top adventures. The bike we tested…

  • VIDEO: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT at the TT. WITH Michael Rutter.

    VIDEO: KTM 1290 Super Duke GT at the TT. WITH Michael Rutter.

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    KTM has taken the chance to put its new 1290 Super Duke GT through its paces, ahead of its official release. Handing a set of key over to TT, Macau Grand Prix and British Superbike race winner, Michael Rutter, KTM let the man himself loose on the Mountain Course. Setting off from the Ben-my-Chree Steam…

  • Spy shots: Bonneville-inspired Royal Enfield 750cc parallel twin spotted

    Spy shots: Bonneville-inspired Royal Enfield 750cc parallel twin spotted

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    Two near-production ready Royal Enfield motorcycles have been caught on camera, sitting in a car park in India. One is the parallel-twin cylinder Continental GT, which we’ve seen on several occasions – but the other, a retro styled motorcycle with an uncanny resemblance to Triumph’s Bonneville, has never been seen before. With no camouflage hiding…

  • Buy a KTM Super Duke GT and get over £1000 worth of ‘Touring Package’ parts thrown in!

    Buy a KTM Super Duke GT and get over £1000 worth of ‘Touring Package’ parts thrown in!

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    KTM is now offering a PowerParts ‘Touring Package’ worth over £1000 with every new 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. The fastest production V-twin sports touring bike in the world, the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT (£15,999)  punches out 173bhp and 144nm of torque. The 1290 GT also has a 23-litre fuel tank, WP semi-active suspension adjustable by…

  • Spy Shots: Royal Enfield Continental GT 750

    Spy Shots: Royal Enfield Continental GT 750

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    Pitched directly against the current crop of retro-styled machines (I’m thinking Harley Davidson Street and Triumph Bonneville), Royal Enfield are getting ready to unveil their new Continental GT 750 to the world. Over the last 6 months, the bike has been caught out testing in both India and Spain. The first test bike was spotted in Spain and…

  • Carl Reese sets new motorcycle distance record – 2,119 miles in 24 hours on a BMW

    Carl Reese sets new motorcycle distance record – 2,119 miles in 24 hours on a BMW

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    American Carl Reese has smashed the world record for most distance covered in 24 hours on a motorcycle – by bagging 2,119 miles in 24 hours on a BMW K1600GT. Reese went through four rear and two front tyres in the run and had to stop with more than an hour remaining, meaning that in…

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