10 Best BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad makes a variety of quality motorcycles to suit every bikers’ needs. High endurance, speed, touring, urban and more BMW motorcycles are available. Which of the best BMW motorcycles is the right one for your riding pleasure?

Top High Performance Motorcycle: 2010 BMW HP2 Sport

The HP2 Sport’s Boxer engine houses an exciting 130 horsepower and the most powerful Boxer engine found in a BMW motorcycle. The opposed twin cylinder motor with double overhead camshafts, Quickshifter technology and aluminum forged racing wheels deliver excellent race results.

BMW’s HP2 Sport features fully adjustable Ohlins sport front and rear suspension and lightweight tubular frame. The bike is painted in BMW Motorsport colors of Alpine White, Lupine Blue and Magma Red. The MSRP is $25,500.

Best BMW Motorcycle for Endurance: R 1200 GS Adventure & G 650 GS

BMW Motorrad’s R 1200 GS Adventure is the ultimate endurance motorcycle, setting the standard for continent-crossing travel. The GS Adventure holds 8.7 gallons of fuel. The bike offers the best in off-road qualities and long-distance comfort.

The R 1200 GS Adventure comes with two metallic color choices: Smoke Grey or Shine Yellow. MSRP: $17,000.

The BMW G 650 GS isn’t one the Mottorad’s most popular dual purpose singles for no reason. This bike performs in harsh conditions and is made for off-road endurance.

The G 650 GS color options are Deep Black or Red. MSRP: $7,900.

Top BMW Naked Motorcycle: F 800 R & R 1200 R

The F 800 R is one of the coolest medium naked motorcycles ever. It features an in-line two cylinder engine, pulling power and low fuel consumption.

The F 800 R comes with four color options: Alpine White/Black satin, Alpine White uni/Lupine Blue metallic/Magma red uni, Granite Grey metallic/Black silk gloss or Light yellow metallic/Black silk gloss. 2009 model MSRP: $8,881.

The BMW R 1200 R is also an optimal urban bike. This motorcycle offers performance and 109 hp, with a paired down sleekness.

The R 1200 R has five color selections: Night Black Non-Metallic, Midnight black with stripe, Granite Grey Metallic, Biarritz Blue Metallic or Alpine White. MSRP: $12,795.

Best BMW Motorcycle for Beginners: 2009 G 650 Xcountry

One of the best BMW motorcycles for beginners is the 2009 G 650 Xcountry. New enthusiasts craving a versatile bike can’t go wrong with this model, as it will provide plenty of fun on pavement and dirt. 53 horsepower, single cylinder and lightweight.

The MSRP for this great starter bike is $7,500. X

Top Racing Motorcycles: BMW S 1000 RR & K 1300 S

The BMW S 1000 RR features an aluminum bridge, radial brakes, racing ABS, dynamic traction control and a front wheel only mode. The sporty tail-up nose-down design looks cool and can be showed off on this road-approved bike.

The S 1000 RR comes in four color choices: Light Grey Metallic, Thunder Grey Metallic, Shine Yellow Metallic or Motorsport Alpine White non-metallic/Lupine Blue Metallic/Magma Red non-metallic. MSRP: $13,800.

The BMW K 1300 S is also an excellent racing machine. It features an in-line four cylinder, improved engine and torque, as well as optimal safety features. The aerodynamic design is a unique treat.

The K 1300 S comes in Light Grey Metallic, Magma Red metallic/Sapphire black metallic or Lupine Blue metallic/Alpine White/Sapphire black. MSRP: $15,250.

Best BMW Motorcycles for Touring: F 80 ST & K 1600 GTL

The BMW F 80 ST is the best mid-weight tour motorcycle option. It features a high windshield, ergonomic raised handlebars and Brembo four piston hydraulic capilers. More comfortable touring options are available, at extra cost, like heated grips and touring cases.

The two color possibilities are Sapphire Black Metallic or Light Grey Metallic/Sapphire Black Metallic/Granite Grey Metallic. MSRP: $12,525.

The new BMW K 1600 GTL is the epitome of modern high-class touring motorcycles. It features a compact, efficient, in-line six-cylinder engine. Suspension is optimal, as are the ergonomics. This machine also features an Adaptive Headlight option.

This touring luxury machine will be available in spring 2011 as 2012 models. Pricing has yet to be assigned.