• Dec 14, 2010
BMW Motorrad holiday greeting – Click above to watch video after the jump

The weather outside may have a rather large portion of the country's motorcyclists pining for spring, but that hasn't stopped the two-wheel obsessed crew over at BMW Motorrad from wishing the world a very merry Christmas in its own special way. Using a little electric guitar and some Stomp-esque percussion work by a team of helmeted riders, the Bavarian motorcycle maker has turned out a special holiday tune just for the occasion. You can check out the flick after the jump, but that's not all.

If you like what you see, you can even work up your own version of the video to send as an e-card to that certain someone special. Nothing says, "Honey, I want an R1200 GS Adventure under the tree this year," quite like a holiday greeting from a gaggle of leather-clad motorcycle heathens. You can even upload a photo of yourself into the card and craft your own personalized message. Head over to the BMW Motorrad site to get started.

[Source: BMW Motorrad]




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      • 4 Years Ago
      I am more excited for Aprilia's rip on this video.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wth i thought they were gonna do a couple of stunts or something. I wanted them to end with smoking donuts to wish us happy holidays. Not this.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Gary, on the kick drum, come come on the kick drum
      • 4 Years Ago
      Nice christmas card.

      But I have a request on my Christmas List.

      A new R1250RS.

      Oh, you don't have that? Here's how to BUILD IT:

      Take the new DOHC engine in the GS/R/RT, and bore it out 50 more CCs, and tune it near to the bespoke HP2 Sport engine, higher than the GS/R/RT bikes.

      Fit it into a R1200S/HP2-Sport trellis frame.

      Build a new single or dual-clutch automated gearbox, to compete with the VFR1200's new dual-clutch. Or use the new Xtrac IGS technology that autoblog reported last week. Make it left-side output, and unitize the K-bike's left-side paralever EVO. Sharing parts is less expensive, and it makes the right side of the bike look cleaner.

      (the up-ward facing side when the bike is parked on it's side stand, and a slider puck on the left-side paralever arm can help protect things if the bike falls down off of it's side stand, as well as a crash bar or cylinder head protector on the left side cylinder head.)

      Update said Paralever EVO system with CV joints, rather than U-joints.

      For the front suspension... FIT THE DUOLEVER TO AN R-bike for the first time. Optimize the control arm geometry, and bolt it as a headstock sub-frame to the top forward part of the R-bike engine. The headstock fixture would have to be specific to mount to the engine, but the duolever upright, and other fixture pieces would be common with the K-bikes... Again, common parts across the line.

      Fit the K1600's new solid-state CAN-bus handle-bar controls, and optional with all the electronic adjustable suspension stuff... but only optional.

      Make it a half-faired bike, with a front fairing like an updated K1200R-Sport's front fairing, with an important update... Include the K1600's lean-correcting low-beam headlight, with a high-power HIR high-beam. Everything else, in terms of lighting on the bike should be LED driven.

      Give the bike a substantial sized fuel tank, somewhere between a sport bike and a touring bike.

      Give the bike a configurable tail section for one or two riders, and BMW system case attachment points. Something like an updated R1100S style tail section.

      Give the bike a belly-pan fitting to a shaped exhaust silencer under the gearbox, just ahead of the rear tire.

      Give the bike optional removable side panels, to convert from half-fairing and belly-pan, to full fairing, with air management around the boxer cylinders. Kind of like the R1100RS had an optional long fairing.

      The R1200S was a nice bike for road performance, but sacrificed the practical bits of sport-touring. The R1200ST was a practical bike that was permanently loaded down with lots of fairing and weight, without the option to remove some of it when not needed, and it didn't look very good. An R1250RS would split the difference, and move into the future by hitting the bullseye between the two, with a new DOHC engine, and the newest BMW Motorrad technology.

      Not everyone wants a K-bike, or an S1000RR race-replica. The R-bike boxer twins were the beginning, and they should be kept up to date, and kept highly relevant. They are the only boxer-powered, air/oil-cooled, shaft-driven bikes on the market, and some of us LIKE that.

      Thanks,
      BoxerFanatic.
        • 4 Years Ago
        tl;dr. up-voting you anyway for the sheer enthusiasm of writing all that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Less zipper, more throttle.
      Carlos
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should have had more cowbell
      • 4 Years Ago
      BMW Motorrad wishes the world a "MERRY CHRISTMAS".
      Come on AB, it's ok. You can say the Christmas word. If a bunch of PC morons get their panties in a bunch, so what.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think they are wishing a Merry Christmas not a Happy Holiday!!!!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why bow to political correctness?