The 2013 BMW HP4 is the track-ready version of the manufacturer's already mighty S1000RR, which puts the bike at the very tip top of the two-wheeled BMW food chain. The R1200GS, meanwhile, is intended to be a somewhat more utilitarian machine. Capable of conveying both rider and gear over vast distances and uncertain terrain, the big-boy GS is the Swiss army knife to the HP4's rapier. Or at least that's what we've always been led to believe. BMW recently rolled out some footage during a press la
German company Rosenbauer has found a novel use for the two-cylinder boxer engine found in the BMW R1200GS. The company has used the engine to power a water pump for use by fire departments in areas where traditional fire trucks can't reach.