BMW introduces 2012 bicycle range

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Many of us would grow up and look upon a BMW as the car to purchase once we have graduated and started minting, nay, earning our own money. Of course, not everyone gets to live this dream, but those who did, I am quite sure that none of them had any regrets driving off in what is deemed to be the “ultimate driving machine”. Having said that, I suppose you also know that BMW churns out motorcycles as well? The high end models might not necessarily be any cheaper than an entry level BMW 1 Series, but the coolness factor is definitely right up there.

Just in case you still lust after one of these machines, but do not have the bank balance to gain any approval, here is something that might pique your interest while carrying the BMW logo – their 2012 bicycle range. Yes sir, this year’s collection is said to be by and large different from last year in terms of cosmetic additions, where a new component here and a new paint job there sums it up nicely.

The 2012 Mountainbike Enduro will be on the receiving end of a new Crank Brothers wheelset, where it is said to offer superior stiffness and downhill performance, and the Fox 32 O/B trail fork has a travel of 140 mm (5.5 in), in comparison to the 150 mm (5.9 in) travel of the 2011 model’s Fox Talas 32 RL air-spring fork. While it does look similar as its predecessor, BMW claims there is an “improved frame” which manages to retain the same 14.8 kg (32.6 lb) weight. As for its paint, metallic black offset by bright green on the saddle is the new name of the game.

As for changes in the Touring Bike range, you will find those as the Suntour NCX-D-26″ suspension fork with 75 mm (2.9 in) of travel, the Fox Float RP2 BV boost valve remote shocks on the Mountainbike Cross Country, and new color combinations alongside a combined radial and crossed spoke pattern on the Cruise Bike which will deliver additional stability while turning heads.

Pricing wise, they are far more affordable than a new BMW car or motorcycle, obviously, with prices starting from €899 and going all the way to €2,750 for adult bicycles.

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