M2 MotoTours Bikes:

Whether riding solo or with passenger, we have a variety of bikes to suit your preferences.

Every bike we own is generously equipped with options such as ABS, electronic suspension, heated grips or seats for example.  We’ve put together an offering that allows you and your passenger to comfortably and safely have fun while motorcycle touring through Europe.

All of our bikes are stringently maintained according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.  We only use class leading tires from Michelin, Pirelli and Metzeler.

Included are pertinent manufacturer specifications for you to verify seat height, weight, power, etc.

If you need assistance in making a selection, please contact us.

Prefer to do a self-guided motorcycle tour Europe?  We have motorcycles available for rental in Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva.  For motorbike hire France, visit our motorcycle rental France site.

BMW F800 GT

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BMW f800 GT Displacement:  798cc Torque:  63Nm /46.5 ft lbs. @5800 rpm Weight:  213.2 (wet) Seat Height: Standard:  800mm / 31.5 inches Low Setting:  N/A Low Seat Option: N/A Wheelbase: 1,514mm / 59.6 inches Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, luggage & top case.

BMW appears to have got the balance right with the F800GT. It has just the right blend of sport and tourer for a motorcycle of this size and type.

It also makes a sensible proposition for anyone considering taking up motorcycling for the first time and it even has appeal for the more experienced rider who wants a light, but robust sports tourer that will happily eat up the miles in a no nonsense sort of way.

And where this BMW really scores is you’ll have a lot of fun doing that and just getting out there and riding it.

https://rideapart.com/articles/rideapart-review-2013-bmw-f800gt

K1200R Sport

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BMW K1200R Sport

Displacement:  1157cc

Torque:  127.00Nm / 93.7 ft lbs. @ 8250 rpm

Weight:  217 kg

Seat Height:

  • Standard:  820mm / 32.2 inches

  • Low Setting: N/A

  • Low Seat Option: N/A

Wheelbase:  1,580mm / 62.2 inches

Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, tank bag

“I had forgotten just how much I’d enjoyed this engine.

I held on, grinning, as 163 horses threatened to wrench my fingers from the handlebars.

My knees dug into the tank’s recess, I knocked the Beemer into sixth and tucked in – this is way too easy.”

Read the full article here:  http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/other/ridden-bmw-k1200r-sport-review/ar-BB8flSg

BMW K1300GT

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BMW K1300 GT Displacement:  1293cc Torque: 135Nm / 99.6 ft lbs @ 8000 rpm Weight:  255kg / 562.2 lbs Seat Height: Standard: 840mm / 33.1 inches Low Setting:  800mm / 31.5 inches Low Seat Option Wheelbase: 1,572mm / 61.9 inches Options: ESA suspension, heated grips, heated seats, cruise control, electric windscreen, luggage & topcase

The BMW K1300 GT is a Grand Tourer in the true sense of the words. It manages to combine massive performance with supreme practicality and comfort. There are so many bikes out there that don’t handle and ride as well as the BMW K1300GT that are supposed to be ‘sports-focussed’ bikes it’s simply astounding how easy the BMW K1300GT is to chuck around.

Read the full article here:  http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/k1300gt/2009/

BMW R1200 RT

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BMW R1200 RT

Displacement:  1170cc Torque:  120Nm / 88.5ft lbs @6000rpm Weight:  229kg / 504.9lbs Seat Height: Standard:  840mm / 33 inches Low Setting:  820mm / 32.2 inches Low Seat Option:  780-800mm /30.7 inches Wheelbase: 1485mm / 58.4 inches Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips & seats, electric windscreen, cruise control, luggage, topcase & tank bag.

BMW R1200 RT

“the BMW R 1200 RT has long been sport touring’s standard-bearer. Designed, built and refined in the shadow of the Alps, the RT name is synonymous with tractable power, intuitive handling and first-rate comfort and wind protection. Its trademark air/oil-cooled boxer twin with shaft drive represents 90 years of BMW design tradition, a setup that has proven to be reliable and popular.”

Read the entire article here:  http://ridermagazine.com/2013/05/06/2013-bmw-r-1200-rt-review/

BMW K1600 GT

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BMW K1600 GT

Displacement:  1649cc Torque:  175Nm /129 ft lbs. @7750 rpm

Weight:  319kg (wet)

Seat Height:

Standard:  810mm / 31.9 inches

Low Setting:  780mm/30.7 inches

Low Seat Option: N/A

Wheelbase: 1,680mm / 66.1 inches

Options:  ESA electronic suspension, heated grips, heated seat, electric windscreen, luggage & top case.

In my opinion, these two bikes are by far the most dynamic and full-featured touring motorcycles ever produced. I have always said, often to the surprise of many, that my dream shed of bikes would certainly include a Gold Wing among its numbers. That dream shed often changes, once upon a time there wasn’t a single BMW in it, but now the K 1600 GT joins its Bavarian brothers the R 1200 GS and K 1300 R in the list of machinery that’s managed to steal my heart since BMW has dramatically upped their game in the past few years.   Read full review here:  http://www.mcnews.com.au/bmw-k-1600-gt-gtl-review/

BMW S1000 XR

|2016 BMW S1000XR
ENGINE|Liquid-cooled inline-four
DISPLACEMENT|999cc
BORE x STROKE|80 x 49.7mm
COMPRESSION RATIO|12.0:1
CLAIMED HORSEPOWER|160 hp @ 11,000 rpm
CLAIMED TORQUE|83.0 lb-ft @ 9,250 rpm
GEARBOX|Six-speed
FINAL DRIVE|Chain
CLUTCH|Wet slipper, hydraulic, multiplate
FRAME|Aluminum
WHEELBASE|61.0 in.
RAKE|25.5°
TRAIL|4.6 in.
FRONT SUSPENSION|Upside-down telescopic fork with optional D-ESA
FRONT WHEEL TRAVEL|5.9 in.
FRONT WHEEL|Cast aluminum alloy, 3.5 x 17
FRONT TIRE|120/70ZR-17 Bridgestone T30
REAR SUSPENSION|Linked monoshock with optional D-ESA
REAR WHEEL TRAVEL|5.5 in.
REAR WHEEL|Cast aluminum alloy, 6.0 x 17
REAR TIRE|190/55ZR-17 Bridgestone T30
FRONT BRAKE|Two 320mm radially mounted four-piston calipers
REAR BRAKE|265mm disc, 2-piston caliper
FUEL TANK CAPACITY|5.2 gal.
CLAIMED DRY WEIGHT|357 lb.
CLAIMED WET WEIGHT|502 lb.
SEAT HEIGHT|33.1 in.
LENGTH|86 in.
 
The S1000XR is an exciting new offering from BMW. The S1000RR Superbike has helped transform the marque from its stodgy, pipes-and-slippers trope to a more robust, high-performance bike brand, and the S1000XR builds on this momentum. Read the full review here: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/2015/10/article/2016-bmw-s1000xr-first-ride-review/

New for 2018 Guided European Motorcycle Tours.

BMW K1600B

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Engine Capacity cc 1649 Bore/stroke mm 72/67.5 Output kW/hp 118/160 at engine speed rpm 7 750 Torque Nm 175 at engine speed rpm 5 250 Type Series No. of cylinders 6 Compression/fuel 12.2:1 / Premium unleaded (95 RON) Valve control Bucket tappets Valves per cylinder 4 Ø intake/outlet mm 29/24.8 Throttle valve diameter mm 52 Engine control BMS-X Homologation standard EU4 Electrical system Alternator W 700 Battery V/Ah 12/19 Headlight Xenon low-beam headlamp Halogen high-beam headlamp Starter kW 0.7 Power transmission – gearbox Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, hydraulically activated Gearbox Constant-mesh 6speed gearbox, helical cut Primary ratio 1.617 Transmission ratios I 2.230 II 1.641 III 1.319 IV 1.101 V 0.926 VI 0.788 Rear wheel drive Bevel gear Transmission ratio 2.75 Suspension Frame construction type Aluminium bridge frame, load-bearing engine Front wheel control BMW Motorrad Duolever Rear wheel control BMW Motorrad Paralever, central spring strut Spring travel, front/rear mm 115/125 Wheel castor mm 106.4 Wheelbase mm 1618 Steering head angle ° 62.2 Brakes front Twin disc brake, Ø 320 mm, 4-piston fixed callipers rear Single disc brake, Ø 320 mm, 2-piston floating calliper ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (partial integral) Traction control Optional BMW Motorrad DTC Wheels Aluminium cast wheels front 3.50 x 17″ rear 6.00 x 17″ Tires front 120/70 ZR 17 rear 190/55 ZR 17 Dimensions and weights Total length mm 2324 Total width with/without mirrors mm 1000/980 Seat height (without rider) mm 780 Unladen weight according to DIN, road ready, fully fuelled kg 336 Permitted total weight kg 560 Fuel tank capacity l 26.5 Performance figures Fuel consumption (WMTC) l/100 km 5.7 Acceleration 0-100 km/h s 3.2 Top speed km/h > 200
The engine in the B is supposedly identical to the ones in the K1600 GT and GTL. So even if the Bagger design brief for most manufacturers is relaxed cruising, this bagger can do that, but it can also propel you from corner to corner on tight, twisty backroads, or fast flowing ones, in a way that will leave most baggers sucking its clean, Euro4 emissions as it disappears over the horizon. Read the full review here: http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/bmw/2018-bmw-k1600b-first-ride-review.html

BMW R1200 GS LC

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Engine and transmission Displacement: 1170.00 ccm (71.39 cubic inches) Engine type: Two cylinder boxer, two-stroke Power: 125.00 HP (91.2 kW)) @ 7750 RPM Torque: 125.00 Nm (12.7 kgf-m or 92.2 ft.lbs) @ 6500 RPM Compression: 12.5:1 Bore x stroke: 101.0 x 73.0 mm (4.0 x 2.9 inches) Valves per cylinder: 4 Fuel system: Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection/BMS-K digital engine management with electromotive throttle actuator Fuel control: Double Overhead Cams/Twin Cam (DOHC) Lubrication system: Dry sump Cooling system: Liquid Gearbox: 6-speed Transmission type, final drive: Shaft drive (cardan) Clutch: Oil lubricated clutch, hydraulically operated Driveline: Constant mesh Fuel consumption: 4.10 litres/100 km (24.4 km/l or 57.37 mpg) Greenhouse gases: 95.1 CO2 g/km. (CO2 - Carbon dioxide emission) Emission details: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3 Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels Frame type: Twin-section frame, front- and bolted on rear frame,load-bearing engine Rake (fork angle): 25.5° Trail: 100 mm (3.9 inches) Front suspension: BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut Front wheel travel: 190 mm (7.5 inches) Rear suspension: Cast aluminium single swingarm with BMW Motorrad Paralever Rear wheel travel: 200 mm (7.9 inches) Front tyre: 120/70-R19 Rear tyre: 170/60-R17 Front brakes: Double disc. ABS. Floating discs. Four-piston calipers. Front brakes diameter: 305 mm (12.0 inches) Rear brakes: Single disc. ABS. Floating disc. Two-piston calipers. Rear brakes diameter: 276 mm (10.9 inches) Wheels: Cast aluminium Physical measures and capacities Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 238.0 kg (524.7 pounds) Seat height: 850 mm (33.5 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting. Overall height: 1,450 mm (57.1 inches) Overall length: 2,210 mm (87.0 inches) Overall width: 953 mm (37.5 inches) Wheelbase: 1,507 mm (59.3 inches) Fuel capacity: 20.00 litres (5.28 gallons) Reserve fuel capacity: 4.00 litres (1.06 gallons)
The result has improved the already class leading GS in almost every aspect. The engine is a measurable step forward right through the rev range yet retains its boxer character. It looks cleaner and neater, is more comfortable and sophisticated and handles better too. Read the full review here: http://www.motorcyclenews.com/bike-reviews/bmw/r1200gs/2013/

BMW R1200RT LC

Year 2014
Manufacturer BMW
Model R1200RT
Engine Type Four-stroke flat twin, double overhead camshaft, one balance shaft
Engine Displacement 1170cc
Bore Stroke 101 mm x 73 mm
Cooling Air/Liquid-Cooled
Compression Ratio 12.5:1
Fuel System Electronic intake pipe injection / BMS-K+ digital engine management
Ignition Electronic
Starting System Electric
Transmission Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with helical gear teeth
Final Drive Shaft
Rake Trail NA
Seat Height 31.7 in. (805mm)
Wheelbase 58.5 in. (1485mm)
Front Suspension BMW Motorrad Telelever; stanchion diameter 37 mm, central spring strut
Rear Suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever
Front Brake Dual disc brake, floating discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers ABS
Rear Brake Single disc brake, diameter 276 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Front Tire 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire 180/55ZR-17
Fuel Capacity 6.6 gal.
Dry Weight 604 lbs. (Wet) (273 kg)
 
On the open road, the RT motors along with the same soothing, low-frequency engine thrum that has endeared BMW’s opposed twins to so many riders for so long. Rolling open the ride-by-wire throttle at practically any rpm, though, results in strong, linear torque and deceptively quick acceleration. Read the full review here:  http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/04/30/bmw-r1200rt-road-test-review-dyno-video-photos-specifications/