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Aprilia’s Tuono V4R lines up against the BMW S1000R, Kawasaki Z1000, and MV Brutale 1090RR in this strictly Four-Cylinder Streetfighter Shootout.
BMW Motorrad street bikes include R-series designs using the distinctive horizontally-opposed Boxer motor, the foremost being the popular R1200GS. The R-series spans all but BMW's scooter segment, with the R1200RS in sport, the R1200RT for the touring enthusiast and the R nineT in BMW's roadster division. The K-series utilizes inline four and six-cylinder engines in mounts like the K1600 GTL and K1300S. And finally, the F-series includes popular mounts like the F800GS which makes use of a Parrallel Twin powerplant. Formed in 1916, BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) began producing truck and aircraft engines for Germany during WW1. After the war, the Treaty of Versailles banned aircraft engine manufacture, so BMW set its sights on the motorcycle. BMW Motorrad, as the two-wheeled division of BMW came to be known (motorrad is German for motorcycle), traces its origins to the R32 motorcycle produced in 1923. History of BMW Motorcycles