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July 6, 2014

BMW Motorrad achieves 7.7% growth

In May 2014, 14,088 (previous year: 13,081 units) motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide. This represents an increase in sales of 7.7% or 1,007 units as compared to May 2013 and a new record for BMW Motorrad for the month of May. In the first five months, BMW Motorrad delivered a total of 59,151 (previous year: 52,400 units) vehicles. Compared to the same period in the previous year, this represents a rise of 12.9%, or 6,751 vehicles. Read the full article »

July 6, 2014

2014 Honda Interceptor Development

The Interceptor® stakes out a special standing in the world of motorcycles, one that uniquely defines what only Honda can deliver. Famous for its distinctive V-4 power delivery, feel and sound, over the years it carved out a fiercely loyal following. When riders could own only a single motorcycle, thousands of enthusiasts insisted that one bike simply had to be a Honda Interceptor. Nothing else came close to matching the all-around capabilities that have made the Interceptor a true legend in its own time. Read the full article »

July 4, 2014

BMW “Concept Roadster” – BMW Roadster Revolution

The aspirations of BMW Motorrad with regard to future generations of boxer-powered roadsters take concrete, emotionally charged shape at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2014 in the form of the BMW Concept Roadster. Last year BMW Motorrad presented the BMW Concept Ninety here - a modern interpretation of a classic BMW motorcycle with boxer engine that demonstrated just how emotional a retrospective on 90 years of BMW Motorrad can be. "By contrast, the contemporary emotional appeal of the BMW Concept Roadster shows that, as far as BMW is concerned, motorcycling is much more than just perfect function," explains Edgar Heinrich, Head of BMW Motorrad Design. Read the full article »

July 3, 2014

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July 3, 2014

Exciting New Models Expand Honda’s 2015 Line

Over the past few years, Honda has introduced dozens of new powersports products. And this latest introduction of 2015 models keeps that momentum rolling with the addition of a new sport bike, significant updates to the CRF450R and CRF250R motocross machines, and the return of popular off-road products. Read the full article »

November 6, 2011

Husqvarna reveals world’s first ABS for off-road racing

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to be the first manufacturer in the world to present an ABS for off-road racing in the current flagship model, the TE 449. BMW Motorrad first brought out an off-road ABS with lockable rear wheel in 2007. A comparable system is already in serial production in the form of the "Slick" mode of the ABS in the BMW S 1000 RR. Here, the system allows the rider to block the rear wheel for so-called brake drifts by deactivating the ABS function in the rear wheel. Read the full article »

August 4, 2011

Video: Ducati Diavel Rizoma accessories

Rizoma has created a complete line of accessories to the Ducati Diavel. The kit includes an innovative aluminium handlebar which will improve riding position for some (height 8mm lower, open grip angle of +7°). Rizoma offers the latest side protections for the radiator and frame, the water pump guard, the newest EVO rearsets and two types of license support plates. But the list continues: all kinds of mirrors with adapters, bar ends, brake and clutch levers, proguard system, fuel cap etc. Read the full article »

July 27, 2011

Study: Lane splitting is safe

A new study says lane splitting could be the global solution for motorcycle safety. Motorcycle safety researcher Steve Guderian compares instances of rear-end collisions in California - where lane splitting is not expressly prohibited - to states with similar riding seasons and number of riders. The data from NHTSA shows that California does have a lower rate of fatal rear-end motorcycle crashes when compared to other similar motorcycling states. Read the full article »

July 5, 2011

Harley-Davidson offers women the „Ultimate Learn-To-Ride” experience

Learning to ride a motorcycle can be a life changing experience for women - the power, the freedom and the empowerment of riding your own Harley-Davidson motorcycle converge to create a feeling that's unlike anything else - and it's an experience that gets even better when you have a friend to share it with. In an effort to continue their industry leading commitment to help more women live out their motorcycle dreams, Harley-Davidson Motor Company has created a special contest this summer offering women a unique experience. Read the full article »

July 5, 2011

BMW introduces Dynamic Damping Control for future motorcycles

As part of its BMW Motorrad Innovation Day 2011, the Bavarian manufacturer introduced a new semiactive suspension control system called Dynamic Damping Control (DDC). As early as 1986, BMW Motorrad achieved a milestone in suspension technology by launching the Paralever swingarm, an innovation that considerably improved rear suspension and the transfer of forces. In 1993, the freshly launched opposed twin “boxer” engine series was the first to be fitted as standard with a front suspension system that operated independently of the rear known as Telelever. Read the full article »