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May 18, 2015

Orlando Bloom’s BMW S 1000 R Custom presented – video

Everyone knows Orlando Bloom as a successful actor, but not everyone knows about his passion for motorbikes. As a long-standing fan of BMW motorcycles, Orlando Bloom owns and rides a number of BMW models, including old classics. He also has a custom S 1000 R built by Deus Ex Machina in California and revealed by the Bavarian manufacturer this morning. The bike is called the „4CYL”. Read the full article »


May 4, 2015

BMW to introduce jacket with Alpinestars airbag technology

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars announced that they will work together to make BMW riding gear safer. The first product to be launched under this cooperation will be a BMW Motorrad jacket that includes an airbag waistcoat developed using Alpinestars technology. The new BMW Motorrad jacket, will be available in both male and female versions and the public presentation of this newly developed airbag jacket will be held later this year. Read the full article »


April 28, 2015

BMW Japan’s Straight Six project results in crazy K 1600 GTL custom bikes

„Ignite Straight 6" is a custom project of the manufacturer involving the K 1600 GTL, BMW’s flagship model equipped with a straight-six engine and some of Japan’s best custom motorcycle builders. BMW Japan has just revealed two custom bikes of the project, one from Keiji Kawakita of HOT-DOCK CUSTOM-CYCLES and Kenji Nagai of Ken’s Factor – both of them are pioneering figures on Japan’s custom bike scene. Read the full article »


March 20, 2015

BMW patents three-cylinder engines

BMW is known for its opposed cylinders sticking out of each sides of their bikes but that may change soon enough. The Bavarian manufacturer has just patented two different three-cylinder engines. According to press reports, the strange pushrod engines may be power a new cruiser model. Both engines have a bizarre W3-configuration that makes them very compact. Read the full article »


March 3, 2015

BMW wins four categories in the “Motorcycle of the Year 2015″ Readers’ Choice Award

The Munich-based manufacturer achieved outstanding results in the 17th "Motorcycle of the Year" Reader's Choice of the Motorrad magazine with victories in the categories "Tourers/Sports Tourers", "Sportsbikes", "Enduros/Supermotos" and "Modern Classics" as well as three 2nd and three 3rd places for 2015. Read the full article »


January 15, 2015

BMW S1000XR: the new ace of the adventure sport category?

The new S1000XR is BMW’s answer to the great Ducati Multistrada. The fourth member of the high-power BMW Motorrad line-up is based on the S1000RR and it’s powered by the detuned version of the big brother’s magnificent inline-four. The XR is definitely aimet at an older market but it doesn’t mean that the bike is slow. How much will cost you this 160-hp beauty? 15,200 € or $16,350. Read the full article »


December 8, 2014

Top 5 Most Popular Motorcycles of 2014

Motorcycles have no doubt been around for a long time. Available in many designs and brands, motorcycles are now very common around the world where they are used in different ways. Depending on functionality, you are bound to come across motorcycles designed for different purposes including long distance travel, cruising, sports (racing and off-road racing) and commuting. Read the full article »


November 27, 2014

MINI Citysurfer, the newest urban scooter of BMW

The Bavarian manufacturer has been pondering the future of urban mobility for some time now, just think of the C3 Evolution or the electric i3 car. The newest innovative concept of this line is the Citysurfer Concept. The little electric scooter combines the agile riding performance with an electric drive. Read the full article »


March 23, 2012

2012 BMW C600 Sport, BMW C650GT: official pics, specs released

BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities to include urban mobility. As its first offers on this sector, BMW Motorrad will be presenting two premium vehicles on the maxi scooter segment. The BMW C 600 Sport and the BMW C 650 GT combine the outstanding riding properties of a motorcycle with the specific agility and conceptual comfort of a scooter for a new kind of dynamic riding experience. The new maxi scooters will be built at the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin. Read the full article »


October 4, 2011

2012 BMW GS650 Sertao revealed

With its new BMW G 650 GS Sertão, BMW Motorrad has added a new, sporting chapter to the history of single cylinders in the BMW GS family. Whereas the G 650 GS thrilled riders with its lean, wiry offroad stature, the G 650 GS Sertão promises even more sporting characteristics, even greater offroad capabilities, and an even stronger desire for adventure. And all of this without any sacrifice to the established virtues of a BMW single cylinder endure such as everyday practicality, appealing price-performance ratio, and playful riding properties. Read the full article »