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October 9, 2015

BMW, Honda and Yamaha cooperate on designing connected motorcycles

Three large manufacturers this week announced an agreement to jointly develop connected motorcycles, with focus on safety. The brands will promote the Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) for powered two-wheelers and form a central coordinating unit called Connected Motorcycle Consortium. The manufacturers want to show the first results in four years. Read the full article »

September 10, 2015

Custom 1979 BMW R100RT Desert sled by Los Muertos Motorcycles

This custom BMW R100RT is not the fastest custom bike we’ve seen this year but in this case, speed is absolutely irrelevant because this bike looks just stunning. The Desert sled was built by a small custom garage in Cape Town, South Africa and the goal was to build something that’s very aesthetically driven. Well, Steven Pitt and his guys succeeded. Read the full article »

June 15, 2015

Entry into the BMW adventure world – 2015 BMW G 650 GS review

If you are looking for a motorcycle with a nice design and solid construction for an affordable price, this bike definitely has to be on your list. The 2015 G 650 GS is a sharp looking motorcycle with a light frame designed for adventure. It is great for all skill levels and offers you a fun and easy ride. With ith 8,000$ price tag, it’s a decent low-priced intro to world of adventure bikes and BMW ownership. Read the full article »

June 14, 2015

BMW Concept Path 22: BMW’s own scrambler

It seems that scramblers are truly back. After Triumph and Ducati, BMW also created its own (custom) scrambler that was revealed yesterday at the Wheels & Waves Festival in Biarritz, France. Based on the existing R nineT, the Path 22 is BMW Motorrad’s first-ever Scrambler. The bike is stripped down to the essentials, every element and surface has a function and it was designed for surfers in impressive 1950s style. Read the full article »

May 23, 2015

BMW and Roland Sands Design reveal the extraordinary Concept 1

BMW Motorrad presents a breathtaking concept study, the BMW Motorrad Concept 101 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The custom cruiser features a six-cylinder 1,649cc engine, streamlined silhouette designed by Roland Sands and a fair amount of brushed aluminium and carbon. Click through for the striking Concept 1. Read the full article »

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 »