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BMW Scooter Owners Report Stalling Problem I have received reports from owners of a stalling problem on their BMW scooter. This is apparently a major issue, so I’ll add any reports I receive to this page and we’ll see what happens. In the U.S.A., report all safety issues to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration here. …

Installation Instructions 1. Unscrew the plastic nuts located on the front side of the windscreen that attach it to the upper mounting arms. 2. There is about 40mm of flex in the windscreen due to the flexibility of the rubber gaskets on the bottom attachment points. I have tried various sizes of spacers, and the 50 mm …

BMW Scooter Safety Recalls The BMW scooter has already undergone a recall in the U.S.A. Let’s hope there aren’t more, but just in case, I started this page to list any safety recalls as I learn about them. [UPDATE: More recalls added below!] In the U.S.A., vehicle owners can report issues directly to the National …

Ducati announces the Ducati 3D Extreme and Ducati 2Extreme mobile phone video games! New releases of the best-selling 3D mobile motorcycle racing game capture the action and thrills of the famous Ducati motorcycles. The games are now available for mobile phones.  Producted by Vir2L Studios LLC and Superscape Group PLC, global publishers and developers of …

Desmosedici V-4 Racing Replica Street Bike: Another Ducati Dream Comes True Ducati gives the go-ahead for the MotoGP replica bike. The announcement was made at WDW2004 in front of thousands of Ducati fans. Misano Adriatico (RN) 22 May 2004 – In the magical atmosphere of the WDW (World Ducati Week, the giant bi-annual meeting of …

Ducati and MV Agusta Photos I went to the Duc Pond Motorsports Ducati open house during the summer and took some photos, and finally got around to posting them here.  Duc Pond sells Ducati and is also the newest MV Agusta dealer in the area. You’ll notice the photo of the black Multistrada 620; this is where I …

Custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport The story: I received these photos one day from Jeff W. in a mysterious email: “Please let Guzzi people see these.”  I opened the .jpg’s to find what’s got to be the hottest V11 Sport around. So here are the photos of Jeff’s custom Moto Guzzi V11 Sport and some info …

Motorcycle Cleaners, Waxes & Polish Reviews   Summary There are many different types of polishes and cleaners that are appropriate for use on motorcycles. Hawg-Wash, a division of Classic Motoring Accessories, sells automotive and motorcycle care products to both consumers and professional detailers. They have a manufacturing division that produces the Blackfire brand of car …

A new generation of touring bikes is here from Moto Guzzi. The Breva V 1100 is a completely redesigned 90º V-Twin with a new, larger alternator positioned between the cylinder heads, new oil sump design, and lighter pistons to reduce crankcase inertia and reduce vibration. The most significant technological innovation is Moto Guzzi’s patented “cardano …

A Season on the 2012 Victory Cross Country Tour Here in the Northeast, it’s just about the time that I add fuel stabilizer to the tank, run the bike for a few minutes, and call it a season. The now-motionless bike in my garage is a Victory Cross Country Tour, and the season in question …

BMW K1200LT & R1200GS Named Motorcycles of the Year The BMW K 1200 LT and the R 1200 GS have been named two of the top ten motorcycles for 2004 by Cycle World magazine. The annual awards, featured in the July issue of Cycle World magazine, recognize the top ten motorcycles in ten different classes. …

BMW K – R Series Motorcycle Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make / Models :           Model/Build Years:     BMW / K SERIES 2001-2004 BMW / R SERIES 2000-2002 2004 NHTSA CAMPAIGN …

BMW R1100RT-P Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : R1100RT-P Years: 1998-2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 01V198000 Recall Date : MAY 22, 2001 Component: TIRES:SIDEWALL Potential Number Of Units Affected : 990 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: …

BMW R1200C Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Models : R1200C Years: 2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V289000 Recall Date : SEP 22, 2000 Component: SEATS:MOTORCYCLE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1636 Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MOTORCYCLES. …

BMW K1200RS Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Make : BMW Models : K1200RS Years: 1998-2000 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V264000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Potential Number Of Units Affected : 2368 …

BMW F650GS Dakar Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. BMW Model : F650GS DAKAR Year : 2001 NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 00V267000 Recall Date : SEP 08, 2000 Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Potential Number Of Units Affected : …

BMW R850R Recall – BMW R1100R Recall NOTE:  These recalls are presented as a public safety resource.  For more information, visit your local BMW Motorcycle dealer or visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. Models: BMW R850R Years: 1996-1997 BMW R1100R Years: 1995-1997 Number Involved: 2,000 Dates of Manufacture: October 1994 – August 1996 NHTSA Recall No.: …

BMW Announces Motorcycle Automatic Stability Control System BMW has announced the availability of their first motorcycle “stability control” (looks like traction control to us) system for street bikes. The system uses the BMW Motorrad Integral ABS system and advances it from a stand-alone solution acting only on the brakes into a fully networked all-around system. …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG Monza, 12th September 1954: In the Italian Grand Prix, Wilhelm Noll with Fritz Cron in the sidecar were the first to see the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle Part 4: Electrics, Body, Colors, Accessories and Specifications BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 3: Suspension BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine Output and Torque Chart …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 2: Drivetrain BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW has been busy this year!  They have also just announced the K 1200 GT, a sport-touring version of theK 1200 S super-sport bike. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. UPDATE:  July 2007 – The BMW K 1200 GT …

Integral ABS and ASC (Automatic Stability Control): New Riding Dynamic Control Systems for BMW Motorcycles Editor’s Note:  BMW usually provides tons of technical detail on their motorcycles and accessories, and the following information is a lightly edited translation of a large document provided by the BMW press office.  Since webBikeWorld visitors can’t seem to get …

The 100,000th BMW R 1200 GS Dual Sport! On This Page: Summary of changes BMW press release Detailed technical analysis Specifications Optional equipment HP and torque curves Colors The BMW R 1200 GS, together with the model variant Adventure, celebrated an impressive record. In Berlin, the 100,000th 1200 GS rolled off the assembly line! 84,373 …

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of the BMW GS It was an inspired concept, and BMW is still capitalizing on it to this day.  In September of 1980, the launch of the latest BMW two-wheeler revealed a fully-fledged motorcycle with a classic flat-twin Boxer engine, yet it was very different from any BMW that had gone …

wBW Vintage Motorcycle News Archive This is the archive of older wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles articles that are still available on the site. Here’s the wBW Vintage, Classic and Antique Motorcycles home page. Thread repair with an old-fashioned thread file! Royal Enfield “Custovation” 1974 Ducati 750 GT “Bevel Head” restoration; story, photos and tips! Beautiful Ducati 750GT …

The 8th Annual webBikeWorld.com Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards! Happy 2013! January 1, 2013 – Best wishes to all of our visitors, contributors and affiliates for a happy, healthy, joyous and prosperous 2013! 2013 also marks the 13th year of webBikeWorld — an eternity in Internet time! New Year’s Day means that it’s time once again …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask about …

wBW 2007 Motorcycle Product of the Year Awards It’s so hard to believe 2006 is here – I still can’t get over it. Last year we named the Shark RSR as the webBikeWorld “Helmet of the Year”. It was a spur-of-the-moment, arbitrary decision based on our opinion of that product. But the award generated lots of interest, …

New Road and Hazard Design Study Released; Includes Worksheets for Road Safety Audits The Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) was founded in 1994 and represents the major motorcycle manufacturers in the European Union (either European or producing in Europe), as well as 12 associations at a national level. They have just released a …

Online Motorcycle Magazines – Websites   More:  Our favorite print motorcycle magazines webBikeWorld Description: Motorcycles, motorcycle accessories, motorcycle helmets, clothing, news, maintenance articles, product reviews and more! URL: http://www.webBikeWorld.com – You’re here! Online Motorcycle Magazines:  BMW Motorrad – South Africa – Usually has interesting news about BMW motorcycles  |  CityBike – Northern California’s online monthly motorcycle magazine  |  Cycle News – Website of the weekly tabloid …

Ducati GT1000 Blog – Page 2 (Older Entries) The entries below are from the original page of the GT1000 Blog and it includes email from GT owners. If you have any tips on parts or accessories for the GT or any of the SportClassics, please feel free to drop me a line at [email protected] The GT …

Bell Sprint and Arai Quantum II Helmet Noise Levels   Other WebBikeWorld Helmet Posts

Joe Rocket Steel Jeans vs. Sliders Kevlar Jeans webBikeWorld visitors apparently can’t get enough information on motorcycle jeans! Based on your suggestions, we ordered a pair of Joe Rocket “Steel” jeans and while we were at it, we also ordered a pair of Sliders Kevlar jeans for good measure. We’re not big fans of wearing …

DesignTech 50 Watt Halogen 1156 Brake Light Bulb I blow through a lot of money on webBikeWorld reviews!  Here we go with brake lights again…. Maybe I have a fixation.  I’m looking for thHalogen Brakee perfect brake light: low watts, low heat, lasts forever with no damage from vibration, lights up in nanoseconds, and is so …

1157 and 1156 Motorcycle Light Bulbs There are several motorcycle tail light and brake light bulb types which are interchangeable. Note that these are bulbs that have a low/high filament; i.e., one filament is “on” all the time as the running light, and the other filament comes on as the brake light. If your motorcycle …

LED Light for Motorcycles EDs are just about the perfect motorcycle lighting solution.  LED lights use very little power, they’re not affected by vibration, they don’t get hot and the LED itself is virtually waterproof. They’re also available in an array of colors and they can be grouped together to provide many different shapes and …

Installing a Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar: Triumph Thunderbird Sport Information about the Signal Dynamics LED Brake Light Bar was covered in a previous webBikeWorld article “Improving Brake Light Visibility on a BMW K75“.  This article addresses the installation of that same unit on a Triumph Thunderbird Sport.  There were a few tricks to this …