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Walking Up To A Little Piece Of Germany Let me start off this review by first thanking BMW Motorrad Canada and BlackFoot Motorsports of Calgary for having the cross-Canada demo days event. For Calgary, it happened on September 3, 2021, with the first ride going at 9:30 AM on a fairly chilly day so as …

It feels like only yesterday since I covered the new HD Radio set to be installed in BMW bikes, starting with the new Transcontinental. Bikes from BMW Motorrad are known for their premium, complex electronics – so it is only natural that BMW has courses available to the masses that cover advanced technology, in the …

It’s So Pure This GS Makes Me Swoon “Would you like to review a newly-released BMW adventure helmet, Jim?” Simon Armstrong, the BMW brand champion at Blackfoot Motosports (my local dealership in Calgary, Alberta) surprised me with an opportunity to get my hands on an alluring new helmet a few months back. A couple of …

Way down, south of dear Carolina, comes a motorcycle course to Greer, SC.  It’s a bird, it’s a plane – it’s BMW, and they slapped the state with a fully stacked motorcycle course stuffed with the world’s best of the best.  This past Sunday, the BMW Performance Center housed the BMW U.S. Rider Academy – …

Meet Raceward Studios. They’re Italian, they’re curators of state-of-the-art virtual racing games, and they’re about to welcome home their newest brainchild: RiMS Racing. If you’ve ever played Grand Theft Auto or iRacer, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say that the huge list of options available to customize and pimp out a virtual …

BMW is looking to bring a more innovative approach to making adjustments on the go. They patented gesture controls that will use sensors located on motorcycle handlebars per the drawings.  This new patented technology will get commands from the movements of the rider’s fingers while in the saddle. The drawing shows sensors located either on …

See ‘Ya In 2022! Although many motorcycle festivals in America such as Daytona’s Bike Week will continue this year despite the pandemic, Berlin won’t be quite as lucky (or unlucky, depending on your views regarding COVID-19) as BMW has withdrawn their participation in the 2021 Motorrad Days Festival. BMW had cancelled their 2020 plans due …

In 2020, BMW rolled out the R18 – the mammoth of cruisers that combined retro styling with a 1800cc engine to make even the most American of motorcycles quiver.  Upon the announcement of the R18, it was already known that there would be two more variants to follow. These three bikes would diversify the lineup …

Over 150k Motorcycles Have Been Sold By BMW in 2020 Alone Despite a global pandemic, motorcycle sales have managed to remain pretty steady over the last year. Whether you want to put the blame on lockdown boredom, or good business & sales tactics, at the end of the day motorcycles are selling like hot-cakes globally. …

 Bump Up Your “Brap”! HP Corse – a notable Italian exhaust manufacturer – has three new Evoxtreme slip-on exhausts for your BMW S 1000 XR. Slip-on exhausts can either be a time-saver or a time-waster. Replacing an entire system will often give you the benefit of some extra horsepower, but a slip-on option can be …

Makes Sense BMW’s R 18 cruiser is a big bike perfect for cruising around and enjoying a ton of torque. It’s a special bike and an all-new design based on a massive 1,800cc boxer twin engine. To get the most out of the R 18 platform, BMW is going to come out with several variations, …

Touchdown! Following the recent release of this bike in India, BMW has the official launch for the 2021 BMW G 310 R in Europe locked and loaded with three new color options and some new features (including the obvious, Euro 5 engine compliance). The new G 310 R features a Euro 5 compliant 313cc liquid-cooled, …

An S 1000 RR Naked Dream Come True The 2021 model reveal train is seemingly endless right now, which is fine with me because it gives me more motorcycles for me to get excited for and share updates about. This time around the track, the BMW S 1000 R is coming to our feeds with …

3D Print Me a Bike, While You’re at It Many companies across all fields of manufacturing are beginning to incorporate 3d printing into their building process. Many shoe companies are 3D printing soles, car parts are being 3D printed, the list goes on. BMW has finally turned to incorporate 3D printed components for their race …

This R69 is quite a rare sight to behold because BMW only manufactured around 2800 of them in the 5 year period between 1955-1960. With such a low volume of units being produced and sold, it has cemented this motorcycle as a historic hallmark of the BMW brand following its first production motorcycle, the R32; …

The Best Way To Cover Long Distances Touring on a motorcycle is one of the best things you can do. Traveling hundreds of miles each day to get to a specific destination or nowhere at all can be an absolutely transformative experience.  While I’m of the opinion that you can tour on any motorcycle, I …

Another Great Year for BMW Motorrad BMW really does make some of the best motorcycles on the market today. It’s not that the entire lineup is amazing, but all of the company’s bikes are just nice. They’re good at what they do, and 2021 shows just how great the lineup can be.  BMW added some …

BMW Filling Out the Heritage Range BMW recently revealed five new motorcycles. They all fit into the company’s Heritage line of bikes and look like some seriously good machines. There’s a new version of the R 18 and then there are four different R nineT motorcycles that help provide options to buyers. Let’s take a …

It was Spotted Out Testing The BMW R 18 is the German company’s big, beautiful cruiser. You can expect that the bike will spawn plenty of variations in the coming years. The more touring-oriented version has yet to make its official debut, but recently, RideApart posted some images of the bike. It was spotted out …

More Car Safety Tech Makes Its Way To Motorcycles If you’ve driven a newer luxury car in the after the sun has set you may have noticed headlights that turn with the car to highlight potential obstacles on a curve. With so much new tech coming to motorcycles, it’s easy to beg the question, “Why …

With Active Cruise Control The BMW R 1250 RT is was a fantastic sport-touring machine, but BMW decided to make it even better for 2021. The motorcycle manufacturer has a new bike for the new model year, updating it for Euro 5 compliance and more.  Visually, the 2021 R 1250 RT doesn’t look much different …

BMW’s Other 310 The BMW G 310 GS has already been revealed, but now the other side of the Bavarian coin has been shown. The 2021 G 310 R was revealed.  The bike utilizes the same engine as the G 310 GS. It’s a 313cc single-cylinder fuel-injected engine that’s rated at 34 hp and 21 …

The Flagship Adventure Machines Are Here BMW has updated the BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 GS Adventure for 2021. These new motorcycles are now compliant with Euro 5 emissions standards and offer quite a lot that adventure riders will absolutely love. The motorcycles look very similar to last year’s models but they offer …

Updating a Popular Motorcycle The new G 310 GS has now been revealed. It was on its way, this I knew and reported on, but now the little adventure machine has been revealed. The company’s new small adventure machine is now Euro 5 compliant, looks a little different (better), has new LED lighting, and adjustable …

Two Small Twins Get An Update I’ve never been a fan of smaller bikes, mainly because I personally don’t see a use for them unless you live in a tight urban area and are in the market for a little commuter to zip around on (Europe, I’m looking at you) – But hey, that’s just …

Based on the S1000RR It was teased and now it’s official. the BMW M1000RR is a real-deal Bavarian track weapon. Based on the S1000RR, the M1000RR kicks off BMW’s M division motorcycles. The bike gets new aerodynamic wings and bumps the power up to 212 hp all while keeping weight down to a claimed 423 …

Will it be the M1000RR? BMW is known for producing some fantastic sportbikes, and now the company will put out another high-performance motorcycle on September 23.  According to a recent video announcement that was posted to the company’s YouTube channel, the company will have a new bike that is said to be “Born on the …

HexCode GS-911: BMW Diagnostics On The Go When I got my first performance vehicle (a 2000 Subaru Forester STI) the first thing I bought for it was an OBD-II code reader so I could monitor the sensor levels and pull codes in the event anything went wrong. Lo and behold, 2 weeks later my MAF …

The Big Cruiser Will Hit the Big Market The Indian motorcycle market is one of the biggest out there. Bikes are everywhere there, and while the market has sustained some losses recently, it’s still a big deal for motorcycle manufacturers. That’s why BMW is bringing the new R 18 cruiser to India.  Autocar India reported …

This Looks Interesting Usually, the frame and swingarm are two different parts, but BMW is experimenting with new designs. According to MoreBikes, the company has a design that uses carbon fiber that is both the frame and the swingarm in one large piece. What’s interesting about this isn’t the carbon fiber. Companies have done carbon …

Ready to Go Fast? Put Roland Sands and BMW’s new R 18 cruiser into a room together for a while and you’re bound to get something cool. That’s exactly what’s happened. The designer and motorcycle customizer took the R 18 and transformed it into a drag machine. This is the R 18 Dragster and it …

From the Future or Just Weird? BMW has a new design that is a two-wheeled machine but has a kind of roof or canopy over it similar to the old C1, but this time around the company has an electric powertrain. The company recently published a patent for a C1-inspired electric bike. This thing is …

Preparing for a New Year With Lots of Changes BMW is wasting no time announcing updates for the lineup for 2021. There are actually quite a few updates for the lineup, including different standard equipment and the elimination of some options. This year’s lineup is very similar to last year but with some notable changes, …

Say Hello to the New Baby BMWs There have been rumors and sightings of upcoming new versions of the BMW G 310 GS and G 310 R, but now there are some more spy shots of the bikes thanks to Motociclismo. The publication recently posted a spy shot to its website showing a G 310 …

New Colors and Updated Equipment BMW has released new versions of the F 750 GS and F 850 GS (including the Adventure model) for 2021. These new models get some new colors including a special 40 Years GS Edition livery and some updated equipment keeping them relevant for the upcoming year. The 40 Years GS …

BMW’s Bikes Seek to Woo New Riders BMW is expanding the locations that its F 900 XR and S 1000 XR are being sold in. According to GaadiWaadi, BMW launched the S 1000 XR in India recently. Also, According to MotoPinas, the BMW F 900 XR made its ASEAN debut. These two bikes are pretty …

Moving Past COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, sales of powersports equipment have been strong. I reported on this the other day. The case in point is BMW Motorrad. The company posted strong sales numbers in June and that has led to a nearly 10 percent rise in sales year-over-year, according to RideApart. When the pandemic first …

From Cars to Bikes Soon you could enjoy adaptive cruise control on your motorcycle. The technology has been available on many new cars, but now it is making its way over to motorcycles thanks to BMW. If you’re unfamiliar with this technology, it’s like standard cruise control, but it uses radars and sensors to automatically …

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2021 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind for …

The Service Is Growing in 2020 Few things seem to be going right in 2020, but one bit of good news is that BMW plans to expand its Rent a Ride service to more markets. Right now the service is only available in Europe, but the Bavarian motorcycle company plans to expand to 100 rental …