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A Big Engine for a Touring Machine There are images of an intricate custom motorcycle being showcased at many different places around the Web. It’s called the Birdcage, and it comes from Revival Cycles custom motorcycle shop in Austin Texas. The first most-notable thing about it is the bike’s frame. it’s an intricately built mass …

It Looks Like BMW Will Build It Recently some design patents that were filed in Brazil made their way into the public eye, and they look like the BMW 9cento concept but a production version. This sport touring machine doesn’t have a name as yet, but it could very well be F850RS. At least, that’s …

Please Let This be the Mid-Size Sport Tourer We Deserve In a recent BMW brochure for 2019 models, there was a mention of an F 850 RS sport touring machine. It would seem that BMW will expand its use of the 850 engine to other models. MoreBikes spotted the text in the brochure and that …

Let the BMW Good Times Roll BMW is on a sales increases run that’s years long. The company posted an annual sales increase for the eighth straight year. The company saw an uptick in sales of 0.9 percent for 2018. That brings BMW’s annual total of motorcycles sold to a strong 165,566. That’s the sales …

Rider? It Don’t Need No Stinking Rider I thought the point of motorcycles was to ride them. Maybe I was wrong. In all seriousness, though, BMW has a motorcycle at the Consumer Electronics Show right now that operates without a rider. It’s a BMW R 1200 GS, and it doesn’t need your hulking mass of …

This week has been full of interesting motorcycle news from a customized 180hp Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo to Triumph Factory Custom bikes and rumors of a new Rocket III power cruiser. We’ve covered most of it and rounded up the news that somehow slipped through the cracks. Check out all of this week’s top stories in …

A Design Evolution Is Coming Edgar Heinrich, BMW Head of Design, discussed how BMW’s new S1000RR changed and how electric bikes could change the future of motorcycle design in a recent interview. Motorcycle News talked with Heinrich, and he had some pretty interesting things to say. His focus began on the new S1000RR. He first discussed …

The Breakdown The 2019 F750GS and F850GS are BMW Motorrad’s new, anxiously awaited, but behind schedule new release models replacing the original F650 and F700/F800 series motorcycles. The somewhat larger (853cc vice 798cc) engine with revised crankshaft offset, timing and balancing changes now produces 95Hp vice 85 and torque is 92Nm vice 83; the changes …

BMW Motorcycle Reviews and Reports   Bestem BMW Carbon Fiber Fender Review 2016 BMW C 650 GT Scooter Review Bot-Wing Airfoil for the BMW GS BMW S1000XR Fairing Removal BMW G310R Preview Mounting a GPS on the S1000XR BMW Retro Concept Announced 2016 BMW Scooters Announced! BMW Navigator Street GPS BMW S1000XR Review Part 1: First …

BMW S1000XR Blog Welcome to the BMW S1000XR blog! The S1000XR is a webBikeWorld Project Bike for 2015/2016. Please subscribe to the webBikeWorld.com RSS feed, Twitter posts, Facebook, Google+, YouTube Channel, Vimeo Pro Channel (info page) and more to get updated every time a new article is posted! If you have any questions or tips on parts …

BMW C 650 GT Scooter Blog Welcome to the BMW C 650 GT Scooter blog! This scooter is the webBikeWorld Project Bike for 2013. The links to the reviews are entered in the table below as we customize the bike. The C 650 GT and C 600 Sport scooters mark a new direction for BMW, …

I probably should have spent the money in the beginning to buy the K1200RS I really wanted — it seems like I’ve spent enough on this K75 to buy two K12’s by now!  I haven’t been pleased with the riding position of the K75 standard; the pegs seem like they’re too far forward, and the …

Prepping for Accessories: The BMW S 1000 XR Before one starts a journey, one usually needs to know the “how and why”. While other things, like the ‘when and where” may just remain factors to be considered. webBikeWorld prides itself in making sure work of any nature is as fully detailed as possible so readers …

BMW Airhead Spline Lube An Airhead spline lube is a necessary maintenance task. It is covered extensively in some of the online articles listed below. It’s actually a fairly easy job, and there are several good articles (see below) that cover all the details. I’m not sure if I’m adding anything to the general knowledge …

BMW Motorcycle Underwear Review Comfortable, breathable and seems to work as advertised. I’ve had mixed feelings on this motorcycle underwear thing. And that goes double when it comes to motorcycle underwear for summer. Sure, the pioneers in the Old West wore Long Johns under their wool bloomers…but what did they know from Coolmax? I mean …

Installing Progressive Fork Springs on a BMW R65 After installing the Progressive Suspension 420-Series rear shock absorber on our 1986 BMW R65, we wanted to also revitalize the front end with a set of Progressive Fork Springs. The new-found control at the rear accentuated the front end’s slightly vague feeling, so we checked the Progressive online product lookup …

Here’s how to remove the air injection system on a BMW Airhead. From Clymer’s BMW R Series: 1970-1994:  “The air injection system injects fresh air into the exhaust port in each cylinder head adjacent to the exhaust valve. This oxygen-rich fresh air helps burn the hydrocarbons that still remain in the exhaust gases. The fresh air …

Installing Fork Gaiters on a 1994 BMW K75 Fork gaiters are a curious motorcycle accessory. Somehow, the accordion-shaped tubes made a motorcycle look instantly old-fashioned to me. Compared to the old Earle’s forks, which look like they could hold up the front end on a tank, the spindly tubes on the later /2 model BMW’s of …

BMW Scooter Owner Reports and Feedback This page has information, feedback and reports from BMW scooter owners, listed below in order of date received. It will be interesting to read about owner experiences with the new scooter. Since this is a new product for BMW, we can all learn…and hopefully there won’t be too many …

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 …

Replacing a turn signal or directional relay on a BMW R100RS I recently purchased an R100RS (see photo), and as I was going through it to check the routine maintenance and prepare it for the state’s motor vehicle inspection, I noticed that the turn signals were not working correctly. When the turn signal was on …

Vilner “Predator” BMW F 800 R (May 2012) – Here’s an interesting custom BMW F 800 R by the Vilner Studio in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is apparently a “one-off” designed for a customer. Not much info is available but they sent these photos and a press release (below). Enjoy! Vilner Custom Bike Predator Predator It must be …

Life With the BMW F 800 GS No Excuse Needed Despite my raving over my F800GS in Part One, nothing is ever really perfect, right? With this mental deception plan put into place last fall, about an hour after picking up the small GS, it was time to start looking at how it could be …

Multiple Bike Syndrome Part II: My BMW R 1150 GS Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will remember my “Multiple Bike Syndrome” article, where I described some reasons for owning two motorcycles rather than only one. If you recall, I had just purchased a brand-new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A to add to the stable. I was tickled with the …

BMW R 1150 GS   Summary Frequent webBikeWorld visitors will remember my “Multiple Bike Syndrome” article, where I described some reasons for owning two motorcycles rather than only one. If you recall, I had just purchased a brand-new 2006 Yamaha FJR1300A to add to the stable. I was tickled with the new ride and proceeded …

BMW Windscreen Buffeting Solution Solution for buffeting on a BMW K75 or K100 motorcycle with the original equipment windscreen. See Also: ▪ BMW Windscreen Spacer Installation Instructions ▪ BMW K75 “S” Windscreen Adjustment Do you own a BMW K100 or K75 motorcycle with the standard windscreen (BMW part number 46 63 2 303 245)? Then you know …

2015 BMW R 1200 R Announced BMW announced a new R1200 R on September 30 at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. They call it “The boxer roadster for the keen rider.” BMW also announced the 2015 BMW R 1200 RS (Preview) variant of the R 1200 R in the following edited press release. The BMW “Boxer” …

A Quick Review of the BMW F 800 S and the Blog Welcome to a quick review of the BMW F800S and the intro to the Blog! Yes, I know — the F800S entered production in 2006 and the “S” model was manufactured until 2010. So just about everything that has been/could be said about …

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 F650CS Brake Recall – BMW F650CS Wheel Cracking 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 Has Recalled the 2003 F650CS Motorcycle because of a potential for the loss of braking. BMW Has Recalled the …

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 …