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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? 2020 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 fire roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind …

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 …

BMW Has Been Making GS Motorcycles For Decades Of all of BMW’s bikes, the R 80 GS might be the most important. It’s the bike that essentially created the adventure-touring segment. When it came out, it was a bit of an odd duck, but that was partly because people didn’t realize that by compromising a …

So Much Progress The BMW S 1000 RR is one of the best literbikes out there, and it got its start in 1992. Back then it was called the R 1100 RS. Today it’s a much more impressive machine, and it has taken a lot of work and development by the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer to …

It’s Trail-Ready Packing a good toolkit is an important part—or should be—of your motorcycle road trip checklist, especially if you’re going off-road at any point. If you have an adventure touring bike, like many of the fantastic GS motorcycles BMW sells, then a good toolkit is essential. Luckily CruzTOOLS is here to help those who …

Another BMW Made by TVS? TVS has been in the news a lot lately due to the fact that it bought Norton Motorcycles, but the Indian motorcycle manufacturer has been in the big leagues for quite some time. The company has a partnership with BMW to produce the BMW G 310 R and G 310 …

A Blow to the Motorcycling Community Rudratej Singh died on April 20 of cardiac arrest. He was only 46 years old, according to Bloomberg. Singh was the head of BMW Group India and had held that position since August 1, 2019. He is perhaps best known for being the former Global President of Royal Enfield. …

The German Baby Naked Bike The BMW G 310 R is one of the best small naked motorcycles out there. The G 310 GS is one of the best small adventure bikes out there. They’re reasonably priced, quick and nimble, and generally a good bikes for commuting or for beginners. BMW seems to have updated …

From Autos to Superbikes When you hear the name Bilstein you probably think cars, right? Well, that may change. The company will start manufacturing high-performance suspension for superbikes. First up? The BMW S 1000 RR. This adds another big player to the superbike suspension competition. Bilstein is a key player in the automotive suspension world, …

Keeping Busy During COVID-19 With a large portion of the world’s population working from home and generally staying at home, we’re all trying to find ways to stay sane. For us motorcyclists, it’s even tougher. All we want to do is go out and ride as the weather warms up. Richard Hammond is no exception. …

It’s Finally Here BMW revealed the R 18 today, and the bike is no joke. The motorcycle looks almost as good as the concepts did. The BMW R18 is the company’s first motorcycle with its new 1,800cc boxer twin-engine. BMW did a virtual reveal of the bike and streamed it on YouTube. I’ve included the …

Will The Company be the Only One BMW Motorrad announced it will not go to Intermot and EICMA this year because of the Coronavirus. The company announced this on April 1, so there was some speculation as to whether or not this was a joke, but it is not a joke. According to RideApart, a …

The Paired Back Version of the Big Cruiser Some new spy shots of the BMW R18 cruiser have surfaced. The motorcycle is set to debut in April 18. These new shots show the big cruiser in what looks the be a bit more of a paired back and more finished form than other spy shots. …

The Big Cruiser Is Coming Soon The BMW R18 concept bikes have everyone excited for what is to come, and there have been some leaks about what the production bike will actually look like and BMW has made a few different concepts (one is shown above), but now some official information from BMW points to …

Taking the Sportbike Further BMW’s M Performance Parts offers accessories for BMW Motorrad models, and now the BMW S 1000 RR is getting a line of parts. The idea behind the parts according to BMW is to “enhance the driving dynamics of the new S 1000 RR not only for road use but especially on …

Large Fairing and Everything The guys over at Motor1 Brasil noticed some BMW R18 touring design registration paperwork recently. The bike is based on the Concept R18 and features the company’s big ass Boxer Twin engine. The bike features a lot of what you’d want in a motorcycle designed to gobble up the miles for …

A Simple Solution In an age of technologically advanced solutions for everything, BMW has crafted a unique and simplistic solution to a serious problem—head-on collisions. The company recently patented a new safety idea that was spotted by RideApart. The idea behind the patent is that a wheel out front is smart in that it works …

Using Carbon Fiber on the Frame Carbon Fiber is used in all sorts of applications on cars and motorcycles to save weight while still keeping something structurally strong. Up until now, though, carbon fiber hasn’t really become a norm for motorcycle frames. That will likely be the next step for the technology, according to Motorcycle …

An Urban Electric from BMW Electric motorcycles will be an important part of the future of motorcycling. While I have my reservations about owning one as they are right now, I’m very interested in seeing where things go in the future. My guess is that more and more riders will hear the whine of an …

Impressive and Interesting The BMW plant in Berlin-Spandau makes some of the most amazing motorcycles out there. In a full-length documentary, you get to see exactly how the plant makes bikes like the S 1000 RR. If you like shows like “How It’s Made,” then you’ll love this 49-minute documentary put out by the YouTube …

BMW Going Electric There are quite a few electric motorcycles out or in the works these days, so it’s no surprise to see BMW mixing it up. The company debuted the Vision DC Roadster a while back but since then there hasn’t been much-electrified noise from the Bavarians. Now, the E-Power Roadster is here. It’s …

The Biggest Boxer Yet If the 1,800cc boxer twin that BMW has had in the works for a while interests you, and the concept bikes that the engine has been displayed on have gotten your blood pumping, then you’ll be happy to know that BMW has revealed specifics about the engine. The company has kept …

Lots to Love from BMW BMW had a few jaw-dropping bikes ready for EICMA this year. The motorcycle company didn’t mess around showing up with some real surprises. Here is a look at the machines that you should be very excited about. Concept R18/2 I like big cylinders and I cannot lie, so when BMW …

A New Sport Tourer for 2020 BMW is trying to get people pumped up for EICMA. It’s doing it with a teaser for one of the bikes that we expect will be revealed in full at the show. The company recently teased the next-generation XR sport-touring machine on its Twitter page. According to MoreBikes, the …

Bringing the M Badge to Bikes BMW Motorrad is thinking about using M badges on its motorcycles like the car branch of BMW does. This could be an interesting development for the brand. According to Visordown, recent trademark filings indicate that BMW will change its naming scheme and add special “M” models to its lineup. …

The Need for More Speed BMW wants to make its S1000RR even faster. The company just recently filed a patent with the German Patent and Trademark Office for an electric supercharger. Adding a supercharger to any bike will increase power and make it more responsive. It’s better than adding a turbo because the supercharger’s power …

A Bike to Celebrate 50 Years It’s been 50 years since the first /5 series. It has also been 50 years since BMW Motorrad started producing motorcycles in Berlin Spandau. To celebrate this, the company decided to put together a new motorcycle. The BMW R nineT /5 is styled with nostalgic charm. It harkens back …

Some Fakery Here for Nostalgia Sake? The electric motorcycle shift is happening pretty quickly and more big names are getting involved. BMW is one of them, recently revealing the Vision DC Roadster concept. When the motorcycle was shown off by BMW, many said it looked horribly uncomfortable. I thought it looked cool. It’s also an …

An Electric BMW on the Way? Electric motorcycles are here and the major manufacturers are now starting to take them seriously. We’ve reported on the big Asian manufacturers working on batteries together and various patent applications filed. Now it seems BMW is getting into the electric motorcycle mix. The company just recently released the Vision …

It’s a C1-Style Roof The company recently patented a roof style for its C Evolution electric scooter that is reminiscent of the C1 it sold in the early 2000s. Motorcycle.com spotted the patent and shared the info. The roof is a modular design, meaning BMW could make multiple versions of its C Evolution scooter. This …

The 1,800cc Boxer Twin Is Coming BMW’s Concept R18 is the first concept bike to feature the massive 1,800cc engine. The engine in this bike is the big news for the company, but I can’t stop staring at the breathtaking motorcycle that lovely engine rests in. It looks almost comically large cradled in what pretends …

BMW, Please Make It Naked muscle bikes are something that BMW hasn’t done yet. The company has a new 1,800cc engine coming, and it would be awesome if it put that goodly mill to good use in a BMW muscle bike. A designer named Oberdan Bezzi already created the design for the company. It’s called …

More Hybrid Bikes Are Coming If you thought motorcycles were safe from hybrid technology, you were wrong. A new patent filing by BMW spotted by the two-wheeled sleuths at Motorcycle.com revealed the company might be working on a hybrid boxer engine for a motorcycle. Judging by the patent drawings it’s a bit of a stretch. …

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 …

BMW Back Protector 2 The BMW Back Protector 2 is thin enough to fit under most motorcycle jackets. It also covers a large area of the back. The lining is comfortable (relatively speaking) and the Back Protector 2 seems to be more flexible than other back protectors. It’s also a lightweight at only 1.75 lbs. …