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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 …

Ducati 2010 Multistrada 1200! Multistrada 1200: The Beginning “A new biking concept”. That was the brief given to the Ducati designers when they started work on the original Multistrada. It arrived on the market in spring of 2003 and created a new and exciting segment, typical of the Bologna manufacturer. A new vision which combined …

Track Day With the KTM RC8 and KTM 990 Super Duke Fastrack Riders and KTM teamed up to hold a KTM demo day at Auto Club Speedway where KTM staff were on hand to sign up riders who wanted to ride their impressive line-up of motorcycles. All the goodies were there: The KTM 1190 cc …

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 …

Moto Guzzi announced the Norge 1200 touring motorcycle, which isn’t water cooled, but looks very similar to their old water cooled concept bike of several years ago. The styling is clean but slightly derivative of the BMW R1200RT.  No sales plans or prices have been announced, but U.S. sales are a near certainty. Rumors are that Moto …

Moto Guzzi released information on the new 1200 Sport at the November 2006 EICMA show in Milan.  Here’s some of the detail and technical information translated and edited from the Moto Guzzi press release. More:  2008 Moto Guzzis; photos and specifications Introducing the Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport A true show of class does more than just …

Moto Guzzi Norge 850 Moto Guzzi Announces the Norge 850 May 22, 2007 – Moto Guzzi has released some limited information on the new Norge 850 touring bike.  The motorcycle is very similar to the new Norge 1200 in many ways. The “Norge” name for both the Norge 1200 and the Norge 850 is in honor of a 4000 …

SUPERBIKE 999R XEROX The 999R Xerox is a special series motorcycle with a wide range of features that distinguish it from the standard 999R model. It has features such as Öhlins forks with black sleeves, anodized black footpegs and top yoke, Öhlins ‘Racing’ rear suspension with double damping adjuster in compression, aluminum body, counter-spring and …

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 …

UPDATE: New photos added below of the DB5 Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the USA, Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the award winning DB5 Mille. The introduction of the motorcycle was held in co-operation with Moto-Euro Magazine at the International Motorcycle …

I remember reading a financial self-help book a long time ago (when I was quite young) and one of the nuggets of advice the guru imparted was this very catchy phrase: “Trend is your friend”. I didn’t quite fully understand how this could help improve my finances, but ten years later and in the current …

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” …

Trying Too Hard to be Hip? Ducati announced the long-awaited, much heralded and leaked Ducati Scrambler at the 2014 Intermot show in Cologne. The Scrambler was then introduced to the U.S.A. at the2014 AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida on October 16 (read more about the weird intro in the 2014 AIMExpo Report Home). Here are the Ducati Scrambler …

The Buell EBR 1190SX “Superfighter” The Buell EBR 1190SX was formally introduced at the 2014 AIMExpo show (Report)in Orlando, Florida. EBR said the 1190SX is made in the U.S.A. and this “streetfighter” is a takeoff on the EBR 1190RX with full fairing. The 1190SX appears to be very nicely made and probably the equal of typical …

1955 Durkopp Diana Scooter: Photos, Video and Info Here are photos of a friend’s 1955 Durkopp Diana two-stroke scooter. He brought it over for some work to the fueling system and Chris worked his magic; see the comments about that after the photos. It now runs like a champ and it has a surprising amount of …

The Lighter-Weight Sport Tourer All-Arounder You’re looking at the newest webBikeWorld Project Bike! It’s a 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. The LT or “Light Touring” version of the Versys 650 comes with ABS, hand guards and matched luggage. Why this bike? It’s kind of a long and convoluted story, so hang with me: Although I …

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 …

Thank you to Sergio Robbiano of Robbiano Design for sending these photos and information on the stunning Bimota Delirio!   Sergio is the designer of the Delirio and the Bimota DB5 and many other wonderful projects. Sergio recently sent this note and a new batch of photos! “Hello Rick, We presented the Delirio to the international press (on …

2016 BMW G 310 R Announced (BMW Motorrad press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – The new BMW G 310 R is the first BMW roadster under 500 cc. One cylinder, low weight, powerful dynamic performance. The BMW G 310 R embodies the pure essence of a BMW roadster — it has neither too little nor …

50 YEARS AGO: MIRACLE AT MONZA Photos and Text Courtesy and Copyright BMW AG e the checkered flag from their fully faired BMW sidecar combination. The upshot: it was the first the World Sidecar Championship title for Germany and the first for BMW. For the two riders from Kirchhain near Marburg, it was the third …

BMW Announces the New Xmoto BMW G 650 Xmoto is a complete departure from the old and staid BMW. It’s designed to enjoy fast curves on country roads. Even at a standstill, the Street Moto clearly proves that this very special machine focuses on one highlight in particular: sheer riding pleasure on country roads. The …

BMW Announces the New XChallenge The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is termed “the Hard Enduro for the off-road enthusiast”. The BMW G 650 Xchallenge is a new departure for BMW and has a lot to offer: This is an uncompromising off-road machine with long spring travel and not one single gram of extra weight. In …

2015 BMW R 1200 RS Announced In addition to the new 2015 BMW R 1200 R (Preview), BMW announced it’s better-looking brother, the new R 1200 RS at the 2014 Intermot show on September 30 in Cologne. The new BMW R 1200 RS is “a new dimension in sports touring”, according to the Bavarians. BMW Motorrad …

BMW Announces the BMW HP2 A dream of many Boxer fans is coming true: BMW Motorcycles has presented a truly uncompromising, sporting and exceptionally light enduro – the new BMW HP2, a Boxer built for the off-road enthusiast and the most demanding tracks in the world. Purist, but nevertheless stylish and perfectly equipped with the …

BMW Motorrad Announces New Mid-Range BMW F 800 S Twin-Cylinder BMW F 800 S Twin Cylinder UPDATE: BMW has also just announced the BMW F 800 ST (photo) sport-touring version of the F 800 S. Larger photos of the F 800 S below BMW has finally announced what has long been rumored: a completely new mid-range sports bike. …

One of BMW’s great strengths turns out to be an unexpected versatility. Many have scoffed at the Bavarian firm’s extra-mainstream approach to motorcycle design, the main elements of which were established 54 years ago, but it seems to work for them — and in surprisingly diverse fields. BMW’s early image in this country was that …

The History of the BMW GS-Series It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since BMW introduced a radical new motorcycle to the public. The original BMW R 80 G/S received a “love it/hate it” reaction from everyone who laid eyes on it, and not a single person thought the concept would succeed. But …

The BMW F 800 R Revised for 2015 In addition to the new BMW S 1000 XR “Adventure Sport” (Preview), BMW announced a revised F 800 R at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW F 800 R The new F 800 R is the …

1994 BMW K75 This 1994 BMW K75 motorcycle was purchased in 1999 with 4k on the odometer. This is how it looked when I bought it. I converted the “low rider” seat to the standard height seat (here’s a page with details on how to do this). Modifications included a Kisan headlight modulator (installation tech …

2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival More:  2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  2002 Mid-Atlantic Italian MotoFest Photos Page  |  Moto Guzzi Page  |  Ducati Page  |  Motorcycle News Page Check out the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival website. Click on a photo to see more… NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. Check out the photos of this beautiful …

Desmo Power! Ducati Photos NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event)

MV Agusta Photographs From the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event) “,,,There was also a 980cc “kitted” creation done by noted MV tuner/builder/machinist Albert Bold. The kitted MV had the famed Magni curved racing exhaust that was a real treat to hear …

Moto Guzzi and Ducati Photographs From the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event)

Ducati Photos From the Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Fest 2001 NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event) Here’s a nice old version of the Cucciolo song! (1.32 mb)                

MV Agusta Photographs From the 2001 Mid-Atlantic Italian Moto Festival: Best of Show MV Agusta 750 NOTE: All photos are Copyright webBikeWorld; contact  for information on use. (Photos from the 2002 event)

I’ve loved the miniature world of scale models ever since I was a little kid.  I still have vivid memories of the Matchbox display cabinet at the local toy store.  This was back in the days when Matchbox diecast models were made in England by Lesney, and the toy store was downtown, and not in a …

Aprilia News:  Aprilia Mana 850 GT Review!  |  October 2010 – The new 2011 Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200 hypermotard style bike will have a 1200cc 90-degree V-twin engine with 130hp with ABS and traction control as options Aprilia News Archive:  Rumors say Aprilia will release 12 new motorcycles and 6 scooters over the next 5 years!  |  Aprilia announces the …

The BMW R 100 RS Photos and info on a 1984 BMW R100RS “Last Edition” motorcycle I once owned. I purchased from a friend, who was the second owner. It was in absolutely mint condition; includes the bags, dual saddle, original tool kit, original BMW “trouble light”, original air pump and more. The BMW R100RS …

The $2,195.00 Dual Sport? The CSC TT250 is the little brother to the more popular CSC RX-3 Adventure. Actually, the TT250 might offer better bang for the buck. The TT250 is for riders looking for an inexpensive dual sport that can handle commuting and light off-road duties You can save more than $1,500.00 compared to …

2008 Powersports Dealer Expo – Motorcycle Accessories – Page 2 Summing up the 2008 show, I’m convinced there are a couple of interesting trends, as I mentioned earlier.  First, motorcycle clothing manufacturers are finally getting serious about women riders, with good-looking but functional and safe clothing.  Rev’it (more later) and Teknic are offering high-quality motorcycle …