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BMW Builds a Woody BMW announced the “Concept 101” concept bike, commissioned by BMW to Roland Sands. It’s a six-cylinder woody power cruiser, sure to upset the BMW faithful. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW Concept 101 Every year, the most impressive representatives of the mobile past and future on both two and four …

2016 BMW C650GT and C650 Sport Announced (September 20, 2015) – BMW announced the new C 650 Sport and C 650 GT scooters today. This was a surprise announcement, with BMW not waiting for the EICMA or AIMExpo shows. They call these “dynamic maxi scooters for sports, touring and urban cruising.” BMW said that there …

The BMW S1000XR: Adventure, Sport and More! As an early adopter of most things, including technology and new motorcycles, investing in both has and remains a huge sometimes consuming part of my life. But over the last ten years Beemers — typically of the Boxer variant — along with three of the 800 vertical twin …

Triumph Sprint ST ABS July 12, 2005 – Triumph has announced that the ABS version of the Sprint ST will be available in US dealers this September. Launched earlier this year, the Sprint ST has redefined the sports touring class with a breathtaking package of distinctive styling, sophisticated design and class-leading performance.  Now the Sprint …

The new BMW R1200ST was unveiled at its world premiere during the Bologna Motor Show on Thursday, December 2, 2004. This model will be available in time for the start of the spring riding season and will be the third model of the new Boxer generation and successor to the R 1150 RS. Both the …

Surprise 2015 BMW S 1000 XR Announced Who said the “sport touring” motorcycle was dead? BMW announced a new “adventure sport” motorcycle at the 2014 EICMA show in Milan, Italy today, November 4, 2014. Here’s the edited press release: The BMW S 1000 XR Following the S 1000 RR and HP4 superbikes as well as …

More Original Than the Original October 28, 2014 – I’m still digging through my SD memory cards and finding leftover photos from the 2014 AIMExpo (Report). One night, I hung around until past closing time (18:00), hoping they wouldn’t kick me out. They didn’t and I was wandering around and came across the Yamaha display. I …

Note to the “More is Better” Crowd: Your Bike Has Arrived. October 16, 2014 – Kawasaki went the subtle route with the H2R intro. No big showy presentations and still not a lot of info on this monster. The engine is supercharged with 296HP, which pretty much says it all. It has Rain, Sport and …

2015 BMW Motorcycles Announced Plus: Special Edition K 1300 S Motorsport July 7, 2014 – BMW has announced a number of modest facelift changes for the 2015 model lineup. Included was an announcement of a special edition K 1300 S Motorsport version. The new models will be available for ordering from your local BMW Motorcycle …

Honda Announces the NM4 March 21, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Honda held its press conference at the 30th Osaka Motorcycle Show 2014 today and unveiled the world premiere of its new production model, the Honda NM4, as an exhibition model that is planned for production. The NM4 was developed under the keywords …

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review Part 2   Summary Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind …

Adventure Tourer…or Adventure Poseur? Welcome to the next webBikeWorld.com project bike! The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS was introduced in the U.S.A. at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida in October of 2013. I ordered an Adventure model and it arrived this week. We’ll be using it to install accessories and options, which will be reported in the Suzuki …

A Second Look… Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind about the bike. It can happen. …

BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter BMW announced the “C evolution” electric scooter in April of 2014. The 2017 version is now ready to go and a slide show has been added below. The C evolution is an electric scooter design based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW. The styling is also very reminiscent …

BMW ABS Pro Announced; Retrofits to the HP4 January 29, 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – BMW introduced the S 1000 RR in 2009 as its first supersports bike and also the first motorcycle of this type to be fitted with ABS. That same year saw the first racing victory by a supersports motorcycle …

January 17, 2013 – I stopped by JT Motorsports in Frederick, Maryland for an oil filter for the DR650 (blog) and discovered three brand new KTM 1190 Adventure bikes on the showroom floor! Being a good webBikeWorld correspondent, I had my camera with me and whipped it out for a few quick pics. Two of these are the standard …

2014 Honda CTX700N With DCT and ABS More wBW: Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Helmet Reviews November 21, 2013 – “The brilliance of Honda engineering shines once again in the form of the 2014 CTX700N. This is a bike specifically engineered to make motorcycling more approachable, affordable and fun than ever before.” Thanks to a low seat height …

The Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Somehow, I missed the U.S. introduction of the new Suzuki GW250 during the inaugural AIMExpo Show (report) in Orlando last month. The Suzuki USA reps and I talked mostly about the newV-Strom 1000 ABS (preview), which took star billing at the show. They also pointed out a revised Burgman and the Suzuki GSX-R1000SE (wBW …

November 12, 2013 – The BMW S 1000 R is the new high-performance roadster based on the BMW S 1000 RR (report). Superbike riding dynamics and powerful, emotive roadster styling are the hallmarks of the new BMW S 1000 R. The new bike from BMW Motorrad is directly derived from the S 1000 RR superbike and …

Café Racers On Display at the 2013 AIMExpo October 17, 2013 – Quick video of some great-looking café racers at the 2013 AIMExpo show. Not sure where these came from; I assume a local club? The Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club was also at the show with a fantastic display (photos below). wBW Video: Custom Café Racers at the …

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Introduction October 16, 2013 – Suzuki introduced the 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS today at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida. I’ll have more photos and info coming up on this, our 2014 webBikeWorld project bike! Dealers will start to take orders in November with deliveries commencing in April (see …

October 7, 2013 – It was 1 year and 5 days ago when BMW announced the new R 1200 GS with its new water-cooled engine. Today BMW Motorrad has announced the R 1200 GS Adventure version of the “Water Boxer”. The 2014 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure includes Increased flywheel mass in the engine and …

New 2014 BMW Scooter Colors Announced (July 2013) BMW announced the availability of three new colors for the 2014 BMW C 650 GT scooters. The 2014 scooters are available for order and deliveries will commence in August of 2013. BMW C 600 Sport As of model year 2014, the BMW C 600 Sport will be …

2014 BMW Motorcycle Preview July 13, 2013 – 2014 BMW motorcycles will have some minor trim and color changes. The new models are available for ordering from all BMW motorcycle dealerships starting in August of 2013. 2014 BMW K 1600 GT “Sport”: The 2014 BMW K 1600 GT 6-cylinder model will be available as a special …

First Ride: Honda NC700D Integra In 2012, the maxi-scooter world saw the launch of two potential game changers: BMW’s luxurious C650 GT (review) and C600 Sport and Honda’s innovative Integra. A few weeks after test riding BMW’s brace of beauties (“BMW C 600 Sport vs. C 650 GT“), I turned my attentions to Honda. The Japanese manufacturer …

BMW C 650 GT vs. C 600 Sport Alice Dryden had a brief encounter with the C 650 GT and its sibling, the C 600 Sport. Both have the same engine with the same specifications, so it’s not clear why BMW calls one a 600 and the other a 650. The differences are confined to …

October 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new R 1200 GS at the Intermot show in Germany. The big news is that the R1200GS now has a water-cooled “Boxer” engine. It is also the first motorcycle with an LED headlight. But there’s a lot of added complexity, with “fly by wire” throttle, active …

Moto Guzzi MGS-01 Corsa Photos MGS-01 Corsa at the track; engine and swingarm details Rear quarter view; front disc rotor and guages Side view; download a   1024×768 .zip version! Back to: Corsa Page  |  MGS-01 Corsa Track Bike  |  MGS-01 Serie  |  Moto Guzzi Page More:  Motorcyclist Magazine – First Ride

2013 BMW F 700 GS – 2013 BMW F 800 GS July 2, 2012 – BMW announced this morning the new F 700 GS and revised F 800 GS motorcycles. Although BMW doesn’t specifically say it, the F 700 GS will apparently replace the F 650 GS (report). There is also no indication whether the F 650 …

Motus MST “American V4 Sport Tour” UPDATE: Motus Announces MST Pricing March 16, 2012 – The Birmingham (Alabama) news is reporting this morning (here) that the pricing for the Motus MST has been announced. A dealer network is currently planned for the motorcycles. The list prices will be announced at the 2012 Daytona Bike Week …

A Front Fender Bag for the DR650 This is a Quick Look at the Wolfman Enduro Fender Bag and the Pro Cycle DR650 Fender Brace. The fender bag needs a few tweaks to be more useful and I’m not sure the fender brace is really necessary. Oh well — you win some, you lose some… …

2012 Triumph Bonneville Anniversary Edition Announced More wBW:  Motorcycle Reviews  |  Product Reviews  |  Vintage & Classic Motorcycles March 15, 2012 – Since 1902, Triumph has prided itself on building some of the finest motorcycles in the world. For 110 years, Triumphs have been associated with high performance and timeless appeal. As a way to honor that tradition, Triumph is …

2012 Honda NC700X Announced January 21, 2012 – American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has announced some of the details of the new 2012 Honda NC700X. The NC700X is a sort-of-but-not-really adventure-touring version of the current NT700V and it fits with Honda’s worldwide “Mid Concept” strategy, announced at the 2011 EICMA show (report). The Mid Concept strategy includes motorcycles …

Husqvarna “Moab” Concept Motorcycle The Husqvarna Moab Concept November 9, 2011 – As I mentioned in yesterday’s report, BMW didn’t have much new for 2012, having busted the development budget apparently for the 2011 release of the K 1600 GT and GTL, the G 650 GS and the Concept C scooter (now referred to as …

Bimota North America, Inc., the exclusive importer of the legendary Italian Bimota motorcycles to the U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico, has announced the official U.S.A. launch of the incredible Tesi 3D. See below for new photos of a Bimoto Tesi 3D, taken atBattley Cycles in Gaithersburg, Maryland in October of 2011 during the Motus MST preview (report). 2008 …

BMW Announces the E-Scooter Electric Scooter Concept UPDATE (September 15, 2011) – BMW announces near-production ready version of the Concept e scooter (report). July 1, 2011 (BMW Press Release) – Space is becoming increasingly scarce in the major urban centers and traffic density is growing continuously. All these factors coalesce in increasing demands in terms of private transportation. …

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter The BMW Concept e: Introduction September 15, 2011 – BMW announced the “Concept e” electric scooter. The Concept e is an electric scooter design study based on the BMW e Scooter (report) previously announced by BMW, so apparently they are serious about executing this design. The styling is also very reminiscent of …

Budget Adventure Touring With the Suzuki DR650SE Welcome to the newest webBikeWorld.com project bike! The Ducati GT1000 Blog and Multistrada 620 Blog have been very popular destinations for webBikeWorld visitors. But the GT1000 was sold last summer, while the Multistrada 620 is still here; it’s both the “test mule” and winter hack bike but it’s also a “modern classic”, …

Triumph Sprint GT Review We at 2WF believe a few things are true: the Earth is flat; the Sun orbits around the Earth, the Moon landing was shot at a film stage in California; Elvis is still alive; and our readers deserve full and complete motorcycle tests. While we may be wrong about most of …

2011 Triumph Speed Triple And More 2011 Triumph Motorcycles Triumphs for 2011 November 16, 2010 – Looking through my notes — or listening to my recorded notes, I should say — I realized that all of the excitement at the Triumph display wasn’t just surrounding the new pair of Tigers (info). By the way, does anyone know …