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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 …

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. …

Take in an Eyeful of Awesome Bikes Google Maps is pretty cool. Much of the world can be seen via the Street View mode. This gives you a clear look at a specific place like you were there. Most of the time you can’t actually go inside places in this mode, but you can check …

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. …

Going From Retro Styling to Futuristic The Zillers Garage is a Russian outfit that has created one of the coolest BMW R nineT motorcycles out there. The design studio was going to reveal the motorcycle at the Motovesna Motorcycle Show, but of course, that event was canceled. So, the team showcased it digitally on social …

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 …

Production Is Still Going Despite the Coronavirus Mission Impossible 7 is being filmed right now. Well, it was until the outbreak of Coronavirus. It hasn’t officially resumed, but according to Motorbike Writer, not everything is shut down. Tom Cruise was recently spotted on a BMW GS testing in a safety rig at Dunsfold Aerodrome in …

Following in the Footsteps of Others The COVID-19 outbreak is having serious impacts on companies across the globe. BMW has now joined the ever-growing number of motorcycle manufacturers who have announced a suspension of production. Not long ago KTM, Husqvarna, and GasGas suspended production as did Ducati and several other motorcycle-related companies. BMW announced on …

Another Place to Rent I reported a while back about Hertz, and it’s new motorcycle rental program called Hertz Ride. At the time of that article, I said that the company would be expanding operations as time went on. Well, now there’s a Long Beach California location.  The company opened up the new location 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 …

Getting Some Bavarian Bucks for the BMW Bank Account Motorcycle sales this year didn’t seem to do too hot. There were some exceptions, though. One of them was BMW. According to RideApart, the Bavarian bike manufacturer managed to see sales rise in a year that many motorcycle manufacturers struggled. The publication reported BMW made 175,162 …

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 …

Now You Know How Much to Sock Away BMW has a few new bikes for 2020, but some of the pricing information was still a mystery even though they’d showed off the motorcycles. That has just changed for the F 900 X and XR and the S 1000 XR. Now that these BMWs have their …

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 …

It Looks Ready to Me, BMW BMW has a new cruiser in the works that is probably its most hotly anticipated bike in a while. It’s likely coming out at EICMA next month. The model was recently spotted being moved around while covered by a tarp, according to MoreBikes. The R18 Concept for those of …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …