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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 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 S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle Part 4: Electrics, Body, Colors, Accessories and Specifications BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 3: Suspension BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine Output and Torque Chart …

BMW S 1000 RR SuperSports Street Motorcycle – Part 2: Drivetrain BMW S1000RR SuperSports Street Bike Report: Part 1 Overall Concept and Features Part 2 Drivetrain Part 3 Suspension and Running Gear Part 4 Page 4 Includes: 1. Electric and Electronics 2. Body and Design 3. Range of Equipment 4. Range of Colors 5. Engine …

BMW Revives the C1-E Concept for Urban Travel 1990’s BMW C1 Now With Electric Motor Proposed as Solution for Urban Travel BMW fans will remember the BMW C1 from the 1990’s; an interesting and unique scooter with a cover that did not require a helmet for the rider. About 10,000 C1’s were manufactured by BMW …

BMW has been busy this year!  They have also just announced the K 1200 GT, a sport-touring version of theK 1200 S super-sport bike. The motorcycle has a larger fairing and small saddlebags and it looks like a fun ride. More information will be posted when available. UPDATE:  July 2007 – The BMW K 1200 GT …

BMW Announces the K1200S High-Performance Sports Bike It’s finally here!  The time for speculation is over. Now it’s official: the K 1200 S has arrived! In motorcycling as in boxing, the unexpected moves are sometimes the most effective. BMW, successful for more than eight decades with reliable, durable and, well… sensible motorcycles, has unleashed a …

 BMW Announces the New K 1200 R Sport The new K 1200 R Sport is the fourth model in the BMW’s most powerful model series. As the model designation already indicates, the new K 1200 R Sport is based on the BMW K 1200 R.Perhaps the most essential feature of the new K 1200 R Sport …

Here’s everything you need to know and more about the new and curiously named BMW Xchallenge, Xcountry and Xmoto G650 single cylinder series of motorcycles. Following is a lightly edited and translated text version of the huge BMW .pdf press release. Following that are images of the torque and horsepower curves, available colors and a …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 S The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models. Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Concept and …

The New K 1200 R Combines a Bold Image With High Technology Just when you thought the growing “naked bike” segment – sportbikes shorn of their plastic wrappers, unveiled for all to see – was all about showing off and nothing about substance and style, here comes the 2006 BMW K 1200 R. Unlike the …

BMW Announces Online Database of BMW Motorcycle Photos, Historical Information and More The new BMW Historical Archive includes information, photos and details on motorcycle and automobile history, biographies of famous motor racing personalities and more. The information is categorized in several different ways, and is available through individual keyword searches or by selecting a year …

wBW Special Report – Edited by webBikeWorld Staff “Where did your spaceship land?“ The man in his mid-fifties shakes his SCHUBERTH flip-up helmeted head, befitting his station in disbelief. “Could you please move over for a second?  I have to take a closer look on this bike — is it really a BMW?“  Five minutes later his …

BMW F650GS and F650GS Dakar Motorcycles FOR 2005 On This Page:  New for 2005  |  BMW F650GS Dakar  |  F650GS Accessories More:  F650GS motorcycle parts at Eurotech Motorsports  |  Photos courtesy BMW AG – BMW North America Narrowly focused sportbikes to the left, massively overwrought tourers to the right…is there any place left for the simple, do-it-all motorcycle? Sure there is, and far …

2010 BMW R 1200 RT: DOHC = More Power! The 2010 BMW R 1200 RT: Introduction November 5, 2009 – BMW today announced the new 2010 R1200RT, along with the 2010 1200GS and R1200GS Adventure (info). The big news is the new dual overhead cam 1200 cc (actually 1170 cc) engine! The BMW R 1200 RT …

BMW Announces the New R 1200 GS Adventure The following information is an English translation of the German press kit and some information and specifications may not apply to the U.S. models Further information and dates of expected U.S. availability will be provided at a later date. Text and photos courtesy of BMW AG. Features …

BMW Celebrates 25 Years of the BMW GS It was an inspired concept, and BMW is still capitalizing on it to this day.  In September of 1980, the launch of the latest BMW two-wheeler revealed a fully-fledged motorcycle with a classic flat-twin Boxer engine, yet it was very different from any BMW that had gone …

BMW Children’s Bicycle Grows With Young Riders The new BMW Kids’ Bike lets riders avoid a wobbly beginning by starting out as a ride-on bike without pedals, allowing children to develop balancing skills until they are ready for the power of pedaling. The user-friendly bicycle has an easy-to-install pedal system and an adjustable seat so …

More:  Large sized photos below Concealed beneath the E4-01’s sleek, rider-friendly form are a host of advanced technologies that give this automatic sports bike a high degree of both comfort and performance. In keeping with the lofty ideal of the best manufacturing in the world, this machine embodies the four E’s: Elegance, Excitement, Enjoyment and Ease. …

20,000 Mile Warranty for RK GXW Series Chains October, 2011 (The Editor) –  We receive many press releases about new products, but only a very few attract my attention and the claim that RK Excel America warranties their new GXW Series chain for 20,000 miles did just that. I sent them an email to ask about …

Honda Super Cub 50th Anniversary TOKYO, Japan, July 23, 2008 – Honda Motor Co., Ltd. held a ceremony, July 21, 2008, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Super Cub sales which began in August 1958. The ceremony for associates was held at Honda’s Kumamoto Factory where Super Cub is produced in Japan. “The reason we …

Snell and FIA Institute Develop Joint Youth Motorcycle Helmet Standard The Snell Memorial Foundation and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) plan to publish a new crash helmet standard designed specifically for use by young riders. The helmet, which has been developed by the FIA Institute for Motor Sport Safety, is the first of its kind …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009   Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2:  Saturday, February 14, 2009 AM Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009 Page 1:  Friday, February 13, 2009 Indy Live! Port-A-Chopper Folding Trailer Ceramic Bearings Speedway Shelters Heidenau Tires EZ-Cruz Cruise Control Road Warrior Paint Protection Forcefield Sub-Pro 4 Page 2 (This Page):  Saturday, February 14, 2009 Wacky Wheels Teiz One-Piece …

World Exclusive!  The webBikeWorld Live Report From the 2009 Powersports Dealer Expo Indianapolis, Indiana – February 13-16, 2009 Most of the exhibitors at the annual Powersports Dealer Expo try to keep the same location on the floor grid each year, and once they move up the food chain from newbie to old-timer and find the “perfect” location, …

webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007 – Indianapolis, Indiana:  Continuing our live coverage of the 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo, held each year during President’s Day weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. My overall impression is that the show has more international vendors this year, with large and sophisticated displays of …

Page 4: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007.  All rights reserved. GMax modular helmets are distributed by Hap Jones and others.  The GMax regular street helmets weren’t impressive, …

Continuing our live report from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 19, 2005 – 19:12:  Here’s another page with more goodies.  I’ll probably call it quits for today after this and get some dinner and …

More from from the 2005 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana – February 19-21, 2005. More:  2005 Dealer Expo Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2006 Dealer Expo Feb. 20, 2005 – 06:15:  Tons more stuff to see.  I could go nuts with posting photos, so I’ll try to show only the accessories I think …

webBikeWorld Live Report From The 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo Live Report Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5 Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2007 Still some interesting motorcycle products to report from the Dealer Expo.  I have more photos but that’s it for now, I may post a new item here and there in the …

Page 5: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. The Suomy Vandal is another new helmet for 2006 which was released at the show.  It will …

Page 2: More live reporting from the 2006 Powersports Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Home | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4  | Page 5 | 2005 Dealer Expo All text and photos © webWorld International, LLC 2001-2007. All rights reserved. 2006 is shaping up to be the “Year of the Motorcycle Helmet”.  …

Live Report Home  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5 Sunday, Feb. 18 – Monday, Feb. 19, 2007 – Indianapolis, Indiana:  This is Page 3 of our live coverage of the 2007 Powersports Dealer Expo, held each year during President’s Day weekend in Indianapolis, Indiana. On This Page: Öhlins MotoGP Forks and Rear Shock …