2018 BMW K 1600 B: A Fresh Perspective

Nov 17, 2017 View Comments by

Since its earliest days, BMW motorcycles have fostered a reputation as touring mounts, the machines synonymous with world travel and adventure. There is really only one category in which the German mark hasn’t had a presence: the realm of heavy cruiser in the great American landscape. That’s about to change with the introduction of the […]

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Motorcycle Film – A Man in La Mancha

Nov 13, 2017 View Comments by

A life-tired and timid accountant is shaken from his complacency when his son is killed while serving in Iraq. In the emotional aftermath the father discovers his son was planning a motorcycle trip when he returned from the war; to retrace the route of his hero, Don Quixote. In an unexpected and uncharacteristic turn, the […]

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2017 BMW R nineT Pure and Racer: Sibling Rivalry

Aug 29, 2017 View Comments by

The Racer has a half-fairing with a small windshield, clip-on handlebar, and a solo saddle. It is intended to recall the superbike era of the 1970s and ‘80s, which featured models such as the R90S, and its engine is reminiscent of the powerplants used in the BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup. With its aggressive racer-tuck riding […]

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Western New York: Exploring History on a Scrambler

Jul 22, 2017 View Comments by

Peel back the thin veneer of modern life and you will find layers and layers
of history, stories of struggle and conquest, innovation and revolution. Turn your motorcycle into a time machine and immerse yourself in the past.

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The Odyssey of the World’s Fastest BMW Motorcycle

Jun 12, 2017 View Comments by

I recently dropped by The Hopkins Collection BMW Motorcycle Museum to check out a recent addition to Jim Hopkins’ rapidly expanding assemblage of vintage BMW motorcycles and rare marque artifacts. The new centerpiece of the post-World War II collection is, to date, the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle. How this 2010 S 1000 RR evolved into […]

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DirtDaze Rally to Offer Most Adventure Bike Demos in the U.S.

May 22, 2017 View Comments by

DirtDaze will feature the most adventure bike demo rides of any event in the U.S. Suzuki, Ducati, Beta, Zero, and AJP will be onsite offering demos on pavement and single-track routes. BMW, Yamaha, and Honda will offer off-site demos on pavement. This year’s event is June 7-10, 2017. The rally, held on 53 private acres, offers great adventure […]

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BMW Announces Pricing for 2018 R nineT Urban G/S

May 03, 2017 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad USA has announced that the 2018 R nineT Urban G/S—due to arrive in dealer showrooms by June—will have an MSRP of $12,995 including ABS (plus a $495.00 destination fee). Inspired by BMW’s 1980 R 80 G/S, the R nineT Urban G/S is a contemporary rendition of a legendary classic enduro, right down to its […]

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Scenes from Eurobike Raleigh 2017

Apr 15, 2017 View Comments by

Last weekend was Eurobike Raleigh, the Southeast’s largest gathering of Euro and Euro-inspired motorcycles. The eighth annual event took place over two days in Raleigh, NC. Presented by Do the Ton Triangle, a local group of café racer enthusiasts, Eurobike Raleigh 2017 saw a mix of European makes plus scooters and café racers from Europe, […]

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BMW Motorrad Announces Pricing for 2018 K 1600 B Bagger

Mar 23, 2017 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad has announced pricing and product highlights for its much-anticipated K 1600 B, the bagger developed specifically with “American riders and great open American roads in mind.” The 2018 K 1600 B will have an MSRP of $19,995.00 (plus a $495.00 destination fee). Largely based on the technology used in the BMW six-cylinder tourer K […]

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BMW to Offer Factory Demos at 2017 Americade

Feb 01, 2017 View Comments by

BMW will be joining the massive fleet of demo bikes at this year’s Americade, June 5-10, 2017. Among the many BMW bikes offered for demo rides will be several models much of the public will see for the first time. With BMW’s presence, Americade once again will offer the most factory demos of any event in the U.S. […]

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Sidetracked: Fly and Ride

Dec 16, 2016 View Comments by

The ad read, “2007 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, low miles, pristine mechanically and cosmetically.” I can’t resist the allure of an older bike in good condition. Many of these machines hit the sweet spot in technology and reliability and, armed with a little knowledge and a few mileage points from my United Airlines Visa, […]

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Moto Classique: The Hopkins Collection—1964 BMW R60/2 Polizei

Nov 28, 2016 View Comments by

This BMW police motorcycle was manufactured on February 4, 1964, one of 24 delivered to the Wiesbaden, Germany, police department on March 31, 1964. It came to America in the late 1960s and had a few owners before being acquired by Jim Hopkins in 2011. The Hopkins Collection contains both historic BMW motorcycles and an […]

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New Book, The Devil’s Wheels …, Featured at the Hopkins Collection

Nov 08, 2016 View Comments by

I was fortunate enough to be one of the 31 people invited recently to The Hopkins Collection BMW Motorcycle Museum to hear a presentation by Sasha Disko about her new book, The Devil’s Wheels: Men and Motorcycling in the Weimar Republic. Sasha (an American who lives in Germany) explained to the audience of BMW fanatics […]

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MotoMojo: Electronic Suspension

Oct 07, 2016 View Comments by

Electronics have gotten into almost everything, and we can expect even more integration of microchips into our daily lives in the future. Light weight, instantaneous response, compact size, and relatively low cost have driven this revolution. Motorcycle manufacturers have followed the auto industry, introducing electronic controls for ignition systems, electronic fuel injection, ABS, and now […]

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Review: BMW Women’s AirFlow Suit

Oct 01, 2016 View Comments by

Some gear fits so well and holds up so long that when it is time to replace it, I opt to get the same exact suit. The new and improved BMW Women’s AirFlow lineup is deserving of such praise. Resistance to fading, rub fastness, color fastness to perspiration, oil repellency, and fastener abrasion resistance are […]

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