Vanguard Roadster to Debut at New York Motorcycle Show

Dec 07, 2016 View Comments by

Ready for another futuristic motorcycle? Conceived, designed, and built in New York City, Vanguard is a new motorcycle brand led by former Confederate Motorcycles chief designer Edward Jacobs and serial entrepreneur Francois-Xavier Terny. Vanguard will debut a prototype of its first model, the Roadster, at the New York City Progressive International Motorcycle Show, December 9 – 11. The Roadster […]

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BMW G 310 R: A Sporty Little Thumper

Nov 14, 2015 View Comments by

BMW Goes Small – A sub-500cc BMW has been rumored for quite sometime, but now rumor has given way to fact as the Bavarian company recently announced the brand new G 310 R roadster. The small bike is powered by a 313cc single cylinder engine with DOHC and four valves. The power plant is an […]

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2015 BMW F 800 R: Roadster Updates

Dec 09, 2014 View Comments by

BMW’s mid displacement roadster is another of the German company’s models to get a refresh for 2015. To begin with, the bike’s 798cc parallel twin engine gets a modest bump in power from 87 to 90 horsepower; torque remains the same at 63 pound-feet. To further improve acceleration the transmission’s first two gears get shorter […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 RS: A New Sport Tourer

Oct 12, 2014 View Comments by

With the release of BMW’s updated R 1200 R Roadster, the German company has also released a sport-touring version called the R 1200 RS. The two bikes are very similar with BMW’s water-cooled boxer motor powering both. The primary difference is that the RS has a fairing and windshield that will dramatically increase the bike’s […]

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2015 BMW R 1200 R: The Roadster’s Back

Oct 05, 2014 View Comments by

After being virtually replaced and certainly superceded by BMW’s new roadster models, the R nineT and the S 1000 R, the R 1200 R is back with some significant updates. First and foremost, the new bike is now powered by BMW’s liquid cooled, 1,170cc boxer twin, as the old air/oil cooled version is ushered toward […]

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Polaris Slingshot: Business in the Front, Party in the Back…

Jul 29, 2014 View Comments by

It’s a car, it’s a bike, no—it’s the Slingshot! The Slingshot from Polaris is the answer to a question no one was asking—what happens when you cross a Can Am Spyder with a GM sedan? The Slingshot takes the two wheels in front, one in the back formula of the CanAm and a 2.4 liter […]

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BMW Concept Roadster

Jun 03, 2014 View Comments by

At last year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Lake Como, Italy BMW unveiled the Concept Ninety, which later went into production as the R nineT roadster. This year, the folks in Munich have unveiled another advanced roadster concept based around their iconic boxer engine, this time the water-cooled version. Called simply the Concept Roadster, the […]

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Pricing Announced for 2014 BMWs

Jan 28, 2014 View Comments by

Over the past few months BMW has unveiled several new and updated models for 2014, and we now know how much they’re going to cost. Here’s a breakdown of the bike and its price, click the links for more info on each one: BMW S 1000 R: $13,150 BMW R nineT: $14,900 BMW R 1200 […]

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2014 BMW S 1000 R: The New Roadster King?

Nov 13, 2013 View Comments by

The BMW S 1000 RR sportbike has certainly made a name for itself since its introduction in 2008. The German challenger in a market segment traditionally dominated by the Japanese and Italians has established itself as one of (if not the) best all around liter-bikes available. It’s no surprise, then, that BMW would come up […]

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BMW R nineT: The Ultimate Retro?

Oct 23, 2013 View Comments by

NineT, get it? Ok, so the name isn’t the cleverest way to commemorate a 90th anniversary, but the R nineT itself certainly looks to be. In RoadRUNNER’s Sept/Oct ‘13 issue we reported on BMW’s Concept 90 collaboration with Roland Sands, a bike that, while certainly interesting, had limited practicality and zero chance of production. Enter […]

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