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You’ve already seen the Concept Ninety motorcycle. Now see the backstory of this collaboration between BMW Motorrad and designer Roland Sands.
Mercenary bike designer and erstwhile professional motorcycle racer Roland Sands was tapped by BMW to build a one-of-a-kind tribute to BMW’s iconic R 90 S. This, as yet another stop in the 90 Years of BMW Motorrad celebration parade. Dubbed the “Concept Ninety”, this is a new interpretation of what is for many the sexiest bike BMW has ever made.
The Venice, CA based branch of Deus Ex Machina recently took a one-of-a-kind BMW R 100 S to The One Show in Austin. In this video, they give us a …
For those tuned into the vintage custom motorcycle scene, something terrific has emerged over the past few years. What looked like yet another crest on the unending wave of “cafe racer” popularity has instead turned out to be more of a vibrant renaissance of taking old, forgotten bikes and doing genuinely interesting things with them. As the march of time makes “vintage” machines out of what doesn’t actually seem like that long ago, the custom scene has been marching along with.
For most vintage BMW motorcycle fans, there was no sweater airhead than the R75. The /5 series especially. In this video from BMW, the history of the R 75/5 is brought to life with a ton of great old footage. For my money, they never did a better looking valve cover on that iconic boxer motor and while my current project is an R 100, there will have to be an R 75 in the mix at some point as well. Enjoy.
With the new F 800 GT, BMW has refreshed the previous F 800 ST with a range of features and updates that midsize sport touring riders can enjoy while gobbling up mile after blacktop mile. Bike review and culture site, RideApart, got their hands on the new GT, and tester Tim Watson seems to like the updates.
BMW is the world leader in enduro and adventure motorcycles. Having just refreshed their midsize F 800 GS, the eyes of the adventure riding world are upon BMW to see …
Performance is a term close to the heart of all BMW enthusiasts. Yet it’s also a word that can mean a lot of different things depending on the context. Performance around a road coarse is a different animal than performance on the drag strip. So when you take three vehicles out of their obvious element and pit them against each other a rainy drag strip, what happens?
BMW Motorrad continues to enjoy a successful 2013, with April sales not just up, but totaling the best sales month in the division’s 90 year history. BMW is reaping the rewards of a diverse lineup, competitive pricing and technological leadership — particularly in Latin America, Asia and Russian markets. Yet overall, Germany remains BMW’s largest motorcycle buying market. Sales leaders include the all-new R 1200 GS and the venerable HP4 variant of the S 1000 RR.
In the world of BMW motorcycles, there’s one story that’s ongoing for all of 2013. From new models to special editions, BMW has been pulling out all the stops in celebrating nearly a century of bike building. The latest part of that celebration is a rich web experience built to connect the dots between BMW’s pioneering past and its market-leading present.
The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team is back on winning ways. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) rode his BMW S 1000 RR to victory in race one today and in race two, Marco was once again one of the front runners and finished second, claiming the fastest race lap. His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) finished fifth in the first race, but crashed out of race two, once again, lying in fifth.
The next round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship marks the first of three home rounds for the German-Italian BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team. The fourth round of the season will see the series head to the iconic “Autodromo Nazionale di Monza” in the north of Italy this weekend (10th to 12th May). The race track is located close to the Milan headquarters of BMW Motorrad Italia, which is responsible for the works teams’ race and test outings as well as the chassis development.
BMW Motorrad has introduced a new Adventure version of its Motorrad Navigator GPS system. With specific features geared toward off-the-beaten-path travel, this new Adventure version can even support motorcycle-bound geocaching excursions.
Since its debut, the BMW F-series has set the standard for midsize adventure motorcycles. Lighter and more off-road capable than its iconic bigger brother (the R 1200 GS Adventure), the F 800 GS is not only a sales leader for BMW’s F-series, it’s inspired competitors in the space. Most notably, Triumph’s Tiger 800. Now the F 800 GS’s reputation for rugged and approachable capability can continue to build with a refreshed F 800 GS Adventure for 2013.