With new technologies, manufacturers are often required to develop new and innovative ways to actually produce the item at hand. In the case of the BMW C Evolution, the world's first 100% electric two-wheeler from a major manufacturer, that manufacturing process appears to be extremely labor intensive at this point. In this <em>How It's Made</em>-style video, we see just how the C Evolution comes together.
Designer Tamás Jakus has combined two future BMW Group icons into one interesting conceptual design study. Dubbed the MINI Superlaggera Motorcycle, this design study in two motor forms combines the platform of the BMW R NineT with the aesthetics of the MINI Superlaggera concept from a few weeks ago.
Motorcycle riders know that especially at the limit, grip is everything. Every action we take, every input on the controls or shift of our body position has an effect on how much stick we're getting from our tires. With advances in traction control and ABS, modern bikes like the BMW S 1000 RR and the HP4 give riders that much more leeway in their control inputs.
The past 18 months have been stellar for BMW's motorcycle division in terms of sales success. With a record year in 2013 and a record first six months in 2014, BMW Motorrad is thriving while other two-wheel marques struggle to stay even.
For the first time in 75 years, BMW Motorrad has secured an Isle of Man TT Race victory. Rider Micheal Dunlop piloted a BMW S 1000 RR around the Isle's legendary road course to beat out perennial underdog Guy Martin by an impressive 20.5 seconds.