BMW’s crashproof balancing boxer bike

BMW has unveiled a Vision Next 100 balancing “crashproof” bike with an electric boxer motor, textile fairing, no suspension and a flexible frame that helps steer the bike. And the rider won’t even need a helmet or protective clothing! No, it’s not April 1. The futuristic Vision concept bike has been unveiled in LA at …

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BMW launches K 1600 bagger

BMW is directly targeting the American market with the launch of the K 1600 B for bagger, but given Australia’s love of big, cruisy tourers, it could be coming here. There is no word from BMW Motorrad Australia yet, but they have posted the official press release about the new bike, so they must be …

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2017 BMW adds R nine T models and K reverse

BMW has increased its popular R nineT range unveiling a new stripped-down Racer roadster with single rounded instrument pod and bubble-faired Pure classic with double round instruments. The bikes, unveiled at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, join the standard R nineT launched in 2013 and the R nineT Scrambler which has just arrived in …

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BMW R nineT Scrambler

BMW offers ride-away deals

BMW Motorrad Australia has ride-away price offers on all its 2016 stock to clear showrooms for the 2017 models including the new R nineT Scrambler. The 2017 range includes F 800 and R 1200 boxer models with cleaner engines to meet the stringent new Euro emissions laws for current models from next January. To read about the new Boxer …

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BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose Paris-Dakar rallye concept

Carbon frames, more R nineT models

BMW Motorrad applications for two patents and emissions certification suggest the Bavarian manufacturer is developing carbon motorcycle frames and two new models based on the R nineT. The patent applications are for sportsbikes and standard bikes with Ducati-style trellis frames made from long tubes of carbon fibre. BMW already uses carbonfibre in the frames of …

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Resident Evil actress Milla Jovovich with BMW S 1000 XR

BMW powers Resident Evil

BMW Motorrad has a long tradition of appearing in films and has returned to the dark side in the last of the Resident Evil series. Ukrainian-born American actress Milla Jovovich rides a BMW S 1000 XR in the final battle against evil in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter scheduled for release in January 2017. Following …

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BMW Titan Concept

Is the Titan Concept the future for BMW?

Before you get too excited, this BMW Titan Concept streamliner is just the imagining of freelance industrial designer Mehmet Doruk Edem of Turkey. Mehmet seems fixated on BMWs and streamliners and has designed several other amazing concept motorcycles. His previous concept designs seem to be powered by the Boxer engine. However, this one may have …

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ER Motorcycles Grinder BMW R 100 R is hardly an ugly duckling

Ugly Boxer now a trendy custom

Once considered an ugly duckling, the BMW twin-opposed “Boxer” engine is now perhaps the most attractive engine for custom motorcycle builders. The bulbous block draws the eye as the heads stick awkwardly out of both sides of the bike. Truly ugly, yet somehow strangely alluring! The first motorcycle with a boxer engine was the 1923 BMW R …

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