BMW serious about hybrid

BMW Motorrad serious about hybrid drive

BMW Motorrad seems pretty serious about building a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius with yet another patent filing for hybrid drive. Their latest patent filing shows the hybrid-drive battery for the electric motor located in the fuel tank. While that would sacrifice fuel range, the hybrid drive system would make up for some of …

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BMW set for big 1800cc R18 cruiser?

A third BMW R18 cruiser concept model seems to confirm that the German company is returning to the cruiser market with an 1800cc boxer engine. In December, a Japanese custom shop wheels out an R18 with a mysterious new BMW engine and last month a second cruiser concept with the engine was rolled out by …

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Revival Cycles Birdcage custom motorcycle big boxer

BMW big boxer engine reappears

The possibility of BMW releasing a big Boxer engine with a capacity up to 1800cc has increased with the engine appearing in another amazing custom motorcycle. The mystery engine first appeared last year when Japanese custom builders from Custom Works Zon rolled out what they called a the Departed R18. R18 could have been a reference to …

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Concept 9cento drawings BMW

BMW appears set for 9cento production

BMW Motorrad appears to be going ahead with a production version of the Concept 9cento that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. The clue is in these design drawings filed with property offices in Germany and Brazil. It is difficult to tell from the …

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BMW R18 custom concept

Does BMW R18 hint at a 1.8-litre Boxer?

This wild Japanese custom BMW R18 seems to hint that the normally conservative Bavarian company may be considering a 1.8-litre boxer engine. BMW has a history of handing over custom builds to outside design houses that eventually turn into production models. A prominent example is the R nineT which started as the Concept Ninety by …

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