BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster electric boxer electromobility

BMW announces electromobility milestone

BMW Group has announced an electromobility milestone of one million electrified vehicles on the roads by the end of 2021. However, electric BMW motorcycles are still some way off, according to BMW Motorrad spokesman Tim Diehl-Thiele. The electromobility milestone was announced by board chairman Oliver Zipse at this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show claims BMW was …

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Supercharged BMW S 1000 RR patent drawing

Is BMW chasing a supercharged future?

BMW Motorrad has filed a patent for a supercharger with a drawing of an S 1000 RR (above) which could challenge the supercharged Kawasaki H2R as the fastest and most powerful motorcycle in the world. Bimota and Hesketh have also launched supercharged models in recent years and Honda is rumoured to be working on a …

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Why Has BMW Built A Self-Driving Motorcycle?

(Contributed post by Steve Charli)  With artificial intelligence and self-driving cars dominating the automotive industry, one can’t help but wonder if there’s any technology that’s similar in the motorcycle industry. And to my delight, I’ve found that BMW has already made something similar.  CES 2019, Las Vegas. Cue BMW engineer Stephan Hans, as he steps …

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Everest Kaiyue 400X knockoff

Chinese BMW adventure bike knockoff

This BMW G 310 GS knockoff is the latest in a long line of Chinese products that rip off the design and logos of existing motorcycles. In the past we have seen Chinese electric versions of the Honda Goldwing, China’s CFMoto 650TK which is very similar to Honda’s ST1300 and a Chinese brand called “Hongda” that …

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BMW teams up with Sena Bluetooth

BMW Motorrad teams up with Sena Bluetooth

BMW Motorrad has now teamed up with Sena Bluetooth communication to provide special a “Fit-for-All” motorcycle helmet two-way intercom system that can be extended up to six people. Basically it’s a Sena 10 series intercom with a BMW badge and probably a “BMW price”! We asked BMW Motorrad Australia how much they cost and when …

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Kawasaki working on hybrid motorcycle

Kawasaki has applied for a patent for a hybrid motorcycle which is like a two-wheeled version of the hybrid Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt. The Kawasaki patent application was originally filed with Japan’s patent office in December 2017 and again a year later in the US Patent Office. Details have only now come to light …

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BMW S 1000 RR less flab

Demand creates delays for BMW S 1000 RR

Supplies of the new BMW S 1000 RR have been substantially delayed thanks to a high demand for the company’s first high-performance M package. The third generation gets a revamped engine and suspension for 2019, with more power, more technology, but less flab. Power has been increased by 6kW (8 hp) to 152kW (207hp) and …

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BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster electric boxer electromobility

BMW Motorrad unveils Boxer electric

BMW Motorrad has suggested it could produce an electric motorcycle that looks like a traditional Boxer-powered bike. The Bavarian company has had an electric scooter, the C-Evolution, for some time and has shown its Concept Link electric scooter and electric S 1000 RR concept called the eRR. But now they are suggesting that they could have a …

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BMW riders still wait on SOS call

Australian riders will have to wait for possibly life-saving motorcycle SOS functions as Telstra does not yet have the right hardware. Last year, BMW offered the SOS button either as as an ex-factory or aftermarket option on their K1600 models. However, it is not available in Australia because of an eCall hardware update and the lack of …

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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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