Hybrid drive

BMW Motorrad seeks hybrid drive patent

BMW Motorrad is seeking a patent for a hybrid drive motorcycle with a boxer engine and a back-up electric motor that would also act as a starter motor. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day, even though two years ago BMW announced a two-wheel-drive version of its R 1200 GS Adventure as an April Fool’s Day joke. …

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The Last Motorcycle on Earth! panic

Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?

Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. (By the way, the top photo is from the fictional film “The Last Motorcycle on Earth“, and is not cause for panic! Watch the movie trailer at the end of …

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BMW R 1200 GS broken spokes Probe safety recalls

Crash prompts BMW spoked wheel probe

A crash that left a rider with serious injuries after his BMW’s spoked front wheel collapsed has prompted a wider probe into the issue amid calls for an official safety recall. Gavin Chapman went over the handlebars when the front wheel of his 2016 R 1200 GS Triple Black collapsed.  “Although I don’t remember much, …

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BMW boxer R models all get Shiftcam technology

BMW pricing for R 1250 models

BMW Motorrad Australia has announced pricing for the 2019 BMW R 1250 GS, GSA, R and RT models. They feature hi-tech such as hill start, emergency call button and variable valve timing as well as 100kW of power. The extra tech, engine capacity and power has added $1600 to the starting price of the GS (currently …

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Nmoto Nostalgia BMW R nineT r18

Wild nostalgia version of BMW R nineT

Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one? The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike, but this Nmoto Nostalgia machine has to be the wildest custom version yet. Nmoto has been showing the custom bike at the …

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2018 BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS slide safari

Win a BMW F 850 GS Rallye in 2019 Safari

One rider could win a new BMW F 850 GS Rallye simply by attending the 2019 BMW GS Safari in April riding through the New South Wales High Country. The prize is being offered by BMW Motorrad Australia which is celebrating its 25th year of safaris. Registrations open today (Friday November 30 for the 2019 BMW …

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Blackstone TEK Black Diamond carbon fibre wheels for Ducati GT1000 project spokes

Riders urged to check motorcycle spokes

Riders have been urged to check the spokes on their motorcycle wheels more frequently in the wake of one rider finding his badly handling bike had 10 loose spokes. The result of loose spokes can be poor handling and can cause rapid tyre deflation on tubeless tyres. Brisbane rider Mark Taylor says he had loose spokes …

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BMW boxer R models all get Shiftcam technology

BMW extends ShiftCam technology

BMW Motorrad has extended its ShiftCam (variable valve timing) technology and 1254cc boxer engines to the rest of the R range. It was introduced in September to the GS and RT 1250 models. SiftCam technology now comes in all the other liquid-cooled boxers: the R 1250 R, RS and GS Adventure. There is no word yet …

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