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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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Alicia Sornosa Spanish woman honoured for Africa ride

Spanish woman honoured for Africa ride

A Spanish woman who rode her Ducati Scrambler 15,000km through Africa has been honoured with the Spanish Geographical Society’s Journey of the Year 2018 award. Alicia Sornosa set off on her bike down the backbone of East Africa to raise money for Amigos de Silva. The Spanish non-government organisation provides humanitarian aid projects such as water supply …

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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 autonomous racer april fool

Become a motorcycle racer automatically

How would you like to experience a lap as fast as the best racer just at the touch of a button? BMW Motorrad Facebook page says they have developed an autopilot, self-riding feature called the iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR motorcycle. They say the software “allows less experienced riders and even those who …

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Thailand Triumph factory trials

Thailand is new motoring powerhouse

Thailand has become one of the powerhouses in the automotive world, manufacturing motorcycle brands as diverse as BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Triumph and Royal Enfield. It’s now the largest automotive manufacturer in South East Asia and the 12th in the world, thanks to protective tariffs, corporate tax breaks and a central location wth several ports for …

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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 omitted

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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