Triumph Rocket 3 tablecloth trick

Triumph Rocket 3 botches tablecloth trick

A decade ago, BMW’s S 1000 RR pulled off the old tablecoth trick, ripping it right from under the crockery, cutlery and glassware, but now Triumph has botched the same trick with their Rocket 3. We’re not sure what they are trying to proved by failing at the same trick. However, the title of their …

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BMW active cruise control

BMW first to offer active cruise control

BMW Motorrad may be set to become the first motorcycle company to offer adaptive cruise control on a production motorcycle. The technology has been available for several years in many luxury cars. It basically keeps the vehicle at a predetermined distance from the vehicle in front, including other motorcycles. For those who have used it, …

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BMW electric outfit

Electric outfit for long-distance riding

Spanish design student Iago Valino imagines an electric future with a BMW outfit with a batteries house in the sidecar for long-distance riding. His BMW concept drawing is not sanctioned by BMW Motorrad, but they must surely be paying some attention. One of the biggest problems with electric motorcycles is fitting a big enough battery …

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BMW Motorrad motorcycle helmet life warranty

BMW Motorrad offers five-year helmet warranty

BMW Motorrad has extended its helmet warranty from two years to five years which is basically the suggested life of a helmet anyway. Most helmet manufacturers suggest you swap a helmet over at fives years mainly because of the degrading of the interior lining. Several other helmet manufacturers such as Shark, Shoei and Schuberth offer …

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BMW R 90 S Flat twin Airhead boxer Engine scale Model

BMW Boxer scale model in time for lockdown

If you are still restricted from riding due to the pandemic lockdown, you could spend a few hours putting together this BMW Boxer engine scale model with realistic working parts. BMW’s famous Boxer engine is now available as a working 1:2 scale model of the engine from the 1973 BMW R 90 S. The scale model costs …

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Yamaha cruisers have five-year warranties mature flashes

Light flashes, horn blows in a crash

Yamaha is the latest to develop an automatic emergency call system in the event of a crash, but their system also flashes the lights and bows the horn. SOS buttons or eCall systems have been available in cars for some time and have now been mandated throughout Europe. It is expected they may also be …

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BMW Classic R 18 cruiser

BMW launches classic R 18 cruiser

BMW Motorrad returns to the cruiser category with the classic R 18 cruiser styled after the 1936 R 5, including double white pinstriping. We’ve seen several other variants of the bike in concepts, prototypes and spy photos, so we expect this is just the first in a new line with the 1802cc boxer engine. BMW …

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BMW R 18/2 cruiser shows

Coronavirus hits major motorcycle shows

The biennial Intermot and annual EICMA motorcycle shows in October and November appear to be in jeopardy with BMW Motorrad, KTM and Husqvarna the first to declare they will not attend. The shows in Cologne and Milan are the biggest in the world and are the showcase for manufacturers around the world to debut their new …

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MV Agusta RVS#1 RVS heritage f4 testing

More motorcycle factory closures during pandemic

The list of motorcycle factory closures due to the coronavirus pandemic is growing daily with MV Agusta and Indian Motorcycles finally joining. The MV factory on the shores of beautiful Lake Varese in Lombardy, an early epicentre of the virus in Italy, had been continuing with a reduced workforce. Now they have announced that from …

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Brazil BMW Motorrad factory manufacturing

BMW joins motorcycle manufacturing halt

The coronavirus pandemic has halted motorcycle manufacturing in the USA and Europe with BMW Motorrad the latest to temporarily stop assembly lines. BMW Motorrad has halted manufacturing at its Spandau factory n Berlin and G 310 production is now only hold after the TVR plant that makes them in India shut down on 23 March 2020 for …

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