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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ugly scrapping

World’s top 10 ugly motorcycles

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so a motorbike that one rider might consider beautiful could appear so ugly to others they veer off the road in disgust! Most motorcycles are more attractive than just about any of the cars on the road, especially modern models that seem to look more like sand …

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Matthew Craig's BMW R 1200 R before it was rear-ended

Rear-ended BMW rider seeks justice

A Brisbane rider whose BMW R 1200 R was rear-ended in 2016 is still waiting to find out if the irresponsible driver who hit him has been fined. Matthew Craig, of Daisy Hill, was leaving the M1 at the Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Rd exit when he stopped at a give way sign in the left-hand slip …

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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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Small Harley-Davidson

Is this small Harley-Davidson for real?

Images that have emerged of a small Harley-Davidson are not official but could be similar to what the company plans for the Asian market. In July, Harley announced some radical plans for a bold new future. They included a Pan America adventure bike, street fighters, electric motorcycles, electric scooters and mountain bikes and small-capacity bikes …

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Chain belt shaft

Chain versus belt versus shaft drive

What is the best transmission for a motorcycle: chain, belt or shaft drive? Some say motorcycle riders only wear black t-shirts and jackets because old chains used to cover them in oil. That could also be why BMW riders with shaft drive tend to wear lighter and brighter colours like scooter riders with their fully enclosed …

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BMW launches Track Experience programme across the East Coast.

Track-test your bike against BMW models

BMW Motorrad Australia has launched a test-ride and track-day program across the East Coast of Australia with riding tips from professional coaches. Customers will be able to test-ride one of the new range of BMWs on a race track and bring their own motorcycle for comparison. Select riders who register with BMW before the event …

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Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Magnets make BMW 9cento two bikes in one

Imagine a bike that converts from a solo sports bike to a two-up tourer with luggage in a matter of seconds using strong magnets. Now BMW Motorrad has done just that with their Concept 9cento, pronounced ‘nove cento’, which means 900 in Italian. The mid-sized sports tourer features magnetic clip-on luggage that also extends the seat …

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Tom Cruise Mission Impossible

Tom Cruise rides BMW Scrambler in movie

Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt in the sixth Mission Impossible movie, this time riding a BMW R nineT Scrambler through Paris before t-boning a car. The 56-year-old actor insists he does all his own stunts and seems to be riding the bike the wrong way around the Arc de Triomphe in Mission Impossible: …

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