Ola Stenegärd designer

BMW designer joins Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle is expected to break into new markets after the appointment of the Swedish designer responsible for the hip BMW R nineT and sporty S  1000 RR. Ola Stenegärd has been BMW’s head of vehicle design for 15 years and has now joined Indian Motorcycle as their director of product design. It leaves us wondering …

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Dab Design R nineT with Enhanced Racer Kit

Dab Design BMW R nineT rejected

French company Dab Design planned this ugly custom “Enhanced Racer” kit for the BMW R nineT that simply bolts on – no welding or grinding sparks required! Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but we think it’s ugly. It looks like a reject from a B-grade sci-fi movie, which is weird as …

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BMW R NineT Scrambler warning

BMW recalls models over warning light

BMW Australia has recalled their popular R nineT Scrambler (above), F Series bikes (F 700 GS, F 800 GS and F800 GS Adventure) and their scooters over a fault with an engine warning indicator light. The official Australian Competition and Consumer Commission notice says the warning light may not activate properly. “In the event of a …

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Ducati V4 EICMA surprise safe best hopes

What will be the best motorcycles of 2018?

The global motorcycle industry is struggling, yet motorcycles have never been so affordable with so many model choices available to riders, but what will be the best of 2018? The trend for more models is going to continue in 2018 with some 50-odd models being released in a wide variety of categories. It is difficult …

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Cop blooper video

Motorcycle police in embarrassing blooper video

This blooper video of a South African motorcycle officer trying to get on to their bike is one of the most frustrating things you will ever watch. The combination of a heavy BMW R 1200 RT Police, a slope and a short – possibly female(?) – rider make to difficult to get on the bike, …

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Watch for the GS rider with everything

Watch for the GS rider with everything

Fans of the BMW GS range seem to have every gadget know to motorcycling and now they can augment that with this rugged GS Adventure tribute watch. It is available online at the BeemerGS shop in any colour you want (so long as it’s black) for €199 (about $A300 and $US235). They don’t call it …

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With the R 1200 RS ConnectedRide prototype, BMW Motorrad presented a motorcycle, giving visitors of the CMC Conference 2017 on 12 October at BMW Welt in Munich, a look into the future of motorcycle safety systems. V2v

V2V warns rider and traffic of crash

Riders and surrounding car passengers will be warned of an impending crash in future vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications, according to BMW, Yamaha and Honda. The features have been displayed in BMW R 1200 RS, Honda Africa Twin and Yamaha MT-09 Tracer prototypes at a conference at the BMW Munich headquarters this week. The companies have committed …

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BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

BMW G 301 GS cheapest GS yet

The cheapest GS yet is the new BMW G 310 GS at just $6900 plus on-road costs arriving in mid-October 2017. The G 310 GS will be available in “Cosmic” black, “Racing” red and “Pearl” white metallic, the latter adding $75 to the price. We’re not sure why certain colours cost more, but BMW Motorrad …

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