“Westward Ho!” came the message from BMW Motorrad Canada, signalling approval of a motorcycle trip from Toronto to Vancouver. But this wouldn’t be my first cross-country tour and, throughout the trek, I couldn’t help but flashback on an earlier BMW ride, made a dozen years ago.
Pack smart, pack light, and pack right! Even if you have every saddlebag out there on your ride you still have to consider packing the right way. Stuff heavy gear closest to where the bag will be mounted on the bike.
BMW has created a one-off motorcycle to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the BMW R 5. Dubbed R 5 Hommage and imagined as a connection between modern world of custom motorcycles and historic designs, this special creation was just unveiled a few days ago at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.
BMW has unveiled a stunning tribute to the legendary 80-year-old R5, named the R5 Hommage. To mark the original R5's 80th anniversary, BMW Motorrad commissioned Swedish custom bike makers Ronny and Benny Noren to design and build the main frame of the concept, fuel tank and rear fender in time-honoured fashion, whilst a supercharged original R5 engine was fitted to increase the power from its original 26hp.
BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle-manufacturing arm of BMW, is reportedly ready to begin operations in India by October this year. BMW Motorrad has been long rumoured to open its India chapter and was expected to make its formal announcement at the Auto Expo 2016 in February.
Motorbikes, fishing equipment and power tools were destroyed in the blaze and police are appealing for information. A shed fire in Smallfield has caused a "staggering" £28,000 of damage.
BMW says it will begin offering an emergency call system on its motorcycles that can summon first responders at the press of a red SOS button on the handlebar.
BMW Motorrad UK has confirmed that the German maker is working on the entry level Adventure touring version, which will be based on the G310R. The BMW GS 310R Adventure sport will be developed by the BMW-TVS joint venture.
Speaking to Motorcycle, Sport & Leisure magazine, BMW Motorrad UK’s director Phil Horton revealed that a new adventure tourer derivative of the G 310 R naked motorcycle is being developed.
This one-off custom BMW bike is a perfect mash-up of old and new. Built by Austin, Texas-based Revival Cycles, the Landspeeder is modeled after the 1928 BMW R37 racer, with an updated 1000cc engine and a totally modern fork designed to be stable at speeds up to 150 miles per hour.