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    Tuesday Reader: 23 October 2018






    Motorrad - On the Street and Track

    Successful title defence: BMW racer Carmelo Morales crowned champion again in Spain.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Celebrations for the Graphenano EasyRace SBK Team: Carmelo Morales (ESP) has successfully defended his title in the Spanish Championship (RFME CEV). Morales was crowned champion for the second time in a row on his BMW S 1000




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC Sells 87,543 Shares of Harley-Davidson Inc
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 15h
    SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC cut its position in Harley-Davidson Inc by 69.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 39,162 shares of the


    Trump spat appears to be hitting Harley-Davidson and trade-ins for rival Indian brand are rising
    Motorcycle industry news
    CNBC / 2d
    Trump spat appears to be hitting Harley-Davidson and trade-ins for rival Indian brand are rising CNBC Harley-Davidson, Indian and Trump Motorcycle.com (blog) Full coverage


    Vanderhall Motor Works Reveals The Carmel Luxury Roadster
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    Vanderhall, a manufacturer of premium three-wheeled roadsters, has released its newest autocycle, the 2019 Vanderhall Carmel. Begin Press Release: VANDERHALL MOTOR WORKS ANNOUNCES LUXURIOUS THREE-WHEELED


    Polaris Reports 2018 Third Quarter Results
    Polaris Industries Inc. Press Releases / 7h


    Feast Your Eyes On The 2019 MV Agusta F4 Claudio
    2Cycle World / 1h
    Bikes The special-edition model pays tribute to Claudio Castiglioni At $83,000 and made from carbon fiber, titanium, and billet aluminum, the MV Agusta F4 Claudio pays respect to Claudio Castiglioni.




    MC NEWS

    Motorcylcle Journalism Is Dead
    Motofire.com
    I don’t know how much time I have left here so I’m getting straight to the point.
    2017 saw a stunning number of magazines close, sold or get reformatted into paid mouthpieces for advertisers. Traditional news media disappearing is old news, but as more and more of the public prefer to get their news and reviews from amateurs, bloggers, and the social media echo chamber, the specialty press is feeling the pain too.
    FWIW Join the article’s discussion over in the Motorrad subforum.


    The 5 Most Expensive Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 2d
    Bikes When money is no object, the object is lust Plenty of bikes are worth big money, but most of us will never own one. If you have the means, here are five seriously expensive motorcycles you can buy now.




    Top 10 bikes that died in 2018
    Visordown / 2h
    Image: They were introduced with fanfare but disappeared without a whimper




    20 Things Most People Don't Realize Motorcycles Can Do
    bmw motorcycles
    HotCars / 12h
    20 Things Most People Don't Realize Motorcycles Can Do HotCars Self-balancing Motorcycles Market Rising Trends, Technology and Demand 2018 BitsEther Adventure Motorcycles Market Research Report 2017:


    How To Choose The Right Type Of Motorcycle
    bmw motorcycles
    Cycleworld / 2d
    How To Choose The Right Type Of Motorcycle Cycleworld Full coverage
    FWIW Yes you have chosen the right one for yourself, but how do you answer the question when someone asks you, as an old hand, how to choose theirs?


    Four American-Made Alternatives To Harley-Davidson
    300+Motorcyclist / 2d
    News Looking for bargains beyond the bar and shield If you’re looking for American-made but want something different than Harley-Davidson, there are other ways to fly the flag on two wheels.


    This electric trike could be the future of mobility\
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 6h
    Imagine a ride with the open-air freedom of a motorcycle but the overhead frame of a car. Now put it on three wheels, ride in it silence and plug it in when the day is done.




    American Motorcyclist Association Announces 2019 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days]
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    If you’re a fan of vintage motorcycles, then the AMA Vintage Motorcycle days is not to be missed. For 2019 Honda will be the featured marque, as the company celebrates the 50th anniversary of the CB750, and the 60th anniversary of





    ]ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Midsize Adventure Off-Road Shootout
    100+Cycle World / 7h
    Bikes Testing the 2018 Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT, 2018 KTM 1090 Adventure R, and 2019 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx in Utah Off-road adventure middle ground—KTM 1090 Adventure R, Honda Africa Twin Adventure Sports




    Ural Air LE – A Sidecar Motorcycle Equipped With A Scouting Drone
    45Silodrome / 11h
    Ural Air LE – A Sidecar Motorcycle Equipped With A Scouting Drone The Ural Air LE is the company’s newest sidecar motorcycle developed for 21st century adventurers who want a third eye in the sky to see the road ahead, scout for




    RIDING

    When weather threatens your big motorcycle trip
    RevZilla Articles / 9h
    You've been planning this trip, but the cold, hard facts now involve cold hard rain. And you have a passenger to keep happy. What to do?


    CHANGES to the Highway Code to help PROTECT bikers and cyclists. NEW method for opening car doors.
    MoreBikes / 8h
    The Department for Transport is considering adding the Dutch Reach to the Highway Code – meaning you may soon be obliged to open car doors in a whole new way. For the uninitiated, the Dutch Reach is a method for opening cars



    Technological Advances That Make Motorcycling Safer
    2Motorbike Writer / 2d
    (Sponsored post for our North America readers) Vehicular accidents are some of the leading causes of death in the United States. While cars do indeed make up majority of the death toll (because cars are capable of carrying more people than



    GEAR

    Tire Buyer’S Guide: Intermediate To Soft
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 2h
    Our “Intermediate-to-Soft-Terrain Buyer’s Guide” covers the gamut of tires targeting soft dirt, sand, mud and some hard-packed surfaces. “Intermediate to soft” is the most popular designation, since these tires’ versatility gives the rider




    Jeans Designed For Motorcyclists
    70Motorcyclist / 7h
    Gear We test five jeans to see how they might hold up in a crash Normal denim does little to save your skin, but what about jeans designed for motorcycles, with their abrasion-resistant fibers and impact-zone padding.


    TOOLS

    7 must-have tools to maintain your motorcycle
    25Motorbike Writer / 1d
    If you want to maintain your motorcycle in good condition in between services, you need the right tools for the job. So we asked Tools Critic expert “Mark T” for his advice. He knows about all sorts of tools for everything from woodworking to

    FWIW Hmmm, I don’t think of this as a motorcycle tool. This is my go to cage tool.



    Recalls

    BMW issued a recall on the 3 SERIES, and 4 SERIES models
    Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 44min
    On certain M3 and M4 models, a problem with the driveshaft flange may cause its disconnection. This could result in a loss of propulsion, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property...

    Bmw ( 18v674000 )
    67KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: SEP 26, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 BMW 760Li vehicles. The Engine Control Unit (ECU) may have been programmed with incompatible software during a service visit, possibly c...



    Search for Recalls Here

    US - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues
    Canada - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/....aspx?lang=eng
    UK - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

    On the BMW MOA Forum > The Garage > Links and References > Listing of Recall Notices



    FWIW

    On Sale Now: The 2019 Motorcycle Calendar
    bmw motorcycles
    Bike EXIF (blog) / 12h
    The 2019 Motorcycle Calendar Bike EXIF (blog) Full coverage






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    The Racing Sheet




    New Revolution Sportscar To Headline UK Sports Prototype Cup
    63dailysportscar.com / 3d
    The new UK Sports Prototype Cup will launch in 2019, a multi-marque racing environment for lightweight sports prototype cars. Revolution Sports Car The Cup will include the Series racing debut of the new for 2019 Revolution, an all-


    McLaren “Highly Unlikely” to Commit to Hypercar Regs for 2020
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 1d
    Photo: McLaren McLaren is “highly unlikely” to commit to the FIA and ACO’s new ‘Hypercar’ regulations for its launch season in 2020-21, according to McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown, amid the company’s focus on improving its




    BMW Motorsport News



    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 37/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW drivers celebrate overall win in the VLN – Augusto Farfus and BMW Team Schnitzer competing at Macau.


    BMW i Andretti Motorsport leads the way again on final day of Valencia testing.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    An intense week draws to a successful close. As on Tuesday and Wednesday, the fastest time on the third, and final, day of testing in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship went to a BMW i Andretti Motorsport driver. Alexander Sims








    Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK end 2018 on top with Teams world title
    500+SBK / 4d
    Green team dominate standings once again


    How did WorldSBK’s Argentinian debut go down?
    3SBK / 3d
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English reviews a sensational weekend


    Phillip Island ready to host first three-race WorldSBK round
    2SBK / 3d
    Find all the information about tickets and more here


    Bautista, meet the V4: How will WorldSBK’s new pairing fare in 2019?
    3SBK / 7h
    History repeats itself: A Spanish rider on the Borgo Panigale machine


    2019 Phillip Island WorldSBK triple-header tickets on sale
    4MCNews.com.au / 2d
    Phillip Island to premiere 2019 three-race WSBK layout Aussies are in for a triple-treat with World sSuperbike’s new three-race format debuting at Australia’s 2019 Yamaha Finance season opener at the Phillip Island Grand Prix





    [b]MotoGP.com[/]: Home page




    Magnificent 7: Marquez seals title with win in Motegi
    5Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1d
    A race-long battle with Dovi ends with the Italian crashing with two to go, handing the Spaniard title number seven


    Motegi MotoGP: Marquez secures fifth title, Dovizioso crashes
    14Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    Honda rider Marquez started only sixth at Motegi, but carved his way up to second on the opening lap before engaging in a nailbiting duel with Andrea Dovizioso. He grabbed the lead on the 21st lap of 24 with a bold pass at Turn 9,


    Insight: What makes Marc Marquez so formidable?
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 4h
    At the start of the year, teams and riders study the calendar to get a clear idea of which will be the best circuits to attack – and for Honda and Marquez, Termas de Rio Hondo in Argentina has been a happy hunting ground, as they had won there


    Marc Marquez’s path to 7 titles
    59Cycle Torque / 17h
    Article courtesy Honda, images Honda & Michelin: First Steps On 17 February 1993, a future champion was born in Lleida, Spain. Marc has always lived in Cervera, a small town near the capital of the [...] The post Marc Marquez’s path


    Moto2 World Championship: Rider Stripped Of Podium Finish Due To Technical Violation
    Motorcycle News / 15h
    Fabio Quartararo crossed the finish line first in the Moto2 race at Motegi, but he was stripped of his victory due to a technical rules violation. Photo courtesy of Dorna/www.motogp.com.






    FIA.com UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX: Event and Timing Information




    Raikkonen takes long-awaited win, Hamilton made to wait for F1 title
    8James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 22h
    In what will go down as one of the most popular race wins of recent times, Kimi Raikkonen took a well-executed victory in Austin ahead of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton to stand on the top step of the podium for the first time in 113


    Rolling back the years: Kimi Raikkonen’s first F1 win since Australia 2013
    4James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 23h
    With his time at Ferrari coming to an end at the conclusion of the 2018 season, Kimi Raikkonen was running out of opportunities in a front-running team to take another long-awaited race win. After their upturn in pace, Mercedes looked


    Motor racing-Ferrari took a step back to go forward in Austin
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 3h
    Formula One teams usually bring upgrades to races but Ferrari opted for a 'downgrade' at the U.S. Grand Prix and it turned out to be a winner.


    Motor racing-Ricciardo vents his fury by punching through wall
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 17h
    Angry Australian Daniel Ricciardo left his mark on Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix by punching through a wall in the Red Bull hospitality after suffering yet another engine failure.





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    Motorrad - On the Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad celebra 50 mil motos produzidas no Brasil
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil 5min // keep unread // hide
    Prestes a completar 9 anos de produção no país, marca inaugurou fábrica própria, em Manaus (AM), em 2016
    São Paulo, October 25, 2018 - BMW Motorrad has just completed the brand of 50,000 motorcycles produced in Brazil. The commemorative ceremony took place on Wednesday (24), at the BMW Group factory in Manaus (AM), for exclusive production of motorcycles, and the model chosen to celebrate this milestone was the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, an icon of the segment adventure for more than three decades and sales leader in the country




    Here is a snip from the October BMW Motorrad USA Newsletter


    NEXT STOP FOR BMW AND THE IMS: LONG BEACH
    Demo the BMW motorcycle of your dreams at the Long Beach International Motorcycle Show, which runs November 16-18 at the Long Beach Convention Center. Make sure to pre-register now for a discount, courtesy of BMW, using code BMW19. Follow the link to fill out the form, then check in with a member of our demo team when you arrive to select a time and get set up. Don’t forget to bring your gear! We’ll see you there.








    Rocket Garage

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW Readies All-New S1000RR and Hires Tom Sykes for Factory-Backed WSB Team (News)
    1MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 1h
    These patent drawings of the all-new BMW S1000RR superbike expected to be revealed at the EICMA show on November 6 indicate a complete, ground-up overhaul of the flagship BMW machine. Gone are the asymmetrical headlamps,




    BMW returns to World Superbike, signs Sykes
    CMG News / 18min
    According to Brit moto-mag MCN , BMW is returning to World Superbike with a factory team, and they’ve hired Tom Sykes to ride the bike. BMW has been out of World Superbike since 2013, with privateers riding its bikes, but no factor team;


    New BMW Motorrad showroom in Kuantan
    bmw motorcycles
    The Star Online / 10h
    New BMW Motorrad showroom in Kuantan The Star Online Full coverage


    Motorcycles Market | Global Research Insight 2018-2025 ( Aprilia, BMW, Buell And more…)
    bmw motorcycles
    Planet Newsdesk (blog) / 16h
    Motorcycles Market ... Global Research Insight 2018-2025 ( Aprilia, BMW, Buell And more…) Planet Newsdesk (blog) Adventure Motorcycles Market by Top Manufacturers, Market Size, Growth Analysis and Forecast 2021 RBTE Report


    BMW shrugs off motorcycle excise tax
    bmw motorcycles
    Bangkok Post / 16h
    BMW shrugs off motorcycle excise tax Bangkok Post Full coverage




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Annnnnd here are your Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC and 1200 XE
    CMG News / 16h
    Triumph has introduced two new retro off-roaders, the Scrambler 1200 XC and the Scrambler 1200 XE (pictured above). These bikes follow in the pattern of the Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled by taking a retro-styled platform and adding more



    2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC And XE First Look
    500+Motorcyclist / 19h
    News Scramblers that were built to shred Triumph has announced two new Scrambler versions for 2019, a 1200 XC and 1200 XE.


    Ducati Announces Changes In Its Upper Management
    6 Roadracingworld.com 5h // keep unread // hide
    Changes in the Board of Management of Ducati Motor Holding
    •Andrea Buzzoni to take over new tasks within the Group and leaving as Global Sales and Marketing Director
    •Responsibility for Global Sales and After Sales as...


    Indian Motorcycle Sales Rise Slightly Amid Continuing Industry Downturn
    1KTheDrive / 5h
    Polaris Industries, the parent company of Indian Motorcycle, released its third quarter financial results on Monday morning. Overall, the company had a good quarter thanks to strong sales of its recreational off-road vehicles , its recently


    Polaris Industries Inc (PII) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    The Motley Fool / 5h
    Image source: The Motley Fool. Polaris Industries Inc (NYSE: PII) Q3 2018 Earnings Conference Call Oct. 22, 2018 , 11:00 a.m. ET Operator Continue reading


    Polaris Industries Inc. - 10-Q - Quarterly Report
    Polaris Industries Inc. SEC Filings / 19h
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    Harley-Davidson to recall almost 250,000 motorcycles
    64Visordown / 9h
    Image: The voluntary recall is likely to cost $35 million


    Harley-Davidson Q3 retail sales down 13 percent
    Powersports Business / now
    Harley-Davidson today reported third quarter 2018 results. During the quarter, earnings per share was up year-over-year and the company made progress on the initiatives included in its More Roads to Harley-Davidson accelerated plan




    Harley-Davidson of Washington DC Sells with Help from Performance Brokerage Services
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 52min
    Performance Brokerage Services announced the sale of Harley-Davidson of Washington DC in Fort Washington, Maryland, from Thomas Moorehead to Brett Tekavec. Harley-Davidson of Washington DC was purchased by Moorehead in


    Harley-Davidson (HOG) Price Target Cut to $46.00 by Analysts at Wells Fargo & Co
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 1h
    The firm currently has an "outperform" rating on the stock. Wells Fargo & Co's target price suggests a potential upside of 19.73% from the company's current price.


    Zero Motorcycles UNVEILS new 2019 model line-up. Updated TECH. New COLOURS.
    MoreBikes / 4h
    Zero Motorcycles has just announced the release of its 2019 model line-up – and the new bikes have been updated with a range of brand new tech features and bold new styling. Sam Paschel, CEO of Zero Motorcycles said: “At Zero




    MC NEWS

    Opinion: A breath of (not so) fresh air
    Canada Moto Guide / 9h
    I’ve almost bought a Kawasaki KLR several times now. The first time was in 1985, back when it was originally introduced to North America as a 600. I wanted a motorcycle for riding around the world but ended up buying the




    At the 2018 American International Motorcycle Expo
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 9h
    The 2018 AIMExpo seemed to be a strong gathering for the motorcycle industry, but still struggles to offer something for the regular motorcycle enthusiast. The post At the 2018 American International Motorcycle Expo appeared first on


    The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider's Library Review\
    Motorcycle industry news
    UltimateMotorcycling.com / 11h
    The Laverda Twins and Triples Bible by Ian Falloon | Rider's Library Review UltimateMotorcycling.com Full coverage




    Evoke is testing modular new electric motorcycle batteries with 15 minute charging
    Motorcycle industry news
    Electrek / 11h
    Evoke is testing modular new electric motorcycle batteries with 15 minute charging Electrek Full coverage



    ]ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Review: 2018 SWM Superdual T review, test ride
    Autocar India / 3h
    I don’t blame you if you if just went ‘ SW-what? ’. The Italian brand is little known in our part of the world although it has a respectable history, dating back to the ‘70s, in the field of trials and enduro motorcycles.




    RIDING

    Riding The Globe On A Vintage Norton
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 5min
    Bikes John FItzwater’s fuzzy plan to take a 47-year-old Norton Commando around the world After he finally rebuilds and restores his nearly 50-year-old Norton, John Fitzwater decides it would be a good idea to ride it around the




    TECH

    How A Motorcycle Engine Works
    69Cycle World / 3h
    Gear and Products Motorcycle Engines 101 How do the gasoline engines that power motorcycles work? There are two parts to the answer – the basic principle involved, and a practical way to apply that principle.




    BMW Motorsport News



    Baja Portalgre 500, 2018 – Round 11, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    • Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally to compete at Baja Portalegre 500, 25-27th October. • Stéphane Peterhansel and new co-driver David Castera to debut in MINI JCW Rally as part of final preparations for Dakar 2019. • Joan “Nani” Roma






    Bimmer



    Sustainable from start to finish: BMW Outdoor Ambassador Stefan Glowacz completes his latest expedition with trip in a BMW i3.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3d
    Electrically powered driving pleasure on the road, sailing on the Atlantic, on skis over the ice of Greenland – the final stage of his longest adventure to date takes the extreme climber to BMW Welt in Munich.




    VIDEO: The all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe. Official TVC.
    2BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 2h
    Experience the all-new BMW 8 Series Coupe in a setting never seen before. A luxury sports car driving in a city where driving is normally impossible. The Grand Canal, where gondolas float across, turns into a stage for a once-in-a-


    The new BMW 8 Series Coupe - Additional pictures and footage.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 18h
    Please find attached on location pictures and footage of the International Media Launch of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe in Estoril / Lisboa / Sintra, Portugal.




    The new BMW X5 with M Performance Parts.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    Extensive range of M Performance Parts for the new BMW X5 as Original BMW Accessories. Motor racing technology and appearance for the latest generation of the BMW X family's founding model.


    BMW Group News

    Young BMW Group talents debate pressing questions for the future at One Young World Summit 2018.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3d
    From 17-20 October 2018, for the third time, the BMW Group will be sending a delegation of young employees to the One Young World Summit, which will be held this year in The Hague. At a different location each year, the future congress


    BMW Group expands technical campaign
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Munich. Internal BMW Group investigations have revealed that in the case of some diesel vehicles glycol-leakage from the EGR- (Exhaust-Gas-Recirculation-) Cooler can occur. In combination with typical soot deposits and the high


    BMW Group enlists KPIT and TTTech as software development partners for autonomous driving. Strong partnerships serve as enablers for Autonomous Driving Platform.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    The BMW Group has once again selected expert software development partners, further consolidating its partner network in the process. The aim of the collaboration with KPIT and TTTech is to press ahead with the scalable

    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Debuts ‘Spirit Of Ecstasy’ Fabergé Egg
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 4h
    From Kings and Queens to entrepreneurs, many of the most prominent and wealthy collectors of the 20th and 21st century have been beguiled by the lure of a Fabergé Egg. With just 50 pre-1917 Imperial Eggs completed, these




    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW X5 from BMW PressClub

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages
    bmw ag
    Fairfield Current / 10h
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages Fairfield Current Bayerische Motoren Werke (OTCMKTS:BAMXF) Given “Neutral” Rating at DZ Bank Marea Informative (blog)


    BMW recalls 268,000 diesel models in UK over fire risk
    2Autocar RSS Feed / 58min
    Recall is spread across twelve models in range, after internal investigations revealed intake manifold can melt on certain models BMW has revealed it intends to recall 268,000 diesel-engined models in the UK over a potential fire


    BMW expands recall on fire risk to 1.6 million diesel vehicles
    6Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 41min
    The voluntary service action follows a BMW investigation that found coolant could leak from the car's exhaust recirculation unit.



    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    https://www.ford.com/performance/gt/

    Sebastian Vettel SLAMMED by F1 chief as Lewis Hamilton on verge of world title
    Daily Express / 3h
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL has been criticised for his constant mistakes which have cost him this year’s world title by Formula One technical chief Ross Brawn.


    Wheels24.co.za | Ford will build another 1350 GT supercars following 'exceptional' interest
    2Wheels News / 3d
    Ford has announced that production of the Ford GT supercar will be extended by approximately two years, to meet overwhelming customer demand.


    More exclusive than a supercar: A beginner’s guide to buying a GT3 race car
    56Ars Technica / 3d
    Audi In the past decade, the well-worn automotive cliché Race on Sunday, sell on Monday has taken a surprising twist. Now, automakers have realized that they can race on Sunday and sell race cars on Monday. If you've got the money,


    The Top 10 Fastest-Selling Used Sports Cars in America
    1KTheDrive / 2h
    Everybody can remember that one car that got away. For some, it was a mint Ford Mustang, and for others, a rusted Isuzu Impulse—but the common thread is that someone else got to it first. It's a situation you'd never wish on any


    Howes: Toyota leads in reliability, Detroit, Tesla lag badly
    bmw ag
    The Detroit News / 12h
    Howes: Toyota leads in reliability, Detroit, Tesla lag badly The Detroit News Full coverage


    Here's your chance to own a 261-mpg Volkswagen XL1
    6Autoblog Green / 4h
    Filed under: Green , Volkswagen , Auctions , Coupe , Diesel , Hybrid , Lightweight It's estimated to provide over 250 mpg Continue reading Here's your chance to own a 261-mpg Volkswagen XL1 Here's your chance to own a


    Bentley and the RCA Team Up to Sketch the Future of Elegant Motoring
    2TopSpeed Newsletter / 10d
    Bentley, one of the world’s most sophisticated and luxurious marques, has collaborated with second-year design students from the Royal College of Arts (RCA) to envision its future. The students were asked, "What will British luxury


    $7.2 Billion - That’s the Check FCA Gets to Cash for Offloading Magneti Marelli
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 40min
    This was in the to-do list for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ever since the company’s new CEO, Mike Manley, filled the shoes of the late Sergio Marchionne. Now, the company has sold its component unit, Magneti Marelli, to Calsonic Kansei


    Will Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Latest Deal Lead to a Dividend?
    The Motley Fool / 49min
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE: FCAU) said that it has agreed to sell its Magneti Marelli subsidiary ("Marelli") to a Japanese auto-parts supplier owned by KKR & Co. (NYSE: KKR) . It's the first major deal for FCA CEO Mike Manley,


    Volkswagen Poised for Enormous Surge in EV Production
    2TopSpeed Newsletter / 8h
    Volkswagen will launch its first models from the I.D. family of EVs next year and, by 2025, plans to be shipping 1,000,000 of such battery-powered cars worldwide. This means that the German manufacturer wants that 1 out of 6 cars


    Feds Order Company to Stop Shuttling Florida Kids to School in Autonomous Bus
    100+Gizmodo / 7h
    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ordered a transit operator in Florida to immediately stop shuttling kids to school in what the agency described as a “driverless” shuttle, and said the company’s use of the


    Tesla's Superchargers: The template for the hydrogen era
    34Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 48min
    A Tesla-like nationwide network of hydrogen fueling stations could help reduce the time it will take for fuel cell vehicles to become economically viable to manufacture.


    VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers along the Ohio Turnpike
    11Autoblog Green / 1h
    Filed under: Green , Volkswagen , Electric It's starting to roll out its plan for 4,800 chargers nationwide. Continue reading VW's Electrify America to install EV chargers along the Ohio Turnpike VW's Electrify America to install EV


    EV charging stations may become must in buildings, parking lots
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 11min
    The proposals include offering round the-clock charging infrastructure facility to all electric vehicles in residential buildings, setting up charging bays at 20% capacity of all vehicles etc.



    Recalls

    Yamaha ( 18v695000 )
    67KVehicles Recalls / 56min
    Dated: OCT 04, 2018 Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Yamaha XTZ12 Super Tenere motorcycles. Over time, a gap may develop in the protective sealant where the lead wires of the acceler...


    Yamaha ( 18v730000 )
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    Dated: OCT 16, 2018 Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Yamaha SR400 motorcycles. The engine oil line flare nut may be insufficiently tightened, allowing oil to leak onto the rear tire....


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    Dated: OCT 04, 2018 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (Suzuki) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Suzuki DL650A, DL650XA, GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R, and 2018 GSX-S750 motorcycles. During installation, the fuel pump O-ring may have ...


    Bmw ( 18v680000 )
    67KVehicles Recalls / 56min
    Dated: SEP 28, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 BMW X6 sDrive35i, X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6M vehicles. The rear upper control arm pivot bolts may have been improperly hardened, poss...


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    FWIW

    Is technology corrupting humanity? History says no.
    1Big Think / 27min
    Technology has helped millions out of poverty, says author Elad Gil. Due to the spread of communication, bad news we wouldn't normally have heard of becomes more prevalent. Which can make things feel more negative overall.








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    Turbulent WorldSBK finale in the Qatari desert – BMW racer Glenn Allerton successful in Australia.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    The 2018 season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship drew to a close at the weekend, at the “Losail International Circuit” near Doha, Qatar. Loris Baz (FRA), from the Gulf Althea BMW team, claimed another top-six




    Motorrad - On the Street and Track



    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    All-round enduros: BMW Motorrad launches new F 750 GS and F 850 GS motorcycles in India
    bmw motorcycles
    1Financial Express / 1d
    BMW Motorrad launches new F 750 GS and F 850 GS motorcycles in India Financial Express All-New BMW F 750 GS and 850 GS launched in India, Prices Start from Rs 11.95 Lakh News18 2018 BMW F 750 GS, F 850 GS launched in


    Motorbike washed ashore after shipwreck displayed as artwork
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    Motorbike washed ashore after shipwreck displayed as artwork Visordown.com Full coverage


    GOTCHA! Spy shots of BMW’s 2019 F 850 XR bagged by our spy snapper
    MoreBikes / 3h
    Well, this has really blown the doors off any EICMA show surprise next week hasn’t it? What we have here are a couple of BMW’s big secret for the Italian motorcycle show being put through their final road tests. This is the German



    WorldSSP300 set for major expansion in 2019
    2SBK / 8h
    New format set to be welcomed to SBK® feeder class
    FWIW WIll BMW do anything with this?


    MC NEWS

    Kawasaki Klr650–Rest In Peace: The Wrap
    75Dirt Bike Magazine / 2d
    THE DEATH OF THE KAWASAKI KLR650 My text message to Brad Puetz at Kawasaki: “Brad, is the KLR650 officially discontinued?” Brad: “Yes, it has been.” Me: “Can I tease a replacement for next year?” Brad: “Nothing to tease,



    Rider's Guide to New/Updated Street Motorcycles for 2019
    2Motorcycle News / 1d
    This handy guide includes all new or significantly updated street-legal motorcycles for the 2019 model year . Organized in alphabetical order by manufacturer, it includes photos and links to details or, when available, road


    The 10 Best Buys in Motorcycles for 2019
    1Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 22h
    Retro motorcycle design is hot right now, and it's a great time to shop for one because this trend isn't just for high-dollar machines. Just about every segment of motorcycling has a vintage feel and half the bikes on this list have a cool back-


    Top 10 scariest bikes ever
    Visordown / 23min
    Image: FOR SOME reason, scary bikes are a bit like a magnet. You really want a go, but you know you shouldn’t. It may be because the things going to launch you into the scenery at the first opportunity, or it could be that thought of riding


    Last motorbike for the rest of your life?
    1Motorbike Writer / 1d
    If you were allowed to buy just one more motorcycle to last you for the rest of your life would it be the bike you have now or would it be something totally different? This is one of those no-winners debates you can have with yourself


    Are electric motorcycles doomed already?
    3Motorbike Writer / 15h
    Are electric motorcycles doomed even before they really get started? You’d be forgiven for thinking that is the case given the recent demise of American off-road electric motorcycle company Alta Motors (pictured above) and the


    Power of social media re-unites owner with stolen CB500F
    34Visordown / 3h
    Image: A Dorchester man was shocked when his posts on Facebook paid off and his bike was returned to him, relatively unscathed.


    Start Collecting V-Twin Race Replicas Of The ’00s
    23Motorcyclist / 1h
    News Beginning your motorcycle collection with a bang Want to start collecting motorcycles? Find a niche and go wild. How about V-twin race reps of the ’00s?


    RIDING

    Bucket List Roads: North Shore Scenic Drive
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 3h
    This byway, which has been designated an All-American Road by the Federal Highway Administration, charts a course from Duluth, MN, to Grand Portage, just before crossing the border into Canada. The route provides access to eight


    FWIW You won’t like this road. The scenery is bad. The road surface defines potholes. No food worth eating will be found along this route. People are not friendly. If you venture here you may see me saving other riders. Do not stop. Keep moving. Nothing to be seen here.




    GEAR

    Plug and Play: A scrambler kit for the BMW R nine T
    1KBike EXIF Update / 1d
    One of the BMW R nineT’s biggest strengths is its modular construction. You can unbolt the rear part of the frame, and unplug sections of the wiring harness without bricking the electronics. It’s good news for pro builders, and even better




    TECH

    It’s that time again: How to store your motorcycle for winter
    1CMG News / 16h
    Yeah, it’s back. The story we run every year around this time, telling you how to get your motorcycle ready for winter. Most of the country has seen snow, and if you’re out west, there’s a good chance you’ve already had a significant



    What Is A Vertically Stacked Gearbox?
    75Cycle World / 3d
    Bikes To achieve maximum acceleration, motorcycles with short wheelbases need all the help they can get Kevin Cameron explains how a transmission innovation dating back nearly a century allows modern motorcycles to


    5 motorcycle wiring mistakes (and how to avoid them)
    5Return of the Cafe Racers / 22min
    Tom John, the man behind Purpose Built Moto, has 13 years of electrical contracting work up his sleeves. This is evidenced by the bulletproof electrical systems he installs on his own custom bike builds. As part of my ongoing






    Recalls

    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on multiple vehicle models
    1Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 2d
    On certain motorcycles, hydraulic fluid could leak past the clutch secondary actuator piston/seal. Over time, the loss of fluid could create an inability disengage the clutch. This may lead to a loss of control when...


    YAMAHA issued a recall on the SUPER TÉNÉRÉ (XTZ1200) model
    1Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 2d
    On certain motorcycles, the wiring leading to the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) could become corroded and the ECU could receive incorrect signals. This may cause the engine speed not to return to idle when the...


    BMW issued a recall on the X5 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 2d
    On certain vehicles, the Body Domain Controller (BDC) may have been manufactured with defective electrical parts. This could result in a short circuit, causing the BDC to overheat, which could cause smoke and lead...



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    UK - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

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    FWIW

    Documentary: The Flying Boats
    100+Silodrome / 1d
    Documentary: The Flying Boats Flying boats were initially considered to be the only way to feasibly build large aircraft successfully due to the fact that they didn’t need heavy and complex landing gear, just a hull-shaped underside



    Opensky’s M-02J Jet-Powered Glider is the Coolest Thing You’ll See this Week!
    1TopSpeed Newsletter / 18h
    There you are, soaring above the clouds, gazing down upon the Earth, the atmosphere rushing around you as you defy gravity. Then poof , you wake up, still ground-bound and in bed, and you realize you’re late for work. Damnit .


    This Giant Remote Controlled A-10 Warthog is Awesome
    2KTwistedSifter / 5d
    Watch Kurt Tötsch show off his MIBO A-10 Thunderbolt II at the Barone Rosso Airshow 2018. Model data: A-10 Thunderbolt II – Warthog Scale: 1/5.8 Span: 3 m Weight: 24.9 Kg Turbine: 2x 18 Kg Frank


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    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 38/2018.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 20h
    Interview with Bruno Spengler after roll-out of BMW M4 DTM with two-litre turbo engine – successful season finale for BMW Team Italia.


    50 years of BMW Turbo Power in motorsport: Roll-out of the BMW M4 DTM with two-litre turbo engine adds a new chapter and heralds a new era.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Focus firmly on the 2019 DTM season: The BMW M4 DTM, modified to comply with Class 1 regulations and powered by the newly-developed BMW two-litre turbo engine, made its first appearance at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. With


    Baja Portalegre 500, 2018 – Round 11, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    • One-two result for MINI at Baja Portalegre 500. • MINI John Cooper Works Rally take top two podium positions. • Joan “Nani” Roma / Alex Haro win in Portugal. • Stéphane Peterhansel and co-driver David Castera complete successful MINI





    2018 Qatar WorldSBK Preview Press Releases
    1MotoMatters.com / 3d
    Press releases previewing the final round of WorldSBK at Losail, Qatar: Records on the line: WorldSBK has it all still to fight for


    From MotoGP™ to WorldSBK: Has any rider won in their first season?
    SBK / 58min
    Five riders who made the transition from the Grand Prix paddock eventually became WorldSBK champions


    2019 to kick off at Phillip Island, but with who?
    GPone RSS Feed / 1h
    In a month's time, the first winter tests will take place with little more than 10 riders confirmed, Sykes headed for BMW with SMR, while Laverty, Melandri, Savadori and Forés are still without a ride

    Perfect Qatar Round leaves Mahias overjoyed and ready for 2019
    SBK / 6h
    The French rider took his third win of the campaign at Losail and finishes the season as runner-up





    Motorcycling-Crutchlow out of Australian GP with broken ankle
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 3d
    British MotoGP rider Cal Crutchlow will miss Sunday's Australian Grand Prix after breaking his ankle in Friday's second practice at Phillip Island, his LCR Honda team said.


    2018 Motegi MotoGP Race Round Up: Winning Slowly, And The Legacy Of A Champion
    MotoMatters.com / 10h
    "The secret," said Niki Lauda, "is to win going as slowly as possible." That racing maxim, first recorded by legendary writer and broadcaster Clive James (and how did I miss that he wrote about F1 in the past?) is as true now as it was back in


    KTM Confirm Two-Year Test Rider Deal With Dani Pedrosa
    MotoMatters.com / 3d
    It had been widely trailed, and long expected, but KTM have finally confirmed that Dani Pedrosa has agreed to be a test rider for the Austrian factory for the next two seasons. Pedrosa will take on the role alongside current test rider Mika


    http://2018 Phillip Island MotoGP Ra...No Pigs Flying
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Results and summary of the MotoGP race in Phillip Island:


    2018 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 17, Phillip Island, Australia
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    MotoGP standings after Phillip Island: Round Number: 17 Year: 2018






    Holding your nerve: How Ferrari restored pride in F1 US GP with strategy masterclass
    2James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 41min
    The Americans love their sport as entertainment and Formula 1 served up a superb Grand Prix in Austin that had the perfect blend of virtuoso driving and intriguing strategy. Like the Grand Prix in Monza, this was one of the best races

    Analysis: What Ferrari got right and wrong with its upgrades
    46Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4h
    Its determination to try to make a success of recent developments had seen it persist in pushing down this route, but only when it rolled back on some of its parts did it get confirmation that it still had a quick car underneath it.





    2019 Front Brake Ducts
    6F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / 4d
    Continuing our series analysing the biggest changes in the 2019 bodywork regulations changes, we take a look at the new restrictions for the front brake


    Mercedes cleared to run controversial wheel design
    1KMotorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    Mercedes runs a spacer on their rear wheels with small holes and grooves added to reduce the heat flow across between the axle and the wheel. This has been credited as a factor in Mercedes’ recent run of four race wins in a row, and after


    Ferrari first to run ground-breaking 1400-hole brake disc
    500+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 6h
    The unique high-altitude demands of Mexico, where teams struggle to keep temperatures of engines and brakes under control, was the perfect proving ground for the new disc that will be made available to all customers in 2019.


    I'm leaving F1 'because I want to' insists Alonso
    500+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 3d
    Fernando Alonso makes an impassioned plea for people to believe he is leaving Formula 1 because he feels he has nothing else to achieve.


    Analysis: How wheel rims became F1’s latest controversy
    500+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4d
    The chase for performance has led us down the path to the latest tech controversy in F1 – wheel rims. Shortly after Mercedes suffered a surprise defeat at the United States Grand Prix, having struggled to manage its tyre


    Motor racing-Failed Force India buyer Rich Energy teams up with Haas F1
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 3d
    Energy drink Rich Energy, a start-up brand recently linked to billionaire West Ham United soccer club owner David Sullivan, is to become title sponsor of the Haas Formula One team in a multi-season deal starting next season.


    FIA.com The Grand Prix of Mexico: Event and Timing Information

    Lewis Hamilton: Emotions of an F1 World Champion
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    Lewis Hamilton reflects on how much a fifth Formula One World Championship title means to him and his family... ------ Don't forget to subscribe to our channel to never miss any of our exclusive videos! http://bit.ly/12EFRRD Download the


    Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the Mexican Grand Prix
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 14h
    Team by team analysis of Sunday's Mexican Formula One Grand Prix (listed in current championship order):


    Motor racing-Ricciardo says he's done with 'cursed car'
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 15h
    Daniel Ricciardo declared his Red Bull a "cursed car" after starting Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix on pole position and ending up with another retirement while team mate Max Verstappen won.


    Motor racing-Hamilton's Formula One season
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 19h
    Lewis Hamilton clinched his fifth Formula One world championship at Sunday's Mexican Grand Prix. The following details the Mercedes driver's road to the title: - - - - AUSTRALIA Hamilton started the season on pole position but Vettel took



    BIKE CANDY

    While we wait for the formal announcement of the new S 1000 RR and BMW’s return to WSBK, let’s take a look back a decade to some pictures from the BMW 2008/2009 testing and first racing season.

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    Friday 2 November 2018






    Motorrad - On the Street and Track

    Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD 2018 presented by BMW Motorrad. Pure&Crafted meets New Heritage. A successful road trip through Europe comes to an end.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Under the banner of “Pure&Crafted meets New Heritage”, Pure&Crafted ON THE ROAD will cross the finish line at Areal Boehler in Dusseldorf on 3 and 4 November. At New Heritage, which considers itself a festival for timelessness, all




    BMW Motorrad at EICMA 2018.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    Six world premieres for the coming season.




    Discover remote corners of the world with all-round enduros. The all-new BMW F 750 GS and the all-new BMW F 850 GS launched in India.
    BMW Group PressClub India / 4h
    A perfect synthesis of touring and long-distance capability combined with sporty dynamics and supreme off-road performance. More power, more comfort, more spirit of GS with strong BMW Motorrad character.



    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW says there are SIX new bikes coming at EICMA next week!
    1MoreBikes / 19h
    The German factory has just announced that it’s turning out more new motorcycles at EICMA, Italy next week than was previously thought. Here’s what the factory has said, directly: The Milan EICMA motorshow is one of the



    FWIW I have no clue how BMW counts but that won’t stop me from getting my hopes up that all my motorrad dreams will come true.

    It is clear that one of the six coming out in Milan will be a new S1000RR. Take a pick of your source to read what has been leaked so far.




    Here’s the photo and spec of the 2019 BMW S1000RR. 207bhp @13.500rpm, 113Nm @ 11,000rpm
    MoreBikes / 1h
    Painted, the bike looks nice – but we’ve been seeing this bike for months now so you knew what the looks were going to be like. Posted on Twitter by shinny_tv, the details are out. Anyway, it’s up and has an underbar swingarm for strength


    BMW S 1000 RR brochure details leaked
    1Motorbike Writer / 21h
    Details of BMW’s more powerful and lighter 2019 S 1000 RR have been leaked just as BMW Motorrad has announced it will unveil six new bikes at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan next week. The leaked photo comes from an official-


    All New BMW S 1000 RR Leaks – 207 Horsepower and Under 435 Pounds Wet (Bike Reports) (News)
    31MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 22h
    BMW is scheduled to unveil several new models at the EICMA show in Milan next Tuesday, but one of those has apparently leaked early. The completely redesigned BMW S 1000 RR superbike (we showed you patent drawings here) is


    Specs of the 2019 BMW S1000RR Leak: 204hp, 434 lbs Wet, ShiftCam Variable Valves
    1KAsphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    A US tuner has leaked basic specs on the 2019 BMW S1000RR superbike, and it looks like a sizable improvement over the outgoing model. The post Specs of the 2019 BMW S1000RR Leak: 204hp, 434 lbs Wet, ShiftCam Variable Valves


    1934 BMW R7 inspired | R nineT based | From $49500 USD
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    1934 BMW R7 inspired


    Most expensive motorcycles of India – Honda Gold Wing is the cheapest at Rs 29 lakhs
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    Most expensive motorcycles of India – Honda Gold Wing is the cheapest at Rs 29 lakhs RushLane (blog) Full coverage




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Benelli unveils 752S naked bike
    1Motorbike Writer / 15h
    Benelli is expected to reveal its 752S naked bike next week at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan after almost two years of waiting. Photos of the production-ready bike (pictured above) were circulated in February 2017 .


    Harley-Davidson Livewire will debut at EICMA
    CMG News / 21h
    The production-ready Harley-Davidson Livewire electric motorcycle will debut at next week’s EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. We’ve already seen the Livewire in concept form at Canadian motorcycle shows, and we even saw the




    Here Are the Top Five Bikes We Want to See at the Milan Motorcycle Show
    2KTheDrive / 1h
    The annual Milan Motorcycle Show, or EICMA as it's formally known, is right around the corner. As the premier motorcycle show in the world, we're expecting to see some significant unveilings from a number of manufacturers




    Ducati plugs into electric mountain bikes
    1Motorbike Writer / 22h
    Ducati will take a step closer to an electric motorcycle when they introduce their first e-mountain bike, MIG-RR, next week. The move is designed to plug into the booming e-bike market in Europe where sales of all electric two-two-wheelers




    Honda raises forecasts on solid motorbike sales
    2Motorcycle News / 1d
    Honda Motor Co. said Tuesday it was raising annual forecasts after first-half profits rose over 19 percent on brisk sales of motorcycles in Asia.


    Honda's Profit Jumps 21% on Strong Motorcycle Demand
    2The Motley Fool / 14h
    Honda Motor Company Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) boosted its full-year profit guidance after strong motorcycle sales and a good result for its financial-services unit helped push its revenue and profit above expectations. Honda said that its net


    EICMA 2018: Report references Royal Enfield bobber launch
    Powersports Business / 6h
    According to a report from CarAndBike, Royal Enfield will be releasing a new bobber-style motorcycle at the 2018 EICMA motorcycle show in November. Royal Enfield released a teaser image on social media of the new motorcycle


    Kawasaki Ninja 300 sales grow by a record 613% - Thanks to CKD launch and price cut
    1Motorcycle News / 14h
    The Kawasaki Ninja 300 sports bike was officially launched in India earlier this year. Offered with ABS as a standard feature, this made in India 300 cc fully faired sports bike is now the best selling twin cylinder motorcycle in India.


    New Jawa Classic Legends revealed
    1Motorbike Writer / 13h
    A new generation of Jawa Classic Legends motorcycles with a 300cc engine have been revealed in spy photos from “automotive enthusiast” Kiran P Menon. But don’t get too excited about seeing the bikes here. The Czech motorcycle




    Royal Enfield to unveil 650 Bobber?
    1Motorbike Writer / 14h
    Royal Enfield has displayed an image of a new model draped in a cloth that seems to indicate it could be a 650 bobber version of its new line-up of twins. It could also be a bobber version of its 500cc models like the 350 Bobber.


    Meet The Sexiest Italian Motorcycle You've Never Heard Of
    Motorcycle industry news
    1RideApart / 14h
    Meet The Sexiest Italian Motorcycle You've Never Heard Of RideApart Full coverage


    MC NEWS


    Motorcycle Manufacturers Pursuing Hybridization of Motorcycles and Bicycles
    1Motorcycle News / 10h
    Motorcycle manufacturers don't care if you are not ready for change. It is coming, and a big part of that is the explosion of powered two-wheelers that look like bicycles.


    STROKE OF LUCK. Underground Custom’s ‘74 Yamaha TZ250 Racer
    100+Pipeburn.com / 2h
    Written by Andrew Jones Trust us. When it comes to finding amazing bikes in weird places, we at the House of Burnt Pipes have pretty much heard it all before. Just discovered a unit Triumph in a nearby barn or shed?




    Top 10 Budget-Friendly Beginner Motorcycles
    21Motorcyclist / 4h
    News Buying a first bike that doesn’t break the bank is a big deal. Here’s a short list of bikes to get you pointed in the right direction. What bike is the best? It’s the one that fits your needs as a rider, your budget, and is available when you’re
    FWIW What’s your pick for a budget friendly beginner BMW?


    European Motorcycle Registrations Continue to Grow in 2018
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 20h
    The motorcycle industry in Europe is on-track to have its fifth-straight year of growth, as registrations are up 8.2% so far in 2018.




    10 Expensive Motorcycle Holiday Gifts
    57Cycle World / 19h
    Gear and Products Spendy gift options for motorcyclists this holiday season We wish you luck choosing which of these amazing and expensive motorcycle gear gifts for this holiday season.



    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    First ride: 2019 BMW R1250GS
    43Visordown / 1d
    Image: Could BMW's engineers better Britain's favourite bike? 2019 BMW R1250GS Prices and full spec:


    2019 Honda CRF450X First Ride Review
    200+Cycle World / 15min
    Bikes First test of Honda’s all-new 2019 green-sticker-legal 450cc motorcycle We ride the all-new 2019 Honda CRF450X on a 70-mile loop in the Mojave Desert of Southern California and come away impressed with the green-sticker-legal bike.


    2019 KTM 790 Duke | First Ride Review
    2Rider Magazine / 15h
    KTM’s new 790 Duke neatly fills the gap between the 690 Duke and 1290 Super Duke R, aka The Beast. Most riders will probably find that this 105-horsepower surgical scalpel is all the bike they need. Photography by Simon Cudby.


    MD Currently Testing Honda CB1000R and KTM 790 Duke: The Two Most Significant Standards? (News)
    2MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 14h
    Perhaps the two most significant naked/standard-style motorcycles recently introduced are currently in the MD garage and undergoing testing. The KTM 790 Duke and the Honda CB1000R have both been highly anticipated by motorcycle



    Google maps introduces motorcycle-specific settings
    300+Visordown / 3h
    Image: But do they actually work?





    RIDING

    Alaska’s Dalton Highway On A BMW R1200GS Adventure
    1Cycle World / 28min
    Lifestyle Chasing the Trans-Alaska Pipeline and finding ADV mecca Stories from the legendary road kept coming; foremost, the notorious train of semis that call the Haul Road home. At least the R1200GS seemed up for the task.


    Legendary ride to top of the world
    1Motorbike Writer / 13h
    The most legendary motorcycle tour has to be riding a Royal Enfield to the top of the world in the Himalayas. So that’s exactly what we plan to do next year! Tours with Indian-based Legendary Moto Rides run in 2019 from 1-12 June, 24 August


    GEAR

    10 Great Books For Motorcycle Riders—Holiday Gift Guide
    4Cycle World / 2h
    Gear and Products The weather outside is frightful but your heart is pumping at 210 mph Is reading about the sport of motorcycling the next best thing to actually riding—or even racing—a motorcycle?


    Motorcycle tracking company celebrates 1,000 recoveries
    Visordown / 2h
    Image: Another reason to put a tracker on your bike...


    11 Days Of Christmas Gifts For Motorcyclists
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 1h
    Parts and gear 12 days was just too long, so we condensed all your gifting needs into this one handy list We’re ramping up the holiday-gift giving season with apparel, toys, gear, gadgets, and more for every type of rider on your list, no


    Cleaning Your Motorcycle With Muc-Off
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 1h
    Parts and gear We give our dirty bike a wash with some new Muc-Off motorcycle cleaning products Cleaning your motorcycle with Muc-Off’s motorcycle-specific cleaning product makes the job quick and easy, while ensuring a high-quality


    Wet Wet Not – Waterproof over-pants that actually stay waterproof.
    Road Rider Magazine / 12h
    Do your “waterproof” over-pants leak? I ride to work every day and I was always complaining about my leaky waterproof over-pants. Turns out the other people at my work who ride motorcycles all have exactly the [...] The post Wet Wet Not



    TOOLS

    Do It All With This 12-Tool Gerber Multi-Plier For Just $24
    9Lifehacker / 19h
    Gerber Suspension NXT Multi-Plier | $24 | Amazon Photo: Amazon Gerber’s suspension multi-plier features 12 tools in one package, meaning you’re spending just $2 per function today. The pliers are the main attraction, but




    TECH

    The Motorycle Cylinder Head
    26Cycle World / 3h
    Gear and Products The art of mechanical breathing If an engine is like a body, its cylinder head is akin to a person’s head: an important gatekeeper, its job seemingly plain but more impressive with study.





    Bimmer




    The First-Ever 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 13h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Nov. 1, 2018 …Today, BMW introduced the first-ever BMW 8 Series Convertible, which joins the new BMW 8 Series Coupe in blending ultra-sporting driving dynamics with an emotional and elegant design. The soft-top,


    The all-new BMW 8 Series Convertible. Official Launch Film.
    19BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 3h
    Have a look at the all-new BMW 8 Series Convertible, which blends ultra-sporty driving properties with distinctive design elegance and an extremely exclusive taste of driving pleasure in an open-top four-seater.


    BMW ConnectedDrive. Apple CarPlay.
    21BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 2d
    The BMW ConnectedDrive Apple CarPlay enables you to access selected apps like iMessage, WhatsApp, TuneIn, Spotify and Apple Music, and functions on your Apple iPhone . Thanks to its wireless integration, Apple CarPlay can be


    BMW i provides mobility solution to The Ocean Cleanup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    Boyan Slat and his team drive BMW i3 at home and abroad.


    Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, valid from September 2018.


    Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, valid from September 2018.
    16BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Specifications of the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer, valid from September 2018.


    Driving pleasure as never seen before: down the Canal Grande in Venice in the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    A vehicle for unique moments: spectacular TV commercial for the market launch shows the new luxury sports car driving along the legendary waterway in the Italian lagoon city.


    BMW Group News

    “200 Women who will change the way you see the world”. German premiere of exhibition had been celebrated in Munich with over 400 guests.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 9min
    On October 27, New Zealand initiators Blackwell & Ruth and the German publisher of the book “200 Women who will change the way you see the world”, Dr Elisabeth Sandmann, together with the project’s exclusive partner BMW


    BMW and new joint venture Critical TechWorks at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    Joint exhibition stand - Recruitment with coding contest - Presentation of new BMW 3 Series Sedan and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant - Keynote by Christoph Grote.


    MINI

    An inspiring tribute to the home of MINI & its British heritage. The MINI Oxford Edition introduced in India.
    BMW Group PressClub India / 4h
    Celebrating the Original. The MINI Oxford Edition is now available exclusively on Amazon India.




    MINI USA to Offer on-Demand Test Drive Deliveries for Car Shopping Consumers
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – October 30, 2018 – MINI USA today announced a new collaboration with Twitter which allows MINI to offer potential customers the first ever, “Tweet to Test Drive” on-demand delivery to their home or office via




    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    First Rolls-Royce Cullinans Released Into The United Kingdom
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 5h
    Following a highly successful debut to the world’s media in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has released the United Kingdom’s first Cullinans into the region for patrons of the marque to experience.




    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    [b][url=https://driving.ca/bmw/auto-news/news/rearview-mirror-bmw-didnt-always-build-ultimate-driving-machines]Rearview Mirror: BMW didn't always build ultimate driving machines
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    BMW didn't always build ultimate driving machines Driving Full coverage


    U.S. OCTOBER 2018 LUXURY AUTO SALES: Mercedes-Benz dips, but stays ahead of BMW
    6Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 14h
    Despite a 5 percent U.S. sales decline, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month, extending its lead over BMW on the year.


    Origins of BMW CS and CSL Models
    BMW Forum, BMW News and BMW Blog - BIMME... / 1h
    With the introduction of the F82 M4 CS, the F80 M3 CS, and talk of possible future CS and CSL models, I found it fitting to take a brief stroll down memory lane, to explore the origins of the CS and CSL badges.


    BMW begins testing Class One DTM car
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    BMW begins testing Class One DTM car Yahoo Sports Full coverage


    BMW Group Partners With KPIT, TTTech For Autonomous Driving
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    BMW Group Partners With KPIT, TTTech For Autonomous Driving TechiExpert BMW Signs Two New Partners for Development of Autonomous Driving


    Rumor: BMW M3 Touring Being Considered
    BMW Forum, BMW News and BMW Blog - BIMME... / 8min
    Rumor: BMW M3 Touring Being Considered


    BMW Plant Dingolfing to Expand, Start Making Next-Gen Batteries, EV Motors
    1Bmw Blog / 31min
    BMW announced today that the Dingolfing plant will enter an expansion phase to help manufacture batteries and electric drives for upcoming models. The move is set to have two stages, one for the batteries, which will be manufactured


    BMW X7: Live Photos & Impressions
    7Bmw Blog / 13h
    Ever since BMW announced they’d grace the automotive world with their biggest, most luxurious, best-equipped SUV ever – the X7 – fans all over the world have been clamoring to get real-life photos of this Munich masterpiece.


    2020 BMW M8 Convertible Gets Rendered Rather Accurately
    1KBmw Blog / 1d
    We’re now just days away from seeing the brand new BMW 8 Series Convertible revealed online, before making its world debut in front of a live audience at the LA Auto Show. The new drop top from BMW will definitely receive a warm


    Video: 1,000 HP BMW M3 Goes Under 10s in Drag Strip Run
    8Bmw Blog / 15h
    The BMW M3 currently in production is using one of the least appreciated M-developed engines. The S55 mill was never loved by the hardcore enthusiasts like the other mills that came before. Maybe the forced induction was to blame


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    Ferrari's latest sports car has no windshield or roof
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    A Garage On Your Wall – The Automotive Art Of Arthur Schening
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    A Garage On Your Wall – The Automotive Art Of Arthur Schening Arthur Schening is an artist and graphic designer who is perhaps known best for his automotive art, characterized by its close attention to detail, clean minimalism,


    Morgan Aero GT 2018 review
    1Autocar RSS Feed / 6h
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    Morgan Developing New Flagship Sports Car: Report
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    Morgan is reportedly developing a range-topping sports car for release sometime in the next decade. The vehicle is described as a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive, two-seat sports car in both coupe and roadster body styles, which Autocar


    Shmee150 Takes a First Look at the McLaren Speedtail
    1TopSpeed Newsletter / 18h
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    The McLaren Speedtail is a Stunningly Different, 250-MPH Hyper-GT
    7Automobile Magazine / 3d
    WOKING, England — It’s easy to be cynical about another multi-million dollar, limited-edition hypercar with a fantastical top speed, endless scope for bespoke personalization, and the inevitable announcement that it’s already sold out.


    Opinion: The new McLaren Speedtail isn't fast enough
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 3d
    Andrew Frankel queries if the 250mph top speed of the McLaren Speedtail is as impressive as it sounds I have only one question about the new McLaren Speedtail ’s 250mph top speed: why is it so low? Now, I’m not pretending for a


    Vacuum Maker Dyson is Serious About Building a Supercar, Plans To Do It In Singapore
    2TopSpeed Newsletter / 18h
    Dyson’s plan to build a supercar is taking shape with new reports indicating that the company has chosen Singapore as the site of its production facility. The British tech company that’s best known for building vacuum cleaners made


    90 years of the road test: how buying and owning a car has changed
    2Autocar RSS Feed / 3d
    Car owners became competent DIY mechanics out of necessity rather than desire Then, as now, the Autocar road test was unable to address long-term reliability issues Right up to the late 1970s, cars needed plenty of regular


    Across the globe, we can’t seem to agree on who self-driving cars should save in crashes
    100+The Hustle / 3d
    Self-driving cars promise to reduce the 40k+ car-crash deaths that occur every year in the US, but some deadly crashes will remain unavoidable: So when disaster strikes, how does a car choose who lives and dies? Plenty of the brainy


    Fiat Chrysler Q3 earnings rise 13% on record N.A. margins
    11Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1h
    Fiat Chrysler said strong profit margins in North America helped lift adjusted earnings by 13 percent in the third quarter while reducing its forecast for how much cash it will have on hand at the end of the year.


    GM Offers Buyouts to US Workforce, 'Involuntary' Cuts Possible If Not Enough Accepted
    2KTheDrive / 4h
    Update 1:04pm: The Drive has acquired a partial image of an internal memo sent by GM CEO Mary Barra on Thursday morning. The memo outlines some of the automaker's current and future cost-cutting plans. General Motors has offered


    VW and Ford in talks on self-driving and electric vehicles: source
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    VW and Ford in talks on self-driving and electric vehicles: source Reuters Volkswagen and Ford in talks on self-driving and electric vehicles -source Yahoo Finance UK Full coverage


    Oh Hell Yeah
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    Have you heard the good news? The flying car is almost here! At least that’s what so many news sites have been telling me this month. Take, for instance, this recent article from Auto Week about Terrafugia—a company that’s been




    Recalls

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    Dated: OCT 11, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2016-2017 BMW M3 Sedans, 2016-2017 BMW M4 and M4 GTS Coupes and 2017 BMW M4 Convertible vehicles. The connection between the driveshaft and the


    BMW issued a recall on the 1 SERIES, 3 SERIES, X3, 7 SERIES, 5 SERIES, and X5 models
    Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 11min
    On certain vehicles, the cooler for Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module may develop an internal leak and coolant could mix with diesel engine soot/sediment. In rare circumstances, this condition could result in...




    Search for Recalls Here

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    Canada - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/....aspx?lang=eng
    UK - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

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    Motorrad - On the Street and Track

    Here are the BMW PressClub releases from the Milan show. The releases range from scooters to superbikes along with rider gear. BMW Motorrad Motorsports made its formal announcement of the their return to World Superbike.

    There will be more on all of this and releases from other manufacturers in another post.


    The new BMW C 400 GT
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h



    The new BMW C 400 GT. The Gran Turismo among the mid-size scooters for excellent comfort and dynamic performance as well as lots of riding fun.




    The new BMW F 850 GS Adventure.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    The new BMW F 850 GS Adventure: The boosted motorcycle powertool in the Adventure middle class.








    The new BMW R 1250 R, the new BMW R 1250 RS and the new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The new BMW R 1250 R, R 1250 RS and R 1250 GS Adventure – Roadster, Sports Touring and Adventure in optimised form and in a new drive dimension.

    R 1250 R



    R 1250 RS



    R 1250 GS






    R 1250 Technical Photos








    The new BMW S 1000 RR.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The new BMW S 1000 RR – even lighter, faster and easier to control.




    For the first time, BMW Motorrad offers M options and M Performance Parts for the new S 1000 RR.[
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    BMW Motorrad Motorsport enters the new RR for the WorldSBK 2019 in collaboration with Shaun Muir Racing. Motor racing activities as of 2019 in cooperation with BMW Group Motorsport.




    [b][url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0286578EN/bmw-motorrad-motorsport-will-be-competing-with-shaun-muir-racing-in-the-worldsbk-%E2%80%93-with-a-well-known-rider-duo:-tom-sykes-and-markus-reiterberger?language=en]BMW Motorrad Motorsport will be competing with Shaun Muir Racing in the WorldSBK – with a well-known rider duo: Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    In the upcoming 2019 season, BMW Motorrad Motorsport will compete in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) with the new BMW S 1000 RR. This will take place in collaboration with Shaun Muir Racing.



    BMW Motorrad Rider Equipment 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    BMW Motorrad Rider Equipment - 2019 Collection.

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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    TomTom and BMW Motorrad Provide In-Bike Navigation via App
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    TomTom and BMW Motorrad Provide In-Bike Navigation via App Odessa American Full coverage


    BMW's F 850 GS Is Tops for Town and Trail
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    Robb Report / 5h
    BMW's F 850 GS Is Tops for Town and Trail Robb Report Full coverage


    BMW's Electric Motorcycle Plans Lack Spark
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    BMW's Electric Motorcycle Plans Lack Spark CleanTechnica Full coverage


    2019 BMW S 1000 RR First Look at Major Updates (12 Fast Facts)
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h
    2019 BMW S 1000 RR First Look BMW’s flagship sportbike, the S 1000 RR, was launched in 2009. That year, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer built 1000 units to satisfy World Superbike homologation rules. The following year the


    As expected, here’s your BMW F850 GS Adventure
    CMG News / 4h
    When the new F850 GS was revealed last year, everyone know it was just a matter of time until we saw a ruggedized, adventurized version, and here it is: the 2019 BMW F850 GS Adventure. As with past Adventure models, this is, at its


    2019 BMW R1250 R is the new flat twin standard
    CMG News / 4h
    BMW’s known for adventure bikes and touring bikes, so it’s easy to forget the company also makes standards as well. Maybe the new 2019 BMW R1250 R will help remind some buyers that not all Beemers are long-legged mile-eaters—they


    2019 BMW S1000 RR: More power, less weight, better handling
    CMG News / 4h
    Changes to the 2019 BMW S1000 RR advance the German superbike considerably, with a more powerful engine, a lot less weight, and many other upgrades. First things first: The S1000 RR gets BMW’s variable valve timing tech,


    BMW R1250 RS: Classic boxer touring platform gets a revamp
    CMG News / 4h
    The boxer-powered tourer is a long-standing cornerstone of BMW’s lineup, and the new BMW R1250 RS will help fill that role going forward. The RS joins the R1250 RT , offering a sportier take on the touring role where the RT is more of a


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    2018 EICMA Live: The Complete Roundup
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    2018 EICMA Live: The Complete Roundup Zigwheels.com (press release) (blog) Full coverage


    New Adventure Bikes From Ktm, Honda & Kawasaki Revealed
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 11min
    The EICMA show in Milan, Italy is the biggest motorcycle show in the world, and it’s in full swing this week. KTM, Honda and Kawasaki have revealed changes in their adventure bike offerings already.


    The Aprilia RS 660 Concept Is a Premium Supersport with Active Aerodynamics
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1h
    Not only is Aprilia working on a premium supersport offering, its working on one that has an active aerodynamics system.


    The Aprilia RSV4 1100 Factory Boasts 217 HP And Wings
    300+Cycle World / 18h
    Bikes The fastest and most powerful RSV4 yet Aprilia has released details of its most powerful RSV4 1100 model, the RSV4 1100 Factory.


    The 2019 Panigale V4 R Is A 221-Horsepower Beast
    Sport Rider RSS Feed / 57min
    Bikes Borgo Panigale releases its newest superbike The 2019 Panigale V4 R is a 998cc street-legal superbike stunner with 221 horsepower, up-spec racing suspension and winglets.


    2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 | First Look Review
    1Rider Magazine / 18h
    2019 Ducati Hypermotard 950 SP. Image courtesy Ducati. Hooligans, rejoice! The third-generation 2019 Ducati Hypermotard has gotten a design refresh that includes a lighter curb weight, more power and a new throttle-by-wire system.


    2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 And 1260 S First Look
    100+Motorcyclist / 19h
    Reviews Ducati gives its power cruiser some love for 2019 The Ducati Diavel 1260 and 1260 S mark the second generation of the popular Italian power cruiser.


    Harley-Davidson electric Livewire makes production debut
    Canada Moto Guide / 26min
    Well, we now know more about the Livewire, which will be the first production electric motorcycle from a major OEM when it is sold next year. But we don’t know the details of the important stuff: performance, range and price.


    Harley-Davidson (HOG) versus Leatt (LEAT) Head-To-Head Contrast
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 18h

    Harley-Davidson and Leatt are both auto/tires/trucks companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst


    Honda CB500, CBR500 get engine upgrades, styling revamp
    CMG News / 1h
    Like the CB500X , the Honda CBR500 and CB500F are all getting engine upgrades and other revisions for 2019. The CBR500 sport bike and CB500F naked bike aren’t stars of the lineup, but they are a significant piece of Honda’s


    2019 Honda CB650R: Middleweight neo-retro unveiled at EICMA.
    7Canada Moto Guide / 4h
    Honda already has the CB300F and CB1000R neo-retros, and now, Big Red has unveiled the 2019 CB650R at EICMA, making for a fully-rounded lineup. The basics are familiar: a naked bike with steel frame, powered by a liquid-cooled


    Honda Ruckus, Metropolitan to Return in 2019
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 3h
    Along with a number of other new-model powersports unveilings, Honda announced that its popular Ruckus and Metropolitan scooters will return for the 2019 model year.


    EICMA 2018: Husqvarna reveals Vitpilen 701 AERO CONCEPT. Futuristic FUNKY roadster.
    MoreBikes / 1h
    Husqvarna has just unveiled three new models at EICMA in Milan – and two of them will be making it to market in 2019. Of course, the headline news is the big reveal of its new production Svartpilen 701 – which joins the Svartpilen 401 and


    EICMA 2018: Husqvarna reveals EE5 electric mini-MX racer.
    MoreBikes / 1h
    Husqvarna has just unveiled three new models at EICMA. The headline news is the big reveal of its new production Svartpilen 701 –but there’s much more than that to get excited about – there’s also its first electric motorcycle, the EE 5.


    Kawasaki Announces New 2019 Models at EICMA
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 1h
    Kawasaki announced new 2019 models that will be presented at EICMA in Milan, Italy. 2019 Z400 A new entry-lightweight supernaked machine that brings a competitive spirit and small displacement to Kawasaki’s legendary Z series: the


    VIDEO: EICMA 2018 – WALKAROUND of Kawasaki’s NEW Versys 1000 SE
    MoreBikes / 42min
    Our Mikko’s out in Milan at EICMA, taking in the new metal that’s coming for 2019. One of our favourite bikes to be revealed so far is the massively updated Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE – which comes with an abundance of new technology


    2019 Kawasaki W800 Cafe and Street unveiled at EICMA Milan Show
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    Image: A welcome return for Kawasaki's classy little bevel-drive retro 800 twin
    FWIW: No idea if this will be a US model.


    Naked Kawasaki Z400 Breaks Cover (Bike Reports) (News)
    1MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 3h
    Like everyone else, apparently, we fell in love with the Kawasaki Ninja 400 that debuted this year in production form. We also told our readers about a CARB certification indicating that a naked version was on its way to the U.S. market.


    KTM 790 Adventure Specs Released for Two New Production Models!
    42ADV Pulse / 32min
    With the introduction of the KTM 790 ADVENTURE R, the READY TO RACE company attempts to set the bar when it comes to performance and capability in the Adventure Segment. According to KTM their goal was clear; to provide a


    2019 KTM 790 Adventure (R) To America | First Look (15 Fast Facts)
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 40min
    During EICMA 2018 Tuesday, KTM confirmed that the KTM 790 Adventure and 790 Adventure R will go into production as a 2019 model.


    Supermoto madness: KTM announces all-new 690 SMC
    1Canada Moto Guide / 1h
    KTM has just pulled the wraps off a new 690 SMC supermoto for the hooligans out amongst us. KTM’s had these in the lineup before, but it’s been a while since they’ve been available. So what do you get? The SMC packs the latest version of


    Moto Guzzi Releases Full Details and Specifications for New V85 TT
    1Motorcycle News / 1h
    Moto Guzzi has finally provided full details and specifications on its gorgeous V85 TT Adventure model. The star is a new 80 horsepower 853cc v-twin engine - making nearly 100 horsepower per liter of displacement, which is an impressive


    EICMA 2018: Royal Enfield unveils 834cc Bobber Concept. It’s called the KX – and it’s fitted with RE’s most powerful engine EVER.
    MoreBikes / 12min
    As part of the 2018 EICMA, Royal Enfield has just unveiled its biggest and most powerful motorcycle to date. Teased prior to the show, the new KX Concept Bobber is powered by a V-Twin 834 cc engine which has been developed in


    Ural Upgrades Its Engines For 2019
    30Cycle World / 37min
    Bikes All-new top end and technology for Ural’s heritage-focused adventure machines Same on the outside, new on the inside, Ural debuts a revised engine to meet emissions requirements and add refinement without sacrificing


    2019 Yamaha Niken GT Three-Wheeler First Look
    1Motorcyclist / 1h
    News Yamaha’s leaning three-wheeler goes touring Yamaha introduced a new version of its three-wheeled Niken, the Niken GT, outfitted with features that are more touring focused.


    Yamaha Niken GT photo gallery: 31 photos of the new tourer
    CMG News / 13h
    We just told you about Yamaha’s new Niken GT , and we told you it’s apparently coming to Canada. Now, we’ve got a load of photos of the exotic touring machine for you as well. As we said earlier, we don’t have a price or arrival date for this


    Yamaha Ténéré 700 Slated For US Markets In 2020
    Motorcyclist / 2h
    News The wait is almost over Yamaha revealed plans to release the Yamaha Ténéré 700 in the United States, by the second half of 2020.
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    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 September 2018
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    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 September 2018

    Statement Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Conference Call Quarterly Report to 30 September 2018
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    Statement Harald Krüger Conference Call Q3 2018

    Statement Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Conference Call Quarterly Report to 30 September 2018
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 20h
    Statement Dr. Peter Conference Call Q3 2018

    BMW Q3 Motorrad edit
    This is an edit of the full BMW Q3 Report focusing on the Motorrad Segment. It is intended for information purposes only. Investors should read the full report and seek appropriate advice.

    BWM GROUP AT A GLANCE



    BWM Motorrad Deliveries
    In the Motorcycles segment, third-quarter deliveries rose by 1.0% to a new record level (39,818 units; 2017: 39,429 units), despite the model change in the mid-class segment. Over the nine-month period, 126,793 units, the number of motorcycles delivered remained similar to the previous year (2017: 127,818 units; -0.8%).


    GENERAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2018

    International motorcycle markets

    Motorcycle markets in the 250 cc plus class generally performed well during the first nine months of 2018, with registrations up by 2.7 % worldwide. Europe’s markets showed a welcome positive trend, expanding at an overall rate of 5.7 %. After performing well in the first half of the year, the German market continued its positive trend in the third quarter. For the period from January to September, the number of new registrations grew by 8.5 %. Rises were also recorded in Italy (+ 4.3 %) and Spain (+ 4.7 %). The French motorcycle market grew even more strongly (+ 5.8 %). The US market remained weak, reflected in a further 4.2 % drop on the previous year.

    Motorcycles Segment

    Motorcycle deliveries up in third quarter

    BMW Motorrad delivered 39,818 motorcycles in the period from July to September 2018, slightly up (+1.0 %) on the previous year’s corresponding figure and there- fore setting a new record for a third quarter (2017: 39,429 units). Despite the model change in the mid- class Adventure segment in the first half of the year, deliveries to customers totaling 126,793 units in the first nine months were similar to the previous year (2017: 127,818 units; – 0.8 %).

    In Europe, motorcycle deliveries between January and September 2018 totaled 77,788 units (2017: 82,601 units; – 5.8 %), including 17,798 units in Germany (2017: 20,403 units; –12.8 %), 12,955 units in France (2017: 13,558 units; – 4.4 %) and 11,827 units in Italy (2017: 12,160 units; – 2.7 %). Spain also recorded a slight year-on-year drop, with deliveries down to 8,179 units (2017: 8,282 units; –1.2 %). By contrast, the number of motorcycles sold on the highly competitive but contracting US market, rose slightly by 3.7 % to 10,581 units (2017: 10,200 units).


    Motorcycle production influenced by model changes

    A total of 37,172 motorcycles rolled off production lines between July and September of the current year (2017: 41,443 units; –10.3 %). A total of 125,180 units were manufactured during the nine-month period (2017: 146,995 units; –14.8 %). The significant reduction in production volume was primarily attributable to the model change in the mid-class segment.

    Revenues and earnings down on the previous year1
    Motorcycles segment revenues and earnings were negatively impacted by the ramp-up situation attributable to multiple model changes. Third-quarter revenues fell to €476 million (2017: €5121 million; – 7,0 %), generating a segment EBIT of €33 million (2017: €531 million; – 37.7 %) and an EBIT margin of 6.9 % (2017: 10.41%; – 3.5 percentage points). Profit before tax fell accordingly to €31 million (2017: €531 mil- lion; – 41.5 %).

    Nine-month revenues totaled €1,658 million (2017: €1,8271 million; – 9.3 %). The segment recorded an EBIT margin of 12.5 % (2017: 15.41%; – 2.9 percentage points) on an EBIT figure of €208 million (2017: €2821 million; – 26.2 %). Profit before tax stood at €205 mil- lion (2017: €2811 million; – 27.0 %).

    Slight increase in workforce
    The BMW Group had a workforce of 3,622 employees in the Motorcycles segment at the end of the reporting period (31 December 2017: 3,506 employees; + 3.3 %)






    motorcycles segment

    Motorcycles segment revenues fell moderately com- pared to the first nine months of the previous year, mainly due to the ramp-up situation attributable to multiple model changes. The decrease was also exacerbated by product mix and currency effects.

    Nine-month profit before tax was therefore significantly lower than one year earlier.

    REPORT ON OUTLOOK, RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES
    Economic trend with increasing uncertainties
    Automobile and motorcycle deliveries – new record figures targeted
    BMW Group changes outlook for full financial year

    OUTLOOK

    The report on outlook, risks and opportunities describes the expected development of the BMW Group, including material risks and opportunities, from a Group management perspective. It contains for- ward-looking statements and is based on expectations and assessments that are subject to uncertainty. As a result, actual outcomes, including those attributable to political and economic developments, could differ – either positively or negatively – from those described below. Further information on this topic is provided in the Annual Report 2017 (Outlook, pp. 90, Risks and Opportunities, pp. 96).


    Global economy impacted by increasing trade disputes

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its economic growth forecast for the current year to 3.7 %. One of the main reasons for the downward adjustment is the current trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, the USA and China. The situation is also exacerbated by a host of other uncertainties, including Brexit.

    The forecast for the eurozone has also been revised downwards compared to July. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the eurozone is currently expected to grow by 2.1 % over the year as a whole and therefore at a slower pace than in 2017. Although all economies within the EU are growing, there are significant differences in the pace of growth. In general, however, the economic environment is likely to remain conducive to further growth. Unemployment continues to fall; the weak euro is driving export growth and the ECB is only gradually running down its expansive monetary policy.

    The German economy continues to grow, underpinned by historically low levels of unemployment. Despite a slight dip in market sentiment in recent months, the German economy is still expected to grow by 2.0 %, similar to one year earlier.

    The French economy is only predicted to grow by 1.7 % this year, with both the lack of progress in reducing unemployment and the large trade deficit being cited as the main reasons for weaker economic growth.

    The forecast for Italy will also have to be reduced, and at a rate of 1.2 %, is likely to remain at the lower end of the scale for Europe. Despite gradually falling unemployment figures and recent growth in domestic demand creating positive impulses, the country’s debt policy and the rise in interest rates for Italian government bonds are a source of great concern for capital markets.

    In Spain, the consequences of the political uncertain- ty regarding Catalonia continue to have a negative impact on economic development for the country as a whole. Despite the prevailing political uncertainty, a growth rate of 2.7 % is nevertheless forecast for the current year, mainly driven by significantly lower levels of unemployment and robust domestic demand.

    While eurozone markets for the most part continue to grow, the UK economy is being negatively impacted by Brexit and the uncertainties surrounding it. Even though the unemployment rate has continuously declined since the referendum and the country is enjoying record employment levels, growth forecasts have been revised downwards with frequent regularity. GDP is only expected to grow by 1.3 % in 2018.

    Any continued intensification of the US trade dispute with key trading partners is highly likely to have a dampening effect on global economic growth for the remainder of 2018. The increase in customs duties for US imports from China and those from the USA to China, as well as other measures taken by the USA and countered by other countries, are having an effect on global economic growth. The tough nature of the negotiations between the USA, Canada and Mexico with the aim of replacing the existing NAFTA agreement were also a cause of apprehension on world markets. In the meantime, by agreeing to the “United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement” (USMCA), the countries concerned have decided on a new set of rules to replace the previous arrangements.

    In the USA, the economic situation remains very positive despite the distortions caused by trade policies. Moreover, the Federal Reserve continues to act very cautiously with its interest rate hikes. Strong US labor market figures and the short-term stimulus generated by the corporate tax reform are providing a powerful boost to growth, resulting in market forecasts for the current year being raised to 2.8 %.

    The Chinese economy remains on the course set by the country’s government, despite considerable risks and the escalation of the trade dispute. Economic growth in China is generally expected to run at 6.6 % in 2018, its greatest problem being the high level of debt, mostly of a corporate nature, even though the situation has not worsened. Moreover, a major drop in the continually rising property prices could trigger turbulence on financial markets as well as an eco- nomic downturn, not only in China, but worldwide.

    Japan has been unable to maintain the pace of growth seen in the previous year and its economy is expected to grow by only 1.0 % in 2018. Uncertainties over trade relations with the USA are having a particularly
    unfavorable impact on Japan, as an export-dependent economy. Any slow-down in international trade is therefore likely to curb the pace of growth.

    India is now back on a growth course, having over- come the partially chaotic conditions caused by a banknote changeover and in the wake of an extensive reform to its tax system. The country’s economy is expected to grow by 7.4 % in 2018.

    Despite the ongoing rise in oil prices, the Russian economy is forecast to grow by only 1.8 % this year. Recovery is also proving to be sluggish in Brazil (+1.6 %). Although some signs point to an upturn in domestic demand, uncertainty regarding future economic policies is unlikely to dissipate, even after the outcome of the presidential elections is known.


    International motorcycle markets

    The BMW Group’s forecasts are based on the assumption that worldwide motorcycle markets in the 250 cc plus class will continue to develop as well over the remainder of the year as in the first nine months. The positive trend in registrations in the major European markets of Germany, France, Italy and Spain is likely to continue, whereas market conditions in the UK should remain largely stable compared to the previous year. Continuing the trend seen in recent years, the US motorcycle market is likely to see a further decline in registration numbers in 2018.


    International interest rate environment and pre-owned vehicle prices

    Within the eurozone, the ECB has resolved to reduce the monthly volume of bond purchasing from €30 bil- lion to €15 billion with effect from October 2018. The ECB also announced its intention to discontinue bond purchases altogether as of January 2019.

    In the UK, it remains the stated intention of the BoE to raise the key interest rate further in a limited and gradual manner. The central bank’s monetary policy over the coming months is very much likely to be geared to managing the economic impact of the Brexit negotiations.

    In the USA, the Federal Reserve seems likely to raise the key interest rate further as long as the economy continues to perform well.

    In China, fiscal policies will continue to focus on safeguarding the country’s financial stability. A rise in inflation rates or a general deterioration in the eco- nomic situation, for instance as a result of a worsening trade war, is likely to persuade the Chinese central bank to change its previously cautious and neutral monetary policy. In this case, the Chinese government could well intervene with measures aimed at stimulating the economy.

    With the inflation rate remaining stubbornly low, Japan’s central bank is likely to maintain its expansive monetary policy.

    The BMW Group expects prices of pre-owned premium-segment vehicles to maintain their current trend through to the end of the year. Due to the ongoing debate on potential driving bans for diesel-powered vehicles in certain countries, pre-owned vehicle prices will probably continue to fall slightly in Europe. The situation in the UK is expected to remain stable, at a similarly low level to previous quarters. Pre-owned vehicle markets in North America and Asia are expect- ed to remain largely stable.

    Motorcycles segment

    Deliveries to customers: slight increase expected The BMW Group expects business in the Motorcycles segment to develop positively in the final quarter of 2018. The renewal of the product range in the previous year, together with a variety of new models such as the recently launched R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT with their comprehensively further advanced boxer engine, should all have a positive impact.

    Due to the ramp-up situation connected with various model changes in the Motorcycles segment, overall production was down for the nine-month period. With effect from the first quarter of 2018, deliveries in the Motorcycles segment have been forecast to increase slightly (2017: 164,153 units). In the Annual Report 2017, a solid increase was predicted.

    eBit margin in target range between 8 and 10 % expected
    The segment EBIT margin for 2018 is expected to lie within the target range of between 8 and 10 % (2017: 9.1 %).


    Return on capital employed1:
    in line with last year’s level expected

    The Motorcycles segment RoCE in 2018 is expected to come in at a similar level to the previous year (2017: %). In the Annual Report 2017, it had been predicted that RoCE would increase slightly. The outlook for segment RoCE was revised in the first quarter of 2018 due to the ramp-up situation described above. The long-term target RoCE of 26 % for the Motorcycles segment is still expected to be surpassed.


    RISK AND OPPORTUNITIES
    As a globally operating company, the BMW Group is exposed to a wide range of risks and opportunities. Making full use of the opportunities that present themselves is the basis for the Group’s success. In order to achieve growth, profitability, efficiency and continued sustainable activity going forward, the BMW Group must consciously assume a certain amount of risk. During the period under report, risks increased slightly compared with the overall risk situation presented in the Group Management Report 2017. Current issues such as the progress of the Brexit negotiations, developments in trade policies as well as the impact of stricter legal regulations as well as goodwill and warranty measures will continue to be closely monitored and, where appropriate, factored into the Group’s forecasts. Further information on risks and opportunities, as well as on the methods employed to manage them can also be found in the “Report on Risks and Opportunities” section of the Annual Report 2017 (pp. 96).
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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2019 BMW C400GT First Look
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    2019 BMW C400GT First Look Motorcycle.com Full coverage


    2019 BMW F850GS Rallye – First Ride, First Impressions Review
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    2019 BMW F850GS Rallye – First Ride, First Impressions Review webBikeWorld Full coverage


    Big wheel upgrade for BMW R NineT Urban G/S and Scrambler models
    1Visordown / 3d
    Image: Off-roadify your R NineT with Wunderlich


    2019 BMW F 850 GS first ride review
    59RevZilla Articles / 6d
    Spurgeon ventures into the wild to test BMW's newest high-tech ADV bike.


    2019 BMW F 850 GS First Ride Review (20 Fast Facts)
    16Ultimate Motorcycling / 5d
    2019 BMW F 850 GS Review Following a decade as the lead player in BMW’s mid-weight adventure touring platform, the parallel-twin F GS line gets totally revamped this year with the 2019 BMW F 850 GS leading the way. I headed to


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    EICMA 2018: BMW Motorrad, Triumph, Yamaha, Aprilia, unveil new bikes
    bmw motorcycles
    1Livemint / 1d
    BMW Motorrad, Triumph, Yamaha, Aprilia, unveil new bikes Livemint EICMA 2018:


    Analysis: The cheers and jeers of EICMA
    1Canada Moto Guide / 1d
    The EICMA show in Milan is the biggest motorcycle event of the year for two reasons. First, it’s when you see most of the new, upcoming motorcycles, including concept bikes. Second, it’s because the show itself is often a good




    Aprilia Concept RS 660 Points to New Direction for Italian Brand (Bike Reports) (News)
    1MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 2h
    Aprilia used the EICMA show in Milan to display a new concept, the RS 660. The company emphasizes that this is a step in a new direction, which will include mid-displacement models such as the 660cc parallel-twin Concept, with sporty


    Benelli 752S Parallel-Twin Roadster First Look Review
    200+Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes Chinese-owned Benelli offers a parallel twin to take on the likes of Yamaha’s MT-07, though probably at a lower price To take on the likes of Yamaha’s low-cost hyper naked MT-07, Chinese-owned Benelli debuts a sporting


    Is this Harley’s small capacity Asia bound single cylinder?
    1Visordown / 3d
    Image: A few months back Harley-Davidson announced massive changes to the model range, is this the start of it?




    Three Exciting New Models At Eicma 2018
    News / 2d
    ENRICHING THEIR ‘REAL STREET’ RANGE WITH TWO AUTHENTIC MOTORCYCLES, HUSQVARNA TAKE A FIRST STEP INTO E-MOBILITY WITH A FULLY-FLEDGED MINI MX RACER


    Honda CB125X: Honda R&D Reveals 125cc Adventure Bike Concept
    200+ADV Pulse / 2h
    For the fourth successive year, Honda’s booth at EICMA featured futuristic concept machines in its ‘Design Studio’ area. This year, Honda showcased a new 125cc design concept from Honda’s R&D center in Rome: the CB125X.



    Honda CB125M Concept Makes Mini-Motos Great Again
    1KAsphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 21h
    If you are not into mini-moto yet, you should be. And, Honda should bring the CB125M concept into production for you. It's great. The post Honda CB125M Concept Makes Mini-Motos Great Again appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    FWIW: Honda gets my cheers and jeers for a pair of concept bikes. I like the looks of the adventure concept but lust after Mini-Moto Concept. These strike me as bikes that would get people off their scooters and Honda Cubs to the low end of the motorcycle market. Cheers for beginner bike concepts.

    Jeers because I don’t have a beginner bike body. Please, please someone start building this in a 400cc range.


    Kawasaki's revived W800, proliferating retros and motorcycle pricing
    100+RevZilla Articles / 10h
    It's back, for the fourth time. Lemmy ponders what it all means.



    FWIW: Kawasaki is in retro mode once again. Back in the day, I spent time on BSAs. An acquaintance traded his Honda 305 scrambler in on a W650. I was offended, not by the cloning of the English brand, but the fact he spent more time riding than repairing. My heart skips a beat when a I see one of the Kawasaki Ws but for some reason my wallet puckers up.


    New Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Brings Features…At a Price
    33Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 23h
    2019 Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ is feature-rich, but is anyone willing to pay $18,000 for this venerable sport-tourer? The post New Kawasaki Versys 1000 SE LT+ Brings Features…At a Price appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    MV Agusta shows off gorgeous retro supersport prototype
    75Visordown / 23h
    Image: MV Agusta's F3 800-based Superveloce classic race-rep looks really quite stunning




    A Better Look at the Pierobon X85R Superbike
    71Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2h
    We teased the Pierobon X85R ahead of this year's EICMA show, and now we have more photos and details of this amazing motorcycle. The post A Better Look at the Pierobon X85R Superbike appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber


    The Royal Enfield KX Concept Puts This Indian Brand on Our Radar
    56Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Before today, we could take or leave the Royal Enfield brand, but the KX concept has us intrigued now. The post The Royal Enfield KX Concept Puts This Indian Brand on Our Radar appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .




    Vespa Elettrica Scooter First Look
    15Motorcyclist / 22h
    News Gen Z Audrey Hepburn’s scooter is finally for sale Vespa’s electric scooter is ready for pre-order. Do you see future Rome swarming with Elettricas ridden by kids with purple hair and headphones?



    MC NEWS

    Web Bike World is hiring.



    Hiring: News Curator
    29Web Bike World / 9h
    Everyone Knows Two Wheels Are Better Than Four Are you tired of having to hunt to find solid information about the latest and greatest gear in the powersports industry? Are you sick of reading fake “reviews” that are little more


    The Arc Vector comes with a heads-up display and a haptic-feedback suit
    1KYanko Design / 23h
    One’s reaction to the Arc Vector electric motorcycle comes in three very distinct waves. The first wave hits when you lay eyes upon the motorcycle for the first time and you’re captivated by its beauty.

    Jaguar Land Rover backs Arc startup that sells $100,000 electric motorcycles
    100+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Green , Misc. Auto Shows , Jaguar , Land Rover , Technology , Motorcycle , Electric Arc claims first electric bike with integrated Human Machine Interface. Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover backs Arc startup that


    Is bikeBOX the answer to street parking?
    1Visordown / 3d
    Image: Not having a garage at home is a problem for bikers. Is the bikeBOX the solution?


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Ride Review – Husqvarna Svartpilen 401
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 1d
    Too much hype can lead to disappointment. We see it almost every time Apple reveals a new product or there’s another episode added to the Star Wars saga. Marketers feed us juicy images and teaser videos to get us all excited, but when



    FWIW: Really, really close but no cigar.


    TECH

    Air- vs. Liquid-Cooling For Your Motorcycle
    100+Motorcyclist / 6d
    Gear Both means of engine cooling have their pluses and minuses There’s no question liquid cooling is the future. Luckily, metallurgy and technology have allowed air-cooled mills to remain relevant. Long live both, we say.


    Bimmer



    The new BMW Z4 Roadster - Additional pictures and footage.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    Please find attached on location pictures and footage of the International Media Launch of the new BMW Z4 Roadster in Lisboa / Sintra, Portugal.



    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Names Cashmere Agency as Multicultural Marketing Agency of Record in the U.S.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 21h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – November 7, 2018… BMW of North America today named Los Angeles-based Cashmere Agency as its lead agency of record for multicultural marketing efforts in the U.S. Cashmere Agency will be charged


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Prefects At The March Ce Primary School Inspect New School Car Park, Built By Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
    1Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Prefects at the March CE Primary School inspected their new car park today, as it nears completion. The prefects toured the site and talked to the construction team to learn how the car park has been designed and built, and the different


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW i and Karsan Extend Partnership with New Electric Bus
    3Bmw Blog / 3h
    Earlier this week we told you about a new bus coming out of Turkey, powered by BMW i technology. The Karsan Jest Electric was unveiled for the first time this summer and has been shown to various potential customers

    Mini stores may share space with BMW dealerships
    300+Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 3d
    The change would end Mini's insistence on a separate high-profile identity.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Chevrolet Corvette Zora ZR1
    2TopSpeed Newsletter / 6h
    The Corvette Zora ZR1 is one of the rumored names for Chevrolet’s upcoming mid-engined sports car. Set to be unveiled in 2019, it will be part of the eighth-generation Corvette, also known as the C8.
    FWIW: A C4 was the last Vette in the family. If I had money a C8 might be great.


    How to store your classic or specialist car over the winter
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    Like a sleeping princess, classic cars despise the damp and cold of an English winter. They much prefer being tucked up under a breathable cover, in a well-ventilated garage waiting for the first glimpse of spring.


    Here Is Why Some Dealerships Aren’t Actually Interested in Selling You a Car
    500+Lifehacker / 7d
    Photo Credit: Mike Ballaban/Jalopnik You would think this whole “ selling cars ” thing would be easy for dealers, especially if an interested customer comes in with a serious intent to buy.


    Creative Ways to Upcycle School Buses
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    What happens to decommissioned school buses? With their utilitarian seating, they are unsuited for commercial bus use, dissuading fleets from acquiring them. Yet they still offer long wheelbases and plenty of hauling space.


    White House, California to meet over emissions rules next week
    1Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 9min
    California clean air regulators will hold talks next week with their federal counterparts and the White House over Trump administration efforts to stop Sacramento from adopting tighter vehicle emissions rules than Washington,


    Superformance Future GT Forty
    4TopSpeed Newsletter / 7d
    Here’s the latest Superformance classic-looking Ford GT40. The American masters of continuation GT40s unveiled at the SEMA Show the Future GT Forty prototype which draws its inspiration from both the original 1960s GT40 Mk.



    Recalls

    Bmw ( 18v732000 )
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    Dated: OCT 17, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2019 BMW X5 xDrive40i vehicles. The capacitors within the Body Domain Controller (BDC) may short circuit and overheat.


    Bmw ( 18v755000 )
    69KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: OCT 25, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld



    Search for Recalls Here

    US - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues
    Canada - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/....aspx?lang=eng
    UK - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

    On the BMW MOA Forum > The Garage > Links and References > Listing of Recall Notices






    BIKE CANDY


    Billet Sting: DNA’s honeycomb monocoque BMW
    500+Bike EXIF Update / 1d
    In the world of custom building, the frame is the bit you leave alone—unless you really know what you are doing. Anyone can chop and loop a subframe, but creating a stress-bearing main frame from scratch takes patience, guts and ...
    FWIW: and maybe sometimes you don’t. Your mileage may differ on this interesting machine.



    Another look

    DNA’s BMW DCR-018 ‘Billet Sting’
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    As people’s appetite for cookie-cutter, looped-and-knobblied customs appears to be waning builders are going to ever increasing lengths to demonstrate their engineering or fabricating prowess. A bit of fancy TiG work on an exhaust and a
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    Tuesday Reader: 13 November 2018







    Motorrad - On the Street and Track



    ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance to wield new weapon in 2019
    1FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 1d
    The 2019 BMW S1000RR, which has just been unveiled at the Milan motor show, is factory team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance’s new weapon. Mathieu Gines gave it a test ride in Italy on the squad’s behalf. BMW Motorrad has unveiled a

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    https://www.bmwblog.com/2018/11/11/b...K Championship
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    The unveiling of the new BMW S 1000 RR superbike wasn’t just so that the BMW Motorrad division has a nice bike to pose for the audience at this year’s EICMA event. The new bike will also be used by BMW Motorrad Motorsport in the




    2019 Bmw S1000 RR
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    Lighter, faster, stronger - the third generation of BMW Motorrad's liter bike, the S 1000 RR, promises to be the best yet. BMW aimed to best the previous generation's performance by a second, and with an all-new engine and


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages
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    1Fairfield Current / 6h
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages Fairfield Current Full coverage


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    India's Royal Enfield targets tripling of US sales this year
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 11h
    India-based motorcycle brand Royal Enfield expects sales in its new North American business to almost triple this year and is aiming to dominate the market for middleweight bikes into which Harley-Davidson Inc has just shifted




    Ural Shows Off All-Electric Sidecar Motorcycle
    200+Motorcyclist / 1d
    News No production plans yet, unless you really like it Ural Motorcycles has teamed with Zero Motorcycles and ICG to develop its first-ever electric sidecar concept.




    E* prototype / Ural
    2Ottonero Cafe Racer / 2d
    Tech Specs power train Motor: Z-Force® 75-7 passively air-cooled, high efficiency, radial flux, interior permanent magnet, brushless motor Max Output (hp): 60hp (45kW) @5,300rpm Max Torque (ft-lbs): 81 ft-lbs (110 Nm) Batteries as tested: ZF13.0 powerpack, ZF6.5 powerpack (combined peak power 19.5kWh

    EICMA Debrief: Ducati’s Debut, Delight, & Dismay
    20Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 48min
    For our A&R Pro readers, we are debriefing the biggest stories from the 2018 EICMA show in Milan. As such, we start with Ducati. The post EICMA Debrief: Ducati’s Debut, Delight, & Dismay appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    MC NEWS

    Blogandt: Electric Kids Bikes Matter To All Of Us
    200+Racer X Online / 2d
    We needs kids to get on dirt bikes. And they're more likely to jump on one of these than a gas-powered bike. That's all this is about, full stop, period, end of sentence.




    Here are all the coolest EVs we saw at EICMA 2018: Milan Motorcycle Show
    Motorcycle industry news
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    Here are all the coolest EVs we saw at EICMA 2018: Milan Motorcycle Show Electrek Full coverage


    Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle signals a big change for the legendary, but troubled, company
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    Harley-Davidson's electric motorcycle signals a big change for the legendary, but troubled, company CNBC Full coverage




    In pictures: All the action from EICMA 2018 motorcycle show
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    All the action from EICMA 2018 motorcycle show New Atlas Full coverage
    [b]Direct link to the gallery of 137 pictures


    EICMA 2018 Was The Year Of The 200-HP Superbike
    500+Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes Aprilia, BMW, and Ducati unveil literbikes with serious output European manufacturers unveil three literbikes with more than 200 hp at the 2018 EICMA Show.


    These Are The Top 10 New Motorcycles We're Dying To Ride In 2019
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    These Are The Top 10 New Motorcycles We're Dying To Ride In 2019 Cycleworld Full coverage




    Want a Personal Hoverbike? Well You Can Order the HoverSurf S3 Right Now
    6TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    All of us have dreamt of riding one of these hovering vehicles. We have seen them in movies, video games, and always wondered whether it will ever become a reality. Well, the future is actually here.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    2018 Aprilia Tuono V4 1100 Factory: When too much is just right - Roadshow
    1Motorcycle News / 12h
    Aprilia's Tuono is a motorcycle that is almost strictly brought up in hushed, reverent tones by those who know motorcycles. It offers a combination of power, technology, good looks and sound that is unmatched by anything else in



    2019 Zero DSR Review (22 Fast Facts)
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / 4h
    We head to the trails and backroads of Santa Cruz to review the all-new 2019 Zero DSR. Here are the first ride fast facts. The post 2019 Zero DSR Review (22 Fast Facts) appeared first on Ultimate Motorcycling .


    RIDING

    Crashing a case of when not if, says veteran rider
    4Motorbike Writer / 5d
    Crashing can happen even to veteran motorcyclists, says Victoria Zandonella, an American blogger with Ride-NewEngland.com and a regular off-road tour group leader. Victoria is obsessive about safety and helping other riders .




    8 National Parks For Motorcyclists
    52Motorcyclist / 8h
    News Our favorites, the ones we hold above the others and share, the parks we love to ride Our national parks are a gift, one we’ve given to each other. There isn’t a bad park in the system, but for motorcyclists, these eight shine above the




    TECH

    url=https://silodrome.com/16-cylinder-stirling-engine/]A Fully-Functional 16-Cylinder Stirling Engine Model – Butane-Powered[/url]
    100+Silodrome / 1d
    This 16-cylinder stirling engine is a fully-functioning model capable of speeds of almost 2,000 rpm. It’s powered by burning butane (lighter gas), there’s a small clear cylinder at the rear of the engine that feeds gas through copper pipes up to




    Busting The Engine Break-In Myth
    200+Motorcyclist / 8h
    Videos Does is matter how you break-in your new bike? We bust the break-in myth by running in two engines using different methods and then tearing them down to inspect the parts. The results will surprise you.


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