The Fall 2011 edition of the magazine for BMW enthusiasts, BMW Motorcycle Magazine, is now available with new Beemers, classic Beemers and customized new Beemers made to look like classics!
Procar and Wunderlich team together to create an uncharacteristic cruiser, the Speed Cruiser. Based upon BMW’s Lo Rider/Custom Concept unveiled at the Milan motorcycle show in 2008, this is the cruiser fans have been waiting in vain for BMW to produce. Now it can be yours.
What happens when you want to add a little Italian style to your Teutonic engineering? Manfred Staub from BMW Events wanted to find out and created the MV+BMW K1200R. He grafted parts from the beautiful MV Agusta F4 onto a BMW K1200R. You decide if the beauty carries over.
We’ve given you an introduction and first ride report on BMW’s new six-cylinder grand tourer, the K1600GT. Now that’s we’ve spent some time with it we have the full Road Test, including dyno report, and can tell you there about some rough edges to this smoothly powered top-of-the-line bike.
We feature two bikes by the aftermarket builder Rösner & Rose. First, they insert a big-bore kit into an “old” R1200R without DOHC to give it 130hp and 100ft-lb of torque. Then they raid the S1000RR parts barrel to create the best handling BMW, an F800RR.
What else can you do with an S1000RR? How about turn it into a cruiser? That’s crazy! Steve Culp’s retro-inspired, S1000RR based, RRetro proves anything is possible with this true “power cruiser.” Don’t let the fringe fool you, there’s still a hugely fast RR under there.
BMW advanced shaft drive design with their Paralever swingarm in the late ’80s. We present a custom off-road racer with unique parallelogram swingarm which had many of the same benefits built in the late ’70s. Parallel Soceity features the technology Günther Steenbock designed for Manfred Leise to race in the off-road European Championship.
If you’re interested in modern technology, we also feature news from BMW Motorrad’s Innovation Day 2011. All the newest safety features BMW plans for future motorcycles including camera-based collision avoidance systems, automatic collision notification, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, daytime running lights, warning lighting, and more are featured in their Advanced Safety Concept. A new semi-active suspension system called Dynamic Damping Control is also coming to a motorcycle sooner than you think.
Can motorcycles be art? We’ll leave you to ponder that question. But after seeing our drool-worthy Airhead Art feature we think you’ll say, yes. These bikes shown at a custom boxer rally are indeed works of art.
Order your Fall 2011 BMW Motorcycle Magazine (issue #12) from our online shop and have it delivered direct to your door. Copies will also be available at your favorite retailer within the next couple of weeks.