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BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

The water-cooled GS is finally here! This revolutionary motorcycle was launched at this year’s Intermot show in Germany and features the latest generation boxer engine from BMW. Our Winter issue brings you all the news from specs to tech to design. Through tables, diagrams and timeline, the progress from oilhead to hexhead to camhead toContinue Reading »

Chris Pfeiffer Powers C evolution to Victory at Electric Scooter World Championship

Chris Pfeiffer Powers C evolution to Victory at Electric Scooter World Championship

Freestyle stunt riding legend Chris Pfeiffer concluded a busy week at the International Motorcycle, Scooter and Bicycle Fair (INTERMOT) in Cologne, Germany with a victory in the Electric Scooter World Championship Series race on Sunday, October 7. Taking on a whole range of scooters powered by alternative drives, Pfeiffer entered and won on a BMWContinue Reading »

Keeping Shoots Secret: Behind the Scenes with the BMW C evolution

Keeping Shoots Secret: Behind the Scenes with the BMW C evolution

BMW Motorrad unveiled its latest electric scooter prototype, the BMW C evolution, to the world’s media with an international press event in London on July 27. This eye-catching scooter’s launch during the Olympic Games would help propel the news out to a world already focused on the city and help market the BMW Group’s sustainableContinue Reading »

Olympic Champion Katarina Witt Takes a Ride on the C evolution

Olympic Champion Katarina Witt Takes a Ride on the C evolution

The Summer Olympic Games in London are currently underway and thrilling spectators through international competition — just as they did 40 years ago at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. To mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich Olympics, BMW Group Olympic Ambassador, and two-time figure skating gold medalist (1984 and 1988), Katarina Witt wasContinue Reading »

Interview with BMW C evolution Project Manager

Interview with BMW C evolution Project Manager

Now that the BMW Motorrad has presented its near-production prototype C evolution at the 2012 Olympics in London, we bring you an interview with its project manager Dr. Christian Ebner, who reveals why this model could change the urban mobility market forever. How long has the BMW C evolution been in development? Development on thisContinue Reading »

BMW Electric Scooters on London Streets

BMW Electric Scooters on London Streets

BMW announced their plans to manufacture gasoline powered scooters in 2010 and then, at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, they showed the BMW Concept e. A plug-in electric scooter they said they would sell as well. Now with the 2012 Olympic Games in London underway, BMW has presented five ‘near production’ C evolution prototypes toContinue Reading »

BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

BMW and Toyota Collaborate on Lithium-ion Battery Research

The BMW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have signed an agreement and begun to collaborate on research into next-generation lithium-ion battery cells. This project is focused on increasing the performance and capacity of lithium-ion battery cells through the use of new materials for cathodes, anodes and electrolytes. BMW is deeply invested in battery technologyContinue Reading »

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

BMW Concept e Electric Scooter Foretells Future Production Scooter

At the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show, BMW has introduced yet another pair of electric concepts. This time it’s all-electric visions of “urban mobility” called the BMW Concept e and Husqvarna Concept E-go (see separate news post). Like the previous gasoline-powered Concept C scooter, the Concept e foretells BMW’s intention to go into serial productionContinue Reading »