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GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

For most Brazilians, the only thing on their mind right now is ‘the beautiful game,’ and understandably so. But despite soccer fever taking over the entire country – and the watching world – during the month of June, there was in fact, another important tournament taking place in Brazil: the GS Trophy national qualifier, whereContinue Reading »

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Have you noticed how many BMW boxer ‘specials’ are popping up at shows and exhibitions all over the world? These bikes are not just the preserve of professional builders but also come from genuine enthusiasts who find the flat-twin German models the ideal starting point for creating their vision of a unique motorcycle. Here areContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

From a field of nearly 100 enthusiastic and spirited entrants, Marcus Arrowsmith, Lutz Umnus and John Crockett were selected to represent Great Britain in the International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy this September in Canada. The three riders embodied the GS spirit and are BMW Motorrad fans through and through, with Marcus being runner-up in both 2010 and 2012’s UK QualifiersContinue Reading »

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

A varied collection of 40 classic motorcycles will be auctioned on June 7th at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK. The impressive private collection includes six BMW motorcycles spanning three decades with price estimates from just £800 to around £12,000. There is a 1964 BMW R69S with just 1,622 miles on the clock, complete with EarlesContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

There are some new teams joining the upcoming 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy event in Canada this September. Among them will be a trio of riders from Mexico, which has now completed its national qualifying event, where in an atmosphere of fellowship and challenging tests, three BMW riders stood out, winning their place toContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

Last weekend, March 14-16, the Latin America Regional Qualification for the 2014 International GS Trophy took place in Colombia. With riders representing Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, there was emotion, adrenaline, endurance, skills and a whole lot of fun packed into the two days of friendly competition. Pre-qualifying tournaments in each country hadContinue Reading »

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

From May 23rd to 25th, 2014, enthusiasts and collectors of historic vehicles will gather once again on the banks of Lake Como for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The beauty contest co-hosted by BMW Group Classic and the Villa d’Este luxury hotel is the most history-laden meeting of its kind anywhere in the world and anContinue Reading »

R nineT-Based El Impostor Unveiled

R nineT-Based El Impostor Unveiled

The El Solitario Impostor we sneak peaked a couple of weeks made its debut at the The ONE Motorcycle Show in Oregon. The motorcycle is a customized BMW R nineT by El Solitario bike builders of the Galician region of Spain. Just taking this BMW R nineT-based bike to the famous exhibition required battles with freak snowstorms andContinue Reading »

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Imagine putting on a pair of inline skates and then being towed at 200mph (320km/h) behind a BMW S1000RR ridden by five-time land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, one the world’s fastest women on two wheels. That’s the fate awaiting Swiss stuntman Jürg Schläfli—also known as ‘Indi200’—when the pair of adrenaline junkies make a jointContinue Reading »

Coming to Oregon Show: R nineT Project, El Solitario Impostor

Coming to Oregon Show: R nineT Project, El Solitario Impostor

Here we have a sneak peak at El Solitario Impostor — a customized BMW R nineT by El Solitario bike builders of the Galician region of Spain. The final product will appear at The ONE Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon from February 7-9, 2014. With BMW Boxer-powered motorcycles fast becoming the ideal basis for many customizations, and with theContinue Reading »