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BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2017 Issue Now Out!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2017 Issue Now Out!

The Fall issue takes off like a rocket with the first test of BMW’s stunning new carbon-fiber masterpiece, the HP4 Race. Offered at a staggering $78,000 in the US, the 215-horsepower “Carbonator” weighs in at just 378 pounds—that’s 79 pounds lighter than the S1000RR! With a limited edition run of only 750, this pure racer… Continue Reading »

BMW Digital Cockpit/Smartphone Connectivity USA Pricing. New S1000XR Color Package

BMW Digital Cockpit/Smartphone Connectivity USA Pricing. New S1000XR Color Package

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for Connectivity, the optional 6.5-inch digital cockpit display that replaced the standard analog gauges. Initially, this option will be available only on the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure starting in September 2017 for $600. This includes the on-board computer option that normally costs $150. If you’re ordering a bike with… Continue Reading »

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

In addition to several new models premiering at EICMA, BMW Motorrad also showed off a concept for motorcycle connectivity. BMW ConnectedRide is a TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connection that could be applied to motorcycle models in the future. BMW Motorrad and Robert Bosch GmbH are collaborating in this field of display and networking technologies since there are signs of an… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Premieres Their Vision for the Future of Motorcycling

BMW Motorrad Premieres Their Vision for the Future of Motorcycling

In 2016, its centenary year, the BMW Group is looking further into the future than ever before and developing a series of Vision Vehicles to address people’s mobility needs in about three decades from now. Its solutions are based on the assumption that mobility is set to become increasingly multifaceted and connected. Following the BMW,… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorcycle in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air® street airbag system – a system requiring no motorcycle-mounted sensors. The airbag system of… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad at CES: Laser Headlight and Head-Up Display

BMW Motorrad at CES: Laser Headlight and Head-Up Display

BMW Motorrad will be displaying two technologies for motorcyclists, a laser headlight and a head-up display, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 6-9, 2016. The laser headlight was first developed for automobiles and made it into a production vehicle aboard the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car in 2014. At… Continue Reading »

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. have announced the establishment of the Connected Motorcycle Consortium which will be collaborating to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) in powered two-wheelers (PTWs). According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed by all European association of motorcycle manufacturers (ACEM) in 2014, C-ITS features will be… Continue Reading »