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BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, are innovative, efficient and sustainable light sources that BMW will be fitting in its vehicles in the near future under the name BMW Organic Light. In OLEDs, the light is emitted by wafer-thin semi-conductive layers made from organic materials. OLEDs work very efficiently by design and generate very little heatContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad may have a reputation for building motorcycles with tall seat heights but in reality they make a variety of models for people of all shapes and sizes. While you won’t find the lowest, cruiser-style seat heights at your local dealership, many models are available with adjustable seats (or seat height options), suspension loweringContinue Reading »

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

Starting this fall, BMW will be the first manufacturer worldwide to offer a production vehicle equipped with headlamps utilizing a completely new laser light concept. This technology was first presented at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show and will be an option on the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. While it’s available onContinue Reading »

New K1600GTL Exclusive Features Keyless Ride

New K1600GTL Exclusive Features Keyless Ride

BMW has added a new top-of-the-line model to their K1600 range, the K1600GTL Exclusive. Building on the standard K1600GTL, it includes many previously optional accessories as well as several new “exclusive” features. Topping the new list is Keyless Ride with central locking which, like similar systems on BMW’s automobiles, allows the rider to unlock, startContinue Reading »

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW motorcycles swept six categories in Motorcycle.com’s annual “Best Of” awards – with the all-new liquid-cooled BMW R1200GS earning both “Motorcycle of the Year” and “Best Off-Road/Adventure Motorcycle for 2013.” The website also named BMW’s HP4 “Best Sportbike,” the K1600GT/GTL “Best Touring Bike,” the BMW C600/650GT “Best Scooter,” and BMW Motorrad’s Dynamic Damping Control (DDC)Continue Reading »

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

It was 30 years ago on October 3, 1983, at the Paris motor show when BMW Motorrad took a leap into the unknown with the unveiling of the four-cylinder K100 and K100RS. It was a quantum leap forward. At the time there had been rumors of a new four-cylinder model, but it was now aContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2013, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2013, Available Now!

Summer’s here in all its glory and BMW Motorcycle Magazine is out riding in the sunshine for this issue! Road tests of the new 2013 R1200GS water-cooled boxer, along with the newly updated belt drive 2013 F800GT, give us the real rider’s perspective on these new models. Cool custom BMWs are showing up at rallies,Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

The long-awaited water-cooled GS goes on sale this spring and all the tech behind this newest generation boxer engine is analyzed in this issue, along with the inside scoop on why it’s truly revolutionary for BMW. The GS is not BMW’s only new bike, however. There’s another new Gran Tourismo on the scene as theContinue Reading »

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW’s upcoming i3 all-electric car will have the option of adding a 2-cylinder gasoline engine from BMW’s motorcycle division when it goes on sale late this year. According to the Automotive News, the gasoline-powered engine will be used to extend the range of the car from its typical 60-90 miles to 250 miles. The engineContinue Reading »

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

The U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race a new, BMW-designed two-man bobsled prototype at this weekend’s FIBT World Cup in Igls, Austria. BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced the U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race the bobsled for the first time this Saturday, Jan. 19.Continue Reading »