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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 »

BMW Supports Automated Vehicle Communication Field Trial

BMW Supports Automated Vehicle Communication Field Trial

The BMW Group is investing in several areas of safety research for both its automobiles and motorcycles. One of those areas is the ability for vehicles to communicate with each other and the road infrastructure. This data can be used to provide useful information to motorists about their surroundings, warn them of upcoming hazards orContinue 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 Motorrad’s Safety 360° Principle

BMW Motorrad’s Safety 360° Principle

BMW has a long history in developing and promoting advances in motorcycle safety. Along with the introduction of the new 2012 F800GS and F700GS today, BMW grouped those advances into a single marketing term, ”Safety 360°.” It attempts to raise awareness with motorcyclists and the public of BMW’s holistic approach to safety through advancements in threeContinue Reading »

BMW Driverless Running Coach

BMW Driverless Running Coach

As an official sponsor of 2012 Olympic Games in London, BMW has been inspired to develop a new technology helping customers to boost their fitness in the run up to the Games. The new driverless Running Coach feature uses a combination of ConnectedDrive technologies and surround view cameras to enable the car to follow theContinue 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 »

Off-Road Racing ABS for Husqvarna Motorcycles

Off-Road Racing ABS for Husqvarna Motorcycles

BMW was the first to add ABS to motorcycles 23 years ago and continues to be a significant proponent of the technology today (all BMW motorcycles in the US will come standard with ABS in 2012). So, it’s no surprise to see them add ABS to a motorcycle in their Husqvarna division. In this case,Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Launches iPad App!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Launches iPad App!

The BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now available on Apple’s iPad! Hot off the cyber-presses, the popular enthusiasts’ magazine has released an app giving readers a completely new magazine experience. This unique app for the iPad, created exclusively for BMW Motorcycle Magazine, includes all the content of the print magazine but goes beyond by adding interactiveContinue Reading »

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW Applies for Dynamic Seat Suspension Patent

BMW’s recent Dynamic Damping Control (DDC) showed how sensors could be used to monitor road conditions and automatically adjust a motorcycle’s suspension system to react accordingly. Now BMW has applied for a patent for a dynamically-controlled motorcycle seat suspension. The patent application describes a spring and damper attached to a scissor lift inside a motorcycleContinue Reading »