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Origins of the BMW Logo (and the Spinning Propeller Myth)

Origins of the BMW Logo (and the Spinning Propeller Myth)

Although BMW Motorrad will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2013, the BMW Roundel was actually registered more than 95 years ago and has since gone on to become one of the world’s most recognized commercial symbols. Many people believe the design is connected with aircraft engines because of the apparent ‘spinning propellers’ but thisContinue Reading »

BMW K1300 Powered Amphibian Vehicle

BMW K1300 Powered Amphibian Vehicle

What do you get when you cross a BMW K1300S, an ATV and a Jet Ski? The GIBBS Quadski. Michigan-based GIBBS Sports Amphibians Inc. has unveiled their latest amphibious vehicle and says it will be released later this year as a 2013 model. It’s powered by a BMW motorcycle K1300 series four-cylinder engine which comesContinue Reading »

BMW’s The Ultimate Drive App Finds and Rates the Best Roads

BMW’s The Ultimate Drive App Finds and Rates the Best Roads

Last March we reported on BMW’s new social network, The BMW Motorrad Community, which is an online community where riders can meet up virtually, plan rides and share their experiences. The most interesting part of the service is the TourFinder where riders can upload their favorite tours into a searchable database of roads. This usefulContinue Reading »

BMW E-Scooter Concept

BMW E-Scooter Concept

BMW has been pushing for solutions to urban mobility with concepts that revolve around scooters and electric power. In 2009, they resurrected the BMW C1 but swapped its gasoline engine for an electric motor to create the C1-E concept scooter. They looked to their MINI brand in 2010, to create a new, hip electric scooterContinue Reading »

MINI Scooter E Concept Revealed.

MINI Scooter E Concept Revealed.

A couple of weeks back we posted some sketches of the upcoming MINI Scooter E Concept and, as expected, BMW revealed their new sub-branded two-wheeler at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. BMW states, “The MINI Scooter E Concept is an innovative new vehicle that combines the agility and brio of a two wheeler with zero-emissionsContinue Reading »

MINI Electric Scooter Concept

MINI Electric Scooter Concept

It looks like our four-wheel cousins over at MINI, are planning a two wheel introduction. On their Facebook page, they reveal some sketches for an electric scooter they plan to show at the 2010 Paris Motor Show (October 2-17). BMW has been looking for ways to expand the MINI brand and a two-wheeler is certainlyContinue Reading »

Double victory at Le Mans (French SBK)

Double victory at Le Mans (French SBK)

Last weekend saw the penultimate round of the French Superbike Championship and after fantastic performances by S1000RR riders Erwan Nigon and Sébastien Gimbert, one thing is for sure, a BMW Motorrad France rider will be crowned champion at the final round in Albi at the end of the month, although nobody yet knows which oneContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2010, Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2010, Available Now

The Summer 2010 edition of BMW Motorcycle Magazine (also known as issue #7) is available now! Order yours from our online shop and have it delivered direct to your door. Copies will also be available at your favorite retailer within the next couple of weeks. You can see a preview of pages and a listContinue Reading »

BMW Powered, 175hp Trike: GG Taurus

BMW Powered, 175hp Trike: GG Taurus

You may remember GG Motorradtechnik GmbH for their wild four-wheel GG Quad and GG Quadster. The former powered by an R1150 BMW Boxer engine and the latter by a BMW K1300 brick. They are both amazing to “drive” but even more amazing is the level of detail which goes into their fabrication. As a four-wheeler,Continue Reading »

A Positive Finish after Tough Kyalami Race

A Positive Finish after Tough Kyalami Race

Troy Corser (AUS) and Ruben Xaus (ESP) finish the second race seventh and 11th respectively. Weather conditions: Sunny Temperature: Air: 19 – 22 °C, Track: 24 – 33 °C Number of riders participating: 22 from 13 teams Fastest lap Race 1: Michel Fabrizio (Ducati Xerox Team) 1:38.170 min Fastest lap Race 2: Jonathan Rea (HANNspree TenContinue Reading »