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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 this… Continue 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 scooter… Continue 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-emissions… Continue 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 certainly… Continue 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 one… Continue 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 »