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BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

Bringing the latest in BMW news from around the globe, the Fall 2012 edition of BMW Motorcycle Magazine features new models, tech, events, gear, destinations and the best of custom machine inspirations. First, we introduce you to 2013’s updated F800GS and its sister, the newly named F700GS. These mid-class parallel twins join BMW’s popular enduro classContinue Reading »

1928 BMW R52 to Go Coast to Coast in Cannonball Rally

1928 BMW R52 to Go Coast to Coast in Cannonball Rally

In September, BMW enthusiast and Vice President of the Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners club, Darryl Richman, will be putting his 1928 R52 to the ultimate test by competing in the Motorcycle Cannonball II – a unique competition open to motorcycles manufactured up to 1929 that sees riders and their vintage machines take on the North AmericanContinue Reading »

Bonhams to Auction R32 and Others in Munich

Bonhams to Auction R32 and Others in Munich

The world renowned auction house, Bonhams, returns to the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany on October 1, for an exclusive single marque auction featuring BMW motorcycles, cars and BMW automobilia. In this auction, 23 BMW motorcycles will go under the hammer — from an 1925 R32 to a 1992 K1, the motorcycles presented cover aContinue Reading »

Rare 1925 BMW R32 Sells for $139,000

Rare 1925 BMW R32 Sells for $139,000

In addition to the McQueen Husqvarna, the Bonhams sale of Collectors’ Motorcycles and Related Memorabilia which took place May 14 in California, included a rare 1925 BMW R32. This early example of the first motorcycle model line sold by BMW—with it’s opposed boxer twin engine and shaft drive—become the blueprint for BMW for next 90Continue Reading »

A Video Tribute to a Father

A Video Tribute to a Father

When Richard Costello was involved in an accident while riding his 1958 BMW R50 more than 40 years ago, he promised his pregnant wife he wouldn’t ride again until their children had grown up. Decades passed, and Richard never made it back into the saddle. But he couldn’t bear to part with his machine andContinue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Museum Opens in Brazil

New BMW Motorrad Museum Opens in Brazil

When Brazilian entrepreneur, João Carlos Ignaszewski began collecting and restoring BMW motorcycles back in the 1970s, little did he know that one day, he would build a collection worthy of housing in a museum — his own museum. The BMW Motorrad Museum of Curitiba, Brazil, was officially inaugurated in front of Henning Dornbusch, President ofContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2011, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2011, Available Now!

The Spring 2011 BMW Motorcycle Magazine (issue #10) is now available! 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 list of articles on our currentContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2010, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2010, Available Now!

The Winter 2010 BMW Motorcycle Magazine (issue #9) is now available! 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 list of articles on our currentContinue Reading »

Touching Night at the BMW Museum

Touching Night at the BMW Museum

If you’re in the neighborhood of Munich, Germany this Friday, you should plan a visit to the BMW Museum. This beautiful facility makes a great destination anytime but especially this November 26th because it’s BMW’s Night of the White Gloves. Visitors will be encouraged to do what is normally strictly prohibited in museums, touch theContinue Reading »

BMW at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

BMW at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

BMW is a long time sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England and for the 2010 event the Bavarian manufacturer will roll out not only some cars and motorcycles from its glorious heritage but also a selection of the hottest current cars and its latest Art Car. It will be theContinue Reading »