Motorcycle Musings

BMW announces pricing for highly anticipated K 1600 B Bagger

(March 20, 2017) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing and product highlights for its much-anticipated K 1600 B, the BMW bagger developed specifically with American riders and great open American roads in mind. The 2018 Model Year K 1600 B will have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $19,995 (plus a $495 destination fee).

Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation Motorcycle is launched at SXSW

(March 15, 2017) AUSTIN, Texas — This year's SXSW festival-goers will get an up-close and personal look at the ultimate motorcycle for the next generation of rider— the 2017 Honda Rebel & the Honda Rebel + Aviator Nation limited edition cruiser. The mainstream launch of this unique collaboration kicks off at the Waterloo Records Day Parties taking place in Austin today through March 18.

Indian Motorcycle Introduces Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Indian Chieftain

(March 14, 2017) MINNEAPOLIS — Indian Motorcycle, America's first motorcycle company, and the Jack Daniel Distillery, America's first registered distillery, today announced the availability of a Limited Edition Jack Daniel's Indian Chieftain. The new custom-inspired Chieftain marks the second year the two iconic American trailblazers have joined forces to build a unique V-twin-powered celebration of American craftsmanship.

The motorcycle brings together two brands that share a mutual commitment to independence, originality, and ingenuity.

New Harley-Davidson Street Rod tuned for dynamic urban performance

(March 10, 2017) MILWAUKEE — The new Harley-Davidson Street Rod motorcycle is a muscular middle-weight built to blitz the city streets. An addition to the Harley-Davidson Street model family, the Street Rod is agile, powerful and tuned for maneuvering through traffic and congestion. Steeped in tough Harley-Davidson Dark Custom styling, bearing a stance that's poised and aggressive, the Street Rod always looks ready for action.

BMW K 1600 B Bagger to be on display at Daytona Bike Week

(March 8, 2017) DAYTONA, Fla. — BMW Motorrad’s K 1600 B Bagger will make its East Coast debut during Daytona Bike Week March 10-19. Visitors to BMW Motorcycles of Daytona will have an opportunity to see the bagger-style motorcycle based on BMW’s six-cylinder K 1600 platform. BMW representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the K 1600 B, which was developed specifically with American riders and American roads in mind.

Nick Beaulieu named 'King of Custom Motorcycle Builders'

(February 14, 2017) CHICAGO — J&P Cycles, the world's largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, celebrates the naming of a new King of Custom Motorcycle Builders, Nick Beaulieu of Windham, Maine. Beaulieu earned the title during the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, which announced the winners at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Chicago on Sunday.

Collection of 30 unrestored Ariel motorcycles to be sold

(January 31, 2017) DONINGTON PARK, England — H&H Classics will be selling a collection of 30 unrestored Ariel motorbikes at Donington Park this year — Arrows, Arrow Sports and Leaders, discovered over the last 30 years by Clive Pearson of Leicester for whom they have been a lifelong passion.

This big collection includes a range of parts too. Pearson, 68, is selling the bikes to fund his other passion German WW2 machines.

BMW K 1600 B Bagger unveiled in Cleveland

(January 27, 2017) CLEVELAND — BMW Motorrad’s production prototype K 1600 B Bagger will make its U.S. debut to motorcycle enthusiasts at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show this weekend in Cleveland, Ohio. For the first time, show attendees will be able to view the production version of the Concept 101, a bagger-style motorcycle based on BMW’s six-cylinder K 1600 platform.

BMW representatives will be on hand to answer questions about the K 1600 B, which was developed specifically with American riders and American roads in mind.

Guy Webster's Italian masterpiece collection up for auction Jan. 27

(January 17, 2017) LAS VEGAS — The final eight motorcycles owned by iconic photographer Guy Webster are set to cross the auction block on Jan. 27, at the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction, the 26th annual Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction, slated for Jan. 25-28 at South Point Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

Ducati ends 2016 on high note with motorcycle sales topping 55,000

(January 16, 2017) BORGO PANIGALE, Bologna, Italy — Ducati Motor Holding enjoyed further growth in 2016, delivering 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world: that's an increase of 1.2% compared to 2015 (54,809 bikes).

“Ending the year of our 90th anniversary with yet another record is a source of immense pride and satisfaction”, commented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. “2016 was the seventh consecutiv
e growth year for Ducati, clearly confirming the soundness of the Bologna-based group's strategy and skills.”