Motorcycle Musings

World’s largest vintage motorcycle auction returns to Las Vegas Jan. 25-29

1942 Harley-Davidson XA

(January 14, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Since 1992, the global vintage and antique motorcycle community has associated Las Vegas in January with one thing: the annual Mecum motorcycle auction, and this year will be no exception as 1,750 collectible motorcycles cross the auction block at the 2022 Mecum Las Vegas Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Auction, Jan. 25-29 at South Point Hotel & Casino.

Refined Africa Twin headlines Honda’s first new-product announcement of 2022

(January 13, 2022) For its first new-product announcement of the calendar year, American Honda announces the return of several popular motorcycle models. Headlining this group is the Africa Twin adventure-touring platform, including the sporty standard version and the mile-gobbling Adventure Sports SE — both offered with either a manual gearbox or Honda's advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. The Africa Twin is back with a number of focused refinements aimed at improving the riding experience.

1,920-piece Lego BMW M RR super-bike on sale Jan. 1

(December 28, 2021) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW Motorrad and the Lego Group have revealed the Lego Technic BMW M 1000 RR, or the M RR for short, which is set to go on sale on Jan. 1. This intricate set brings the supreme racing technology of the 205 hp super-bike, which is designed to meet the highest performance demands in motorsport and road use, to people’s living rooms.

BMW Motorrad presents 'The Great Getaway'

(November 30, 2021) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J.  — Experience the beauty of nature for eight days on the "Big Boxer" R 18 family of Heritage motorcycles, enjoy the freedom of endless expanses, immerse yourself in the urban jungle, sometimes discover the unexpected and leave the stress of everyday life behind. In "The Great Getaway," BMW Motorrad will be offering the perfectly organized travel format for a perfect time-out, arranged and carried out by BMW Motorrad partner Elephant Moto.

Brembo presents its latest innovations in world of motorcycles

(November 26, 2021) DETROIT —  On the occasion of EICMA  (International Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition), Brembo presents its latest innovations for the world of motorcycles, also adopting a strategy aimed at reducing the environmental impact of friction materials dedicated to two wheels. Brembo announces that thanks to its close collaboration with SBS Friction, it will replace the entire range of Aftermarket brake pads by 2024.

BMW Motorrad presents the next SoulFuel R 18 bike

(November 9, 2021) MUNICH, Germany — Unique, different and yet completely BMW R 18 — that’s "The Wal," the latest creation by Japanese customizer Shinya Kimura. After Roland Sands and Dirk Oehlerking, Kimura is the third customizer to transform the R 18 into an extraordinary unique specimen for the "SoulFuel" series. "SoulFuel" is a collaboration between BMW Motorrad and selected customizers.

RSD x SUPER73-RX Malibu — From concept to limited edition e-bike

(October 26, 2021) Twelve months ago, SUPER73 — the American lifestyle adventure brand specializing in electric motorbikes — launched a collaborative concept with Roland Sands Design. Based on the flagship SUPER73-RX, the team at RSD took inspiration from the fully adjustable suspension, powerful disc brakes and the most powerful motor in the SUPER73 range, to develop an off-road-style racing concept. What would an iconic electric bike look like in the hands of a legendary motorcycle designer?

BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY — EV concept between bicycle and motorbike

(September 6, 2021) MUNICH, Germany — As a completely new concept between bicycle and motorbike, the BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY taps into fresh possibilities for the innovative, urban mobility of the future. It is one of five different concept vehicles that the BMW Group will use at the IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich to showcase its vision of individual mobility in and around the urban setting.

BMW Group unveils innovative concepts for cargo bike and e-scooter

(July 26, 2021) MUNICH, Germany —  In recent years, there has been an increase in traffic in many city centers, and the mobility requirements of the people who live there remain high. In its role as a premium provider for individual mobility, the BMW Group is actively helping to create the livable city of the future. Here, its approach to mobility also looks beyond the company’s core business.

BMW introduces CE 04 electric scooter with 42 hp

(July 8, 2021) BMW Motorrad USA has announced the addition of the new CE 04 electric scooter to its 2022 lineup. With its electric drive, a forward-looking design and innovative connectivity solutions, the new scooter merges transport and communication functions into a new brand of personal urban mobility.