Motorcycle Musings

BMW Motorrad presents the R 1200 RS ConnectedRide

(October 13, 2017) MUNICH, Germany — For decades, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a frontrunner when it comes to issues of safety in connection with motorcycling. BMW Motorrad has continued to establish itself as the trailblazer, be it with ABS, anti-slip control, dynamic traction control or rider equipment. BMW Motorrad is continually striving to improve motorcycling safety and to make riding on two wheels even safer and more attractive.

Unique BMW HP4 Race makes U.S. debut at Barber Vintage Festival

(October 6, 2017) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW Motorrad USA is bringing something very new to one of the largest vintage motorcycle festivals this weekend: the 2018 BMW HP4 Race. This 215 horsepower masterpiece of engineering prowess represents the most exclusive motorcycle ever offered by BMW; it is a handmade, racetrack-only limited-edition superbike that will only be available to 750 racing enthusiasts worldwide.

Reinforcing its exclusivity, each HP4 Race is identified with a sequentially numbered carbon badge on the milled fork bridge, ranging from 001/750 to 750/750.

BMW Motorrad USA goes full throttle at Columbus Expo

(September 20, 2017) WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. — BMW Motorrad USA is going full throttle at the upcoming American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Sept. 21-24.

Reinforcing its commitment to the creative ingenuity of individual builders and the renaissance of motorcycle customization, BMW Motorrad USA is the presenting sponsor of the Custom Culture Pavilion, a popular high-traffic exhibit area for aftermarket manufacturers of custom products, performance engine components and lifestyle apparel.

Honda launches 5-video series to drive excitement for new motorcycle

(September 13, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. — American Honda recently launched a five-video series intended to drive excitement surrounding the autumn global unveiling of an important 2018 motorcycle model.

The initial episode, which went live last week on Honda's powersports website and social-media channels, explores the motivation behind riders exploring unknown roads and seeking out new experiences aboard their motorcycles.

Honda motorcycles, Aviator Nation launch new sweepstakes

(September 9, 2017) TORRANCE, Calif. — American Honda and Aviator Nation launched a new sweepstakes this week, with two Southern California-influenced custom motorcycles officially up for grabs. Each Honda Rebel motorcycle is complete a with a hand-stitched brown leather seat, a gold shimmer fuel tank featuring Aviator Nation's signature multicolored stripes, and a dream wardrobe that comes in the form of a $1,000 AN gift card.

Harley-Davidson rolls out eight new cruiser motorcycles

(August 28, 2017) MILWAUKEE  — Leading into its 115th anniversary year, Harley-Davidson last week launched five new Touring bikes and eight all-new Softail Big-Twin cruiser models designed under the largest product development project in company history. Each new cruiser motorcycle was redesigned from the ground-up and features the Milwaukee-Eight engine, an all-new frame and advanced technology to form a new foundation of style, comfort and performance.

Honda announces 2018 CRGF250R

(July 31, 2017) HURRICANE MILLS, Tenn. — In a special unveiling event with top Honda amateur motocrossers during the AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, American Honda unveiled the all-new 2018 CRF250R. Designed and developed following the same "Absolute Holeshot" philosophy as the CRF450R, the highly anticipated motocross model features a host of updates aimed at achieving maximum power and optimum handling.

BMW motorcycles sets new six-month sales record

(July 21, 2017) MUNICH, Germany — Sales increase by 9.5% to 88,389 vehicles in the first half of 2017. The aim is to achieve a new all-time sales record for the year. BMW Motorrad has sold more motorcycles and maxi scooters in 2017 than ever before.

Stephan Schaller, General Director of BMW Motorrad: "For all of us at BMW Motorrad it is a great pleasure and a confirmation of all our efforts that our customers continue to show us that we are on the right track with our model initiative."

Pappy Hoel named official campground for Harley Owners Group at Sturgis

(July 14, 2017) STURGIS, S.D. — Harley-Davidson and the Full Throttle Saloon’s Pappy Hoel Campground have partnered to name the Pappy Hoel Campground as the official campground for Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) during the 77th annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, SD, next month.

The partnership offers the following benefits to all H.O.G. members with a valid H.O.G. membership:

J&P Cycles announces partnership with Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

(July 14, 2017) RVING, Texas — J&P Cycles, an aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer, announced a multi-year partnership with the City of Sturgis, South Dakota, to be the "Official Motorcycle Aftermarket Retailer" of the legendary Sturgis Motorcycle Rally held each August. This year's Rally is Aug. 4-13.