Motorcycle Musings

FSD 59 — A revolutionary motorbike concept

(February 27, 2024) GENEVA, Switzerland — A leading global design house, Frank Stephenson Design, has revealed its latest design concept, FSD 59, a futuristic motorbike that combines advanced technology, radical design elements, and unparalleled functionality.

Iconic motorcycle from 'Easy Rider' to be auctioned

Panhead chopper auction
estimate: $200,000 - $400,000

 (February 22, 2024) Propstore, one of the world’s leading film and TV memorabilia companies, has announced its first Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction of 2024 will be held this March with the items on offer expected to fetch over $8 million. "Captain America" Wyatt's (Peter Fonda) Panhead chopper motorcycle from Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider, is part of the over 1,700 rare and iconic lots due to be sold during Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction over three days from March 12-14.

BMW USA and Backcountry Discover Routes unveil new route

Route in northern California
to be revealed on Feb. 17

(February 12, 2024) BMW Motorrad USA, in partnership with non-profit organization Backcountry Discovery Routes announces the Northern California expedition film premier of the third BDR route collaboration between the two partners. The CABDR-North is the 13th dual-sport adventure route from BDR, and will feature free GPS tracks, travel resources, and a BDR Motorcycle Map scheduled to accompany the expedition documentary film premiere.

2024 Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival July 25-28

(January 23, 2024) MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson fans, get ready to rock and ride in Milwaukee this summer. The annual Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival will be headlined by musical acts Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jelly Roll and HARDY, each performing with other top acts at Veterans Park on the Milwaukee lakefront. Advanced ticket sales for the July 25-28 celebration of music, moto-culture, and the H-D hometown of Milwaukee start on January 18 at

BMW Motorrad crowns its 100th anniversary

2023 ended with strongest sales
results in the company's history

 (January 23, 2024) MUNICH, Germany — In its anniversary year, BMW Motorrad delivered 209,257 motorcycles and scooters to customers, 3.1% more than in the previous year and the highest sales volume in the company's history. The regions of Europe, Asia and Latin America in particular made a significant contribution to BMW Motorrad's record sales volume with record sales figures.

Electric motorcycle builder Ryvid looks for growth in 2024

(January 22, 2024) Electric Light Mobility company Ryvid has been on a mission to produce more efficient, lightweight, eco-friendly vehicles since its inception in 2021. After creating a prototype of its first product — the Anthem electric motorcycle — in June 2022, Ryvid delivered the first production version of its affordable, highway-capable electric commuter motorcycle in September 2023 and is now in higher rate production at its new factory facility in San Bernardino, Calif.

Vintage motorcycle enthusiasts reunite for Mecum Las Vegas auction

World’s largest vintage motorcycle
auction returns January 24-27

(January 18, 2024) Among a record-breaking 2,000 motorcycle consignments slated for the auction block at Mecum Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024 are 30 private collections comprising 500 lots, including 277 to be offered at no reserve. The 33rd annual auction will once again claim title as the world’s largest vintage and antique motorcycle auction when it returns to South Point Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas this Jan. 24-27, and portions of the four live auction days will be broadcast on  MotorTrend+.

BMW Motorrad climbs world's highest active volcano with BMW R 1300 GS

(January 3, 2024) MUNICH, Germany — Barely two and a half months after its world premiere, the new BMW R 1300 GS proves its outstanding off-road expertise and unique robustness in South America. On Dec 6 and 7, starting from sea level on the Nevado Ojos del Salado a fleet of fully equipped BMW R 1300 GS models managed to reach an altitude of almost 20,000 feet in less than 24 hours.

Ducati Diavel for Bentley — Exclusivity, performance and craftsmanship

(December 11, 2023) MIAMI — Ducati and Bentley have jointly announced a new, limited-edition motorcycle that celebrates the best of both iconic brands: the Ducati Diavel for Bentley. Born from a collaboration between the two manufacturers, the project links Ducati and Bentley with a vision of performance, craftsmanship and exclusivity.

It’s time to require ABS on all motorcycles, IIHS-HLDI petition argues

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety editorial

(November 14, 2023) The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) have filed a second petition with federal regulators for a mandate for antilock braking systems (ABS) on all new motorcycles.