Motorcycle Musings

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.

Honda offers lineup of California green sticker-compliant dirt bikes

(June 28, 2021) Honda continues to offer a number of dirt bike models that meet the California Air Resources Board's new emissions standards for 2022 model-year and later off-highway vehicles. CARB's updated rules eliminate new Red Sticker vehicle sales for model year 2022 and onward. Model-year 2022 and later off-highway vehicles that are not Green Sticker compliant will not be allowed to operate in California SVRAs (State Vehicular Recreation Area).

SUPER73 debuts versatile, affordable electric SUPER73-ZX

(June 21, 2021) SUPER73 — the American lifestyle adventure brand specializing in electric motorbikes — is a world leader on the e-bike scene, captivating a loyal riding community with its fun, affordable, versatile and environmentally friendly products. While the company expanded its range in 2020 with flagship models crammed with the latest technology, it hasn’t forgotten its roots. In fact, the SUPER73 design team went back to the drawing board to re-imagine and re-engineer one of its original products, the SUPER73-Z1. The result is the new SUPER73-ZX.

2022 Triumph Steve McQueen Edition Scrambler to be auctioned in Monterey

(June 9, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Triumph’s Serial No. 0278 of 1,000, 2022 Scrambler 1200 Steve McQueen Edition motorcycle will be offered for public sale on Saturday, Aug. 14 in Monterey, Calif., at The Daytime Auction, hosted by Mecum Auctions, with all proceeds from the sale donated to the Boys Republic, a private, nonprofit, nonsectarian school and treatment community for troubled youth. The motorcycle is one of an exclusive run of just 1,000 produced globally and boasts a serial number that matches the number plate ran by Steve McQueen in the International Six Days Trial (ISDT).

BMW Motorrad presents the new BMW C 400 X and C 400 GT

(March 25, 2021) MUNICH, Germany —  With the C 400 X in 2017 and the C 400 GT in 2018, BMW Motorrad presented two premium vehicles for the midsize scooter segment for the first time. Since then, the C 400 X has been impressing Urban Mobility segment customers with its dynamic ride characteristics, while the C 400 GT, as a Gran Turismo variant suitable for touring, stands out thanks to its enhanced range of comfort features.

New soft luggage solutions from BMW Motorrad

(March 18, 2021) MUNICH, Germany —  With the new Black Collection, BMW Motorrad is adding soft luggage solutions to its broad portfolio. They are the perfect biking complement for all weather conditions. True to the motto "For man and machine", the collection was developed based on the needs of BMW Motorrad customers. Whether tank bag, rear bag or hip bag - all components of the extensive collection feature functional, innovative and consistent design. You are sure to find the perfect piece of luggage for every purpose and every adventure in the large range.

Honda to bring Android Auto integration to Africa Twin

(February 12, 2021) Honda announced that Android Auto will be integrated with the current-model Africa Twin models (2020 and newer). As has already been the case with Gold Wing models since last summer, Africa Twin customers with Android smartphones and the Android Auto app will be able to seamlessly enjoy application services including music, phone calls and messaging, at no additional cost. To utilize Android Auto with Africa Twin models, a Bluetooth headset is also required (sold separately). App and communication costs may apply.