Featured Video 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4 R at EICMA 2010 – Video Aprilia’s new hooligan breaks cover at Milan. More Videos 2011 Ducati Diavel at EICMA 2010 – Video Hell with the lid off: Ducati blows up another box with the all-new Diavel desmo… Husqvarna Mille 3 Concept Bike at EICMA 2010 – Video Husky [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
EICMA Motorcycle Show from Milan Videos – Bike Show Milan confirms that Europe is leading the electronic arms race.
Emboldened by the success of its incredible new S1000RR (and justifiably so), BMW has gone ahead and built itself a dang hooligan bike. In fact, it’s been on sale in Europe since 2009, while the company has used the typical excuse not to import it to the States: Americans don’t do naked bikes. Well, apparently [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The purest, most highly distilled, ultra-concentrated motorcycle-riding goodness is really found in only one place on Earth: the Alps. The roads, the scenery, the history, the people, the food and, yes, even the bikes built nearby offer the kind of fun, inspiration and intensity that draws us to motorcycling in the first place. And keeps [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Cycle World Managing Editor Matthew Miles told me the other day that he never expected his work in motorcycle magazines to include embedding video in a road test. Nevertheless, he, like everyone at the magazine, knows the importance of trying to capture more and more of the motorcycle experience in images. Sometimes, a picture really [...]Read Full Post | Comments(5)
Inside the 2011 BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL – First Look A technical preview of BMW’s new six-cylinder tourers.
Luxury touring motorcycles are an American invention, uniquely suited to this expansive country and its uniquely unthreatening highway system. Travel Interstates from one end of the U.S. to the other, and except for a very small percentage of on- and off-ramps, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an unexpected turn, or one that requires as much [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
The Milan motorcycle show EICMA convincingly remains the most important place to show and to introduce new models in the industry. Sprawling across nearly a dozen buildings and 1.8 million square feet in the enormous Fiera Milano Convention Center, almost anyone who wants to be a player in the world’s motorcycle, scooter and accessory market [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
At BMW, “C” stands for “commuter” and “commuter” translates into “scooter.” The Bavarian company tried its hand at the scooter game back in the 1990s with the C1 125/200, a fully enclosed two-wheeler designed to be super-protective; it even featured safety belts. But the idea didn’t work out so well; in terms of sales, the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2011 BMW R1200R and G650GS – First Look BMW updates a flat-Twin naked bike and single-cylinder adventure motorcycle at EICMA.
[ 2011 BMW R1200R ] BMW stole the show at INTERMOT with its first production Six: the K1600GT and K1600GTL luxury-touring motorcycles. So it would be difficult to expect another exploit of that intensity at the EICMA show in Milan. Yet, the revised R1200R flat-Twin naked bike is a refreshing sight, as it an updated [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
EICMA 2010 – Motorcycle Show Cologne gave us our first taste of new motorcycles coming in 2011; Milan promises even bigger news.
Okay, the world’s finances could be in better shape, but October’s INTERMOT show proved that development continues on exciting new motorcycles. In Cologne, Germany, European manufacturers were pushing technology boundaries like never before. New bikes from BMW (K1600GT/GTL), Triumph (Speed Triple), KTM (Duke 125), Ducati (848 EVO, 1198 SP) and the Aprilia (Dorsoduro) were big [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Modern fuel-injected motorcycles start instantly, run for the most part flawlessly and require little maintenance. What fun is that? And more importantly, how much does it cost? With plenty of exceptions, if what you want is a real deal on a motorcycle, you’ll be journeying back in time to a place where fuel flowed into [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)