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)
EICMA 2010 – Motorcycle Show Cologne gave us our first taste of new motorcycles coming in 2011; Milan promises even bigger news.
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)
Party At Leno’s: 2012 BMW K1600GT/GTL – First Look Jay Leno Warms Seat of New Six-Cylinder BMW K1600GTL.
When the party is at your house—or in this case, your garage—you get to be the first to taste the punch, right? So, when BMW ripped off the sheet covering its 2012 K1600GTL sport-tourer, Jay Leno grabbed the holeshot and jumped onto the saddle of the all-new inline-Six. Leno hosted the unveiling of this exciting [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
INTERMOT 2010 – Motorcycle Show An Overview of the 2010 Cologne Motorcycle Show, plus more 2011 motorcycles.
The consequences of the financial crisis the world faces are clearly tangible at INTERMOT 2010 in Cologne, where there is almost a “local fair” feeling to the proceedings. All major manufacturers from around the world are here, but we can count on the fingers of a single hand those who came to Germany to unveil [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
BMW K1600GT and K1600GTL – First Look BMW officially unveils its six-cylinder touring bikes at Intermot.
[ BMW K1600GT ] BMW in Cologne dominates INTERMOT with what is by far the most fascinating new bike there: The new super tourer K1600GT and K1600GTL, both powered by an impressive 1649cc inline-Six. At EICMA 2009, BMW unveiled the superbly sleek Concept 6, built around that same engine, but the production model, in two [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
BMW K1600GT and GTL Adaptive Headlights – Video BMW’s new Adaptive Headlight helps you see around corners.
BMW K1600GT and GTL – Future Bikes & Spy Shots These tourers are packing a lot more than just six barrels.
BMW is at last releasing edible tidbits about its new six-cylinder K1600GT and GTL super-tourers. Concept studies began in the fall of 2009, centering upon delivering maximum comfort and non-tiring smoothness. Why a Six—and an inline-Six at that? Because they are the smoothest of engines. With their crankpins at 120-degrees, there is always just as [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Our long-term evaluation of BMW’s F800GS wasn’t supposed to take this, um, long to complete. Mix-ups with a couple of aftermarket suppliers, for example, forced us to miss an entire summer of riding. So, while our time with the midsize GS wasn’t without a few bumps in the road, when the dust finally settled (literally), [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
Honda CBR250R Leave it to the Red Giant, Honda, to roll out a low-priced, small-displacement motorcycle so charming and fun as to defy its cost and size. Better still, CBR250Rs (with or without ABS) are selling fast and bringing smiles to riders new and old. If there were a Best 250cc Streetbike, this would be [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)