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Letter From The UK: Mini At Sixty: A Personal View

Geoff Maxted, founder of DriveWrite Automotive, examines how one tiny car changed the course of history.  After World War II, it became apparent that the cars of Britain were dated in both technology and design at a time when petrol was still rationed and people were recovering from the horror of conflict. As a nation we needed cheering up. The big, black behemoths of the automotive pre-war years were starting to look their age and consumed scarce fuel at an alarming rate. Meanwhile, across the ...
Tags: UK, Britain, Magazine, Autos, Elvis Presley, Michael Caine, Bmw, Mini, Cooper, BMW Group, Carnaby Street, Ricky Nelson, Car Talk, Mary Quant, Alec Issigonis, Geoff Maxted


A Future Honda Gold Wing Will Get Stereoscopic Cameras for Predictive Safety

An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents from Honda that put stereoscopic cameras into the fairing of the Gold Wing. What does this mean? Well, those cameras would work to build an accurate 3D image of the road ahead. That would allow the bike’s safety features to kick in automatically. Do you know the automatic emergency ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Safety Cameras, MoreBikes KTM


Could BMW Be Working on a Hybrid Boxer Engine?

More Hybrid Bikes Are Coming If you thought motorcycles were safe from hybrid technology, you were wrong. A new patent filing by BMW spotted by the two-wheeled sleuths at Motorcycle.com revealed the company might be working on a hybrid boxer engine for a motorcycle. Judging by the patent drawings it’s a bit of a stretch. The drawings are pretty basic and it’s unclear what exactly is going on, but Motorcycle.com gives some insights. Apparently, the patent places the electric motor with the boxer...
Tags: Motorcycles, Bmw, Patent, Hybrid, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Boxer Engine


COOL RUNNINGS. Banb Motorcycle’s ‘Zumax’ Suzuki GSX750 Inazuma Racer

Written by Andrew Jones Ostentatious oil coolers have been a stock-in-trade item for Japanese car customisers for decades. Lifted from racing car stylings of the 70s and 80s, the more ridiculous its placement and the route the oil lines take, the more street cred the cars seem to have. Now an essential part of the Japanese ‘Shakotan’ style, it’s part of a plethora of cool custom ideas developed in Japan since the dawn of time. But has it ever been attempted on a custom bike? Well, it has now....
Tags: Japan, France, US, Motorcycles, Marseille, Paris, Bmw, Classic, Mad Max, Steven, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Brat, Goodridge, Andrew Jones, Yoshimura


Benelli to introduce bigger TRK (possibly a Tiger 800 & BMW F850 rival) model

Benelli plans to expand its adventure-tourer TRK range with higher displacement...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Benelli


A Cautionary Tale: Inheriting a BMW R100GS project

Love ’em or hate ’em, BMW’s GS behemoths have dominated the ADV market for almost four decades now. Five years ago, the 500,000th GS rolled off the Berlin production line, and we’re betting it won’t be long before the go-anywhere boxer hits the million mark. We don’t see many GS customs, though. These machines are a triumph of function over form, and most owners like it that way. So this R100GS is something of a rarity—and its backstory is rather strange too. It belongs to Hasselblad Mas...
Tags: Berlin, Motorcycles, Bmw, Portland Oregon, Denver, Brembo, KTM, Woody, Walt, Gregor, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Walt Siegl, BMW R100, Gregor Halenda, BMW scrambler


Review: 2019 VW Jetta

It’s no small secret that Americans and Europeans have their differences, and one needn’t look any further to illustrate that point than to look at what kind of cars we like to drive. The 1970’s fuel crisis made a great argument for the hatchback-the idea being to get the maximum amount of room possible for people and cargo on a relatively small footprint. VW’s Golf was a raging success and proved the formula worked, and it was what a lot of people wanted. Well, almost everyone. For whateve...
Tags: New York, America, Pandora, Vw, Connecticut, Autos, Atlantic City, Sirius Xm, Bmw, Volkswagen, Audi, Jetta, In The Garage, Digital Cockpit


Observing Cars Crashing Into K-Rails, to Debunk a Theory

During my ambulance days, a State Trooper explained to me that K-rails were designed to keep cars stuck to them in the event of a collision (as opposed to ricocheting the car back into traffic, where they would cause mayhem). Have you ever heard this? I was never able to confirm it--no manufacturer makes such a claim--but if we look at the design of K-rails, the physics of their construction seems to back up the Trooper's assertion. However, I'm not convinced, especially after seeing the cras...
Tags: Design, Cars, Bmw, Jersey


ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat

Written by Martin Hodgson Forget the disco-era 1970s or even the golden age of the Renaissance, turns out men have been strutting the streets wearing colourful velvet since 200 BC in China. Personally I’ve never got the trend; unless you’re the legendary American pimp, Bishop Don ‘Magic’ Juan, then you’re probably best leaving the velvet in the draw! Thankfully there’s no goblets, canes or seedy side streets here, just a perfect stripped down and sleek 1985 BMW R80RT. From the creatives minds...
Tags: Facebook, Craigslist, China, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Rudy, North Carolina, Classic, Pirelli, Don Juan, CNC, CB, Brat, Ohlins, Café Racer


2020 BMW 7 Series: The Big Boss Gets The Flagship Overhaul

The 2020 BMW 7 Series is the epitome of flagship styling and comfort. An extensive offering of new technology includes a night vision system.  Expect more powerful engines and a plug-in hybrid option.  I know what you’re thinking. Isn’t the new 8 Series the BMW flagship? Not a chance. The 2020 BMW 7 Series is coming to town, and it’s here to show other BMWs who the real boss is. The new 7 Series is a far cry from being a just another traditional luxury-sport sedan. Although previous models wer...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Dakota, Car News, Car Talk, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Heated Front Seat Armrests, Alcantara Headliner, Rear Executive Lounge Seating Package, Executive Lounge Rear Center Console


WAR HORSE. David Meyers’ Majestic ‘Balios’ Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones The parallels between riding a motorcycle and riding a horse are obvious. I’d argue that in a lot of ways, motorcycles are just the industrial revolution version of the good old Equus Caballus. In the 1850s, a horse would provide personal transport, you could use them at work, police would ride them as would soldiers, and they were a hell of a lot of fun on the weekends, too. Channelling this thought, Georgia’s David Meyers has created a happy medium of the two. No, it...
Tags: Georgia, Dave, David, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Classic, Moto, Achilles, Gulfstream, David Meyers, Andrew Jones, Café Racer, Tommaselli, Tarozzi, Phil Hawkins


WAR HORSE. David Meyer’s Majestic ‘Balios’ Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones The parallels between riding a motorcycle and riding a horse are obvious. I’d argue that in a lot of ways, motorcycles are just the industrial revolution version of the good old Equus Caballus. In the 1850s, a horse would provide personal transport, you could use them at work, police would ride them as would soldiers, and they were a hell of a lot of fun on the weekends, too. Channelling this thought, Georgia’s David Meyer has created a happy medium of the two. No, it’...
Tags: Georgia, Dave, David, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Classic, Moto, Achilles, Gulfstream, David Meyer, Andrew Jones, Café Racer, Tommaselli, Tarozzi, Phil Hawkins


WAR HORSE. David Meyer’s Magestic ‘Balios’ Honda CB550 Cafe Racer

Written by Andrew Jones The parallels between riding a motorcycle and riding a horse are obvious. I’d argue that in a lot of ways, motorcycles are just the industrial revolution version of the good old Equus Caballus. In the 1850s, a horse would provide personal transport, you could use them at work, police would ride them as would soldiers, and they were a hell of a lot of fun on the weekends, too. Channelling this thought, Georgia’s David Meyer has created a happy medium of the two. No, it’...
Tags: Georgia, Dave, David, Motorcycles, Bmw, Honda, Classic, Moto, Achilles, Gulfstream, David Meyer, Andrew Jones, Café Racer, Tommaselli, Tarozzi, Phil Hawkins


The BMW X3M And X4M Are Here With 503bhp Straight-Sixes

BMW has revealed full fat M Division versions of the X3 and X4, each of which squeezes 503bhp from an inline-six in Competition guise
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BMW’s X3 M and X4 M pack 503 horsepower in nontraditional form

BMW is starting even further from its heritage with the 2020 X3 M and X4 M performance crossovers. But with up to 503 horsepower available in each vehicle, does that really matter? The post BMW’s X3 M and X4 M pack 503 horsepower in nontraditional form appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Crossovers, Bmw, BMW X3, Bmw X4


This Is The Last Six-Cylinder, Rear-Wheel Drive BMW 1-Series

As the fun police continue their march across the automotive globe, the last six-shooter in BMW’s compact hatchback has reached the end of the line
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BMW G 310 GS delivered to 'Dada' Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricket team captain and the 'Bengal Tiger' Sourav...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Dada Sourav Ganguly


BMW X7 M50d showcased in India

BMW had announced at the beginning of last month that it will assemble the X7...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw


BAJA HAHA. Moto Adonis’ Mad BMW R1100 Enduro Racer

Written by Andrew Jones What do you get when you take a big serve of America’s world-class automotive obsession and crossbreed it liberally with the Mexican tradition of going loco and not giving a damn? Why, you get Baja – that’s what. Mother of countless cool off-road trends, the Baja 1000 was founded in 1967 by American florist Ed Pearlman and it has gone on to tickle the fancy of bike, car, truck, ATV and buggy fans alike. And it’s not just the Yanks that worship at this Temple of Sands. ...
Tags: Facebook, America, Motorcycles, Netherlands, Baja, Bmw, Scrambler, Rogers, Tyler Durden, Deutsch, Brembo, Netherland, Yanks, Andrew Jones, Akrapovic, Daan


BMW’s 8 Series Already Has Another Special Edition

It was only a handful of weeks after the returning 8 Series Coupe went on sale that BMW thought to release a celebratory one-off that incorporated real hunks of meteorite into the interior design. Well, BMW Individual is back at it again to produce another special edition. Called the BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition, […] The post BMW’s 8 Series Already Has Another Special Edition appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Special Editions, News Blog, BMW 8 Series, BMW Individual, 8 Series, 8 Series Coupe, BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition, Limited Run


Jaguar F-TYPE Checkered Flag: A Limited-Edition F-TYPE For 2020

Jaguar, the most successful of British sports car companies, just announced a new model – variant actually – to their 2020 lineup, the F-TYPE Checkered Flag. The limited-edition model will be available as both a coupe and convertible and, like all Jags, will be as gorgeous as it is fast. Based off of the Jaguar F-TYPE R-Dynamic Coupe and Convertible, the Checkered Flag is offered with either a four or six-cylinder engine. Obviously, I’d go with the six, but theoretically the four-banger could be...
Tags: Autos, Jaguar, Bmw, Coventry, Android Auto, Meridian, Mercedes Benz, InControl, Car News, Gloss Black, Tony Borroz, Windsor Leather, Jaguar Land Rover Interior, Black Contrast Roof, Jaguar Land Rover Power Performance


BMW’s New M850i ‘First Edition’ Isn’t Actually The First At All

First Edition is a popular choice as a name for a special edition… but not when the model has already been on sale for months
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BMW i8 Roadster Review: Take Away The Roof, And The Desire Grows

BMW's hybrid sports car is even more appealing as a Roadster, despite the flaws
Tags: Autos, Bmw


Modified Royal Enfield from KR Customs takes inspiration from the BMW R100

Krishna Rajan of KR Customs shared images of a completely overhauled Royal...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, KR Customs, Krishna Rajan, Modified Royal Enfield


India-made G 310 R & G 310 GS among Top 5 BMW bikes worldwide

BMW Motorrad?s sub-500cc motorcycles, the G 310 R and G 310 GS, have made it to...
Tags: India, Autos, Bmw


Rare Rides: A 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, Styled Like a BMW

Which sedan has the looks of a BMW, but without all the tedious reliability that comes standard from the Bavarian offering? Why, it’s the Alfa Romeo Alfetta, from 1979. Launched in 1972, Alfetta was the midsize sedan offering in Alfa Romeo’s lineup, designed to replace the old 1750 and 2000 sedans. The new offering drew […] The post Rare Rides: A 1979 Alfa Romeo Alfetta, Styled Like a BMW appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Bmw, Alfa Romeo, Alfetta


BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently

Urgently, the roadside assistance startup that connects car owners who need help with tow truck and other services, has raised $21 million in a Series B round that includes the venture arms of BMW, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW has also signed Urgently as a vendor partner for its own roadside assistance platform (known as BMW Assist)  to provide roadside assistance and extended mobility services to owners of all four of its brands in the U.S, including BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-R...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, Jaguar Land Rover, Food Delivery, Bmw, AAA, Partner, Roadside Assistance, BMW Porsche, BMW i Ventures


BMW M850i Review: Do We Even Need An M8?

The M850i is brutally fast and extremely capable, making you wonder if it’s worth waiting for the even shoutier M8
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New from Diamond Atelier: The ‘Groot’ BMW scramblers

In the premier league of custom builders, Diamond Atelier’s place is secure. The sleek creations of the Munich workshop look better than most factory-built show bikes—and they’re perfectly usable too. But Tom Konecny and Pablo Steigleder don’t just design one-offs. Their ‘Mark II’ BMW café racers are in limited production, offering a faster and more affordable way to obtain that Diamond Atelier magic. And they’ve now just launched another ‘family’ of limited production BMWs, a series of styli...
Tags: Facebook, Munich, Motorcycles, Bmw, Scrambler, Continental, Tom, CNC, Pablo, Tony Stark, Viktoria, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Mikuni, Motogadget, Hedon


NAIAS 2019: The Most Exciting Reveals & Looking Ahead

The 2019 North American International Auto Show enters its final weekend in Detroit. Here is a look at the most exciting reveals and a few predictions for the future of the show. The 2019 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is often considered the premier event of the automotive industry’s show season. As usual, it was full of exciting new models, innovative technology, and manufacturer announcements. However, this year’s show also left the industry with some questions as NAIAS face...
Tags: Events, Chicago, Vw, Ford, Autos, Las Vegas, Bmw, Detroit, Hyundai, Kia, Richard, Cadillac, North American International Auto Show, Naias, Shelby, Supra



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