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Dark Matter: A blacked-out BMW R80 bobber from Untitled

Untitled Motorcycles is not your standard custom outfit. Output is hardly prolific, but the bikes invariably create ripples. And the founders operate in separate workshops, five thousand miles apart—in London and San Francisco. This BMW comes from the London outpost, helmed by Adam Kay. And although he’s an experienced builder (with a Masters in sculpture from the Royal College of Art to boot), it was a challenge. “The donor was one of the worst bikes we’ve ever seen,” says Adam. “A full-o...
Tags: London, San Francisco, Motorcycles, Bmw, Matt, Royal College of Art, Adam, Brembo, Heidenau, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, BMW R80, Untitled Motorcycles, Adam Kay, Glenn Moger

BMW Debuts iX3: iNext, Please

BMW revealed the production version of the iX3 crossover this week, adhering as closely to the 2018 concept as possible. More aerodynamic than your standard X3 and adorned with visual cues hinting at its status as a zero-emissions vehicle, Bavaria’s newest electric seems adequate transportation for those with modest expectations. But this is supposed to […] The post BMW Debuts iX3: iNext, Please appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Crossovers, Bmw, Bavaria, EVs, BMW Group, X3, News Blog, BMW iX3

Take a look at the officially unveiled BMW iX3

One of the most hotly anticipated electric vehicles from the German automaker BMW is finally here, officially: say hello to the iX3. BMW isn’t shifting to all-electric drivetrains in one fell swoop, the iX3 is built on a platform that shares a lot of components with its combustion engined brothers and sisters. As a result the iX3 looks a lot like its petrol and diesel counterparts. But there are a few subtle styling cues that help tell the world that it’s an electric breed of the popular sports ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Bmw, Shift, Fisker Ocean

Royal Enfield’s 650s Were the Best-Selling Bikes In Europe Last Month

Royal Enfield Has Some Real Winners The INT650 and the Continental GT from Royal Enfield are lovely machines. Jim and I reviewed the INT650 last year. It’s a nice motorcycle at a very reasonable price and has a good warranty. I’d buy one if I were looking for a middleweight retro motorcycle, and I’m not the only person. According to MoreBikes, the 650 twins from Royal Enfiled were the best-selling motorcycles in the UK in June of 2020. The sales data comes from the Motorcycle Industry Associati...
Tags: Europe, UK, Motorcycles, Bmw, Continental, Mic, Jim, MCIA, Motorcycle News, Royal Enfield, Motorcycle Industry Council, Honda PCX, Royal Enfield INT650, Motorcycle Industry Association That

A 503bhp M3-Engined Toyota Supra GRMN Is Planned, But Production Will Be Limited

A report suggests a BMW S58-engined Supra is in the works, but Toyota is said to only be making 200
Tags: Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Supra

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 12 July, 2020

A crisp Yamaha XT500 restomod, a BMW K100 from a Spanish motor racing shop, a classy Yamaha TT600RE tracker from France, and a custom FB Mondial built by a sculptor in Iran. How eclectic can you get? BMW K100RS by Bolt Motor Co. The Spanish workshop has a knack for crafting classy ‘flying bricks’ and this new custom K100 follows the trend. The trick is to get a rising straight frame line from front to back, which gives the water-cooled Beemer a powerful stance and sportier look. On this 19...
Tags: Europe, France, Germany, Iran, Motorcycles, Ducati, Paris, Bmw, Bolt, Tehran, Formula, Bordeaux, Yamaha, Dakar, Sean, Pierre

Honda to buy a tiny stake in EV battery company that also supplies Tesla

Japanese auto marque Honda is reportedly buying a stake in a Chinese battery maker that’s a big supplier to the electric vehicle market. Reuters reports that Honda will purchase a 1% stake in Chinese electric vehicle (EV) battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology, better known as CATL. The two are reported to be working together to develop EV batteries. [Read: How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week] You might not know the CATL name, but you’ll probably know many ...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Tesla, Bmw, Honda, Shift, Reuters, Hard Fork, Contemporary Amperex Technology

How you can watch BMW unveil its hotly anticipated iX3 EV next week

The hotly anticipated BMW iX3, the company’s first electric vehicle that’s part of its core product line up, will be officially unveiled next week. On July 14 at 10AM CEST, the German automaker will take the covers off the EV and it’ll be the first time the public or press has seen it for real, CarScoops reports. While vehicle unveilings are typically reserved for the press, it seems BMW is letting anyone watch the livestreamed event. All you have to do is go to this link: CLICK HERE on July 14,...
Tags: Startups, Electric Vehicle, Cars, Munich, Bmw, Shift

BMW Motorrad Posts Record June Sales

Moving Past COVID-19 Despite the pandemic, sales of powersports equipment have been strong. I reported on this the other day. The case in point is BMW Motorrad. The company posted strong sales numbers in June and that has led to a nearly 10 percent rise in sales year-over-year, according to RideApart. When the pandemic first hit, the company did see a drop in sales. During the highest levels of panic around the pandemic folks just weren’t out there buying bikes. However, now it seems they are a...
Tags: Europe, Motorcycles, Bmw, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Sales, Coronavirus, Germany France Portugal, Belgium Netherland Luxemburg

Fisker raises $50 million to bring its all-electric Ocean SUV to market in 2022

Electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. said Wednesday it has raised $50 million, much needed capital that will go towards funding the next phase of engineering work on the company’s all-electric luxury SUV. The startup is aiming to launch the Fisker Ocean SUV in 2022. The Series C funding round was led by Moore Strategic Ventures LLC, the private investment vehicle of Louis M. Bacon, the billionaire hedge fund manager . “Since we first showed the car at CES earlier this year, reaction from cust...
Tags: TC, China, Los Angeles, Tech, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Henrik Fisker, Fisker, Karma Automotive, Volkswagen America, Fisker Automotive, Fisker Inc, Wanxiang Group, Louis M Bacon, Silicon Valley Building

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO

There are certain flagship luxury cars that suggest the driver has “made it” – assuming “making it” means climbing the corporate ladder to the point that owning and driving a large, imported luxury sedan with a six-figure price tag is no sweat, financially speaking. The Lexus LS, BMW 7 Series and 8 Series, and Mercedes-Benz […] The post 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe Review – For the Fun CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Luxury cars, Autos, Bmw, Car Reviews, New Cars, Mercedes Benz, M8, BMW M8 Gran Coupe, 2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe, M8 Gran Coupe, Gran Coupe Review

The Station: The startups edition

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. For all the U.S. readers here, I hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend. I am mixing up the format this week becau...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, UK, London, California, China, Ipo, Berlin, Tech, Tesla, UPS, Palo Alto, Automotive, United States

BMW’s feature subscription service is anti-consumer rubbish

Yesterday, Bavarian automaker BMW announced that it’s going to start offering some vehicle features as paid for options as part of its in-car “connected” services. In the future, BMW drivers could be able to add features to their vehicle as and when they please, by purchasing options — like cruise control and heated seats — from BMW through the vehicle‘s ConnectedDrive store or the “My BMW App.” It’s not gone down well If you needed convincing that this is probably a terrible idea, read this pie...
Tags: Startups, Cars, Tech, Bmw, Jalopnik, Shift, Jason Torchinsky

BMW Is Giving Access To Hardware Features Via Subscriptions And Free Trials

BMW's latest operating system update will bring with it a new subscription model that allows users to access features not originally specced on their vehicles
Tags: Autos, Bmw

Annoyment Optional: BMW Envisions a Future of Temporary Features

The future’s weird, man. As wireless, over-the-air (OVA) software updates become an increasingly common thing in the auto industry, OEMs have weighed its potential. It opens doors to new ways of doing business. New ways of outfitting cars. New ownership experiences, too. Frankly, what BMW wants to pull on its customers would make a good […] The post Annoyment Optional: BMW Envisions a Future of Temporary Features appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Autos, Bmw, Options, News Blog, Over-the-air Updates, Tech Services

BMW wants to sell you subscriptions to your car’s features

BMW today announced a number of updates to its in-car software experience during a VR press event, complete with a virtual drive through Munich to show off some of these features. These new updates will come to most recent BMWs that support the company’s Operating System 7 later this year — and new cars will already have them built-in. The company is able to launch these regular updates because it is now able to not just update the car’s infotainment system but virtually every line of code that’...
Tags: Apple, Maps, Cars, Tech, Munich, Automotive, Bmw, Driver, Here, Operating System, Personal Assistant, Assistant, Digital Services, Oliver Zipse

BMW Has a New Adaptive Cruise Control Technology

From Cars to Bikes Soon you could enjoy adaptive cruise control on your motorcycle. The technology has been available on many new cars, but now it is making its way over to motorcycles thanks to BMW. If you’re unfamiliar with this technology, it’s like standard cruise control, but it uses radars and sensors to automatically slow down and speed up without you having to touch the controls. That might not sound safe, but it actually works really well in the cars I’ve tested it on, and I could see ...
Tags: Motorcycles, Ducati, Bmw, Kawasaki, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Motorcycle Technology, BMW Motorrad ACC BMW, RideApart KTM Ducati

Confirmed: RWD And AWD BMW M3/M4 On The Way, Manual Gearbox Available

BMW has confirmed various technical details for the M3 and M4 ahead of their respective debuts later this year
Tags: Autos, Bmw

BMW 3 Series electric car spotted testing, expected launch in 2023 - Report

A BMW 3 Series electric car has been spotted testing. The new electric vehicle...
Tags: Autos, Bmw

BMW to Expand Rental Program to U.S. and Other Markets

The Service Is Growing in 2020 Few things seem to be going right in 2020, but one bit of good news is that BMW plans to expand its Rent a Ride service to more markets. Right now the service is only available in Europe, but the Bavarian motorcycle company plans to expand to 100 rental partners in 12 countries by the end of 2020.  This is a large undertaking, but it’s certainly doable. BMW has thousands of dealerships all across the globe, and it can utilize this network to make the most of its R...
Tags: Europe, Thailand, Motorcycles, Bmw, Rental, BMW Motorrad, Motorcycle News, Germany Finland France Norway Austria, Netherlands Belgium Switzerland Romania

These Are the Best BMW Adventure Motorcycles You Can Buy Right Now

Contents BMW History What Makes BMW’s Special? 2020 Adventure Lineup Our Recommended BMW’s Just hearing someone say BMW adventure motorcycles conjures up images of twisty mountain highways, steep dusty trails, vast deserts, and dense forest fire roads. BMW is the company that pioneered the adventure motorcycle segment, and it’s the first that comes to mind for most riders when adventure touring comes to mind. The Bavarian company has been expanding its adventure lineup as of late, and it no...
Tags: Adventure, Motorcycles, Starbucks, Bmw, North America, Harley Davidson, Harley, Dakar, BMW Motorrad, Hubert Auriol, Best of the Best, Adventure Riding, Honda Gold Wings

BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind

BMW’s approach to the next frontier of driving propulsion has been an incremental one. First, electrification in a couple of oddball niche cars; then, plug-in hybrid versions of more conventional models. The fully electric vehicles coming down the pipe share their versatile architecture with existing models containing more conventional powerplants. It’s cautious, and it’s certainly […] The post BMW Faces a Choice: Go Big on EVs, or Risk Falling Behind appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Architecture, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Bmw, EVs, News Blog, Product Planning, Future Models, Internal Strife

Fresh Details Of Sixth-Gen BMW M3 G80 Revealed In A New Video

BMW has released a new video that reveals a lot of details about the upcoming...
Tags: Autos, Bmw

You'll Soon Be Able To Unlock And Drive Your Car With Apple 'CarKey'

BMW will be the first manufacturer to use Apple CarKey tech, allowing users to unlock and drive the car plus share access with others
Tags: Autos, Bmw

It’s official: Apple CarKey exists — and the BMW 5 Series gets first dibs

After plenty of rumor and speculation, Apple‘s CarKey feature is now official. During its virtual Worldwide Developer Conference last night, Apple officially announced the feature, which will let users unlock and start their car using their iPhone. CarKey hasn’t exactly been the best kept secret. It seems everything that circulated in the rumors earlier this year, since the feature was spotted in iOS source code, are true. If you haven’t been following this specific iOS update, let me catch you ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Cars, Tesla, Bmw, Shift, Plugged

Apple Maps gets electric vehicle routing to find EV chargers

Apple has added a routing feature to Maps that’s designed for electric vehicle owners. The EV routing feature, which will be available in the newest version of iOS, is one of several improvements that Apple is making to Maps. Apple unveiled the new feature Monday at a virtual version of WWDC 2020, the company’s annual developer conference. The EV routing aims to eliminate range anxiety — the fear of running out of charge — by showing charging stations compatible to a user’s electric vehicle a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, TC, China, Tech, Companies, Software, Itunes, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Bmw, Apple Maps, Charging Station, Operating Systems

BMW Looks to Shed About 6,000 Positions, Ends AV Partnership With Mercedes

Bavaria-based BMW says it aims to cut roughly 6,000 positions from its lineup on account of coronavirus complications. Times are tough and the manufacturer needs to tighten its belt, just like many of its peers. The alley-oop that precedes the slam dunking of these jobs into the wastebasket will be tempting retirement packages for those […] The post BMW Looks to Shed About 6,000 Positions, Ends AV Partnership With Mercedes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Jobs, AV, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Bavaria, Mercedes-benz, Partnerships, Industry News, Job Cuts, BMW Group, News Blog, Cost-cutting, Autonomous Development, Development Programs, Staffing Reductions

The Station: DoorDash snags $400M, Bolt Mobility deploys self-cleaning tech, and disappearing Jump bikes

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. Let’s get straight to it this week. Remember please reach out and email me at kirsten.koro...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Europe, Japan, UK, California, Southeast Asia, New York City, San Francisco, Tech, Automotive, Ford, House, Paris

2021 BMW M5: High-Performance 5-Series is Better Than Ever

The 2021 BMW M5 packs a mighty punch with its turbocharged V8.xDrive is standard along with BMW’s Intelligent Personal Assistant.BMW will do the global market launch of the 2021 M5 in August. In my mind, the last great BMW M5 is the E39 model from 1998 to 2003. Conceived before the Bangle era of V10-powered M5s, the third-gen E39 represented the pinnacle of luxury-sport sedans, with particular emphasis on ‘sport.’ And while we all love the refreshed 2021 BMW 5-Series, it’s hard not to notice...
Tags: Autos, Bmw, North America, Audi, Alcantara, Mercedes AMG, Car News, Xdrive, Carl Anthony, Apple CarPlay Android Auto, BMW of North America LLC, Alvin Reyes, Lancer GSR, Track Power

M Power: Giving the BMW K100RS a modern edge

A few years ago, building a cafe racer usually meant imbuing it with a sense of nostalgia. But these days, the custom scene is just as much about modernizing older motorcycles. So we’re seeing more and more builds that combine sharp lines and a sense of minimalism, with performance upgrades matched to ‘neo-retro’ looks. This deft BMW K100 from Motocrew, the one-man custom shop of Chris Scholtka, is a textbook example of the trend. Based in Cottbus, southeast of Berlin, Chris is a firefighter ...
Tags: Germany, Berlin, Motorcycles, Bmw, Chris, Alcantara, Suzuki, Cottbus, Custom Motorcycles, BMW motorcycles, Motogadget, Shinko, BMW K100, GSX R, BMW cafe racer, Chris Scholtka

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