This is a very plausible concept that could enlarge BMW’s middleweight lineup in the future.
Based on the 800cc parallel-twin engine powering both models in the F800 range (the F800GS and F800R), the BMW HP2-800S was sketched by industrial designer Roberto Redaelli in strict accordance with BMW’s demands.
Apart from the 90bhp engine, the HP2 800S would use a lightweight aluminum frame and carbon-fiber bodywork. Overall weight is supposed to be of 385.8 pounds.
We have to admit that this concept looks very interesting and it stands honest chances to become reality given the fact that the most important aspects prior to production have been realistically thought at.
BMW has a funny way of promoting their versatile F800R model in Italy. At the beginning, this clip looks as ordinary as they get, but wait to see the interesting part…because, yes, there is an interesting part as well.
Former world champion bike builder Stellan Egeland designed and built what he calls The Harrier, an amazing machine that came in second in the European Championship of Custom Bike Building and which will compete at this year’s World Championship of Custom Bike Building in Sturgis.
Being powered by a Boxer twin engine taken straight off a BMW R1200, I guess we can say that this is the best of a Swedish bike (given the builder’s nationality) featuring a German engine so far. We’re expecting this combination to grow into a more and more radical one with each year that passes, although by looking at the bike…
Panda Moto is a French Tuner that was inspired by last year’s Milan Show BMW hit, the Lo Rider, and decided to have its own approach towards the idea and yet remain faithful to the German brand. So it took a standard BMW R1200R and chopped up the rear end in order to achieve the radical look while bringing in a pair of lightweight, standard spoked wheels and Ohlins suspensions to support those. The steering geometry was altered to improve handling and a handcrafted exhaust is sure to make a screamer out of this beauty.
The Panda Moto R1200R weighs 217 kg, making for a pretty heavy piece of two-wheeled machinery. But, with prices ranging between 18,000 - 24,000 euros, weight is this bike’s last problem.
Getting as fast as possible to the scene of a fire can sometimes prove as challenging as extinguishing the actual fire. That is when a Firexpress BMW R1200RT comes in handy simply because of the extremely reduced dimensions, compared to those of the fire brigade trucks.
Capable of carrying a modest (also compared to the big trucks) 13.2 gallons of water or foam, the system works by dispersing that quantity in microdroplets and so continues spraying for more than two minutes. The low-speed stream reaches as much as 15 feet while, fully loaded, the bike manages to achieve a top speed of 90 mph.
Several such BMWs are currently in use in Greece and the system is widely spread in the rest of Europe and in Asia, where it fits various big motorcycles and ATVs.
BMW is enjoying the benefits of their latest veritable touring bike, the K 1300 GT, which features electrically-adjustable windscreen as well as heated seat and handles as standard options. Although benefiting of an engine that produces 160 hp, the top speed is limited to 124 mph, so the new BMW would still have a hard time dethroning the Kawasaki Concours 1400. Still, it makes for one hell of a contender.
The 2009 BMW K 1300 R is a massive and very well individualized German naked which retains goodies such as the Duolever front suspension and single-sided rear swingarm with shaft included from its fully-faired sibling, the K 1300 S. The engine is the same, all-new 1293 cc, four-cylinder inline managing an outstanding 173 hp. This much amount of power together with the bike’s 217 kg dry weight position the new Beemer up against the Suzuki B-King, something that isn’t quite often seen.
Last year’s Intermot show in Germany saw BMW unveiling the 2009 K 1300 S, a bike that carries on the fame of the innovative K series by retaining the Duolever front suspension and single-sided swingarm with integrated shaft.
The new model makes a big impression on the industry’s scene not as much due to its 228 kg and 1293 cc inline-four engine that is capable of 175 hp, but more due to the optional quick shifter and the new ESA 2 (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) system.
Overall, the design hasn’t been changed except the slightly redesigned side fairings and black finished front air scoops. For 2009, the BMW K 1300 S is available in a range of new colors.
BMWSuperBikes has released the latest video of BMW’s new S 1000 RR Superbike, one in which we can hear the bike idling and being revved while engineers take us through the technical specs and design overview. They also show off the ingenious asymmetrical headlights, so it’s kind of what riders do when they first present a new ride to their friends.
An English motorcycle rider has invented a high-tech garage door opener system and adapted it to open/close his garage door when simply tapping the horn within a two second period. The sound-activated unit seems to work highly effective, quietly and requires no maintenance whatsoever.