• How Much Power Does The 2021 BMW R 18 Make?How Much Power Does The 2021 BMW R 18 Make?
    The 2021 BMW R 18 heavyweight cruiser certainly gives you a lot to look at, but the monstrous 1,802cc or 110ci horizontally opposed boxer twin engine—the largest BMW Motorrad has ever produced—steals the show. Strapped onto Cycle World’s in-house Dynojet 250i dyno, the R 18 produced 81.34 hp at 4,800 rpm and 103.09 pound-feet of torque at 2,880 rpm. The graph clearly shows the emphasis BMW engineers were going for, with generous torque from near idle: Roughly 95 pound-feet is available from 1,750 rpm and output doesn’t drop below 90… Read more »
  • Benelli Releases 1200GT Tourer And Plans More BikesBenelli Releases 1200GT Tourer And Plans More Bikes
    The new 1200GT is Benelli’s entry in the middleweight luxury sport-touring market. (Benelli/) Surely everybody wants to see Benelli succeed. A legendary Italian brand with a heritage of innovative and unusual bikes can only be a good thing for the global motorcycle scene, and after years of fairly uninspiring products the company is now on a roll with big plans for the future. Back in 1998 when the first spy pictures of the Benelli Tornado Tre emerged in magazines (remember those?), few bikes were more exciting. Here was a three-cylinder… Read more »
  • 2021 BMW M 1000 RR First Look2021 BMW M 1000 RR First Look
    US pricing has not been set, but the BMW M 1000 RR’s price tag is expected to be close to $40,000. (BMW Motorrad/) If you thought only the Italian brands can capitalize on their special touch of luring rich enthusiasts around the world by offering “numbered,” “limited,” or “super-duper” versions of their hottest bikes, check again because the fashion is becoming pandemic. In fact BMW Motorrad challenges its top Italian competitors by developing an ultra-refined and consequently priced (33,800 euros in Europe, US price has not been announced) M 1000… Read more »
  • 2021 BMW R 18 Cruiser MC Commute Review2021 BMW R 18 Cruiser MC Commute Review
    “The attention to detail on hiding virtually every possible hose, wire, clip, clamp, or any other cluttering detail is remarkable,” Motorcycle Cruiser Senior Editor and the Custom and Culture Editor for Cycle World confirms (read his report in the 2021 BMW R 18 First Ride Review). The Motorrad crew is leaping into the rough and tumble American cruiser segment with a unique Bavarian take in the 2021 BMW R 18 ($22,265 as tested). Built in Berlin, Germany, the R 18 caters to traditional cruiser riders with a refined palate. Editor’s… Read more »
  • 2021 BMW M 1000 RR First Look Preview2021 BMW M 1000 RR First Look Preview
    BMW M cars are synonymous with track-grade performance off the showroom floor. And after years of talking about it, the Motorrad division applies this coveted M designation to its liter-class sportbike in the 2021 BMW M 1000 RR. BMW Motorrad unveils a high-spec M-designated superbike in the 2021 M 1000 RR. (BMW Motorrad/) “Our standard double R is a sign of real superiority—both in near-series motorsports and on the road,” says the M 1000 RR Overall Vehicle Development manager, Stephan Loistl. “With the M RR we have managed to go… Read more »