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  • 2015 BMW R-Series2015 BMW R-Series (2015)
    Sales (855) 330-1200 22890 Quicksilver Drive, Suite 189 Dulles Virginia 20166     15 BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE Vehicle Information Year: 2015 Make: BMW Model: R1200GS ADVENTURE Condition: Used     1 of 19  View Large Images   Description Motorcycles of Dulles is proud to present this CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED 2015 BMW R1200GS ADVENTURE in RACING BLUE MATTE with 9053 MILES! If you’re looking for the right Motorcycle to go “The Long Way Round” with, then this is what you’ve been looking for. BMW’s legendary 1170cc Air/Oil cooled flat twin 8 valve engine producing a stout 85 ft/lbs of torque fed through a 6 speed gearbox with Shift Assist Pro gives you the ability to take on any terrain.
    2016-12-18 04:39:09
    Sterling, Virginia, United States
    9
    17,980.00
  • 2003 BMW R-Series2003 BMW R-Series (2003)
    Great condition BMW R1150RT.  Includes custom (original dealership painted) saddle bags to match silver body, Givi top box with back pad, Marsee expandable tank bag, heated grips, throttle lock, head protectors.   Never been down.
    2016-12-04 04:41:54
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
    16
  • 1972 BMW R-Series1972 BMW R-Series (1972)
    This is a European model imported from Germany - speedo is in KM. I purchased this bike this past riding season, put $1,000 into it and have decided it is not the antique bike for me. 58,000 KM on the clock, speedo works well and everything on the bike works and it's a daily rider.
    2016-12-04 04:41:50
    Falls Church, Virginia, United States
    36
    5,200.00
  • 2014 BMW R-Series2014 BMW R-Series (2014)
     Stock 2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure with very low miles.  Has had both oil changes.  Includes Bumot Aluminum Panniers. 
    2016-11-29 04:43:10
    Springfield, Virginia, United States
    6
    17,500.00
  • 2004 BMW R-Series2004 BMW R-Series (2004)
    2004 BMW R1200C   CHROMEHEADS, rejoice!!! Take a look at this fine beauty up for sale. It’s from the last year that BMW produced the R1200C and this low low mileage example is a stunner.
    2016-11-22 04:44:58
    Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
    12
  • 1981 BMW R-Series1981 BMW R-Series (1981)
    Offered for sale is this extremely early first year R80GS. The GS series of bikes has turned into the most important post-war model for BMW, and the first generation GS bikes are on fire with collectors. This is a first year example, and it is number 33 made.
    2016-11-21 04:55:17
    Heathsville, Virginia, United States
    51
    8,600.00
  • 2011 BMW R-Series2011 BMW R-Series (2011)
    Bike in very good condition - tires have at least 95% tread remaining.  Silver boxes in photos are included in the sales price. Moving and need to sell - will entertain serious offers. $1000 deposit required within 24hrs.
    2016-11-16 04:48:33
    Fairfax Station, Virginia, United States
    38
    10,900.00
  • 1956 BMW R-Series1956 BMW R-Series (1956)
    Offered for sale is this very early BMW R50. This bike still has the early spoke pattern aluminum wheels that look more like the late plunger twin R68 / R67 / R51 models. And according to the parts book, this vin should still have them.
    2016-11-07 04:40:56
    Heathsville, Virginia, United States
    4
    6,000.00
  • 2017 BMW R-Series Ninet Scambler2017 BMW R-Series Ninet Scambler (2017)
    Sales (855) 330-1200 22890 Quicksilver Drive, Suite 189 Dulles Virginia 20166     17 BMW R Ninet Scamble Vehicle Information Year: 2017 Make: BMW Model: R Condition: new     1 of 15  View Large Images   Description Motorcycles of Dulles is proud to present this BRAND NEW 2017 BMW R nineT Scrambler in MONOLITH METALLIC MATTE! This is the all new BMW R nine-T Scrambler! The unique sound of the R nineT Scramblers' classic 1200 cc boxer engine and its high-positioned dual silencer, gives the bike a powerful voice.
    2016-10-30 04:43:16
    Sterling, Virginia, United States
    0
    14,645.00
  • 2004 BMW R-Series2004 BMW R-Series (2004)
    2004 R1150RT, Runs great, no road rash, no rust and no paint chips. Shows better than normal wear and tear for a bike of this age...bike has been well maintained and garaged its entire life. Starts and runs great and handles like a sport bike. No modifications to the bike except those listed. Battery and Metzeler Roadtecs have less than 2k.
    2016-10-24 04:43:14
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
    25
    5,000.00
  • 2004 BMW R-Series2004 BMW R-Series (2004)
    Well maintained bike. I am the second owner. Bought it in Feb.
    2016-10-23 04:42:27
    Gainesville, Virginia, United States
    46
    3,900.00
  • 1974 BMW R-Series1974 BMW R-Series (1974)
    Offered for sale is this nice original paint 1974 R90S. This is a later 1974 model, being built in July of 1974, and one of the last 70 bikes made for the model year.  This is a matching engine / frame / frame ID tag bike with a clear matching title, ready to transfer to the new owner. Other than the Krauser crash bars, the period large capacity oil pan, the locking gas cap & and the stainless mufflers, the bike is still in surprising original condition.
    2016-10-23 04:42:12
    Heathsville, Virginia, United States
    24
    8,900.00
  • 1969 BMW R-Series1969 BMW R-Series (1969)
    Offered for sale is this 1969 BMW R60US. This machine was found along with 3 others, stored away in a basement since the early 1980s. This particular bike was parked some time around 1978, according to the last inspection sticker.
    2016-10-09 04:41:42
    Heathsville, Virginia, United States
    30
    6,900.00
  • 2001 BMW R-Series2001 BMW R-Series (2001)
    This classic and collectible BMW R1200C in excellent condition.  I bought this bike in 2010 from the original owner and have put less than 500 miles a year.  It has been meticulously maintained to the extent that oil change was done every year and was stored in a heated/AC garage.
    2016-10-06 04:43:22
    Great Falls, Virginia, United States
    12
    5,750.00
  • 1975 BMW R-Series1975 BMW R-Series (1975)
    2016-10-05 04:44:21
    Falls Church, Virginia, United States
    40
  • 1958 BMW R-Series1958 BMW R-Series (1958)
     ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE AS DESCRIBED IN LISTING AND PHOTOS. PLEASE ASK ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING.   AS FOUND 1958 BSA MOTORCYCLE FOUND FROM BARNLOOKS TO HAVE BEEN SETTING IN BARN FOR MANY YEARS 'TIRES ARE VERY DRY 'MOTOR IS LOCKED WILL NOT TURN WITH KICK STARTER' VALVE COVER MISSING ' SEAT COVER IS IN VERY BAD CONDITION  SPRINGS UNDER SEAT ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITIONWIRES ON MOTORCYCLE ARE VERY DRY AND NEED REWIRED'  EXHAUST IS VERY RUSTY AND NEED TO BE REPLACEDNO KEY TO MOTORCYCLE  I HAVE TITLE ' WHEN LOOKING AT  TITLE YOU WILL SEE  MC 562910 ' I  BELIEVE NUMBER SHOULD BE 652910     FRAME HAS NO 652910   'MOTOR HAS 652910 '  BUYER CAN PAY 200 DOLLARS BY PAYPAL BALANCE UPON PICKUP IN 60 DAYS
    2016-08-22 04:53:15
    Crozet, Virginia, United States
    3
  • 2014 BMW R-Series2014 BMW R-Series (2014)
    I just bought this motorcycle this summer (I am the second owner), and I really don't want to sell it.  Due to separation/divorce I have to sell it.  The bike is amazing, and has brand new TKC70s (The front has yet to be mounted so there is a TKC80 front and TKC70 rear).
    2016-08-19 04:52:01
    Springfield, Virginia, United States
    3
    18,500.00
  • 2005 BMW R-Series2005 BMW R-Series (2005)
    2005 BMW R1200 GS 22.250 MILES BRAND NEW BATTERY BRAND NEW TIRES (BRIDGESTONE) NEW BRAKES NEW STATE VIRGINIA INSPECTION 05/17 NEW OIL AND FILTER REALLY GOOD MAINTENANCE RUNS GREAT EXCELLENT CONDITION CLEAN TITLE IN HAND
    2016-08-19 04:46:44
    Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
    22
  • 2008 BMW R-Series2008 BMW R-Series (2008)
    Amazingly clean one owner BMW R1200GS originally purchased in Germany. US Specifications,  3361 original Miles.  Services have been performed by BMW Neiderlassung, Stuttgart and Bemers Uber Alles,  Manassas VA.  Factory installed equipment  includes:Safety Package including ABS and Tire Pressure ControlEquipment Package II including ESA suspension and ASC  Accessories inlude:Jesse Luggage System with single key locksOdyssey II Panniers including travel bags and lid organizersOdyssey II Top box with attached passenger back restQuick detach GS top box mounting plateBaehr custom saddle and passenger pillion (from Pirmasens Germany) Oversize GSA off road style rider footpegs  Composite engine guards (not installed)
    2016-08-14 04:51:58
    Springfield, Virginia, United States
    3
    12,000.00
  • 2014 BMW R-Series2014 BMW R-Series (2014)
    Beautiful 2014 BMW R NineT with 9,060 miles for sale. $11,500 or best offer. Babied and garage kept.
    2016-08-08 04:56:17
    Arlington, Virginia, United States
    9
    12,000.00
  • 2003 BMW R-Series2003 BMW R-Series (2003)
    A very well cared for 2003 with low miles. After market muffler and windscreen. Small dent on left side corner of gas tank from pervious owner.
    2016-08-07 04:52:34
    Abingdon, Virginia, United States
    46
    3,800.00
  • 1969 BMW R-Series1969 BMW R-Series (1969)
    I have owned the bike since 1985, but let the tags expire in 1987 while I was at college.  I was concerned about using unleaded gas in it, and I got tired of fixing the floats, and it needed a new muffler cross-over pipe (which I still have, but never installed) to pass inspection.  I did not need it for transportation, so it got left alone and ended up stored in a barn for a few years, until I moved to a place where I could store it where I lived.  My intention was to harden the engine for the unleaded gas, but I could never afford to have it done.  The last time I had it running was around 94 or so.  Since then, it was kept in a shed until 97, then garages.  Kind of became part of the garages at both of the houses that I lived. Mostly out of sight and out of mind, unless it was in the way.  I have thought of trying to restore it, but my kids are not really interested in it, and so many years have passed, that it is just time to sell.  It has 26,061 miles on it.  I still have the Virginia state title. I took off the faring a few years ago and stored it in the attic of the garage to get it out of the way.  For the one picture I put it mostly on, just to show it, but did not tightened it down.  The engine does have compression, but it has not had gas in it for quite some time and the tank is rusted inside.  There is some rust on the handle bars as seen in the pictures, and the mufflers are not original, but they were incredibly loud (even before the leak).  The spark plug cable holders (piece that goes over the plug) have broken on both sides where the spark plug wire is clamped onto the holder (can see in the picture somewhat).
    2016-08-06 04:51:27
    King George, Virginia, United States
    26
  • 2013 BMW R-Series2013 BMW R-Series (2013)
    2013 BMW R1200GSW Watercooled6 speed transmissionThunder GreyABSHeated GripsCruise ControlExtra Powerlet on side coverLED turn signalsRadiator GuardsSupplemental Tool Kit6000 milesAdult ridden, garage storedNever taken off road, dropped or laid downWarranty until 12/28/2018Just completed 6000 mi service at dealer Titled and registered in PA, however I am currently stationed in VA and the bike is with me.  I have the title in my possession and work with buyer to transfer bike where convenient.  I will ship it, however shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
    2016-08-02 05:03:04
    McLean, Virginia, United States
    6
    10,789.00
  • 2016 BMW R-Series2016 BMW R-Series (2016)
    Sales (855) 330-1200 22890 Quicksilver Drive, Suite 189 Dulles Virginia 20166     16 BMW R Ninet Vehicle Information Year: 2016 Make: BMW Model: R nineT Condition: new     1 of 16  View Large Images   Description Motorcycles of Dulles is proud to present this BRAND NEW 2016 BMW R nineT in BLACK STORM METALLIC! This R nineT comes with a Hand-brushed Aluminum, High-Gloss clear varnish, milled welded seam tank. Warranty: All new BMW come with an Industry Leading 3-year / 36,000 mile factory warranty, and Roadside Assistance Programs.
    2016-07-30 04:55:40
    Sterling, Virginia, United States
    0
    16,190.00
  • 2015 BMW R-Series2015 BMW R-Series (2015)
    Sales (855) 330-1200 22890 Quicksilver Drive, Suite 189 Dulles Virginia 20166     15 BMW R Ninet Vehicle Information Year: 2015 Make: BMW Model: R Condition: new     1 of 11  View Large Images   Description Motorcycles of Dulles is proud to present this BRAND NEW 2015 BMW R nineT in BLACK STORM! Warranty: All new BMW come with an Industry Leading 3-year / 36,000 mile factory warranty, and Roadside Assistance Programs. Financing and Extended Coverages: Motorcycles of Dulles can assist you with Financing, Extended Repair and Protection programs and maintenance packages, please call 703-330-1200 and ask for John.
    2016-07-30 04:55:38
    Sterling, Virginia, United States
    0
    14,499.00
  • 2007 BMW R-Series2007 BMW R-Series (2007)
    Hello and thank you for taking a look at one of my motorcycles. I purchased this bike about 5 years ago from a doctor in Florida. It came with all of the maintenance records and I will turn everything over to the winner.
    2016-07-13 04:56:58
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States
    54
    7,000.00
  • 1972 BMW R-Series1972 BMW R-Series (1972)
    Got this bike over twenty years ago and shortly after decided to restore it. when i got it it had rusted exhaust,short in the electrical system and all sorts of there issues...I went with stainless steel exhaust,new cables,wheels were sent out and came with stainless spokes,new tires , cylinder heads were updated to a needle bearings style rocker arms,new rings ,reseated valves ,powder coated frame,new clutch ,all new cables, polished forks,powder coated seat base .....When i got the bike it had  17k miles and it had sat outside for a while so it needed most of what was done to it.I went to DMV and the did all the paperwork and of course the title came back with 725550k miles They said that they needed to see the bike to correct it well it was apart so that never got done...The title says 72555miles the odometer with a broken needle says 24565The bike will need tires,battery,rubber grips you decide....It will run and it started on the third kick after sitting 4 years. I was just kicking it to get the oil going before starting it an there it went so with the jumper battery all the electrics work.All in all it can be an easy restoration project and a nice ride for the summer...I would like to see it gone since it is not getting used and it is a waste..Have way too many other bikes and this one just sits in the barn collecting dust.
    2016-07-04 04:54:11
    Middleburg, Virginia, United States
    123
    4,500.00
  • 1994 BMW R-Series1994 BMW R-Series (1994)
    I bought this bike 5 years ago and am the second owner. The bike had just 3144 miles on it when I bought it and it now has only ~4600 miles. The original owner traded it back to the dealer for another bike the year after he bought it and the bike sat in storage in the dealership for roughly 15 years.
    2016-06-30 04:50:43
    Ashland, Virginia, United States
    4
    6,800.00
  • 2014 BMW R-Series2014 BMW R-Series (2014)
    2014 Adventure for sale. This motorcycle is loaded and is in excellent condition. It has pretty much every option available for the 2014's, (no shift assist, and key-less start wasn't an option yet).
    2016-06-28 04:58:34
    Winchester, Virginia, United States
    25
  • 2010 BMW R-Series2010 BMW R-Series (2010)
    2010 r1200rt with top case, PIA lights, gps, hyper lights, heated grips, heated seats, cruise, abs and other luxuries.  About 22000 miles but still riding.  Always garaged and in good shape.
    2016-06-24 04:56:12
    Ashland, Virginia, United States
    22
    9,400.00
  • 2010 BMW R-Series2010 BMW R-Series (2010)
    This is a like new 2010 BMW R1200 GS motorcycle. It is the DOHC model which I purchased new from Battley Cycles in Rockville, Maryland, in 2010. It has 5030 original miles on it and it has never been down.
    2016-06-21 05:04:19
    Vienna, Virginia, United States
    5
    12,000.00
  • 1955 BMW R-Series1955 BMW R-Series (1955)
    Offered for sale is this very complete and original 1955 BMW R50 twin, ready for restoration. The early Earles fork bikes are a very special blend of the R51, R67 & R68 bikes that came before them, along with the more robust frame and fork that went with the new styling. This is a matching engine/frame/frame ID tag bike with matching title, ready to transfer into the new owners name.  This bike has virtually all the unique 1st year/early features that make it so special: ·        * One year only aluminum rims and hubs with early style bearing retainers ·        * Early rear fender with small tail light holes ·        * Original Eber small tail light         * O* Early front fender with no center brace ·        * Early plunger-style Knecht air filter ·        * Small battery tray ·        * 32/11 rear drive in un-vented case ·        * Small headlight brackets ·        * Dished headlight with early speedo In addition, the original solo seat "T" bar bracket and rear fender rack are there.
    2016-06-20 04:57:53
    Heathsville, Virginia, United States
    7
    5,900.00
  • 2007 BMW R-Series2007 BMW R-Series (2007)
    10,050 miles. Mileage is from two epic cross-USA trips, no commuter mileage. Garage kept.
    2016-06-14 15:50:22
    Reston, Virginia, United States
    10
    8,000.00
  • 2000 BMW R-Series2000 BMW R-Series (2000)
     This is an excellent well cared for low mileage BMW roadster. Great torque off the line and very light quick steering. All fluids have been changed.
    2016-06-14 15:49:48
    Front Royal, Virginia, United States
    15
  • 1979 BMW R65 Project1979 BMW R65 Project (1979)
    1979 r65 BMW Must be gone quickly due to limited space. My loss is your gain........Unfortunately my r65 is terminal. I bought it from the second owner.
    2013-10-23 00:17:29
    Williamsburg, Virginia, US
    70,470
    1,275.00
  • 2002 BMW R1150R2002 BMW R1150R (2002)
    This 2002 BMW R1150R has been garaged since new. 4101 original miles. ABS brakes and heated grips. Color is mostly yellow with some black (yellow is easily seen). Also equipped with windscreen, center stand, and side (kick) stand.
    2013-10-22 00:40:15
    Fairfax, Virginia, US
    4,101
    3,950.00
  • '07 GS Adventure'07 GS Adventure (2007)
     2007 GSA up for grabs. Big plans for the bike but things in life change. Bought this with 1300 miles, prepped it for the big ride and plans had to change.
    2013-10-19 00:47:26
    Danville, Virginia, US
    3,050
    15,000.00
  • 2005 BMW R1200RT2005 BMW R1200RT (2005)
    For auction is a 2005 BMW R1200RT.  This bike is in great condition. Included is the Garmin 550 GPS mounted on a lockable Touratech mount along with the XM radio antenna puck.
    2013-09-29 20:01:07
    Woodbridge, Virginia, US
    45,730
    4,950.00
  • 1971 BMW R75/51971 BMW R75/5 (1971)
    Here is a 1971 BMW R75/5, it is in excellent condition. It has new black paint, new tires, battery, seat cover, points, handle bars, mirrors, grips and fork seals. Everything works like it suppose to.
    2013-09-27 09:18:54
    Waynesboro, Virginia, US
    13,227
    4,000.00
  • 1962 BMW R60/21962 BMW R60/2 (1962)
    Up for Auction in a freshly restored / all serial numbers matching 1962 BMW R60/2. This motorcycle was disassembled down to every last nut and bolt. The engine was disassembled and replaced with new pistons,rings, all new seals , gaskets etc.
    2013-09-27 00:09:46
    Ashburn, Virginia, US
    57,000
    20,000.00
  • BMW R1100R 2000yr 24000mi Great bike.Hard bags, back rest, luggage rack.BMW R1100R 2000yr 24000mi Great bike.Hard bags, back rest, luggage rack. (2000)
    2000 BMW R1100R Motorcycle in great condition. 24,000 miles. New dual sport tires.
    2013-09-24 02:42:18
    Roanoke, Virginia, US
    24,375
    3,700.00
  • 2001 BMW GS1150R--Great Condition2001 BMW GS1150R--Great Condition (2001)
     Many after market extras.  New windshield, leather seats, Jessie Bags, crash bar, new grips, LED dash lamps.  Well maintained and runs great.  Overall great condition.  There are some very minor scratches on the tank, and some rust in the joints of the handlebars.  The seat is aftermarket leather and it is a little worn, but is still in relativity good shape and firm. The bike has been dealer (have receipts)//user maintained and runs great there are no mechanical problems.  The tires have quite a bit of tread left.  I am the second owner and have the original owners manual a two keys.  Had BMW dealer perform thorough inspection at 57,434 miles.  59,561 miles now. General information Model: BMW R 1150 GS Year: 2001 Category: Enduro / offroad Rating: 78.8 out of 100.
    2013-09-05 00:01:41
    Hampton, Virginia, US
    59,561
    5,000.00
  • BMW 1998 R 1200BMW 1998 R 1200 (1998)
    owned since 2002.  At that time mileage was 11,748; milage now 16,633. Annual BWW dealer service performed every year at   Adventure BMW, Chesapeake VA., most recently on 7.13.13 with new back tire, new battery.
    2013-09-03 15:11:24
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, US
    16,633
    3,500.00
  • 2001 BMW GS1150R--Great Condition2001 BMW GS1150R--Great Condition (2001)
     Many after market extras.  New windshield, leather seats, Jessie Bags, crash bar, new grips, LED dash lamps.  Well maintained and runs great.  Overall great condition.  There are some very minor scratches on the tank, and some rust in the joints of the handlebars.  The seat is aftermarket leather and it is a little worn, but is still in relativity good shape and firm. The bike has been dealer (have receipts)//user maintained and runs great there are no mechanical problems.  The tires have quite a bit of tread left.  I am the second owner and have the original owners manual a two keys.  Had BMW dealer perform thorough inspection at 57,434 miles.  59,561 miles now. General information Model: BMW R 1150 GS Year: 2001 Category: Enduro / offroad Rating: 78.8 out of 100.
    2013-09-03 13:47:29
    Hampton, Virginia, US
    59,561
    4,500.00
  • BMW R1100rtBMW R1100rt (2001)
    2001 r1100rt with about 55,000 miles but I'm still riding.  Bike is in excellent shape and mechanically it works flawlessly.  The bike has Pia lights, gps, rear Hyper lights with led brake and blinker assist and comes with 2 windshields and 2 seats.
    2013-09-03 11:09:29
    Mechanicsville, Virginia, US
    55,000
    3,300.00
  • 2003 BMW R1150R2003 BMW R1150R (2003)
    2003 BMW R Series R, I bought this bike new in 2003 - and have been the sole owner. It has always been parked in my garage and well taken care of. I just bought a new bike yesterday - so this one needs a new home.
    2013-09-03 09:54:33
    Williamsburg, Virginia, US
    30,941
    3,200.00

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BMW Motorrad USA Launches National Parts And Accessories Website

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 00:00:00 -0700

From a BMW Motorrad USA press release: BMW Motorrad USA has launched a National Parts website to help BMW riders shop online to find original BMW Motorcycle repair and maintenance parts. The website presents the complete catalog of original BMW parts and acts as a hub to direct riders to their closest on-line retailers to seamlessly complete their order. “The National Parts and Accessories website, with its 24/7 online access, is one of the many ways BMW Motorrad USA supports our rider family with tools that make it easy to keep their bikes authentic with original BMW parts,” comments Michael Hernandez, Manager, Parts and Accessories, BMW Motorrad USA.  “It also reinforces our commitment to our dealer network by helping them connect with the growing number of riders shopping online.” The BMW Motorrad USA National Parts and Accessories website raises online exposure for original BMW parts, accessories and riders’ equipment, making it easy for riders to find and buy.

Racer Valerie Thompson Rides BMW S 1000 RR to 208.81 mph Bonneville Record

Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Racing at the Bonneville Salt Flats requires more than a little good luck. Weather plays such an important role in the speed of the salt and whether the event is even held at all. This year, Valerie Thompson experienced the full spectrum of Bonneville racing.

No Thru Road: Confessions of a Traveling Man

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Author of five books and thousands of articles, Clement Salvadori’s newest tome takes its reader on 30 varying trips around the world. From kick-starting a 500cc Single at 17,200 feet in the Tibetan Himalayas to riding to Pamplona, Spain, in 1960 to run with the bulls, the 416-page book is an adventure-travel enthusiast’s dream. An excerpt from chapter one, Afghanistan 1973, reads: “While working at the American embassy in Rome I decided that after five years I did not want to continue my career as a diplomat.

Pirelli To Remain Tire Supplier For All World Superbike Classes Through 2018

Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Pirelli’s relationship with the World Superbike Championship started in 2004 and will carry on through 2018, as the Italian company will continue to supply tires for every class of the championship. What follows is the official Pirelli press release. Pirelli has been confirmed as the Official Tire Supplier for all classes of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship having won the tender organized by Dorna, promoter and organizer of the World Championship, in agreement with the FIM, the International Motorcycling Federation.

Third Annual ‘The MEET’ at ACM

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

More than 2,000 attendees visited America’s Car Museum for its 3rd annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival ‘The MEET’ last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, where over 300 motorcycles and scooters were showcased on the Haub Family Field at LeMay. The event drew pre-1981 motorcycles and scooters from the U.S. and Canada, including an antique motorcycle display, swap meet, cruise-in and a 78-mile roundtrip tour from ACM’s Anderson Plaza to Mt. Rainier.

Hero MotoCorps Hires Ex-BMW Designer Braunsperger

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Hero MotoCorp has hired former BMW designer Markus Braunsperger to lead the Indian company’s research and development division. Braunsperger once held a similar position with BMW in the early 2000s, developing models such as the K1200S before moving on to BMW’s automobile division where he helped design the 5, 6 and 7 series sedans as well as the X3, X5 and X7 SUVs. Braunsperger will head Hero’s new R&D center in Rajasthan, India, starting in October.

NHTSA Launches Recall Look-up by VIN Tool

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have launched a new free online tool that should make it easier for consumers to inspect their vehicles’ safety recall histories. The new search tool, available at http://www.safercar.gov/vinlookup, allows people to look for recall campaigns by entering Vehicle Identification Numbers.

“The Meet” Vintage Motorcycle Show This Saturday

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

The stage is set for ”The Meet at ACM” motorcycle show this weekend in Tacoma, WA. While festivities will begin on Friday evening, America’s Car Museum (ACM) will host the third annual Vintage Motorcycle Festival on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Organizers expect 450 vintage motorcycles and scooters from all over the nation to attend.

2016 Midual Type 1 Prototype Revealed

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

Most motorcycle enthusiasts are probably unfamiliar with the Midual brand. Originally formed in 1992 by entrepreneur Olivier Midy, Midual was an obscure French brand best known for introducing a 875cc roadster concept in 1999. What made the concept noteworthy was the company’s decision to use a transversely-mounted flat-twin engine.

BMW Reports Q2 2014 Financial Results

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0700

BMW reported an 11.2% growth in motorcycle sales revenue for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014, thanks to a new best-ever quarterly record of 42,259 motorcycles sold. The record sales quarter also led to a record of 70,978 motorcycles sold in the first half of 2014, the most motorcycles BMW has sold in a six-month period in the company’s 90-year history in the business. The second quarter sales result represents a 5.1% increase on the 40,209 motorcycles sold in the same quarter last year.