BMW Motorrad Reveals Concept R18 Cruiser
BMW Motorrad recently drew back the curtain on their Concept R18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy at the end of May. They’ve taken a historical motorcycle design and have given it more of a custom and modern flare. This new bike is still instantly recognizable as a BMW with its boxer engine, cradle frame, and exposed universal shaft. “This concept bike appeals to something deep down – you just want to just get on it and ride off. But when you get off it again, you don’t just put it in the garage and walk away – you turn around again and give it a final parting glance”, said Edgar Heinrich, head of BMW Motorrad Design. Check out this new bike for yourself. Read More
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KTM Launches 2020 Off-Road, Dual Sport Models
KTM just launches their 2020 lineup, including the new KTM 150 XC-W TPI, KTM 250 XC-W TPI and KTM 300 XC-W TPI 2-strokes, and the new offroad-only KTM 350 XCF-W and KTM 500 XCF-W 4-strokes. They didn’t forget about dual sports, adding the KTM 350 EXC-F and KTM 500 EXC-F to their lineup as well. Each new model boasts the latest in innovation, featuring high-performance engines, a new chassis including WP XPLOR suspension, updated handling, new bodywork, new air filter box, new cooling system, and new exhaust systems. Is that enough new for you? These bikes will be coming to North American dealers this summer so stay tuned. Read More.
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Motorcycle Group Announces Charity Ride to the Arctic Circle
The journey has begun. On May, 25th, the Moto.Men, a group of motorcycle enthusiasts based out of/from all over the country, set off on an adventure that covers the entire United States. The trip, called Project’19, will take roughly 35-40 days and will take the Moto.Men riding along the East and West coasts, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Arctic Ocean. During the course of their trip, Project’19 plans to ride 16,000 miles and will make stops for those in need and will raise funds for various organizations supporting disabled veterans, military service dogs, and cancer victims. During their stops, they will deliver four individual endowments to cancer survivors and disabled veterans totaling over $10,000. We are excited to follow their journey and wish them the best of luck during their ride. Read More.
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Honda Unveils 4-Seat Talon Side-by-Sides
This story is for all of you side-by-side lovers out there. During the start of Power Lab 2019, a Honda dealer event, the manufacturer revealed two new four-seat sport side-by-side models – the Talon 1000X-4 and the Talon 1000X-4 FOX Live Valve. These new four-seater models give riders the opportunity to share the offroading experience with additional family and friends. Honda has other Talon two-seater models, but their riders were requesting the ability to fit more passengers and Honda is making the request a reality. The new Talons are packed with features and come in at a variety of price points that you’ll want to see for yourself. Read More.
Motocross Legend Carey Hart Creates Custom Indian Motorcycle
Motocross legend Carey Hart has some serious custom bike building skills and he’s put them to good use. Hart recently brought together a team of friends and professionals to “reimagine a modern Indian motorcycle back to its original race track roots.” The bike they’ve created was built for the One Moto Show in Portland, Oregon and the team took home the Red, White & Blue award for “Best American Build.” Check out their award winning bike. Read More.
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