Thursday, September 26, 2013
A reader of the BMW Motorrader magazine has taken these two pictures in Rovereto, Italy and sent them to his fav mag. They show the final air-cooled boxer-powered bike BMW is rumored to manufacture, before they jump in the liquid-cooled bandwagon for good.
This streetfighter was teased during the 2012 EICMA in Milan, Italy but it looks like it was a well-kept secret. The NineT is said to be unveiled on October 16th and it's then when we get to learn all the details behind this bike.
According to BMWMcMag, the BMW NineT could deliver 88HP with 110 Nm (82 pf-lbs) of torque. The front end looks similar to the one on the S10000RR, and the elongated tank should be able to accommodate quite a lot of fuel.
It also appears like Akrapovic has already been working on a custom exhaust for the BMW NineT, as one of the bikes has an aftermarket silencer, while the other shows a stacked, dual exhaust, most likely the stock equipment.
With 3 weeks or so until the rumored unveiling date, we're already hooked on this. Price is rumored to be under €14,000 ().
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Cafe Racer is back for a fourth season starting Wednesday, November 6 on Velocity. The next installment will feature high profile builders like Roland Sands and the guy-in-garage such as Grey Dog Moto and MaceTech. The celebrity lineup includes Riddick's Katee Sackhoff, rock band Chevelle, Travis and Lyn-z Pastrana and our favorite test riders Eric and Ben Bostrom.
We've also listened to viewer feedback: A new show format will consist of five episodes that are one hour each in length. Each episode will showcase two bike builds start to finish and more emphasis will be put on the process and craft.
Season 4: Wednesday nights on Velocity at 9PM Central
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Not to promote another brand, but if you are like me and love demo rides on all kinds of motorcycles, then come join the fun at MidAmerica MotoPlex on Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th from 9AM to 4PM. Demo rides on the new Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief Vintage and the Indian Chieftain. I would assume that like all demo rides, be prepared to show motorcycle license, insurance, and have full riding gear: helmet, gloves, long sleeve shirt and pants.
I-29 exit 83, Sioux Falls, SD
Charley Boorman just completed his North American BMW Adventure on the new 2013 BMW R1200GS (wet head). The show will air later this year as Extreme Frontiers, USA. In the meantime if you want to relive his rides with Ewan McGregor in Long Way Around and Long Way Down, they are now on Netflix.