El Solitario motorcycles are not intended to seek for beauty, content or practicality as is the mainstream norm today. Their machines are mere autobiographical exercises that depict an instant capture of the vital journey, as they strive to reveal the essence of the motorized two wheeled artifact. Continue reading →
The BMW K 1600 GTL Exclusive takes two-wheeled travel to a whole new level thanks to a 160hp in-line six-cylinder engine that melds power with refinement, as well as boasting tons of equipment and comfort. Spearheading the BMW Motorrad tourer range, the “Exclusive” model already lays claim to a class-beating specification as standard, including central locking with anti-theft alarm system and ESA II electronic suspension adjustment for an optimum spring/damper setup regardless of load. The Dynamic Traction Control boosts safety when accelerating, while the innovative new Hill Start Control feature takes all the hard work out of pulling away uphill, even when carrying a passenger and luggage. Like all BMW motorcycles, the K 1600 GTL Exclusive also comes equipped with BMW Motorrad ABS as standard. Continue reading →
The BMW GS is the top-selling motorcycle in many countries around the world. BeemerGS.com now has the perfect companion for all riders of this unique motorcycle, the new matt black BeemerGS.com Chronograph. Its XL-size matt black stainless-steel case with a diameter of 43mm also invariably makes the chronograph a faithful and dependable companion, be it on demanding mountain passes or in crossing a desert. Further distinctive features are the scratch-resistant mineral glass and the durable black leather strap with stainless-steel clasp.
BMW M has been part of MotoGP for the 16th season running; since 1999, the division has been the “Official Car of MotoGP”. There are 18 races on the calendar this year, with the season getting underway on the 23rd of March in Qatar and finishing on the 9th of November in Valencia. At the heart of the fleet of official MotoGP cars for this season will be the new M4 Coupe with its 431hp turbocharged 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine. It will be equipped with numerous M Performance parts, including a front splitter, black grille and a titanium exhaust system surrounded by carbon-fibre exhaust finishers. Other bits include carbon mirror caps, aero side skirts, rear diffuser, rear spoiler and, of course, an LED light bar.
A roadster, reduced to the essentials – maximum performance. 160hp, 112Nm of torque and a power-to-weight ratio of 1.29 kilograms per bhp – and the competition disappears in the rear mirror. Like its superbike predecessor, the S 1000 R sets the benchmark in its segment.
On this special episode of On Two Wheels, Sport Rider Editor-in-Chief Kent Kunitsugu brings you a detailed, inside look at the cutting edge electronics that make the BMW HP4 the most advanced sportbike ever made. After all the tech talk, Kent gets the unique opportunity to put BMW’s fantastic limited edition HP4 Superbike through a complete track test at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.