Last-minute arrangements were quickly approved for a seat-of-the-pants trip to Austin from Tehachapi, Calif., to attend the Cardano Community Event at Consensus 2022, where crypto and blockchain techies across the globe gather to discuss all matters of this fast-growing industry. I wanted to be a part of it, and that required an appropriate ride—my Euro dual-sport bike with knobbies wasn’t going to get the job done. The BMW R 18 Transcontinental touring motorcycle, loaded with amenities and the latest technology features expected in today’s luxury cars, got the nod.It would be a six-day trip with the first leg dedicated
BMW has taken to the IAA Mobility show in Munich, Germany, to unveil two new electric motorbikes with interesting specs for their categories. Both have the same performance figures, making for a high-speed electric bicycle and a low-speed electric motorbike.
The two models were technically unveiled by different divisions of BMW.
BMW unveiled the i Vision AMBY, which is a high-speed electric bicycle.
The company’s motorcycle division, BMW Motorrad, unveiled the Vision AMBY. That little “i” makes a big difference.
The i Vision AMBY may technically fall in the electric bicycle category, but it shares very little with its e-bike
Of all the ways one can think of unwinding and putting a hectic work week behind, a motorcycle ride is the ultimate de-stress pill. At least that is what works for us, so when we had the chance to head out on a 500km road trip with two purpose-built touring machines, we grabbed the opportunity with both hands.
The motorcycles in question present their own unique flavour of sport touring. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 is a proven Japanese machine, with an inline-four engine shared with the venerable Kawasaki Ninja 1000 SX. On the other side, we have the BMW F
Sauerkraut, bratwurst, red cabbage, Bavarian beer, German engineering. If it is German, I like it. My mother came to America in her 20s from Bavaria, met my father, and the rest was history. For my entire life, I was fed a steady diet of everything German. I grew up in love with German cars and later motorcycles.
My current long-distance touring motorcycle is a BMW R 1250 GS. It is my second wasserboxer-driven bike, so I know the engine configuration well. I appreciate most that German manufacturers develop a product,
The BMW 3 Series has been a popular go-to option for car enthusiasts for decades. Partly because of the wide selection the 3 Series models cover, and partly because of its reputation and performance on the streets.
The 3 Series witnessed a lot of fame after starring in EA’s Need For Speed: Most Wanted game back in 2005. It quickly became a street-racing icon in the eyes of car lovers.
Whether you own an older E46 M3 or a new 320I, or whether your 3 Series is a sedan or a two-door, there are some modifications you can install on