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The Moto Beach Classic Returns to Bolsa Chica, CA

The Moto Beach Classic Returns to Bolsa Chica, CA
A purpose build asphalt oval track will host a number of races including the 2021 Super Hooligan National Championship final.

The Moto Beach Classic returns to Bolsa Chica on Saturday, October 23rd. Entry is free for a full day of motorcycle racing from the final round of the 2021 Super Hooligan National Championship, as well as a Costume Surf Contest, local live bands, ride-in motorcycle show, art show, vendors, and much more.

The Moto Beach Classic, now in its fourth year, draws racers, bike builders, surfers, artists, musicians, and motorcycle enthusiasts to Bolsa Chica State Beach, in Southern California, for a day of family-oriented action and adventure. The organizers say that the event has cultivated a community of eclectic humans that live a life on two wheels and speaks to the heart of Southern California, and we are all invited.

Roland Sands Design has partnered with SeaLegs at the Beach, Bolsa Chica’s concert venue on the sand, to host a full lineup of punk, funk, reggae, and surf rock, to bring home the final round of the Super Hooligan series. The venue will also include an art show, the V-Twin Visionary Ride-In Bike Show, a vendor village, a kid’s STACYC electric bike course, food, and spirited beverages.

The 2021 Super Hooligan National Championship is an open series for lightly modified street bikes running on road, oval, and dirt tracks, where racers must prove their versatility in addition to skill and nerve. The season finale takes the form of Flat Track Racing on a purpose build asphalt oval track on Bolsa Chica beach and will determine the best and most well-rounded heavy street bike racer of the series.  All-day racing will also be served up by an eclectic group of additional race classes: Vintage, Mad Dog Mini’s, Big Twin, Run What Cha Brung, and Super 73 to name a few.

The vendor village includes representation by local motorcycle shops. Check out new models, try on riding apparel, and shop new products from a host of manufacturers.

Roland Sands Designs has selected and curated a collection of installations inspired by surf, rock & moto culture, and has promised attendees an art show “to rock your oculars.”

The Moto Beach Classic Returns to Bolsa Chica, CA
The event includes the V-Twin Visionary Ride-In Bike Show

All day long kids can walk into the STACYC booth and demo an e-bike. In the afternoon, open to all STACYC owners, kids 3-5 years old in the 12″ class and 5-7 years old in the 16” class will have a chance to prove they are the fastest eKids at the beach. The STACYC Electric Kids Race main event will take place on the Super Hooligan racecourse.

V-Twin Visionary Ride-In Bike Show contestants will have front row parking for their custom machines at the center of the action. The custom bikes will range from mild resto-mods to wild choppers, scramblers, flat trackers, café racers, and purpose-built race bikes in all makes and models.

VIP tickets are available in a limited quantity this year. While the event is free to the public, the VIP area will feature Grandstand seating with an unobstructed view of the racing action, a VIP bar, VIP restrooms, and 2nd story viewing from the RSD Moto Shed. VIP tickets will also get you access to the racing pits.

“The Moto Beach Classic is the physical realization of a lifetime of insane ideas all jammed into one day at the beach,” said Roland Sands. “Motorcycles, music, racing, art, all on the sand where I grew up surfing. I couldn’t think of a better place to do it and with a better group of people.”

The Moto Beach Classic Returns to Bolsa Chica, CA

General admission is free, action starts at 10am and finishes at 6:30pm. VIP tickets available for purchase at: rolandsands.com

For additional event information, please visit: motoclassicevents.com

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Riding For Warriors Raises Over $100,000

Riding For Warriors Raises Over $100,000
Riding For Warriors 7th annual tour riders. From left: Michael Nehlsen, Jim Kessler, James McQueen, Jim McQueen, Sr., Tom Stein, and Joey Mac Dizon.

The seventh annual Riding For Warriors event recently completed its six-day motorcycle ride to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11, raising over $100,000 for Hope For The Warriors and its Warrior’s Wish program. Air Force veteran Michael Nehlsen led six of his fellow riders from his home state of New Jersey on a 900-mile journey ending in New York, visiting 9/11 memorials and related locations to remember and honor the victims of the attacks.

Hope For The Warriors is a 15-year-old nonprofit serving the warrior community — active-duty, veterans, military families, caregivers, and families of the fallen. Through one of its first established programs, Warrior’s Wish, Hope For The Warriors fulfills a desire for a better quality of life and works to provide rewarding experiences for those who have sacrificed their physical and psychological health in the line of duty.

Riding For Warriors Raises Over $100,000
Front row behind flag: Jim Kessler, Matt Smith, Michael Nehlsen, James McQueen. Second row: Jim McQueen, Sr., Debbie Kessler, Rebecca Nehlsen, Frank Prigmore. Back row: Tom Stein, Anna Hillmann, Joey Mac Dizon

“Being the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 and being able to support our veteran community with Hope For The Warriors through the Warriors Wish program has been an honor and a privilege over the past seven years,” said Nehlsen. “The team of riders and support staff that accompanied me this year made the importance and impact of the journey from the NYC Ground Zero Memorial to the Flight 93 Memorial and finally to the Pentagon memorial a lifetime memory of brotherhood and sisterhood. We also met a lot of wonderful people along the way that have made a lifetime impact on me and I am sure all the others on the ride. 2021 solidified the very reason I started this journey seven years ago and will continue in the future. God Bless America and all our brothers and sisters who have served our great nation’s military past and present.”   

This was the seventh year Nehlsen has led the tour and given his time to the charity, traveling over 30,000 miles on his motorcycle and raising over $253,000 for Warrior’s Wish, providing wounded veterans with woodworking and farm equipment, family trips, a horse trailer, a bass boat, bicycles and more.

“Every day we are reminded why Hope For The Warriors was born from the tragedies that took place on 9/11.” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president of Hope For The Warriors “The need to care for military families has not waned in the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks and it is with deep appreciation of Michael, Hillmann Consulting and the many supporters for sharing HOPE’s mission along the ride and raising critical funds to support our clients that need assistance”

Riding For Warriors Raises Over $100,000
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City.

About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family, and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members, and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation, and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 170 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen.

For more information and to make a donation to Hope For The Warriors or its Warriors Wish program, visit: hopeforthewarriors.org

      

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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT | First Look Review

Suzuki has released the successor to the GSX-S1000F, the new 2022 GSX-S1000GT and GT+ models.

We took a first look at Suzuki’s aggressively redesigned GSX-S1000 naked sportbike back in April, and rumors of a sport-touring variant have been amplifying ever since. Enter the new GSX-S1000GT, successor to the S1000F, with all the performance of the new S1000 on which it is based, and all the comfort and features expected from a long-haul tourer.

As with the new Hayabusa, the new GT model is fitted with Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Traction Control, Ride by Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-Directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems.

It is powered by a street tuned version of the GSX-R sportbike’s 999cc, in-line four-cylinder engine, which has been updated with a revised intake and exhaust camshafts, cam chain tensioners, valve springs, and redesigned clutch and gearshift components. Suzuki says the enhancements deliver a broader, more consistent torque curve while meeting Euro 5 emissions compliance standards.

The GSX-S1000GT also utilizes the S1000’s twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum-alloy braced swingarm from the GSX-R1000. Fully adjustable KYB suspension, ABS-equipped radial-mount Brembo monoblock calipers biting 310mm floating rotors. A new trellis-style sub-frame creates secure attachment points for the 36-liter side cases and promises an improved passenger experience.

2022 GSX-S1000GT+ is equipped with integrated side-cases.

A new cast-aluminum, rubber-mounted handlebar provides a relaxed body position, coupled with rubber footpeg inserts for long-haul comfort. Rider and passenger seats benefit from a new sporty design maximizing comfort on long rides, and both seats sport a new cover material that balances grip with freedom of movement and integrates well with the new grab-bar design. Equipped with all-around LED lights, the distinctive horizontally arranged headlights match the latest Suzuki styling.

The GSX-S1000GT is equipped with a 6.5-inch, full-color TFT LCD screen set into the inner fairing above the handlebars for enhanced visibility and protection from debris. The brightness-adjustable TFT panel features a scratch-resistant surface and an anti-reflective coating and integrates with the SUZUKI mySPIN smartphone connectivity application. A USB outlet can also be used to connect and charge a smartphone.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT will be available in two color schemes: Metallic Reflective Blue, and Glass Sparkle Black, each set off with distinctive GT logos. Manufacturers suggested pricing for both the GT and GT+ are yet to be announced.

For more information, please visit: suzuki.com 

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Specs

Base Price: TBD
Website: suzukicycles.com
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line four, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm
Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate assist clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Rake/Trail: 25 degrees/3.94 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 498 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gals.

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Triumph Releases New Tiger 900 Bond Edition

Triumph Release New Tiger 900 Bond Edition
Triumph is only making 250 of this limited edition Tiger 900, equipped with an Arrow can, Michelin Anakee Wild Tires, and a host of 007 details.

Triumph celebrates the partnership between two British icons with a new limited-edition motorcycle inspired by the Tiger 900 Rally Pro, which features in the forthcoming James Bond movie, No Time To Die.

Triumph provided the James Bond stunt team with Tiger 900’s and Scrambler 1200’s, and they star alongside Bond in some of the key action sequences in the consummate spy’s 25th adventure. The Triumph design workshop team collaborated with the movie’s stunt crew to configure several feature motorcycles, including the preparation of Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 models for dynamic action sequences.

“The Tiger 900 is the most confidence-inspiring bike,” said Lee Morrison, stunt coordinator for No Time To Die. “It allows you to really push the ride as far as you want, you can take as many liberties as you want; stand up sideways drifting in third gear, slow wheelie it, slide it supermoto-style. I honestly think it’s one of the best bikes I’ve ever ridden, it’s fantastic.”

Triumph Release New Tiger 900 Bond Edition
No Time To Die – The new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro Bond Edition

The new Bond Edition is limited to just 250 motorcycles globally, and each of these special Tiger 900s features a premium, billet machined handlebar clamp with the bike’s unique number, and come with a signed certificate of authenticity.

The Tiger 900 Bond Edition is finished in a Matte Sapphire Black paint scheme with 007 graphics and includes premium blacked-out detailing throughout. The frame, headlight finishers, side panels, sump guard, pillion footrest hangers, auxiliary lamp shrouds, and engine guards all have a premium, black finish.

Enhancing the Bond Edition theme, the new Bond Tiger also features a bespoke 007 startup screen animation and the heated rider and pillion seats are crafted with unique Bond Edition branding.

Standard on the limited edition are Michelin Anakee Wild dirt-focused tires, and an Arrow Silencer, which features a lightweight brushed stainless-steel body, with a carbon end cap and strap.

The Bond Edition Tiger 900 Rally Pro will be available in dealerships from May/June 2022, with an MSRP of $20,100.

For more information, visit triumphmotorcycles.com.

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The New Edelweiss Bike Travel Program 2022 – Packed with Motorcycle Adventures Worldwide

Edelweiss Bike Travel 2022 Brochure

With a loud thud it falls on your doormat: the brand new, and especially thick, motorcycle travel brochure from Edelweiss Bike Travel.

With over 40 years of experience in motorcycle travel, Edelweiss knows how to offer you the best routes and destinations. The 198-page brochure gives extensive information about the tours on all continents, details about the level of difficulty, average riding time, and average sightseeing time. In addition to guided tours, they offer self-guided tours and scooter tours.

Do you have a ton of free time? Then you can join the completely guided world tour, which goes from Munich to Bali, for example. For the off-roaders, there is a category with unpaved tours on 3 different continents. And if you book now until October 31, 2021, you get a $250 discount on one of the tours from the standard program for 2022. The discount code is EBB2022.

If you haven’t ordered one yet, the brochure is completely free of charge to order or download on the Edelweiss Bike Travel website. Visit www.edelweissbike.com to claim yours.

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BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter | First Look Review

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
The CE 04 has a striking contemporary design and is available in Light White or Magellan Grey metallic.

The CE 04 scooter marks the beginning of a new chapter in what BMW Motorrad calls their “electromobility strategy.” The thoroughly contemporary design includes an all-electric drive and, BMW claims, innovative connectivity solutions aimed squarely at urban mobility and commuters. The bodywork is finished in Light White as standard, contrasting with black working parts, and finished with a modern “floating” bench seat. Solid wheels and a sidestand, integrated with the bodywork, finish off the styling. The CE 04 is also available in an optional Magellan Grey metallic, supplemented with a black/orange seat and an orange wind deflector. 

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
The CE 04 has a claimed range of 80 miles (the reduced output version is 62 miles), and can fully recharge from flat in 1 hour and 40 minutes with the optional quick charger.

The CE 04 uses an innovative liquid-cooled, permanent-magnet electric motor, mounted in the frame between the battery and the rear wheel. BMW says they have conducted extensive riding tests to develop specific types of battery recuperation relative to the choice of riding mode. The motor is rated at 20 horsepower with a claimed maximum output of 42 horsepower, which should make it zippy. BMW has highlighted the importance they placed in providing opportunities for riders to choose between maximum efficiency and maximum riding fun, as the mood or need requires. Three riding modes include Rain, with reduced power, Eco, where range is prioritized over performance, Road for more zip, and an optional Dynamic mode, for maximizing performance. Top speed is limited to a healthy 74.5 mph, and 0-30 mph is achieved in 2.6 seconds.

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
Top speed is limited to a healthy 74.5 mph, and 0-30 mph is achieved in a claimed 2.6 seconds.

The CE 04 has a battery cell capacity of 60.6 Ah (8.9 kWh), providing a claimed range of 80 miles (the reduced output version manages 62 miles). The last published study conducted by the DOT on commuting was in 2003 and found that, on average, U.S. commuters travel 15 miles to work. The CE 04 is well within those limits but will require owners to regularly recharge. The lithium-ion battery is charged using one of the BMW integrated charging devices and a regular household socket or a public charging station. When the battery is completely flat a complete charge takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes. The optional quick charger reduces charging time to 1 hour and 40 minutes from completely flat and will take a battery at 20% up to 80% in 45 minutes.

READ: 2022 BMW C 400 GT Scooter | First Look Review

The frame is constructed from tubular steel, with a telescopic fork and twin disc brakes for the front wheel, and a single-sided swingarm/monoshock, and a single-disc brake at the rear. ABS comes as standard, and BMW’s ABS Pro (combines with tilt sensor) is an option. Tires are 120/70-R15 at the front and 160/60-R15 at the rear. A 10.25-inch TFT color screen with integrated map navigation and extensive connectivity should allow owners to safely stow their device in the ventilated mobile phone charging compartment with USB-C charging port. All-round LED lighting units are standard. Adaptive Headlight Pro provides cornering illumination as an available option, as is Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), available by means of an ASC (Automatic Stability Control) unit. ASC limits engine torque in relation to rear wheel slip and DTC enables safe acceleration in various conditions and is also sensitive to lean angle. 

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter
New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter

Oliver Zipse, CEO of BMW AG, said, “The BMW CE 04 is our new electric star for the city. It combines an e-drive with emotion and motorcycling fun. The latest technology, and the best battery cells, which also provide power in the BMW iX. Just like the CE 04, all future new BMW Motorrad models for urban mobility will be pure electric.”

Price and availability have not yet been announced. For more information visit: bmwmotorcycles.com

New BMW CE 04 Electric Scooter

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BMW Announces 2022 Motorcycle Updates

2022 BMW Motorcycles
2022 BMW R 18

BMW Motorrad USA has released details of the latest updates and changes across the entire model lineup for 2022, and the introduction of the new M 1000 RR. We can expect to see the first examples arriving in US dealerships in the last quarter of 2021. The list includes details on pricing, equipment changes, and paint scheme updates for motorcycles and scooters. Also included are a comprehensive list of available upgrade packages, which have been streamlined and standardized across the range.

2022 BMW C 400 GT Scooter

2022 BMW Motorcycles
2022 BMW C 400 GT

The only scooter in BMW’s 2022 lineup, we took a first look at the C 400 GT back in March. The Euro 5-compliant, 350cc engine delivers a claimed 34 horsepower and 26 lb-ft of torque, transmitted through a Constantly Variable Transmission.

Expected Availability: In dealers now

Base MSRP: $8,495

Equipment Changes: Updates for the 2022 model include an electronic throttle and engine management system, improvements to the catalytic converter, and enhancements to the engine. The ASC (traction control) system has been updated for 2022 and promises a more sensitive response in wet and slippery conditions. Additionally, the brakes have received new calipers with improved piston response and the forward storage compartment now features a 12-volt outlet and a USB charging socket.

Color Schemes: The C 400 GT comes in Alpine White as standard. Callisto Grey Metallic ($150) and Black Storm Metallic ($250) are optional premium alternatives.

2022 BMW G 310 R and G 310 GS 

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
The 2022 BMW G 310 R

Rider covered the release of the 2021 G 310 R, which received several updates for that year, as did its sister model the G 310 GS, and changes for the new models are currently limited to color schemes. 

G 310 R

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $5,045

Color Schemes: Cosmic Black 2 replaces Cosmic Black as the standard color, and Kyanite Blue Metallic is now available at a $250 premium.

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
The 2022 BMW G 310 GS

G 310 GS

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $5,954

Color Schemes: Polar White remains the standard paint scheme, but Cosmic Black 2 replaces Cosmic Black as a $250 option.

2022 BMW F 750 GS, F 850 GS, F 850 GS Adventure

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
The 2022 BMW F 750 GS

We road-tested the 2019 BMW F 750 and F 850 GS models when they were released in November 2018. The only changes slated for 2022 are color schemes and new upgrade packages.

F 750 GS

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: TBA

Color Schemes: Light White is carried over as the standard color and Black Storm Metallic now replaces Black Storm as a $350 optional color. San Marino Blue Metallic ($260) is also carried over as an option.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $1,000
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Ride Modes Pro
Heated Grips
Dynamic Engine
Brake Control (new)
Luggage Rack (new)

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Premium Upgrade Package $2,400
Select Package contents
LED Style Elements
Gear Shift Assist Pro (new)
Keyless Ride
Dynamic ESA
TPM tire pressure monitor 

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW F 850 GS

F 850 GS

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: TBA

Color Schemes: Racing Red remains the standard color, while New Black Storm Metallic ($350) replaces Black Storm as an optional color along with Rallye Blue ($325), carried over from last year.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $950
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Ride Modes Pro
Heated Grips
Dynamic Engine Brake Control (new)
Luggage Rack (new) 

.
Premium Package $2,350
Select Package contents
LED Style Elements
Gear Shift Assist Pro (new)
Keyless Ride
Dynamic ESA
TPM tire pressure monitor

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW F 850 GS Adventure

F 850 GS Adventure

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: TBA

Color Schemes: Light White replaces Ice Gray as the standard color, Black Storm Metallic ($325) replaces Black Storm as an optional color. Kalamata Matte Metallic is also still available as a $350 option. 

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $1,350
GPS Prep
Cruise control
LED fog lights (new)
Ride Modes Pro Heated grips
Aluminum side case holders
Dynamic Engine Brake Control 

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Premium Package $3,100
Select Package contents
LED Style Elements
Gear Shift Assist Pro (new)
Keyless Ride
Dynamic ESA
TPM tire pressure monitor 

2022 BMW F 900 R and F 900 XR

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW F 900 R

Rider Magazine published a road test review of the 2020 F 900 R and F 900 XR, newly released for that year. The R roadster and XR sport-adventure platforms both receive new color schemes and upgrade packages for 2022. 

F 900 R

Expected Availability: Q4 2021 

Base MSRP: $8,995

Color Schemes: Black Storm Metallic remains the standard color, while Bluestone Metallic ($300) replaces San Marino Blue as an optional color, and the classic BMW Racing white, blue and red scheme ($300) replaces Hockenheim Silver and Racing Red as the second option.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $975
Heated Grips
TPM tire pressure monitor 
Dynamic Traction Control
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Ride Modes Pro
ABS Pro 

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Premium Package $2,500
Select Package contents 
Dynamic ESA 
Headlight Pro 
Adaptive Headlight 
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Keyless Ride
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Saddle Bag Mounts

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW F 900 XR

F 900 XR

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $11,695

Color Schemes: Light White is carried over as the standard color for the F 900 XR. Black Storm Metallic ($250) replaces Gelvanic Gold Metallic as an optional color, and Racing Red ($250) remains the second option.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $950
GPS Prep 
Cruise Control
Heated Grips
Saddle Bag Mounts
Dynamic Traction Control
Ride Modes Pro
ABS Pro 

.
Premium Package $2,400
Select Package contents
Dynamic ESA
Keyless Ride 
Center Stand
Headlight Pro
Adaptive Headlight
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
TPM tire pressure monitor 

2022 BMW R nineT, R nineT Pure, R nineT Scrambler and R nineT Urban G/S

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW R nineT Urban G/S

Updates for the 2021 R nineT models included changes to the engine for Euro 5 compatibility, as well as new LED headlights, improved ABS, and adjustable suspension. Rider published a summary in the October issue last year. Updates for 2022 are limited to available upgrade packages, and color schemes across the R nineT range will remain the same as last year’s model except for the G/S. 

R nineT

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $15,945

Color Schemes: Black Storm Metallic is carried over as the standard color. Optional colors remain the same as last years’s model: Aluminum Matte ($1,000), Night Black / Aluminum Matte ($1,100), and Mineral White Metallic/Aurum ($1,050).

Updated Upgrade Package: Select Package $1,000
Ride Modes Pro
Heated Grips
Cruise Control
Adaptive Headlight
Headlight Pro (new)
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Dynamic Traction Control 

R nineT Pure

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $10,995 

Color Schemes: Mineral Grey Metallic is carried over as the standard color. Optional colors remain the same as last years’s model: Aluminum, Black Storm Metallic/Racing Red ($590), Cosmic Blue Metallic/Light White ($590) and Teal Blue Metallic Matte ($250).

R nineT Scrambler 

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $13,495

Equipment Changes: New optional off-road tires. 

Color Schemes: Granite Grey Metallic remains the standard color. Optional colors include, Kalamata Metallic ($200), Black Storm Metallic/Racing Red ($590), and Cosmic Blue Metallic/Light White ($590. 

Updated Upgrade Package: Select Package $1,000
Ride Modes Pro
Heated Grips
Cruise Control
Adaptive Headlight
Headlight Pro (new)
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Dynamic Traction Control

R nineT Urban G/S

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $13,995

Color Schemes: The 40 Years of GS Edition is no longer available and Blue Metallic is the only available color.

Updated Upgrade Package: Select Package $1,000
Ride Modes Pro
Heated Grips
Cruise Control
Adaptive Headlight
Headlight Pro (new)
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Dynamic Traction Control
Black Cross Spoked Wheels

2022 BMW R 1250 R and R 1250 RS

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW R 1250 RS

Rider covered the extensive changes made to these models in 2019 with a First Look Review. Updates for 2020 are limited to upgrade packages and, as with most of the other models, these are now streamlined. Sport and Select packages have been replaced by a single Premium package.

R 1250 R

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $14,995

Color Schemes: Black Storm Metallic is carried over as standard color, as are Mineral Grey Metallic ($500), and BMW Racing white, blue and red ($600) optional schemes.

Updated Upgrade Package: Premium Package $2,525
Chrome Exhaust
Heated Grips
TPM tire pressure monitor
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Ride Modes Pro
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
ABS Pro
Dynamic Traction Control
Keyless Ride
GPS Prep
Cruise Control

R 1250 RS

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $15,695

Color Schemes: Black Storm Metallic is carried over as the standard color. Imperial Blue Metallic ($425) is also retained as an optional color, and Light White ($525) replaces Austin Yellow Metallic as the second color option.

Updated Upgrade Package: Premium Package $3,175 
Chrome Exhaust
Heated Grips
Dynamic ESA
Keyless Ride
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Center Stand
Saddle Bag Mounts
Dynamic Traction Control
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Ride Modes Pro
ABS Pro 

2022 BMW R 1250 GS, R 1250 GS Adventure, and R 1250 RT

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW R 1250 RT

Rider covered the extensive changes made to these models in 2019 with a First Ride Review. Updates for 2020 are limited to upgrade packages, and as with most of the other models, these are now streamlined. Comfort, Dynamic, Sport and Touring packages have been replaced by a Select and Premium packages across the range. 

R 1250 GS

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $17,995

Color Schemes: Light White is carried over as a standard color. Black Storm Metallic Black/Achat Grey ($950), Rallye (Light White / Racing Blue / Racing Red) ($1,150) and Black Storm Metallic 40 Years of GS Edition ($2,050) are all retained as optional colors.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $1,900
Keyless Ride
Heated Grips
Chrome Exhaust
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Hand Protectors
Case Holders
Seat Heating
TPM tire pressure monitor 

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Premium package $4,000
Select Package contents
Dynamic ESA
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Ride Modes Pro
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Adaptive Headlight
Headlight Pro
Cruising Lighting

R 1250 GS Adventure

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $20,345

Color Schemes: Ice Grey is carried over as the standard color and Black Storm Metallic Black/Achat Grey ($600), Rallye (Light White / Racing Blue / Racing Red) ($800) and Black Storm Metallic 40 Years of GS Edition ($1,800 are all retained as optional colors.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Select Package $1,875
Keyless Ride
Heated Grips
Chrome Exhaust
GPS Prep
Cruise Control
Pannier Mounts
Seat Heating
TPM tire pressure monitor 

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Premium Package $4,325
Select Package contents
Dynamic ESA
Gear Shift Assist Pro
RideModes Pro
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Adaptive Headlight
Headlight Pro
LED Auxiliary Lights
Cruising Light 

R 1250 RT

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $19,695

Equipment Changes: New freely-assignable Favorite function button. 

Color Schemes: Alpine White is carried over as the standard color. New Black Storm Metallic ($525) replaces Manhattan Metallic as an optional color. Mineral White Metallic ($1,995) and Racing Blue Metallic ($650) are also carried over as optional colors. 

Updated Upgrade Package: Premium Package $4,500
Keyless Ride
Chrome Exhaust
Central Locking
Seat Heating
Alarm
Bluetooth Connectivity (new)
12V socket
Dynamic ESA
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Ride Modes Pro
Active Cruise Control
Adaptive Headlight
Dynamic Engine Brake Control
Headlight Pro
Auxiliary Lights
TPM tire pressure monitor

2022 BMW R 18 and R 18 Classic

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW R 18

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: TBA

Equipment Changes: Reverse assistance and black drivetrain.

Color Schemes: Galaxy Dust Metallic/Titanium Silver 2 Metallic has been added as optional color scheme (see Upgrade Packages), and the First Edition scheme is no longer available.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Option 719 Design Package AERO – The Option 719 Design Package AERO includes cylinder head covers, front engine cover and left and right intake snorkel covers in aluminum with a brushed, anodized finish. The cylinder head covers feature finely wrought air vents reminiscent of the “streamliners” of the 1920s and 1930s. The highlight is a badge on the front and side covers: This is made of solid copper which is chrome-plated and partially finished in white. The white paint enclosing the number sequence “719” is reminiscent of historical emblems that were typically lined with enamel during that era.

Option 719 seat – The Option 719 seat is an exclusive alternative to the standard seat found on the R 18 and R 18 Classic. In addition to the standard seat height, it offers diamond-shaped quilted embossing and an embroidered BMW logo and the 719 emblem on the side.

Option 719 Paint finish Galaxy Dust metallic/ Titanium Silver 2 metallic – Galaxy Dust metallic is a finish that changes in color spectrum from violet to turquoise blue, depending on the light. In addition, the color pigment creates a unique visual effect when exposed to sunlight. This special finish is combined with a Titanium Silver 2 metallic mirror on the fuel tank. The transition between the two-color surfaces consists of a hand-applied smoke effect familiar from the legendary R 90 S. In addition, the mirror surface is surrounded by a classic white double pin stripe.

Option 719 Wheels AERO and ICON – The two Option 719 wheels – AERO and ICON in matt silver and matt black, respectively, provide a refined and sophisticated look to the R 18 and R 18 Classic. The cast alloy wheels feature a six-spoke design. The milled ribs of the spokes are a real eye-catcher. The milled areas give the aluminum a contrast to the painted surfaces – hence the name Contrast Cut.

2022 BMW S 1000 R

BMW 2022 Model Announcement
2022 BMW S 1000 XR

Expected Availability: In dealers now

Base MSRP: $14,545

2022 BMW S 1000 XR

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $17,945

Color Schemes: Racing Red replaces Ice Grey as the standard color. New Black Storm Metallic 2 ($475) and Light White with M Package ($2,600) are optional colors.

Updated Upgrade Packages:

Select Package $650
Heated Grips
Tire pressure monitor
Luggage Grid 

M Package $2,600
Light White paint
M Endurance Chain
Sport Muffler
M Sport Seat
M Lightweight Battery
Sport Windshield
M Forged Wheels 

Premium Package $2,650
Select Package contents
GPS Prep
USB Socket
Hand Protection (new)
Center Stand (new)
Keyless Ride
Dynamic ESA Pro
Gear Shift Assist Pro
Cruise Control
Adaptive Headlight
LED Auxiliary Lights 

2022 BMW S 1000 RR 

2022 BMW Motorcycles
2022 BMW S 1000 RR

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $16,995

Color Schemes: Black Storm Metallic carries over as the standard color. Mineral Gray Metallic ($375) and Light White/Racing Blue/Racing Red ($2,250 with M Package) are optional colors.

Updated Upgrade Packages:
Premium Package $2,825
Endurance Chain
Sports Muffler
Dynamic Damping Control
Ride Modes Pro
USB Socket
Heated Grips
Cruise Control
TPM tire pressure monitor 

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M Package $2,250
Blue M Brake Calipers (new)
M Brake Calipers (new)
Black Fuel Filler Cap (new)
M GPS LapTrigger software (new)
M Sport Seat
Lightweight Battery
Forged Wheels (new) 

New 2022 BMW M 1000 RR

The new M RR uses the S 1000 RR’s water-cooled four-cylinder in-line engine with BMW ShiftCam technology for varying valve timing and valve lift that has been modified comprehensively. With a claimed peak power of 212 HP and maximum torque of 113 Nm, the M RR engine has undergone extensive technical optimization. Including new 2-ring forged pistons from Mahle, adapted combustion chambers, increased compression, longer and lighter titanium connecting rods from Pankl, slimmer and lighter rocker arms, fully machined intake ports with new duct geometry, as well as a titanium exhaust system.

In addition to a race specified engine, body styling has been heavily influenced by the track. M winglets and high windscreen promise later braking and earlier accelerating with more stability in the corners thanks to the aerodynamic downforce without increasing drag.

Other notable features include two adjustable characteristic throttle curves for optimum response characteristics, threefold adjustable engine braking, quickhifter, incorporated pit lane speed-limiter, hill start assistance, race inspired chassis design and geometry, optimized wheel load distribution and extended adjustability of the swinging arm pivot point. In addition the 6.5-inch TFT display with exclusive M logo animation and OBD interface that can be used with activation code for the M GPS data logger and M GPS laptrigger. 

Expected Availability: Q4 2021

Base MSRP: $32,495

Color Schemes: Light White with M Package is solely available color.

Upgrade Package: All US models will be equipped withe the M Competition Package.
M Brakes (new to BMW Motorrad)
M Carbon Wheels
M GPS Laptrigger
Lightweight M Battery
USB charging socket in the rear
Integrated LED light units and heated grips
Lightweight swinging arm
DLC-coated M endurance chain
Passenger package including tail-hump cover

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Progressive IMS Outdoors Reveals Legacy and All-New Experiences for the Powersports Community as 2021 Attractions are Announced

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows Announces IMS Outdoors

SANTA MONICA, Calif.– Today, the nation’s leading consumer motorcycle tour, Progressive IMS Outdoors, revealed an exciting array of attractions attendees can look forward to interacting with across the nine-stop tour kicking off next month in Sonoma, California. Designed to provide immersive, hands-on experiences for enthusiasts of all ages and abilities, each stop will host a number of returning fan-favorite attractions, including the Discover The Ride program, IMS Vintage, Adventure Out!, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show, and more, as well as two and four-wheel demos from a number of exhibiting brands. Tickets for each stop can be purchased now at motorcycleshows.com.

“After over a year apart, we are so excited to be bringing the Powersports community back together,” said Tracy Harris, SVP, IMS Outdoors. “Our goal is to showcase the diverse lifestyles and offerings across the Powersports industry in fun and inviting atmospheres. With our Tour’s new outdoor format, we are thrilled to be able to bring more opportunities than ever to allow our attendees to truly interact with the products and sport, not matter one’s age or skill level.”

Discover The Ride

Designed to introduce riding motorcycles to consumers of all ages, the returning Discover The Ride initiative will provide a variety of interactions for attendees to learn and grow their riding skills in safe and controlled environments. In partnership with Zero Motorcycles, the New Rider Course allows non-licensed motorcyclists to experience, first-hand, the thrill of two-wheels on speed-limited electric Zero Motorcycles and learn riding basics from Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) instructors.

New this year to Discover The Ride is the introduction of Strider in the Kids Zone and IMS’ partnership with All Kids Bike, opening the world of two wheels to enthusiasts as young as two years old.

Adjacent to Discover The Ride is the Motorcycle Industry Council’s (MIC) Ride With Us Moto Intro experience. The Moto Intro gives non-riders a chance to experience the thrill of their first ride within 45 minutes. MSF RiderCoaches will guide new riders through basic motorcycle controls and help them experience their first ride in a closed-course environment. Furthermore, at select events indicated below, Harley-Davidson’s Invitation To Ride program will also be extending a hand to prospective riders, delivering the opportunity to experience the basics of riding on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

·         Texas: Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, TX – October 1-3)

·         Nashville: James E. Ward Agriculture Center (Lebanon, TN – October 8-10)

·         Central Florida: SUN n’ FUN Campus (Lakeland, FL – October 15-17)

Demos

There will be ample opportunities along each Tour stop to hop on and ride both gas-powered and electric motorcycles and bicycles from brands including FLX, Harley-Davidson, Indian, Kawasaki, Pedego Santa Rosa, Pushpak Motors,RayvoltRoyal Enfield, Suzuki, Tern BicyclesYamaha, and Zero. More information on Street Demo Rides can be found here, and Electric Bike Demo Rides can be found here.

At select events on the Tour, Kawasaki and Yamaha will also offer Side by Side demos:

·         Northern California: Sonoma Raceway (Sonoma, CA – July 16-18)

·         Chicago: Goebbert’s Farm (Pingree Grove, IL – August 20-22)

·         Pennsylvania: Carlisle Fairgrounds (Carlisle, PA – September 10-12)

·         Atlanta: Georgia International Horse Park (Conyers, GA – October 29-31)

·         Southern California: Venue and Date TBA

Returning Attractions

Returning this year will be a number of fan-favorite attractions, including:

·         Adventure Out!: a space to shop, prepare for the next trek or tour and learn about incorporating adventure and travel into a motorcycling lifestyle – now also including RVing. A central campsite, surrounded by exhibitors, acts as a place for education and discovery, with experienced riders and RVers sharing their stories and tips. While there, attendees can enter Explorify’s Adventure Out! sweepstakes for a chance to win a South Africa Tour and a lifetime subscription to Rider Magazine or a free three-day motorcycle rental and pick up a copy of Rider Magazine, your source for touring, travel, and adventure on two-wheels.

·         IMS Vintage: An IMS staple, Vintage will be returning to each market, enabling attendees to get up close and personal with the very best classic and retro-style motorcycles from vintage bike clubs across the country.

·         J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show: The nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition, the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show will feature hundreds of motorcycles and tens of thousands in cash and prizes across the Tour. Professional and amateur builders are invited to compete at their local Progressive IMS Outdoors for cash, prizes, and recognition.

Shopping at IMS

Across the Tour, there will additionally be ample opportunities to explore brands and make purchases in the following areas:

·         Charged at IMS: Charged at IMS introduces visitors to the world of electric-powered “micro-mobility” vehicles with brand exhibits and an electric bicycle demo course or trail.

·         SHIFT at IMS: This curated, lifestyle-orientated space is for riders seeking new and known brands that emulate their lifestyles and values. A lounge sits at the center of this space, giving visitors a chance to socialize and chill while they shop.

·         The MarketplaceThe Marketplace is an interactive retail space allowing you to touch, test, and buy the latest gear, parts, and accessories from key aftermarket brands. Specialists will be on hand to educate, introduce products, answer questions and help you finalize your purchase.

·         The Shop: This is a one-stop shop for buyers looking to work on their vehicles and make updates to their rides. Visit The Shop to purchase parts, tools, and accessories. See the event homepage for participating brands.

·         The Range: At the heart of IMS Outdoors lies The Range, a place for attendees to explore and shop brands to outfit them head to toe with gear, apparel, and accessories, plus connect with clubs and services to enhance their riding lifestyle. See the event homepage for participating brands.

Across the nine stops of the Tour, each event will project a different tone in line with the region’s lifestyle and culture, including aspects such as music and food. Furthermore, attendees of the first event in Northern California will have the opportunity to ride the Sonoma Raceway track or ChampStreet course with the Yamaha Champions Riding School.

Complimentary Services

Onsite, there will be Progressive Gear Check at every event and free motorcycle and car parking, except in New York City.

Connect with IMS (#RidersUnite and #imsoutdoors):

·         Facebook

·         Twitter

·         Instagram

About Progressive IMS Outdoors (motorcycleshows.com)

Progressive IMS Outdoors is an evolution of the Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® tour’s nearly 40-year stint that not only transitions IMS from the traditional convention center setup to a new open outdoor experience but will also create a festival-like atmosphere that promotes enthusiasts of all ages and levels to come together to better engage with products, each other, and the industry. While continuing its presence as the nation’s largest consumer motorcycle tour, Progressive IMS Outdoors will support the growth of the powersports community by offering a unique experience the industry has yet to see. IMS Outdoors is organized by Informa Markets, a division within Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. To learn more and for the latest news and information, visit www.informa.com.

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Riders Share Adds Off-Road Motorcycle Rentals

Riders Share Peer to Peer Motorcycle Rentals ADV Dual Sport
Photo by Drew Ruiz

The largest motorcycle sharing marketplace, Riders Share, now offers rentals of adventure and dual-sport motorcycles on the peer-to-peer platform. If you’re planning some summer motorcycle adventures, now is the time to try a new or different motorcycle.

Riders Share offers rentals of the newest models from BMW, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, and Yamaha. The motorcycles can be rented on a one-off basis from the site or utilizing the Rider Pass subscription, an industry-first monthly subscription for discounted rides across the motorcycle rental marketplace.

RELATED: Riders Share Launches Rider Pass Subscription for Motorcycle Rentals

With more than 985 million acres of public land and nearly 500,000 miles of trails in the United States, the adventure opportunities are endless for riders when they choose Riders Share to help them explore country. The Riders Share rental service is usually much more affordable than renting from outfitters or other retailers, making consumers’ adventure and travel plans much more feasible and reasonable.

Riders Share Peer to Peer Motorcycle Rentals ADV Dual Sport
Photo by Drew Ruiz

“We are really excited to be able to offer adventure and dual-sport motorcycle rentals on the platform, especially since the adventure motorcycle market is one of the fastest growing segments,” said Guillermo Cornejo, CEO of Riders Share and an avid motorcyclist. “There is something uniquely American about getting out on a motorcycle and exploring nature, so we are happy to help make it more attainable for users across the country.”

Riders Share is answering the call of consumers by adding the adventure category to the site, which includes any street-legal motorcycle capable of off-road travel. Following the Covid spike in off-roading, many dealers and regional outfitters simply don’t have the inventory to be able to offer rental services. On average, Riders Share is 50% less expensive than renting from dealerships and outfitters when they do have inventory or options available.

Recognized as an industry-leader in terms of vehicle selection, marketplace members, and low cost, Riders Share is establishing itself as the go-to source for adventure and dual-sport riders across the country and continuing to help more motorcyclist get outdoors and explore.

For more information, visit riders-share.com.

About Riders Share

Riders Share is the world’s largest peer-to-peer motorcycle marketplace platform, matching underutilized motorcycles with vetted riders that want to rent them. Riders Share leverages machine learning to vet riders, provides an insurance policy for owners, and offers roadside assistance. With over 100,000 registered users, Riders Share offers the largest variety of motorcycles available to rent in the world, all while providing a superior experience for renters and an extra source of income for owners.

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Indian Motorcycle Expands Rental Locations in U.S. and Canada

Indian Motorcycle Expands Rental Locations Throughout U.S. & Canada

Indian Motorcycle has announced new 14 new Indian Motorcycle Rental affiliates in locations throughout the United States and Canada. With 25 total locations, Indian Motorcycle Rentals are now available in many of the top riding destinations, including San Diego, Sturgis, Austin, Nashville, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Panama City Beach, Vancouver, and more.

Indian Motorcycle Rental affiliates will each house a fleet with various models from the current model year lineup. Each rental fleet will be updated every 12-18 months to ensure riders have the opportunity to experience the latest Indian models, including the all-new Indian Chief and refined 2022 FTR lineup.

Riders with a valid motorcycle license can visit Rentals.IndianMotorcycle.com to confirm bike availability and make reservations. 

Indian Motorcycle Expands Rental Locations Throughout U.S. & Canada

“As stay-at-home restrictions from the past year contributed to a surge within motorcycling, we’re excited to offer more ways for riders to experience what Indian Motorcycle has to offer,” said Aaron Jax, Vice President, Indian Motorcycles.  “Whether in need of a bike for commuting, for an upcoming ride, or simply for an extended demo experience, Indian Motorcycle Rentals provide a premium experience for locals and visitors alike.”

Each motorcycle rental will include damage coverage as part of the rental fee. Riders are required to have a motorcycle endorsement and be fully geared up, including a DOT-approved helmet, long pants and close-toed shoes. Additional protective gear such as gloves, riding jacket and high-visibility or reflective clothing, is also recommended. Loaner helmets are also available for those riders in need.

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