It’s not new news, but it’s getting more real. HD is bringing an electric motorcycle to the market in about 18 months. If the current specs can be trusted, they do seem a little weak. Range is thought to be around 50 miles, which could suffice for commuters. It’s not inconceivable that we might see improvements in that area as the launch date approaches, but certainly, 100 miles would be a more pleasing figure for riders looking for a weekend cruising machine.
All that said, the current version has a very appealing look. Harley is on the right track…blending some of their classic design elements while bringing cool new tech and updated styling to market. All this is part of HD’s (and the entire motorcycle segment’s) desire to reach out to a younger demographic.
Learn your motorcycle acronyms and throw around those buzzwords with the best of them.
Check out this write-up of the iconic Suzuki GT750. A 2-stroke, 3-cylinder, dual-disc beast from back in the day (’72-’77). These are pretty hard to come by, but make a great restoration/custom project if you can find one. Old School has a few parts in storage, so if you’re currently working on one let us know!
Valetino Rossi continues to break every stereotype and barrier with regard to longevity and performance in MotoGP. Hard to argue with his results with Yamaha both on and off the track.
While it feels like the 2017 season just ended, MotoAmerica has been hard at work on the next season. We have new teams, new riders, and a brand new direction for MotoAmerica events, including live music, weekend-long schedules, family activities and more.
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Imagine ripping the Pyrenees mountains and Aragon with Troy Corser on a brand new 2018 BMW S1000RR. Talk about a vacation!
Spanish Pyrenees to Aragón
10 Fast Facts – “Spanish Pyrenees to Aragón with Troy Corser”
- It’s a 10 day vacation September 26 to October 5th
- Pyrenees Mountain Curves for Six Days, lots of twists with very little traffic.
- Two days of track training on Aragón with Troy Corser and his coaches at a normal European track day broken up into 3 different groups based on ability
- Your Track bike is new 2018 S1000RR on Metzler K3 (Track capable sport tires).
- Sport Touring models available are BMW F700GS, F800GT, F800GS, R1200R, R1200GS, S1000XR, R1200RT, K1600GT
- Aragón is a massive MotoGP circuit and only 30 bikes will be allowed on course at a time, so you will get plenty of open track and good instruction on the proper lines.
- Accommodations included in 3 or 4 star hotels and Paradors. Paradors are restored historic buildings the Spainish government preserves and runs as hotels.
- Local Spanish guide and translator will focus on curvy backroad routes and set an intermediate to fast pace.
- Breakfasts and dinners are included. Guides will take us to authentic lunch stops where you order what you want to try.
- Prices start at $6700 for base bike with shared room. Upgrades would be for motorcycle model and single room or couples model and shared couples room.
PAUL B. SCHOLARSHIPS
The Paul B. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2011 to honor the memory of Paul Bachorz. Paul was an avid BMW motorcyclist with a big heart and a love for the BMW riding community. He was an active member of the BMW MOA and a regular contributor to the BMW Owners News as editor of the “Touring Tips” column. Paul was also a member of his local chapter, the BMW Motorcycle Owners of Vermont who generously provided the seed money to establish a scholarship fund in his memory. The MOA Foundation has continued to fund the scholarship program on an annual basis to further our mission supporting rider safety, education and training.
The purpose of the Paul B. Scholarship is to award grants to individuals in the motorcycle riding community to assist them in pursuing rider education and training opportunities. The Foundation will award grants of up to $250 for MOA members, or up to $100 for non-members (neither amount to exceed the actual cost of the training), towards the cost of participation in an approved training course. A committee comprised of 3 Foundation Board members will review all requests submitted and exercise broad discretion in approving training proposals.
Individuals interested in receiving a scholarship should complete the submission form below or download the pdf version and submit via email to PAULB@BMWMOAF.ORG. Requests should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the training course selected and should contain a description of the training including the training provider, cost, location, and dates of the training. In no case will grants be approved for scholarship requests submitted after a training or rider education program has been completed. You can expect to be contacted by the Foundation within 10 days of submitting your scholarship request.
Thanks, Paul B. Your friends and fellow BMW riders continue to be touched by your generosity.
Hi! Jeremiah Morrison here – Chief Mechanic for the California Superbike School.
This is a purely commercial sales pitch.
We are selling our 2017 fleet of BMW S1000RRs to make room for the 2018’s we’ll use at the schools this year. Sixteen were reserved ahead of time and have been delivered. The remaining 14 are now available for purchase.
All of our bikes have the “Premium Package”—all the trick bits that are offered for the RR. Below is the list of accessories in the package.
The MSRP on the bikes is $19,390. The prices for what we have left range from $13,500 to $15,300.
If you’ve been to the school, you know we take good care of them.
All bikes have all of the current factory updates completed.
They are still under full warranty.
Every bike has been refitted to sparkling, showroom condition, serviced and have had brand new Dunlop Q3’s installed.
Financing is available through our BMW dealer (OAC)
Premium package features included are:
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC).
Dynamic Damping Control Suspension (DDC).
Gear Shift Assist Pro (clutch-less up and downshifting).
Ride Modes Pro.
Here are some pictures so that you can see color options and what to expect when you purchase one of these beauties!
Jeremiah (JJ) Morrison
2006 Harley Davidson Street Glide
Reinhardt exhaust. LED Daymaker headlight. New 10.5″ apes. Black stainless brake lines. Brand new highway pegs and battery. 40k miles. $10,500 OBO.
Located in Westbrook, Maine.