Tuesday, 16 February 2016

MEET THE ICONIC COLLECTION - WHAT ARE THEY, AND HOW DO I GET ONE?





BMW Motorrad UK has created four exclusive models - the Iconic 100 Collection - to mark the centenary of BMW Group in 2016. Each is strictly limited to 100 motorcycles. 

Friday, 5 February 2016

MOTORRAD STORIES OF 2015: NEW RIDER FINALIST - EDDIE LYNCH.


“I knew my first bike had to be a BMW, I had ordered my F 800 R before I had started my DAS course, I passed my test first time with flying colours so all that was left was to wait for delivery of my bike. It was a lovely winter day (22nd Dec 2015) it was time to go get my bike! I was excited yet nervous, was I doing the right thing? Could I live without a car? I was sure I was ready. Anyway the handover went well and I even found a spot next to Loch Ness where I could take a couple of photos on my phone. I was loving it but I was only 20 miles into my 200 mile journey home.

MOTORRAD STORIES - NEW RIDER OF THE YEAR: JOSEPH GRIMES

“It started as a bit of a passing comment during a ride round the sights of Donegal, ‘wouldn’t it be great to take the bike to the Alps and back’, not a wise statement to make to someone who’s only had a licence less than a year. Back home the more I thought about the notionthe more it was being planned.What route? What countries? How long? Tunnel or ferry? Where to stay? Where do I start planning a trip like this?Myself and a mate had made our minds up, Europe here we come.

MOTORRAD STORIES OF 2015: ADVENTURE WINNER - GRAHAM PRYKE


“Alaska in August was… hot. Especially in full biker gear unwrapping the metres of plastic swathing my 1982 BMW R 80 ST, fresh from its packing crate, in the parking lot of the Fed-Ex building at Anchorage airport. Eighteen months previously I’d started prepping the bike (that is, completely rebuilding it) to fulfil my dream of riding the James W. Dalton Highway (the ‘Haul Road’), in the far north of this huge and sparsely populated state of the USA.