BMW SOULFUEL for R nineT VideoFor its global launch of the BMW R nineT – a machine unveiled last year that helps celebrate BMW Motorrad’s 90th anniversary – the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer created a new documentary, titled “SOULFUEL.”The documentary was created with the help of a few known customizers – Roland Sands Design, El Solitario, Blitz Motorcycles and Urban Motor. Now we get an inside look at the making of SOULFUEL in the video attached above. To view the actual SOULFUEL documentary, click here.
Like the first ever BMW motorcycle from 1923 – the legendary BMW R 32 – the new BMW R nineT is driven by the classic flat-twin boxer engine with its punchy response from standstill.This construction principle has been synonymous with unmistakable design, abundant torque delivery and inimitable acoustics for 90 years now. The nineT employs the 1,170 cc air/oil-cooled boxer unit. It produces 81 kW (110 hp) at 7750 rpm and musters up a maximum torque of 119 Nm (88 lb-ft) at 6000 rpm.For a preview of the R nineT, click here.
Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark + Chip Doherty with Neale Bayly
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This week, in the first segment Senior Editor Nic de Sena talks to us about the new Ducati Scrambler Icon Dark. This somewhat entry-level machine still comes with all the great Ducati hallmarks of excellent low down torque and impeccable handling. If you like to hear about fun motorcycles, then you’ll enjoy this one.
In the second segment, Editor-at-Large Neale Bayly brings us another of his interviews, this time it’s with Chip Doherty.
Chip’s amazing resume includes motorcycle racer, restorer and collector. Back in the early 2000s he used his engineering background to start motorcycle clothing manufacturer Motophoria.
After selling that company in 2007, Chip’s resume gained him entry to NASA where for 7 years he was responsible for launching the space shuttle! Since moving on from NASA, Chip expanded his collection of classic British bikes. Eventually Neale persuaded him to ride to Peru and help Neale’s Wellspring Foundation raise money for the orphanage there.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!