BMW R nineT Scrambler Debuts at One Motorcycle Show
Scramblers are making waves in 2016, and one of the top players for 2016 – the highly anticipated BMW R nineT Scrambler – made its U.S. Debut at the One Motorcycle Show, in Portland, Oregon, over the Valentine’s Day weekend.
BMW aslo displayed several other choices pieces alongside the R nineT Scrambler. These included the Concept 90 by Roland Sands, a fully custom R nineT by Church of Choppers owner and craftsman, Jeff Wright and many other 2016 models. Special guests were availale to answer questions, including Mark Buche, BMW Motorrad USA’s Marketing Communications Manager; Roland Stocker, the R nineT’s project leader; and Michael Litchter, prolific motorcycle photographer.The One Motorcycle Show 2016 is in its seventh year. The show featured over 100 custom bikes from 80 builders throughout the US and world markets – so many were sure to find something that satiates two-wheeled interests.From vintage to the modern, the show has a little bit of everything, not to mention a few builds that live up to the Portland reputation. Complete with food, live music and art, admission to The One Motorcycle show was free.
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This week, in the first segment Editor Don Williams talks to us about the new Kawasaki Versys 650 LT. It’s the middleweight ADV style machine that uses the same 650 parallel twin motor as the Ninja 650, so it’s an excellent performer in a user-friendly, good looking package.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my dearest industry friends—now retired Honda PR executive, Jon Seidel. Jon’s fascinating career spans some 30 years with Big Red, and gave him some great experiences with some incredible machines. I was fortunate enough to be invited on many of the press launches that he organized. His new project is documenting and saving many of the old archives from years gone by—and incidentally, if you have anything that may be of value to the project, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll pass it all on to Jon.
So on that note, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!