If you’re in the Cleveland area and want to take an in-person look at a production prototype of the new BMW K 1600 B bagger, you’ll want to get to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show. This is a step past the Concept 101 and it is what you will be able to buy when the K 1600 B hits BMW showroom floors.BMW promises to have representatives at the Cleveland IMS to answer questions about this high-performance six-cylinder bagger—a close relative of the K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL tourers.
Other new bikes that BMW will be displaying include the G 310 R, and four new versions of the R nineT—Scrambler, Pure, Racer, and Urban G/S. The updated S 1000 RR and S 1000 R will also be available for viewing.[2017 New Motorcycle Previews]In lieu of real-life test rides, BMW has its EyeRide Virtual Reality Experience that allows you to take a full test ride within the confines of the I-X Center in Cleveland. The Progressive IMS runs 3-8 p.m. on Friday, January 27; 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. If you’re 12 or older, it costs $16 to get in. Otherwise, you pass the turnstile for free.
Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.