BMW’s all-new 2011 K 1600 GT motorcycle is what BMW calls a supreme tourer – and it is their flagship motorcycle model.
The most exciting new development from BMW is, of course, the big six-cylinder engine. Depending on which rpm you use, it is both smooth and lively depending on which rpm range you use.
South Africa, Ducati, and Troy Bayliss. Great motorcycle expectations, indeed. The thing about expectations-they generally end up being either satisfied or disappointed, but rarely exceeded. But occasionally, if you are fortunate, expectations will be not only brilliantly surprised but also beautifully surpassed.
One of the surprises was South Africa. Ducati chose Kyalami Race Track located in the suburbs north of Johannesburg in the Gauteng province of South Africa for the official introduction of its new 1098 superbike.
Canadian Thomas Bain was a prolific road builder. In the waning years of the 19th century he designed and constructed an extensive labyrinth of dirt roads opening South Africa’s vast interior to the primary mode of transport of the day—the ox wagon. Among the 24 significant routes he created, there is one that stands as his magnum opus. That road was destined to become one of his last, most assuredly the longest, and arguably the most famous.