In 2007 Apple reinvent the phone (or so they claim to have done). And this year Skully, a start-up from San Francisco, reinvented the helmet. It’s an amazing piece of engineering and will revolutionise how we ride motorbikes. Continue reading
My bike’s for sale!
I didn’t think this day would come. But I’m looking to sell my bike. My lovely KTM Duke 200. But it’s time to move on.
Well, things have changed over the last few weeks. I’m a father now. Father to the most beautiful girl you can imagine.
As such, there isn’t too much time roaming the streets of Hong Kong. At least not in the next two or three years.
So I decided to look for a new owner for my lovely KTM.
If you know anyone in Hong Kong (or are interested yourself) drop me a line in the comment section.
BMW R nineT and S1000R arrive in Hong Kong
The long wait is over. Finally, the BMW R nineT and S1000R are available in Hong Kong. I attended the launch event on May 24. And seeing those two bikes in real life is just fantastic. Continue reading
Why you should ride a motorcycle
Why should you ride a motorbike? I often face that question, particularly here in Hong Kong where every activity that takes outside an air conditioned shopping mall is considered as being reckless and dangerous. Even “hiking trails” are just concrete pathways leading up the mountains.
I came across the trailer of “Why We Ride”, a documentary that screened last year. If you have the chance – watch it! It’s available on iTunes and Amazon as well as on DVD.
BMW Motorrad now producing in Thailand
Thailand? Yes, you’re not mistaken.
So far, all BMW motorbikes were solely produced in BMW’s Berlin factory in Germany. Not anymore…
New BMW sub 500CC available in 2016
I just came across this article which mentions BMW Motorrad’s first sub 500CC motorcycles. I previously blogged about BMWs joint venture with TVS. Continue reading
Why the hell are you riding a motorbike? Isn’t that too dangerous?
I’ve heard this sentence too often now. And if you’re riding a bike, I’m sure you’ve also heard it.
But fact is, it’s pretty hard to describe to a non-biker. But recently I came across a very good explanation….. Continue reading
Hong Kong Motorcycle show 2013
It’s time again! This year’s Hong Kong Motorcycle show will take place on Sunday, 27-October at Chater Road in Central Hong Kong.
Local dealerships will display their bikes. But it’s not only the big brands that show up, also small motorbike workshops usually have a stand at the show.
Entrance is free so make sure you participate!
Get your ass kicked in Hechlingen
Where the hell is Hechlingen, you might think. And what does it have to do with motorbiking? For those of you, who love to go offroad (and if it’s just on a sidetrack), read on. If you’re a track and asphalt lover, this post isn’t for you.
In short, Hechlingen, is heaven for everyone who loves riding off-road.
Hechlingen is a small village in Bavaria, just 80km north of my hometown Augsburg. Previously an old quarry, the area (a whopping 26 hectares) was bought by BMW and transferred into a training ground for off-road motorcycle training.
And the training is nothing short of amazing! You thought you can ride a bike? Going to Hechlingen makes you re-think your abilities on two wheels.
In fact, riding off-road is totally different compared to normal street riding.
It starts with the riding position. While you sit on your motorbike when riding, off-road you’re standing. “No big deal”, you might say. In fact, it’s not that difficult but after hours of riding while standing we’ll talk again.
Breaking, cornering, going up and downhill, everything is totally different offroad compared to being on the tarmac.
And that’s what we practiced in Hechlingen for two full days! We all got our asses kicked! But at the end of the two days we were all glad to have taken part. The lessons you learn there are truly invaluable!
Some advice if you consider taking part in a training course in Hechlingen:
1) DO NOT use your own motorbike. Just don’t! You will drop it multiple times, you will crash and you will fall. Use one of their bikes
2) You have to wear full gear but don’t use your most expensive Dainese Leather suit. Buy some cheap, comfortable gear.
3) Unless you have proper Enduro boots, rent a decent pair of Enduro Riding boots at Hechlingen.
For more information visit the BMW Enduro Park Homepage.
BMW Motorrad @ BMW World Munich
THE best location to see BMW motorbikes? Naturally, that’s the BMW Museum in Munich. I already blogged about my visit in my other blog here. On this page I just want to show you the bikes. And what beauties they are…. Continue reading