Profile cover photo
Profile photo
RevZilla
Powered by Riders. Driven by Service. Only the Best.
Powered by Riders. Driven by Service. Only the Best.
About
Communities and Collections
Posts

Post has attachment
Public
There have been rumors of a new R 1250 GS floating around the internet since mid-August when Bennetts in the UK wrote an article claiming concrete evidence of the new model. Today, BMW solidified those claims with the official announcement of the new R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT.

The announcement was made in Portugal by Dr. Markus Schramm, President of BMW Motorad, as he addressed the international press as well as the rest of the world live on Facebook. As Dr. Schramm spoke, it became clear that the main focal point of both models is the new engine, which features a variable valve control system that BMW refers to as the BMW Shift Cam system.

- Spurgeon dunbar
BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT get new engine with variable valve timing for 2019 - RevZilla
BMW R 1250 GS and R 1250 RT get new engine with variable valve timing for 2019 - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/bmw-officially-announce-new-2019-r-1250-gs-and-r-1250-rt?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=bmw-officially-announce-new-2019-r-1250-gs-and-r-1250-rt-091818-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
"I saw a bad decision on the horizon, and I throttled toward it full-tilt boogie."

That's a quote from perhaps your favorite Common Tread writer, Lemmy, explaining (in part) how years ago as an optimistic and thoroughly broke youth he ended up out of gas on his patched-together Honda CX500 after nightfall in East St. Louis, in a neighborhood the tow truck drivers won't even go to after sunset.

- Lance Oliver
Lemmy unfiltered: Inside the book "Ride On" - RevZilla
Lemmy unfiltered: Inside the book "Ride On" - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/lemmy-unfiltered-inside-the-book-ride-on?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-review&utm_term=lemmy-unfiltered-inside-the-book-ride-on-091818-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
I paused for a moment to take in my surroundings. I was perched on the ledge of narrow single-track trail no more than 24 inches wide just south of Packwood, Washington. On my right, a steep incline reached completely vertical to the menacing-looking clouds above. On my left, the forest opened into a void with nothing but a immediate drop into the abyss below. I only had a few seconds to take it in before the muffled growl of another Honda CRF450L could be heard coming up behind me. I clicked Honda’s newest dual-sport into gear and set off down the trail, trying not to look down.

- Spurgeon Dunbar
2019 Honda CRF450L first ride review - RevZilla
2019 Honda CRF450L first ride review - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/2019-honda-crf450l-first-ride-motorcycle-review?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=bike-review-article&utm_term=2019-honda-crf450l-first-ride-motorcycle-review-091818-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Strap your helmet on and snatch adventure from the jaws of routine.

Really, we’re just a bunch of enablers. 😉

Join the #IRodeToday community: bit.ly/2HRlX2f
Photo
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Welcome to News Cycles, Common Tread’s roundup of what’s happening on our servers and everywhere else. Every Friday, look for a collection of news, stories, and all things moto from around the web. This week: an old supercharger's still got it, motorcycles on fire, and the other Hayabusa.

- Andy Greaser
News Cycles: September 14, 2018 - RevZilla
News Cycles: September 14, 2018 - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/news-cycles-september-14-2018?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=news-cycles-september-14-2018-091418-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Responding to the Federal Highway Administration's 2016 Motorcycle Crash Causation Study, the National Transportation Safety Board issued 10 recommendations yesterday, including making anti-lock brakes mandatory on new on-road motorcycles sold in the United States and potentially requiring stability control systems later on.

Noting that the crash study identified intersections and other vehicles violating motorcyclists' right of way as a common cause of crashes, five of the 10 NTSB recommendations (you can read the NTSB's full report here) are focused on better integrating motorcycles into the emerging vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure crash-avoidance systems. That's certainly something that could be beneficial to riders, if drivers who often don't see us when making a left turn at an intersection can be corrected by a car that does see us.

The other recommendations focus on changing our motorcycles, licensing and to a lesser extent, our behavior.

- Lance Oliver
Mandatory ABS is one of 10 motorcycle safety recommendations by NTSB - RevZilla
Mandatory ABS is one of 10 motorcycle safety recommendations by NTSB - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/mandatory-abs-is-one-of-10-motorcycle-safety-recommendations-by-ntsb?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=mandatory-abs-is-one-of-10-motorcycle-safety-recommendations-by-ntsb-091318-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Harley-Davidson made a radical announcement in July, promising to expand ridership, increase its global presence, and introduce new products ranging from electric bicycles to an adventure-tourer. The visuals were stunning but the details were lacking.

So the folks over at the Motor Company invited a small group of journalists to Milwaukee during the 115th anniversary celebration to have a seat with the execs and ask away.

And ask we did. Our group hurled questions left and right, mainly to be met with friendly but evasive responses like “details to come.” As Common Tread has reported previously, and as CEO Mat Levatich has often stressed publicly, Harley-Davidson is looking to grow two million new American riders while simultaneously increasing the company's international business to 50 percent of its annual volume. Let's take a look at their plans to do this.

- Chris Force
The future of Harley-Davidson as Harley-Davidson sees it - RevZilla
The future of Harley-Davidson as Harley-Davidson sees it - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/the-future-of-harley-davidson-as-harley-davidson-sees-it?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=the-future-of-harley-davidson-as-harley-davidson-sees-it-091318-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
I don’t know about you, but watching a motorcycle lap a track without a rider feels weird.

That’t exactly what BMW showed us with a video from BMW Motorrad Techday 2018: a riderless R 1200 GS doing laps around a track using their ConnectedRide technology. Watch for yourself.

- Andy Greaser
Video: BMW's ConnectedRide doesn't need a rider - RevZilla
Video: BMW's ConnectedRide doesn't need a rider - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/video-bmws-connectedride-doesnt-need-a-rider?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=video-bmws-connectedride-doesnt-need-a-rider-091318-|tpfn
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
Ep. 4: Lemmy's Mini Bike Project

In EP. 4, Lemmy and Joe race around the Navy Yard with their new Monster Minibike!

Here's EP. 1, 2 & 3 if you missed them: rvz.la/2QjEeGZ
Add a comment...

Post has attachment
Public
The e-mail looked like just another generic news release until two names caught my eye: Ari Henning and Zack Courts. With that, I started reading more carefully.

Most motorcyclists have crossed paths with the work these two have created. Over the past six years, their efforts have helped transform Motorcyclist Magazine from a print rag into a full-on multimedia motorcycle experience. Their YouTube videos, such as “On Two Wheels,” “MC Garage,” and “MC Commute,” have become staples in the motorcycle community.

They started creating videos with Source Interlink, the media company that owned Motorcyclist prior to the title being sold to Bonnier Corporation in 2013. During the nearly five years since the sale, Bonnier has championed their efforts and their following has grown. Motorcyclist’s YouTube channel recently surpassed 500,000 subscribers.

- Spurgeon Dunbar
Ari Henning and Zack Courts talk about their move to the Motor Trend Group - RevZilla
Ari Henning and Zack Courts talk about their move to the Motor Trend Group - RevZilla
https://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/ari-henning-and-zack-courts-open-up-about-leaving-motorcyclist?utm_source=googleplus&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=boosted-posts|tpfn&utm_content=common-tread-news&utm_term=ari-henning-and-zack-courts-open-up-about-leaving-motorcyclist-091218-|tpfn
Add a comment...
Wait while more posts are being loaded