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Why Did BMW Build an 1800cc Boxer Engine?

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By Dennis Chung Earlier this month, BMW and Japanese builder Custom Works Zon presented a rather industrial-looking retro-styled roadster at the 27th annual Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, Japan. The bike itself, christened the “Departed” by builders Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda, was an interesting combination of vintage styling and modern production, making use of a …

There is Fast … and Then There is Fast; Or, Why You Don’t Need More Horsepower (News)

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By Dirck Edge Most riders, frankly, will never understand this point, and that is okay. The point is this: for most of us (leaving aside elite racers competing against one another), rider skill is the single most important ingredient when it comes to going fast. Sure, equipment is important, but rider skill, once your equipment …