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BMW R5 Hommage: Paying Homage to a Masterpiece

In 1935, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG introduced the BMW R5, a 500cc motorcycle that was initially developed for racing. The R5 was a technical and styling departure from the company’s first motorcycle, the 1923 R32. “At its debut, the R5 was not only a masterpiece of engineering”, said Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design for BMW Motorrad. “The clarity of its ...

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2018 Ducati Panigale V4: Making Superstars Out Of Mere Mortals

  In the October 1977 issue of Car and Driver magazine, Technical Editor Don Sherman wrote a sidebar entitled “Electronic Wizardry: Better Living Through Microprocessors”. He predicted that “one day, electronics will manage all automobile control functions.” Forty-one years later, Sherman’s prediction is now a fact of life. Electronics and onboard computers not only manage most automotive control functions, it ...

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2018 EICMA Showcases Exciting Future for Two-wheel Enthusiasts

The 76th edition of the Esposizione Internazionale del Ciclo, Motociclo, e Accessori (International Exposition of Bicycles, Motorcycles and Accessories) or EICMA 2018 was held at the Rho Fiera in Milan, Italy last November 6 to 11, 2018. EICMA 2018 showcased 1,200 bicycle, motorcycle and accessories brands in six huge pavilions at the Fiera-Milano Rho. The push-pedal bicycle industry is still big ...

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