BMW claims its new motorcycle chain never needs lube or adjustment

In days gone by, motorcycle riders needed to be half-competent mechanics to reliably get where they were going. That’s changed a lot in the last few decades, to the point where a lot of riders get by without ever laying a spanner on their own machines…. Continue reading BMW claims its new motorcycle chain never needs lube or adjustment

2020 Petersen (Virtual Monterey) Car Week On-line Auction Report

As we pointed out in our preview of the 2020 Petersen (Virtual Monterey) Car Week auctions, Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is particularly relevant in the new reality of a COVID world: “the species that survives is the one that is able to adapt t… Continue reading 2020 Petersen (Virtual Monterey) Car Week On-line Auction Report

Roland Sands builds a straight-line dragster out of the BMW R18

AMA 250GP national champion racer Roland Sands has been taking perfectly good motorcycles and engoodening them further for 20-odd years. Now, he’s turned his attentions to BMW’s giant boxer cruiser, giving the R18 a hardtail dragster treatment.Continue… Continue reading Roland Sands builds a straight-line dragster out of the BMW R18

BMW’s all-electric iX3 hits production: A vision of things to come

BMW has announced the production model of its all-electric iX3 crossover, the first consumer car to feature the company’s fifth-generation eDrive electric drivetrain. Thirty percent more power-dense and 20 percent more energy-dense than the previous ve… Continue reading BMW’s all-electric iX3 hits production: A vision of things to come

Hackaday Links: July 12, 2020

Based in the US as Hackaday is, it’s easy to overload the news with stories from home. That’s particularly true with dark tales of the expanding surveillance state, which seem to just get worse here on a daily basis. So we’re not exactly sure how we feel to share not …read more

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BMW will start charging by the month for smart cruise and seat heaters

BMW is looking to start standardizing its manufacturing processes, selling cars with options like adaptive cruise, smart headlights and active suspension built in, and then charging car owners on a monthly or yearly subscription model to use them.Conti… Continue reading BMW will start charging by the month for smart cruise and seat heaters