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  1. Reports Record Sales for November and December, Steady Growth In Sluggish Market WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – January 11, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – BMW Motorrad reported sales of 13,546 motorcycles for 2017, down just 1.3% from the 13,730 motorcycles sold in 2016. However, despite the slight downturn, BMW outpaced the rest of the motorcycle industry (which was down 3.2%) and its relevant competition (which was down 6.3%). Sales of BMW motorcycles increased 37.3% in December 2017 (1,270 units) compared to December sales in 2016 (925 units), capping eight months of steady growth over the previous year in BMW Motorrad’s strongest export market. BMW Motorrad USA posted a 15% growth in sales from September through December compared to the same period in 2016, and showed a 27% growth in sales from November through December in 2017 compared to the previous year. “We are proud to report these impressive results despite current market conditions,” commented Michael Peyton, Vice President, BMW Motorrad North America. “BMW Motorrad USA achieved all-time record sales in November, while December 2017 was our best December since 2004 and our fourth consecutive month of sales growth.” According to Peyton, strong year-end results were driven by the ever-popular BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, which accounted for 15% of December sales volume. “New and loyal customers; the broadest model range in our history; and a strong and growing dealer network will continue to propel BMW motorcycle sales in the coming year,” he observed. BMW’s robust product offensive will continue in 2018 with the recent introduction of the new 215 hp BMW HP4 Race limited-volume, supersport motorcycle (BMW’s most-exclusive motorcycle ever offered), the 2018 BMW G 310 GS (BMW’s second entry in the smaller displacement segment), the 2018 BMW C evolution electric scooter, the 2018 BMW C 400 X (premium mid-sized scooter), the 2018 BMW K 1600 B Grand America, as well as several special-option motorcycles. BMW’s diverse range of adventure models, roadsters, sport bikes, tourers, and scooters can be seen and ridden at 153 U.S. retailers. Many new and updated BMW models are also currently making their debut at motorcycle shows around the country. For more information about BMW motorcycles and retailers, visit: www.bmwmotorcycles.com. For information about The Progressive International Motorcycle Show schedule, visit: www.motorcycleshows.com/. BMW Group In America BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a strategic design consultancy based in California; technology offices in Silicon Valley and Chicago, and various other operations throughout the country. BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manufacturing network and is the manufacturing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 and X4 Sports Activity Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the U.S. through networks of 344 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 153 BMW motorcycle retailers, 127 MINI passenger car dealers, and 36 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Source: BMW of North America, LLC
  2. The METZELER brand unveils the new KAROO Street, enabling road tire performance from an off-road style ‘knobby’ tread pattern A new METZELER enduro tire extends the KAROO™ range towards a dedicated road use, combining excellent agility and grip, even in wet conditions, with reliable off-road traction MUNICH, GERMANY – January 10, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – METZELERnow extends its highly successful KAROO™ range towards pure road use with the new KAROO™ Street. Delivering excellent road performance, even in wet conditions, the new enduro tire remains aggressively styled, with its knobby tread pattern continuing to provide off-road capability. Owners of adventure, ‘enduro street’ and dual-purpose motorcycles are increasingly looking for sport touring performance when used on asphalt, but without sacrificing off-road capabilities. While responding to this market request, however, the METZELER KAROO™ Streetmaintains an off-road look, in character with these types of motorcycles, while delivering excellent road performance on both dry and wet asphalt. The METZELER KAROO™ Street tire has been developed for the latest generation of adventure, big enduro and dual-purpose motorcycles, capable of taking dirt roads in their stride. With the KAROO™ Streettire these motorcycles will now be further enhanced to tackle distant road journeys, where good mileage, stability and comfort are fundamental throughout the life cycle of the tire. Designed for all levels of cross-country riding, the METZELER brand’s KAROO™ product family now offers a range that spans from the desert all the way to street. The new KAROO™ Street will be available from March 2018 onwards. KAROO™ Street, a unique combination of off-road look with on-road agility KAROO™ 3, dedicated to off-road raids and adventure journeys KAROO™ Extreme, a product developed to compete in the professional Rally races Main features: On-road agility: KAROO™ Street tire provides excellent handling and grip in comparison to its knobby tire competition, due to the sport touring derived profiles that deliver a typical on-road dynamic behavior. Wet grip and wet handling: Enhanced safety with reliable grip in wet conditions, generated by the high silica compounds that promote chemical grip on wet asphalt. Off-road traction: The KAROO™ Street’s layout of blocks and variable spacing between the knobs provides excellent dirt road traction especially in long-distance clay and hard-packed trails. High-speed stability: Large sized blocks and their coupling to a stiff carcass, provides perfect stability at high speeds on road, even when fully loaded with luggage and passenger. High mileage: KAROO™ Street tire offers high effective mileage, the result of introducing abrasion-resistant compounds.
    Most will agree that a dual sport bike is all about compromise. Some are better on the street, others in the dirt, but none ideal everywhere. And, that's how I've been treating tire pressure. I've been running the same compromise pressure on/off-road, but the reality is, it was costing me tire life and fuel mileage on-road and traction off-road. After considering both manual and electric pumps, I decided to give the 12v Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump by Antigravity Batteries a try. The Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump is pretty easy to haul with its light weight (9oz.) and compact size (3.5" X 4.5" X 1.5"). In terms of powering the unit, it comes with two detachable power cables, one for use with a 12v cigarette lighter (9' long) and another (18" long) that allows it to be powered by Antigravity's Micro-Start mini jump-starter product. However, you can power the Tire Inflator with any SAE cable end. Many dual sporters (including me) power accessories off USB and/or have the typical quick-connect battery charger lead (SAE 2-pole flat type). I have an SAE connection under my quick-release seat for battery maintenance, so I picked up a cord with SAE connectors on both ends to power the pump. This has worked out great, so I passed the info along to the Antigravity folks. They liked the idea, so don't be surprised to see an SAE cord with the kit in the future. I bought a 12 footer that I thought might be too long when I received it, but on my last ride, I ended up inflating tires on my riding buddy's bikes, so the extra length meant that we didn't have to get the bikes tight together to do the job. The cord is a little bulky and you really only need 4, maybe 5' for a single bike. I was paying attention to the draw on my bike's battery when I was filling six motorcycle tires pretty much back-to-back, but no issues when I went to hit the magic button. The starter seamed to crank at the same speed as normal. I just need to tell my buddies to get their own pumps! Connected to power, filling a tube is stupid-simple. Thread the schrader valve filler fitting onto the tube and flick the rocker power switch on. From dirt to street, I'm increasing tire pressure by approx. 10-12 psi and doing so takes less than a minute per tire. The pump has a built-in pressure gauge that reads out in both bar and psi and the Antigravity folks were honest that its accuracy is +/- 2lbs. I tested this using my Rhino USA digital tire gauge and that's about right. You're going to get a small amount of bleed off when you unscrew the schrader fitting anyway, so I over pressurize the tube a bit and make fine pressure adjustments with my fingernail. The Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump has an LED light on the top that automatically comes on when the unit is turned on. I've not needed to fill in low light conditions yet, but I can see how this would come in handy, especially with my 48 year old eyes. The pump also comes with a needle for filling sports balls, a fitting for pumping up things like an air mattress or pool floaties, and a presta to schrader valve adapter for cyclists. In terms of durability, I've not used the pump enough to say how it will hold up over time. But, I did pull the case back off and verified that it does use metal gears. So, I think it's reasonable to say that getting my $24.95 (MSRP) out of the pump won't be much of an issue. Bottom-line, the Micro-Start Tire Inflator & Pump by Antigravity Batteries is a slick little unit that is easy to transport, easy-to-use, and does its intended job well. Most importantly, having the right tire pressure for the conditions matters, especially off-road. On my last ride, one of my buddies mentioned that my pace was noticeably up and that I was laying the bike over more than normal in flat turns. I felt "on" that day and I'm sure that the lower tire pressures played a part.
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    The Micro-Start Tire Inflator/Air Pump from Antigravity Batteries is compact and easy to take anywhere. Allowing you to use your Micro-Start XP-1 or XP-10 to inflate your motorcycle or car tires no matter where you may be. Simply just plug your Micro-Start into the tire inflator for portable use, or use the 9ft cable and cigarette port on your vehicle. Size:4.25" (108 mm) x 3.5" (90mm) x 1.5" (38mm). Weighs only 1 pound. On board LED light for night use. Kit Includes: 1 pc MICRO START INFLATOR 1 piece 12" cable (SAE to DC 5.5mm) to attach the Inflator to the MICRO-STARTS 12v Output for portable use of the Inflator. 1piece 9ft. long Cable (SAE to Male Cig Lighter) with male cigarette lighter tip to attach to a cars cigarette lighter port as optional way to power the inflator. (The 9ft cable can reach any tire on typical vehicle when plugged in) 1 piece Needle tip for pumping up Sports Balls 1piece Plastic Tip for Small Inflatables
  4. This is a pretty easy one, especially on hard pack w/ loose material on top. But, I usually stay on the bike and pivot round my leg where possible.
  5. November 27, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Continuing a relationship with BMW that began with the R nineT, RSD has designed, developed and produced a line of accessory component pieces that bring RSD’s signature style to the BMW GS line of motorcycles. Focusing on critical visual areas of the GS platform, the RSD GS line targets replacing key components on the iconic adventure machine without detracting from its already legendary styling; instead, the products complement it. This is touring in style. Manufactured in high quality billet aluminum, all nine products meet the strict quality standards expected by BMW owners. Utilizing stainless fasteners, the machined aluminum features durable coatings that will endure miles of adventure. RSD BMW GS Bar End Kit No Hand Guard Simple and stylish Bar Ends manufactured from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum with RSD’s signature Contrast Cut finish add protection and style to the GS handlebars. Not for use with OEM Hand Guards Sold as a pair Hardware included CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Bar End Kit with Hand Guard Simple and stylish Bar Ends manufactured from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum with RSD’s signature Contrast Cut finish add protection and style to the GS handlebars. Fits with OEM Hand Guards Sold as a pair Hardware included CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Frame Plug Kit Black anodized and Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the Frame Plug Kit replaces the OEM frame hardware with RSD signature styled pieces. Five plugs included in kit Hardware included Polyurethane wedged plugs for simple and secure mounting Compliments the Sub-Frame Plug Kit CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Rear Axle Plugs Black anodized and Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the Hub Cover replaces the standard plastic with durable and RSD signature styled piece. Sold as a pair Hardware included Laser engraved Roland Sands Design CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Reservoir Cover Kit Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the RSD Reservoir Covers enhance the riders view by replacing the OEM Brake and Clutch Master Cylinder Caps. Sold as a pair Removal of OEM caps not necessary CNC engraved RSD Logo Hardware included CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Rear Drive Pivot Plug Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the RSD Pivot Plug replaces the OEM plastic component with a high quality billet aluminum Contrast Cut part. Hardware included Wedged plugs for simple and secure mounting CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Sub Frame Plug Kit Black anodized and Contrast Cut machined from billet aluminum, the RSD Frame Plug Kit covers your basic OEM frame hardware with RSD style. Sold as a pair Hardware included Polyurethane wedged plugs for simple and secure mounting Compliments the Frame Plug Kit CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Swingarm Pivot Plugs Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the RSD Swing Arm Pivot Plugs cover the OEM frame hardware with a highly details RSD signature piece. Sold as a pair Hardware included Wedged plugs for simple and secure mounting CNC Machined RSD BMW GS Windscreen Trim Contrast Cut machined from high-quality 6061 billet aluminum, the RSD Windscreen Trim enhances the look and durability of the stock BMW windscreen. Sold as a pair Hardware included Laser engraved Roland Sands Design CNC Machined About Roland Sands Design Roland Sands Design is a motorcycle, product and apparel company that has its roots in racing, custom bike building and design. Our inspiration comes from a high performance background that blends the love of two wheels with the desire to create unique products. We live the two wheeled life and our crew is a diverse collection of road racers, off-road, dirt track, super moto and custom bike builders and riders. It’s this diversity that allows us to work with the best in the industry on a wide variety of projects. Follow all bike builds, new products and the life and times of the Roland Sands Design crew at www.rolandsands.com. Source: Roland Sands Design
  6. Assuming you pick the right gear, a Rekluse will achieve the same result. Still a nice rider aid none the less, especially for long days in the saddle where you must spend your energy wisely. There will always be the purists that want to clutch because they feel more of a sense of accomplishment when riding tougher terrain. Others just want to enjoy the ride and don't feel the need to prove anything, including to themselves. There is absolutely room for DCT in the ADV market. I wonder what the sales ratio is of AT clutch vs. DCT bike? Would be interesting. Eric, I heard you know a guy....
  7. Free if you're fast enough!
  8. Is that you? Yep, mfrs don't make what doesn't sell. Or even further, isn't profitable. So, gotta do what you gotta do.
  9. Key updates to standard CRF1000L Africa Twin also announced MILAN, ITALY – November 6, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Honda’s Africa Twin platform grows today with the announcement of the 2018 CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports, which was introduced alongside an updated standard 2018 CRF1000L Africa Twin at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. Following a European release early next year, both models will be available in the U.S. in summer of 2018. Suggested retail price for the Adventure Sports model is approximately $2,000 higher than that of the current Africa Twin. Displayed previously in concept form, and developed as a powerful extension of the “True Adventure” mantra that drives the Africa Twin platform, the new Adventure Sports version features increased suspension travel, added ground clearance, enhanced creature comforts, and a larger fuel tank for extended range. Both the Adventure Sports and the standard Africa Twin feature a long list of updates to the engine, electronics, and rider interface, while continuing to offer an ideal balance of power and light weight. “The Africa Twin’s success on showroom floors and in comparison tests is evidence of the platform’s profound capabilities, but the Adventure Sports model expands the possibilities by making it possible to ride further and more comfortably,” said Lee Edmunds, American Honda’s Manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications. “We’ve enjoyed seeing our customers put their own interpretations on the Africa Twin’s ‘True Adventure’ ethos, and with the increased capabilities of the new Adventure Sports, as well as those of the updated standard Africa Twin, we expect that spirit will be applied in new and exciting ways.” Colors CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports: White/Blue/Red CRF1000L Africa Twin: TBA Availability: Summer 2018 Info KEY FEATURES Africa Twin Adventure Sports has a larger fairing matched with an 80mm taller screen to offer greater wind protection, and comes standard with heated grips and a 12 volt accessory socket, facilitating longer tours in wide-ranging conditions Adventure Sports model comes standard with larger sump guard and front light bars, as well as brushed-aluminum cowling panels, rear mudguard, and easily removable steel rack Adventure Sports model has larger, 6.37-gallon fuel tank (compared to 4.97 gallons on the standard model), extending range Both CRF1000L Africa Twin models now have auto-canceling turn indicators Adventure Sports model’s seat features a flatter profile and a 1.2-inch-taller height than standard model. The seat adjusts .8 inches, for a seat height of either 35.4 inches or 36.2 inches (compared to 33.5 inches and 34.3 inches). Handlebar position is 1.3 inches higher and .2 inches rearward compared to the standard version Adventure Sports model has a storage pocket on rear right On both models, the rider’s foot pegs are now wider and affixed via stouter steel mounting plates, whereas the passenger foot-peg hangers have been redesigned to allow more room for the rider’s feet when standing On both models, instruments are positioned at a shallower angle to allow the rider to see them more easily from a standing position Adventure Sports model has updated, longer-travel Showa suspension, resulting in 10.6 inches of ground clearance (compared to 9.8 inches). On both models, shock preload, rebound damping, and compression damping are fully adjustable Both models have compact two-piece, radial-mount, four-piston front-brake calipers and “wave” floating rotors front and rear. The lightweight two-channel ABS can be turned off at the rear Both models feature front and rear wheels in size 21 and 18 inches, respectively, with stainless-steel spokes for improved durability On both models, the 998cc SOHC eight-valve parallel-twin engine is updated with a new airbox, now featuring a 20mm longer funnel length and matched to redesigned exhaust internals that significantly improve midrange response and sound quality On both models, the engine’s balancer-shaft weights have been lightened by 10.6 ounces for added character and feel in power delivery Water pump is housed within the clutch casing, with a thermostat integrated into the cylinder head, while water and oil pumps are driven by the engine’s balancer shafts, contributing to a compact engine and optimum ground clearance New for 2018, a lithium-ion battery is 5.1 lbs. lighter than the previous lead-acid unit Both versions available with Honda’s advanced automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT), delivering consistent, quick, seamless gear changes on-road or off. Rider can select from three different shifting modes, and a G switch enhances off-road functionality by reducing the amount of clutch slip during gear changes New for 2018, both Africa Twin models have Throttle-By-Wire system (TBW), opening the door to four individual riding modes and an expanded Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) system HSTC now features seven levels (up from three), to adapt to a wide variety of conditions. HSTC can also be completely switched off, and three levels of power and engine braking are available ABOUT AMERICAN HONDA American Honda Motor Co., Inc., is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and Side-by-Sides in the U.S. American Honda’s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing and operational activities for these products through independent authorized Honda retail dealers. For more information on Honda products, go to powersports.honda.com. Source: American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
  10. KTM is definitely slick in their marketing... But, two kids in college in a few more years.... Ah, screw em'! I need another bike! They'll have to go to the school of hard knocks.
  11. I know that my 690 is more nimble, but I still want one after watching the video!
  12. 790 adventure r

    790 reveal & demo
  13. You can FF past the segments that are not ADV bike centric (ADV is around the 20 min. mark) Here's a pic of the 790 reveal:
  14. The software was never designed to record as many likes that you are receiving Erik.