We are always on the lookout for new concepts and this week’s featured bike is the FB R2000S. Based on the BMW 1200 GS, the R2000S is equipped with 3 independently suspended hubless wheels. We could keep talking about it but the pictures really say it all. Check them out and let us know what you think by commenting below.
Each week on Facebook we try to share the coolest motorcycle images we can find. We thought it would be a great idea to give all of you a recap of the pictures we’ve found this week. Though there are many of you who already “like” us on Facebook, we wanted to make sure we have everybody covered. This weeks images come courtesy of BMW Motorrad, Ducati, Icon Motorsports and Orphiro. Let us know which is your favorite by commenting below.
Last week we posted about the amazing growth BMW Motorrad experienced in 2011 and today we are happy to announce similar news about one of our favorite manufacturers, Ducati. The company recently announced a 43 percent growth in their global markets and for the first time ever, North America is the number one market. It wasn’t only their bikes that experienced large sales growth, their apparel and accessories also recorded a 50 percent increase in 2011.
Much of Ducati’s sales growth is due to a new product line which include the very popular Diavel and the Multistrada. The Diavel has been named “Best Cruiser of 2011″ be numerous motorcycle publications and the Multistrada is not far behind as it was named “Best Open Street Bike” by Cycle World for the second year in a row. Ducati expects growth to be fueled in 2012 with the release of their new Superbike, the 1199 Panigale, along with other new releases like the 848 EVO Corse Special Edition.
We are excited to see what new innovations Ducati put out in 2012 and cat’s wait to test some of them out.
The folks at BMW Motorrad must have been thrilled when they crunched the numbers for 2011. The company reports its best sales year since its inception. Here are some of the company stats for 2011:
We do not have details on the model unit sales but in 2010, BMW credited the S1000RR for driving their sales increase. BMW also expected the high demand for the S1000RR and their new K series bikes to continue fueling their sales growth.
A big “thumbs up” for BMW team. Keep it up!
Today was the first day of school and we’re sure for every sad kid, there was a happy parent. It isn’t just kids going back to school though, many adults are back in the mix as well. In an effort to “keep it real” with our fans, we thought it would be a great idea to write about the hands-on Technology Training Program for Motorcycle Mechanics at the Universal Technical Institute. In a short period of time you can be working in the field and possibly doing what you love. Check out some of the program features:
MMI’s Core Program