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USA has a great listing of recent motorcycle
specs and pictures - very comprehensive!
Model List along with a bunch of other goodies -
now if the US site could only be updated :)
California Motorcycle Roads
This is one of the
finest resources I have seen anywhere for great riding roads. Too
bad this is only for California!
Real BMW Superbike?
The R1 could
have been a contender, too bad it never went into production!
Chronological List is Back!
now has a whole suite of maps, including excellent Topo maps!
Planning and Maps
Tired of looking at a great squiggly
road on a generic road map only to find it is nothing like advertised? Check out
Topozone maps -- the level of map detail
is simply amazing, and the site is packed with a suite of useful tools.
Follow Monte Hart to Mexico
and Rob Harris through New
Zealand, or pick a trip from Google.
When planning your travels for 2001 make sure to
take sidetrips to our National Parks. They are
not only a great destination, many have fantastic motorcycle roads. For some
riders, there is no better destination, for others
there is no better ride..
BMW Hits 1,000,000!
BMW chose an R1150RT for its 1,000,000th bike - check out the whole
moved and want to find the dealers in your area? BMW NA has a great dealer
search function, and the Internet BMW Riders maintain a great list
of online dealers.
Welcome to the site of Craig
Vechorik and Bench Mark Works, the land that time remembered with a passion.
You want pictures? Well we got
has put together a great nationwide list of Autumn
Foliage routes. Looking for a good ride? Look no further! Also, specific specific
foiliage reports (most with suggested routes) for the
Scenic Ride Storehouse
The US Dept. of Transportation has set up a repository
for Scenic Byways complete with descriptions, maps and travel planning tools.
This is a great ride resource!
Motorcycle News has heard whispers of the demise of the water-cooled K-Bike,
to be replaced by a flat-4 boxer. How can they do
an Official Rumor
Will an R1150RS, R1150R, R1150RT or R1150S
be in your garage anytime soon? Check out the UK's
Motorcycle News site for the latest!
Busy looking out the window thinking of
all the places you would like to see this summer? Check out the History
Channel's excellent Traveler site. Packed with site and event information,
it is a great trip-planning resource.
Great Rat Run
Started as a small collection of roadside
oddities, the Great Rat Run has blossomed
into an online community centered around collecting and visiting oddities and
anomolies (as in Roadside Anomolies Tour)
all over North America.
Michelle Harrison as she crosses India on an Enfiled -- a great reavel tale.
For a whole list of great travel stories, see MCGuide's
BMW is testing the new R bikes, and the pictures and analysis have
made it to the Internet. Check
Own a K1200LT?
sure to read Motorcycle Onlines great comparison of the
K12LT vs. the Honda Goldwing.
Can't make it out to Westerville? The AMA
Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is now online!
There are literally hundreds of motorcycle
discussion lists on the Internet today. Carl Paukstis has kept a
great list - there are at least 6 dedicated to BMW's, and one specifically
to the BMW MOA!
Doug Mann has made his book "Motorcycles
and the Art of War" available on the Internet - it is a great read.
As the riding season draws down for those of us in
the northern hemisphere it is time to start thinking about getting ready for next
year. Part of that should be signing up for a safety or riding skills class. Some
of the best are through the Motorcycle Safety
Foundation. Well known track schools include Reg Pridmore's CLASS
and Keith Code's California Superbike
School. Try the NASMSA for resources in
You're not always online right? There are many books all motorcyclists
should own, here are a few: Jupiter's
Travels, Ted Simon's Famous Book of his four year trip around the world,
Helge Pedersen's World Journies, Against
TheWind, Ron Ayres' story of his Ironbutt adventure, and finally Zen
and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (finally online.) Looking for something
not listed here? Whitehorse Press
is a great source for rare and out of print motorcycle books.
Motorcyclists are lucky to have several
excellent online magazines. These sites are an invaluable resource for up to the
minute news, product evaluations and ride reports. Check out Motorcycle
Consumer News, BikeNet (UK), Motorcycle
Online, MotorWorld Online, Motorcycle
World (UK) and Streetbike Online.
for a Change?
There are some great resources online for
helping you find what your bike is worth, or how much you should offer on the
newest addition to the garage. For price guides, try Motorcycle
Consumer News, NADA, and Kelley
Blue Book. For help in buying a used bike, check out Ted's "How
to Buy a Used BMW Motorcycle", Robert's "Buying
a Used Motorcycle", Jeff's Used
Motorcycle Buying Tips, and lastly, "How
Not to Buy a Used Motorcycle."
Kind of Bike Do You Own?
There are websites dedicated to
individual models popping up weekly. They are typically a great resource for information
and tech tips, and some have interactive message boards. Here are some to start
your surfing: R1200C, K1100,
R90S, and Vintage,
the Beaten Path
The highway is a lonely place, here
are some great links for the 4-lane blues. Roadside
America lists roadside anomalies, the National
Park Service has info on parks coast to coast, and National
Scenic Byways has a long list of scenic and historic roads. Don't forget to
plan for meals!
BMW has yet another raging success with
the new R1150GS. Thinking of adding one to the holiday wish list? Make sure to
read the Motorcycle
Online and Motorworld
Online reviews first! Be sure to also see write-ups on the
BMW GS Page, Canadian
Biker Online, Canadian
Moto Guide Online (also see CMG's
Press Intro Coverage), Motorsport
Italia, and lastly, South Africa's BMWeb (road
test & ride
report) and ZA
The Internet BMW Riders
question one of the finest BMW motorcycle resource on the Internet. Chock full
of trip reports,
tech articles, and a hugely successful
online marketplace, the website
is just part of the equation. The IBMWR is a colorful, friendly, and very busy
Internet mail list where everyone
is the President.
You'll spend a LOT of time here! Year by year
listing of every BMW motorcycle made from the very beginning complete with photographs,
stats, production numbers and more. Ever wondered what a 1932
R16 looks like?
Mark Gilchrist is traveling the USA
on a motorcycle and writing about every bit of it - Excellent! Like trip reports?
Try Daniel Cohen's 100 Days, 48 States,
'99, Ted Verrill's trip
reports, Carla King's American
Borders, ABC News' Motorcycle
Adventure, and the IBMWR
Trip Reports page.
central repository of foliage reports, foliage rides, autumn events and unique
Mapquest has done a great job of highlighting some really
outstanding autumn rides.
Scenic Byways Online
A fantastic resource! Packed with scenic byways,
historic and heritage rides, things to see and do, etc.
Everyone knows that diners are simply the best places to eat when
you're on the road. Diner City not only tells where to find them, but is rich
with history as well.
You'll spend a LOT of time here! Year by year listing of
every BMW motorcycle made from the very beginning.
Very well done, Goldwing specific list of aftermarket parts links.
Follow this package as it makes its way around the USA. A benefit for an injured
rider, each carrier writes up his trip and takes a photo!
Follow well known Morton's ace salesman Steve Anderson trips
across Canada. Well written with great photos, plan on spending some time on this
Mark Gilchrist is travelling the USA on a motorcycle and writing about every bit
of it - Excellent!
has waypoints for all North American BMW Dealers!
Tons of BMW Motorcycle bikes, gear
and accessories pass through this online auction service. Do a search on "bmw
Like Coffee? This is simply the best I've ever had, made by a true
Graham Smith from Australia on repairing tubeless motorcycle tires
I just bought a GPS
III+, here is the authoratative page
on Garmin GPS' by Joe and Jack, and a good page by Tom.