Interview: BMW Motorrad’s Edgar Heinrich on the Just-Unveiled R 18

Tracing the cruiser's path from concept to production with the head of design

After dazzling the motorcycling world with the Concept R 18 and Concept R 18 /2 (aka “slash-two”) last year, BMW Motorrad makes their long-awaited entry into the American cruiser bike market with the forthcoming official R 18. We’ve observed what’s possible in terms of adapting the huge 1800cc air- and oil-cooled boxer twin-engine for custom builds (thanks to Motorrad handing prototype versions to Custom Works Zon …

Inside the Fast-Paced World of American Flat Track Racing

The racing world's lesser-known discipline proves as exhilarating as its counterparts

Formed in 1932 by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Class A Pro Flat Track Racing was the USA’s original extreme sport. Like the early days of the Grand Prix, where carmakers put new technologies to the test, American Flat Track (AFT) was a stage for motorcycle companies to try out innovations that would later be applied to street bikes. Competition in any field yields fertile …

Interview: GMC’s Michael Stapleton on All-New 2021 Yukon’s Interior

The brand's Director of Design for Interiors explains the vehicle's overhaul

While GMC’s Denali line (which originally appeared as a trim level for the full-size Yukon SUV) has taken on a life of its own over the past  20 years and now enjoys status as a successful luxury sub-brand, the knock against them is that they haven’t quite delivered a premium-level interior. With that in mind, we were excited to see the 2021 GMC Yukon unveiled …