Test Drive: BMW R1200 GS

While CH counts BMW among its top brands, I personally never truly experienced what they mean by "the ultimate driving machine" until they lent us the latest model of their BMW R 1200 GS to test drive for a couple weeks. As a rider who's never handled much larger than a 750cc, I was a little intimidated standing over the 33.5-inch-tall bike (about six inches …

BMW Kinetic Sculpture

One particularly stunning highlight from the 125 exhibits packed into the newly-renovated BMW Welt in Munich is a mechatronic installation by ART+COM, the Berlin-based interactive media company. The project uses 714 metal balls that are individually suspended one barely visible strings, creating an seemingly weightless, amorphous mass. Each ball lowers and retracts independently, which allows them to approximate almost any form. The installation moves through …

BMW M1

In celebration of the M1's 30th anniversary, BMW quietly introduced a new model at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este last weekend. An aggressive, low-profile sports car, aspects of the design hark back to the original M1. The wide stance, louvered rear window and pentagonal rims combine an '80s retro look with a contemporary, almost sinister feel for a car that pretty much every boy has …