BMW’s Retro-Influenced Concept R18

With a clean silhouette and classic inspiration, a motorbike for the digital age

While the weekend of events that make up the Conc at Villa d’Este and Villa Erba are predominantly car-centric, motorcycles are certainly given their due. In addition to their own display area and Concours competition at Villa Erba, two-wheeled machinery is honored annually by BMW Motorrad with the unveiling of a new concept bike. This year, that bike was the stunning Concept R18, designed by …

Husqvarna’s Striking Vision for Motorcycling’s Future: the Vitpilen 701

One of the most eye-catching bikes on the market is just as enjoyable to ride

by Andrew Maness Of the many traits that make the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 desirable, the fact that its the result of a well-executed singular vision is the most impressive. Since unveiling the Vitpilen 401 concept at the EICMA show in November 2014, Husqvarna’s focus on contemporary, minimalist design language for their return to the street-bike market has brought them a considerable and deserved amount of …