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 …

Star Motorcycles by Yamaha

New technology and design for the classic cruiser

Cruisers have come a long way since the likes of Easy Rider. That iconic image of counterculture in the late 1960s, the rebellious spirit of two dudes on choppers, seems to have been replaced by a bunch of middle-aged guys. At least that’s what I thought before I had a chance to experience the full line of Star Motorcycles cruisers. These performance-driven bikes manage to …