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BMW Motorcycle Multi-Trailer

BMW please bring back the BMW OEM Multi-Trailer!

My old photographs taken at the 2000 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention of a BMW X5 with the cool BMW OEM Multi-Trailer towing a BMW F650 Motorcycle at the BMW display.

With the all new redesigned 2019 BMW X5, X3 and my personal favorite the X4 coming out this year it is time to bring back the BMW OEM Multi-Trailer I would say.

BMW it is time to put “ACTIVITY” back into the BMW SAVs lineup again!!! Front Push Bars, Trailer Hitch Mounts and the Multi-Trailer would do these new SAV’s justice!

2000 BMW Multi-Trailer

2000 BMW Multi-Trailer

2000 BMW Multi-Trailer

2000 BMW X5 and BMW Multi-Trailer on display

2000 BMW Multi-Trailer

2000 BMW X5 and BMW Multi-Trailer on display

OXO Good Grips – Automotive Car Care Product Line Request

WANTED: OXO Good Grips to bring back their awsome Automotive Car Care Product Line!

OXO Automotive: Car Care Product Line

OXO Automotive: Car Care Product Line – Discontinued :(

 

Unfortunately OXO Good Grips has pretty much discontinued their amazing, best on the market Automotive line of Car Care products. Their Auto brushes are so user friendly well made and designed and they last for years, and way better then any natural wool mitt on the market, they do not leave any micro contaminants as wool mitts do so you don’t scratch you expensive paint finish. If you are an auto and motor sport enthusiast or just a clean freak, I suggest emailing or even better calling OXO’s Consumer Care Center at 1(800) 545-4411 and their OXO’s corporate New York Design Studio at (212) 242-3333 and requesting the full comeback of all the original Automotive Car Care Product Line of cleaning brushes, your car will thank you.

OXO Automotive: Small Car Wash Brush

OXO Automotive: Small Car Wash Brush – Discontinued :(

OXO Automotive: Large Car Wash Brush

OXO Automotive: Large Car Wash Brush and Wheel Detail Brush – Discontinued :(

OXO Automotive: Squeegee

OXO Automotive: Squeegee – Discontinued :(

OXO Automotive: Sure-Grip Ice Scraper

OXO Automotive: Ergonomic Sure-Grip Polycarbote Ice Scraper – Discontinued :(

OXO Automotive: Snow Brush and Scrapper

OXO Automotive: Pivoting Head Snow Brush and Scrapper – Discontinued :(

Dan Quixote of the Motorcycle

While looking through the 2012 Aerostich Riders Warehouse catalog, I came across this little hidden gem on page 140. LOL! I sent in a picture last year that Aerostich used to make this mock cover of an adventure motorcycle book.

Dan Quixote of the Motorcycle

A story about a young motorcyclist living in a quiet Midwestern suburb, commuting an hour each way daily on his ride to work. While mostly well-adjusted and rational, his daily ride amongst a herd of fuel-sucking SUVs and myriad of distracted drivers talking on cell phones has had a profound effect on his psyche, causing him to take on a zealous quest to spread the word about the socially positive benefits of adopting motorcycles for daily transportation. Donning his protective Roadcrafter armor, our protagonist rides out as a knight-errant, in an arduous struggle to convert the caged masses to a more efficient, faster, environmentally friendly and personally satisfying form of personal mobility. A poignant tale with a wonderful foreword by Texas’s famed Caeyelle Aylliin. First Ed., 2011, Pied Pipes Publications. By Grinsel J. Kushner. Hardbound.

6″x9″, 1,665 pp., b/w illus.

#AREA $4,276.00

2011 Adventure Touring Shootout

Well done motorcycle-usa.com on a great online 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout article of my favorite motorcycle category. Now just make your website more user friendly, and stop cluttering it up with videos and ads that take forever to load. With that said, very rarely does any print or online motorcycle magazine take on so many relevant adventure tourers all at one shot such as these model; 2011 BMW R1200GS, 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring, 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Edition, 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC, and the early release of the 2012 Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere. This two-wheeled adventure category is really catching on here in the States finely, which I think is due to better looking performing bikes, great adventure forums and access to more cool accessories. I mean most people here in the U.S. have SUVs, so why are they not riding the equivalent motorcycle? Being able to go anywhere at any time in most weather conditions, sounds like fun to me. Especially with the U.S.’s crumbling roadways, it is like going off-road anyway, so why not ride a bike that can handle it? You can read reviews until your eyes pop out, but you will never know until you actually test ride the motorcycles to find out which one fits and suites your riding style because they are each really different with their own distinctive nuances.

MotoUSA | Adventure Touring Shootout: 2011 BMW R1200GS

 

MotoUSA | Adventure Touring Shootout: 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200S

 

MotoUSA | Adventure Touring Shootout: 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC

 

MotoUSA | Adventure Touring Shootout: 2011 Yamaha Super Tenere

 

MotoUSA | Adventure Touring Shootout: 2011 KTM Adventure 990

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring in Race Titanium Matte

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring

2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200S Touring in Race Titanium Matte

 

Heads up, there is a color change for the 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring which will be Race Titanium Matte. From the photos, it looks more like a satin finish, which is all good and I like the contrasting black logo. I made a request directly to Ducati USA for a dark gray color along with a production version of the stunning Pikes Peak race color scheme, which Ducati did deliver. However I didn’t think they would discontinue the Diamond Black color option; and on a side note they also canceled the sexy carbon fiber Sport model. I think rotating in a forth color option would be nice for this popular high performance adventurer tourer, but not in sacrifice to the classy black color option. I was going to sing Ducati praises for quickly listening to their fans, but I hesitate since they nixed the black out of the Multistrada’s 1200 line-up. Call me old-school, but a motorcycle should always be offered in some version of back. Black is timeless and never seams dated as other trendy colors do. Ducati was considering school bus yellow, but that’s not for me – no thanks.

The minor updates appear to show a more contoured sculpted seat and a racing black frame, which is cool, but they still have not addressed the yellow/gold anodized forks. I can’t be the only one that thinks they look out of place in the overall design. However, all and all I really like it and I think the Race Titanium Matte will be super successful. I can’t help but think how cool it would look in the Sport version with carbon fiber trim. Now Arai just has to reintroduce the XD3 Helmet in Silver and Gray Frost to match the new Race Titanium Matte paint.

Go check out this cool article 2011 Adventure Touring Shootout on www.motorcycle-usa.com, comparing the latest and greatest adventure touring motorcycles including the 2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring, it’s a great read!