Kinetic sculpture at the BMW Museum
BMW Engine Assembly at the Berlin Plant
Finally, at long last, a serious interview with Will Barclay, the winner of the Hoka Hey Race
Here is an interesting new use for a BMW motorcycle...
Here is an extremely interesting look at how Triumph Motorcycles are manufactured. Lots of British humor.
Are we ready for electric motorcycles? Are they ready for us? This article answers some of those questions.
Here is a nice video of an MCN multiday test of the big 5 sport bikes.
The Nissan owners club, NICO, helped sponsor a test of original equipment air filters, vs stock air filters, including oil washed filters, such as the K&Needless to say, the aftermarket filters came in a poor last place to the original equipment filters. The testing was done on a $285,000 test machine, and was conducted by the machine's manufacturer, at the factory's test facility. But, don't take my word for it, READ it for yourself.
The "How Stuff Works" tv series has a collection of video clips,
including one of the BMW factory.
The first video of the 2009 BMW K1300GT in action...
Wayne Carruthers has emailed about an issue with early F650GS fork failures. See the Maintenance Alert page for more information.
Here's a video segment on helmets from Jay Leno's Garage.
6 May 2008 At long last, BMW has
officially returned to Indy. R. Falcone Powersports is now open as a BMW
dealer. Hope each of you will stop by and welcome them in the near
Do you drive fast? Here's an interesting police eliminator from
Hoosier Beemers currently serves many BMW riders, former BMW riders, and BMW motorcycle enthusiasts in southeastern Indiana. The club was originally formed as "Jennings County Joy Riders", and served riders of all brands. And of course, riders of all brands are still welcome today.
Earl and Carolyn Bryant were among the founders in 1973, along with Tom Bates, Gordon Pettigrew, Richard Miller, and Don Chaille, and several others whose names are lost in unrecorded history. Various members took turns hosting the group at their homes from month to month.
Harry Hawkins joined the group in 1981, and went to his first MOA National Rally at Lorretta Lynn's ranch in Tennessee in July of 1981. Harry was extremely impressed to see 6000 BMW motorcycles in the same place at the same time, and all having a good time. He was also impressed with the many local merchants who opened their doors to the riders, and found that none of them were out to rip off the merchants, or cause trouble in any other way. Harry joined the MOA and soon became an Ambassador.
In 1985, the club was about to die out, when Earl and Carolyn Bryant met Frank Dietrich, who led them to reform the club as a BMW special interest club. Frank Dietrich, MOA #3, was one of the original group of riders who met in Chicago to form a national riders organization, which after a somewhat rocky start, became the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America.
The club originally met at Muscatatuck State Park, which is now Muscatatuck County Park. Park management has improved greatly under county management. Several early meetings were quite heated as the struggle to find a suitable name drug on and on.
Earl and Carolyn Bryant were the first President and first lady, followed by Jerry and Sally Chandler, then by Andy Fountain, and currently by Richard Tate. Along the way, meetings were moved to BroadAcres Restaurant, where they have remained, even thru four different sets of owners of the restaurant.
Guests are always welcome at our meetings.