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Motorcycles BMW, Kingston develop custom R 18 motorcycle

23:11  21 january  2021
23:11  21 january  2021 Source:   latimes.com

BMW Reveals New R 18 Classic Model

  BMW Reveals New R 18 Classic Model Atop the R 18 platform, new touring cruiser adds a shield and bags.The info we got makes it clear the R 18 Classic builds upon the established platform of the standard R 18, with all the main elements that define that bike being carried over, including the double-loop steel tube frame, open running universal shaft drive, and that 1,802cc “Big Boxer” engine at its core. BMW reminds us it’s the “most powerful two-cylinder boxer engine ever used in motorcycle series production,” and we can vouch for its power; when EOC Gales tested the R 18 in his First Ride review and put it on the dyno, it cranked out 81.3 hp. More telling was the peak 103.

kingston custom handcrafts BMW R 18 into art deco-inspired custom motorcycle . with a history of customizing their machines – just see their good ghost from 2020 – a BMW R 18 motorcycle has been transformed into an art deco masterpiece by kingston custom . called the spirit of passion, the design

Commissioned by BMW , builder Kingston Custom turned the R 18 motorcycle into a one-off model named Spirit of Passion. Kingston Custom shows that the BMW R 18 motorcycle can wear kidney grilles, too. It built a custom -designed fairing by hand.

White House senior adviser Cedric Richmond on Thursday offered few benchmarks by which the American people should judge the opening months of the Biden administration, beyond pledging 100 million coronavirus vaccinations and a “down payment” on various broad policy areas.

a man wearing a suit and tie: President Joe Biden greets Rep. Cedric Richmond as he arrives at Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ga. © Andrew Harnik/AP Photo President Joe Biden greets Rep. Cedric Richmond as he arrives at Columbus Airport in Columbus, Ga.

“Over the next 100 days, we know what our challenges are,” Richmond, director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, told POLITICO Playbook in an interview. “A hundred million vaccinations. Wrapping our arms around this pandemic. Putting a down payment on racial equity, on climate, on immigration. … And investing back into the American infrastructure, the American people.”

2021 BMW R 18 Classic First Look Preview

  2021 BMW R 18 Classic First Look Preview A touring-capable version of the BMW power cruiser.But the R 18 in base trim is essentially a big, classed-up bobber. Not the best for long-range rides. BMW is hoping to entice some riders to test the touring chops of its R 18 platform with the new R 18 Classic.

BMW Motorrad Unveils a New Sophisticatedly Sleek Custom R 18 Motorcycle : The "Spirit of Passion" reconstructed in collaboration with Kingston Custom . Unlike his previous customizations, Dirk Oehlerking of Kingston Customs has avoided completely disassembling the motor chariot to build a

Kingston Custom has created a custom BMW R 18 cruiser featuring the German brand’s tall kidney grille and elaborate bodywork. BMW ’s superbly retro R 18 motorbike , no less. It’s extremely fetching in standard form, and yet it’s already a magnet for custom builds to change its look dramatically.

“Those are the things that we know we’re going to be judged on and do,” he said. “I can’t tell you — you know, quantify how many bills, how many executive actions, all of those things. But this is what I will tell you. In 100 days, people will know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been busting their rear ends on behalf of the American people and not themselves.”


Gallery: House approves Trump's $2K checks, sending to GOP-led Senate (San Francisco Chronicle)

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Since his swearing-in on Wednesday, President Joe Biden has signed a spate of executive orders aimed at undoing some of former President Donald Trump’s most controversial actions — including the so-called Muslim travel ban, the withdrawal from the Paris climate accord and the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline.

On Thursday, his first full day in office, Biden is expected to sign 10 more executive orders focused on the U.S. coronavirus response and the ongoing economic crisis. Biden, joined by Harris, will also deliver remarks from the White House on the pandemic.

The address comes as Biden administration officials have complained on Thursday about what they describe as an insufficient or nonexistent vaccine distribution plan left over by the Trump administration that could impede their goal of inoculating 100 million Americans over the next 100 days.

2021 KTM 450 SMR Supermoto First Ride Review .
A review of KTM’s well-honed and competition-spec 2021 450 SMR supermotoEditor’s note: Peruse the 2021 KTM 450 SMR Supermoto First Look Preview report to get up to speed on features and technical specifications. Also visit the 2019 Husqvarna FS 450 Supermoto First Ride Review to learn what the Husqvarna version is like to command. This article describes what it’s like to ride the SMR.

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