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BMW’s stripped-down 2024 CE 02 electric scooter is set to hit the production line and is now available for preorder. Bring a fat checkbook.
BMW’s stripped-down 2024 CE 02 electric scooter is set to hit the production line and is now available for preorder. Bring a fat checkbook. (BMW/)

BMW’s new 2024 BMW CE 02 electric is finally coming to town, according to the brand, which has announced that the urban-flavored runabout is now available for preorder. “Urban-flavored” may not even be a strong enough description; Germany’s calling the new electric scooter an “eParkourer,” somehow implying that this quasi electric motorcycle is equipped to “traverse obstacles in the…environment through the use of running, jumping, and climbing” (thank you, Britannica, for that). Perhaps that youthful design will catch the eye of a couple of skateboarding hipsters, hopes BMW; the CE 02 is “created for the urban environment,” and while the bike’s athletically stylish vibe definitely feels more youthful than Germany’s previous robotic electric designs (see: CE 04), it comes at a price, with a starting MSRP of $7,599. There aren’t many aspiring young skateboarders we know who can write that check.

Editor’s note: Motorcyclist Magazine will be at BMW Motorrad’s official U.S. press introduction next week. Stay tuned for live editorial on this product via our official InstagramFacebook and Twitter channels.

The minimal chassis hosts an upside-down fork, preload-adjustable rear shock, and single-sided swingarm. Shown here is the higher-spec Highline Package, which adds a quick charger, heated grips, and more, for an extra $875. Is more seat padding extra though?
The minimal chassis hosts an upside-down fork, preload-adjustable rear shock, and single-sided swingarm. Shown here is the higher-spec Highline Package, which adds a quick charger, heated grips, and more, for an extra $875. Is more seat padding extra though? (BMW/)

At the core of the CE 02 lies a supercompact chassis consisting of a steel double-loop frame with an upside-down 37mm fork and a single-sided swingarm and directly mounted, preload-adjustable shock. Sporting a wheelbase of just 53.2 inches and a head angle at a steep 24.5 degrees, the CE 02 also rolls on 14-inch wheels, which would suggest a high emphasis on agility. Brakes consist of a 239mm disc up front and a 220mm disc at the rear, with ABS available on the front wheel only.

Related: 2022 BMW CE 04 First Ride Review

The CE 02 uses two removable lithium-ion batteries to power the air-cooled synchronous motor; the standard external charger will get them to an 80 percent charge in about three hours.
The CE 02 uses two removable lithium-ion batteries to power the air-cooled synchronous motor; the standard external charger will get them to an 80 percent charge in about three hours. (BMW/)

Blacked-out components are the dominant theme here, with the frame, wheels, and front fender doused in ebony, and the disc wheels designed to emphasize the proportions; a touch of gray on the motor cover offers contrast. BMW says the “reduced design offers plenty of scope for your own design options,” which can be translated to mean “check out all our available accessories.”

The rear shock is directly mounted to the aluminum swingarm and is adjustable for spring preload. A 14-inch disc wheel with a 150/70-14 tire rolls at the other end.
The rear shock is directly mounted to the aluminum swingarm and is adjustable for spring preload. A 14-inch disc wheel with a 150/70-14 tire rolls at the other end. (BMW/)

The CE 02′s promising suspension arrangement gives you a hydraulically damped, 37mm telescopic fork and a shock with adjustable spring preload paired with a set of wide 120/80-14 (front) and 150/70-14 (rear) tires to further help tame the urban potholes. The combination of short wheelbase, low weight of only 291 pounds, and a seat height of 29.5 inches means the CE 02 is likely to feel nimble in motion as well, with dual-position footrests giving

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By: Andrew Cherney
Title: 2024 BMW CE 02 Electric Scooter Preview
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/bmw-ce-02-electric-scooter-preview/
Published Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2024 10:00:01 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
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Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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