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The new i3’s styling has been given a modest makeover. It’s an evolutionary upgrade on the last car, with just a few tweaks to freshen up the face of the vehicle.
The new model has sharper design lines compared to the current BMW F800GS, and the latest set of spy shots reveal three different variants – with different levels of equipment, while sharing the same engine, chassis and cycle parts. A base model is expected, as well as a mid-range one and a top-of-the-line variant. While the base model gets a standard rear shock, the mid-range and top-end trims gets BMW’s semi-active suspension, called the Dynamic ESA. The mid-range and top-end variants are also expected to get three power modes – Road, Rain and Dynamic, with adjustability available on the go.
The seat height is 35 inches (an optional low seat from BMW can move that down over two inches), so this is an off-road machine for experienced riders, or those with very long inseams.
“There’s still this perception that being a motor mechanic, being a vehicle motorbody repairer, automotive electrician, specialist brake person are the sort of ‘dirty’ or ‘grease-monkey’ type jobs and they are very far from that these days,” Mr Dudley says.
Not only was the engine changed, but the original six-speed manual gearbox had to make way for a five-speed ZF automatic to turn the Z8 into a more comfortable hardtop cruiser. Other changes included installing bigger 20-inch wheels shod in low-profile Michelin tires and a softer suspension setup. There were also some tweaks inside, like an individually numbered plaque, blue instrument cluster dials, different upholstery stitching, and an extra dial showing the gear position.
21. The boundaries of the Bagger category have been expanded by the 2018 BMW K 1600 B. In a segment largely occupied by American V-twins , the futuristic K 1600 B offers a riding experience that is far more refined and performance minded. That can easily be seen when first tipping into a tight set of canyon corners, where the K bike feels perfectly at home. The K 1600 B’s nimble nature, electronic aids, and powerful engine give it a decidedly different take on the bagger experience. Still low slung and blacked out, the 2018 BMW K 1600 B is a motorcycle well suited to just about any environment.
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However the 7-8 passenger Japanese Odyssey, like the Toyotas, is slightly smaller than the version produced for full-size Americans. Whether a full-size variant would be produced for the U.S. is anyone’s guess, although one major magazine has guessed it would.
Established in 1999, Auto Finesse started as a ‘man with a van’ and a passion for clean, shiny cars. It quickly became one of London’s most in-demand detailing companies, and the business launched its own product range in 2010. From its manufacturing facility in Hertfordshire, Auto Finesse now distributes around the globe, offering professional quality wash, polish, wax, finish and interior products and accessories. It has also become well-known for its project cars, including an eye-catching Mark 1 VW Caddy and a turbo-powered ’80s VW Golf.