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AUTO BILD MOTORRAD 1/2022: the special bike issue for the season

Find gold nuggets. That’s our job. The good stories are not on the street, but under a lot of rubble, rubble, earth. And then it’s seven. It starts with the selection of the topic and continues with the implementation.

Desert near Hamburg?

For our cover story we were looking for a desert-like environment and found it 60 kilometers east of Hamburg. The test crew had not expected so much gravel and so deep sand. Jana (27), who has 2679 followers on Instagram as “Dirtymotojay” and supported the photo production, reached her driving limits, we our logistical ones. The stress was worth it.

Motorcycling underground

We followed the trail of the stones with our report for the “Extreme Bike” section. Crossing underground in a mine on electric trials machines is an experience that the two authors will not soon forget.

The return of the misunderstood BMW C1?

Some ideas sound promising, but are built on sand. A software entrepreneur resurrected the legendary BMW scooter C1, in a new form and electrified. We were allowed to prototype test extensively – unfortunately it drove terribly: too bulky, too high a center of gravity, the chassis overwhelmed. Sieved out, ticked off and therefore not in the magazine.

Dig for stories and know where the treasures lie dormant. This requires journalistic workers who are both hands-on and creative. Photographer Olaf Tamm always finds the right perspective, even under difficult conditions. This can be seen, for example, in the story about the Kawasaki collector with his seven Z models.

Special find: a Zündapp GTS 50

A special kind of boulder was brought to light for the special section “Classic Special”: a 1979 Zündapp GTS 50. The teenager’s dream stood forgotten in a shed. We woke the Zündi from its slumber and made it ready to drive. Now its owner rattles two-stroke towards the first warm rays of sunshine, enjoys his spring fever and can hardly save himself from the thumbs-up expressions. The team at AUTO BILD MOTORCYCLE.

The topics of AUTO BILD MOTORRAD 1/2022:

NEW HITS For the Sahara and the road – desert bike purchase advice: Aprilia Tuareg 660, Benelli TRK 502 X, BMW F 850 ​​GS Adventure, Ducati DesertX, Yamaha Ténéré 700 Rally Edition • Dakar myth: these are the legendary role models • The model highlights 2022: BMW K 1600 B, Honda ADV 350, Moto Guzzi V 100 Mandello, Triumph Tiger 1200 and others TEST & DRIVING REPORT Yamaha MT-10: More power for the super-naked • Zero DS: Electric 125s on the test bench • Harley-Davidson Sportster S and Harley-Davidson Nightster: Modern times in Milwaukee • Kawasaki Ninja H2 SX SE: The S-Class below the bikes • Mondial Flat Track 125i and Zontes 125 G1: Stylish 125s at a competitive price • Yamaha R7: A dream for curve gourmets • Seat Mó 125: The ideal e-scooter for commuters? • BMW CE 04: Captain Future drives electrically • Ducati Streetfighter V2: fleet half-naked with little wings • Honda CB 650 R Endurance test report: This is how the four-cylinder all-rounder performed in everyday editorial work CURRENT Technology: What the IMU sensor can do • News: Accident study: Two-wheelers live so dangerously.

AUTO BILD MOTORRAD as an ePaper

REPORT He prays for the bikers: motorcycle pastor Lars Lemke • “My Garage” series: Guzzi screwdriver Dirk Mangartz • Design report: The future will be electric – in a completely new guise SERVICE Tried out new accessories: women’s clothing, smartphone holder, head-up display, power dispenser • Motorbike trips: the best organized tours • Screwdriver: twelve sentences in the big test • Anti-theft protection & telemetry: Rideet monitors the motorbike • Exhaust systems: this is how exhaust tuning is legal CLASSIC SPECIAL Opel Motoclub: The last bike from the car manufacturer • Jürgen Baumgarten: He was the German Evel Knievel • 50 years of Kawasaki 900 Z1: What makes it so special • Zündapp GTS 50: barn find in new splendor BIKE EXTREME On the road in a Thuringian mine on electric trial machines.

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