April Fool’s Day Wrap-Up

  • Motorcycle manufacturers do get in the April Fool’s Day pranking act.

  • We round up a few from this year’s.

  • Triumph and BMW are the leaders in this.

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It’s just not getting punk’d by your office mates, but there are motorcycle manufacturers who couldn’t resist teasing motorcycle fans with April Fool’s Day jokes. It isn’t difficult to illicit a few laughs these days, given the willingness of many in believing everything on social media.

Here’s this year’s April Fool’s Day wrap-up.

Triumph Rocket Mode Thrusters Accessory

Triumph Motorcycles have been pranking us for many years. We remember fondly of “a new model” which replaced the handlebar with a steering wheel from a car.

So, wouldn’t you like a pair of miniature jet engines that sit inside the exhaust pipes? On a Rocket III TFC, no less! Triumph even posted the blueprint for it. It promised 1,000 hp and available only on 1stApril 2019.

Apple iLid

A motorcycle retailer in the UK named Sportbike Shop announced that they secured the rights to distribute Apple’s HUD smart helmet called the “iLid.”

It’s definitely a prank because nothing Apple plans escapes the gaze of tech publications.

BMW iRace

Think BMW Motorrad is all serious? They have been doing April Fool’s Day pranks for a long time.

Check out this “GPS-guided iRace system” for the S 1000 RR. BMW claims it allows beginners to circulate tracks close or even matching their lap records.

Ja, ja, I’d like to lap the Nordschleife with this!

 

BMW R One T

Another one from BMW, in the shape a mono-wheeled bike photoshopped from the R Nine T. There’s a similar one made by BMW Motorrad Malaysia.

BMW R 1250 GS One Wheel

The copywriting blurb said, “Ready for our latest novelty? A revolutionary design using a single wheel underneath the 1250cc boxer engine.”

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