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Racing Update: Second Double Win for Prášek in STK Road Racing; Plus WorldSBK, STK1000, SWC Racing

Racing Update: Second Double Win for Prášek in STK Road Racing; Plus WorldSBK, STK1000, SWC Racing

Czech rider Michal Prášek continues to dominate the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK), celebrating another double win with his BMW S1000RR last weekend in Rijeka (HR). There were also podium finishes in the Superbike class (AARR SBK) and in the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC), who raced in Rijeka… Continue Reading »

Extended F700GS Demo Rides Available For Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride Participants

Extended F700GS Demo Rides Available For Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride Participants

Participants in the upcoming Sisters’ Centennial Motorcycle Ride have the opportunity to try out a 2016 BMW F700GS for a full- or half-day demo ride. Riders who donate $50 or more to the charities benefitting from the event can have their own bike trailered while they try out the versatile new lightweight, low suspension adventure machine.… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

Worldwide sales continue to grow for BMW Motorrad, which saw motorcycle and maxi-scooter deliveries increase 1.2% in May 2016 compared to same month last year. Year-to-date figures show an increase of 4.5% to 65,761 units. BMW Motorrad USA, however, have had sales drop, year-over-year, for four out of the first five months. In May 2016, just 1,221 motorcycles were sold, which is a 40.0% decrease from the 2,034 sold in… Continue Reading »

Authority BMW R1200RT, F700GS, F800GS Shown Ahead of Trade Fair

Authority BMW R1200RT, F700GS, F800GS Shown Ahead of Trade Fair

At the international General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference (GPEC) in Leipzig, Germany, the BMW Group will be presenting their range of “Authority” vehicles for police and other security forces. These vehicles will include authority versions of their BMW R1200RT, F700GS and F800GS motorcycles seen here as wells as the 318d Touring, 220d xDrive Gran Tourer, BMW X5… Continue Reading »

Limited-Edition Akrapovič Exhausts Celebrate 25 Years and Support Charities

Limited-Edition Akrapovič Exhausts Celebrate 25 Years and Support Charities

Founded 25 years ago in Slovenia by motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, the Akrapovič brand has grown to be the leading manufacturer of exhaust systems for motorcycles and gained international prominence through its support of motorsport teams, including BMW. To mark its 25th anniversary, Akrapovič has chosen to build a very limited-edition range of just 25 exhausts… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: BMW S1000RR Wins in Britain and Brazil

Racing Update: BMW S1000RR Wins in Britain and Brazil

The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers had a successful weekend in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) series. In the Superbike class, Richard Cooper (GB) stepped onto the podium again, while his fellow BMW riders secured their first ever top-five lockout for the BMW S1000RR in the Superstock class. The RR was also victorious in the SuperBike… Continue Reading »