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Racing Update: Win and Two Podiums at BSB Finale, WSBK Ends Under the Lights in Qatar

Racing Update: Win and Two Podiums at BSB Finale, WSBK Ends Under the Lights in Qatar

Two major racing series held their 2015 season finales last weekend: the FIM Superbike World Championship (WSBK) and the British Superbike Championship (BSB). The final WSBK races of the year were held on the floodlit “Losail International Circuit” near Doha (QT) with BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team rider Ayrton Badovini (IT) managing just a best… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Two More Podiums at CIV Finale

Racing Update: Two More Podiums at CIV Finale

It was a successful season finale for the BMW S1000RR in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). In the final races of the year in Mugello (IT), BMW racers Marco Marcheluzzo (IT) and Roberto Tamburini (IT) stepped onto the podium. Marcheluzzo was third in race one on Saturday, while Tamburini finished second in race two on… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Reaches All-time High in Sales in the Third Quarter

BMW Motorrad Reaches All-time High in Sales in the Third Quarter

BMW Motorrad has delivered another month of record sales, their ninth in a row. In September 2015, 11,088 motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers compared to 9,991 units in September 2014. That’s an 11% increase. Likewise, year-to-date sales reached a new all-time high of 112,411 units sold worldwide through September which is an increase… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Top Results at BSB and CEV

Racing Update: Top Results at BSB and CEV

BMW racers found success in several important championships last weekend. Silverstone (GB) hosted the penultimate round of the 2015 British Superbike Championship (BSB), with RR riders Peter Hickman (GB), Michael Laverty (GB), Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) and Luke Quigley (GB) celebrating on the podium. In the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) races in Navarra (ES), young… Continue Reading »

Street. Style. Stunt. The BMW Concept Stunt G310

Street. Style. Stunt. The BMW Concept Stunt G310

At South America’s largest motorcycle show, BMW Motorrad introduced the BMW Concept Stunt G310. It’s a completely new side for BMW Motorrad: an uncompromising interpretation of an aggressive and agile stunt bike with a single-cylinder engine. Four-time World and European stunt riding champion, Chris Pfeiffer, contributed to the realization of the G310. “Stunt riding is a demanding and… Continue Reading »

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. have announced the establishment of the Connected Motorcycle Consortium which will be collaborating to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) in powered two-wheelers (PTWs). According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed by all European association of motorcycle manufacturers (ACEM) in 2014, C-ITS features will be… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Victory in Germany, France and Brazil

Racing Update: Victory in Germany, France and Brazil

There were wins and podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR in four different championships last weekend. At the finale of the 2015 International German Championship Superbike*IDM (IDM), champion Markus Reiterberger (DE) took his 12th win of the season on his RR. The French European Bikes (FR EU) championship also drew to a close last weekend,… Continue Reading »

Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad is expanding the availability of ABS Pro to more models through a retrofit program. ABS Pro prevents the wheels from locking up even if the brakes are applied hard when leaned over. The system was designed for public roads where unexpected dangers can potentially lie in waiting around the next curve. The system… Continue Reading »