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BMW to Award M6 Convertible to Top MotoGP Qualifier

BMW to Award M6 Convertible to Top MotoGP Qualifier

BMW’s M Division, partner of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports, revealed a new BMW M6 Convertible with individual extras as the next BMW M Award at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera (ES) this weekend. Since 2003, the rider with the best qualifying results come the end of the season has been rewarded withContinue Reading »

Racing Updates: New European Superbike Championship, Plus Italy, France, Great Britain and Japan

Racing Updates: New European Superbike Championship, Plus Italy, France, Great Britain and Japan

FIM CEV European Superbike Championship in Portimão, Portugal. This season, the former Spanish Superbike Championship has been elevated to the status of a European Championship. The opening round of the new FIM CEV European Superbike Championship (CEV) was held last weekend in Portimão (PT). Among the strong international field were five BMW Motorrad privateers, whoContinue Reading »

Alpinestars Airbag Tech To Be Used on BMW Motorrad Jacket

Alpinestars Airbag Tech To Be Used on BMW Motorrad Jacket

BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars announced an exclusive agreement to cooperate in motorcycle safety clothing systems today. The first product to be launched under this agreement will be a BMW Motorrad jacket jointly developed by BMW Motorrad and Alpinestars which will include an airbag developed using Alpinestars technology. The new BMW Motorrad jacket, being branded byContinue Reading »

Ignite Straight Six Project, Radical K1600 Customs from Japan

Ignite Straight Six Project, Radical K1600 Customs from Japan

BMW Motorrad has followed last year’s  “Project Japan,” which had four well-known Japanese customizers try their hands at creating something unique and personal from BMW’s new R nineT, with project “Ignite Straight Six.” This time, two Japanese customizers would radically modify BMW K1600GTL motorcycles. The people selected to create 1649cc straight six powered rolling works ofContinue Reading »

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

One of the annual highlights for BMW Motorrad Motorsport is the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Held last weekend at the “Circuit de la Sarthe” in France, the new BMW S1000RR had a successful debut. In addition, privateer BMW Motorrad riders were in action in championships all around the globe. They were on track lastContinue Reading »

Hand-Brushed Aluminum Tank Added to R nineT Accessory List

Hand-Brushed Aluminum Tank Added to R nineT Accessory List

The BMW R nineT has been popular since hitting the market for its rugged charm and retro roadster looks. It’s also been popular among professional and home customizers due to the breadth of available accessories and a “modular customizing concept” design which allows for easier replacement of parts. BMW Motorrad continues to encourage its customersContinue Reading »

Best Quarter of Sales in BMW Motorrad’s History

Best Quarter of Sales in BMW Motorrad’s History

In the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad achieved its best quarterly sales figures of all time. Through March, sales increased 9.2% to 31,370 vehicles (previous year: 28,719 units). In the month of March alone, BMW Motorrad delivered 15,912 motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide (previous year: 15,183 units) amounting to a 4.8% growthContinue Reading »

BMW Cruise M-Bike — A Limited Edition Bicycle

BMW Cruise M-Bike — A Limited Edition Bicycle

BMW is complementing its bicycle collection this spring with a colorful tribute to BMW M automobiles: a limited special edition BMW Cruise M-Bike. The characteristic Austin Yellow Metallic of the BMW M GmbH division was adopted for this edition, which has been limited to 500 units. Each model of the limited edition comes with aContinue Reading »

Öhlins Recalls TTX36 Shocks

Öhlins Recalls TTX36 Shocks

Öhlins Racing AB is recalling certain model aftermarket TTX36 motorcycle shock absorbers (models TTX GP, TTX RT & TTX36 MKII) produced between November 6, 2013, and February 19, 2015. The company is strongly urging consumers to stop riding motorcycles with these shocks until they have been fixed. According to Öhlins, the piston-shaft nut may notContinue Reading »

’03-’11 BMW K- and R-Series Motorcycles Recalled

’03-’11 BMW K- and R-Series Motorcycles Recalled

Updated. BMW Motorrad has begun the recall process for K and R models produced from November 2003 to April 2011 due to a problem with the rear wheel carrier flange. We’re told this will affect 367,000 motorcycles worldwide, including 43,425 units in the U.S. According to BMW, cracks could develop in the rear wheel flange if the brakeContinue Reading »