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Simon Pavey’s Dakar 2011 Story

Simon Pavey’s Dakar 2011 Story

Simon Pavey is well known in the BMW Motorrad world. As Chief Instructor of BMW UK’s Off-Road Skills training academy, the 43-year-old Australian has taught hundreds of GS owners how to ride the dirt — including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in preparation for their Long Way Round voyage. It’s the Dakar Rally that excitesContinue Reading »

Husqvarna on Podium at Roof of Africa

Husqvarna on Podium at Roof of Africa

Two Team BMW Husqvarna Motorsport riders are celebrating great results in this year’s infamously grueling Roof of Africa hard enduro event (see previous post). The 42nd annual race, through the bone-jarring terrain of the mountainous Kingdom of Lesotho, saw Andreas ‘Letti’ Lettenbichler take a podium place on a WR300 Husqvarna machine, while Husky riding team-mateContinue Reading »

UK’s Pavey does the Dakar again!

UK’s Pavey does the Dakar again!

BMW Motorrad UK’s Chief Off Road Skills instructor, Simon Pavey, is making final preparations to compete in his eighth Dakar Rally in a few week’s time in South America. The UK-based Australian, who has taught thousands of BMW GS owners how to ride off-road at the dedicated BMW training school in South Wales, will beContinue Reading »

Pfeiffer Performs for 100,000 Fans

Pfeiffer Performs for 100,000 Fans

Motorsport fans in Germany had a lot to enjoy last weekend with the jubilant homecoming of new Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel in Berlin, as well as a gathering of the best drivers and riders in the world to compete in the Race of Champions event in Düsseldorf. BMW Motorrad’s Chris Pfeiffer was present atContinue Reading »

BMW Riders Prepare for Roof of Africa Hard Enduro

BMW Riders Prepare for Roof of Africa Hard Enduro

With less than a week before the engines start in the infamously demanding Roof of Africa Hard Enduro, riders are gearing up for a course which could make or break them. The 42nd Roof of Africa will see three BMW Motorrad/Husqvarna riders tackle rocky mountainsides, sheer climbs and treacherous downhill routes in a test ofContinue Reading »

Kirssi is European champion again

Kirssi is European champion again

Simo Kirssi ended his BMW supremacy with one more title after winning the 2010 European Cross Country Championship at Rudolstadt, Germany. The Finn, riding for Team BMW Husqvarna Motorsport, defended his crown with a dominant race win — his last ever aboard the BMW 450X. In total, Kirssi won 16 of the 24 cross countryContinue Reading »

Kirssi captures fourth consecutive XCC victory

Kirssi captures fourth consecutive XCC victory

Simo Kirssi is on a roll. The Finn has taken yet another win in the European Cross Country Championship (XCC), as he dominated round three of the Austrian Cross Country Championship (ACC) at Türnitz. The BMW Husqvarna Motorsport rider came from behind aboard his BMW G450X to control the two-hour moto. Kirssi started with numberContinue Reading »

‘Letti’ Returns to the Iron Mountain

‘Letti’ Returns to the Iron Mountain

On the first weekend in June, thousands of off-road enthusiasts will make their way to Eisenerz in the heart of Austria for the 16th Erzbergrodeo – the world’s biggest motorcycle off-road event that attracts many of the top riders from the worlds of Enduro, Motocross and Trials, as well as enthusiastic amateur and hobby ridersContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Wins in Croatia

BMW Motorrad Wins in Croatia

‘No fear, no limit’ is the daunting description of one of the most challenging enduro events on the European racing calendar – and it did not disappoint competitors at the Akrapovic Offroad Weekend in Istrien, Croatia. Not all would complete the 35km stretch of unforgiving terrain on March 7, but one rider finished way aheadContinue Reading »