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Dakar 2013: Stage 6, Botturi Keeps Up with the Leaders

Dakar 2013: Stage 6, Botturi Keeps Up with the Leaders

Dakar gets tough now with three tricky stages ahead of the January 13th rest day at San Miguel de Tucuman. Today saw 284 miles (454 km) of special test split into two sections. Alessandro Botturi really pushed his Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain hard finishing just behind the leaders in fifth place. Botturi, however, slips downContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 5, Barreda Drops from Fourth to 54th

Dakar 2013: Stage 5, Barreda Drops from Fourth to 54th

The Dakar moved into Chile’s Arica desert for the fifth stage covering a slow and cumbersome  257 miles (411 km) with 85 miles (136km) of special test. It almost seemed like an enduro race. In fact, it was enduro rider Alessandro Botturi who showed his true colors bringing the Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain aContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 4, Barreda Dominates!

Dakar 2013: Stage 4, Barreda Dominates!

Joan Barreda commanded a particularly hazardous fourth stage of the Dakar, Nazca – Arequipa with 180 miles (289 km) of special test, which covered all types of terrain, and was made difficult by the “fesh-fesh” dust. The Spaniard on the Husqvarna TE449RR by Speedbrain battled his way to an eight-minute lead over his nearest rivalContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 3, Goncalves Gets on the Podium

Dakar 2013: Stage 3, Goncalves Gets on the Podium

Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain notched up another noteworthy performance. Nazca, one of Peru’s most famous archaeological cities played host to today’s stage, where it was the turn of Paulo Goncalves to take the podium in second place just seconds behind winner Lopez. Goncalves would have been in third overall place were it not forContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 2, Barreda Wins Stage!

Dakar 2013: Stage 2, Barreda Wins Stage!

The Dakar got well and truly underway today with Team Husqvarna by Speedbrain in the thick of the action. Joan Barreda, the Spanish rider won the Pisco – Pisco second stage, commanding the 242 km (151 miles) of special test. The stage proved to be really tough, with plenty of opportunities for errors and lossContinue Reading »

Dakar 2013: Stage 1, Warm Up

Dakar 2013: Stage 1, Warm Up

The first stage of the Dakar 2013 got underway with the participants taking a 155-mile (250-km) transfer from Lima to Pisco where they competed in a short 8-mile (13-km) special test in the dunes overlooking the sea. The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain made a decisive team effort prior to the next stages to beContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad set a November sales record by delivering to customers 6,749 motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide. This is 10.4% more than the 6,112 sold in November 2011. This big monthly increase brings total sales of motorcycles and maxi scooters for this year up through November into the positive column by 0.2% (100,289 vs. 100,054 units).Continue Reading »

BMW Group Design Wins 13 Prizes at iF Design Awards 2013

BMW Group Design Wins 13 Prizes at iF Design Awards 2013

BMW picked up 13 prizes at the 2013 iF Design Awards which recognizes exceptional design achievements. An iF Product Design Award 2013 goes to the BMW HP4, Husqvarna Nuda 900R,  BMW 3 Series Touring and BMW 3 Series Sedan. An iF Communication Design Award 2013 was received for the installation Colour One for MINI byContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

In October, BMW Motorrad sold 7.7% more vehicles than in the same month last year (7,596 units versus 7,050).  For the year up through October, 93,540 motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold which is nearly even (-0.4%) with the 93,942 sold during the same period last year. BMW Motorrad has been rebounding in the last fewContinue Reading »

Husqvarna: Joan Barreda 2nd at Morocco Rally

Husqvarna: Joan Barreda 2nd at Morocco Rally

At the conclusion of a successful Morocco Rally that took place from October 15-21, the Husqvarna Rally Team By Speedbrain riders took three of the top eight places, including Joan Barreda taking second overall. Paulo Goncalves and Matt Fish put in noteworthy performances too, finishing in fifth and eighth respectively. This result for the HusqvarnaContinue Reading »