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WSBK 2013: Second at Jerez Finale; BMW Prepares to Support Race Teams in 2014

WSBK 2013: Second at Jerez Finale; BMW Prepares to Support Race Teams in 2014

BMW Motorrad concluded its factory commitment in the FIM Superbike World Championship with a successful performance at Jerez, Spain. In the first race of the 2013 season finale, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) fought for victory until the finish line, coming home in second on his BMW S1000RR and claiming the fastest lap. Unfortunately MarcoContinue Reading »

WSBK Debut for Sylvain Barrier with BMW at Jerez

WSBK Debut for Sylvain Barrier with BMW at Jerez

Superstock champion Sylvain Barrier will ride a third BMW S1000RR for the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team in the FIM Superbike World Championship season finale at Jerez, Spain (October 18-20). Markus Reiterberger takes over his Superstock BMW HP4. Last weekend at Magny-Cours, France, Sylvain celebrated an early title victory in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup and forContinue Reading »

Sylvain Barrier Wins Superstock Cup on BMW HP4!

Sylvain Barrier Wins Superstock Cup on BMW HP4!

Sylvain Barrier (FRA) has won the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup for the second straight year. The weekend race was held before the FIM Superbike World Championship at the Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours, France and saw Sylvain cross the checkered flag in fourth place. Thanks to this result he has more points than are available inContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: BMW Team Off the Podium and Out of the Championship Race

WSBK 2013: BMW Team Off the Podium and Out of the Championship Race

The BMW Motorrad Goldbet SBK Team finished off the podium in both races at “Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours” near the French towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers. At the 13th round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished fifth and seventh while teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) retired in the firstContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Split Race Days End with a Second and Third for BMW at Laguna Seca

WSBK 2013: Split Race Days End with a Second and Third for BMW at Laguna Seca

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team headed west to the famous “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca” near Monterey, California for the 12th round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. The last visit of the series to the Californian circuit dates back to 2004 but it’s familiar terrain for both BMW factory riders. Marco Melandri (ITA)Continue Reading »

Markus Reiterberger Crowned 2013 IDM Champion on S1000RR

Markus Reiterberger Crowned 2013 IDM Champion on S1000RR

After securing the Manufacturers’ title two weeks ago, BMW had even more reason to celebrate at last weekend’s penultimate round of the 2013 International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at Hockenheim, Germany, as the fight for the Riders’ title was decided, with one round to spare. In his first full season in the closely-fought IDM SuperbikeContinue Reading »

Step Back in Time with BMW Motorrad at Goodwood Revival 2013

Step Back in Time with BMW Motorrad at Goodwood Revival 2013

There’s no other event like the Goodwood Revival, which offers visitors of all ages and backgrounds a chance to experience the romance and glamor of motor racing as it used to be. Always a sell-out social occasion, nearly 150,000 people dressed in period clothing last weekend (September 13-15) and relived the glory days of motoring.Continue Reading »

WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team stepped onto the podium at the Turkish debut of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished second on his BMW S1000RR in Sunday’s first race at “Intercity Istanbul Park.” In race two, he was fourth. His teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) had issues in race oneContinue Reading »

San Diego BMW Motorcycle’s BMW S1000RR Captures Five Records at Bonneville BUB Event

San Diego BMW Motorcycle’s BMW S1000RR Captures Five Records at Bonneville BUB Event

San Diego BMW Motorcycles captured five records with its BMW S1000RR at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, during the International Motorcycle Speed Trials by BUB event held August 24-29. The accomplishment comes on the heels of the record set during the previous SCTA Speedweek event, allowing the BMW S1000RR to hold on toContinue Reading »

BMW Boxers Punch Their Way onto the Custom Scene at Glemseck Event

BMW Boxers Punch Their Way onto the Custom Scene at Glemseck Event

As BMW Motorrad continues its 90th anniversary celebrations, not many people could have predicted just how popular its older models have become within the custom and café-racer community. Once the preserve of American V-twin or classic British bikes, a new interest in BMW boxer-powered ‘specials’ was very much in evidence at the recent Glemseck 101 sprintContinue Reading »