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WSBK 2013: Four Podiums including a Win for BMW at the Nürburgring

WSBK 2013: Four Podiums including a Win for BMW at the Nürburgring

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team celebrated a successful home round at the Nürburgring in Germany, including a victory and four podium finishes in total. Factory rider Chaz Davies (GBR) won the second of the weekend’s races with his BMW S1000RR after finishing third in race one. His teammate Marco Melandri (ITA) finished second andContinue Reading »

San Diego BMW’s S1000RR Tops 224 MPH at Bonneville

San Diego BMW’s S1000RR Tops 224 MPH at Bonneville

Andy Sills of Hunter Sills Racing piloted a San Diego BMW Motorcycles-built BMW S1000RR during its debut appearance to an average speed of 224.190 miles per hour across the timed mile on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah on Friday, August 16, 2013, at the famed SCTA Speedweek. The achievement made this S1000RR theContinue Reading »

Success for BMW Motorrad at Endurance World Championship Round in Germany

Success for BMW Motorrad at Endurance World Championship Round in Germany

BMW Motorrad HP RaceSupport had reason to celebrate at the German round of the 2013 FIM Endurance World Championship. At the “Eight Hours of Oschersleben” they played a part in the successes of their partner teams who rode BMW S1000RR motorcycles in several classes. In the overall classification, BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent finished on theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Days Canada 2013 Celebrations Alongside Canadian Superbike Races

BMW Motorrad Days Canada 2013 Celebrations Alongside Canadian Superbike Races

The seventh annual Canadian BMW Motorrad Days attracted hundreds of BMW Motorrad riders who visited the newly renovated Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. The weekend got off to a fantastic start with beautiful weather welcoming all the riders from across Canada and the USA. Riders signed up for the motorcycle, maxi-scooter and off-roadContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Bumpy Conditions and Technical Issues Slow BMW at Silverstone

WSBK 2013: Bumpy Conditions and Technical Issues Slow BMW at Silverstone

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team experienced a turbulent race day at Silverstone in Great Britain, venue of the ninth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. The day saw unpredictable weather conditions, high hopes to finish on the podium and a difficult end for the team. Factory rider and local hero Chaz DaviesContinue Reading »

BMW HP4 Wins ‘Austest’ Against 10 Top Sportbikes

BMW HP4 Wins ‘Austest’ Against 10 Top Sportbikes

For the third time in four years BMW has taken the top prize in the Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN) ‘Austest’, with the HP4 taking on and beating a strong line-up of high-performance machines for the 2013 title. Australian Motorcycle News gathered together the top ten sports bikes available in Australia and assembled an experienced panel ofContinue Reading »

BMW Pulls the Plug on WSBK

BMW Pulls the Plug on WSBK

BMW Motorrad has announced it will terminate its factory involvement in the FIM Superbike World Championship at the end of the 2013 season. This comes as part of a strategic realignment which started at the end of the 2012 season when they dropped their in-house factory team and choose to lend full support to theContinue Reading »

Öhlins Recalls S1000RR, R1200R Steering Dampers

Öhlins Recalls S1000RR, R1200R Steering Dampers

Öhlins Racing AB is recalling certain steering dampers sold for BMW S1000RR and R1200R motorcycles in the USA (NHTSA Cammpaign Number 13E034000). The dampers were manufactured with an incorrectly machined bracket which may crack. This crack could cause the steering to lock at low speed leading to a crash and injury. There are 801 unitsContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Fatality Ends Otherwise Successful Day for BMW in Moscow

WSBK 2013: Fatality Ends Otherwise Successful Day for BMW in Moscow

BMW factory riders Marco Melandri (ITA) and Chaz Davies (GBR) finished first and second in the first race of the eighth round of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The Russian round at “Moscow Raceway” was overshadowed, however, by a fatal accident in the following World Supersport race. Andrea Antonelli of Eleven Kawasaki fell on theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

A number of motorcycles will be given a facelift by BMW Motorrad for the 2014 model year. These models can be ordered in their new configurations from all BMW Motorrad dealerships as of August 2013. BMW K1600GT “Sport” As of model year 2014 the BMW K1600GT will be available as a special “Sport” model —Continue Reading »