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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 »

WSBK 2013: A BMW Best at Imola Finish

WSBK 2013: A BMW Best at Imola Finish

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team from Italy concluded its “home” round at Imola with both factory riders claiming their best results at the Italian track to date. Local hero, Marco Melandri (ITA) finished both races in fourth on his BMW S1000RR while teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) claimed sixth and fifth respectively. The iconic “AutodromoContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: BMW and Marco Win at Portimão

WSBK 2013: BMW and Marco Win at Portimão

BMW Motorrad can check off another track where they’ve been victorious in the FIM Superbike World Championship. The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team and factory rider, Marco Melandri (ITA), celebrated a victory in the first race at Portimão in Portugal last weekend. It was Marco’s second and the team’s fourth victory of the season. InContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: A Second Place Finish for BMW at Donington

WSBK 2013: A Second Place Finish for BMW at Donington

At the fifth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship, the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team celebrated its seventh podium position of the season. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished second in race one at “Donington Park Circuit” in Great Britain. In race two, the Italian crossed the line in fifth place. His teammateContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Successful Weekend for Melandri at Monza

WSBK 2013: Successful Weekend for Melandri at Monza

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team was back to its winning ways at Italy’s “Autodromo Nazionale di Monza” which hosted the fourth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) rode his BMW S1000RR to victory in race one and a second in race two while claiming the fastest raceContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Chaz Davies Optimizes Positioning in Wind Tunnel

WSBK 2013: Chaz Davies Optimizes Positioning in Wind Tunnel

Straight after the race weekend at the Dutch track, Assen, BMW Motorrad factory rider Chaz Davies (GBR) flew directly to Munich, Germany. There the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team rider spent the afternoon in the BMW Group wind tunnel. With the next round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship being held at Monza, Italy,Continue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Crashes and Technical Issues Hamper BMW’s Hopes in Assen

WSBK 2013: Crashes and Technical Issues Hamper BMW’s Hopes in Assen

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team had a dramatic and difficult Sunday at the “TT Circuit” in Assen, Netherlands for the third round of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Chaz Davies (GBR) finished seventh and fifth after crashing during the morning’s warm-up. His BMW S1000RR was so badly damaged that the team hadContinue Reading »