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HP4 Races to Third on its First Outing in South Africa

HP4 Races to Third on its First Outing in South Africa

Former national Supersport champion Chris Leeson, riding the all-new BMW Motorrad Motorsport HP4 for the first time, scored a hard-earned third overall in the second round of the South African Superbike championship at Killarney in Cape Town on Saturday, March 16. Teammate Ryan Ottens was fourth overall. Heavy overnight rain resulted in the Killarney circuitContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Podium for Marco in Opening Round

WSBK 2013: Podium for Marco in Opening Round

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team has started the 2013 season by celebrating a podium position finish. At the opening round of the FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island is Australia, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished third in the second race. It was a bravely fought podium for him after his already injuredContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

The long-awaited water-cooled GS goes on sale this spring and all the tech behind this newest generation boxer engine is analyzed in this issue, along with the inside scoop on why it’s truly revolutionary for BMW. The GS is not BMW’s only new bike, however. There’s another new Gran Tourismo on the scene as theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s New 2013 WSBK Team Introduced

BMW Motorrad’s New 2013 WSBK Team Introduced

The winter break is drawing to an end and the countdown is on to the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. With just two weeks to go until the season-opener in Phillip Island, Australia, the realigned BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team was presented to the public in Munich this week. The international media launch took placeContinue Reading »

Upcoming Bimota Motorcycle with BMW S1000RR Engine

Upcoming Bimota Motorcycle with BMW S1000RR Engine

BMW Motorrad will be supplying Bimota, the Italian motorcycle manufacturer, with engines from the BMW S1000RR for their upcoming four-cylinder model. An initial concept of this new motorcycle will be introduced at the EICMA show which opens this Thursday, November 15th in Milan, Italy. Bimota boasts a long tradition of 4-cylinder supersports motorcycles. The first BimotaContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

The water-cooled GS is finally here! This revolutionary motorcycle was launched at this year’s Intermot show in Germany and features the latest generation boxer engine from BMW. Our Winter issue brings you all the news from specs to tech to design. Through tables, diagrams and timeline, the progress from oilhead to hexhead to camhead toContinue Reading »

S1000RR ‘Dragging’ Success in South Africa

S1000RR ‘Dragging’ Success in South Africa

Former airline pilot Peter de la Rey capitalized on the straight line speed of the S1000RR to win a second successive Superbike Elimination class championship in the South African drag racing championships. Competing in the final round at Tarlton International Raceway on Sunday, October 27, the 57-year-old from Germiston defeated his closest rivals, Jerry Lombard and BertusContinue Reading »

53-year-old Stéphane Mertens Helps Win Endurance Championship

53-year-old Stéphane Mertens Helps Win Endurance Championship

There’s a saying in motorcycling that the older you get, the faster you used to be, but 53-year-old Stéphane Mertens is certainly showing no signs of slowing down. On the S1000RR in 2012, he has won just about every race he has entered this year, including helping Team Herpigny win its second Belgian Endurance MotoContinue Reading »

WSBK 2012: Marco Finishes Third in Championship

WSBK 2012: Marco Finishes Third in Championship

BMW factory rider, Marco Melandri (ITA) finished the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship in third position overall. While it marks the highest placed BMW rider finish ever in this series, it still must feel like a disappointment. After moving into the lead in Moscow with a first and second place results, Marco did not finish, or receiveContinue Reading »

Sylvain Barrier Wins 2012 Superstock 1000 Championship on BMW S1000RR

Sylvain Barrier Wins 2012 Superstock 1000 Championship on BMW S1000RR

French rider Sylvain Barrier was crowned champion at the season finale of the 2012 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at Magny-Cours (FRA). For his BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet STK Team it was the second title win in three years competing in the series, after the triumphant season with Ayrton Badovini (ITA) back in 2010. In theContinue Reading »