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2013 BMW HP4 Priced at $20K and Up

2013 BMW HP4 Priced at $20K and Up

While BMW announced the 2013 HP4 two months ago, it’s making its official world press debut today at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany and BMW is taking the opportunity to announce pricing and packaging. If you’re not already aware, the new HP4 is based on the popular S1000RR and is a continuation of BMW Motorrad’sContinue Reading »

Gildenhuys Wins Third South African Superbike Championship on S1000RR

Gildenhuys Wins Third South African Superbike Championship on S1000RR

Greg Gildenhuys wrapped up his and BMW Motorrad’s third consecutive South African Superbike Championship in style at the penultimate round in Cape Town on Saturday, September 22. The 23-year-old from Boskruin near Johannesburg rode his BMW S1000RR to victory in both races, beating off a determined challenge from Nic Grobler, who was also on anContinue Reading »

S1000RR Wins MCN “Machine of the Year” — K1600GT “Tourer of the Year”

S1000RR Wins MCN “Machine of the Year” — K1600GT “Tourer of the Year”

The updated 2012 BMW S1000RR has been crowned 2012 ‘Machine of the Year’ by the UK magazine Motor Cycle News (MCN). This is the second time the RR has taken the highest of MCN Awards after winning in its 2010 debut year. The RR also won the ‘Best Sportsbike Unlimited’ award for supersports machines with enginesContinue Reading »

BMW’s Public Thank You to Leon Haslam

BMW’s Public Thank You to Leon Haslam

With the announcement two weeks ago that Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri would be riding for the new single BMW Motorrad WSBK team next year, it was evident Leon Haslam would be moving on. BMW decided to issue a public statement thanking Leon for his work over the past two years with Team BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

WSBK 2012: No Points Again for Marco at Portimão

WSBK 2012: No Points Again for Marco at Portimão

It was a black Sunday for Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport at Portimão, Portugal. At the 13th and penultimate round of the 2012 FIM Superbike World Championship, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) crashed on the opening lap of race one. As he was lying on the tarmac, he was hit by the bike of Chaz DaviesContinue Reading »

German IDM Season Ends with S1000RR Champion

German IDM Season Ends with S1000RR Champion

After eight rounds and 16 races, the 2012 season of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) drew to a close last weekend with the finale in Hockenheim, Germany. It was a season in which the BMW S1000RR riders in the competitive IDM Superbike class were in a league of their own finishing with two titlesContinue Reading »

Third for S1000RR at “24 Heures Moto” in Le Mans, France

Third for S1000RR at “24 Heures Moto” in Le Mans, France

BMW Motorrad France Team Thevent is second overall in the 2012 Endurance World Championship after claiming third in Le Mans. BMW Motorrad had a successful outing at the “24 Heures Moto” at Le Mans, France this weekend with BMW S1000RRs finishing on the podium in three different categories. In the 24 hour race marking theContinue Reading »

Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri to Race for BMW Motorrad in 2013

Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri to Race for BMW Motorrad in 2013

The rider line-up for the new BMW Motorrad team to race in the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship takes shape. Chaz Davies (GBR) will ride a factory BMW S1000RR next season becoming the new teammate of Marco Melandri (ITA). The 25-year-old Welshman is the reigning World Supersport Champion and is competing in his debut yearContinue Reading »

WSBK 2012: Crashes Mark Nürburgring Round for BMW

WSBK 2012: Crashes Mark Nürburgring Round for BMW

At its home round at the Nürburgring in Germany, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport experienced the tough side of racing. Factory riders Marco Melandri (ITA) and Leon Haslam (GBR) had top positions in reach once more but lady luck was against them. Marco crashed in both races. Leon, who is still suffering a lot of painContinue Reading »

S1000RR Sets New Speed Records on the Bonneville Salt Flats

S1000RR Sets New Speed Records on the Bonneville Salt Flats

Landspeed racer Andy Sills claimed another world record aboard a 2012 BMW S1000RR at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats west of Salt Lake City, Utah on August 29. During the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials, Sills recorded a flying mile two-way average speed of 204.784 mph which sets a new FIM record in the Partially StreamlinedContinue Reading »