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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 »

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 and Dainese to Cooperate on Motorcycle Apparel Airbags

BMW Motorrad and Dainese to Cooperate on Motorcycle Apparel Airbags

BMW Motorrad and Dainese have announced they will cooperate in joint development of innovative motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. Taking the Dainese D-Air® Protect System as its starting point, the partners will be developing motorcycle rider equipment with fully integrated inflatable protectors for BMW Motorrad. The first product to emerge from their cooperation willContinue 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 »

BMW and Castrol Team Up for WSBK Sweepstakes

BMW and Castrol Team Up for WSBK Sweepstakes

BMW Motorrad USA and Castrol have teamed up for World Superbike promotions. First, if you buy BMW Motorrad Original Lubricants (which are manufactured by Castrol for BMW Motorrad) or get your motorcycle serviced at a local BMW Motorrad dealer in the US starting June 1, 2013 you will receive a collectible pin featuring one of theContinue 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 »

BMW HP4 Sees First Win in South African SBK

BMW HP4 Sees First Win in South African SBK

Hard work by BMW Motorrad Motorsport technicians at Zwartkops Raceway between rounds paid off for former South African Supersport champion Chris Leeson. He rode two brilliant races on the BMW HP4 to record his first victory in the fourth round of the 2013 South African Superbike championship at Zwartkops near Pretoria last Saturday. A winContinue 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 »