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WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team stepped onto the podium at the Turkish debut of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished second on his BMW S1000RR in Sunday’s first race at “Intercity Istanbul Park.” In race two, he was fourth. His teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) had issues in race oneContinue Reading »

San Diego BMW Motorcycle’s BMW S1000RR Captures Five Records at Bonneville BUB Event

San Diego BMW Motorcycle’s BMW S1000RR Captures Five Records at Bonneville BUB Event

San Diego BMW Motorcycles captured five records with its BMW S1000RR at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, during the International Motorcycle Speed Trials by BUB event held August 24-29. The accomplishment comes on the heels of the record set during the previous SCTA Speedweek event, allowing the BMW S1000RR to hold on toContinue Reading »

BMW Boxers Punch Their Way onto the Custom Scene at Glemseck Event

BMW Boxers Punch Their Way onto the Custom Scene at Glemseck Event

As BMW Motorrad continues its 90th anniversary celebrations, not many people could have predicted just how popular its older models have become within the custom and café-racer community. Once the preserve of American V-twin or classic British bikes, a new interest in BMW boxer-powered ‘specials’ was very much in evidence at the recent Glemseck 101 sprintContinue Reading »

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 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 »