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New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorcycle in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air® street airbag system – a system requiring no motorcycle-mounted sensors. The airbag system of… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: BMW Racer Mackenzie Takes British Superstock Title. Also Racing in France, Germany and Malaysia

Racing Update: BMW Racer Mackenzie Takes British Superstock Title. Also Racing in France, Germany and Malaysia

BMW Motorrad racer Taylor Mackenzie (GB) was crowned champion last weekend in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) – in a race that saw a top-3-lockout for the BMW S1000RR. There were podium finishes also for Christian Iddon (GB) in the Superbike class of the BSB (BSB SBK) as well as… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Päivärinta/Kainulainen Win Championship with BMW-Powered Sidecar

Racing Update: Päivärinta/Kainulainen Win Championship with BMW-Powered Sidecar

At the season finale in Donington (GB), Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen were crowned the 2016 FIM Sidecar World Champions. Kainulainen is the first ever woman to win a world title in road racing. Their 44-Racing sidecar is powered by a BMW S1000RR engine and they were supported BMW Motorrad Motorsport experts with engine hardware… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: One-Two in Britain, Debut Win in Brazil

Racing Update: One-Two in Britain, Debut Win in Brazil

In the British Superbike Championship’s Superstock class, Joshua Elliott and Adam Jenkinson claim a one-two, while Diego Pierluigi is victorious on his BMW S1000RR debut in the SuperBike Series Brasil. BMW Motorrad racers where also in action at the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA) at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. British Superbike… Continue Reading »

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

This year continues to be the best ever for BMW Motorrad. Worldwide sales in August were up 5.7% compared with the same month last year (9,238) and year-to-date sales rising by 2.5% with a total of 103,829 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers in the first eight months of the year. BMW Motorrad Canada reported August sales… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Double One-Two in France

Racing Update: Double One-Two in France

Last weekend the BMW Motorrad racers were in action in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) and the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). They claimed two wins and a total of five podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR. French Superbike Championship at Circuit Carole, France. The sixth and penultimate round of… Continue Reading »

BMW R5 Hommage Goes on Display at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

BMW R5 Hommage Goes on Display at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

The rally may be over but there’s a new reason for BMW motorcycle lovers to visit Sturgis, South Dakota. BMW Motorrad’s unique R5 Hommage concept bike is making an extended stay at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in their new “Main Street” exhibit. The exhibit commemorates motorcycling’s timeless role in reaching the mainstream. “Synchronicity… The BMW R5… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: BMW Success at Endurance and Sidecar Championships; One-Two in BSB Superstock

Racing Update: BMW Success at Endurance and Sidecar Championships; One-Two in BSB Superstock

The Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team claims its first podium in the Superbike class of the FIM Endurance World Championship while Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen defend the overall lead in the FIM Sidecar World Championship courtesy of a double podium in Oschersleben, Germany. Meanwhile, Ian Hutchinson and Taylor Mackenzie secure a one-two for the RR in the British Superbike… Continue Reading »