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    Monday, 10 June Racing Update : SBK ? Portimao, F1 ? Canada GP

    SBK
    BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team - WSBK - Portimao - Races
    BMW Motorrad added another circuit to the list of tracks it was victorious at in the FIM Superbike World Championship. The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team and factory rider, Marco Melandri (ITA), celebrated victory in the first of today?s races at Portim?o (POR).In race two, Marco struggled with rear tyre wear issues and finished 12th. His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) finished in sixth and fifth place respectively. In the fourth race of the 2013 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, Sylvain Barrier (FRA) from the BMW Motorrad GoldBet STK Team celebrated his second win of the season and retook the lead in the Rider?s classification. Greg Gildenhuys (RSA) defied the pain caused by his fractured left heel and collected important points finishing 12th.



    fim-live.com: Melandri and Laverty share the wins, Guintoli extends his lead



    [url=http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/5-sbk-news/17332-melandri-wins-race-1-at-the-finish-line.html ]Melandri wins race 1 at the finish line



    worldsbk.com: Laverty top step of Race 2



    aprilia.com: Double in Portimao

    kawaswaki-racing.com: Sykes up then down as Baz score strongly

    hondaproracing.com: Rea maintains in Portimao

    suzuki-raccing.com: Camier gets FIXI Crescent Suzuki's best result

    alstare.net: A positive result for Team SBK Ducati and Carlos Checa in Race 2 at Portimao

    motomatters.com: 2013 Portim?o World Superbike Sunday Roundup: Of Engines, Electronics, Tyres, Injuries and Mistakes

    worldsbk.com: Barrier new leader after Portimao



    Formula One

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    fia.com: 2013 Canadian Grand Prix
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    1 ? Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull Racing)
    2 ? Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari)
    3 ? Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes)

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    formula1.com: Vettel cruises to runaway victory in Canada

    formula1.com: Selected team and driver quotes

    formula1.com: Marshal dies after accident in Montreal

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    Sometimes it is extra specially good to be Maro Melandri

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ-J View Post
    Mika, is it silly markets, or how BMW advertised its bikes back then? I point to my R1200S as evidence, it sold state-side less than one year. Yet, it sold in AU, South Africa, and Europe through 2009.
    I will admit a bit of both; however, competition and the markets get the nod from me. BMW did little or nothing to help the cause of the S in the US. The press did not pan it but they did not love it either. They did love the GS and riders did too. BMW defined the US as a GS and Long Distance touring market not a sport bike market. Too bad for us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    The car line has some advantages that allow the price point. Economies of scale are in its advantage. In addition the Finance Sector of BMW has done some impressive (from an investor point of view) in the US.

    On the bike side BMW has held the line to a great degree with prices when compared to other big bikes. H-D, Indian, Victory and even the Wing are more expensive than we realize around here by comparison. Not saying BMW's are cheap but not as high priced as the market competition might allow them to be. The sport market with the S 1000 RR is getting a steal.

    In the early 2000s, in the post BMW British Invasion erra, BMW went through each of its product lines to decided if they were keepers or not. The Motorrad division was the first to go under scrutiny. Obviously it passed in a revised form and set a standard for the remaining evaluations. The profit margin in the US market no doubt played a big role.
    Yes, but.............I get an airbag in the Goldwing for $29K. Of course, my 4x4 Tacoma cost a lot less than $29K and it has an airbag too........
    Cave contents: 99 R11RS, 2013 Toyota Tacoma, 03 Simplicity Legacy, 97 Stihl FS75, Dewalt DW625 & DW744

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    At the point I need an airbag on a motorcycle -
    a) I would rather have it as part of my riding gear
    b) My guess is I have failed to take full advantage of other safety devices like agility, rider vision, power and brakes.
    c) I need the Tacoma to haul my broken bike home.

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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Portimao post race statistics

    worldsbk.com: Encouraging results for Carlos Checa at Portimao



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    fim-live.com: Yamaha prepare for a battle in Barcelona

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    motomatters.com: How the law of supply and demand is growing the MotoGP grid

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    formula1.com: Canada analysis ? Vettel renders rivals powerless

    f1times.co.uk: Button: 'I don't know if we'll win a race'

    formula1.com: FIA sets June date for Mercedes-Pirelli test hearing

    msnbc.com: Vettel extends Red Bull contract through 2015

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    BMW Group reports best May sales ever
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    Class of 2013 ready for first race simulations.
    The drivers in the 2013 Formula BMW Talent Cup are ready for the first race simulations of the current season. The talented young racing drivers, who are receiving comprehensive preparation for a career in professional motor racing courtesy of BMW, successfully completed their latest round of basic theory and practical courses at the Anderstorp Raceway in Sweden last weekend. The motorsport youngsters are now ready to compete in the many test races scheduled for the rest of the season.
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    Back where it all began: BMW celebrated its first victory in the DTM for 20 years at the Lausitzring ? and now returns as champion.
    Just two weeks after the historic one-two-three achieved by Bruno Spengler (CA), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Timo Glock (DE) at the Red Bull Ring (AT), the BMW teams face their next DTM challenge on 16th June: after a strong display that yielded 70 points in total in the Steiermark, the eight drivers are fired up and ready to go as the Lausitzring (DE) hosts the fourth round of the season.
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    BMW, GM Engineers Complete Testing on DC Fast Charge Station Usage
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ ? June 11, 2013? Engineers from BMW AG and General Motors recently passed a milestone in the adoption of the new Society of Automotive Engineers industry standard for DC Fast Charging. Teams from both companies worked jointly to ensure the conformity of DC ?Combo? Fast Charge stations developed by various suppliers to the SAE standard by charging pre-production versions of the BMW i3 and the Chevrolet Spark EV.
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    Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.

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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Camier fights his way back to 4th place

    crash.net: Paule Denning FIXI Crescent Suzuki ? Q&A

    cycleworld.com: Superbike World champioship FIM Dorna takes control ? New Rules

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Spencer impressed by record breaking Marquez

    motogp.com: Espargaro excited about new Aprilia engine

    world.honda.com: Pedrosa and Marquez ready for their home GP in Catalunya - Preview

    VIDEO: Catalunya 2013 -- Aleix Espargaro interview

    Formula One



    VIDEO: Road and Track - An Interview With F1 Champ Sebastian Vettel

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    fim-live.com: Female series is ready to go

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    BMW Motorrad, l?der en el desarrollo de tecnolog?a lum?nica
    BMW Motorrad es reconocida de igual manera por producir motocicletas fant?sticas como por su dise?o innovador. Un com?n denominador de esta dupla t?cnica es la seguridad, por lo tanto, incluir mecanismos que mejoren la visibilidad de noche para poder ver m?s lejos y con una calidad de luz que no canse la vista, es relevante; as? se demuestra en una de las m?s recientes innovaciones en la nueva R 1200 GS: el uso de un faro integrado totalmente LED.
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    Complete 2014 MINI Lineup Pricing and Equipment Updates
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ ? June 12, 2013 ... Production of MY2014 MINI vehicles begins July 1, 2013. The only models that will have a price increase for the MY2014 are Paceman and Countryman; however, for the $100 increase, all variants of those two models will come equipped standard with heated mirrors and washer jets. There will only be one premium package moving forward, which will include the dual pane panoramic sunroof, rain sensor / automatic headlight control and automatic climate control. The cost for this option package is $1,250. A new package, called City Pack, will be offered on all models and will include the alarm system, power fold mirrors, heated mirror and wash jets, auto dimming rear-view mirrors (interior and exterior), rear park distance control and comfort access. The cost for this package will be $1,250.
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    TED: George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders - George Papandreou (2013)
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    Greece has been the poster child for European economic crisis, but former Prime Minister George Papandreou wonders if it's just a preview of what's to come. ?Our democracies," he says, "are trapped by systems that are too big to fail, or more accurately, too big to control? -- while "politicians like me have lost the trust of their peoples." How to solve it? Have citizens re-engage more directly in a new democratic bargain

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    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Racing Numbers: Gran Premi Aperol de Catalunya
    Catalunya will play host to the sixth round of the 2013 MotoGP? season as a selection of riders aim for home victory this weekend. As is often the case, all sorts of numbers will be in the air

    bbc.co.uk: Fearless Marquez bids to bounce back in Barca
    Spaniard Marc Marquez seems undaunted by his recent crashes as he aims to win his home grand prix, says BBC Sport's Steve Parrish.

    superbikeplanet.com: Civil War
    It's a sore spot with Dorna and some sponsors and fans that Spain hosts four Grands Prix per year. But ask anyone from the Catalunya region of that nation, and they'll tell you there are three GP's in Spain and one in Catalunya.

    autosport.com: Stoner: no plans to return to MotoGP
    Casey Stoner insists he has no plans to return to MotoGP action, saying he cannot envisage ever having the urge to compete in the sport again

    canadamotorguide.com: Indianapolis track may axe MotoGP race
    by*Zac Kurylyk
    Racetrack bigwig says his company may cancel the US MotoGP stop after this season's race

    superbikeplanet.com: Spies may be out until Indy ? or longer

    Formula One

    formula1.com: Pirelli: Tyre construction to remain the same for Silverstone
    Formula One racing's official tyre suppliers Pirelli have confirmed that they will not be changing the construction of their P Zero tyres - contrary to initial plans - after announcing the compound allocations for the next three races. The Italian manufacturer had wanted to introduce new rubber to improve both tyre durability and performance

    bbc.co.uk: Teams block Pirelli's tyre changes
    Formula 1 teams reject Pirelli's plans to make changes to their tyres despite suffering a number of early-season failures.

    jamesallenonf1.com: Pirelli to persist with old specification F1 tyres as teams fail to agree
    by*James Allen
    A frustrated Pirelli has today issued a statement with the tyre specifications for the next three Grands Prix, noting that it has not be able to introduce its revised 2013 tyres, due to a lack of testing and a failure of the F1 teams to agree to the change.

    f1times.com: Parr: 'Customer cars would mark the end of F1'
    Ferrari made a fresh bid to introduce customer cars to Formula 1 during a meeting of all 11 teams during the Canadian Grand Prix, and once again, the idea was quickly dismissed.

    On the Street

    dealernews.com: BMW, Ducati, Zap issue recalls
    The government has reported upcoming recalls for BMW, Ducati and Zap, all detailed below.
    BMW is recalling the 2009 K1300 GT and K1300 S. The switches on the handlebars for both the turn indicators and the emergency engine stop may fail. ?In some cases, engine stalling could also result,? the government bulletin says. Dealers will inspect the bikes and replace the necessary components. BMW has not provided an owner notification schedule. The potential number of units affected also is not available. The NHTSA campaign ID number is 09V384000

    dealernews.com: Ural dealers to get floorplanning from GE Capital
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    cycleworld.com: Peter Williams John Player Norton ? First Look Only 25 of these ?monocoque? Commando replicas will be built.
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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Melandri looking forward to his home round



    MotoGP

    motogp.com: BMW M reveals new MotGP M6 at Catalunya

    motogp.com: Pedrosa and Marquez weighing up tyre choices

    motogp.com: Hayden sets new top speed record in Barcelona

    fim-live.com: Rossi takes charge in Catalunya

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    Formula One

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    MINI debut for Terranova.
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    After finishing fifth in the Dakar 2013, Orlando Terranova will be showing off his new love ? the MINI ALL4 Racing ? in front of a home crowd at the Desaf?o Ruta 40 in Argentina.
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    The New 2014 BMW 5 Series Sedan and 5 Series Gran Turismo.
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    ALL4 climbs the winner's podium: success for the MINI Countryman in the 2013 "Off Road Award".
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    Record time of under two minutes.The new BMW Motorsport Tent is a racy number.
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    The new BMW 4 Series Coupe.
    The new BMW 4 Series Coupe heralds the dawn of a new coupe era at BMW. Launched as the fourth generation of BMW?s sporty mid-size Coupe, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe embodies the very essence of aesthetic appeal and dynamics in the premium segment. Its stylistic features carry the promise of a powerful presence on the road, stand-out dynamic ability and driving pleasure in abundance. Indeed, the new BMW 4 Series Coupe represents a paragon of balanced proportions and the final chapter in a story of development. The ?4? in its title headlines this new era for the Coupe and emphasises not only its stand-alone design, but also an even greater technical differentiation from its BMW 3 Series cousins
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    Saturday, 15 June Racing Update : Catalunya MotoGP

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Pedrosa destroys record en route to Barcelona pole

    hondaproracing.com: Record-breaker Pedrosa puts Honda on pole at Catalunyahttp://www.hondaproracing.

    motogp.com: Clutch problems hinders Lorenzo's efforts

    motogp.com: Crutchlow equals career best qualifying

    ducati.com: Second, third rows for Ducati Team at Catalan GP

    motomatters.com: Barcelona MotoGP Saturday post qualifying roundup

    mototmatters.com: Engine Trouble Looming For Yamaha: Rossi And Lorenzo Burning Through Allocation

    Let the speculation begin:
    motogp.com: Dorna CEO explains the future of MotoGP
    When will Suzuki make their final decision and announcement and who will be the other three?

    Formula One

    reuters.comMotor racing-First Ferrari winner Gonzalez dies at 90
    June 15 (Reuters) - Jose Froilan Gonzalez, the 'Pampas Bull' who in 1951 became the first driver to win a Formula One world championship grand prix for Ferrari, has died in Buenos Aires at the age of 90, Argentine media reported on Saturday

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    supercross.com: 2013 FIM World Motorcross Round 9 Maggiora Italy qualifying

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    BWM Motorsports News: Difficult qualifying at the Lausitzring: Bruno Spengler starts from fifth as the best-placed BMW driver.
    After the one-two-three in Spielberg (AT), the BMW DTM teams endured a difficult qualifying ahead of the fourth race of the season at the Lausitzring (DE). Bruno Spengler (CA) was the best-placed BMW driver, qualifying fifth in the BMW Bank M3 DTM. The reigning DTM champion, driving for BMW Team Schnitzer, was just ten thousandths of a second off making it into the top-four qualifying.


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    VIDEO: Suzuki back in action at Barcelona


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    RECALL Transport Canada BMW issued a recall on the F800GS, and F700GS models
    On certain motorcycles, the side stand ignition cut-off switch could loosen and become damaged. As a result, the side stand switch would fail to turn OFF the engine if the side stand is extended while a drive gear is engaged. If the motorcycle is ridden with the side stand in the down position, the stand could hit the ground during a turn, which could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will install bolts to securely fasten the side stand switch (originally held by a circlip).

    BMW Drivers Shine at the Diamond Cellar Classic with one win, three top-five?s and three top-10?s across four classes
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. ? June 17, 2013 . . . BMW drivers totaled one victory, three top-five and three top-10 finishes across four class of competition at Saturday?s GRAND-AM Diamond Cellar Classic at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio.
    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/p/us/pressDetail.html?title=bmw-drivers-shine-at-the-diamond-cellar-classic-with-one-win-three-top-five%E2%80%99s-and-three-top-10%E2%80%99s&outputChannelId=9&id=T0142938EN_US&left_menu_item=node__787 ]...More[/url]

    ROLLS-ROYCE INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE 2013 CENTENARY ALPINE TRIAL ONLINE
    After months of planning, the Centenary Alpine Trial is now underway, with 48 Silver Ghosts wafting their way through the Alps, accompanied by the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars ?Works Team?
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    TED: Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis - Didier Sornette (2013)
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    motomatters.com: First day Aragon test a washout as Honda ramps up the pressure with new bike

    motomatters.com: Barcelona post race MotoGP Test press release

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    formula1.com: Lotus sells stake in team to investment group

    jamesallenonf1.com: Investor group buys 35% stake in Lotus F1 Team

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    VIDEO: Porsche 918 Spyder Prototype Hot Weather Testing

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    dealernews.com: Zero Motorcycles launches branded accessories line

    canadianmotorcyclerider.ca: Schuberth C3 PRO Women's Flip-Up Helmet Now Available in Pearl Pink

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    Gu?a b?sica para nuevos motoristas
    La conducci?n de una motocicleta demanda una mayor concentraci?n que la de un autom?vil, ya que el conductor requiere de una mayor habilidad, que le permita mantenerse seguro en cualquier circunstancia. BMW Motorrad publica las recomendaciones b?sicas para quienes apenas se integran al mundo de las dos ruedas....More


    BMW Motorrad riders enjoy continued success in the IDM.
    BMW is on the right path in its mission to defend the title in the International German Motorcycle Championship IDM. Three of the eight rounds of the 2013 season are now complete, with BMW Motorrad HP RaceSuppport backed BMW teams and riders continuing to claim wins and podium finishes as per previous years. In the fiercely competitive IDM Superbike category, BMW heads the manufacturers? classification with a big lead. In the riders? classification, the three top spots are occupied by BMW riders.
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    worldsbk.com: Encouraging one day test at Mugello for Haga

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    motogp.com: Aragon Day 2 ? Lorenzo quickest, Suzuki arrives

    yamaha-motor.eu: Yamaha completes Spanish visit with successful test

    motomatters.com: Aragon MotoGP private test day 2 press releases

    motomatters.com: 2013 Aragon MotoGP Private Test, Day 2: Lorenzo Smashes Pole Record, Pedrosa Rides 2014 RC213V

    autozsport.com: Pedrosa rules out 2014 racing bike for now

    motogp.com: Yamaha unconcerned over engine usage

    motogp.com: Bradl shakes down new Honda at Aragon

    autosport.com: Honda ready to race 2014 bike early

    bikesportnews.com: Rossi confirms braking improvemen at Aragon

    motomatters.com: Guest blog: Mat Oxley, When will Valentino Rossi win again?

    bikesportnews.com: Suzuki likely to stick with an inline four in MotoGP

    Formula One

    reuters.com: Brawn needs brains to avoid tyre troubles

    eurosport.yahoo.com: How the International Tribubal works

    eurosport.yahoo.com: Formula 1 rules not details key to Paris hearing

    jamesallenonf1.com: Crunch time for Mercedes and Pirelli over test row

    f1times.co.uk: Indian GP organisers dismiss 'malicious' rumour

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    VIDEO: 2013 FIM Trial World Championship - St Julia - (AND)

    VIDEO: Enduro World Championship GP of Romania 2013

    VIDEO: Team HRC - Desafio Ruta 40, Part 1.

    VIDEO: 2013 Baja 500 Dakar Challenge 2013

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    rideapart.com: The 10 best motorcycles for carrying a passenger

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    ROLLS-ROYCE WRAITH DEBUTS IN BELGIUM ? 100 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST ROLLS-ROYCE WAS SOLD TO A BELGIAN CUSTOMER
    Today marks the Belgian debut of Rolls-Royce Wraith, the boldest, most dramatic and powerful Rolls-Royce in history. Featuring a contemporary two-door design, Wraith?s striking fastback body epitomises power, style and drama and was inspired by the great Grand Tourers of the Thirties.
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    technologyreview.com: Whay Tesla thins it can make battery swapping work

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    eurogamer.net: MotoGP 13 review





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    motomatters.com: When will Yamaha's seamless gearbox arrive? Probably not this season

    autosport.com: Rossi thinks he made a set-up breakthorugh in testing

    motomatters.com: Aragon Motogp private test day 3 press release roundup

    superbikeplanet.com: Suzuki MotoGP: Money Changes Everything*

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    reuters.com: FIA accuses Mercedes of gaining from illegal test

    bbc.co.uk: FIA ? Mercedes did not get permission

    jamesallenonf1.com: Mercedes grilled at International Tribunal

    formula1.com: Mercedes Pirelli verdict due Friday

    f1times.co.uk: Mercedes refused Lauda's out of court deal

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    dakar.fr: Bikes : The end of a series?
    With three wins apiece, Cyril Despres and Marc Coma are tied in the roll of honour of the Dakar. But it is not a done deal that one of the two champions will forge ahead of the other in 2012: the...

    speedbrain.de: Desafio Ruta 40 2013 Stge 4


    fim-live.com: Husqvarna Enduro Team by Monster Energy CH Racing on top for for GP of Greece

    fim-live.com: FIM Supermoto World Championship travels to east for the third GP

    motogp.com: Marquez and Rossi considering offroad battle

    VIDEO: 2013 FIM Sidecar World Championship - Rijeka (CRO)

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    reuters.com: Audi lock out top three slots in Le Mans qualifying


    indystar.com: IndyCar relinquishing control of struggling Indy Lights

    usatoday.com: IndyCar teams want more transparancy in penalty system

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    rideapart.com: Review 2013 DR Z400SM
    FWIW: Dang and Dang again. I have been watching the used market for these and thinking I was safe because they stopped selling new and I could always find something wrong with a used one. I just got over the idea and I come across this. Now I have to go back to saying I will wait for a full DR Z450SM. Dang this would do just fine for 99.9% of what I use a bike for these days. Does that make me a 0.1%er?

    visordown.com: HUD in helmet sat nav
    FWIW: The nerd in me finds these things really cool. Part of me is waiting for Google to come out with helmet if they haven't already and I missed it. At the same time the Ludite rider in me eschews these things. I still use paper maps on my trips with a hand held compass. I also wonder about safety. In The MotherShip section there is a report on BMW motorrads and cages talking to each other. Are we improving or becoming like our cellphone and texting cage counterparts?

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    Celebrating 90 years of BMW Motorrad - Concorso d'Eleganze Villa d'Este



    BMW Group cars and motorcycles that talk to each other demonstrate new ways to safer and more efficient mobility in the simTD research project.
    The results of one of the world?s most extensive field trials of Car-to-X communication were presented in Frankfurt am Main.
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    More power, more party: "50 years of MINI Cooper S" anniversary to be celebrated at Brands Hatch race track.
    MINI Festival in the brand's home country 22-23 June showcases Monte Carlo Rally winners from five decades on the former Formula 1 race track
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    BMW Group claims a total of 19 awards in the Automotive Brand Contest 2013.
    BMW Group Design is named winner four times in the Exterior Premium Brand category and takes honours in the event category for a further two installations by BMW i and MINI. Top places go to another 13 BMW Group projects.
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    25th BMW International Open: The Open Champion Ernie Els arrives in style in a Rolls-Royce Ghost.
    Majestic coach doors, the iconic ?Spirit of Ecstasy? on the bonnet, and a 563-hp V12 engine: ever since it was launched in 2009, the Rolls-Royce Ghost has been the epitome of elegance, dynamics and technological progress. Captivating in every way, this remarkable car allowed Ernie Els (South Africa) to travel to the 25th BMW International Open in style on Tuesday. The reigning Open Champion at the wheel of a British icon from the Rolls-Royce factory: rarely have a driver and car been better suited to one another.
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    FWIW: Tesla is in the news again today but not in a way I think they want.
    Transport Canada: TESLA issued a recall on the MODEL S model
    On certain vehicles, due to imprecise adjustment during assembly, the support for the left-side rear seat back latch striker may be improperly fastened to the vehicle structure and could separate in a crash,..


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    spiegel.de: Interview with Hans von Storch on problems with climate change models

    TED: Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes - Paul Pholeros (2013)
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    In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to "stop people getting sick" in a small indigenous community in south Australia. The key insights: think beyond medicine and fix the local environment. In this sparky, interactive talk, Pholeros describes projects undertaken by Healthabitat, the organization he now runs to help reduce poverty--through practical design fixes--in Australia and beyond. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)

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    I am seeking help developing INDUSTRY MONITOR, the category working title of an information proposal for use by the BMW MOA. Please Private Message (PM) using the forum PM system with contact information if you are interested in participating after reading the general description of the project and this first working groups goals.

    INDUSTRY MONITOR (IM)

    Members of the BMW MOA have describe a variety of motorcycle industry and BMW AG information wishes. These range from broad industry analysis but from a BMW motorcycle owner perspective, recall and service bulletin information, business news about the corporation and more. In 2010 I began lumping these desires and ideas about meeting them under the heading of Industry Monitor. To date I have done more gathering and thinking than acting. I am seeking people to help bring this to life.

    Initial Focus

    Motorcycle and motorcycle equipment and accessory recall process, monitoring and reporting will be the IM initial focus.

    The operating assumption is
    - there are various government agencies that handle product safety and recalls as part of their mission. Regardless of a members political beliefs these agencies exist and do their work.
    - for a variety of reasons motorcycle issues are underreported.
    - in the past groups have developed databases and other tools that are redundant to those set up by government agencies. In addition these databases and tools may lack credibility when used by anyone to report or advocate a position.
    - therefore, it makes sense from a variety of perspectives to maximize the use and monitoring of these governmental agency systems to meet a segment of the information needs and desires of the BMW MOA membership.

    In the first phase focuses on the U.S. regulatory market; however, systems developed to do this must be rigid enough to be meaningful while being flexible enough to be expanded to the Canadian and Mexican regulatory markets.

    What agencies are out there?
    What do they monitor and regulate that is important to BMW MOA member?
    How does a citizen use them?
    How do their report their activity?

    These are a few of the opening questions this group will have to get their arms around to develop a useful system that facilitates reporting of problems, monitors the agencies activities and reports to the membership in an ongoing basis the results.

    In no particular order I am suggesting:

    Member Training

    Training members to use the various agencies is a key component of this project. The underlying assumption is that motorcycle issues are under reported for a variety of reasons. IM attempts to tackle two of the issues: lack of member knowledge of and how to use the agencies along with a sense of purposelessness because there is no monitoring system.

    The member training component goal would be to increase the legitimate reporting of product issues to these agencies. To do this: an appropriate article or series of articles would be written for publication in ON which would :
    - Explain IM to the membership
    - Train them in how to use and report to these agencies.
    Once published in ON the articles would be made available online for ongoing training and reference of members and motorcyclists visiting the BMW MOA website.

    Monitoring

    Once members are trained and used the system the goal is to monitor what is happening related to their and other fillings.
    - Monitoring all motorcycle recalls.
    - Monitor BMW product both motorcycle and automobile product lines.
    - Monitor recalls and defects of motorcycle related riding gear and motorcycle accessories.

    I am proposing a broad monitoring system be developed. One only needs to look at a few signature lines on the BMW MOA Forum to realize our members own multiple brands of motorcycles. The goal is to be helpful to the membership for all their motorcycle needs. In addition tracking of other brands can serve to increase traffic to the BMW MOA website thus possibly being a recruiting tool and or increasing the value of advertising space on the website.

    Recalls for BMW automobile lines including BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motorcars would be tracked by the system. The goal here is to give a broad picture of issues for owners.

    ON and the BMW MOA Website

    I am seeking people familiar with both On and the website to:
    - Author, assist in writing and editing articles on copy for use in these media.
    - Develop databases and reporting tools compatible with the website and which can be distilled into tables or other graphics for use in ON as part of the reporting system for member use and by visitors to the website.

    Timeline

    My goal is to have a working group put together by July 10th. The goal of the working group will be to have a draft proposal prepared for the fall Board meeting. I believe this meeting will be held in St. Paul MN. to allow the Board to visit the 2014 rally site. A draft proposal would be presented to the Board, the Executive Director and the Media Editor at that time.

    Disclaimer

    My goal is to develop a information gathering and monitoring system to meet member needs. It is not to promote an advocacy position. What is done with the information by the BMW MOA and its members is up to them. The goal here is to gather the best information possible that the members have been requesting and nothing more. I am happy to work with pro and anti advocacy members as long as while you are working on this project you understand it is about information gathering, monitoring, reporting and nothing more.


    I am off to tilt at this windmill. If you want to come along as fellow knight errant or Sancho Panza please PM me.

    Please PM me with any ideas, comments or rants and leave this thread to its normal nonsense.
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    motorcyclenews.com: Lotus to make 200bhp motorcycle

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    cycleworld.com: MASSIMO BORDI OUT OF MV AGUSTA
    Father of the four-valve Ducati Desmos of the mid-1980s is no longer with MV Agusta.



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    Oficina Internacional de Compras de BMW Group
    BMW Group cuenta desde 2008 con la Oficina Regional de Compras para Am?rica (International Purchasing Office, IPO Americas) dirigida por el Ing. Antonio Gonz?lez. Su principal labor ha sido impulsar a proveedores de autopartes de la regi?n a que participen en los procesos de licitaci?n de productos para la compa??a. Desde entonces se han establecido alianzas con proveedores en todo el continente que abastecen piezas de alta calidad a distintas plantas del Grupo
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    latimes.com: Scientists create detailed 3-D model of human brain
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