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    SBK

    stayontheblack.com: Tough weekend for BMW Motorrad Itlalia Goldbet Superbike Team

    crash.net: Fabrizio eyeing further progress at Imola

    worldsbk.com: Biaggi conquers Phillip Island with win and incredible comeback

    worldsbk.com: Podium for Sykes as Kawasaki shows good pace

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    Melandri achieves BMW Motorrad's best ever result

    It was a fantastic start to the 2012 Superbike World Championship for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team, as new recruit Marco Melandri posted the best result to date for the factory Superbike squad, with a second place finish in race one.

    Having qualified only 13th on the grid, due to the cancelled superpole and the missed chance to challenge for a higher grid position, Melandri rode a near perfect race, moving his way confidently through the pack and passing rivals such as Jonathan Rea and Jakub Smrz in the early stages of the race. In front of him the circuit lap record was being smashed by Max Biaggi in pursuit of current champion Carlos Checa, who then crashed out of contention while leading the race.

    By half race distance, the impressive Italian was up to fourth place and chasing down Sylvain Guintoli and Tom Sykes. An epic battle followed, with Marco passing Sykes and moving into a podium position with eight laps remaining. He then set off after Guintoli, who he passed on the brakes at the end of the Gardner Straight with just five laps still to run. Despite late challenges from the Frenchman, he held out to take second place, much to the delight of the Australian race fans and the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team.

    There was also good news for the BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet SBK team, as new signing Michel Fabrizio came out on top after a lengthy battle with factory Honda rider Jonathan Rea, eventually beating him by just 23 hundredths of a second to finish in sixth place. Leon Haslam took a pain-killing injection just before the race and was able to secure four championship points by finishing in 12th place, while Ayrton Badovini was forced to retire with just eight laps remaining, after struggling with rear grip issues.

    Race two was just as entertaining. This time it was the injured Leon Haslam who made a lightning start from the third row of the grid all the way up to fourth place. With his RR superbike visibly sliding around Haslam was clearly pushing hard but ran wide on lap 3 and found himself down in sixth spot behind Sylvain Guintoli. However, he moved back past his French rival on lap 7, then managed to squeeze past Eugene Laverty on lap 10, and was then promoted back up to fourth place after Joan Lascorz crashed on lap 11.

    With his own team-mate Melandri right behind him, Leon continued to push hard but ran wide on the Southern Loop on lap 12, letting Max Biaggi past. The remainder of the race saw the two RR riders successfully fighting off challenges from Frenchman Michel Berger to finish in fifth and sixth respectively.

    Unfortunately, BMW Motorrad ItaliaÔÇÖs Michel Fabrizio and Ayrton Badovini both failed to finish race two. Fabrizio crashed on turn four on the fourth lap, while Badovini was forced to retire with a similar problem to race one.

    TodayÔÇÖs results mean that Marco Melandri is second in the championship standings on 30 points, while Leon Haslam is in eighth ÔÇô a great result considering he underwent surgery just three days ago.

    Marco Melandri: ÔÇ£I am really happy! Giving BMW their best ever result in only my first race on the RR is awesome. I still cannot believe that. The guys at the circuit and in the factory are working really hard and they have done a great job. We did not quite know how we would perform in the race as we had not done any long runs in pre-season testing. During the race I just tried to keep my rhythm and tried not to overpace as I knew I would have to look after the tyre. I had to wait for the right moment to pass Tom Sykes and Sylvain Guintoli. In the final two laps Sylvain was pushing a lot again, but I kept focused on myself and defended my position.

    Race two was very difficult. It was warmer and I had to push harder to catch the guys in front of me, so it was not easy. But we finished the first weekend second in the championship, and that is better than expected. Now we have one month to analyse the data and to try to make even more improvements. We will go testing in Spain and all the guys are working hard. We all have the same goal and I very happy to see that motivation is high. Last, I want to send my sympathy to the family of Oscar McIntyre whom we lost yesterday.ÔÇØ

    Leon Haslam: ÔÇ£IÔÇÖm really happy overall. We had a problem in race one which I couldnÔÇÖt ride around. Even though just scoring points was the objective, I knew I could have done better. The boys worked really hard between races: they changed engines, electronics and the balance of the bike and straightaway we were able to fight for a top five position. ItÔÇÖs a big credit to all the team and the medical staff who managed to get me out there in the first place! I also want to express condolences to the family and friends of Oscar McIntyre, who died in that tragic crash yesterday.

    Bernhard Gobmeier, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: ÔÇ£Overall the weekend was very positive ÔÇô MarcoÔÇÖs second place means the best result for BMW Motorrad in World Superbikes so far. The weekend was a bit of a rollercoaster, but in the end we proved that the work over winter paid off. Still, we are not where we want to be, and that we have some areas to work on. And this is what we will do over the next couple of weeks.

    ÔÇ£I am very happy about the performance of our riders: Leon having finished the second race in the top five is very impressive and makes everyone at BMW Motorrad very proud. MarcoÔÇÖs second place in the first race has been the best result for BMW Motorrad in this championship so far. He did an outstanding job and proved his qualities, and is now lying second in the World Championship. On behalf of the entire team and BMW Motorrad, I wish to pass my condolences to the family and friends of Oscar McIntyre, who lost his life in yesterdayÔÇÖs crash at Phillip Island.ÔÇØ

    Race One
    1. M. Biaggi (ITA) ÔÇô Aprilia; 2. Marco Melandri (ITA) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Motorsport; 3. S. Guintoli (FRA) Ducati; 6. Fabrizio (ITA) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet; 12. Leon Haslam (GBR) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Motorsport; DNF ÔÇô Ayrton Badovini (ITA) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet

    Race Two
    1. C. Checa (ESP) ÔÇô Ducati; 2. M. Biaggi (ITA) ÔÇô Aprilia; 3. T. Sykes (GBR) ÔÇô Kawasaki; 5. Leon Haslam (GBR) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Motorsport; 6. Marco Melandri (ITA) ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Motorsport; DNF Fabrizio and Badovini ÔÇô BMW Motorrad Italia Goldbet

    Points
    1. Biaggi (45); 2. Melandri (30); 3. Sykes (29); 8. Haslam (15); 11. Fabrizio (10)


    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    bbc.co.uk: Champion Casey Stoner fastest in Sepang

    Ducati.com: Rain affects day 1 at Sepang test



    yamaha-racing.com: Mixed weather kicks off second Sepang test





    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    motorsport.com: Exhaust the key to tech success in 2012

    jamesallenonf1.com: What to look out for in the final preseason F1 tests





    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship



    On the Street

    ashonbikes.com: David Robb interview



    motorcycle-usa.com: 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer ÔÇô First Ride



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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    Select to go to the NWS homepage. National Weather Service - or - Follow the National Weather Service on FaceBook

    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

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    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
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    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy





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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Rea disappointed at mission out on the podium

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    asphaltandrubber.com: Engine failure sidelines Honda riders at Sepang

    superbike news.co.uk: Spies tops rain hindered second day at Sepang



    racer.com: Hayden delighted with recovery



    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    sportal.com.au: Australian GP facing axe

    reutuers.com: Lotus back on track with new design

    independednt.co.uk: FIA force F1 teams to alter testing

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing

    motorcycle-usa.com: Project Dakar 2013 ÔÇô Part 1



    On the Street

    thekneeslider.com: Help study motorcycle safety with the MSF and Virginia Tech

    stuff.co.nz: Gilera Nexus lives up to its name
    The New Zeland site looks at a new super scooter.

    asphaltandrubber.com: Lightning electric superbike vs BMW S 1000 RR ÔÇô video

    stayontheblack.com: Concept Motorcycles | BMW Motorrad Concept 6
    The blog takes a look back at the BMW six cylinder concept

    visordown.com:: 2010 BMW S 1000 RR vs 2012 S 1000 RR

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 quick look

    A walk through of Triumph's benchmark hooligan bike





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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    Select to go to the NWS homepage. National Weather Service - or - Follow the National Weather Service on FaceBook

    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

    CA:
    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: When riding at night, flash your brake light often when stopped. It's more noticeable than a steady light.

    QOD: Wet pavement is particularly dangerous in what situation? http://t.co/VzcP1pOr


    Bike Candy

    The new BMW Scooter looking very aggressive at a photo shoot



    BMW has put out a couple hundred photos of the new scoots. Here is a gallery of them.
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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Crescent FIXI Suzuki enters the WSB fray

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    fim-live.com: Stoner sets the mark as Sepang test comes to a close

    motogp.com: Edwards best CRT rider at Sepang

    ducati.com: Ducati Team concludes Sepang test with sunny weather and busy schedule

    Honda


    teamtech3.fr: Positive progress for Divizioso and Crutchlow in Malaysia

    yamaha-racing.com: Yamaha complete successful second Sepang test

    motomatters.com: MotoGP testing time comparison


    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Bacelona preview – Final tests kick starts Melbourne countdown

    bbc.co.uk: Barrichello makes IndyCar switch

    telegraph.co.uk: Bernie Ecclestone says F1 will bank ?ú25 million fee even if Bahrain Grand Prix is cancelled

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing

    motorcycleccannonball.com: BMW is in the Cannonball


    On the Street

    cycleworld.com: Horex V6 Roadster update

    aerostich.com: Top 11 reasons not to ride to work addressed

    sportrider.com: Riding tips for commuting – Urban Guerrilla








    The Mothership


    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 1, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 26,184 vehicles, an increase of 31.5 percent from the 19,919 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago...MORE

    BMW Canada has best February ever...MORE


    Spartanburg, S.C. – March 1, 2012…BMW Manufacturing Co. announced today that the export value of its passenger vehicles through the Port of Charleston in 2011 totaled $7.4 Billion, confirming the company’s South Carolina facility as the leading U.S. automotive exporter. According to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, this accomplishment represents a 68% increase over BMW's 2010 value. In 2011, over 192,000 vehicles were exported from its South Carolina plant...MORE



    The design philosophy of the BMW Group is a reflection of corporate culture and an expression of dynamic entrepreneurial spirit. Design culture more fittingly describes the endeavours of all those involved in the design process. The BMW Group’s design culture is rooted in the bond between human and product, and continuously evolves within the dynamic field of tension arising from the juxtaposition of the past and the future...MORE


    BMW i spells visionary vehicles and a new take on premium mobility that has sustainability very much at heart. Pivotal to the new BMW sub-brand are alternative drive systems that are specifically conceived for use in the city and dictate the design process from start to finish. BMW i sets out to rethink mobility and come up with pioneering solutions to the challenges posed by cars of the future. These are the driving forces behind the groundbreaking LifeDrive concept – a unique, purpose-built vehicle architecture geared to electric mobility and boasting highly innovative use of materials...MORE


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    roadandtrack.com: G&S exclusive Maserati 4200 EVO




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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series – Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey…
    Before a log trip…
    Before winter…
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: Practice hard stops, when and where it's safe. If you ride with passengers, practice w/them, tell them to hold on tight

    QOD: If your front tire goes flat while riding, which of the following is correct? http://t.co/DazsQu9o


    Bike Candy

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    motogp

    biksportnews.com: MotoGP Sepang test | “We've had a new bike every time” - Edwards

    motogp.com: Bautista - “ We have taken a big step forward”
    FWIW: Alvaro, weren't you supposed to be riding not walking?


    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com; Q&A with Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel

    bbc.co.uk: Grojean fastest in [Friday] testing for second consecutive day


    BARCELONA TEST, Day 2
    1. Grosjean Lotus 1:22.614 124 laps
    2. Vergne Toro Rosso 1:23.126 45 laps
    3. Vettel Red Bull 1:23.361 85 laps
    4. Alonso Ferrari 1:23.447 125 laps
    5. Kovalainen Caterham 1:23.828 104 laps
    6. Kobayashi Sauber 1:23.836 77 laps
    7. Hulkenberg Force India 1:23.893 33 laps
    8. Schumacher Mercedes 1:23.978 79 laps
    9. Hamilton McLaren 1:24.111 65 laps
    10. Senna Williams 1:24.925 48 laps
    11. Maldonado Williams 1:25.801 20 laps

    independent.co.uk: Sir Frank quits as Williams F1 chief

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    Other Racing




    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2012 BMW C 600 Sport | First Ride

    BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles received eight “podium” finishes in Motorrad magazine’s Motorcycle of the Year 2012 awards on March 1st. The German magazine’s awards are decided by votes from the magazine’s readers and demonstrate the brand’s enduring popularity. In the Touring category, the new K1600GT and K1600GTL took the top spot, with more than...MORE

    visordown.com: Desirable ex-race bikes on eBay

    Ural Motorcycle – Facebook: Awesome Ural art

    motorcyclenews.com: Triumph Tiger Sport 1050 sited

    dealernews.com: Harley-Davidson launches anti-stereotype ad campaign

    ducati.com: Ducati receives prestigious German awards in three categories




    The Mothership

    Over on the Husqvarna facebook.com they ask - If you are able take part this is a charity event for a childrens hospital


    Cage World



    motorcycle.com: Ex-Ducati CEO Michael Lock lands at Lamobrghini

    roadandtrack.com: Mitsubishi electric race cat to enter Pikes Peak

    World premiere of the Audi R18 e-tron quattro Footage car on track


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    Buster Keaton in a chase scene from his feature "Seven Chances" (1925). Some rocks are involved.





    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

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    RECALL NHTSA Campaing ID Number 12V073000
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    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series – Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey…
    Before a log trip…
    Before winter…
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual


    Bike Candy





    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    SBK

    bbc.co.uk: Haslam praises his medical team

    worldsbk.com: Melandri helps move BMW project forward at the first attempt


    crash.net
    : Strong frid for 2012 almost complete





    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    motomatters.com: Politics and power play ÔÇô why the MotoGP weight limit changed

    motogp.com: Aragon CRT test



    bikesportnews.com: MotoGP Sepang Test ÔÇô Yamaha potential very high for Dovizioso

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Marussia

    release 2012 car

    telegraph.com: Ferrari caught in slow lane ahead of first race as team admit podiums may be out of the question

    bbc.co.uk: Brawn predicts a tighter season

    jamesallenonf1.com: HRT reveals first images of car following Barcelona shakedown


    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
    fia.com: 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship - Race Information & Event Starting Times for the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship


    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2012 BMW C 650 GT scooter first ride

    twowheelsblog.com: Special Bikes ÔÇô Wunderlich S1000RR Mad Max

    thekneeslider.com: Are you a stereotypical motorcycle rider





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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

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    For two adventure riders who have spent most of the last decade on the road, 2011 was a year which brought family tragedy, a serious crash and, despite the tough times, some incredible highlights. Lisa and Simon Thomas, from the UK, have explored much of the world on their GS machines, starting with Scotland and Ireland back in 2003 ÔÇô this year, they will cross their sixth continent. ...MORE



    The vehicles are hand-picked, the number of participants is strictly limited, the backdrop is simply unique: the Concorso dÔÇÖEleganza Villa dÔÇÖEste is regarded as one of the most exclusive events in the world of classic automobiles and motorcycles...MORE


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    In the first half of the 20th century, Sir Henry Royce famously urged his employees to strive for perfection in all that they did ÔÇô and ÔÇ£to take the best that exists and make it betterÔÇØ. Today Rolls-Royce Motor Cars continues to embrace the finest principles of its founding father by proudly presenting Phantom Series II at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show....MORE



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    Reference::

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    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
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    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
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    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
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    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    QOD: What is the best procedure to follow for control when making turns? http://t.co/3Jelie


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    In February, BMW Motorrad again delivered more motorcycles to its customers all over the world than in the previous year with sales at 6.841 vehicles (previous year: 6.720 units), a growth of 1.8 %...MORE

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ  March 7, 2012 The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has been named 2011 Overland Motorcycle of the Year by the staff of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal, a website and publication targeted toward environmentally responsible, worldwide vehicle-supported expedition and adventure travel...MORE


    Photo included +++ 127,634 automobiles delivered, an increase of 14.2% +++ Solid double-digit growth in America and Asia +++ Robertson: We intend to continue the positive trend +++MORE


    When the automobile world assembles in Geneva (CH), it would not be complete without the sportiest BMW in the range. Ahead of the official opening of the 82nd Geneva Motor Show, the brand used the media day to present the BMW M3 DTM, with which BMW will make its comeback in the DTM this season. Before the thoroughbred racing car took centre stage, however, a great honour was first bestowed upon BMW DTM driver Bruno Spengler (CA)...MORE


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    So what do you think you're going to do with that?

    This was the question my parents greeted me with when I pulled in the driveway then dismounted from a Yamaha 125 I planed to make mine. I had anticipated the question and had an answer prepared. As you can guess my brilliant rhetoric did not win the day. The discussion with the understanding dealer went better and along the lines; 'We'll just think of this as a test ride. You'll get a motorcycle when you and your parents are ready.'

    It was not that much longer until a slightly bigger, slightly more costly Honda and I would show up in the driveway; an early lesson in the cost of delaying things. This time the same question was asked with different tone and emphasis. I had an answer as I recall but for the life of me I don't remember what I told them. Yet all these years later I do remember the question because I have been answering it again and again each riding season.

    This was the time when you met the nicest people on a Honda. No doubt I had images of some young lovely wrapping her arms around my waist as we rode off to the beach or some other destination. I have met a great number of nice people in my motorcycling career; however, none of the bikes I have owned was the babe magnet Mr. Honda and his marketing people lead that Fly-Over-Land teenage to imagine.

    The announcement of the CRA schedule for 2012 reminded me of motorcycle and sports car club racing. I was a better crew member than pilot of either so my motorcycling was riding various bikes to various tracks to work in the pits. At the recent Fly-Over-Land motorcycle show I talked with a racing club about becoming a corner worker. [More on that at another time

    A predictable BMW MOA forum thread a poster asked the opening question, Where do you plan on riding this year. The MOA is dominated by touring riders that spend their riding season racking up miles. Over the years I have made it to all but four states, all but one province and some miles on other continents.

    Yet with all this in my background I still don't have a ready answer when people ask about my Roadster, 'So what do you think you're going to do with that?' Very few want to hear the answer my tank bag notes say I have come up with year in and year out since that first bike many years ago; I'm going to spend most of this seasons riding miles commuting.

    Looking back over the years I have fewer miles than most but far more days in the saddle than many. These days were spent riding back and forth to all sorts of schools and a variety of jobs. I have no reason to suspect this year will not be any different. I still would like to have someone special wrap their arms around my waist as we ride off for some fun. I do plan on becoming a corner worker and riding to, but not in, race weekends. Lake Superior, along with some other destinations, is calling for another round trip. Yet as I get the bike, gear and myself ready for the riding season I know I will spend most of my saddle time commuting.




    Reference::

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    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

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    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

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    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: When passing parked cars, stay toward the left of your lane to avoid doors opening. P.23 http://t.co/jLCSL9Kj

    QOD: What should you do when riding over rain grooves? http://t.co/FbrvaBAE


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    Record Year for BMW in 2011
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    Munich. From 13 March to 30 April 2012, the BMW Museum will be showcasing a rather unusual exhibit ÔÇô a 3D puzzle created by legendary puzzle writer CUS and presented on the BMW LMR V12, winner of the 1999 Le Mans and one of the most fascinating racing cars in BMW history. The so-called ÔÇ£Mystery CarÔÇØ will be parked in the foyer of the BMW Museum and can be viewed without an admission ticket...MORE

    While the launch of Phantom Series II has been making headlines centre stage at the Geneva motor show, a very special Rolls-Royce Ghost has also been winning admirers in the companyÔÇÖs exclusive on-stand guest lounge. Clients, dealers and media guests have been delighted by the presentation of one of the first examples of a two-tone Rolls-Royce Ghost, a bespoke option offered for the first time this year, complementing the popularity of two-tone Phantom models...MORE



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    Reference::

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    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
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    FIM: Official Documents
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    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

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    Electronic Parts Catalogue
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    Before every journey
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: To make yourself more visible, consider adding reflective tape to whatever you most frequently wear riding. http://t.co/ZWxeceol

    QOD: What should you do to keep from accidentally applying too much throttle? http://t.co/AYXzCE2a


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    The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has been named 2011 Overland Motorcycle of the Year by the staff of Expedition Portal and Overland Journal, an influential website and publication targeted toward environmentally responsible, worldwide vehicle-supported expedition and adventure travel. ...MORE

    Sports bike fans have been following the journey of the S 1000 RR Superbike from initial concept to racetrack to Superbike World Championship podium glory over the past three years. Among them was respected journalist and photographer J??rgen Gassebner, who has written a book charting the entire development story of the RR. ...MORE

    The original G/S had sold supremely well and success attracted not only admirers, but also imitators. Contemporaries from Japan and Europe were quick to offer endurance machines more specifically designed for road use, so it was clear that BMW could not rest on its laurels and would have to defend its position as market leader. ...MORE

    ThereÔÇÖs no doubt that listening to your BMW engine as you accelerate through the gears is one of the most intoxicating sounds you can experience, but donÔÇÖt let the fact that you have to wear a safety helmet prevent you from staying in touch with the outside world while riding. Thanks to the BMW Motorrad Communication System, you can chat to your pillion passenger, enjoy your favourite music, take ...MORE


    This car is truly unmistakable: Bruno Spengler will take to the track in the matt-black BMW Bank M3 DTM in the 2012 season. MORE


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    Reference::

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    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
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    FIM: Official Documents
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    WEATHER
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    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

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    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: What part of the lane you ride in depends on various traffic and environmental situations. Learn more. P.15 http://t.co/jLCSL9Kj

    QOD: What should you do when the driver of another vehicle is passing you? http://t.co/yPWcZ7uz


    Bike Candy

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    fia.com: 2012 FI FIA rules changes
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    nst.com.my: McLaren turns its nose up at F1 rule changes

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    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
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    BMW Team RLL launches the defence of its titles in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at the 12 Hours of Sebring (US) this Saturday. The “Sebring International Raceway” is the oldest circuit in North America and this year hosts the spectacular endurance race for the 60th time...MORE



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    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Sedalia, MO 65301

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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

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    How long does it take you to commute to work?

    Most hard core commuters can almost tell you down to the second how long it will take to make their commute. Most will be able to make split second decisions about alternate routes and the time impact they have when faced with accidents, slow starts to the day or other reasons to change their commuting pattern to keep the commute time as short as possible. Listen carefully and most will be talking about behind the wheel time.

    When commuting with their motorcycle or any other mode is suggested they start with that behind the wheel time and add the new modes time encumbrances to it. In the case of motorcycling the x-minute commute to work is now increased by the time don gear. Let me suggest you measure your commuting time another way ÔÇô seat to seat.

    I ran an experiment on my commuting as part of running an alternative transportation program for a company some time ago. I started my commuting clock when I put down my morning cup of coffee at home and got up to walk out the door. The commuting trip clock stopped when I sat down at my desk. I ran this experiment for all the commuting ways we were promoting in our program. My goal was to be able to answer questions and respond to obstacles our employees would raise. The seat to seat time measurement was an outgrowth of that experiment.

    My trip clock would start when I set my morning cup of coffee down and get up to go out the door to work. It would run until I sat, dressed and ready to go, in my seat at my office desk. I must admit the car remained the winner in many cases but not all. Start times were the biggest variable that determined the winner not the mode of transportation. Surprisingly, at certain commute times my best choice was a combination of express and city buses.

    I'm an ATGATT kind of guy so this measurement included the gear up / gear down time. My commute could take a freeway that allowed motorcycles to use the HOV lanes. The seat to seat times for bike and car were not as different as either side of the the argument might lead you to believe.

    The answer to the question ÔÇ£How long does it take you to commute to work?ÔÇØ may have more to do with how you measure that time than how you make the trip.


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    BMW Group Design sets benchmarks ÔÇô not least when it comes to the number of prizes it picks up. The red dot award: product design 2012 sees the BMW Group celebrating 11 of the internationally coveted accolades, including the highest seal of quality ÔÇô the ÔÇ£best of the bestÔÇØ ÔÇô for two of its products: the BMW AirFlow 2 helmet and the Husqvarna Nuda 900 R motorcycle...MORE


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    FIM

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    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Video: BMW Final Drive Disassembly

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    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

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    Formula 1

    fia.com: Thursday Australian GP Press Conference
    DRIVERS ÔÇô Charles PIC (Marussia), Kimi R?ñikk?Ânen (Lotus), Daniel RICCIARDO (Toro Rosso), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren), Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull), Mark WEBBER (Red Bull)


    Whatever happens from here this is an historic season already for two reasons; itÔÇÖs the first time there have been six world champions in the field and itÔÇÖs the longest ever F1 season with 20 races..MORE at James Allen on F1
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    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

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    Racing Update: Friday, 16 March

    Australian GP Practice 1 and 2: Rain and Dry result in no clear leading going into qualifying.

    Look for Saturday practice and qualifying results in Saturday's post.

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    Well the 2012 F1 season has begun and after two practice sessions if you can tell who is in first your a better fan than I.

    I will be surprised if McLaren does not come out of this weekend with at least one podium spot. Jenson Button has my nod for the top spot this weekend. After that it is a free for all.

    The season pick is another story. For the third year in a row I'm going to pick Sebastian Vettel to take the Driver's Championship. Last year I suggested it was season where it was his to loose. Red Bull clearly had the class of the field car and the young defending champion to pilot it. Button made a race of it as long as he could but Vettel dominated again. This year the championship is his to win. I do not see a clear cut construction leader; therefore, the title hunt is on the drivers shoulders. There are six World Champions in cockpits on the starting grid. I believe this is the year people will look back at as Vettel's legend defining championship.

    Webber ÔÇô Strong showing in a supporting role for what will probably be his penultimate season.

    McLaren : Both Button and Hamilton will be in the hunt. I think Hamilton is the stronger of the two but Button will get the better team resources. Internal problems and race day pushing leave them and their team down the podium.

    Ferrari: Alonso will be frustrated as he fights for P3. Massa will not finish the season.

    Mercedes: From wide bodied jets to training jets and now what appear to be real fighters this team will bug the heck out of both McLaren and Ferrari. I like Rosberg but I think Schumi will best him and a few others.

    Lotus: This was going to be 2011 dark horse team if Kubica had been able to make the grid. They had a set back in the World Motor Sport Council ruling earlier in the year but the car does look strong once again. Grosjean is a big question mark. An even bigger question mark is which Raikkonen will take the grid; the world champion or the guy that seemed to sleep behind the wheel for most of the race.

    Fighting for midfield honors and periodically moving up are Williams, Force India and Sauber. I wish Sauber all the luck in the world but I think they finish P3 in this section of the field.

    The rest ÔÇô Toro Rosso, Caterham, Marussia and HRT in that order.

    That are my 2012 F1 picks and cliff notes. Please don't remind me of them at the end of the season. They guys down at the Offical Fly-Over-Land Coffee Shop will be done laughing at me by then and will do enough teasing for all.
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    Formula 1

    Hamilton Button on the front row.
    Grosjean Schumacher row two.
    Webber Vettel row three

    Raikkonen is back in P18.

    Once again HRT drivers did not beat the 107% rule in Q1 and are not listed with positions on the starting grid. Based on last year's precedent the race stewards will find a loophole and the other teams will agree and the will form row 12.

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    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

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