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Troy Corser BMW World Superbike Interview
Motorcycle-USA interviewed Corser for an interesting two part article. The interview took place earlier in the season when Marco Melandri and BMW were leading the series.
suzuki-racing.com: Productive test for FIXI Crescent Suzuki
worldsbk.com: FIM ruber stamps a series of regulation changes for 2013
WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
LeonHaslam.com, MarcoMelandri.co.uk, BMW Motorrad Motorsports.com, AlphaRaccing.com
motogp.com: Sepang sets the scene for MotoGP title battle continuation
motogp.com: Sepang racing numbers
motogp.com: Entry list for 2012
bbc.co.uk: Fitness crucial in Sepang heat and humidity
bbc.co.uk: Jorge Lorenzo does not expect to win title in Sepang
autosport.com: How the past could help the future
MotoGP Video: Rewind ‘«Ű Motegi 2012
motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
SuterRacing.com, NGM Forward Racing Team
racer.com: New Jersey GP postponed until 2014
jamesallenonf1.com: Schumacher sees why Vettel would want fresh challenge at Ferrari
independent.co.uk: Thailand government claims to have struck a deal to hos Bangkok Grand Prix in 2014
telegraph.co.uk: Force India co owner Vijay Mallya has arrest warrant withdrawn
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
OAN BARREDA SECOND IN THE MOROCCO RALLY
The fourth stage of the Morocco Rally proved to be particularly tricky due to the constant changes in terrain which included soft sand, stony ground and the light but treacherous dust know as ‘«£fesh fesh‘«ō. The Husqvarna Rallye Team by Speedbrain knew straight away that they were going to be in for a hazard-filled day. It was Paulo Goncalves who bore the brunt of the bad luck when just twenty kilometres into the special test had to turn back to get his rear wheel changed after a heavy collision with a big stone. This setback cost Goncalves dearly coming in 43 minutes behind the stage winner and dropping to eighth place in the overall standings....More
twowheelsblog.com: Moto2 engines to be prepared by another company in 2013
bikesportnews.com: Speang ‘«Ű Redding stays in Moto2 for 2013
On the Street
cycleworld.com: Honda NC700X fule efficiency game changer
Shifting paradyms manually or automatically
cycleworl.com: Honda NC700X road test
HFL: Crash tested ‘«Ű HJC RPHA Max modular helmet
jsonline.com: Motorcycle stolen fourteen years ago returned home from England
visordown.com: Next Yamaha R6 and R1 will be triples
cycleworld.com: MIDDLEWEIGHT MOTORCYCLESWinning friends and influencing people for more than 100 years.
October 18, 2012*By*Peter Egan*
hotbikeweb.com: FXR handling upgrade tips
ducati.com: Asia Ducati week 2012
Pierre Fredet celebrated a hard-fought podium at this year‘«÷s Dark Dog Moto Tour in France after riding his BMW C 600 Sport more than 3,500 kilometres to second place in the ‘«ˇScooter‘«÷ class at the world‘«÷s greatest motorcycle road rally ..More
What can be better than a group of like-minded GS riders getting together to explore around 1000 kilometres of the best off and on-road routes over the German, Austrian, Italian and Swiss Alps? Starting in Munich and under the watchful eye of BMW Motorrad engineer and GS fanatic Andy Rothballer, four countries in a day is well within reach, especially when you know the mountain roads like Andy ..More
The three GS-owning riders who will be representing Great Britain in BMW Motorrad‘«÷s 2012 GS Trophy final have been honing their skills with Dakar racer and BMW Off Road Skills Chief Instructor Simon Pavey ahead of next month‘«÷s South American international competition ..More
The debut of the new R 1200 GS touring enduro sees BMW Motorrad open up a whole new chapter of the GS legend. For over 30 years, the "BMW GS" concept has stood for sheer riding pleasure and a thirst for adventure. This is particularly true for the GS motorcycles with boxer engines. The ‘«£big GS‘«ō bikes can be used to discover the most remote corners of our world ‘«Ű and have already provided many ..More
Transport Canada Recall # 2012350 : BMW 7 Series - On certain vehicles equipped with the Comfort Access option, if the driver depresses the start-stop button multiple times in rapid succession, the transmission could shift to Neutral (N) instead of Park (P). If the ..More
Transport Canada Recall # 2012352 : BMW 7 Series - On certain vehicles equipped with the Soft Close Automatic, as well as the Comfort Access option, the doors may not latch correctly. Should a door open while the vehicle is underway, an unbelted occupant could fall ..More
One day ahead of the start of the final DTM race weekend of the year at the Hockenheimring (DE), the BMW drivers warmed up for the big season finale with a trip to the Automobile and Technology Museum in Sinsheim (DE). Technology, tradition and predominantly speed: while Bruno Spengler (CA) was attending an official press conference at the racetrack, Augusto Farfus (BR), Joey Hand (US), Andy Priaulx (GB), Martin Tomczyk (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE) did a tour of the 50,000m?? site, which features over 3,000 exhibits. ..More
The first Rolls-Royce showroom in Latin America has opened in the Brazilian city of S?ķo Paulo, located in the Av. Cidade Jardim. The Via Italia Group, headquartered in S?ķo Paulo, is Rolls-Royce Motor Cars‘«÷ appointed dealer in Brazil. ..More
indiancarsbikes.in: Porsche planning a brand new supercar; new 911GT3 is a part of the 2013 range
A NC700X moved in about a mile down the street. It has out of state plates. My guess is it belongs to a one of the college students that live in the area. None of the network of local bike owners seems to know much about it beyond what we see looking at it on our evening walks.
In person it is one of the most boring looking bikes I have seen in a very long time. It appears efficient, with decent looking build quality. It is very stylish in a latter day UJM boring way not in a 70's we're going to take over the world UJM kind of way.
Back then I started on a series of small rice burners. A Kawasaki A7 Avenger was my benchmark bike in the move up the cc scale. Then made the switch to Brit bikes before a series of UJM 750s then ended up here. The early bikes defined what I would spend the rest of my life searching for. The Brit bikes were great fun in a a grip the tank with your knees, very tightly, as you scream through the twisty bits but took up too much time with things other than riding. You could ride the boring snot out of the UJMs because there was a lot of boring to be ridden out of them. That was just fine because it meant we were riding and not doing all the stuff we had to do with the Brit bikes instead of ridding. The odd thing is that as boring as they were out of the box they begged to have things done to and with them. Change the bars, exhaust, tuning uncork the intakes and race the things or at least ride them as quickly as their flexible flyer frames filled with inline fours and your skills would allow you to go. The Roundel bikes have a Teutonic version of Brit character and begged to be saved from boredom like the UJMs.
The new Honda, on the other hand, appears to want to be ridden twenty-nine in a 30 mph zone. Maybe even twenty-eight not thirty-one or the speed limit plus the five they may give you and the five you take just because you want to. Twenty seven maybe because you desperately want to be the one get 74 mpg when the magazines are talking about 73; not because you have all the time in the world. If you had that much time you would do twenty-six and go for eighty mpg. Boring in a you should eat your vegetables and french fries and onion rings at the local drive in don't count kind of way.
I am a big fan of middle weight bikes. Given the chance I would take the Honda for a ride. I am an admitted bike slut and will ride anything with wheels. I eat green vegetables and use the Turdmobile's cruise control to keep me at or just below the speed limit. Yet I am not going out of my way to get a ride on one. Now if I could get my hands on a CBR250R I might ride and get some mozzarella sticks for dairy to go along with the onion rings for vegetables. Then if I had a California burger at the drive in the lettuce is sort of green so lets go riding again. Then there are several SuperMoto looking things in the area. CBR, SM...gawd its going to be a long winter. Better take the Roadster for a ride get a small fry and a senior coke to hold me over.