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    BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing and Product Updates For Select 2017 and 2018 Models
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 16, 2017…BMW Motorrad USA is pleased to announce pricing and product updates for the all-new 2018 K 1600 B, the K 1600 GTL, G 310 R, as well as for the 2017 K 1600 GT.




    BMW Motorrad France




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Group Classic at the Mille Miglia 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The BMW Group takes six of the legendary roadsters to the starting line in the competition for historic automobiles driving through the North of Italy.




    MS Amlin Andretti looking for progress in Paris.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    The MS Amlin Andretti team heads to the sixth round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship this week, as the race series for all-electric cars takes to the streets of Paris (FRA) for the second season running on Saturday, 20th


    Hat-trick of wins for BMW road racer Alastair Seeley at the North West 200 and BMW S 1000 RR domination in the IDM.
    22BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport family had a great start to the international road racing season, with three wins and nine podium finishes at the North West 200. The BMW S 1000 RR was also the bike to beat at the season opener of the


    Bimmer

    The new BMW M5 with M xDrive.
    22BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The innovative M xDrive drivetrain system enhances the agility and traction of the new BMW M5 (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km), giving drivers a rich experience of the car’s


    The new BMW M240i M Performance Edition.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Attractive M Performance Parts enhance the dynamic character of the sporty coupé. With the new BMW M240i M Performance Edition, BMW M is now launching a special series in line with this trend. (combined fuel consumption:


    Reachnow To Install 100 Electric Vehicle Chargers At 20 New Public Sites Across Seattle
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    SEATTLE, WASH. – May 15, 2017 – Today ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric


    BMW Group News

    United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta visits BMW Group apprenticeship programs in Munich
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 8h
    Munich. During an inaugural visit to Germany, United States Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta today visited the BMW Group’s Munich headquarter and manufacturing plant. Secretary Acosta and staff from the Department of Labor


    BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Announce Delphi as a Development Partner and System Integrator for their Autonomous Driving Platform
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye cooperation intends to integrate and industrialize level 3 to level 5 automated driving technology for multiple automotive OEMs. +++ Delphi will leverage its expertise in automated driving

    BMW Group Annual General Meeting 2017


    MINI

    MINI model revision measures as of summer 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Premiere for the new MINI One Countryman and the new MINI One D Countryman – all MINI models with enhanced cockpit instrument design, more precise fuel level display and new control system for the MINI Driving Modes


    Rolls Royce Motorcar

    Rolls-Royce Unveils Bespoke Collection For Korea
    1Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates over a decade of cordial ties with South Korea with the unveiling of a ‘Bespoke Collection for Korea’ at the British Embassy in Seoul.



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW's R1200GS Rallye Motorcycle Rides Like a Rolls-Royce
    "Rallye" and the "Exclusive" are the monikers that BMW has given to the two top-of-the-line adventure bikes that use its boxer engines, with the horizontally opposed cylinders for which BMW Motorrad is famous. The Rallye is intended for the backcountry ...


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Spied: 2018 Triumph America Cruiser
    200+Motorcyclist / by Ben Purvis / 1d
    News Prototype Bonneville-based cruiser caught on camera in near-production form. CAUGHT ON CAMERA: These spy photos show the new Triumph America cruiser model is on the verge of launch.


    Yamaha announces Q1 results
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 2d
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announced its consolidated business results for the first quarter of 2017. Net sales for the consolidated accounting period for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017 were 386.0 billion yen, (an


    KTM unveils world’s first 2-stroke fuel injection enduro machines
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / by MSL Editor / 2d
    KTM has unveiled the groundbreaking 2-stroke fuel injection KTM 250 EXC TPI and KTM 300 EXC TPI machines at the official launch in Eisenerz, Austria. Following on from the lighter, stronger and faster all-new generation of EXC


    MC NEWS

    2017 Isle of Man TT road safety campaign urges riders to slow down
    46Visordown / by Simon Greenacre / 10h
    Image: Hard-hitting messages and unmarked vehicles aim to tackle dangerous riding


    NICB: Motorcycle thefts up slightly, still not at 2006 peak
    Dealernews / by Mary Green / 2h
    DES PLAINES, IL – Motorcycle thefts rose slightly in 2016 compared to 2015, but the crime rate is still way down from where it was 10 years ago. So says the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), which just released its annual report


    Exploring The Adv/Touring Sector
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by Robin Hartfiel / 2h
    Dual-Sports Gain Traction Photos courtesy of Joe Bonnello What’s old is new again – at least in the case of the burgeoning ADV/Touring niche. Dealers of a certain age may remember Ted Simon’s book Jupiter’s Travels chronicling his


    Washington: Volcanic Venture
    1RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine / by RoadRUNNER / 9h
    I won the lottery—and I didn’t even know I was playing. Growing up in Europe where there is usually another town every couple of miles, I wasn’t aware that I could ride for 75 miles without seeing a single gas station. In Washington, I don’t



    RIDING

    The Five Mistakes You Make Riding a Supermoto
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 23h
    Riding a supermoto might be one of the most fun things you can do on two-wheels. Basically dirt bikes with street tires, supermotos offer an approachable way to hoon yourself around town, as well as practice some more advanced


    TECH

    Ask RideApart: Should I Listen to Manufacturer Tire Advice?]
    5RideApart - Recent Articles / 10h
    Ask RideApart: Should I Listen to Manufacturer Tire Advice? Dear RideApart – “I have a 2003 Kawasaki Voyager 1200. Kawasaki says not to use radial tires. Why is that?” – Larry – We like your style, Larry. Many people would just accept a



    The Racing Sheet

    Statement Regarding Nicky Hayden
    1Honda World News / 9h
    The Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team has issued a statement regarding Nicky Hayden, who was involved in an incident while cycling near Rimini, Italy on Wednesday, May 17.




    Tech analysis: Mercedes' radical approach to nose upgrades
    100+Motorsport.com / 1d
    Mercedes' introduction of a new nose at round five of the championship shows the level of planning that goes into the development of these large-scale update packages, given the need to pass a new crash test for the nose ahead of its use in




    F1 - Pirelli announces compound choices and mandatory sets for the 2017 British Grand Prix
    44News feed / by nmusset / 12h
    Sport news Pirelli announces the following compounds for the tenth round of the 2017 Formula One season (July 14 - 16). (1) Each driver must save for Q3 one set of the softest of the three nominated compounds. This set will be given back


    Spanish GP: Team by team analysis
    6F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Balazs Szabo / 15h
    Six points. That is the difference between the championship leader Sebastian Vettel and his hunter Lewis Hamilton after the Spanish GP which served as a showcase for the latest developments as the opener of the European season.





    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW settle suit over Takata air bags
    2Bmw Blog / by Horatiu Boeriu / 4h
    Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW have reached a proposed settlement that would compensate owners of 15.8 million vehicles for economic losses stemming from the massive recall of Takata air bags.


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Volvo Says That They Will Stop Making Diesel Engines, Thanks to Tesla
    3KFuturism / by Patrick Caughill / 8h
    Diesel’s Death Knell Electric vehicles (EVs) are rapidly becoming a juggernaut in the future of personal vehicles. Tesla is leading the charge in bringing electric cars to the mainstream. Now, other companies looking to capitalize on that


    Audi pledges full dieselgate transparency: CEO]
    14Reuters: Business News / 8h
    NECKARSULM, Germany (Reuters) - Audi pledged full transparency as it continues to clean up after the dieselgate emissions fraud but shareholders at the German luxury carmaker's annual meeting on Thursday again urged


    Audi CEO's contract to be extended to end of 2022
    17Reuters: Business News / 1d
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Audi boss Rupert Stadler will be given another five years as chief executive, the luxury division of German carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday.


    UPDATE 1-EU starts legal action against Italy over Fiat Chrysler emissions
    1Reuters: Company News / 1d
    BRUSSELS/ROME, May 17 (Reuters) - The European Commission launched legal action against Italy on Wednesday for failing to respond to allegations of emission-test cheating by Fiat Chrysler, in a procedure that could lead to the


    U.S. preparing to sue Fiat Chrysler over excess diesel emissions
    97Reuters: Business News / 1d
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department plans to file a civil lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV over excess diesel emissions as early as this week if no agreement is reached with the Italian-American automaker, two


    Fiat Chrysler shares drop on U.S. diesel emissions probe
    21Reuters: Business News / 8h
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares fell over 3 percent in early U.S. trading on Thursday on reports the Justice Department is preparing to file a civil suit against the automaker for selling 104,000 vehicles


    Hybrid superyacht delivers splash of Porsche style for seafaring types
    38New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 16h
    Having built more than a million examples of the 911, Porsche has a design language that's instantly recognizable on the road. But how do those lines translate to the high seas? Monaco-based yacht builder Dynamiq has integrated


    FWIW

    Does VW's Potential Sale of Ducati Mean Anything for Harley-Davidson or Polaris?
    3Motorcycle News / 2d
    They've got enough to deal with -- like a slowing U.S. motorcycle industry -- to worry about taking on someone else's vanity project. Volkswagen is still dealing with the impact its involvement in the emissions scandal is having on its



    Strategically manage your dealership’s online reputation
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 8h
    Customers are conducting online research prior to making a purchase and it plays such an important role in the customer journey. According to Vendasta, who’s core purpose is to help drive local economies, “eighty-five percent of


    Builders Have to Build So Why Not a Custom Lawnmower?
    4The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 1d
    There's a builder over at the Old Mini Bikes forum, goes by the name Jeep2003, and he just decided one day to build something cool, a mini custom style push mower. Sure, why not? This isn't some reconfigured standard mower, this is a




    Dutch King Reveals Secret Life As Part-Time Pilot On KLM Airline
    4KArts & Life / by Camila Domonoske / 6h
    For more than two decades, King Willem-Alexander has regularly served as a co-pilot on commercial flights. He is rarely recognized, he told De Telegraaf newspaper. (Image credit: Peter Dejong/AP)




    BIKE CANDY



    Outrageous (105bhp!) Ducati Odioso sidecarcross custom outfit unveiled!
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 1d
    Custom bike builders Revival Cycles have just unveiled their latest project – an outrageous Ducati SP4 sidecarcross outfit that they’ve aptly named Odioso (which is Italian for obnoxious). In the custom bike world, there are few bigger






    Bmw G310 Classic Racer Concept
    90Motosketches / by obiboi / 2d
    La nuova serie "piccola" di BMW Motorrad è appena uscita, ma già suscita parecchie perplessità riguardo a quello che dovrebbe o potrebbe essere il suo successo commerciale! Questi dubbi sono principalmente ( tanto per cambiare),





    Obsession: Mark Johnston’s 11th BMW is this R100RT cafe
    1KBike EXIF Update / by Wesley Reyneke / 2d
    When your garage is packed with eleven BMW motorcycles spanning seven decades—and you have no car—it’s safe to say that your hobby has morphed into an obsession. So what do you do when simply collecting bikes isn’t enough?
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    By Royal Appointment.
    BMW Motorrad News / 3d
    Our intrepid round-the-world rider Andy Dukes has made it all the way from the UK to the Kingdom of Bhutan. And what better person to show him the hidden delights of the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ than Dasho Sangay Wangchuk, a


    BMW Motorsport News

    Podium finish for BMW team Völpker NRT48 in the FIM Endurance World Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 13h
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport teams and experts in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) have been in action again at the weekend – and they have been successful. At the Oschersleben 8 Hours (GER), team Völpker NRT48 by


    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 19/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Eng and Collard just miss out on podium in the ADAC GT Masters – Wins for BMW drivers in the BTCC and the Pirelli World Challenge.


    Martin and Wittmann in the points at the Lausitzring in Sunday’s race – Blomqvist starts from front row for BMW.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    At the Lausitzring (GER), Maxime Martin (BEL) completed his 50th DTM race - and the 70th race for BMW Motorsport since the 2012 comeback - in eighth place.


    Maxime Martin finishes fourth in Saturday’s race at the Lausitzring to score points for the BMW Team RBM.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Maxime Martin (BEL) finished fourth in Saturday’s DTM race at the Lausitzring (GER), scoring his first points of the 2017 season. He was the best-placed BMW driver in qualifying and started the third race of the year from third place in his


    Points in Paris for BMW i and MS Amlin Andretti.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    In an eventful Paris ePrix, Robin Frijns (NLD) scored sixth place, scoring more points for MS Amlin Andretti in the FIA Formula E Championship. António Félix da Costa (POR) was forced to retire after a crash with another competitor.


    2017 Rally Kazakhstan – Round 5, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    • Three international crews from MINI Family to compete at 2017 Rally Kazakhstan – its inaugural round as part of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. • Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri look to further their 3rd



    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Announces Management Team Changes
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 19, 2017…. Bernhard Kuhnt, President and Chief Executive Officer, BMW of North America is pleased to announce the following changes to his management team.


    BMW Brilliance Automotive further expands production capacity in China
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Major expansion of BBA Plant Dadong in Shenyang +++ Total capacity in Dadong and Tiexi up to 450,000 units per year +++ Investment of one billion euros +++ Start of production for new long-wheelbase BMW 5 Series Sedan


    MINI

    International Mini Meeting 2017. Westport House, Ireland.
    5BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    Westport Co. Mayo is set to see an invasion of MINI’s old and new later this month, as the 2017 International Mini Meeting gets underway from the 25th May to 28th May. Described as a ‘MINI’ Electric Picnic, this event is expected to


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Recalls

    Bmw ( 17v240000 )
    5KVehicles Recalls / 3h
    Dated: APR 10, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles have engine oil cooler lines that may loosen causing an oil leak in the engine compartment...


    Search for Recalls Here

    US - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues
    Canada - http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/....aspx?lang=eng
    UK - http://www.vosa.gov.uk/vosa/apps/recalls/default.asp
    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

    On the BMW MOA Forum > The Garage > Links and References > Listing of Recall Notices



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS


    BMW Motorrad comes to Goa
    Since its official launch in India, BMW Motorrad, the two wheeler arm of luxury car maker BMW is in a race to catch up with the Harley's, the Ducati's and other superbikes in the market.

    BMW Motorrad USA Reveals Specs And Price For 2018 G 310 R
    Its sporty design, excellent fuel efficiency, lower seat, lighter weight and compact size should attract beginners, smaller riders, urban riders, older or returning riders looking for a more manageable motorcycle, and simply riders who want a great ...


    Buyers lining up for Ducati company
    7Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    Private equity firms, known for stripping assets, and Indian motorcycle manufacturers are interested buyers for Ducati, according to respected economic source Bloomberg. In April, Volkswagen was reported to be looking for buyers


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Spy Shots: Royal Enfield Continental GT 750
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 11h
    It would seem that Royal Enfield is getting ready to unveil their new Continental GT 750 to the world – pitching themselves directly against the current Harley Davidson Street 750 and Triumph Bonneville. Over the last 6 months, the bike


    Spied! New Triumph cruiser undergoes testing
    2Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 3d
    Motorcyclist magazine snags spy photographs of new Bonneville-based cruiser undergoing street testing. Source


    MC NEWS

    Where to Buy Used Motorcycles
    Motorcycle Cruiser / by Morgan Gales / 1h
    News Craigslist, Ebay or Classifieds? The best sites, listings, or places to go look for used motorcycles for purchase…


    Top 10 Motorcycle Theft Statistics For 2017
    500+Motorcyclist / by Brian Hatano / 3d
    News The latest Theft and Recovery Report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau. What state had the most motorcycles stolen in the past year? What motorcycle brand do thieves target the most? The answers and more here:…


    Thieves Suck - Motorcycle Thefts Up Last Year
    5RideApart - Recent Articles / 3d
    Thieves Suck - Motorcycle Thefts Up Last Year A report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) released today showed motorcycle thefts in the United States rose slightly last year. A total of 46,467 motorcycles were reported


    Buying A New Motorcycle Vs Buying A Used Motorcycle
    300+Cycle World / by Sean MacDonald / 3d
    Buyer's Guide Which one is right for you? We help you figure out whether you should buy a new or used motorcycle.


    Electricity-Powered Zero Motorcycles: Simple, sophisticated machines breaking milestones among electric vehicle
    200+Cool Hunting / by David Graver / 11h
    From their inception in 2006 to today's rapidly escalating sales, Zero Motorcycles have pioneered the aesthetic and technological worlds of electric motorcycles. These are, as the brand states, hand-built high-tech machines


    Electric Motorcycles. How Should They Sound?
    12Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 3d
    All major brands have spent the last decade focused on bridging the generation gap between loyal boomer customers and new millennial fans by offering customized bikes like the Harley “Dark Customs” line up. More or less successful


    TECH

    Why Some Engines Smoke and Some Don’t
    4Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 14h
    Blogs Old enough to smoke Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences, insights, history, and much more.


    Internal combustion engines not dead yet
    7Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 19h
    Despite the coming era of electric motorcycles, there is still plenty of life left in the internal combustion engine. KTM has just released two enduro bikes with direct-injection two-stroke engines, two Dutch designers have built a wooden




    The Racing Sheet

    On the Passing Away of Nicky Hayden
    Honda World News / 9min
    Honda is deeply saddened by the loss of Nicky Hayden, a beloved member of the Honda racing family, and would like to express its sincere appreciation for Nicky and deepest condolences to his family, friends and fans.

    Nicky Hayden Has Died From His Injuries Sustained In Cycling Crash
    7KCycle World / by Sean MacDonald / 8h
    News He is survived by his fiancé Jackie, his parents Earl and Rose, his brothers Roger Lee and Tommy and sisters, Jenny and Kathleen Nicky Hayden dies after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle.


    Nicky Hayden Dead: Brother confirms MotoGP star passed away aged ...
    www.express.co.uk › Sport › Other

    1 hour ago - NICKY HAYDEN has died at the age of 35 - five days after being knocked off his bicycle while riding in eastern Italy. ... NICKY HAYDEN DEAD: Has the reason for horror crash been revealed? ...Nicky Hayden has died after being involved in a road accident while cycling in Italy.


    WSBK Statement: Nicky Hayden
    Motofire / 6h
    The press office for World Superbikes have released a statement following the announcement of Nicky Hayden’s death. The statement in full reads: “Following a cycling incident close to Rimini on Wednesday 17th May, it is with great






    Hayden, an unforgettable personality in World Superbike
    The world of motorcycling will remember Nicky Hayden as the fast, talented, conscientious and spectacular rider and off the track, for his good nature and extraordinary charisma.






    Race results: Le Mans MotoGP
    CMG News / by Larry Tate / 15h
    Here are the results of yesterday's MotoGP race in France. Source


    [News Release]Yamaha Hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory Milestone
    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. / 18h
    Yamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France.


    Pedrosa Scores Third Consecutive Podium
    1Honda World News / 1d
    Le Mans, France - Dani Pedrosa rode to his third consecutive podium finish, two weeks after he scored his first victory of 2017 at Jerez, to move into second place in the World Championship.


    Fourth and sixth place for Andrea Dovizioso and Jorge Lorenzo respectively in French GP at Le Mans
    1Ducati RSS Feed / 1d

    2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship - Le Mans (FRA)







    F1 meet with MotoGP to avoid future race clashes
    5Motofire / 15h
    Eight race date clashes in a season cause concern for both championships. Ross Brawn met with the CEO of Dorna, Carmelo Ezpeleta, during the Spanish GP weekend to discuss avoiding race clashes of Formula1 and MotoGP in the future.


    Other Racing News

    World’s Fastest Motorcycle Targets New Record
    5RideApart - Recent Articles / 7h
    World’s Fastest Motorcycle Aims to Set New Record in Bolivia Ack Attack, the current world record holder of the motorcycle land-speed record – at 376.363 mph – is hoping for another record run. Not at Bonneville this time, but on


    Indy 500 grid lineup: Qualifying results and where Fernando Alonso will start
    1Daily Express / 15h
    FERNANDO ALONSO has qualified fifth for the 101st Indianapolis 500, while Scott Dixon took the fastest pole in 21 years.


    Interview: Mario Andretti on Fernando Alonso and the Indianapolis 500
    6Autocar RSS Feed / 11h
    Fernando Alonso will contest the Indianapolis 500 instead of this year's Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix Fernando Alonso faces a huge task switching from F1 to oval racing. Mario Andretti knows what he’s going through When McLaren-


    How Electric Car Batteries Work - Julius Baer: Electrified Visions Episode 1 - Formula E
    1FIA Formula E Championship (uploads) on YouTube / by FIA Formula E Championship / 8h
    Visit Julius Baer's channel for more episodes of Electrified Visions: https://www.youtube.com/user/BankJuliusBaer Electric car batteries have come a long way in recent years, leading to increased energy storage capacity, and the



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW to focus on being electric and autonomous leader
    4Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 5h
    This current automotive landscape is a tricky one for automakers. We’re on the verge of a massive technology shift from the internal combustion engine, which every automaker has been using for over 100 years, to electric motors. While the


    Rolls-Royce Unveils Unique Dawn Mayfair Edition Model
    2Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 9h
    When Rolls-Royce unveiled its latest creation, the Dawn convertible , the British brand made sure to cause some serious waves. That’s understandable as the Goodwood-based company is now known for its modest and simple cars, but


    BMW Engine Plant in China




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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Ford Appoints Jim Hackett as CEO to Strengthen Operations, Transform for Future; Farley, Hinrichs, Klevorn Take on New Roles
    Business Wire Automotive / 12h
    DEARBORN, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ford Motor Company today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and


    Lamborghini Huracan Performante 2017 review
    98Autocar RSS Feed / 16h
    The hardcore track-focused Performante has active aerodynamics and more power than the standard Huracán - so, does it unlock the supercar's full potential? The Lamborghini Huracán Performante is Lamborghini's attempt to



    BIKE CANDY

    #RideOnKentuckyKid: Remembering Nicky Hayden
    MotoGP

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    BMW Motorrad Concept Link. The reinvention of urban mobility on two wheels.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017, the BMW Group is presenting its vision of zero-emission urban mobility on two wheels: the BMW Motorrad Concept Link. Inspired by the BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100, the design study




    BMW Motorsport News

    Podium finish for BMW team Völpker NRT48 in the FIM Endurance World Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport teams and experts in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) have been in action again at the weekend – and they have been successful. At the Oschersleben 8 Hours (GER), team Völpker NRT48 by



    Full-throttle through hell: BMW contests the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring with a traditionally strong contingent.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) will be held for the 45th time in 2017 – and BMW Motorsport has rarely been so well placed in quality and quantity as in this season.


    Latest information on BMW at the 2017 Nürburgring 24 Hours.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The stage is set for the 45th edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER). Before the action picks up speed in the “Green Hell”, we are taking this opportunity to provide you with some information on the endurance classic


    OSRAM becomes Official Partner of BMW Motorsport – 24h drivers use activating light to prepare for night-time outings.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    When BMW Motorsport launches its latest assault on the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) on 27th and 28th May, it will look to gain a crucial advantage courtesy of OSRAM’s innovative light technology, OSRAM being the new Official


    Digital press kit for the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 13h
    All the information at a glance: Our digital press kit for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring is the ideal companion for all media representatives in the “Green Hell”. In it, you will find many fascinating facts and figures regarding the BMW



    Bimmer

    Sales launch for the newly-developed BMW M4 GT4.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    Customers can now order the new BMW M4 GT4, the latest model in the BMW Motorsport product range. The technologically advanced car has completed over 20,000 kilometres of tests, multiple hours in the wind tunnel, extensive


    BMW Concept 8 Series. Return to a new era.
    500+BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 5h
    Concentrated power meets modern luxury. The BMW Concept 8 Series brings to life what BMW icons stand for ever since. From: BMW




    The BMW Concept 8 Series. Unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury – the essence of a BMW coupe.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2h
    Munich. The BMW Group is using this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to unveil the BMW Concept 8 Series, the essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study. The study car will serve as a taster of



    BMW Group News

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    MINI

    International Mini Meeting 2017. Westport House, Ireland.
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    Recalls

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    7KVehicles Recalls / 2h
    Dated: MAY 18, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2005-2008 745i, 745Li, 750i, 750Li, 760i, 760Li, and B7 Alpina vehicles equipped with both the Comfort Access and Soft Close Automatic options. I...


    BMW issued a recall on the X6, 6 SERIES, and X5 models
    Transport Canada / 3h
    Certain M-Series vehicles may fail to comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 110 - Tire Selection and Rims. For some X5 M and X6 M vehicles, the tire and loading information...


    BMW issued a recall on the 7 SERIES model
    Transport Canada / 3h
    On certain vehicles equipped with the Comfort Access or Comfort Access in combination with the Soft Close Automatic door latching system options, the doors may not latch correctly. As a result, doors which appear to...


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    Harley-Davidson to Build Plant in Thailand
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    Machinists Union Outraged at Harley Davidson’s Plans to Expand in Asia
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    Liquidation Sale on EBR Motorcycles Factory Assets
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    Upcoming Royal Enfield 750cc twin cylinder motorcycle will be 'highway friendly', says Sid Lal
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    The much hyped and anticipated Royal Enfield flagship motorcycle that will come powered by a 750cc twin cylinder engine is heading towards its official launch slowly and steadily.


    Spy Shots: Husqvarna’s 701 naked roadster (or, Svartpilen if you’d prefer)
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    These exclusive shots of Husqvarna’s upcoming 701, the bigger version of the sweet 401 modern-twist cafe racer were taken in Spain a couple of days ago and give us everything we need to know about the bike that will be going on sale


    Benelli’s future triple 1200 motor patents filed in China. Looks quite a lump.
    MoreBikes / 13h
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    MC NEWS


    Test Rides: Are They Worth It?
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    Ural Gear Up Walkaround Video
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    Italian magazine tests Yamaha T7 Rally prototype
    4Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 15h
    DueRuote has a feature article on the rally-styled prototype, as well as a video at its website, showing the bike in action.


    Historic Harley-Davidson’s new Evel Knievel Museum expects 50K-100K visitors a year
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    New museum shows what can be achieved when business, government and community work together. A special report from DN correspondent Marilyn Stemp IT WAS THE LATE 1960s.


    Dueling Gavels: Experiencing the Big Las Vegas Motorcycle Auctions
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    Hundreds of motorcycles were lined up by their auction day at the four-day Mecum event in Las Vegas. Sin City is the logical venue for the celebrations of beauty, excess and conspicuous consumption that are the Bonhams and Mecum


    15 Things Motorcycling Will Teach You
    18RideApart - Recent Articles / 8h
    15 Things Motorcycling Will Teach You With summer more or less having arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, two-wheeled folk are coming out in droves. Many of those hitting the roads right now will be novices and the experiences they


    GEAR

    Condor Garage Dolly – Gear Review
    1Rider Magazine / by Jenny Smith / 5h
    Upright bikes take up less space than when they’re leaning on a sidestand. Parked on the Garage Dolly, a bike can be wheeled in any direction into a tight space. If your garage is bursting at the seams like mine, any sort of convenient


    iPod Your BMW
    3Motorcycle News / 11h
    CUPERTINO, California and WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey-June 21, 2004-AppleA and BMW Group today announced the BMW iPodA Adapter, the first seamless integration between iPod and a car audio system. The new system





    TECH

    Adventure Bike Shock Service
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by Cyclepedia Press LLC / 27min
    Adventure bikes rack up hard miles. The shocks on these bikes are especially prone to wear and deterioration by how they are used and their construction. We stopped in at Cogent Dynamics and learned about shock service and


    How to set up a motorcycle
    88RevZilla Articles / 13h
    Is your bike set up correctly for you? A 10-to-20-minute session of adjustments can make you more comfortable and give you better control.


    How to remove and install a motorcycle battery
    RevZilla Articles / 15h
    Replacing a motorcycle battery is an easy job in most cases, but there are a few potential pitfalls. Here's how to do it.




    The Racing Sheet

    Burt Munro 50th Anniversary World Speed Record Celebrated This Year In Bonneville By Burt’s Great Nephew Lee Racing A Current Day Indian Scout Streamliner
    7Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 1h
    Fifty years ago a motorcyclist from New Zealand entered the record books in a never-to-be-forgotten moment on the Bonneville Salt Flats on his Indian Scout Streamliner. Celebrated in the featured film, “The World’s Fastest Indian,” Burt


    Isle of Man: Steam Packet ferry company issues TT travel advice amidst raised security levels
    1MoreBikes / 15h
    Isle of Man Steam Packet Co. is advising passengers to carry identification and check in early for sailings in response to enhanced security measures at UK ports. The UK terror threat level was yesterday raised to ‘critical’, the highest





    1988 – WorldSBK is born
    500+SBK / 15h
    Take a trip down memory lane to the very first WorldSBK race


    WorldSBK Returns To Birthplace 30 Years Later
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    The Superbike World Championship kicked off at Donington Park in 1988.






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    MotoGP Teams Finish Testing at Revised Catalunya Circuit (News)
    2MotorcycleDaily.com / by Dirck Edge / 2h
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    KTM's early points haul unexpected - Smith
    31Motorsport.com / 10h
    The Austrian manufacturer becomes the sixth on the grid this year, and Smith had forecast that scoring points would be difficult, especially in the first phase.However, Pol Espargaro and Smith both scored points in its second race in


    Valentino Rossi Recovering From Motocross Injury
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    Ducati find "positive solutions" at Barcelona test
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    Recent track time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya saw the Borgo Panigale factory leave satisfied as the paddock heads for Mugello


    Honda enters sole bike for Donington after Hayden's passing
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    Monaco Grand Prix Preview - Scuderia Ferrari 2017





    Analysis: Can Adrian Newey turn Red Bull's fortunes around?
    100+Motorsport.com / 15h
    There were logical reasons for the optimism. In the course of 2016, the Milton Keynes team built up some momentum, and it appeared that Renault was set to make a big step for the new season as its renewed commitment began to pay


    Aggressive new kerb fitted at Monaco's Swimming Pool
    500+Motorsport.com / 12h
    The tight right-left chicane has been tricky to police in the past, with drivers tempted to use the old speed bumps in their bid to find extra laptime.çBut as part of a raft of changes made to the track, a new large yellow kerb has been


    Brown wants to see F1 back at Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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    F1 last raced at IMS back in 2007, but Zak Brown would like to see it make a comeback in the future.




    Steering wheels: Indy vs F1
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    F1 - Vettel ups the pace in Monaco as Mercedes lose ground
    100+News feed / by jhynes / 8h
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    Canadian Superbike 2017 preview
    27Canada Moto Guide / by Zac Kurylyk / 9h
    Jordan Szoke is still the man to beat in CSBK. But this year, we've got a stronger field of competition than we've seen in several years.


    Alexander Sims set for Andretti Formula E 2017/18 development role
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    BMW IN THE NEWS

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    Last week BMW and its Chinese partner, Brilliance Automotive, announced the opening of a newly built north section of their joint-venture plant in Dadong/Shenyang, China. Thanks to this expansion, the companies are now



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    VW to build 100,000 all-electric vehicles per year in China through new joint-venture with JAC
    81Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 10h
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    How Williams is using Formula E to improve tomorrow's EV batteries
    formula e / CAR Magazine / 12min
    Formula E road tracks are very bumpy; it bounces all the components around a lot, and has taught us how to insulate battery cells from vibration.



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    Suzuki Restores Barry Sheene’s Racer
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