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    Friday Reader: 23 February 2018


    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    ROARING FORTIES. Motorworld’s Mint 1928 BMW R47
    200+Pipeburn.com / 1d
    Written by Andrew Jones Ever noticed how the impossible seems simple once you’ve already done it? BMW’s creation of their very first branded bike, the R32, seems like a ludicrous feat even 100-odd years later.


    BMW R nineT Racer : Picture Perfect

    Cycle Canada / 1d
    But the Motorrad’s latest production is art that hurts What price art? That’s the question BMW’s latest R nineT variant, the retro-styled Racer, asks of each and every one of its potential owners.


    Mongolia or Bust – GS Trophy
    Canadian Biker Magazine / 1h
    It may not hold a place in our hearts like the Kootenay region of British Columbia where much of BMW’s global competition, the GS Trophy, took place in 2014 but Mongolia is sure to prove a dramatic back drop to the upcoming 2018 event.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    [url=Husqvarna marks fourth consecutive year of record sales
    1Powersports Business / 6h
    Husqvarna Motorcycles achieved a fourth consecutive year of record-breaking sales globally, the company announced. More than 36,000 units were sold worldwide in 2017.



    FWIW BMW was never able to develop a viable plan for the marque, and Husqvarna was seen as a major drag on developing both the sub 500cc segment and expanding into India.

    [b]Everything KTM Touches Turns To Gold: Reinventing Husqvarna As A High-Style Motorcycle Brand

    100+Forbes - Business / 1d
    Husqvarna road bikes are a premium product for people who are on the stylish side. They exist all over the world. In Dubai, in Mumbai, in New York. Husqvarna is a brand that always looks forward, has always been highly innovative.


    Curtiss Motorcycle Co. Unveils Its First, and Last Bike of the Past 100 Years The Warhawk



    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 13min
    Curtiss Motorcycle Co. used to be called Confederate Motors, however they have rebranded themselves for obvious reasons and are on a new path moving forward. The company has just unveiled the first, and last, V-Twin motorcycle


    Ducati’s Scrambler Hashtag now available for purchase online
    1Powersports Business / 6h
    The first Ducati Scrambler motorcycle sold exclusively online, the Scrambler Hashtag, is now on sale. It’s a special Sixty2 (400cc) version featuring a dedicated color scheme and a different seat than the Scrambler.


    Trademark Hints at Harley-Davidson Electric Motorcycle
    15Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Has Harley-Davidson just tipped its hand regarding its upcoming electric motorcycle? It would seem so, according to the latest trademark application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.



    MC NEWS

    The Best of the 1980s
    1The Vintagent / 10h

    E ach decade of the 20th Century produced its icons of design; products that distilled the vibe of an era into 3 dimensions. These cars, motorcycles, armoires and toasters were rarely the top sellers of their time, and often outright shunned


    TVS Apache 310 vs Bajaj Dominar go head to head in a drag race - Video
    1Motorcycle News / 13h
    As the manufacturer has blacklisted Rushlane from it's events/rides as a consequence of decisions based on restrictive practices, this post is written on a third party video of independent copyright sourced from social media.


    OPP officer who lost leg in motorcycle training crash returns to patrol
    8Canada Moto Guide / 11h
    After losing a limb, and almost his life, Peter Tucker is finally back on the job—and not as a desk jockey. Source


    Association of Recovering Motorcyclists: Riding keeps alcoholics sober
    2Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Riding motorcycles is keeping alcoholics sober says Association of Recovering Motorcyclists (ARM) NSW Chapter spokesman Warren Cartledge. “For me, riding helps my recovery and I also need that fellowship which is a big part of


    Inherited memories: The unlikely friendship that saved a classic repair manual
    14RevZilla Articles / 1d
    A guide to repairing vintage motorcycles remains in print thanks to a chance meeting two decades ago between a Depression-era mechanic and a young writer.


    Motorcycles Are The Best Kind Of Inherited Vice
    1Motorcycle News / 1d
    This year, my wife and I spent the holidays with my brother and his wife and their two-year-old son in Columbus, Ohio. Naturally, the holidays would not be complete without a visit to the local motorcycle mega mall.


    Harley-Davidson Unveils Two “New” Sportsters. A Forty-Eight Special And Iron 1200 Fuse.
    51Cyril Huze Post / 1d
    Both Sportsters, the Sportster Forty Eight Special And The Sportster Fuse, got a throw-back design with a modern performance. These 2 new Sportsters are the latest in a line of 100 motorcycles the company plans to introduce by 2027.


    Top 10 Riding School Tips
    1Motorcycle Cruiser / 1d
    Tips and tech Now that you have a class lined up, here's what you should know before you go back to school Make the most out of your riding school experience by taking these universal truths into consideration before you get schooled.


    (Write Your Own) First Ride Review
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Theofwas the perfect setting forto introduce the new-for-this-year. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding this bike since it was introduced at last year’s Milan show – will it measure up to the hype when we ride it on real roads?


    Change mindset on electric motorcycles
    3Motorbike Writer / 2d
    If riders want to adopt the coming era of electric motorcycles they will have to develop a totally different mindset to how they ride and refuel. Recent developments show electric motorcycles are coming … and coming fast!


    Upcoming Motorcycle Events: Feb 20 Mar 20
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Upcoming Motorcycle Events: Feb 20 – Mar 20 Here’s our weekly guide to the upcoming motorcycle events and rides that are happening within the next month. Don’t see an event that’s happening in your neck of the woods?



    RIDING

    Riders risk ‘permanent hearing damage after just 15 minutes at 62mph
    400+Visordown / 1d
    Image: Auritech has drawn attention to the dangers of not wearing earplugs



    How to: Film your motorcycle tour
    8Motofire / 1d
    There’s little doubt that the availability of compact cameras, and the ease at which you can get published online, has made cameramen and directors out of many motorcyclists. And why not?


    Scotland feels the marketing power of Route 66
    24Route 66 News / by Ron Warnick / 2h
    In February 2015, the North Highland Initiative launched a campaign to lure more tourists to Scotland’s North Coast 500 , a circular route that begins and ends at Inverness Castle. In early press coverage, the road was called “Scotland’s


    Feel like a veteran on your first motorcycle tour
    1Motorbike Writer / 4h
    It doesn’t matter how long you ride for, you’ll never forget your first tour. It’s the maddest. It’s the one that makes your heart-pound the most, the one that gets you hooked, the one that is peppered with as many hard times as good


    Florida, Alabama, Mississippi: Shadowing the Gulf
    100+RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 11h
    America’s Gulf Coast is lined with miles of pristine, white sandy beaches lapped by the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow continental shelf.


    Epic motorcycle ride round the coast of Britain by four former servicemen from Felixstowe
    1Motorcycle News / 1d
    Pictured at the launch of the coastal ride round Britain to raise funds for the "Once, We Were Soldiers" charity are, left to right, Ian Bignell, Bruce Read, Rob Bullock and Chris Straugheir.


    TECH

    How It Works: Modern Airbag Suits
    12RideApart - Recent Articles / 5h
    How It Works: Modern Airbag Suits How today’s cutting edge airbag suits know exactly if and when to deploy Crashing is an unfortunate reality of the motorcycling experience.


    Recalls


    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





    The Racing Sheet

    Interview: The fastest woman on a motorcycle tells us why she hates going fast
    84New Atlas / by Loz Blain / 13h
    Most land-speed record holders are adrenaline junkies, who spend years sweating through engineering challenges for the chance to get out on the salt and go fast. Eva Håkansson hates that part. We caught up with her at the


    Women in Racing Conference Announced
    1Racer X Online / 2h
    For the first time ever, women involved in all motorsports disciplines will meet together to discuss the current state of women racing in America.


    MotoAmerica: Nick McFadden To Race M4 medAge Suzuki In Supersport In 2018
    400+Roadracingworld.com / 16h
    McFadden Returns On M4 medAge Suzuki in 2018 Team Hammer has signed Nick McFadden to a one-year contract extension to contest the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North America Supersport Championship.


    Lewis Hamilton hints at move away from Mercedes! F1 champion spotted with unfamiliar face
    1Daily Express / 14h
    LEWIS HAMILTON has made no secret of his love of motorbikes and has teamed up with Cal Crutchlow to see exactly how fast he can go on two wheels.


    Tony Kanaan Confirmed for Ford GT Drive at 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans
    3TheDrive / 3h
    Veteran sportscar and IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan will compete at Le Mans for a second consecutive year with Chip Ganassi Racing.


    BMW Motorsport News






    Official Phillip Island WorldSBK Test Day Two
    3SBK / 17h
    Final day of pre-season testing underway in Australia


    WorldSBK: Rea ends on top as one second covers the top ten
    3SBK / 12h
    Sun shines down on final day of official test


    Rea ends Philllip Island test on top despite crash
    39Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10h
    After Monday's running was heavily affected by wind, conditions were much better for the final day of testing ahead of the 2018 season.


    2018 Phillip Island WorldSBK Test Press Releases
    2MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 2h
    Press releases from the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams after the two-day test at Phillip Island: Rea ends on top as one second covers the top ten Sun shines down on final day of official test

    2018 Phillip Island World Superbike Preview Press Releases
    1MotoMatters.com / 3h
    Press releases from the series organizers and teams looking ahead to this weekend's WorldSBK season opener at Phillip Island: #AUSWorldSBK: The Island awaits Phillip Island is raring and ready for the 2018 restart


    2018 Phillip Island World Superbike Tuesday Test Times: Rea Leads The Way Once Again
    4MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 4h
    Reigning WorldSBK champion Jonathan Rea returned to the top of the timesheets on the second day of the test at Phillip Island on Tuesday. Despite a small crash in the morning, Rea took a commanding lead over his Kawasaki


    2018 World Superbike Championship Gets Underway at Phillip Island This Weekend (News)
    1MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 6h
    The 2018 World Superbike Championship is at the Phillip Island, Australia track for the opening round this weekend.


    2018 Philip Island World Superbike FP1 Results: Melandri tops damp session
    MotoMatters.com / 1h
    The 2018 season is finally upon us. With new rules in place, including rev-limiting succesful teams, and with riders changing allegiances, the championship has been tweaked in an effort to make it the most competetive in


    2018 begins wet with Melandri fastest in FP1
    SBK / 1h
    Early drizzle at Phillip Island shuffles the grid, with Melandri leading Rea in the first session of the year



    1GPone RSS Feed / 10h
    In seventeen editions of the Australian event, the race winner has gone on to secure the world title



    New faces and new challenges in WorldSBK
    21SBK / 1d
    Find out who you can meet in the new season






    Gulf Althea BMW in action at Phillip Island
    1Althea Racing / by admin_althea /



    Gulf Althea BMW in action at Phillip Island Phillip Island (Australia), Tuesday 20 February 2018 The Gulf Althea BMW Racing team has concluded its final test session ahead of the opening round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship.

    All systems go for Gulf Althea BMW
    1Althea Racing / 1d
    All systems go for Gulf Althea BMW Phillip Island (Australia), Wednesday 21 February 2018 With final testing having concluded just yesterday, the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team feels well prepared for the 2018 Superbike World





    ovizioso never considered going back to GP17 Ducati
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 5min
    After topping the opening test of the winter at Sepang, Lorenzo struggled to replicate that form at Buriram, and even resorted to going back to last year's Ducati on the final day of the test as he slumped to 22nd in the timesheets.


    Honda launches 2018 MotoGP bike
    63Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 8h
    The Japanese brand took the covers off the RC213V's new design on Tuesday in Jakarta, where factory riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa were on hand along with new team boss Alberto Puig.


    Kork Ballington to become a MotoGP™ Legend
    2Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 6h
    South African set to be inducted into the MotoGP™ Legends Hall of Fame at the Australian GP


    VIDEO. The unveiling of the new Honda of Marquez and Pedrosa
    GPone RSS Feed / 26min


    Tech 3 to split from Yamaha after 2018
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 14h
    In a statement released on Thursday, Tech 3 – which made its premier-class debut in 2001 and has been with Yamaha ever since - did not specify which bikes it will run going forward


    Its All About the Aero in MotoGP Testing
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 2d

    The faster you go, the more important slicing through the air becomes – and racers have been working on ways to improve their aero for almost as long as there’s been racing.


    What Does Johann Zarco Know That Other Yamaha MotoGP Riders Might Not?
    200+Cycle World / 2d
    Racing Three Hondas were in the top four at the second 2018 MotoGP preseason test in Thailand Has Honda built a motorcycle on which all of its riders can be fast?






    Ferrari introduce the SF71H
    36KF1 Latest News / 6h
    Just hours after reigning world champions Mercedes launched their 2017 challenger at Silverstone, their closest rivals from last season – Ferrari – presented their new F1 car in Italy.




    Super Thursday as Ferrari rolls out the F1 car it hopes will go one better than 2017
    39James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 7h
    After Mercedes’ theatrical launch at Silverstone, Ferrari rolled out its challenger online on Thursday afternoon, meaning that the three leading teams’ cars are now out in the open.


    Motor racing-New Ferrari looks a big step up, says Vettel
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 8h
    Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ferrari's new SF71H Formula One car already looks a big step up from last year's before it has turned a wheel in anger, four times world champion Sebastian Vettel said at Thursday's unveiling.



    Mercedes' 2018 challenger breaks cover at Silverstone
    7KF1 Latest News / 14h
    The Mercedes-AMG F1 W09 EQ Power+ - the car with which the Silver Arrows are aiming to clinch a fifth straight drivers’ and constructors’ championship double - has broken cover at Silverstone.


    Mercedes launch a new F1 “diva” as Hamilton seeks to equal Fangio
    47James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 14h
    “We hope we that we have kept the best of the diva and got rid of the other qualities.” Toto Wolff launched his team’s new Mercedes F1 car at Silverstone today, describing his team as being ‘flat out’ to try to win a fifth ...


    Sauber launches first Alfa Romeo branded C37
    6F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Steven De Groote /



    The C37 looks different to last year’s C36 – on one hand, this is due to the new technical regulations, and on the other hand, because of the team’s new technical approach.

    Engine no quick fix for Sauber, warns Vasseur
    100+F1 / 5h
    Sauber team principal Frederic Vasseur has warned against expecting too much progress from the team based on its upgraded Ferrari power unit deal. Last year saw Sauber using a year-old Ferrari power unit, with the announcement claiming


    Moving on up: New entries from Renault F1 and Alfa Sauber promise improvement
    54James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 5h
    It’s looking like a very competitive F1 season ahead, certainly as far as the midfield race is concerned, if the latest new car launches are anything to go by. Sauber, which revealed its car on Tuesday morning, has been in the doldrums


    Motor racing-Renault launch F1 car and name Aitken as reserve driver
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 55min



    LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - British-Korean youngster Jack Aitken will be the Renault Formula One team's official reserve driver this season, replacing Russian Sergey Sirotkin, who has switched to a race seat with Williams.


    Red Bull confirms Ricciardo crash
    1Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 4h
    Red Bull has confirmed that Daniel Ricciardo crashed the RB14 on its track debut at Silverstone yesterday.

    Motor racing-Force India F1 team play down sale speculation
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 9h
    SILVERSTONE, England, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Force India on Thursday played down talk of a potential sale of the British-based Formula One team owned by embattled tycoon Vijay Mallya.


    Gallery: All Renault F1 cars in photos
    3Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 13h
    Keep reading





    Bimmer

    [bBMW at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show 2018.

    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Highlights in brief.



    Bye Bye BMW 3 Series: After 35 years, the BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls off the production line at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn for the last time
    36BMW Group PressClub Global / 20h
    +++ Since 1983, more than one million BMW 3 Series produced +++ BMW Group Plant Rosslyn to produce BMW X3 in future +++



    BMW Blog

    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe to be unveiled next month
    17Bmw Blog / 17h
    As we mentioned a few days ago , BMW is preparing a new concept to be unveiled at the upcoming 2018 Geneva Motor Show.


    To drive volumes, BMW to create one new segment every year
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 9h
    After years of declining sales, the German luxe car major had posted a robust 25 per cent volume growth in 2017, creating 9,800 new customers.


    BMW to invest more in local assembly despite duty hike on imported kits
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 6h
    The company, which currently assembles eight models at its facility in Chennai, is set to commence local production of the MINI Countryman later this year.


    Stefan Quandt Becomes Most Powerful BMW Shareholder
    3Bmw Blog / 5h
    The BMW Group, the company which owns the BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brands, has been partially owned by the Quandt family ever since it nearly went bankrupt in the late 1950s and early 1960s.


    Photo Gallery: BMW i8 Kit by 3D Design Revealed in Full
    2Bmw Blog / 3h
    At last year’s Tokyo Motor Show we got to see the 3D Design body kit for the BMW i8 for the first time. Unfortunately, the Japanese tuner only published a few pictures of its latest creation


    BMW settles U.S. lawsuit claiming it refused to refund leases to military personnel
    5Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 5h
    BMW Financial Services North America has agreed to pay more than $2 million to resolve allegations that it violated the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.


    SPIED: G20 BMW 3 Series reveals a bit more of itself
    2Bmw Blog / 2h
    As we eagerly await the release of the next-gen BMW 3 Series , we’ve been studying spy photos and renders like Sherlock Holmes, looking for the tiniest of clues.



    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    399bhp Land Rover Defender V8 sold out
    1Autocar RSS Feed / 11h
    The 90in wheelbase model will hit 60mph from rest in just 5.6sec Brand's 70th birthday produced a limited-edition, re-engineered version of the off-road icon using a 5.0-litre V8 Land Rover 's re-engineered Defenders V8 model.


    Ferrari and Porsche announce new cars for the wealthy track addict
    100+Ars Technica / 1d
    Enlarge The Geneva Motor Show is just around the corner, and Porsche and Ferrari both have something special up their sleeves. Yes, it's a pair of track-focused supercars that promise to lap faster and thrill more than anything


    Ferrari 488 Pista: leaked images of 700bhp 911 GT2 RS rival show name
    200+Autocar RSS Feed / 6h
    This is one of three images leaked online that show the car's new name: 488 Pista Harder version of 488 GTB surfaces on social media


    2019 Bentley Flying Spur: larger and more luxurious saloon spotted
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 14h
    Bentley is testing its upcoming Flying Spur in Scandinavia Pricier alternative to Mercedes-Benz S-Class will get Continental GT tech with softer focus Bentley is testing its upcoming Flying Spur in Scandinavia before the car is launched


    Porsche: History, Racing Achievements, & Iconic Sports Cars
    Supercars.net / by Scott Kolecki / 1h
    Porsche History Contents (Part one) Jump to part one / two / three / four Introduction In the Beginning Jakob Lohner & Company The Future Arrives The 22/80 PS A Change In Direction Daimler-Benz First Porsche Company The Type


    Morgan Will Bring the Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition to Geneva
    2TheDrive / 1d
    Morgan Motor Company released a handful of teaser photos Tuesday for the new Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition, which will be revealed at the Geneva Motor Show March 6.


    Why Ford Had to Fire its North America Chief, and What it Means
    1The Motley Fool / 7h
    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) said late on Wednesday that Raj Nair, an executive vice president and chief of Ford's important North America business unit, has left the company



    FWIW

    It's Time To Accept The Fact That George R.R. Martin May Not Finish 'Game Of Thrones'
    94Forbes - Business / by Erik Kain, Contributor / 2h
    Abandon all hope of 'A Song Of Ice And Fire' ever reaching completion.






    BIKE CANDY

    The Plan.


    Check out the build here.
    (Some) Assembly Required: BAAK’s easy-build BMW R nineT
    5Bike EXIF / by Wesley Reyneke / 29min
    There are a handful of modern motorcycles that really lend themselves to customization. And if you pick the right one, you might not even have to get your hands that dirty. And that’s fair enough.




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    BMW S 1000 RR racers get their global racing season underway in Australia.

    14BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The winter break is over: The BMW S 1000 RR racers, together with the BMW Motorrad Motorsport experts, got their 2018 global racing season underway at the weekend. The first races of the year took place at Phillip Island in Australia,


    BMW Motorrad USA, M&C Saatchi LA Team Up To Produce the Someday Ride
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 23, 2018… Young and old, aspiring and experienced, female and male: everyone has an adventure that they dream of taking someday. To inspire people to seize the moment, BMW Motorrad USA


    Media Alert: BMW K 1600 Grand America And G 310 GS Added To Demo Lineup At Daytona
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 21, 2018… BMW Motorrad USA will return to Daytona’s Bike Week, March 10-17, with a full lineup of BMW motorcycles for attendees to see and ride, including the new BMW G 310 GS (BMW’s second



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW S675RR Concept by Nicolas Petit

    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 5h
    I really like the idea of BMW making a supersport model, to compliment the already potent BMW S1000RR. The category is a tough one though, and it is dominated by the Japanese brands.
    FWIW Triumph eschewed the 600cc class when it failed to receive favorable rulings to take their three cylinders racing. They opted for a performance motorcycle built for the street that was a bit larger than the Japanese offerings. In doing so they created a motorcycle that sold well. Triumph’s[/b] selection to provide engines for the MotoGP Moto2 class takes it from a 600cc class to a exploring the 750cc range.

    My attention peaks when I see the Wunderlick imprimatur on any concept drawing. Will the Moto2 morph open the garage door for a street focused smaller S1000RR sibling? I hope so.


    BMW Motorrad India reduces price of its products by 10%
    bmw motorcycles1ETAuto.com / 2d
    BMW Motorrad India reduces price of its products by 10% ETAuto.com Full coverage


    BMW G 310 R Top Features You Should Know: Reverse-Inclined Engine, Digital Console, ABS & More
    bmw motorcycles
    1DriveSpark.com / 2d
    BMW G 310 R Top Features You Should Know: Reverse-Inclined Engine, Digital Console, ABS & More DriveSpark.com Full coverage


    The Best Transverse Twin Sportbikes Of Yesterday And Today

    1Sport Rider RSS Feed / 6h
    Bikes If transverse twins were meant to be used in sportbikes, they’d be turned the right way in their frames in the first place. Or maybe not. Dragging knees isn’t as badass as dragging cylinder heads. Here are the picks for sportbiking’s


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Arch Motorcycle Unveils Limited Edition “Method 143” Model. Only 23 Units.
    3Cyril Huze Post / 3h
    The latest creation from Keanu Reeves/Gard Hollinger’s Arch Motorcycle, the Method 143, is really badass. After the successful KRGT-1 and S models, the Method 143 continues Arch’s commitment to limited production,


    M70 Farewell
    Blog - Ural Motorcycles / 3d
    The Ural M70, the bike that started it all. Since 1941 we have produced over 4 million sidecars motorcycles, many of which retained the iconic design of the Ural M70.




    MC NEWS

    Why Do So Many Brilliant Motorcycles Come From Italy?
    67Motorcyclist / 6h
    News How one Italian valley gave birth to dozens of iconic machines. Italy has been at the heart of the design and engineering world for years. The reason is simple. It's personal.


    Remington Bloch Turns Traumatic Injury Into Opportunity
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 17min
    Remington Bloch Turns Traumatic Injury Into Opportunity Several years after losing leg in motorcycle accident, Remington Bloch goes racing. Ever since the crash that cost him his lower right leg, Remington Bloch has been busier'n a one.


    Cops and Dirt Bikers Tussle on Boston Area Freeway
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 16min
    Cops and Dirt Bikers Tussle on Boston Area Freeway Freeway craziness between motorcyclists and Massachusetts State Troopers results in one shot, at least three injured, seven arrested, and 20 seized off-road machines.



    First home motorcycle simulator seeks funds
    Motorbike Writer / 40min
    The world’s first affordable home motorcycle simulator has moved closer to reality with the launch of a Kickstarter crowd funding campaign which is quickly reaching its modest goal.


    RIDING

    The perilous predicament of crashing on private property
    13RevZilla Articles / 8h
    The trespassing was unintentional, and the crash looked harmless at first, but it wasn't. The combination added up to a problem.


    Ahmad Zahid Reminds Motorcyclists To Focus On The Road While Riding
    1Motorcycle News / 1d
    KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 24 -- Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has reminded all motorcyclists to stay focused on the road following the high rate of accidents involving the group.


    GEAR

    TomTom Rider 550 is ‘faster’
    Motorbike Writer / 21h
    TomTom says their Rider 550 GPS will be smoother, faster and “techier” with built-in wifi for faster and easier map and traffic updates. Rider 550 is powered by a quad-core processor so it loads maps and routes faster than before.



    The Racing Sheet

    MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Class Ready To Roll
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 4d
    Five MotoAmerica Champions, 10 MotoAmerica race winners, a World Champion and more will lead the way in the 2018 MotoAmerica Motul Superbike Series as the season readies to begin at Road Atlanta


    Yamaha's Garrett Gerloff: 2018 Superbike Sizzle



    American PJ Jacobsen Steps Up To World Superbike
    73Sport Rider RSS Feed / 2d
    Bikes A career spent outside the US has seen the New Yorker build his reputation in Europe A move to World Superbike with TripleM Honda Racing offers PJ Jacobsen the opportunity to step into the spotlight back home in America.


    Problems arise with new NASCAR-mandated pit gun program
    16Autoweek.com Latest Stories / 14h


    BMW Motorsport News


    BMW Motorsport Names Colton Herta to 2018 BMW Junior Program and Test and Reserve Role for BMW Team RLL; M8 GTE Receives Balance of Performance Adjustment for IMSA Sebring Test.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Feb. 23, 2018… This week’s test at Sebring International Raceway saw a new face behind the steering wheel of the BMW M8 GTE as 17-year old Californian Colton Herta drove the No. 24 machine in his very first laps


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 07/2018.
    17BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Car numbers for BMW DTM drivers released – Another endurance test for the BMW M8 GTE at Portimão.





    VIDEO: 2018 WorldSBK Phillip Island - Friday Highlights



    Australian Superbike Champion Josh Waters, MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Toni Elias and Isle of Man Senior TT winner Michael Dunlop give their views on the new production GSX-R1000 Suzuki.


    Australian Superbike: Race One Report From Phillip Island
    2Roadracingworld.com / 2d
    Herfoss Wins Incredible YMI Superbike Race 24 February 2018 A battle of the ages was witnessed at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for Round 1 of the Yamaha Motor Finance Australia Superbike Championship presented by Motul


    2018 Phillip Island World Superbike Saturday Press Releases
    5MotoMatters.com / 2d
    Press releases from the teams and series organizers after qualifying and the first race at Phillip Island:


    2018 Phillip Island World Superbike Sunday Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Press releases from the WorldSBK, WorldSSP teams and series organizers after the first round of the series at Phillip Island:


    2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 2, Phillip Island, Australia
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the second race at Phillip Island: Round Number: 1 Year: 2018
    Will Ducati end Kawasaki’s ownership of WSBK Championship?


    2018 Philip Island World Superbike Race Two Results: Zero Tyre Strategy Required
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    The tyre problems of Saturday brought in a mandatory flag-to-flag race, with riders having to change tyres in the middle of the twenty-two lap race, on lap ten, eleven or twelve.


    Lowes and van der Mark debrief the mighty Phillip Island fight
    SBK / 8h
    Yamaha teammates both got involved as Race 2 proved to be a classic





    Top ten for Gulf Althea BMW at Phillip Island
    Althea Racing / 1d
    Top ten for Gulf Althea BMW at Phillip Island Phillip Island (Australia), Sunday 25 February 2018 The first round of the 2018 Superbike World Championship concluded today at the Phillip Island track in Australia.



    Baz grits his teeth in race 1 in Australia
    Althea Racing / 1d
    Baz grits his teeth in race 1 in Australia Phillip Island (Australia), Saturday 24 February 2018 An encouraging result for the Gulf Althea BMW Racing team in the opening race of the Superbike World Championship







    TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR THAILAND MotoGP TESTING




    Marquez signs fresh two-year Honda MotoGP deal
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 13h
    Despite some interest from rival factories, Marquez made it clear from the outset his preference was to remain with Honda, where he has competed since his premier class debut in 2013


    Yamaha divides up: different development for Rossi and Vinales
    GPone RSS Feed / 4h
    Team manager Meregalli: "we can follow two paths at the same time. Zarco? I've realised we need to work on the electronics"


    How Do MotoGP Riders Rate The New Thai Racetrack?
    Sport Rider RSS Feed / 33min
    Bikes The Chang International Circuit will host round 15 of the world championship Prior to the preseason test, MotoGP riders generally weren’t very positive about the new Thai circuit.





    McLaren unveil striking 2018 F1 car
    28KF1 Latest News / 6h
    Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne will race in a revised shade of orange in 2018 after McLaren unveiled their new F1 car in a stunning ‘throwback’ livery.


    McLaren: New colour and engine for 2018 F1 season
    200+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 10h
    McLaren reveal the car they hope will return them to at least relative competitiveness in the 2018 season.

    Gallery: All McLaren F1 cars since 1966
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 51min
    Keep reading


    Alonso tells McLaren fans: "Good times are coming"
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 21min
    McLaren’s 2018 challenger was revealed online early on Friday before it took to the track for a shakedown using one of its two allocated filming days.Alonso was the first to drive the car and was positive about the future running Renault






    The SF71H (the code name for the 669 project) is the sixty fourth single-seater car designed and produced by Ferrari to compete in the Formula 1 World Championship. Rule changes introduced last season led to the introduction of significant aerodynamic modifications and wider tyres, all aimed at increasing performance. Therefore the new 2018 Ferrari F1 car has been created to make the most of the experience gained last year. Compared to 2017’s SF70H, the wheelbase has been changed slightly, with the side dimensions also revised along with the cooling system. The suspension follows the tried and tested practice of using push-rods at the front and pull-rods at the rear, however, their design has been updated based on experience gained during the first season running the wider tyres.





    Everyone jostling for position as first day of 2018 F1 testing gets underway
    12James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 7h
    The start of the new F1 season is the Australian Grand Prix in a month’s time, but for the F1 teams and millions of fans around the world, today is the real start. It’s the moment that the 10 teams release their cars onto the track ...





    Bimmer

    BMW at the 88th Geneva International Motor Show 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2h
    Highlights in brief.



    Double victory for BMW at the “Best Cars Award” 2018.
    1BMW Group PressClub Asia / 31d
    The BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1 secure class victories in the latest reader’s poll held by the trade magazine “auto, motor und sport”.


    BMW Indonesia Officially Opens First City Sales Outlet in Indonesia.
    1BMW Group PressClub Asia / 25d
    New retail concept in strategic location to strengthen brand offerings.


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group plans joint venture for MINI electric vehicles in China
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    MINI brand set for growth with local partner +++ No plans for additional sales organisation in China +++ Expansion of BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture


    The BMW Group at the Mobile World Congress 2018.
    18BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    The focus on the customer and their requirements underpins the BMW Group’s presentation of the next steps on the road to digital and intelligent connectivity between the driver and vehicle at this year’s Mobile World Congress


    MINI

    Mini Usa Confirms Continued Partnership With Feeding America® As Official Charity Partner For Mini Takes The States 2018
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 26, 2018… MINI USA today announced that Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces Record Number Of Places Available For Apprenticeship Programme
    4Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2018 Apprenticeship Programme. Since the programme was launched in 2006, numbers have progressively increased,



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Beemer-Powered Hillclimb Special: 1954 Tenora Dynamic 40
    27The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 2d
    This 1954 Tenora Dynamic 40 is a BMW motorcycle 750 air-cooled boxer-twin-powered special built for the Ecce Homo hillclimb by Czech racer Jan Tenora, who sadly lost his life behind the wheel of a more powerful version a few years


    BMW Diesel Software: Official statement on the N57 engine
    3Bmw Blog / 2d
    The news came yesterday like a thunderbol t, but with a closer look, the BMW Diesel software problem is a completely different than other manufacturers. The more details come to light, the clearer it becomes: the story has unbelievably


    BMW to recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software
    10Bmw Blog / 2d
    BMW said on Friday it would recall 11,700 cars to fix their engine management software after it discovered that the wrong programming had been installed on the 5 Series and 7 Series models.


    Porsche Develops Artificial Neural Networks to Keep Machines Running
    100+TheDrive / 1d
    Porsche is undoubtedly one of the most high-tech car companies out there. The Stuttgart brand has got tech hubs worldwide that serve as incubators for start-ups at the cutting edge.


    Who's the world's best car salesman?
    7Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1d
    Two supersalesmen, Joe Girard and Ali Reda, are contesting the title of most cars sold in a year. Here's a look at their stories and their selling styles.


    2018 Aston Martin DB11 Production

    Like every Aston Martin, the heart of the DB11 is found beneath the bonnet, though unlike any Aston Martin before it, the DB11’s heart is a 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12. Designed in-house this new engine develops 608PS (600BHP) and 700Nm of torque, making DB11 the most powerful production DB model ever. Naturally, it’s the most dynamic and most accelerative too, with a top speed of 200mph and a 0-62mph time of just 3.9sec. Thanks to intelligent bank activation and stop-start technology that potency is matched by greatly improved efficiency.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    The Original American Dune Buggy – 1965 Meyers Manxter 2+2
    400+Silodrome / 7h
    The Original American Dune Buggy – 1965 Meyers Manxter 2+2 The Meyers Manxter 2+2 is the slightly longer wheelbase version of the Meyers Manx – a dune buggy with a form so iconic that it’s been studied in design schools


    This Is The $1M+ Supercar You Thought Toyota Would Never Make
    90Forbes - Business / 10h
    This 986hp hybrid supercar is the most radical and most challenging road-going car Toyota has ever attempted.



    FWIW

    Pedaling pictures: The art and science of GPS doodling
    71Ars Technica / 2h
    Michael "Wally" Wallace, a Baltimore middle school science teacher, is a practitioner of a peculiar art form. His works, which he spends hours planning and executing, are created with a beat-up mountain bike, an Android


    U.S., Canada ready to expand 'reverse inspections' of cargo
    28Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 2d
    After testing the waters for more than a dozen years, authorities are gearing up to operationalize the concept of placing US Customs officers on Canadian soil to clear shipments there, rather than at the US port of entry.




    BIKE CANDY



    EASY BEING GREEN. Kott’s Beautiful ‘75 Honda CB550 Cafe
    100+Pipeburn.com / 4h
    Written by Marlon Slack California’s Kott Motorcycles mostly do one thing – build exceptional cafe racers based around late 1970’s Hondas . They’ve wrenched on a few side projects, a few Triumph’s and BMW’s




    The Mongrel - Triumph T120 Bonneville
    400+Return of the Cafe Racers / 1d
    One of the perks of running a custom motorcycle website like ‘Return of the Café Racers’ is being invited to special events in the motorcycle industry.




    IL4 / Lien Ying-Te
    9Ottonero Cafe Racer / 1d
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    FWIW The blue ones are always the fast ones.




    “HURRICANE” R80r / South Garage Motor Co.
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    Beemer

    BMW Group Canada achieves best-ever February with sales increasing 6.2%.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 14h
    BMW sales in February achieve new highs with a +6.2% increase. MINI sets a February sales record with an increase of +6.7%. BMW electrified sales increase +54% in February. BMW Motorrad sales set a February record increasing +2%.

    BMW Motorrad SA: Friends of BMW Motorrad - E1 - Byron Coetsee


    BMW UK: Rookie to Rider




    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2017 BMW G310R Review
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 21h
    2017 BMW G310R Editor Score: 87.5% Engine 18.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 8.5/10 Desirability 8.0/10 Value ... follow the link to find out.

    BMW Boss: ‘We’re not interested in electric motorcycles, only scooters’
    Motofire

    BMW Managing Director doesn’t predict much of an immediate future for electric motorcycles. But he bets big on scooters! Stephan Schaller, the BMW Motorrad MD isn’t one to mince words.


    R1200GS on Death Road - The most Dangerous Road in the World? | Salar de Uyuni



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    How Husqvarna Designed More Than Just A Motorcycle
    33RideApart - Recent Articles / 20h
    How Husqvarna Designed More Than Just A Motorcycle Model The Swedish marque returns to the street market with a bang, and a new brand. “Design is not simply art, it is elegance of function”.



    Harley-Davidson Invests in Alta Motors
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 3h
    We bring you big news this first day of March, as Harley-Davidson has announced its strategic investment in Alta Motors, which will see the two American companies co-developing two new electric motorcycle models.


    Harley-Davidson Has Big Plans for Labor Day in Milwaukee
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 6min
    H-D is kicking out all the stops for its 115th anniversary bash at the end of August, including beach racing on Lake Michigan for the first time. Here’s the Official Release :


    Energica Offers Incentives for United States Market
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 19min
    Energica Offers Incentives for United States Market The high-end electric eBike marque rolls out new customer incentives for American market. With the recent announcement of Energica becoming the sole manufacturer for the new FIM


    Suzuki Hit with $12.5M Judgement in Defective Brake Case
    30RideApart - Recent Articles / 2h
    Suzuki Hit with $12.5M Judgement in Defective Brake Case After Georgia man’s GSX-R1000’s defective brakes lead to a shattered-spine, Suzuki is slapped with a hefty fine. Last week it was announced that after several hours of deliberating


    Next-gen Hayabusa rumors: What's Suzuki planning?
    97RevZilla Articles / 8h
    The Hayabusa turns 20. What's next?


    Yamaha exec says more leaning multi-wheeled vehicles coming
    1CMG News / 13min
    Although he doesn't specify if it's leaning three-wheelers, or something else, Yamaha's CEO says we can expect Source


    TVS Motor Company posts 37% sales growth in February 2018
    Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 2h
    Scooter sales of the Company grew by 35.6% from 69,020 units in February 2017 to 93,573 units in February 2018.



    MC NEWS

    Fast Motorcycle Industry News
    2Cyril Huze Post / 5h
    Daytona Carl Speed Shop To Close At End Of Bike Week. Carl Morrow,and his wife Diane will retire at the end of Daytona Bike Week and close their well known Daytona tuning and repair bike shop on North Beach Street.


    How Would You Resurrect A 1953 Norton Dominator 88?
    33Cycle World / 7h
    Lifestyle California bicycle framebuilder Todd Ingermanson did it his way Bicycle framebuilder Todd Ingermanson’s 18-year effort to breathe life into a basket-case 1953 Norton Dominator 88, one part at a time. Part one of two.

    FWIW In 2015 Classic Motorcycles did it this way.




    What's going on in the light sport-touring segment?
    RevZilla Articles / 10h
    Lemmy thinks one bike is going to disrupt the whole market — if the price is right.


    'Alt custom' motorcycles to begin one-year exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum
    Motorcycle industry news
    Los Angeles Times / 56min
    'Alt custom' motorcycles to begin one-year exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum Los Angeles Times Full coverage


    European bike sales mirror UK dip
    1Visordown / 4h
    Image: We’re not alone in experiencing a drop-off in 2017 registrations


    Bleak future for Japanese motorcycles
    2Motorbike Writer / 18h
    Since the 1970s, Japanese motorcycles have dominated the market, but times are tough and the four companies are changing their outlook for the future. Even though Yamaha Motor had record profits and strong sales growth last year,


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Ride Review: Off the dirt, onto the street with a pair of stylish Husqvarna 401s
    Autoweek.com Latest Stories / 1h




    RIDING

    Ask the doc: Can off-road racers suffer brain trauma even before they crash?
    1RevZilla Articles / 7h
    Even with an understanding of how the brain heals from impact injuries, there are still some questions we can't answer.


    GEAR

    The Bolt Safe – A Hiding Place For Cash When Traveling Overland
    7Silodrome / 12h
    The Bolt Safe – A Hiding Place For Cash When Traveling Overland The Bolt Safe was designed to offer a simple but very effective hiding place for small items, including rolled up bank notes.


    Motorcycle Maintenance Items for Fuel-Injected Bikes
    9Web Bike World / 19h
    Get your Hands Dirty Most everyone has one or two friends that are total gearheads. They can fix nearly anything and even better they can take something that runs well and make it run better for longer.


    Best Motorcycle Tires 2018 at RevZilla.com



    TECH

    Why are Modern Swingarms Curved?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 16h
    Dear MO by, I have a question on swingarms. On my first bikes, the swing arms were straight. In fact, the “arms” were made out of rectangular steel tubes. But on the newer bikes I’ve owned, the swingarms have a “banana” shape


    Does Ducati's Mechanical Claim To Fame Live Up To The Hype?
    200+Motorcyclist / 5h
    News Desmo Valves vs. Springs Do Ducati's Desmodromic valves give the Italians an edge against the competition?



    New Ducati Variable Valve Timing DVT Testastretta Engine




    Recalls

    FWIW
    The Logistics Of Motorcycle Defects And Recalls
    1Motorbike Writer / 19h
    (Guest contributor – for the information of our American readers) One of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents are defects that are sometimes recalled – and sometimes are not. Safety recalls can be initiated by the USA’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or by the motorcycle manufacturer themselves. A recall happens when a manufacturer discovers that there is a defect in a motorcycle, makes owners aware of the defect and offers to fix it free of charge.

    If you own a motorcycle, then it is important that you understand what obligations the manufacturer has to notify you if there is a potentially hazardous defect and what your obligations are to have them fixed. ...

    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



    The Racing Sheet



    American Flat Track Begins Multi-Year Broadcast Deal With NBCSN
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 16h
    Watch American Flat Track racing on your big-screen TV! Begin Press Release: American Flat Track Moves to Weekend Programming as part of New Multi-Year TV Broadcast Deal with NBCSN DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 27, 2018)


    Online Tickets On Sale For 7 American Flat Track Rounds
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 19h
    The 2018 season for American Flat Track is set to begin. You can now buy tickets for seven of those rounds. Begin Press Release: Online Tickets Now Available for 7 American Flat Track Rounds Promoted by AFT Events


    Husqvarna Motorcycles Confirm Isde 2018 Customers Support Packages
    News / 51min
    HUSQVARNA BIKE RENTAL, RACE SERVICE & SPARE PARTS PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR RIDERS FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO


    BMW Motorsport News



    Aerodynamic changes to the BMW M4 DTM promise even more excitement for the 2018 season.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    At BMW Motorsport in Munich (GER) preparations for the 2018 DTM season, which gets underway at Hockenheim (GER) on 5th May, are in full swing. The BMW engineers spent the winter break reworking the BMW M4 DTM






    Design for champions: BMW Motorsport reinterprets traditional BMW M colours for the 2018 season.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    Tradition meets the modern day: The classic BMW M colours will once again be represented in the 2018 DTM – albeit in a completely new BMW M Motorsport design.


    MS&AD Andretti Formula E looking to earn more points in Mexico.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    Season 4 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship resumes after a four-week break, with the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX) on 3rd of March. It is the second of three American races in a row, with Punta del Este (URU) following in two weeks’





    40 years of BMW Motorsport talent promotion - BMW Group





    Rea reveals he had surgery before Phillip Island opener
    21Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 3h
    Rea was out training on his motocross bike at the beginning of February when he damaged his right hand in a crash and was taken to the Tres Torres Clinic in Barcelona for an operation on a finger.


    A new dawn for WorldSBK
    1SBK / 1d
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English reviews an action filled #AUSWorldSBK


    2018 Phillip Island WorldSBK: What we saw in Australia - A recap of Phillip Island
    4MotoMatters.com / 1d
    The opening round of the 2018 WorldSBK season is in the books and certainly provided us with plenty of excitement and plenty to talk about.





    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Preview: One Last Chance To Get It Right
    11MotoMatters.com / 15h
    The last test of the preseason is something of a moment of truth for the MotoGP factories. From the tropical heat of Malaysia and Thailand, the paddock heads to the Arabian peninsula, and cool desert evenings of the Losail International




    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Thursday 4pm Times: Dovizioso Leads Marquez After Slow Start
    2MotoMatters.com / 2h
    The Qatar MotoGP test got off to a slow start at the Losail International Circuit, with riders letting the first (and hottest) hour of the day go by without taking to the track.


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Thursday 6pm Times: Lorenzo Leads, Iannone Tied With Viñales
    MotoMatters.com / 34min
    Five hours into the first day of the Qatar MotoGP test it is Jorge Lorenzo leading the way, though the factory Ducati rider's advantage is minimal indeed. Suzuki's Andrea Iannone is tied with Movistar Yamaha rider Maverick Viñales for second


    Suzuki "optimistic" of 2019 satellite MotoGP deal
    56Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 8h
    After a disastrous 2017 campaign that resulted in Suzuki failing to score a podium finish all season, Brivio admitted the team had been hindered by not having a satellite operation to assist bike development.


    After the Flag: tune in for the #QatarTest
    400+news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 3h
    The best analysis and talking points from three days of testing at Losail


    MotoGP Mailbag: Is Rossi's team about to join the grid?
    23Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 4h
    @MonteverdiOnyx: After the Buriram test, do you see Suzuki threatening a struggling Yamaha at the start of the season?From what we’ve season so far, 100 percent.


    The Repsol Honda Team 2018 season launch video – The Making of!



    Marquez Signs Fresh Two-Year Honda MotoGP Deal
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 41min
    Marquez signs fresh two-year Honda MotoGP deal Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez has signed a fresh deal to remain at the factory Honda team covering the 2019 and 2020 seasons.


    2018 MotoGP factory teams confirmed
    1CMG News / 5h
    Here's a look at the 2018 MotoGP factory team livery, and how they've been doing so far in pre-season testing. Source


    VIDEO: Casey Stoner gets to grips with the new Ducati Panigale V4
    1MoreBikes / 4h
    Casey Stoner has been out to Valencia to ride the new Ducati Panigale V4, the first mass-produced Ducati to be equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, derived from the Desmosedici of the MotoGP. And he’s really impressed.


    Moto2: The Kalex Triumph gets out in first pre-season test. 1.3s off lap record
    1MoreBikes / 7h
    We’ve already shown you the first dyno runs of the 765cc Triumph Moto2 enging wrapped in the exquisite Kalex chassis (you can see that again by clicking HERE ) – and now the bike has stretched its legs in a first pre-season test








    Formula 1 2018 Barcelona Test 1 – Day 3
    2Honda World News / 8h
    Honda has added to its Formula 1 site photos and interviews of the Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda team from Day 3 of preseason testing in Barcelona.


    Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Unveils the STR13
    Honda World Formula 1 News / 14h
    Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda Unveils the STR13


    FEATURE: How the weather is disrupting F1 testing - and why it matters
    F1 Latest News / 1h
    The hot topics during pre-season testing usually have a recurring theme: New cars, reliability issues, lap times to name a few. But this week one of main topics of conversation is anything but hot: The weather...


    F1 Testing 2018 Highlights: Day 1



    Max Verstappen takes the RB14 testing in Barcelona


    What you’ve been waiting for? F1 TV launches live streaming OTT platform
    39James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1h
    Formula 1 has today confirmed that its new live streaming product – an OTT platform called F1 TV -will be online before the start of the new F1 season. Access will cost users between US$8 and US$12 a month.


    F1 NEWS 2018 - WEEKLY FORMULA 1 NEWS (27 FEBRUARY 2018) [THE INSIDE LINE TV SHOW




    Bimmer

    Fascinating view of history and insight into the “Holy Grail”: BMW Group Classic at Techno Classica 2018.
    21BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Premieres of the BMW M1 40 years ago and the ”large coupés” 50 years ago are the focus of the historical review. Exhibition Hall 14 of the Essen Trade Fair Centre will be designed with images from the vehicle collection


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group U.S. Reports February 2018 Sales.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 15min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 1, 2018… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.2 percent in February 2018 for a total of 23,508 compared to 22,558 vehicles sold in February 2017.


    BMW.com relaunch: The new digital home of the BMW brand. BMW upgrades central website to a unique and modern storytelling experience.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Listicles, infographics and “swipeable” navigation, covering a wide range of fresh new topics: The relaunch of BMW’s international brand homepage, BMW.com, goes far beyond mere design optimisation.


    BMW Welt Jazz Award 2018 in March.
    14BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    “Jazz moves” with PUERTA SUR and Andi Kissenbeck’s CLUB BOOGALOO


    MINI

    The new MINI Folding Bike. Riding pleasure with a twist.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the cycling season. The new version of the MINI Folding Bike presented by the brand in time for the new season is a true all-rounder that is sure to appeal to design fans



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces The ‘Silver Ghost Collection’
    1Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 7h
    One motor car changed the course of automotive history. Today, the legend is re-told as Rolls-Royce Motor Cars proudly announces the creation of a collection of 35 model year 2018 Rolls-Royce Ghosts





    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW, Toyota Back a Driverless Startup
    1Bmw Blog / 13h
    BMW, through its i Ventures fund , and Toyota led a $11.5 million seed investment round for May Mobility, a micro-transit company that deploys self-driving electric shuttles short distances.


    Pedal to the Metal: BMW Just Partnered With This Little-Known Cryptocurrency
    The Motley Fool / 1h
    Roughly nine years ago, bitcoin made its presence known and introduced the world to a new type of peer-to-peer payment platform known as blockchain .


    BMW iX3 to introduce brand's fifth-gen EV power in 2020
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 11h
    The iX3 will arrive as part of the fourth-generation X3 range... Electric X3 will feature a new all-wheel drive powertrain; following i models will utilise different forms of its setup BMW will introduce its most advanced electric powertrain


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Carroll Shelby’s Other V8 British Roadster – The Sunbeam Tiger
    500+Silodrome / 6h
    Carroll Shelby’s Other V8 British Roadster – The Sunbeam Tiger The Sunbeam Tiger famously features a V8 shoehorned into an engine compartment designed in England by engineers who would have been mortified had they known that
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    Why self-driving and electric cars are farther away than you think
    21Autoblog Green / 6min
    Filed under: Green , Safety , Emerging Technologies , Technology , Autonomous , Luxury Analyzing the convergence of technologies in the face of consumer preferences.


    Audi R8 RWS 2018 review
    Autocar RSS Feed / 2h
    Audi has gone and done the unthinkable: made a rear-driven R8. Can it offer McLaren 540C thrills for a price cut? In the words of Audi, until recently this was the ‘unthinkable’ car.



    1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup
    1Silodrome / 8h
    1961 Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup The Volkswagen Type 2 Single-Cab Pickup was based on the iconic VW Bus, a vehicle that revolutionized the automotive industry almost as much as the little bug-shaped Beetle it was based


    Shaken And Stirred: No Brexit Deal Would Be Disaster For British Car Industry
    2Forbes - Business / 13h
    Crashing out of Brexit would have a disastrous impact on the U.K.'s car industry, British MPs warn the government.


    4K-Mile RHD Oddity: 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    4The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 12h
    This 1994 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (VIN 1G1YZ22J6R5800174) was converted to RHD when new reportedly at an expense of more than $30k (~$51k in 2018 dollars), but never made it to its destination of Australia.


    Rimac's second electric hypercar: 120kWh battery and 'full autonomy'
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 5h
    The upcoming 'Concept Two' will be more comfortable, more expensive and faster than the Concept One, and will feature cutting edge autonomous tech Rimac's second hypercar, to be revealed at the Geneva motor show
    FWIW Why? I understand the interest in fully autonomous vehicles. I UNDERSTAND hypercars. I just don’t get the two together; unless, it allows me to nap coming home from a track day. Maybe then. ... Naw



    FWIW

    Casting the Mirror for the World’s Largest Telescope
    10TwistedSifter / 10h
    Building a mirror for any giant telescope is no simple feat. The sheer size of the glass, the nanometer precision of its curves, its carefully calculated optics, and the adaptive software required to run it make this a task of herculean



    Insider Tips: Starting a Successful Adventure Motorcycle Blog
    11ADV Pulse / 1h
    According to reports, there are over 350 million blogs on the planet and the number continues to grow. With millions of active bloggers worldwide, it’s clear that blogs are an amazing tool to create content, share your experiences


    A Fire Mask That’s As Easy as Swallowing a Pill
    8Yanko Design / 11h
    Most deaths in a fire incident don’t occur because of burning or heat, rather, they occur because of smoke inhalation. Despite this being the cause of 80% of fire deaths, not nearly as much attention is given to breathing apparatuses


    How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet | Dustin Schroeder
    18TED Talks Daily (SD video) / 25min
    Antarctica is a vast and dynamic place, but radar technologies -- from World War II-era film to state-of-the-art miniaturized sensors -- are enabling scientists to observe and understand changes beneath the continent's ice






    BIKE CANDY



    Original 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype “The Brighton Bike”
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    Original 1969 Honda CB750 Sandcast Prototype “The Brighton Bike” The Honda CB750 you see here is one of the original prototypes, with the now hugely collectible sandcast engine.




    Redline - Magni Black Edition Filo Rosso
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 2h

    As much as I can’t get enough of the modern classic trend sweeping the world of motorcycle manufacturing right now, many of new bikes miss their mark. Technologically they’re amazing, however, no matter how classically inspired they are many fall short of being truly classic looking machines. Instead, we end up with neo-retro styled motorcycles that are a mix of modern components beneath classically styled bodywork. This is almost certainly a product of cost limitations and something that can’t really be criticised. In the world of limited production, bespoke motorcycle manufacturing things play out a little differently. Case in point the Magni Motorcycles Filo Rosso Black Edition.


    NineT "MMM 1200" #krauserreplica / Meeusen Motoren




    Nine T "Hillclimb" / Winge Motors

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    Beemer

    Every tour starts with the right equipment.




    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    JSK Moto Reimagines The BMW R nineT With Project Autobahn Streak
    300+Cycle World / 14h
    Lifestyle Simplicity and complexity in one stunning Bavarian café rocket SoCal custom builder Samuel Kao reimagined the BMW R nineT, combining simplicity and complexity into one stunning Bavarian café rocket.



    BMW Motorrad Safari Debuts In India — Organised Touring On A BMW Motorcycle Made Easier
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    BMW Motorrad Safari Debuts In India — Organised Touring On A BMW Motorcycle Made Easier DriveSpark.com BMW Motorrad Safari introduced in India: What is it?


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    How did Alta Motors drop its price by 30 percent?
    RevZilla Articles / 8h
    The answer isn't sexy and has nothing to do with a technological breakthrough in batteries for its electric motocrosser. Instead, it's about money and good business, says the CEO.



    MC NEWS

    Indian Motorcycle Introduces 2018 Ultra-Premium Bagger With Stunning Paint Completed Entirely by Hand
    2Cyril Huze Post / 2h
    Indian Motorcycle announced its new ultra-premium bagger, the 2018 Chieftain Elite. This limited-edition bagger pairs custom-inspired paint that’s completed by hand with top-of-the-line amenities for the rider



    Part 2
    Resurrecting A 1953 Norton Dominator 88 - Part 2
    24Cycle World / 5h


    Lifestyle Deciding which components to make and which ones to buy Breathing new life into a basket-case 1953 Norton Dominator 88 has been a 18-year challenge for Black Cat Cycles’ Todd Ingermanson, one part at a time.


    March 2018 — All The News
    Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly / 29min
    The Warhawk will be the first Curtiss motorcycle in 110 years (Photo Credit: Curtiss Motorcycle Company) Curtiss Motorcycles is poised to release its first bike since the company’s rebranding. Dubbed “Warhawk,” the design is a nod to


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Royal Enfield Continental GT Long Term Review – Endearing Enfield
    Bike India / 4h


    Ridden: 7,600 km Like: Appeal, lots of it Dislike: Weight distribution Motorcycles are expressions of freedom. The longer time you spend with a motorcycle, the more it grows on you.


    RIDING

    Make Your Motorcycle Road Trip One To Remember
    Motorbike Writer / 19h
    If you’re a seasoned motorcyclist, you’ll love nothing better than a road trip on the open road ahead. Weather providing; motorbike road trips are a great way to get to know your machine better and become skilled in various conditions



    Mongolian motorcycle tour offers more
    1Motorbike Writer / 16h
    Extreme Bike Tours is offering a remote extension to its Mongolian motorcycle tour with the opportunity to do some 4WDing and horseback riding. There have been other tours that offer hiking and sailing as an extension of their tour


    Sidecar Down South
    Blog - Ural Motorcycles / 22h
    Ashley and Stephanie of @ride4lovetravels purchased their Ural off of Craigslist in Washington state and headed south. For the past month they've been exploring and camping in Mexico with their trusty Ural rig.



    GEAR

    Backpack converts into tent
    1Motorbike Writer / 15h
    Adventure motorcycle riders who travel light may be interested in this lightweight backpack that converts into a tent in seconds. The 450g BivyPack was conceived by Kenny Flannery who is now trying to raise about $13,000 with


    TECH

    GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing
    Motorcycle industry news
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    GKN Additive Bringing Innovation to Motorcycle Manufacturing with Metal 3D Printing 3DPrint.com Full coverage



    The Racing Sheet


    Race-and-parade-entries-now-open
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 20min


    Cameron Petersen Makes Honda Debut At Sonoma Test
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 3min
    Cameron Petersen made his debut on the Genuine Broaster Chicken Honda at Sonoma Raceway during a two-day test. The news season as begun. For the first time in 2018, the Genuine Broaster Chicken/American Honda/RoadRace Factory


    Canadian Superbike: Series Will Once Again Be Broadcast On TSN, 'Canada's Sport Leader'
    Motorcycle News / 2h
    The Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship will once again be broadcast on TSN in 2018. Photo by Rob O'Brien, courtesy of CSBK/PMP.

    Legendary racer Luigi Taveri has died
    MoreBikes / 5h
    Luigi Taveri has passed away at the age of 88. Taveri, who won three 125 World Championships in 1962, 1964 and 1966, was the one of the greats of the era and has been described as a “true gentleman”.


    Record Speed From An Unlikely Moto Guzzi
    16Motorcyclist / 2h

    News This retired fire captain's Moto Guzzi Le Mans was built to beat Harleys at Bonneville. Chasing speed on the Bonneville salt with a vintage Moto Guzzi.


    McLaren Poised for GTE Reveal
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 1h
    Photo: McLaren McLaren is poised to become the latest manufacturer to join the GTE ranks, with an announcement likely set for the Geneva Motor Show next week. ( En Français ) The British manufacturer is expected to reveal detail



    GTE: Who’s Coming, Who’s Going & Who’s Staying?
    82dailysportscar.com / 22h
    At present there are plenty that are trying to get a handle on what comes next in GTE (or in IMSA’s world GTLM), who is going to step up, and will a move towards a ‘GT Proto’ style of LMP1 regulations divert or delay anyone currently looking to


    BMW Motorsport News

    MS&AD Andretti Formula E scores more points in Mexico City.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 23h


    In the fifth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, António Félix da Costa (POR) yet again scored points for MS&AD Andretti Formula E. The Mexico City E-Prix at the “Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez” in the centre of Mexico’s


    New BMW M4 DTM for the 2018 season makes its test debut.
    37BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d


    BMW Motorsport entered the crucial phase of preparations for the 2018 DTM season with the first test of the year at Vallelunga, Italy. The priority for the engineers at the circuit to the north of Rome (ITA) on Friday and Sunday was to






    Baz suffers shoulder injury in Australia
    2SBK / 4h
    French rider gains understanding of injuries following medical examinations


    New Regulations and New Hope for WorldSBK
    28Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    The opening round of 2018 saw the field closely packed, with thrilling racing and numerous bikes at the front. It is too early to project the effect of the new regulations, but it is clear that Australia delivered on their promise. Phillip Island





    PHOTOGALLERY The last of winter test in Losail
    GPone RSS Feed / 5min


    MotoGP riders reflect on opening day of #QatarTest
    6MCNews.com.au / 16h
    MotoGP Rider Quotes & Images #QatarTest 2018 Day One Maverick Viñales – P1 “We had no confidence to push in Thailand. Today it looks like we improved in that area.


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Thursday Round Up: Another Chapter In Silly Season, And Yamaha's (Un)surprising Speed
    18MotoMatters.com / 16h
    The Qatar MotoGP test may be the moment of truth for the factories and riders, but the most important things we learned from the first day of the test were unrelated to the action on track, or perhaps even the 2018 season.


    Lorenzo: Latest Ducati chassis "didn't work" in Qatar
    49Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 7h
    The Spaniard spent the final day of the last test in Thailand comparing last year's GP17 with the GP18, as he struggled for pace on the new bike.Looking for a chassis which combined the strongest points of the '17 and '18 frames, Ducati


    Riding Agostini’s MV Agusta 350
    100+Motorcyclist / 6h



    News This Quattro Cilindri was the last to win a World Championship round for Ago and MV. Agostini’s MV Agusta 350 four-cylinder marked the end of an era.


    Valentino Rossi makes HUGE retirement statement: “I’ll probably race for the next two years then talk about running a Yamaha satellite team after that.”
    MoreBikes / 5h
    Earlier this year Valentino Rossi said he could retire after the first three races of 2018, and now it looks like the Yamaha-shaped carrot that has been dangled in front of the nine-times world champ is just too tasty to leave the MotoGP party


    Positive End for Winter Testing (Industry Press Releases)
    MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 13h
    Team Suzuki Press Office – March 3rd. Alex Rins: 7th – 1:54.650 (+ 0.621) Andrea Iannone: N/A • Alex Rins concludes the final test with positivity and strength. • Andrea Iannone forced to sit out third day with ill health. • Final settings found


    Zarco: Marquez thinks I'm among the favourites? He's often right
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Johann topped the timesheets today: "I hope to be fighting Marc and Dovizioso for the title". Syahrin also very fast: "I surprised myself"


    Marquez: faster in terms of pace, less so on the flying lap
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Marc is satisfied at the end of winter testing: "I got closer to the Ducatis, that's what I wanted. The new engine? Needs a certain touch"


    Vinales: "I wouldn't be ready if we raced tomorrow"
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Maverick has many doubts: "This test has confused me, right now the bike doesn't suit my riding style"


    Rossi: too many highs and lows during winter testing
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    "The levels change from one track to another and we're still struggling with the tyres. Zarco? he'll be a tough rival for everyone"


    Dovizioso: I go home happier than expected
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    "I knew I'd be fast in Qatar, but not this fast. We've worked well but a lot can change come the race weekend"

    Iannone beats Dovizioso by 0.041s on second Qatar test day
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 2d
    The Italian dethroned former Ducati teammate Andrea Dovizioso from the top spot by 0.041s in the final half-hour of the session, courtesy of a 1m54.586s effort.




    MotoGP riders say wet Qatar race would be feasible
    62Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    The final hour of pre-season testing was set aside for wet running, with the Losail International Circuit being artificially soaked in order for riders to be able to assess whether a wet race at the floodlit Middle Eastern venue would be safe.


    KTM and Tech 3 to cooperate in MotoGP™ from 2019
    1Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 10min
    Austrian factory and French team will begin a new relationship next season


    Michelin To Bring Stability To Tire Allocations For 2018, Says Piero Taramasso
    MotoMatters.com / 28min
    Michelin's return to the MotoGP paddock has been nothing if not eventful. Since taking over from Bridgestone as official tire supplier to MotoGP, Michelin has had both spectacular success and spectacular failure. Lap records (and more

    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Saturday Round Up: The Fast, The Slow, And Learning By Crashing
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    The phony war is finally over. The last MotoGP test has finished, with riders completing their final day of testing at Qatar. The next time the MotoGP grid assembles, it will be for something of real value: race wins, and world


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Test Saturday Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Press releases from the teams after the final day of the final MotoGP test at Qatar: Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Wrap Up Pre-Season Testing with Positive Results




    F1 Testing 2018 Highlights: Day 4



    Motor racing-First F1 test leaves questions to be answered
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 2h
    LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared his new Mercedes to be the big sister of last year's temperamental title winner but Formula One's first pre-season test of 2018 still left plenty of room for conjecture.


    Analysis: Top F1 teams' tech secrets on show in Barcelona
    200+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Formula 1 car launches offer us an insight into the core shape and design intention of each team, but they very rarely tell us the full story of what teams have planned for the season ahead.


    How teams are circumventing F1's blown wings clampdown
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    However, the latest car designs and concepts that emerged in pre-season testing last week have shown that teams have not given up in pushing hard to keep hold of performance gains to be had in this area.Elements seen on the Renault


    Tech insight - McLaren’s aggressive rear suspension design
    28F1 Latest News / 1d

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    Bad weather meant the teams did over 600 fewer laps at this year’s opening test than 12 months ago – but that didn’t prevent some from unveiling intriguing new technological developments. And one of the more eye-catching came from




    Formula 1 Teams Were Paid Way Less in 2017 Under Liberty Media's Ruling
    28TheDrive / 19h
    Every single year Formula 1 teams are paid a hefty sum from the F1 bosses for things like brand royalties, merchandise sales, television contracts, ticket sales and other merits, but payments for the 2017 season dropped approximately five


    Revealed: McLaren Takes Formula One Board Seat
    1Christian Sylt / 1d
    The chairman of the McLaren auto racing team has finally taken a seat on the board of Formula One putting the brakes on a saga which has been running for six years.





    Bimmer

    New BMW X4 on the way to its world premiere.
    11BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h

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    Over the top: highlight tour from Munich to the Geneva International Motor Show.


    The new BMW M2 Coupe Edition Black Shadow.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 29min


    With worldwide sales of more than 12,000 units, the BMW M2 was the most successful model from the BMW M GmbH in 2017 – Huge popularity prompts the development of an edition model once more underscoring the compact



    BMW Group News

    Concorso d`Eleganza Villa D`Este 2018. Media-accreditation starts on 5th of March 2018.[
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 29min
    Requests for media accreditation to the Concorso D`Eleganza Villa D`Este 2018 possible from 5th of March 2018.


    SATELLITE and IFRAME Details Geneva Motor Show 2018.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Please find the satellite and iFrame details of the BMW Group Press Conference and the BMW Group model highlights at the Geneva Motor Show 2018 as follows:


    BMW is official partner of Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018. BMW Art Journey and BMW Art Car #18 by Cao Fei on display at the BMW Lounge.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Hong Kong. From March 29 to 31, the Art Basel show in Hong Kong will open its doors. As an official partner of the show, BMW will not only provide the VIP shuttle service, but also present the BMW Art Car #18 created by female Chinese



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Returns To Switzerland For 2018 Geneva Motor Show, Following Confirmation Of New Phantom As ‘The Best Car In The World’
    3Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 3h
    This year’s Geneva Motor Show sees Rolls-Royce return to Switzerland only six months after the world’s media confirmed New Phantom as ‘The Best Car in the World’ during its global launch on the shores of Lake Lucerne.




    Rolls-Royce Art Programme To Premiere New Work By Artist Dan Holdsworth At Geneva Motor Show
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 3h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to announce that as part of its Art Programme, a new work by artist Dan Holdsworth will be premiered at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, between 8th-18th March.



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Pedal to the Metal: BMW Just Partnered With This Little-Known Cryptocurrency
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    Pedal to the Metal: BMW Just Partnered With This Little-Known Cryptocurrency Motley Fool Full coverage


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Techrules Ren RS revealed as track-only 1287bhp supercar
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 45min


    205mph single-seat turbine range-extended EV gets a choice of two powertrains with either four or six motor configurations and the potential for motorsport entry Chinese company Techrules has revealed the Ren RS - a track-only version


    Your Money Adviser: Why Driving Fewer Miles May Not Lead to Lower Auto Premiums
    39NYT > Automobiles / 19h
    People who don’t drive much usually get in fewer accidents. But, a study finds, insurers typically emphasize a driver’s marital status or credit score.


    Mazda rotary engine returning in 2019 as EV range extender, exec says
    500+Autoblog Green / 23h
    Filed under: Etc. , Green , Rumormill , Mazda , Emerging Technologies , Technology , Electric Continue reading Mazda rotary engine returning in 2019 as EV range extender, exec says Mazda rotary engine returning in 2019 as EV range
    FWIW Rotary engines are powerful,small, and dirty. The original tease had the extra engine bay room would be used for emission controls to bring the light weight compacts in line. In the real world my first gen RX7 was a blast to drive. The linear nature of the power delivery was incredible to apply on the street. That same nature, along with the engines other features, may make it a good pairing as an EV range extender.


    Toyota Is Launching a $2.8 Billion Self-Driving Car Company
    500+Futurism / 2d
    Toyota has invested ¥300 billion ($2.8 billion) in a new Tokyo-based company that will build software for self-driving cars, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Friday. The Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development



    FWIW

    Documentary: The Immortal Beaver – The World’s Greatest Bush Plane
    100+Silodrome / 15h
    Documentary: The Immortal Beaver – The World’s Greatest Bush Plane The Immortal Beaver – The World’s Greatest Bush Plane is a documentary that covers both the history of the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver,



    Silicon Valley Cops Use Decoy Buses To Catch Perp Shooting At Apple And Google Shuttles
    2Tech Times : Top News / 2d
    Someone has been firing pellet guns at Apple and Google employee shuttle buses, with at least 20 shootings reported since January. The California Highway Patrol has resorted to decoy buses to catch the perpetrators.


    How To Restore Your Faith In California Wine
    9Forbes - Business / 2d
    Why is an obscure cortese wine from an obscure vineyard in Mendocino our wine of the week? Because we could all use a shot in the arm when it comes to California wines.




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    Beemer

    The new BMW F 750 GS and F 850 GS.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h



    Ever since their debut in 2007, the GS models of the F series have stood for premium riding enjoyment with typical ‘Made by BMW Motorrad’ features, representing the middle-class Adventure segment.

    The new BMW F 750 GS



    The new BMW F 850 GS




    Pure&Crafted presented by BMW Motorrad 2018: On the road! After three successful years, Pure&Crafted will be breaking new grounds.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h


    After three successful and sold-out Berlin summer weekends, the Pure&Crafted Festival is taking a creative break in 2018. With the support of BMW Motorrad, the Pure&Crafted family is pursuing new international paths



    Facebook: The "Flying Brick"
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    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW R1200RT with New Boxer Engine Spied
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 3h
    Spy photographers have spotted a new BMW R1200RT undergoing testing with what looks like a new Boxer engine and other minor changes from the current model. At first glance, the test bike looks very similar to the current R1200RT.



    BMW RT goes 1250 VVT for 2019? - Bennetts
    2019 BMW R1200RT spy shot. This innocuous-looking BMW R1200RT hides a secret: it's bearing a new version of BMW's evergreen boxer twin engine that is believed to feature the firm's first motorcycle variable valve system. Caught on test near the firm's base, the bike wouldn't turn many heads but its ..


    BMW Mulling Motorcycle Ride-Sharing in Congested Cities
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    BMW Mulling Motorcycle Ride-Sharing in Congested Cities Bloomberg Full coverage


    FWIW In a recent article, BMW Blog suggest automotive trends to watch for in 2018 are 1. Car Sharing, 2. Electric Cars, and 3. Autonomous Vehicles. I have little or no interest in an autonomous motorcycle but in the urban motorrad world electric motorrads and motorrad sharing programs make sense.


    Automotive trends to watch out for in 2018

    BMW earmarks B400m for EVs
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    BMW earmarks B400m for EVs Bangkok Post BMW Group Thailand hails 2018 as a landmark year The Nation Full coverage
    FWIW This is the first BMW plant to assemble both Cages and Motorrad at this plant making this a motorcycle story. Motorcycles assembled here will make their way to the Asia market and most importantly the India market. Plans for the Chennai India BMW cage plant precluded converting that plant to a combined plant. Trade relations take the cost down making this a viable option to supply India instead of a new Motorrad specific assembly plant in India similar to the one in Manaus Brazil.

    The view on ride sharing from Down Under. -
    BMW future in sharing electric scooters
    Motorbike Writer / 4h
    BMW Motorrad predicts a future of sharing electric scooters in major cities if helmet issues can be resolved, while electric motorcycles are still a long way off. Two recent interviews with BMW executives have highlighted the Munich



    BMW G310 GS Full Test




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Royal Enfield launches Himalayan in North America
    Powersports Business / 2h
    Royal Enfield announced the launch of the Himalayan adventure motorcycle in North America. The Himalayan creates a new subcategory within the fast-growing adventure touring motorcycle segment:



    2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Look | ADV Touring Under $4500
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    2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan First Look | ADV Touring Under $4500 UltimateMotorcycling.com Full coverage


    Harley-Davidson Breaks Silence on EU’s Potential Tariffs
    17RideApart - Recent Articles / 6h

    Harley-Davidson Breaks Silence on EU’s Potential Tariffs Five days after European Commission President mentions Harley-Davidson by name when discussing retaliatory tariffs, Harley releases statement


    Harley-Davidson Is a Victim of Its Own Success
    100+The Motley Fool / 13h

    The saying "as you sow, so shall you reap" seems to be one of the biggest problems confronting Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) right now. The bike maker rode a wave of sales higher on a carefully crafted image of the outlaw biker that


    More on How the Yamaha Niken Three-Wheeler Works
    16Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 36min
    I find the Yamaha Niken to be the most intriguing motorcycle (and I use that word loosely) to debut for the 2018 model year. It is probably the model I most look forward to riding this year, from all of those that debuted at this year’s



    Honda Files New Patent for Hydrogen-Powered Naked
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 46min
    Honda Files New Patent for Hydrogen-Powered Naked Leaked patent illustrations point to Honda having a naked, hydrogen-powered, shaft-driven mount in the pipeline Recently, news broke that patent drawings from Honda


    Interview: Maxime Thouvenin, Husqvarna Motorcycles: We speak with creative lead for the brand's new bikes

    31Cool Hunting / 1d

    The oldest running motorcycle brand (established three months before Harley Davidson) Husqvarna started as a rifle-maker in 1689. Their logo—which often gets mistaken for a crown—is a gun sight at the end of a barrel.



    MC NEWS

    Police Officer Training At Las Vegas Motor Speedway
    40Cycle World / 7h
    Ienatsch Tuesday Yamaha Champions Riding School teams with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department In this installment of Ienatsch Tuesday, Nick describes a recent school focused specifically on helping police motor officers



    Help bring a motorcycle mode to Google Maps
    MoreBikes / 8h
    Last year, Google Maps introduced a two-wheeler mode for motorcycles and scooters in India – and with talk of it making the move to other countries, insurance specialists Carole Nash has launched a campaign to bring it to the UK.


    Which Small Sportbike Should You Buy In 2018?
    Cycle World / now
    Bikes We test the best entry sportbikes from Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, and Yamaha In the market for a new motorcycle? There’s never more options. We compare the latest crop of small sportbikes from Honda, Kawasaki, KTM,
    FWIW BMW is conspicuously absent from this article. The February 27th BR&TMR included an article speculating about the possibility of an S 675 RR. I miss the 750cc class of sport bikes. They were the Goldilocks sportbike size for me. If I were the benevolent dictator of BMW models, I would have greenlighted it years ago. Then, as BMW has, I would turn my attention to the 400cc and under segment bringing R and GS models online and would go one step further adding a G310RR. TVS has taken the shared engine and produced an Apache RR310 that is stunning. If BMW is going to compete in this segment on the world stage and the crucial first sport bike segment it needs to produce a Roundel G class S310RR.

    Top 10 Most Valuable Motorcycles: 1951 Vincent Black Lightning Tops List
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 58min
    The London-based Verve Search has spent endless hours working with Bonhams Auction House to create the a list of the top 10 most valuable motorcycles in the world. When the research was complete, a 1951 Vincent Black Lightning

    2018 Bike Week. The 14th Annual Motorcycle Swap Meet Extravaganza & Bike Shows At The Volusia County Fairgrounds
    3Cyril Huze Post / 2h
    10 Big days, Fri March 9th -Sun 18th 2018. Buy-Sell-Trade! Acres of vendors from all over the country will be on display and ready to make deals on everything from frames to fenders, leather, boots, goggles, patches, Jewelry, and


    Study shows helmets do not increase the risk of neck injuries
    1RevZilla Articles / 7h
    A new study looks at an old theory.


    FWD Three-Wheeler: 1932 BSA TW 32-9
    1The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 3h



    This 1932 BSA TW 32-9 is a claimed Amelia Island winner restored to a high standard in the late 1990’s. The little three-wheeler looks very good throughout, and mechanicals are very interesting–power comes from a 1021cc air-cooled V


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Honda CBR300R vs Kawasaki Ninja 400 vs KTM RC390 vs Suzuki GSX250R vs Yamaha YZF-R3 - On Two Wheels

    Cycleworld spilled ink while sister publication Motorcyclist shot the video.



    RIDING

    Lieback’s Lounge: Beating Death During A Kansas Tornado
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 3h
    A friend’s untimely death cut the journey to Washington state short, and I rode from Pikes Peak to Northeast Pennsylvania in what felt like one complete day. I would not—and did not—miss his wake.



    That Motorcycle Column: Fast on a Sliding Scale
    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 3h
    That Motorcycle Column: Fast on a Sliding Scale Wherein we talk about speed, what it means, and how to get it Some riders are faster than others, though this is not a fixed value. Fast isn’t forever, and neither is slow. It’s a sliding scale


    GEAR

    Gear Guide: Best Full Face Helmets
    Web Bike World / 6min
    Updated February, 2018 I f you’re in the market for a helmet that will provide you with the best protection available, a full face helmet is the route to go. These helmets are designed to not only protect just your head, but your jaw and face as


    The Vintagey Magic Of A Waxed Cotton Aerostitch And Salt And Aether Sunglasses
    19Motorcyclist / 8h
    Gear Something special happens when new ideas meet proven designs Pulling at the threads connecting a waxed cotton one-piece riding suit and spendy titanium-framed sunglasses.


    TECH


    Recalls

    Husqvarna Motorcycles Recalls Closed Course Competition Motorcycles Due to Crash Hazard (Recall Alert)
    1Recalls RSS / 16min
    The front brake master cylinder piston can crack, resulting in brake failure, posing a crash hazard to the rider.


    Search for Recalls Here

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    The Racing Sheet


    1947 Daytona, racing on the beach.

    2018 Daytona 200 marks 77th running of the event
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 14min
    Beginning in 1937, the 2018 Daytona 200 may feature some technological advances from its early years. What I would give to go back and watch that first race. Begin Press Release: 2018 Daytona 200 marks 77th running of the event


    Throwing Money At It : AMA Flat Track Contingency
    Canadian Biker Magazine / 13h
    The 2018 AMA Flat Track season didn’t turn out the way most of the participating manufacturers probably hoped that it would have. Indian Motorcycle was happy with the results but not so much the rest of them.


    An Original 1952 Kurtis KK4000 – A 6-Time Indy 500 Entrant
    500+Silodrome / 8h
    An Original 1952 Kurtis KK4000 – A 6-Time Indy 500 Entrant The 1952 Kurtis KK4000 you see here is one of approximately twelve that were built originally, and it took part in no fewer than six Indianapolis 500 races from 1952 to 1956.



    INSIGHT: A glimpse into GTE's future?
    100+WEC / 1h
    While there's been no major FIA WEC news concerning GTE or LMP at this week's Geneva Motor Show, three key players in the sportscar and endurance world have shown off new track-only hypercars which could have ramifications


    Toyota Unveils Supra GTE Concept
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 1d
    Photo: Toyota Toyota has taken the wraps off its GTE-inspired racing concept of the all-new Supra Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show. The GR Supra Racing Concept, built by Toyota Motorsport GmbH to GTE specifications,


    Formula E's wild new racecar makes electric racing look cool
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    Formula E's wild new racecar makes electric racing look cool The Verge Nissan's debut Formula E design is inspired by the Doppler effect Engadget Formula E fans “much younger” than F1's, claims Nissan Motorsport.com, Edition: Global



    BMW Motorsport News

    Dubai International Baja 2018 – Round 2, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    • MINI to contest Dubai International Baja, round 2 of the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul aim for Dubai desert success in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.

    Attractive six-pack: Car designs for the six BMW M4 DTMs have been confirmed for the 2018 season.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    After BMW Motorsport presented Marco Wittmann’s (GER) BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM at the DTM test at Vallelunga (ITA), the designs of the other five cars have now also been confirmed for the 2018 season.







    SBK Safety Commission prepares for season ahead
    2SBK / 9h
    First meeting of 2018 held at Phillip Island as WorldSBK continues to plan for the future


    What are our WorldSBK stars first memories of the series?
    3SBK / 6h
    Take a blast into the past with our WorldSBK riders


    Meet the new faces of WorldSBK
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    WorldSBK.com catches up with some new and familiar faces














    Lowes and Lecuona dominate Day 2 in Jerez
    1Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 7h
    Swiss Innovative Inverstors riders under the lap record to head the time


    2018 Jerez Moto2 Test Wednesday Times: Lowes On Top As KTM Take Top Three
    MotoMatters.com / 6h
    Sam Lowes has topped the second day of the Moto2 test at Jerez, the Swiss Innovative Investors KTM rider borne by newly refound confidence to get under the pole record at the Andalusian track.


    Aprilia reveals its 2018 MotoGP livery
    87Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 9h
    The new paint scheme, unveiled on Thursday at the Italian manufacturer's Noale base, features slightly more red compared to the 2017 version.Aprilia is going into its fourth MotoGP season in collaboration with Gresini Racing,







    2018 Barcelona Test 2 - Day 1
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    2018 Barcelona Test 2 - Day 1


    2018 Barcelona Test 2 - Day 2
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    2018 Barcelona Test 2 - Day 2


    Analysis: Thoughts from trackside at the Barcelona F1 test
    19James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 6h
    Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton set to win the world title at a canter? McLaren in the deep stuff just like last year? These are some of the views emanating from the pre-season testing at Barcelona which is why there is no substitute


    Is McLaren’s 2018 F1 car underdeveloped?



    Motor racing-Renault blame batteries for Red Bull, McLaren issues
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 7h
    BARCELONA, March 7 (Reuters) - Renault has blamed faulty batteries for electrical problems suffered in testing by McLaren and Red Bull, both teams who use their engines.


    Who is winning F1's crucial diffuser war?
    61Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    On September 1 2017 the EU banned the sale of vacuum cleaners that used more than 900W of energy. This was down from somewhere around 2000W, so most people felt that was a bit harsh.The reason for all this was that most people felt


    McLaren to address bodywork burns with cooling fix
    200+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The McLaren MCL33 is running with three additional cooling slots towards the rear of the engine cover in the second week of Barcelona pre-season running.The slots are used as a ‘quick fix’ for adapting to the different characteristics of the


    Tech insight: Sauber and Ferrari’s sidepod secrets
    4KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Sidepods have become one of the most interesting areas of innovation in the current era, with this year’s breed of F1 cars a case in point…


    2018 vs. 2017 Mercedes F1 Car Explained
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    It’s rare for two Formula One siblings to be in the same room at the same time. But recently, our Technical Director James Allison gave us the chance to check out the W08 and the W09 side by side to see just how they compare...


    F1 Testing 2018: What Are Aero Rakes?




    Ferrari, Mercedes and McLaren rattle the sabres: “Time for Liberty to act on F1”
    47James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 12h
    After the strong words about F1’s owners Liberty Media from Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne on Tuesday, Toto Wolff of Mercedes and McLaren’s Zak Brown have also waded in, throwing their support behind Ferrari’s view.


    F1 Testing Day 6 Highlights




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    Bimmer

    The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe showcases a new interpretation of luxury for the BMW brand.
    21BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Munich. The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe illustrates the meaning behind the letter “M” at BMW in impressive style: it stands for “more”, more of everything. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe embodies a


    The M8 Gran Coupé Concept. BMW 2018.
    200+BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 6h
    The BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupé is more than just simply a luxury sports car with four doors. It symbolises a new and unique understanding of luxury. As well as dynamic excellence, the BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe





    BMW Group News

    \BMW Group reduces CO2 emissions in Europe again
    11BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    Decrease of average CO2 emissions to 122 g/km +++ Reduction since 1995 totals more than 42 percent +++ All-electric BMW i4 will be manufactured in Munich


    BMW Group reports eighth successive record year despite high upfront expenditure
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 44min
    Sales volume, earnings and revenues reach new record levels in 2017 +++ Pre-tax profit above € 10 billion for first time +++ Additional € 1 billion euros allocated on R&D +++ EBIT margin within target range +++ Dividend at record
    Excerpt:
    Motorcycles segment deliveries surpass 150,000 units for the first time

    2017 was also a record-breaking year for the Motorcycles segment. Motorcycle and maxi-scooter deliveries rose by 13.2% to 164,153 units (2016: 145,032 units), making it the seventh consecutive record-breaking year and the first in which more than 150,000 units were sold. Segment revenues also rose significantly to € 2,283 million (2016: € 2,069 million; +10.3%). Similarly, EBIT improved to € 207 million (2016: € 187 million; +10.7%). As in the Automotive segment, the BMW Group is also targeting an EBIT margin within a range of 8 to 10% in the Motorcycles segment. In the financial year 2017, the margin came in at 9.1% (2016: 9.0%). Profit before tax increased by 10.8% to € 205 million (2016: € 185 million).


    Jamal Cyrus selected for next BMW Art Journey. Houston–based artist to explore the notion of the Afro-Atlantic.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Munich/Basel. Art Basel and BMW are delighted to present Jamal Cyrus as the next BMW Art Journey winner. The international jury selected him unanimously from a shortlist of three artists whose works were exhibited in the Positions


    MINI

    MINI Plant Oxford tours bag top accolade from England’s official tourism agency
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 6h
    MINI Plant Oxford has received a top visitor attraction award from the official national tourism agency for England.



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce 103ex Continues To Set The Agenda For The Future Of Luxury Mobility Two Years After It Arrives
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 1h


    Two years ago in 2016, Rolls-Royce rewrote the rulebook for the future of true luxury mobility by presenting the Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100 – codenamed 103EX – a radical vision of effortless, autonomous, connected, spacious and




    BMW Group Classic
    It’s the 2.0-litre engine with mechanical fuel injection and 130 hp offered for the BMW 2002 tii from 1971.

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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    German makers of BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes warn Trump tariffs bring 'only losers'
    bmw ag
    Dallas News (blog) / 7h
    German makers of BMW, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes warn Trump tariffs bring 'only losers' Dallas News (blog) German Carmakers Warn of 'Only Losers' in Trump's Trade Talk Bloomberg Donald Trump's trade war will only produce losers, warns


    BMW CEO says car tariffs will hurt U.S. jobs
    1Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1d
    Tariffs on car imports in the United States, if implemented, would hurt jobs in the world's second-largest car market, the CEO of BMW said.


    BMW: Risks Increased
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    Seeking Alpha / 7h
    BMW: Risks Increased Seeking Alpha Full coverage


    TEST DRIVE: What’s it like to Autocross the BMW i3s?
    2Bmw Blog / 5h
    I remember driving the BMW i3 for the very first time. Like a child, I saw the opportunity to take an extended weekend test drive for the BMW i3, which was for potential customers only, and called my local dealer.



    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Official: 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe
    Supercars.net / 4h
    Three flavors of AMG GT 4-Door Coupe Will Debut for 2019: GT 53, 63, and GT 63 S More exciting reveals came about in Geneva this week with Mercedes revealing their 4-door coupe to the world.


    Volkswagen Will Squash the Beetle
    100+TheDrive / 8h
    Volkswagen confirmed to AutoCar Tuesday that there will not be a replacement for the Beetle when its current model run is complete. The announcement was made by Frank Welsch, member of Volkswagen's Board for Development

    Aston Martin design boss: Lagonda is a game changer for luxury
    6Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    Reichman: “Rolls-Royce and Bentley are Ancient Greece today” We speak to Marek Reichman, the man behind the Lagonda concept's design, to find out more about the curious saloon Aston Martin has confirmed it will relaunch the


    Opinion: Is Apple involved in the Aston Martin Lagonda project?
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    Aston Martin is partnering with a Silicon Valley firm for its new Lagonda saloon Aston Martin will partner with an unnamed Silicon Valley for the Lagonda concept, and Apple would be a perfect fit Just who is the big technology firm


    If Aston Martin Goes Public, These Electric Super-Luxury Cars Will Be a Big Deal
    The Motley Fool / 6h
    British supercar maker Aston Martin announced that it will relaunch its historic Lagonda sedan brand as "the world's first zero emission luxury brand" -- and it unveiled a wild concept car that hints at what it has planned.


    Renault unveils driverless Uber-style transport system
    200+Dezeen / 1d
    Renault has devised a concept for an autonomous, electric vehicle that would provide city dwellers with an alternative to public transport. Read more


    Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary launched
    8Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    The new 50th Anniversary model will be among the very last cars to use a BMW N62 V8 engine A new version of Morgan’s V8 has arrived to celebrate 50 years since the retro sports car was launched Morgan is marking the 50th year of its


    Hardcors Bugatti Chiron Sport launched
    7Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    New version of 1479bhp hypercar is 18kg lighter and 5secs faster on track Bugatti has pulled the wraps off a more hardcore version of its 1479bhp hypercar called the Chiron Sport.


    Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Drops Its Top in Geneva
    200+TheDrive / 1d
    If you're one of the very few people who drove the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and came away from the experience wishing you could've heard its heavy-metal wailing V-10 a bit more clearly, Lambo's got just the car for you.


    Mercedes-Benz SL replacement confirmed despite sluggish sales
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    Sales of the current SL (pictured) have decreased Luxury drop-top will be a "real wow car", according to Mercedes chief Dieter Zetsche Mercedes-Benz will launch a replacement for the SL , company chief Dieter Zetsche has confirmed,



    FWIW


    What to do about less foreign tourism?
    Route 66 News / 5h
    Route 66 author Jim Hinckley observed that foreign tourism to the United States — a key driver to the Mother Road economy — began to decline in the past a year and a half. Hinckley said the downward trend began about 20 months ago.


    Why is Mount Everest so tall? - Michele Koppes




    The Bullpen Cart is Coming Back to Major League Baseball
    100+TheDrive / 1d
    Gone from the game for decades, the bullpen cart is making a comeback to Major League Baseball thanks to the Arizona Diamondbacks . The team announced on Tuesday that they will be using the OnTrac Bullpen Cart to transport relief



    BIKE CANDY



    Behind Closed Doors: BMW’s hidden supercharged WR 750
    6Bike EXIF / 1h
    The BMW Museum is the first port of call for any petrolhead visiting Munich. But there’s an even more extraordinary collection of machinery just down the road, at the BMW Group Classic headquarters. Set inside the original Bayerische




    FASTER PUSSYCAT. A Reverse Restomod BMW from Two Cats Garage & Better Boxer Co.
    100+Pipeburn.com / 3h
    Written by Andrew Jones “It’s hard to say what style the bike is. Maybe a reverse restomod?” It’s a seemingly innocuous statement, but New Zealand’s Mike Dobson and his Two Cats Garage instantly had us hooked.
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    First Ride: 2018 BMW F750GS and F850GS
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    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Meet the saviour of the storied Norton motorcycle
    3Motorcycle News / 23h
    In 2008, Stuart Garner bought legendary British motorcycle maker Norton and began an ambitious programme to turn the company into a superbike superstar. The key? Make sure everyone at the company loves riding motorcycles Stuart


    Cagiva Will Be Resurrected…As An Electric Brand
    62Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 52min
    Those who look back fondly on the Cagiva brand will be happy to hear that it will be officially revived as a motorcycle brand, with models set to debut later this year, for the 2019 model year. Before you envision a modern take on the Cagiva
    FWIW Read this article with more than a good bit of caution. Is this a true announcement of an effort to develop an electric line of motorcycles branded with the Cagiva marque, or a troll to gauge the value Cagiva name? Would resurrecting the brand while developing an E-MC make sense for a parent company? Are their other options to consider? The Castiglioni family are masters at using press releases for public consumption touting development of a product when their intention was to advertise to manufacturers they have a company or marque for sale.

    In an adventure bike world the Cagiva Elephant comes quickly to mind. But the Mito line were great handling, elegant looking 500cc and below sport bikes valued on the Continent. Would partnering with an motorcycle company from India wanting to invade Europe make more sense? Most are developing urban focused EMC to meet the demand in India while already having ICE lines in the home sub 500cc market.

    Rebranding their ICE lines by scooping up or sharing the Cagiva brand would give them instant cache and cash to the Castiglioni family to spend on the MV Agusta line.


    MC NEWS

    Twisted Road Is the Airbnb for Motorcycles
    Motorcycle industry news
    1The Drive / 2d
    Twisted Road Is the Airbnb for Motorcycles The Drive Full coverage


    A Rare Lamborghini Motorcycle Went to Auction and Nobody Bought It
    2TheDrive / 1h

    Long before Italian motorcycle brand Ducati was owned by Lamborghini (which is owned by Audi which is owned by Volkswagen ), it took a shot at building its own motorcycle. The 1980s were a good time for Lamborghini thanks to edgy
    FWIW I wouldn’t have bid on this motorcycle. This is my least favorite era of motorcycle design. Honda had the Hurricane, Ducati gave us the Paso, and others followed. Engines were covered to hide shoddy chassis welding and generally unkempt engine bays. They handled and were relatively inexpensive to build and helped with cash flow at the time. I am fascinated by sleek fairings, but show me a bit of engine and frame.


    KTM My Ride App – Motorcycle Connectivity and Navigation
    10RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 4h
    KTM’s smartphone connectivity platform, KTM MY RIDE, available on a large number of its Street range increases in functionality for 2018, with the Phone and Music functions bolstered with turn-by-turn navigation and route planning,


    Global Self-balancing Motorcycles Market Outlook 2018 – Honda, BMW, Kawasaki Motor, Ducati, Bimota, Thrustcycle
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    1Technology 24 / 5h
    Global Self-balancing Motorcycles Market Outlook 2018 – Honda, BMW, Kawasaki Motor, Ducati, Bimota, Thrustcycle Technology 24 Full coverage



    The Current: Alta Motors Crapshoot Dragster
    33The Vintagent / 17h
    J ohn McInnis is a designer working under Alta co-founder Jeff Sand, the Chief Design Officer and original architect of the Alta Redshift motor. McInnis came to Alta from Lightning Motorcycles, where he was responsible for Class A surface



    Electric Motorcycles May Finally Be Making the Turn
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    Electric Motorcycles May Finally Be Making the Turn DesignNews These are the top US exports CNNMoney Bikes could be hit by US trade war MOTORCYCLE MAGAZINE Full coverage


    American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Sr. Files For Bankruptcy Days Before Show’s Revival
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 6d
    Remember the days when stretching a custom-built chopper as far as the eye could see while arguing with your kid could land you a sweet TV deal that would span more than 10 years? The Teutuls do. American Chopper debuted in 2002


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    FWIW KTM’s middleweight contender to take on BMW and Triumph
    First Ride Of The 2018 KTM 790 Duke From Europe
    Sport Rider RSS Feed / 58min


    Bikes KTM’s long-awaited middleweight is heading to the US later this year Team Orange’s new middleweight naked has been the competition’s nightmare and every rider’s dream. Just how good is it?


    Riding The 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS In Spain
    1Sport Rider RSS Feed / 48min
    Bikes Putting the “Greatest Speed Triple Ever” to the test in Almeria, Spain More than a hundred changes went into the new Speed Triple’s engine. Is it enough to keep up with the rest of Europe?


    EXCLUSIVE! We ride Royal Enfield Himalayan
    Visordown / 21min


    Image: First UK road test of India's debut adventure machine, tested in the Lake District


    2017 Zero SR | Long-Term Ride Report
    Rider Magazine / 11min


    For blasting (silently) around town or on short sport rides, the Zero SR is a great choice, with capable suspension and a comfortably upright riding positon. MSRP: $18,690 (as tested) Mileage: 2,190


    RIDING

    How to get better at motorcycling
    1CMG News / 21h
    Want to sharpen your skills this year? Here are some resources to help improve your riding on-road or off-road. Source


    The ‘Motorized Cossacks’ of Africa
    1The Vintagent / 53min


    [By Jean Bourdache ] T he rapid diffusion of motorcycle transport has positive effects on the lives of Africans, both in urban centers and in the countryside, as noted in our previous article. But the ubiquitous Chinese motorcycle has also


    GEAR

    Bell Helmets unveil new modular flip-front lid for 2018
    1MoreBikes / 6h
    Iconic helmet manufacturer, Bell has unveiled its new 2018 collection – and there’s a new modular lid in the range. Looking to the year ahead, Bell has launched a swathe of new graphics for its existing helmets, and a range of new


    TOOLS

    K&L Supply MC450 Center Jack with Optional Pad
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 3min
    This easy to use scissor jack is the answer for raising bikes and ATVs. Shops can use K&L’s post adapter kit for even more flexibility. Offered with an optional rubber pad (p/n# 36-9830. or sold together #37-9847).


    TECH

    So Your Motorcycle Has A Dead Battery. Now What?
    46Motorcyclist / 1h
    Videos Here’s two ways to supply your battery with supplemental current A dead battery is a drag, but it doesn’t need to ruin your ride. Here are two ways to jump-start your motorcycle so you can get on your way.


    The Racing Sheet



    Documentary: Shoot The Salt – The Fastest Woman On A V-Twin
    500+Silodrome / 1d
    Documentary: Shoot The Salt – The Fastest Woman On A V-Twin Shoot The Salt is a documentary covering the first attempt of Jody Perewitz to set a new land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 2011. Jody has been around


    MotoAmerica Looking For Volunteers For 2018 Season
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1h


    MotoAmerica looking for volunteers for the 2018 season. Registration forms below. Begin Press Release: MotoAmerica Looking For Volunteers For New Season Go Behind The Scenes In The MotoAmerica Series COSTA MESA, CA


    35 Cars For The FIA WEC Prologue At Circuit Paul Ricard
    100+dailysportscar.com / 8h
    35 cars across the four classes have been entered for the FIA WEC Prologue on 6/7 April at Paul Ricard circuit, with 13 cars set for the non-stop 30 hour test (10am Friday to 4pm Saturday), offered for the first time as part of the pre-


    Jensen Confirmed as BMW Reserve Driver
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 5h


    Photo: BMW Former European F3 ace Mikkel Jensen has been confirmed as BMW’s reserve driver for the 2018/19 FIA World Endurance Championship season. The 23-year-old Dane will travel to Motorland Aragon this week to turn






    European Superstock 1000 Championship Entry List announced
    2SBK / 5h
    Take a look at the riders fighting for the title in Europe
    FWIW Two each BMW S 1000 RR from Berclaz Racing Team SA and alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW are on the list.






    MotoGP: The 2018 World Championship Begins This Coming Weekend In Qatar
    1Roadracingworld.com / 12min
    Sun down, lights out: battle commences in Qatar It's what we've all been waiting for and it's nearly here - 2018 is about to hit the rev limiter for round one Ten years have passed since the desert oasis of Losail Inte...



    Dovizioso "glad" to be considered Qatar favourite
    90Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    Although Dovizioso did not top of any of the nine days of pre-season testing, his long run pace in last week’s final pre-season test at the Losail track has marked him out as one of the main contenders ahead of the curtain raiser on March 18.


    2018: the year of the dark horse?
    500+news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1h
    Steve English looks at those with an outside chance at hitting the front this season - or maybe, for some, it's not an outside chance at all


    Marquez unseen: incredible NEW documentary
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    A full-length, behind the scenes look at the reigning World Champion’s journey to his sixth title
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    Grand Prix motorcycling star Ralf Waldmann dies
    400+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    The German twice finished runner-up in the 250cc world championship, having ridden regularly in grand prix racing between 1986 and 2002, and made a one-off return in 2009.Waldmann, who also placed third in the 125cc standings in the






    Raikkonen quickest on final morning of testing
    F1 Latest News / 1h
    If headline times are anything to go by, Ferrari’s loyal supporters, the Tifosi, will delighted with the current state of play in Spain, as Kimi Raikkonen topped the times on the final morning of pre-season F1 testing
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    Raikkonen fastest on final day of testing in Spain
    F1 Latest News / 56min
    There was drama in the closing minutes of F1 pre-season testing on Friday as McLaren and Renault completed low-fuel runs to vault up the timesheets, but ultimately nobody could knock Ferrari off the top spot.


    Steiner explains impressive Haas pace
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    A surprising name near the top of the timing screens on the final two days of testing has been Haas, and team principal Guenther Steiner is confident in his team’s pace.



    American Haas F1 Team Tipped as Dark Horse
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    A run by Haas driver Kevin Magnussen to second on the penultimate day of Formula 1 winter testing has paddock insiders wondering if Haas may be 2018's early surprise package. Another strong showing by his teammate Romain


    INSIGHT: What does Haas' U.S. base actually do?
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    Over the past two weeks, virtually all eyes in Formula 1 have been on Barcelona. The 2018 cars have been running for the first time (when weather allows), and observers have been trying to work out pre-season form guides. But while the


    New hypersoft tyres to appear in Canada
    F1 Latest News / 4h
    The tyre Lewis Hamilton described as the best Pirelli have produced since returning to F1 will make an appearance in this year’s Canadian Grand Prix.


    Motor racing-McLaren defend 'ambitious' car after testing problems
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    BARCELONA, March 9 (Reuters) - McLaren have defended their "ambitious" car design after Fernando Alonso suffered more reliability problems on Friday's final day of Formula One pre-season testing.


    The secret behind Ferrari's floor tunnels
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    Such was the intrigue that they even prompted some wild conspiracy theories about double diffusers, but this gossip was wide of the mark.The reality is that rather than being something to get around the rules, these channels are instead





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    McLaren BP23 hyper-GT will be fastest ever with 243mph+ top speed
    55Autocar RSS Feed / 1h
    This is the first official glimpse of McLaren's BP23 hyper-GT Woking car maker is using a modified 720S mule for development of its fastest model yet McLaren has confirmed how its forthcoming three-seat hypercar, codenamed ‘BP23’


    Tesla Gets Smart and Rolls out Its Own Model S Repair, Service Vehicle
    TheDrive / 57min
    As I walked around The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana earlier this week, I asked myself, "What is a Tesla Model S doing at a convention where 95 percent of the vehicles on display weigh upwards of 10 tons?" Most, if not all


    Goodyear's "living" car tyre converts carbon dioxide into oxygen
    100+Dezeen / 7h
    This 3D-printed concept wheel by tyre manufacturer Goodyear uses living moss to absorb moisture from the road, before converting it into oxygen through photosynthesis. Read more


    Why Nissan Will Target A Younger Fanbase By Entering All-Electric Formula E Racing Series
    34Forbes - Business / 8h
    Later this year, Nissan will the first Japanese carmaker to enter Formula E, the FIA-sanctioned, fully electric racing series which started in 2014.


    The Automotive Art of Halmo
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    The Automotive Art of Halmo Halmo is an Italian company based just 100 kilometers from the main Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, it was founded by architect and yacht designer Gianluca Tramonti to create unique and oftentimes


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    Neil deGrasse Tyson Blames Free Speech, Educational System For Rise Of Flat Earth Conspiracy Theory
    12Tech Times : Top News / 5h
    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks free speech and a failed educational system are to blame for the rise in the flat Earth movement. Social psychologists also cited other factors that fuel belief in the conspiracy theory.


    Small, ultra-powerful fusion energy? MIT is closer to it than ever.
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    MIT is working on something that will change how we use energy in dramatic ways. Read More


    How Driverless Cars Could Disrupt The Real Estate Industry
    57Forbes - Business / 1d
    Autonomous vehicles could spur some big changes not just in how we live but also in where we live and work, thus affecting the real estate market in addition to the transportation and tech industries.


    Chrome on Windows ditches Microsoft’s compiler, now uses Clang
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    Enlarge / The LLVM dragon logo, in honor of the dragon book. (credit: Apple ) Google's Chrome browser is now built using the Clang compiler on Windows . Previously built using the Microsoft C++ compiler, Google is now using the same





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    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Preparation of 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles for the ultimate adventure!


    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    With the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heading to Mongolia in June 2018, the past weeks have been extremely busy for the mechanics who have been preparing the 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles.


    BMW Motorrad is the most popular brand in the "2018 Motorcycle of the Year" readers' vote. Successful start to the season with wins in two categories and a total of nine podium positions.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h


    Right on time for the nationwide start of the season on 17 March 2018, BMW Motorrad was once again pleased to receive numerous distinctions at the annual readers' vote held by the magazine MOTORRAD. BMW Motorrad representatives



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track


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    The ‘eRR’: BMW’s electric S1000RR
    100+RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    The ‘eRR’: BMW’s electric S1000RR Dead Dinosaurs vs. Electrons: BMW may pit its ultra elite 215 horsepower HP4 Race against its own electric S1KRR-based “eRR” With both Harley-Davidson and Royal Enfield poised to release electric



    BMW's electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4
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    BMW's electric supersport to beat the mighty HP4 Top Speed Full coverage


    INTERMOT 2018: The Industry Already Preparing for New Bike Season in Cologne
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 10min
    We haven’t even finished riding all the new 2018 bikes yet and they’re already talking about preparations for the Fall bike shows to unveil the 2019 models. Intermot is scheduled to take place October 3-7 in Cologne, Germany.
    FWIW INTERMOT is BMW’s home show, moving this piece of news to the BMW Motorrad in the News section. Look for spy shots and a host of rumors over the coming months leading up to the reveal.


    Unboxing the HP4



    BMW G310R ride review: An intriguing, imperfect entry-level naked bike
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    BMW G310R ride review: An intriguing, imperfect entry-level naked bike Autoweek Full coverage


    2018 BMW K1600 B: The magnificent six
    1Cycle Canada / 7h
    It’s not a movie, but it’s got an award-worthy soundtrack There’s a romance, a mystique even, to the internal combustion engine, its feel, its power production and, most of all, its sound combining to make the allure of a truly great


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    Ducati presents financials at Audi meeting
    Powersports Business / 12min
    The Audi Group financial data for 2017, in which Ducati represents the motorcycling segment, was released during the annual press conference held at the AUDI AG headquarters in Ingolstadt. Ducati closes 2017 with convincing


    Aprilia remember founder Ivano Beggio
    500+news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 2h


    The Piaggio Group and Aprilia affectionately and respectfully remember Ivano Beggio, founder of Aprilia, who has passed away at 73


    Piaggio Group and Aprilia Remember Founder Ivano Beggio
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    Piaggio Group and Aprilia affectionately and respectfully remember Ivano Beggio, founder of Aprilia, who passed away during the night at the age of 73. Max Biaggi: “He placed passion at the service of his skills, he was like a father in


    Video: Polaris CEO talks innovation, tariffs
    1Powersports Business / 30min
    In an appearance on CNBC's Mad Money last week, Polaris Industries CEO Scott Wine told viewers that they plan to invest $260 million in innovation in 2018. Wine also addressed a number of current business topics such as President


    Husqvarna's New "Real Street" Models Should Be In U.S. Dealerships By The End Of April
    Roadracingworld.com / 20min
    THE NEW ERA OF URBAN MOTORCYCLING STARTS. HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ VITPILEN AND SVARTPILEN MODELS NOW AVAILABLE WHILE THE SOPHISTICATED VITPILEN 401 & SVARTPILEN 401 ARE ALREADY


    Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Scout Bobber SELLS OUT in Less Than 10 Minutes
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 25min


    Indian Motorcycles and Jack Daniel’s have collaborated once again to build a limited edition motorcycle. This year, it was the Scout Bobber and our very own John Burns traveled to Tennessee to the distillery to check it out.


    EagleRider expands motorcycle rentals at Harley-Davidson dealerships
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    EagleRider expands motorcycle rentals at Harley-Davidson dealerships Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Full coverage


    Royal Enfield is working on an electric bike
    CMG News / 3h
    For now, the Indian manufacturer hasn't released any sort of official timeline for the battery bike project's completion. Source


    Royal Enfield’s Vision For The Future Of American Motorcycling
    300+Motorcyclist / 1d


    News North America’s president, Rod Copes, on the future of the brand and how to get butts on seats Sitting down with Royal Enfield North America President Rod Copes. Can Royal Enfield change the complexion of the American


    This Will Be the Last Year of the MV Agusta Superbike…
    400+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 13h
    While we are happy to report the rebirth of the Cagiva brand, and the pending launch of MV Agusta’s new Brutale 1000, we do have some bad news to report from Italy, as this will be the last year of the MV Agusta F4 superbike


    MC NEWS

    Report: Millennial Motorcycle Buyers Aren’t Interested in Harley-Davidsons
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 53min


    Harley-Davidson is still the number one name when it comes to motorcycles. As you can tell from the pie charts, which are based on Massachusetts and Pennsylvania VIO data from 2011 to 2016, no other brand comes close – not


    New Hampshire city police implement motorcycle noise enforcement measures
    Powersports Business / 30min
    In an effort to curb motorcycle noise in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, police are going to begin carrying decibel reading equipment, according to a report from the Concord Monitor.


    Commuting on two wheels - choose your weapon!
    7Visordown / 4h
    Image: Al's back in business on the big bad Burgman


    Motorcycle Salvage Business In Alabama Liquidating 40 Years And 10 Acres Of Parts
    66Roadracingworld.com / 21h
    Willie’s Cycle Salvage, located in east central Alabama is liquidating thousands of motorcycle parts in a series of sales beginning March 24. “I’m one of three partners in this business, and we’ve decided we want to do something different,”


    Coaching: USMCA Arranges Special Insurance Deal For Certified Coaches
    1Roadracingworld.com / 21h
    2nd Annual U.S. Motorcycle Coaching Association Summit Event Recap The Meeting On Friday, February 9th, 2018, the United States Motorcycle Coaching Association, also known as the USMCA, met with over 1...


    A Guide to Purchasing a New Motorcycle
    365 Days of Motoring Blog / 42min
    After perusing the posts made about buying new v. buying used, you have decided that the new option is best for you. The process of buying your new motorbike may seem tough and complex, and without any indications it can be.


    Reincarnation? MV Agusta Hint At Cagiva Rebirth
    Bike India / 4h


    For illustration: Cagiva Mito 125 Are Cagiva set to return? We’re in Italy to ride MV Agusta’s latest, and had a chance to have a little chat with a certain Mr Castiglioni… MV Agusta have been creating quite a buzz in the premium
    FWIW Again, I am left to wonder is this a news piece or an advertisement to India manufacturers and riders?


    Triumph to launch 1200cc Scrambler, 900cc America?
    1Motorbike Writer / 19h
    When Triumph brought out the new liquid-cooled Bonneville range in 900cc and 1200cc variants in 2015, the Scrambler and a cruiser were missing. A year later the Street Scrambler arrived as a 900cc version, then the Bobber and now


    100 Years Ago: Excelsiors in 1918
    4The Vintagent / 19h


    T he response of the US government to the declaration of war against Germany in April 1917 was astonishingly rapid. Virtually overnight, 4 Million men were drafted, and military contracts handed out to every likely contributor to the war


    Remembering Hugh Cairns’ Contribution to Motorcycle Safety
    14RideApart - Recent Articles / 19h
    Remembering Hugh Cairns’ Contribution to Motorcycle Safety Looking back at one man’s neuroscience research that laid the groundwork for modern helmet studies In May of 1935 Thomas Edward Lawrence, the famous “Lawrence of


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Royal Enfield Himalayan first ride review
    1RevZilla Articles / 7h
    A motorcycle built for India comes to the United States as an alternative, less expensive adventure bike. Will it find a home so far from its native habitat?


    2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan | First Ride Review
    2Rider Magazine / 16h
    Even with its 21-inch front wheel the Himalayan is quite nimble on the road, but its footpegs touch down easily in corners. Photos courtesy of Royal Enfield. To understand the Royal Enfield Himalayan motorcycle, you need a little


    KTM 790 Duke Motorcycle Review | Motorcycle Tests
    13MCNews.com.au / 1d
    KTM 790 Duke Review Motorcycle Test by Trevor Hedge Let’s get straight to the point. KTM don’t do beige. Every single person I have met who works in the big KTM buildings that dominate the serene farming landscape


    RIDING

    Opinion: Spring training
    CMG News / 4h
    Your bike is not the only thing that's rusty this spring. Source

    Body Position tip: staying off the tank in twisties




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    A Backpack with a Boost
    73Yanko Design / 6h
    I recently had a conversation with a fellow camper who I crossed paths with on a trail. This macho man stopped me to inquire why I insisted on using a phone while I was hiking.



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    LED Headlights Are Amazing
    100+Motorcyclist / 6h
    News LEDs changed the world. Now they're changing motorcycles. LEDs Changed the World. Now They're Changing Motorcycles.


    How It Works: The Motorcycle Kickstarter
    13RideApart - Recent Articles / 8h
    How It Works: The Motorcycle Kickstarter Ever wonder how a kickstarter works? Jim's here to tell us all about it If you ride a modern motorcycle, chances are it is not equipped with a kickstarter. With the push of a button, your motorcycle


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    PIAGGIO GROUP issued a recall on the FLY 150 4T 3V model
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    On certain scooters, the screws holding the front brake disc may not have been tightened to specification and could become loose. If the screws were to loosen, front brake capability could be affected, which could...


    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on the DETACHABLE SADDLE BAG model
    1Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 7h
    Certain Harley-Davidson Detachables Saddlebags, sold as accessories through Harley-Davidson dealerships, may contain a defect. The saddlebag wall thickness may be inadequate, causing improper latching. The saddlebag...


    BMW issued a recall on the X3 model
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    On certain vehicles, the rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly. This could allow the rear spoiler to detach from the vehicle while moving and become a hazard for other road users, which...


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    Valerie Thompson aims for 376mph record this weekend
    1Motofire / 18h
    America’s ‘Queen of Speed’ aiming for ‘world’s fastest human’ record. She’s already the fastest woman on two wheels after scoring a 304.263mph on her ‘Bub7’ motorcycle back in 2016 at Bonneville



    MotoAmerica: Over $6 Million In Contingency And Purse Available In 2018
    32Roadracingworld.com / 2h
    Over $6 Million Up For Grabs In MotoAmerica For 2018 Largest Contingency Offer In History Of U.S. Road Racing COSTA MESA, CA (March 15, 2018) - Six manufacturers are putting their money where thei...


    5 American Flat Track Singles Riders To Watch In 2018
    4Cycle World / 4h
    Racing Can Shayna Texter rise from third to first and win a national title? Andrea Wilson breaks down American Flat Track’s Singles class, with five riders to watch, plus a few dark horses.


    Nissan reveals concept livery for its Formula E
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    Nissan reveals concept livery for its Formula E Times of Oman Full coverage


    Ford Could Be The Latest Manufacturer To Join Formula E
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    Ford Could Be The Latest Manufacturer To Join Formula E NDTVAuto.com Full coverage


    12H Sebring: Thursday Paddock Notes
    1dailysportscar.com / 58min
    The Scuderia Corsa paddock set-up is graced by the large scale Ferrari 488 Lego model pictured above. Constructed by some of Lego’s fabled ‘Master Builders’ the model is attracting plenty of attention, and the team are offering the chance





    RACER: IMSA BMW M8 GTE Tech Tour


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    MS&AD Andretti Formula E fully charged for Uruguayan challenge.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h


    The ABB FIA Formula E Championship continues this Saturday, 17th of March, with the Punta del Este E-Prix (URU). So far this season, MS&AD Andretti Formula E have scored points at every venue visited


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 08/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    BMW Motorsport Juniors complete fitness camp – Final test for the BMW M8 GTE before the WEC prologue.



    BMW Team RLL ready for Sebring – Special anniversary for Bill Auberlen.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h


    The three weeks following the 22nd/23rd February test in preparation for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Twelve Hours of Sebring (USA) have been busy ones for BMW Team RLL


    BMW Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser and Nico Menzel competing in the BMW M4 GT4.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    BMW Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser (NED) and Nico Menzel (GER) will be behind the wheel of a BMW M4 GT4 for the 2018 GT4 European Series season. Both will compete for the RN Vision STS







    Jack Kennedy set to replace Hill in Thailand
    SBK / 2h
    Irish rider ready for the challenge


    Camier: "I think it’s going to be the most competitive season yet"
    SBK / 1h
    British rider reflects on the new challenge with the Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team


    Donington Park welcomes altered time schedule in 2018
    3SBK / 5h
    UK Round set for changes this season to offer fans a full day of action





    Rossi signs new two-year deal with Movistar Yamaha
    39Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 3h
    The nine-time World Champion has re-signed with the Japanese manufacturer for two more seasons in MotoGP™


    20 years: BMW M starts anniversary season as “Official Car of MotoGP™”.
    11BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h


    A special MotoGP season gets underway for BMW M GmbH at the “Losail International Circuit” in Qatar this weekend (16th to 18th March): It is BMW M’s 20th season as “Official Car of MotoGP”.


    Marquez: "Anything could happen on Sunday"
    GPone RSS Feed / 1h
    Marc explains: "During testing we saw many riders within three tenths. Losail won't be easy for Honda, but I'll have to make best of any situation"


    The Comprehensive, Cover-All-The-Bases 2018 MotoGP Preview: Yes, It's A New Golden Age
    MotoMatters.com / 54min
    It seems safe to say we are living in a new Golden Age of MotoGP. The stomach-churning tension of 2015 was followed by an unimaginably wild 2016 season, the racing turned on its head by the combination of Michelin's first season back


    Guest Video Blog: Freddie Spencer Answer's Questions And Reviews Preseason Testing
    3MotoMatters.com / 3h
    MotoMatters.com, in association with Motor Sport Magazine , is proud to feature the rider insights of 1983 and 1985 500cc world champion Freddie Spencer. Every week after each MotoGP race, Fast Freddie will share what he saw



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    Agostini: MotoGP is too sophisticated, the bike counts for more
    GPone RSS Feed / 3h
    "The rider can't make the difference as he once could. Dovizioso? He'll fight for the title. Rossi? No-one can tell him what to do with his future"


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    Neil Morrison talks about the reigning Champion, who is fast closing in on the all-time greats
    FWIW Agostoni would be too polite to comment on rider rankings, but I would love to know his thoughts..






    Liberty Media Questioned by SEC Over Links To Syria
    13Forbes - Business / 17h
    Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media Corp, was questioned by the Securities & Exchange Commission in August last year over fees it receives in connection with broadcasts of the auto racing series in Syria and Sudan.


    Motor racing-Team prospects for the 2018 season
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 13h
    LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) - Team by team prospects for the Formula One season starting in Melbourne on March 25, listed in 2017 championship order.


    Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull differ on Melbourne tyre strategies
    4KF1 Latest News / 5h
    Formula 1 title rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull have opted for differing tyre strategies for the opening race of the season in Melbourne.


    Tech Tuesday: How Ferrari plan to topple Mercedes
    F1 Latest News / 13min
    Having run Mercedes close last season, Ferrari have made some significant technical steps this year to try to topple the Silver Arrows and capture a first world title since 2008. Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola take a close look at what


    Alfa Romeo project is long-term - Sauber
    2KF1 Latest News / 1h
    The return of an iconic brand to the Formula 1 grid is the start of a long-term project for Sauber rather than a quick fix for their recent struggles, says team principal Frederic Vasseur.


    FIA warns teams over blown wing engine modes
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 20min
    Renault’s concept, which features an angled exhaust and a heat proofed rear wing, became a big talking point during pre-season testing. For although its layout is fully within F1’s technical rules, there were suggestions it was not




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    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Announces Best Dealership Awards
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 8h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 13, 2018… BMW of North America, LLC is announcing its annual Center of Excellence honors. We are pleased to award 35 Centers out of 345 as 2018 Center of Excellence winners.
    FWIW Where are the BMW Motorrad Dealer Awards? If BMW does not acknowledge them should we?


    BMW brings the Drone Racing League to BMW Welt in Munich.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Innovative technology, action-packed racing and international championships: more and more people around the world are discovering a passion for drone racing. BMW is collaborating with the Drone Racing League (DRL)


    From vision to change: Electromobility at the BMW Museum.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h


    The new temporary exhibition “BMW i. Visionary Mobility.” presents the mobility of tomorrow from 23 March.


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    Rolls-Royce Welcomes Minister Of State During National Apprenticeship Week
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 2min
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars welcomed The Rt Hon Nick Gibb, Minister for School Standards and MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, to the company’s Headquarters and Manufacturing Plant during National Apprenticeship Week.


    Cages- On the Street and Track


    1928 Rolls Royce Phantom Facebook: Car Museum

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW: six new front-wheel-drive models to look out for
    11Autocar RSS Feed / 9h
    Next 1 Series hatchback FAAR underpinnings will encourage a gradual shift towards front-wheel drive power for BMW's smaller models The next BMW 1 Series is the first of six upcoming models due to switch to new front-wheel drive


    BMW M130i coule be top-of-the-line 1 Series
    Bmw Blog / 15min
    As this current-generation of BMW 1 Series fades away, fans are mourning its eventual loss. This current 1 Series is the last of its kind, as its rear-wheel drive layout will be replaced by a front-wheel drive one with the next generation.


    Trump renews threats against Mercedes and BMW
    Bmw Blog / 16min
    President Donald Trump has again singled out Mercedes and BMW as part of his continued threats to impose protectionist trade measures. In a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump called on the European Union to “open up


    This R56 MINI gets an E92 BMW M3 V8
    Bmw Blog / 55min
    MINIs are always great cars to stuff bigger engines in. They’re small and fun to drive to begin with but a bit down on power. To stuffing a bigger engine, with a lot more power, into a MINI instantly makes it a riot.



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    Aston Martin Preparing McLaren P1 Rival for 2021
    1TheDrive / 7min
    In addition to the Formula 1-inspired Valkyrie , Aston Martin is cooking up yet another mid-engined hypercar. According to a report by Autocar , the British luxury automaker is currently developing a machine in a similar vein to the


    How Electric Supercharging Eliminates Turbo Lag
    5Motorcycle News / 16h
    As small-displacement turbocharged engines become increasingly commonplace, automakers are working hard to eliminate turbo lag. In some cases, that means compound turbocharging-multi-turbo setups that pair small,



    Can Tesla, Inc. Hit Its Model 3 Production Target?
    2The Motley Fool / 2h
    With just a few weeks left in Tesla 's (NASDAQ: TSLA) first quarter, time is running out for the electric-car company to follow through on its bold production target for the period. In its fourth-quarter shareholder letter, Tesla

    "World's first" commercial flying car unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
    100+Dezeen / 4h
    Dutch aircraft manufacturer Pal-V has launched a flying car that can convert from drive to flight mode in under 10 minutes. Read more




    Electric London Taxi's van version spied winter testing
    43Autoblog Green / 3h
    Filed under: Green , Spy Photos , UK , Minivan/Van , Commercial Vehicles , Future , Hybrid The range extender hybrid should enter production this year. Continue reading Electric London Taxi's van version spied winter testing


    FWIW
    Porsche and Bugatti turn to 3D printing for complex or rare parts
    16 Ars Technica by Jonathan M. Gitlin / 1h // keep unread // hide
    The last time we looked at 3D printing in the automotive world, it was still a technique limited to startups like Divergent 3D or Local Motors. But in the last few months, there's been growing evidence that the big OEMs are waking up to the advantages of additive manufacturing. In recent weeks, we've seen Bugatti reveal that it has been 3D printing brake calipers out of titanium, followed soon after by news that Porsche has been using the technique to recreate out-of-stock parts for its classic cars.






    Honda Gets to Work with CBR1000RR-Powered Lawnmower
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 20min


    Honda Gets to Work with CBR1000RR-Powered Lawnmower Honda slapped a Fireblade engine in its record-setting racing lawnmower, and now chores around HQ get done faster A few years ago, Honda and its British Touring Car partner





    Electric, self-flying, vertical takeoff taxis are coming to New Zealand
    14Ars Technica / 44minKitty Hawk Cora New Zealand
    Enlarge (credit: Kitty Hawk) For years, rumors have swirled about Kitty Hawk, a flying car startup that has been lavishly funded by Google co-founder Larry Page. Last year, Kitty Hawk unveiled an awkward-looking contraption that


    A New Kind Of Metal Grown In Tanks May Change The Way We Build Forever
    1Co.Design / 3h
    It’s stronger and lighter than high-performance steel–and it can last for generations. A Seattle-based company called Modumetal is growing a new type of metal in liquid tanks rather than forging it in foundries.



    BIKE CANDY



    All Eyes On The Prize: A Ducati 250 cafe racer for $25
    7Bike EXIF / 2h
    We never need any excuse to write about Union Motorcycle Classics . Builders Mike Watanabe and Luke Ransom create beautiful machines in their old barn in Idaho, and several have graced these pages. But there’s an especially good




    Ebike / Agnelli milano bici
    8Ottonero Cafe Racer / 6h
    - Agnelli milano bici




    The DKW W2000 / Hercules W-2000 Rotary – A Wankel Rotary Motorcycle
    1KSilodrome / 7h
    The DKW W2000 / Hercules W-2000 Rotary – A Wankel Rotary Motorcycle The DKW W2000 is a rotary-engined motorcycle that was sold under the name “Hercules W-2000” in all world markets outside the United Kingdom







    GUZZI "V7- Lucky"
    300+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 20h
    "V7 Lucky" project, CaféRacer Prototype with GUZZI V7 Stone base 750cc 0km. The challenge was to reinvent this classic Guzzi model with a "Racing" trend, "retromoderna" with change of front suspension, redesign of rear suspension




    Black Beauty - JM Customs BMW R45
    200+Return of the Cafe Racers / 5h
    "This project kicked off with a stock 1982 R45 that had laid dormant in our client's garage for almost a decade," says JM Customs workshop owner James Moir. "We set out to redesign and reinvigorate this tired old workhorse, tearing




    [b]
    56RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 5h




    Bmw k-drag / Dr.Joë
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / now
    - Dr.Joë - Pic of @herranz media




    K100 / Cardsharper Customs
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / now
    - Cardsharper Customs
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    A popular championship makes a comeback: the new BMW Motorrad BoxerCup starts in 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h


    From 2001 to 2004, the international BMW Motorrad BoxerCup thrilled spectators at the MotoGPTM, the Superbike World Championship & ca. Now, BMW Motorrad is bringing the Boxer engine back to motorsport.





    Motorrad- On the Street and Track


    Vintage & Classic BMW Motorcycles USA

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2018 BMW G 310 GS Review | 21 Fast Facts
    8Ultimate Motorcycling / 7h
    There’s no doubt about it, the 2018 BMW G 310 GS has some serious potential. With great handling characteristics, user-friendly engine, comfortable ergonomics, and ability to tackle a wide variety of situations, the entry-level GS


    BMW F850GS 2018 First REAL Review | Off-Road and On-Road



    MC NEWS

    The Original 750cc Two-Stroke – The Suzuki GT750 “Le Mans”
    1KSilodrome / 10h


    The Original 750cc Two-Stroke – The Suzuki GT750 “Le Mans” The Suzuki GT750 was released in 1971 as a competitor for the Honda CB750 . Much to Suzuki’s credit they didn’t jump on the bandwagon of the air-cooled, inline-4


    Dirt Bike Returned 17 Years After Being Stolen


    22RideApart - Recent Articles / 3h
    Dirt Bike Returned 17 Years After Being Stolen CHP returns stolen dirt bike stolen in 2001 to Riverside, California rider Way back in December of 2001, 11-year-old Kamron Golbaf of Riverside, California, discovered that someone had


    The Fifth Annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show Presented by Revival Cycles
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 4h
    In just over one month, Revival Cycles of Austin, TX, will present their fifth annual Handbuilt Motorcycle Show. Last year there were over 100 custom built bikes in addition to great food, drinks, parties and a wall of death.


    Ducati North America take action after Panigale V4 fire


    6Visordown / 1h
    Image: A Panigale V4 burst into flames of its own accord but Ducati got the owner a new one within hours


    Spring checklist
    2Canada Moto Guide / 14h
    The roads are clearing, and you want to go riding. It's time to do a spring checkup on your motorcycle. Source


    The Hidden Meanings Behind Motorcycle Model Names


    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 46min
    The Hidden Meanings Behind Motorcycle Model Names Exploring what the letters in motorcycle names mean You guys ever wonder what the CB in CB750 stands for, or why BMW ADV bikes come with the GS moniker?


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    2018 BMW G 310 GS First Ride Review


    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 7h
    2018 BMW G 310 GS Editor Score: 77.50% Engine 12.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 7.0/10 Instruments/Controls 3.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality 8.5/10 Desirability 8.0/10 Value


    2018 MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR first ride review


    4RevZilla Articles / 12h
    It's art on wheels, it's rare and it's faster than ever, but as MV Agusta edges ever more upscale in price, you have to decide if the new Brutale is worth the cost of admission.


    First Ride: The 2018 Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen and Vitpilen


    1TheDrive / 11h
    The Husqvarna 401 Svartpilen and Vitpilen are the most beautiful small modern motorcycles I've ever laid eyes on. I'm not going to beat around the bush, I've been waiting for this day since the prototypes were unveiled at the EICMA


    KTM Electric Bike Freeride E-XC Test


    300+Cycle World / 3hhttps://www.dirtrider.com/ktm-electric-bike-freeride-e-xc
    Reviews How good are electric dirt bikes? We hit some trails to find out if KTM’s new battery-powered Freeride E-XC is the future of the sport—or just the perfect bike for certain trail riders.


    RIDING

    Riding Canada's Arctic: an Adventure Ride from Dawson to Tuktoyaktuk
    2Motorcycle News / 2h
    There is so much to look forward to seeing and experiencing on this trip. I've been meticulously planning it for months now and travelling in this part of the world at this particular time is going to be a unique experience.



    Could Dutch Reach save motorcyclists?
    60Motorbike Writer / 1d
    The Dutch Reach is a simple technique of opening a car door that could save motorcyclists filtering through traffic from being “doored”. It should be mandated in driving tests as it is in Holland where it has been used for 50 years.


    5 Motorcycle Safety Tips for Long-Distance Travel
    by Mark Hinchliffe / 1h
    Cross-country travel is fun, but long-distance travel on a motorcycle is even more so – if you can manage to stay safe. If you’re preparing to take a cross-country trek on your bike, here are five safety tips you should consider.




    GEAR

    New Products: Giant Loop 3- and 5-Gallon Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders


    Giant Loop / 11h
    Giant Loop 3- and 5-Gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders 5 gallon Fuel Safe Gas Bags with a Polaris side by side Giant Loop has added new 3- and 5-gallon Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladders to its award-wining fuel solutions. Gas Bag Fuel Safe


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    Vehicles Recalls / 48min
    Dated: MAR 07, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW X3 xDrive30i and X3 M40i vehicles. The rear spoiler may not have been properly attached during assembly, or may be missing screws, possib...


    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


    The Racing Sheet



    2019 MotoE World Cup Teams Announced
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 42min
    The 2018 MotoGP season had just began this weekend at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar , but series organizers are already looking ahead to 2019, as the first 11 teams for the inaugural FIM Enel MotoE MotoE World Cup electric racing ...
    FWIW BMW is involved with MS&Ad Andretti Formula E and will take a full role with them in the FIA Formula E series. As the FMA MotoE World Cup picks up speed will it be a venue for BMW to return to two wheeled racing?


    FIA clarifies Formula E pit rules after recent controversy
    formula e
    1Motorsport.com, Edition: Global / 1d
    FIA clarifies Formula E pit rules after recent controversy Motorsport.com, Edition: Global FIA clarifies Formula E car swap procedure after request from teams autosport.com Formula E clarifies pit rules for Uruguay.


    Steve Matchett explains why he is 'irresistibly drawn' to Formula E
    formula e
    1FOXSports.com / 1d
    Steve Matchett explains why he is 'irresistibly drawn' to Formula E FOXSports.com Full coverage


    A Look At The Le Mans Start Line Arch & Work On Mulsanne
    50dailysportscar.com / 12h
    The start/finish arch As announced by the ACO last month , the start line at the Circuit de la Sarthe has been moved 145 meters further up the pit straight, opposite the ACO grandstand.


    BMW Motorsport News

    First pole for the new BMW M8 GTE in IMSA competition – BMW Team RLL qualifies first and third in Sebring.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 51min
    BMW Team RLL experienced a successful GTLM qualifying session for the classic 12 Hours of Sebring (USA). With a best time of 1:55.839 minutes, Connor De Phillippi (USA) claimed pole position for the second round of the IMSA


    Interview with BMW Motorsport designer Michael Scully on the new BMW M8 GTE: “It’s the most elemental, determined race car we have ever built.”
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 46min
    When the BMW M8 GTE broke cover last year, it was celebrated for its innovative design that embraced both the motorsport and road car heritage of BMW, while making a clear statement of modernity.


    [New BMW M8 GTE races to first podium finish at Sebring.[/b]
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d


    At the classic 12 Hours of Sebring (USA), the new BMW M8 GTE celebrated its maiden podium finish. After 328 laps, Alexander Sims (GBR) finished round two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship second in the GTLM class.



    When the BMW M8 GTE broke cover last year, it was celebrated for its innovative design that embraced both the motorsport and road car heritage of BMW, while making a clear statement of modernity. Speaking in an interview, Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport, and the man behind the aesthetics of the latest Le Mans challenger, explains how the BMW M8 GTE’s looks came to life.





    PREVIEW-Motorcycling-Tight at the top as new MotoGP season fires up
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 8h
    March 16 (Reuters) - Valentino Rossi has been around MotoGP longer than any rider and reckons the fans could be in for a thriller in 2018, the 39-year-old Italian's 23rd racing season and 19th in the top flight.


    Dovizioso, Rossi, Marquez: the top three in FP1
    10Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 7h
    Battle has commenced as action opens at Losail International Circuit


    2018 Qatar MotoGP FP2 Result: The Ducati Takeover
    12MotoMatters.com / 3h
    In a more familiar sight, the night had truly set in by the time the premier class hit the playground one last time on Friday. The fight heated up in the final five minutes


    Lorenzo explains lack of aero fairing for Qatar
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10min
    The introduction of the Ducati fairing at last year's Czech Grand Prix at Brno proved transformative for Lorenzo last year, as it helped him generate the front-end confidence he needed.He continued to use it at every race for the remainder


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Friday Round Up: Winter Is Over, And Silly Season Is Here
    MotoMatters.com / 11h
    Winter is officially over. Though meteorological winter ended on 1st March, and the astronomical winter will end next week on 20th of March, the long MotoGP winter came to an end at 12:50 local time in Qatar, when Moto3 rolled out for

    [b][url=https://motomatters.com/results/2018/03/17/2018_qatar_motogp_fp4_result_ducati.html]2018 Qatar MotoGP FP4 Result: Ducati Dominates With Dovi and Danilo
    1MotoMatters.com / 1d
    More of the same sandy and windy treatment for the premier class on their last opportunity to confirm their race preparedness. Danilo Petrucci did exactly that and reinforced his position as a contender for the win in Qatar.


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Warm Up Result: Marquez and Dovizioso Resume Battle
    1MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Results:


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Race Result: Are You Not Entertained?
    1MotoMatters.com / 20h
    Results and summary of the MotoGP race at Losail:



    2018 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 1, Losail, Qatar
    1MotoMatters.com / 19h
    MotoGP standings after Qatar: Round Number: 1 Year: 2018


    Rossi: “We’re in a very different situation to last year”
    30Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 18h
    ‘The Doctor’ fights off the wolves to take 191st podium finish in the #QatarGP.


    2018 Qatar MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Closer Than Ever
    24MotoMatters.com / 9h
    You might call that a good start to the new season. There were four races held on Sunday at the Losail International Circuit in Qatar: three Grand Prix classes and race two of the Asia Talent Cup. All four would become titanic battles between ...




    2018 Qatar MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases
    4by Press Release / 4h
    Press releases from the MotoGP teams after Sunday's season opener at Qatar: Fantastic win for Dovizioso in GP of Qatar. The Italian rider, with eight wins to his name, becomes the second most successful Ducati rider of all time in





    F1 schedule change: The ONE huge difference to 2018 season that could catch YOU out
    Daily Express / 3h
    THERE is one big change to the F1 rules that could catch every fan out in 2018.


    FEATURE: The big F1 milestones to watch out for in 2018
    F1 Latest News / 3h
    2017 was another record-breaking year in F1 - but the history books look set to be re-written once again this season. Here's what to look out for...


    FEATURE: Why 2018 could finally be Ferrari's year
    11F1 Latest News / 2h
    “I have no interest in life outside racing cars.” That single-minded attitude defined Enzo Ferrari’s approach to F1, and helps explain why his famous team remain the most successful of all.


    Formula 1 unleashes global marketing campaign
    F1 Latest News / 3h
    Formula 1 launches its first ever global marketing campaign. The aim is to challenge the sport’s perceptions by showing through the eyes of the fans what F1 really feels like.


    Halo Device Lands McLaren-Renault a Hilarious Flip-Flop Sponsorship
    100+TheDrive / 2d
    McLaren-Renault is saying "the joke is on you" to folks around the world who made fun of its Halo design by signing Gandys, a British lifestyle clothing brand as "Halo sponsor" for the upcoming Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

    What do F1 Teams Pack for Each Race?



    Tech insight - Renault looking for exhaust boost
    3h
    Teams will stop at nothing to get an aerodynamic boost. And Renault’s new R.S.18 features one of the most interesting solutions on the grid, as Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola explain…


    Australia preview quotes - the teams and drivers on Melbourne
    3h
    The teams and drivers look ahead to the first race of the 2018 Formula 1 season, which features a record-breaking 21 Grands Prix...




    BMW Group News

    BMW Middle East partners with Art Dubai
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9min
    BMW Middle East has further expanded its support of art and culture in the Middle East with a long-term partnership with Art Dubai.


    BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2017: “For us, sustainability means future viability.”
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 52min
    The BMW Group understands sustainability from the supplier through production to recycling. The Sustainable Value Report 2017 provides all the facts and figures: more than 100,000 electrified vehicles sold for the first time.


    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW Group on Facebook

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW 7 Series E32 Production



    Screaming Group 5 BMW 320 thrashed at Goodwood

    Kevin Abbring takes a 1978 BMW 320 around ther Goodwood circuit during the Group 5 demo at Members' Meeting.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Watch the BAC Mono Track Car Go Ice Drifting in Sweden
    1TheDrive / 2d
    The Briggs Automotive Company just completed its second annual Mono Ice Driving Experience , an event where owners of the BAC Mono track car are invited to drive as hard as they can in winter conditions.


    Audi Is Charging Up for an All-Out Attack on Tesla
    20The Motley Fool / 22h
    German luxury-car maker Audi AG (NASDAQOTH: AUDVF) threw down a big gauntlet this past week: It showed a photo of an upcoming electric luxury sedan that is very clearly aimed at Tesla 's (NASDAQ: TSLA) groundbreaking Model S.


    FWIW



    l=Global Off-road Motorcycles Market 2018 – Yamaha, Honda, KTM, BRP, BMW
    bmw motorcycles
    Public Reporter / 8h
    Global Off-road Motorcycles Market 2018 – Yamaha, Honda, KTM, BRP, BMW Public Reporter China Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market key Players are Alta Motors, Suzuki Motors Corporation, Honda Motors ...


    Motorcycle Powered Full Body Go Karts are Ghraydon Wallick’s Newest Project
    43The Kneeslider / 21h


    Ghraydon Wallick is at it again. If the name isn’t familiar, you might remember a couple of articles on The Kneeslider in 2010 about a leaning dual sidecar rig he built in his workshop in Thailand.



    BIKE CANDY



    wish I had bought one of these in 2009 and parked it in my living room, never put gas in it
    1instant traction

    FWIW I wish I had bought two. One to ride the wheels off after doing that with the first. :smile
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    The perfect outfit for the new season.


    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    BMW Motorrad rider equipment highlights for 2018.

    Motorrad- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    FWIW



    BMW raided by police, denies ‘targeted’ diesel emissions cheating
    100+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Plants/Manufacturing , BMW , Emissions , Technology , Diesel , Luxury BMW's headquarters were raided on Tuesday by German prosecutors investigating the suspected use of illegal ...

    BMW Group statement concerning the ongoing investigation by the public prosecutor’s office Munich
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The BMW Group confirms that the Munich public prosecutor has opened an investigation regarding a software update which has been mistakenly allocated to around 11,400 BMW 750d and BMW M550d vehicles.

    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Triumph: CKD assembly is no longer incentivising in India
    Autocar India / 7h
    The past few months have been tumultuous in terms of policy change for premium motorcycle manufacturers. First came the unexpected hike in duties levied on motorcycles brought in as Completely Knocked Down (CKD) kits from ...
    Suzuki registers Katana name and logo


    2Motorbike Writer / 11h
    Suzuki has registered the Katana name and logo in the USA in its latest hint that it is bringing back the 1980s model. Late last year Suzuki registered the name, trademarked the Samurai sword symbol and unveiled the Katana 3.0 concept by ...


    Yamaha plotting electric TY-E trials bike
    19Visordown / 1d
    Image: TY-E name trademarked for upcoming battery-powered machine


    Slingshot Clears A Licensing Hurdle In Mississippi


    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Good news for potential Polaris Slingshot owners: Mississippi has become the 43rd state to allow operation with a standard driver’s license. Begin Press Release: MISSISSIPPI BECOMES LATEST STATE TO RECLASSIFY DRIVING


    MC NEWS

    6 Concept Adventure Bikes We Can’t Wait To Get Here


    200+ADV Pulse / 17h
    Concept Adventure Bikes are both intoxicating and infuriating. They take us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. First, we are elated with joy at their very existence.


    Open Your Wallet, The Husqvarna Vitpilen And Svartpilen Arrive In April
    100+Cycle World / 16h
    Bikes Husky’s eagerly anticipated White and Black Arrows will cost $12K and $6.3K Who knew the 1955 Husqvarna Silverpilen would form a foundation of lust 63 years later in the form of two modern streetbikes, the Vitpilen and ...


    Is Husqvarna The Lexus Of The Motorcycle World?
    1Motorcycle Cruiser / 16h
    Bikes Prettier, probably pricier, but still a KTM The 2018 Husqvarna roadsters are fancy KTMs with Ikea-sounding names. But they’re more than that too.


    Chinese manufacturers moving up a gear
    20Visordown / 2d
    Image: Two new designs are on the way which could break into the European market


    Cycleweird Short: The Suzuki Nuda Concept
    100+RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    Cycleweird Short: The Suzuki Nuda Concept The sky over the Tokyo Motor Show was the color of a television tuned to a dead channel Hey, you guys ever heard of the Suzuki Nuda? That's okay, not many people have.

    Cycle World Magazine Gets A Full Rebuild
    500+Cycle World / 1d
    News "We share the same passion for motorcycling as you do" "Dirt, street, adventuring, commuting, in custom shops, at shows, and on factory floors, we will be there alongside you, continuing the ride of our lives."…




    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS


    Triumph Street Triple 765 RS Review | 121hp | Ohlins
    1MCNews.com.au / 1d
    Triumph Street Triple 765 RS 120bhp – TFT display – Slipper clutch – Quickshifter By Peter Elliott Someone once said they never read a review that wasn’t glowing. It’s a point that has some validity; the reviewer should find the

    RIDING

    Long-Distance Motorcycle Riding Tips From Long-Haul Paul
    1Motorcyclist / 33min
    News Make a plan, be flexible, and stay sharp Learning how to cover ground with one of the most accomplished long-distance motorcycle riders on the planet.


    Sidecar Camping


    Blog - Ural Motorcycles / 8h
    Camping is all about getting outside and enjoying the open air, something Ural riders know all about. Whether you travel to a faraway forest or a nearby campsite, a sidecar can make the experience much more memorable.


    Urban Street Riding isn’t going to stop, but can it ever be accepted?
    Motofire / 2h
    A photo essay on the rise of urban street riders details the potential – and problems – of the rising inner-city dirt bike scene. You won’t have been able to browse through a motorcycle-based website over the past decade without seeing


    The Racing Sheet




    World’s fastest woman motorcycle record holder survives 343mph crash


    1MoreBikes / 23h
    Women’s motorcycle land speed world record holder Valerie Thompson survived a horror crash in Australia on Monday when her streamlined bike crashed at 343mph. Thompson was going for the overall two-wheel record of 376mph ...


    TT Launch 2018 - P - David Molyneux


    BMW Motorsport News

    Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 – Round 3, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.


    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    • MINI to contest Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2018 with six international crews. • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally aims to maintain his lead position in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. • The MINI Family ...






    Buriram WSBK: Rea edges Sykes in Friday practice]
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 7min
    The opening 40-minute session at Buriram was topped by Barni Racing's Xavi Fores, who eased clear of Aprilia's Eugene Laverty with a 1m33.960s, while MV Agusta's Jordi Torres completed the top three.


    2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike FP1 Results: Fores Starts Weekend On Top
    MotoMatters.com / 12min
    Xavi Fores was the only rider under 1'34 in the opening session in Buriram, Thailand, as the opening session ended with six manufacturers in the top six positions. Results:


    2018 Chang Thailand World Superbike FP2 Results: Laverty Pips Camier
    MotoMatters.com / 12min
    Eugene Laverty made a late charge to take the top spot held by Xavi Fores the majority of the session, joined by Leon Camier under 1'34 this session. Jonathan Rea broke into the top ten with the third quickest time after this morning's

    Video: #THAIWorldSBK - Day 1 Highlights





    Gulf Althea BMW lands in Thailand
    1Althea Racing / 2d
    Gulf Althea BMW lands in Thailand Buriram (Thailand), Tuesday 20 March 2018 The Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team and rider Loris Baz are traveling to Thailand, and the Buriram province, for round two of the 2018 Superbike World


    Baz: "It will be interesting to race somewhere new"
    3SBK / 1d
    GULF Althea BMW Racing Team rider ready for the Thai challenge ...






    FP 1


    FP 2

    FIA.com EVENT AND TIMING INFORMATION: Season 2018 Australian Grand Prix


    FP1: Mercedes stake their claim in Melbourne
    4KF1 Latest News / 6h
    Lewis Hamilton led a Mercedes one-two in the first practice session of 2018, as he and team mate Valtteri Bottas set the pace in Australia on Friday.


    Tech Tuesday - How Red Bull have played barge board catch up


    92F1 Latest News / 2d
    Last year Red Bull launched with a very straightforward, clutter-free car design – and were way off the leading pace to start the season. This year’s car features much more detail, particularly around the aerodynamically crucial barge boards


    [img] MOTHERSHIP NEWS WEEKLY IMAGE HERE[/img]


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Annual Report 2017
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Group Annual Report 2017

    Statements and Presentation by Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Annual Accounts Press Conference 20181BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Statements and Charts by Harald Krüger and Dr Nicolas Peter, AAPC 2018


    FWIW Check back, I will be putting out an abridged Motorrad focused version of the report later this weekend.

    MINI

    Sustainable drive on the dream road: the MINI Countryman Panamericana Plug-In Hybrid.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    An exclusive version of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 kicks off a long-haul journey from North America to Tierra del Fuego, unveiled at the 2018 New York International Auto Show.


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Will Launch Eight New Models Over the Next 18 Months
    3Bmw Blog / 21h
    By the time we reach 2020, the BMW line-up will have no less than eight new models to show off, according to new info provided by the Group’s CEO today, Mr. Harald Kruger.


    BMW i4 Range to Exceed Tesla Offerings, Rated at up to 435 Miles
    9Bmw Blog / 21h
    Earlier this year, at the Geneva Motor Show, the BMW Group’s CEO, Mr. Harald Kruger, confirmed the name of the upcoming full EV model in the works in BMW’s Munich HQ: BMW i4 .


    F1 Legend John Surtees’ BMW 507 is for sale


    26Bmw Blog / 15h
    The BMW 507 is one of the most utterly beautiful cars BMW has ever made and it’s one of the best looking grand touring cars of its era. In fact, it’s one of the best looking grand touring cars of all time.



    BIKE CANDY



    R100R / Moto adonis
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 16h
    - Moto adonis



    Extreme Engineering: The mindboggling Watkins M001
    3KBike EXIF / 2d
    Curiosity is a powerful motivator. When Jack Watkins first spotted Stellan Egeland’s BMW Harrier, he was curious about how the suspension worked—and that curiosity wouldn’t let up. Fast forward nine years, and we have this







    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    BMW Motorrad under new leadership.


    7BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    +++ Markus Schramm to take over as director of the BMW Group’s motorcycle business +++ Schramm (55) has been with the BMW Group since 1991 and is a passionate motorcyclist +++


    BMW S 1000 RR racer Loris Baz collects more world championship points in Thailand.


    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    After the season opener at Australian Phillip Island, the Gulf Althea BMW team was in action at the second round of the 2018 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at the weekend.
    FWIW More from Gulf Althea Racing and the WSBK race weekend in the Racing Sheet.


    Motorrad- On the Street and Track


    BikeEXIF[/b]

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Video: First British Woman to Travel the World on Two-Wheels
    2RideApart - Recent Articles / 23min
    Video: First British Woman to Travel the World on Two-Wheels Back in 1982 a 23-year-old architecture student put life on hold to to travel 35,000 miles on a BMW by herself The history of motorcycling includes an array of pioneering
    BMW Motorrad getting a new CEO
    3Bmw Blog / 2d
    BMW Motorrad will very soon be headed up by someone new. This news comes as the company is currently being led temporarily by Hubert Kühner. Kühner, however, is planning to retire this coming April.


    R1200GS vs. Ice and Snow - Build and Ride



    MC NEWS

    American cops equip Harleys with gun racks
    Visordown / 44min
    Image: Yep, AR-15 semi-automatic rifles are being carried on patrol bikes in Arizona...


    German rider sets electric record for most miles ridden in 24 hours
    6Visordown / 18h
    Image: 700 miles in a day is bad enough on a petrol bike...


    Old School Documentary Tells Paris to Dakar Rally History
    26RideApart - Recent Articles / 13h
    Old School Documentary Tells Paris to Dakar Rally History Full-length documentary tells the story of how one of the world’s most challenging motorsport events came to be The Youtube era has been hugely beneficial to ...


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Husqvarna’s 2018 Vitpilen 701 Rides As Good As It Looks


    3Sport Rider RSS Feed / 12h
    Bikes We finally get to throw a leg over the long-awaited Vitpilen 701, and it’s a ripper The wait is over! Husqvarna’s Vitpilen 701 thumper is finally here, and it’s a joyous combination of supermoto rowdiness and sportbike handling.


    RIDING

    What Do You Expect From A Motorcycle Instructor?


    2Cycle World / 42min
    Ienatsch Tuesday We want answers from an expert, delivered in a passionate, caring way As motorcyclists, we have an opportunity to bring new riders into the sport. Nick and Judy Ienatsch discuss instruction dos and don’ts.


    100 Years Ago: Harley-Davidson Training Schools in 1918


    2The Vintagent / 1d
    In a canny business move, Harley-Davidson provided the US Military with free motorcycle training schools to instruct soldiers on the repair and maintenance of their machines in 1918.


    The Racing Sheet



    Blind Ben fastest man on two wheels
    19Motorbike Writer / 7h
    Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is officially the fastest blind man on two wheels. Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials Australia.


    AMA Partners With MotoAmerica For Member Discounts
    1MotoAmerica » Feed / 3d
    The AMA is offering its members discounted tickets for select MotoAmerica events for the 2018 season. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The American Motorcyclist Association welcomes MotoAmerica as a member benefit partner for 2018.


    BeIN SPORTS Readies For MotoAmerica Season Coverage
    1MotoAmerica » Feed / 2d
    beIN SPORTS will again televise the entire 2018 MotoAmerica season. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The 2018 MotoAmerica season will kick off Friday, April 13 with the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia.

    37 cars set for WEC 6H Spa-Francorchamps
    WEC / 7h
    The entry list for the first round of the 2018 FIA WEC 'Super Season,' the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, features 37 cars across the four classes. The one additional entry to the 36 full-season efforts comes in the LMP2 ranks


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 10/2018.
    20BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Nordschleife season gets underway for BMW teams – dramatic finale in the BMW M235i Racing Cup.






    2018 Chang Thailand World Supersport Race Results: Lap Records Set And Reset
    MotoMatters.com / 2d
    World Supersport was a seventeen lap race at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, on a warm and humid Sunday. The lap record was broken at least six times.


    2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 4, Buriram, Thailand
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the second race in Thailand Round Number: 2 Year: 2018


    Rea: I'm frustrated but still smiling
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The world champ explains: "Similar problems to those suffered by Sykes yesterday, but I'm leading the championship". Sykes forced to retire: "A complete disaster"


    Yamaha runners back in contention
    1SBK / 1d
    Yamaha became the third manufacturer to reach a 2018 podium, with their duo taking second and third.


    2018 Buriram WorldSBK Sunday Press Releases
    2MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Press releases from the series organizers and teams after the second WorldSBK round of the season at Buriram, Thailand:


    2018 Buriram WorldSBK Recap: What We Saw In Buriram
    5MotoMatters.com / 1d
    If the second round of the 2018 WorldSBK season is anything to go by the regulation shake-up could see an absolutely compelling season. Buriram gave plenty to talk about...


    Laverty recovering in hospital after Sunday crash
    3SBK / 8h
    Irishman suffers broken pelvis in Thailand





    A challenging race for Gulf Althea BMW
    Althea Racing / 1d
    A challenging race for Gulf Althea BMW Buriram (Thailand), Saturday 24 March 2018 The first World Superbike race of the weekend in Buriram, Thailand proved to be a challenging one for the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team.


    Disappointment for Gulf Althea BMW at Buriram
    Althea Racing / 1d
    Disappointment for Gulf Althea BMW at Buriram Buriram (Thailand), Sunday 25 March 2018 The Gulf Althea BMW Racing team and rider Loris Baz conclude round two of the Superbike world championship at the Chang International






    Austin working to reduce bumps for MotoGP race
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 58min
    Many riders complained last season about the huge amount of bumps in certain parts of the Grand Prix of the Americas venue, which hosts the third round of the championship on April 22.Some pinned the blame on Formula 1






    Sebastian Vettel scoops surprise Australia F1 win as Hamilton’s luck fails
    66James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1d
    Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari got off to a winning start in Melbourne after Lewis Hamilton was caught out by a Virtual Safety Car which came at just the wrong moment for him.



    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Haas shows class, then farce in Australia
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    MELBOURNE, March 25 (Reuters) - A weekend that began with back-slapping and high-fives for Haas after their best ever Formula One qualifying finished with 'heartbreak' and fines after both the team's cars retired before the halfway ...


    Hamilton blames engine limit for early end to Vettel fight
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 58min
    The four-time champion suffered from his engine overheating, the same problem that afflicted teammate Valtteri Bottas, while chasing eventual race winner Sebastian Vettel in Melbourne.
    FWIW The Tifosi in me was cheering in the middle of the night at the Ferrari win while the F1 race fan in me kept wondering if Australia was the first example of the law of unintended consequences playing out in the 2018 season.


    Analysis: How the Australian F1 GP got away from Lewis Hamilton
    20James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 5h
    For the second year in a row the Australian Grand Prix was won by Ferrari on a race strategy twist and a strong opportunistic drive by Sebastian Vettel.


    F1 rules limiting potential fixes for halo's TV effect
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    The FIA Technical Regulations state that "all cars must be equipped with four positions in which cameras or camera housings can be fitted.

    FWIW Pundits and fans need to get over the hallo. In a matter of laps, both in free practice and the race, the impact of the halo on viewers quickly disappeared. In short order I found myself bouncing back and forth from TV coverage and the F1 app on my iPad engaged in racing.

    Frustration haunts me as the weekend disappears into memory and I look forward to the coming weekend’s events. The frustration has nothing to do with the buck toothed look of the halo on elegant F1 cars filling the field. Rather, it has everything to do with the cost benefit analysis, based on 2018 FIA F1 rules, that took place in the Mercedes pit.

    My inner race strategist and team principal keeps channeling Sir Frank WIlliam. In the heat of the battle he cared nothing for Driver Championships, F1 pilot vanity, or the desires of fans. It was all about winning the Constructors Championship. To do that, in the 2018 three engine season, short term individual race decisions will be distasteful but must be made for the primary season goal of a constructor championship.

    The businessman inside of me understands the desire of Liberty and the FIA to work toward field parity for more competitive racing in the pack. Containing costs for the teams populating those grid spots over the season is key for their survival. All this time the lifelong F1 in me is screaming “Why, Why, WHY!” as if I were Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire screaming “Stella”.

    Why has the FIA given drivers and fans one of the safest cars ever to take out on the track and engage in wheel to wheel competition only to rip the racing passion this weekend with an economic algorithm?

    Why do they think great back marker racing will bring fans out of bed in the middle the night to watch a cost effective parade at the front in the closing laps?

    WHY were we deprived of two four time world champions, with great respect but little love loss between them, in elegant buck toothed race cars from two of the premier all time F1 teams going wheel to wheel in an epic battle worthy of comparison to the legendary battles of Prost and Senna.

    Excuse me. I need to wretch.

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    Bimmer

    BMW celebrates 10,000 BMW i3 sales in the UK.
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 1h
    • BMW achieves new milestone as UK sales of the BMW i3 exceed 10,000 units. • The BMW i3 is the best-selling compact BEV in the premium segment worldwide since 2014.


    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Names Goodby Silverstein & Partners as Lead Creative Agency in the U.S.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 23, 2018… BMW of North America today named San Francisco based Goodby Silverstein & Partners as its lead agency of record for national brand creative, as well as regional and dealer creative work in the U.S.


    The best BMW dealers in the world. BMW celebrates its dealers with the Excellence in Sales Award.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    BMW honoured its best dealers from around the world at a celebratory awards evening in the BMW Group Classic. Pieter Nota, BMW AG management board member responsible for Sales and Brand BMW handed out the awards


    MINI

    MINI at the New York International Auto Show 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    British premium car manufacturer presents its whole range of current models and a concept study inspired by racing at the New York International Auto Show 2018.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Takes Bespoke To New Heights With ‘Wraith Luminary Collection’


    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 57min
    • Limited Collection of 55 unique Rolls-Royce motor cars • First ever shooting star headliner • World debut of illuminated wooden paneling • Stainless steel hand-woven fabric incorporated into cabin • Global debut of Sunburst Grey


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW pulls out of Detroit auto show
    bmw motorcycles
    1Crain's Detroit Business / 3d
    BMW pulls out of Detroit auto show Crain's Detroit Business Full coverage


    Detroit Looks to Save Its Foundering Auto Show by Moving to October—And It's About Time
    100+TheDrive / 12h
    It’s official: The Detroit Auto Show is in full-blown crisis. BMW’s decision to ditch Motown’s 2019 show —in a city that’s already seen defections from Mercedes-Benz, Mazda, Land Rover, Tesla and most ultra-luxury brands—makes


    BMW and VW: New EU emissions-testing regime will impact production and profits
    2Bmw Blog / 16h
    A series of European automakers, including BMW and the Volkswagen Group have warned that new emissions testing procedures in the European Union will impact their production and profits.


    BMW Is Said to Plan Vehicle-Subscription Pilot in Nashville
    bmw ag
    BloombergQuint / 17h
    BMW Is Said to Plan Vehicle-Subscription Pilot in Nashville BloombergQuint Full coverage


    MANHART Performance reveals their MH4 550 with 550 hp
    9Bmw Blog / 3d
    MANHART Performance have already revealed their MH4 550 , a 550HP conversion based on the BMW M4 F82, a couple of years ago. This time the BMW tuner from Germany has taken the MH4 550 one step further.


    Mini Cooper S 2018 review
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 12h
    Midlife facelift, an updated engine and high-end tech breathe new life into the best all-round hot hatch in the £20,000 bracket Having been introduced four years ago, the third-generation ‘new Mini’ is due a facelift.


    This Blown Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Hot Rod Is a Modern American Revolution
    500+TheDrive / 3d
    Consider this 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow drag racer with a supercharged 7.6-liter General Motors V-8 engine a reminder who really won the Revolutionary War.



    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Arizona suspends Uber's permit to test self-driving cars
    Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 9h
    The governor of Arizona suspended Uber's ability to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in the state following a fatal crash last week that killed a 49-year-old woman pedestrian.


    Toyota Suspends Self-Driving Car Program After Uber Crash Kills Woman
    1Tech Times : Top News / 4d
    After the death of the first pedestrian caused by a self-driving car, Toyota is suspending its self-driving car program. This death is currently rocking the car industry.


    Restored Factory Cop Car: 1969 Plymouth Satellite
    2The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 3d
    This 1969 Plymouth Satellite (chassis RH41F9A199862) appears to be a legitimate ex-police car and has received what’s described as a full rotisserie restoration. Power comes from a 318ci LA-series V8 backed by a 3-speed 727 ...



    BIKE CANDY



    Custom Bikes Of The Week: 25 March, 2018
    1KBike EXIF Update / 1d
    A peek at the turbo’d Yamaha that took top honors at the Forged Invitational show, a wild FZ-09 by Droog Moto, Chris Nelson’s custom Ducati Scrambler, and a modded Ducati 749 that tips the scales at just 378 pounds.




    R45 e Doll
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 22h
    @petra_perovic on a BMW R45 artwork by @garage12motors




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    Shock Of The New: This BMW is Hookie’s First Modern Build
    400+Bike EXIF / 18h
    Any garage accustomed to working on older motorcycles has to shift their thinking when customizing a modern machine.



    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Nice tread but

    tread interesting but will not work on ipad not much better on laptop
    something has changed at least for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mika
    Blind Ben fastest man on two wheels
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    Blind Aussie rider Ben Felten is officially the fastest blind man on two wheels. Ben broke the previous Guinness World Record of 265.33km/h (164.87mph) for a blind rider by just 1.355km/h at the 2018 World Speed Trials Australia.
    Wow
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    Quote Originally Posted by 179212 View Post
    tread interesting but will not work on ipad not much better on laptop
    something has changed at least for me
    PM sent.
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