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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Friday, 4 January 2019




    On Street and Track

    Media Alert: BMW Motorrad USA Revs Up Dallas This Weekend At The Progressive International Motorcycle Show
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 9min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2019… Several new and updated 2019 Model Year BMW motorcycles will roll into Dallas this weekend for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


    BMW Group Canada achieves 28th consecutive year of growth.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3h
    BMW sales reach record high with 39,033 vehicles delivered this year. MINI year-to-date sales decrease -1.5% versus the previous year. BMW Motorrad deliveries up record levels to 2,178 units in a single year.
    Motorrad Sale:
    The product offensive for BMW Motorrad continued in 2018 with the highly anticipated BMW 750GS and BMW 850GS models. This commitment to new model development contributed to BMW Motorrad delivering a record high 2,178 units for the year, an increase of +3.7% compared to 2017. This achievement was the best in the brand’s history. December sales were 178 units, up +182% compared to December, 2017.


    BMW Reports December 2018 and Year-End U.S. Sales.]
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 7h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2019… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3 percent in December 2018 for a total of 34,357 compared to 34,253 vehicles sold in December 2017.
    FWIW Cage only numbers




    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Rewind 2018: From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India
    bmw motorcycles
    Business Standard / 10h

    From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India Business Standard Read more about Rewind 2018:... From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India on Business Standard.


    BMW G310 R and GS: a pair of entry level bikes to get people riding
    bmw motorcycles
    BizNews / 10h
    a pair of entry level bikes to get people riding BizNews Motoring editor Miles Downard gets into the saddle of two entry level BMW motorcycles in the G310 range.


    Top 5 Things You Should Know About TVS Apache RR310
    bmw motorcycles
    GaadiWaadi.com / 10h

    Top 5 Things You Should Know About TVS Apache RR310 GaadiWaadi.com The motorcycle shares the engine and trellis frame with the entry-level BMW motorcycle and is the only fully faired motorcycle from TVS.
    FWIW What I would really like to know is when BMW will include a version of this model of the 310 in their lineup? Yes, the conventional wisdom is the sportbike is dying. That assumption begs the question why market a G310RR? Because Santa didn’t leave one under the tree last year. Duh!


    Top 10 most valuable brands in Europe | Top 10
    bmw ag
    Business Chief Europe / 10h
    Top 10 most valuable brands in Europe | Top 10 Business Chief Europe Business Chief ranks the top ten most valuable brands in Europe according to the Forbes Global 2000 list. 10. Accenture. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ...


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives €86.36 Consensus Price Target from Analysts
    bmw ag
    Modern Readers / 10h
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives €86.36 Consensus Price Target from Analysts Modern Readers Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    The Full 2019 Indian Motorcycle Lineup Announced
    Web Bike World / 1h

    America’s First Motorcycle Company Sets Its Latest Lineup Indian Motorcycle solidified its lineup for 2019 , and soon those bikes will be rumbling to dealerships across the nation. The company breaks its lineup down like this:


    World’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership group expands
    Powersports Business / 11min
    Powersports Business has learned that the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership group, The Motorcycle Company, has started the New Year by acquiring Desert Wind Harley-Davidson in Mesa, Arizona. Principal Michael


    Quad-Cities Harley-Davidson Sells With Help from Performance Brokerageservices
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / now
    Performance Brokerage Services, a new car and Harley-Davidson dealership broker announced the sale of Wiebler’s Quad-Cities Harley-Davidson in Davenport, IA, from Bob Wiebler to Michael McGrath.


    Canadian dealer adds mall location
    Powersports Business / 8min

    According to a report from the Parry Sound North Star, Rosseau Road Powersports and Marine in Ontario, Canada opened a second store at the Huntsville Place Mall in November. "We did a display there last summer with ]


    MC NEWS

    Calgary, Toronto kick off motorcycle show season this weekend
    Canada Moto Guide / 22min

    This weekend, the Canadian motorcycle show season gets underway with events in Calgary and Toronto. In Calgary, it’s the first of the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council shows; the MMIC shows are the official face of the


    Opinion: A resolution for New Year
    CMG News / 3h

    A year ago, I published my motorcycle New Year Resolutions and they were filled with good intentions: ride more (I did), pay less for insurance (I didn’t), read more motorcycle books (I did), and fix my old DR600 (I didn’t).


    Doing business in India.
    Hero MotoCorp pitches for 18% GST on two-wheelers
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 9h
    In the calender year 2018, Hero MotoCorp sold 80,39,472 units of bikes and scooters, registering a growth of 11 per cent over 2017.


    It’s time to go to the bike show!
    CMG News / 9h

    Now that your bike’s put away and all the wackiness of the holiday season is over, are you feeling kind of bummed? No fear, Canadian moto-nuts, the roads may be full of ice and the temperatures may be cold enough to freeze you into


    5 Motorcycle Industry Predictions for 2019
    50Web Bike World / 13h
    [img]https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HLGJhGd/0/1996ad47/S/i-HLGJhGd-S.jpg[/ung]
    Let the New Year Begin As 2019 kicks off, I thought I’d put together a list of predictions for the upcoming months. Most of these are pulled straight out of my noggin without much to back them up.
    FWIW I continue to think they have the idea right; they just have the wording of their first prediction wrong.


    The view from DownUnder
    Honda tipped to lead sales rush
    Motorbike Writer / 10h
    Honda has led the January sales rush for the past three years and there is good reason to believe they will get the sales rush going again. January is a big motorcycle sales month as manufacturers/importers offer discounts to get rid of


    Florida Toddler Hijacks Dad's Can-Am Spyder, Miraculously Survives Heavy Crash
    TheDrive / 3min
    A Florida man’s Can-Am Spyder was hijacked by his three-year-old daughter who proceeded to speed across an intersection and slam into a wall at a high rate of speed. Luckily, the little girl was flung from the vehicle before the crash


    Higher upfront insurance costs and tighter liquidity causes a speed bump in two-wheelers market
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 7h
    Improved liquidity in the market and the Sankranti and Lohri festivals in mid-January are expected to push up sales in the fourth quarter.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Review: Himalayan vs G 310 GS vs Versys-X 300 comparison
    Autocar India / 6h
    Motorcycle travel has come a long way. From when it was solely the propriety of the brave to being a romanticised, welcoming forum for just about anyone with a running motor between two wheels – motorcycle travel has gone from


    2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro | Ridden | Motorcyclenews.com
    MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 25min
    Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves takes to the road and off-road in Tuscany Italy to ride Ducati's 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro. Watch the video above to see how he got on and read his review here:


    RIDING

    Kroger Just Started Delivering Groceries via Unmanned EV in Scottsdale, Arizona
    TheDrive / 8d

    American supermarket chain Kroger announced today that its unmanned grocery delivery pilot program launched in August has officially reached active implementation in Scottsdale, Arizona, Reuters reports
    FWIW You may think this is an odd place for this article. I grant you that; however, this is something you should be aware of when riding around Scottsdale. It is a new element on the street, while long expected, that may not recognize riders and their motorcycles. Will you recognize them?


    Registration opens for Fundy Adventure Rally
    CMG News / 15h
    Registration has opened for the 2019 Fundy Adventure Rally. At this point, Earlybird registration prices are in effect—the first to sign up get a $275 (plus HST) price for the captain and $235 (plus HST) price for team members. Head


    heels: A 72-Year-Old Italian Star Barely Showing Its Age
    NYT > Automobiles / 18min
    With the exception of collectible vehicles, Vespa scooters hold their value better than anything else on the road.


    Should riders be allowed on road shoulders?
    Motorbike Writer / 7h
    Highway road shoulders look inviting for motorcyclists when the traffic is heavy, but is it legal and are they a safety trap for riders? Some say it is actually safer than filtering between lanes of traffic as there are fewer


    GEAR

    EcoFlow Portable 50W Solar Panel – Stay Charged When You’re Off The Grid
    Silodrome / 12h

    The EcoFlow Portable 50W Solar Panel was designed to provide a miniature mobile power station for use when you’re off the grid and hundreds of miles from the nearest power outlet. It folds open to expose twin solar panels


    The Original Petromax Lantern HK500
    Silodrome / 2h
    The original Petromax lantern was designed in 1910 in Germany by Max Graetz, the name of the lantern is a combination of “petrol” and “Max” a reference to its fuel source and its creator. Graetz developed the lantern based


    Ask the doc: Do neck braces reduce injuries?
    RevZilla Articles / 3h
    An EMS company looks at more than 8,000 cases to clear up some questions about the use of neck braces in motocross and other sports.


    Gear for Gear Heads: 7 Must Have Motorcycle Accessories
    Motorbike Writer / 6h
    (Sponsored gear heads post for our North American readers) If you’d rather ride on two wheels than step inside a car, then you should check out these must have motorcycle accessories. In 2017, the number of registered on-road


    Rain, Rain, go away… In partnership with Bike It
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 1h
    Staying dry in a downpour with the help of Bike It and BikeTek’s waterproof gear. It’s getting to that time of year when the weather takes a turn and the rain starts to fall. However, that doesn’t mean you should be put off taking to two


    TOOLS

    Every Tool Box Needs This $8 Universal Socket Set
    22Gizmodo / 29min
    While its grip might not be quite as secure as a perfectly-sized socket, this Tacklife universal socket can get a good-enough hold on almost any bolt, not to mention oddly-shaped things like hooks, without taking up a ton of space in


    TECH

    b]Will Exhaust Emissions Limits Kill Motorcycling?[/b]
    Cycle World / 3min
    Bikes In a word, no. The emissions problem is manageable. Will ever-tougher exhaust emissions regulate motorcycles out of existence? As Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains, cars have laid a path bikes can follow.


    The Racing Sheet



    One Show/One Pro
    sideburnmagazine / 16h
    The mighty One Motorcycle Show is gearing up for its tenth year. If you've never got there, try remedy that for this year. If you have been, you'll be itching to return. It's got it all.


    2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross Preview (10 Fast Facts)
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 5min
    Expect the unexpected at Anaheim 1 Supercross. Yes, that’s a cliché, and it is one that rings true when the Monster Energy Supercross season opens. The post 2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross Preview (10 Fast Facts) appeared first on


    In conversation with CS Santosh, Rider, Hero MotoSports Team Rally
    Autocar India / 9h
    You’re returning to the Dakar for the fifth time. What keeps bringing you back? Dakar for me is an adventure. You could have done it once or five times, but every year is different and every year there are new challenges.


    Why Sports Car Racing Still Matters
    Automobile Magazine / now
    For 50 years, the International Motor Sports Association has been sanctioning, promoting, and nurturing sports-car racing in America and beyond. We’re celebrating IMSA’s golden anniversary with a series of stories looking at




    BMW Motorsport News

    MINI 2019 Dakar media guides
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22min
    Munich. This year’s (6-17th January) edition of the Dakar will see MINI Motorsport and its motorsport partner X-raid represented by two vehicle types: MINI John Cooper Works Buggy and MINI John Cooper Works Rally.


    “A bit like Jimi Hendrix”: virtuoso performance from Alessandro Zanardi behind the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 13d
    The BMW M Motorsport engineers compare him to a drummer, while Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) himself says: “I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix.” The manner in which the BMW works driver controls the BMW M8 GTE that he will





    Will Marco Melandri Yamaha finally take the lead?
    speedweek.com
    In terms of paper format, Marco Melandri is the best of the four Yamaha drivers in the Superbike World Championship 2019. For the first time, the 36-year-old Italian speaks in an exclusive interview on the R1.





    Repsol Honda Press Release: Jorge Lorenzo Talks Joining Repsol, Differences Between Honda And Ducati, And Marc Marquez As Teammate
    MotoMatters.com / 3h
    On the second day of the new year, and the first working day, the Repsol Honda Team seized the first opportunity to issue a press release containing a video and interview with Jorge Lorenzo, their new rider for the 2019 season.


    Ducati expects benefit from smaller MotoGP satellite roster
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10h
    Six privateer Desmosedicis competed alongside the works Ducatis this season, with Nieto and Avintia both running 2016-spec bikes in addition to the year-old GP17s. Nieto will vanish from the grid in 2019, replaced by Yamaha's


    Lorenzo: Ducati is too high and big, with Honda I feel more at ease
    GPone RSS Feed / 3h
    "In the corners it gives me more confidence, because you are closer to the ground, and in a few days they have adapted it, including a new tank"





    Sauber: "Spiral" was crucial to getting Raikkonen
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    In the summer of 2017 Sauber cancelled a planned Honda engine deal and inked a new arrangement with Ferrari that gave it the use of a latest-specification engine after spending that season with a year-old unit.


    F1 tech review: How McLaren’s engine switch exposed own failings
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8d
    This deal came together extremely late in the car’s development cycle, so much so that it compromised the overall design decisions and weakened its challenge.


    Mercedes: "Founding father" Schumacher key to F1 dominance
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    Schumacher came out of retirement to join the relaunched works Mercedes project in 2010 and although his three-year stint with the team featured just one podium finish, Wolff said his contribution had been felt during Mercedes'


    Rediscover Michael Schumacher's 20 Formula 1 cars
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 9h
    ... Keep reading


    Official Michael Schumacher app created for F1 star’s 50th birthday
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 50min
    Michael Schumacher’s family and management team will release an official app created to display all the achievement’s of one of Formula One’s most successful drivers. Launching on his 50th birthday – 3rd January 2019 –


    Family to celebrate Schumacher's 'victories and records' on 50th birthday
    1KBBC Sport - Formula 1 / 7h
    The family of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher say they will celebrate his "victories and records" when he turns 50 on Thursday.


    Motor racing-Schumacher 'in the very best of hands', says family
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 4h
    The family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday





    BMW: Do not rule Audi out of contention
    formula e
    Eurosport.com / 19min
    Do not rule Audi out of contention Eurosport.com BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt has warned that rival manufacturer Audi cannot be ruled out of contention in the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E season.







    Bimmer

    Out of this world: the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2min
    Stellar one-off version of the luxury sports car features controls made from meteoritic material, extra-terrestrial surface patterns, illuminated constellations on the centre console and 3D-printed components – BMW Individual takes


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    BMW mulling idea of hybrid supercar with 700 hp
    Bmw Blog / 1h
    BMW fans have been waiting — scratch that — begging for their favorite Bavarian brand to create a proper supercar. Ever since the departure of the beloved but doomed BMW M1 , there’s been a void in the Bavarian brand’s


    BMW plots supercar to take on McLaren
    Autocar RSS Feed / 9h
    What we think a BMW hybrid-powered supercar could look like Hybrid-powered super-sports flagship will be based on the i8 but with twice as much power BMW is actively considering introducing a flagship super-sports car


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Video: 1,750-HP SSC Tuatara Supercar Looks Stellar, Sounds Odd
    TheDrive / 4h

    A prototype of SSC North America's Tuatara hypercar has been recorded revving outside an upscale Connecticut car dealer. The Tuatara is the long-awaited successor to SSC's Ultimate Aero, which for three years held the


    Why DS X E-Tense isn't another 'boring' concept car
    formula e
    Autocar / 10min

    Why DS X E-Tense isn't another 'boring' concept car Autocar X E-Tense mixes Formula E running gear with a distinctive, asymmetric body.


    Detroit motor show 2019 preview
    Autocar RSS Feed / 3min
    New Toyota Supra among the cars set to be unveiled at North American International Auto Show The Detroit motor show – officially known as the North American International Auto Show – has long marked the start of the


    The Internal Combustion Engine Could Get a New Lease on Life Thanks to Digital Valves and Infinite Valve Timing
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 5h
    Everywhere you look you see automakers propping up their latest ’skateboard’ platforms jampacked with batteries, each with more power than the last and each offering a lower center of gravity and extended mileage.


    General Motors Files 'Zora' Trademark With US Patent and Trademark Office
    100+TheDrive / 9h
    General Motors has made a bid for rights to the "Zora" name, which is historically associated with its flagship sports car: the Chevrolet Corvette. GM filed for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office


    How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here
    200+Autoblog Green / 7d
    Filed under: Green , Tesla , Volvo , Green Culture , Electric Continue reading How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here


    How Often You Should Really Wash Road Salt off Your Car
    100+Lifehacker / 39min
    Image: David Tracy If we are headed for another economic downturn (to say nothing of the subprime car loan bubble bursting ) it’s more important than ever to keep what you have now in peak condition.


    Nearly a Third of Norway’s 2018 New Car Sales Were Electric
    1KFuturism / 13h
    Climbing Numbers Norway just hit a major milestone on its mission to stop selling gas-powered vehicles by 2025. Over the entire course of 2018, 31.2 percent of all the new cars sold in the country were entirely powered by





    FWIW

    Become a Better Photographer With This 52-Week Photo Challenge
    200+Lifehacker / 14h
    Image: Pexels “Become a better photographer” has been on my New Year’s resolution list every year for probably a decade. I guess it’s more of a goal than a resolution. I have made strides toward that dream, but have never really


    Shop Talk: Is Your Trainer King Kong?
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 5h
    I ’m sure you’ve seen the videos on social media. Perhaps you’ve even had a chance to see them live. If not, go to the mountaintop where they hang out and listen quietly. Soon you’ll hear the sounds of these beasts of the industry


    Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Reportedly Facing Ongoing Attacks in Arizona
    Gizmodo / 16min
    In Arizona, the same state where one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian , people have reportedly been vandalizing autonomous vehicles operated by Waymo, the Google spin-off owned by Alphabet. Read


    The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn
    1KNYT > Automobiles / 27min
    Mr. Ghosn, the ousted Nissan executive, wasn’t supposed to succeed in Japan, but he never expected to fail like this. He faces charges of financial wrongdoing at the company he helped save.


    Carlos Ghosn’s Daughters See a Nissan Revolt Behind His Arrest
    500+NYT > Automobiles / 27min
    Breaking a silence, Caroline and Maya Ghosn said they suspected that talk of “reimagining the alliance” with Renault had played a role in their father’s ouster on allegations of financial misconduct.


    [b]Rolls-Royce | SVAN - the world’s first fully autonomous ferry (the demonstration)[/b]
    Rolls-Royce / 13d
    On 3 December 2018, Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries, successfully demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in the archipelago south of the city of Turku, Finland. During the demonstration,


    The Italian Job: Thieves Steal $2.3 Million From Armored Van Using Backhoes
    TheDrive / 19min
    No, this isn't the plot of a new blockbuster film , but certainly does play out like one. In a bizarre series of events on a highway in southern Italy, thieves made off with millions after they (quite literally) scooped the cash from an armored




    BIKE CANDY

    The Ducati 916 SPS That Lived Down The Road
    88Silodrome / 8h
    This article was written by Paul Brace, a life-long bike enthusiast with a background in professional engineering and restoration, including the design and construction of the Eagle E-Type Speedster



    1973 Norton 750 Monocoque
    MCNews.com.au / 7d
    1973 Norton 750 Monocoque With Phil Aynsley The 1973 750 Monocoque was the first design that replaced the Commando framed bikes that Norton had been using up until that point in time. 1973 Norton 750 Monocoque Norton



    R850r / Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 15h
    - Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 8 January 2018



    On Street and Track

    BMW India announced sales figures for 2018. The full press release is in the Mothership News.
    BMW Motorrad officially started its operations as a part of the Indian subsidiary of BMW Group in 2017. By selling 2,187 motorcycles in the first full year of operations, BMW Motorrad India has successfully created an intense demand for the ultimate riding machine.

    BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS have been developed in Munich, Germany by BMW Motorrad and are locally-produced by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company in Hosur, India. The range of BMW Motorrad motorcycles available in India as completely built-up units (CBU) include: Sport – BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 RS, HP4 RACE; Adventure – BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS; Roadster – BMW S 1000 R, BMW R 1200 R; Heritage – BMW R nineT, BMW R nineT Scrambler, BMW R nineT Racer and Tour – BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW K 1600 B. Till date, BMW Motorrad India has set up eleven sales outlets in India.


    BMW Motorrad lança conjunto de malas “Atacama Cases”
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 2h
    Linha de bagageiros inclui bolsas laterais e rolo de bagagem

    São Paulo, January 7, 2019 - Breaking the innermost corners of the world is not an easy task: it requires disposition, courage and organization. To help the adventurers on two wheels in this mission, BMW Motorrad has just launched in the Brazilian market the Atacama Cases, dedicated to the pilots who explore ways and adventures on and off the asphalt.


    Media Alert: BMW Motorrad to Showcase Riderless Motorcycle For The First Time In The U.S. At CES® 2019
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 31min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 7, 2019… BMW Motorrad will showcase a riderless motorcycle prototype for the first time in the U.S. at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The BMW R 1200 GS, developed by BMW engineers


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Bmw Invents The Riderless Motorcycle: Adv Spotlight
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 14h
    BMW Motorrad will showcase a riderless motorcycle prototype for the first time in the U.S. at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The BMW R 1200 GS, developed by BMW engineers as a research prototype for future mobility innovations, will


    BMW K1600GT Sport | Bike of the week
    50Visordown / 1d
    Image: You’d be hard pushed to find a comfier, quicker and more pillion friendly tourer for £10k


    Record-setting BMW K 1600 GT for auction
    Motorbike Writer / 25min
    This record-setting BMW K 1600 GT is up for auction in Las Vegas on Australia Day (January 26, 2019) with 20% of the proceeds going to a veterans charity. The bike belongs to Carl Reese who set records for fastest USA


    Review: 2018 TVS Apache RR 310 long term review, final report
    Autocar India / 26min
    with the monsoons making a retreat, the Apache RR 310 finally managed to escape the urban jungle it was trapped in over the past few months. Another incentive for the long-delayed ride was to experience the new Apollo tyres we


    BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS Contribute Over 75 Per Cent To BMW Motorrad Sales In 2018
    bmw motorcycles
    NDTVAuto.com / 1d
    BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS Contribute Over 75 Per Cent To BMW Motorrad Sales In 2018 NDTVAuto.com BMW Motorrad India further revealed that the BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 GS and BMW R 1200 GSA were a favourite
    FWIW This is an article about sales in India. With BMW recently announcing it had produced the 50,000th G310 recently, it will be interesting to see the impact on worldwide sales.

    BMW R1250GS Adventure first ride | MCN | Motorcyclenews.com
    MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 1h
    MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has attended the launch of the new BMW R1250GS Adventure and you can watch his full thoughts here! Don't forget to like and subscribe for more! Get the best of biking EVERY day...


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Announces LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Pricing
    Rider Magazine / 5h
    2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. Harley-Davidson today announced pricing for the 2020 LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, which is now available for U.S. dealer preorder. MSRP on the LiveWire is $29,799. Learn more about Harley-Davidson’s plans for 2019 and beyond The LiveWire, which Harley says represents the next chapter in the 116-year-old company’s history, offers the b

    Harley-Davidson Reveals Two Electric Urban Mobility Concepts at CES
    Motorcycle.com / 3h

    Along side the new 2019 LiveWire , Harley-Davidson revealed two electric urban mobility concepts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The two as-yet-unnamed concepts, a mountain bike-style vehicle and a scooterish


    Zero Motorcycles Teases New Bike Called SR/F
    Web Bike World / 1d
    All New Electric Nake Street Bike Zero Motorcycles recently teased a new model it’s calling the SR/F. The company posted a super short video to YouTube. With just eight seconds of footage, Zero sent a lot of motorcycle


    Harley-Davidson Surges Forward: Searching for the E-Bike Generation
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h
    The LiveWire represents the first electric bike Harley-Davidson plans to bring to market by 2022 to influence a new generation of Harley riders. The post Harley-Davidson Surges Forward: Searching for the E-Bike Generation


    MC NEWS

    Boomer bikers are turning to three-wheelers to keep up life in the fast lane
    Motorcycle industry news
    TheSpec.com / 18h
    Boomer bikers are turning to three-wheelers to keep up life in the fast lane TheSpec.com The number of three-wheeled vehicles registered in Quebec rose 60 per cent to 15147 between 2014 and 2017


    Are the sales Down Under a portent of another bad sales season for the US in 2019?

    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2018 | Down 8.7%
    MCNews.com.au / 10h
    Motorcycle Sales Figures Australian Market Calendar Year 2018 Australia’s Motorcycle Market (which includes the ATV/SSV and scooter market), overall fell 8.7 per cent in 2018, with total sales for the full calendar year of 95,080.


    Australian Off-Road Motorcycle Sales Data 2018
    MCNews.com.au / 9h
    Australian Motorcycle Sales Data Off-Road Motorcycle Sales Data Calendar Year 2018 Kids bikes dominate the off-road charts with Honda’s CRF50F officially the biggest selling motorcycle in Australia with 2159 lucky kids


    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2018 | Road Top Tens
    MCNews.com.au / 9h
    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures Road Motorcycle Sales Data Calendar Year 2018 In 2018 the road bike sector comprised 38.2 per cent of overall sales volume while the off-road contingent amounted to 36.6 per cent. Road


    Why are bike sales in a two-year slump?
    82Motorbike Writer / 10h
    Motorcycle sales are now in a two-year slump in Australia and it’s time to ask what can be done about it. While it’s good news in the short term for customers with bike companies likely to offer discounts and dealers ready to


    Where Did Those Middleweight Twin-Cylinder Motorcycles Come From?
    28Cycle World / 4h
    Bikes “Tying design to production so that more people could afford the product was one of Japan’s greatest contributions to motorcycle design” A half century on, the role of middleweight streetbikes—to achieve a “sweet spot” amid the


    MO Books: The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives
    Motorcycle.com / 35min
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    Check out the 2019 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series schedule to see if any of the 16 events land near you. Begin Press Release: American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 Beta AMA National Dual Sport



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    FWIW Ignore the national seen if you read this. I am not making a political comment. Or, at least not that kind. The piece showed up in my feeds shortly after reading the forum announcement of Karol Patzer’s death. I was struck with the relationship between the observations on the forum about the future of the BMW MOA as we move into another election round and those in the article.

    It was my good fortune to meet and talk with Karol on several occasions. I will quickly admit that in several of those conversations I am sure she thought of me as a total PITA, and her conclusions were not without merit. We were two passionate people approaching a topic from different perspectives. However, I never doubted which side of the “Spiderman Paradox” she road; just the route she took.

    Karol took her skills as a rider, businesswoman, her power to vote, to publish, innovate, lend a hand and applied them to our association with a great sense of responsibility and joy. To mix a metaphor when talking about the use of our Spidey powers, Karol understood my father’s rule about campsites - always leave it better than you found it. As her Spidey skills grew over the years, she helped sling many a web. Not to ensnare people for her own benefit but to feed and raise the association and now in leaving, leaves it a better place in so many ways, then she found it.

    The challenge to us is not to try and fill her riding boots. The size of the boot may have been small relative to my size 14W, but the imprint hers made was far more significant. Instead, the challenge is to learn from her. To take our Spidey powers, no matter how small they may be in comparison, and use them to speak up, connect and help build what we imagine.




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    Ms. Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer
    January 23, 1946 - December 28, 2018
    Washburn-Mcreavy Funeral Chapel
    Obituary for Ms. Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer
    Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer

    January 23,1946 - December 28, 2018


    Karol Patzer, age 72, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at The Pillars Hospice Care Center. She was born January 23, 1946, to Mike and Bertha Gurgacz in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Karol chose to live her life by this motto even after being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in January 2016. She was a loving mother, an avid motorcyclist, a world traveler, a bird lover, a willing volunteer, and an outdoor enthusiast. It didn’t matter where Karol was her smile and positive attitude made an impact on everyone she met.

    Early in her life, Karol developed a passion for motorcycles. As a Motorcycle Safety Instructor, she aided and mentored many new riders, and shared her passion for motorcycling with them. She was a member of multiple motorcycle organizations, held numerous volunteer roles, and for 25 years was chairperson for the BMW MOA International Rally Charity, where she helped raise money for numerous charities. Karol was well respected and loved throughout the motorcycling community.

    In September 1986, Karol met the love of her life, Jerry, at the Wisconsin Dells BMW motorcycle rally. For the next 32 years they were nearly inseparable as they shared many interests and loved traveling the country. Be it on two or four wheels, they camped along the way. Karol and Jerry made several trips to Mexico, and shared many adventures south of the border. Their motto was “toes in the sand”.

    Karol’s adventurous nature showed through in her travels, including Africa, and as she rode in long-distance motorcycle rallies. She proudly finished four, eleven-day “Iron Butt” rallies on her BMW K75. Karol had an inner strength and showed determination throughout her life. At age 55, she quit her job to pursue her dream of completing 55,000 miles on her motorcycle in one year. In June 2017, when she and Jerry rode in Alaska, Karol completed her goal of riding a motorcycle in all 50 states.

    After retiring, Karol was able to share her passion and knowledge of birds with others by volunteering at the MN Raptor Center, MN Zoo, and by working part-time at her favorite bird store.

    Karol was loved, and will be greatly missed, by many friends and her family. She is survived by her life partner, Jerry; three sons, Tony (Amy) DeLorenzo, Brian (Katherine) DeLorenzo, and Mark (fiancé Nickole) DeLorenzo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Bertha Gurgacz, and her sister, Patricia Knight.

    Karol’s life will be honored at two events. A Memorial Service will be held at Washburn-McCreavy Funeral Chapel at 5000 West 50th St in Edina, MN on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The visitation for Karol will be held from 2-4 PM followed by a service at 4 PM. The family is also planning a celebration of life T.B.D. in spring. This will enable her motorcycling family, and other friends to meet and share stories about Karol’s spirit and zest for life.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karol’s honor to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).

    “Ride hard, go far, keep smiling” - Karol Patzer
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Race Beauty - Stage 2 (Pisco / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! T


    Top Moment - Stage 2 (Pisco / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 1d
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind



    Touristic postcard - Stage 2 (Pisco / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 1d
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 19h
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind


    Dakar Heroes - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 20h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Truck - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Short clips - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Magazine - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 22h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Rallying-Dakar champion Sainz out of contention, Al-Attiyah retakes lead
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 20h
    Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah retook the lead in the Dakar Rally after Wednesday's third stage while last year's winner Carlos Sainz saw his hopes of defending the title effectively disappear in the Peruvian desert.


    Dakar 2019: Stage 3 Chaos
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 17h
    Stage three of the Dakar rally turned the standings upside down. When it was all over, Yamaha’s Xavier DeSoultrait would win the stage and Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla would be at the top of the combined standings.


    Toby Price is Mr Consistency in Dakar Rally
    Motorbike Writer / 6h
    Consistency is the key to Australian rider Toby Price’s fourth Dakar Rally , now sitting in third place after four stages and carrying the hopes of his nation for a second historic win. Unfortunately, fellow Aussie Rodney Faggotter is out after


    Magazine - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 6h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Moquegua) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Touristic postcard - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Dakar Heroes - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! T


    Epic Story by Motul - Stage 4 - English - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 4h
    Motul wishes to rewards the most beautiful stories, acts of ingenuity and fighting spirit. In short, the extraordinary everyday life of the Dakar Heroes! Be ingenious, be brotherly, be brave. More information on: https://www.dakar.com

    Short clips - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 4h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Landscape of the day - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Summary - Truck - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Jeff Ward Is Going to Race American Flat Track TTs
    40Motorcycle.com News / 2d
    Wait, how old is Jeff Ward? He was already a grizzled veteran when he won his second AMA Supermoto championship in 2006 – which is the same year he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW i Motorsport Media Guide.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team.


    BMW i Andretti Motorsport travels to Marrakesh well prepared for race two.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    New year, new challenge: After victory on its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in December, the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team is now focussing on the second race of the season in Marrakesh (MAR) this Saturday.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 02, Pisco - San Juan de Marcona
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    • Four MINI crews complete Stage 2 inside the top ten. • Nani Roma takes second place in Stage 2. • Yazeed Al-Rajhi secures fifth. • Sixth place result for Cyril Despres. • Carlos Sainz finishes Stage 2 in eighth.


    Zanardi's Road to Daytona: Alessandro Zanardi conquers New York: Media marathon and special honour at the New York NASDAQ stock exchange.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 16h
    After the “Roar before the Rolex”, the official test ahead of the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA), BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) headed straight to New York (USA), where the Italian received a great and rare honour.


    Alessandro Zanardi: From sprint to marathon, from the BMW M4 DTM to the BMW M8 GTE.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    In just over two weeks (26th/27th January), the BMW works driver will contest the 24-hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE. For Zanardi this means the transition between totally different challenges: from





    World Superbike: Ten Kate Racing Selling Its 2018 Honda CBR1000RR SP2 Racebikes
    200+Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    Ten Kate Racing is selling its Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2 World Superbikes in full race-ready condition. According to social media posts by the Dutch racing team, the same bikes raced by Leon Camier and Jake Gagne in


    Urteil von Melandri & Davies: Was hat BMW noch drauf?
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Marco Melandri und Chaz Davies sorgten 2013 für die letzten Podestplätze von BMW in der Superbike-WM. Wie sie den bayerischen Hersteller nach der werksseitigen Rückkehr einschätzen, verrieten sie SPEEDWEEK.com.






    Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone, KTM Testing Derailed
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 19h
    Dani Pedrosa's career as test rider for KTM has gotten off to an unlucky start, as the Spaniard has suffered a broken collarbone during testing.


    Pedrosa will undergo surgery
    4Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1d
    Red Bull KTM test rider will undergo surgery with his stem cells for double fracture of the right collarbone







    F1 using "world's first overtaking sim" for track designs
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1h
    F1 bosses have commissioned a series of working groups evaluating several ways to improve the quality of grand prix racing, and one of those is the Vehicle Performance Group that operates under Symonds' direction. Speaking at the


    Formula 1 should slash downforce by "40-50%"
    500+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    F1 cars will have simplified front wings and bargeboards, and other small changes, this year in a bid to reduce their sensitivity in dirty air and make the quality of racing better. The changes are a precursor to a much bigger car





    19 questions for 2019: Can F1 stars mount a challenge?
    formula e
    Motorsport Week / 2d
    19 questions for 2019: Can F1 stars mount a challenge? Motorsport Week Motorsport Week's team of writers got together to discuss what they believe will be the big questions for the 2019 motorsport season, covering all the major


    ATTACK MODE | A New Dimension To Formula E Racing
    ABB Formula E / 2d
    With no more car swaps, ATTACK MODE is a new concept designed to make racing faster and more exciting in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Here's how it works. Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: http://bit.ly/2QwPZwC


    When is Formula E’s Marrakesh E-Prix and how can I watch it?
    formula e
    crash.net / 2d
    When is Formula E’s Marrakesh E-Prix and how can I watch it?... crash.net All you need to know about following the second round of Formula E's Season 5 from Morocco, the Marrakesh E-Prix, live this weekend.







    Bimmer

    BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Electrified vehicles sales up 38.4% year-on-year +++ BMW Group European market leader in electromobility +++ Krüger: Once again, we’ve achieved our ambitious target +++ Company set to continue leading role in technology


    BMW Group at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group will present its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobility.



    BMW Group News

    Leading the way in digitalisation: World Economic Forum in Davos names BMW Group Plant Regensburg ‘Lighthouse of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    +++ Plant Regensburg appointed member of WEF Network of ‘Lighthouses’, representing BMW Group Production System +++ WEF particularly commends fast, streamlined connection of new digital applications enabled by Intranet-of-


    BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    January 10, 2019 (Mountain View, CA) – BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Tekion, a technology provider that delivers the most modern cloud platform available for the automotive retail space.


    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 16h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018, and continues to generate a positive contribution to


    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 18h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018,


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    BMW Z4 configurator live on BMWUSA website
    300+Bmw Blog / 21h
    I must admit, I’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. While there are a lot of BMW enthusiasts that feel the new Z4 is odd looking or disappointing, I’m very excited about it. I think it looks great, has great potential and is probably


    An In-Depth Review of My Access, BMW Car Subscription Service
    BMW Forum, BMW News and BMW Blog - BIMME... / 2d
    In-Depth Review of My Access, BMW Car Subscription Service


    Upcoming Electric MINI to Be a Hot Hatch, Dubbed Cooper S E
    Bmw Blog / 2d
    MINI has been working on an all electric model for quite some time now. The concept previewing the future MINI EV was launched in 2018 and it was well received by the car community. According to a new report coming from MINI’s


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Superformance Will Build Production Version of Shelby GR-1 Concept
    Supercars.net / 2h
    Dreams Do Come True The 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car first made it into the public eye in 2004 at Pebble Beach as a clay model. In 2005 Ford had a full concept car version that it showed at the North American International


    Retro-Licious Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Entering Production Thanks to Superformance
    79TheDrive / 2d
    The 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car will finally enter licensed production by classic car replica manufacturer Superformance. Ford first displayed the Shelby Daytona -inspired vehicle as a clay model at the 2004 Pebble Peach


    American Royalty: 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 20h
    This 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster (chassis 109) is one of just two survivors from a run of five, is the only example with racing history (Le Mans 1965), was used as the develop mule for the J-Car


    50th anniversary of Andretti’s Indy win to be celebrated at IMS
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 21h
    The Italian-born American, who in 1965’s Indy 500 started fourth and finished third – behind only Jimmy Clark and Parnelli Jones – to earn the Rookie of the Year title became famed for his bad luck at the Speedway.


    The Elextra is Switzerland’s answer to Tesla
    1KYanko Design / 1d
    4 seats. 4 doors. 4 wheel drive. That’s the first sentence that greets you when you visit Elextra’s website. The car models itself on a sporty yet spacious supercar that’s capable of seating 4 people… an unusual categorization,


    The Fascinating Engineering Behind VW's Electric Car Platform of the Future
    1KGizmodo / 1d
    Volkswagen , the company that brought us Dieselgate , wants us forget its last eco-disaster by promising to bring affordable electric cars to the masses starting in 2020.


    Hyundai reveals Elevate walking car concept at CES
    Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    Elevate concept is geared towards emergency response 'Ultimate mobility vehicle' could improve disaster response times and facilitate easier urban mobility Hyundai has unveiled a concept vehicle that has the ability to walk at





    FWIW

    In 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, was devastated by an exploding munitions ship
    Boing Boing / 2d
    In 1917, a munitions ship exploded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, devastating the city and shattering the lives of its citizens. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the events of the disaster, the largest man-made


    End of the Boom: Germany Prepares for an Economic Downturn
    300+SPIEGEL ONLINE - International / 2d
    Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst.


    Tesla Could ‘Make a Gazillion Bucks' Thanks to New Chinese Gigafactory, Expert Says
    TheDrive / 2d
    The automotive teardown expert Sandy Munro first made headlines when he stated the Tesla Model 3 had the build quality of a 1990s Kia. He has since changed his tone as Tesla made improvements to the production of its entry-


    Intelligent Tires of the Tomorrow
    Yanko Design / 1d
    Part of Hankook Tire’s annual Design Innovation Project, this collaboration with a student team at the Royal College of Art explores the theme, “Extending Future Life Beyond Mobility.” Adapted for autonomous vehicles in private,



    BIKE CANDY

    Street tracker gold: building a road-legal Harley XR750
    1KBike EXIF / 2d

    The biggest cliché in motorcycle journalism is the ‘listicle’ of the best-looking bikes ever made. If we ever run out of ideas and succumb at EXIF, you can guarantee that the Harley-Davidson XR750 flat tracker will be in our list.
    FWIW I like Street-Trackers!


    Bmw R1100gs
    An-Bu / 13h

    80年代のパリダカ仕様 これがオーナーの希望デザイン。 おシャレに街乗りでき、 本格的に林道などオフロードコースも走れるよう製作したBMW R1100GS オーナーお気に入りのガソリンタンクはストックをそのまま。 シー
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Sales shocker for Triumph, but owner Bloor still pockets £6m dividend

    25Visordown / 40min
    Image: The motorcycle side of the business suffered, with profits dropping more than half

    MC NEWS

    In India -
    Riders migrate from scooters to bikes as ownership costs rise
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 1d
    Sales growth of scooters lagged motorcycles in 2018 after a decade.


    Matt Le Blanc says electric bikes ‘the future’
    Motorbike Writer / 2d
    “This is definitely the future,” says Matt Le Blanc in the latest Top Gear video where he and motoring journalist Chris Harris ride electric dirt bikes through a forest looking for Big Foot. It’s a great endorsement for electric motorcycles; at


    The 5 Spring Motorcycle Shows You Can’t Miss
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 2d
    News These upcoming motorcycle events will keep your fire stoked through the dark days of winter From flat-track racing to custom bike competitions and even minibike build-offs, our list of upcoming motorcycle events has


    Upcoming Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction(s) Will Be A Deusy
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    Mecum’s auction will include The “Stockholm Collection” for one thing, which is supposedly kind of a big deal. It includes such juicy motorcycles as the 1939 Crocker Big Tank in our lead image, which will be sold with no reserve


    BaT Auction: 2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 3d

    This 2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye is a limited-edition model equipped with a 1,170cc boxer-twin and a 6-speed gearbox. The selling dealer purchased this motorcycle a couple years ago from the original owner and has since used it


    Top 10 Sportbikes Of The 1990s\
    1KCycle World / 2d
    Bikes A chronological list of all the sportbikes that made the ’90s rad Cycle World ’s 10 Best Awards of the 1990s showcased a generation of rapidly evolving superbikes.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Review: 2019 Honda Gold Wing review, test ride
    Autocar India / 1d

    The most American motorcycle to come out of Japan has to be the Gold Wing. Essentially developed for the North American market, the motorcycle started life in 1974 as a 265kg tourer. Expectedly, the Gold Wing got on an American


    Production Motorcycles Turn Into Icons—Will Custom Bikes Stand The Test Of Time?
    88Motorcyclist / 2d
    News The craft of building legends The custom motorcycle scene is stronger than ever. The best examples are art. But can a one-off machine ever be as significant as a production model?


    2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 2d

    Ahead of me, a runaway train of 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GTs barrels up the winding road. I’m wringing out second gear in between connecting corners to keep up, the screech of the bike’s inline triple reaching its highest register.


    WATCH: 1926 world first motorcycle parachute jump goes horribly wrong
    Visordown / 2d
    Image: The first of many crazy moto parachute jumps didn't exactly go to plan...


    The Bimota DB1 SR – A Double-Barrelled Italian Superbike
    26Silodrome / 3h

    The Bimota DB1 was the first Ducati-engined bike from Bimota, it was originally developed as a joint project between the two companies overseen by Dr. Frederico Martini – a former Ducati engineer – but things soured before the project was completed, and the bike was very nearly never built. The Bimota DB1 The Bimota DB1 is a bike that I personally consider to be one of the most beautiful motorcyc


    RIDING

    Five great motorsport destinations to tick off your bucket list
    63Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 9h
    F1 Belgian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S. 18, at the start Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT


    Studs on ice: Three idiots, two vintage bikes, one semi-frozen lake
    200+RevZilla Articles / 2d

    Our Upper Midwest correspondent seeks out new ways to fall down on a motorcycle.


    Long Ride: The road to Casablanca
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 5h

    There’s more to Morocco than desert. Chris and Dee Finch tackled the Atlantic coast and mountain passes. With autumn weather approaching, we couldn’t resist the lure of sunshine in Morocco – specifically, the Sahara and some



    GEAR

    Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent
    38Silodrome / 2d

    The Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent is now on its third generation, when Redverz first released the Atacama back in 2008 it revolutionized motorcycle camping, and it spawned a slew of copycats.


    TECH

    Lightness And Simplicity Are The Basic Appeals Of A Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine
    200+Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 1 It’s pretty easy to get more power from a four-stroke, notes Technical Editor Kevin Cameron, but when tuners tried to soup up simple two-strokes……


    Problems That Motorcycles Used To Have
    88Cycle World / 4d
    Bikes A little vibration never hurt anybody, right? Why did engines operated infrequently often rust internally? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains that and other problems motorcycles used to have.




    BMW issued a recall on the X5 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 8h
    The affected vehicle may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 - Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. The airbag warning label on the driver and/or passenger side.

    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



    Laverda 750 SFC | Fritz Egli Racer as raced at Imola 200
    MCNews.com.au / 3d
    Fritz Egli Laverda 750 SFC With Phil Aynsley This is one of two bikes commissioned in 1972 from Fritz Egli by the Swiss Laverda importer, Roland Borel. The bike raced in national as well as international events including the


    Dakar Controversy: Paraplegic Rider, Nicola Dutto, Disqualified
    500+ADV Pulse / 6h
    The world fell in love with Nicola Dutto as he throttled off into Peru’s Atacama desert to make history as the first paraplegic rider to race in the Dakar. Days one-through-three brought challenges for the unconventional hero and his team


    Magazine - Stage 5 (Tacna / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    The Truck Minute - Stage 5 - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 5 (Moquegua / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 5 (Tacna / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    ]Touristic postcard - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Truck - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Epic Story by Motul - Stage 6 - English - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Motul wishes to rewards the most beautiful stories, acts of ingenuity and fighting spirit. In short, the extraordinary everyday life of the Dakar Heroes! Be ingenious, be brotherly, be brave. More information on: https://www.dakar.com


    Summary - Truck - Rest Day (Arequipa / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Landscape of the day - Rest Day (Arequipa / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Magazine - Rest Day (Arequipa / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Short clips - Stage 7 (San Juan de Marcona / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 7 (San Juan de Marcona / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Touristic postcard - Stage 7 (San Juan de Marcona / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    BMW Motorsport News


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 02/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    BMW DTM drivers Spengler and Wittmann test the BMW iFE.18 – BMW Customer Racing teams triumph in Dubai.


    “It’s a dance”: how Alessandro Zanardi’s driver changes will work at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
    31BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW works driver and brand ambassador Alessandro Zanardi’s (ITA) start in the BMW M8 GTE at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in two weeks is not only possible thanks to technical adjustments that BMW M Motorsport engineers


    Day 6: The official rest day and halfway point of Dakar 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    • Stéphane Peterhansel and his MINI John Cooper Works Buggy retain second place overall after Stage 5. • Six MINI crews finish Stage 5 before Dakar officials stop the race due to severe fog. • Five MINI crews inside the top ten


    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0289948EN/sims-scores-the-first-points-of-his-formula-e-career-%E2%80%93-f%C3%A9lix-da-costa-retires-early-in-marrakesh?language=en]Sims scores the first points of his Formula E career – Félix da Costa retires early in Marrakesh.[]/url]
    28BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    After victory in the season-opener, BMW i Andretti Motorsport continued to put on a strong performance in the second race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship – but without the reward of a similar result this time.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 06, Arequipa - San Juan de Marcona
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    • Three MINI crews inside the overall top five. • Carlos Sainz takes third place in Stage 6. • Stéphane Peterhansel third in the general standings.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 07, San Juan de Marcona - San Juan de Marcona
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    • MINI crews make it a one-two-three at end of Stage 7. • Stéphane Peterhansel takes his second stage win in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. • Joan ‘Nani’ Roma places MINI John Cooper Works Rally in second. • Carlos




    SRC Kawasaki France back on track
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 4d
    Team SRC Kawasaki France had their first outing on the track for 2019 in Spain, at Valencia’s Circuit Ricardo Tormo, and are gearing up to retaliate after their difficulties at the Bol d’Or. Jérémy Guarnoni, David Checa and Erwan


    AM Moto ups the ante
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 2d
    AM Moto Racing Compétition have rejigged their line-up to battle for the Superstock win. Frenchmen Clément Stoll and Julien Pilot join German racer Janusch Prokop to ride the Kawasaki #3. The French privateer team have




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    2019 WorldSBK entry list revealed
    56SBK / 2d
    Provisional WorldSBK line up for the new season announced.


    WorldSBK in 2019: Breaking down the numbers
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    18 riders set to lock horns for the top prize of production-based motorcycle racing


    James Toseland: «Ich wurde von den Stars respektiert»
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    Mit vier Titeln in Folge hat sich Superbike-Weltmeister Jonathan Rea unsterblich gemacht. Trotzdem nennt ihn James Toseland nicht in einem Atemzug mit Biaggi, Haga oder Fogarty, die deutlich weniger gewannen.


    BMW überzeugt: Eigene Elektronik ein großer Vorteil
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 2d
    Nach fünf Jahren Pause kehrt BMW 2019 mit einem Werksteam in die Superbike-WM zurück. Wie Tom Sykes die hauseigene Elektronik einschätzt, verriet Motorsport-Direktor Marc Bongers im Exklusiv-Interview.




    News Round Up: KTM Open To Marquez Approach, Ducati Looking At 2020 Already
    MotoMatters.com / 2h
    The MotoGP riders are just two weeks into their shiny new contracts, but already, there is talk of what happens next. In Italy, there is a discussion of who gets the factory Ducati seat alongside Andrea Dovizioso in 2020. In Spain,


    Why are there no American riders left in MotoGP?
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10h
    Ever since Pat Hennen joined the 500cc World Championship in 1976, the US has played a key role in shaping the history of what we now know as MotoGP. From Kenny Roberts Sr revolutionizing the sport in the late 1970s to Hayden's


    Exactly What Does Ducati's Torque Arm Do?
    200+MotoMatters.com / 2d
    The forces in play with Ducati's torque arm Ducati has always been known for taking the path less traveled when it comes to their MotoGP bikes. Their willingness to experiment and innovate – and sometimes, pick up old solutions





    Ferrari has made the "wrong decision" picking Binotto
    500+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Binotto took charge of Ferrari's engine development after its dismal performance at the start of F1's V6 turbo-hybrid era in 2014. He was then promoted to a role as overall technical chief in mid-2016 as part of an overhaul


    Haas says not being a "pushover" annoys rivals
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    Haas joined the F1 grid in 2016 and, after scoring points on its debut, finished eighth in the constructors' championship in its first two seasons. It rose to fifth last year, when its improved form and ongoing technical alliance with Ferrari


    "No point" staying in F1 without change – Steiner
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    The current grid has been divided into two, with a gulf of performance between the top three squads - Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull - and the rest of the field. Some have referred to F1 being split in to Class A and Class B, because





    Melee In Morocco | Race Highlights - 2019 Marrakesh E-Prix | ABB FIA Formula E Championship
    ABB Formula E (uploads) on YouTube / 1d
    Another unpredictable E-Prix kicked off in Marrakesh. Would Sam Bird be able to defend his pole, or would Jean-Eric Vergne, Antonio Felix Da Costa, Jerome d'Ambrosio, Robin Frijns or Alex Sims have something to say about it?


    Formula E Marrakesh race highlights | RACER
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    Formula E Marrakesh race highlights


    Formula E: Jerome d'Ambrosio wins second Formula E race in Morocco
    formula e
    BBC Sport / 1d
    Formula E:... Jerome d'Ambrosio wins second Formula E race in Morocco BBC Sport Belgium's Jerome d'Ambrosio wins the second Formula E race of the season following a dramatic race in Marrakesh, with Britain's Sam Bird


    Antonio Felix da Costa takes blame for 1-2 BMW Formula E crash
    Bmw Blog / 8h
    Toward the end of the Marrakesh Formula E -Prix, both BMW drivers Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims crashed, costing them both the 1-2 finish they were about to have. It’s a crash that da Costa takes the blame for. Sims


    Da Costa hit with Marrakesh Formula E grid drop
    formula e
    crash.net / 9h
    Da Costa hit with Marrakesh Formula E grid drop crash.net Da Costa drops three places on the starting grid for the Marrakesh E-Prix after exceeding the permitted power usage on his warm-up lap in qualifying.


    The second round of Formula E was pretty eventful
    formula e
    techAU / 19h
    The second round of Formula E was pretty eventful techAU Formula E season 5 is underway and the second race in Marrakesh in Western Morocco.


    Vergne: I'm an "idiot" for first-corner Marrakesh lunge
    formula e
    Eurosport.co.uk / 4min
    I'm an "idiot" for first-corner Marrakesh lunge Eurosport.co.uk Jean-Eric Vergne says he was an “idiot” to hit polesitter Sam Bird at the first corner of ABB FIA Formula E's Marrakesh E-Prix, which he feels cost him victory.


    Verstappen handed 'public service' punishment for shoving Ocon
    100+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 2d
    Max Verstappen will serve part of his "public service" punishment "as an observer to the stewards" at Saturday's Formula E race in Marrakesh.


    BMW Showcases Virtual Simulator Used to Create iFE.18 Formula E Car
    formula e
    BMWBLOG / 3d
    BMW Showcases Virtual Simulator Used to Create iFE.18 Formula E Car BMWBLOG In order to develop a competitive car for this season of Formula E, the engineers and drivers over at the BMW i Motorsport are using the iFE.18


    BMW's new Formula E simulator is what we wanted for Christmas
    formula e
    AutoIndustriya.com / 2d
    BMW's new Formula E simulator is what we wanted for Christmas AutoIndustriya.com See how BMW's i Motorsport division practices for


    Massa already upsetting Formula E rivals!
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    GPblog.com / 16h
    Massa already upsetting Formula E rivals!... GPblog.com It's fair to say Felipe Massa hasn't set the world of Formula E alight with his performances so far, finishing 17th and 18th in his first two races.


    Max Verstappen: Formula E driver Sam Bird questions FIA over Marrakesh community service
    formula e
    Express / 1d
    Formula E driver Sam Bird questions FIA over Marrakesh community service Express SAM BIRD has moved to defend Formula E after Red Bull ace Max Verstappen carried out 'community *service*' with the FIA at the Marrakesh







    BMW Group News

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium automotive company in 2018
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Eighth consecutive year of record sales +++ Best-ever sales figures for BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad +++ BMW sales up 1.8%: 2,125,026 sold worldwide +++ More than 140,000 electrified vehicles delivered worldwide +++



    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces New Foothold In Spain
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 55min
    Today, the House of Rolls-Royce extends its presence in Spain, reflecting the marque’s confidence in growing demand for true luxury products in the country


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    You’ll be Shocked When You Find out Who Geely-Owned Lotus will Soon Compete Against
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    Geely is one of China’s automotive giants, an industrial colossus that owns Volvo, Proton, Lynk & Co, the London Taxi Company and as of 2017 sports car manufacturer Lotus, as well. Its most recent acquisition was made with the


    Volkswagen and Ford set to confirm 'global alliance'
    Autocar RSS Feed / 1h
    All future Volkswagen EVs will be based on the company's MEB platform German and American manufacturers to reveal expanded link-up, including collaboration on electric tech, at Detroit motor show Volkswagen and Ford will


    Ford Plans to Cut Thousands of Jobs Across Europe
    200+NYT > Automobiles / 2h
    The automaker, which has 68,000 employees in the region, including through joint ventures, is also reviewing its factory operations there.


    Here's How Ford Will Improve on a Dismal 2018 in China
    The Motley Fool / 3h
    The full-year numbers are in, and it was a tough, tough year for Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) in China. The Blue Oval's sales in China fell 36.9% in 2018, with mainstream Ford passenger models accounting for much of the


    Audi Will Build Production Version of PB18 e-tron
    Supercars.net / 11h
    An All-Electric, German Supercar Audi confirmed in a recent interview that it will take the PB18 e-tron concept car that it showed off last year and make a production model. The all-electric supercar is a model that wowed everyone


    EV-swapped Porsche 356 Speedster is actually a great idea
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 13h
    Now I don’t know about you, but I really like the idea of marrying classic sports car looks from the 1950s and 1960s with modern tech and electric powertrains. There’s really nothing wrong with that, no matter what some so-called purists


    There’s a Bentley Bentayga Speed in the Works and It’s Going to be Lambortastic
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    Volkswagen has done this before as well, and it is doing it again. This time, the automaker is pitting two of its most esteemed marques against each other. Bentley is working on the Bentayga Speed, and it might be just as powerful as



    FWIW

    Motorcycling's British Invasion
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    News Triumph, Norton, BSA, Ariel. Barry Sheene, Cal Crutchlow, Carl Fogarty. The British have been banging at the heart of motorcycling. From the wild, wall-lined madness of the Isle of Man TT and gnarly bike racers, to Triumph


    What is Nissan Trying to Tease in this Weird Video for the Detroit Auto Show?

    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    The 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the final show to be held in January before the NAIAS moves to warmer months, is shaping up to be rather thin in comparison to years before. I just recently looked up the floor plan for the Cobo Center this



    BIKE CANDY

    "R9T" + "Mantaray" barchetta / Bally Hoo
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 5h
    Impossibile non restare affascinati dalle forme eleganti delle Mante , che stregano da sempre le fantasie dell'uomo con la loro possenza e grazia scivolando sinuose sotto i fluttui marini degli oceani terrestri.




    Setting the bar: UFO Garage’s BMW R100R cafe racer
    1KBike EXIF Update / 4d
    We’re always on the hunt for custom motorcycles that push boundaries. So if you’re going to tread familiar territory, you better do an exceptional job of it. This right here is a classic BMW cafe racer —a genre that’s quite frankly been



    BMW R NineT Roadster
    200+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 1d
    BMW R NineT Roadster in pale strawberry red. The JVB Moto has a particular style that is recognized by some distinctive elements, such as the lighthouse and the tail, which are found in several specials, which have a well-defined and




    "Cavaliere Oscuro'' R9T / Mehmet Doruk Erdem
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    On Street and Track

    Straight Eight: BMW Motorrad achieves eighth all-time sales high in succession in 2018.
    200+BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d

    Worldwide deliveries increase by 0.9% to 165,566 vehicles. BMW Motorrad continues on its path of growth. Focus on new markets and new segments and continue with model initiative.


    Experiencia innovadora en el CES 2019: BMW R 1200 GS con conducción autónoma.
    BMW Group PressClub Spain / 1d
    16.01.2019 Press release
    In the BMW Motorrad exhibition center, a unique experience has been presented: the BMW R 1200 GS equipped with autonomous driving technology, capable of accelerating, maneuvering in different corners, braking and stopping. Everything by itself.


    BMW Motorrad Brasil convoca recall das linhas F, G, K e R
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil /

    BMW Motorrad Brazil calls for recall of F, G, K and R lines

    17.01.2019 Information to the Press
    Calling involves models F 650 GS / CS, F 650 GS Dakar, F 800 GS / S, G 650 XMoto / XCountry and XChallenge, K 1200 RS / S / R and R 1100 R / S, R 1150 GS / RT / Rockster, R 1150 GS Adventure, R 1200 GS Adventure, R 1200 C / GS / RT and HP2 Enduro. Owners of affected motorcycles should contact an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer to schedule the repair.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    BMW VP Says Motorcycling Must Be More Accessible
    300+Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes “We need to listen to what is going on in the market to broaden our appeal” —Michael Peyton, BMW Motorrad USA VP How is BMW using technology to create better, safer, more connected riders? VP Michael Peyton


    BMW Motorrad Sets Eighth Record Year of Motorcycle Sales
    97Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 22h
    BMW Motorrad has recorded its eighth-straight year of growth in the motorcycle industry with its sales results from 2018...though just barely. The post BMW Motorrad Sets Eighth Record Year of Motorcycle Sales appeared first on


    BMW G310 Twins India Sales In 2018 Better Than Expected
    bmw motorcycles
    ABP Live / 2d
    BMW G310 Twins India Sales In 2018 Better Than Expected ABP Live The German marque sold 2187 units in calendar year 2018, among which the G 310 Twins accounted for over 75 per cent 75 per cent of 2187 units.


    CES 2019: BMW's self-riding motorcycle is packed with near-future tech
    bmw motorcycles
    CNET / 2d
    BMW's self-riding motorcycle is packed with near-future tech CNET BMW isn't going to make self-riding motorcycles like this for the public, but the tech behind it could show up in a GS near you sooner than you'd think.


    What's the point of a riderless motorcycle?
    bmw motorcycles
    Popular Science / 2d
    What's the point of a riderless motorcycle?... Popular Science A motorcycle without a rider might not seem to make sense, but BMW says that tech like this has a point.


    BMW makes a self-riding motorcycle. We ask, ?Why?? - Autoblog
    bmw motorcycles
    Autoblog / 2d
    BMW makes a self-riding motorcycle.... - Autoblog Autoblog BMW Motorrad showed off its riderless motorcycle at CES 2019, and we asked why they would bother to build such a thing.


    Self-balancing Motorcycles Market 2019: Future Demand, Market Analysis and Outlook To 2025 – Daily Updates
    bmw motorcycles
    Daily Updates / 2d
    Self-balancing Motorcycles Market 2019:... The Self-balancing Motorcycles Market report provides overview of Self-balancing Motorcycles Industry, including industry characteristics, ...


    BMW Motorcycles May One Day Predict The Future
    bmw motorcycles
    Cycle World Daily / 2d
    BMW Motorcycles May One Day Predict The Future Cycle World Daily If you look at the driver-assistance systems in cars compared to what is available for motorcycles, we basically only have ABS and traction control.




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    Motorbike sales slump ahead of Brexit
    300+Visordown / 1d
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    The New Lightning Strike Makes Big Promises For Little Money
    Motorcycle.com / 17min

    Lightning Motorcycles may have been quiet from the electric motorcycle scene lately, but that silence ends now, as the company has announced its next model to accompany the LS-218.


    Ducati’s CEO: “Soon – an electric Ducati! We are not far from starting production.”
    MoreBikes / 8h

    Oh look, it’s an electric Ducati race bike. Speaking at an event at the University of Bologna, CEO of Ducati Claudio Domenicali (below) gave the clearest indication yet that we will have an official electric Ducati – and it’ll appear


    Suzuki files PATENT for new variable valve control system. More POWER. Less EMISSIONS.
    MoreBikes / 6h

    Suzuki has filed a patent, which reveals that the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is working on a new variable valve control system to help improve power output while meeting ever stricter emissions regulations. Of course,


    Honda Neowing three-wheeler to replace Goldwing?
    300+Motorbike Writer / 1d

    A Honda Neowing leaning three-wheeler looks likely to be coming soon, possibly as a replacement for the ageing Goldwing. Honda has now applied for a patent for the power steering of its Neowing leaning three-wheel concept


    Is Honda Working On Power Steering for a New Bike?
    100+Web Bike World / 2d

    Power Steering on a Motorcycle? Power steering, while ubiquitous on automobiles, isn’t found on motorcycles. At least, not traditionally. It seems that Honda may add a new power steering system to one of its future bikes.


    2019 Can-Am Ryker: All-new Chassis, Engines, Entry Level Pricing
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 2d

    Can-Am has taken aim at a previously untapped market with the introduction of its all-new 2019 Ryker. Designed as a lower-priced model for local and day-trip use, it is intended to attract new and more youthful buyers to the brand, which


    MC NEWS

    Top 10 Sportbikes Of The 2000s
    100+Cycle World / 19h
    Bikes A chronological list of all the sportbikes that made the biggest impact in the new millennium Ten Best Awards of the 2000s showcased a generation of superbikes that rapidly evolved and adapted to a shifting marketplace.


    Bridgestone Releases Battlax Hypersport S22 Motorcycle Tire
    100+Motorcyclist / 1d
    News Less warm-up time, better wet-weather performance Bridgestone announces the release of the successor to the S21, the new Battlax Hypersport S22.


    Handcrafted – Custom Motorcycle Film
    the Bike Shed / 12min
    Living on a giant island miles from anywhere instills a make do and mend culture, and the Australian custom motorcycle culture has wholeheartedly embraced this. Some of the best bikes we’ve seen over recent years have


    Riding A Motorcycle Reduces Stress Levels, Harley-Funded Study Finds
    Motorcycle.com News / 1h
    File this under “Duh…” Begin press release: Motorcyclists have long championed riding as their main road to stress relief and positive mental health. Today, the results of a neurobiological study conducted by a team of


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Yamaha Tracer 900 long term round up
    Visordown / 5h

    Image: Official Yamaharr hot grips, and a catalyst for change


    GEAR

    Motorcycle Gadgets Buyer’s Guide 2019
    Motorcycle.com / 1d
    It’s safe to say you ride – or at least have an interest in – motorcycles, right? Of course. So by extension, the very fact you’re reading these words means you own an electronic device.

    TECH

    Exploring Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Design
    Cycle World / 3min
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 2 Kevin Cameron explains how three transfer ports, a rotary intake valve, and counter-cone exhaust design put two-strokes on par with the very best four-strokes.




    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on the STREET 750, and STREET 500 models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 1d
    On certain motorcycles, the brakes could drag due to corrosion of the brake caliper piston bore. If undetected, increased brake drag could adversely affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash causing...


    BMW issued a recall on the X5, and X6 models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 22h
    Issue: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This...


    BMW issued a recall on the X1 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 22h
    Issue: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag.


    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



    1992 Honda NR750 | RC40 oval piston V4 Honda Superbike
    MCNews.com.au / 17h
    1992 Honda NR750 With Phil Aynsley Honda’s concept of an oval-pistoned engine (or more correctly, a bore/piston with straight sides and semicircular ends) began with the development of the 1979 NR500 GP machine.


    Short clips - Solidarity - Stage 8 (San Juan de Marcona / Pisco) - Dakar 2019
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    Toby Price Wins 2019 Dakar Rally
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 1h
    KTM, it seems, can do no wrong in the Dakar Rally. Toby Price today won the final stage of the 2019 rally, and in so doing he captured his second personal win and KTM’s 18th consecutive one. Price was considered somewhat of an


    BMW Motorsport News

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de Marcona - Pisco
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 15h
    • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro move up to second in the overall ranking. • Four MINI crews complete Stage 8 inside the top ten. • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski / Tom Colsoul finish third in stage.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 20h
    • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro complete Stage 9 in second to maintain second in the overall ranking. • Five MINI crews finish inside the top ten. • Stéphane Peterhansel retires from Stage 9 due to


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    • Six MINI crews complete Dakar 2019 – five inside the top ten. • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma and co-driver Tom Colsoul secure second place overall. • Carlos Sainz in a MINI John Cooper Works


    Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    Sheldon van der Linde will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway at Hockenheim on 5th May 2019, just 45 days older


    “Welcome back, Alex”: US companions talk about the phenomenon that is Alessandro Zanardi.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    For Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), starting at the 24-hour race in Daytona (USA) is a bit like coming home. At the official pre-event test, the “Roar” in Daytona, Zanardi received an enthusiastic welcome. He met numerous old




    MotoAmerica Taking Over TV Production Of Races
    Roadracingworld.com / 18h
    MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey Talks About 2019 Exciting Season On The Horizon For MotoAmerica COSTA MESA, CA (January 16, 2019) - First things first, Happy New Year. Last year was good, this year ...


    The Silence Of The Supersports: Are 600s Going The Way Of The Dinosaurs?
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1d
    Despite dwindling OEM production of 600cc race replicas, MotoAmerica Supersport is very much alive and well, with exciting racing and top talent competing in the class. For the past three decades, the American Motorcyclist

    Rainey: This will be the best American Superbike of recent years
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    Wayne: "2018 was good, but 2019 will be better. The rider list includes Beaubier, Elias, Gerloff, Herrin, Beach and Scholtz, the strongest since we began"





    Wo steht Reiterberger im Vergleich zu Tom Sykes?
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    With ex-world champion Tom Sykes and European Superstock champion, BMW Motorrad has a strong driver pairing for the 2019 Superbike World Championship. SPEEDWEEK.com spoke with Motorsport Director Marc Bongers.


    David Pittard Signs 2 Year Deal With Walkenhorst Motorsport & BMW
    dailysportscar.com / 10h
    After bursting onto the European GT3 Scene with a VLN pole position at the Nurburgring in only his third outing in a GT3 car, David Pittard has signed a new, two year, deal with 2018 Spa 24 winners Walkenhorst Motorsport.


    James Toseland über den fehlenden Willen der Werke
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 12h
    With BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Yamaha in the Superbike World Cup 2019 five plants are represented, which contribute heavily. For former World Champion James Toseland the first step to better entertainment.


    Winter tests: WorldSBK returns to Jerez and Portimao for the first outing of 2019
    SBK / 9h
    Riders and teams prepare for the final two winter tests on European soil ahead of the 2019 season opener.


    Einheitselektronik: Wieso BMW Zustimmung verweigerte
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    Since June 2017 Promoter Dorna thought about introducing a unified electronics for the Superbike World Championship - BMW was always the main critic. For a good reason, as we know today.





    Launch Season Is Upon Us: Ducati Kicks Off Weeks Of Team Presentations On Friday
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    F1 Explained: What Do Teams Do on the Grid?
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    Daily Express / 2d
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    Ferrari plans to run new car before first F1 test
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    Like last year, the Italian team intends to utilise one of its two permitted promotional events to shake down its car before the first of two tests at the Barcelona circuit. Ferrari's 2019 car, known as the ‘670' internally, will be


    Study into Finland F1 race at new MotoGP track
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    F1 2019 changes produced "worst possible outcome"
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    Simplified front and rear wing regulations will be introduced for 2019 with the aim of improving on-track action by reducing front wing sensitivity in turbulent air and minimising the difficulty of following another car closely.


    Niki Lauda: Former F1 world champion released from hospital after lung problems
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    Three-time Formula 1 world champion Niki Lauda is released from a Vienna hospital after treatment for influenza.


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    Schumacher Jr joins Ferrari driver academy
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    Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, has joined the Ferrari driver academy, sources close to the team say.





    ]Formula E: Team points implications of disastrous BMW crash in Marrakesh
    formula e
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    Will Formula E overtake F1?
    formula e
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    Jaguar insists it's committed to Formula E despite job losses
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    Bimmer

    Stage set for the Class 1 era: A detailed look at the new BMW M4 DTM for the most powerful DTM ever.
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    2019 welcomes the new Class 1 era in the DTM. BMW M Motorsport has built the most powerful DTM car ever: the BMW M4 DTM, has been modified in accordance with Class 1 regulations. At the heart of the car is the newly


    BMW model update measures for spring 2019*.
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    New and attractive items of standard equipment and individualisation options for the BMW 2 Series Coupe, BMW 2 Series Convertible, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo and BMW 4 Series models, BMW M4 Coupe and BMW M4


    Progressive luxury meets creative excellence. A design collaboration between BMW and Patricia Urquiola.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    When a plan was hatched to create a very special stage for the new flagship models in BMW’s product portfolio, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design Adrian van Hooydonk, Milan-based architect and designer Patricia Urquiola


    MINI

    With traditional sporting spirit and British flair: the MINI 60 Years Edition.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
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    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Cullinan Opens Ski Season With Alpine Studio Hotspot
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    The marque will return to the spectacular Le Lana Hotel in the key weeks of the European winter sports season (18 February - 10 March).


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

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    This 1973 BMW 3.0CS is powered by a replacement 3.0-liter inline-six equipped with Weber carburetors and paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. The selling dealer purchased the car on BaT in 2016 and has
    I always have had a soft spot for the CS models.



    New BMW M4 DTM Can Reach 186 MPH with Its 2-Liter Engine
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    The upcoming DTM season is bound to feature the most powerful cars ever to race in the popular German touring car racing championship. The BMW M4 DTM will now abide to Class 1 rules, as will all the other cars, and that implies a


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Ferrari 512 BB “Competizione” – A 475 HP Flat-12 Track Weapon
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    John Elkann, chairman of Ferrari and main shareholder in Exor, reiterated his support for Ferrari chief executive Louis Camilleri, denying speculation a top management purge could be on the cards.
    FWIW This is the type of news story which would have me updating my resume immediately.

    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S Around the Nürburgring in 7:25
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    Five Seconds Faster Than the Previous Car In case you were worried that the 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S wouldn’t be quick enough, Porshe took it on the Nürburgring to demonstrate it’s speed and track prowess.


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    Let the brand-new 2019 Mustang Shelby GT500 take the back seat for a moment because this one-of-one 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake is far cooler. Why? Well, it just became the most expensive Mustang sold at


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    Long ago Elon Musk declared that he was going to produce an electric pickup truck . Since then, Bollinger came along with their proposed offering and Rivian made waves at the most 2018 LA Auto Show.


    Ford and VW are forming an alliance—here’s why it’s a smart move
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    Lexus LC Debuts At The 2019 Detroit Auto Show In A Topless Avatar
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    Lexus shares a special bond with the North American International Auto Show. The brand officially made its debut during the first year of the auto show in 1989.


    Moving Cars Around the World: How the Auto Transport Industry Works
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    The automotive industry operates in a global marketplace and that means that cars get shipped to all sorts of different destinations around the world. Whether you are wanting to transport a prestige or classic car because you are a


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    McLaren 600LT Spider Breaks Cover
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    Can’t Afford a McLaren Senna? Here’s a cool Lego you can buy
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    I’m pretty sure everyone reading TopSpeed loves the McLaren Senna. Unfortunately, most of us can’t afford one. The good news is that we can find plenty of miniature replicas that we can afford and Lego just added another mini



    FWIW

    Opinion: Brave New World
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    Should cyclists wear identification?
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    YouTube bans dangerous pranks
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    YouTube has banned its users from uploading dangerous challenges, citing similar instances such as the Tide Pod challenge and the Fire challenge. Read more...



    BIKE CANDY

    RENAISSANCE IN VERMONT. John Stewart’s Restomod MV Agusta 250B
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    Written by Andrew Jones There’s more than a few Italian moto designs that are so close to perfection, only Tamburini himself could improve on them. It seems that every line, bolt and curve was placed by the hand of il Dio himself.



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    R9T / Van Harten Amersfoort B.V.
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    - Van Harten Amersfoort B.V.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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