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




    BMW Motorrad France




    BMW Motorsport News

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




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


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


    Bimmer

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


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


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


    BMW Group News

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


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

    BMW Group Annual General Meeting 2017


    MINI

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


    Rolls Royce Motorcar

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



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

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


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

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


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


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


    MC NEWS

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


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


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


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



    RIDING

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


    TECH

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



    The Racing Sheet

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




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




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


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





    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

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


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


    FWIW

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



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


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




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




    BIKE CANDY



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






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





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

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


    BMW Motorsport News

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


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


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


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


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


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



    BMW Group News

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


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


    MINI

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


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Recalls

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


    Search for Recalls Here

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

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



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS


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

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


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


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

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


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


    MC NEWS

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


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


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


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


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


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


    TECH

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


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




    The Racing Sheet

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

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


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

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


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






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






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


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


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


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

    2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship - Le Mans (FRA)







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


    Other Racing News

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


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


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


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



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

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


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


    BMW Engine Plant in China




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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

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


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



    BIKE CANDY

    #RideOnKentuckyKid: Remembering Nicky Hayden
    MotoGP

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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




    BMW Motorsport News

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



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


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


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


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



    Bimmer

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


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




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



    BMW Group News

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    Successful race weekend for the BMW S 1000 RR: six wins and a total of 15 podium finishes on several continents.
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    BMW M6 GT3 teams battling for podium positions in the Eifel Mountains.
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    Tricky first day for Althea BMW in the UK
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    2017 Donington Park World Superbike Race One Results: Grey Clouds Looming
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    World Superbike was twenty three laps of a rapidly cooling Donington Park, held after a minute's silence for Nicky Hayden where press and fans took to the grid to pay their respects.

    2017 Donington Park WorldSBK Saturday Press Releases
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    Donington Park WorldSBK Debrief – Saturday
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    2017 Donington Park WorldSBK Race 2 Notes: Hitting The Century
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    The first medical update has been released, slight thoracic and abdominal trauma, more updates to follow at noon on Friday






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    F1 - Vettel wins in Monaco to take 25-point championship lead over Hamilton
    300+News feed / by jhynes / 19h
    Sport news Sebastian Vettel handed Ferrari it’s first Monaco victory in 16 years and his second in the principality with a win scored after passing team-mate and early leader Kimi Raikkonen during their one and only pit stop. Räikkönen


    Kimi Raikkonen says his second place in Monaco doesn't count a lot
    4Formula 1 news / 19h
    Kimi Raikkonen says his second place in the Monaco Grand Prix "doesn't count a lot" after he lost out to Ferrari Formula 1 team-mate Sebastian Vettel


    Vettel victory not orchestrated by Ferrari - Wolff
    100+Motorsport.com / 3h
    Vettel got ahead of Raikkonen during the pitstops after being left out for five more laps than the Finn, when they took their one and only tyre change during the race.It became clear the supersoft which Raikkonen switched to was not a


    Vettel wins Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix in Ferrari one-two to leave Mercedes reeling
    97James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 20h
    Sebastian Vettel took victory at the Monaco Grand Prix to end a 16 year winless streak for Ferrari at this circuit while polesitter Kimi Raikkonen finished second. Not a single overtaking manoeuvre was recorded today, and all position changes


    Monaco GP: Race notes - Haas
    1Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 18h
    A first time with two cars in the points is something we wanted to achieve this year.


    Monaco GP: Race notes - Pirelli
    1Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 18h
    Although it was always clear that a one-stop strategy would be optimal, there was a very wide range of possibilities.


    Monaco GP: Driver Tyre Strategies
    1Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 13h
    Full details of each driver's tyre strategy during the 2017 Grand Prix de Monaco.


    Wehrlein slams Button for Monaco GP clash
    65News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 17h
    Pascal Wehrlein hit out at Formula 1 returnee Jenson Button for what he called a 'silly move' that led to their accident at the Monaco Grand Prix


    Button handed grid penalty for Wehrlein crash
    1KMotorsport.com / 17h
    The 2009 world champion is extremely unlikely to end up serving his penalty, however, as he had suggested that Monaco would end up his final race in the sport.Button, standing in at McLaren for the Indy 500-bound Fernando Alonso,


    Ericsson blames brake problems for SC crash
    Motorsport.com / 2min
    The Swede was unable to slow the car down into Sainte Devote and hit the wall when trying to pass the safety car to unlap himself."I had some issues with the brakes," he told Motorsport.com. "Before the safety car period started, the


    Honda F1 MGU-H component can only last two races at the moment
    6Formula 1 news / 1d
    Honda admits the current MGU-H design on its Formula 1 engine is only strong enough to last two races, after suffering more 'unacceptable' reliability problems at the Monaco Grand Prix


    Video analysis: How Mercedes overhauled its 2017 F1 car
    77Motorsport.com / 2d
    Giorgio Piola's exclusive video focuses on the key changes made to the two most significant parts of that upgrade - the nose and bargeboards. Radical shiftThe nose and especially the turning vanes are a radical departure from what we've


    Setup error to blame for Mercedes struggles
    41F1 / 2d
    Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has explained a setup error was the cause of his team's lack of pace during Thursday's two practice sessions for the Monaco Grand Prix. Lewis Hamilton set the pace in FP1 wit...


    Video: The birth of an iconic F1 engine - the Cosworth DFV
    2Formula 1 news / 2d
    The history of Formula 1 engines changed forever in 1967 when the Cosworth DFV won on its debut with Jim Clark and Lotus at the Dutch Grand Prix


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    WEC, F1 & Formula E Meet To Discuss Calendar Harmonisation
    58dailysportscar.com / by Stephen Kilbey / 3h
    World Championship Promoters from Formula One, Formula E and the FIA WEC met for an important and fruitful meeting yesterday in Monaco to discuss harmonisation of sporting calendars in the future. Hosting the meeting was


    Race results: Shannonville Canadian Superbike
    4Canada Moto Guide / by Grandstand / 14h
    Here are the results of the opening round of the Canadian Superbike championship.


    Sato wins Indy500 as Alonso gets stopped by Honda engine failure
    25F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Steven De Groote / 14h
    Fernando Alonso's charge for victory at the Indianapolis 500 mile race was halted by a Honda engine failure on lap 180 or 200. The Spaniard impressed with solid driving, and remained in the hunt throughout the entire race, but just like


    Indy 500: race report
    70McLaren Honda / 14h
    Indy 500 2017 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Sunday 28 May FERNANDO ALONSO, McLaren Honda Andretti driver Sunday 28 May Laps led: 27 Total laps: 179 "Obviously it's disappointing not to finish the race because every race you


    Funny What Fernando Alonso Can Do In A Working Race Car
    500+Black Flag / by Alanis King / 17h
    Fernando Alonso, painstakingly subject to his McLaren-Honda team’s awful car every week , can’t escape the back of the Formula One field. But by hopping into a car he’s never raced before for the Indianapolis 500 and running at the top of


    BMW eyeing breakthrough Aus GT result
    1News – Speedcafe / by Tom Howard / 2d
    Steven Richards believes this weekend’s Australian Endurance Championship season opener at Phillip Island offers the best opportunity yet to claim a breakthrough podium result


    IOMTT: Opening Session Cancelled Because of Fog
    19Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 4h
    The 2017 Isle of Man TT is finally underway…sort of. The iconic road race had to scratch its opening session, as the fog rolled into the island nation, making the visibility on the lower parts of the course too difficult for motorcycles to run.


    Tyco BMW’S Hutchinson bidding for TT glory
    1Isle of Man TT Latest News / 1d
    Ian Hutchinson and the Tyco BMW team are hoping for further road racing success, as practice for the 2017 Isle of Man TT gets underway this weekend. Record-breaker ‘Hutchy’ is determined to build on his previous achievements in


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    BMW M8 GTE to debut at 2018 Rolex 24
    40WEC / 22h
    BMW has announced that its new-for-2018 M8 GTE challenger â which will compete in the World Endurance Championship â will make its global race debut at next year's Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. "The BMW...


    BMW says shortage of parts from Bosch hampers production
    4Reuters: Business News / 10min
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW said a shortage of steering gears supplied by Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] slowed production of its 1 series, 2 series, 3 series and 4 series BMW models and caused stoppages at its plants in South


    BMW to Stop Production in China, South Africa on Shortage ...
    Bloomberg
    BMW AG is set to extend production halts in Germany to China and South Africa on Monday as the luxury-car maker grapples with a shortage of steering parts.


    BMW to Seek Compensation From Bosch for Car-Production Stoppage
    Bloomberg
    BMW AG will seek compensation from Robert Bosch GmbH after missing parts for models including the bestselling 3-Series sedan caused production stoppages in Germany, China and South Africa.


    Stunning bespoke Sweptail pays tribute to Rolls-Royce legends
    38New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 8h
    Rolls-Royce dedicates an incredible amount of time to creating beautiful, bespoke versions of its existing cars, but that isn't enough for some exacting customers. But for one connoisseur, unique paint and contrast stitching wasn't

    Rolls-Royce Sweptail - Probably the Most Expensive Car in the World




    BMW Reportedly Cancels i5 to Focus on Electrifying Other Vehicles
    7TheDrive / by James Gilboy / 3d
    BMW specialist news outlet BMW Blog has reported that the planned mid-level product from BMW's i Division, the i5, is dead in the water . As of April, it was believed that the i5 would arrive as either a fully electric or hydrogen-powered


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    'Most extreme performance Jaguar ever': the XE SV Project 8 revealed
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    Mercedes-AMG Project One to get AWD and F1-derived drivetrain
    OVERDRIVE / by Team OD / 18min
    More details emerge on the upcoming hypercar from Affalterbach


    McLaren P1 LM sets Nürburgring record ... then drives home to England
    72New Atlas / by Mike Hanlon / 4h
    Last month, the limited-production 986 hp McLaren P1 LM became the world's fastest production car around the most demanding circuit in the world, the 20.8 km Nürburgring Nordschleife. It's such an extraordinary time that it is a


    Lawsuit Alleges GM Installed Devices In Its Trucks To Cheat In Emission Tests
    1Tech Times / 2d
    In a class action lawsuit, General Motors was accused of rigging its diesel vehicles to pass emission tests successfully. The carmaker was accused of fitting its heavy-duty truck models with defeat devices to pass the tests.


    Mercedes to reportedly unveil a relatively affordable all-electric hatchback with long range
    30Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 18min
    After unveiling Mercedes’ new all-electric ‘EQ’ sub-brand last year, Daimler showed great ambitions to become a leader in all-electric vehicles. The first effort is expected to come to market next year in the form of a luxury SUV called


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    Documentary: The Last African Flying Boat
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    Documentary: The Last African Flying Boat The Last African Flying Boat is a vintage documentary covering the recreation of an aerial tour from Egypt to South Africa by flying boat. The film includes footage of the first flying boats in



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    World Speed Record Holder: Brough Superior “Baby Pendine”
    200+Silodrome / by James McBride / 2d
    World Speed Record Holder: Brough Superior “Baby Pendine” A Short History of the Brough Superior SS100 The Brough Superior SS100 is a motorcycle that needs no introduction to anyone with even a passing interest in motorcycle




    Bmw R1150 Cafe' Superbike
    DESIGNER'S CUT Cafè Racer Projects / by obiboi / 1h
    E' un po di tempo che profetizziamo un nuovo "ciclo" nel variegato mondo delle motociclette ...special! La nuova tendenza viene direttamente dai primi anni 80, quando negli USA si disputavano le prime gare SUPERBIKE, dove le contendenti,






    R100 Bang | Dumbador
    82RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 22h
    The Dumbador team on this bike have mix the aesthetics of the light Japanese race motorcycles of the seventies, with the bust of the German Bmw motorcycle of the same era. The Result is Bang, this Bmw R100. We did a little interview




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    This BAC Mono Police Car Once Again Proves The Isle Of Man Is The Greatest Place On Earth
    400+Jalopnik / by Kristen Lee / 3d
    No, this isn’t the car for arresting anybody, although I’d love to see the police try in the speed and driving haven that is the Isle of Man. BAC paired up with the Isle of Man government and created an active BAC Mono police car for the fleet.
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    Two GS on a reunion tour.
    1BMW Motorrad News / 8h
    On his R 80 G/S Paris Dakar from 1983, Daniel was on the road with his girlfriend Polly for at least 10 months from Argentina to Alaska; he knows the motorcycle like no other. He rode to Monza with an identical machine from the BMW




    Tracks in the sand.
    1BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    Gifted hands were responsible both for creating the BMW GS and for riding it. They smoothed the off-road trails for the bike and made it into an icon for rally and off-road sport. In the high-class manufacturer HPN, the fathers of the GS


    Mission: South.
    1BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    Four motorcycles, four striking characters, 5000 kilometres, one target: the Smiling Coast of Africa. At the end of November 2016, a team of Berlin-based motorcycling enthusiasts from MotorCircus set off to the Gambia, in order to


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Adds More Star Drivers to an Already Strong M235iR Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship Contingent for Rounds 5 and 6 at Lime Rock Park;
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 5h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 30, 2017 . . . A record 18 BMW M235i Racing drivers were entered in Rounds 5 and 6 of the 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn. The BMW headline was


    Bimmer

    Off into the desert – Three BMW 5 Series Touring cars successfully complete the Allgäu-Orient Rally 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The “5ever” privateer Team took a 2nd place in the Allgäu-Orient 2017 endurance rally. The first team past the finishing line receives a fully grown camel as the winner’s laurels.


    BMW Art Car reloaded: Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei takes the series into the 21st Century by going digital.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    World Premiere of the latest BMW Art Car on May 31 at the Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing. The BMW M6 GT3 Art Car will race at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau in November 2017.


    BMW Group News

    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0271446EN/strategic-realignment-of-bmw-group-design?language=en]Strategic realignment of BMW Group Design]
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    Oliver Heilmer new head of MINI Design


    Automated driving at the BMW Group.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Personal mobility and its industrial application are on the brink of a technological quantum leap. The car and the technologies that make it tick are set to change more in the next 10 years than they have in the past 30 combined.

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    Automated driving at the BMW Group.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    Personal mobility and its industrial application are on the brink of a technological quantum leap. The car and the technologies that make it tick are set to change more in the next 10 years than they have in the past 30 combined.



    Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017: Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo awarded as “Best of Show” with the Trofeo BMW Group.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Unique special from the year 1957 impresses Jury and visitors equally +++ Public prize Coppa d’Oro Villa d’Este for the record-breaking car Lurani Nibbio built in 1935 +++ Puch 250 Indien-Reise is victorious as “Best of Show” in the


    BMW Group launches BMW CarData: new and innovative services for customers, safely and transparently
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h[/b][/url]
    Customised services: new options for providers +++ High data security: no vehicle access for third parties +++ Full control: Customer decides data release for each service +++ High transparency: Customer can request CarData archive at


    U.S. Sales Reporting Delayed
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 1, 2017 . . . The BMW Group sales reporting for May is being delayed because of IT issues. Sales numbers will be posted as soon as possible.

    And then...

    BMW Group U.S. Reports May 2017 Sales
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 5h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 1, 2017… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 11.0 percent in May for a total of 25,818 compared to 29,017 vehicles sold in May 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 3.6 percent in the U.S. on sales of
    No Motorrad sales figures are included.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ A Rolls-Royce Exhibition Rolls-Royce Announces A Gathering Of The Greatest Phantoms In History
    1Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 23h
    At the end of July, ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’, a Rolls-Royce Exhibition, will gather together the greatest Phantoms from the last 92 years in Mayfair, London. The Exhibition will welcome the next generation of this most celebrated luxury




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    First ride: BMW R nineT Urban G/S X review - Verdict
    3Visordown / by Simon Greenacre / 6h
    Image: BMW's R nineT channels the original G/S to create a stylish dual sport addition to the family


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    TVS Motor sales rise 16 per cent at 2,82,007 units in May
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 8h
    TVS' exports during the month were at 40,617 units as against 35,545 units in May 2016, a rise of 14.3 per cent.


    Husqvarna Motorcycles’ All-New 2018 Enduro Range Unveiled
    1News / 9h
    REVOLUTIONARY TE 250i/300i FUEL-INJECTED MACHINES HEADLINE SEVEN MODEL MY18 ENDURO LINE-UP


    Hero MotoCorp will launch 6 new models in the coming year to increase their market share.
    Top Speed India / by Sagar Patil@.topspeed.in(Sagar Patil) / 1d
    Hero MotoCorp is the world’s largest manufacturer of two wheels and no one understands commuting more than this company. Hero enjoys an unprecedented success when it comes to the commuter class of 100-110cc


    Royal Enfield announces a new non-extreme ride format called Scramble
    Autocar India / 1d
    ‘Scramble’ will encompass the spirit of adventure, competition and community riding over a four-day event; first edition to take place in June 2017.


    How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%
    500+HBR.org / by Brad Power / 11h
    It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough. Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to bump into Or Shani, CEO of an AI firm,


    []b]Kawasaki Returns to AIMExpo, Plans To Reveal Global New Model[/b]
    1Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 4h
    The American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide (AIMExpo) has welcomed the return of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. in 2017 as the show makes its move to the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio


    Bell, Fasthouse Join Forces to Produce Rad Helmets
    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 2h
    Bell Helmets and Fasthouse Team Up to Bring the Sexy Back to Riding Gear Bell Helmets , purveyors of fine motorcycling headgear since 1954, has teamed up with Fasthouse to bring riders a special edition of Bell's Moto-9 helmet. Along


    MC NEWS

    Scrambler wins, Moby Dick loses
    11Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 3h
    Ducati Scramblers came away with two design awards and a 1928 Brough Superior SS100 called Moby Dick valued at $A1m failed to sell at the weekend’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The show on Italy’s Lake Como features a


    5 Incredibly Awesome Cafe Racers
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Seth Fargher / 7h
    There’s something beautiful about taking what’s old and making it new and these five cafe racers are absolute works of art. A post shared by 57supply (@57supply) on May 30, 2017 at 12:44pm PDT A post shared by Christof


    The 12 most valuable (or interesting) bikes at RM-Sotheby's Villa Erba Auctions
    76New Atlas / by Mike Hanlon / 19h
    Many exciting motorcycles went to auction during the Villa Erba auction last Saturday, and in a sign that the motorcycle market is undergoing change, most of the really big ticket items failed to sell. Here's a quick rundown of the main bikes


    An A to Z Guide to American Motorcycles
    19RideApart - Recent Articles / 12h
    An A to Z Guide to American Motorcycles People often think of the United States as a two-company country when it comes to motorcycles: Harley and Indian. But obviously that's incorrect. Not only are there more than just two current


    Visualize What You Want And What You Should Not Want Your Motorcycle To Look Like
    3Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 11h
    Jump starting a custom motorcycle design can be done many ways. Even the best professional builders are quite traditional in their approach, feeling and building based on good sense and their multiple experience with all their clients.


    7 Fuel Efficient Performance Boosters for Your Motorcycle
    2Baggers / by Staff / 10h
    Motorcycle Gear Optimize your efficiency and beef up your horsepower From precision-tuned slip-on mufflers to smartphone compatible fuel management devices, these 7 items promise a major boost for your motorcycle on the road.


    Wrench, Ride or Race?
    2The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 9h
    A recent post here touched on the idea that riding time was fast disappearing, as work, for many of us, encroaches on formerly free time with smart phones a constant reminder of what we do all day. Long periods free of interruptions are




    GEAR

    FLY Hard Parts Engine Stand
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 6h
    Fly Racing’s engine maintenance stand is designed for 50cc to 500cc single cylinder engines. Stand length and height are adjustable to fit most single cylinder engines. Comes with 2 engine shafts to mount engine to stand. Features


    BikeMaster Steel Center Jack Stand
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 6h
    Lift the front or rear wheel of your motorcycle or your customer’s in seconds with the BikeMaster Heavy-Duty Center Jack. With an 1,100 lbs. lifting capacity and built-in stability tabs at the base, this highly versatile jack can handle bikes


    TECH

    Global Motorcycle Air Filter Market - Key Drivers and Forecast from Technavio
    1Business Wire Automotive / 5h
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- #AutomotiveComponents --Technavio analysts forecast the global motorcycle air filter market to reach 78.70 million units by 2021, growing at a CAGR of close to 6% over the forecast period, according to


    Fiddling with My Petcock
    5Rider Magazine / by gdrevenstedt / 4h
    Draining the last bit of fuel out of the Kawasaki KLR650’s 6.6-gallon IMS tank using Aerostich’s E-Fill siphon. Once the tank was dry I was able to remove and disassemble the petcock. A leaky petcock. It makes my wife giggle every time I


    Two Ducati Scrambler concepts take prizes at Concours d'Eleganza
    46New Atlas / by Loz Blain / 18h
    Ducati has picked up two prizes at this year's Concours d'Eleganza Villa d'Este for concept bikes based off the Scrambler. The concept Café Racer, with its funky headlight and shiny aluminum bodywork, took top honors, with a redesigned




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    Positive steps made for Pata Yamaha Official WorldSBK Team
    SBK / 9h
    Lowes and Van der Mark complete two intense days with promising feeling


    WorldSBK: Donington Park’s Ups and Downs
    37Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Steve English / 1d
    The World Superbike paddock and the racing community came together at Donington Park, to pay tribute to Nicky Hayden. But after two great races in the superbike class; a supersport race that saw great battles; and a Supersport 300







    MotoGP Will Be Racing At Mugello This Coming Weekend
    3Motorcycle News / 4h
    Nestled in the hills of Tuscany near the Italian jewel of Florence, the natural beauty of the Autodromo del Mugello is a stunning spectacle on its own. Packed to the rafters with fans when MotoGP - and Valentino Rossi - come to town, the


    Rossi passed fit to compete at Mugello
    300+Motorsport.com / 11h
    The seven-time premier class champion suffered mild chest and abdominal trauma on May 25, having fallen off a motocross bike while training.He was held in hospital overnight before being discharged on May 26, but arrived to the


    Rossi withdraws from Mugello MotoGP press conference
    1Motorsport.com / 1d
    The Italian rider was due to appear alongside Maverick Vinales, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso, Johann Zarco and Moto2 points leader Franco Morbidelli, but will have his place taken by Andrea Iannone.Rossi is however still likely to


    Rossi: I'll do my best to race at Mugello
    1GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Medical check-up tomorrow: "still a lot of pain but I'm getting better. I really want to race and am trying to heal fast"


    Biaggi looks back at his incredible career
    8news RSS on motogp.com / 1d
    Four-time World Champion flashes back to his best moments in the MotoGP™ paddock

    MotoGP: Safety Commission overstepping its authority on new front tire?
    400+Sport Rider RSS Feed / by Manuel Pecino / 1d
    News Riders of the Safety Commission vote to bring back last year’s Michelin front tire; MotoGP manufacturer’s association says the decision has nothing to do with safety The MotoGP Safety Commission made the unusual ruling






    [ENGLISH] MiniDrivers - 9x06 - 2017 Monaco GP




    Sauber boss can't understand Button Monaco GP move on Wehrlein
    89Formula 1 news / 10h
    Sauber team principal Monisha Kaltenborn says she can't understand Formula 1 returnee Jenson Button's attempted Monaco Grand Prix passing move on Pascal Wehrlein that ended both drivers' races


    Tech analysis: How F1 teams coped with Monaco's challenges
    56Motorsport.com / 1d

    And that is especially the case now that the cars are 200mm wider, posing several unique technical challenges for the teams.FerrariThe Scuderia has now proven that the SF70H is comfortable under numerous conditions and able to



    Boring or unique? Monaco GP rating hits ten-year low | 2017 Monaco Grand Prix Rate the Race result
    100+F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 8h
    The Monaco Grand Prix received an average rating of less than five out of ten this year - the lowest the race has been given since F1 Fanatic began Rate the Race in 2008.


    Analysis: Why Mercedes' tyre struggles might continue past Monaco
    300+Motorsport.com / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton and his bosses were left baffled as to why they hit such trouble in Monte Carlo, when it struggled to get all its tyres performing in the right operating window for the crunch qualifying laps.The situation resulted in

    F1 should use IndyCar-style spotters, reckons Max Chilton
    3Formula 1 news / 7h
    Max Chilton has suggested Formula 1 drivers could benefit from the use of IndyCar-style 'spotters'
    FWIW This one has come up before. Conceptually it makes sense in the real world not so much. Chilton’s description of turn 1 at Monaco and other circuits are places where spotter input would seem to help; however, the lag time and disturbance is problematic. Beyond “Box Box Box”, divers do not like communication with the pit that they do not initiate due to the distraction.


    Other Racing News

    Isle Of Man TT: Revised Schedule Released For June 3-6
    3Roadracingworld.com / 6h
    Revised Schedule Saturday 3rd June - Tuesday 6th June Saturday 3rd June 10.40 - 12.00 - Superbike/Superstock/Supersport/Newcomers (all Classes except Lightweight) Qualifying 12.05 - 13.05 -Sideca...


    Isle of Man TT 2017 Preview
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Andrew Capone / 1d
    Despite a rainy, chilly practice week, where, as of this writing, there has been no practice but copious ale consumption, the Isle of Man is starting to fill up with thousands of visitors and motorcycles here for the 110th annual TT races. Once



    2017 Le Mans 24 Hours Entry Complete
    48dailysportscar.com / by Graham Goodwin / 7h
    The 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours entry is complete after a hectic day or two of reshuffling for three teams. ByKolles have now formally announced that Marco Bonanomi will replace James Rossiter, the Japan domiciled Brit required on duty


    PRUETT: Kanaan's fantastic French problem
    100+WEC / 3h
    Tony Kanaan has conflicted feelings about the gift he just received from Ford. Named as Sebastien Bourdais' replacement at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Brazilian will stand in for the event's favorit...


    Indy 500: Fernando Alonso STUNS fans with brilliant speech at awards dinner
    54Daily Express / 1d
    FERNANDO ALONSO created a social media love-in with his speech at last night's awards ceremony in the wake of a dramatic Indy 500 debut.


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW 1 Series saloon denied European launch
    Autocar RSS Feed / 20min
    BMW’s 1 Series saloon remains a China-only model BMW dismisses reports that its China-only model will be sold in more key markets BMW will not rush into launching its 1 Series saloon outside of China, despite the sales success of the


    Ute BMW 8 Series Concept Rendering Is a Step Too Far
    2Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 1d
    We’ve seen quite a number of renderings of the BMW 8 Series come out lately. It’s understandable as there are few cars out there that can evoke so much emotion. Furthermore, the concept itself has a shape that is prone to be




    BMW Gets License to Export Chinese-Made Vehicles Worldwide
    2Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 4h
    Chinese authorities have recently granted BMW a license to export its locally manufactured vehicles to other markets worldwide. The reports comes in just days after sources inside BMW claimed that the company has no intentions


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    WIIT: Japanese-brand Automakers Create American Jobs & Boost Competitiveness of the U.S. Auto Industry
    1JAMA / by Alex Willis / 1h
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    This technology could unleash the self-driving revolution for older vehicles
    100+Ars Technica / by Jonathan M. Gitlin / 6d
    Derive Systems Truly, we are living in the age of the software-defined vehicle. Beginning with systems like electronic fuel ignition and anti-lock brakes, black boxes and ECUs have proliferated throughout our vehicles, all networked


    'Demented acceleration': Dubuc Tomahawk EV 0-60 in 2 seconds
    96Autoblog Green / by John Beltz Snyder / 3h
    Filed under: Green , Misc. Automakers , Green Automakers , Electric , Performance , Supercars Crowdfunded electric craziness drops in 2018. Continue reading 'Demented acceleration': Dubuc Tomahawk EV 0-60 in 2


    Luxury sales edge up as Mercedes pads lead over BMW
    8Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1h
    U.S. sales of luxury light vehicles grew 0.5 percent in May even as the top three players in the segment posted declines. Mercedes widened its lead over chief rival BMW.


    Are Modern Cars Too Sophisticated?
    53TheDrive / by Justin Hughes / 21h
    They don't make them like they used to. When it comes to crash safety and modern conveniences, that's a good thing. But like anything else, it's also possible to get too much of that good thing. The more complex these systems



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    Paul Allen Shows Off the World's Largest Airplane for the First Time
    4KGizmodo / by Rhett Jones / 1d
    You can’t be a Silicon Valley billionaire without having your own initiative to build a big-ass aircraft. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is most definitely a Silicon Valley billionaire and today, he proved that by pulling the world’s largest



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    “Fulcrum Sprint” Dustbin Racer by Anirbaan Nandi
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    Every time we post a story about a dustbin concept or build, I feel the need to disclose my affinity for these designs. Maybe it’s the sleek lines that appeases my sense, or maybe it’s because of the attention spent to the aerodynamics of the




    Warr’s Rascal Racer. A Rideable Custom And Above All Else A Genuine Harley-Davidson.
    7Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 1d
    You know, the Battle Of The Kings (BOKT) is on several continents, making Harley dealers compete against each other, improving the company’s image and each dealer retail bottom line. This “Rascal Racer” is one of the customs that I




    Bmw Hp1 Sport Concept
    2Motosketches / by obiboi / 10h
    Sembra manchi veramente poco perchè una vera invasione di motociclette di cilindrata attorno ai 300cc.,prevalentemente provenienti dalle emanazioni che le grandi Case hanno nel Far East, arrivi anche in Europa! Si tratta di progetti di




    BMW R9T Hooligan Flat Track
    57RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 2h
    Questa Bmw R9T era esposta allo stand di Bmw Motoraad allo Bike Shed London 2017 , costruita appositamente per partecipare alla Hooligan Falta Track e monta cerchi a 19" sia all'anteriore che al posteriore. Pier City Cycles




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    THE BALANCE BEEMER. The Foundry MC’s BMW K75 Street Tracker
    300+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 1d
    Written by Carlos Ormazabal, The Foundry MC. I always have an internal debate when considering commissioned custom works. Even when – like in this case – the owner says, “feel free to do what you like, but…” Bam! There’s always a
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    BMW Group Statement on U.S. Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 2, 2017... The BMW Group has a long-standing and unwavering commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This applies to our production operations as well as to continuous improvements in fuel


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 21/2017.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Best result of the season to date for the Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 in the IWSC – BMW Team Italia on the podium in Misano.



    BMW Group News

    BMW Group opens the biggest New Regional Parts Distribution Center in Korea outside Germany
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    KRW 130 billion invested, 3 times the size of the existing distribution center and 30 times larger than a football field +++ 600 direct & indirect jobs created +++ 86,000 parts in storage on the site, covering 211,500m2 +++ Swift parts supply


    Thomas Wittig to become Head of BMW Group Financial Services
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Dr. Thomas Wittig (57) will assume responsibility for BMW Group Financial Services in July this year. He will take over from Erich Ebner von Eschenbach (54), who has held this position since 2011.


    BMW official partner of Art Basel in Basel 2017. BMW Art & Design Talk featuring BMW Art Car artist Cao Fei, Davidoff resident Yan Xing and Philip Tinari, Director of the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    From June 15 to 18, 2017, the Swiss edition of Art Basel offers again extensive insights into the work of over 4,000 artists, presented by 291 of the world’s leading galleries. As in previous years and as longstanding partner of the shows




    New MINI Countryman achieves top 5-star rating in Euro NCAP crash test.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Maximum protection in the biggest model of the British premium brand – safety testing institute awards the compact all-rounder top marks.


    Rolls-Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars To Open Eighth Uk Showroom, In Leeds
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 26min
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced today that Leeds is to be the location for its next, all-new showroom – the super-luxury brand’s eighth dealership in its home market.


    Recalls

    Harley-Davidson ( 17v333000 )
    7KVehicles Recalls / 3d
    Dated: MAY 22, 2017 Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson) is recalling certain 2017 Electric Glide Ultra Classic (FLHTCU), Police Electra Glide (FLHTP), Police Road King (FLHP), Road King (FLHR), Road King Spec...

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    Search for Recalls Here

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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW G310R Supersport, Scrambler and Café Racer concepts
    13MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 3d
    Adding a small capacity machine their lineup, BMW Motorrad is pulling out all the stops to try and get younger riders onto two wheels. And the new BMW G310R should offer a pretty convincing argument – but what if BMW unveiled


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    TVS Motor sales rise 16 per cent at 2,82,007 units in May
    2Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 4d
    TVS' exports during the month were at 40,617 units as against 35,545 units in May 2016, a rise of 14.3 per cent.


    Crowd funding to buy Ducati at $1.6b
    18Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 3d
    A US Ducati dealership has grabbed international publicity with its audacious crowd funding campaign to buy the Italian motorcycle manufacturer for $1.6 billion. The publicity-seeking campaign follows the report in April that


    Royal Enfield range will get ‘complete overhaul’ within five years
    9Motofire / 2d
    CEO, Siddhartha Lal, discusses entire new range and future plans for the ever-popular marque. Speaking with well-respected British journalist [Sir] Alan Cathcart for Motorcycle Magazine, Siddhartha Lal – the CEO of Eicher Motors


    First Ride Review: 2017 Royal Enfield Himalayan
    500+Motorcyclist / by Loz Blain / 2d
    Reviews Indian ADV: a giant leap forward into the 1980s. A new 411cc single-cylinder engine platform and a quantum leap forward for Royal Enfield, bringing accessibility and capability with unflappable character.


    First Look: 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 650XT
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by John Burns / 3d
    Suzuki summoned the usual suspects to Lake Arrowhead, California, to show off the latest updates to its excellent ADV bikes. That’s the new V-Strom 650XT in the lead photo, distinguishable from the base model 650 by its wire-spoke


    2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT Review | 11 Fast Facts
    100+Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 3d
    Rather than reinventing the V-Strom 1000s for 2018, Suzuki wisely settled for refining the Adventure-touring liter-bikes. Meet the 2018 Suzuki V-Strom. The post 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT Review | 11 Fast Facts appeared


    The Yamaha Star Venture is a touring behemoth
    CMG News / by CMG Staff / 5h
    Yamaha has unveiled a massive V-twin tourer aimed directly at the North American cruiser market. Canadian MSRP is $31,999. Source


    MC NEWS

    2018 Dakar Rally Registrations Open — Get, Set, Rally!
    1Dakar Rally / DriveSpark.com / 2d
    DriveSpark.com 2018 Dakar Rally Registrations Open — Get, Set, Rally!


    Motorcycle Thefts in the USA Up 2% for 2016
    41Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 3d
    The National Insurance Crime Bureau has released statistics on motorcycle thefts for 2016, and the results show a slight increase in the number of motorcycles that were reported stolen last year. Accordingly, the NICB says that


    Video: Cool film of USA motorcycle cops going through training. Well worth a watch.
    18MoreBikes / by Tony Carter / 3d
    Check out this pretty cool video from Yonkers Police Motorcycle school in the USA. Basically, it’s five minutes of video showing the new motorcycle recruits to the force going through their training. They start off more than a bit basic – but


    Utah issues guidelines for ATV street riding
    1Dealernews / by Mary Green / 4h
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Utah has issued guidelines for street operation of ATVs. Quads must be designated street-legal and can only operate on specific roads, according to the new rules. All operators and passengers under 18 years of age


    Aprilia Caponord and Moto Guzzi Stelvio: Major Casualties of Euro 4
    4Cycle World / by Bruno dePrato / 10h
    News A quiet farewell... EICMA 2016 marked a radical trimming of both Aprilia and Moto Guzzi model ranges: the maxi enduros from both makes, CapoNord 1200 and Stelvio 1200 respectively, have…


    Polaris donates $108K to restore OHV trails in Florida, Minnesota
    1Dealernews / by Press Release / 8h
    MISSOULA, MT – The National Forest Foundation (NFF) announced an expansion of its partnership with Polaris Industries to improve two off-highway vehicle (OHV) trails in Florida and Minnesota. Polaris donated $108,000 for the


    2017 Honda CTX700 DCT Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price
    2Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 8h
    For riders who do not need a large-capacity motorcycle to tour the country or commute to work, the Honda CTX700 DCT stands alone with its auto transmission. The post 2017 Honda CTX700 DCT Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Price


    Morgan 3 Wheeler long-term test review: heading off-road
    27Autocar RSS Feed / 23h
    A Welsh seaside excursion proves too much for our Morgan 3 Wheeler Yes, it looks unwise, but I promise you that everything is under control. We're in coastal Wales with the Morgan 3 Wheeler , Ariel Nomad and Caterham Seven


    Re: How To Build A Scrambler
    3Motorcycle News / 1d
    You've searched the web, watched the moody videos, and discovered that your street tires don't like wet grass. You've decided you need a scrambler -but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style? Here we'll


    Suzuki V-Strom 650 and Suzuki V-Strom 1000 first ride
    49RevZilla Articles / 13h
    Suzuki upgrades both V-Stroms. The 650 gets traction control and more of a family resemblance to its bigger brother, and the 1000 gets an IMU.


    RIDING

    First Fully Motorcycle Licensed Town in America
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 2d
    Is this a case of reverse discrimination? Begin Press Release: HARLEY-DAVIDSON ROARS INTO RYDER, N.D. TO TRANSFORM TOWN INTO MOTORCYCLE RIDERS City to Change Name to “Riders,” Drives to Become First Fully Motorcycle



    Destinations - Museum honoring daredevil Evel Knievel opens in Kansas
    4Motorcycle News / 1d
    A new Kansas museum is giving enthusiasts of late motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel a jump on appreciating his death-defying, bone-breaking exploits.


    GEAR

    Be Prepared with M-550 ProParacord Survival Grenade
    18RideApart - Recent Articles / 14h
    The M-550 Pro Bug Out Survival Grenade Provides a Whole Lot of Bang for your Buck So, about a million years ago I was a Boy Scout, and I learned a lot of valuable lessons during my tenure in Troop 61


    Gear and gadgets: Drift Stealth 2 HD Action Camera, Touratech Aventuro EnduroX, Porsche Design Book One, Tinfoil Carbon Scuderia Ferrari
    OVERDRIVE / by Team OD / 1d
    The coolest stuff there is!


    Best implement for washing your bike
    14Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    After a long ride on some dusty roads over the weekend it’s time to give the bike a thorough washing in all the nooks and crannies, so I always reach for my favourite implement. It’s not a sponge or chamois, but a soft, long-bristle brush


    Motorscan Smartphone Diagnostics for Your Harley Davidson
    4The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 2d
    It's no secret, motorcycles, like every other kind of vehicle, are getting a lot more complex. The engine, the ABS braking system, those big touring bike sound systems and most everything else are all connected to and controlled by an



    TECH

    The nuts and bolts of torque
    300+Bike EXIF / by Matt McLeod / 1d
    If you’re working on your bike, even if just doing mild maintenance, you need to be aware of torque. It isn’t only the thrill you get when you open the throttle and your bike surges forward—it’s also the rotating force you apply when you’re


    Made To Order Girder Front End And Wheels By Ken Nagai From Ken’s Factory
    6Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 1d
    For the most radical private and professional builders among you looking for high class craftsmanship motorcycle parts, Ken Nagai offers his own made-to-order Girder billet front end in 2, 4, 6 or 8” lengths and produced in the custom


    MC Garage Video: Motorcycle Brake Pad Options Explained
    100+Motorcyclist / by Ari Henning / 3d
    MC Garage Organic, semi-metallic, or sintered—which brake pads are right for your motorcycle? Stop right there! Do you know the differences between the three main flavors of brake pad? Ari explains in this video from the MC Garage.


    MO Wrenching: How To Lube Cables
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 3d
    Lubing your motorcycle’s cables should only take a few minutes, but it pays dividends every time you operate a control. For the throttle cables, unscrew the throttle housing on the grip and adjust the cables for maximum slack. After you




    The Racing Sheet

    Hutchinson Wins Superbike Race at Isle of Man TT
    2Motorcyclist / by Paul Phillips / 29min
    News Ian Hutchinson and his Tyco BMW 1000 Superbike takes his 15th Isle of Man Victory. IOMTT: Skills on the mountain, quick pit stops and a final lap of 130.738 mph gave Ian Hutchinson on his Tyco BMW the opening victory at 2017


    2017 Isle of Man TT: RST Superbike TT Results
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Dennis Chung / 2h
    Ian Hutchinson kicked off the 2017 Isle of Man TT with a victory in the Superbike TT . Hutchinson completed the six-lap race in a time of 1:48:58.474, narrowly beating out fellow BMW rider Peter Hickman by five seconds. Kawasaki

    Sidecar Race 1 Press Conference TT 2017
    1Official Isle of Man TT / 6h



    Norton vs Kawasaki vs Honda at the Isle of Man TT 2017!
    2Official Isle of Man TT / 1h


    RST Superbike Press Conference TT 2017
    3Official Isle of Man TT / 1d


    Isle Of Man TT: Michael Dunlop Records Lap At 131.062 mph During Practice Saturday
    6Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    DUNLOP THROWS DOWN THE GAUNTLET AHEAD OF RST SUPERBIKE TT RACE Michael Dunlop has thrown down the gauntlet ahead of tomorrow’s RST Superbike race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, with







    WorldSBK heads into the millennium
    1SBK / 13h
    Take a look at the progression of the world's fastest production-based motorcycle series

    Elias Extends Championship Lead with 1-2 Weekend
    1beIN SPORTS News / 1d
    Toni Elias padded his MotoAmerica Superbike title lead with his fourth win and third runner-up result of the season this weekend in Wisconsin


    Highlights: Superbike Race 1 At Road America
    1beIN SPORTS News / 1d
    " It felt so good to stand on that top step of the podium again since it’s been quite a few races since I grabbed a win" - Cameron Beaubier





    2017 MotoGP Italian Grand Prix Race Results From Mugello
    5Motorcyclist / by News / 1d
    News And the crowd chanted Dovi, Dovi, Dovi… SPOILER — Race results and photos from the 2017 MotoGP race at Mugello.


    #ItalianGP: All of the Best Action



    Andrea Dovizioso scores a fantastic win in the Italian GP at Mugello. Eighth place for Jorge Lorenzo and ninth for Michele Pirro. Danilo Petrucci finishes on the podium with an excellent third place on the Team Pramac Desmosedici GP
    1Ducati RSS Feed / 1d


    MotoGP Track Report Round 6
    2Honda World News / 16h
    Honda has added the MotoGP Track Report featuring analyses by Livio Suppo, HRC Team Principal, for Round 6, the Italian Grand Prix.


    Rossi: "Riding in front of so many fans was a gift"
    26Knews RSS on motogp.com / 1d
    It was a valiant effort with the ‘Doctor’ just off the podium at Mugello - after doubting whether he would even be able to line up


    Marquez Secures Sixth Place at Mugello
    2Honda World News / 21h
    Autodromo del Mugello, Italy - Defending MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez matched his qualifying position with a sixth-place finish in the Italian Grand Prix at the scenic Mugello circuit in Tuscany.


    Crutchlow fed up of Pedrosa's "ruthless moves" after crash
    2Motorsport.com / 1d
    Crutchlow and Pedrosa were fighting over 11th on the final lap of the Italian Grand Prix before the pair collided at Scarperia, as Pedrosa lost the front end of his works Honda and collected Crutchlow’s LCR bike.Crutchlow’s initial reaction


    Mugello Moto2 | Remy Gardner in the points
    1MCNews.com.au / by ADMIN / 20h
    Mattia Pasini (ITA) celebrates his first win since 2009 Remy Gardner in the points […] The post Mugello Moto2 | Remy Gardner in the points appeared first on MCNews.com.au .


    Mugello Moto3 | Andrea Migno wins chaotic race
    1MCNews.com.au / by ADMIN / 20h
    Andrea Migno wins amidst the magic and mayhem of Mugello MotoGP 2017 – Round Six […] The post Mugello Moto3 | Andrea Migno wins chaotic race appeared first on MCNews.com.au .

    MotoGP 2017 || Mugello - Full Race Highlights GP Italy || FULL HD

    Triumph 765 Triple: Official Moto2 Engine Supplier from 2019 (Video)
    15Ultimate Motorcycling / by Ron Lieback / 2d
    During the Grand Prix of Italy at Mugello, Triumph Motorcycles was announced as the official Moto2 engine supplier beginning in 2019. The post Triumph 765 Triple: Official Moto2 Engine Supplier from 2019 (Video) appeared first on

    FWIW This may be the most important story in racing this year for its potential impact on the street and what manufacturers build for it.


    MotoGP Tech Spotlight: Front Suspension
    1beIN SPORTS News / 3d
    In this week's tech spotlight, we take a look at the intricacies of a modern MotoGP racer's front suspension.






    50 years ago today: Cosworth's first F1 win
    500+F1 / 6h
    It was 50 years ago today â June 4, 1967 â that Jim Clark and his Lotus 49 scored the first grand prix victory for the Ford Cosworth DFV (for "Double Four Valve") V8 in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvo...




    F1 heads to Montreal with Canadian GP Sunday on NBC
    1MotorSportsTalk / by Tony DiZinno / 4h
    F1 times and tune-in outlets for Canadian Grand Prix on NBC, CNBC and NBCSN.


    Canadian GP Preview
    18McLaren Honda / 11h
    Canadian Grand Prix 2017 Hear from McLaren Honda drivers Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne as they prepare for Round Seven at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Fernando Alonso “It’s good to be heading back to Canada – it feels


    Tyres are still holding us back – Grosjean | 2017 F1 season
    22F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 12h
    The high durability of F1 tyres are preventing the new generation of designs from reaching their full potential, Romain Grosjean believes.


    Alonso ready to return to "day job" in Canada
    300+Motorsport.com / 10h
    The two-time F1 world champion missed the Monaco Grand Prix to compete in the American showpiece event, with Jenson Button standing in for him.Driving a McLaren-Honda Andretti entry, Alonso led 27 laps and was a strong contender


    Why F1 will struggle to prevent Indy 500 clashes in future | 2017 F1 season
    61F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 1d
    The FIA is trying to stop grands prix from clashing with other motor sport events. But one big race was not represented in a recent meeting on the matter.


    Monaco Races Rock When The Cars Can Actually Pass Each Other
    1KJalopnik / by Stef Schrader on Black Flag, shared by Alanis King to Jalopnik / 2d
    GIF GIF via AUTOMOBILSPORT Magazine Unless you get mesmerized by the fact that they’re hustling über-expensive, state-of-the-art formula cars inches away from every barrier, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix can be a dull parade.


    FWIW Montreal Hotel Prices Double For Formula One Grand Prix
    Christian Sylt / by Christian Sylt, Contributor / 7h
    Price comparison site Trivago has revealed that nightly rates for hotel rooms during this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal have accelerated by as much as 114% on the June average to $331.


    Other Racing News

    World Sidecarcross Champioship- Chaumont - round 4





    The Le Mans 24 Hours Class of 2017
    100+dailysportscar.com / by Graham Goodwin / 2d


    Le Mans Test Day Notebook
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by John Dagys / 5h
    Photo: John Dagys ***Sunday’s Le Mans Test Day saw competitors take to Circuit de la Sarthe for the one-and-only opportunity to run on the 8.5-mile circuit before race week. The 60 cars combined to complete a total of 4,379 laps, or


    Toyota Finishes Le Mans Test Day On Top
    100+dailysportscar.com / by Stephen Kilbey / 1d
    Toyota Gazoo Racing finished the 2017 Le Mans 24 Hours Test Day on top, the Japanese brand 1-2-3 after the two four-hour sessions with its TS050 Hybrids. The best time from the trio was a 3:18.132 set by Kamui Kobayashi in the #7


    PHOTOS: Le Mans Test Day Gallery
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Sportscar365 Staff / 1d
    View a selection of photos from the Le Mans Test Day. (Photos: John Dagys) [ See image gallery at sportscar365.com ]


    Porsche "could not match" Toyota Le Mans test pace
    100+Motorsport.com / 7h
    Just under a year on from its heartbreaking 2016 defeat, Toyota dominated the test, locking out the top three positions with its trio of TS050 Hybrids and relegating Porsche to fourth and fifth places.Kamui Kobayashi set the best time


    WEC - Barrichello looks forward to Le Mans debut
    48News feed / by mademandre / 2d
    Sport news Eleven time Grand Prix winner Ruben Barrichello will make his 24 Hours of Le Mans debut on June 18 lining up alongside 2001 Le Mans winner Jan Lammers and Fritz Vane Eerd in the LMP2 class no29 Racing Team Nederland


    Corvette Racing at Le Mans: All about preparation
    17Motorsport.com / 2d
    Detroit – Corvette Racing has returned to France for the first steps toward what it hopes is a ninth class victory in 18 consecutive appearances at the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. The annual Le Mans Test Day on Sunday will give the team –


    How Team Penske Uses 3D Printing To Get An Edge In Racing
    36Forbes - Business / by Alex Knapp, Forbes Staff / 1d
    How motorsports teams like Team Penske are using 3D printing to get an edge on race day.

    5th June: 35th America's Cup Race Round Up




    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Why BMW and other German companies matter to SC | The State
    President Trump's comments about Germany made many bristle in SC's Upstate, where BMW and other German companies employ nearly 30000 people.


    BMW Cars to Remain Fun to Drive Even in Autonomous Guise
    4Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 5h
    The next big thing in the auto industry is autonomous driving and everything that comes with it. A while back, BMW published a concise video explaining exactly what different levels of autonomy mean and how they are achieved,


    For Sale: Stunning 1981 BMW M1 — Worth the steep price?
    500+Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 1d
    We’ve been talking a lot about the future of BMW’s M Division. Whether it be the new F90 M5 , the first M car (non-SUV) to be all-wheel drive, or the upcoming M8 , all of our BMW M talk has been looking forward. So it’s nice to go back to


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Take A Moment To Thank Tom Tjaarda For Designing So Many Beautiful Cars
    500+Jalopnik / by Jason Torchinsky / 3d
    Auto designer legend Tom Tjaarda died at 82 today, and even if somehow you don’t think you know who he is, trust me, you know who he is. It’s almost certain that at some point you’ve seen a stunning car that’s taken your breath


    U.S. Automakers stay committed to Paris Accord despite U.S. withdrawal
    11Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 3d
    On Tuesday, May 30, President Trump made the decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement, an agreement between members of the UN to deal with the world’s emissions of greenhouse gasses. The United States now joins


    Why your new car might not be as safe as you think
    1Cars / by Alex Robbins / 2h


    GM leaves India while others see opportunity
    15Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 18h
    GM's pessimism about India reflects its own missteps there rather than the market's prospects. Competitors are racing in.


    Number one argument against electric cars is now completely debunked
    Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 11h
    The argument that electric vehicles are just as polluting as gas-powered vehicles because they consume electricity produced from coal plants has been looming over electric vehicles for a long time. It has been debunked on a few occasions


    India Will Sell Only Electric Cars Within the Next 13 Years
    8KFuturism / by World Economic Forum / 2d
    India’s Electric Future Every car sold in India from 2030 will be electric, under new government plans that have delighted environmentalists and dismayed the oil industry. It’s hoped that by ridding India’s roads of petrol and diesel cars in


    Toyota sells all shares in Tesla as their tie-up ends
    200+Reuters: Business News / 2d
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Saturday it had sold all shares in Tesla Inc by the end of 2016, having canceled its tie-up with the U.S. luxury automaker to jointly develop electric vehicles.


    \Down Payments And Loan Terms Are Rising For New Car Shoppers As Vehicles Become More Expensive
    10Forbes - Business / by Jaclyn Trop, Contributor / 2d
    Buyers ponied up near-record down payments on new vehicles in May .


    Auto Sales Decline in May for 5th Straight Month | Edmunds
    5Edmunds.com Reviews and Articles / 3d


    Audi CEO may not stay until end 2022 due to board pact: sources
    29Reuters: Business News / 1d
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Embattled Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler only got a five-year contract extension last month because of an agreement among supervisory board members that he would not serve out his full term, two


    Toyota Making Flying Car For Tokyo 2020 Olympics
    11Tech Times / 1d
    Toyota has funded a startup company to develop a fully functional flying car in time for the 2020 Olympics. Engineers plan for a manned test flight in 2019.



    FWIW

    Inside the Factory Building the World’s Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet
    2KWIRED / by Eric Adams / 1d
    See how the five-passenger Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet comes together. The post Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet appeared first on WIRED .


    These Private Jets Will Let You Stand Tall
    53Forbes - Business / by Doug Gollan, Contributor / 2d
    While flying on a private jet is a world away from economy class on a commercial airline, for those of us who are tall, we take a look at the private jets where you won't have to duck when you walk through the cabin.



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    An Original 1949 Indian Papoose
    300+Silodrome / by James McBride / 2d
    An Original 1949 Indian Papoose The Welbike and the Corgi The Indian Papoose is a small folding motorcycle based on the Welbike, which had been developed during WWII for use by commandos who were parachuting behind enemy lines




    RUA*8 Nevada 750 / Rua Machines
    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 12h
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    Laverda SFC / Rsca design
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    - Rsca design




    caferacerpasion: 🏁 caferacerpasion.com 🏁 DUCATI 900SS...
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    caferacerpasion : 🏁 caferacerpasion.com 🏁 DUCATI 900SS #CafeRacer DISTINTO - Photo by Raf Leuris (@rafleuris) [TAGS] #caferacerpasion #ducati




    Honda RCB1100R Concept by Oberdan Bezzi Creates Retro RC30 Look
    5The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 1d
    It's been a long while since we looked over the designs from Oberdan Bezzi and unsurprisingly, there are lots of creative ideas we've missed. He has a knack for restyling and reconfiguring current production motorcycles, sometimes subtly




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    Bmw MHC Workshop
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 2d
    Un mix interessanti di elementi di diversa provenienza che danno un tocco di modernità e aggressività che portano a un miglioramento tecnico dinamico. Infatti tutto l'avantreno che prevede un forcella rovesciata , freni con pinze ad
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    Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealers Turn Up The Heat To Offer Test Rides On Angeles Crest Highway And Auto Club Speedway, June 24-25
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 7h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 8, 2017…No more California dreaming. This June, Southern California BMW Motorcycle Dealers are offering riders real-world opportunities to experience the comfort, safety, and performance features of


    BMW Motorsport News

    Double race action at the Formula E weekend in Berlin.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6h
    The first Formula E Championship event with two races on one weekend will take place in Berlin (GER) on 10th and 11th June. The Berlin ePrix will see BMW works driver António Félix da Costa (POR) and Robin Frijns (NED) in the German


    1-2 victory for the BMW S 1000 RR racers at the Isle of Man TT: Ian Hutchinson wins, Peter Hickman in second.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The first 1000cc race of this year’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is completed and it ended with a 1-2 victory for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers. In an exciting race, Ian Hutchinson (GBR) took the win and Peter Hickman (GBR) finished




    BMW Motorsport finalises 2017 Juniors year group – Dennis Marschall and Beitske Visser join the line-up.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The participants have been confirmed for the 2017 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. Dennis Marschall (GER) and Beitske Visser (NED) are the newest members of the line-up, completing the list of talented young drivers that BMW



    Bimmer

    BMW 2 Series Coupé and Convertible 2017. All you need to know.
    72BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 8h
    This is a detailed review. Discover the new BMW 2 Series Coupé and BMW 2 Series Convertible. A more striking design, LED headlights and an all-new interior take sporting flair and quality feel to another new level.


    BMW Group News

    Astha Butail chosen for next BMW Art Journey. India-based artist to explore Israel, the United Kingdom and India.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    Art Basel and BMW are delighted to present Astha Butail (represented by GALLERYSKE, New Delhi, Bangalore) as the next BMW Art Journey winner. The international jury selected her unanimously from a shortlist of three artists


    ECKART 2017: BMW Group and Eckart Witzigmann Academy step up cooperation. Renowned culinary award launches world tour in Paris.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The BMW Group and “chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann are strengthening their joint commitment to the culinary arts, nutrition and social responsibility. At the same time, they are sharpening the focus of the International Eckart


    Recalls

    .BMW issued a recall on the 5 SERIES model
    1Transport Canada / 10h
    Certain vehicles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The rear reflex reflectors fail to conform to the requirements of the...


    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on multiple vehicle models
    Transport Canada / 18h
    On certain motorcycles, oil cooler line clamps may have been incorrectly installed at time of assembly. This could cause an oil line to separate, which could drip or spray oil onto the rear tire, increasing the risk...


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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW Motorcycle Magazine Expands Again!
    18BMW Motorcycle Magazine / by staff / 1d
    BMW Motorcycle Magazine is pleased to announce a major expansion into new retail outlets. In the United States, this means adding to our current distribution that includes Barnes & Noble, upscale bookstores, newsstands and select BMW


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Report: Former Suzuki analyst charged with lying about motorcycle emissions
    1Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 2h
    A Detroit federal court filing on June 2 stated that a former Suzuki analyst has been accused of lying about motorcycle emissions figures in filings with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reported by MLive Media Group.


    Kawasaki Announces 2018 Models
    1Racer X Online / 4h
    Including updated KX 250F and KX 450f models.


    Hardcore Yamaha T7 Production Bike Expected This Fall (Bike Reports) (News)
    5MotorcycleDaily.com / by Dirck Edge / 2h
    Is Yamaha about to introduce another production model featuring the brilliant engine from the FZ-07? We are still waiting for the FJ-07 (already introduced as a Tracer model in Europe) sport tourer, which we might see next year in the U.S.


    Royal Enfield enters Brazil
    1Powersports Business / by Kelsey Houle / 8h
    Royal Enfield in April announced the opening of its second direct distribution subsidiary outside India, now in Brazil. With São Paulo as its Brazilian headquarters, representing the largest motorcycle community in the country,


    Test Drive A Slingshot And Get Paid
    3Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 11h
    During the months of June and July, test drive a Slingshot at your local dealer and get a $20 pre-paid gift card. Plus, for every test drive completed, Slingshot will make a donation to United Way up to $25,000. Pick your date and Slingshot


    Alta Motors Raises $27 Million in Fundraising
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    Alta Motors is announcing that it has closed two fundraising rounds, for a total of $27 million capital raised in exchanged for preferred stock in the San Francisco based electric motorcycle company. The B & C series fundraising


    MC NEWS

    Bike shops ‘ignore women’s fashion’
    1Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 4h
    Many motorcycle shops only pay lip service to women’s riding gear, says Black Arrow fashion designer and motorcyclist Hannah Smith of Sydney. “Female motorcyclists are a fast-growing sector worldwide; fact,” she says.


    Zero’s DS 6.5 motorcycle was built for urban commuters
    500+Autoblog Green / by Engadget / 1d
    Filed under: Green , Videos , Misc. Automakers , Green Automakers , Motorcycle , Electric The smaller battery means less range, but it's also cheaper and lighter. Continue reading Zero’s DS 6.5 motorcycle was built for urban commuters Zero’s


    Harley-Davidson To Debut All-New Street Rod-Inspired Drag Bikes For NHRA Nationals
    3Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 9h
    The Harley-Davidson® Street Rod™ will hit the drag strip this weekend when the Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle/Vance & Hines drag racing team debuts all-new Street Rod-inspired bodywork for its Pro Stock Motorcycle competition


    Skidmarks: Six Things You Need to Know About Scooters
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Gabe Ets-Hokin / 1h
    All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure. — Mark Twain Scooters are muy peligroso because o’ ’dem teeny little wheels! They’re slow because they only have 49cc engines! Why would I want one when


    Watch ‘flying motorcycle’ pilots beta test new machine
    6Motofire / 1d
    It feels like ‘complete freedom’. We’ve already written about the Kitty Hawk flyer here on Motofire – being financially supported as it is by Google co-founder Larry Page. In this latest video from the company, interviews with ‘test pilots’


    1933 Morgan Super Sports Three-Wheeler
    100+Silodrome / by James McBride / 17h
    1933 Morgan Super Sports Three-Wheeler A Short History of the Morgan Three-Wheeler The Morgan Motor Company was established in 1910 and it’s survived where many hundreds of other small companies have failed – largely by


    No, Honda Didn’t Just Patent a New V4 Supersport
    14Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 44min
    I thought when I wrote this piece – “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly About Motorcycle Patents” – that we would see a more sophisticated handling of motorcycle industry patents from the motorcycling media going forward.
    Example
    Honda Underseat Exhaust Patent Hints at V4 Supersport
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 2h
    Honda Underseat Exhaust Patent Hints at V4 Supersport Hey! Remember the awful underseat exhaust trend on sportbikes? Honda does, and if these newly released patent drawings are anything to go by, Big Red is eager to bring those


    RIDING

    So you want to ride off-road, but you don't know where to begin
    1RevZilla Articles / 16h
    If you want to put that ADV bike to good use, here are the answers to where to ride it off-road, how to ride it, and who to ride with.


    6 Reasons To Ride To Work
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 25min
    The 25th annual Ride To Work Day is coming up on Monday, June 19th. So, it’s never too soon to start considering the benefits of riding your motorcycle to work. Far too many people consider motorcycles as toys and not viable

    The Unnecessary Express




    GEAR

    This Modular Backpack Hides Treats for Photographers
    1Core77 / 10h
    While recently lauding/lamenting Cotopaxi's rare stylish travel backpack, I was struck by how few options there are for slick packs that accommodate bulky cameras and travel necessities without losing EDC appeal. Options for sturdy


    TECH

    Top 5 dirt bike suspension tips
    24Visordown / by Joe Murfitt / 1d
    Image: Is your bike performing the way it should be?


    AAA Study Confirms Synthetic Oil is Better Than the Conventional Stuff
    85TheDrive / by Eric Brandt / 8h
    The age old question on every car forum on the Internet: Which oil is best oil? Opinions range to every product of every brand of motor oil, but one thing most gearheads agree on is that synthetic is the way to go. AAA, a more reputable

    Good! No more oil threads.



    The Racing Sheet

    Isle Of Man TT: Racer Alan Bonner Killed During Qualifying Wednesday
    23Roadracingworld.com / 4h
    STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Alan Bonner, 33, from County Meath in the Republic of Ireland died this afternoon during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT Rac...


    Statement on behalf of ACU Events Ltd
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 8h
    STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ACU EVENTS LTD ACU Events Ltd regrets to announce that Jochem van den Hoek, 28, from Werkendam in Holland, was killed this morning during the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT Races.


    Guy Martin Talks About His IOMTT Superbike Crash
    53Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1h
    Guy Martin is lucky to still be with us, after a frightful off during the Superbike TT on Sunday. Finding “a box full of neutrals” as he sped through Doran’s Bend, just ahead of the Glen Helen timing point. The result of that technical failure was


    Superstock Press Conference TT 2017
    1Official Isle of Man TT / 14h


    [b]TT 2017 - Royal London 360 Superstock Race - Press Conference[]/b]
    1Official Isle of Man TT / 13h


    Isle Of Man TT: Bennetts Lightweight TT Race Report
    3Roadracingworld.com / 5h
    RUTTER WINS BENNETTS LIGHTWEIGHT TT IN RECORD RACE TIME Michael Rutter took his first TT win since 2013, and his fifth in total, when he won Wednesday afternoon’s Bennetts Lightweight TT race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT


    IOMTT: RL360 Quantum Superstock TT Results
    15Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 5h
    Wednesday saw a full schedule of racing slated, with the 2017 Isle of Man TT looking to catch up on a week that had been plagued with adverse weather. First up, was the RL360 Quantum Superstock TT, where competitors race 1,000cc


    Sidecar Showdown! Isle of Man TT 2017 | | Holden and Cain vs Moly and Sayle
    1Official Isle of Man TT / 7h


    2017 Sure Sidecar 1 Results: Birchalls Claim 5th Isle of Man TT Win (+Video)
    2Ultimate Motorcycling / by Staff / 1d
    2017 Sure Sidecar 1 Results For the fifth time of their Isle of Man TT career, brothers Ben and Tom Birchall claimed a Sure... The post 2017 Sure Sidecar 1 Results: Birchalls Claim 5th Isle of Man TT Win (+Video) appeared first on





    The second decade of WSBK history | 1998 – 2007
    MCNews.com.au / by Admin2 / 2h
    The second decade of WSBK history | 1998 – 2007 WorldSBK heads into the […] The post The second decade of WSBK history | 1998 – 2007 appeared first on MCNews.com.au .





    Crash Analysis: #ItalianGP



    MotoGP riders must take risks when training - Dovizioso
    1Motorsport.com / 8h
    Rossi spent a night in hospital one week before last weekend's Mugello race, after crashing a motocross landing and sustaining mild thoracic and abdominal trauma.Jack Miller, fracturing the tibia and fibula in his right leg, and Alex Rins,


    Crutchlow can't understand Barcelona chicane complaints
    52Motorsport.com / 12h
    Following the death of Moto2 rider Luis Salom in a Friday practice accident, riders contested the rest of the 2016 event the track layout used by Formula 1, including bypassing Turn 12 where Salom crashed.A dedicated chicane for


    MotoGP Preview of the Catalan GP
    12Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by David Emmett / 2h
    From Mugello to Barcelona, with, in most cases, nary a chance in between to head home and wash your smalls. It used to be that the trip from Mugello to Barcelona was a chance to see MotoGP race back-to-back at two of the great


    MotoGP™ riders talk about the new circuit layout in Montmelo
    9MotoGP (uploads) on YouTube / by MotoGP / 4h
    In the Press Conference on Thursday, various MotoGP™ riders talked about the revised layout for the Catalunya Circuit this weekend. ----------------------------------------*----------------- Visit The Official Website: http://www.motogp.com/en






    FIA.com Canadian Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


    Storms expected for Canada GP weekend
    2Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 13h
    An altogether different F1 record could be broken this weekend as the weather looks set to play a part in Canadian GP weekend.


    Ferrari to keep its winning roll going in high speed Canadian F1 Grand Prix chase?
    51James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 14h
    Ferrari has now won on two street circuits as well as on fast, flowing circuits this season and they have been quick everywhere – so can the team now win on a track that is basically a series of straights punctuated with chicanes?


    Mercedes now the underdog in F1 title fight - Wolff
    300+Motorsport.com / 1d
    The reigning world champion team trails rival Ferrari by 17 points in the constructors' championship, having scored three wins in six races.At this point last year, it had won five from six and led Ferrari by 67.In the drivers'


    Shield a better solution than Halo - Newey
    69Motorsport.com / 15h
    The FIA indicated last month that the Shield is now the preferred choice over the Halo, and that it will be tested on track in practice sessions from the Italian GP onwards. Discussions between teams and the FIA continued with a meeting in



    McLaren have 'serious concerns' about 'lost' Honda
    1BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 2h
    McLaren express "serious concerns" over whether they can win the world championship with engine partner Honda, and are "near our limit".


    Brown: McLaren, Honda nearing ‘fork in the road’
    1MotorSportsTalk / by Luke Smith / 5h
    With a missed upgrade for Canada, relations between McLaren and Honda are becoming increasingly strained.


    Hamilton 10th on Forbes’ list of world’s highest-paid athletes
    1MotorSportsTalk / by Luke Smith / 6h
    Hamilton one of three F1 drivers in the top 100 highest paid athletes in the world.


    Robert Kubica: "mixed feelings" on first F1 test since injury
    11BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 13h
    Robert Kubica is "proud" of his first F1 test since 2011 following injury but says it "also shows what I've lost."


    Could Robert Kubica Return to Formula 1?
    200+TheDrive / by James Gilboy / 1d
    Robert Kubica, the first Polishman to compete in Formula 1, not to mention the first Pole to win a Grand Prix, has endured some intense peaks and troughs in his racing career. From replacing Villeneuve in 2006, to enduring a horrific 75 G


    Other Racing News

    2017 U.S. Trials Des Nations Team Announced By AMA
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 1d
    MO wishes the Trials Des Nations Team good luck in their training and competition this year. Begin Press Release: AMA announces 2017 U.S. Trials des Nations team PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association


    Everything You Need to Know About the Bonneville Salt Flats
    7RideApart - Recent Articles / 9h
    Everything You Need to Know About the Bonneville Salt Flats Salt and speed, a heady combination Despite being a desolate, lifeless desert for about 300 days a year, the Bonneville Salt Flats may be one of the most exciting places in the


    Le Mans introduces fixed slow zones
    200+Motorsport.com / 6h
    There will now be nine predetermined slow zones around the 8.47-mile circuit in which the cars can be limited to 80km/h under virtual safety car conditions.There had previously been no set starting point for the slow zones


    Toyota's Little-Known Thousand-Horsepower Engine Almost Conquered Le Mans
    500+Black Flag / by Raphael Orlove / 1d
    The hulking industrial giant of Toyota has produced some of the most beloved engines of all time, like the unkillable 22R or the overbuilt 2JZ straight six. A cool one that you never hear about is this, the R36V. Read more...


    Le Mans 24 Hours: Fox announces broadcast schedule
    1KWEC / 4h
    FOX will host the 85th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans across its FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 cable networks, and stream the entire race on its FOX Sports GO digital service. Bob Varsha and Bria...


    An Epic Day On The Water



    Team New Zealand Capsize At America's Cup, June 6 2017






    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Harman Kardon teams up with BMW i to sponsor the MS Amlin Andretti Race Team
    5Bmw Blog / by Horatiu Boeriu / 8h
    Audio systems provider Harman Kardon has announced today that it will team up with BMW i to sponsor the MS Amlin Andretti Race Team in the FIA Formula E Championship. Harman joins the team as the official headphone, speaker and


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Aston Martin Valkyrie - Ricardo to supply gearboxes for 900bhp hypercar
    7Autocar RSS Feed / 14h
    The Valkyrie, which was co-developed with the Red Bull F1 team, will make production next year in 175 units The Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar will mate a Ricardo gearbox to its naturally aspirated 900bhp Cosworth 6.5-litre V12,


    TVR to Debut New Car at Goodwood Revival
    4Automobile Magazine / by jklein / 7h
    TVR is one of the most well-known small British car manufacturers. For years, it produced leery and beautiful creations that captivated British and world audiences, unfortunately culminating in its closure. Now, the auto manufacturer


    This Bugatti Chiron's Hill Climb is Pure Turbo Spool
    300+TheDrive / by Rob Stumpf / 5h
    What do you imagine something with sixteen cylinders would sound like ripping around a track? Probably fantastic. But now, take that same sound and add not two but four turbochargers to the mix. I bet it's beginning to sound a lot like


    Inside The Mess At Faraday Future That Drove Out One Of The World's Top Auditors
    64Jalopnik / by Ryan Felton / 2h
    Photo: AP Startup automaker Faraday Future hired the best, as it often did, when it needed an audit of its finances to help secure vital fundraising and government loans. But what auditor KPMG—one of the world’s biggest and most


    Why government and industry need to rethink the electric vehicle business model
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 4h
    Experts feel the Indian govt’s thinking of a blanket technological direction may not be the best answer for India & its many different cities.


    Tesla Model Y: first image shows no door mirrors and aggressive design
    45Autocar RSS Feed / 15h
    The first preview of the Model Y Electric car maker's next model will have a stronger design than its siblings, if the bonnet lines on this first image are anything to go by The Tesla Model Y will have a more striking design than its


    I've Saved Up To Buy An Exotic And It Needs To Be A V12! What Car Should I Buy?
    400+Jalopnik / by Tom McParland / 5h
    Dave is a physician who has been working and saving for a very long time to finally fulfill his dream of owning a legit supercar. He isn’t too picky except for one key feature: it’s got to have a V12 engine. What car should he buy?


    Take a Tour of the Ford GT Plant With Forza Boss Alan Hartman
    TheDrive / by Chris Tsui / 2min
    Alan Hartman has a Ford GT on order. To answer the gas station inquiries of "What do you do for a living?" he'll soon be inundated with ahead of time, Alan heads up a medium-sized Microsoft subsidiary called Turn 10.


    FWIW

    What Happens If Hostile Aliens Attack? The US Military Has a Team in Place
    100+Big Think / by Philip Perry / 4h
    The Space Aggressor squadrons develop strategies to defend against space-oriented attacks. Read More


    Why Wonder Woman is the Best Lie Detector of 2017
    2The Veritas Forum / by Caleb Gotthardt / 4h
    Wonder Woman and the lie detector share the same origin story: William Moulton Marston. In the real world, he gave us the lie detector . In the fantasy world, he gave us Wonder Woman and her “Lasso of Truth.” 70 years later,


    10 Years of Data on Baseball Teams Shows When Pay Transparency Backfires
    200+HBR.org / by Aaron D. Hill / 30d
    You’ve probably taken a guess as to how much money your coworkers and others make, compared with you. Evidence suggests you probably aren’t very accurate. In one PayScale survey of 71,000 people, for example, 64% of those


    Why Deep Work Is More Effective Than Long Hours
    15Forbes - Business / by Young Entrepreneur Council, CommunityVoice / 9h
    Working 80-hour weeks? You might be doing it wrong.





    BIKE CANDY



    Brooklyn Brawler: An 883 Sportster with a double life
    200+Bike EXIF Update / by Wesley Reyneke / 7h
    The mighty Harley-Davidson Sportster turns a whopping 60 this year. Since 1957 it’s been modified in every imaginable way—long before the ‘custom scene’ as we know it even existed. It’s a tough little bugger too, and easy enough to tear apart




    Smoked Garage Ducati SG-848X
    200+the Bike Shed / by Ross Sharp / 10h
    Immersed in a world of stripped back minimalism I’ve had to quash an unfashionable temptation to plunder eBay’s bounty of 1980’s faired futurism. The Cagiva Freccia, Ducati Paso, Moto Morini Dart and Gilera CX have all been




    Blacktrack BT-02 THRUXMAN
    67RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 6h
    Sacha Lakic on the Blacktrack BT-02 THRUXMAN is a Triumph Thruxton custom cafe racer inspired by the iconic Norton Manx motorcycle. Throughout his career, designer Sacha Lakic has moved fluidly between automotive,




    Vintage Steele BMW R60/6
    89Silodrome / by James McBride / 14h
    Vintage Steele BMW R60/6 A Short History of the BMW R60/6 The BMW R60/6 made its first appearance in 1974 as part of the all-new /6 family of motorcycles by the German manufacturer. These new models replaced the outgoing /5
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    Three days awake.
    1BMW Motorrad News / 2d
    Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival


    BMW Motorsport News

    Top-4 lockout for the BMW S 1000 RR racers at the Isle of Man TT and a special honour for BMW rider Peter Hickman.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3h
    The 2017 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy continued with more success for the BMW S 1000 RR racers: Ian Hutchinson (GBR) led the array of BMW riders in a top-4 lockout in the Superstock race. In the Senior TT, Peter Hickman (GBR) finished



    BMW Motorsport finalises 2017 Juniors year group – Dennis Marschall and Beitske Visser join the line-up.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    The participants have been confirmed for the 2017 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. Dennis Marschall (GER) and Beitske Visser (NED) are the newest members of the line-up, completing the list of talented young drivers that BMW


    Eng and Collard back on the podium in the ADAC GT Masters – wins for BMW drivers in the BTCC and the International GT Open.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Whether in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or countless other championships: week after week BMW teams and drivers around the world do battle for points, victories and titles. Away from the track,


    Tough weekend at Tempelhof for MS Amlin Andretti.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The Berlin ePrix double-header, rounds eight and nine of the FIA Formula E championship, was a frustrating one for BMW i-supported MS Amlin Andretti. Neither António Félix da Costa (POR) nor Robin Frijns (NED) scored points, with


    BMW Group News

    BMW partner of Chinese Film Festival hosted by Confucius Institute Munich.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 13h
    From June 12 to 17, 2017, the Confucius Institute Munich in cooperation with Munich’s city library will host the 5th Chinese Film Festival in the city of Munich. For the duration of the film festival, BMW will provide the vehicles for


    ECKART 2017 jury named. Chairman of the jury and “chef of the century” Joël Robuchon invites members to Paris.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    “Chef of the century” Eckart Witzigmann and founding patron of the International Eckart Witzigmann Award, ECKART for short, has named the jury for the ECKART 2017. As a special honour, his colleague and fellow “chef of the

    Recalls

    POLARIS issued a recall on the SLINGSHOT model
    Transport Canada / 3h
    On certain vehicles which had a rear swing arm previously replaced under Transport Canada Recall #2016-520, the swing arm may have been installed without two dust plug grommets. Without dust plug grommets, debris...

    .Search for Recalls Here

    US - http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchSafetyIssues
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    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/

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    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW dealers rank No. 1 in prospect study
    1Powersports Business / by Kelsey Houle / 2d
    Prospect Satisfaction Index reveals in-dealership treatment of U.S. motorcycle shoppers BMW motorcycle dealerships were the top ranked brand in the newly released 2017 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index U.S. Motorcycle Industry


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    2017 Triumph Street Triple S to be assembled in India
    1OVERDRIVE / by Team OD / 2d
    Triumph will launch the base S model first at a tentative price of Rs 10.75 lakh, ex-Mumbai, on June 12
    FWIW Triumph is moving production from its Tai plant to India for this model. Reading between the article’s lines this may have more to do with building a profit margin in a tightening world market than a new aggressive stance by Triumph toward the Indian market.


    MV Agusta Debuts Its First “RVS” Motorcycle Concept
    38Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 3h
    The intrigue is finally over in regards to MV Agusta’s new “Reparto Veicoli Speciali” or “RVS” program, with the Italian marque debuting its first creation from this special vehicle development unit. An intersection between the


    Honda Says It Will Introduce an Electric Scooter in 2018
    53Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    Talking at the company’s annual press conference and meeting, Honda Motor Company President & CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that the Japanese brand would debut an electric scooter in 2018, presumably as a production model. Hachigo


    Suzuki faces emissions scandal
    23Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 2d
    Suzuki motorcycles is facing its own emissions scandal after the US Environmental Protection Agency charged a former worker with fudging emissions figures. It’s not exactly on the same grand scale as the multi-billion-

    Do over: Incorrect remedy leads to second Polaris Slingshot recall
    Dealernews / by Holly Wagner / 7h
    MEDINA, MN – Polaris is recalling 8,962 Slingshots from the 2015, 2016 and 2017 model years, because sealing grommets may be missing from some replacement swingarms that were installed in response to a 2016 recall of the


    MC NEWS

    Ride to Work Day 2017 is Monday, June 19
    73Rider Magazine / by Greg Drevenstedt / 4h
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the number of motorcycles and scooters on roads and highways will more than double as many riders become two-wheeled commuters to help demonstrate that riding is an efficient, economical form of


    Q&A: A manufacturer’s view of the custom scene
    100+Bike EXIF / by Wesley Reyneke / 1d
    Over the past couple of years, no manufacturer has commissioned more custom bikes than Yamaha Motor Europe. The Yard Built program has given us plenty of eye candy, and Yamaha was the first OEM to invite Bike EXIF to a new model

    Custom Bikes Of The Week: 11 June, 2017
    10Bike EXIF / by Matt Neundorf / 5h
    A drop-dead gorgeous Honda CBX cafe from Canada, a new Yamaha HL500 replica from Husky Restorations, a subtly brilliant custom Moto Guzzi V9 bobber, and the first custom Scrambler from Ducati’s new ‘Mavericks’ project.



    America's Greatest Daredevil: Evel Knievel
    100+RideApart - Recent Articles / 2d
    An In-Depth Look at America's Greatest Daredevil: Evel Knievel Legendary rider continues to be an inspiration to motorcyclists and motorcycling culture It’s been more than 40 years since Evel Knievel made his last jump and even though


    Star Venture TC – A Sight For Sore Eyes
    1Canadian Biker Magazine / by canbike / 2d
    Yamaha Star Venture TC It has been a long in coming and we have to admit to being very excited that it is finally here. It has been a very long time since one of the Japanese manufacturers released an all-new dressed touring cruiser. The last

    Another take ...

    https://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2018-yamaha-star-venture/]Yamaha Just Put the Honda Gold Wing on Notice
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 2d
    Attention Honda…Yamaha is coming for you. The 2018 Yamaha Star Venture just debuted, and it is looking to take piece of the touring pie from the likes of Harley-Davidson and the Honda Gold Wing. And if looks are any indication, then


    Harley-Davidson 2017 Touring Models Motorcycle
    1Bikes Doctor / by Rana Israr / 8h
    The most important novelty of Harley-Davidson in 2017 was the renewal of its range of touring models thanks to its new engines. Now, the Milwaukee signature calls a review on 57.138 units this touring 2017 range spread


    Motorcycle Theft Rises Across the Nation
    4Motorcycle News / 1d
    Maybe it's because they get great gas mileage. Maybe it's because they're easier to access.



    RIDING

    Riding Historic Route 66
    500+Motorcyclist / by Ed Kolano / 52d
    News A “serendiculous” adventure along the Main Street of America. Getting your kicks in spite of navigational missteps, weather challenges and some awful road surfaces along Historic Route 66.


    Five tips to make you faster on the road
    2Visordown / 2d
    Image: Words on the street


    Top 10 Things that Go Wrong on Group Rides
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by John Burns / 2d
    The best way to solve all these problems is to just ride by yourself, old numero uno . But no man is an island, and group rides are their own special kind of fun. At MO , we definitely do our fair share of group rides. Here’s what we’ve learned



    TECH

    Valve Springs
    3Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 12h
    Blogs Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences, insights, history, and much more Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences,


    Building Your Own Battery Packs for Your DIY Electric Vehicle Project
    5The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 2d
    A couple of readers of our post about the home built electric trike commented about the batteries. As I noted in the post, that particular build was completed in 2013, so it's using battery technology available then, but the whole field is


    Isle of Man TT 2017 | Dan Kneen | BMW S1000RR | On Board



    The Racing Sheet

    Why the Isle of Man TT matters
    CMG News / by Zac Kurylyk / 7h
    The Isle of Man TT killed more riders again this year. That doesn't mean it should be canceled. Source


    Ian Hutchinson's Crash in the Isle of Man TT 2017 Senior Race
    9Official Isle of Man TT / 10h


    Championships remain up for grabs on Senior Race Day
    34Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2d
    With the SES TT Zero, Sure Sidecar TT Race 2 and PokerStars Senior TT making a busy schedule for the final day of racing at 2017 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy, fans around the Course and across the globe are set for an

    Isle of Man TT 2017 | James Hillier's Balla-SCARY moment!
    88Official Isle of Man TT / 10h


    TT 2017: On board BMW HP4 with Peter Hickman
    1MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 2d
    Peter Hickman has had a brilliant week on the island, making it onto the podium a total of four times. He’s looked strong on the mountain course, and seems to be getting more confident with each ride. Here’s a bit of footage from BMW,


    2017 Isle of Man TT: SES TT Zero Results
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by admin / 2d
    Bruce Anstey won his second-straight TT Zero electric race at the Isle of Man TT , finishing the single-lap challenge with a time of 19:19.924, averaging a speed of 117.710 mph. Though the winning time was slower than last year – let alone


    2017 Isle of Man TT: Bennetts Lightweight TT Results
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Dennis Chung / 2d
    Michael Rutter captured a historic victory in the Lightweight TT for Paton , earning the Italy-based company’s first ever TT win. The modern Paton has only been around for a couple of years, first competing in the Isle of Man TT in 2014.

    Bruce Anstey takes SES TT Zero win for Mugen
    500+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2d
    Bruce Anstey retained his SES TT Zero title with victory in this afternoon’s race at the 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. The popular New Zealand rider was never headed and won the race in a time of 117.710






    Max Biaggi in hospital after crash
    200+Visordown / by Simon Greenacre / 2d
    Image: Injuries said to be severe but the former WSBK champion’s life is not in danger






    Andrea Dovizioso takes his second win in a row one week after Mugello, this time in the Catalan GP at Montmelò. The Italian is now just seven points away from the lead of the championship. Jorge Lorenzo crosses the line in fourth place
    Ducati RSS Feed / 1d


    2017 Barcelona MotoGP Race Result: Seven Days Of Sun
    7MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 8h
    Results and summary of the MotoGP race in Barcelona:


    2017 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 7, Barcelona, Catalunya
    7MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 8h
    MotoGP standings after Barcelona: Round Number: 7 Year: 2017

    2017 FIM MotoGP World Championship - Barcelona (ESP)



    MotoGP 2017 || Barcellona - Full Race Highlights GP catalunya || FULL HD



    KEVIN'S INSIGHTS: 2017 Catalunya MotoGP Wrap-Up
    20Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 7h
    Racing Ducati Team's Andrea Dovizioso makes it two in a row! Andrea Dovizioso and Ducati have made it two in a row, adding today’s Grand Prix of Catalunya win to last week’s at Mugello.


    MotoGP: Catalunya track changed after ‘dangerous’ crashes
    1Motofire / by Hannah Smith / 2d
    After the usual meeting of the Grand Prix Safety Commission at Barcelona on Friday evening, the decision has been taken to revert back to the track layout used for the 2016 race. Following Luis Salom’s crash last year, Saturday and


    Interview with Ducati Corse Director Gigi Dall’Igna
    100+Cycle World / by Maria Guidotti / 2d
    Racing “Business as usual” With Lorenzo’s podium in Jerez and Dovizioso’s victory in Mugello, the future looks bright for Ducati. We spoke with Team Director Gigi Dall’Igna about his approach to…


    MotoGP Tech Spotlight: Tire Basics
    1beIN SPORTS News / 2d
    In this week's MotoGP Tech Spotlight, we consider where the rubber, quite literally, meets the road.


    Marquez: "After five crashes it wasn’t easy!"
    3Knews RSS on motogp.com / 5h
    It wasn't quite the win, but it was a return to the podium for the number 93 racing at home


    Rossi and Viñales’ tough day at the office
    5Knews RSS on motogp.com / 5h
    Movistar Yamaha riders come home in eighth and tenth in Barcelona


    2017 Barcelona Moto2 Race Result: Championship Hotting Up With Runaway Victory
    4MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 10h
    Results and summary of the Moto2 race in Barcelona:


    2017 Moto2 Championship Standings After Race 7, Barcelona, Spain
    2MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 10h
    Moto2 standings after the Barcelona round: Round Number: 7 Year: 2017


    2017 Barcelona Moto3 Race Result: The Last Lap Is All That Matters
    4MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 12h
    Results and summary of the Moto3 race in Barcelona:


    2017 Moto3 Championship Standings After Race 7, Barcelona, Spain
    2MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 11h
    Moto3 standings after Barcelona: Round Number: 7 Year: 2017






    FIA.com Canadian Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


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    Vettel's Brilliant Recovery Drive in Montreal | 2017 Canadian Grand Prix





    The Fascinating Process That Turned Maple And Carbon Fiber Into Canada's F1 Trophy
    100+Black Flag / by William Clavey on Jalopnik, shared by Alanis King to Black Flag / 6h
    Imagine being a Formula One driver during a Grand Prix race. You’ve worked your way through the qualification session and managed to secure a respectable starting position on the grid. Miraculously, the engine in your car held together.


    Senna helmet will get pride of place – Hamilton | 2017 Canadian Grand Prix
    4F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton says he will give pride of place to the Ayrton Senna helmet he was presented with after today's qualifying session in Canada.

    FWIW With a Canadian Grand Prix track record time, Hamilton tied Senna for second place on the F1 pole winner list. In the on track post Q3 media event, the Senna family presented Hamilton with a replica Sena helmet. The actual race worn helmet described in the press event will be presented to him at another even later in the season.


    Jack Brabham won first Canadian F1 Grand Prix in 1967
    41Motorsport.com / 51d
    The Canadian F1 Grand prix celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Let's go back in time and relive the very first edition, held in 1967.A dedicated group of motorsport aficionados, race officials and F1 fanatics started working on the


    Gallery: Key F1 tech shots at Canadian GP
    400+Motorsport.com / 2d
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    Cutting aerodynamics is “naive” and won’t improve F1 – Brawn | 2017 F1 season
    31F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 2d
    Formula one's managing director for motorsports Ross Brawn believes cutting back on its high levels of aerodynamic downforce will damage the spectacle.


    F1 begins research project to make racing better
    300+Motorsport.com / 2d
    Although the start to the 2017 season has been close – with Ferrari and Mercedes battling it out hard for wins – there has been concern about a lack of overtaking.Only once, at the Spanish Grand Prix, has there been a passing move


    F1 "at a crossroads" over road car relevance - Brawn
    400+Motorsport.com / 2d
    F1 switched V6 hybrid turbo engines in 2014, with manufacturers keen on technology transfer and synergies between the series and road cars.But earlier this year, the FIA and manufacturers both in F1 and not currently involved


    Arrivabene “laughing” at claims Vettel is team’s number one | 2017 Monaco Grand Prix
    24F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 2d
    Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said he laughed at claims the team had favoured Sebastian Vettel during the Monaco Grand Prix.

    Ferrari rumors abound ...
    Wolff wouldn't be surprised if Rosberg returns with Ferrari
    1KMotorsport.com / 13h
    Rosberg shocked the F1 world in December last year when, just days after clinching his world title, he announced his retirement from the sport.He said that the stresses of battling for a championship with Lewis Hamilton, allied to

    And longer version ...

    Nico Rosberg could return to F1 for Ferrari, claims Mercedes boss Toto Wolff
    1Daily Express / 10h
    NICO ROSBERG might find he has retired too early and could come back to F1 with Ferrari, according to his former boss at Mercedes.


    Boullier brands Honda’s latest F1 failure at the Canadian GP ‘absolutely not good enough’
    43James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 8h
    McLaren Racing Director Eric Boullier spoke scathingly about Honda’s latest engine failure at the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix as Fernando Alonso was denied his first point of the season on Sunday. Having returned from the


    Fernando Alonso reveals he is considering a full season of IndyCar in 2018
    1Daily Express / 11h
    FERNANDO ALONSO has made no decision about his future and is open to the idea of taking on IndyCar full-time after his Indy 500 foray.

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    Fernando Alonso MUST stay now, jokes McLaren boss Eric Boullier after raft race win
    1Daily Express / 5h
    McLAREN racing director Eric Boullier joked that Fernando Alonso has to sign a new contract with the team after they won the raft race at the Canadian Grand Prix.



    Canadian GP: Ross Brawn admits offering to help Honda
    57BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 2d
    F1 technical and sporting boss Ross Brawn says he offered to help McLaren's engine partner Honda with its performance problems.


    McLaren to decide on Honda future around summer break
    97F1 / 1d
    McLaren will decide if it wants to continue with Honda as its power unit partner around the summer break, according to executive director Zak Brown. The relationship between McLaren and Honda has bec...



    BaT Video Inspiration: Honda Dominates The 1966 Formula 2 Season
    4The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer / 9h
    “Honda’s primary objective in entering International Gran Prix events was to use the grueling racing circuits as laboratories to test and perfect new ideas. These new designs are then incorporated into Honda cars.” From their Formula 1

    Other Racing News

    Q&A With Gurney, Foyt on All-American Le Mans Win in 1967
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by News Release / 2d
    Photo: Ford Archives The story of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt’s win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is the stuff of racing legend and notable in more ways than one. The second of four in a row for Ford with the GT 40, the podium prompted


    VIDEO: Ford at Le Mans: Then and Now
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Sportscar365 Staff / 2d
    A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney reunite to talk about the Le Mans 24 win – and champagne victory now reenacted around the world – that made them global sports car heroes, while current Ford Chip Ganassi Racing drivers chat about


    FCGR “Better Prepared” in Logistics, Experience for Le Mans Return
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by John Dagys / 14h
    Photo: Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford Chip Ganassi Racing IMSA team manager Mel Harder says they’re better prepared for this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, with a deeper understanding of the logistics and challenges involved in taking the


    Radio Le Mans launches eight days of coverage
    100+WEC / 20h
    Above: Shea Adam interviews 2015 Le Mans winner Earl Bamber. Radio Show Limited, the UK-based company behind Radio Le Mans, is set for eight consecutive days of coverage starting with Sunday's scruti...


    Corvette pegged back after topping Le Mans test
    200+Motorsport.com / 10h
    The GTE-Pro Corvette C7.R has been hit with a 0.2mm reduction in the diameter of its engine air-restrictors in the latest Balance of Performance chart published for the French endurance classic.The move comes after Oliver Gavin topped the


    VIDEO: Le Mans Report: Sunday Scrutineering
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Sportscar365 Staff / 4h
    Sportscar365’s Ryan Myrehn and John Dagys check in from the opening day of scrutineering for the 24 Hours of Le Mans to get drivers’ thoughts on the LMP1 and GTE-Pro battles ahead.


    Le Mans Art Cars Of The Past Decade
    42dailysportscar.com / by Stephen Kilbey / 14h


    Bloodhound SSC set to hit the track in October
    2New Atlas / by Ben Coxworth / 38min
    Over the past nine years we've been hearing a lot about the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC), which is ultimately intended to break the land speed record by travelling at over 1,000 mph (1,609 km/h). One thing that we haven't

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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Tesla briefly tops BMW in market capitalization
    22Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 2d
    A week-long rally in Tesla shares briefly vaulted the company's market capitalization past BMW in early Friday trading, but BMW finished the day still ahead.


    Auto Bild gets some scoop on the BMW 8 Series and M8
    1KBmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 2d
    Being that it may be the most exciting model to come from Bavaria in a long time, we can’t get enough of the BMW 8 Series . It’s only the second generation of a model line that began in 1989. So it’s been a long time coming and we’re


    BMW using ReachNow to get ahead of Silicon Valley
    5Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 2d
    Being left behind is no fun. As youth starts to take over, the old must fight to remain relevant in a new world. If they don’t, they’ll end up feeling as lost as Brooks in the Shawshank Redemption. Currently, the automotive landscape is


    Thrill To The Last Air-Cooled Car Volkswagen Ever Designed
    200+Jalopnik / by Jason Torchinsky / 2d
    Air-cooling was a hallmark of Volkswagen since it began in the late 1930s. Throughout most of the 20th century, VW was motoring free from the cruel, wet tyranny of water—heavy, leaky radiators, and winter’s cold, looming threat of


    BMW Blogs :
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    Bugatti Chiron First Drive: Piloting The 1500HP 261MPH Two-Ton Hurtling Meteor of Molsheim
    4Forbes - Business / by Mark Ewing, Contributor / 4h
    Chiron is the fastest and quickest in a straight line, and the most powerful, docile, civilized, luxurious, and artistic hypercar ever—gasoline, hybrid or electric.


    1965 McLaren M1B Group 7 Can-Am Racer
    200+Silodrome / by James McBride / 2d
    1965 McLaren M1B Group 7 Can-Am Racer A Brief History of McLaren Can-Am Racing McLaren are famous for their long Formula 1 history and more recently for their road-going supercars like the P1, the 720S, and the 570S. Long before


    Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este presents treasured classic cars
    4Motorcycle News / 1d
    This year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este from May 26 to May 28 brought out the best of BMW; a new Rolls-Royce; and lent old money charm to the latest car and bike concepts. The three-day event has been exclusive since 1929, when


    GM's separation offer to Indian employees to close this week
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 12h
    After announcing its decision to stop retailing vehicles on May 18, the company sent mails to employees the very next day about the VSS that will close on June 15, 2017.


    Jaguar Land Rover Invests $25 Million in Lyft
    2Forbes - Business / by Doug Newcomb, Contributor / 2h
    Lyft gets cash to expand its U.S. operations and a fleet of Jaguars and Land Rovers, while the British car brand will receive a "real-world platform" to helping develop its connected and autonomous vehicle services.



    BIKE CANDY



    RSD Concept Board Tracker Build. Illegal. Inconvenient. But It’s A BMW And Will Fire Up Every Time And Run Forever…
    10Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 2d
    A huge fan of everything BMW Mottorad wants a top of the line bike for display in one of his business stores. He ordered it to Roland Sands, mentioning that it doesn’t matter if the bike is not completely legal or practical. Most importantly,




    NOS A PROBLEM. A Nitrous Ducati Sprinter by Milano Cafe Racers
    2KPipeburn.com / by Andrew / 2d
    Written by Marlon Slack. Ah, the 70’s – the golden age of motorsport, manliness and lung cancer. That trio sat at the forefront of F1 during an incredible decade that made legends and took lives. Years later a loose collection of individuals in



    Justin Webster’s Honda CB550 street scrambler
    1KBike EXIF Update / by Chris Hunter / 2d
    Two heavily modified CB550s in one week: are we seeing a renaissance of interest in Honda’s classic middleweight? If the new builds coming through are as good as this street scrambler from Florida’s J. Webster Designs and the Hookie




    "Reparto Corse" / Moto Club Bustese
    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 11h
    " UN PEZZO DI STORIA DELLA M.V. AGUSTA CHE NESSUNO CONOSCE. Vi presentiamo una chicca di altissimo "valore storico" acquisita grazie a ex dipendenti della casa di Cascina Costa. Si tratta di un "giocattolo" (chiamarlo




    Racer T3 aromatisé Norton
    Radmagazine / by new_radmag / 3h
    Cet article Racer T3 aromatisé Norton est apparu en premier sur Radmagazine .
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    With another DNF for Alonso in Canada the likelihood of Honda continuing with McLaren is near zero. The Honda engines lack power and reliability.
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    Alonso was able to effectively deal with the twisty bits at *Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. He has praised the chassis handling through the season and in this week’s interviews saying it may be the best he has driven. For all Alonso has been able to do in the twisty bits, at times, the McLarens were hitting the speed trap at up to 10 mph slower than their rivals. Alonso labelled the pace deficit “dangerous”.
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    In 14 car outings, that is 7 races with two cars, there have been a total of 10 failures between the two cars. McLaren has yet to score a point in competition. Promised engine improvements for the Canadian Grand Prix were a not delivered. Honda has admitted they have no idea when they will be able to deliver the next step in the engine development. No change in any of this should be expected by the next race in Azerbaijan.
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    September looms as Alonso’s deadline for McLaren to begin winning. I believe he will be racing in IndyCar next year. Yes he would be walking away from a contract currently paying at least £25 million a year; however at some point Maslow's hierarchy of needs you reach the point of needing self fulfilment. The two time world champion has been making that kind of money long enough that fulfilment for him is defined as championship competitive racing *and won’t accept the humiliation of DNFs much longer. He is all but certain to leave if his McLaren continues with Honda.
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    Rumors suggest McLaren and Honda will split some time after Azerbaijan. How would that go? The short answer would appear to be, with great difficulty for next season and perhaps impossible for anytime this season.
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    McLaren and Honda signed a ten year deal. Honda is not only McLaren’s engine supplier but also a major sponsor of the team. Breaking up this season would mean an engine change, a loss of sponsor money. *Even with cause a good deal of time and money could be spent on litigation that goes along with a divorce of this nature.
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    The chassis is the one strong point of the 2017 car. If a new engine supplier were found for this season the new engine would have to be matted to a race car designed for the Honda engine. This will present all sorts of issues to overcome that could negatively impact the current car's strong point. *Frankenstein’s creation had a good heart but he was still a monster. Would a Frankenstein F1 McLaren be enough to keep Alonso from leaving? I have my doubts.
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    Whenever it happens, who would step in to supply power plants? The other nine teams are equally split up between engines from Mercedes, Renault, and Ferrari.
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    McLaren has a history with Mercedes, the most mentioned option. But there are numerous issues with this. Mercedes powered McLarens in the past and McLaren broke off that deal. Ron Dennis did not like the idea of campaigning with a customer engine. He believed the Mercedes team would always have the better engines. The Mercedes AMG Petronas team management does not like the idea and have been lobbying the home office not to do a deal. All that said, the rumor mill has Stuttgart willing to do the deal.
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    BMW Group: Positive sales trend continues in May
    200+BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    208,447 vehicles delivered worldwide, up 5.1% +++ BMW sales grow by 5.3% to 177,050 vehicles +++ MINI sales increase by 4.2% to 31,124 vehicles +++ BMW Group year-to-date sales total 988,185, up 5.7% +++ Sales of electrified models

    FWIW The PressClub release talks about worldwide sales and does not release any figures for USA and Canada markets. BMW Motorcycle Magazine reporting gives a cryptic glimpse to those markets with its comment,
    “Sales in the Americas were significantly influenced by the declining market in the United States.”. The line refers to automotive sales but speaks volumes for BMW’s problems on the North American continent regardless how many wheels it puts on a vehicle.

    Beemer

    Pictures that get under the skin.
    1BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    He is a tattoo star and has left his artistic traces on the bodies of Sting, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Scott not only transforms their stories into symbols. He also creates real works of art out of egg shells, bank notes and spray cans. He


    Sporting style past and present: The new BMW Motorsport and BMW Motorsport Heritage collections.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    To coincide with the start of the motor sport season, BMW Lifestyle is presenting the latest edition of the ever-popular BMW Motorsport Collection and expanding its portfolio with a new collection line: the BMW Motorsport Heritage Collection.


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    BMW at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 5h
    • UK premiere of the BMW Concept 8 Series. • The new BMW M4 CS to storm up Goodwood’s famous hill. • Icons, including Riccardo Patrese and Roberto Ravaglia, to drive an array of BMW classic cars and bikes. • The BMW HP4 RACE



    The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy unites the BMW S 1000 RR riders from both disciplines: Circuit championships and road racing meetings.
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    FWIW

    Would BMW return to Formula 1?



    This question that has been floating around since the day after BMW announced they were leaving Formula 1. The war between Ecclestone and FOTA was maddening. Ending the cash drain a factory Formula 1 team represents was an increasing priority as post economic crash realities settled in.. Would they come back when the dust settled on the FOTA wars and the auto industry recovered from the economic crash? Would we ever hear BMW engines in the Formula1 paddocks again?

    When Ron Dennis began questioning McLaren’s relationship with Mercedes my ears perked up. Dennis was frustrated with Mercedes at the time and was of the growing belief that McLaren could not and would never compete for the constructors championship with a customer engine supplied by Mercedes or any engine manufacturer with a team in the constructor championship. The secret hope of many Roundel fans was for a BMW return as an engine supplier.

    I had questioned the purchase of Sauber and the shift to being a full constructor. Since the 2000 season supplying engines for Williams, BMW engines were in search of a chassis that could take advantage of the power they were able to produce. Williams was not the answer. The purchase of Sauber and the creation of BMW Sauber F1 held unfulfilled promise. After ten seasons it was an uncompleted quest. Would a storied builder [McLaren] with an ever improving chassis be the enticement to bring the Roundel back to Formula 1? The Honda deal with McLaren did not end the secret hopes of some. The troubled relationship fanned the embers of that hope to keep them alive.

    In January the Gnomes of Munich made it clear they had no intention of returning to Formula 1. They pointed to their efforts in DTM and GTE along with their plans to go full time Formula e[/b] racing in 2018 as reason enough not to join the Formula 1 Circus again.

    Part of me wants to believe there is a secret Bavarian skunkworks waiting for the right time to take the engine they have been fine tuning to a waiting race car. However, not for the reasons you might think at first.

    I am a Tifosi and am truly enjoying the fight between the Prancing Horse and the Silver Arrow. I don’t need a Roundel thrown into the mix to cause cognitive dissonance once again. For me those headaches went away at the end of the 2009 season. No, for me it is the link between BMW’s Formula 1 engines and the inline four (I4) cradled in the S 1000 RR chassis that had me hoping for the return to open wheeled racing. Dig into almost any aspect of the RR and you find a link to BMW’s Formula 1 days. The engine design has roots in the physical layout of the cylinders, cylinder head and cam design of the Formula 1 engine. The electronics of the engine management system with its internal engine controls and how it talks to the chassis are in many ways lifted from the lessons of Formula 1. The tight curves of some of the body panels caused problems in production. A trip to the Formula 1 shop for some consultation helped sort that out. Every part of my motorcycle loving being called out for a new Formula 1 effort that would in turn spawn a new S 1000 RR power plant.

    In my fantasy, inhaling F1 fuel and exhaust fumes had me dreaming of a new S 1000 RR v 2018 and a revised I4 - 1000 line. In that high octane fantasy a new V4 RR engine, sliced from one end of the F1 engine, would be revealed for privateers to take racing.

    This would free the I4 line to be honed in other ways. I added CCs to go toe to toe with the growing number of 1200cc machines. I shrunk the engine in CCs or cut a cylinder off to create a 750cc bike too long missing from the line. The garage of my mind filled up with more and more motorcycle engines created as a result of the return of the Roundel to Formula 1 as an engine supplier.

    But the gnomes have made it clear that will not happen. As the high octane funes clear from my head the new motorcycles powered by F1 inspired engines begin to fade and finally the garage in my mind is just a jumbled mess; much like the one I walk through every day.

    Wait!



    What’s that smell? ... ozone I think. ...



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    AirQuadOne could be your flying quadbike
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    At the upcoming Paris Air Show, European consortium Neva Aerospace will be presenting a new concept for a personal VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) aircraft. Known as AirQuadOne, plans call for the fully-electric vehicle to be able


    Honda pushes automatic transmission
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 4h
    Honda Australia is promoting its automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission on the new Africa Twin adventure bike by offering the upgrade for free. Apart from scooters, there are few bikes that have a clutchless shift transmission, although


    Suzuki’s new patent shows MotoGP style GSX-RR getting new road-friendly fairing lowers
    1MoreBikes / 13h
    Suzuki has just filed a patent for extensive bodywork changes to a motorcycle that’s the spitting image of the firm’s MotoGP machine. There’s nothing to say that Suzuki isn’t spending money, time and effort putting in patents on a race-


    Cycle World publisher to provide motorcycle content on Military Times
    1Dealernews / by Press Release / 9h
    “The men and women of our military are three times more likely to purchase and enjoy a motorcycle than the general population,” said Andy Leisner, senior vice president and managing director of Bonnier Motorcycle Group. IRVINE, CA


    360 Degrees Of Erzberg
    DIrt Bike Magazine / by Ron Lawson / 35min



    The End Is Nigh for the Ducati 1299 Panigale
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 8h
    That Ducati is about to debut a V4 superbike is perhaps the worst-kept secret right now in the motorcycle industry, and when we saw the Ducati 1299 Panigale S Anniversario late last year, we were sure this would be last “new”


    Royal Enfield unveils awesome ‘custom’ specials at Waves and Wheels show
    7MoreBikes / 15h
    Royal Enfield has shown off two new ‘custom’ creations at the Wheels and Waves event in Biarritz – and has pretty much shot the next generation bikes in the foot because the two ‘project’ models it’s shown are so bang-on-the-money



    RIDING

    10 tips for learning a new track (or road)
    4RevZilla Articles / 14h
    Speed - Drama = Fun. That's the formula. Here are some ways to achieve it.



    GEAR

    4 Motorcycle Phone Mounts Reviewed
    16webBikeWorld.com / by rss@webbikeworld.com (Rick K.) / 13h
    Review and comparison of four motorcycle smartphone mounts, with a winner.



    TECH

    MC Garage Video: How To Check and Adjust Motorcycle Chain Tension
    1Motorcyclist / by Ari Henning / 1h
    MC Garage Back to the basics of bike maintenance. Chain tension is basic maintenance, but lots of people neglect it. In this video from the MC Garage, Ari shows you how to check and adjust your chain slack.




    The Racing Sheet

    BSB: Tyco BMW confirm Giugliano split
    This will allow Tyco BMW to continue in the championship in the best possible way, letting me focus on my full recovery, in order to return to riding as soon as possible.


    Bruce McLaren at Le Mans
    11McLaren Honda / 15h
    Inside the MTC In the week of what promises to be a classic Le Mans 24 Hours it’s worth recalling that Bruce McLaren contested the event on eight occasions, winning at his sixth attempt in 1966, at the wheel of a works Ford. Bruce


    Cottonballs: A missed opportunity
    1Racecar Engineering / by Andrew Cotton / 2h
    The ACO announced new hybrid regulations for 2020, but has missed a golden opportunity to encourage new manufacturer participation in the future. Rumours first circulated in the German magazine Motorsport Aktuell after the


    Le Mans Lets Porsche's New Mid-Engine 911 Shed Some Weight For Qualifying Too Slowly
    54Black Flag / by Stef Schrader / 25min
    While it’s nowhere near as dramatic as the move last year to try to slow down the race-leading Ford GTs and Ferrari 488s, the 24 Hours of Le Mans once again is handing a last-minute tweak to try and figure out how to make a new car


    The complicated art of driving an LMP1 car
    WEC / 14min
    Racing an LMP1 hybrid isn't just about driving fast. Sure, that's part of it, but as factory Porsche driver Nick Tandy explains, there's way more to it. The art of winning in just about any category ...
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    The 24 Hours of LeMans - 2017

    Buemi Leads Toyota 1-2 After Opening Hour at 24H Le Mans
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Luke Smith / 28min
    Photo: Vision Sport Agency Sebastien Buemi leads the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Toyota Gazoo Racing after one hour of racing, fighting back from a poor start to take the lead after the opening round of pit stops in LMP1. Starting in the No. 8


    DC Racing “Started to Dream” of “Impossible” Overall Victory
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Luke Smith / 16h
    Photo: Vision Sport Agency Despite flirting with an “impossible” overall victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on Sunday, the Jackie Chan DC Racing team was left overjoyed with its charge to second in the final classification and a double


    Rebellion Stripped of Overall 24H Le Mans Podium, Disqualified
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Jake Kilshaw / 5h
    Photo: Vision Sport Agency Rebellion Racing has been stripped of its overall podium in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, after being found to have run un-homologated bodywork to ease access to the starter motor on its No. 13 Oreca 07


    Le Mans Claims Its First Car Of 2017
    Jalopnik / by Stef Schrader on Black Flag, shared by Alanis King to Jalopnik / 0min
    GIF GIF via 24 Heures du Mans The No. 88 Proton Racing Porsche 911 RSR just became the first retirement from this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Porsche was hit by the No. 26 G-Drive/TDS LMP2—a car that had started the race from





    FRIDAY

    FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championship - Decisions of the SBK Commission
    1SBK / 1d
    Regulation updates from the SBK Commssion held at Barcelona-Catalunya


    Althea BMW hard at work at Misano
    1Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 7h
    Althea BMW hard at work at Misano Misano Adriatico (Italy), Friday 16 June 2017 The Althea BMW Racing team is busy on track at the Misano World Circuit, taking part in round 7 of the Superbike World Championship with its SBK riders


    2017 Misano World Supersport FP1 Results: Caricasulo Dominates Session
    3MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 14h
    Federico Caricasulo was quickest throughout the session, only ceding the top spot briefly to Kenan Sofuoglu early on and Lucas Mahias later. Mahias finished the session second quickest ahead of Jules Cluzel and PJ Jacobsen. Kenan


    Rea fastest on opening day at Misano
    1SBK / 12h
    World Champion tops the Friday timesheets in FP2 session


    2017 Misano WorldSBK Friday Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 23min
    Press releases from the organizers and teams after the first day of practice at Misano: Rea fastest on opening day at Misano World Champion tops the Friday timesheets in FP2 session


    Friday Highlights on #RiminiWorldSBK



    SATURDAY

    2017 Misano World Superbike FP3 Results: Melandri Quickest Overall
    2MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 6h
    Marco Menaldri sets the fastest time of the weekend, nine thousandths of a second quicker than Jonathan Rea. Chaz Davies and Tom Sykes round out the top four in this untimed session.


    2017 Misano World Superbike Superpole Results: A Satellite-Dished Wheel?
    3MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 4h
    Superpole one took place on a warm morning. Eleven riders competed for two places with Lorenzo Savadori and Randy Krummenacher in the top two spots.



    Ducati 'hub cap', the devil is in the detail
    GPone RSS Feed / 3h
    A carbon lenticular wheel, mounted at the front, has been tested on Chaz Davies' bike for the first time

    Doctors optimistic, Davies may race at Laguna Seca
    GPone RSS Feed / 12h
    Chaz's condition is improving and he was start physiotherapy to prepare for the American race


    Misano WorldSBK Debrief – Saturday
    14Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Kent Brockman / 1d
    A last lap crash at the Misano circuit saw Jonathan Rea and Chaz Davies clash, but afterwards the respect that they hold for each other was made clear. The pair has had a fractious relationship this year, which came to a peak after their Parc


    SUNDAY

    Marvelous Melandri takes 100th Italian victory at Misano
    8SBK / 1d
    Italian rider wins home race, with Rea and Sykes also on the podium


    Davies declared unfit for Misano Race Two
    10SBK / 2d
    Aruba.it Racing – Ducati unable to race with fractured vertebrae


    2017 Misano World Superbike Sunday Press Releases
    4MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 1d
    Press releases from the teams and organizers after the racing on Sunday at Misano:



    Fourth for Torres and Althea BMW at Misano
    1Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 2d
    Fourth for Torres and Althea BMW at Misano Misano Adriatico (Italy), Saturday 17 June 2017 A first Superbike race at the Misano World Circuit that proved ‘hot’ in all senses of the word for the Althea BMW Racing team, scoring its best result


    2017 Misano World Superbike Race One Results: Predictably Unpredictable
    1MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 1h
    Twenty one riders lined up for twenty one laps of Misano and everyone chose the same rear tyre and Chaz Davies didn’t fit the carbon wok to his rear wheel.


    2017 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 13, Misano, Italy
    2MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the first race at Misano: Round Number: 7 Year: 2017


    2017 Misano World Superbike Race Two Results: Could The Reverse Grid Finally Make A Difference?
    3MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 1d
    As with all Sunday races this year, the front three grid places are based on where riders finished in the Saturday race. Twenty laps of Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli under a clear Italian sky. In spite of a tyre acting unusually yesterday,


    2017 World Supersport Championship Standings After Race 7, Misano, Italy
    2MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    WorldSSP standings after Misano: Round Number: 7 Year: 2017


    Torres and Althea BMW denied the podium at Misano; Faccani wins the Stock1000 race
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 1d
    Torres and Althea BMW denied the podium at Misano; Faccani wins the Stock1000 race Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sunday 18 June 2017 The seventh World Superbike round has concluded at the Misano World Circuit and it proved


    A Stock1000 race of two parts for Althea MF84 at Misano
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 1d
    A Stock1000 race of two parts for Althea MF84 at Misano Misano Adriatico (Italy), Sunday 18 June 2017 A hard-fought Stock1000 race for the Althea MF84 team and rider Julian Puffe at the Misano World Circuit. Young rider Puffe



    MotoGP might need Barcelona surface "ultimatum"
    91Motorsport.com / 2d
    The state of the existing track surface, laid in 2007, was a point of contention throughout the Catalunya Grand Prix weekend.Riders were unhappy about a lack of grip and an increase in the number of bumps, and some also criticised




    FIA releases 2018 F1 calendar
    3F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Steven De Groote / 4h
    The FIA's annual Sport Conference Week was this morning kicked off with a meeting of the Motor Sport Council at the Federation's Geneva Headquarters. In it, the 18-race Formula One calendar was approved, along with setting 16-17


    China & Singapore Grands Prix in doubt for 2018
    22BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 7h
    The Chinese and Singapore Grands Prix are listed as provisional on the first release of the official calendar for 2018.



    Tech analysis: The changes that helped Mercedes dominate
    100+Motorsport.com / 17h
    The Silver Arrows' struggle to create the correct temperature in the tyres throughout qualifying saw Hamilton miss out on Q3 in the principality, with the Briton suggesting that tyre temperatures differed on all four corners of the


    Haas healthier place than old F1 teams - Magnussen
    100+Motorsport.com / 8h
    Haas is the Dane's third F1 team in four years, having spent two years at McLaren - as race driver and then reserve - followed by a year driving for Renault last season.Sources at both Renault and McLaren have questioned his work ethic


    Force India admits it should have tried team order swap
    100+Motorsport.com / 12h
    The team was embroiled in controversy in Montreal when Perez was reluctant to voluntarily move over for Ocon as the pair tried to find a way past Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo.In the end, Ricciardo held on for third and both Force Indias


    Talk of new Chinese F1 team
    6Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 13h
    Christian Horner reveals Red Bull employees approached as Chinese consortium eyes F1 entry.


    Opinion: Could McLaren join forces with Alfa Romeo?
    2KMotorsport.com / 15h
    Rumours that McLaren was considering a future without Honda first surfaced several months ago, but the situation is now beyond that stage, and it's no secret that the management of the Woking team has been actively seeking an



    Other Racing News

    New LMP1 regulations revealed for 2020 WEC
    News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 2h
    Moveable or active aerodynamics will be allowed in LMP1 when new regulations come into force for the 2020 World Endurance Championship


    Le Mans Begs Porsche To Stay By Mandating Plug-In Hybrids For Its Top Class In 2020
    100+Black Flag / by Stef Schrader / 5h
    The Automobile Club de l’Ouest announced the next set of rules for the top class of Le Mans prototypes in the world: LMP1. Big changes on the way include active aerodynamics, various cost-cutting measures and perhaps most


    The Mighty J Class
    Published on Jun 16, 2017
    The J Class were sailed in the America's Cup in the 1930s and have always had a cult following for their majestic beauty. The J Class are currently experiencing a resurgence in the sailing community, and a historic fleet of 7 J Class have gathered in Bermuda ahead of the America's Cup J Class Regatta.




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    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    G-Power BMW Z4 sDrive18i Goes Up to 204 HP
    200+Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 6h
    Usually when the G-Power name is mentioned people expect ludicrous amounts of power and stretching the performance envelope to the absolute limit. The German tuner is known for its 1,000-hp creations and we enjoy every single one


    BMW to invest Rs 130 cr in India to rev up operations
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 1d
    On new product launches, he said: "As part of our power to lead strategy, product offensive starts. In next two weeks, we will be launching the new 5 Series."


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Insight: where luxury cars go to die
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 5h
    A large chunk of Flying Spares’ business used to come from supplying old Rollers for banger racing, when this was fashionable. When Rolls-Royces and Bentleys come to their natural ends, their parts can keep other models running.


    $1.9 million sportscar Koenigsegg Regera sold out!
    1OVERDRIVE / by Team OD / 19h
    The Koenigsegg Regera can reach a speed of 400kmph in as little as 20 seconds


    Here's How Different Wheel Sizes Affect Performance
    400+Jalopnik / by Kristen Lee / 6h
    Picture this: you’re optioning out your new car and you get down to the tires and wheels part of the build. You have the option of 17-inch, 18-inch or 19-inch wheels. Which do you choose? This is an important decision, because not only



    FWIW

    What would be on your criteria list to make a town motorcycle friendly? Motorbike Writer gives a take from Down Under.

    Motorcycle Friendly status may be regulated
    1Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 5h
    There are moves to regulate the granting of Motorcycle Friendly Town status with a long list of essential and desired requirements for councils, pubs, cafes, restaurants, accommodation and service stations. FILL IN THE QUICK 6-


    Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual: Marriage
    5Silodrome / by James McBride / 2h
    Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manual: Marriage Haynes Owner’s Workshop Manuals are an absolute staple in many people’s garages – typically the first thing many people do when they buy a vintage British car is buy the





    Vintage BMW With Fuel Injected VW Engine
    Bavarian Motorrad World » Feed / by Over The Line Magazine / 10d
    By Adam Arcane, words and photos Brent is a retired pilot for a major airline who lives North of San Fran in a vineyard. He has a full shop and is surrounded by the things he loves, such as his perfect BSA Goldstar, and his pristine and rare




    Ritmo Sereno
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    Manufacturer: BMW car name: R75 / 5 price: 1,300,000yen (consumption tax registration fee separate) vehicle number 001 inquiry form 73 year mileage 9,195 km very good degree. R75 / 5. Arrived. Of course, the engine No. frame No. is also matched. / 5




    Bmw K75:: Moto Adonis
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    All-terrain BMW K 100 custom
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 14h
    Italian custom house, Gessi Motorcycles has unveiled its latest creation – an awesome all- terrain BMW K 100. BMW K series machines have been customised for years – they’re widely available on the market, they’re generally priced quite
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    „My motorcycle is my tool.“
    BMW Motorrad News / 11h
    Since he was fifteen years old, actor Hannes Jaenicke has been obsessed with motorcycles. His dedication to environmental protection began at around the same time. In the interview, he tells us how he arrived at these passions, why


    Bimmer

    BMW i once again wins International Engine of the Year Award.
    23BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    In the world’s leading engine competition for the third year running the plug-in hybrid drive system powering of the BMW i8 (fuel consumption combined: 2.1 l/100 km [134.5 mpg imp]*; CO2 emissions combined: 49.0 g/km*) tops its class.



    BMW Group News

    Livestream "Built in the US: The All-New BMW X3" Spartanburg, USA.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 10min

    The BMW Group Press Conference featuring the world premiere of the all-new BMW X3 in the BMW Group Spartanburg Plant will be transmitted live in the internet at www.live.bmwgroup.com and www.press.bmwgroup.com.


    Intense BMW action in Overdrive movie trailer.
    23BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 9h
    An action-packed, high-octane adventure film featuring Scott Eastwood and Freddie Thorp as the Foster half-brothers who steal high-class, high value, rare sports cars in the south of France. A “grand coup” with that typical French flair,


    MINI

    Mini At Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2017
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 2h
    • MINI Countryman PHEV, the brand’s first ever plug-in hybrid model showcased on the Hill Climb • New for 2017, the MINI Countryman base camp with picnic benches and AUTOHOME roof tent on display • MINI’s youngest ever model



    MINI Plant Oxford women named ‘Rising Stars’ in UK industry top-100 list
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 2h

    Three women at MINI Plant Oxford have been named among the top-100 female ‘Rising Stars’ of the UK automotive industry.



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Celebrates Largest Gathering Of Rolls-Royces In The World
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 56min
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrates the largest gathering of Rolls-Royces in the world at the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts’ Club Annual Concours and Rally, in the Club’s Diamond Jubilee year. The spectacular setting of Burghley House in


    Recalls

    Bmw ( 17v377000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 2h
    Dated: JUN 14, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017-2018 M760Li xDrive vehicles. The affected vehicles may have had incorrect engine oil cooler line installed, causing an oil leak in the engine...


    BMW issued a recall on the 7 SERIES model
    Transport Canada / 4h
    Certain vehicles may have had a replacement/spare part left rear tail lamp installed during a dealer service visit which did not contain a rear reflex reflector, thus failing to comply with the requirements of...


    BMW issued a recall on the 7 SERIES model
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    On certain vehicles equipped with a V12 engine, an incorrect engine cooler line may have been installed, and could cause an oil leak during engine operation. If the oil cooler line leaks, oil could contact a front...

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    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    A Look at the Past: 1998 BMW R 1200C
    Motorcycle Cruiser / by Art Friedman / 4h
    Bikes Boxer rebellion The Cruiser staff takes a look to the past at the what BMW was bringing to the market in 1998. Here's a first look at the 1998 BMW R 1200C.


    Take a Lap Around the Isle of Man TT on the BMW HP4
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    With five podium-finishes at this year’s Isle of Man TT, Peter Hickman is the man to watch in future TT fortnights, as the 30-year-old is showing tremendous talent and progress with his racing. Helping Hickman to those finishes in the


    2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review: 16 Fast Facts
    2Ultimate Motorcycling / by Nic de Sena / 9h
    2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review | City Tested BMW is tapping into adventure/dual-sport motorcycle mojo from days gone by with the 2018... The post 2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review: 16 Fast Facts appeared first on




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    The rumors go on and on. Harley Davidson Returns to the mix of potential buyers.
    Harley-Davidson enters race to buy Italian rival Ducati: sources
    4KReuters: Business News / 10h
    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson is lining up a takeover bid for Italian rival Ducati, potentially bringing together two of the most famous names in motorcycling in a deal that could be worth up to 1.5

    FWIW I remain skeptical in a very qualified way.

    I have my doubts that Evercore was originally tasked with shopping Ducati. Rather, the original task, in my view, was to find the market value of the motorcycle company in today’s market. This would allow VW-Audi to leverage the Italian motorcycle icon in various ways while continuing to take in the growing revenue. I am beginning to qualify this with be careful when you go shopping around, it can lead to buying. In the process of determining the market value may have found real buyers.

    I still think this is a rumor. What is changing in the current round of rumors for H-D, and others, is the inclusion of names investment bankers in the various countries of the rumored buyers. In the case of H-D, Goldman Sachs is added to the rumors weave for a bit of texture.

    The old saying warns there are many a slip between cup and lip and in this many a slip between rumor and deal may be expected. For me, the biggest potential remaining “slip” is VWAG letting the cup slip from their hands and opting for to keep working with the status quo instead of toasting a sale.

    Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS
    10RideApart - Recent Articles / 1h
    Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in purchasing Italian brand

    FWIW Where is the financial up side for VWAG? None of the rumors adequately explain the upside for selling. The need for cash is constant but new EV moves, in China for example, have positioned the automotive portion of the company to handle its obligations. Part of that is the ongoing revenue generated by a rejuvenated Ducati is delivering to its German owners.


    Harley-Davidson CEO Levatich featured on Fox Business Network
    1Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 1d
    Harley-Davidson CEO Matt Levatich appeared on Fox Business Network to discuss President Trump's trade policies, the current retail environment and the company's pricing strategy. The president's decision to pull out of the Trans-


    Ducati Launches New Multistrada 1200 Enduro “Pro”
    300+ADV Pulse / by ADV Pulse Staff / 4h
    Ducati has launched a new “Pro” version of their popular Multistrada 1200 Enduro. According to the Italian marquee, the newest iteration of the Multistrada 1200 Enduro is “designed for riders eager to get off-road and get


    Spy shots: Ducati V4 Superbike caught in action
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 2h
    We’ve been sent the first photos of Ducati’s V4 Superbike project – and it looks awesome. Sources reckon that the V4 engine will borrow elements from both the Superquadro v-twin engine design, and the Desmosedici V4 – sharing much with

    Another Italian rumor but this one is more fun.

    Laverda unveil new prototype. Are the iconic Italian brand set to make a comeback?
    1MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 1d
    After an 11 year absence, Laverda has just unveiled its new prototype called the SFC / 4. While it’s only a prototype at this stage, the SFC / 4 sportbike did a couple of laps of the Sydney Motorsport Park during the Sydney International



    Cleveland CycleWerks to launch bikes in India by September 2017
    5Motorcycle News / 1d
    India is a very fast growing and varied market for vehicles, be it two wheelers or four. In the last year, close to 18 million two-wheelers were sold in the country, making India the largest market for two-wheelers in the world.


    Confederate Fighter Creates Mayhem As Cool Motorcycle Punk, Mohawk, In Transformers: The Last Knight
    Business Wire Automotive / 1h
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Confederate Fighter Creates Mayhem As Cool Motorcycle Punk, Mohawk, In Transformers: The Last Knight



    MC NEWS

    How More Motorcycles On The Roads Benefits Everyone
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 3min
    How More Motorcycles On The Roads Benefits Everyone How adding some adventure to your commute helps every vehicle on the road, no matter how may wheels I live in Los Angeles, where out of control congestion and traffic is just an


    When Polaris Victory Made Its Way Into the Motorcycle Industry
    Motorcycle Cruiser / by Art Friedman / 1h
    Bikes North Star Rising In 1998, Polaris Victory shook up the world when it became America's long-awaited second motorcycle maker. This is a look at the cruiser they brought to the market.


    Three states reclassify Slingshot licensing requirements
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 10h
    Polaris Slingshot has announced New Mexico, Oklahoma and Oregon as the latest states to reclassify its autocycle licensing requirements. Slingshot drivers in these states can now operate the vehicle with a valid state driver’s license


    Watch Superbike, Sidecar, Supermoto, and Off-Road Truck Racing in Utah
    95Cycle World / by MotoAmerica / 1h
    Racing Join MotoAmerica for an on- and off-road extravaganza next weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus Join MotoAmerica for an on- and off-road extravaganza next weekend at Utah Motorsports Campus.


    RIDING

    How To Survive Riding Your Motorcycle In Brutal And Oppressive Summer Heat
    100+Lifehacker / by Jerry Smith on Lanesplitter, shared by Melissa Kirsch to Lifehacker / 4h
    If you had a choice you probably wouldn’t choose to ride in extremely hot weather. But you don’t always have the option, like when you’re out on a road trip and need to be home sooner than later. Assuming shedding layers of


    How to Navigate With a Smartphone
    2RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine / by RoadRUNNER / 1d
    We’re only eight weeks away from the Touring Weekend in Kingsport, TN! Last year we had an interesting seminar about GPS and how to create routes, but based on our follow-up survey, the seminar brought up more questions than


    TECH

    Motorhead 2.0 – Working in the Garage is Cool Again
    4The Kneeslider / by Paul Crowe / 1d
    The lights almost went out Motorheads start young. Sure, someone over 30 or even 40 can develop an interest in cars and high performance and begin working on engines for fun, but based on past experience, it’s more likely the teenagers




    The Racing Sheet




    PitLane Dissects Davies' Disaster
    beIN SPORTS News / 46min
    #PitLane takes an in-depth look of the Chaz Davies-Jonathan Rea crash in #RiminiWorldSBK Race 1 to explain how Davies could go from an apparent victory to under his rivals wheels in less than a lap.


    he third decade of WSBK history | 2008-2017
    1MCNews.com.au / by Admin2 / 1h
    The third decade of WSBK history – 2008-2017 The third decade of World Superbike […] The post The third decade of WSBK history | 2008-2017 appeared first on MCNews.com.au .






    The Curtain Comes Up at The ‘Cathedral’
    1beIN SPORTS News / 1d
    MotoGP arrives at one of its most revered Grands Prix this weekend: The Dutch TT.


    Marquez: "Every race this season seems unpredictable!"
    5news RSS on motogp.com / 15h
    After a podium and a positive Catalan GP, the reigning Champion gears up for the Dutch GP


    Ducati Team arrive in the Netherlands for the Dutch TT at Assen
    Ducati RSS Feed / 11h


    The Ducati Team in Assen looking to continue its winning ways
    Ducati RSS Feed / 5h

    An Unexpected MotoGP Silly Season - Who Goes Where In 2018?
    17MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 4h
    With all twelve factory riders on two-year contracts, there wasn't supposed to be a MotoGP Silly Season in 2017, or at least, not much of one. That impression was further reinforced when the Monster Tech 3 Yamaha squad quickly tied up both


    Crutchlow signs two year deal with HRC to remain at LCR
    5Knews RSS on motogp.com / 14h
    Brit will race for LCR Honda for two more seasons as team also announce renewal of technical partnership with Japanese factory


    Canet stays in Moto3 in 2018 with Estrella Galicia
    Motorsport.com / 3h
    Canet, 17, made his grand prix debut last year with the Monlau-run EG 0,0 team headed by former 125cc champion Emilio Alzamora, scoring a sole podium at Phillip Island and finishing 15th in the points.The Spanish teenager currently lies






    FIA.com Azerbaijan Grand Prix Event and Timing Information

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    Red Bull lead practice after Perez crash | 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix first practice
    5F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 24min
    Red Bull headed first practice for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix in a sessions which was disrupted by a heavy crash for Sergio Perez.


    The streets of Baku welcome F1 for the second time
    35Press release feed / by amechoulam / 8h
    Sport news FIA Formula One World Championship F1 Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix F1 SEASON 2017 Sport Circuit 1SportFIA Formula One World ChampionshipCircuitF1SEASON 2017F1Formula OneAzerbaijan Grand Prix00


    Haas to use 'spotters' in Baku qualifying
    100+Motorsport.com / 1h
    Kevin Magnussen was hampered by traffic in Q2 in Monaco and failed to get out of Q1 in Canada after failing to get a clear lap.Following the Canadian Grand Prix, team boss Gunther Steiner said he would consider assigning team members to
    FWIW I remain skeptical of this in an F1 setting but I am curious to see the results.

    Raikkonen prepared to sacrifice himself to help Vettel
    MotorSportsTalk / by Associated Press / 22min
    Kimi Raikkonen is prepared to sacrifice himself in order to help Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel win a fifth Formula One title.
    FWIW I found myself skeptically smiling when I read this. Kimi is saying all the right things to keep his job.

    Honda Vows To Bring Slightly Less Terrible Engine To Next F1 Race: Report
    300+Jalopnik / by Alanis King on Black Flag, shared by Erin Marquis to Jalopnik / 1d
    Pretend it’s fast. Photo credit: Mark Thompson/ Getty Images McLaren-Honda’s Formula One team is bad , and it’s not because of the drivers. It’s because the team’s car tends to break and its engine tends to fail . But not to worry, friends


    Alonso, Vandoorne set for 15-place penalties in Baku
    300+Motorsport.com / 1h
    The Japanese manufacturer has endured recurring problems with its MGU-H this season, Vandoorne suffering the latest failure in Canada practice.Honda had a countermeasure part but chose to wait until Baku, where it expects to struggle


    F1 tweaks blue flag rules for Azerbaijan GP
    200+Motorsport.com / 6h
    While backmarkers are supposed to move aside for lead cars as soon as they get given a blue flag warning, the timing of that alert was changed for the start of this season.While the slower cars should get a pre-warning from their teams


    Wolff admits Bottas in “an uncomfortable situation” at Mercedes
    400+Motorsport.com / 1d
    Bottas was signed as a last-gasp replacement for 2016 world champion Nico Rosberg, who retired over the winter, initially on a one-year deal to partner Lewis Hamilton.Speaking at the FIA Sport Conference in Geneva, Wolff said he


    Sauber confirms Kaltenborn’s departure from team
    MotorSportsTalk / by Tony DiZinno / 2h
    Sauber confirms Monisha Kaltenborn leaves team with immediate effect.


    Two statements from Sauber
    Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 2h
    Sauber issues two statements following media claims of Monisha Kalteborn's departure.


    Todt reveals interest from new teams
    Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 7h
    FIA president Jean Todt admits F1 grid could increase to twelve teams again.


    Red Bull boosted by car development discoveries
    62F1 / 16h
    Red Bull Racing has seen a recent step forward in performance as a result of understanding its development problems, according to team principal Christian Horner. Having been expected to challenge Me...


    Intrigue around new Chinese F1 team revs up
    1Motorsport.com / 8h
    There have been rumours for several weeks that new contenders were pondering getting involved in grand prix racing, but no firm plans had been revealed.However, an update of Britain's Companies House register has revealed

    FWIW Formula 1 remains a strong, albeit expensive, worldwide advertising platform. Thus, it should be no surprise that sponsors and teams would show interest. The real question is will adding more teams to the mix of mid field and back marker teams to be blue flagged out of the leader’s way do anything to improve the sport?


    Investing in F1's future the priority for Liberty
    100+F1 / 16h
    Major changes to Formula 1 will only take place over a long period of time as Liberty Media focuses on investing in the sport's future, according to chairman Chase Carey. Liberty completed its takeov...


    Brawn: Cost reductions shouldn’t ‘dumb down’ F1
    14News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 21h
    Ross Brawn says Liberty Media does not want to 'dumb down' Formula 1 and undermine its bigger teams despite its desire to reduce spending costs


    Throwback Thursday: Servicing Cosworth DFV Formula 1 engines, 1975
    6Autocar RSS Feed / 29min
    Kiwi racing driver and engine preparer John Nicholson worked with McLaren to service and rebuild DFVs The then-ubiquitous DFV was a brilliantly effective design, finding success over nearly two decades. We found out how often it


    F1 narrowing down target cities for second US race
    MotorSportsTalk / by Luke Smith / 1h
    New York, Miami and Las Vegas named by F1 CEO Chase Carey as target 'destination cities'.




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    TANDY: Le Mans Debrief
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / by Nick Tandy / 13h
    Photo: Porsche What a strange Le Mans 24 Hours. There was so much preparation for the manufacturers beating each other, and in the end it boiled down to who could actually beat the race, and who could get the car to the


    Toyota admits third Le Mans entry was a “waste”
    300+Motorsport.com / 13h
    For the first time since 1999, Toyota fielded three entries at La Sarthe in 2017 in a bid to finally claim the prize that has eluded it, adding an additional TS050 Hybrid to its usual two FIA World Endurance Championship cars.However, the


    24 Hours of Le Mans Raises Questions About Sports-Car Racing’s Future
    3Automobile Magazine / by esegura / 2h
    I love museums, those places where history repeats itself every day whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time and frequent denier. The Musée des 24 Heures du Mans is located just outside the main entrance to the circuit at Le






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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Classic Invites You to the Sinaia Concours d’Elegance This Weekend
    3Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 7h
    With the Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este being organized in May and the Pebble Beach Concours taking over in August, it seems like a void was created between the two events, a void that was just waiting to be filled by yet another


    Review: How practical is the BMW i3?
    21New Atlas / by Aaron Turpen / 6h
    The BMW i3 is a compact, well-designed little electric five-seater with a nod towards both sustainable design and operation that speaks to the German make's dedication to clean motoring. The i3 sees some big changes for 2017 and,



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    Star Of Steve McQueen's "Le Mans," Porsche 917K Heads to Gooding Pebble Beach, Est. $13-16 Million
    5Forbes - Business / by Mark Ewing, Contributor / 10h
    1970 Porsche 917K Chassis 917-024 is coming to Gooding and Company’s Pebble Beach auction with an estimate of $13 to $16 million.


    Holy Crap: Volkswagen Will Build That New Microbus
    4KJalopnik / by Jason Torchinsky / 2d
    I’m not really sure if I can let myself believe this, since I’ve been hurt so many times before. But here goes: Volkswagen’s Head Volk, Herbert Diess, told the UK’s Auto Express at the reveal of the new VW Polo that Volkswagen will


    Tesla moves a step closer to building electric cars in China
    23Reuters: Business News / 1h
    (Reuters) - Tesla Inc took a step closer toward establishing an electric vehicle manufacturing plant in China with its announcement on Thursday that it is in exploratory talks with the Shanghai municipal government.


    Crazy cars that went from race track to road - in pictures
    Autocar RSS Feed / 1h
    Ford GT (2017): The new Ford GT was conceived by the firm as a vehicle that could win the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. To meet the rules of the class, that meant building a road car version. And what a road car – a £420,000,


    Car lovers, close your eyes!!
    8Yanko Design / by Sarang Sheth / 3h
    With great power comes great responsibility, said the ever wise Ben Parker, but the guys at Ford Transit Direct decided to let that piece of advice in through one ear and out the other. Armed with rendering and Photoshopping power, they


    The Turbocharger May Blow Out The Flame Of Natural Aspiration
    2Forbes - Business / by Dan Roth, Contributor / 7h
    We may be watching the demise of the naturally-aspirated engine. Turbos are everywhere, and it may already be too late. Buyers and automakers are reaping the benefits, perhaps too spoiled by now to give it up.


    400+ HP & 1900 Pounds: 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah Recreation by BTM
    39The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer / 2d
    This BTM-made 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah recreation looks fantastic, and with just 1900 lbs. motivated by an LS1/6-speed combo, it should move very quickly as well. An exact replica from the outside, the car’s suspension utilizes C4


    FWIW

    12 NFL Teams Have Already Ordered the Helmet…
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    12 NFL teams have already ordered this helmet… The post 12 NFL Teams Have Already Ordered the Helmet… appeared first on Futurism .




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    Tenth Annual Cafe Racer Magazine Bike Show
    3Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 1d
    Cafe Racer Magazine editor Mike Seate just reminded me about his 10th annual bike show. So get those polishing rags and wrenches humming at the 2017 Cafe Racer Reader;s Ride-In-Bike Show. It will be held on Saturday, August 12 at the




    2017 BMW Motorrad Days Happening Soon
    3Bmw Blog / by Mike DeAmicis / 2d
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    NORTON 350cc MANX (1956)
    18negro / by Trader / 4d
    Aquí está, una de las motos inglesas más famosas del mundo. Fabricada desde 1947 a 1962 por Norton Motors Ltd. compitieron en la Isla de Man TT desde su carrera inaugural de 1907 hasta la década de 1970, una hazaña sin rival para




    K75 “Morpho“ / Jürgen Hornung
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    1970 BMW R75/5 Racer
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 3d
    The superbikes of the seventies are seeing an impressive revival in Japan. Shiro Nakajima and Daisuke Mukasa push their classic bikes to the limit during vintage races at Fuji Speedway. Shiro Nakajima 46Works
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    BMW S 1000R fica mais potente e ganha novo visual na linha 2017
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 31min
    Superesportiva é equipada com motor de 165 cavalos e custa R$ 62.900


    BMW Rider Experience oferece a motociclistas cursos de pilotagem e expedições nos meses de junho e julho
    1BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3d
    Programa oficial da BMW Motorrad tem atividades exclusivas; veja o calendário 2017


    Goodwood Ticket Giveaway
    Bmw Motorrad Uk. / by BMW Motorrad UK / 10h
    To celebrate the Goodwood Festival of Speed, we'll be giving away four pairs of tickets for the events. Each day, we'll post a competition status. To enter, simply comment on the post or reply to the Facebook status. Winners will be selected at


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 24/2017.
    5BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    Bad luck for ROWE Racing in Le Castellet – Success for the BMW M235i Racing at the Nürburgring and Road America.



    Victory for BMW team Völpker NRT48 in the FIM Endurance World Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 10h
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport family can celebrate a victory in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC): team Völpker NRT48 Schubert-Motors by ERC took the Superstock class win in the 8-hour race at the Slovakia Ring near





    Bimmer

    The all-new BMW X3. Official Launchfilm 2017.
    BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 24min
    The BMW X3 was the car that launched the mid-size SAV (Sports Activity Vehicle) segment in 2003. The all-new BMW X3 is set to write the next chapter in this success story with an even more striking, dynamic design language,


    BMW i ganha mais uma vez o prêmio International Engine of the Year
    1BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 2d
    O sistema de transmissão híbrido plug-in do BMW i8 se destacou pela terceira vez consecutiva na maior competição de motores do mundo.



    BMW Group News

    Statements by Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Knudt Flor, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Co, 25 years of BMW Group Plant Spartanburg and the new BMW X3
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 56min
    Statements by Harald Krüger and Knudt Flor, 25 years of BMW Group Plant Spartanburg


    Success story: BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US becomes largest production location within 25 years
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1min
    Currently over 9,000 employees, creation of further 1,000 jobs by 2021 +++ US $ 8 billion invested since announcement of the plant, further US $ 600 million from 2018 to 2021 +++ Maximum production capacity of 450,000 units +++


    BMW of North America Announces Management Team Change
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 46min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – June 23, 2017…. Shaun Bugbee, Executive Vice President, Operations is pleased to announce that Tom Shanley will assume the role of Regional Vice President for the Eastern Region effective June 26, 2017.

    Recalls

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    Dated: JUN 14, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2015 740i, 740Li, 740Lxi, 750i, 750xi, 750Li and 750Lxi and 2014 ActiveHybrid 7 vehicles. The affected vehicles may have received incorrect r...



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


    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    AMA on Bikes for Beef: U.S. Trade Rep ‘Sympathetic’ But Won’t Take Action
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by AMA / 5h
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee Thursday that he is "sympathetic" to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, but he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) PT Set at 85.00 by Sanford C. Bernstein
    3Motorcycle News / 4h
    The firm currently has a "neutral" rating on the stock. Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the company.




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Is Hurt by Trade Laws It Once Championed
    3Motorcycle News / 1d
    Where once it lobbied for -- and obtained -- draconian tariffs on foreign rivals to limit their ability to compete in the marketplace, Harley-Davidson is being hurt by similarly restrictive trade laws in Asia. By opening up a new plant there, the


    MC NEWS

    First Ride Review: 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 and 650 XT
    Motorcyclist Magazine Firstrides / by Zack Courts / 18h
    Reviews The V-Strom 650 gets TC and fresh styling. Suzuki’s Wee-Strom has built a following for the ages, and for 2017 gets a gaggle of updates.


    How to buy a new motorcycle from a dealer
    RevZilla Articles / 9min
    "New car smell" doesn't come close to "new motorcycle feel." Keep these tips in mind when buying a new bike from a dealership.


    What’s In Your Dream Garage?
    200+Cycle World / by Sean MacDonald / 13h
    Blogs Our staff picks ours, and we want to hear yours! If you could pick any four bikes but could only ride those for the next ten years, what would they be?
    This question has been bench raced several times in the past. We asked if you were building a stable with a bike for every day of the week, what would you include? Using the CycleWorld format what four bikes would you put in your garage as the only ones you could ride over the next ten years?


    How To Combat Motorcycle Theft
    5RideApart - Recent Articles / 4h
    How To Combat Motorcycle Theft With over 45,000 motorcycles stolen in 2016, maybe it's time to take a look at what we can do to ensure that our motorcycles remain our motorcycles It’s unfortunate, but the sad reality is that motorcycle




    RIDING

    Poll: How Do You Feel About Riding at Night?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Seth Fargher / 51min
    We’re not pointing fingers or making fun; riding at night presents a whole new set of challenges but we’re curious if you prefer avoiding night time motorcycle riding or if it doesn’t bother you. Do you prefer to avoid night riding? Poll: How



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    TECH

    Getting started with motorcycle welding
    3Bike EXIF Update / by Matt McLeod / 35min
    Most of the bikes that grace these pages that have had some welding done on them, somewhere. If you’re building your own custom bike—or even if you just like fiddling in your garage—welding is an invaluable skill to have. It’s also a



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    Why is a quickshifter so important in WorldSBK?
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    WorldSBK.com catches up with Kawasaki to find out


    Rea hits 101 podiums at Misano
    SBK / 9h
    Reigning World Champion reaches another milestone in WorldSBK


    Race results: CSBK St-Eustache
    CMG News / by Larry Tate / 23h
    Here are the results of today's Canadian Superbike races. Source


    Max Biaggi leaves intensive care ward
    SBK / 12h
    Italian WorldSBK champion continues to recover from Supermoto crash


    Throttle Bodies impact explained
    SBK / 18h
    Take a look at how throttle bodies are affecting MV Agusta






    2017 Assen MotoGP Sunday Round Up: Greatness Rewarded
    38by David Emmett / 1d
    There are days when being a MotoGP journalist can be hard work. You spend hours each day trying to wheedle tidbits of information from unwilling conversation partners, then hours chasing round after riders.


    2017 Assen MotoGP Post-Race Press Releases
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    Press releases from the teams and Michelin after a scintillating race at Assen: Rossi Rallies to an Astonishing Win in Assen Race


    2017 Assen Moto2 And Moto3 Post-Race Press Releases
    1by Press Release / 9h
    Press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams after Sunday's thrilling races at Assen: BRAVE MARTIN MISSES ON DUTCH PODIUM BY FEW HUNDREDTHS OF A SECOND


    Sunday MotoGP Summary at Assen
    31Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by David Emmett / 21h
    There are days when being a MotoGP journalist can be hard work. You spend hours each day trying to wheedle tidbits of information from unwilling conversation partners, then hours chasing round after riders.


    Assen MotoGP | Riders reflect on Assen TT
    MCNews.com.au / by ADMIN / 2h
    MotoGP riders recount their Assen TT experiences MotoGP 2017 – Round Eight – Assen […] The post Assen MotoGP | Riders reflect on Assen TT appeared first on MCNews.com.au .

    2017 MotoGP Championship Standings After Race 8, Assen, The Netherlands
    6by David Emmett / 1d
    MotoGP standings after a scintillating race at Assen: Round Number: 8 Year: 2017



    Andrea Dovizioso fourth, Jorge Lorenzo fourteenth at the end of first day of free practice for Dutch TT at Assen
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    2017 Moto3 Championship Standings After Race 8, Assen, The Netherlands
    2by David Emmett / 1d
    Moto3 standings after a thrilling race at Assen: Round Number: 8 Year: 2017


    Mahindra Announces Exit From Moto3 By The End Of 2017
    Dakar Rally / NDTVAuto.com / 7h
    Going strong with the third position in the Formula E constructors' standings, speculations suggest that Mahindra is looking to enter the gruelling Dakar rallyand might just shift funds there.


    2017 Moto2 Championship Standings After Round 8, Assen, The Netherlands
    2by Zara Daniela / 1d
    Moto2 standings after Assen: Round Number: 8 Year: 2017






    New penalties mean McLaren drivers are docked a total of 70 grid places in Baku | 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    53F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 2h
    The McLaren drivers have now accumulated 70 grid place penalties in a single weekend following more power unit component changes for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.


    Sebastian Vettel talks Ferrari, F1 future.. and singing like Michael Jackson
    27James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 5h
    There’s an interview in Gazzetta dello Sport with Sebastian Vettel this morning which is worth noting. In it he talks about his voracious reading of books about Enzo Ferrari, seeking an understanding of the man who created the Ferrari


    Sauber chairman hits out as tempers flare in wake of Monisha Kaltenborn exit
    Daily Express / 1h
    SAUBER chairman Pascal Picci has accused factions of trying to “demolish” the team by suggesting that its owners wanted to favour Marcus Ericsson over Pascal Wehrlein.

    QUALIFYING

    Hamilton takes Azerbaijan GP pole with title rival Vettel fourth
    3KBBC Sport - Formula 1 / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton produces a stunning last-gasp lap in qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix to beat team-mate Valtteri Bottas to pole.


    Hamilton leads another Mercedes front-row F1 lockout as Ferrari falters in Azerbaijan qualifying
    100+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton took his fifth pole of 2017 and his 66th of all-time as the 2015 champion swept away the rest of the field for Mercedes’ second one-two of the Formula 1 season. It was quite surprising given his difficulties on Friday in

    RACE

    FIA.com Azerbaijan Grand Prix Event and Timing Information

    Azerbaijan Grand Prix 2017 LIVE: Race updates from Baku as Lewis Hamilton starts on pole
    Daily Express / 23h
    THE Formula One calendar reaches Baku, Azerbaijan, as Lewis Hamilton starts on pole this afternoon - and Express Sport is on hand to bring you all the latest updates.

    Ricciardo wins, Hamilton/Vettel collide in crazy Baku GP
    2KNews – Speedcafe / by Tom Howard / 20h
    Daniel Ricciardo produced a faultless drive to claim a surprise victory in a bizarre red flagged Azerbaijan Grand Prix which was littered with incidents and controversy

    FWIW Formula 1 avoids grid spot penalties
    F1 fans are all too familiar with post race penalties, to be applied to the next race, for infractions during a race. Hamilton and Vettel dropped the 2017 Driver Championship nicey nice pretense revealing the Saturday night paint swapping, fender bending, dirt tracker lurking deep in every racer. Hamilton appeared to brake check Vettel, in good old Saturday night dirt track fashion, while the safety car was out. Vettel took umbrage with that and retorted in a dirt track manner. The stewards parlayed and Vettel received a ten second stop and go penalty for the incident and everyone went racing.

    Rules are the scribblings mortal racing theologians interpreting the will of the track gods for the stewards to hand out as racing justice. Apparently they didn’t like the steward’s decision. Hamilton’s cockpit bolster was not properly refitted during the red flag clean up period and he was forced to stop and correct the issue. Ferrari pulled their car in after Mercedes fixed their mistake and Vettel exited the pits after his penalty rejoining the fray just ahead of Hamilton. They would finish in that order but not on the podium. The race ended with Ricciardo on the top step and Botas eeking out a photo finish snatch of P2 from Stroll. This trio would be off to the podium to do the [url=[b]]Australian shoey champaign victory ritual Ricciardo has. The track gods have spoken.

    As I write this, it is Monday morning. The track gods may have spoken and yielded a race result many can live with (I can do without the shoey thing but that is a post race celebration.). Race officials are the theologians of racing and translate the actions of the track gods into rules mere mortals are supposed to understand. F1 management and officials babble on.

    Vettel will receive a three point super license penalty. The super license is the pinnacle of the FIA driver license scheme. Certain steward rulings for on track infractions carry penalty points that go against your super license. Too many points and you serve a one race suspension. Points are not permanent but have a half life and go away after a period of time. Vettel’s three point penalty puts him in the danger zone. Another penalty in the next two races could have him sitting out a race. Hamilton, after analysis of Mercedes data for the “brake check” incident, was exonerated. He will receive no penalties.

    I am able to understand how the theologians of racing came to their conclusions. Understanding is not the same as believing in the correctness of the conclusion. I have the sense the racing gods are bench racing all of this and how they may or may not tinker with the coming Austrian Grand Prix.


    The racing gods finally smiled on McLaren and Alonso and he still is grumpy.

    Alonso rues missed McLaren opportunity
    46News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 13h
    McLaren driver Fernando Alonso says that 'in normal circumstances' he should have been in a position to win Formula 1’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix



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    Video: Isle of Man TT 2017 compilation
    1Sport Rider RSS Feed / by Kent Kunitsugu / 9h
    News A selection of videos from this year's TT festival for your viewing pleasure Here's a compilation of great videos from the 2017 Isle of Man TT festival, with some great racing action on the Mountain Course…


    Is 13-Year-Old American Damian Jigalov the Next Great Hope for a US World Champion?
    5Cycle World / by Maria Guidotti / 1h
    Racing If he is, why is he racing in Italy? Damian Jigalov, at the tender age of 13-years-old, could be the next great hope for a U.S. world champion. If he is, why is he racing in Italy? Maria Guidotti exams this…


    Sailing-Winds of change for America's Cup in Bermuda Triangle
    Reuters: Company News / 17h
    HAMILTON, Bermuda, June 24 (Reuters) - Mystery surrounds what next for the America's Cup if New Zealand win sailing's most prestigious prize in Bermuda next week.


    Sultans Of Sprint Challenge 2017 Race 2 Montlhery




    UPDATE 1-Sailing-New Zealand pedal their way to brink of America's Cup victory
    Reuters: Company News / 41min
    * Oracle Team USA's Spithill on the crew list for races (Adds forecast from regatta director, crew list)




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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW to invest $600 million in its Spartanburg plant in U.S.
    13Reuters: Business News / 1h
    (Reuters) - Germany's BMW AG said on Monday it would invest $600 million in its Spartanburg, South Carolina plant in the United States, as it looks to bolster its manufacturing facilities for future generations of its BMW X sport utility


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    The Aston Martin Valkyrie Has 1,130 Horsepower, Will Somehow Be Street Legal: Report
    400+Jalopnik / by Justin T. Westbrook / 1d
    Photo: Aston Martin We’ve known the 2019 Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar was going to be an insane car for almost a year now, but the extent of the insanity was only know to those with the job titles or bank accounts to get close enough


    This Ferrari 488 With Bigger Ducting May Be A Turbo Hybrid
    100+Jalopnik / by Paulo Acoba / 18h
    Screenshot from AutomotiveMike The Ferrari 488 has been in production for two years now, and if this spy video is to be believed, a hybrid version on its way. A Ferrari 488 spotted on the Nürburgring may be one such car, with larger


    Honda's Self-Driving Approach Starts With the Acura NSX Supercar
    27Wired / by Brett Berk / 2h
    The NSX relies on the kind of innovation that will help Honda cruise into the self-driving future.


    Senators' cybersecurity push may tie up autonomous-car legislation
    Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 9h
    Two senators are pushing for mandatory federal standards to defend vehicles against hackers. Automakers want a more flexible approach.


    Flying Cars Could Hit the Skies as Soon as 2018
    500+Futurism / by Abby Norman / 1d
    Flying Cars by 2018 The Personal Air Land Vehicle (PAL-V) Liberty is looking likely to become the first flying car intended for general adoption and real world application — and it could be available soon. While the first model wa


    EMBARGO-VW ex-manager should stay in Germany - lawyer in Bild
    Reuters: Company News / 15h
    BERLIN, June 24 (Reuters) - A lawyer for one of the former Volkswagen managers sought in the United States in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal has advised him not to leave Germany, she told a

    One-off Aston Martin DB11 Henley Royal Regatta edition revealed
    4Autocar RSS Feed / 2h
    Another car from Aston Martin's Q bespoke division celebrates the carmaker's partnership with the prestigious sporting event Aston Martin has revealed a one-off DB11 to celebrate its partnership with the Henley Regatta. Although not as


    Autonomous shuttles start this fall at University of Michigan
    94Autoblog Green / by Reese Counts / 3h
    Filed under: Green , Green Driving , Transportation Alternatives , Emerging Technologies , Autonomous , Electric Two EVs will run along a route in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Continue reading Autonomous shuttles start this fall at




    FWIW

    Two large chrome chickens coming to Route 66 in Edmond
    3Motorcycle News / 4h
    Two 6-foot-tall chrome chickens will be coming soon to a new restaurant along Route 66 in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Edmond Sun newspaper reports the chrome chickens are manufactured from Harley-Davidson motorcycle exhaust


    This Video Of A Running Engine Cutaway Shows You Exactly What Happens When Your Motor Blows Up
    200+The Garage / by David Tracy / 20h
    Few terms spell death for an engine quite like “seized” and “threw a rod.” Now, thanks to the magical technology known as an angle grinder, we can see what those two terms truly mean.


    This All-Electric Plane Can Transport Passengers 600 Miles on a Single Charge
    100+Futurism / by Tom Ward / 19h
    A Promising Prototype Eviation Aircraft just unveiled the first prototype of an all-electric aircraft with a range of 965 kilometers (600 miles) at the 52nd International Paris Airshow .


    Watch the Coolest, Scariest Display Flights of the 2017 Paris Air Show
    100+Wired / by Jack Stewart / 23h
    Featuring the F-35 fighter jet, Airbus A380, Boeing 737MAX, and the Patrouille de France.


    Hacker Group Anonymous Claims NASA On Verge Of Making Alien Life Announcement
    Tech Times / 1h
    A YouTube video believed to come from the hacker group Anonymous claimed that NASA may soon announce the existence of alien life. Do scientists support the idea that intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations really exist?






    BIKE CANDY



    Royal Enfield Clubracer 400 R Concept
    2Motosketches / by obiboi / 14h
    Un gioiellino per autentici appassionati di moto...Inglesi! Una vera sportiva dalla connotazione tipicamente British, asciutta e priva di fronzoli nel rispetto dei più tipici dettami di quelli che una volta erano i tratti caratteristici delle sportive




    Bmw R 1150 Martini Cafe' Superbike
    DESIGNER'S CUT Cafè Racer Projects / by obiboi / 8h
    Cominciano a fioccare le richieste per avere una Cafe' Superbike "personalizzata". Questa è per un amico che la vuole assolutamente così, con la livrea MARTINI RACING, forse un pochino abusata ma decisamente intrigante
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Beemer

    One world, one GS, five riders.
    BMW Motorrad News / 1h
    The prestigious jury of BMW Motorrad were spoilt for choice: out of around ten thousand riders, motorsport legend Jutta Kleinschmidt and TV adventure biker Charley Boorman, film star Rick Yune and Oscar prize winner Adrien Brody


    BMW Motorsport News

    Flat-out in the city: BMW and the DTM head to the iconic Norisring.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    After the trip to Budapest (HUN), the DTM returns to Germany this weekend for races seven and eight of the season. The BMW teams will set their sights on points and top finishes on the streets of Nuremberg (GER) at the iconic Norisring,


    BMW Team RLL carries momentum of double-podium finish at COTA to Watkins Glen and Canada.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 13h
    Two of North America’s most challenging race tracks will face BMW Team RLL on back-to-back weekends as the second half of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Championship begins. With both events providing bookends to the July 4th


    Bimmer

    The all-new BMW X3. Driving Assistant Plus. (G01, 2017)
    16BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 13h
    For maximum comfort, convenience and safety your BMW X3 (G01) can be equipped with the most advanced Driver Assistant System from BMW: Driving Assistant Plus. This package hosts a number of new functions and is a big step


    The Black Fire Edition of the BMW X5 M and BMW X6 M.
    7BMW Group PressClub Global / 23h
    Visible power, thrilling driving dynamics.


    No mountain too high, no distance too far – with the SPECIALIZED for BMW Turbo Levo FSR 6Fattie. BMW Lifestyle and premium bike maker SPECIALIZED present exclusive special-edition e-mountain bike.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW Lifestyle and premium bike manufacturer SPECIALIZED are presenting the ideal travel companion for anyone seeking to explore new routes, test out their limits and enjoy an unbridled sense of independence and freedom over all


    The 10 millionth BMW 5 Series Dingolfing Edition auctioned at 75 million won in Korea
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Seoul/Korea. On June 28, BMW Group Korea announced that the BMW 5 Series Dingolfing Edition, the 10 millionth car from Plant Dingolfing, has been auctioned off at 75 million won (60,000 euro) in Seoul Auction, Korea’s largest


    BMW Group News

    Inspired by nature: New body protection for BMW employees
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 14h
    Lighter protective clothing, tougher helmets, more stable protectors: New materials with up to 20-per-cent-better protective properties are the result of the BISS research project headed by the BMW Group. What is unique is that all

    MINI


    Geared up to go – with the MINI Lifestyle Collection. Clever products for travelling and the great outdoors.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Anyone who is frequently on the go is bound to appreciate reliable, cleverly designed travel gear. The MINI Lifestyle Collection includes a wealth of products designed to make journeys so enjoyable that arriving at a destination ceases to


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    The Next Chapter Of The Black Badge Story Dawns At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 15h
    In March 2016, Rolls-Royce presented a truly transformative moment on the luxury landscape – the introduction of a permanent Bespoke family of motor cars called Black Badge, designed in response to the differing lifestyle

    Recalls

    EU Consumer Safety Alert number: A12/0868/17

    Category: Motor vehicles
    Product: Motorcycle
    Brand: Ducati
    Name: Multistrada 1200
    Type / number of model: Type approval number: e3*168/2013*00001 Type: AA
    Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles in question were manufactured between 2015 and 2017.
    Risk type: Injuries
    The rear suspension of the motorcycle may break under heavy loading leading to loss of control of the vehicle and the possibility of an accident.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)


    .EU Consumer Safety
    Product: Motorcycle helmet
    Brand: Qtech/Jix
    Name: Unknown
    Type / number of model: A113 - Type Approval E9-05.1793
    Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
    Risk type: Injuries
    The impact absorption capacity of the helmet is insufficient. In the event of an impact, users might suffer head injuries.
    The product does not comply with the UNECE Regulation No. 22
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Recall of the product from end users

    Search for Recalls Here

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

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



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    We ride the BMW HP4 Race: Here’s what $95,000 gets you
    1CMG News / by Costa Mouzouris / 13h
    Costa puts in more laps than he really needs to just to prove BMW's flagship bike is the best there is. Source



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Ducati V4 Superbike Spotted Again, More Details Revealed
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 4h
    For the second time in a week, we have spy photos of the Ducati V4 superbike. Like before, the new superbike model is still in its unfinished state, with testing equipment strapped to its frame and bodywork. Even in its pre-production state


    Emissions documents tip new Ducati superbike details
    5Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 13h
    The new bike will be called the 1299 Panigale R Final Edition. Source


    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (Hog) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Ubs Ag
    3Motorcycle News / 50min
    's stock had its "neutral" rating reaffirmed by equities researchers at UBS AG in a research note issued on Monday. They presently have a $57.00 price target on the stock.


    Ural upgrades 2017 sidecar fleet
    13Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 16h
    The 2017 range of Ural sidecars have received some electronic upgrades, cosmetic styling improvements and some striking new colours including Terracotta Metallic. We caught up with Ural Australia spokesman Mat Hodge
    FWIW The article uses Australian Dollars XE.com


    Thai Version Super Cub Anniversary Story Site
    2Honda World News / 14h
    Honda has added a Thai language version to its Super Cub Anniversary Story site, celebrating the history and charms of one of the world's most iconic scooters.


    MC NEWS

    AMA: U.S. Trade Representative sympathizes with motorcyclists
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 1d
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee on June 22 that he is "sympathetic" to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, but he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a


    Long-Term Aprilia Tuono 1100: Farewell, Dear Friend!
    1Motorcyclist / by Ari Henning / 2h
    MC Garage Ari says so long to one of the best naked bikes on the market. Commuting, canyon riding, track days, and even touring. The Tuono 1100 does it all, but the bike's time in the MC fleet if finally over.


    How to file a motorcycle accident claim in the US
    3Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    Tips on how to correctly file a motorcycle accident claim in the United States, compiled by New Hampshire motorcycle accident attorney John Sherman . The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that 88,000


    Pop Quiz! Everybody Pick up Your Pencils!
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by John Burns / 1d
    Pop Quiz! Everybody Pick up Your Pencils! appeared first on Motorcycle.com .
    FWIW A bit of fun for over the holiday. I managed a passing grade which is better than I expected.



    RIDING

    Make sure you read the Never Quite Lost blog
    18Route 66 News / by Ron Warnick / 3d
    Thanks to a Route 66er on Facebook, I stumbled onto the Blue Miller’s Never Quite Lost weblog, which takes deep historical dives into assorted landmarks on Route 66. Never Quite Lost — subtitled “The Road Goes On Forever” — launched


    GEAR

    Designing the Dream Motorcycle Helmet: 10 Things to Think About
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Gary Ilminen / 3h
    Based on my years of totally unscientific research, if I were to design my own motorcycle helmet, what features would it have? Let’s see… The post Designing the Dream Motorcycle Helmet: 10 Things to Think About appeared first on



    TECH

    MO Wrenching: How To Change Motorcycle Tires
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 2h
    Why would anyone want to change their own tires? Isn’t it hard work that usually involves at least one bleeding knuckle? Don’t the tools cost a small fortune when you consider that shops only charge about 25 bucks for the


    Test One Thing at a Time. Or Not?
    9Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 12h
    Blogs Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences, insights, history, and much more Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences,


    How and Why to Break-In a New Engine
    11RideApart - Recent Articles / 3d
    How and Why to Break-In a New Engine Like a good pair of boots, it takes time before a new bike is just right New motorcycles represent a considerable investment, and in order to get the best performance and service life from them,




    The Racing Sheet




    Why do riders use thumb brakes in WorldSBK?
    1SBK / 14h
    WorldSBK.com caught up with Kawasaki Racing Team to explain the braking differences


    Domination the story of STK1000
    SBK / 2h
    Riders take a break for the summer, WorldSBK.com looks back over the drama sparked from the series


    WorldSSP300 Review: School’s Out
    SBK / 1d
    WorldSBK.com takes a look back over the inaugural start to the season






    Rossi arrives for Sachsenring showdown
    6Knews RSS on motogp.com / 7h
    Pushing to retain momentum after win in Assen, the Italian is enthusiastic for the tricky ninth-round circuit


    Dovizioso believes Ducati can now be competitive everywhere
    Motorsport.com / 4h
    A fifth place finish in last weekend's Dutch TT at Assen moved Dovizioso to the head of the championship standings, as previous leader Yamaha rider Maverick Vinales crashed out.It followed Dovizioso's back-to-back wins at Mugello and


    Marquez ready to continue 7-year domination in Germany
    4Knews RSS on motogp.com / 11h
    New track surface will not faze the strong performance of the Sachsenring


    Alex Marquez to stay in Moto2 in 2018
    GPone RSS Feed / 11h
    The agreement with team Marc VDS is now official, the Spaniard will pair up with rookie Joan Mir


    Analysis: Why Mahindra exited Moto3
    60Motorsport.com / 17h
    Mahindra entered the junior class of MotoGP in 2011 (then the 125cc championship) to promote their newly-formed two-wheeler business and transfer racing technology to road-going bikes.The Indian manufacturer took


    Lewis Hamilton would ‘love to get hands on a MotoGP bike’
    9Motofire / 5h
    Three times Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton has – once again – spoken about his love of MotoGP. Not content with driving the world’s fastest cars and being crowned the Formula 1 champion no less than three times, Lewis


    MotoGP: Riders Will Get Extra Practice Time To Learn New Surface At Sachsenring
    3Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    Sachsenring: the show will go on Marquez looks to switch a lucky number seven for a magic number eight The 3.7km, largely left-hander Sachsenring has fast become a signature venue for reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Re...






    Why Hamilton had to slow the field more at that controversial restart | 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    100+F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 1d
    Mercedes advised Lewis Hamilton he needed to give the Safety Car more room moments before to his contentious incident with Sebastian Vettel.

    Hamilton v Vettel: Who's to Blame? Azerbaijan GP 2017[




    F1 News: Wolff on Hamilton and Vettel's crash, new Force India driver, Red Bull confident
    1Daily Express / 9h
    FORMULA ONE news this week features Mercedes boss Toto Wolff, Sebastian Vettel's crash with Lewis Hamilton and Force India investing in their third driver.


    Honda "very relieved" after McLaren's Baku points
    400+Motorsport.com / 1d
    The relationship between McLaren and engine supplier Honda has become increasingly strained in recent weeks, with the former frustrated by poor engine reliability and performance.But the Baku weekend eased some of the pressure as


    FIA launches investigation into Vettel clash with Hamilton
    3KMotorsport.com / 5h
    Amid ongoing suggestions that motor racing’s governing body was not satisfied with the 10-second stop-go penalty handed to Vettel for his part in the move, the FIA confirmed on Wednesday that the situation was being looked into again.A


    Insight: What is the secret to picking your way through F1 Safety Car chaos?
    45James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 1d
    This year’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix was highly eventful and although the three drivers who stood on the podium had been through a lot to get there, the strategy talking points were not the obvious ones. Last year every one was


    Vettel should not be punished further - Button
    1KBBC Sport - Formula 1 / 23h
    Jenson Button believes Sebastian Vettel should not be punished further for his clash with Lewis Hamilton in the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.


    [EN] MiniDrivers - 9x08 - 2017 Azerbaijan GP



    Other Racing News

    The Daily Review: 26th June




    Flat Track: Larry Pegram To Join Indian's "Wrecking Crew" At The X Games In Minneapolis
    300+Roadracingworld.com / 18h
    INDIAN MOTORCYCLE ‘WRECKING CREW’ TO COMPETE IN X GAMES MINNEAPOLIS 2017 Legendary Road Racer Larry Pegram to Join Jared Mees, Bryan Smith & Brad Baker Aboard the Indian Scout FTR750 at X Games’ Flat







    This Is The VIN Plate On The Wienermobile

    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW, competing with Tesla, to introduce electric 3 Series - Handelsblatt
    Reuters: Company News / 4h
    FRANKFURT, June 28 (Reuters) - BMW plans to introduce an electric version of its popular 3 Series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, Handelsblatt reported on Wednesday.


    BMW to streamline car equipment levels to pay for R&D
    30Reuters: Business News / 9h
    MUNICH (Reuters) - BMW will streamline its manufacturing process, offering fewer variants of engines and equipment, to offset high research and development (R&D) spending through 2019, the German carmaker's finance



    BMW Blogs :
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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    The Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb – a step by step guide to the hallowed course
    2Cars / 8h


    SAIC to launch MG brand, set-up car manufacturing plant in India
    Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 7h
    According to the company, its vision for India is to deliver "environment friendly mobility solutions" under the iconic "MG" brand.


    Video: Elemental RP1 review - road-legal track day car tested
    20Autocar RSS Feed / 5h
    We drive one of the market's most extreme road-legal models to see if it's worthy of a rather high asking price This is the Elemental RP1 , and all-new track-focused sports car from the UK. Powered by a turbocharged Ford engine,


    [b]
    Electrek / by John Fitzgerald Weaver / 8h
    Electrek Green Energy Brief : A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Hot mic records troubling conversation about solar regulations – First – States are required to set a price


    Germany moves to crack down on vehicle emissions
    Reuters: Company News / 1d
    * One Opel and one Daimler model emit too much CO2 (Wraps with national diesel plan)

    U.S. House panel spars over self-driving car rules
    Reuters: Company News / 1d
    WASHINGTON, June 27 (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats in Congress sparred on Tuesday over U.S. states setting rules for testing and deployment of self-driving cars and a proposal to allow automakers and technology companies




    FWIW

    Riders reject motorcycle friendly regulation
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1h
    It seems most motorcyclists do not support regulation of Motorcycle Friendly Town status, according to our online poll with 55% against the idea. The survey was conducted after the Motorcycle Council of NSW created a committee to


    The Best Place to View the Total Solar Eclipse This Summer, According to Science
    1KJalopnik / by Eric Holthaus on Gizmodo, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik / 23h
    Image: NASA By now we’ve all heard the biggest news of 2017, fated in the heavens for eons before humanity’s earliest ancestors walked the savannahs: There’s an eclipse this August 21st, and it’s carving a path right through these


    Tuesday’s massive ransomware outbreak was, in fact, something much worse
    300+Ars Technica / by Dan Goodin / 2h
    Enlarge / Code in Tuesday's attack, shown on the left, was altered to permanently destroy hard drives. (credit: Matt Suiche ) Tuesday's massive outbreak of malware that shut down computers around the world has been


    Here's that glowing, telescoping bicycle sidecar you've been looking for
    37New Atlas / by Ben Coxworth / 14h
    Although we may not encounter them very often, bicycle sidecars do already exist . So, what makes the SideBuddy different? Well, the Swedish-designed device telescopes to different lengths, it has sliding doors, and it can be quickly




    BIKE CANDY



    Wood You? Monnom Custom’s Honda CB350 Cafe Racer
    100+Bike EXIF Update / by Wesley Reyneke / 4h
    Quite a few wood-adorned bikes drop into our inbox these days, but few make it online. It’s an effect that can go so wrong, so easily—but if you can combine craftsmanship with restraint and good taste, the results are spectacular.




    Devil in Disguise: Krugger reworks the Ducati Diavel
    2KBike EXIF / by Chris Hunter / 1d
    Remember the stir when the Ducati Diavel was launched back in 2010? It’s hard to believe that the brutish ‘power cruiser’ has been on the market for nearly seven years now—but there’s still nothing quite like it under 250 kilos. To




    scrambler-built:I have a crush on this BSA Me too
    1Garage Project Motorcycles / 3d
    scrambler-built : I have a crush on this BSA Me too
    FWIW +1



    2017 Sultans of Sprint “Style & Engineering” Award.
    Sultans Of Sprint RSS 2.0 Feed / by Lorentz / 9h




    Road trip ... If I can split the difference I will be back July 7.

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Beemer

    BMW Motorrad presents BMW Motorrad Spezial. The BMW Motorrad individualisation drive.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    BMW Motorrad Spezial. Customisation ex works – BMW Motorrad’s response to the ever increasing customer demand for individualisation.


    BMW Motorrad presents Connectivity optional equipment. Multifunctional instrument cluster with 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display offering a wide range of features.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    Providing fast and clear information for the rider with the least possible distraction from what is happening on the road – this is achieved with the unique operating concept of the new Connectivity option by BMW Motorrad


    BMW Motorrad model facelift measures for model year 2018. New colours and optional equipment for even greater safety and riding fun.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    Model year 2018 will see a number of model facelift measures in the BMW Motorrad programme. The models can be ordered from all BMW Motorrad partners in the new configuration from August 2017.


    BMW Motorrad X2City. Mobility with a kick – great versatility and zero emissions.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    The new BMW Motorrad X2City is yet another fresh new face at the BMW Group in the segment of zero-emissions mobility on two wheels. The kick-scooter with electric auxiliary drive is light and compact and takes its rider where he wants to


    BMW Motorsport News

    Important results for the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the British Superbike Championship.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    At the weekend, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers and the BMW experts have been in action in Great Britain, Croatia and Italy.




    BMW victorious again at the Norisring after 25 years: Spengler wins, ahead of Martin, five BMW M4 DTMs in the top six.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    Bruno Spengler (CAN) claimed the first win of the DTM season for BMW in Saturday’s race at the Norisring (GER). The Canadian’s first victory since the 2013 race in Spielberg (AUT) was not only a special moment for him


    Auberlen and Sims claim maiden BMW M6 GTLM in North America for BMW Team RLL.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) raced the number 25 BMW M6 GTLM to victory on Sunday at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.


    Second race, second BMW victory: Maxime Martin wins eventful Sunday race at the Norisring.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    Following Bruno Spengler’s (CAN) victory in Saturday’s race at the Norisring (GER), it was another BMW driver who crossed the finish line in first place at the end of the eighth race of the year on Sunday


    BMW M6 GTLM Wins at Watkins Glen!;Auberlen and Sims Take Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen Victory
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 2, 2017… Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims raced the No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM to victory today at the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.


    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 25/2017.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Historic wins for BMW in DTM and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship – BMW Team Teo Martín is victorious with the BMW M6 GT3 in the International GT Open.


    Milestones in motor-sport history at the legendary hillclimb.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6d
    BMW Group Classic is participating in the Festival of Speed being held at Goodwood in the United Kingdom with a large range of vehicles whose successes have left tangible traces in motor-sport history.


    “Road to Norisring”: Wittmann and Spengler in exciting BMW i3 challenge on the way to the DTM in Nuremberg.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6d
    The two BMW DTM drivers Marco Wittmann (GER) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) competed in a very special “pre-race race” on Thursday. The DTM champions from 2012 (Spengler), 2014 and 2016 (Wittmann) took on an efficiency




    Bimmer

    Fascinating aesthetics, sporty elegance and thrilling dynamic performance: BMW M Performance Parts for the new BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 17h
    Specific accessory products inspired by motor racing add individual style to the new top-class model.


    BMW i now also powers electric mobility on the water.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Torqeedo integrates BMW i3 high-capacity battery into electric propulsion system for boats – Integrated sustainability concept from BMW i finds new applications.


    BMW Canada celebrates BMW M from coast to coast.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    M Power Tour offers auto enthusiasts the ultimate adrenaline rush.


    The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for a first look.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for a first look. The ultimate progressive sports car is now ready to spread its wings.


    The 10 millionth BMW 5 Series Dingolfing Edition auctioned at 75 million won in Korea
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6d
    Seoul/Korea. On June 28, BMW Group Korea announced that the BMW 5 Series Dingolfing Edition, the 10 millionth car from Plant Dingolfing, has been auctioned off at 75 million won (60,000 euro) in Seoul Auction, Korea’s largest



    BMW Group News

    Reachnow Opens Service To Portland International Airport
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    PORTLAND, ORE. – July 6, 2017 – Today, ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, opened service for the Portland International Airport (PDX) with dedicated parking for ReachNow cars at AirPark.

    BMW Group Canada achieves best-ever June sales.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    BMW brand sets new sales record for first half of the year. MINI attains best-ever year-to-date result, up +3.8%.




    BMW Group U.S. Reports June 2017 Sales
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 3, 2017… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.4 percent in June for a total of 28,962 compared to 28,855 vehicles sold in June 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 2.8 percent in the U.S.

    The BMW Group U.S. sales reports no inkling of the state of Motorrad sales in the U.S..


    Inspired by nature: New body protection for BMW employees
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6d
    Lighter protective clothing, tougher helmets, more stable protectors: New materials with up to 20-per-cent-better protective properties are the result of the BISS research project headed by the BMW Group. What is unique is that all


    MINI

    MINI prepared for Silk Way Rally 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 44min
    • Three MINI Family crews line up for Silk Way Rally 2017 • Silk Way Rally 2017 to cover two continents and 9559 km over 14 days. • Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Bryce Menzies (USA) to race the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally.


    Geared up to go – with the MINI Lifestyle Collection.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6d
    Clever products for travelling and the great outdoors.




    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Announces ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ – A Rolls-Royce Exhibition Will Be At Bonhams And ‘Sir Malcolm Campbell’S Phantom Ii’ Will Be Third Great Phantom To Join Exhibition
    1Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 1d
    Today, Rolls-Royce has announced the Mayfair location for ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ - A Rolls-Royce Exhibition. The exhibition will take place at Bonhams on Bond Street, London, the heart of the luxury world. Rolls-Royce also




    Rolls-Royce Celebrates Successful 2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a successful Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, with a significant presence throughout the event.


    Recalls

    Transport Canada/BMW recall G310R
    BMW issued a recall on the G310R model
    1 Transport Canada / 23 hours ago
    Certain motorcycles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CVMSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The rear lighting and reflectors may not meet the requirements of the standard

    TRIUMPH issued a recall on the STREET CUP model
    Transport Canada / 1h
    On certain motorcycles, the wiring for the hazard warning lamps may become damaged during normal steering. This could cause the hazard lamps to not function, which would result in not being able to clearly signal a...
    .

    Ktm ( 17v388000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 5h
    Dated: JUN 20, 2017 KTM North America, Inc. (KTM) is recalling certain 2016-2017 KTM 690 Duke motorcycles. The affected motorcycles may leak fuel from filler cap area of the fuel tank.



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW have sold 150 motorcycles in India since April 2017
    5Motofire / 5h
    Car And Bike report suggests that the BMW R1200 GS is the big seller as the BMW assault on India begins. Since launching their official sales operation in India back in April, BMW Motorrad have sold just shy of 150 bikes.


    BMW G310R: Little engine that could
    2Cycle Canada / 3d
    BMW’s small-bike entry impresses with looks and performance Many manufacturers already offer small-displacement motorcycles but BMW had not yet offered a model for this market. It's now done with the G310R


    BMW forced to check every R1200 GS bike in the world after reports of critical ‘fork damage’.
    1Motofire / 3d
    Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer BMW Motorrad are requesting that every BMW R 1200 GS and GS Adventure owner take their bike in to a dealer for a ‘check’ after reports of major fork damage become recognised worldwide. Yes.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Ducati's Limited-Edition Diavel Diesel Motorcycle
    3Motorcycle News / 4d
    Jason Chinnock, CEO of Ducati North America, and Stefano Rosso, CEO of Diesel North America, were in attendance to showcase the exciting result of the special partnership.


    Rumour mill once again predicts new, retro Kawi Z1 900
    31Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 7h
    Autoby magazine predicts Z900RS is still in the pipeline.


    Polaris Industries Inc. on a Rough Path in 2017 So Far
    5Motorcycle News / 5d
    But the challenges aren't quite over for Polaris. And there were two developments that could make 2017 another rough year.


    Spied! Yamaha T7 adventure bike
    1Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 7h
    Is this parallel twin going to be the replacement for the XT660? Source


    Yamaha's New Electric Bikes are Coming Soon
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 31min
    Yamaha's New Electric Bikes are Coming Soon Back in 2013, Yamaha announced that they were working on a pair of electric bikes called the PED1 and the PES1. Now it appears that Team Blue is on the verge of production for both models.


    MC NEWS

    Fast Motorcycle Industry News
    2Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 3h
    Vice President Pence May Address The Motorcycle Industry At AIMExpo In September. It helps that VP Pence is an avid motorcyclist who recently has been seen astride his Harley-Davidson.


    Bloomberg examines motorcycle sales trends
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 44min
    A recent Bloomberg Pursuits article takes a deeper look at the motorcycle industry and manufacturers' efforts to engage a younger riding generation. Bloomberg's Kyle Stock analyzes Motorcycle Industry Council data


    America, It’s Time We Embrace the Scooter
    2Ultimate Motorcycling / by Nic de Sena / 1h
    America, it’s time to embrace the scooter and mini-bike. They’re affordable, allow for easy mobility, and will be a gateway into the motorcycling world.


    Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946
    Silodrome / by James McBride / 6h
    Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946 Vincent Motorcycles: The Untold Story Since 1946 is a book by Philippe Guyony covering the extraordinary history of one of Britain’s most influential motorcycle marques



    Global Motorcycle Supercharger Market 2017-2021 - Key vendors are Ducati, Honda Motor Company, Kawasaki Motors Corporation & Bimota - Research and Markets
    Business Wire Automotive / 2h
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Motorcycle Supercharger Market 2017-2021" report to their offering. The analysts forecast the global motorcycle supercharger market to


    Smart Money Tips: Buying a Used Street Single Motorcycle
    400+Motorcyclist / by Jerry Smith / 3d
    MC Garage Single cylinder motorcycles and why they're great Want a single-cylinder motorcycle? Here are a few to keep in mind while you shop.


    Modern Throwback Motorcycles Versus Real Retros
    4Motorcycle News / 3d
    When I see a Honda CB350 with an audibly loose cam chain or a smoking SR500 rolling down the street, I cringe. Don't get me wrong: I love old bikes, and I like seeing them on the road.


    Can Millennials Save the Motorcycle Industry?
    5Motorcycle News / 1d
    There was a ride years ago in Texas on his uncle's Suzuki Boulevard, not long after Pacheco had emigrated from Venezuela. A few years later, he decided to take a riding course and got his motorcycle license,


    Cycle Trader announces new Price Analysis Tool
    1Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 1d
    Cycle Trader has announced the launch of their new Price Analysis Tool which gives dealers an accurate snapshot of current pricing in their local market and nationwide.


    TransAmerica Trail Ride Begins At Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
    70Motorcyclist / by Dave Bramsen / 1d
    News Our three Honda riders head south on North Carolina’s Barrier Islands to a camp near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Dave Bramsen and sons ride to Nag’s Head and south on the Outer Banks Islands to camp at Cape Point to begin the



    TECH

    Denier For Motorcycle Crash Protection: 600D to 1000D
    80Motorcyclist / by Jerry Smith / 3d
    MC Garage How the D keeps you safe in a crash The science behind denier explained, and how it can save your skin in a crash.


    Fruit and fish may protect future riders
    21Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 4d
    Pomelo fruit and fish scales could hold the key to more protective, lighter and cheaper motorcycle riding gear, says BMW Motorrad. The German manufacturer has spent three years working with universities and companies such as adidas,


    Where’s the Missing Horsepower?
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by John Burns / 2d
    Ask MO Anything: Why don’t the U.S.-spec literbikes make as much as the Euro ones? By John Burns Dear MOby, After reading your Superbike Shootout (Parts One , Two and Three ) over the last couple of weeks, I’ve decided the GSX-R1000


    How Do Top-Out Springs Affect Sag?
    2Sport Rider RSS Feed / by Andrew Trevitt / 22h
    Tech A reader responds to an article of ours with some questions. Here are our answers... How do you set preload if it's not to get a certain amount of sag? And how do the top-out springs affect sag? We answer these motorcycle suspension




    The Racing Sheet





    It’s destination California for Althea BMW this week
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 2d
    It’s destination California for Althea BMW this week Rome (Italy), Tuesday 4 July 2017 After its second home round at the Misano World Circuit, the Althea BMW Racing Team now travels to the state of California and the Laguna Seca




    [b]WorldSBK heads to Laguna Seca | Round 8 Preview[/b
    MCNews.com.au / by Admin2 / 13h
    WorldSBK Laguna Seca Preview – Past and Present Laguna Seca will soon welcome Round […] The post WorldSBK heads to Laguna Seca | Round 8 Preview appeared first on MCNews.com.au .


    #USWorldSBK By The Numbers
    beIN SPORTS News / 2h
    Laguna Seca stands as one of the most unique and popular circuits in WorldSBK history.


    World Superbike: Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes Say They Are Looking Forward To Laguna Seca And The American Fans
    2Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    California The Next Stop For Rea And Sykes Round eight of the 2017 FIM Superbike World Championship will get underway at Laguna Seca on Friday 7th July with KRT’s championship leading duo of Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes




    Manufacturers in Monterey
    SBK / 7h
    How have different manufacturers fared around Laguna Seca in the past?


    MotoAmerica Previews The Honda Championship Of The Monterey Peninsula
    2Roadracingworld.com / 14h
    MotoAmerica And The World In Monterey MotoAmerica Set To Share Mazda Raceway With WSBK COSTA MESA, CA (July 5, 2017) – For the second time this season, MotoAmerica lands on the world stage as it shares...

    Five Questions With Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO Dorna Sports
    6Motorcyclist / by Matthew Miles / 5d
    News A conversation with the most important person in international motorcycle roadracing. Ezpeleta talks small bikes, Valentino Rossi, America's reputation for breeding champions, and the future of MotoGP.


    In The Media: Ezpeleta ‘wants to see Superstock regulations in Superbikes’
    1SBK / 3d
    Read the viewpoints from Carmelo Ezpeleta regarding WorldSBK in 2018

    WorldSBK remains a very different beast than MotoGP. The later is a prototype racing class. WorldSBK has always had its roots in racing street machines on the track. The challenge for series rules makers has always been how do you take motorcycles, manufacturers and riders from the street to competitive racing? The challenge for WorldSBK has been once those rules are set how to put on a profitable, entertaining racing weekend. The focus for Dorna and manufacturers appears to be on profit. Fans just want great racing action and street super bikes to ride home after the race.

    Over the years the rules have allowed a certain number of spares to be homologated. The motorcycle we ride is limited to once swingarm unless we dig deep into our wallet.

    The rules allow things like different swing arms to deal with technical tracks and the long straight high speed tracks. Factory teams or factory backed private teams have several advantages over pure privateers. Factory defined in racing terms means deep pockets. Factories may be more willing to open those pockets and dig out their wallets for more swingarms to win races and as part of their development of the motorcycle for sale. The factory team advantage over privateers grows with each refinement both on the track and potentially in the showroom. At the same time the series is slowly, one part at a time, is morphing into a prototype class based on the willingness of manufactures to spend on parts development. Herein lies the rub for Dorna.

    Dorna has a prototype racing series. They want to protect the box office value of that series. This is the primary goal in this look at WorldSBK rules and racing. While changing things to do no harm to MotoGP how does WorldSBK remain a meaningful, profitable form of racing? Let’s look at the later first.

    At first blush Dorna’s proposal may seem like dumbing down the racing class. It is but the motive here is profit. If the rules can be structured in a way to tone down the arms race while still allowing for some development result would be less expensive racing (more retained profit) for participants, potentially narrowing the gap between factory and privateer teams and thus more competitive, exciting (profitable) race weekends for Dorna and fans.

    Factories have been tickled racers in the past. Boardroom decisions impacting quarterly and annual business reports have shut down more than one factory racing effort. If Dorna provides EUC and rules makers are able to make sensible tweaks to homologation rules the expenses for teams are lowered. This may help retain the current field of factory teams through good and bad economic times. This also lowers the threshold for manufacturers currently not participating in WorldSBK to consider joining the circus.

    Stay tuned.






    Sachsenring MotoGP: Marquez wins as home hero Folger stars
    500+Motorsport.com / 4d
    Marquez led from pole early on, but had to play second fiddle to a charging Folger on his Tech 3 Yamaha for a handful of laps early on, until the German outbraked himself and allowed him back in front.Another mistake at Turn 1


    Sunday MotoGP Summary at Sachsenring
    25Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by David Emmett / 3d
    If the 2017 MotoGP season has been anything, it has been entirely unpredictable. After two races, we were declaring the season over, and penciling Maverick Viñales’ name on the trophy.


    Sachsenring Moto2: Morbidelli beats Oliveira by 0.066s
    57Motorsport.com / 4d
    Poleman Morbidelli, who will race for his current team Marc VDS in the premier class next year, looked to have a comfortable run to the flag after nearest rivals Thomas Luthi and Alex Marquez crashed


    Sachsenring Moto3: Mir beats Fenati to stretch points lead
    39Motorsport.com / 4d
    Starting from second, Mir took the lead at Turn 1, and a leading group of five riders also including Fenati, Ramirez, Nicolo Bulega and Tony Arbolino soon formed.The first eight laps saw Mir, Fenati and Ramirez constantly rotate the top






    FIA takes no further action against Vettel for Baku F1 clash
    10MotorSportsTalk / by Luke Smith / 2d
    FIA respects the stewards' original decision in Baku and takes no further action against Vettel for his clash with Hamilton.


    FIA Official Statement following the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix
    3KPress release feed / by cberteau / 2d
    Sport news Paris, July 3 – Following an incident at the recent Azerbaijan Grand Prix involving a collision between Car 5 (Sebastian Vettel) and Car 44 (Lewis Hamilton), Sebastian Vettel was today invited to attend a meeting at the FIA’s


    Analysis: What F1 history tells us about the Vettel investigation
    400+Motorsport.com / 6d
    Wednesday’s confirmation that the FIA has opened an investigation into what went on with Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton behind the safety car in Azerbaijan has ramped up the debate on the matter. Rarely has an incident and


    Drivers should be sent off for deliberate contact – Hamilton | F1 Fanatic Round-up
    100+F1 Fanatic / by Keith Collantine / 11h
    In the round-up: Drivers should be sent off for deliberate contact - Hamilton • Ferrari engine designers leaves team


    Hamilton: Todt should explain FIA Vettel ruling
    100+News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 11h
    Lewis Hamilton believes FIA president Jean Todt should answer questions about why Formula 1 title rival Sebastian Vettel did not receive further sanctions for their Azerbaijan Grand Prix clash





    Austrian Grand Prix Preview
    News .. / by by Pirelli / 3d
    AUSTRIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW Click here to download the Press Release»


    McLaren drivers get Honda's Spec 3 engine for Austria
    200+Motorsport.com / 3d
    The Japanese manufacturer tested the updated power unit with Alonso during Friday practice at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix last month, and was encouraged by the straightline speed performance boost it delivered.But with the version


    F1 may relax rules for new engine manufacturers - Brawn
    500+Motorsport.com / 2d
    F1's governing body, the FIA, declared earlier this year that Mercedes, Ferrari and Renault have developed their V6 hybrid turbo engines to within 0.3 seconds of one another, though Red Bull disputes the methodology used to calculate



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    The BMW Z1's Incredible Vertically-Opening Doors
    16Core77 / 6d
    In the 1980s BMW began flexing their design muscles, forming an internal division called BMW Technik to develop new vehicle concepts and technologies. This division was to be… …a kind of think tank in a cutting-edge company


    You May Not Like The Way BMW Advertising Will Change
    4Forbes - Business / by Dan Roth, Contributor / 7d
    BMW marketing must change. Get ready for the nonsense complaints about how those darn kids are killing all the great car advertising.


    BMW looking to cut 1 billion euros in indirect costs
    19Reuters: Business News / 15h
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German carmaker BMW wants to cut 1 billion euros ($1.14 billion) in indirect procurement costs by 2019, BMW head of production Markus Duesmann told the Handelsblatt daily.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    TABLE- Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in June
    1Reuters: Company News / 2d
    July 3 (Reuters) - Following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in June as reported by automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 Selling Vehicles In U.S. In June RANK VEHICLE JUNE 2017 JUNE 2016 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U


    Volkswagen Should Spin Off Components Like Audi, Porsche, VW Brands To Boost Value-Analyst
    21Forbes - Business / by Neil Winton, Contributor / 3d
    Breaking up VW would almost double its stock market value, said Evercore ISI. In a report, Evercore ISI pointed to recent successful spinoffs like Ferrari, Volvo and Jaguar Land Rover as an example for VW shareholders.
    Hmmm ... what will this do for Ducati sale rumors?


    Volvo’s Electric Car Plan Isn’t as Bold or Crazy as It Seems
    300+Wired / by Aarian Marshall / 11h
    It’s the first major automaker to announce a serious shift to electric.



    BIKE CANDY



    ARMS RACE. Steve Bright’s BSA Enduro 441 Race Replica
    300+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 2h
    Written by Martin Hodgson. There was a time when British bikes of the ’60s could be had at a wrecking yard for chump change and the old scallywag behind the cash register was happy to see them go.




    Flashback. 1969 Norton Commando 750S.
    2Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 3h
    It’s one of the most famous British bikes produced by Norton-Villiers from 1967 until 1977. Despite the Norton Commando being a pre-unit construction (meaning where the engine and gearbox are separate components




    Team Obsolete set to parade authentic works Honda '6' with Steve Plater at the 2017 Classic TT
    1KIsle of Man TT Latest News / 8h
    The legendary TT Mountain Course will reverberate to one of the most distinctive racing sounds from the 1960s at this year’s Classic TT Races presented by Bennetts as the iconic 250cc Honda-6




    Globetrotting Battletwin: 1989 Buell RR 1200
    The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer / 20h
    This 1989 Buell RR 1200 is an evolution of the earlier RR 1000 Battletwin, the make’s first street bike which itself was based on a racer which became redundant when the AMA dropped Formula One in 1986 . In standard Buell




    R65Ls Cafe / Meccanica Serrao D'Aquino
    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 1h
    La base di partenza per questo gioiellino retrò realizzato dalla Meccanica Serrao D'Aquino , è un BMWR65 Ls di 650cc di cubatura. Una cilindrata non elevata , ma perfettamente adeguata nell'ottica di godibilità e divertimento a cui si ispira


    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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