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    On the Street and Track

    BMW Canada reports November sales in The Mothership News. Here is the Motorrad paragraph.
    BMW Motorrad [Canada]reported 79 sales in November, a decrease of -26.8% compared to November, 2017. Year-to-date, a total of 2,000 units have been delivered resulting in a decrease of -1.8% versus the previous year. November saw the arrival of the highly anticipated new R1250GS, R1250GSA and R1250RT into retailer showrooms. The top sellers in November were the F800GSA, R1200RT, and R1200GS.


    Wild nostalgia version of BMW R nineT
    1Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Would you believe this wild nostalgia custom motorcycle started life as the BMW R nineT and that you can buy actually buy one? The R nineT is the Bavarian company’s most customisable production bike , but this Nmoto Nostalgia

    Retro-Styled Nmoto BMW R7 Prototype Debuting At New York IMS Show / 1d

    2019 BMW F 850 GS and F 750 GS Review First / 6h
    The air had a brisk freshness about it. Pure mountain air with a hint of fall from the turning leaves. The kind of unsullied atmosphere that can only be found far from the pollution of civilization. The sun had begun its slow descent behind the


    Why premium motorcycle makers are lining up in India ?
    Motorcycle industry news / 4h
    Why premium motorcycle makers are lining up in India ? The number of premium bike makers are almost double compared to mass segment manufacturers in India.

    Bologna Brings Back the Rattle – The Ducati Panigale V4 R Will Now Come Fitted with a Dry Clutch
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1h
    Ducati has changed the specs of its racing-born Panigale V4 R superbike, as it now comes standard with a dry clutch from STM. The post Bologna Brings Back the Rattle – The Ducati Panigale V4 R Will Now Come Fitted with a Dry Clutch


    E-V 70 / Kamil Podolak design
    25Ottonero Cafe Racer / 3d
    - Kamil Podolak design

    What Is a Street Tracker Motorcycle?
    1Harley-Davidson Motorcycle News / 1d
    A street tracker is simply defined as a street legal motorcycle designed or customized to look, and often function like a flat track racer. As Super Hooligan racing has gained popularity, the bikes often chosen in the series have become

    Combat medic plans ‘medicycle’ for indigenous
    1Motorbike Writer / 11min
    A former elite soldier and combat medic is raising funds to buy and equip a “medicycle” to bring crucial medical relief to indigenous communities in far north Australia. Rick Carey, 64, of the Snowy Mountains, recently completed a

    Top 10 Best Honda Grom Mods / 6h
    There’s an undeniable appeal to the Honda Grom and other little bikes like it – the Kawasaki Z125 , Kymco K-Pipe 125 , SSR Razkull , and Benelli TnT135 come to mind. All of these little tikes offer silly amounts of fun for a relatively small

    Why The 1983 Honda Interceptor 750 Was The First Modern Superbike
    200+Cycle World / 3h
    Bikes Honda crushed the racetrack and showroom floor with the 1983 Honda Interceptor 750, and sportbikes changed forever The 1983 Honda Interceptor was the first real sportbike. It was designed as a homologation special but

    Meet The ‘Carducci SC3 Gera Baja’ Harley-Based Dual Sport
    100+ADV Pulse / 5h
    Who says you can’t race a Harley-Davidson in the Baja 1000? Well, definitely not Carducci, a company well versed in the brand that have decided to take on the rocks, sand, silt and speed of this legendary off-road race on a highly modified


    2019 Zero DSR Review – First Ride / 6h
    2019 Zero DSR Editor Score: 86.75% Engine 18.75/20 Suspension/Handling 13.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 10/10 Brakes 7.75/10 Instruments/Controls 3.75/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality 8.5/10 Desirability 8.25/10


    VIDEO: Blood Bikers. NEW documentary highlights LIFE-SAVING work of volunteers.
    1MoreBikes / 13h
    We’ve just been sent this beautiful short documentary which follows the life of an essential group of volunteers for the UK’s National Health Service; the Blood Bikers. As part of its work, voluntary riders carry much needed medical supplies,

    Exploring Utah By All Means / 6h
    I recently had the privilege of attending two events that brought me to Utah two weeks in a row. Utah is, and has been, one of my absolute favorite places to visit. Since I first laid eyes on its mars-esque landscapes, I was hooked. Every cross


    The $5 Gerber Shard is a Multi-Tool You Can Truly Take Anywhere
    5Lifehacker / 1h
    Gerber Shard Keychain Tool | $5 | Amazon Graphic: Elizabeth Zimmerman Once you’ve gotten used to keeping a multi-tool on you, it can be hard to go without. But the TSA doesn’t care about that, and good luck getting your Leatherman on a

    Best Winter Motorcycle Gear / 6h
    Winter can be a tough time of year for motorcyclists – particularly those who live in northern states. While nothing outside of screwing studs into your bike’s tires and going ice racing can help you scratch the two-wheeled itch once the white

    The Racing Sheet

    How Dick Mann And BSA Won Daytona
    200+Cycle World / 9d
    Racing The Daytona 200 was a race of attrition, and Dick Mann knew how to win Dick Mann may not have been the fastest, and his BSA Triple may not have been the best machine, but the two took the Daytona 200 in 1971. Here’s how.

    FIM: Jorge Viegas Elected New President
    31KMotorcycle News / 21h
    Former FIM Deputy-President confirmed as successful candidate at FIM Annual General Assembly in Andorra, where three new FIM Board members and three new Internal Auditors are also announced Mr. Jorge Viegas is the newly elected

    Isle of Man TT Gets Mainstream Respect In New Documentary Co-Produced By Tom Brady / 6h
    The thing about the Isle of Man TT is that we can’t get enough of it. Thus defines the magic of the race. There’s speed, there’s intrigue, there’s gasoline, there’s adventure – and looming not far off in the background is death. When you distill

    Jordi Torres and Team Pedercini join forces for 2019 WorldSBK season
    SBK / 7h
    Spaniard returns to WorldSBK paddock after competing in final MotoGP™ races of 2018

    BMW Group News

    BMW Reports November 2018 U.S. Sales.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 4h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – December 3, 2018… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.0 percent in November 2018 for a total of 28,330, compared to 28,049 vehicles sold in November 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 1.9 percent on sales

    BMW Group Canada achieves best-ever November +2.4%.=
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    BMW brand sales increase +4.5%. MINI brand sales decrease -9.5%. BMW electrified sales increase +33% for the year. BMW Motorrad sales decrease -26.8%.

    Connected, flexible, autonomous: BMW Group expands use of innovative technologies in production logistics
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 10h
    +++ Many Industry 4.0 innovations already used in series production +++ Collaboration with universities, research institutes and start-ups speeds up development +++

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    FC Bayern confirms sponsorship talks with BMW
    4Bmw Blog / 7h
    The talks between BMW, Audi and FC Bayern Munich are apparently more complex than expected. An important role in the negotiations could also play former BMW board member Markus Duesmann who left Munich to join Audi as

    Trump Lauds BMW for a New U.S. Factory That's Still Just an Idea
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    1Bloomberg / 2d
    Factory That's Still Just an Idea Bloomberg President Donald Trump congratulated BMW AG for building a “major new plant” in the U.S., taking a swipe at General Motor Co.'s move to close several ...

    L.A. Auto Show: New BMW X7, X5, And 8 Series Convertible, But There's An Elephant In The Room
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    Forbes / 23h
    New BMW X7, X5, And 8 Series Convertible, But There's An Elephant In The Room Forbes Among companies that build cars and truck in the United States, BMW is just about uniquely vulnerable to ongoing threats of U.S.

    Mercedes holds its lead over BMW in U.S. luxury race
    4Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 17min
    Despite an anemic 0.6 percent increase in November U.S. sales, Mercedes-Benz remained No. 1 among luxury brands last month.


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    Top 10 best lightweights 2018
    2Autocar RSS Feed / 10d
    There's little on four wheels as fun as a track-day special – but which lightweight comes out best in our top 10? It is in this class of car that you will find power-to-weight ratios matching those of a Bugatti Veyron . With such delicacy, precision,

    Tesla Needs Subaru or Maybe Mazda to Succeed
    1KGizmodo / 1d
    The recent reports that Elon Musk told his employees that the $35,000 Model 3 would cost $38,000 to build made me realize some things: first, -$3,000 is a pretty crappy profit margin, and second, Tesla needs some friends. Specifically,

    BaT Video Inspiration: The Corvette – Story of a Sports Car
    14The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1d
    Produced by GM to mark the release of the gorgeous new split-window, second-generation Corvette for 1963, this fun promo film traces the development of the C2 with rare behind-the-scenes footage, including the building of prototype

    Why Mazda Is Betting its Future on Gasoline
    2Motorcycle News / 1d
    While others look to hybrids and EVs, Mazda is refining the gasoline engine for the next 30 years, and keeping the manual transmission alive. Mazda turned heads at the LA Auto Show this week with the new Mazda3 , a strikingly-styled
    FWIW: Conventional wisdom has turned and has the electric vehicle dominating the market any day. Until that happens we can expect a few companies to hedge their bets and remain focused on the dino drool engined transport. In the process, they may attract customers who in turn might stay with them when they finally convert. Despite it holds the bigest share of the electromobility market in Europe url=]BMW expects 85% [/url]of its lineup will still be powered by IC engines. This is not the first time BMW has played this kind of gambit. When German automakers were moving to turbo fours and diesel engines BMW focused on high-performance inline sixes and cleaned up financially.

    Turn Your Two-Wheel-Drive Car into Four-Wheel-Drive by Adding Hubless Orbis Electric Wheels
    59Core77 / 13d
    A company called Orbis has developed a hubless aluminum wheel fitted with an electric motorcycle motor inside. Incredibly, this weighs--and, they improbably claim, costs--about the same as a standard, conventional wheel. Yet it adds 50

    VW: Audi drops 11% while VW brand slides 8%
    1Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 25min
    Volkswagen sales slid 8 percent in November to 26,789, despite record Tiguan sales. Audi sales fell 11%, their second consecutive month of decline.

    Affordable cars disappearing from American landscape
    7Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 18h
    As new-vehicle prices and interest rates continue to rise, affordable cars continue to disappear from the American landscape.


    It Took Seven Minutes to Pull Over a Drunk and “Unresponsive” Tesla Driver
    500+Futurism / 1d
    DUI on Autopilot At approximately 3:37 am, an officer pulled up to a stationary Tesla Model S with sirens blaring on Highway 101 in Palo Alto, California. After chasing the car for seven long minutes at 70 mph (the Tesla was driving just over

    Using Clever Techniques to Restore a Hopelessly Rusted, Frozen Vise
    5Core77 / 16d
    Making a boat anchor is easy: Just buy a heavy cast-iron vise, neglect it for 27 years and boom, you've got a rusty piece metal that can serve no other function. Unless, that is, you're the Swiss tinkerer behind the My Mechanics Youtube

    Documentary: The History of Datsun
    200+Silodrome / 21d
    Datsun is a Japanese automobile manufacturer with a fascinating history, they officially dropped the Datsun name in 1986 in favor of Nissan , but the Datsun badge was brought back in 2013 to sell inexpensive cars in developing countries


    Secrets Revealed – Zon BMW R18
    500+Return of the Cafe Racers / 1d
    The custom motorcycle world has been full of collaborations in the past few years. Manufacturers have recognised the influence custom builders have on the bike scene and have been inviting them to work their magic on their latest

    Mooneyes Highlight: Heiwa’s award-winning BMW R75/6
    200+Bike EXIF Update / 6h
    Yesterday it felt like the entire custom world was in Yokohama, Japan, for the famous Mooneyes show. Officially called the ‘Hot Rod Custom Show,’ it’s a one-day, nine-hour spectacle that draws the best customizers from all corners of the

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    Bring a Trailer Auction had this Bavarian morcel listed.
    BaT Auction: 1978 BMW R100RS Motorsport Edition at No Reserve
    7The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 25min
    This 1978 BMW R100RS is one of 200 in the Motorsport Edition and was acquired by the seller 14 months ago from its previous owner of 15 years. The bike is finished in white with Motorsport accents and powered by a 980cc boxer

    The Japanese motorcycle customizer CUSTOM WORKS ZON presents a spectacular custom bike based around the prototype of a new BMW Motorrad boxer engine.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Last weekend, a sensational custom bike – the “Departed” – saw its premiere at this year’s Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama, Japan.

    Hookie Co’s Cool Customizing Kit For BMW’s R nineT
    1Motorcycle Cruiser / 1d
    Bikes The company’s Moto-Kit lets you switch up your Beemer’s looks in one afternoon BMW R nineT owners can switch up the look of their bike in just one afternoon with Hookie Co.’s Moto-Kit.


    Curtiss Unveils Production Version of Flagship All-Electric Motorcycle
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 2h
    At the LA Auto Show, Curtiss Motorcycles unveiled the production version of its upcoming all-electric flagship model named Hera. Hera is inspired by Glenn Curtiss’ land speed record-setting 1907 V8 motorcycle, the iconic machine


    Justin's Thoughts From The New York International Motorcycle Show
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    RideApart / 13h
    Justin's Thoughts From The New York International Motorcycle Show RideApart IMS is a great opportunity to see a wide variety of bikes and manufacturers under the same roof, as well as parts and gear vendors, events, and clubs.

    Retro Bike on a Budget – 5 Cheap Motorcycles
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 6h
    The motorcycle industry as a whole has been struggling through declining sales for several years now. There are plenty of theories as to why this is, but one that I think isn’t being discussed enough is the price. Right now in Australia if you wanted to go out and buy a brand new, retro-styled motorcycle for under

    AMA Objects to 630 Million Gallons of Additional Ethanol in 2019 Fuel Supply
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 2min
    American Motorcyclist Association objects to EPA increase in federal ethanol mandates The American Motorcyclist Association objects to the announcement today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has raised the amount of

    How to screw up a bike purchase
    CMG News / 4h
    You might not be able to ride your motorcycle right now, but you can still search the for-sale listings for a deal. This is a great time to pick up a used bike, because you probably have a few weeks or even months to go over it and make sure

    Nearly Twice as Many Women Are Riding Motorcycles Compared to a Decade Ago
    42TheDrive / 21h
    A study conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council has found that the trend of more women getting motorcycles is continuing its strong and steady growth.

    Women Spend More on Their Bikes Compared to Men
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    1autoevolution / 22h
    Women Spend More on Their Bikes Compared to Men autoevolution If you have the feeling that there are more women riding bikes these days than there used to, you're not wrong. The number of female bikers has almost doubled ...

    2019 Dual-Sport Buyer'S Guide
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    1Dirt Bike Magazine / 1d
    2019 DUAL-SPORT BUYER'S GUIDE Dirt Bike Magazine Prices, photos, links and resources for all the 2019 dual-sport bikes.

    Mega Gallery: Ducati Panigale V4 R
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Did you need some more high-resolution photos of the Ducati Panigale V4 R in your life? Don't worry, we've got you covered. The post Mega Gallery: Ducati Panigale V4 R appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .

    2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 | First Look Review
    2Rider Magazine / 1d
    2019 Ducati Diavel 1260 S in Thrilling Black and Dark Stealth Ducati made a bold move when it launched the Diavel for 2011. It was a power cruiser from a company known for sportbikes, it had a 240mm-wide rear tire and it had a


    The Triumph Tiger 800 Makes Average People Feel Good About Themselves
    17Motorcyclist / 4h
    News The people’s ADV bike As ADV bikes become more extreme, the Tiger 800 holds the line. Are you really such a good rider that it’s not enough for you?


    Banned Motorcycle Mods and Why They Should Be Avoided
    1Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Contributed post for our North American readers We often derive a sense of pride from our ownership of a vehicle. It’s a status symbol, after all, which is why so many of the rich and famous own luxury cars and bikes.


    The 6 Most Important Annual Motorcycle Maintenance Updates
    Motorbike Writer / 8min
    Contributed post for our North American readers A motorcycle is an intricate machine composed of many parts. These should all be checked on a regular basis. Just like if you owned a car and the windshield was cracked, you would

    What Is The Difference Between A Flat And A Crossplane Crankshaft?
    31Cycle World / 1h
    Bikes Choose the exhaust note you prefer, a ripping bedsheet or a V-8 What is one of the greatest contributions now-retired Yamaha engineer Masao Furusawa made to motorcycling and, more specifically, sportbikes?

    Battery Charger Buyer’s Guide / 17h
    Winter has begun to rear its ugly head in the way of snowstorms and bitter cold in many regions of the US. Unfortunately, for many motorcyclists, that means a long depressing few months of storing away your beloved two-wheeled friend

    Bmw ( 18v830000 )
    Vehicles Recalls / 2h
    Dated: NOV 26, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling one 2019 F850GS motorcycle. The engine connecting rods may not have been installed properly, possibly causing them to become loose and disconnect over tim...

    One Single Solitary BMW F850GS Recalled for Faulty Con Rod
    49Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 50min
    This is the weirdest recall we have ever seen here at Asphalt & Rubber, in our ten years of reporting on recalls. The post One Single Solitary BMW F850GS Recalled for Faulty Con Rod appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .

    Ducati ( 18v834000 )
    Vehicles Recalls / 2h
    Dated: NOV 27, 2018 Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Ducati Panigale V4, V4 S, and V4 SP motorcycles. The oil cooler output port may crack, causing an oil leak.

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    BMW Airheads Downunder

    Rally Legend Carlos Sainz Joins MINI for 2019 Dakar
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    BMWBLOG / 13h
    Rally Legend Carlos Sainz Joins MINI for 2019 Dakar BMWBLOG Rally legend Carlos Sainz decided to join the team for the 2019 edition, behind the wheel of a MINI John John Cooper Works Buggy.

    Motor racing-McLaren to use Chevrolet engines for Alonso's Indy 500 bid
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 2h
    Fernando Alonso will have a Chevrolet engine in his McLaren when the double Formula One champion attempts to win next year's Indianapolis 500 at the second attempt, the British team announced on Tuesday.

    Formula E: Season Preview - All You Need To Know
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    1Motorsport Radio / 3h
    Formula E:

    Formula E | 5 facts about Season 5
    3Racecar Engineering / 3h
    Formula E Season 5 is set to be a thriller with new tech, new cars and a new way of racing. Grab your copy of our new January issue for the best in-depth analysis of all the Season 5 changes HERE (on sale 4th December).

    Formula E faces moment of truth in season five
    7Autoblog Green / 1h
    Filed under: Green , Motorsports , Technology , Electric , Racing Interview with CEO Alejandro Agag previews major changes. Continue reading Formula E faces moment of truth in season five Formula E faces moment of truth in season five

    FIA Publishes 2020 Hypercar Technical Regs
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 2h
    Photo: Toyota The FIA has released technical regulations for the new breed of FIA World Endurance Championship top-level ‘hypercar’ prototypes arriving in 2020. The published rules, which became available on the FIA website

    Success Ballast Introduced to GTE-Am for 2019-2020
    1FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 57min
    Photo: MPS Agency The FIA World Endurance Championship will introduce success ballast to the GTE-Am category next season. All 2019-20 rounds except the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be subject to the new arrangement, which was

    2020 LMP Technical Regulations Published, GTE Am Success Ballast Agreed / 1h
    The FIA has released the 2020 technical regulations for top-class LMP cars, which will be utilised by the FIA World Endurance Championship (including the Le Mans 24 Hours) until 2025.

    BMW Motorsport News

    MotoAmerica: Provisional Two-Day Event Schedule Released / 4h
    Provisional MotoAmerica 2019 Two-Day Event Schedule: Saturday 7:30 a.m. Track Inspection 8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m. Junior Cup Practice One (25 min.) 8:35 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Superbike Timed Practi...

    JD Beach joins MotoAmerica Superbike Field
    1Motorcycle News / 5h
    JD Beach joins MotoAmerica Superbike Field -JD Beach will perform double duties in 2019, after a partnership was announced between Estenson Racing and the Attack Performance squad that will see the current MotoAmerica Supersport

    Death Of An American Superbike Team: Team Owner Says Mandated Electronics Killed Broaster Honda / 14min
    Copyright 2018, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. FIRST PERSON/OPINION: An Interview With Danny Walker By David Swarts Former road racer Danny Walker owns what was the Genuine Broaster...

    Yamaha announce six riders set to join battle for WorldSSP300 title
    3SBK / 3h
    Two-time race winner Galang Hendra Pratama leads charge for 2019

    Mahias signs for Puccetti Racing Team in WorldSSP
    4SBK / 3h
    French rider joins Kawasaki team for 2019

    Van Straalen set to line up as a full time WorldSSP rider next season
    2SBK / 5h
    Dutchman ready to take on full season in 2019

    Rea and Haslam – From Honda to Kawasaki
    4SBK / 6h
    They were team-mates back in 2013 and 2014 and we will see them join forces once again

    Grand Prix Commission make important changes to 2019 rules
    2Knews RSS on - The Official Mo... / 3h
    Race classifications, substitute riders, re-starts after interrupted races and more are outlined for this season

    Grand Prix Commission Winter Rule Clean Up: More Wet Tires, And Clarifying Racing Rules / 3h
    The off season is a good time for motorcycle racing organizations to do a spot of housekeeping. There is time to look back over the year, and figure out what was missing from the rules, and what was unclear, an issue made more pressing by

    ]MotoGP changes rule for split rider/bike finishes - MOTOGP - Stories / 2h
    The rule change was approved in a Friday meeting of the Grand Prix commission, which is comprised of representatives from governing body FIM, promoter Dorna, as well as the manufacturers' and the independent teams'

    FIA finalises the 2019 Formula 1 calendar - F1
    formula e / 1d
    FIA finalises the 2019 Formula 1 calendar - F1 The FIA has formally approved the 2019 Formula 1 calendar, with no changes made to the version released in October.


    How does the Auto Start Stop Function work? - BMW How-To
    10BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 1d
    The Auto Start Stop Function helps you to save fuel and reduces unnecessary emissions in a very simple way. The Auto Start Stop Function automatically shuts off the engine whenever possible. It then automatically turns the engine

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Statement Following White House Meeting, December 4, 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2min
    At a constructive working meeting with representatives of the U.S. administration, the BMW Group today took the opportunity to explain in detail the extent of its footprint in the USA. The mandate to talk about international

    BMW Italia is "Official Partner of the Inaugural Evening" of Teatro alla Scala of Milan for the "premiere" of the 2018/2019 season.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Milan. The partnership between BMW Group Italia and Teatro alla Scala, born over 15 years ago, is renewed for the 2018/2019 season, starting on December 7th with the opera "Attila" by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Maestro Riccardo Chailly with Davide Livermore. BMW confirms its presence as "Official Partner of the Inaugural Evening" and is preparing to celebrate a new season alongside one of the mos

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    BMW Expects Trade Kerfuffles to Cost Over $1.1 Billion in 2019
    TheDrive / 1h
    Luxury German automaker BMW is expecting increased overhead costs to its operations in 2019 which it attributes to the rough economic conditions caused by trade disagreements between the United States and foreign countries, reports

    BMW M1 Procars to be headliners at 2019 Goodwood Member’s Meeting
    2Bmw Blog / 36min
    The next Goodwood Member’s Meeting, held only for GRRC (Goodwood Road & Racing Club) members, will be in early April, 2019. While the entire event hasn’t been planned out yet, at least publically, we do now know that the BMW M1


    Morgan May Have Purchased the Blue Prints and Tooling for the Aston Martin Vanquish
    3TopSpeed Newsletter / 7h
    Aston Martin announced that it was selling the design and tooling for its Vanquish model, but it didn’t specify who it was sold to for £20-million or around $26-million.

    Aston Martin—Finally!—Has a New Test Center
    2Automobile Magazine / 22min
    When I arrived at Aston Martin in early 2015, I kept telling [CEO] Andy Palmer that, ‘we need a track, we need a track, we need a track—we need a base to work from!’ ” So says Matt Becker, chief engineer of the British supercar maker,

    Aston Martin offers 'reversible' electric conversion for classic cars
    22Autocar RSS Feed / 10h
    Electric conversions carried out by Aston Martin Works will use technology from the upcoming Rapide E The car maker's 'Second Century' plan will help older cars to remain road legal Aston Martin Works, the car maker's historic arm, w

    U.S. November Car Sales Surprise on Upside
    1NYT > Automobiles / 50min
    Holiday season deals propped up U.S. auto sales in November, limiting the scale of annual falls at some carmakers and putting overall figures on course to top analysts' expectations, numbers from several top producers showed on Monday.

    What GM’S Layoffs Reveal About the Digitalization of the Auto Industry
    500+Harvard Business Review / 9min
    Prapass Pulsub/Getty Images News that General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs in the U.S. and Canada was initially reported as a conventional business-cycle adjustment — a “trimming of the sails.” The main causes of the

    Mazda’s Skyactiv-X Technology Could Make the Wankel Rotary Engine Feasible Again
    14TopSpeed Newsletter / 2h
    The return of rotary engines in Mazda’s stable has been a constant rumor ever since the last Mazda RX-8 left the factory what seems like an eternity ago. The Japanese manufacturer acknowledges this and, now, with the introduction of

    VW says it might use Ford manufacturing capacity in U.S.
    6Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 54min
    Volkswagen's CEO said after a meeting at the White House that the German automaker was building an alliance with Ford and that they might use the U.S. automaker's plants to build cars.

    EV manufacturer Rivian plans rally-style performance car
    3Autocar RSS Feed / 9h
    Rivian's R1S SUV is based on a modular 'skateboard'-style architecture... American start-up's third model to exploit performance value of universal 'skateboard' architecture The third model to come from new start-up electric car

    Rivian R1T Pickup
    23TopSpeed Newsletter / 7h
    Just before its official unveiling at the 2018 LA Auto Show, a new Michigan-based EV company revealed its first vehicle - an electric pickup truck called the Rivian R1T Pickup.

    Waymo One, the groundbreaking self-driving taxi service, explained
    72Ars Technica / 2hPhoenix Waymo One Arizona
    Enlarge / Hail our robotic cab overlords. ("Hail!" Ha ha!) (credit: Waymo) Today is a day that fans of self-driving cars have been anticipating for years. Waymo—widely seen as the industry leader—is finally launching its "Waymo One"

    Lotus plans £2m electric hypercar
    100+Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    What an electric hypercar from Lotus could look like Secret Omega project under way to create Bugatti-baiting EV; concept due in 2019 Lotus is set to stun the world with a new £2 million-plus electric hypercar that acts as a statement of

    Opinion: Porsche shows Lotus the way
    2Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    A potential range of Lotus SUVs could fund more intensive sports car development Big plans at Lotus seem to follow a similar pattern to the one that Porsche has perfected, which could mean great things for the British marque


    Opinion: Breaking the rules
    1CMG News / 5h
    “It has a steering wheel and sit-in seats. It is a three-wheeled car. Why is this here?” asked CMG reader TK4, after we ran an update on the Polaris Slingshot last week, and he’s got a good point.

    Ask the doc: What's an AED and is it something motorcyclists need?
    1RevZilla Articles / 6h
    A British foundation is raising money for AEDs to help motorcyclists, among others. How often is that needed?

    This year’s top earning YouTuber is a 7-year-old child
    4The Hustle / 8min
    A 7-year-old toy reviewer is officially YouTube’s highest-earner of 2018 (YoY from June 1, 2017). And no, this is NOT a headline from the Onion. According to Forbes , Ryan of Ryan Toysreview trounced Jake Paul’s ‘Tube earnings by $500k,

    See What's on the Opposite Side of the World From You
    500+Lifehacker / 13d
    Screenshot: Antipodes Map When I was a kid, I remember grown-ups joking that any deep hole (that I was digging in a sandbox, perhaps) would go “straight down to China.” So of course I had to find a globe and verify.
    FWIW I would be off the coast of Australia...on a sailboat...instead of shoveling.


    The Bimota SB2 – The First Road-Legal Bimota
    Silodrome / 2h
    The Bimota SB2 was a significant evolutionary step forward for motorcycles when it was released in 1977. Massimo Tamburini had designed not just a superbike, but the future of superbikes.

    Resurrecting The Mighty AJS V4 From 1936
    2Silodrome / 2h
    The AJS V4 was an advanced engineering effort undertaken by the British motorcycle company in the mid-1930s, the first prototype was intended as a road-going motorcycle and it was shown at the Olympia Show in 1935.

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 11 December 2018

    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad Brasil e Care 4Water levam água potável para comunidades carentes do Brasil
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3h
    Expedição feita de motocicleta vira web series

    São Paulo, December 7, 2018 - The BMW releases the first episodes of webserie BMW Locations Care 4Water, showing the exciting motorcycle ride that the Director of BMW Motorrad Brazil, Federico Alvarez, and the founder of the NGO Waves For Water , Jon Rose, carried out with the objective of bringing drinking water to the needy communities of the country.

    BMW Motorrad promove encontro de motociclistas para celebrar recorde de produção no Brasil
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3h

    São Paulo, December 7, 2018 - BMW Motorrad promotes the first edition of BMW Rider Day in celebration of the brand of 50,000 motorcycles produced in Brazil. The tour organized by the BMW Rider Experience team will take place on December 16 (Sunday) and will start at Aldeia da Serra, in Santana de Parnaíba (SP), from where the participating motorcyclists will go to Fazenda Terra da Mata in Mairinque (SP).


    Ferox Azaris - fluid drive six-wheeler with BMW power
    bmw motorcycles
    Paul Tan's Automotive News / 2h
    Ferox Azaris - fluid drive six-wheeler with BMW power Paul Tan's Automotive News Looking like it rolled off a science fiction movie set is the Ferox Azaris six-wheeler which comes with a BMW Motorrad R1200 boxer engine and fluid

    Why Did BMW Build an 1800cc Boxer Engine? / 1h
    Earlier this month, BMW and Japanese builder Custom Works Zon presented a rather industrial-looking retro-styled roadster at the 27th annual Mooneyes Show in Yokohama, Japan. The bike itself, christened the “ Departed ” by

    BMW Hints At Addition To Heritage Line
    100+Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes CW Zon’s custom R18 may lead to new 1,800cc BMW model BMW unveils custom land-speed racer, “Departed,” built by CW Zon and powered by a new engine that could hint at an addition to BMW Motorrad’s heritage line.

    Exploring the 2019 BMW S1000RR's hollow-bored titanium valves
    bmw motorcycles
    Motorcycle News / 2d
    Exploring the 2019 BMW S1000RR's hollow-bored titanium valves Motorcycle News Read about the revolutionary valve technology on the 2019-onwards BMW S1000RR superbike here.

    BMW G 310 R Road Test Review
    bmw motorcycles
    Car and Bike / 2d
    BMW G 310 R Road Test Review Car and Bike Some would argue that BMW is only a couple years late in bringing the G 310 R to India.

    BMW G310 SS Is A Track-Ready Version Of The Apache RR310
    bmw motorcycles / 2d
    BMW G310 SS Is A Track-Ready Version Of The Apache RR310 The BMW G310 SS prototype has a close resemblance to the previous generation BMW S1000RR, based on BMW G310 R.


    Royal Enfield North America names retail financing partner
    Powersports Business / 25min
    Powersports Business has learned that Royal Enfield North America has formed a partnership with FreedomRoad Financial for retail financing, starting Dec. 1. The partnership will give dealers the ability to offer a competitive range


    Re: How To Build A Scrambler
    Motorcycle News / 1d
    You've decided you need a scrambler motorcycle - but how do you tweak your bike for good dirty fun, with a bit of extra style? Here we'll focus on the best-value mods, balancing cost with performance. Your goal is a scrambler

    There is Fast and Then There is Fast; Or, Why You Don't Need More Horsepower
    Motorcycle News / 53min
    Most riders, frankly, will never understand this point, and that is okay. The point is this: for most of us , rider skill is the single most important ingredient when it comes to going fast.

    How can we reduce motorcycle theft?
    Motorbike Writer / 2d
    There could be nothing more heartbreaking than to have your motorcycle stolen, but what can be done to reduce the alarming rate of theft? In Australia, 23 motorcycles and scooters are stolen every day. But that’s nothing, really.

    Everything You Need To Know About Taking A Bike Trip Through Canada
    Motorbike Writer / 4d
    Contributed post There are so many great reasons to consider taking a trip through Canada. There is the wilderness, mountains, oceans, and of course, the people you’ll meet along the way. Canada is a very interesting country to


    How to Buy: Motorcycle boots
    Canada Moto Guide / 17h
    Need a new pair of motorcycle boots? Want a pair for Christmas? Here are some tips to help you choose. Protection The biggest reason to buy motorcycle boots is to protect your feet and lower legs.

    Gazebox Foldable Cover System / 9min
    It’s on rainy, cold nights like this one that I’m glad I have a garage. Looking at your motorcycle parked outside as it’s pelted with rain, sleet, hail, mud and other unpleasantness can make you weep with impotent rage. Cover it?


    What Is Crankcase Windage?[
    10Cycle World / 3h
    Bikes When a piston goes down into the cylinder, it pushes air into the crankcase. What happens then? How does Honda treat crankcase windage in its world-championship-winning MotoGP engine? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron

    []url=]Why Ducati’s Trellis Frame Was So Good[/url]
    1KCycle World / 3d
    Gear and Products Ducati’s success was built on a beautiful but flexible steel frame that worked like magic The Ducati trellis frame was designed by Massimo Tamburini, and its lack of stiffness was a big part of its success.

    DUCATI issued a recall on the PANIGALE V4, PANIGALE V4 S, and PANIGALE V4 SP models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 2h
    On certain motorcycles, the timing chain tensioner could loosen and lead to oil potentially leaking from the bottom side of the tensioner adjustment bolt onto the rear tire. This could increase the risk of a crash...

    YAMAHA issued a recall on the YZF R3 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 2h
    On certain motorcycles, a torsion spring within the transmission could break, making shifting gears difficult or impossible. This could increase the risk of a loss of control that may result in a crash causing...

    Ducati ( 18v835000 )
    71KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: NOV 27, 2018 Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Ducati Monster 1200, Monster 821, SuperSport and SuperSport S motorcycles. The shift lever may have been incorrectly assembled, possibly

    Search for Recalls Here

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

    The Racing Sheet

    More international than ever: BMW Motorsport presents its racing programme for 2019, including new highlights.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    The BMW Motorsport programme for the 2019 season will be even more international than in recent years. As well as the four works involvements in the DTM, FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), IMSA WeatherTech

    Nicky Hayden enters the US AMA Hall of Fame
    GPone RSS Feed / 1h
    The Kentucky Kid is honoured following his success across the flat track, Supersport, Superbike and MotoGP categories

    Yamaha: "Dominant" Kawasaki has hurt WSBK spectacle - MOTOGP - Stories / 2d
    Kawasaki has been the dominant force in WSBK since 2015, the first of four successive seasons in which Jonathan Rea has romped to the title aboard a ZX-10RR. The Ulsterman won 17 races this year, surpassing Carl Fogarty's

    FWIW Does domination of a sport by a single group hurt it? Intuitively the answer is yes but if you scratch back the ink spilled the explanation is a bit more complicated. While MotoGP is the land of sugar plum fairy designs that dance in the head of brand fans, WSBK is the blue color track to street series. Kawasaki decided to forego the megabucks of MotoGP and refine their ZX. With superbike sales rapidly declining, other manufacturers did not see the reward in actively supporting both. With MotoGP hogging the headlines and imaginations of race fans the business math was simple. BMW Motorrad chose a slightly different plan from the rest - race local, sell local - by focusing on national series titles. In a simple series of business dominos falling Kawasaki went from an also-ran in MotoGP to the dominant name in WSBK. Yippie for them and questionable outcomes for race fans.

    Sales numbers in the world market show people are buying more superbikes. The MotoGP majors, along with BMW Motorrad, smell a buck to be made racing WSBK weekends and selling superbikes weekdays. Yipper for them. Yippie for Superbike riders as seriously updated designs wend there way to the showroom. Yippie for racing fans? Maybe not.

    Kawasaki may be toppled someday. No big deal if it is a checkbook victory. The challenge for any series is giving racing worth watching. For my fan dollar, the undercard races on a MotoGP or WSBK race weekend are more fun to watch.

    Hamilton's speed on bikes caused concern, van der Mark reveals - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d

    Hamilton rode a black Yamaha YZF-R1 bike alongside works riders van der Mark and Alex Lowes earlier this month, the track test overseen by the Crescent team that operates Yamaha's WSBK outfit.

    Chaz Davies successfully operated on in Barcelona
    SBK / 2d
    Ducati rider undergoes surgery on his collarbone

    Beginner's Guide To Qualifying | Formula E Explained | ABB FIA Formula E Championship
    ABB Formula E / 2d
    How does qualifying work, do the drivers score points through qualifying and what is Super Pole? Here's everything you need to know about qualifying in Formula E. Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: Race

    Beginner's Guide To Race Distance | Formula E Explained | ABB FIA Formula E Championship
    ABB Formula E / 1h
    Formula E races now last for 45 minutes plus one lap. Here's everything you need to know about the race format. Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: Race Tickets: Visit Our Site For

    The BMW iFE.18 drivetrain: Unprecedented teamwork between motorsport and production development
    formula e
    Automotive World / 2h
    Unprecedented teamwork between motorsport and production development Automotive World On 15th December, the new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team will contest their first race in the ABB FIA Formula E

    []url=]Formula E Season Opener Now Just Days Away[/url]
    formula e
    InsideEVs / 25min
    Formula E Season Opener Now Just Days Away InsideEVs The race will be the first of the Gen2 era, as FE introduces a new car capable of a higher top speed and much greater range.


    BMW Group’s Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving Development department under new leadership. Alejandro Vukotich takes over at the helm, Elmar Frickenstein to retire after handover phase.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3h
    On 1 January 2019, Alejandro Vukotich will take over as Senior Vice President of the BMW Group’s Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving Development department. He is being appointed to replace Elmar Frickenstein, who has

    How to connect your mobile phone to the car via Bluetooth - BMW How-To
    BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 2h
    With Bluetooth connectivity you can pair multiple phones with your BMW. For the best possible experience we recommend you to allow synchronization of your phone book. This willl allow you to access your contacts from the BMW

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group’s Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving Development department under new leadership. Alejandro Vukotich takes over at the helm, Elmar Frickenstein to retire after handover phase.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    On 1 January 2019, Alejandro Vukotich will take over as Senior Vice President of the BMW Group’s Driver Assistance and Autonomous Driving Development department. He is being appointed to replace Elmar Frickenstein

    BMW Group as partner of the fourth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2018. BMW Art Talk about “Art in Difficult Times”.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    Munich/Kochi. The BMW Group is partner of Kochi-Muziris Biennale (KMB) since its first edition in 2012. This year’s edition of KMB will take place from December 12, 2018, to March 29, 2019, in 10 venues spread across Fort

    BMW Group at UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    Sourcing of 100% green electricity for BMW Group locations in Europe. Strong commitment to climate protection.

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW iFE.18 Drivetrain Detailed: More Performance with Less Weight
    Bmw Blog / 1h
    Whereas companies like BMW used to compete with other car makers through Formula 1 about two decades ago, it seems like the times have changed and automakers are now entering new arenas. In about four days we’ll get to see

    BMW Claims Its European Locations Use 100% Renewable Energy
    Bmw Blog / 2h
    The 2018 UN Climate Change Conference happening these days in Katowice, Poland, includes members from various industries participating, like the BMW Group. The Germans took this occasion to make a rather important

    BMW Kills 3 Series Wagon in the U.S., New-Gen Wagon Will Only Be Offered Overseas
    TheDrive / 26min
    BMW confirmed Monday that it will not sell the redesigned G20 generation of its 3 Series sedan in the station wagon body style to American customers. The Bavarian automaker will continue to manufacture and market the 3 Series


    Meet the 2018 Koenigsegg KNC Regera, The World’s First Naked Carbon Vehicle
    2TopSpeed Newsletter / 2h
    Koenigsegg is no stranger to technological innovation. It comes as no surprise, then, that the Swedish automaker is at the forefront of naked carbon fiber technology, becoming the first automaker in the world to create a car that’s

    Here’s the Chevy Corvette C8.R Testing at Sebring
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    We’ve been talking endlessly about the upcoming Chevrolet Corvette C8 and, also, the race-going C8.R. Fans of old are lamenting about how it’s not really a Corvette if the engine isn’t in front of the driver, but this might not be the only

    Here's How to Possibly Force a Recall on Your Car
    32Lifehacker / 23h
    Photo: Saturn You’re driving, and something terrible happens with your car: Your brakes fail or your steering fails and you’re forced off the road, hopefully not dying in the process. You learn that others have had the same issue, and

    First year of Porsche Taycan production may already be sold out
    500+Autoblog Green / 4h
    Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Porsche , Sedan , Electric , Future , Luxury , Performance Porsche USA CEO says Tesla is the No. 1 conquest brand. Continue reading First year of Porsche Taycan production may already


    The Motorcyclist’s Winter Solace
    Motorcyclist / 10min
    News On waiting Motorcyclists in the frozen north are used to waiting out the winter. Is Robert Frost correct when he calls it a treason against our natures?

    A world first: Luxembourg's public transport to be free for all
    87Big Think / 30min
    To combat congestion, Luxembourg aims to become the first country to implement fare-free public transit services. Other European nations are considering similar courses, but across the pond the United States continues to


    Two new vintage style motorcycles from 46Works
    1Bike EXIF Update / 30min

    It’s around this time of year that all the top Japanese builders release their latest customs. Many workshops have spent weeks burning the midnight oil to get a bike ready for display at the Yokohama show , but Shiro Nakajima of 46Works
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