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    Tuesday Reader: 11 July 2017



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    BMW Motorsport News – issue 26/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Victory for Falken Motorsports and the BMW M6 GT3 VLN – Front row start for BMW Team RLL in Canada.


    Challenge the world champion.
    BMW Motorrad News / 21h
    The super moto world champion, Bernd Hiemer, is challenged by some of our visitors in our join-in contest. Throughout the weekend, up to 10 visitors compete against him daily and get to ride the new G 310 GS to proof their


    Cool custom bikes.
    BMW Motorrad News / 21h
    It belongs to the BMW Motorrad Days, just like the Hausberg belongs to Garmisch-Partenkirchen: the custom ride-out. Dozens of beautiful, hand-modified customs were united for the round trip in the panorama of the alps to


    The steepest „Wall of death“
    BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    A stunning world premiere with some gasoline breeze: for the first time four acrobatic rider at the same time took the audience’s breath away at the audacious, original ‘Motodrom’, the steep face from 1928. ...


    A strong connection: bike and smartphone.
    BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    With Connectivity, BMW Motorrad offers a remarkable option, initially for the R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure. It includes a 6.5 inch TFT-display, the multi-controller on the handlebar with intuitive handling as well as the BMW Motorrad


    Stunt shows double header
    1BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    Free style deluxe: stunt rider Sarah Lezito and Mattie Griffin offered a stunning stunt show on the sun-heated asphalt at BMW Motorrad Days and left the audience breathless due to their amazing tricks. ...


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW racers dominate in the IRRC and the IDM – Victories for the BMW S 1000 RR also in France.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport dominated the action in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), claiming a top-10 and a top-8 lockout in Imatra. The IDM held its races in Zolder, with Markus Reiterberger and Danny De Boer


    One Week - Two Races, Two Countries, Two Wins; BMW M6 GTLM Finishes First and Second at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park!
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 9, 2017… After reaching the top of the podium at Watkins Glen International last Sunday, Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims raced the No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM to a second consecutive IMSA


    BMW Group News



    MINI

    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 1: Moscow - Tcheboksary
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    • Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars in top five • Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) completes Leg 1 in 4th • Bryce Menzies (USA) in 5th with no gap to Al Rajhi.


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 2: Tcheboksary – Ufa
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    • Bryce Menzies (USA) moves up to 4th overall after Leg 2. • Al Rajhi loses time after slipping into a hole.


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 3: Ufa – Kostanay
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    • Bryce Menzies (USA) retains top-five position after 12th place finish in Leg 3. • Yazeed Al Rajhi back on track with a show of strength to finish today’s leg with a determined fifth.



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Germany sees return of Boxer Cup
    6Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 15h
    BMW's revival cafe racer is now going to have its own spec series. Source


    The Genesis of the BMW R80 G/S
    4Motorcyclist / by Mitch Boehm / 1d
    News Exploring the origins of the ADV movement and the history of the original 1980 R80 G/S. BMW's R80 G/S was the first adventure bike, the mother of a movement, and the savior of BMW's motorcycle division.



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Keanu Reeves joins forces with Suter Industries

    The actor's Arch Motorcycle cruiser will be distributed in Europe and the Suter MMX 500 in the USA


    Bajaj is betting big on Husqvarna
    1Motofire / 5d
    Bajaj & KTM are dedicated to expanding the brand and that means moving production to India. Husqvarna have been through quite a few iterations since their inception in 1903, but now the company that claims to be the ‘second


    Ducati ends V2 run with 1299 Panigale R Final Edition
    Dealernews / by Press Release / 4h
    LAGUNA SECA, CA – Ducati’s Final Edition of the 1299 Panigale R made its world preview this past weekend at round eight of the World Superbike Championship at Laguna Seca. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali unveiled the bike with Aruba.it


    Ducati CEO Dishes on V4 Superbike Details
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 7h
    Talking to Asphalt & Rubber at the launch of the Ducati 1299 Panigale Final Edition, Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali gave us some details on the Italian company’s upcoming, and long-awaited, V4 superbike.



    MC NEWS

    Iranian artist builds sculptures from car parts
    50Cars / by Ed Wiseman / 2d



    RIDING

    Why motorcycle riders suffer from sunburn
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 9h
    Riders can suffer from dangerous sunburn on their faces – even in winter and even in full-face helmets – unless they take precautions. It seems ridiculous to think about sunburn and skin cancer when your whole body is covered with


    How To Make Clutchless Upshifts On Any Motorcycle
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 1h
    Remember when having a quick-shifter on a production motorcycle was a Big Deal ? Now, the top-of-the-line bikes have both upshifting and downshifting covered with the auto-blipping throttles.


    Trikes: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by Brendan Baker / 5h
    Photo courtesy of Frankenstein Trikes The three-wheeled motorcycle concept came out two years before Karl Benz was credited with creating the automobile. However, they have more or less been relegated to a small niche market within





    The Racing Sheet

    All female crew awarded the Susan Jenness Trophy
    8Isle of Man TT Latest News / 3h
    The TT Supporters’ Club is delighted to announce that the Susan Jenness Trophy, awarded in recognition of the most meritorious performance by female competitors at the TT, is to be presented jointly to the French sidecar pairing of





    Torres seventh in race 1 at Laguna Seca
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 15h
    Torres seventh in race 1 at Laguna Seca Monterey (USA), Saturday 8 July 2017 On track today at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Althea BMW Racing team closed the first Superbike race of the weekend in seventh place with Jordi Torres


    Black Sunday for Althea BMW at Laguna Seca
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 22h
    Black Sunday for Althea BMW at Laguna Seca Monterey (USA), Sunday 9 July 2017 Round eight of the 2017 Superbike World Championship has concluded at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and it proved to be a day to forget for the




    Davies Returns to Reign Victorious at Laguna Seca
    beIN SPORTS News / 17h
    Chaz Davies returned to action following his scary Misano crash and injury and defeated Jonathan Rea to win #USWorldSBK Race 1.


    2017 Laguna Seca World Superbike Race One Results: A Punishing Pace Throughout
    5MotoMatters.com / by Jared Earle / 18h
    The weather in California was hot and sunny as the riders listened to the American national anthem before the twenty-five lap race. The Ducatis of Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri were coloured in the new “Final Edition” Panigale


    2017 Laguna Seca World Superbike Saturday Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 6h
    Press releases from the organizers and teams after Superpole and race 1 at Laguna Seca:


    2017 Laguna Seca World Superbike Sunday Post-Race Press Releases
    1MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 13h
    Press releases from the organizers and teams after the second race at Laguna


    ]Laguna Seca WorldSBK Debrief – Sunday
    47Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Kent Brockman / 17h
    Kawasaki’s Jonathan Rea goes into the summer break with momentum on his side and one hand on the WorldSBK title, after claiming his ninth win of the season. Starting from the third row of the grid, Rea and his Kawasaki teammate,


    Laguna Seca: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    GPone RSS Feed / 8h
    Davies and Rea shine in the States, the championship a little less so as it embarks on a six-week break with the script already written


    Third place for the Aruba.it Racing - Ducati team in Race 2 at Laguna Seca with Chaz Davies, Marco Melandri is fourth
    Ducati RSS Feed / 22h


    Monday morning crew chief: How do WSBK and MotoAmerica riders compare?
    77RevZilla Articles / 16h
    As World Superbike and MotoAmerica more closely resemble each other, what did we learn at the U.S. GEICO WSBK round this weekend


    Straight Talk From World Superbike Points Leader Jonathan Rea
    3Cycle World / by Matthew Miles / 16h
    Racing Better-performing motorcycle gave Kawasaki factory rider speed needed to win Sunday World Superbike Champion Jonathan Rea dedicated Race 2 victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to the late Nicky Hayden…


    2017 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 16, Laguna Seca, USA
    1MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 13h
    WorldSBK standings after the second race at Laguna Seca: Round Number: 8 Year: 2017






    FIA.com Austrian Grand Prix Event and Timing Information

    F1 - Bottas wins in Austria ahead of Vettel and Ricciardo
    News feed / by jhynes / 3h
    Sport news Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas took his second career Formula One victory with a powerful yet controlled Austrian Grand Prix win ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo held off a late surge from







    2017 Austrian Grand Prix
    14McLaren Honda / 1h
    Austrian Grand Prix 2017 Red Bull Ring, Sunday 09 July Stoffel Vandoorne finished 12th in this afternoon’s Austrian Grand Prix – the sole McLaren Honda to make the finish after Fernando Alonso was shunted heavily from behind at

    Dark horse Bottas’ perfect start earns Austrian F1 GP victory over Vettel
    23James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 3h
    Valtteri Bottas won the Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix from pole ahead of championship leader Sebastian Vettel to sneak into the title fight. Having out-qualified Vettel by four-hundredths of a second, Bottas managed to keep the


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    63James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 2h
    Valtteri Bottas rocketed away from pole position to win the Austrian Grand Prix, keeping alive a curious tradition at this circuit in recent times; the supposed ‘number two’ drivers in the teams frequently outperform their star team mates


    Ferrari Needs To Sign Charles Leclerc For the 2018 Formula One Season
    64TheDrive / by Gabriel Loewenberg / 3h
    The Formula One "Silly Season" is starting to heat up. Rumors and speculation about which drivers will go where is starting to dominate the news. The most significant seats that are not confirmed for 2018 are at Ferrari. Both Sebastian


    Motor racing-Formula One should buy Silverstone, says McLaren boss
    Reuters: Company News / 1d
    SPIELBERG, Austria, July 8 (Reuters) - Formula One's new owners Liberty Media should buy Silverstone to end lingering uncertainty over the future of the British Grand Prix circuit and grow the sport, McLaren executive director Zak Brown


    Grosjean says ‘I’m best of the rest’ – how did Haas hit six in Austrian F1 GP?
    33James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 9h
    On its 30th start as a Formula 1 outfit, Haas’ Romain Grosjean ended the Austrian Grand Prix sixth for the team’s highest finish of the season. While team-mate Kevin Magnussen had a torrid weekend – first with a suspension breakage





    BaT Auction: Black-Plate 1967 BMW 1600
    The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer /

    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Wants to Cut Indirect Costs by 1 Billion Euros in the Near Future
    2Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 9h
    It seems like BMW can’t wait to start investing more into EVs and plug-in hybrids and this eagerness will start showing in all areas adjacent to the business, including those you wouldn’t expect. According to a recent report coming in

    BMW Blogs :
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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    VW unveils all-electric research car with 250 miles of range and mobile charging robots
    400+Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 5d
    Volkswagen’s research group displayed some of the new and cutting edge technologies that it has been working on recently – including some related to electric vehicles. They unveiled their all-electric research car, which is capable of


    Tesla upgrades its electric motor on the road to have powertrains lasting 1 million miles
    18Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 5d
    Electric cars are often advertised as having lower maintenance and that’s mainly because of electric motors being far less complicated than engines. They can also have significantly longer product life cycles than their gas-powered


    One Thing Congress Might Agree On: Driverless Cars
    5Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Chris Neiger) / 6d
    It's easy to be pessimistic about that state of discourse in American politics these days. A Pew Research report published last year said that, "Partisans' views of the opposing party are now more negative than at any point in nearly a quarter


    So Long California, Howdy Texas! Toyota Opens New $1 Billion HQ
    300+Automobile Magazine / by Kelly Pleskot / 7h
    Toyota opened its new North American headquarters in Texas, three years after announcing the move. The headquarters was built on 100 acres across Plano in the northern part of Texas. Since announcing the headquarters, Toyota has


    FWIW



    The BMW Lo Rider Concept rocked the BMW world in 2008. This forum buzzed with which drawing they wanted BMW Motorrad to produce. The R nineT, with clear roots in the Lo Rider Concept, appeared some five years later and has done very well. What was lost on many riders was the second concept that made up the total BMW Lo Rider Concept package; mass customisation.

    Mass customs are nothing new on either side of the pond. Harley-Davidson sells CVO models at steep prices by dipping into their parts bins and extra time in the paint shop. Any number of smaller manufacturers sell only bespoke motorcycles. Yet while BMW seemed to have the concept, production line tools and skills to do this at the time the Lo Rider Concept was first shown, it has taken almost a decade to breathe fire into the idea and bring it to life.





    BIKE CANDY



    MOTO PHOTOS: Germany’s Marc Holstein Photography
    500+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 1d
    Time for a frank and truthful admission. This here fancy moto blog, along with all of its ilk, would be nothing without the photographers. How many words would you read about a cool bike without all the pretty pictures? After all,




    1964 BMW R-Series
    62RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 2d
    This matching number Granada Red café racer emerged from the Munich BMW motorcycle assembly line in 1964 as an R50/2. An offhand comment to a friend from Germany that we’d like to rebuild the machine as an R60/2 led to the hand




    "The Entelechy" / Blackbean-Motorcycles
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 7d
    - Blackbean-Motorcycles Pic by Philip Pfritsch




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    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 4d
    - Motorieep




    MBG Malboro ALU R1200 GS / Metal Bike Garage
    6Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 4d
    - "Una splendida moto di serie si trasforma in una motocicletta unica! Come nella più grande tradizione della Parigi Dakar il serbatoio originale dotato di scocche di copertura e tanica in materiale plastico viene sostituito con un più capiente




    005 R / Cafemoto
    15Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 4d
    - Cafemoto




    Ellaspede BMW R80
    400+Silodrome / by James McBride / 4d
    Ellaspede BMW R80 This post was written by Hughan Seary of Ellaspede , when possible we like to bring you the story of a build in the words of the people who built it, to offer a unique insight into their thought process and methods. Lines.




    112K Miles & Cool Period Upgrades: 1972 BMW R75/5
    32The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer / 5d
    This 1972 BMW R75/5 (serial 2986620) has reportedly traveled a remarkable 112k miles over the past four-and-a-half decades, and though it wears the battle scars to prove it, the bike sounds like it’s been very well kept and the seller says




    R1200S Café / FabMan Creations
    2Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 6d
    From Port Elizabeth South Africa , Wayne Buys sends us his latest creation.... R1200S Café - " My goal was to create a café racer with styling from the fifties, I wanted round curves that that would make it pop. It needed to look cool, yet be

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    Wednesday Reader : 12 July 2017

    What follows is the BMW PressClub sales press release. The Motorrad specific information is limited.



    BMW Group sales achieve best-ever June and first half-year
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    BMW Group sales in first half-year up 5.0% to 1,220,819 +++ Electrified vehicles sales increase 80% to 42,573 +++ BMW Group delivers 232,620 vehicles in June, up 2.1% +++ BMW sales increase 2.0%, totalling 192,873 +++ MINI sales grow

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    Munich. BMW Group sales achieved their best ever June, with sales in the month totalling 232,620, a 2.1% increase year-on-year. It was also a record first half-year with sales of the BMW Group’s three premium brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, increasing by 5.0%; a total of 1,220,819 vehicles have been delivered to customers around the world so far this year.

    “June rounds off our best ever first half-year and the BMW Group remains the world’s leading premium car company,” commented Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management with responsibility for Sales and Brand BMW. “We’ve already sold more than a million BMW vehicles this year, which is a new first-half-year record. June also saw our successful electrification strategy expand still further to include the MINI brand, meaning customers can now choose from nine electrified BMW Group vehicles. With sales of these models up by eighty per cent compared with the first half of last year, we’re looking forward to celebrating delivery of the 200,000th electrified BMW Group vehicle later this year,” he continued.

    The BMW brand achieved its best-ever first half-year, topping the million mark for the first time ever by this point in the year. Global BMW sales totalled 1,038,030 units, an increase of 5.2% on the same period last year. Sales of BMW brand vehicles in June totalled 192,873, up 2.0% compared with the same month last year. A wide range of models throughout the range contributed to this growth. Sales of the BMW X1 increased 45.2% (136,748) in the first half-year while deliveries of the BMW X5 increased by 10.6% (89,958). BMW 1 Series sales grew by 6.5% (91,802) in the first half-year, while deliveries of the flagship BMW 7 Series increased during the same period by 26.9% (32,290).

    June saw the arrival of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 in the dealerships, the ninth electrified vehicle from the BMW Group which is available to purchase today. The popularity of the BMW Group’s innovative premium electrified vehicles continues to grow at a rapid rate: in the first six months of the year, a total of 42,573 BMW i, BMW iPerformance and MINI Electric vehicles were delivered to customers, an increase of 79.8% on the same period last year. First-half-year production of electrified vehicles totalled 51,725. The BMW Group is well on track to achieve its target of selling 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017.

    Sales of MINI brand vehicles achieved a new record for June with 39,443 units delivered to customers around the world, an increase of 3.0% compared with the same month last year. June rounded off the brand’s record first half year, with sales totalling 181,214 (+3.6%). “MINI continues to achieve sustainable growth in sales around the world,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad. “Sales of the new MINI Countryman are particularly pleasing and I’m delighted that with the launch in June of the MINI Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, electric mobility is now available on a large scale from the MINI brand. Customer interest in this car has been extremely high and I’m confident we will see continued growth across the brand in the second half of the year,” he added.

    In the first half of 2017, the Goodwood-based Rolls-Royce brand delivered 1,575 (-6.5%) motor cars to customers. The same period in 2016 was particularly strong due to the popularity of the newly introduced Rolls-Royce Dawn. This base effect, and the absence from the market of the Phantom pending the introduction of the new Phantom later this year, account for the decrease in sales year-on-year. Despite considerable ongoing headwinds in the luxury sector in several regions, Rolls-Royce continues to strive for long-term sustainable growth.

    BMW Motorrad achieved its best-ever June with a total of 17,260 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers, an increase of 15.1% on the same month last year. Those figures helped BMW Motorrad achieve a record first half-year with sales totalling 88,389 in the first six months of the year, up 9.5% on the same period last year.

    BMW & MINI sales in the regions/markets at a glance
    With the automotive market experiencing challenges in several significant markets, the BMW Group continues to follow its policy of balancing sales around the world to achieve sustainable, profitable growth.

    Europe is the BMW Group’s most significant sales area and despite recent downturns in the region’s two largest markets, Germany and the UK, overall BMW Group sales for the first half of 2017 are up 2.2%.

    BMW Group sales in Asia continue to achieve significant growth this year, driven mainly by China, where combined BMW and MINI deliveries are up 18.4% in the first half-year. This strong increase is largely due to full availability of the BMW X1 and the popularity of the new BMW 1 Series sedan, a car designed exclusively for China.

    BMW and MINI sales in the Americas continue to be affected by the decline in the overall automotive market in the USA. Meanwhile sales in other markets in the region maintain their positive growth, with BMW Group deliveries in Mexico and Latin America achieving a further double-digit increase.




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    Friday Reader: 14 July 2017



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    BMW Motorrad Days Highlights 2017



    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW racers dominate in the IRRC and the IDM – Victories for the BMW S 1000 RR also in France.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 9h
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport dominated the action in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), claiming a top-10 and a top-8 lockout in Imatra. The IDM held its races in Zolder, with Markus Reiterberger and Danny De Boer


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 5: Astana - Semey
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen move into top three overall after third place finish in Leg 5. • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul complete Leg 5 in ninth and return to the top 20 leader board.


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 6: Semey - Urdzhar
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    Munich. American duo Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen (MINI John Cooper Works Rally #105) successfully completed Leg 6 in 11th place and maintain third in the overall rankings. The change in terrain as the Silk Way Rally


    BMW confirms FIA Formula E Championship entry as an official manufacturer in Season 5 – Formula E a platform for the mobility of the future and a technological laboratory for BMW iNEXT and other future generations of BMW i models.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 9h
    BMW is bringing electromobility up to race speed: Initially revealed as a goal in 2016 as part of the realignment of the motorsport strategy within the BMW Group, BMW will join the FIA Formula E Championship as an official


    First ever New York City ePrix beckons for BMW and MS Amlin Andretti this weekend.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 9h
    One day after the announcement that BMW is to join the FIA Formula E Championship as official manufacturer from Season 5 (2018/19), preparations are running flat out for two truly special races on this year’s calendar: New York


    Bimmer

    Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon 2017
    Stunning Alps panorama, perfect weather conditions and legendary sports cars.
    See how the BMW Group Classic race drivers enjoyed the 20th Silvretta Classic Rallye Montafon.




    BMW Group News

    BMW Group sales achieve best-ever June and first half-year
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    BMW Group sales in first half-year up 5.0% to 1,220,819 +++ Electrified vehicles sales increase 80% to 42,573 +++ BMW Group delivers 232,620 vehicles in June, up 2.1% +++ BMW sales increase 2.0%, totalling 192,873 +++ MINI sales grow


    BMW i Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Caroobi.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 9h
    Mountain View – July 12, 2017…BMW i Ventures has announced a strategic investment in Caroobi, the leading European online repair shop for cars. Caroobi’s mission is to simplify and improve the automotive aftersales customer


    BMW Connected adds new, digital services.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    Munich/Chicago. At the start of 2017, BMW used its recently launched 5 Series and BMW Connected Onboard – which made its debut in the new model – to showcase the potential unlocked by digital services in the area of


    BMW Innovation Days 2017, Connectivity and digital services.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    The BMW Group is using the BMW Innovation Days 2017 – Connectivity and Digital Services event to both explore the state of play regarding the integration of vehicles into the customer’s digital world and to showcase the company’s


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Announces ‘The John Lennon Phantom V’ To Return To London During 50th Anniversary Of Sgt. Pepper’S Lonely Hearts Club Band
    13Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 13h
    #GreatPhantoms Today, Rolls-Royce has announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary year of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in its own way by bringing the colourful Rolls-Royce Phantom V,




    Recalls

    YAMAHA issued a recall on the YZF-R3A model
    1Transport Canada / 5h
    Certain motorcycles may fail to comply with the requirements of the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations. United States specification certification labels were inadvertently applied during manufacturing instead...

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    8KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: MAR 31, 2015 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 528i, 528i xDrive, 535i, 535i xDrive, 550i, 550i xDrive, and M5 vehicles, 2013 ActiveHybrid 5 vehicles and 2014 525d xDrive ve...


    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’s R1200GS/Adventure ‘formal service campaign’ now a recall
    42Visordown / by Simon Greenacre / 8h
    Image: BMW steps up response to fork issue in the UK

    R1200GS vs. Tiger Explorer XCA | Review



    BMW K1600 GT SPORT - SWING



    First ride: 2017 BMW S1000XR Sport SE - The verdict
    3Visordown / by Simon Greenacre / 10h
    Image: What’s the best way to test out BMW’s revised adventure-sports-tourer? A 1700-mile blast to Bavaria, of course.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) Stock Rating Lowered by Sandler O'Neill
    1Motorcycle News / 9h
    They presently have a $55.00 price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of $62.00. Sandler O'Neill's target price suggests a potential upside of 9.24% from the stock's current price.


    MC NEWS

    Down Under
    Motorcycle sales for the second quarter keep falling
    Australian Motorcyclist Magazine / by Australian Motorcyclist / 16h
    The national motorcycle market produced a second quarter sales recovery to be 4.1 per cent down in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period in 2016, according to the latest data published by the Federal Chamber of

    Vancouver Police: 100th North American Law Agency to Use Zero Motorcycles
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / by Staff / 8h
    Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia, Canada, became the 100th fleet in North America to leverage Zero’s stealthy electric motorcycle lineup. The post Vancouver Police: 100th North American Law Agency to Use Zero


    Pinnacle of Motorcycle Technology? It’s Only the Beginning
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Bryan Group / 9h
    Although it feels like we’re at the peak of motorcycle development, if you fast forward 30 years from now, one can only imagine how much more innovation is possible. The post Pinnacle of Motorcycle Technology? It’s Only the Beginning


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    Our 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 and Yamaha Star Bolt comparison is more of an exercise in philosophy than motorcycle reviewing. The post 2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 vs. Yamaha Star Bolt: Philosophical


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    Cycleweird: The AME Amazonas 1600
    1RideApart - Recent Articles / 3h
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    Morgan 3 Wheeler: a year behind the wheel
    9Autocar RSS Feed / 23h
    Unashamedly retro styling gives the Morgan unique appeal Morgan’s reincarnated 3 Wheeler has paved the way for an alternative take on performance motoring. We look back at our year behind the wheel Only one car


    RIDING


    Lone Rider; How A Broken Heart Inspired The First Woman To Motorcycle The Globe
    20Motofire / by Nancy von Short / 1d
    A broken heart can lead you to do terrible things, or it can inspire you to do terribly good things. In the case of Elspeth Beard, it was heartache that pushed her to do the latter. Back in 1982, there were far fewer female riders on the


    Stop and Smell the Roses: Lonely Roads in Oregon and Northern California
    50Rider Magazine / by Jenny Smith / 5h
    California’s north coast offers a wealth of magnificent ocean views that rival the more well-known Big Sur coastline. Photos by the author and Mark Homchick. How often have you handed out this pearl of wisdom: “stop and smell the


    Motorcycle Riding Tips - Back to the Basics | Riding Skills Series
    Sport Rider Magazine Ride / by Michael Gilbert / 23h
    Riding Without good fundamentals, every other skill is just window dressing Don't be dependent on rider aids, your good riding fundamentals are what really matter in the grand scheme of motorcycle racing. We're going back to the basics:


    Drivers who dislike cyclists don't see them
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    A new study of driver attitudes toward bikers shows that being able to perceive cyclists is influenced by driver attitudes toward cyclists. Those who don't like or don't care about cyclists don't see them even when looking at them. FWIW The article focuses on the pedal power cyclist. Reading with the powered cyclist in mind sounds too familiar.

    GEAR

    Video: Unbreakable – the world’s strongest denim from Saint
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    S aint has just unveiled its brand new Unbreakable range, the world ’ s first single layer protection for motorcyclists. Saint’s Unbreakable clothing line is created by stretching and blending industrial and military Dyneema fibres with merino and


    Aerostich Announces New Useful Rain Suit
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 1h
    Aerostich Announces New Useful Rain Suit Minnesotans are known for their useful approach to things – a no-nonsense, down-to-earth practicality that puts a premium on getting stuff done without much fuss.

    What’s In Your Tank Bag? History + Leftovers
    There are essentially just two kinds of tank bags: The emptyish ones for varying day-to-day commuting loads and full-ish ones that have been loaded and equipped specifically for long distances and all-day-plus rides. Over the past thirty years I’ve assembled several of the latter type and even though each has been assembled with slightly different components, a few commonalities exist. 1. Flashlights/headlamps. 2




    What's In Your Tank Bag?
    There are essentially just two kinds of tank bags: The emptyish ones for varying day-to-day commuting loads and full-ish ones that have been loaded and equipped specifically for long distances and all-day-plus rides. Over the past thirty years I’ve assembled several of the latter type and even though each has been



    TECH

    How To Check and Adjust Your Motorcycle Throttle
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    MC Garage Get that crisp throttle response back with proper cable slack. Setting your motorcycle's throttle free-play is a simple adjustment. Do you know how to do it?


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    Gear New tires from Continental and Heidenau are aimed at the classics. Authentic classics are cool, but tires with sidewall cracks aren't! Here are a few options aimed at the old-school crowd.



    The Racing Sheet

    Superbike crisis, fueled by the press but the fault of the Manufacturers
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    The manufacturers' disinterest has caused mainstream media to jump ship. And TV can do nothing about it





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    A choice selection of the very best videos from the GEICO US Round


    MotoAmerica: The Final Round Of Press Releases From The Races At Laguna Seca
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    WorldSSP Review: Consistency is key
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    F1 - Formula One Returns to Silverstone for British Grand Prix
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    Horner worried Shield "rushed through" without proper testing
    400+Motorsport.com / 14h
    F1's Strategy Group and the F1 Commission decided earlier this year to prioritise development of the Shield concept instead of the original plan for a Halo.While the Halo was run several times on track last year, the Shield will make its track


    'It is no longer financially viable for us to deliver the British GP'
    28BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 2d
    John Grant, chairman of the British Racing Drivers' Club, says it has suffered substantial losses by staging the British GP at Silverstone.


    Silverstone sale to Liberty "not on agenda"
    100+Motorsport.com / 2d
    The British Racing Drivers’ Club announced on Tuesday that it was activating a break clause in its contract to end its deal after the 2019 race.It has decided to take such action because a 5 percent promoters escalator fee – which would have


    Mid-season intrigue revolves around Ferrari plans for drivers and F1 engine supply
    100+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 2d
    Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne was at the Austrian GP on Sunday and in the wake of his visit, the extent to which Ferrari is at the centre of things with regards to future moves on engines and drivers, has become clearer.


    Other Racing News

    Canadian Superbike Championship Heading To Atlantic Motorsport Park This Coming Weekend
    2Roadracingworld.com / 6h
    CSBK series invades Nova Scotia this weekend! SHUBENACADIE, NS – Canada's top motorcycle road racers are headed to the east coast this weekend for round 4 of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, held July 14-16


    Andretti reveals tweaked livery for New York
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    Will Formula E be Porsche's next mission?
    1formula e / Current E / 4h
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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    The BMW M2 CS Will Probably Be 400 Horsepower of German Perfection
    100+TheDrive / by Chris Constantine / 5h
    The BMW M2 is without a doubt one of BMW M's best creations. It arguably fills the void that the 1 Series M left behind, or maybe even that of the E46 M3 . It's a compact two-door with a great power balance, and at a tick over $50,000 it


    BMW Looking Into Smart Lighting for Showrooms
    7Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 1d
    Showrooms as we know them have been claimed by many to be on the way out of the industry, due to the way we’re getting used to shopping these days, with most of it being done online.


    BMW Blogs :
    bimmerfile.com
    bmwblog.com

    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Classic London taxi evolves with hybrid range-extender TX
    8New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 18h
    The iconic London black taxi is getting a 21st century makeover. The London EV Company, previously known as the London Taxi Company, has unveiled the modern, hybrid TX for eco-minded cabbies. It might look similar to the black

    FWIW I want a new and old London Taxi. Oh ... and a restored brite yellow Checker Marathon Cab.


    Yes, it's street legal – a closer look at the Aston Martin Valkyrie
    500+New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 20h
    The bespoke AM-RB001 Valkyrie became one of the most talked about cars in the world when Aston Martin and Red Bull announced it in Melbourne last year, and the hype hasn't faded in the intervening 18 months. We've now been given a


    Comment: why the Valkyrie feels like the future of Aston Marton
    5Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    The Aston Martin Vulcan feels like an over-pumped GTE Le Mans racer The British firm's hypercar has little in common with its predecessor, the Vulcan Reading details about the Aston Martin Valkyrie is like reading about an


    Auto Parts Retailers Have an Amazon Problem
    2Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (John Ballard) / 11h
    After years of consistent double-digit growth in earnings per share, the top three auto parts stores posted very weak results in store traffic and a dramatic slowdown in earnings growth in the last quarter. AutoZone (NYSE: AZO) ,


    Mercedes-Benz Debuts The 2018 E-Class Cabriolet, A Convertible For All Seasons
    47Forbes - Business / by Jaclyn Trop, Contributor / 4d
    The next-generation E-Class Cabriolet, which will arrive at dealerships later this year, includes a neck-warmer and an option for all-wheel drive.


    McLaren Is Considering Hybrid All Wheel Drive Setups as Horsepower Climbs
    1TheDrive / by Caleb Jacobs / 3d
    McLaren isn't one to hide from developing new tech, and though the supercar marque has stuck with rear-wheel drive for its exceedingly powerful product line, the company's CEO said it may be time to go with something different.


    Check Out This Record Setting Gathering Of Dutch Rijkspolitie Porsche Pursuit Cars
    38TheDrive / by Bradley Brownell / 2d
    Porsche of the Gelderland recently set a Guinness World Record by bringing forty examples of the Dutch police's Porsche models. Starting in the mid-1960s, the Rijkspolitie have been driving Porsche models, from 356 to 912 to 924 to 911.


    When Is It Morally Wrong To Flip Cars For A Profit? (Updated)
    500+Jalopnik / by David Tracy / 1d
    Photo: CNBC (screengrab) Yesterday, I wrote about a man who snagged a mint 4,400 mile-on-the-clock Jeep Cherokee from a 70-year-old woman for dirt cheap, only to try to flip it for $15,000. Some readers voiced their disdain, saying




    FWIW




    BIKE CANDY



    One of a kind 1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport
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    1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport – With Phil Aynsley Yet another little known Italian marque […] The post One of a kind 1956 Taurus 200 Super Sport appeared first on MCNews.com.au .




    Very First Four: 1967 MV Agusta 4C6 Serial One
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    This 1967 MV Agusta 4C6 is reportedly the very first production four-cylinder built by the storied Italian marque, and the seller further claims that it remains unrestored.




    Anglo-Saxon: A Norton Race Replica from Germany
    100+Bike EXIF / by Wesley Reyneke / 5h
    This time last year, I was driving around Munich with BMW Motorrad’s Ola Stenegärd, when he turned to me and said he had a very special visit lined up. Shortly after, we pulled into Reinhard Neumair’s workshop, roughly 30 miles




    Immaculately Restored: BMW R75/6
    89Silodrome / by James McBride / 13h
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    Is that K1600/Leaner going into production ? That changes the whole sidecar rig concept.

    A tad pricey no doubt.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Is that K1600/Leaner going into production ? That changes the whole sidecar rig concept.

    A tad pricey no doubt.....

    It is in production; however, at this point I know very little about it. The rig shown is built by a German company - Kalich.de . I am curious and will be doing more research for myself.

    The Kalich site is in German but your browser should be able to translate for you. Google SWING sidecars, Kalich sidecars or other search prompts and various distributors and more information will pop up for you.

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    Tuesday Reader: 18 July 2017






    BMW PressClub Spain

    Beemer

    Southern 100, CEV, CSBK and AARR: a weekend with wins, a podium streak and a new Isle of Man lap record for the BMW S 1000 RR riders.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers have been in action on the Isle of Man, in Spain, Austria, Canada and South Africa at the weekend – and the brought home more wins and podiums for the BMW S 1000 RR.




    BMW Motorsport News

    Silk Way Rally 2017 – MINI John Cooper Works Rally wins Leg 7
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    • Silk Way Rally newcomers Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen celebrate their first leg win at this year’s event. • Menzies retains third place overall. • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul follow up in style with sixth place finish.



    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 8: Karamay - Urumqi
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen claim another top three Silk Way Rally finish on Leg 8 • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul break into the top 10 on the leader board after finishing 5th on today’s stage.


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 9 – Urumqi - Hami
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 9h
    • The two MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & 105) successfully complete Leg 9 inside top ten. • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish leg 9 in ninth. • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen deal with punctures to finish in tenth


    Bimmer

    BMW Connected adds new, digital services.
    1BMW Group PressClub UK / 7h
    Munich/Chicago. At the start of 2017, BMW used its recently launched 5 Series and BMW Connected Onboard – which made its debut in the new model – to showcase the potential unlocked by digital services in the area of


    BMW Innovation Days 2017, Connectivity and digital services.
    1BMW Group PressClub UK / 7h
    The BMW Group is using the BMW Innovation Days 2017 – Connectivity and Digital Services event to both explore the state of play regarding the integration of vehicles into the customer’s digital world and to showcase the company’s

    The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for a first look.
    1BMW Group PressClub UK / 7h
    The BMW i8 Roadster is coming: time for a first look. The ultimate progressive sports car is now ready to spread its wings.



    BMW Group News


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    [url=Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Supports Sussex Police At The Ever-Popular Chichester Police Station Open Day
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 5h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars was delighted to support Sussex Police at the ever-popular Chichester Police Station Open Day on Saturday. Rolls-Royce displayed a Ghost Black Badge, resplendent with authentic lights and Sussex Police decals.


    Recalls

    BMW Motorrad USA Issues “Stop Sale” on the R1200GS
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 4h
    What started out as a worldwide service campaign for the water-cooled BMW R1200GS models is turning into a massive global recall for the German motorcycle manufacturer, as now the United States has joined the United


    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



    BikeEXIF

    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2017 BMW G 310 R road test
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 37min
    The arrival of the BMW G 310 R was delayed more than eight months, but it certainly has been worth the wait. It was scheduled to arrive in Australia in late 2016, but didn’t arrive until recently. BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas
    FWIW The delayed U.S. arrival continues. I spent part of Saturday talking with Darrel Hanson, Sales Manager for the recently opened BMW Motorcycles Richfield. The new, BMW only, dealer has been told they will not see the R model until late September and at least November for the GS.


    TVS Motors plans Rs 500 cr investment in ops this year, new launches
    1bmw motorcycles / Moneycontrol.com / 10h
    Moneycontrol.com TVS Motors plans Rs 500 cr investment in ops this year, new launches Moneycontrol.com The capital expenditure earmarked for this year is higher than the previous years as the company gears up to build on its strengths, which is scooters and its partnership with German giant BMW for premiummotorcycles .
    FWIW The BMW TVS relationship has seemed a bit strained. Delays in the production and roll out of the G 310 series, either for production issues, quality control or a combination have been blamed. At the start of the relationship BMW Motorrad’s India presence was limited. The strategic roll out plans originally had TVS branding all 310 models for sale in domestic India market. Now BMW Motorrad is doing a full on roll out of the entire product line in a dealer lineup it is developing. The line will include BMW branded G310R and GS models. That announcement left many wondering how BMW planed continue the, long anticipated, expansion of the sub 500cc model lineup. Will the increased investment create production capacity for more BMW TVS jointly developed models or serve the increasing demand for its own product line?




    BMW G 310 R: Six things you may not know
    1Cycle Torque Magazine / by Staff Writer / 1d
    Cycle Torque is in Airlie Beach for the launch of BMW’s G 310 R LAMS roadster. Make sure you keep an eye on our socials [ Facebook ] [ Instagram ] to check out the latest, and a launch report will be filed on the Cycle Torque website in the


    2017 BMW R nineT Pure Review
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 15h
    2017 BMW R nineT Pure Editor Score: 84.5% Engine 18.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 8.5/10 Instruments/Controls 3.0/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.25/10 Appearance/Quality



    Bavaria Bound with the BMW R nineT Urban G/S
    500+Bike EXIF Update / by Wesley Reyneke / 22h
    BMW has a truly fanatical fan base: if you need proof, a visit to the BMW Motorrad Days is all it takes. It’s an annual three-day shindig held in July, smack bang in the middle of the sun-drenched German summer, in a ski resort town


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Breaking News. Indian Motorcycle 2018 Scout Bobber. Blacked Out. 100 HP. Knobby Tires. Two-Tone Leather Seat.
    3Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 1h
    The Indian Motorcycle’s Industrial Design team has taken the Scout model even further forward, developing a production Bobber that can be bought direct from an Indian dealer. The 3rd and newest member of the Scout family pays homage
    Introducing Indian Scout Bobber - Indian Motorcycle



    Harley-Davidson sales are suffering because ‘Millennials don’t like motorcycles’
    14Motofire / 1d
    US Market analyst downgrades Harley-Davidson after research predicts ‘negative growth’ in bike sales over the next five years. Whilst motorcycle sales at Harley have fallen by a relatively small 1.6 percent so far in 2017 when compared to the


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 27/2017.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    DTM instead of ADAC GT Masters: BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard not competing in Zandvoort – BMW Sports Trophy winner Michael Schrey redeems his prize.


    Double points for MS Amlin Andretti in New York City.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    MS Amlin Andretti driver Robin Frijns (NED) scored back-to-back points finishes in the first New York City ePrix (USA), watched on by celebrities including Chris Hemsworth, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas. The Dutch driver


    MC NEWS

    The Motorcycle Industry Needs Young Blood to Stay Alive - The Drive
    1Motorcycle industry news / The Drive / 3d
    The Drive The Motorcycle Industry Needs Young Blood to Stay Alive - The Drive The Drive As the average rider age goes up, new young riders are needed to keep selling motorcycles.

    ... and figure out how to overcome the issues in articles like this ...

    [b]
    100+Jalopnik / by Kristen Lee on Lanesplitter, shared by Michael Ballaban to Jalopnik / 18h
    Image credit: Kristen Lee/Jalopnik Beads of sweat snaked down my back. It was only 80 or so degrees outside, but clad in thick jeans, boots, a long-sleeved henley, a black motorcycle jacket, riding gloves and a black motorcycle helmet, I


    AMA Raffle Bike – Ural Sidecar Motorcycle
    1Good Spark Garage / by Corey / 20h
    Each year, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame raffles off motorcycles during a year-long campaign to raise money for the charity. All proceeds from the raffle go to support the 501(c)(3). This 2017 Ural Gear-Up “Adventure Together”


    What would happen if 10% of people switched to a motorcycle or scooter?
    1Motorcycle industry news / Devon Live / 1d

    Devon Live Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, which organises Ride to Work Week, says a driver could gain the equivalent of an extra four days holiday a year, if they switched to a motorcycle or scooter. "Motorcyclists and scooter riders ...


    Jay Leno: The Man and The Motorcycles
    500+Motorcyclist / by Basem Wasef / 3d
    News Jay's still riding, are you? A true grease monkey himself, the prominent star tells us why he prefers two wheels over four.



    RIDING

    Check Out the Rigorous Training Police Motorcycle Units Have to Go Through
    80TheDrive / by Max Goldberg / 20h
    Motorcycle units are utilized by police departments throughout the country for many reasons, some of which are general operating costs, maneuverability, and ceremonial purposes. The vast majority of departments that have motorcycle




    Top 5 Common Mistakes on a Long Motorcycle Trip - How to avoid it?



    FWIW What are the top five you would tell someone who is new to touring to avoid?


    TransAmerica Trail Ride: Motorcycles On The Ocracoke Ferry
    27Motorcyclist / by Dave Bramsen / 1d
    News From Cape Hatteras to Okracoke Island. Our TransAmerica Trail riders ferry south to Okracoke Island, then walk across the sand under the eye of a drone to touch the Atlantic Ocean.


    GEAR

    These multi-tools fit right in your wallet
    3Boing Boing / by Boing Boing's Store / 4h
    Some people carry Swiss Army knives for their convenience and the solutions they offer to everyday problems. However, when you're doing that, you're still carrying a knife, and it's one extra thing to keep track of when you're going


    TECH

    How To Tell If Your Tires Are Toast | MC GARAGE




    Wire-Spoked Wheels vs. Alloy Wheels—Which Are Better? | MC Garage




    Tech Talk About BMW Motorcycles Lock Cylinders
    VIDEO: Frontline Eurosports' Bob Burcher talks about the proper procedure for replacing a BMW motorcycle lock cylinder.



    The Racing Sheet

    Christian Horner's five reasons to get involved in motorsport
    10BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 1d
    Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner tells BBC Get Inspired his five reasons to take part in motorsport.





    Canadian Superbike: Jordan Szoke Sweeps Doubleheader At Atlantic Motorsport Park
    Motorcycle News / 2h
    Jordan Szoke leads Kenny Riedmann , Bodhi Edie , Ben Young and Samuel Trepanier during Canadian Superbike Race Two at Atlantic Motorsport Park . Photo by Rob O'Brien, courtesy of CSBK/PMP.


    Melandri: the Ducati V4 in SBK will offer more room for development
    1GPone RSS Feed / 6h
    The Italian is close to renewing his contract with team Aruba and explains: "the Panigale's window of use is very narrow"


    What are the differences between a STK1000 and WorldSBK bike?
    22SBK / 1d
    Take a look to see what similarities the Kawasaki Puccetti Racing machines hold


    Perez: "I want to make the step up"
    SBK / 14h
    Spanish youngster reviews the first half of the WorldSSP300 season





    MotoGP Silly Season Update - Summer Break Means Feverish Negotiations
    35MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    The MotoGP bikes have fallen silent for over a week now, the teams and riders dispersed to the four winds, nominally for "vacation". And while riders relaxed on a beach somewhere for a week before returning to their training for the


    The Assen GP set for July in 2018
    1GPone RSS Feed / 6h
    The organisers and Dorna have already proposed the new date to FIM for next year's calendar.


    MotoGP: Márquez – From “not having fun” to leading the World Championship
    500+Sport Rider RSS Feed / by Manuel Pecino / 22h
    News Despite two DNFs in the first eight races, Repsol Honda’s Marc Márquez leads the MotoGP points table at the summer break Marc Márquez talks about the first half of the 2017 season, Michelin tires, his crashes, his rivals, and


    Romano Fenati Moves Up To Moto2 In 2018 With Snipers Team
    24MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 1d
    Romano Fenati is to move up to the Moto2 class with his current team, Snipers Team, in 2018. The press release, shown below, implies that the team will consist of a single rider, Fenati, in Moto2. The team have yet to agree terms with







    2017 British Grand Prix | Race Highlights




    FIA.com: British Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


    Race - Hamilton’s fifth home win slashes Vettel’s title advantage
    3KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix for the fifth time on Sunday – matching the record of Jim Clark and Alain Prost – to cut Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to just a single point after late tyre dramas hit both


    F1 - Hamilton: "It was not so easy. It’s never easy."
    100+Press release feed / by mademandre / 1d
    Sport news DRIVERS 1 – Lewis HAMILTON (Mercedes) 2 – Valtteri BOTTAS (Mercedes) 3 – Kimi RÄIKKÖNEN (Ferrari) PODIUM INTERVIEWS (Conducted by Owen WILSON and Jenson BUTTON) Owen WILSON: Congratulations, what an


    British Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel's red mist comes from 'killer instinct'
    400+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 1d
    Sebastian Vettel's red-mist moments are caused by a "win-at-all-costs" killer instinct, says his former Red Bull boss Christian Horner.


    Vettel says Shield made him “dizzy” in test run
    500+Motorsport.com / 1d
    Vettel completed a single installation lap and then returned to the garage where Ferrari removed the device and switched attention to its weekend programme.Speaking after practice, Vettel revealed he had planned to do more


    Grosjean says Shield is "as bad as the Halo"
    100+Motorsport.com / 20h
    Sebastian Vettel completed one lap at the start of FP1 at Silverstone with the Shield attached to his Ferrari, but he abandoned plans to complete further running with it because it made him feel dizzy.


    Lewis Hamilton hints at retiring THIS YEAR after record British Grand Prix win
    Daily Express / 7h
    LEWIS HAMILTON admits he could give up racing for good at the end of the 2017 season, following in the footsteps of his former Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.


    F1 Explained: Emergency Driver Extraction
    4Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport / 1d


    Retaining Bottas "almost a no-brainer," says Wolff
    1Motorsport.com / 6h
    Wolff made it clear that the length of the contract will be one of the main considerations, as the team in effect tries to second guess the longer term intentions of Lewis Hamilton.His win in Austria and charges through the field to


    Bruce McLaren: Silverstone
    100+McLaren Honda / 2d
    British Grand Prix 2017 This year we are celebrating the 80th anniversary of the birth of Bruce McLaren, as well as the release of the wonderful new documentary about out founder. As such there will be a special focus on the


    Other Racing News

    The New York City ePrix Ended With A Dramatic Crash Across The Finish Line
    100+Jalopnik / by Justin T. Westbrook on Black Flag, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik / 1d
    GIF The New York City ePrix came to a dramatic conclusion when Felix Rosenqvist, Nick Heidfeld and Pierre Gasly clustered up in the last turn fighting over P2. As the three drivers approached the finish line in the final lap, Gasly


    The Breakdown: Formula E - Drive
    1formula e / Drive / 2d
    Drive The Breakdown: Formula E - Drive Drive Why Formula E has emerged as the sport of choice for car companies.




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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    German firms to expand business process operations in Philippines, DTI says
    bmw ag / BusinessWorld Online Edition / 3h
    He previously said BMW would be sourcing more automotive electric parts from the Philippines as part of its strategy in ASEAN.


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    [urlhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jimgorzelany/2017/07/14/ferrari-is-reportedly-planning-an-suv-hell-officially-freezes-over/]Ferrari Is Reportedly Planning An SUV; Hell Officially Freezes Over
    37Forbes - Business / by Jim Gorzelany, Contributor / 20h
    The Prancing Horse logo may yet adorn the deck of a four-door all-wheel-drive people-mover.


    FWIW

    Red Dot Award Winning Tools: Univet 5.0 Augmented Reality Safety Glasses
    1Core77 / 1d
    Italian safety equipment manufacturer Univet just received a 2017 Red Dot Award for its augmented reality safety glasses . The glasses integrate Sony's "holographic waveguide technology" into eye protection that allows wearers to


    Shooting With Sony's Killer A9 Almost Feels Like Cheating
    300+Gizmodo / by Brent Rose / 1d
    If you’ve ever wondered how a photographer managed to capture the exact moment of an incredible end zone reception or the instant a bird takes flight, the answer, in part, is that the photographer’s camera also captured the garbage



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    Exotic Homologation Special: 442-Mile 1985 Honda VF1000R
    3The best vintage and classic cars for sale online / by bringatrailer / 23h
    This 1985 Honda VF1000R (VIN JH25C1602FM001933) was stored indoors for the last 27 years according to the seller, and has been ridden only 442 miles since it rolled out of the factory. Condition looks excellent in accordance with
    FWIW The mid 80’s found me in the flat lands of northern Illinois when I threw a leg over one of these. Sport touring motorcycles were a DIY project for mere mortals. Would the VF1000R be the base for my next project? For some unknown reason my Honda dealer let me take one on an extended test ride. I sought out what twisty bits I could find and was pleased. The return leg put me on I 80 where I quickly cracked the throttle. I have no clue how fast I was going. At one point I decided keeping my eyes on the road more important than looking at the speedo. I returned it to the dealer. Thanked him for the chance to ride the motorcycle and explained why it would not be my next DYI base bike. A month later I found a carryover R100 languishing in a BMW dealer and the rest is history. For some reason I have a soft spot in my heart for this bike.




    RISE OF THE MASCHINES. Another Killer Moto Guzzi from Germany’s Kaffee Maschine
    500+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 1d
    Written by Martin Hodgson. Imagine you’ve built the bike that sits before you, pouring your heart and soul into the creation of a classic custom ordered by a meticulous client who collects vintage Porsches. Such is your attention to detail




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    Did you noticed? During the last decade more and more major motorcycle manufacturers all over the world have chosen reputable custom builders to reinvent some of their factory models. Objective is always to expand the brand




    ANARCHY IN THE UK. Pier City Cycle’s BMW R nineT Hooligan Flat Tracker
    400+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 10h
    BMW’s R nineT. Most customised factory bike ever? While we’re pretty sure that the Guinness Book of Records doesn’t have a category for such trainspotting (or bikespotting?) malarkey, there’s nary week that goes by without us seeing

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    More than 6500 BMW bikers invaded Salt Lake City
    1bmw motorcycles / Good4Utah / 3d
    Up to 6 thousand of them from all over the world and all riding BMW motorcycles .




    Beemer




    BMW Motorrad sets a new sales record in the first half of the year for the fifth time in succession.
    22BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Sales increase by 9.5% to 88,389 vehicles in the first half of 2017. The aim is to achieve a new all-time sales record for the year as a whole.


    BMW K 1600 B Bagger Launch and Demo Rides At Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 19, 2017… Visitors to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® can bag a free demo ride on BMW’s soon-to-be-released American styled performance touring machine, the K 1600 B Bagger, when 10 of the highly anticipated


    BMW Motorrad USA Welcomes BMW Motorcycles of Palm Bay
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 18, 2017…BMW has launched its latest mission for motorcyclists on Florida’s Space Coast with the opening of BMW Motorcycles of Palm Bay, located off I-95 at 190 Interstate Court, S.E. Under the leadership of


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL Racing Returns to its Home Track at Lime Rock Park Northeast Grand Prix.
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 18, 2017… Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., has long been considered BMW of North America’s home track. Only ninety miles from the Woodcliff Lake, NJ headquarters, the short, fast circuit has been the


    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0272830EN/next-stop-moscow-raceway:-bmw-teams-travel-to-russia?language=en]Next stop Moscow Raceway: BMW teams travel to Russia.[/ur]
    24BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    After making the most of home advantage at the Norisring (GER), the BMW teams in the DTM are now facing their second overseas journey of the season. The fifth DTM weekend of the year will take place at the Moscow Raceway (RUS).


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 10 – Hami - Dunhuang
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    • Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & 105) finish Leg 10 in top three • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul cross the finish line in second • Third place finish for Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen to return to top three overall


    MINI John Cooper Works Rally ranks second overall after Leg 11 - Dunhuang – Jiayuguan – Silk Way Rally 2017
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    • Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars (#101 & #105) finish Leg 11 in top four • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen move up to second place overall after a fourth place stage finish • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul break into the top 10 on the


    Silk Way Rally 2017 – Leg 13 – Alxa Youqi - Zhongwei
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 18min
    • Both MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars complete penultimate 2017 Silk Way Rally stage • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul finish ninth to maintain 10th place overall • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen cross the line in 11th after a


    BMW Team RLL full of confidence ahead of home race at Lime Rock Park.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Lime Rock Park (USA) has long been considered BMW of North America's home track. Only 90 miles from the Woodcliff Lake (USA) headquarters, the short, fast circuit has been the site of numerous BMW victories since 1975 and possibly a


    MINI JCW Team Revs Up for Lime Rock after Two Consecutive Commanding Performances at Watkins Glen and Mosport
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 19min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 21, 2017 – The MINI JCW Team and MINI USA are gearing up for another big race this weekend at Lime Rock Park in their quest to sit on top of the Manufacturer’s standings in the Street Tuner class of the


    New challenge for MINI at 2017 Baja Aragon - Round 7, FIA Cross Country Rally World cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    • Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally tackle Baja Aragon • Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) teams up with Andreas Schulz (GER) • Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) join forces • Orlando Terranova (ARG) ad Paulo Fiuza (PRT)


    Bimmer


    Successful debut: Positive tests for the new BMW M8 GTE at the Lausitzring.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    Munich. Last week’s three-day test at the Lausitzring (GER) heralded the next phase in the development of the new BMW M8 GTE. Following the roll-out on 1st July at BMW Plant Dingolfing, this was the first test outing for the BMW M8


    By tradition an extra dose of driving pleasure: Production launch of the new Edition models of the BMW 3 Series Sedan and the BMW 3 Series Touring.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Exclusive equipment options for the Edition Sport Line Shadow, the Edition Luxury Line Purity and the Edition M Sport Shadow render the model series, 15 million of which have been sold so far, more attractive than ever.


    BMW i Ventures Announces Strategic Investment in Shift.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Mountain View, CA – July 19, 2017…BMW i Ventures has announced an investment in Shift, a San Francisco-based startup that combines technology and a team of car concierges to take the hassle and guesswork out of buying and


    BMW Group News

    Board of Management changes at BMW AG.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    Ian Robertson to retire in 2018 --- Pieter Nota to assume responsibility for Sales and Brand BMW


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Lights Up Europe’S Summer Hotspots
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will this year once again serve as a gentle presence in the most celebrated Mediterranean playgrounds of the wealthy and influential. Working with an exclusive selection of partners across the beautiful Andalusian


    Rolls-Royce Supports Local Primary School’S Eco Racing Car
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    A team of school children, mentored and supported by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, successfully completed the Greenpower IET Formula Goblin race – ‘The Gathering of the Goblins’ – at the Goodwood Motor Circuit recently.


    Rolls-Royce Teases New Phantom As It Announces The Final Icons To Join ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition
    6Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Today, as excitement builds towards the premiere of ‘The Great Eight Phantoms’ Exhibition at Bonhams in Mayfair, London next week, Rolls-Royce has announced the final three great Phantoms that will join the event. In addition it


    Recalls

    BMW issued a recall on the R1200GS, and R1200GS ADVENTURE models
    Transport Canada / 3d
    On certain motorcycles, the upper fork seal plug could loosen after severe impact, such as a large pot hole or an accident. Loose fork seal plugs may not be noticeable by the rider. This could result in oil leaks,...


    .BMW Australia joins R 1200 GS & GSA recall
    25Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    BMW Motorrad Australia today officially joins a worldwide recall of all water-cooled R 1200 GS and GS Adventure models over a potential fork fault. The recall affects 185,000 bikes worldwide and 2500 in Australia where 1000 have already

    Yamaha ( 17v423000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 3d
    Dated: JUN 30, 2017 Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (Yamaha) is recalling certain 2017 Yamaha YZFR3 motorcycles. The affected motorcycles, intended for the US market, may have been manufactured with a Canadian Motor Vehicl...

    KAWASAKI issued a recall on the KLE300C - VERSYS-X model
    Transport Canada / 3d
    On certain motorcycles, the taillight bulb holder could have been incorrectly press fit at time at time of assembly. This could allow the bulb to fall out, causing the tail and brake lights to fail to function. Loss...


    Search for Recalls Here

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    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 G310R review: Beginner bikers can now buy Bavarian
    100+New Atlas / by Loz Blain / 1d
    BMW came out of nowhere to dominate the adventure, retro and supersport markets, and with the 313cc G310R it's hoping to do the same with its first learner-focused machine.


    BMW G 310 R India Launch Details Revealed
    1bmw motorcycles / DriveSpark.com / 2d
    DriveSpark.com BMW G 310 R India Launch Details Revealed DriveSpark.com The BMW G 310 R is one of the much-awaited motorcycle in the Indian market.


    Spied! BMW F900 makes another appearance
    1CMG News / by CMG Staff / 1d
    The new F900 platform, or whatever it's called, is undergoing testing still. Source


    What I Learned By Giving Away My BMW Motorcycle
    1bmw motorcycles / HuffPost / 3d
    In considering whether to give away a motorcycle , I realize merit is neither abstract nor measured on a unitary scale.



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    And the beat goes on ...
    Benetton family seeks to make Ducati motorbikes Italian: sources
    100+Reuters: Business News / 22h
    LONDON/FRANKFURT/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Benetton family is vying with motorbike firms and buyout funds for control of Italian motorcycle brand Ducati, which is being sold by Germany's Volkswagen , sources involved in the process


    Reuters Reports Harley Not Among Bidders for Ducati, But Polaris Is (News)
    9MotorcycleDaily.com / by Dirck Edge / 51min
    A month ago, we relayed a Reuters report that Harley-Davidson was expected to submit a bid for Ducati, which the Volkswagen Group is interested in selling. Reuters sources now contradict this. Apparently put off by the high price,


    Harley-Davidson Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results
    1Harley-Davidson News Release / 3d
    Company Delivered Strong Margins, Retail Sales Lower Than Expected MILWAUKEE, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE:HOG) second quarter 2017 diluted EPS decreased 4.5 percent to $1.48 compared to


    Harley-Davidson And Its Compliance With The EPA Clean Air Act
    Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 3h
    The US Justice Department is expected to drop $3 million Harley-Davidson emissions penalty. The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce this week it is dropping a requirement that Harley-Davidson Inc spend $3 million to


    Harley-Davidson Crashes After Cutting Sales Guidance
    5Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Rich Smith) / 1d
    It's all over but the crying . Earlier this week, Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) stock lost 6% of its market capitalization after reporting disappointing earnings news for its fiscal second quarter 2017. Harley followed up that loss by losing


    Harley-Davidson can't rev up motorcycle sales, will cut jobs
    1Motorcycle industry news / USA TODAY / 2d
    USA TODAY Harley-Davidson can't rev up motorcycle sales, will cut jobs USA TODAY Americans are hitting the brakes on hog sales. Motorcycle -maker Harley-Davidson warned Tuesday that its full-year bike sales and profit margins would


    Polaris reports increased sales in Q2
    Powersports Business / by Liz Keener / 1d
    Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today reported second quarter 2017 sales of $1,364.9 million, up 21 percent, from $1,130.8 million for the second quarter of 2016. Adjusted sales, which excludes the impact from Victory Motorcycles net


    MC NEWS

    What would happen if 10% of people switched to a motorcycle or scooter?
    1Motorcycle industry news / Devon Live / 4d
    Devon Live Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association, which organises Ride to Work Week, says a driver could gain the equivalent of an extra four days holiday a year, if they switched to a motorcycle or scooter. "Motorcyclists and scooter riders ...


    Indonesian motorcycle sales projections lowered | Bangkok Post ...
    1Motorcycle industry news / Bangkok Post / 2d
    Bangkok Post JAKARTA - The Indonesian Motorcycle Industry Association has lowered its motorcycle sales target for 2017 to 5.75 million units from 6.2 million units in the ...
    FWIW Small bike markets allow many manufactures to participate in the big bike development-market we like.


    Young People Aren't Saving Harley-Davidson
    4KJalopnik / by Ryan Felton on Lanesplitter, shared by Raphael Orlove to Jalopnik/ 2d
    Photo: Harley-Davidson The looming death-spiral of the motorcycle world and its dire need to lure in millennials has been a hot topic discussion as of late , and the issues are abundantly clear in the industry’s most well-known brand.


    This Kit From Tilting Motor Works Makes 3 Wheels on a Motorcycle Feel Like 2
    100+TheDrive / by Justin Hughes / 1d
    The Can-Am Spyder really doesn't work for me. After years of riding two-wheeled motorcycles, the technique of countersteering and leaning to turn effectively is instinctive. This doesn't work on the three-wheeled Spyder.


    Living Without a Car: The Motorcycle Elitist's Conundrum
    400+Motorcyclist / by Brody Cox / 2d
    Megaphone Is owning a four-wheeled cage really neccessary? Sure, owning a car might help with day-to-day tasks, but is it really necessary at the end of the day, or can you survive on two wheels alone?



    RIDING

    Riding Style and Motorcycle Design
    3Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 1h
    Racing Two kinds of riders, two kinds of bikes Technical Editor Kevin Cameron examines chassis design and its influence on cornering line and riding style.


    Long-distance motorcycle trips seek to empower women
    Motorcycle News / 2d
    In this July 2016 photo provided by Alisa Clickenger, Clickenger leads a group of women riders over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco at the end of a cross-country trip to honor two sisters from Brooklyn, N.Y., who made a similar ride in


    The story of a Returned Rider: How the second time can be even better
    1RevZilla Articles / 7h
    Sometimes life makes a Current Rider into a Former Rider. But there's still time to become a Return Rider.


    TECH

    How to change dual rear shocks on a motorcycle
    1RevZilla Articles / 1d
    New motorcycle shocks can be your spine's best friend and changing them is a simple job on dual-shock motorcycles. Here's how to do it.




    The Racing Sheet




    Can anyone stop Rea?
    1SBK / 3d
    WorldSBK.com takes a look back over the season so far


    WorldSBK Wednesday – Silly Season Begins
    40Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Kent Brockman / 1d
    It looks set to be a quiet year on the rider market for World Superbike, with the leading seats already filled for 2018, but there will still be some significant deals announced in the coming weeks and months. Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, Chaz






    Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - How to fire up a MotoGP star
    7MotoMatters.com / by Mat Oxley / 1d
    You would think that gold and glory would be enough to get them fired up, but a little extra always helps… Journalists sit very low in the feeding chain in MotoGP. We have little or no use to the riders and teams, or at least that’s what








    The honeymoon period is over - exclusive Gene Haas Q&A
    F1 Latest News / 28min
    In only their second F1 season, Haas are involved in an incredibly tight midfield battle – one in which any scoring opportunity must be taken. Team owner Gene Haas discusses their prospects for the second half of the year, and what he


    Haas says it will retain Grosjean, Magnussen in 2018
    Motorsport.com / 39min
    Grosjean joined Haas for its debut season last year and it was widely accepted that one of his goals in racing for the American team was to try to secure a seat at Ferrari, which powers Haas' cars.


    Honda admits to underestimating integration issues
    F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Steven De Groote / 4h
    Honda F1 project leader Yusuke Hasegawa has outlined a number of reasons why Honda has been struggling so badly in the beginning of the 2017 Formula One season. He confirmed that lots of problems were not discovered while


    Teams ‘unanimously agree’ to use halo as F1 head protection from 2018
    500+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1d
    The Formula 1 Strategy Group met on Wednesday to decide that next year’s F1 cars will be fitted with the ‘halo’ cockpit protection system. The halo was designed to reduce the risk of large debris hitting drivers’ heads, and trials were


    Halo protection system to be introduced for 2018
    1F1 Latest News / 1d
    Next year’s Formula 1 cars will all be fitted with the Halo cockpit protection system, the FIA announced on Wednesday.


    Behind the scenes F1: Meet the woman driving the push to connect F1 to its fans
    22James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 1d
    In the latest of our series meeting key figures from behind the scenes of F1, we meet Julie Woods-Moss who is behind the push to connect F1 to its fans via technology. Woods-Moss is Chief Innovation Officer and CMO of Tata


    Other Racing News

    Indian Sets Three Land Speed Records at El Mirage
    1RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine / by RoadRUNNER / 2h
    Fifty years ago, Burt Munro rode an Indian Scout Streamliner on the Bonneville Salt Flats and made history, setting an under-1,000cc record of 183.58 mph. In preparation for the Burt Munro 50th anniversary commemorative run, Indian



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW completes first test with 2018 M8 GTE in Germany
    MotorSportsTalk / by Luke Smith / 1h
    Martin Tomczyk and Maxime Martin hit the track with the new M8 GTE at the Lausitzring.




    BMW reports increase in X5 deliveries this year
    1bmw ag / Greenville News / 2d
    Sales of BMW brand vehicles are up this year, bringing in the company's "best-ever first half-year," the company announced Wednesday.


    BMW Blogs :
    bimmerfile.com
    bmwblog.com

    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    1964 Lotus Type 34
    2Silodrome / by James McBride / 7h
    1964 Lotus Type 34 The Lotus Type 34 would go on to become the winningest Lotus Indy car ever built, an impressive feat given that it was only the second Lotus model built to compete at the Indy 500. The early 1960s were a


    How Subprime Car Loans Are Ruining Lives And Repeating The Mistakes Of The Housing Crisis
    58Jalopnik / by Ryan Felton / 12min
    Things felt like they were finally turning around for Aaron Woodrum in March 2015 after several months of unemployment. The 38-year-old had fallen behind on bills, causing his credit score to slip. But, thankfully, he’d secured a new job,


    Aston Martin DB11 S in development as rival to Bentley Continental GT Supersports
    Autocar RSS Feed / 18min
    Hot on the heels of the V8-engined DB11, the DB11 S will sit atop the grand tourer’s range with as much as 650bhp Aston Martin is preparing a higher-performance version of the DB11 , expected to be badged as the DB11 S, for



    Bugatti Chiron Replacement Will Go Hybrid, CEO Says
    TheDrive / by Max Goldberg / 41min
    Following the trend set by most new hypercarcars, the Bugatti Chiron 's successor is destined for electrification. According to Bugatti CEO Wolfgang Durheimer's statements to Autocar



    Take a Ride in a Gorgeous, Modified Mercedes-Benz 190SL Cafe Racer
    2TheDrive / by Rob Stumpf / 1h
    Most of us will never know what it's like to drive the sports cars and roadsters of yesteryear. The feel of the road, the sound of the engine, and the smell of old leather—the whole experience is unlike anything you can find on a modern lot.


    First US Road-Legal McLaren F1 Will Be Up for Grabs at Pebble Beach
    4Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 7h
    The legendary McLaren F1 model is powered by a BMW engine and it’s already part of BMW’s history and museum. While the McLaren F1 might be over two decades old, it still is one of the fastest cars you can buy.


    Ferrari 275 GTB/C, No. 6 Of 12 Built, Heads To Gooding Pebble Beach Auction, Est $12 To $16 Million
    12Forbes - Business / by Mark Ewing, Contributor / 15h
    Number six of twelve built, and one of eight with left-hand drive, this 1966 275 GTB/C Competizione is one of the finest Ferrari Berlinettas in existence and to date rates as the most exciting Ferrari crossing the auction block this August in


    Ford Claims First 'Pursuit Rated' Police Pickup Truck -- That Merits Investigation
    17Forbes - Business / by Sam Abuelsamid, Contributor / 21h
    Ford is already the dominant provider of police vehicles in the U.S., and this announcement is likely to boost its 60% market share. But the truth police might have a bone to pick on the 'pursuit rated' claim.



    BIKE CANDY



    1977 MV Agusta 850SS
    1KSilodrome / by James McBride / 1d
    1977 MV Agusta 850SS The MV Agusta 850SS was the last, the largest, and the fastest of the MV Agusta 4-cylinder road machines from the 1970s. In fact it was one of the fastest production road-going motorcycle in the world in 1977 with a

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    BMW racers continue their winning streak in the IRRC – Podium finishes for BMW riders in both BSB classes.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Two races, two wins and a total of six podiums: the BMW S 1000 RR riders’ results in the International Road Racing Championship at the third round held in Chimay at the weekend. In the British Superbike Championship Superbike class





    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 28/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Insight into the development of the BMW M8 GTE available on YouTube – Podium success for BimmerWorld Racing in Lime Rock.




    Edwards and Tomczyk Finish Third at Northeast Grand Prix;Fourth Consecutive Race with Podium Finish for BMW M6 GTLM.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 4h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 22, 2017… John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk raced the No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM to a third place finish in today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn.


    Marco Wittmann finishes in third place to make it onto the podium for BMW in Moscow – Glock in P5 also picks up points.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Marco Wittmann (GER) finished on the podium in third place in the ninth race of the DTM season, at the Moscow Raceway (RUS). A year after his win at the same venue, he got BMW’s tenth podium position overall at the track just outside the




    Leg 14 final stage of Silk Way Rally 2017 cancelled due to heavy rain – both MINI competitors finish in the top 10 overall
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    • Final stage replaced with a shortened lap of honour due to heavy rain overnight in Zhongwei region. • Positions from end of Leg 13 stand as final result. • Bryce Menzies / Peter Mortensen finish 9th overall. • Yazeed Al Rajhi / Tom Colsoul



    Baja Aragon - Round 7, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    • Three MINI race machines finish inside top six – two MINI Family crews in top three. • Orlando Terranova / Paulo Fiuza take second place overall. • Mikko Hirvonen /Andreas Schulz place MINI John Cooper Works Rally third. • Jakub


    The BMW M8 GTE is here - BMW Motorsport.



    Bimmer

    Luxury, elegance and dynamism by tradition: The BMW 7 Series Edition 40 Jahre.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 20h
    Edition models featuring an exclusive exterior and interior design underscore the luxury sedans’ character that has constantly evolved for four decades to become the epitome of driving pleasure, travel comfort, highly expressive




    BMW Group News

    BMW Group statement concerning current media reports condemning diesel.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 4h
    BMW Group categorically rejects accusations. +++ BMW specific technology secures low emissions in real-life driving.




    BMW Group invests €200 million in the future of Plant Leipzig
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    +++ Extension of the paint shop and new structures in bodyshop and assembly for future BMW model generations +++ Building work planned to start early 2018, completion in 2020 +++


    At the BMW Group, technology supports people. Now and in the future. Episode II: Lucy


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    ROLLS-ROYCE MOTOR CARS SUPPORTS LOCAL MP’s ‘READ TO SUCCEED’ CAMPAIGN
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 46min
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is delighted to support the ‘Read to Succeed’ campaign, fronted by Nick Gibb, MP for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and Minister of State for School Standards.





    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    New S1000RR and VVT BMW Boxer
    74Visordown / 9h
    Image: Motorrad magazine in Germany spills the beans



    2018 BMW S1000RR Spotted with Updates
    400+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 11h

    FWIW Rumors of new engines and frames abound. The F line was the first to break ground with a new engine expected to be in 850 - 900cc range and requiring a new chassis.

    Now a the S line makes news with the RR getting the ink. No I do not expect BMW to return to WorldSBK; however, the S was getting long in the tooth to sell to the various European national SBK series it has done well in on the track and thus in the showroom. While waiting for more information to “leak” out I am left wondering what the new engine will mean for the rest of S line?

    Tucked in the new S 1000 RR buzz are hints at a new power plant for the R line. MCN pegs the new R mill at 1250cc capacity and variable valve timing. This will allow BMW to keep up with the Jones’ like Ducati with its VVT models. At the same time, assuming the R nineT and its variants continue, this will further differentiate the two boxer lines with technology as well as price.

    Will the RR’s stablemates remain liter bikes? Clearly they have enough horses for most riders. Or, might they get a new power plan with a bit more displacement and more torque?

    Finally, whuzzup with the sub 500cc strategy? Announced in 2012 and followed with the partnering with TVS in early 2013, with a target release of the world bike G310R in 2015. Two years later the North American release has, yet again, been delayed. This time from August to late September or October with the GS version after that. In that time no hints of what else we may expect from BMW in this important sector.???


    Touratech Racing a BMW R nineT in Red Bull Romaniacs
    23ADV Pulse / by Rob Dabney / 34min
    The BMW R nineT is known more for its visual appeal and retro styling than any off-road prowess it might posses. With 17″ wheels, 4.7 inches of suspension travel, a shaft drive and 1200cc’s of air-cooled cylinders sticking out the sides, it
    FWIW BMW announced it would stop producing variants so the aftermarket appears to be picking up the slack.


    First Ride Review: BMW's 2017 Beginner-Friendly G 310 R
    500+Sport Rider / by Kent Kunitsugu / 2d
    Bikes Bona fide beginner Beemer BMW brings the world-market G 310 R single to US shores, and in turn contributing a bike that can be added to beginner's shopping lists.



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Polaris Industries Inc. - 10-Q - Quarterly Report
    Polaris Industries Inc. SEC Filings / 5h



    Indian Motorcycle Retail Sales Increase 17 Per Cent
    1Motorcycle industry news / NDTVAuto.com / 3d
    Polaris Industries , the parent company of Indian Motorcycle has announced results for the second quarter of 2017. Polaris, which makes ATVs and snowmobiles, and also owns the Indian Motorcycle brand, has reported an


    MV Agusta gets new wind under its wings
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 1h
    MV Agusta getting firmer financial footing thanks to Russian money. Begin Press Release: MV AGUSTA HOLDING COMPLETES ITS RECAPITALIZATION WITH INVESTMENT FUND COMSAR INVEST Varese, July 24th 2017 – MV Agusta


    Rumour: Harley-Davidson to see $3M EPA fine forgiven
    CMG News / by CMG Staff / 8h
    While the main $12M fine from last summer hasn't been forgiven, the $3M tacked on to fight pollution will supposedly be canceled this week. S


    Trump aid for Harley-Davidson penalty
    15Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 2d
    President Trump is coming to the aid of Harley-Davidson which was slapped with massive fines last year for fitting aftermarket tuners that emit illegal amounts of pollution. His administration has waived a $US3m portion of the


    Bajaj Auto To Close In On Ducati
    Bike India / by Team Bike India / 9h
    India’s largest two wheeler exporters, Bajaj Auto are said to be closing in on the Ducati brand. Owned by Volkswagen Group’s premium car brand Audi, this European sports bike brand is now up for grabs. KTM, in which Bajaj Auto have
    RELATED -
    Auto major eyes 26% market share in fy19: Bajaj Auto planning a portfolio revamp soon
    1Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 2d
    Bajaj said its real retail market share was in the vicinity of 20% and that it would clearly reflect in wholesale numbers as well within a quarter.


    BSA is Back! Mahindra Announces Return of Storied British Marque
    200+RideApart - Recent Articles / 2d
    BSA is Back! Mahindra Announces Return of Storied British Marque Indian Automotive giant Mahindra signed an exclusive licensing arrangement through its subsidiary, Classic Legends Private Limited, to build new BSA and Jawa


    Honda, Yamaha to cooperate on electric bike-sharing pilot project
    6Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 10h
    The project running in Saitama City could be the first sign of industry-wide changes, ushering in an era of battery bikes.


    MC NEWS

    The Versatile Motorcycle
    2Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 9h
    Blogs Is it mainly about how we feel? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron shares his wealth of motorcycle knowledge, experiences, insights, history, and much more…


    Bugatti Boss Is A Hard-Core Motorcycle Enthusiast
    1Motorcyclist / by Basem Wasef / 3h
    News Wolfgang Durheimer was a Paris-Dakar Rally mechanic and later played a key role in developing the BMW GS's Paralever suspension. Meet the fascinating luxury-car boss who launched his career with a senior thesis dedicated to the


    Why Are Touring Bikes So Damn Big?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by John Burns / 2h
    Dear MO by, I just read John Burns’ review of the new 2018 Venture . It struck a chord with me. I’ve owned three different Ventures – an ’83, a ’93, and a ’99. Loved all of them.


    RIDING

    The man behind many Route 66 neon sign restorations
    Route 66 News / by Ron Warnick / 6min
    KSDK-TV in St. Louis recently produced a story about neon signs along Route 66 in Missouri — especially signs restored by the Route 66 Association of Missouri’s Neon Heritage Preservation Committee .


    What's going on in the off-road bike segment?
    RevZilla Articles / 11h
    Lemmy's looking for some answers. Anyone? Bueller?

    Tech

    Throttle body rebuild on BMW R1100 and R1150 with Cata Dan kit




    The Racing Sheet



    Mercedes to race in Formula E from 2019
    1formula e / Autocar / 5h
    Mercedes will race in the 2019/2020 Formula E championship - but will fund its assault by withdrawing from the DTM touring car championship at the end of 2018.


    Mercedes to quit DTM, join Formula E
    5News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 3h
    Mercedes will leave DTM at the end of 2018 and enter Formula E from 2019/20




    Giugliano and Magnoni set to join Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team for Lausitzring Test
    SBK / 11h
    During the two-day test, Giugliano will ride Hayden's bike


    Corti: They should pay the riders, not the umbrella girls
    97GPone RSS Feed / 2d
    Claudio can return to Superbike with Guandalini: "Where I wouldn't be paid" and he proposes rules closer to factory bikes: "The fans want to see battles, not lap records"





    Marquez still believes Lorenzo will win races in 2017
    100+Motorsport.com / 9h
    Switching from Yamaha to Ducati for this season, Lorenzo has had an up-and-down campaign riding for the Italian marque, having taken a podium finish at Jerez but also finishing as low as 15th in Assen.It means the three-time premier


    Gallery: First half of MotoGP 2017 season in photos
    5Motorsport.com / 3h
    Keep reading


    "Stoner could have won as many titles as he wanted" - Forcada
    400+Motorsport.com / 2d
    Stoner arrived in the premier class in Lucio Cecchinello’s team in 2006, after having signed a contract with Sito Pons, whose team folded when it lost major sponsor Camel to Yamaha.The young Australian seemed to be overshadowed by






    F1 - Why Halo is the best solution
    1KPress release feed / by cberteau / 2d
    Sport news This week FIA confirmed the introduction of the Halo system for use in 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. Let us recall the context of this process started several years ago. Safety in motorsport is a paramount concern


    Mercedes finds cause of gearbox failures
    18F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / by Balazs Szabo / 1d
    Mercedes F1 chief technical officer James Allison is confident that his technical team has found the root cause of the German-Anglo squad’s recent gearbox failures and can make the necessary changes to avoid its reappearance.


    Tech analysis: How Newey has refined Red Bull's car
    300+Motorsport.com / 2d
    In the opening few races of the 2017 Formula 1 season, the RB13 was not where a team of Red Bull's standing would expect to be, given what many would consider a skew back towards an aero formula in the rulebook.


    Honda opens up on cause of F1 engine problems
    100+News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 2d
    Honda has explained that an inability to simulate real-world effects on its dyno has contributed to the problems with its 2017 Formula 1 engine


    Robert Kubica F1 comeback latest: Renault RS17 test lined up after Hungarian GP
    100+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 9h
    Renault has announced that Robert Kubica will test a 2017 Formula 1 car for the outfit after the Hungarian Grand Prix. The 32-year-old Polish returnee will drive the RS17 at the in-season test in Hungary to gauge whether he is ready for



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Big 3 German carmakers' shares slide amid allegations of industrial collusion
    bmw ag / CNBC / 10h
    BMW rejected reports of emissions collusion while other carmakers have reportedly refused to comment on the claims.


    BMW Leads Investment In Used-Car Marketplace Shift
    1bmw ag / Seeking Alpha / 3d
    The deal will provide BMW with expanded relationship opportunities as well as insight into how best to ...


    BMW Blogs :
    bimmerfile.com
    bmwblog.com

    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Brakes on European auto shares as cartel probe overshadows earnings
    Reuters: Company News / 6h
    LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Another wobble for European autos shares on Monday has put the regional sector on track for its worst two-day run in more than a year pointing to heightened investor caution ahead of results due over the



    BIKE CANDY

    This bit from 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed popped up again.



    Published on Sep 9, 2016
    The 1996 and 2005 Superbike World Champion Troy Corser pushed his BMW R%SS to the limit during Barry Sheen Memorial Trophy testing at Goodwood Revival this week.


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    Edgy Curves.
    BMW Motorrad News / 2d
    Adrenaline junkies with bright red lips: Berlin designers Cäthe Pfläging and Irene Kotnik have created a girls-only motorcycling club called The Curves. It celebrates the unadjusted and nonchalant lifestyle of the modern biker woman.



    BMW racers continue their winning streak in the IRRC – Podium finishes for BMW riders in both BSB classes.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    Two races, two wins and a total of six podiums: the BMW S 1000 RR riders’ results in the International Road Racing Championship at the third round held in Chimay at the weekend. In the British Superbike Championship Superbike class,




    BMW Motorsport News

    Intensive further development for BMW Motorsport customer teams: tests with the BMW M6 GT3 Evo package continue.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    After two years of racing, the BMW M6 GT3 is set for a technical update in 2018. The BMW Motorsport engineers have put together an Evo package, which will bring improvements in many areas. This ensures that the BMW M6 GT3 will


    MS Amlin Andretti look to end season on a high in Montreal.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The 2016/17 FIA Formula E season comes to a close in Canada this weekend, with two races at the Montreal ePrix on 29th and 30th July. António Félix da Costa (POR), BMW works driver, and Robin Frijns (NED) are aiming to close the



    After back-to-back BMW victories: Four BMW M6 GT3s in action at the 2017 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    he BMW M6 GT3 is ready for the next major challenge of the 2017 motorsport season: This weekend, the Ardennes region of Belgium provides the setting for the iconic 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) for the 69th time. BMW has


    Bimmer

    BMW 5 Series with Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System.
    27BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 11h
    A surround sound system from Bowers & Wilkins with diamond tweeters is available for the first time in the all-new BMW 5 Series range. This optional highend audio system is renowned for delivering the ultimate in listening


    BMW i3 “Spaghetti Car” by artist Maurizio Cattelan sold at star-studded Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation Gala.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 12h
    On the occasion of Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation’s (LDF) Fourth Annual Saint-Tropez Gala, BMW France had the pleasure to donate a BMW i3, designed by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari of TOILETPAPER, for the yearly




    BMW of North America Announces the Retirement of Ludwig Willisch
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 25, 2017…. Following a successful and storied 21-year career with the BMW Group, Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas has announced he will retire from the company effective August 1,



    BMW Group News


    BMW Group announces next step in electrification strategy
    6BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Flexible vehicle architecture to enable electrification of every model series +++ Fully electric MINI confirmed as MINI 3 door variant +++ Electric drivetrain Made in Germany, integrated into car in Oxford +++




    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    The Rolls-Royce Phantom Gallery A Completely Unique Space To Exhibit Art, Within Your Motor Car
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 6h
    An application of glass runs uninterrupted across the fascia of the New Rolls-Royce Phantom, providing an unprecedented opportunity to present artwork, within your motor car. An understanding that the marque’s patrons are



    The New Rolls-Royce Phantom
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 6h
    From the moment Sir Henry Royce introduced the Rolls-Royce Phantom in 1925 it was judged ‘The Best Car in the World’ by the cognoscenti. As a result it has conveyed some of the world’s most influential and powerful men and women to



    Recalls

    Triumph ( 17v426000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 16h
    Dated: JUL 03, 2017 Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Triumph Street Cup motorcycles. The wiring harness for the hazard warning lights may be pulled and strained during normal ste...


    Zero ( 17v436000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: JUL 10, 2017 Zero Motorcycles Inc. (Zero) is recalling certain 2017 S ZF6.5, S ZF13.0, DSP ZF13.0, and SR ZF13.0 motorcycles. In the event that a turn signal stops working, the turn signal flasher may not change ...

    The U.S. NHTSA Recall is here.
    Bmw ( 17v438000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: JUL 10, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and BMW R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. The motorcycle fixed fork tube may separate from the pressed in seal plug that


    European Commission: .R 1200 GS Recall

    FWIW Two thoughts on the R 1200 GS recall

    I agree recalls should never happen in the first place. Keep in mind BMW had stop sale orders until repairs we made long before this made news. This not a tip of the lid to BMW while deeply quaffing Beemer Kool Aid; rather, it is a setup for this.

    The BMW MOA forum is grumbling about BMW MOA business once again. Frankly many, if not almost all, of the grumbles have merit. In the process the questioning the value of ON and more this question - What is the value of a BMW MOA membership? - is raised in various ways. I believe the BMW Motorrad recall is an example.

    Long before I posted anything about this fellow members were talking about it. I have only strived to provide validation of what they were informing us about.

    Recalls shouldn’t happen. It takes way too long for the gears of governments around the world to grind out the official notifications of this sort. I list recalls. At some point I can miss a recall. I am human. I could leave and the recall section would end with the rest of this thread would end with the rest of it. The value of the BMW MOA Forum is in the links that follow.

    The Forum team has committed itself to tracking recalls as part of their organizing and helping members provide reliable information to each other. As media tools go, it isn’t sexy like a glossy magazine; even after revamping it with many good member ideas. It is a boring, greasy, sit in the toolbox kind of the that has critical value if you have a BMW Motorrad, with an unknown to you service problem, that may grow into a recall. I may go but their work is institutional memory and work habit which puts together and maintain this list like this elsewhere on the forum and have ways of surviving long after individuals.

    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

    At the intersections of motorcycling life, you find the value of the BMW MOA by looking left - right - left, for the help of your fellow members, before proceeding forward. Not up.



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Variable Valves Coming to the BMW R1200GS?
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 2d
    While the current crop of BMW R1200GS model motorcycles are being recalled for issues with their front suspension, the future of the venerable GS line continues to evolve, as Motorrad Magazine is reporting that the boxer-twin


    Major update for BMW S 1000 RR
    2Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 6h
    The 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is receiving much more than a cosmetic update with major mechanical changes, including frame, engine and electronics. German motorcycle magazine Motorrad has published spy shots of the bike being tested


    BMW G 310 to be top seller in Australia
    7Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 3d
    BMW’s learner-approved G 310 R and G 310 GS are set to become the Bavarian brand’s biggest seller here, says BMW Motorrad Australia boss Andreas Lundgren.


    Triumph Thruxton R vs BMW R nineT Racer S review
    54Visordown / by Steve Farrell / 14h
    Image: It’s a café racer kick-off


    Top 5 BMW R nineT Custom Motorcycles
    Motorcycle News / 15h
    Over the last few years, BMW has hopped on the custom bandwagon in a big way. In addition to making the "custom-friendly" R nineT, it commissions custom builds of the bike, including this stunner from Heiwa MC in Japan.


    2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S First Ride Review
    Motorcyclist Magazine Firstrides / by Zack Courts / 1d
    News The final version of the R nineT hits the streets It’s just another BMW R nineT, right? With another paint job and seat? So why is it so much fun to ride?


    The 2015 R 1200 RS – Back With a Vengeance
    1Bavarian Motorrad World » Feed / by Over The Line Magazine / 2d
    “The Editor’s personal RS. Photo by Mike Waldie. Article by Will Guyan Photos by Kevin Wing, Jon Beck, and Will Guyan In 1976, the R100RS became the first mass-produced motorcycle in the world to come with a full fairing developed in

    Giving the BMW R nineT the Paris-Dakar treatment
    400+Bike EXIF Update / by Chris Hunter / 10h
    What’s the most iconic BMW motorcycle from the past fifty years? The R80G/S Paris-Dakar would have to be near the top of the list, even if you’re not into ADV bikes. The 32-liter tank, signed by Dakar legend Gaston Rahier and fitted with




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Indian Motorcycle Announces 2018 Models
    100+Rider Magazine / by Jenny Smith / 8h
    Indian Motorcycle has announced its 2018 model year lineup, from the entry-level Scout family to the classic Chief cruisers, Springfield and Chieftain baggers, and top-of-the-line Roadmaster tourers. Joining Indian’s recently announced


    Polaris Introduces 2018 Slingshot Models
    10RideApart - Recent Articles / 7h
    Polaris Introduces 2018 Slingshot Models Slingshot revealed its new model lineup with four updated trikes designed to give fans of the popular side-by-side a slew of new features and options to customize their unique ride. The range of


    Report: Harley-Davidson Won’t Pay $3 Million in Fines
    31Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    Remember last year when Harley-Davidson had a Brinks truck dropped on them, for performance tuner kits that failed to comply with EPA emission regulations for street motorcycles? At the time, the government was looking for $12 million




    MC NEWS

    Poll: Whats The Best Major Motorcycle Rally in the United States?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Seth Fargher / 5h
    Of all the major motorcycle rallies in the United States, which one is your favorite? Even if you’ve never been, we’d like your vote on the one you’d like most to attend. Poll: What’s The Best Major Motorcycle Rally in the United

    The Age of the Literbike: Motorcycle Horsepower Wars
    97Motorcyclist / by Seth Richards / 8h
    News Looking back at the days when the stars aligned and literbikes took over the world. The race to the top—on the track and in the showroom—gave us blistering performance that toppled established rules and let engineers run wild.


    Evolution That Made Today's Sportbikes Possible
    13Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 14h
    Lifestyle How did we get here? You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been. A look at where the sportbike started and the technology that makes today's superbikes super.


    Test Ride an Italian Superbike at Aprilia Newport Beach
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 1d
    Ducati/Triumph Newport Beach has received many awards from trade publications and manufacturers alike while also being known for their stellar customer service. The two-line dealership has recently added the Noale-based


    ATGATT forever
    Cycle Canada / 1d
    All the gear, all the time, dammit! George Bernard Shaw perfectly captured the difference between optimism and pessimism. “An optimist,” said the famed Irish playwright, “invented the airplane; the pessimist the parachute.” He could just


    Self-balancing single-wheeler could be coming to a street near you
    90New Atlas / by Ben Coxworth / 1d
    Futuristically enough, there are now several one-wheeled self-balancing scooters in various stages of production. That said, not all of them are available for purchase just yet, so the announcement of a new one – which may beat its


    Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do
    100+RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    Let’s All Tell Harley-Davidson What to Do Iconic company has been continuously producing motorcycles for more than a century but seemingly everyone thinks they can do better You might have noticed a number of stories


    Millions of Licensed American Motorcyclists Don't Ride
    57RideApart - Recent Articles / 2d
    Millions of Licensed American Motorcyclists Don't Ride There are eight million people in the U.S. who have a motorcycle license but don’t own a bike. These phantom riders, called "Sleeping License Holders", recently came to the





    The Racing Sheet





    ‘Valuable’ test completed for Rea and Sykes in Germany
    500+SBK / 19h
    Kawasaki Racing Team complete two day summer test


    Lausitzring WorldSBK Test Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 11h
    Press releases from some of the WorldSBK teams after the two-day test at the Lausitzring in Germany: KRT Completes Summer Testing In Germany Kawasaki Racing Team riders Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes made use of the mid-season


    Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team undergoes constructive test
    300+SBK / 1d
    Rain doesn’t deter Dutch squad in Germany






    FIA.com HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Event and Timing Information




    2017 Hungarian Grand Prix | Pre-Race Press Conference
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    Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, Nico Hulkenberg, Marcus Ericsson, Max Verstappen, Sergio Perez, Stoffel Vandoorne and Kevin Magnussen speak to the media ahead of the 2017





    Sauber’s 2018 deal with Honda cancelled
    5KF1 Latest News / 9h
    Sauber and Honda have announced that they will not be going ahead with their planned technical partnership for the 2018 season. Sauber say they will confirm a new engine partner shortly.


    The news says it the deal is dead ...


    ??? The link for this story has gone dead. Could this mean there is still life in it???
    Planned Partnership with Sauber F1 Team Cancelled
    Honda World News / 1h
    TOKYO, Japan - Honda announced the technological partnership with the Sauber F1 Team which was intended to start from 2018 onwards for the FIA Formula One World Championship, is no longer in place.


    Rosberg to be Mercedes Formula E boss?
    formula e / Fox Sports Asia / 3h
    The retired World Champion has repeatedly stated he is not interested in a Formula 1 return, but a new opportunity could arise for him in Formula Efollowing Mercedes' announcement earlier in the week that they would be joining the all-electric single ...



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    64Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 3d
    Some claim BMW boxers have a look only a mother could love, but for Owen Hobbs the classic airhead epitomises motorcycle purity, individualism and adventure. So in 2015 he approached Richard Scoular from Classic Bikes Direct




    BMX BANDIT. Hutchbilt’s Amazing BMW R80 ‘Skyway’ Boardracer
    2KPipeburn.com / by Andrew / 1d
    Ever thought about why you like bikes? I have. And I’ve come to the conclusion that for me, the BMX craze of the late 70s and early 80s probably has a lot to do with it. As we all know, cool bicycles are a gateway drug to full motos and as I’m

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    BMW PressClub Brazil
    São Paulo, July 31, 2017 - The new BMW Motorrad motorcycle already has a launch date in the Brazilian market: August 12. The first units have already left the factory of the BMW Group, in Manaus, to supply the network of 39 dealers of the brand in Brazil. All motorcycles dedicated to the pre-sale were sold in just three weeks and will be delivered in August to customers who opted for this purchase.



    BMW Motorrad USA Announces Pricing and Product Details for the All-New HP4 Race and C evolution; Option Updates For Select 2018 Models
    1BMW Group PressClub USA / 9h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 31, 2017…BMW Motorrad USA is pleased to announce pricing and product details for the all-new HP4 Race and C evolution, along with option updates for the 2018 S 1000 XR, R 1200 GS, and R 1200 GS Adventure


    Endurance challenge in Japan – Wins and podiums for the BMW racers in the IDM, the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship, the Italian CIV and the Malaysia Superbike Championship.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    It was an action-packed and successful weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders. In Japan, they tackled the “Suzuka 8 Hours”, the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship. The International German


    Suzuka (JP) - 8 Hours Endurance race 31st July 2016. BMW Team Tras 135HP Rider H. Yamamoto (JP) - J. Tadokoro (JP) - T. Hoshino (JP) #135 riding the BMW S1000R.

    BMW Motorsport News

    Formula E season comes to an end with more points for MS Amlin Andretti in Montreal.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    The MS Amlin Andretti team endured a tough Montreal ePrix (CAN), the final round of the 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship. The team’s solitary points finish came with Robin Frijns’ (NED) ninth-place on Saturday, with António Félix


    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 29/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    West Surrey Racing celebrates four podium wins – BMW Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson successful in Spa-Francorchamps.


    ROWE Racing finishes the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in the top 10.
    32BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    After the two victories in 2015 and 2016, the BMW teams were missing the racing luck required to be able to fight for the win this time at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). Technical issues with both the ROWE Racing cars,


    2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, Total 24 Hours of Spa, Spa Francorchamps, Spa (BEL).


    After a turbulent night: ROWE Racing team in the top 5 at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
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    Recalls


    BMW issued a recall on the C650GT model
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    Kawasaki ( 17v465000 )
    8KVehicles Recalls / 3d
    Dated: JUL 11, 2017 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2017 Versys-X 300 motorcycles. A loose tail/brake light socket may allow the bulb to fall out.


    Bmw ( 17v428000 )
    Vehicles Recalls / 1h
    Dated: JUL 06, 2017 BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option and certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i,...


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    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

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    MC Garage Time to see if there's any substance to this whole scrambler thing. Scramblers were hot in the '60s, and now they're cool yet again. Ari takes on an RnineT Srcrambler as his long termer to see what the fuss is all about.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    The potential sale of Ducati continues to be a moving story.

    Benetton family in shortlist to buy Ducati - source
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    Workers may save Ducati from sale
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    Honda announced its consolidated financial summary for the fiscal 1st quarter ended June 30, 2017.


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    Last year, the company's domestic motorcycle volumes grew 30 per cent to a record 651,107 units; the motorcycle industry grew less than four per cent.

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    MC NEWS

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    Honda Africa Twin DCT review, test ride
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    Dating back to the late 1980s, the original Africa Twin was called the XRV650, a road-legal dual-sport inspired by Honda's purpose-built rally racer, the NXR750, which dominated the Paris- Dakar rally from 1986-89.


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    1Motorcycle industry news / Daily Mail / 10h
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    RIDING

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    How to ride long distance
    47Visordown / 13h
    Image: The loneliness of the long-distance rider


    TECH

    Learning About Brakes
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    How To Fix Your Motorcycle Seat
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    MC Garage Don't let an old seat ruin your bike. There are ways to fix your seat that'll make it more comfortable and looking fresh. Here's how.



    2017 FIM ISDE - Teaser

    The Racing Sheet




    Rea stamps his authority in opening round
    1SBK / 3d
    Normal service resumed at Round One


    Rea remains unstoppable in 2017
    1SBK / 11h
    Destination of Speed for WorldSBK in March


    SUZUKA

    Lowes and Van der Mark take Yamaha’s third consecutive Suzuka Victory
    1SBK / 10h
    WorldSBK duo work with Nakasuga for historic Japanese win


    Suzuka 8 Hours Interview: Michael van der Mark on winning for the third time in Japan
    4MotoMatters.com / by Steve English / 10h
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    FIA.com HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX Event and Timing Information





    Sebastian Vettel hangs on in Hungarian F1 GP to take 1-2 victory for Ferrari
    100+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1d
    Ferrari hung onto a one-two victory in the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix as Sebastian Vettel won from pole against a looming Mercedes threat. The Ferrari garage was a picture of uneasiness as the Mercedes pair hounded Kimi


    Vettel: Steering issues made race tougher than it looked
    1KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Sebastian Vettel took his fourth win of the season in Hungary on Sunday, but despite effectively leading from lights out to the chequered flag, his race was not without difficulties.


    Hungary stats - Raikkonen seals record-breaking eighth Budapest podium
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    Raikkonen's race long pursuit of team mate Sebastian Vettel may have been thwarted - bit even without victory, it was a record-breaking performance from the Finn nonetheless…


    F1 team orders in Hungary: A question of honour, or a deal not clearly defined?
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    Toto Wolff Q&A: Hamilton swap was right call – even if it costs us the title
    1F1 Latest News / 10h
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    Mercedes sticking to F1 despite Formula Erumours
    1formula e / Independent Online / 14h
    Mercedes and Porsche have announced plans to withdraw from the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) series and the Le Mans 24-Hours race respectively, creating speculation that they were poised to switch to Formula E .


    Hulkenberg and Magnussen in foul-mouthed exchange after Hungarian F1 GP
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    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    What BMW's Corporate VC Offers That Regular Investors Can't
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    BMW AG Quarterly Report - Q2 2017


    BMW Group remains on course for sustained success
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 16h
    Growth in second-quarter revenues and earnings +++ EBIT margin in target range between 8 and 10 per cent +++ Well on track for 100,000 electrified vehicles in 2017 +++ Additional co-operation partners for autonomous driving


    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 June 2017
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    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 June 2017



    Statement Dr. Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Conference Call Interim Report to 30 June 2017


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    Q2 2017 BMW Group Abridged - Motorrad relevant content

    Note: This is for information purposes and discussion on the BMW MOA Forum only. It may contain errors due to omission. See the full BMW Group Quarterly Report to 30 June 2017 for the complete document.















    BMW Group continues its success
    The positive sales trend recorded by the Automotive segment during the first three months of 2017 continued throughout the second quarter. In both the quarter and half-year periods, the BMW Group set new sales volume records. During the second quarter alone, 633,582* BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide (2016: 605,534 units*; + 4.6 %), while in the period from January to June 2017 deliveries of the Group’s three brands rose by 5.0% to 1,220,819* units (2016: 1,163,139* units).

    The Motorcycles segment also set new sales volume records for the two reporting periods, with secondquarter sales up significantly by 12.3% to 52,753 units (2016: 46,966 units) and six-month sales rising to 88,389 units (2016: 80,754 units; +9.5%).

    The Financial Services segment concluded a total of 468,603 new leasing and financing contracts with retail customers worldwide during the second quarter (2016: 460,718 contracts; + 1.7%). As a result, the sixmonth figure climbed by 6.9% to 934,237 contracts (2016: 874,090 contracts)


    New highs for Group revenues and earnings
    The BMW Group continued to perform successfully during the period under report, achieving new highs for Group revenues and earnings in both the second quarter and the first half of 2017, despite fierce competition, volatile markets and higher expenditure for research and development, marketing, personnel and IT projects.

    Group revenues rose primarily due to the higher sales volume of automobiles and motorcycles and increased contract portfolio at Financial Services.

    Overall, revenues increased by € 785 million to € 25,799 million for the second quarter (2016: € 25,014 million; +3.1%) and by € 3,380 million to € 49,247 million for the six-month period (2016: € 45,867 million; +7.4%).

    Profit before financial result (EBIT) grew by a solid 7.5% to € 2,929 million in the second quarter (2016: € 2,725 million) and was also up year-on-year for the six-month period, coming in at € 5,575 million (2016: € 5,182 million; + 7.6%)

    Second-quarter profit before tax climbed by € 257 million to € 3,055 million (2016: € 2,798 million; + 9.2%).

    Due in particular to the positive result from equity accounted investments recorded in the first quarter 2017, the pre-tax result for the six-month period rose significantly by 17.3 % to € 6,060 million (2016: € 5,166 million).

    Slight increase in workforce
    At 30 June 2017, the BMW Group employed 127,680 people worldwide (31 December 2016: 124,729; +2.4%). The need for skilled workers and IT specialists remains high, particularly due to the trend towards digitalisation, electrification and autonomous driving.

    GENERAL ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2017

    International motorcycle markets
    Developments on motorcycle markets in the 250 cc plus segment presented a varied picture during the first half of 2017. Worldwide, new registrations of motorcycles were down by 1.0%. In Europe, the trend was generally positive and, with 2.9% growth, the markets picked up slightly. The German market, however, recorded a 7.6% drop in new registrations. Other major European motorcycle markets, however, all surpassed the previous year’s figures (Italy + 11.6%, Spain +4.8%, France + 8.3 %). After a weak performance in 2016, the US market contracted by a further 5.2 %.

    Motorcycles Segment

    Deliveries at all-time high
    The number of units delivered by the Motorcycles segment worldwide in the second quarter of 2017 rose significantly (+ 12.3%) to 52,753 units (2016: 46,966 units). Deliveries for the six-month period amounted to 88,389 units (2016: 80,754 units; + 9.5%). These figures represent the best quarterly and six-month sales volume performances in BMW Motorrad’s history.

    The BMW Group sold 58,617 units (2016: 51,930 units; + 12.9%) in Europe during the first six months of the year. The number of motorcycles sold in Germany increased by 4.9% to 14,461 units (2016: 13,792 units). At 9,447 units, the figure for France was more than one fifth up on the previous year (2016: 7,790 units; + 21.3%).

    Significant growth was also achieved in Italy, where motorcycle sales rose by 15.0 % to 9,099 units (2016: 7,912 units). Despite an extremely competitive and contracting US market, the BMW Group achieved 3.8% sales volume growth year-on-year (7,157 units; 2016: 6,897 units). Significant increase in motorcycle production In the second quarter 2017, the BMW Group manufactured 51,086 motorcycles at its four production sites worldwide (2016: 44,105 units; + 15.8%). A total of 105,552 motorcycles rolled off production lines (2016: 84,385 units; + 25.1 %) during the first six months of the current year. The significant increase in motorcycle production was largely due to the higher number of model production starts compared to the previous year.

    Revenues and earnings up

    The Motorcycles segment continued to reap the benefits of sales volume growth in the second quarter of 2017. In addition, business with optional equipment also made an important earnings contribution. Second-quarter revenues rose by 12.8 % to € 696 million (2016: € 617 million), generating segment EBIT of € 104 million (2016: € 98 million; + 6.1 %) with an EBIT margin of 14.9 % (2016: 15.9 %; – 1.0 percentage points). Profit before tax went up by € 6 million to € 103 million (2016: € 97 million; + 6.2 %). Segment revenues for the six-month period were also significantly higher with a 10.0 % year-on-year increase (€ 1,319 million; 2016: € 1,199 million). The segment recorded an EBIT margin of 17.4 % (2016: 16.0 %; + 1.4 percentage points) with an EBIT of € 229 million (2016: € 192 million; + 19.3 %). Profit before tax for the first half of 2017 rose sharply to € 228 million (2016: € 191 million; + 19.4 %).

    Workforce slightly up on previous year
    At 30 June 2017, the BMW Group employed 3,449 people working to implement the strategy and expansion of the product portfolio in the Motorcycles segment (31 December 2016: 3,351 employees; + 2.9%).



    RESULTS OF OPERATIONS, FINANCIAL POSITION AND NET ASSETS



    Motorcycles segment
    The Motorcycles segment recorded a significant increase in revenues compared to the first half of 2016, mainly reflecting year-on-year volume growth. Higher sales of optional equipment, spare parts and extras as well as improved pricing also contributed to the positive result

    Cost of sales rose significantly compared to the first half-year 2016 due to production costs.

    Profit before tax, which is influenced by seasonal factors, increased significantly over the six-month period, with a solid increase in the second quarter.



    REPORT ON OUTLOOK, RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

    BMW Group continues successful course
    Profitability expected within target corridor
    Global economy offers favourable conditions, despite uncertainties


    OUTLOOK

    The report on outlook, risks and opportunities describes the expected development of the BMW Group, including the associated material risks and opportunities, from a Group management perspective. It contains forward-looking assertions and is based on expectations and assessments which are subject to uncertainty. As a result, actual outcomes, including those due to political and economic developments, could differ– either positively or negatively – from the expectations described below. Further information is provided in the Annual Report 2016 (Outlook, pp. 82ff., Risks and Opportunities, pp. 88ff.).

    Economic outlook for 2017
    Based on the forecasts of the International Monetary Fund, the global economy is expected to grow by around 3.5% in 2017.

    The eurozone economy performed better than expected during the first half of the year. Some of the uncertainties that were a cause for concern at the beginning of the year, such as the outcome of elections in the Netherlands and France, have subsided. Economic growth in Europe is currently forecast at 1.9% for the full year 2017. The unemployment rate in the eurozone continues to sink, which should encourage consumer spending and support growth. With inflation expected at 1.6% and therefore below the target figure, the European Central Bank is unlikely to raise interest levels for the time being. This should provide a boost to consumer spending and investments.

    The German economy is again forecast to perform well this year, with current predictions at 1.8 % growth. The growth has a broad basis, with domestic spending, investments and exports all making positive contributions. The French economy is predicted to grow by 1.5 % this year, the current trend being mainly driven by investments in the private sector. These investments could create the conditions required for further economic recovery over the coming months.

    Consumer spending in Italy remains robust, making it likely that economic recovery will continue with a forecast growth rate of 1.2% in 2017. A solution to the problems that have plagued the Italian banking sector in the past could further improve the economic outlook.

    The economy in Spain is predicted to grow by 3.0% this year. The country is profiting from positive trends in the service sector, particularly a strong performance in tourism. At the same time, consumer spending is being boosted by the rapidly falling unemployment rate.

    In the UK, there are increasing signs of an economic slowdown. The devaluation of the British pound in the wake of last year’s referendum is driving inflation upwards and dampening domestic demand. Increasing uncertainties regarding the future terms for leaving the European Union are discouraging investment. Economic growth in the UK is expected at 1.6%. Gross domestic product (GDP) in the USA is forecast to grow by 2.2% in 2017. Hopes of government stimulus measures have not yet come to fruition and higher interest rates have driven up the cost of investment. Nevertheless, the construction and industrial production sectors are both performing well.

    The Chinese economy is forecast to grow by 6.6% this year. Policymakers in China are currently focused on reining in exceptionally high credit growth. The goal is to foster stability in the finance sector and slow down rising property prices. The pace of growth in China is therefore predicted to slow down in the medium term.

    In Japan, the economy continues to recover and growth is expected to run at 1.3% for the full year, primarily driven by a weaker Japanese yen, leading to higher exports and increased production.

    With an expected growth rate of 7.2 % for 2017, the Indian economy is one of the fastest growing worldwide. The implementation of a number of long-planned reforms is providing the opportunity to boost efficiency in the Indian economy and maintain economic momentum in the medium term.

    The Russian economy is set to return to positive growth in the current year. GDP in Russia is expected to grow by 1.3 %. Brazil’s economic recovery, however, is likely to be significantly slower, with economic output expected to increase by only 0.4 % during the full year.

    The price of Brent crude oil averaged around 53 US dollars per barrel between January and May. In June, however, the oil price dropped below the 50 US dollar mark, negatively impacted by high inventories, higher production figures in the USA and increased OPEC exports. For these reasons, oil prices are unlikely to rise significantly in the foreseeable future.

    Current political developments and increasing risks could jeopardise the economic outlook. Possible trade conflicts, the current development in the UK with EU exit negotiations, increasing consumer debt in China, as well as the political situation in the Middle East represent the greatest risks to global growth.

    International motorcycle markets in 2017
    The world’s motorcycle markets in the 250 cc plus class are forecast to remain at the previous year’s level in 2017. In Europe, the positive trend is expected to continue in the major markets, such as France, Italy and Spain. The forecast for the motorcycles market in Germany and the USA is for volumes to be slightly below the previous year.

    Motorcycles segment
    Deliveries to customers: significant increase expected The positive trend in the Motorcycles segment observed during the year to date is expected to continue throughout 2017. The new R NineT Pure and R NineT Racer models unveiled at various international motor shows in autumn 2016 have been available to customers since March 2017. Likewise, the new G 310 R and the updated version of the R 1200 GS have been on the market since March. The revised version of the S 1000 RR has been on sale since January. Updated versions of the S 1000 R and the K 1600 GT were introduced in February. The model revisions of the luxury K 1600 GTL and the R NineT Urban G / S were launched in June. The new K 1600 B will follow in the summer, with the G 310 GS expected in the autumn. The broader product range should appeal to new customer groups and provide further momentum for sales volume growth. Overall, deliveries of BMW motorcycles to customers are forecast to increase significantly year-on-year (2016: 145,032 units).

    Overall assessment by Group management
    Business is expected to develop positively in the financial year 2017. The introduction of numerous new automobile and motorcycle models, as well as the expansion of services around individual mobility give reason to expect further profitable growth during the current year.

    Despite the challenges previously described, Group profit before tax is forecast to grow slightly. Based on the forecast of a slight increase in deliveries to customers as well as positive translation effects, Automotive segment revenues are expected to grow solidly. At the same time, a slight decrease in fleet carbon dioxide emissions is expected. The stipulated targets are to be supported by a slight increase in the workforce. The Automotive segment’s EBIT margin in 2017 is expected to remain within the target range of between 8 and 10%, while its RoCE is forecast to remain at the previous year’s level. A slight decline is forecast for the RoE in the Financial Services segment. Both performance indicators are expected to be above their long-term targets of 26% (RoCE) and 18% (RoE) respectively. Motorcycles segment deliveries to customers are expected to rise significantly in the forecast period, with the EBIT margin within the target range of between 8 and 10% and RoCE slightly up on the previous year.

    Depending on the political and economic situation and the outcomes of the risks and opportunities described in the Annual Report 2016, actual business performance could, however, differ from current expectations.





    RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES

    As a globally operating enterprise, the BMW Group is confronted with a broad range of risks and opportunities. Making full use of the opportunities that present themselves is the basis for the Group’s success. In order to achieve growth, profitability, greater efficiency and sustainable future business, the Group consciously takes risks.

    Current issues such as the progress of Brexit negotiations, further political developments with regard to diesel engines, such as possible driving bans in inner cities, and tightening of regulations regarding vehicle emissions and safety will be closely monitored and if necessary promptly included in the planning.

    In July 2017, media outlets reported allegations of anti-competitive practices amongst German automotive manufacturers. According to a report of the German Press Agency dpa, the European Commission is currently investigating evidence in its possession. To date, the BMW Group has not been contacted by the European Commission in this regard. Nor is the BMW Group aware of any formal investigation by the European Commission against the Company on such matter. The Group has nevertheless launched an internal investigation in order to clarify the facts.

    During the period under report and in light of these circumstances, there have been no material changes to the overall risk profile as described in the Group Management Report 2016.

    Further information on risks and opportunities, and on the methods employed to manage them, can also be found in the “Report on risks and opportunities” section of the Annual Report 2016 (pp. 88ff.).

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    Pure&Crafted Festival presented by BMW Motorrad on August 26 + 27 – Interpol, bikes and Berlin's industrial charm at its best.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    From August 26-27, Pure&Crafted Festival presented by BMW Motorrad will celebrate its third edition at the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin. This year, the unique festival not only takes place at a new location but boasts a first



    BMW Group Canada achieves best-ever sales through first 7 months.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 19h
    BMW and MINI brands set new sales records with best-ever year-to-date results.




    ELECTRICIFIED THROUGH BERLIN AND THE HARZ. Discover the federal capital or the beauty of Northern Germany with the electric Maxi Scooter BMW C evolution.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    Discover the federal capital or the beauty of Northern Germany with the electric Maxi Scooter BMW C evolution.




    Two wheels, two families.
    BMW Motorrad News / 1d
    What started out as a round-the-world ride has led to participation in the International GS Trophy, off-road instructor training and International Tour Guide status. Malaysian rider Faizal Sukree explains how being part of the BMW



    Published on Aug 1, 2017
    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 featuring a high-quality 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display.
    More: http://press.bmwgroup.com/zwfg9


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL look to continue podium finish streak at Road America.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    With four races remaining in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), this weekend’s race at Road America (USA) begins BMW Team RLL’s final push for the GTLM class championship.



    BMW of North America’s Ultimate Driving Experience and Turner Motorsport Team Up at Road America and Virginia International Raceway.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 3, 2017 . . . The familiar blue and yellow livery of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GTD racing car will see a new addition for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship races at Road


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    The first-ever BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.



    BMW Group News

    No Motorrad sales figures are included in this report.
    BMW Group U.S. Reports July 2017 Sales
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 23h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 1, 2017… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 14.8 percent in July for a total of 21,965 compared to 25,777 vehicles sold in July 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 4.6 percent in the U.S. on sales


    BMW Group sets the course for future mobility
    200+BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    Krüger: Sustainability as much part of us as Sheer Driving Pleasure +++ Innovative strength will ensure mobility Made in Germany +++ Forging ahead with e-mobility at top speed +++ Cutting-edge Euro 6 diesels reduce emissions


    MINI

    Mini Countryman Earns Top Safety Pick Award By The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – August 1, 2017. MINI USA announced today that the all-new 2017 MINI Countryman, the biggest, most adventurous MINI ever, has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK award by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


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    Certain motorcycles may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CVMSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The rear side reflectors on the luggage case or luggage...



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    [urlhttps://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/bmw-hp4-race-engine-life-5000km/]=BMW HP4 Race Engine Life Set at 5,000km[/url]
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 3h
    If you’re in the market for a BMW HP4 Race – the carbon fiber clad superbike from Bavaria – the $78,000 price tag might not be all that you’re spending on, as BMW Motorrad has a few items in the fine print that you might want to be aware

    KTM 390 Duke vs. BMW G310R vs. Ducati Scrambler Sixty2 Part 1



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Honda reports fiscal Q1 results
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 28min
    Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has released its financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017. Honda group unit sales for motorcycles in fiscal Q1 were 4,699,000 units, up 347,000 units from the same period in 2016, with 4,352,000


    ]MV Agusta Ownership Restructured | 8 Fast Facts
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 44min
    Here are eight fast facts to help you understand the new financial underpinnings of the MV Agusta ownership restructuring. The post MV Agusta Ownership Restructured | 8 Fast Facts appeared first on Ultimate Motorcycling .


    How Harley-Davidson's Founders Hogged The Motorcycle Market
    Motorcycle industry news / Investor's Business Dai... / 2h
    The motorcycle industry has been soft recently, but in the 2016 letter to shareholders, Harley-Davidson's CEO, Matt Levatich, noted strong overseas growth and a plan to add 2 million more riders in the U.S. "As stewards of the most powerful motorcycle ...


    Polaris Industries Just Hit a New Milestone, And It's Not a Good One
    3Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Rich Duprey) / 6h
    Warren Buffett famously said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." It might not be in a matter of minutes that the reputation of Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII)


    MC NEWS

    Bonnier Motorcycle Group Ceasing Production of Sport Rider Magazine
    Motorcycle industry news / Motorcycle & Powersport... / 13min
    Bonnier Motorcycle Group (BMG) announced restructuring plans across all editorial and sales departments in order to deliver more specialized content and provide better solutions for the motorcycle industry to engage with enthusiasts.


    Maximizing your income PRU
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 28min
    The numbers are in for the first half of 2017, and it was indeed a soft market. Likely that is not news to anyone in the retail powersports market. Several OEMs have reported single digit declines, and the average wholesale price for on-road


    Report: Sturgis attendance likely will be down
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 28min
    With the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally just days away, officials are still unsure of how many riders will journey to South Dakota this year, reported by the Rapid City Journal. Tom Horan, Rapid City region operation engineer with the South


    The top 30 motorcycles going to auction at 2017 Monterey Car Week
    45New Atlas / by Mike Hanlon / 7h
    There are two big motorcycle auctions that will be part of Monterey Car Week this year, one at Mecum, which acquired the world's largest motorcycle auction house, Mid-America, a few years back, and the other through Worldwide


    MOMS dealerships in New England add Vanderhall autocycle line
    Dealernews / by Mary Green / 9h
    MANCHESTER, NH – MOMS locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire are now authorized retailers of Vanderhall three-wheel autocycles, the dealership announced. The Vanderhall Venice is available for sale and for demo rides at all





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    Racing Update: Double Wins in Germany and Malaysia. Also EWC, AARR and CIV Success
    2BMW Motorcycle Magazine / by staff / 3h
    It was an action-packed and successful weekend for members of the worldwide BMW Motorrad Motorsport family. In Japan, they tackled the famous “Suzuka 8 Hours,” the final round of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC).





    2017 MotoGP Season Review: The First Nine Races, A Wild Ride
    15MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    Can part two of the (melo)drama which is the 2017 MotoGP season live up to part one? It has been a wild ride so far, but like any great fairground ride, we have ended up more or less back where we started. Just five points separate


    Finland MotoGP Round Confirmed For 2019 Onwards
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 58min
    Grand Prix racing is to return to Finland after an absence of 38 years. Today, Dorna announced that they have confirmed the five-year agreement signed with the KymiRing circuit. The Finnish circuit is to host a round of MotoGP from the







    Angel Nieto passes away
    28Knews RSS on motogp.com / 7h
    Motorcycling giant succumbs to injuries sustained in accident in Ibiza


    2017 Brno MotoGP Thursday Round Up: Summer Break, Ducati's New Fairing, And Choices Ahead For Miller
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 2h
    After four weeks, MotoGP is back. That four-week break is a big deal. A much bigger deal than you might expect. Having a big break in the middle of the summer made the season much more manageable. "The problem is the pressur


    2017 Brno MotoGP Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 3h
    Preview press releases from the MotoGP teams and Michelin: Repsol Honda Team resumes action following summer break The Repsol Honda Team heads to Brno in the Czech Republic with Marc Marquez leading the Championship on


    2017 Brno Moto2 & Moto3 Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 3h
    Preview press releases from the Moto2 and Moto3 teams: Recharged and motivated Red Bull KTM Ajo return to action at Brno Bo Bendsneyder and the returning Niccolo Antonelli to start the second half of the season this weekend at


    Finland MotoGP Round Confirmed for 2019 Onwards
    16Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by David Emmett / 14min
    Grand Prix racing is to return to Finland, after an absence of 38 years. Today, Dorna announced that they have confirmed the five-year agreement signed with the KymiRing circuit. The Finnish circuit is to host a round of MotoGP from the






    Robert Kubica returns to F1 – Sebastian Vettel fastest on second day of Hungary test
    52James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1h
    Sebastian Vettel set the fastest lap of 1m17.124 seconds on the second day of Formula 1 testing at the Hungaroring as McLaren debutant Lando Norris also impressed in second finishing 0.261s off Vettel. The focus was firmly on Robert


    Charles Leclerc fastest for Ferrari in scorching first day of Hungarian F1 testing
    62James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1d
    Charles Leclerc set the fastest overall time in the first day of Formula 1 testing at the Hungaroring. He beat Stoffel Vandoorne’s then-fastest lap by 0.088 seconds on soft tyres with an astonishing effort of 1m17.746s as the day neared its



    Tech review - satisfying Budapest’s hunger for downforce
    F1 Latest News / 1d
    After the high speeds of Silverstone, the teams had to adapt their cars to the far tighter confines of the Hungaroring for last weekend’s Budapest race, where the emphasis was very much on extracting more downforce. As testing continues at


    Other Racing News

    Marchionne hints at Formula E entry, but not with Ferrari
    formula e / Motorsport.com, Edition / 3h
    Sergio Marchionne has said it is unlikely that Ferrari will follow Formula 1 rival Mercedes into Formula E in the near future, but is open to entering one of the other Fiat brands like Alfa Romeo or Maserati.



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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Bank of England, BMW and Big Dreams. This is Your Daily Market Preview
    bmw ag / TheStreet.com / 6h
    BMW AG (BMWYY) posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings Thursday and held to its full year guidance as surging Asia sales offset slowing luxury car demand in the United States. 4. Adidas AG's (ADDYY) resurgence over the past year is ...


    BMW Notches Record Q2 Deliveries But Sees Slowing U.S. Sales ...
    bmw ag / TheStreet.com / 6h
    BMW AG (BMWYY) posted stronger-than-expected second quarter earnings Thursday and held to its full year guidance as surging Asia sales offset slowing ...


    BMW profit up 13%, helped by Chinese demand
    bmw ag / MarketWatch / 12h
    Luxury car maker BMW AG (BMW.XE) said Thursday its earnings and sales rose in the second quarter, helped by demand in China.


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    Ferrari Turns 70 As Exhibition Salutes The Celebrated Italian Marque
    1Forbes - Business / by Nargess Banks, Contributor / 14min
    “Ferrari: Under the Skin” at the Design Museum is a major exhibition in honor of Ferrari as the celebrated Italian marque turns 70 with rarely seen archive images and an insight into this iconic brand


    Ferrari may develop utility vehicle, won't compromise exclusive status - CEO
    Reuters: Company News / 2h
    Aug 2 (Reuters) - Ferrari Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne tells analysts on a conference call:


    The First Real Minivan Wasn't What You Thought It Was
    38Jalopnik / by Jason Torchinsky / 21h
    The wheeled, rounded-rectangular volumes of space enclosed by a metal shell and propelled by a small engine at one end or the other that we call a ‘minivans’ are some of my favorite vehicles ever. For whatever reason, a lot of companies


    Old And New Mazda Miatas Demonstrate Why Driving Matters
    11Forbes - Business / by Sam Abuelsamid, Contributor / 1d
    Of all sporty cars born in my lifetime, the Mazda Miata came into being with a greater sense of honesty about what it was and has succeeded and survived by retaining that honesty.


    FWIW

    New Study Finds Sugar Increases Risk of Depression in Men
    89Big Think / by Derek Beres / 1h
    Men who consume over 67 grams of sugar are at an increased risk for depression and anxiety. Read More


    Best Job Ever? NASA Is Hiring Someone to Defend Earth from Aliens
    500+Big Think / by Paul Ratner / 19h
    Greatest job ever? NASA will pay six-figures to a Planetary Protection Officer. Read More



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    For Her - Wrench Kings BMW R100
    500+Return of the Cafe Racers / by Geoff Baldwin / 20h
    Looking back over the last 11 years of running this website the thing I’ve enjoyed the most is seeing workshops evolve. I’ve featured a multitude of first time builds that have paved the way for the formation of successful workshops.

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    Media Alert: BMW K 1600 B Bagger Takes Center Stage Prior to Lynyrd Skynyrd Concert At Sturgis Buffalo Chip®
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    Freebird fans will get an up-close look at the ultimate freedom-seeking tourer when the BMW K 1600 B Bagger rocks the Wolfman Jack stage prior to Tuesday’s Lynyrd Skynyrd concert.


    BMW Motorsport News

    Tragic accident overshadows race in the Superstock class.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    The seventh round of the 2017 British Superbike Championship (BSB) in Thruxton (GBR) was overshadowed by a fatal accident in the Superstock class. The BMW Motorrad Motorsport community mourns the loss of Mark Fincham


    Drone Racing at the BMW Welt.
    300+BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 3d
    For one night only, the Drone Racing League had the chance to use the BMW Welt in Munich to let their drones fly. In this video you'll see, what they did. From: BMW



    Difficult Sunday for BMW Team RLL at Road America – Victory for Turner Motorsport in the GTD class.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    The BMW teams experienced mixed fortunes at the ninth round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), held at Road America (USA). While BMW Team RLL had a difficult Sunday in the GTLM class, the




    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 30/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Podium for BMW Team Schnitzer at the Nürburgring – Win for the ARTA BMW M6 GT3 in Fuji.


    MINI

    Mini Countryman Earns Top Safety Pick Award By The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3d



    BMW G450X at EIMCA 2007

    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2018 BMW R nineT Urban G/S Review
    300+Cycle World / by Sean MacDonald / 3d
    Reviews Does this motorcycle roadster long for the dirt? The latest addition to BMW's Heritage line is the R nineT Urban G/S, an homage to the original adventure motorcycle that gave birth to today's ADV category.

    Part 1


    Part 2

    KTM 390 Duke vs. BMW G310R vs. Ducati Scrambler Sixty2, Part 2


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    You Shouldn't Have Been Surprised by Harley-Davidson's Big Earnings Miss
    Motorcycle industry news / Madison.com / 1d
    In last year's Motorcycle Industry Council annual statistical report, the percentage of motorcycle owners aged 50 and over had swelled to 46% from just 25% a ...


    Has Ducati sale now been quashed?
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 2min
    The sale of Ducati is reported to have been quashed by the Volkswagen supervisory board which has a majority of worker representatives. It is believed that the sale was quashed because money is no longer needed to pay


    MC NEWS

    Millennials create the next generation of motorcycles at the Buffalo Chip
    Motorcycle industry news / Newscenter1.tv / 11h
    ...ome were even publicly recognized for their hard work and innovation. The man behind it all, famous motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter, invited the youthful artists to ...


    Sturgis rally adapting to appeal to younger bikers
    Motorcycle industry news / Rapid City Journal / 1d
    ...vidson last week, as crowds of bikers continued to build for the official start of the 77th Sturgis motorcycle rally on Friday. If, as ...


    What is your franchise worth? An update on Dealer valuations
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    Should ABS be mandatory on motorcycles?
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 2h
    Australia is planning to follow Europe in making anti-lock brakes (ABS) mandatory on all new motorcycles over 125cc and either ABS or combined braking system (CBS) for bikes under 125cc. We would join countries such as



    What a heart-stopping moment during Copa del Rey Mapfre - as close as sail racing can be. #allsafe#PrestigeRegatta #CopaReyMapfre#LearnFromTheBest #BMWYachtsport
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    Top-1 Ack Attack Motorcycle Streamliner Aiming For 400 Mph In Bolivia
    7Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 12h
    News High-altitude Salar de Uyuni salt flat to allow 10 miles of acceleration Ack Attack streamliner has been shipped to Bolivia for the land-speed record attempt scheduled this week.





    Melandri finds his mojo at Misano
    SBK / 11h
    From disaster to euphoria for Ducati







    2017 Brno MotoGP Monday Test Notes: A New Winner Among The Fresh Fairings
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 12min
    Monday was the next episode in a busy ten days for MotoGP. After the Czech Grand Prix, Brno played host to the traditional post-race test, with all the MotoGP paddock bar the satellite Ducatis taking part. After a mixed weekend of


    Aprilia furious with Ducati: the rules need to be rewritten
    GPone RSS Feed / 2d
    Albesiano: "We have come up with a different fairing shape. They are exaggerating the concept, going against the spirit of the regulation"


    New Ducati fairing only a part of homologated design
    100+Motorsport.com / 2d
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    2017 BMW i8 Review: Bimmer's Plug-In Pioneer Holds the Line
    27TheDrive / by Lawrence Ulrich / 10h
    When its concept version was unveiled in 2009, the BMW i8 looked like an emissary from another, greener planet. Eight years later—eons in sports-car terms—the i8 remains a true original, a plug-in hybrid both of its time and ahead


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    The End of a Legend: 'Made in Germany' Label Badly Damaged By Car Scandal
    500+SPIEGEL ONLINE / 3d
    Germany's diesel scandal occurred because the government has long been too lenient on the automobile industry. Deep ties between politicians and the sector allowed the situation to get out of hand, with enormous damage to the country's


    Elio Motors hopes to raise $100 million with stock IPO on NASDAQ
    100+Autoblog Green / by Joel Stocksdale / 11h
    Filed under: Green , Green Automakers , Coupe , Budget , Future The company is cash-strapped. Continue reading Elio Motors hopes to raise $100 million with stock IPO on NASDAQ Elio Motors hopes to raise $100 million with stock IPO on


    Tesla lowers price of Model X due to 'achieved efficiencies'
    200+Autoblog Green / by Reuters / 1d
    Filed under: Green , Tesla , Green Automakers , Crossover , Electric "When we launched Model X 75D, it had a low gross margin. As we've achieved efficiencies, we are able to lower the price and pass along more value to our customers."


    The Last Mile: Cars That Will Be Discontinued For 2018
    3Forbes - Business / by Jim Gorzelany, Contributor / 4h
    With SUVs now the heavy hitters in the auto business, passenger cars account for most of the models that we'll bid farewell to at the end of the 2017 model year, including two short-lived full-electric cars.



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