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    Beemer

    Me, my F 800 GS Adventure and the World
    Bmw Motorrad Uk. / by BMW Motorrad UK / 8h
    Since he was 14 and read Jupiter’s Travels, Mark Kemp from Braintree, has wanted to ride around the world. A keen trials rider when he was young, Mark competed in the BMW GS Trophy UK Qualifier in 2015 to hone his skills before


    Riding around the world solo isn't always straight forward

    The G310R goes on sale in Brazil this Saturday. List price is R$21.900 or approximately US$6897
    BMW G 310 R chega por R$ 21.900
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 10h


    BMW Motorsport News

    Hungarian Baja 2017 – Round 8, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    • Three MINI crews to contest Hungarian Baja 2017. • Mikko Hirvonen returns to Hungary, scene of his maiden MINI win in 2016. • Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul look to improve second place standing in the FIA Cross Country Rally


    Bimmer

    Sales of BMW Group electrified vehicles top 50,000
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 4h
    Year-to-date electrified sales increase 74.8% to 50,711 +++ BMW Group delivers 1,401,551 vehicles in ytd, up 4.3% +++ BMW Group sales in July up 0.4% to 180,726 +++


    Recalls

    .Bmw ( 17v481000 )
    9KVehicles Recalls / 1d
    Dated: JUL 28, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2017 R1200GS, F800R and F800GT motorcycles, 2014-2017 R1200GS Adventure motorcycles, 2016-2017 S1000XR motorcycles and 2015-2017
    RELATED -
    BMW Motorrad issues stop sale order, recalls more than 29,000 motorcycles for reflector fixes
    1Dealernews / by Holly Wagner / 1d
    WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – BMW is recalling more than 29,000 motorcycles produced between 2013 and 2017, because side luggage cases can block the reflex reflector from view, increasing the risk of a crash. BMW first issued a stop
    RELATED -
    Next-Generation BMW R Models Confirmed in Recall on Current Models
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Dennis Chung / 48min
    Ordinarily, a recall affecting 29,281 motorcycles would be big news, but in this case, the news is overshadowed by confirmation that the next-generation of BMW R motorcycles are on their way. The recall itself is pretty innocuous: BMW


    BMW issued a recall on the X5, X4, and X3 models
    1Transport Canada / 1d
    On certain vehicles, the housing of the driver's frontal airbag inflator may have been incorrectly welded during manufacturing and could separate from the base plate during an airbag deployment. If the vehicle were...



    Search for Recalls Here

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    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

    These Are The First Shots Of The All-New 2018 BMW S1000RR
    500+Cycle World / by Sean MacDonald / 1d
    News A fan favorite is getting a much needed update BMW has an all-new S1000RR superbike in the wings for 2018 and we finally have the spy shots to give us a hint... it could be well worth the wait.


    017 BMW R nineT Pure vs. Honda CB1000 EX Comparison Review | Absolutely Classic
    6Ultimate Motorcycling / by Arthur Coldwells / 1d
    Do you desire a contemporary-retro BMW R nineT Pure or a classic-retro Honda CB1100 EX in your garage? Check out our comparison before choosing. The post 2017 BMW R nineT Pure vs. Honda CB1000 EX Comparison Review

    BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Finally Coming To US, Pricing Announced
    bmw motorcycles / InsideEVs / 23h
    BMW Motorrad , the arm of the automaker that makes motorcycles, has sold its C Evolution maxi-scooter in Europe since 2014.

    2017 BMW K1600B Bagger Exclusive Review



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Triumph UK and Bajaj Auto India Announce New Global Partnership
    1Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 1d
    Triumph motorcycles and Bajaj recently announced they’ve entered into a new global partnership. Triumph CEO Nick Bloor says the objective of this non-equity partnership is to deliver a range of mid–capacity motorcycles benefiting from the


    Triumph-Bajaj partnership will develop motorcycles for emerging markets
    1Dealernews / by Dealernews Wires / 1d
    LEICESTERSHIRE, UK – Triumph and India’s Bajaj Auto announced a global partnership to produce mid-range motorcycles for emerging markets, likely including Asia and Latin America. “The object of this non-equity partnership is


    Triumph was the missing piece of our global motorcycle portfolio: Rajiv Bajaj
    1Motorcycle industry news / Economic Times / 1d
    This is going to be an inflection point as it will recalibrate industry pricing in this segment and establish a near level playing field between the incumbents and the challengers. This is a magnificent opportunity for joint products from the


    MC NEWS

    Top Five… Lightweight Adventure Bikes
    Motofire / by Phil Turner / 2h
    The Adventure bike boom is showing no signs of slowing, with all but a handful of manufacturers now featuring some kind of dual sport bike in their range. In recent years, adventure bikes themselves have been growing too though, with


    OPP seeking public help with motorcycle mob
    17Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 8h
    Another US-style gathering of motorcycle hoons has the GTA all upset, and police want to end it. Source




    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Rebate Battle Looms as VW Trumps Daimler, BMWon Trade-In Bonus
    1bmw ag / Bloomberg / 1d
    Daimler AG joined Volkswagen AG in offering drivers in Germany incentives to trade in older diesel cars for models meeting tighter pollution standards, as a three-way battle with BMW AG heats up to get aging vehicles off the road and


    BMW AG (OTC:BMWYY) Investor Investigation over Possible Violations of Securities Laws
    1bmw ag / Digital Journal / 1d
    San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/08/2017 -- An investigation on behalf of investors of BMW AG (OTC:BMWYY) shares over potential securities laws violations by BMW AG and certain of its directors and officers in connection with certain financial ...


    BMW Consolidating Assembly Lines To Build Electrified and ICE ...
    bmw ag / Hybrid Cars News / 1d
    BMW is ready to cover all the bases by making its factories capable of producing all-electric, plug-in hybrid, and traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, ...


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    BIKE CANDY

    Top 10 best ever BMWs
    27Visordown / 1d
    Image: The best ever BMW motorcycles

    The countdown starts with the G650 XChallenge at number 10.



    VisorDown is UK based. It should be no surprise then the number one selling BMW, the R1200GS is number one. The GS ADV model thank you very much.





    Honda Africa Twin vs BMW R1200GS Adventure Bike Review | Bike Comparison

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    BMW road racer Peter Hickman “Man of the Meeting” at the Ulster Grand Prix – Another double win for Markus Reiterberger in the IDM.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    The BMW road racers enjoyed another successful outing at the Ulster Grand Prix in Northern Ireland. In the four races held for 1000 cc bikes, Peter Hickman (GBR) claimed two wins and one second place on his Smiths Racing BMW S 1000




    BMW Motorsport News

    Hungarian Baja 2017 – Round 8, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    • Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally finish inside top three at Hungarian Baja 2017. • Mikko Hirvonen with co-driver Andreas Schulz takes second place on the podium. • Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul take third place honour for MINI. •



    Rollercoaster in the dunes: BMW teams ready for the next round in Zandvoort.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    Munich. The 2017 DTM season edges towards its business end with races eleven and twelve this weekend. Following outings in Budapest (HUN) and Moscow (RUS), the two races in Zandvoort (NED) now mark the series’ third trip outside




    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 31/2017.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW celebrates its 250th podium in the BTCC – New images of the BMW M8 GTE available.

    Bimmer

    Expedition into the urban jungle for the new BMW X2.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Through the city in an extravagant digital camouflage design.



    Recalls


    NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V488000

    Manufacturer BMW of North America, LLC

    Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    Potential Number of Units Affected 911

    Summary

    BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles. While being used in a special operating mode, the brake lights on these motorcycles may not illuminate when the brakes are applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Remedy

    BMW will notify owners, and dealers will update the motorcycle's software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 25, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

    Notes

    Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

    4 Affected Products
    2 Associated Documents




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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/

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


    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOA Rally: Exploring the Crossroads Of The West
    66ADV Pulse / by Alfonse Palaima / 8h
    Everyone has their reason for going to a motorcycle rally. And they vary so widely that you can find one just about every weekend of the year. Some want to see crowds of bikes and customs, others go to see new products on the market,


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    First rally date leads to love -- with a new cycle
    bmw motorcycles / Rapid City Journal / 2d
    You see, my rendezvous was with the new 2018 BMW K 1600 B, one of only 10 of the German firm's motorcycles to arrive in the U.S. so far.




    Top Comfort Mods for the BMW R1200GS Motorcycle
    9Motorcyclist / by Seth Richards / 4h
    News The comforts of home on two wheels. Tailor the GS’s ergos just for you, and you’ll have a willing partner for all-day, all-terrain travel.


    2WheelRide Inc releases new Jerry Can Side Cases for BMW R Nine T
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Press Release / 5h
    If you’re in need of some rugged, yet refined luggage for your BMW R Nine T, look no further than 2WheelRide Inc.’s new Jerry Can Side Cases. Begin Press Release: 2WheelRide Inc. is proud to announce its latest product, Jerry Can 2.5


    2018 BMW S 1000 XR Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 9h
    Unchanged for 2018, save the new HP Motorsport colors and a Pro seat with the XR logo stitched in, the 2018 BMW S 1000 XR remains a premier sport-tourer. The post 2018 BMW S 1000 XR Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price appeared first on


    2017 BMW HP4 Race Review
    7Cycle World / by Blake Conner / 10h
    Reviews Snatching the "super" right out of superbike More power, less weight, sharper handling, and very limited. BMW delivers the 2017 HP4 Race, an ultra exotic carbon-fiber track-only superbike to the select few.


    The Wunderlich R nineT Scrambler Kit is ‘Green Hell’
    3Motofire / by Phil Turner / 1d
    Bored with your R nineT Scrambler? Well, be bored no more my friend: BMW accessory specialists, Wunderlich, have created this rather tasty looking special to demonstrate what you could do with a copy of their catalogue and (probably)


    BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Comes to US
    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 2d
    BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Comes to US Available in Europe for three years now, the BMW C Evolution electric scooter is about to make its US debut. Using the same 94-Ah batteries as the BMW i3 city car, the scooter is rated at 48


    1929 Bmw R62
    1KSilodrome / by Ben / 2d
    1929 BMW R62 BMW motorcycles have always been a little unusual, the Germans were never afraid to depart from the norm, and to their credit, the German consumers have been more than happy to jump on for the ride.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    18 Things You Didn't Know About Polaris Industries Inc. -- The ...
    Motorcycle industry news / Motley Fool / 1d
    It's a global leader in powersports-vehicle manufacturing, but it had very humble beginnings.


    The Complete Book of Moto Guzzi Every Model Since 1921 by Ian Falloon: Review
    Motorcycle industry news / UltimateMotorcycling.co... / 1d
    When Carlo Guzzi, Giovanni Ravelli and Giorgio Parodi teamed up to form the upstart motorcycle firm called Moto Guzzi in 1921, the motorcycle industryalready had a wide field of contenders, some with a nearly 20-year head start, including the likes of ...



    MC NEWS

    Smart Money Tips: Buying The Perfect Used Sportbike
    2Motorcyclist / by Mitch Boehm / 9h
    MC Garage Gentleman's express machines is where sport meets class. At the intersection of sporty and classy are the gentleman's express sportbikes, and they're some of our favorite bikes on the road. Here's what to look for:…


    Touratech files for insolvency
    CMG News / by CMG Staff / 12h
    Aftermarket parts and accessories retailer will be going through financial scrutiny in coming days. Source


    Meet the 420RR - MTT's New Turbine-powered Superbike
    100+RideApart - Recent Articles / 3d
    Over the nearly century and a half that motorcycles have been a thing, bike manufacturers have tinkered with a number of whimsical engine designs to compliment their bog standard internal combustion offerings. Everything from




    American Flat Track: The Next NASCAR?
    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 2h
    American Flat Track: The Next NASCAR? Flat Track racing is quickly gaining popularity in America. Could it eventually become as popular as NASCAR among the nation's race fans? That idea was recently put forward in an article in Forbes


    RIDING

    Tulsa’s Route 66 sees upsurge in redevelopment
    Route 66 News / by Ron Warnick / 11h
    1400 block of East 11th Street in Tulsa in 2007. 1400 block of East 11th Street in Tulsa in 2017. I’d suspected this had happened, and it’s been confirmed — more than 28 properties along 11th Street, aka Route 66, in Tulsa have been


    TECH

    MC Garage Video: How To Bleed Motorcycle Brakes
    100+Motorcyclist / by Ari Henning / 1d
    MC Garage Brake fluid needs to be replaced every two years. Here’s how to do it. Got a limp brake lever? Stiffen it up with fresh brake fluid and a thorough bleed to remove air. Here’s a video from the MC Garage that shows how it's done.

    #AustrianGP: All of the Best Action





    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Will BMW's Electric-Car Plan Fall Short of Matching Tesla?
    bmw ag / Madison.com / 3d
    ... sedan and Model X SUVs aren't racking up huge sales by mass-market standards, but they are racking up a whole lot of sales relative to similarly priced high-end luxury cars from -- you guessed it -- BMW and its German rivals, Mercedes-Benz and Audi AG .


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    Infiniti handcrafts a retro-futuristic dream in the electric Prototype 9
    49New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 21h
    Infiniti has completely unwrapped the stunning retro-futuristic Prototype 9 at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Inspired by classic Japanese racers, the car blends stunning proportions with a modern electric powertrain to create one

    1956 Aston Martin DBR1: A British Racing Rarity





    BIKE CANDY



    MOTO PHOTOS: Erick Runyon from Gears+Glory
    300+Pipeburn.com / by Andrew / 2d
    It’s 2011 and the custom bike world is beside itself with the Yamaha-based creations of one Greg Hageman, a.k.a. ‘Doc’s Chops’. From what was previously a laughably bad Yamaha Virago, Greg had built a custom that seemed to have



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    Bimmer

    The BMW Concept Z4. Freedom on four wheels.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    Munich. The BMW Group is using the Concours d’Elegance at Pebble Beach to present its exciting new take on a BMW roadster. Dynamic, progressive and an irresistible purveyor of thrills, the BMW Concept Z4 boasts lithe and compact



    BMW Group News

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to Join BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye in Developing Autonomous Driving Platform
    24BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW Group, Intel Corporation, Mobileye, an Intel company, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) signed a memorandum of understanding for FCA to join them in developing a world leading, state-of-the-art autonomous driving


    This is tomorrow. Now. The BMW Group at the IAA 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    At the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) from 14 to 24 September, the guiding principle of the BMW Group’s exhibition will be: “This is tomorrow. Now.”. The display at the 10,500 m² booth in Hall 11 will encompass an


    Recalls

    European Commission Rapid Alert

    European Commission Rapid Alert

    Alert number: A12/1112/17
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    Product: Motorcycle
    Name: G310R
    Batch number / Barcode: The motorcycles affected were produced between 15 December 2016 and 1 April 2017.
    Risk level: Serious
    Category: Motor vehicles
    Brand: BMW
    Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*168/2013*00017*; Type: 5R31
    Risk type: Injuries
    The handlebar clamp may be incorrectly bolted. This may lead to twisting of the handlebars, resulting in an accident.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)
    Description: Motorcycle
    Country of origin: India
    Alert submitted by: Germany
    Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, The Netherlands



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2018 BMW R 1200 RS Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 9h
    When you look at the 2018 BMW R 1200 RS, it’s hard to resist calling it a gentleman’s sport bike. The RS has sensible ergonomics and a torquey motor. The post 2018 BMW R 1200 RS Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price appeared first on


    2018 BMW R 1200 RT Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 2d
    An iconic long-distance tourer, the 2018 BMW R 1200 RT has a classic boxer twin as its centerpiece, albeit updated to feature both liquid- and air-cooling. The post 2018 BMW R 1200 RT Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price appeared first on Ultimate


    The BMW Urban G/S that’s a bit more G/S than Urban
    100+Visordown / 2d
    Image: Accessories firm Wunderlich turns R nineT-based model into 'G/S Scrambler'


    2018 BMW 1200 GS Adventure: What’s New?
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 1h
    BMW has revealed the new features of its 2018 R 1200 GS. There’s been little change to the bikes mechanics – but it’s the new range of electronic options we’re getting excited about. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure and the R 1200 GS,



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Sues Chinese Counterfeiters
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 55min
    Harley-Davidson Sues Chinese Counterfeiters Harley-Davidson recently filed suit against a group of Chinese counterfeiters for allegedly selling unauthorized products online. According to the World Intellectual Property Review, the suit



    MC NEWS

    Motorcycle sales continue to fall [UK]
    Motorcycle industry news / Motorcycle News / 17h
    New motorcycle registrations fell by 12.8% in July compared to the same month last year, marking a decline in sales in the UK for the seventh month in a row according to figures released by the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA).


    India Becomes World’s Largest Motorcycle Manufacturer
    4RideApart - Recent Articles / 24min
    India Becomes World’s Largest Motorcycle Manufacturer India recently surpassed China as the world’s largest manufacturer of motorcycles, and the growth curve is continuing. India’s growing domestic market, and partnerships


    The Largest Selling “Big Bike” In The World? Royal Enfield, of Course (News)
    2MotorcycleDaily.com / by Dirck Edge / 1h
    An article on the New Atlas website explores in depth the incredible Indian motorcycle market, and is worth a read. According to the story, while the United States sells roughly 500,000 motorcycles each year, and 125,000 are sold


    Will Autonomous Car Tech Help Drivers See Motorcyclists On The Road?
    19Cycle World / by John L. Stein / 6h
    Lifestyle When drivers don't see us, it's good that sometimes their cars can While autonomous car technologies are still in its infancy, there are some laudable advancements that may already be sharing the road around you.


    Andy Goldfine: Motorcyclist, Aerostich Founder, Inspiration
    8RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    Meet Andy Goldfine, Founder of Aerostich and Inspirational Motorcyclist Minnesota native is responsible for both Aerostich and Ride to Work Day If you haven’t heard of Aerostich you haven’t been paying attention.


    Why are dealers facing tough times? [Australia]
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 9min
    Australian motorcycle dealers are doing it tough, with slow sales, tough franchise agreements and pressure from manufacturers, says Australian Motorcycle Dealers Association boss Stuart Strickland. “I don’t think there is a







    The Racing Sheet




    2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 21min
    Press releases from the organizers and the teams ahead of this weekend's German WorldSBK round: Stop Pause, Press Play: WorldSBK is back Riders are ready to take on the second half of the season

    Five to go and all to play for
    1SBK / 12h
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English looks ahead to the second half of the season


    Did you know? #GermanWorldSBK in Numbers
    SBK / 2d
    WorldSBK heads into the second part of the season so it’s time to get your head around the stats ahead of Round Nine


    WorldSSP300: The boys are back in town
    SBK / 2d
    Inaugural series heads into the all important second half of the season


    Sykes on top as action resumes
    SBK / 34min
    In the first session of the Prosecco DOC German Round Sykes was the fastest rider, with Rea and Davies also in FP1 top three





    Danny Aldridge Explains Why Ducati’s Aero Fairing Is Legal
    34Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by David Emmett / 1h
    The Brno round of MotoGP turned out to be a veritable bonanza of aerodynamic developments. Honda turned up with their previously homologated fairing, and Yamaha debuted a new fairing with a modified upper half at the test on Monday.


    Other Racing News

    MotoAmerica fans enjoyed a sunny weekend of racing in Sonoma Valley!
    beIN SPORTS News / 1h
    Stay tuned for Round eight at Pittsburgh International Race Complex coming to you on August 25th-27th!


    Canadian Superbike: 2017 Championship Concludes This Coming Weekend At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
    3Roadracingworld.com / 5h
    Thrilling CSBK season finale coming to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend! Bowmanville, ON (August 17, 2017) – The 2017 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship season culminates with the popular double header


    AMA will co-sanction Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association events
    Dealernews / by Press Release / 2d
    PICKERINGTON, OH – The American Motorcylist Association announced it will partner with the Florida Motorcycle Road Racing Association (FMRRA) to advance the sport of motorcycle road racing, particularly in the Southeast.


    26 min - 2017 FIM Sidecar World Championship - Assen (NLD)




    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    1940 BMW 328 Roadster
    2KSilodrome / by Ben / 2d
    1940 BMW 328 Roadster The 1940 BMW 328 Roadster shown here presents a bit of an automotive mystery, its rare Touring of Milan bodywork was constructed using the Superleggera (super lightweight) method with a design in keeping with


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    How the internal combustion engine is being refined in 2017
    90New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 13h
    Although car manufacturers are embracing alternative power sources, they haven't given up on internal combustion just yet. Along with a push towards downsized turbo power, some of the smartest engineers in the world are using




    BIKE CANDY

    From FaceBike


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    If I win the lottery.. That number 9 silver racer is going in my living room.

    And as always...thanks for sharing.
    Ron Prior {AMA member ,MOA member}
    Milford,Oh
    2002 KLT
    2004 Roadster

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    If I win the lottery.. That number 9 silver racer is going in my living room.

    And as always...thanks for sharing.




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    MotherShip News

    Beemer

    The first two titles for the BMW racers in the 2017 season: Markus Reiterberger is champion in the IDM, Jordan Szoke in the CSBK.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    The worldwide BMW Motorrad Motorsport community can celebrate its first two titles of the 2017 season: at the weekend, Markus Reiterberger and Jordan Szoke were crowned champions in the International German Championship and the




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 32/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    Eventful VLN race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife – Ekris Motorsport wins the title in the GT4 Northern Cup.


    Four BMW drivers in the points on Sunday at Zandvoort.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    BMW added to its points tally again in an action-packed twelfth DTM race of the season in Zandvoort (NED). Maxime Martin (BEL) and Timo Glock (GER) showed their fighting spirit by finishing sixth and seventh



    BMW one-two-three in the Saturday race at Zandvoort – Glock wins, ahead of Wittmann and Martin.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Timo Glock (GER) claimed his fourth DTM victory in race eleven of the 2017 season. Starting from pole position, he crossed the finish line first in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM after 37 laps of racing.



    Bimmer

    The new BMW M5.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 21min
    The new BMW M5 (fuel consumption combined: 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp]*; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km*) takes BMW M GmbH into new territory, with M xDrive all-wheel drive featuring in the high-performance sedan



    The all-new BMW M5 (2017) in Need for Speed Payback.
    BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 30min
    The incredible is about to begin. So buckle up, grab the steering-wheel and feel the impetuous power of the all-new BMW M5 with M xDrive in Need for Speed Payback. Never was the game this real. Never was the BMW M5 this powerful.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Delivers On A Bespoke Color Challenge Stemming From A Beautiful Flower
    5Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 22h
    A Rolls-Royce ‘Dawn in Fuxia’ for Collector Michael Fux.



    New Rolls-Royce Phantom Makes North American Grand Entrance At 2017 Monterey Car Week
    5Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 22h
    The all-new Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Phantom will make its North American debut on Friday, August 18 at ‘The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering.’ The debut comes only weeks after the global unveiling of the New Phantom at Bonham’s


    Recalls


    BMW issued a recall on the R NINE T model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 5min
    On certain motorcycles, one or more of the bolts that connect the right-side pivot pin to the frame may not have been tightened to specification due to a manufacturing issue. This could result in the pivot pin...


    .BMW issued a recall on the 4 SERIES model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 5min
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    2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    1Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 4h
    Ready to go anywhere on the planet, along with having the ground support to make that possible, the 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure is a motorcycle around which dreams are constructed and executed. The post 2018 BMW R 1200 GS


    2018 BMW R 1200 R Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    2Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 2d
    If you were designing a pictogram to represent a motorcycle, you could do much worse than the 2018 BMW R 1200 R as a model. The post 2018 BMW R 1200 R Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price appeared first on Ultimate Motorcycling


    BMW G 310 R Review
    Road Rider Magazine / by a Road Rider contributor / 15h
    BMW tunes into the Australian featherweight division with its new 313cc sportster; the G 310 R. When the crew at BMW aim their sights on a new market, they rarely miss. Take for instance the GS series and its place in the adventure


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Volkswagen to Not Sell Ducati, Maybe
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 5min
    Volkswagen to Not Sell Ducati, Maybe In the latest bit of Euro-speculation reported by Reuters , Volkswagen is more interested in focusing on its electric and transport vehicles than it is in selling Ducati.


    Confederate will turn toward electric, rename the company: report
    Dealernews / by Dealernews Wires / 1h
    BIRMINGHAM, AL – Confederate Motorcycles’ limited edition FA-13 Combat Bomber (see image), of which only 13 have been made, may be the last “combustion engine hurrah” for this bike manufacturer.



    Honda: Honda Motorcycle eyes to sell 6 million units in FY17-18
    Motorcycle industry news / Economic Times / 3min
    CHENNAI: Japanese two-wheeler major Honda, backed by additional capacity at its Karnataka factory, has set a target to sell six million units in the current fiscal


    VW in no hurry to sell assets, investments more important
    3Motorcycle News / 4h
    Analysts and bankers have been expecting Europe's biggest carmaker to sell assets soon to help meet the cost of its diesel emissions test cheating scandal, which has already reached as much as $25 billion. But Thomas Sedran said the
    FWIW Some board members are resisting unless there are “compelling financial reasons” as reported by Reuters. $1.5 - 1.8 billion may seem a compelling reason if you are looking at $25 billion in fines. But ... maybe not.

    Break the deal down in a back of the envelope way and you may agree with them. The reported offers are coming in at roughly what the Ducati has been valued at if VWAG holds the company. The prospective buyers are offering no blue sky dollars; rather, trying to short the deal. VWAG would still have the potential of $25 billion in fines and the fees for attorneys and brokers, taxes and other soft costs to pay out in a sale. There net will be less, potentially significantly less than the current value that could be used to leverage bank loans or, heaven forbid run Ducati as a viable, growing business and use the profits year after year.

    MC NEWS

    CMG set to end publication
    Canada Moto Guide / by Courtney Hay / 45min
    Canada Moto Guide preparing to close at the end of August. Source

    FWIW: This piece showed up in my feedly account as I was putting the finishing touches on this post. CMG has become a regular source of articles for this thread. In addition to providing a source hopefully reflecting the Canadian readers, it has regularly been the first online source for a variety of things of interest to this community.

    Earlier in the day it was time to clean up the feeds in that account. Of the 532 in the que 112 were listed as unreachable. After an hour only 15 were able to be updated with the rest no longer in business. The numbers were a bit jarring, especially in light of the CMG announcement. Yet this cleanup task is an annual affair.

    The racing crowd and Europeans take the month of August off while I clean up my feedly account. At the high point the account held over one thousand feeds. Yes, this is an example of digital hoarding but that is what news aggregators do. In over a decade of doing this, feeds have disappeared for a variety of reasons. Reposters lose interest or become tired. That is to be expected. What is disappointing is the growing number of primary sites that can not make the numbers work anymore.

    Another one bites the dust


    The motorcycle becoming thing of the past
    Motorcycle industry news / Nikkei Asian Review / 1d
    TOKYO -- Many Japanese motorcycle models are being retired as the industry's big names adjust to tighter safety and environmental regulations as well shrinking popularity. Japan's motorcycle market is now 11% of what it was at its


    Millennials not buying motorcycles, sales slipping
    Motorcycle industry news / FOX5 Las Vegas / 2d
    FOX5 Las Vegas Millennials not buying motorcycles , sales slipping FOX5 Las Vegas Companies have said Millennials have been hard to figure out when it comes to spending money and the motorcycle industry is having a tough time reaching what is now the largest living generation.


    The Rudge Book of the Road
    10The Vintagent / by Paul d'Orléans / 1d
    I n 1925 through 1927, the Rudge-Whitworth company introduced a line of touring accessories which have never been equaled by any other motorcycle manufacturer, even in these days of super-luxo three-wheel touring rigs with


    VIDEO: The monowheel motorcycle that smashed Guinness World Records
    100+Visordown / by Joe Murfitt / 3d
    Image: They see me rollin'


    What's the trick to getting young people to ride motorcycles?
    Motorcycle industry news / Marketplace.org / 3min
    "There's definitely less people buying motorcycles," he said. "Our future goal is to get more butts on seats.” In 2016, U.S. customers rolled off with 371,403 new bikes, roughly half as many as a decade ago, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council.



    TECH

    Choosing Materials For Motorcycle Manufacturing Is More Complicated Than You Think
    1Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 7h
    Blogs Steel and aluminum are the norm, but why not more carbon and titanium? Our resident metallurgical guru Kevin Cameron weighs in on why motorcycle manufacturing relies so heavily on steel and aluminum, and dreams of the day



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    Race Report: CSBK final races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
    CMG News / by Larry Tate / 15h
    It was a tight one at Canadian Superbike, with the top five passing the flag within one second. Source





    2017 Lausitzring World Superbike Sunday Post-Race Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 1d
    Press releases from the organizers and teams after Sunday's races at the Lausitzring:


    2017 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 18, Lausitzring, Germany
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the second race in Germany: Round Number: 9 Year: 2017






    Great recovery by Torres in race 1 at the Lausitzring
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 2d
    Great recovery by Torres in race 1 at the Lausitzring Lausitz (Germany), Saturday 19 August 2017 Race 1 at the Lausitzring, a home track for German manufacturer BMW of course, proved to be a mixed bag for the Althea BMW


    Althea BMW concludes a tough weekend in Germany
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 1d
    Althea BMW concludes a tough weekend in Germany Lausitz (Germany), Sunday 20 August 2017 Althea BMW Racing Team has concluded round nine of the SBK World Championship at the Lausitzring in Germany but results unfortunately


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    German pole for Sandi on BMW
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    Italian rider on pole in STK1000 class at the Lausitzring, in front of Scheib and Rinaldi


    STK1000: Rinaldi grabs dramatic Lausitzring win
    40SBK / 1d
    In the Superstock 1000 European Championship class it was Rinaldi who got the win, in front of Jones and Tamburini





    MotoGP Rewind: A recap of the #AustrianGP


    2018 MotoGP Rider Line Up, Late August - Three Seats Left To Fill
    3MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 7h
    With Taka Nakagami and Karel Abraham signing contracts for 2018 over the weekend, and another announcement due at Silverstone, we can update the 2018 MotoGP rider line up. Just three seats remain open: the second seat at Marc





    2017 Belgian Grand Prix | F1 Fast Facts



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    Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW and Intel in Mega Self-Driving Car Coalition
    bmw ag / Investorplace.com / 24min
    BMW , Intel, and Mobileye originally formed the group over a year ago with the goal of producing fully-functioning self-driving vehicles by 2021.

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    Volkswagen's I.D. Buzz autonomous electric Kombi van gets production nod
    55New Atlas / by Loz Blain / 13h
    When Volkswagen released this Kombi-style electric microbus as a concept earlier this year, the world yawned and said "wake us when you build the damn thing." Well folks, set your alarms for 2022, when the I.D. Buzz is planned for


    Monumental Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet arrives at Pebble Beach
    89New Atlas / by Mike Hanlon / 11h
    In many ways, the 2017 Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet is a continuation concept, taking the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Coupé presented at Pebble Beach in 2016, and removing the top.



    Sorry Rolls Royce Motorcars, this would be taking part of my lottery winnings.


    FWIW

    Game of Thrones: Why Do We Love Impossible Stories?
    7Big Think / by Derek Beres / 1h
    Storytelling isn’t an escape from reality, it’s a deep dive into it. Read More


    NASA Has Already Released An Epic Gallery of Eclipse Photos Including an ISS Photobomb
    200+TwistedSifter / by twistedsifter / 47min
    Photograph by NASA/Joel Kowsky North American was treated to a solar eclipse today and those fortunate to be within the narrow 70 mile wide ‘path of totality’ were able to witness a total solar eclipse in all its splendour.


    The Engine That Won World War II - Jay Leno's Garage



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    BMW Cafe Racer Coffee Rocket[/b]
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    BMW Cafe Racer Conversion Coffee Rocket Base R80 Monolever The BMW is still today the most expensive and high-quality Rock n Roll Cycles conversion. Only the finest things were installed, no part remained untouched! For conversion:

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    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL Chases GTLM Championship Points at Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 34min
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 22, 2017… The August 27th Michelin GT Challenge at VIRginia International Raceway will feature a GT only race for the second time in the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship providing a spotlight on

    Recalls

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    Dated: JUL 21, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters for failing to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 120, "Wheels and

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    Dated: AUG 08, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles and 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal a...


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    Dated: AUG 08, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC. (BMW) is recalling certain 2012-2013 BMW X3 xDrive28i, X3 xDrive35i, and M6 Convertible vehicles and 2013 M6 Coupe vehicles. The affected vehicles have a driver's frontal a...

    .


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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    New BMW dealership opens in Florida
    bmw motorcycles / Powersports Business (press rele... / 3h
    “Both Felipe and David have extensive experience with the BMW brand andBMW motorcycles ,” said Michael Peyton, vice president of BMW Motorrad North America. “They and their knowledgeable, friendly staff will be a welcome addition to the riding ...


    BMW F 800 GSA now fully equipped for adventure
    bmw motorcycles / Stuff.co.nz / 16h
    BMW Motorrad is pretty keen to shift existing stocks of its F 800 GS and F 800 GS Adventure models now that spy pictures of a larger-capacity F-series twin have been published in major motorcycle magazines off-shore.


    2018 BMW F 800 GS Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 7h
    With 17” and 21” wire-spoke wheels, the 2018 BMW F 800 GS identifies itself as an off-road ready motorcycle. The post 2018 BMW F 800 GS Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Price appeared first on Ultimate Motorcycling .


    2018 BMW K 1600 B First Ride Review | 21 Fast Facts
    3Ultimate Motorcycling / by Nic de Sena / 10h
    We head to Asheville, N.C., to check out the BMW K 1600 B Bagger, spending two days on some of the finest roads the United States has to offer. The post 2018 BMW K 1600 B First Ride Review | 21 Fast Facts appeared first on Ultimate


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson releases all-new Softail line, kills Dyna
    5KRevZilla Articles / 19h
    The Dyna is dead, the Softail is all new, and all your favorite Dynas are now Softail models


    2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup First Look | 5 Fast Facts
    48Ultimate Motorcycling / by Don Williams / 11h
    2018 Harley-Davidson CVO: Here's a First Look at the 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO models, including a 115th Anniversary Touring motorcycle. The post 2018 Harley-Davidson CVO Lineup First Look | 5 Fast Facts appeared first on Ultimate


    Who Was Glenn Curtiss And What Does He Have To Do With Zero Motorcycles?
    Cycle World / by Gaz Boulanger / 7h
    News Confederate Motors changes its name, moving forward with all-electric bikes Confederate Motors announces plans to go all-electric by partnering with Zero Motorcycles, and changes its corporate name to Curtiss Motorcycles, after


    Spy Video: Ducati’s new V4 being tested on track
    54Motofire / 13h
    Cheeky phone camera video shows the replacement to the Panigale being put through its paces in Misano. The news that Ducati is moving over to a brand new, V4 architecture was finally let out of the bag a few weeks ago


    Royal Enfield flying solo for now
    1CMG News / by CMG Staff / 11h
    Despite other Indian manufacturers announcing team-ups, Royal Enfield says it has no plans for partnerships with Euro OEMs. Source



    MC NEWS

    Is This Yamaha’s New T7 Adventure Rally Bike?
    2Motorcyclist / by Brody Cox / now
    News Heritage? Check. Styling? Check. Possible release date? We sure hope so! Did Yamaha just tease an official release date for their new 700cc adventure bike?


    TVS sets new stunt record with Apache
    Autocar India / by Sherman Hale Nazareth / 9h
    TVS sets new stunt record with Apache


    India Replaces China as World's Biggest Motorcycle-Building Nation
    bmw motorcycles / The Drive / 16h
    KTM's partnership with Bajaj is what enabled it to surpass BMW to become Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer.


    Why India's top two-wheeler makers are stepping on the gas to grab the premium slice of the motorcycle market
    Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 2h
    Competition is revving up in India's premium motorcycle segment, with sales having outpaced the growth rate of the overall industry over the past five years.


    Bike Theft: Are You An Easy Target?
    Motofire / now
    Over the weekend Irish comedian PJ Gallagher had his black Triumph 800 stolen while visiting his mum. As is the trend these days he took to Twitter and appealed to his 80,000 fans to RT in a bid to have the bike returned. This is just


    Indian Motorcycle Opens Experience Center in Iowa
    RideApart - Recent Articles / now
    Indian Motorcycle Opens Experience Center in Iowa Indian Motorcycle has announced the opening of a new Experience Center at its Spirit Lake manufacturing facility. Based in America’s heartland, the Spirit Lake Experience



    RIDING

    Navigating the TransAmerica Trail By GPS
    1Motorcyclist / by Dave Bramsen / 2h
    Videos Feeling our way through the muddy roads of Arkansas. GPS cards and maps can get you accurately through the entire TransAmerica Trail.


    How To Perform a Pre-Ride Safety Check
    1Motorcyclist / by Ari Henning / 3h
    MC Garage Six Tips That Could Save Your Life Perform these six steps before you ride and you'll be safer and less likely to need a tow truck to get home.


    Touring Canada's Gaspe peninsula on 2 wheels
    bmw motorcycles / SFGate / 3h
    Riding our BMW touring motorcycle , my wife and I chose the counterclockwise option, reasoning that the outer, right-side lane put us closer to the sea, if only by a travel lane.


    Beef industry reaches out to rallygoers
    Motorcycle industry news / Rapid City Journal / 4h
    One of the questions organizers of the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally often get is "where can I get a good steak?" So, it made perfect sense that the South Dakota Beef Industry Council step up to answer that question.


    TECH

    What Are Vitrified Motorcycle Brake Pads?
    3Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 9h
    Blogs Can hard-worked pad materials lose friction in glassy transformations? Is it brake pad vitrification that makes the difference between the great feel of new pads and the reduced perkiness of used ones? CW’s Kevin Cameron seeks the


    Motorcyclist Garage: How to Check Motorcycle Wheel Alignment]
    3Motofire / by Motorcyclist Magazine / 14h
    Bike handling funny? Tires wearing weird? It might be time to check your wheel alignment. If your bike’s wheels aren’t aligned you might experience handling issues, uneven tire and drivetrain wear, and other problems.



    The Racing Sheet




    In the media MCN: WorldSBK plans big changes to level competition
    1SBK / 9h
    British newspaper sat down with series director Daniel Carrera


    Top videos from #GermanWorldSBK
    1SBK / 1d
    A selection of the very best videos from the Prosecco DOC German Round.






    Ducati Team head across the Channel for British Grand Prix at Silverstone
    Ducati RSS Feed / now


    Marquez & Pedrosa Go for Another Podium Double
    1Honda World News / 12h
    Silverstone, Great Britain - Marc Marquez goes into the British Grand Prix aiming to further extend his advantage in the closest-ever MotoGP title race.


    Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Is Ducati’s grip computer-enhanced?
    MotoMatters.com / by Mat Oxley / now
    The Ducati MotoGP team is using trick new software created to improve tyre performance, so how important is this technology to the factory’s title challenge? It looks like we may get away without a proper soaking at Silverstone


    Analysis: Why KTM is the next top MotoGP brand
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 6h
    Grand Prix motorcycle racing has long been dominated by two Japanese powerhouses: Yamaha and Honda, who between them have won 35 out of the past 42 premier class titles.Suzuki has been the third force for most of that


    New Flag-to-Flag Bike Swap Procedure To Be Tested At Silverstone
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1h
    A new bike swap procedure is to be tested at Silverstone for flag-to-flag races. After the riders failed to reach agreement on a single procedure at the Safety Commission meeting in Austria, Race Direction met with the teams to agree a



    Test of new MotoGP™ bike swap procedure
    7news RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 1h
    Trial of new bike swap procedure to take place following MotoGP™ FP2






    Raikkonen retained by Ferrari for 2018
    34KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Ferrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen is to remain with the team for another year, and will race for them until the end of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship.


    McLaren Honda confirms Stoffel Vandoorne will race for the team in 2018 as planned
    400+McLaren Honda / 10h
    Stoffel Vandoorne McLaren Honda is pleased to confirm that Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to race for the team in 2018 as planned. Stoffel Vandoorne said: “I’m delighted that the team has now formally announced that I will continue


    While they were away - what F1 did this summer
    8F1 Latest News / 5h
    As the drivers prepare to return to race action in Belgium this weekend, we bring you a social media round-up of what some of them have been doing during the F1 summer shutdown...


    Opinion: Why the F1 odds are stacked against Vettel
    31Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 31min
    After the summer break, Sebastian Vettel restarts his championship campaign with Ferrari this weekend 14 points ahead of Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton. It’s the head-to-head between these two that we’ve wanted to see for years, and the


    F1 gossip: Chinese GP, Sebastian Vettel, Honda, Lewis Hamilton
    400+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 1d
    VW boss says F1 has concerns over reduced sponsors and spectator numbers, Chinese GP set to stay, more Asian street races planned, plus more.

    One Lap Spa - Haas F1[

    Belgian Grand Prix: Track Lap

    FIA.com BELGIUM GRAND PRIX Event and Timing Information

    Dan Gurney and the Eagle at Spa






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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Car2go could merge with BMW's car-sharing services, sources say ...
    bmw ag / Austin Business Journal / 9h
    Austin-based Car2go, which offers pay-by-the-minute car rentals, is owned by Daimler AG, the German automotive company.


    Upcoming BMW chassis codes hint at future models
    1Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 11min
    There are many questions about future BMWs. What models will be replacing now-gone models and will we see the return of models that we love, like the 4 Series Gran Coupe ? These are a couple of the questions that enthusiasts have for


    SPIED: BMW M8 Convertible caught testing in Germany
    3Bmw Blog / by Nico DeMattia / 1d
    For years, the idea of a BMW M8 was a pipe dream. After the first-gen 8 Series , fans always wished that BMW had developed an M8 out of it, to add killer performance to its killer looks. Except it never happened. Well, sort it


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    2018 Ferrari Portofino World Premiere Replaces Ferrari California T New Ferrari Portofino V8 GT 2018




    9 Driving Habits We All Need to Avoid
    Supercars.net / by Fast Cars Go / 20min
    There’s nothing more frustrating in the car than to see another road user driving recklessly. But if we are honest, most of us have bad driving habits. Here are nine of those that we all need to avoid doing in future.

    Volkswagen I.D. BUZZ - Goes into Production




    Ariel's New 1180-Horsepower Hybrid HIPERCAR Isn't Just Supposed To Be A Track Toy
    300+Jalopnik / by David Tracy / 3h
    Photo: Ariel Ariel, the British car company known for building what look like roll cages on wheels , has just announced details on project HIPERCAR, which, they say, will be a ridiculous 1,180 horsepower, 1,330 lb-ft hybrid sports car that also

    Dan Gurney: All American Racer - Birth of AAR








    FWIW

    Harvard Scientists Invent Self-Healing Rubber That Could Revolutionize Tires
    59TheDrive / by Eric Brandt / 1d
    Run-flat tires are nothing new, but Harvard University's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has redefined the term—by inventing a new kind of rubber that actually heals itself.



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    How is this Ninja 900R-powered custom trike even legal?!





    Project XG-848X: Custom Ducati with hydraulic-lift tank boggles our minds
    100+New Atlas / by Loz Blain / 13h
    We're really at a loss for words on this one. If the goal of making a custom motorcycle is to have something conspicuously different and unique, then we'd put this one in the top 1 percent of customs we've ever seen.


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    Dominance in Horiče: double top-six lockout for the BMW racers in the International Road Racing Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The BMW S 1000 RR racers reigned on the Horiče street circuit in the Czech Republic; at the penultimate round of the 2017 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), they celebrated a double top-six lockout.




    Pure&Crafted Festival presented by BMW Motorrad lures 10,000 enthusiastic festival-goers to new location.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    The Pure&Crafted Festival's third edition went out with a bang under yesterday's starry late summer night sky. On the grounds of the Altes Kraftwerk Rummelsburg in Berlin, the festival appealed to its audience with a unique mix




    The BMW G 310 R meets ATWYLD



    The BMW G 310 R meets ThankYouX




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 33/2017.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    BMW drivers celebrate win and podium in the BTCC – Guest start for Augusto Farfus in Japan.


    BMW Team RLL Post Second and Third Place Starting Positions for Michelin GT Challenge at VIR; Sims - P2, Edwards - P3.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 54min
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 26, 2017… Determined work through three one-hour practice sessions over the past day and one half resulted in BMW Team RLL scoring second and third place starting positions for tomorrow’s Michelin GT


    BMW Team RLL Finish Fourth and Ninth in Michelin GT Challenge at VIR.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 24min
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 27, 2017… BMW Team RLL’s fourth and ninth place finishes in today’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at VIR are far different than the first 85 laps of the 93 completed


    Bimmer

    The new BMW i3, the new BMW i3s.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    The BMW i3 shows the way ahead to a new era of mobility. It is recognised the world over as a symbol of driving pleasure, sustainability and intelligent connectivity in the urban traffic environment, which is why it has become the


    BMW at the IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    BMW is firing the starting gun on the brand’s forthcoming product offensive with an extraordinary pageant of new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main. The company’s stand centres on its




    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2017 BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Launching in California
    bmw motorcycles / Motorcycle.com (blog) / 20h
    As interest in the C evolution builds, BMW Motorrad USA will expand this product offering to BMW Motorrad retailers in other states.


    Aprilia Tuono 1100 RR vs. BMW S1000R vs. KTM 1290 Super Duke R vs. Yamaha FZ-10 Comparison Review
    6Cycle World / by Don Canet / 6h
    Reviews We take these super nakeds to the road and track and back again From the road to track and back, this fast, fun foursome of super naked bikes go head to head in this comparison test showdown to find out who reigns supreme.


    Alex and the Valley of Doom a BMW KTM Motorcycle Adventure



    MC NEWS

    Beef industry reaches out to rallygoers
    Motorcycle industry news / Rapid City Journal / 3h
    One of the questions organizers of the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally often get is "Where can I get a good steak?" So, it made perfect sense for the South Dakota Beef Industry Council to answer that question. During the 77th rally, which


    Electric Scooter and Motorcycle Market to hit 60 million unit shipments by 2024
    Motorcycle industry news / Markets Insider / 11h
    27, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Electric Scooter and Motorcycle Market size is estimated to reach USD 55 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Considerable environmental benefits associated


    Top Five: Cruisers with colossal cubes
    3Motofire / by Phil Turner / 10h
    Back when your dad was a lad a 650 was considered a big bike, now you need be touching 800cc to be classed as a middleweight. Yes, bigger is definitely better in bikes these days, and you don’t get much more cubes for your cash than with


    RIDING

    Touring Canada's Gaspe peninsula on 2 wheels
    bmw motorcycles / Boston.com / 1d
    Riding our BMW touring motorcycle , my wife and I chose the counterclockwise option, reasoning that the outer, right-side lane put us closer to the sea, if only by a travel lane.


    What Does a US Cross-Country Trip Cost?
    5RideApart - Recent Articles / 50min
    What Does a US Cross-Country Trip Cost? For a story in Forbes Magazine, Brian Roberts decided to record his expenses on a ride across the USA. The writer, and former custom jewelry entrepreneur, picked up an Indian Scout at Rollin’ Fast


    GEAR

    CruzTOOLS Announces Pro-Grade Safety Wire Pliers
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 1h
    CruzTOOLS has announced the SWP8 Safety Wire Pliers for Powersports vehicles. It’s not uncommon to find safety wire pliers in a technician’s tool box, especially if they’re involved in competition.


    The Angry Lane Rider Daypack
    500+Silodrome / by Ben / 14h
    The Angry Lane Rider Daypack The Angry Lane Rider Daypack has been designed by motorcyclists, for motorcyclists. It’s the work of the team at Angry Lane, long known as Hong Kong’s premier custom motorcycle garage.




    The Racing Sheet




    In the media: Will MV Agusta race two bikes in 2018?
    SBK / 11h
    Speedweek look into the possibility of Italian team of running two SBK machines in 2018





    #BritishGP: All of the Best Action


    2017 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 12, Silverstone, United Kingdom
    MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 7h
    MotoGP standings after Silverstone: Round Number: 12 Year: 2017


    2017 Silverstone MotoGP Race Result: Wise Heads and Mechanicals
    MotoMatters.com / by Zara Daniela / 8h
    Results and summary of the MotoGP race in Silverstone:


    Dovizioso: Now my rivals know that I am dangerous
    GPone RSS Feed / 3h
    "At Silverstone I was in my comfort zone and I was in the right place at the right time. Credit? 60% to me and 40 to Ducati"


    Viñales: Today I played all my cards
    GPone RSS Feed / 2h
    "The soft tyre was not a gamble but the right choice. The M1 and I are back in shape, but we still need to improve"


    Rossi: “You have to give your maximum”
    14Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 6h
    The ‘Doctor’ takes P3 in his 300th premier class start


    A message from Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali
    Ducati RSS Feed / 5h
    Desmodovi #1 x Four!


    Thailand poised to join the MotoGP™ calendar
    7Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 9h
    Contract set to be signed on Thursday in Bangkok






    FIA.com Belgian Grand Prix : Event and Timing Information


    2017 Belgian Grand Prix | Race Highlights




    Hamilton: Tactical defending only way to beat 'faster' Ferrari
    3KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton has revealed how only some excellent defensive tactics kept Sebastian Vettel's 'faster' Ferrari at bay in Sunday's Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps.


    Qualifying improvement vital for Ferrari - Vettel
    3KF1 Latest News / 11h
    Championship leader Sebastian Vettel says Spa proved Ferrari must improve their qualifying form in order to defeat closely-matched rivals Mercedes over the latter part of the season.


    What the teams said - race day in Belgium
    500+F1 Latest News / 1d
    A round-up from the 2017 Formula 1 Pirelli Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps...


    Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the Belgian Grand Prix
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday's Belgian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):


    Perez and Ocon no longer free to race - Force India
    6KF1 Latest News / 1d
    Force India say Sergio Perez and Esteban Ocon can no longer be trusted to race each other without team orders after two clashes in Sunday’s Grand Prix in Belgium cost the team valuable points.


    Other Racing News

    2017 FIM ISDE - Opening Ceremony France




    America’S Isde Title Defense Crashes On Day 1
    DIrt Bike Magazine / by Mark Tilley / 6h
    Team USA’s hopes for a repeat victory in the World Trophy division of the ISDE ended on day one when Thad Duvall dropped out with an injury. Duvall, who teamed with Kailub Russell, Talylor Robert and Ryan Sipes to represent the U.S.


    DTM must be "open to anything" to ensure survival - BMW
    formula e / Motorsport.com, Edition: Global / 5h
    Motorsport.com, Edition: Global DTM must be "open to anything" to ensure survival - BMW Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Last month's announcement that Mercedes is to quit the DTM in favour of Formula E has left the German tin-top series facing an uncertain future, with only Audi and BMW committed for 2019 and beyond.





    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    The BMW M5 Is Now Faster to 62 MPH than Plenty of Supercars
    1KBmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 2d
    The new BMW M5 moved from the traditional rear-wheel drive setup BMW got us used to, to a whole new layout using all-wheel drive. Dubbed M xDrive, the new system admittedly can send all of its power to the rear wheels alone and


    Supply Hitches Causes Production Disruption At BMW
    bmw ag / The Ledger Gazette / 1d
    BMW AG has revealed that it will be demanding compensation from its parts supplier, Robert Bosch GmbH, following production stoppages that were caused by delays in the delivery of parts.


    German Carmakers Urged to Challenge Tesla by Senior Merkel Aide
    bmw ag / Bloomberg / 1d
    German automakers must invest more in electric vehicles and take on Elon Musk's Tesla Inc., Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff said Saturday. Peter Altmaier said he was thoroughly disappointed by German auto executives


    BMW more profitable than Daimler and Volkswagen
    6Bmw Blog / by Horatiu Boeriu / 9h
    The BMW lineup refresh of the past few years has been received very positively among the international customers, driving BMW’s sales to new heights. According to a study by consulting firm Ernst & Young, quoted by the Manager


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Continental rethinks the wheel—and the brake—for electric cars
    500+Ars Technica / by Jonathan M. Gitlin / 2d
    Enlarge (credit: Continental) When it comes to making a car slow down, for the last few decades pretty much every car on the road has used the same idea: a brake disc mounted to the axle with calipers that press high-friction pads onto



    Form Follows Performance Design Philosophy Of Bugatti's $3 Million 261 MPH 1500 HP Chiron
    4Forbes - Business / by Mark Ewing, Contributor / 2d
    Achim has a deep appreciation for Bugatti’s heritage, captured in Chiron in many subtle ways, but he understands that design looks forward, and design must answer the technical demands of engineering.


    Hurricane Harvey Has Knocked Out 25 Percent of Gulf Gas Production
    100+Jalopnik / by Tom McKay on Gizmodo, shared by Patrick George to Jalopnik / 11h
    Photo: AP Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that barreled into southeastern Texas on Friday evening, has shut down approximately a quarter of US gas production in the Gulf of Mexico. According to Reuters , storm-related


    Amid Harvey's destruction, Detroit 3 say parts shipping unaffected
    8Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 52min
    Editor's note: Automotive News is monitoring the effects Harvey is having on automotive operations, supply chain, retailers and shipping. We will report developments as details emerge.


    VW's hippie-mobile goes commercial
    27Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1d
    Bringing back the 1960s-era Microbus might seem like a fun nostalgia play, but Volkswagen has something more functional and potentially lucrative up its sleeve.


    China bid for FCA could hit a U.S. wall
    21Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 15h
    If a Chinese buyer emerges for all or part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, it could face heightened scrutiny by U.S. security officials.



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    “E-LisaBad”: Customizer Rolf Reick modifies BMW Motorrad’s C evolution
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 15h
    Premiere of “E-LisaBad”: Customizer Rolf Reick modifies BMW Motorrad’s C evolution for the first time. It's a scooter and it's also electric, 2 things that together should get rid of those hard and pure fans who love vintage




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    IN THE SPOTLIGHT: The new BMW HP4 RACE.



    BMW Motorsport News

    The success story continues: BMW M235i Racing Cup to remain part of the VLN in 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The BMW M235i Racing Cup is retained as one of the classes with the strongest field and toughest competition in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring (GER) for the 2018 season.


    2017 Baja Poland – Round 9, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    • Three MINI crews set to contest 2017 Baja Poland. • Jakub Przygonski driving a MINI John Cooper Works Rally to compete in front of his Polish compatriots. • Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc returns to race with MINI at Baja Poland –


    BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi defends his world-title in the para-cycling time trial.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    The world para-cycling elite are meeting in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, for the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships – and Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) lives up to his role as a favourite. On Thursday, the BMW Brand


    Bimmer

    The new BMW i3 and i3s
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 2d
    • Refreshing styling accents, cutting-edge equipment features and new digital services available for the BMW i3. • New BMW i3s with additional chassis technology, improved driving dynamics and model-specific exterior design




    “Goldener Computer” award for the BMW 5 Series. Computerbild Group readers’ survey confirms BMW’s connectivity leadership.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Munich/Berlin. The new BMW 5 Series was today presented with the “Goldener Computer” award in the “Connected Car” category.

    BMW Group News

    Personnel changes within the BMW Group Product, Technology and Sports Communications Division.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    Personnel changes within the BMW Group Product, Technology and Sports Communications Division.


    Smart Data Analytics: BMW Group relies on intelligent use of production data for efficient processes and premium quality
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Data analysis creates growing added value for continuous improvement in the production system +++ Tangible improvement in system availability through connected production: Every minute saved means another vehicle built +++



    MINI

    MINI at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    World premiere of the MINI Electric Concept as a look ahead to locally emission-free driving fun – British premium brand presents the diversity of its model program and customisation options as well as the range of accessory and




    MINI presents pure-electric design study at the IAA: the MINI Electric Concept, complete with iconic design and urban driving fun.
    59BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Munich. MINI is using the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt am Main to showcase its take on future personal mobility in the city – in the form of the MINI Electric Concept. Designed for use in urban areas, this concept car offers a


    Designed for life in the fast lane. The John Cooper Works Lifestyle Collection 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Munich. MINI is unveiling the John Cooper Works Lifestyle Collection 2017 for the first time at the IAA Cars 2017 in Frankfurt, Germany. The Collection offers a range of textiles, bags, clever everyday items and kids’ gear that bring the


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Roger Daltrey Cbe And Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Donate To Teenage Cancer Trust
    4Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 8h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and ‘Global dealer of the Year’ Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Sunningdale, have made a charitable donation to Teenage Cancer Trust. The donation was made from the proceeds of the sale of Roger Daltrey CBE’s unique



    Recalls

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    10KVehicles Recalls / 1d
    Dated: AUG 16, 2017 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 430i, 430i xDrive, 440i, 440i xDrive, and M4 convertible vehicles. The Emergency Locking Retractors (ELR) within the front seat belt assembli...


    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

    The New BMW K 1600 B Is One Beautiful Bagger
    bmw motorcycles / Robb Report / 7h
    For 2018, BMW Motorrad enters this most iconic of categories and strays from convention with the K 1600 B (the b is for bagger).


    2018 BMW K 1600 B Bagger | Road Test Review
    Rider Magazine / by Greg Drevenstedt / 11min
    Inspired by the Concept 101 and based on the K 1600 GT sport tourer, the new-for-2018 K 1600 B is a high-tech bagger that can be equipped with nearly every comfort, convenience and safety feature you can think of.


    CARB Docs Show No Changes for 2018 BMW S1000RR
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 19h
    Documents filed with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) show that no changes will be coming for the 2018 BMW S1000RR, with the emission levels for the popular superbike shown to be the same as those for the 2017 model.

    For now, Jordan Szoke leads the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
    7Canada Moto Guide / by Grandstand / 1d
    If he wins the competition, Szoke stands to collect a 15,000 Euro prize for first place. Source


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Given a €120.00 Price Target at Deutsche Bank AG
    bmw ag / Dispatch Tribunal / 9h
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG logo Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR: BMW ) received a €120.00 ($142.86) price objective from equities researchers at Deutsche Bank AG in a note issued to investors on Thursday.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Storied Italian Motorcycle Company Bimota Hits Another Bump In The Road
    Cycle World / by Bruno dePrato / 1min
    News End of a dream created by Massimo Tamburini Massimo Tamburini’s original vision for his storied Bimota brand has taken several twists and turns over the decades, but a final bump in the road might be its undoing,…


    Ducati’s New V4 Engine Named “Desmosedici Stradale”
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 3h
    In one week’s time, Ducati will unveil its new V4 engine, which will power the next-generation of the Italian company’s superbikes and other high-powered motorcycles. Set to debut the Thursday before the San Marino GP round for


    ]Harley-Davidson Quietly Kills Off the V-Rod
    1KAsphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 2d
    After a 17-year run, the Harley-Davidson V-Rod is finally going to the great motorcycle rally in the sky, as the Bar & Shield brand is quietly dismissing the V-Rod from its 2018 motorcycle lineup. The V-Rod has always been the black


    Harley-Davidson new range for 2018 – looks a lot like the current range with some tweaks
    1MoreBikes / 2d
    Harley- Davidson has announced what it calls ‘a range of new motorcycles for the 2018 range’. The American firm is also going to merge its Softail and Dyna models into one range of bikes in the line-up. Reported in the USA, Harley-


    Royal Enfield adds factory in quest for world domination
    3Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 2d
    Once again, Royal Enfield boosts production capacity; the Indian manufacturer plans to sell 825,000 units in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Source


    MC NEWS

    Fast Motorcycle Industry News
    10Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 2d
    India Is Now The World’s Largest Motorcycle Country. India sold 17.59 million motorcycles during the 2016-2017 financial year. Ok, they are smaller displacement machines (mostly 125 cc) than those ridden in the US and Europe.


    Harley Sales Recovery Far Off as Young Buyers Turn to Used Bikes
    bmw motorcycles / New York Times / 7h
    Analysts expect Harley-Davidson Inc's sales growth to be weak for at least the next few years as younger buyers prefer cheaper, used Harley models or shop for less expensive motorcycles offered by Honda Motor Co Ltd and BMW .

    What Is Motorcycle Horsepower? FROM THE CW ARCHIVES
    10Cycle World / by Paul Dean / 5h
    Lifestyle What it really is and how it got saddled (pun intended) with such a name Horsepower (as it relates to motorcycle, cars, and anything motorized for that matter) is an interesting word. What is it and what does it mean?


    Motorcycle medics saving lives in the South West
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 1d
    Emergency services across the UK are looking at ways to get to accidents on motorways and major roads more quickly – and one group of paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service have been specially trained on motorbikes,




    Bosch radar aids all two-wheel riders
    5Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    German auto electronics company Bosch has developed car sensors that will detect cyclists and will soon also detect motorcyclists who are filtering through the traffic. The sensors were particularly developed to detect cyclists.



    The Racing Sheet




    Rea: "I think that another two year contract will be perfect"
    1KSBK / 2d
    Double WorldSBK champion talks MotoGP, WorldSBK and his future





    Thailand confirmed on the MotoGP™ calendar
    12Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 6h
    MotoGP™ will visit Buriram from 2018-2020


    Yamaha Press Release: Rossi Undergoes Medical Examination After Enduro Accident
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 1h
    The first official press release from Yamaha on Valentino Rossi's injury is in. No details as yet. Further updates expected soon: ROSSI UNDERGOES MEDICAL EXAMINATION AFTER ENDURO TRAINING ACCIDENT Movistar Yamaha


    Valentino Rossi Fractures Tibia and Fibula After Crashing Enduro Bike
    Cycle World / by Maria Guidotti / 42min
    Racing Italian’s same right leg was injured in Mugello 2010 Valentino Rossi has suffered suspected fractures to his tibia and fibula on his right leg after crashing during an enduro session with his VR46 Academy riders, reports…






    FIA.com : Italian Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


    Italian GP: Preview - Pirelli
    Pitpass - the latest hottest F1 news / by editor@pitpass.com / 2d
    While there's unlikely to be an increase in top speed in Curva Grande, entry speeds for Parabolica and Lesmo will be up to 30kph faster.


    Sergio Perez on Force India F1 civil war: “We cannot afford to lose more points”
    14James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1h
    Sergio Perez has called an end to the conflict between him and Esteban Ocon as he claimed that the Formula 1 team cannot ‘afford’ any more collisions for the rest of the season. The pair clashed twice during the Belgian Grand Prix in


    Italy preview - Ferrari favourite for home glory?
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    With Lewis Hamilton having cut Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to just seven points with his narrow win at Spa, Ferrari know they need a strong result on their home ground of Monza this weekend. The good news for the Tifosi is


    PREVIEW-Motor racing-Vettel risks losing the championship lead
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    MONZA, Italy, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel has been on the podium at Ferrari's home Italian Grand Prix for the past two years but anything less than a win on Sunday could cost the German the lead in the Formula One


    Analysis: McLaren edging closer to divorce from Honda
    1KMotorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Following months of uncertainty about what McLaren will do regarding its 2018 engine plans, it is now understood that the Woking-based team has finally lost all patience with Honda’s ability to deliver in the short term.Detailed analysis of


    Motor racing-Alonso denies giving McLaren Honda ultimatum
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 32min
    MONZA, Italy, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has denied telling McLaren to choose between him and Honda as the Spaniard considers his future with the Formula One team.


    FIA confirms Mercedes can keep higher oil burn limit
    1KMotorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    With a new oil burn limit of 0.9 litres per 100km coming into force at the Italian Grand Prix, Mercedes pre-empted that cut-off point by bringing its fourth and final power unit into play in Belgium last weekend.A


    Analysis: Decisions that decide F1 pole and race results and trigger a team mate feud
    38James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 2d
    On the face of it, for the second year in a row the Belgian Grand Prix was finely balanced when a Safety Car intervened and neutralized the strategies. However this time it put Mercedes in a tricky position as they had deliberately chosen to


    Other Racing News

    New GT News: BMW, Bentley & Aston Martin
    13dailysportscar.com / by Graham Goodwin / 22h
    Revised BMW M6 GT3 Races This Weekend Sören Herweg brings us the news that the ‘Evo’ version of BMW’s M6 GT3 will make its race debut this weekend in the VLN in the SP-X class with Team Schnitzer. Phiiipp Eng will drive. Live


    Scooter sets new land speed records
    CMG News / by CMG Staff / 1h
    Records for top speed and standing mile by a 50 cc scooter are broken, and team plans to challenge 85 cc and 100 cc records next. Source


    How Race Car Front Suspension Works - Formula E Explained
    6FIA Formula E Championship / 2d
    Former McLaren head mechanic Marc Priestley explains the inner workings of the Formula E car, with detailed graphics showing each component - this is the ultimate tech explainer of how our front suspension works in the Formula E



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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Toyota patents transparent A-pillar to improve visibility in cars
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 8h
    Japanese car-maker, Toyota has shown its serious about reducing forward blind-spots in cars – filing a patent for a clever, cheap solution to help drivers ‘see’ through a car’s A-pillars. Could this spell the end of SMIDSY’s?


    Engine maker Cummins shows off all-electric truck, high-efficiency diesels
    15Ars Technica / by Megan Geuss / 1h
    Cummins This week, diesel truck engine company Cummins made an unusual announcement. In addition to several new high-efficiency diesel engines, it also showed off an all-electric truck called the Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV. The


    This Is What Happens When You Put 300,000 Miles On A Tesla Model S
    300+Gizmodo / by Ryan Felton on Jalopnik, shared by Hudson Hongo to Gizmodo/ 57min
    If you live on the West Coast, the company Tesloop can give you a ride if you’re traveling around California. As you can expect, the company’s cars accrue serious mileage in a short timespan—and indeed, Tesloop says its first car, a


    Watch the original DeLorean pitch to auto dealers
    100+Boing Boing / by David Pescovitz / 2d
    Go back to the future with this amazing DeLorean sales pitch from 1981 used to convince car dealers to sell this fine automobile. (Thanks, UPSO !)


    When Russia Finally Hops On Shale Bandwagon, OPEC Is Finished
    9Forbes - Business / by Kenneth Rapoza, Contributor / 2d
    No wonder the U.S. sanctioned Russian shale oil development, it is our only global rival. But even without Russia developing its large shale reserves, OPEC is looking more ancient by the day.


    FWIW

    The Bimmer section of this thread has been busy with new model releases and teasers for concepts. Today’s post is filled with highlights from the Frankfurt Auto Show.

    Centenary celebrations kicked it off a hectic year for BMW AG.. The preparation for those celebrations were focused on presentations by each of the corporate segments meant to show fans and potential customers where the segments might head in the next corporate century. In the background, management and workers have been opening motorrad and cage production plants in Manaus Brazil, the first multi segment plant in Thailand, and continuing to roll out renovation and retasking efforts for all of their existing plants. The lug nut counters have been sorting out all the related sales, revenue, and expense numbers for the creative nonfiction business writers to present in press releases and quarterly reports. Their numbers, and reports in the automotive press place BMW as most profitable of the big three German auto manufacturers.

    Today the BMW PressClubs piece on Smart Data Analytics: BMW Group relies on intelligent use of production data for efficient processes and premium quality gives a hint at the manufacturing complexity and how it is managed. If you took the time to read the article and watch the video you will be forgiven for chuckling in the irony of today’s recall section.

    The Beemer section has touted BMW Motorrad’s updates to features, colors and sporting updates to various models; the release of the mind blowing HP Race version of the S 1000 RR, and the promise of more to models to come. I can only dream of being, in mere mortal terms, as active at my centenary.

    Yet, amidst all the positive hype, why do I find myself wondering where are the BMW Motorrad problems coming from?

    Spend a bit of time with the recent recalls. I urge you to set aside past rage and rants of the final drive debates of the past. As legitimate as many of those are, they may cloud your understanding of what concerns me, and apparently some other members.

    These problems do not appear to be with the design of the underlying physical motorcycle. Instead, they seem to be the result of the myriad of elements and resullting complexity of the manufacturing surrounding delivery of those completed motorcycle designs from the design/engineering departments to the street. To my layman’s eye they fall into a few general categories: Design Requirements, Product Testing, and finally Assembly Quality Control. Several recalls suggest there is an overlap in failure of the systems and people in several areas to check and verify the product is ready for the street.

    Products are required to comply with various rules and regulations. We can think that a particular law or regulation is silly and call for its change; however, manufacturers are expected to design and build products to comply with the state of regulations at the time of production. In at least two of the recalls the motorcycles did not comply with known requirements. We chuckle about the rear reflector requirements. Some will wag fingers at the regulators and talk of frivolous regulations. Old hands will sagely observe BMW has never been generous with rear reflectors. Yet this known, seemingly silly simple requirement which the current motorcycles are to comply with. No matter our opinions of regulations or sage awh shucks comments, the failure of BMW to manage the process and deliver a compliant vehicle resulted in a world wide recall.

    Never underestimate the ability of your customer to find ways of using and abusing the product you sold them in ways you never thought possible. I came to this realization in my first jobs as a child. My years in business with titles from manager to C.O.O. to owner did nothing to disabuse me of this. Even with that knowledge I must admit to times my customers did things that showed I wasn’t holding up my end. Granting BMW the benefit of that insight I am still surprised at the GS and RTP recalls. The former’s history is rooted in the Paris to Dakar Rally and is sold as a round the world touring motorcycle capable of leaping tall mountains in a single bound. Apparently product testing was not up to rooting out problems those mythical capabilities might produce. The case of the RTP is totally baffling, not in the issue itself, but that product testing did not catch the software glitch. This is a niche specific model. The error put officers at risk when they are most vulnerable in hazardous situations. BMW’s design anticipated the need and feature use but the product testing appears to have not verified its delivery before they sold the motorcycles and forces put them in service.

    The old saying “there are many a slip between cup in lip” always comes to mind when I think about manufacturing problems. Quality control problems at in final assembly have been with us since the dawn of time. We have become jaded over time. Reports of frame bolts not properly torqued may disturb but surprise. The same may hold true with suspension bolts that loosen over time. Improperly bolted handle bars on the G310R may fall into the same jade view of manufacturing problems as the others. The G310 series is the first of much anticipated sub 500cc BMW line. BMW AG has made much of the importance to the company of the model and spent much on the design, construction of both manufacturing facilities and the motorcycle, and the training of the staff involved. The old saying would seem to chuckle a snarky chuckle self satisfied chuckle that even for all their efforts BMW wasn’t able to avoid all the slips between cup and lip. My jaded side sighs and sadly agrees, while the manager in me sees symptoms of larger problem in managing complex systems.

    In a bit of an ironic twist to problem solving, BMW AG seems to be handling recalls better. Better does not imply perfection but shows the company is learning from past mistakes. In turn that gives hope that they will learn from these design, testing and production mistakes and be able to apply that acquired knowledge in solutions in the future.

    Students of BMW history can point to examples over the century of the company's existence of similar issues arising and being dealt with. Those issues arose in a Berlin centric production program at a time when the world reach of the motorcycles built there was more a function of the adventure spirit of riders than of the marketing department. BMW continues to develop motorcycles that catch our eyes. However, can they manage the complexity of building them in the system they have devised? Time will tell if they will be successful. If and how much time is the question.
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    RECALL: BMW NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V502000 2014-2017 R NINE T

    NHTSA/BMW Recall ID No: 17V467000 | 2017 BMW C650 GT and BMW C Evolution scooters

    NHTSA Campaign Number: BMW is recalling certain 2014-2017 R1200RT Police motorcycles

    NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V481000 BMW and NHTSA rear reflex reflector recall issued

    Transport Canada BMW issued a recall on the K1600GT, R NINE T SCRAMBLER, and R NINE T

    Recalll NHTSA 16v948000 S1000 R, RR



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    Tuesday Reader: 5 September 2017



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    Third title win of the 2017 season: Kenny Foray is crowned champion in the French Superbike Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Kenny Foray (FRA) is the third champion of the 2017 season in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport community. The Tecmas Racing Team rider celebrated an early title win in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) at the penultimate




    BMW Motorsport News

    Silver medal for BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi in thrilling para-cycling road race.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    The second competition for BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) at the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, turned out to be a real thriller.




    2017 Baja Poland – Round 9, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    • All three MINI crews complete the 2017 Baja Poland Rally. • Jakub Przygonski takes second in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally. • Vladimir Vasilyev finishes in fourth place. • Unlucky 13th for Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc.



    BMW Motorsport News – Issue 34/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Victories in the International GT Open and the Pirelli World Challenge – BMW Team RMG is a Facebook hit.



    Bimmer

    Nuevas colecciones BMW Motorsport y BMW Motorsport Heritage.
    BMW Group PressClub Spain / 1d
    Coincidiendo con el ecuador de la temporada deportiva, BMW Lifestyle presenta la última edición de la popular colección BMW Motorsport y amplía su cartera con una nueva colección: BMW Motorsport Heritage.


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group U.S. Reports August 2017 Sales
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 1, 2017… Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 7.7 percent in August for a total of 23,553 compared to 25,531 vehicles sold in August 2016. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 5 percent in


    Designworks Welcomes New President Holger Hampf.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Newbury Park, CA – September 1, 2017… Designworks, the BMW Group-owned global design consultancy, today welcomed Holger Hampf as its new president. Mr. Hampf assumes responsibility for Designworks operations and its studios in



    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    R1200GS Real Off-Road in Transylvania




    BMW Vloggers can Mount up with the help of Wunderlich
    Motofire / by Phil Turner / 22min
    Fancy yourself a bit of vlogging? Well all you need is a BMW motorcycle, a GoPro and one of these new mounts from Wunderlich. These handy mounts have been specially designed to bolt onto existing mounting points of your BMW bike –


    BMW K1600 B Review First Ride | Visordown.com





    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Kawasaki Announces 2018 Ninja H2R Models - Motorcycle.com News
    Motorcycle industry news / Motorcycle.com (blog) / 13h
    Kawasaki opens ordering for the 2018 Ninja H2R. Get em while they're hot! Begin Press Release: KAWASAKI ANNOUNCES 2018 KAWASAKI NINJA H2™R, ...

    Moto Guzzi Stelvio Retired: Which Concept is a Worthy Successor?
    100+ADV Pulse / by Rob Dabney / 1d
    It’s getting close to that time of year when manufacturers start rolling out new models. One of the top shows for new model and concept bike introductions is the EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Last year’s EICMA show marked the retirement


    Bimota closure causes concern for owners
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 49min
    Italian motorcycle company Bimota has been running down for the past few years and last week there was a final closure of their main factory near Rimini. The latest development leaves owners wondering about parts and warranty


    MC NEWS

    Women help rev up the motorcycle industry
    bmw motorcycles / USA TODAY / 1d
    USA TODAY Women help rev up the motorcycle industry USA TODAY Motorcyclecompanies have taken note of this expanding demographic and are responding with updated versions of classic bikes, like the Ducati Scrambler, Honda Rebel 300/500, BMW G310R and Harley-Davidson's 2017 Street Rod — bikes with smaller ...


    What It’s Like to Drive a Motorcycle, A Review
    28Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1d
    This past week was the first time I have ever driven a motorcycle. I have ridden quite a few motorcycles in my time, just never one with three wheels, a seatbelt, and steering wheel. It felt very weird…like riding a scooter. The Polaris Slingshot




    Harley targets 4 million new riders
    6Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 1d
    Harley-Davidson claims they will increase the number of new Harley riders by four million in the next 10 years with new “high-impact” models that have already won the tick of approval from Roland Sands design.


    GEAR

    Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag
    Giant Loop / by Ingrid Granlin / 1d
    Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag A trusted staple in the Giant Loop line up, the Great Basin Saddlebag is the largest in our “loop bag” collection. We have outfitted an assortment of motorcycles with the Great Basin,




    The Racing Sheet

    France Wins Isde
    DIrt Bike Magazine / by Ron Lawson / 26min
    France – FIM ISDE 2017 Brive France is the 2017 FIM World Trophy team champions, putting the finishing touches to their week-long dominance of the blue-ribbon class at the 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in Brive,


    MotoAmerica Superbike Race 1 Highlights Pittsburgh International Race Complex








    2018 grid begins to take shape
    SBK / 1d
    Movement, reformation and questions regarding the WorldSBK puzzle


    Honda ‘looking forward’ to seeing Takahashi’s potential
    100+SBK / 7h
    WorldSBK.com speak exclusively to Marco Chini, Honda’s WorldSBK Operations Manager


    Takumi Takahashi To Race For Red Bull Honda At Portimao And Jerez
    4MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 7h
    After the tragic death of Nicky Hayden, the Red Bull Honda team has struggled to fill the American's place in their WorldSBK team. Jake Gagne filled in at Laguna Seca, putting an American on the bike at the US round. Davide Giugliano





    Yamaha Press Release: Valentino Rossi Discharged From Hospital To Recover At Home
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 11h
    Valentino Rossi has been discharged from hospital after the surgery to pin the bones he broke in an Enduro crash. Below is the press release from Yamaha explaining that he has been sent home to continue his recovery there:


    Why Do MotoGP Riders Risk Injury On An MX Bike? The Riders Explain
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    When news came in that Valentino Rossi had broken his leg riding an Enduro bike while training, the eternal discussion kicked off among fans about why MotoGP riders are allowed anywhere near an off road bike outside the track.


    Crutchlow suffers finger injury after knife accident
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 56min
    An LCR statement said Crutchlow sliced the index finger on his left hand with a knife during an accident at his training base in Italy on Sunday.He sought medical attention when it continued to bleed next morning, and was diagnosed






    [b]FIA.com ITALIAN GRAND PRIX[b]: Event and Timing Information

    Qualifying

    What the teams said - qualifying in Italy
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    A round-up of all the action from qualifying at the Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d'Italia 2017 in Monza...


    Motor racing-Formula One Italian Grand Prix qualifying
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 7h
    Sept 2 (Gracenote) - Qualifying from the Formula One Italian Grand Prix at Autodromo di Monza on Saturday 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 1:34.660 2. Max Verstappen (Netherlands) Red Bull - TAG Heuer 1:36.113 3.


    Hamilton takes record-breaking 69th F1 pole amid treacherous conditions at Monza
    52James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 7h
    Lewis Hamilton took a record 69th career pole position for the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix after a long delay due to torrential rain on a thoroughly drenched Monza surface. Hamilton also broke the record for most poles at Monza with his

    2017 Italian Grand Prix: Qualifying Highlights






    Race

    FIA.com ITALIAN GRAND PRIX: Event and Timing Information


    Vettel and Marchionne: Contrasting reactions to Ferrari’s “embarrassing” Monza defeat
    29James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 10h
    Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne has described his team’s performance in the Italian Grand Prix as “embarrassing”, however lead driver Sebastian Vettel who finished over 30 seconds behind the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton, called it an


    Vettel ‘not too stressed’ after losing championship lead
    3F1 Latest News / 1d
    Sebastian Vettel has professed himself ‘not too stressed’ by the dominant nature of Mercedes' performance in Italy, despite losing the lead of the championship for the first time this season after coming home a distant third.


    Other Racing News

    William's Driver Felipe Massa Will Move To Formula E After F1
    formula e / NDTVAuto.com / 11h
    NDTVAuto.com William's Driver Felipe Massa Will Move To Formula E After F1 NDTVAuto.com In an interview with Autosport, Massa revealed that he had already done a test in a Formula E car, but has yet to decide when to depart F1 and make the switch. "Yes, Formula E .

    1938 Maserati 6CM thrown round Goodwood






    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Photo Gallery: BMW Isetta Rendered as Future Electric City Car
    200+Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 1d
    One of the most famous BMWs ever made was the Isetta and it wasn’t even a BMW to start with. The Isetta was a microcar designed by an Italian company in the typical style of the 1950s.




    BMW Blogs :
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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Pizza Delivered by Robots? Ford and Domino's Are on It -- for Real
    1Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (John Rosevear) / 4d
    Tech visionaries tell us that in the future, our pizzas will be delivered by robots. But how will that work exactly? Believe it or not, Ford Motor Compan y (NYSE: F) and Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) have teamed up to try to figure that out --


    The U.S. Congress is Voting Next Week on the First Ever Autonomous Car Law
    500+Futurism / by Dom Galeon / 1d
    Pioneer Legislation Next week, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on and hopefully pass a bill that would make it easier for car makers to test autonomous vehicle technologies. The historic piece of would-be legislation has


    Solar Cars Are (Almost) Here
    19Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Travis Hoium) / 9h
    Ever since electric vehicles (EVs) became a viable alternative to traditional gasoline cars, there has been a push to make them greener. Rather than fueling EVs with electricity from the grid -- which is powered mostly by coal and natural


    This three-wheel EV is still the most fun thing we’ve driven all year
    100+Ars Technica / by Jonathan M. Gitlin / 2d
    Jonathan Gitlin Without a doubt, the most fun thing I've driven all year is also the cheapest. It's the Arcimoto SRK: a three-wheeled electric vehicle that remains the one thing I liked about CES 2016.




    New Bentley Continental GT revealed - full details of new grand tourer
    1KAutocar RSS Feed / 4d
    Those sitting in the rear seats are likely to appreciate the new coupé’s 110mm increase in wheelbase Bentley’s new Continental GT coupé aims to mix luxury, style and tech with the kind of handling that will lure Porsche buyers


    Opinion: why the new Bentley Continental GT is different
    8Autocar RSS Feed / 4d
    The new Bentley Continental GT is here and it's better than ever before... The new Bentley Continental GT has been logged in my mind as a potentially landmark luxury car for more than a year now,


    Insight: Bentley is changing its priorities
    50Autocar RSS Feed / 4d
    Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer says he is "extremely optimistic for the future" Top speed will be less of a defining attribute for Bentley in the future, according to CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer.



    FWIW

    What do you do when too old to ride?
    Motorbike Writer / by Mark Hinchliffe / 4min
    This guy’s daughter told him that he was too old to ride anymore, so he used parts from his bikes and his motorcycle memorabilia in his 1940 Dodge Rat Rod Pickup Truck . Check out this short video we did with proud owner Rich


    Flood-car fraud sure to rise from the mud
    7Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 19h
    If history is any guide, the first flood-damaged vehicles from Harvey are days away from changing hands, and dangers to unsuspecting buyers are greater than ever.


    Is there any acceptable reason to have a personalised numberplate?
    9Autocar RSS Feed / 12h
    One of the motoring world's most divisive topics catches our eye at the 2017 Concours of Elegance Is there any acceptable reason to have a personalised numberplate? I pondered the above question as I walked to the (excellent)



    BIKE CANDY



    "Raid" / XTR Pepo
    23Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 2d
    RAID (2017) Donor bike : BMW NINE T (2016) A tribute to Hubert Auriol -Luis Moto modified front mudguard. -Bultaco Cross front fairing with Bultaco light. -Acossato Handle bar. -Motogadget dashboard. -Modified BMW GS 80 Paris Dakar




    R1200r Carbon GT / Voldemārs Siliņš
    52Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 2d
    - Voldemārs Siliņš




    K75s / Braap Motors
    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 3d
    - Braap Motors - Paint by Zoonchez




    R nineT Urban GS / Wunderlich
    1Ottonero Cafe Racer / by Otto Nero / 3d
    - Wunderlich




    Bike of the Week: R50/3 Bavarian Bobber
    bmw motorcycles / RideApart / 20h
    This build admittedly does remind me a lot of BMW's R5 homage build that the




    White Warthog | BMW R65
    97RocketGarage Cafe Racer / by Rocket Garage / 4h
    BMW R65 1979 cafe racer by Auglid Augustyniak Matching Frame /Engine numbers, front suspension modified, shortened Original engine frame, seat frame new. Engine, gearbox, differential, front suspension, wheels, brakes

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    Friday Reader: 8 September 2017



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    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport heads into the final third of 2017 DTM season at the Nürburgring.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6h
    The 13th and 14th races of the 2017 DTM season will see BMW Motorsport competing at an historic venue. The BMW teams are heading into the final third of the season at the Nürburgring (GER). BMW shares a long and successful


    [An interview with BMW Motorsport Junior Nico Menzel: “I am living my dream.”
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    The BMW Motorsport Junior programme features five promising, talented youngsters in the 2017 season. They are all still in the early stages of their development as racing drivers, but already have fascinating careers behind



    BMW Group News

    Statements by Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development, IAA Preview 2017
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    25 electrified models until 2025, 12 of which fully electric +++ Electrification across all brands and model series +++


    BMW Group Canada achieves best-ever sales in August.¶
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 46min
    BMW and MINI brands set new sales records. BMW Motorrad reports best-ever month of August.¶



    BMW i and TED crown Next Visionaries winner close to the IAA cars 2017 show.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    Ideas competition on the future of mobility is heating up. Exclusive premiere event will be attended by an invited audience of 500 guests from the creative, business and media communities.


    Art Project to offer new insights into BMW Group Plant Dingolfing. Body shop part of the innovative art work by Chinese artist Liu Xiaodong.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    As part of a collaborative project with ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing will become the focus of an art project starting on September 8, 2017. Over the coming seven months, one of the
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    MINI

    The MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept: Racing without compromise. MINI presents design study at the IAA Cars 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 41min
    Munich. The BMW Group has chosen the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt a. M. to present the modern racing essence of a MINI – in the shape of the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept.






    Recalls

    European Commision :Alert number: A12/1200/17
    Category: Motor vehicles
    Product: Motorcycle
    Brand: BMW
    Name: G310R

    Type / number of model: Type-approval number: e1*168/2013*00017* Type: 5R31
    Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles affected were produced between 15 December 2016 and 1 April 2017.

    Risk type: Injuries

    The front brake caliper is not correctly secured and may come loose.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

    European Commision Alert number: A12/1209/17
    Category: Motor vehicles

    Product: Motorcycle
    Brand: BMW
    Name: R nineT
    Type / number of model: 0A06 / 0A16 / 0J01 / 0J03 EC-type approval numbers: e1*2002/24*0230, e1*168/2013*00009 Model year: 2013 - 2017
    Batch number / Barcode: Production period: 08/07/2013 - 21/07/2017

    Risk type: Injuries

    The screwed connection between the frame and the fixed bearing stud for the rear swinging arm may loosen, leading to reduced rear wheel guidance.

    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

    BMW issued a recall on multiple vehicle models
    Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls / 1h
    Certain motorcycles with dealer installed accessory turn signals may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CVMSS) 108 - Lighting System and Retroreflective Devices. The size of...
    NOTE: This is a new bMW/Transport Canada recall.

    .American Honda Recalls Motocross Off-Road Motorcycles Due to Crash and Injury Hazards (Recall Alert)
    7Recalls RSS / by kcoleman / 5h
    The transmission gear can break, posing crash and injury hazards.


    Renthal issues worldwide recall of Clip-On Handlebars
    Dealernews / by Press Release / 7h
    RENTHAL has announced a worldwide recall of two models of its Clip-on Handlebars after identifying stress corrosion cracking (SCC) in the Gen 1 and Gen 2 versions. “SCC is defined as a corrosion attack which can occur under the


    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

    Video: Peter Hickman presents the new BMW HP4 Race
    MoreBikes / by Ross Mowbray / 11h
    Peter Hickman has had a cracking season. Walking away with the Isle of Man TT Championship, as the fastest ever newcomer to the Mountain course – and currently sitting third in the competitive British Superbike Championship,



    Campagna T-Rex 16SP Review
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Kevin Duke / 19h
    Okay, so it’s got a steering wheel and bucket seats, but it’s classified as a motorcycle in many states, and we weren’t going to turn down a chance to drive a lightweight three-wheeled car powered by a six-cylinder engine from BMW’s




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Ducati Panigale V4 – What’s More Than A Name?
    300+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 20h
    Over the long weekend, we got our first real glimpse of Ducati's new V4 superbike - just a few days ahead of the company's debut of its new V4 engine, which has been named the Desmosedici Stradale.



    Ducati Desmosedici Stradale V-4 Engine Revealed
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Dennis Chung / 8h
    Ahead of the San Marino MotoGP round at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli , Ducati revealed its much-anticipated new Desmosedici Stradale V-4 engine that will power it’s next generation of superbikes. Ducati claims a


    2018 Yamaha Star Eluder Bagger Revealed
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Dennis Chung / 6h
    As we predicted, Yamaha revealed a new touring model based on its new Star Venture called the “ Star Eluder .” Essentially a Star Venture without the trunk and a smaller windscreen, the Star Eluder also lacks some of the Venture’s more


    Yamaha Says No 2018 Star Venture Until Christmas
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 38min
    Yamaha Says No 2018 Star Venture Until Christmas Yamaha Motor Corporation announced a production delay for the 2018 Star Venture transcontinental touring motorcycle. This delay will result in delivery of the new model to



    MC NEWS

    Dealer outlook deteriorates in Q2: survey
    Powersports Business / by Kelsey Houle / 4h
    After three improving quarters, business conditions decline Reversing the trend of sequential improvement that’s been observed in the prior three quarters, only 63 percent of dealers categorized business conditions as either average, good, or


    Bloomberg: The Motorcycle Industry Is Dying
    Motorcycle industry news / Motofire.com / 2h
    ...focus on entry level riders. Earlier this month Triumph announced they are rolling out A2 compliant motorcycles across the UK. With many countries across the globe ..


    Motorcycles Unlikely to Cede Pole Position to Scooters in Conventional Motorcycles and Scooters Market
    Motorcycle industry news / Markets Insider / 2h
    The report titled 'Conventional Motorcycles and Scooters Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027' is a comprehensive take on the global conventional motorcycles and scooters market


    Russians Build Flying Motorcycle
    7RideApart - Recent Articles / 2h
    Russians Build Flying Motorcycle Word is that a Russian bank is investing several million dollars to develop a flying motorcycle, “which could revolutionize how we travel.” According to the Daily Mirror, the “bikes” could be on the market as


    New ADV Documentary Film Released: Expedition 65º
    48ADV Pulse / by Rob Dabney / 7h
    The newly-released “Expedition 65º” travel documentary tells the story of a 10,000-mile motorcycle trip from Cartagena, Colombia to the “end of the world” in Ushuaia, Argentina, undertaken by 15 Adventure Riders who decide to make


    First ride: Suzuki V-Strom 250 review
    1Visordown / by Laura Thomson / 8h
    Image: Suzuki ventures into the mini-adventure bike market


    T.E. Lawrence; ‘The Road’
    45The Vintagent / by Paul d'Orléans / 21h
    [Words: T.E. Lawrence, from ‘The Mint’] T he extravagance in which my surplus emotion expressed itself lay on the road. So long as roads were tarred blue and straight; not hedged; and empty and dry, so long I was rich. TE Lawrence on


    MC Commute: 2017 Ural Gear-Up Sidecar





    The Racing Sheet

    2017 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials. Hiro Koiso Raced The Fastest Open Bike On The Salt
    200+Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 10h
    At the annual Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, Hiro Koiso – builder and rider – set three new land speed records on a 2006 FXD-I based race bike. The JIMS 135″ TWIN-CAM engine was topped



    Streamliners On the Salt At the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials
    Motorcyclist / by Andrew Wheeler / 13min
    News A look inside Valerie Thompson’s streamliner at the BMST. A look inside Valerie Thompson’s 27-foot-long streamliner at the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials.





    Interview - Corrado Cecchinelli On Electric Bikes: Charging Batteries, Upgrading Tracks, And The Question Of Noise
    5MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 11h
    Transport is changing, and one of the biggest ways in which it is changing is the shift to electric vehicles. That change is slowly starting to seep into the world of motorcycling as well. Electric motorcycling manufacturers have sprung up in


    Has 2017 been a record breaking year in WorldSBK?
    SBK / 14h
    Take a look at some statistics from the 2017 season


    Kawasaki hold the lead in the constructors championship
    SBK / 14h
    The battle in WorldSBK closes in between Kawasaki and Ducati





    Analysis: Without Rossi, Yamaha must rally round Vinales
    100Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 12h
    After the initial shock of Rossi’s injury, it’s time to evaluate the possible consequences of such a seismic shock to this year's championship fight.Of course, this will depend on the number of Grands Prix that Valentino will miss.


    Injured Rossi has "already" begun physiotherapy
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 6h
    The Italian will miss at least the next two races at Misano and Aragon, and it is not yet clear if he will be fit enough to return at the following race at Motegi on October 15.Speaking ahead of the San Marino GP, which takes place close to


    Misano goes technicolour with Drudi Performance
    14news RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 12h
    Adriatic venue gets a new look with some stunning new paintwork


    Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - How Lowes can you go?
    MotoMatters.com / by Mat Oxley / 6h
    Who is to blame for Sam Lowes’ MotoGP demise: the rider, Aprilia or someone else? Look behind the scenes and there’s an obvious answer few have noticed Silverstone was a weird weekend for Sam Lowes:


    Aprilia must "give everything" or quit MotoGP - Espargaro
    61Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 8h
    In rival marque KTM's first season in the premier class, the MotoGP paddock has been amazed by the amount of resources the Austrian firm is investing in its project - highlighting the difference with Aprilia, which returned to MotoGP in


    2017 Misano MotoGP Thursday Round Up: Unchanging Championship Strategy, And A Technology Bonanza
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 2h
    Does the absence of Valentino Rossi from the Misano race make much difference? It is too early to tell. Certainly the media center feels a little more empty, but this is a trend which has been underway for a while. Print media has






    ]Return of the Beast - Monza to Singapore (Ep. 2/7)
    16Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport / 6h
    Every day this week, we're taking you behind-the-scenes at Silver Arrows HQ for an exclusive, access-all-areas insight into how the team deals with the hectic turnaround between Monza and Singapore! Day 2: The cars return to the factory,


    Tech review - Monza gives you wings
    F1 Latest News / 9h
    Monza’s monumental speeds mean it has some rather unique requirements when it comes to aerodynamic set-up, with low drag being the order of the day. Here we review some of rear wing designs seen over the Italian Grand Prix




    McLaren still hopeful of Renault/Honda swap
    55News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 1d
    McLaren still hopes that an arrangement which would see it effectively swap engine supply with Scuderia Toro Rosso can be finalised within days


    F1 to consider changes to grid penalties | F1 Fanatic Round-up
    33F1 Fanatic - The Formula 1 Blog / by Keith Collantine / 1d
    In the round-up: F1 to consider changes to grid penalties • F1 working to keep Honda in • Haas treated unfairly - Steiner


    Force India boss defends grid penalties system
    News – Speedcafe / by Speedcafe.com / 12min
    Formula 1’s grid penalties system keeps a lid on costs down and thus also helps smaller teams be more competitive, says Force India boss Otmar Szafnauer


    Porsche considering F1 return as engine builder | F1 Fanatic Round-up
    12F1 Fanatic - The Formula 1 Blog / by Keith Collantine / 38min
    In the round-up: Porsche considering F1 return as engine builder • Ganassi turned Alonso down • Haas backs grid penalties






    Haas chief on F1 engine future: “We cannot go back to something like a V8”
    99James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 10h
    Haas Team Principal Guenther Steiner praised Romain Grosjean’s performances this season and the direction of Formula 1’s “high-tech momentum” after the Italian Grand Prix.


    Sauber "starting from scratch" with 2018 F1 car
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 10h
    The Swiss team is bottom in the constructors' championship with five points and has increasingly found itself cut off from the midfield as the season has gone on.Sauber has been hampered by running a 2016-spec Ferrari engine, while



    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    [b]Video: Check Out the Sound of a BMW V12 LMR at Goodwood[/b
    2Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 10h
    Even though Goodwood took place a while back we just stumbled upon this video shot at the famous British Festival of Speed, featuring a truly rare sighting: a BMW V12 LMR . The only BMW-made car to ever claim the overall victory for

    BMW gears up to mass-produce electric cars by 2020
    47Autoblog Green / by Reuters / 4h
    Filed under: Green , Plants/Manufacturing , Frankfurt Motor Show , BMW , Electric , Future , Hybrid , Luxury It plans to have 12 EV models by 2025 Continue reading BMW gears up to mass-produce electric cars by 2020 BMW


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    Please Buy This Dakar-Inspired Bentley Continental GT Off-Roader
    Dakar Rally / RoadandTrack.com / 7h
    Turning normal, everyday cars into full-on off-roading machines seems to be a thing now, and this might be the coolest build yet. It's a 2004 Bentley Continental GT that's been transformed from a subtle luxury cruiser into




    How Should We Measure Fast?
    Dakar Rally / Top Speed / 7h
    Mercedes recently announced the top speed of its upcoming hybrid F1-inspired hypercar, the Project One, and a lotta folks are less than impressed. 217 mph is the figure in question, and while that's certainly a whole lot faster than the old



    Google's New Street View Cameras Will Help Algorithms Index The Real World
    400+Feed: All Latest / by Tom Simonite / 13h
    A big jump in the resolution of Google Street View imagery will help the company's software read street signs and business names


    Lightweight platform concept points the way to longer-range EVs
    82New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 16h
    Just last month, Williams Advanced Engineering announced it would be teaming up with Singer Vehicle Design to create a 500-hp air-cooled flat-six. Now, the firm is demonstrating its versatility with a new electric platform concept.

    Fed's Beige Book finds worry about health of US auto industry
    Motorcycle industry news / MarketWatch / 19h
    ...ch)— Business contacts across the country expressed concerns about a prolonged slowdown in the auto industry , a report released Wednesday showed. The Federal Reserve's so-called Beige Book, a collection of anecdotes





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    One Foxy Streetfighter - Yanko Design
    Motorcycle industry news / Form Beyond Function / 2h
    If you've never heard of Renard (French for fox), that's probably because you're probably under the age of 90! A couple of designers and racing engineers got together back in 2008 to revive the Estonian brand founded in the 1930s… and it




    Mild To Wild: A Brutal BMW R 1200 GS from Cherry’s
    6Bike EXIF Update / by Chris Hunter / 5h
    It’s not surprising that we don’t see many customs based on the BMW R 1200 GS. It might be the world’s most popular ADV bike, but it’s also crammed with tech and bigger than Ben Hur.

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    Two more titles for the BMW racers: Michal Filla and Michal Prášek are the Superbike and Superstock champions in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2h
    The next race weekend, the next title wins for the BMW racers: Michal Filla and Michal Prášek (both CZE) continued the winning streak for the BMW S 1000 RR riders in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR).




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 35/2017.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    BMW teams celebrate wins and titles in GT racing – Timo Scheider and Nico Menzel in action for BMW at the Nürburgring.


    Wittmann finishes third in Sunday’s race to reach the podium for BMW – Spengler, Glock, Farfus and Blomqvist also in the points.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 23h
    Marco Wittmann (GER) claimed pole position and a podium finish at the Nürburgring (GER) on Sunday – and closed the gap to the leading pack in the drivers’ championship.


    Bad luck for BMW drivers as rain turns Eifel race into a lottery – Farfus and Wittmann in the points.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The rain turned Saturday’s DTM race at the Nürburgring (GER) into a lottery – and the BMW teams just didn’t have luck on their side. After a strong performance in qualifying saw five BMW drivers in the top ten,


    Statement from BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt on the future of the DTM.
    FWIW BMW continues to see value in DTM but the departure of Mercedes at the end of 2018 puts the series in jeopardy without revisions.


    Bimmer

    BMW Connected at the IAA 2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    Digital services upgrade connectivity in BMW i and BMW models, and enhance comfort and convenience. BMW Connected links the owner’s car with their digital lifestyle.


    25 Years of BMW Individual: The BMW Individual M760Li inspired by Nautor's Swan.Finnish shipyard Nautor’s Swan and BMW present exclusive, unique specimen to mark milestone anniversary.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    The 25-year history of BMW Individual boasts countless highlights. To celebrate this anniversary, BMW Individual is presenting a car that stands out even amongst all the special editions and individual models of past years: the BMW




    Beyond driving pleasure: innovative luxury, BMW-style.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    New brand presence to accompany premium car maker’s model offensive in the luxury segment – Focus on desirability, exclusive experiences and unforgettable moments in time


    The BMW ALPINA B6 xDrive Gran Coupe BMW CCA Edition – One Of A Kind.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 8, 2017 3:00 pm EDT / 12:00 pm PDT … Introduced in 2014 in collaboration between BMW and ALPINA, the four-door Coupé with xDrive has been widely recognized for its aesthetic beauty, epic


    BMW Concept X7 iPerformance. A new dimension in spaciousness.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    Munich. With the unveiling of the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt, the BMW Group is not only pulling back the covers on a new model concept for the luxury segment, it is also introducing a whole

    The BMW i Vision Dynamics. A new form of electrifying driving pleasure.
    7BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    Just a year on from the presentation of its future-focused NEXT 100 vision vehicles, the BMW Group is introducing the electric mobility of the much more immediate future at the IAA Cars 2017 show in Frankfurt. The BMW i Vision


    BMW at the IAA 2017. Highlights - including the BMW i Vision Dynamics.
    43BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 2h
    Be one of the first to see all the BMW highlights from the IAA 2017. BMW is firing the starting gun on the brand’s forthcoming product offensive with an extraordinary pageant of new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Cars 2017


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Celebrates Successful 20th Anniversary Of The Goodwood Revival
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 1h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars celebrated a successful 20th anniversary of the Goodwood Revival with a significant presence throughout the weekend.

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    2017 BMW Motorrad launch at Nightfuel Penang event – S 1000 RR, R 1200 GS, K 1600 B, R nineT Urban G/S
    bmw motorcycles / Paul Tan's Automotive News / 3d
    Paul Tan's Automotive News 2017 BMW Motorrad launch at Nightfuel Penang event – S 1000 RR, R 1200 GS, K 1600 B, R nineT Urban G/S Paul Tan's Automotive News The Pearl of the Orient, Penang island, will be the location of the unveiling of four 2017 model year motorcycles from BMW Motorrad Malaysia – the S 1000 RR superbike, R 1200 GS adventure bike, K 1600 B bagger-style cruiser and the R nineT Urban GS, ...


    BMW K1600 Bagger – Review
    Superbike Magazine / by John / 26min
    It’s early 2011 and a 31 year old me is on the BMW K1600GT launch in South Africa. I lucked out when the launch dates clashed with a family holiday for the then editor, and found myself on what we like to call ‘a grown up launch’.


    Study shows how dealers react to web leads from customers
    Powersports Business / by dmcmahon / 4h
    BMW motorcycle dealerships ranked highest in the 2017 Pied Piper PSI Internet Lead Effectiveness (ILE) Motorcycle Industry Study, which measured how dealerships responded to customer inquiries received through dealership


    India-made BMW G310R launched in Taiwan - Price Rs 5.8 lakh
    4Motorcycle News / 4h
    BMW has launched their new G310R naked motorcycle in Taiwan at a starting price of NT$269,000. This is approximately Rs 5.8 lakh, as per currency conversion rates today.
    FWIW XE.com exchange rate calculator


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    New Attraction At European Bike Week. Harley-Davidson XG 750 Street Rod Hooligan Races.
    17Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 2d
    This year, European Bike Week at Lake Faak, Austria is celebrating its 20th Edition. Harley-Davidson has come up with a new attraction that gets fresh wind and very cool action into the event. In record time, a Short Track oval was



    The ‘Royal Enfield buying Ducati’ rumour just won’t go away
    Motofire / 2d
    Reuters still reporting that India’s Eicher Motors are set for $2 billion takeover talks. There have been rumours, upon rumours and even with the Volkswagen Audi Group board reported to have placed the entire sale on hold


    Ducati is Not For Sale for Now
    15RideApart - Recent Articles / 3d
    Ducati is Not For Sale for Now The rumor about the rumor about the Volkswagen Group looking to sell Ducati has turned out to be without substance. For the time being. According to a report by Bloomberg News, opposition from several


    How Harley-Davidson Killing Off the Dyna Is Part of Its Plan to Win Over Younger Riders
    87Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Rich Duprey) / 10h
    The changing demographics of motorcycle riders is causing Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) to rethink its motorcycles. Harley is launching 13 new models as part of an ambitious product-development program that promises to bring as


    MC NEWS

    2018 Polaris Slingshot Review | 12 Fast Fact
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Jess McKinley / 3h
    The Slingshot is an “auto-cycle”, as recognized by 40 of the 50 state DMVs across the USA. Is it more car or more motorcycle? The post 2018 Polaris Slingshot Review | 12 Fast Fact appeared first on Ultimate Motorcycling .


    Iran Motorcycle Industry Now on Life Support
    Motorcycle industry news / Financial Tribune / 43min
    P roduction of motorcycles in Iran has declined sharply in recent years and more than 200 companies have been forced to down their shutters and send thousands of workers home.


    New figures show registrations down for every type of bike
    Motorcycle industry news / Visordown.com / 43min
    However, autumn has brought a fresh blow, in the form of the Motorcycle Industry Association's New ...


    RIDING

    How to Avoid Target Fixation
    3Visordown / by Tom.Harris / 2h
    Image: What is it? How do I avoid it?


    TECH

    MC Garage Video: Do You Really Need to Break In New Tires?
    400+Motorcyclist / by Motorcyclist Staff / 2d
    MC Garage All tire manufacturers recommend a break-in period for new tires. Why? New tires tend to be slick and need some break-in miles before they’ll work their best. Ever wondered why?




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    Safe and Dirty: Improving Flat Track for Future Generations
    6RideApart - Recent Articles / 2d
    Safe and Dirty: Improving Flat Track for Future Generations Group spurred to action by a number of young rider deaths In recent years, flat track has seen a sharp increase in popularity. But unfortunately it has also seen a sharp rise in





    Michael van der Mark to Replace Valentino Rossi at Aragon MotoGP
    Ultimate Motorcycling / by Ron Lieback / 2h
    Yamaha WorldSBK pilot Michael van der Mark will substitute for the nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi at Aragon MotoGP.



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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    The Smell of Diesel Will Linger in Frankfurt This Week
    bmw ag / Bloomberg / 5h
    Volkswagen AG, Mercedes-Benz and BMW AG will unveil a raft of sleek electric-car concepts at the Frankfurt International Auto Show this week, revving up the hype machine to cover up the air of desperation gripping the German auto industry.


    Mercedes Fields Buzz Aldrin to Take on BMWWhile Fiat Stays Home
    bmw ag / Gears Of Biz / 15h
    It's mind over muscle at this year's Frankfurt motor show for automakers chastened by a two-year diesel scandal. While there will be new models and concept ...


    BMW M3 Saved From Houston Floods With Garden Blocks Carefully Returns To Dry Land
    500+Jalopnik / by Stef Schrader on Black Flag, shared by Justin T. Westbrook to Jalopnik / 4d
    GIF GIF via Texas E36 Garage Fast acting Houston-area BMW enthusiast Cody W. Crochet was able to save all his cars from the floods brought by Hurricane Harvey using landscaping bricks to raise his garaged red E36 M3 up out of rising


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    Ferrari celebrates 70 years of F1, road and sportscar history at Fiorano
    16James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by Editor / 1h
    Ferrari marked its 70th anniversary this weekend at its Fiorano test track in Maranello, Italy, with a huge gathering machines from Formula 1 to endurance racing entries. Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were also present as the


    1936 Horch 853 Spezialroadster
    400+Silodrome / by Ben / 3d
    1936 Horch 853 Spezialroadster The name Horch might not be familiar to many, but the name Audi certainly is. As it happens both automakers were founded by the same man – August Horch.



    Caterham celebrates six decades with retro-themed SuperSprint
    19New Atlas / by Scott Collie / 3d
    The more things change in the motoring world, the more Caterham stays the same. It has stuck with the same basic design for the past 60 years, honing the formula into a range of road racers for keen drivers.



    Mercedes-AMG Project ONE: Formula 1 technology for the road.
    21Mercedes-Benz EN / 2h
    The Mercedes-AMG Project ONE brings latest and most efficient Formula 1 hybrid technology from the race track to the road.





    BIKE CANDY



    Custom Bikes Of The Week: 10 September, 2017
    500+Bike EXIF Update / by Matt Neundorf / 1d
    A slinky Honda CBR250RR from a builder called Lunatic, a BMW R nineT tribute to the Dakar crushing R/80 GS, a 280-pound fun machine from JSK Moto and a gorgeous Moto Guzzi Le Mans from Officine Rossopuro.

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    BMW C evolution Charges Up National Drive Electric Week Event In L.A.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 13, 2017… Visitors to the National Drive Electric Week Event at Los Angeles State Historic Park will be able to see the latest in two-wheel electric vehicle technology from BMW Motorrad – the 2017 C


    BMW Motorsport News

    Innovative technology for a new legend: the new BMW M8 GTE.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Motorsport presented its new top-of-the-range model for the international GT racing scene at the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt am Main: the BMW M8 GTE. Before the BMW 8 Series Coupé goes on sale, the race car will



    BMW Group News

    BMW Group sales achieve best-ever August
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    August deliveries total 169,913, up 2.7% +++ BMW Group ytd sales increase 4.2% to 1,571,467 +++ New record sales for BMW, MINI and BMW Motorrad +++ Year-to-date electrified sales increase 67.0% to 57,895 +++ BMW 5 series and
    BMW Motorrad also achieved strong sales in August, with 10,504 motorbikes and maxi-scooters delivered to customers. This was an increase of 13.2% compared to the previous year. In the first eight months of the year, 113,728 units were delivered to customers - an increase of 9.5% compared to the same period last year. Both figures are better than ever before.


    BMW M Bike Limited Carbon Edition.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 14h
    Limited-run special edition with exclusive BMW M5 paint finish. Top-quality carbon and aluminum components bolster the technical substance of the latest special-edition BMW lifestyle bike, while a Marina Bay Blue Metallic exclusive


    BMW Group Press Conference, International Motor Show IAA 2017
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    Statements by the Board of Management of BMW AG at the BMW Group Press Conference, International Motor Show IAA 2017, Frankfurt.


    BMW Group press conference IAA Cars 2017 - Additional pictures.
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    BMW Group press conference IAA Cars 2017 - Additional pictures.


    BMW at the IAA 2017. Highlights - including the BMW i Vision Dynamics.
    200+BMW (uploads) on YouTube / by BMW / 2d
    Be one of the first to see all the BMW highlights from the IAA 2017. BMW is firing the starting gun on the brand’s forthcoming product offensive with an extraordinary pageant of new models and concept vehicles at the IAA Car 2017


    Recalls

    .European Commission
    Alert number: A12/1233/17
    Category: Motor vehicles
    Product: Passenger car
    Brand: BMW
    Name: 5 Series Limousine, 5 Series Touring, 6 Series Gran Turismo
    Type / number of model: EC type-approval numbers: e1*2007/46*1688, e1*2007/46*1750, e1*2007/46*1791; types: G5L, G5K, G6GT
    Batch number / Barcode: The vehicles concerned were manufactured in 2017.
    Risk type: Injuries
    The front safety belts may have a faulty locking mechanism.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Manufacturer)

    Michelin ( 16t012000 )
    1Tires Recalls / 13h
    Dated: AUG 24, 2016 Michelin North America, Inc. (Michelin) is recalling certain Pilot Power 3 replacement sport motorcycle tires, size 180/55ZR17 (73W), manufactured between April 17, 2016 and May 7, 2016. These tires ...



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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Does the Frankfurt Motor Show offer any clues to Motorcycling's future?
    bmw motorcycles / Motofire.com / 1d
    When we spoke to the head of design for BMW Motorrad , Edgar Heinrich in late 2014 during the C-Evolution launch, he was expressing his dismay at the weight and size of the batteries that he was being asked to squeeze into a typicalmotorcycle package.


    REVIEW: 2017 BMW Motorrad G310R in Malaysia – RM27k with ABS, but is it a proper BMW bike?
    bmw motorcycles / Paul Tan's Automotive News / 1d
    When news of the 2017 BMW Motorrad G 310 R first broke, punters around the world sat up and took notice, for this is the first sub-500 cc BMW bike in almost 40 years.




    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson unions pull out of joint-decisionmaking pact
    Motorcycle industry news / USA TODAY / 15h
    MILWAUKEE -- Two labor unions that represent most of the production employees at Harley-Davidson say they've terminated an agreement with the company ...


    Harley-Davidson No Longer a Union Shop
    22RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    Harley-Davidson No Longer a Union Shop The United Steelworkers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have terminated their 22-year agreement with Harley-Davidson. According to the Milwaukee



    MC NEWS

    Five Questions with Willie G. Davidson
    46Motorcyclist / by Basem Wasef / 7h
    News Catching up with the iconic brand's figurehead. Here's how the chief stylist himself has been channeling his creative energies since his retirement.


    UK police testing hydrogen-fueled Suzuki Burgman
    10Canada Moto Guide / by CMG Staff / 1d
    British officers will be testing seven scooters for 18 months, but only in a community policing role. Source


    Does the Frankfurt Motor Show offer any clues to Motorcycling’s future?
    12Motofire / by Steve Hunt / 2d
    With the Frankfurt Motor Show in full swing this week, we take a quick look at the four-wheeled offerings from the manufacturers to see if there are any hints as to our immediate, two-wheeled future. There’s undoubtedly a sea change



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    2017 Portimao World Superbike Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 1h
    Previews of the action at Portimao from the World Superbike teams and organizers: Portimao prepares for the WorldSBK battle It’s time to return to Portugal





    Next stop Portugal for the Althea BMW team
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 2d
    Next stop Portugal for the Althea BMW team Rome (Italy), Tuesday 12 September 2017 The Althea BMW Racing team returns to the track this weekend for round ten of the Superbike World Championship, which will take place at the






    2018 Provisional MotoGP Calendar Released: Thailand Added, British Venue Uncertain
    22MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    The provisional calendar for the 2018 MotoGP season has been released, and as expected, there are few surprises. The schedule has been expanded to 19 races with the inclusion of the Chang International Circuit in Thailand, which has a






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    Is this BMW's next electric car?
    bmw ag / Ars Technica / 1d
    "BMW i is the innovation driver for the BMW Group ," explains Klaus Fröhlich, member of the Board of Management at BMW AG .


    BMW Targets $2.4 Billion Cut to Parts Costs in E-Car Shift
    bmw ag / Bloomberg / 21h
    Bloomberg BMW Targets $2.4 Billion Cut to Parts Costs in E-Car Shift BloombergBMW AG aims to cut roughly 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) from its annual purchasing bill by squeezing costs for transmission components and other parts to help finance the shift to electric cars.


    BMW Says There's 'No Dramatic Drop' for Diesel Cars - Bloomberg
    bmw ag / Bloomberg / 2d
    BMW AG will be able to weather a gradual drop in diesel car deliveries, which have only fallen slightly over the last year and are “not collapsing,” Chief Financial ...


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    A Gallery of the first two years of the original threads pictures to tide you over. A simpler and sillier time on the Forum.


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    Electro sound.
    BMW Motorrad News / 5h
    What does the BMW C evolution look like on the inside? Krautmotors owner Rolf Reick wants to find out. So he takes apart the electric maxi scooter and turns it into the E-LisaBad dragster. The custom shop owner plans to drag-race his




    BMW Motorsport News

    DTM summit in Styria: BMW teams at the Red Bull Ring for the penultimate race weekend of the season.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    Moving into the final stages of the 2017 DTM season, the BMW teams are in action at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg (AUT) this weekend. The BMW drivers will take part in rounds 15 and 16 of the season at the Austrian track.


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 36/2017.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Marco Wittmann takes off with Premium Partner Red Bull – BMW Team Schnitzer scores valuable points at the Sachsenring.



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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Yoshimura Introduces Alpha T for 2017 BMW S1000R/RR
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 56min
    The 2017 BMW S1000RR is one of the most powerful sportbikes in the liter bike class, so Yoshimura went to work on refining the power, making it even better. The company’s new Alpha T Works Finish slip-on not only produces an


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Given a €84.00 Price Target at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)
    bmw motorcycles / The Ledger Gazette / 3h
    The company operates through Automotive, Motorcycles , and Financial Services segments.


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) PT Set at €90.00 by JP Morgan Chase & Co
    bmw motorcycles / The Ledger Gazette / 10h
    J P Morgan Chase & Co set a €90.00 ($107.14) price target on Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR: BMW ) in a report published on Monday, September 11th. ... The company operates through Automotive, Motorcycles , and Financial Services segments.




    Northeast Dealer MAX BMW Motorcycles opens in-house machine shop
    Dealernews / by Press Release / 53min
    NORTH HAMPTON, NH – MAX BMW Motorcycles, a four-dealership group in the Northeast, has built a full-service machine shop so it can take care of machining tasks in-house, rather than sending them out.


    MC NEWS

    Could Honda be teasing a new Gold Wing?
    CMG News / by Zac Kurylyk / 8h
    Big Red has something big coming out next month. Or at least, that's what this advert seems to indicate. Source

    Nothing But Water Powers This Tricycle That Goes From 0 to 62 MPH In Half a Second
    1KJalopnik / by Andrew Liszewski on Sploid, shared by Patrick George to Jalopnik/ 3d
    GIF Remember that feeling of terror when a five-year-old version of you climbed aboard your tricycle before careening down a giant hill? That’s nothing compared to what François Gissy must have felt climbing aboard this adult-sized


    British Army Bike Stunt Team Disbands after 90 Years
    12RideApart - Recent Articles / 3h
    British Army Bike Stunt Team Disbands after 90 Years England’s famous Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team, aka the White Helmets, gave its final performance last weekend at the Preston Military Show. According to the BBC,


    GEAR

    PIAA 1100p LED Light Kit
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / by MPN Staff Writers / 2h
    PIAA has announced latest generation of the ultra-versatile 1100p LED. The All Terrain Projector (ATP) features a super wide, sharply cut beam pattern to illuminate far beyond the roads shoulders to illuminate dark areas


    TECH

    How to... get seized fasteners off
    1Visordown / by Alan Dowds / 56min
    Image: Five essential tips


    Motorcycle Steering 101
    3Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 8h
    Ask Kevin Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your questions Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains the differences in mid-turn body position between road and dirt riders.


    How Does Chassis Robustness Affect Motorcycle Handling?
    Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 1h
    Lifestyle Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your motorcycle mechanical and technical questions Streetbike chassis of today is far superior to the racebike chassis of even just one or two decades ago.




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    Double victory puts Rea in position of strength
    SBK / 9h
    After his magnificent performances in Portugal the defending World Champion has a third successive title in his sights

    Gallery Race Portimao
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 12h

    Top five for Torres at Portimão
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 1d
    Top five for Torres at Portim ã o Portim ã o (Portugal), Sunday 17 September 2017 The Althea BMW Racing team has just concluded round ten of the Superbike world championship at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in

    Eleventh place and solid growth for Julian Puffe at Portimão
    Althea Racing / by admin_althea / 1d
    Eleventh place and solid growth for Julian Puffe at Portim ão Portim ã o (Portugal), Sunday 17 September 2017 In the seventh Stock1000 race of the 2017 season, which took place today at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve


    Rea tops official Portimao test
    SBK / 1h
    British rider continues his sensational pace in Portugal


    2017 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 20, Portimao, Portugal
    MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 20h
    WorldSBK standings after race 2 in Portugal: Round Number: 10 Year: 2017


    2017 Portimao WorldSBK Sunday Post-Race Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / by Press Release / 20h
    Press releases from the teams and series organizer after Sunday's races in Portugal:


    World Superbike: Tom Sykes Undergoes Successful Surgery In Spain
    Motorcycle News / 9min
    The 2013 Superbike World Champion underwent successful surgery following a fracture sustained in his little finger following his free practice crash in Portugal at the Portimao circuit.


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    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 28min
    Sept 18 (Reuters) - Italian great Valentino Rossi has not ruled out a return to MotoGP in Spain this weekend, three weeks after breaking his right leg, after getting back on a bike for some test laps on Monday.






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    VIDEO: Race highlights from Singapore
    35F1 Latest News / 18h
    Catch up on all the best moments from Sunday's incident-packed Grand Prix around the Marina Bay Street Circuit...


    See the thrilling battle between 1959 Lotus Climax 16, 1959 Tecnica-Meccanica Maserati, 1960 Scarab-Offenhauser in the Richmond Trophy at Goodwood Revival


    Hamilton: As soon as it rained I knew I could win
    52F1 Latest News / 23h
    Having qualified fifth for the Singapore Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton knew it would take something extraordinary for him to win – and that ‘something’ duly arrived in the form of the first rain in the race’s history.


    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Formula One driver and constructor standings
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Sept 17 (Gracenote) - Driver and Constructor Standings after the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit on Sunday Drivers Points 1. Lewis Hamilton (Britain) Mercedes 263 2. Sebastian Vettel (Germany) Ferrari 235


    Stewards declare Ferrari-Red Bull clash a racing incident
    13KF1 Latest News / 23h
    The Singapore stewards have decided to take no further action over the collision which saw both Ferraris plus the Red Bull of Max Verstappen eliminated at the start of Sunday’s race at Marina Bay.


    Impossible not to feel for Ferrari - Wolff Q&A
    3KF1 Latest News / 23h
    By their own admission Mercedes came into Singapore in damage limitation mode - but after a dramatic opening lap, they seized the initiative and left with a sizeable lead in the drivers' championship. Time for celebration then - but as



    Singapore F1 Start accident: Were Raikkonen, Verstappen and Vettel all entitled to go for it?
    100+James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 7h
    There has been huge interest in the three way startline accident in Singapore which eliminated Sebastian Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen and handed victory and a handsome points lead to Lewis Hamilton. So was anyone


    McLaren and Honda to Conclude F1 Partnership
    2Honda World News / 3d
    TOKYO, Japan - Honda and McLaren announced that a decision has been reached to discontinue their partnership for the FIA Formula One World Championship at the end of the 2017 season.


    Honda to Supply F1 Power Units to Scuderia Toro Rosso
    2Honda World News / 3d
    TOKYO, Japan - Honda and Scuderia Toro Rosso announced that the two parties reached an agreement on the supply of power units from the 2018 season of the FIA Formula One World Championship.


    Motor racing-Aston Martin wants to be more involved in F1
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 21h
    LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin is looking to get more engaged in Formula One, chief executive Andy Palmer said on Sunday amid speculation of a title partnership with Red Bull and future




    Other Racing News

    Honda Endurance Racing Clinches Podium
    1Honda World News / 11h
    Le Castellet, France - Honda Endurance Racing was on the podium at 2017/2018 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season-opener, the 24 Hours Bol d'Or, while the newly formed F.C.C. TSR Honda France recovered from mid-race

    Toyota open to Alonso discussions for Le Mans 2018
    Motorsport.com - WEC - Stories / 2d
    The Japanese manufacturer has said that it is always willing to speak to top drivers after McLaren revealed that it would allow two-time Formula 1 world champion Alonso to race at Le Mans next year if he commits to a new deal with



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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Doesn’t Need a Supercar, Will Focus More on M Cars Instead
    200+Bmw Blog / by Gabriel Nica / 3h
    For years people have been wondering whether another supercar will ever be built by BMW to properly step into the footsteps of the original BMW M1 . The same question has been going around fans’ heads regarding the possibility of

    BMW car keys may be replaced by mobile phone apps
    500+Bmw Blog / by Horatiu Boeriu / 3d
    Conventional car keys might be a thing of the past. According to Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales, BMW is reviewing the necessity of car keys. The fact that customers now all carry a smartphone and


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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Americans Have $1.1 Trillion in Car Loan Debt, Report Says
    TheDrive / by Caleb Jacobs / 30min
    As new car sales come off a record year in 2016, a recent reports show that Americans are further in debt than ever. Automotive News reports that car loans have grown tremendously over the last year, putting Americans at a deficit of


    Ford patents retractable table for autonomous cars
    Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 9min
    Ford thinks the interior of autonomous vehicles could resemble a kitchen or office conference room.


    From Car to PLANE in 3 Mins
    10Futurism / by Joi Matthew / 3h
    AeroMobil is a Slovak flying car company that is currently set to begin the pre ordering process on vehicles that will deliver by 2020. The vehicles can transform from car to plane in under three minutes, are outfitted with their own

    Elon Musk hints at Tesla ‘pickup truck’ as a ‘mini Tesla Semi’
    500+Electrek / by Fred Lambert / 2d
    We have recently heard about several of Tesla’s upcoming vehicles, especially the Model Y and Tesla Sem i since they are expected to be unveiled next, but we haven’t heard about the planned electric pickup truck in a while. Now CEO Elon


    Tesla Files Patent for 15-Minute Battery Swapper
    1TheDrive / by Rob Stumpf / 2h
    Tesla may have given up on its ultra-fast charging , but it doesn't seem like it's axed the possibility of swapping out batteries for a fresh charge. In a new patent filed by the automaker , it details a new device that would allow for cars to have


    Tesla, Inc. Stock Hits New High -- Time for a Reality Check
    1Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Daniel Sparks) / 3h
    Shares of electric-car company Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) hit a new high on Monday. During the trading day, shares rose to a new high just under $390. Though the stock is trading closer to $382 at the time of this writing. The stock's gain adds to


    FWIW

    What Does It Mean That Whole Countries Plan to Ban Gas-Powered Cars?
    1Motley Fool Headlines / by newsfeedback@fool.com (Motley Fool Staff ) / 1h
    On this MarketFoolery podcast segment, host Chris Hill, Motley Fool Pro and Options ' Jeff Fischer, and Motley Fool Options and Pro Canada 's Jim Gillies discuss what may be one of the biggest, yet least covered, news stories of late:




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    Endurance World Championship: second place on the podium for BMW Team Penz13.com at the legendary Bol d’Or.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    The FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) 2017/18 season has started with a great result for the BMW teams: at the Bol d’Or at Le Castellet (FRA), Wepol BMW Motorrad by Penz13.com raced to second place on the podium, and


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    BMW Motorrad USA Goes Full Throttle At AIMExpo, September 21-24
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 4h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 19, 2017… BMW Motorrad USA is going full throttle at the upcoming American International Motorcycle Expo presented by Nationwide at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, September 21-24.

    La Gama Heritage de BMW MOTORRAD presente en el ACE CAFÉ Barcelona.
    BMW Group PressClub Spain / 5h
    BMW Motorrad organiza, los próximos 28, 29 y 30 de Septiembre en el Ace Café de Barcelona, unas jornadas HERITAGE.


    BMW G 310 GS | Everyday Adventures: Episode #1 Find your wilderness


    BMW Motorsport News

    ]Frantic fun and high-spirited atmosphere at the Oktoberfest: BMW sport family gets together in Munich.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2h
    The 5th season is in full swing in Munich (GER): Since Saturday, the 184th Oktoberfest is once again drawing millions of visitors from around the world to the Theresienwiese.

    BMW Team RLL still in title hunt at Laguna Seca.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 4h
    BMW Team RLL heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (USA) for the penultimate round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC).


    DTM summit in Styria: BMW teams at the Red Bull Ring for the penultimate race weekend of the season.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 4h
    Moving into the final stages of the 2017 DTM season, the BMW teams are in action at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg (AUT) this weekend. The BMW drivers will take part in rounds 15 and 16 of the season at the Austrian track.


    Bimmer

    40 years of Sheer Driving Pleasure – Anniversary celebrations for the BMW and MINI Driving Experience.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    The anniversary event in Maisach gives journalists the opportunity to experience BMW driver training, understand the attraction to the courses, and take a look into the future of mobility.



    BMW Group News

    Efficient dynamics on two wheels.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    Designworks and Selle Royal launch first saddle specifically designed for e-bikes.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce’S Partnership With Fondation Beyeler Brings Artist Pipilotti Rist’S Work To The Public In Unique Immersive Event
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 5h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has partnered with Fondation Beyeler to present an artistic concept by internationally renowned Swiss artist, Pipilotti Rist, for the institution’s famed Summer Night’s Gala 2017, held on 16 September.



    BMW Motoride Toulouse
    Motorrad- On the Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    From the YouTube rumor mill


    The BMW S750RR (S6RR, S600RR, S650RR or S800RR) is expected to be the upcoming BMW Motorrad, offering a more affordable price option for consumers alongside its flagship Sport 1000cc sedan, the BMW S1000RR.



    BMW S6RR Sport Bike 600cc Engine
    The 2018 BMW S6RR Sport Bike 600cc engine as well as the BMW S750RR are also brothers of the BMW S1000RR. There are many versions to choose from such as BMW S600RR, BMW S650RR, BMW S750RR, BMW S800RR


    Use your browser translator to read and interesting interview by Moto.it with
    Edgar Heinrich (BMW): “La passione conterà sempre di più”
    3Moto.it - News / 6h
    Abbiamo incontrato il capo del design di BMW Motorrad, il motociclista Edgar Heinrich, al salone di Francoforte. Emozione e passione saranno sempre più importanti, e attenzione a toccare la GS!



    MC NEWS

    AMA: Industry satisfied with revised off-road legislation in California
    Dealernews / by Press Release / 9min
    PICKERINGTON, OH – California legislators passed two bills that extend the state’s nationally renowned off-highway vehicle recreation program and provide more stability for the program’s future



    Road Test: 1930 Majestic
    3The Vintagent / by Paul d'Orléans / 11h
    W hen Georges Roy set out to combine the best qualities of an automobile with the thrills of a motorcycle, he created a remarkable machine – the Majestic. It’s the ultimate French Art Deco motorcycle,


    Why Don't All Bikes Have ABS?
    12RideApart - Recent Articles / 1h
    Why Don't All Bikes Have ABS? Anti-lock brakes have been A Thing in automotive circles for years, but we hardly see them on bikes. Why not? In this modern era of motorcycles, it's a very valid question. Considered a major safety


    Photos of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing Leak Online
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / by Jensen Beeler / 1h
    What you see here are early leaked photos of the 2018 Honda Gold Wing – one of the most successful and important motorcycles for the Western markets. Honda is expected to debut this new model at a media event in October, but our friends



    When Too much is Almost Enough. Big Cubes from R&R Cycles.
    2Cyril Huze Post / by Cyril Huze / 5h
    They say you can’t beat cubic inches. So why not go all the way with a complete 155 cubic inch V-Twin says R&R Cycles. Built completely in-house, this Billet Beast combines R&R’s own 4.625 inch flywheel assembly with a pair of 4.60 inch


    Motorcycle Navigation: Putting It All Together—An End-to-End GPS Setup
    1RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel Magazine / by RoadRUNNER / 8h
    Often when meeting with other riders, I get asked, “What is your bike’s GPS setup?” I reply with the same answers and direct them to my RoadRUNNER articles on the subject—but those discuss general principles and concepts.


    Motorcycles industry 2017- By Identifying the Size, Growth, Major...
    Motorcycle News / 2min
    Global Motorcycles industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size . The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial


    How to… Nail year-round riding
    Motofire / by Phil Turner / 1h
    Thinking about packing your bike away for the winter? Think again… Riding in winter conditions is a sure-fire way sharpen up your riding – buildup that confidence in the cold and wet and just imagine how much faster you’ll be when


    TECH

    MO Wrenching: How To Set Suspension Sag
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / by Evans Brasfield / 2h
    Lots of motorcycles now come with the full complement of adjusters on their suspension. However, even the most basic bike will let you, at the very least, adjust the rear preload. Let’s take a look at how you can set your bike’s


    Why Do Motorcycles Make More Power Than They Did 40 Years Ago?
    3Cycle World / by Kevin Cameron / 4h
    Lifestyle Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your motorcycle engineering and mechanical questions The great advance in horsepower is possible because today’s engines are strong enough to remain reliable at higher




    The Racing Sheet




    Top videos of #PORWorldSBK
    SBK / 6h
    Take a look at some of the memorable moments from Round 10





    Torres prepared to work harder in final three rounds
    SBK / 1d
    Productive Portimao test for Althea BMW Racing Team rider






    Valentino Rossi back on track at Misano!
    GPone RSS Feed / 22min
    The Doctor is back on his R1, completing laps at the track dedicated to Simoncelli as the rain holds off

    Opinion: Why Valentino Rossi Will Try To Ride At Aragon
    65MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 1d
    20 days ago today, Valentino Rossi fell off an enduro bike at slow speed, breaking his tibia and fibula in the crash. That night, he had pins fitted to fix the bones, and went home the next day to recover. It looked like his championship was

    Rossi passed fit to ride in the Aragon GP
    27Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official MotoGP Websi... / 6h
    Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider given the go-ahead


    2018 MotoGP Final Rider Line Up
    7MotoMatters.com / by David Emmett / 5h
    With the announcement that Xavier Simeon will be signing for the Avintia Ducati team, the 2018 MotoGP rider line up is complete. The full rider line up, complete with contract duration, appears below:






    Singapore tech review - dinosaurs and duplication?
    F1 Latest News / 4h
    We look back on a couple of the design developments that caused a stir in the Marina Bay paddock over the Singapore Grand Prix weekend, with the help of renowned technical illustrator Giorgio Piola…




    Analysis: The 2019 F1 silly season heats up early
    81Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    And while there's still a long way to go before there's a complete picture, attention has already turned to 2019, when all hell is likely to break loose on the driver market.The news that Renault doesn't want to supply Red Bull beyond


    Analysis: FIA makes changes to F1 superlicence system
    8James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen websi... / by James Allen / 37min
    Should the FIA make it easier or harder for young drivers to get an F1 superlicence? The topic is back on the agenda after a decision by the FIA World Council today to make some changes to the points structure behind the licence



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    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Watch How the Guild of Automotive Restorers Built the 1935 Bugatti Aerolithe's Magnesium Body
    TheDrive / by Justin Hughes / 47min
    You may have heard of the Guild of Automotive Restorers from the Velocity Channel's Restoration Garage . Now the Guild has branched out with their own YouTube channel, " The Guild's Classics ," to give viewers a closer look at how


    Self-Driving Car Patents Are Weird And Awesome
    2Jalopnik / by Ryan Felton / 1h
    Photo: USPTO Removable steering wheels, conference room-styles seating in cars, see-through doors. The self-driving car race is fueling a boom in quirky, eye-popping ideas and a crush of patents are being filed by automakers,


    FWIW

    What a funeral in Spain tells us about motorcycling in the United States
    RevZilla Articles / 10h
    There's a place where thousands of motorcyclists of all stripes come together to honor a man who rode motorcycles. That place is not the United States.


    Behold! The Greatest Used Bike Ad Ever Posted
    37RideApart - Recent Articles / 4h
    Behold! The Greatest Used Bike Ad Ever Posted Warning: Mildly non-work-safe link ahead In the weird and wonderful land of Austin, Texas, there's a man – I won't call him a hero, because what's a hero? – there's a man selling an old


    Diversify your marketing strategy
    Powersports Business / by Kate Swanson / 44min
    Marketing is a tough beast to tame. Just when you think you’ve got the hang of it, trends change, and you’re back to the drawing board. The best practices of digital marketing seem to be ever-changing. The key is to always be evolving and


    Hypersonic flight: Threat or opportunity?
    200+New Atlas / by David Szondy / 1d
    If there's one word that keeps military planners from sleeping at night, it's "hypersonic." The ability to fly at more than five times the speed of sound holds the promise of flying to the antipodes in less time than it takes to drive across



    BIKE CANDY

    Where it all began?



    Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel Bicycle
    1KSilodrome / by Ben / 1d
    Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel Bicycle The Briggs & Stratton Motor Wheel was the first motorized vehicle ever owned by many tens of thousands of Americans, many were attached to bicycles and some where fitted to the rear of the Briggs &


    This brings back fond memories, but mine was far less elegant.

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