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    Double one-two for the BMW racers at start of the IDM season.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    The 2018 season of the International German Championship (IDM) opened with a double one-two for BMW S 1000 RR riders. At Oschersleben (GER), it was all about Bastien Mackels (BEL) and Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR).



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    Facebook: The “Flying Brick” BMW K Club

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW F850GS Adventure Certified by EPA for 2019
    bmw motorcycles
    Motorcycle.com / 1d
    BMW F850GS Adventure Certified by EPA for 2019 Motorcycle.com Full coverage



    Are BMW’s Heritage Models Finally Done?
    18Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 3h
    Has BMW Motorrad called it quits for its heritage lineup of motorcycles? That is the rumor at least, and there is some good evidence to support the notion. This is because buried on the 60th turn of BMW’s 260-page annual report for 2017 is


    TVS Apache RR310 painted in BMW colours. BMW S310RR on the way?
    MoreBikes / 10h
    We’ve been shouting about the TVS Apache RR 310 for the last couple of years – and it’s finally made it into production for the Indian market. Taking inspiration from the bikes German roots, one owner has decided to give his prized

    Better than a heritage model.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Forecasted to Earn Q3 2019 Earnings of $0.67 Per Share
    2Motorcycle News / 3h
    Investment analysts at Northcoast Research issued their Q3 2019 earnings per share estimates for shares of Harley-Davidson in a research report issued on Wednesday, April 25th.



    MC NEWS

    [Feature] Middle-aged riders reduce Korea's stigma of motorcycles
    bmw motorcycles
    The Korea Herald / 1d
    [Feature] Middle-aged riders reduce Korea's stigma of motorcycles The Korea Herald Full coverage



    Church of MO: 1997 Adventure Tourers
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    And in those days, according to this archaic MO comparison anyway, there were only two: the BMW Methuselah R1100GS and the Triumph Tiger 900. And so they set out across the burning sands, two by two, to see which was more





    RIDING

    How Crowned Roads Affect Motorcycle Handling
    1Rider Magazine / 5h
    Crowned roads affect how your motorcycle handles and how your tires wear. Illustration by Kimberley Chapman. Roads are engineered to disperse rainwater and minimize pooling on the road surface.



    The Racing Sheet


    Facebook: BMW Motorrad France


    BMW Motorsport News

    Spectacular weekend for BMW M Motorsport with starts in the FIA WEC, DTM and the IMSA series.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    FIA WEC, DTM and the IMSA series: Fans of BMW M Motorsport can enjoy action galore this weekend. The new BMW M8 GTE is set for its race debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL).



    BMW Motorsport News - Ausgabe 13/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Deutschland / 1d
    BMW M6 GT3 fährt beim ADAC GT Masters in Most in die Top-5 – BMW Teams triumphieren in Nordamerika.





    MotoGP - Rewind and relive the Americas GP








    FIA.com : Azerbaijan Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


    2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix: Race Highlights



    Red Bull and Honda begin ‘positive’ talks over 2019 engine deal
    5KF1 Latest News / 11h
    It was first mooted when Honda agreed to supply sister squad Toro Rosso for this season. Now, with the deadline looming for engine manufacturers to tell governing body the FIA who they will provide engines for in 2019, talks between


    Lauda - Baku blame lies more with Verstappen
    5KF1 Latest News / 7h
    Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner said Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen were both to blame for their collision at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. But Mercedes' Non-Executive Chairman - three-time world champion Niki Lauda


    'I had to try' – Vettel on his failed pass for the lead in Baku
    100+F1 Latest News / 1d
    It was bold. It was brave. But ultimately, Sebastian Vettel’s late-race lunge on race leader Valtteri Bottas in Sunday’s Azerbaijan Grand Prix didn’t work out. Going aggressive cost the Ferrari driver a podium place, and lost him the lead of


    What the teams said - Race day in Azerbaijan
    2F1 Latest News / 1d
    A round-up of all the action from an incident-packed Formula 1 2018 Azerbaijan Grand Prix at the Baku City Circuit...




    BMW Group News

    BMW Tech on the ‘Malizia’ foiling yacht to take on the Vendée Globe

    The Vendée Globe is one of the world’s toughest solo races. As team partner of one of the competing yachts, the ‘Malizia’, BMW is bringing with it expertise in engineering and technology and transferring these to a competitive sailing application. BMW technology is being trailed in the navigator's seat, constructed from CFRP materials. Engineers are also investigating BMWi lithium battery technology with a focus on zero emissions as a possible next step in the project.


    MINI

    New tech, new connectivity and a new MINI range for 2018: the new MINI 3-Door Hatch, the new MINI 5-Door Hatch, the new MINI Convertible.
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 12h
    New technology, cutting-edge connectivity, standard-fit front and rear LED lights across the range and an advanced dual-clutch automatic gearbox are just some of the features in the new 2018 MINI 3-Door Hatch




    BIKE CANDY

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    Stolen: Trailer With BMW Racebikes, Including HP4 Race, From Nate Kern In Amarillo, Texas
    5Roadracingworld.com / 15min
    My 2018 Aluma 7x16 V Nose Race Trailer that pretty much all of my career resources were in was stolen from the Holiday Inn Express in Amarillo, Texas right off of I-40 between 1:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Central Time Tuesday morning.


    Recovered: Racer Nate Kern Gets His Stolen Trailer And BMW Motorcycles Back
    Roadracingworld.com / 19min
    Racer Nate Kern, working with the Amarillo, Texas Police Department, has recovered his stolen trailer and BMW motorcycles—including the BMW R9 T he races in AHRMA events—and is on his way home to Georgia. Kern credits the


    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    Facebook: Lucky Cat Garage

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW S1000RR Owner Looking For Performance Parts? Click Here
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 50min
    Longtime MO readers will know how highly we value the BMW S1000RR as a track weapon in standard form. Of course, production motorcycles can always be improved upon, and the folks at Full Spectrum Power, Competition Werkes,


    UN1T Garage: Transforming Beemers One Kit At a Time
    bmw motorcycles
    1RideApart / 4d
    UN1T Garage: Transforming Beemers One Kit At a Time RideApart Full coverage



    BMW motorcycle production sees big jump thanks to TVS Motor plant in Chennai
    bmw motorcycles
    1Times of India / 4d
    BMW motorcycle production sees big jump thanks to TVS Motor plant in Chennai Times of India Full coverage



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Sales Go From Bad to Worse
    35The Motley Fool / 1h
    Another quarter, another dismal performance by Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) , though the market seemed to buy into the promise that this time it will be able to turn things around. Don't count on it. U.S. sales of motorcycles tumbled 12%


    Harley-Davidson still under threat from EU tariff
    Visordown / 9h
    Image: Another month’s reprieve as negotiations continue

    Harley-Davidson's Thailand Factory Result of TPP Exit
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 33min
    Harley-Davidson's Thailand Factory Result of TPP Exit How steep tariffs in Southeast Asia prompted Harley-Davidson to build factory in Thailand after Trump pulled out of Trans-Pacific Partnership In Harley-Davidson’s recent saga


    Forbes Names Polaris as One of America’s Best Large Employers

    Business Wire Automotive: Motorcycles Ne... / 1h
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Industries Inc., a recognized leader in the powersports industry, has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2018. “We are honored to be recognized by Forbes – and our


    MC NEWS

    How to get your kid on a motorcycle
    1RevZilla Articles / 10h
    Motorcycles are fun. Kids like fun. But it takes the right encouragement and teaching approach to bring your child and motorcycles together successfully.



    Over 100 riders enjoy second annual WR250R Rally
    6MCNews.com.au / 12h
    WR250R Rally The second annual WR250R Rally went off bigger and better than the first with 64 riders of the capable Yamaha trail bike congregating at Cessnock, NSW for the two-day 500km adventure ride.


    Editor’s Letter: ‘What is Your Favorite Motorcycle?’
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 5h
    There’s always that persistent question I get—“What is your favorite motorcycle?” As I reply in my profile on UltimateMotorcycling.com, “Whatever bike I’m on.


    Motorcycle Deaths Down, But Still 28 Times More Frequent Than Other Fatal Crashes
    Forbes - Business / now
    Motorcycle deaths dropped 5.6% in 2017, but remain significantly over represented in all traffic deaths,according to new projections. Those are the highlights of a new report



    Motorcycle Safety Foundation focuses on turn signals for Motorcycle Awareness Month
    Powersports Business / now
    According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, there is a clear and present danger in today’s traffic environment: only about half of all car and truck drivers use turn signals.


    International nod for motorcycle safety
    2Motorcycle News / 6h
    NEW ZEALAND'S work to make our roads motorcycle-friendly has been acknowledged by the international Prince Michael Road Safety Award.


    Police Raid DC Bike Shop Suspected in Stolen Bike Ring
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 4h
    Police Raid DC Bike Shop Suspected in Stolen Bike Ring Police serve search warrant at popular Maryland shop after it was reportedly tied to stolen motorcycles Clinton Cycles, aka DMV Baggers, has made a name for itself in the


    Motorcycle Industry Council prioritizes ridership growth
    Powersports Business / 5h
    At their April Strategic Meeting, the Motorcycle Industry Council Board of Directors re-elected Paul Vitrano as board chair, Chuck Boderman as vice chair and Jim Woodruff as secretary/treasurer. The board also committed to doubling


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    2018 SuperADVbike Showdown In The Desert
    1KCycle World / 4d
    Bikes The heat is on: 2018 Ducati 1260 Multistrada S vs. BMW R1200GS vs. KTM 1290 Super Adventure S The Ducati 1260 Multistrada S, BMW R1200GS, and KTM 1290 Super Adventure S go head to head in a trial by fire.



    2018 BMW K 1600 GTL vs. Honda Gold Wing Tour | Comparo Review
    57Rider Magazine / 5d
    Honda’s all-new Gold Wing Tour and the BMW K 1600 GTL are the fastest and arguably most refined luxury-touring bikes on the road. Both have 6-cylinder engines, aluminum frames, dual-wishbone front ends and single-sided



    A Video Overview Of KTM’s 2019 790 Duke
    Cycle World / 10min
    Bikes The 790 Duke is coming! Here’s what to expect. Getting to see the 2019 KTM 790 Duke in person—and hearing it run—really makes us want to ride it. How about you?

    2018 Royal Enfield Himalayan | Visordown Road Test




    2018 Zero SR - A Commuter's Dream Bike
    4RideApart - Recent Articles / 33min
    2018 Zero SR - A Commuter's Dream Bike Electric bike captures the pure essence of motorcycling "I don't reckon you'll make it to Newport and back on that thing," my neighbor told me upon seeing the 2018 Zero SR sitting in my back


    RIDING

    Ask RideApart: How to Ride in the Rain
    20RideApart - Recent Articles / 6h
    Ask RideApart: How to Ride in the Rain Don't let a little sprinkle keep you off the road, hit those soggy twisties like a pro You might be aware that I live in the United Britain of Great Kingdom—or something like that—and if there's one thing


    Staying safe this riding season
    2Motorcycle News / 10h
    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so whether you're riding a chopper or a small scooter, motorcycle safety is extremely important for riders, passengers, and anybody else on the road. Christain Cornejo, a motorcyclist



    GEAR

    2018 Motocross Boot Buyer’S Guide
    3Dirt Bike Magazine / 6h
    Welcome to Dirt Bike ’s premium “Motocross Boot Buyer’s Guide.” To be honest, a motocross boot covers a good chunk of territory, as it’s also a desert boot, a GNCC boot, a Baja boot and a GP boot, so this buyer’s guide fits a wide range of


    TECH

    What Is The Difference Between A Turbine Engine And A Piston Engine In A Motorcycle?
    35Cycle World / 6h
    Ask Kevin Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your engineering and mechanical questions How far into the future will the piston engine continue to power motorcycles? Kevin Cameron gives us something unexpected to ponder.


    Meet the Projekt DT-A: The AWD KTM 990 ADV Concept
    60RideApart - Recent Articles / 5d
    Meet the Projekt DT-A: The AWD KTM 990 ADV Concept What happens when a mechanical engineer and ADV rider spends ten years building the ultimate AWD ADV bike All wheel drive motorcycles are by no means a new concept.



    Recalls

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    DUCATI issued a recall on the PANIGALE V4 S, PANIGALE V4, and PANIGALE V4 SPECIALE models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 6h
    On certain motorcycles, the fuel cap may not vent properly and fuel tank pressure could be increased. This could result in fuel to spray out of the tank while opening the fuel tank cap, which in the presence of an...


    DUCATI issued a recall on the PANIGALE V4 SPECIALE, PANIGALE V4, and PANIGALE V4 S models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 6h
    On certain motorcycles, the O-ring of the fuel tank internal breathing system valve plug may have been damaged during installation. This could result in a fuel leak, which in the presence of an ignition source could...

    The US Versions

    Ducati ( 18v239000 )
    47KVehicles Recalls / 7h
    Dated: APR 16, 2018 Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, and Panigale V4 Speciale motorcycles. Fuel may leak from the gas tank's internal breathing system valve plug...


    Ducati ( 18v238000 )
    47KVehicles Recalls / 7h
    Dated: APR 16, 2018 Ducati North America (Ducati) is recalling certain 2018 Ducati Panigale V4, Panigale V4 S, and Panigale V4 Speciale motorcycles. Fuel may spray out of the gas tank when the tank cap is opened.


    Search for Recalls Here

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

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




    The Racing Sheet


    Facebook: Klassic Boxer Trophy


    MotoAmerica: Full-Race Videos From Round Two At COTA, As Seen On beIN SPORTS USA TV
    2Roadracingworld.com / 10h
    Round Two of the 2018 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series was held April 20-22 at Circuit of The Americas (COTA), in Austin, Texas. Here are the full-race videos (as seen on beIN SPORTS USA TV)


    The MotoAmerica Series Heads To The Championship Of Virginia
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 4h
    Toni Elias has won three of the four MotoAmerica Motul Superbike races in 2018 as the series heads to VIR this weekend. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The 2018 MotoAmerica Series resumes this weekend with the Championship of Virginia
    Click on the image for ticket information.



    26min - 2018 FIM Sidecar World Championship - Le Mans (FRA)



    AC vs. DC: How the inverters of Formula E cars have changed the game in motorsports
    formula e
    FOXSports.com / 8h
    DC: How the inverters of Formula E cars have changed the game in motorsports FOXSports.com Full coverage



    How to build a racing MINI



    BMW Motorsport News

    Spectacular weekend for BMW M Motorsport with starts in the FIA WEC, DTM and the IMSA series.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    FIA WEC, DTM and the IMSA series: Fans of BMW M Motorsport can enjoy action galore this weekend. The new BMW M8 GTE is set for its race debut in the FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL).



    BMW Team RLL Hopes for Home Field Advantage at Mid-Ohio; Auberlen to co-drive Turner Motorsport M6 GT3.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    This weekend, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returns to the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in Lexington, Ohio, for the first time since 2012 and sees BMW Team RLL back at its home circuit, just over an hour’s drive from the


    BMW Motorsport returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Panasonic as “Official Partner”.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    As BMW Motorsport returns to the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) and enters the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), they are looking forward to a new partner that is renowned around the world: Panasonic enters the newly formed
    [img]https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-RzWbqCb/0/c7a27d9b/M/i-RzWbqCb-M.jpg[/mg]


    Successful outing for the BMW iFE.18 – BMW I Motorsport.






    Seven points divide the top three in WorldSSP
    SBK / 10h
    Four different winners in four rounds for 2018


    Nothing beats the feeling of winning
    1SBK / 9h
    We take a look over win droughts of WorldSBK


    The two men writing WorldSBK’s record books
    SBK / 2h
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English reviews the history makers





    Colin Edwards tests the MotoE Bike at COTA




    2018 Jerez MotoGP Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 15min
    Press release previews from the MotoGP teams and Michelin: MotoGP arrives at Jerez de la Frontera for the Spanish GP, the first European round of the 2018 season.


    2018 Jerez MotoGP Preview: The Season Starts Here (Again)
    MotoMatters.com / 17min
    It has been a strange and fascinating first three races of the 2018 MotoGP season, but as the paddock returns to Europe, we get the first chance to see how the series will look under conditions more usually understood as normal.





    [url=https://www.motorsport.com/f1/news/mercedes-tech-front-suspension-secrets-1032547/]The secrets behind the Mercedes front suspension[/ur]
    77Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4h
    A key area of focus to make progress on this front will be with its suspension system which, as Giorgio Piola’s exclusive drawings and video shows, features some unique ideas.



    Tech Explained: F1 Aerodynamic Cooling
    1Racecar Engineering / 8h
    F1 Aerodynamic Cooling The instantaneous gas temperature at the point of combustion in a modern Formula 1 engine can reach up to 2,600°C, which is half as hot as the surface of the sun.


    How Formula 1's big three diverged in Baku
    55Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 5h
    Straightline speed is essential on the 2.1km flat-out blast from Turn 16 to Turn 1, but reducing downforce to move towards a low-drag set-up comes at a price through the rest of the lap, which is a more traditional street circuit layout.



    The most important car design in F1's history?





    Bimmer

    New entry-level engines for the BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 25min
    Drive portfolio of the luxury class model is to be complemented for the first time by a highly efficient four-cylinder diesel.



    BMW Group News

    BMW Group U.S. Reports April 2018 Sales.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    Sales of BMW Group vehicles in the U.S. increased 4.2 percent in April 2018 for a total of 27,213 vehicles (BMW and MINI brands combined), compared with 26,105 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date BMW Group


    BMW Group Canada achieves best month ever with sales increasing +8%.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 37min
    BMW brand sales increase in April by +10.8% to record levels. MINI April sales trail previous year by -6.8%. BMW electrified sales jump +86% in April. BMW Motorrad sales in April decrease -8%.


    BMW supports Pierre Casiraghi, founder of the Malizia sailing team, and record “round-the-world” sailor Boris Herrmann on their Vendée Globe campaign.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Around the globe with BMW i technology - solo and non-stop.



    MINI


    Mini Uk Celebrates 25 Years Of The Mini Convertible
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 7h
    MINI UK is celebrating a key milestone with the 25th anniversary of the MINI Convertible, first on sale in 1993. The iconic vehicle is similarly celebrating another ground-breaking landmark as the bestselling convertible model



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    ‘Crafting Cullinan’ Rolls-Royce And Leica Camera Present Photographic Exhibition During London Craft Week
    3Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 10h
    The extraordinary hand-craftsmanship applied to the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan will be the subject of an exhibition of images captured by distinguished portrait photographer, Cat Garcia, in collaboration with Leica Camera.




    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW Blog

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Discover One of the Largest BMW Private Collection in Central Europe
    20Bmw Blog / 3h
    Miloš Vránek’s passion for BMW cars started in 1968. Currently, he owns the most numerous private collection of historical BMWs in Central Europe which includes really precious classic cars. Now, they have their own open-space


    Which to Buy: BMW i8 Roadster or Audi R8 V10 Spyder?
    200+Bmw Blog / 4h
    This is very much a comparison of past versus future. Both of these cars represent the best of where they come from. The BMW i8 Roadster is the convertible supercar that showcases just how bright the future of cars is.
    FWiW I have been up late at night trying to figure this out.


    BMW, Ford, GM, and others, form World’s Largest Automakers Form Blockchain Coalition
    2Bmw Blog / 4h
    A group of auto and tech companies have formed a consortium to develop automotive uses for blockchain. MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, said Wednesday at a conference in Dubai that General Motors, BMW, Renault,


    BMW electrical fault was cause of fatal car accident, inquest claims
    8Autocar RSS Feed / 8h
    A British man crashed and subsequently died after he was forced to avoid a broken-down BMW with no lights or power on a dark A-road BMW ’s decision not to recall cars with a potential electrical fault that it sold in Britain has been


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Tesla to race 778bhp cars in new Electric GT series from November
    Autocar RSS Feed / 7h
    Inaugural championship will field 20 race-spec Model S P100Ds, while race venues include Circuit de Catalunya and Nürburgring The long-awaited Electric GT championship looks set to kick off in November in Jerez.


    Aston Martin launches luxury submersible Project Neptune
    4Autocar RSS Feed / 7h
    Submersible, which features Aston styling, is based on Triton Submarine and can dive to depths of 500 metres Aston Martin has continued to expand the brand into new luxury avenues with the launch of a special-edition submersibl



    Can Detroit Automakers Avoid Another Crisis Like 2009?
    Forbes - Business / 53min
    In their traditional core business, the Detroit manufacturers are beginning to look like the general manager of a recently dominant baseball team that now offers a roster of aging superstars in the waning years of long-term contracts that


    McLaren Senna driven | 789bhp hypercar on track at Silverstone | Autocar


    Technically Interesting: Porsche Type 547 Four-Cam
    21The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 3h
    “Technically Interesting” is a continuing BaT feature highlighting some of the most exotic, inspiring, unusual, and just plain fascinating automotive engineering to be found. We’ll cover tech vintage and modern, from race cars to


    GM bets on 3D printers for cheaper and lighter parts
    46Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 2h
    GM said it was working with design software company Autodesk to manufacture lightweight 3D-printed parts that could help the automaker meet its goals to add alternative-fuel vehicles to its lineup.


    VW will get 'clear moral compass,' new CEO promises shareholders
    6Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1h
    VW will expand its internal whistleblower system to give the automaker a clear moral compass, its new CEO, Herbert Diess, said. VW also is pondering spin-offs of non-core assets.
    FWIW So says the former BMW Motorrad man.


    Brabham Automotive Brings Out Its 700 Horsepower BT62 Hypercar
    1TheDrive / 1h
    After a tease late last month, Brabham Automotive released its track-only BT62 hypercar in full on Wednesday, complete with a barrage of photographs and nose-bleeding performance figures.



    BIKE CANDY



    Lucky for One - BMW R80 Cafe Racer
    200+Return of the Cafe Racers / 10h
    Everyone wants to be remembered for something. For Portugal’s it roCkS!bikes that something is great looking, monocoque bodied custom motorcycles. Run by Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos, a pair of motorcycle obsessed




    Black Bull Deep Creek Cycleworks
    200+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 2d
    The Deep Creek dude hooks up with Peter MotorWorks BMW dealership, this is BlackBull, a bit of a handfull RnineT Pure, fresh out of the German factory box...




    The Remarkable Watkins M001 – A Futuristic Polish-Built BMW
    1KSilodrome / 11h
    The Remarkable Watkins M001 – A Futuristic Polish-Built BMW When you see the Watkins M001 for the first time you spend a good 5 minutes staring, trying to wrap your mind around it. It’s equal parts complex, unusual, and unfamiliar,
    FWIW We have seen this one before; however, Silodrome always has a nice write up making it worth a second look.




    ZERO TO HERO. Kraftstoffschmiede’s ‘Hercules’ BMW R850R Sprint Racer
    100+Pipeburn.com / 1h
    Written by Martin Hodgson They call it ‘group therapy for speed freaks on two wheels’ and with the 2018 season just weeks away from commencing, the heavy hitters are rolling in for a fresh dose of petrol powered psychotherapy.


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    BMW Motorrad USA Rolls Into Americade, June 6-9, With Demo Truck and Apparel Display.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    BMW Motorrad USA will roll into scenic Lake George, N.Y. with its distinctive demo truck and motorcycle apparel display for Americade, the world’s largest multi-brand motorcycle touring rally, held June 4-9.



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    Facebook: Vintage & Classic BMW Motorcycles USA

    MC NEWS

    Why The Motorcycling World Needs Another Burt Munro
    400+Cycle World / 1d
    Lifestyle Today’s riders are all show and no go New Zealand speed demon Burt Munro raced across the Bonneville Salt Flats on his 47-year-old Indian Scout 51 years ago. We could use his grit these days.



    That Motorcycle Column - A Change is Coming
    3RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    That Motorcycle Column - A Change is Coming Why not everyone should ride a motorcycle and why things aren't as bad as you might think Which hurts more, a hot exhaust pipe on your leg or face planting while failing to run at 30 mph?


    Yamaha Announces Official Route for Tenere 700 World Tour
    200+ADV Pulse / 4h
    Yamaha just loves to build suspense. This is the fourth “tease” of the Yamaha Tenere 700 World Raid adventure bike. Back in 2016, it was just called the T7 and we, meaning adventure and other motorcycle enthusiasts alike, got really



    The new Jawa 350 Special is a retro mash-up
    CMG News / 5h
    A repli-racer built along retro lines, with a made-in-China engine? Weird, but it works. Source



    RIDING

    How to Reply When Told Motorcycling is Dangerous
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 24min
    How to Reply When Told Motorcycling is Dangerous Avoiding risk isn't always the 'right' thing to do If you ride a motorcycle, or are thinking about riding a motorcycle, it’s a good bet you’ve had someone deliver unsolicited advice



    Recalls

    Bmw ( 18v248000 )
    48KVehicles Recalls / 3d
    Dated: APR 18, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6...


    https://www.nhtsa.gov/recallsRolls-Royce ( 18v248000 )
    48KVehicles Recalls / 3d
    Dated: APR 18, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2011-2012 BMW 550i, 550i xDrive, 550i Gran Turismo, 550i Gran Turismo xDrive, 750i, 750Li, 750i xDrive, 750Li xDrive, 760Li, X5 xDrive50i, X5 M, X6...


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    Toni Elias Does The Double At VIRginia International Raceway
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    Toni Elias (1) beat Cameron Beaubier (6) and Mathew Scholtz (11) to win the second MotoAmerica Motul Superbike race at VIR on Sunday. Photo by Brian J. Nelson Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias continued to roll through the early portion



    Why The Harley-Davidson vs. Indian Rivalry In American Flat Track Hasn’t Lived Up To The Hype
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    Racing Indian couldn’t have scripted a better debut season. But did the Polaris-owned brand enter the ring with weighted gloves? Cory Texter figured the Indian FTR750 would be competitive,


    Aston Martin, BMW, Ferrari call for GTE BoP reset
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    The three manufacturers are arguing that the so-called 'starting BoP' for each of their respective new cars is not correct and will take too long to rectify under the automated system introduced for all WEC races bar the Le Mans 24 Hours last


    BMW Motorsport News

    Second podium for BMW Team RLL in 2018 – De Phillippi and Sims finish second at Mid-Ohio.
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    The #25 BMW M8 GTE of Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) raced to a well-deserved second place in the fourth IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio (USA) on Sunday, taking the chequered flag 1.673 seconds behind the race winning #912



    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 14/2018.
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    Timo Glock talks about his DTM victory at Hockenheim – BMW M6 GT3 celebrates international wins.



    Timo Glock wins for BMW at Hockenheim – “It was the coolest race of my life”.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    BMW Team RMG’s Timo Glock (GER) won the second race of the DTM season at Hockenheim (GER) and has taken the lead in the drivers’ standings with 44 points.



    Timo Glock finishes third on the podium for BMW in the season opener at Hockenheim.
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    The BMW M Motorsport weekend got underway with a podium. At the DTM season opener at Hockenheim (GER), Timo Glock (GER) in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, finished in third place on the podium.


    Fifth place for BMW M8 GTE in FIA WEC debut race.
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    BMW Team MTEK kick-started the BMW M8 GTE’s FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign at “The Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps” in Belgium with a fifth place qualifying position.






    The Championship lead changes again!
    3news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 5h
    The World Championship lead changes hands once more, as Marquez takes the reigns after Jerez


    A productive weekend for KTM at the Spanish GP
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    Marquez: many fairings but no certainties
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    Aerodynamic tests for Marc at Jerez: "we need confirmation before homologating one. Zarco? Yamaha has lost a great rider"


    Rossi: improvements? I hope by mid-season
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    "I have faith in Yamaha, but I don't think there'll be anything big before Barcelona. The Jerez test? The best thing was the new tyre"






    How Formula 1 teams have jumped upon a floor loophole
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    Highlight in the anniversary season: The new BMW M3 CS is the prize for the MotoGPTM BMW M Award in 2018.
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    BMW M Power for the fastest qualifier in the MotoGP. The winner’s car in 2018: the exclusive BMW M3 CS (combined consumption: 8.5 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 198 g/km*) in Frozen Dark Blue.



    M Performance Parts for the new BMW M2 Competition available as Original BMW Accessories.
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    Racing technology for more driving dynamics and spectacular looks.



    BMW Group News

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    Statement Harald Krüger Conference Call Q1 2018


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    Statement Dr Peter Conference Call Q1 2018


    BMW Group Quarterly Report to 31 March 2018
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    ECKART 2018 for Creative Responsibility goes to New York’s Union Square Greenmarket
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    Fresh, regional, authentic: The Union Square Greenmarket has connected the steel and concrete heart of New York City to nature and helped promote sustainable, healthy eating and regional products for years.


    BMW of North America Names DKC as Public Relations Agency of Record. in the U.S.
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    BMW of North America today named New York-based DKC as its public relations agency of record in the U.S. DKC will support Corporate Communications on topics ranging from business and technology to innovations and lifestyle,


    Rethinking micro-mobility – The BMW Group Personal Mover Concept. Electric, safe, agile – for short distances across sites.
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    The BMW Group has developed a new kind of micro-mobility concept for employees. The Personal Mover Concept will be available at BMW Group sites worldwide. It can be used for personal transportation both inside buildings



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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW, Consumers Agree To Settlement In Engine Defect Suit
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    BMW, Consumers Agree To Settlement In Engine Defect Suit Law360 Full coverage


    BMW Struggles to Offset Drag From Technology Outlay, Currencies
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    BMW Struggles to Offset Drag From Technology Outlay, Currencies Bloomberg BMW earnings push higher on sales of 5-Series, X1 SUV Merced Sun-Star BMW's Q1 profit falls 3% on foreign exchange headwinds Automotive News (blog)



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    The following piece showed up in my news feed just a couple days ago. It and the one hundred and fifty-word article at the end of the link have the potential of launching hundreds of Ducati sale rumors.

    VW weighs spinoffs of noncore assets
    12Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1d
    VW is pondering spinoffs of noncore assets such as motorcycle maker Ducati and transmissions maker Renk, as the automaker seeks to boost its efficiency and become more nimble.


    BERLIN -- Volkswagen Group is pondering spin offs of non core assets such as motorcycle maker Ducati and transmissions maker Renk, as the automaker seeks to boost its efficiency and become more nimble.

    "For non core businesses such as Ducati, Renk and [large engines unit] MAN Diesel & Turbo, we will draw up sustainable future perspectives," CEO Herbert Diess said on Thursday at the company's annual shareholder meeting here.

    The deliberations could lead to steps to expand those businesses and to develop growth strategies, but spinoffs "are also conceivable," Diess said, without being more specific.
    Diess also promised that VW will make ethics a top priority.

    His remarks came as activists from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals demonstrated during the meeting against VW's involvement in tests that exposed monkeys to engine fumes to study effects of diesel exhaust emissions.

    VW will expand its internal whistleblower system and reinforce its compliance organization, Diess told shareholders.



    There will be a few questions you need to ask yourself as you read them.

    Is the author rehashing the arguments in old rumors or does the author understand the basis of the new buzz is an existential examination Volkswagen A.G.? Is the author is doing the former? Yes? Stop reading the article and move on. If the author is digging into the latter, take the time to read the article.

    Previous sales rumors centered around the perceived need for VW to amass cash to pay fines, penalties, and lawsuit awards, resulting from their Dieselgate scandal. The Wolfsburg bean counters did an extensive analysis of Audi’s subsidiary, Ducati, and its value to the parent company VW as a liquid asset to convert to cash or as a contributing arm of the massive conglomerate.

    Offers to purchase the Italian motorcycle brand were received but did not result in a sale. Were the offers to low to meet the cash needs and return an acceptable return on VW’s investment to purchase and expand the brand?

    As the sales rumors mounted and VW completed their process, I held that there would be no sale. VW has experienced growth in sales, revenues, and profits during its ownership of Ducati. My prediction of a hold based on the belief that the bean counters would see greater near and long-term value in holding the company. So far I have been right.

    The Detroit based, Automotive News asks a fundamentally different question than the cash value of Ducati to VW question asked in the past. What kind of company is VW A.G.? Once a company answers that question they can define their core businesses and sell the rest. The cash from those sales and reinvests it in their core businesses, pays dividends, buys back stocks and pays staff better wages.

    The new head of VW is uniquely prepared for this exercise. His background at BMW includes working on the Board of Management when the Mothership went through a similar process. BMW’s sale of the Rover Group and subsequent Quant family (BMW single largest shareholders) struggles, the Board of Management conducted a unit by unit review of the entire company. BMW Motorrad was the first segment to be analyzed; becoming the survivor benchmark. Deiss was involved in the analysis and became the Motorrad head in 2003. His CV continued to grow until leaving BMW in 2014 and joining VW in 2015.

    Articles second guessing Deiss and this process are the ones to read. From the perspective of investors, VW and Deiss’ analysis will say much about the future of motorcycling in the next twenty years.





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    Victories for BMW riders in the BSB, the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship and the MotoAmerica.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    BMW racers have extended their 2018 success by four wins and a total of 12 podium finishes at the weekend. In the BSB Superstock race at Oulton Park, Keith Farmer celebrated his first win of the season, At the IRRC season-opener at



    New Original BMW Motorrad Accessories ‘Edition Black’.
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    An elegant touch to the BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure.



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    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in works, to debut at 2018 EICMA?
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    2019 BMW F 850 GS Adventure in works, to debut at 2018 EICMA?



    2019 BMW F850GS Adventure on its way: Details on quirky-looking off-road Beemer
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    2019 BMW F850GS Adventure on its way: Details on quirky-looking off-road Beemer Financial Express Full coverage





    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    This Week’s Honda V4 Superbike Rumor
    95Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1h
    I have to admit, this rumor is more than a week old, as Japanese magazine Young Machine breathed new life into the Honda V4 superbike rumor mill about a month ago.


    Here Is the Curtiss Zeus, An Electric Cruiser
    40Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 4h
    We will have a full account of the 10th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering posted soon, but I wanted to highlight one of the more notable events at the California motorcycle show – the debut of the Curtis Zeus, an electric cruiser



    Another Take:

    The Current: Curtiss Unveils The Mighty Zeus
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    The future of e-Bikes has arrived from Alabama, from Curtiss Motorcycles, pushing the boundaries of 'normal' design.


    More details on the electric Campagna T-Rex
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    The battery-powered three-wheeler will be powered by twin electric motors. Source



    Did Harley-Davidson Blow a Half-Million Dollars on Racing?
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    Harley-Davidson 's (NYSE: HOG) half-million-dollar bet to win back its racing crown isn't going as planned. Although it's still early in the 20-race American Flat Track racing season, rival Indian Motorcycle is looking as if it's going to
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    Yamaha Motor reports 2018 Q1 financial results
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    Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces consolidated business results for the first quarter. Net sales for Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.'s consolidated accounting period for the first quarter of the fiscal year ending December 31, 2018 were 405.6




    MC NEWS

    Stop Comparing Electric Cars To Electric Motorcycles
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    Stop Comparing Electric Cars To Electric Motorcycles Why Zero isn’t the “Tesla of Motorcycles” and why the media needs to stop comparing electric apples to electric oranges With an ever-growing number of electric motorcycle and scooter



    We'll Grow Our Motorcycle Ranks By Invitation Only
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    Lifestyle You don’t get what you want, you get what you ask for According to Cycle World’s Editor-in-Chief Mark Hoyer, the best way to grow our ranks is by inviting just one person to try riding a bike. How easy is that?


    Harley Extends $99 Riding Academy Offer to Military and First Responder Spouses
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    In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which is this Friday, Harley-Davidson is extending its $99 Riding Academy New Rider Course offer for current and former U.S. military personnel and first responders to include


    INTERMOT Customized to Expand in 2018
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    2018 BMW C Evolution Review
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    2018 BMW C Evolution Editor Score: 85.25% Engine 17.0/20 Suspension/Handling 12.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 10.0/10 Brakes 8.5/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 8.5/10 Appearance/Quality





    Small ADV Matchup: BMW G310GS vs Kawasaki Versys-X 300
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    Up-Close with the Krämer HKR EVO2 R
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    2018 BMW R nineT – Much More Than the Sum of Its Parts
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    2018 BMW R nineT – Much More Than the Sum of Its Parts Wildly fun modern classic manages to live up to the hype “It’s ****. And as soon as I get home I’m going to buy one.”


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    Nicky Hayden Statue To Be Unveiled In Hometown of Owensboro
    Racer X Online / 11min
    A sculpture honoring the late Nicky Hayden will be unveiled in his hometown of Owensboro, Kentucky, on June 8, the Hayden family announced.


    Russell Masecar Drops An R-BoM On MotoAmerica Twins Cup Racing
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    Russell Masecar is the man behind RBoM Racing . Photo by Brian J. Nelson Local and regional motorcycle road racing has always been the lifeblood of AMA-sanctioned professional road racing in the U.S., and when the MotoAmerica


    Elias & Yoshimura Suzuki Dominate Virginia MotoAmerica (Industry Press Releases)
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    Team Suzuki Press Office – May 7. Toni Elias – Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 – 1-1 Roger Hayden – Yoshimura Suzuki GSX-R1000 – DNF-DNF Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing’s Toni Elias and his GSX-R1000 dominated the doubleheader race


    What The Teams Say: Win Or Lose, This Is All About VIR
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    The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Two races, two wins for Yoshimura Suzuki’s Toni Elias in MotoAmerica Motul Superbike action from VIR. Toni Elias, riding his Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing GSX-R1000, swept the doubleheader


    Maximuscle boss to attempt 200mph speed record on sand
    31Visordown / 4h
    Image: Two years after a near-fatal at Elvington, Zef Eisenberg is back at it on Pendine Sands



    BMW Motorsport News

    “Green Hell” calling: BMW teams and drivers eagerly awaiting the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    One of the highlights of the 2018 endurance season takes place this weekend: the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). Over 40 BMW race cars will be in action in the “Green Hell”, including five BMW M6 GT3s.






    Imola World Superbike Preview – What to Expect in Italy
    8Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2h
    The Italian round of the WorldSBK season marks the end of the opening third of the season, but it’s hard to see how it marks the end of Chaz Davies’ dominance at the Imola circuit.


    10 things you need to know ahead of the Pata Italian Round
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    Countdown to the first Italian round of the season and don’t miss out


    Who can become the master of Imola?
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    WorldSBK commentator Steve English previews the front runners ahead of pivotal Round five


    Follow the Imola Round LIVE with WorldSBK VideoPass
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    Full LIVE coverage of all the Races and Superpoles across all four championships, every Round!


    2018 Imola World Superbike Preview Press Releases
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    Press release previews from the teams and series organizer ahead of this week's round of WorldSBK at Imola: Feel the passion of Imola as WorldSBK heads to Italy Adoring Italian fans prepare to see if Davies can dominate once more


    A Lap Of Imola With Milwaukee Aprilia's Eugene Laverty
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    The Milwaukee Aprilia rider is back in action this weekend at Imola and he guides us around an action packed lap of the Italian venue Imola is one of the most historic circuits in the world.





    Gulf Althea BMW ready to fight on home turf at Imola
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    Gulf Althea BMW ready to fight on home turf at Imola Rome (Italy), Tuesday 8 May 2018 The Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team does not have far to travel for the upcoming Superbike World Championship event, with round 5 of the series,







    Aprilia Failure Rate "unacceptable" Says Espargaro
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    Aprilia Failure Rate "unacceptable" Says Espargaro Aleix Espargaro says he has been promised a "revolution" by his Aprilia team after suffering an "unacceptable" spate of mechanical failures in the opening races of the MotoGP






    Motor racing-Formula One drivers' form sheet
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    May 9 (Reuters) - Formula One drivers' form sheet ahead of Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya (listed in championship order and with the most recent races first): Number=race result, R=retired,

    Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Spanish Grand Prix
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    May 9 (Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday's Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya:


    Mercedes considering Ferrari-Haas style F1 partnership with a midfield team
    20James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 9h
    Following the successful collaboration model between Ferrari and Haas in F1, Mercedes have put the feelers out about creating a similar model with another midfield F1 team. Haas, the American team who joined the Formula One grid for






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    The All-New 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan.
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    Today, BMW M GmbH unveiled the most powerful BMW M5 sedan ever. The new 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan raises the bar for performance, agility and precision within its class.


    20 years at the cutting edge: BMW ConnectedDrive.
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    The BMW Group has led the way in intelligent connectivity for 20 years, courtesy of BMW ConnectedDrive. Customers and their mobility requirements have been at the heart of everything the company has sought to achieve here.


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Financial Services Launches First U.S. Collaboration Lab for Technology Entrepreneurs.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    BMW Group Financial Services in the U.S. announced today the launch of the BMW Financial Services Collaboration Lab 2018.


    Camera and Action: Cinematic classics at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2018.
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    Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este present rare treasures from all eras of automobile and motorcycle history under the motto of “Hollywood on the Lake” beside the shores of Lake Como between 25th and 27th May 2018 +++


    BMW Group Presents: 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World. New Book and Storytelling Exhibition Celebrating Inspirational Women Opens at Pen + Brush Gallery in New York City on May 15th.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The BMW Group is proud to present 200 Women Who Will Change the Way You See the World, a new book and storytelling exhibition celebrating a diverse group of inspirational women. Opening at Pen + Brush gallery in New York City



    MINI

    40th International Mini Meeting: THE Venue for Fans of the British Original.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    Anniversary festival to take place from 17 - 21 May 2018 at the Portuguese seaside resort of Praia de Mira. Organizers expect thousands of classic MINIs and modern MINIs for the annual highlight of the Mini Club scene.


    A special MINI to mark a special occasion. MINI designs an exclusive one-off car for charity to toast the royal wedding.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    MINI is to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a one-off MINI Hatch designed specifically to commemorate the special occasion and to be donated to one of the couple’s chosen charities.


    MINI launches Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Trial in Spain.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    Innovative trial launched in Madrid: MINI Sharing allows MINI owners in Spain to make their vehicles available to friends, family or colleagues via app.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Effortless Everywhere: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan
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    When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch Cullinan, it did so in the knowledge that its customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market.



    Rolls-Royce Patron Thanks The Craftspeople That Built His Car With A Unique Gesture
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    In an extraordinary gesture of gratitude, a patron of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars presented an exceptionally grand cake in the shape of a new Rolls-Royce Phantom to the artisans who had crafted his commission.


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    BMW Welt

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Owner May Have Accidentally Received a Formula 1 Racing Clutch in the Mail
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    A BMW owner was apparently the victim of a mishap caused by either transmission manufacturer ZF or online retail giant Amazon. He reportedly ordered a new clutch for his BMW M3 via Amazon, only to have allegedly



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    Auto sales winners and losers of April, 2018
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    Filed under: We take a close look at the sales numbers and pick out the biggest successes and disappointments of April 2018. Here are the highlights and lowlights.





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    Why Talented People Don’t Use Their Strengths
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    cintascotch/Getty Images If you watched the Super Bowl a few months ago, you probably saw the coaches talking to each other over headsets during the game. What you didn’t know is that during the 2016 season, the NFL made major


    What causes constipation? - Heba Shaheed
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    BMW Motorrad USA Announces Availability Of Black Edition Aluminum Cases For 2018 R 1200 GS And R 1200 GS Adventure Models
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    BMW Motorrad USA is offering riders of the 2018 BMW R 1200 GS and 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure models an opportunity to further customize their touring enduros with Black Edition Aluminum Cases.



    BMW riders secure podium finishes in the Endurance World Championship, the Superstock European Championship and the Malaysia Superbike Championship.
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    The FIM Endurance World Championship was in action at the Slovakiaring. The race ended with third place for the GERT56 by rs speedbikes team in the Superstock class. Imola hosted the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    Design Corner - BMW "R 1250 Global Sport" by Oberdan Bezzi
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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

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    2018 BMW F 750 GS vs rivals: Specifications comparison
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    At the Auto Expo 2018, BMW Motorrad expanded its India line-up to include the two new baby GS models, the F 750 GS and the F 850 GS. Until the G 310 R arrives later this year, the F 750 GS will be the most affordable machine in the


    This 1959 BMW R60 with TR500 Steib Sidecar could be your ticket to freedom
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    This 1959 BMW R60 with TR500 Steib Sidecar could be your ticket to freedom BMWBLOG (blog) Full coverage



    The G310GS is set to launch in India along with other BMW models. All are causing a stir.
    BMW G 310 GS spied: BMW's most affordable ADV that takes on Royal Enfield Himalayan
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    Harley-Davidson (HOG) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages
    2Motorcycle News / 5h
    Shares of Harley-Davidson have been assigned a consensus rating of "Hold" from the twenty-two analysts that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell


    Union: Harley-Davidson will ship work to Thailand from closing U.S. plant
    2Motorcycle News / 2d
    A labor union for Harley-Davidson believes the nation's best-known motorcycle maker is closing its factory in Kansas City in order to move some of the work to a new plant in Thailand. Harley has said it will close the Kansas City factory


    2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe Now Available in U.S.
    1Rider Magazine / 39min
    2018 Kawasaki Z900RS Cafe. Photos courtesy of Kawasaki. The masses asked, and Kawasaki listened; after unveiling it at EICMA last fall, then disappointing us by saying it wouldn’t be available in the United States, Kawasaki U.S.A. has



    Yamaha patents THREE-WHEEL leaning V-Max! Yep, we’re as gob-smacked as you about it…
    MoreBikes / 1h
    Yamaha has filed patents for this bike – which when overlayed with with a Yamaha V-Max looks absolutely spot on as a modern update of the big bruiser. The biggest difference between the 200bhp old-school muscle cruiser and these latest patents is that THIS version of the Yamaha is a three-wheeler and it leans.



    Yamaha Motor Co. Says its Earnings Are Up Solidly in First Quarter
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 33min
    Yamaha Motor Co. reports the company has enjoyed rising profits in all its major product categories so far this year in 2018. Yamaha: IWATA, JAPAN – May 14, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) announces consolidated business


    Motorcycle parts should be cheaper and faster
    8Motorbike Writer / 17h
    A new Ducati and Lamborghini parts hub in Italy is an indicator of how automotive companies are centralising parts distribution which should lead to faster delivery and cheaper parts for riders. The old system of national


    MC NEWS

    How to get motorcycle wall art from the Library of Congress
    40RevZilla Articles / 8h
    Get the most for your tax dollars with this guide to a federal moto photo hoard.
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    Brough Before Superior
    The Vintagent / 17h
    Dave Clark restores an extremely rare racer built by the father of George Brough, founder of Brough Superior Motorcycles




    The problem with loud pipes
    10Canada Moto Guide / 16h
    Legislation against motorcycles is building, and nobody's impressed. So what's the point? Source


    Incredible Motorcycle Liquidation Sale Could Be Your Two-Wheel Dream
    2Motorcycle News / 2h
    The problem with being a gearhead is that it occasionally mixes quite well with a hoarder mentality. This seller is no exception, having amassed a collection of at least a couple dozen bikes, and they're all for sale.


    Things Could Be Worse: You Could Be in Australia
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 40min
    Jeff Corbett, writing in Australia’s Newcastle Herald , sounds like a reasonable if typically angry old white guy most of the time, but has he crossed the line in this piece Evans Brasscannons dredged up from the interwebs this morning?

    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    BMW HP4 Race – Review.
    Superbike Magazine / 8min
    It’s such a subtle addition to the name, you could almost be forgiven for not noticing. Just one small word, slipped onto the end of a Countdown Conundrum of words and letters. BMW S1000RR HP4. RACE.



    Triumph Tiger 1200 vs Ducati Multistrada Enduro vs BMW 1200 GS Adventure: Spec Comparison
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    Triumph Tiger 1200 vs Ducati Multistrada Enduro vs BMW 1200 GS Adventure: Spec Comparison NDTVAuto.com Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx- What else can you buy BikeWale (blog) All-new 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 XCx flagship on-off road


    2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports DCT Review | 13 Fast Facts
    18Ultimate Motorcycling / 23h
    Three words: Balance, Stability, and Harmony. The 2018 Honda CRF1000L2 Africa Twin Adventure Sports does not top the performance charts in any single category in its class—it’s not the most powerful, nor the best suspended, nor the


    Video: Insane Police Helmet Cams From Around the World
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    Video: Insane Police Helmet Cams From Around the World Today we look at our three favorite videos of crazy police helmet cam footage from overseas The Daily Mail recently ran a story about a pretty bonkers helmet cam video taken by a cop



    RIDING

    What You Need to Know as a New Rider
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 15min
    What You Need to Know as a New Rider Seven essential tips for newly licensed riders So, you've finally taken the plunge, attended a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse , and earned your motorcycle endorsement.


    Around the World with Aloha Wanderwell
    1The Vintagent / 2h
    Aloha Wanderwell was the first woman to circle the globe on wheels, as well as an author, filmmaker, pilot, and motorcyclist. We share lost photos of her journey, which she donated to the National Motorcycle Museum.


    How to U-Turn on Adventure Motorcycles




    TECH

    They have been used in motorcycles and cars. Kurt Robertson explains how they work in this video.



    Recalls



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    The Racing Sheet



    Racing For Dollars: There’s Money To Be Made In MotoAmerica
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 2d
    Travis Wyman has a thumb for both races he’s won in the 2018 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 class. Photo by Brian J. Nelson At the beginning of the race season, we reported that more than $6 million is up for grabs to racers competing this


    Bonneville and Beyond Wisconsin’s Land speed Racing Champions Symposium
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    Bonneville and Beyond Wisconsin’s Land Speed Racing Champions Their stories are woven with common threads—passion for speed and the machines that make it, challenge, family, friends, camaraderie and long-held dreams.



    BMW Motorsport News

    After remarkable season-opener: The BMW DTM drivers are out to put on another great show at the Lausitzring.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    After the spectacular opener at the Hockenheimring (GER), the 2018 DTM enters its second round this weekend. Races three and four of the season will take place on 19th and 20th May at the Lausitzring (GER). Timo Glock (GER) of BMW Team



    BMW returns to Le Mans – with the world premiere of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    New luxury sports car to be presented for the first time on 15 June 2018, the eve of the legendary 24-hour race – parallel development of the production model and the BMW M8 GTE guarantees inspiring driving dynamics on the road as



    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 15/2018.
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    15 BMW M235i Racings do battle at the Nürburgring – Podium for the BMW M4 GT4 in Japan.


    Disappointing Nürburgring 24 Hours for BMW in the SP9 class – 13th place for the Shell Helix BMW M6 GT3.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    Augusto Farfus (BRA), Markus Palttala (FIN), Christian Krognes (NOR) and Fabian Schiller (GER) in the #102 Shell Helix BMW M6 GT3 finished 13th overall at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER), making them the best-placed BMW



    Top-30 shoot-out: ROWE Racing starts the long-distance classic in the Eifel mountains inside the top-ten.
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    Jesse Krohn (FIN) set the fastest lap of all BMW drivers during the shoot-out for pole position at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). With his best lap time of 8:11.546 minutes, he secured tenth place on the grid in the #99 ROWE Racing






    Jonathan Rea equals all time record of WorldSBK wins
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    59 th win makes Rea the most successful rider ever in WorldSBK


    2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 10, Imola, Italy
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    WorldSBK standings after the second race at Imola: Round Number: 5 Year: 2018


    2018 Imola WorldSBK Saturday Press Releases
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    Press releases from the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams and organizers after qualifying and the first race from Imola:


    2018 Imola WorldSBK Sunday Press Releases
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    Press releases from the teams and series organizers after Sunday's races at Imola:


    Carrasco elated after world-class triumph
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    At Imola she became the first female rider to lead a World Championship





    A complicated weekend for Gulf Althea BMW at Imola
    Althea Racing / 9h
    A complicated weekend for Gulf Althea BMW at Imola Imola (Italy), Sunday 13 May 2018 On track at Imola for round 5 of the Superbike World Championship, the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team and rider Loris Baz crossed the line eleventh



    Highs and lows for Gulf Althea BMW at Imola
    Althea Racing / 1d
    Highs and lows for Gulf Althea BMW at Imola Imola (Italy), Saturday 12 May 2018 The first Superbike race making up the Imola WorldSBK round proved a tough one for the Gulf Althea BMW Racing team and rider Loris Baz today;








    Ducati sets Mugello deadline for Dovizioso renewal
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    Dovizioso's 2017 success has greatly increased his value on the rider market, and the Italian rejected Ducati's initial offer to stay at the Bologna marque last month as negotiations continue.






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    “He has to work on himself” Grosjean under fire as F1 stewards penalise him
    37James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1d
    Romain Grosjean is under a little pressure at the moment. The French F1 driver has not had a stellar start to the 2018 season, although he looked a hero in Melbourne when he went around his mechanics commiserating with them after

    Romain Grosjean needs a reset - Jolyon Palmer column]
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    In his latest BBC Sport column, F1 driver Jolyon Palmer takes a closer look at the tough times Haas' Romain Grosjean is going through.


    2018 Spanish Grand Prix: Race Highlights



    Sebastian Vettel defends Ferrari’s pit decision in Spanish F1 GP, criticises VSC system
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    After his deficit to Lewis Hamilton in the F1 drivers championship swelled to 17 points, Sebastian Vettel has played the team card again and defended Ferrari’s decision to bring him into the pits during the Spanish GP whilst the race was


    VIDEO: Ricciardo's 'sneaky spin' under VSC
    F1 Latest News / 6h
    The Spanish Grand Prix was a strange one for Daniel Ricciardo. The Red Bull star set the fastest lap in Barcelona, but still finished more than 23 seconds adrift of team mate Max Verstappen – and this ‘sneaky spin’ under the Virtual Safety Car


    What the teams said - race day in Spain
    F1 Latest News / 21h
    A round-up of all the action from an entertaining Formula 1 Gran Premio de Espana Emirates 2018 at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya...




    Bimmer

    Heroes of Bavaria: A Collection of BMW’s Most Iconic Race Cars Opens at the LeMay – America’s Car Museum
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3h
    Working with the BMW Car Club of America (BMW CCA) Foundation and the LeMay – America’s Car Museum (ACM), BMW of North America LLC. is helping to launch the “Heroes of Bavaria – 75 Years of BMW Motorsports” exhibit



    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Digitalization and IT Research Award. Company honours research in computer engineering.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    With its new Digitalization and IT Research Award, the BMW Group is honouring ground-breaking research in the field of computer engineering. The award recognises independent research that furthers development of the automotive


    Designworks Teams with Virgin Hyperloop One to Create Prototype Design for Dubai Hyperloop Passenger Capsule.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2h
    Working with Virgin Hyperloop One, and the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), Designworks helped create a prototype design for the Dubai hyperloop capsule.




    Cages- On the Street and Track


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Recalls 312000 UK Car Models At Risk Of Electrical Fault
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    BMW Recalls 312000 UK Car Models At Risk Of Electrical Fault Interactive Investor 300000 cars urgently recalled by BMW amid fear they could cut out while driving Birmingham Live New & used BMW 1 Series cars for sale on Auto


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    Audi to skip 2019 Detroit auto show, joining BMW, Benz
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    Audi to skip 2019 Detroit auto show, joining BMW, Benz Crain's Detroit Business Another German automaker to skip Detroit auto show in 2019 MLive.com Full coverage


    Super Bowl I MVP Bart Starr's 1967 Corvette Convertible Going to Auction
    1TheDrive / 2h
    The MVP of the Super Bowl always wins a car, including the very first one. When quarterback Bart Starr led the Green Bay Packers to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I back in 1967, he was awarded a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette



    FWIW

    Why Old Men Don’t Get Hired
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    A retired gentleman saw an ad for a job that he thought would interest him. The hours fit hit schedule and the company appealed to him. He made an appointment for a job interview and at the appointed time arrived.






    BIKE CANDY

    [b]Dream Garage: GP Special
    Pure MotoGP porn. 44T follower, Patrick, gave us a call and wanted to know if we'd like to have a gander at his collection of GP steeds: Casey Stoner's 2008 Desmosedici, Kevin Schwartz's 1995 RGV500, Carlos Checa's 2005 Desmo, Troy Bayliss's 2003 Desmo, and a title-winning factory Ducati SBK as a bonus. He even let us fire them up.






    Bike of the Week: VTR Customs’ “White Venom” BMW R1200R
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 39min
    Bike of the Week: VTR Customs’ White Venom BMW R1200R VTR Customs delivers one of the cleanest, NOS-breathing, no-expense-spared cafe racers of all time Cafe racers are so common that even when I see a particularly well built




    Sidecar: A classic cocktail from Kingston Custom
    1Bike EXIF / 13min
    Kingston’s classic BMWs are elegant customs that take our breath away, time after time. But there’s something we haven’t seen Dirk Oehlerking do yet; serve up one of his signature airheads with a little something on the side.


    NEW WAVE KNAVE. Oporto Motor Work’s Pristine ‘74 BMW R90S Restomod
    32Pipeburn.com / 54min
    Written by Andrew Jones For those ‘of a certain age’, BMW’s mid-Seventies R90S will be fondly remembered as the bedroom wall bike of choice par excellence. And while most of 70s culture was thankfully destroyed in a giant global bonfire

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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW G310R Scrambler: Stunning, modified avatar of the most affordable BMW motorcycle!
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    BMW G310R Scrambler: Stunning, modified avatar of the most affordable BMW motorcycle!




    Montagu sets the scene for 2018 BMW Motorrad SA GS Trophy
    bmw motorcyclesWheels24 / 23h
    Montagu sets the scene for 2018 BMW Motorrad SA GS Trophy Wheels24 Full coverage


    Simply the best? BMW HP4 Race track thrashed
    42Visordown / 5h
    Image: It's lighter than a world superbike, makes 215bhp and has the best of everything. Al quails before the HP4's might


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    SPY SHOT: KTM 790 Adventure spotted on the road WITH WINGS!
    MoreBikes / 30min
    We’ve been sent this photo of the upcoming KTM 790 Adventure bike, caught out in action during final road tests ahead of its official launch in a few month’s time. So far so normal, but what’s caught our eye most about this version of the bike is that, in addition to the larger screen, big seat and different mudguard on


    Husqvarna Unveils 2019 Off-Road, Dual-Sport Line
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 36min
    Husqvarna Motorcycles announced their complete range of 2019 off-road and dual-sport models. The range features seven state-of-the-art, powerful and light engines, together with the most advanced engine management systems.


    Harley-Davidson to sell pre-owned motorcycles
    1Autocar India / 1d
    Harley-Davidson is considering setting up a pre-owned motorcycle business in India. The company’s Managing Director, Peter Mackenzie was quoted saying that the Harley has already been trying this concept out at some of its
    FWIW Hmmm, this is a story to follow.


    Is a new Suzuki GSX-R300 en route?
    46Visordown / 1d
    Image: More rumours and dodgy tech drawings from the world patent trenches




    Let's Guess the Awesome Thing Indian is Working On
    7RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    Let's Guess the Awesome Thing Indian is Working On Being privy to some 'inside' information has set mind alight with possibilities I feel the need to play things delicately here, but I think I can share this information without getting


    Garage Composites to provide regional sales training
    Powersports Business / 1d
    At the request of its dealer-partners, Garage Composites will be providing regional sales training starting next month and continuing throughout the summer. The sales training will be geared toward all industry sectors: V-twin,


    Aprilia Racing launches certified dealer program
    Powersports Business / 1d
    Aprilia is among the most successful brands in the history of sport motorcycling, today engaged in the MotoGP and WSBK championships. Successful experience in racing has brought to life iconic Aprilia motorcycles characterized by cutting edge technological solutions, directly derived from those that Aprilia Racing


    MC NEWS

    How To Photograph Motorcycles Like A Pro
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    News 4 tips for taking better motorcycle pictures Here are our best tricks for shooting motorcycles.


    TT 2018: Great British Motorcycles stamp collection celebrates the Isle of Man TT
    1Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 1d
    The Isle of Man Post Office has commissioned a set of 12 ground-breaking stamps, featuring TT greats of yesteryear – man and machine alike. The new Great British Motorcycles set celebrates innovation, incorporating both artwork




    Motorcycle sales outpace scooters' for third straight month
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    Motorcycle sales outpace scooters' for third straight month Livemint Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market 2018 | Outlook, Growth By Top Companies, Regions, Types, Applications ... Expert Consulting Electric Scooter and


    The Best New Motorcycles for Every Type of Rider
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    The Best New Motorcycles for Every Type of Rider Bloomberg Full coverage



    Bosch working on new accident prevention system
    Autocar India / 2h
    German firm Bosch is working on a new motorcycle safety system that uses gas thrusters to prevent slides while cornering. A video has emerged , showing a motorcycle negotiating a turn and coming across a patch of gravel.



    AMA objects to absence of motorcycles in ‘Road to Zero’ report
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    The American Motorcyclist Association strongly objects to the lack of motorcycling safety strategies in a recently released national report developed by the Road to Zero Coalition, managed by the National Safety Council. "


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    The 2018 Ducati Panigale V4 Is A Sportbike Powerhouse
    98Sport Rider RSS Feed / 2d
    Bikes A detailed, behind-the-scenes look at the new V-4 engine from the factory in Bologna, Italy What goes into a modern high-performance motorcycle engine? Bruno dePrato looked at the Ducati Panigale V4 in detail to find out.


    RIDING

    Post-crash thoughts after putting a shoulder-sized dent in a Cadillac
    31RevZilla Articles / 1d
    The only good thing about a crash is learning something from it.



    GEAR

    Adventure Products : Giant Loop Gas Bags
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 1h
    GIANT LOOP 3 & 5-GALLON GAS BAGS Giant Loop Gas Bag fuel-safe bladders are available in 3- and 5-gallon sizes and are designed to conveniently transport hydrocarbon fuel for powersports racing in a collapsible, welded-film and


    Giant Moto Fizz camping kit bag
    1Visordown / 1d
    Image: Huge pack straps to seat and carries all your gear



    TECH

    How Does Stress Concentration Affect A Stepped Crankpin In A Motorcycle?
    49Cycle World / 1d
    Ask Kevin Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your engineering and mechanical questions Kevin Cameron reveals yet another example of stress concentration, in this case a failed stepped crankpin from a


    What is high mileage for a motorcycle?
    200+RevZilla Articles / 2d
    Mileage isn't the only thing that matters — or even the thing that matters most.



    Recalls

    BMW issued a recall on the 3 SERIES model
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    On certain vehicles equipped with diesel engines, the positive battery cable connection to the fuse box could fail while the vehicle is being driven. This could interrupt the vehicle’s electrical system, resulting...



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    MotoAmerica Announces Additional Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    MotoAmerica has just announced the Wells Fargo Manufacturers Cup, a championship within a championship, to the 2018 season. Wells Fargo’s involvement with MotoAmerica is part of a bigger agenda to help grow


    Road America Now Offering Interactive Fan Maps For Computers, Mobile Devices
    2Roadracingworld.com / 2h
    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. - Road America today unveiled several interactive maps that assist fans, competitors, campers and fitness enthusiasts attending events. The new maps include interactive elements to help fans navigate their away


    Camping at Road America
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1h
    Unwind at the races like never before with scenic onsite camping that lets you get the most out of your experience, starting at just $50 for a camping wristband. Pull up your campervan or pitch a tent right on Road America


    Video: Privateer Life With Hayden Schultz
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 15h
    Being a privateer ain’t easy, but Hayden Schultz is all about making it work. Full-time student, part-time worker at Cycle Gear and MotoAmerica racer, Schultz is a busy young man chasing a dream.


    First Bloodhound SSC record attempt confirmed for 2019
    4Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    The Bloodhound SSC - the British 1000mph Eurofighter-jet-powered land speed record challenger Bloodhound was driven to over 200mph this year, will next be driven to 500mph in 2018; 1000mph attempt is due in 2020 The Bloodhound


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    BMW Motorsport News

    Home event for BMW at the BMW i Berlin E-Prix.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Electric racing returns to German streets this Saturday, 19th May, with the BMW i Berlin E-Prix. The ninth round of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 4 will see BMW works driver António Félix da Costa (POR) joined at MS&AD


    BMW i has been “Official Vehicle Partner” since the first Formula E season and is now on track with the next generation of the Qualcomm Safety Car BMW i8 Coupé, boasting a range of technical advances.






    In the Media: Rea to Ducati in 2019?
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    WorldSBK could see huge 2019 shake-up, according to Motorcycle News





    Aleix Espargaro Extends With Aprilia Through 2020
    MotoMatters.com / 2h
    Aleix Espargaro is to remain with Aprilia for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Aprilia today announced they have extended Espargaro's contract for two more years. Espargaro's announcement is the second signing to come today, and brings the

    Alex Rins To Stay With Suzuki For Two More Seasons
    MotoMatters.com / 5h
    Alex Rins has signed a new contract with the factory Suzuki Ecstar team for 2019 and 2020. The young Spaniard will stay with the team for two more seasons, as he continues to show the growth expected of him after a difficult





    [rl=https://www.formula1.com/en/latest/headlines/2018/5/fia-clarifies-rules-on-rear-view-mirror-mountings.html]FIA clarifies rules on rear view mirror mountings[/url]
    4F1 Latest News / 58min
    Ferrari pushed the boundaries in Spain with their arrangement of halo-mounted mirrors. The FIA took a closer look and chose to outlaw them. The governing body has now issued a clarification to all teams, advising them of what will be


    Walk the track for charity ahead of the Canadian GP
    500+F1 Latest News / 58min
    Ever wanted to walk an F1 track, taking in iconic corners while treading the fresh tyre marks left by your favourite drivers? Well for fans attending next month’s Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada 2018, that dream can become a


    TECH TUESDAY: Whose upgrades delivered the biggest Barcelona boost?
    9F1 Latest News / 1d
    Halo-mounted wing mirrors! Credit card nose slots! Suspension fins! All of these things were introduced in a flurry of upgrades in Spain - but who got the greatest upswing? Mark Hughes and Giorgio Piola provide the answers...

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    Motorsport Show takes an in-depth look at the major changes McLaren made to its 2018 F1 car at the Spanish Grand Prix. For more: https://motorsport.tv/program/motorsp...






    Bimmer

    The BMW Group at the RETTmobil 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    At stand No. 208 in Hall 2 and on outdoor area 59 of the specialist trade fair RETTmobil 2018 in Fulda (16 to 18 May 2018), the BMW Group will again present a wide selection of its tailor-made special-purpose vehicles for rescue


    FWIW There are cage versions also. Imagine that.


    BMW Group News

    BMW Group becomes the first international auto maker to obtain an autonomous driving road test license in China. Important step on BMW Group´s path to Autonomous Driving.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    On May 14th 2018, BMW Group officially obtained the Shanghai Intelligent Connected Autonomous Driving Test License, issued by the Intelligent Connected Vehicle Road Test Promotion Team - consisting of Shanghai



    First glimpse of BMW iNEXT – BMW Group previews Vision Vehicle in 2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    At today’s Annual General Meeting, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Harald Krüger, unveiled an initial design concept for the BMW iNEXT. The pure-electric BMW iNEXT will be built at Plant Dingolfing from 2021.


    Autonomous driving. What you need to know in 2018.
    28BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 3h
    Autonomous driving – a car that drives on its own. In this clip, we’ll give you an overview and answer questions like: What will traffic and your daily commute look like in a few years? and how is it going to work? More:



    More than a quarter of a million electrified BMW Group vehicles on the roads after strong April sales growth
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Group electrified sales up 52% in April +++ Significant double-digit electrified growth in all sales regions +++ Overall BMW Group sales continue to grow in April +++ Deliveries in year-to-date +2.5%: 799,520 units sold

    The long winter in many markets has affected growth at BMW Motorrad, where sales for the first four months of the year are down 1.1% (52,957). BMW Motorrad is introducing nine new models this year, and the related adjustments in production are also affecting deliveries. Nonetheless, BMW Motorrad continues to strive for sales growth in 2018.

    Statement Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, 98th Annual General Meeting of BMW AG in Munich on 17th May 2018
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    Statement Krüger AGM 2018


    BMW Group R&D Center opens in Beijing. Comprehensive R&D Network enhances localized Innovation
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22h
    On May 15th 2018, the BMW China R&D Center officially opened in Beijing’s Shunyi District. As a part of BMW Group Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, the center is a significant step in expanding local innovation, and taking the Group’s “In China, for China and the world” localization strategy one step further.


    BMW Group Subsidiary Designworks Named Design Partner for IONITY Joint Venture.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The first European fast-charge network for long-distance travel is planning 400 stations along major routes across Europe by the end of 2020.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Phantom Adds To Trophy Cabinet With Autocar ‘Five-Star Car’ Award
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 17h
    The New Rolls-Royce Phantom has been presented with a ‘Five-star Car’ accolade at the Autocar Awards 2018, which celebrates the best cars produced in the automotive industry over the past year.


    Effortless Everywhere: The Rolls-Royce Cullinan
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch Cullinan, it did so in the knowledge that its customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not





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    Someone Brutally Destroyed a McLaren 720S and Left it for Dead
    2Cars / 12h
    It seems like once a week there’s some idiot in a supercar trying to be a hero. Usually, it results in destroying said supercar along with plenty of other property too. Such things can easily rack up $1 million or more in damages.


    LS3 & 930 Guts: 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 Replica
    6The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 15h
    This 1967 Ferrari 330 P4 replica uses an LS3 and Porsche 930 transaxle under nicely finished and fairly convincing looking composite bodywork. It uses an aluminum monocoque chassis in place of the original’s steel tube frame, and

    Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition 2018 review
    6Autocar RSS Feed / 23h
    This 50th Anniversary Edition is the final Plus 8, and it represents a bygone era, not only in how it looks but also in how it drives. And therein lies its charm Perhaps the biggest problem today for the motoring hack facing a clump of


    How Much Preventative Maintenance Is Too Much?
    200+Lifehacker / 54min
    Right now, I’m trying to get my 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle on the road, and I’m struggling to answer a question: How much preventative maintenance should I do? (Because this is getting expensive).


    7 Car-Shopping Tips for First-Time Buyers
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    TWO MUCH. JVB Moto’s BMW RnineT Racer
    500+Pipeburn.com / 1d
    Written by Marlon Slack Do you own a BMW RnineT Racer and have the orthopaedic bills to prove it? Well, we at Pipeburn know what it’s like to suffer for a bike that you love. But fear not, hunch-backed, broken-wristed readers –




    Flame Thrower: The ‘Spitfire’ BMW from VTR and TW Steel
    1KBike EXIF Update / 6h
    In this era of high tech , when every motorcycle spec sheet seems to contain a dizzying array of acronyms, it’s reassuring to see that old school skills are alive and well. This extraordinary drag racer looks like it belongs on the pages of a




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    BMW Motorrad Spezial - Production


    No tinkering, no surprises, no compromises. With BMW Motorrad Spezial, you get a bike with your personal touches and the highest quality standards. The interplay between long-standing development skills from BMW Motorrad and the interaction of complex production processes connected with tradition-steeped craftsmanship facilitate a new level of significance and exclusivity. You can order Spezial now as an ex-works option.


    Top-four lock-out and one-two finish for BMW Road Racers at the North West 200.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The international road racing season has begun: the North West 200 was the first major event on this year’s calendar. BMW riders enjoyed an extremely successful race week in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    BMW Motorrad Cyprus

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    New Mission: Impossible Movie to Feature R nineT Scrambler
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 1h
    New Mission: Impossible Movie to Feature R nineT Scrambler BMW remains the go to purveyor of fancy sets of wheels for the Mission: Impossible franchise Paramount Pictures just released the official trailer for the upcoming installment

    FWIW Ahhh, the picture that will launch a thousand helmet comments.




    DriveMag Riders
    BMW G310GS is the entry-level motorcycle to the GS family. Designed by BMW in Munich and built by TVS in India, it’s created both for the global markets and for the beginners. We took the new G310GS out for a ride on every possible environment - from the city streets to the highway, from the curvy roads to an unpaved mountain road.

    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    INCOMING: Yamaha’s leaning multi-wheeler – the NIKEN. The launch is about to happen
    MoreBikes / 4min
    MoreBikes is out in Austria for the launch of Yamaha’s hotly anticipated leaning multi-wheeler, the Niken and we’ll be bringing you the lowdown on the funky front-ender once we’ve got off its sweet seat after the world’s first ride.



    MC NEWS

    Living the vintage motorcycle dream with Paul d'Orleans
    bmw motorcycles
    Classic Driver / 3h
    Living the vintage motorcycle dream with Paul d'Orleans Classic Driver Full coverage



    Special report: Are 600cc sportsbikes dead and buried?
    77Visordown / 4h
    Image: Plummeting sales, high prices and a lack of development. Can anything save the supersports 600?



    Peter Starr And The Wild History Of Motorcycle Camera Cars
    8Motorcyclist / 2h
    News Before drones and CGI, there was a man, a motorcycle, and a camera Motorcycle camera cars are almost entirely obsolete, but for a few decades, they gave directors unparalleled freedom.



    Motorcycle.com’s 2018 Electric Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 12h
    At Motorcycle.com , we’ve been on the forefront of electric motorcycle news for as long as we can remember. Long heralded as the future of two (and four) wheels, nearly silent propulsion via electrons instead of gasoline appears to be

    A Trike First for Chevy
    62Yanko Design / 5h
    The latest in the intermediate car/moto crossover category is this bad boy. It’s called Knight and would be the first of its type from Chevy. It differs from other models in that it sports a hollow body space that reduces the orthographic



    RIDING

    The 50-Mile Rule
    Rider Magazine / 4h
    Breakfast at Blackberry River Baking Company in Canaan, Connecticut, tastes even better after satisfying the 50-Mile Rule. The Lonesome Weirdoes Motorcycle Club taught me the 50-Mile Rule.



    City Escape: Asheville, North Carolina
    16RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 2h
    A curve lover’s paradise, this loop takes you on a thrilling ride through the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. You’ll experience a breathtaking sampling of roads, from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and the



    TECH

    How Quickshifters Work And Why They’re Awesome
    2Motorcyclist / 4h
    Videos Electronically enhanced shifting for the masses Electronics quickshifters are becoming pretty common. What do they do, how do they work, and are they worth it? Find out in this video from the MC Garage.


    Recalls

    Triumph ( 18v302000 )
    Vehicles Recalls / 4h
    Dated: MAY 09, 2018 Triumph Motorcycles America, LTD (Triumph) is recalling certain 2018 Street Triple R, Street Triple R - Low Seat and Street Triple RS motorcycles. Water may get into the left-hand combination switch ...

    Search for Recalls Here

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

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


    The Racing Sheet



    Two Female Racers Make it Big in a Male Dominated Sport
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 1h
    Two Female Racers Make it Big in a Male Dominated Sport Melissa Paris and Shelina Moreda work twice as hard as their colleagues for what they achieve, and it shows




    Talan Skeels-Piggins is a disabled motorcycle racer, competing this weekend at Le Mans.


    Ducati Returns to Pikes Peak with new Multistrada 1260
    4RideApart - Recent Articles / 50min
    Ducati Returns to Pikes Peak with new Multistrada 1260 Ducati’s updated ADV machines tackle the Colorado mountain course at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Ducati just announced that it will be returning once



    MV Agusta Will Race in the Moto2 Championship
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 18h
    MV Agusta will make a historic return to grand prix racing, announcing its plans today to race in the Moto2 Championship with Forward Racing. The news has been rumored and talked about for quite some time, in some form or another,




    Being Scheibe: The Man Behind Harley’s Superbike Program Is The Frontman For Scheibe Racing
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1h
    Steve Scheibe (left) owns and operates the Scheibe Racing team that features Danny Eslick and the team’s BMW in this year’s Motul Superbike Championship . Photo by Brian J. Nelson Steve Scheibe is a quiet and unassuming man.


    �� Shakedown & Race Preview! 2018 BMW i Berlin E-Prix\
    ABB Formula E (uploads) on YouTube / 23min
    We're back in Berlin! Our drivers get their first taste of the Tempelhof track this weekend. Programme times for this weekend: (all times local): Free Practice 1: 8:55 Free Practice 2: 11:25 Qualifying: 13:45 Simulator eRace: 15:45 Race: 17:00


    Todt On The Future Of The FIA WEC
    38dailysportscar.com / 4h
    On race day for the WEC at Spa-Francorchanps earlier this month, DSC was invited to a media roundtable discussion with the FIA President Jean Todt.


    Will NASCAR go electric?
    100+Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 1d
    NASCAR, a powerful marketing platform, could help automakers sell mainstream America on the electric vehicle. But getting the NASCAR fan base to accept whirring electric motors in place of roaring engines will take time.


    BMW Motorsport News

    Safety car, a red flag and action all the way: Glock and Eng finish on the podium for BMW at the Lausitzring.
    30BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Two drivers on the podium, five drivers in the top-10: BMW recorded a strong result at the Lausitzring in the third DTM race. Timo Glock (GER) drove the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM to second place, followed by Philipp Eng (AUT)



    BMW i Berlin E-Prix thrills German Formula E fans.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    On Saturday, the BMW i Berlin E-Prix at Tempelhof Airport (GER) attracted plenty of Formula E fans to the circuit and provided a great atmosphere to match the summer temperatures.



    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 16/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Timo Glock auctions off special race helmet for a good cause – Podium finishes in the BTCC and the ESET V4 Cup.




    A lap around Le Mans with GoPro



    Andrea Dovizioso To Stay With Ducati For Two More Years
    MotoMatters.com / 9h
    It had long been expected, but it is finally confirmed. The official Ducati Motor Twitter account just confirmed that Ducati have signed a new contract with Andrea Dovizioso for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.


    MotoGP changes grid rules after Argentina confusion
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 21min
    Prior to the start of the Termas de Rio Hondo event, every rider barring poleman Jack Miller pulled off the grid to switch to their slick-shod second bike for the start on a rapidly drying track.


    Dovizioso signs new two-year Ducati contract
    300+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10h
    Dovizioso, who has been a Ducati factory rider since 2013, mounted the Bologna-based brand's first title challenge since the Casey Stoner era last year.





    At Le Mans Marquez dominates ahead of Petrucci and Rossi
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Third win of the season for Marc, With Danilo's Pramac Ducati and Valentino's Yamaha on the podium. Iannone, Dovi and Zarco in the gravel, Lorenzo 6th, Viñales 7th




    Lorenzo: Le Mans race struggles down to "stamina"
    50Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 2h
    Lorenzo darted to the lead from the second row at the start of the Le Mans race, and headed the pack for nine laps.Unable to pull away, however, he began to slow down and started to drop positions,


    Crutchlow explains Le Mans hospital ordeal
    34Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 7h
    The LCR rider escaped serious injury in a huge high-side crash during qualifying on Saturday, but was kept under observation at the Centre Hospitalier du Mans before being released just in time to take part in Sunday morning's warm-up.


    Rossi: I hope the podium gives Yamaha a push
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    "The 3rd place reflects our maximum potential at the moment. We would need to shift gears soon, pessimistic for Mugello"





    Dovizioso: "An unacceptable and stupid mistake, it's not like me"
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The Italian admits mea culpa: "I cannot make mistakes like that if I want to battle with Marquez. A pity, but the championship is still not closed"





    Leclerc’s momentum: Sauber notches up first back-to-back F1 points since 2015
    14James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 4h
    After a tentative first couple of races, Charles Leclerc’s form in the last two races has caught the eye of many observers in F1 and justified the hype which accompanied the runaway 2017 F2 champion into his F1 debut. He has the rare


    MotoGP Champion Marc Márquez to Get Formula 1 Test With Red Bull
    TheDrive / 5min
    Four-time MotoGP championship winner Marc Márquez, his teammate Dani Pedrosa, and motocross champion Tony Cairoli will all drive in a private Formula 1 test session with Red Bull Racing early next month.


    Sauber buoyed by strong start to season
    2KF1 Latest News / 5h
    Spain saw Sauber score points in consecutive races for the first time in three years and Team Principal Frederic Vasseur is hopeful that milestone is just the start of his team’s revival...





    Bimmer

    The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. The new BMW 225xe iPerformance - Additional photos and footage.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. The new BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer. The new BMW 225xe iPerformance. - Additional photos.




    Testing of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe.




    Cages- On the Street and Track


    Facebook: Classic and Vintage BMW

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor a BMW M3 Rival?
    4Bmw Blog / 1d
    At the moment, there’s only one powertrain setup for the Tesla Model 3 sedan. A single electric motor drives the rear wheels with 258 horsepower and 317 ft-lb of torque. That makes the Model 3 good for 0-60 mph in around 5.6 seconds, which


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    The Aston Martin Valkyrie Will Be More Advanced Than F1 Cars
    Cars / 13h
    While motorsport is often considered the place for performance technology development, the rules and regulations of any given series are designed to make for an even playing field, and as such, they often place limits on what technology


    Toyota Prius Plug-in long-term review
    Autocar RSS Feed / 14min
    Does running a plug-in hybrid really make sense as a 500-mile-a-week driver? Six months with a Toyota Prius Plug-in should give a conclusive answer Why we're running it: Is it a logical next step towards full electrification or an


    Tesla Crash Shows Drivers Are Confused By “Autonomous” vs. “Autopilot”
    Futurism / now
    Last week, a Tesla Model S crashed into the back of a firetruck in Utah. Police records show the driver had turned on the car’s cruise control and autosteer about 80 seconds before the incident.


    Unobtainium: Lancia Stratos Zero
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1h
    As touched on in this space last week, Gandini and Bertone’s 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo was almost solely responsible for dictating the wedgey, straight-edged shapes that came to dominate the automotive landscape of the following two



    Shelby To Produce Limited Continuation of the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 Super Snake
    Cars / 16h
    Back in the late ‘60s, Shelby built the GT500 Super Snake as a record-setting beast of a machine, but unfortunately, it never made it to full production status. Now, the American performance company is correcting that.



    Video of the Day: Donut Media Explains Aerodynamics
    Cars / 17h
    Aerodynamics! We’ve all heard about it, we’ve all talked about, and if you’re into racing, odds are you’ve relied on it to go around a corner or two. But what exactly is it?



    2019 Ferrari 488 Pista – Ferrari’s Most Powerful V8. Ever
    1Supercars.net / 1h
    The 710HP V8 Prancing Horse From Maranello Ferrari first unveiled its new track-focused 488 variant at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. Given the moniker “Pista” – which translated from Italian, means “track” – the latest iteration of Ferrari’s mid-engined V8 is faster than ever before and pays ho


    2018 Ferrari Portofino – The Affordable, Everyday Supercar
    1Supercars.net / 1h
    2018 Ferrari Portofino – The Affordable, Everyday Supercar More Than Just An “Entry-Level” Ferrari? The new Ferrari Portofino is the de facto successor of the best-selling Ferrari in history – the Ferrari California T.


    FWIW Make mine red. But, how will it handle snow on the 97th of January in Fly-Over-Land?
    Curse you Punxsutawney Phil!




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    THE ONE AND ONLY. Emporio Elaborazioni’s ‘Solo’ BMW R50/5 Bobber
    500+Pipeburn.com / 21d
    Written by Martin Hodgson Over recent years we’ve featured countless BMW builds, crafted from models from the ’70s right through to the modern era.
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    An Exit, An Entry, And A New 2018 BMW G 310 R Illinois Resident Wins BMW Motorrad’s National IMS Sweepstakes
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 35min
    Steve Boydston was heading for the exit at the Chicago Motorcycle Show when his buddy pointed out an opportunity to win a 2018 BMW G 310 R at the BMW Motorrad display. Postponing the blast of arctic February air he was about to




    BMW Motorrad USA Appoints National Authority And Fleet Sales Manager
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Gregg Murdie, National Sales Manager, BMW Motorrad USA, is pleased to announce that Keith Wilson has assumed the role of National Authority and Fleet Sales Manager, Motorrad.


    You can sense the quality and feel the attention to detail - and it's no wonder, because only the best professionals work with utmost care on the Option 719 seat bench – from the first step right down to the very last thread. You can order this now as an ex-works option.
    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/spezial



    Precision in production meets intricate design. And particularly hard-wearing aluminium – hand lever and footrests are milled from a single block of aluminium, cylinder head covers and belt covers produced out of a forged blank. Developed in accordance with the strictest of BMW quality guidelines, they always perfectly fit in. Meaning you get your tailored bike produced to the highest quality level – ex-works.
    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/spezial



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track



    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    New Haynes manual for BMW R nineT range
    Visordown / 1d
    Image: The classic DIY book now available to cover all the R nineT models.



    I had a budget of $5000 for my Alaska adventure bike, and got both Katsumi AND this BMW R1150R for the price of one! One is a dirt bike, the other is a road bike... combined, they're they ultimate adventure machine, right? Can this thing handle off road riding?


    FWIW The blue ones are faster.

    The R1150R is underestimated in many ways. In a perfect world we would have a large garage, filled with the perfect number of motorcycles, and leave on the perfect riding instrument for every ride.

    The ability to interchange parts with other models make it very adaptable to a variety of purposes. I am an average rider with a small garage, with a variety of GS and cafe parts. These allow me to mix and match them with my Roadster and have all sorts of fun while stretching but staying within my adventure skill set.



    5 Reasons to Follow the 2018 GS Trophy in Mongolia
    12ADV Pulse / 1h
    What if I told you that if you spent enough time on your adventure bike you’d win an all-expense-paid, fully-supported ride in an exotic country with a bunch of cool people.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    For many the phrase [i]Ural quality control[i] is an oxymoron. In their own words and pictures:

    The Ural Board of Directors isn't strictly made up of desk jockeys or pencil pushers - they're riders. And these guys take quality assurance seriously. Each year they plan a trip to test the sidecars in conditions that truly challenge their machines. This video shows how hard they work, but also how much fun they have while doing it!



    Harley-Davidson Shareholders Living High on the Hog, Thanks to Trump's Tax Cuts
    2Motorcycle News / 2h
    This wasn't what Harley-Davidson's workers were promised. When Donald Trump met with company executives and union representatives at the White House in February of last year , the president vowed that better days were ahead


    Polaris Is Now Part of the Fortune 500
    42Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 14h
    The Fortune 500 is a list of America’s largest companies, and is a constant barometer on the state of the American business landscape. In its 64 years of existence, the Fortune 500 has been an exclusive club, and its newest inductee is


    Royal Enfield launches tribute to wartime bikes
    30Visordown / 2h
    Image: The Classic 500 Pegasus Edition pays homage to the WD/RE Flying Flea
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    MC NEWS


    91-Year-Old Still Touring On Gold Wing Trike
    40RideApart - Recent Articles / 1d
    91-Year-Old Still Touring On Gold Wing Trike Miriam Berger Laisure seriously brings the whole “giving up riding due to old age” thing into question As many used bike ads will attest, getting older is a reason that most motorcyclists find




    How Ducati’s Superbike Specials Raked in the Dough
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Here is a common joke that you will often hear: "How do you make a small fortune in the motorcycle industry? Start with a large one." Well, the next time you hear the lead-up, here is a new punchline for you: "Sell a limited edition model."



    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    May 2018 — Bike Review — 2018 Slingshot Slinging Through the Desert With Polaris
    Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly / 1d
    2018 Slingshot delivers the shade, and the views By Guido Ebert I welcomed the assignment, especially with the extended stretch of wintery weather we’ve had in Minnesota.
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    RIDING

    The Vintagent Selects: The Grizzly Ride
    The Vintagent / 2h
    Every year, we cross the mountains to celebrate the end of winter. This is what we call the Grizzly Ride.


    The Myth Of Excessive Speed Versus The Reality Of Bike Control
    300+Cycle World / 1d
    Ienatsch Tuesday Lack of proper braking is to blame most often in running wide, not outright speed This week, Nick Ienatsch shows how asserting bike control through properly braking at any speed combats running wide in a corner.


    Classic Roads: California’s Angeles Crest Highway
    12RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 1h
    Traveling just north of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and Pasadena, you’ll enter the Angeles National Forest, a sparsely developed area that’s home to one particularly fantastic ribbon of tarmac—The Angeles Crest Highway


    Bennetts announce two more Caliornia Superbike School track days
    MoreBikes / 5h
    Motorcycle insurance specialist Bennetts has released two new dates for its exclusive California Superbike School track days – at Snetterton and Cadwell. It’s not just Bennetts policy holders who can take advantage of the offer.

    Sidetracked: Why We Stand
    7RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 1d
    Ouray, CO, “Little Switzerland.” Vehicles roll through town packed with overlanding gear, and dual-sport motorcycles parade the streets with their colorful jockeys aboard. Smack in the middle of this melee rides a group of Space


    TECH

    What Is The Difference Between Normal And Abnormal Combustion In A Motorcycle Engine?
    15Cycle World / 2h
    Ask Kevin Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron answers your engineering and mechanical questions Pre-ignition and detonation are not the same, Kevin Cameron notes, which is why you must not use one term to


    The Racing Sheet




    Canadian Superbike preview
    CMG News / 18h
    The CSBK season opens at Shannonville this weekend. Here's who's racing, who isn't, and other information on the upcoming season. Source


    VIDEO: Talking tyres and the TT with sidecar supremo’s – the Birchall Brothers
    MoreBikes / 44min
    Mansfield-based brothers Ben and Tom Birchall will be aiming for their seventh sidecar victory at the Isle of Man TT over the next couple of weeks.


    2019 Dakar to run entirely in Peru
    CMG News / 18h
    From an epic two-continent race in Europe and Africa, the Dakar rally is now down to a 10-stage race in a single country. Source


    Is Electric Bike Racing The Next Big Thing?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 18h
    Over in the car world, the Formula E series has gained massive interest from manufacturers. The all-electric racing series is the pinnacle of electric sport on four wheels, and while the early days of the sport were laughable – the cars were



    BMW Motorsport News

    Rally Kazakhstan 2018 – Round 5, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 24min
    • FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup front runner Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski looks to extend his lead in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally. • Luc Alphand returns for his second competitive outing in 2018 with the MINI John Copper Works Buggy.





    Hobnobbing With Hobbs: A Canadian Hall Of Famer At Home In MotoAmerica
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 17h
    Rick Hobbs has won two MotoAmerica Superbike titles with Cameron Beaubier. Photo by Paul Carruthers The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame recently announced their induction class of 2018 and among the eight legends and


    Dance Your Heart Out
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1d
    Catch some live music – Not all the excitement of MotoAmerica is on the track. Music is now a big part of our events, with previous acts including High Valley , Chase Bryant , Larkin Poe , Annie Bosko . and Jayceeoh .


    Hop on Board a Superbike
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1d
    Ever wonder what it’s like to ride a missile? Schedule a 2-up ride with one of our expert riders and climb on board one of the fastest motorcycles around. What’s that look like? Watch our own host, Olivia Paladin, checking it out.






    UK WorldSBK: 10 facts you need to know ahead of the Prosecco DOC UK Round
    SBK / 2d
    WorldSBK riders prepare to take on Donington Park and records could be broken


    2018 WorldSBK Donington Preview: What To Expect At Donington Park
    MotoMatters.com / 16h
    Round 6 of the 2018 WorldSBK championship sees the paddock head for the home of Superbikes; Donington Park. The British circuit hosted the first ever round of the championship in 1988 and since then the affinity for Superbike


    Manufacturers profiles from Donington Park
    SBK / 5h
    Take a look at who has prospered and who has struggled in the UK


    Baz: "I have good memories of Donington"
    2SBK / 1d
    GULF Althea BMW rider returns to track where he made his WorldSBK debut


    Camier preparing for a big battle at Donington Park
    3SBK / 1d
    Home hero hoping his fitness levels will stand the test of the UK circuit


    Rea and Sykes eager for the Donington challenge
    3SBK / 1d
    Three time champion has eyes on a historical prize in the UK


    Opinion: Why Sykes should swap Kawasaki for Yamaha
    46Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    Kawasaki's reign in WSBK with triple world champion Jonathan Rea has coincided with the decline in fortunes of its 2013 world champion Sykes.Rule changes have affected Sykes' ability to utilise his aggressive riding style, and this







    Gulf Althea BMW is UK bound for SBK round 6
    Althea Racing / 2d
    Gulf Althea BMW is UK bound for SBK round 6 Rome (Italy), Tuesday 22 May 2018 On the back of its home race at Imola, the Gulf Althea BMW Racing Team, with riders Loris Baz and Alessandro Delbianco,



    Althea unhappy with BMW, considers Ducati return
    bmw motorcyclesMotorsport.com, Edition: Global / 12h
    Althea unhappy with BMW, considers Ducati return Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Full coverage




    MotoGP: ​BMW M Celebrating 20 Years As Official Car Of World Championship
    6Roadracingworld.com / 2h
    New BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car heads the 2018 fleet, with a total of six BMW M high-performance cars taking care of safety A special MotoGP™ season is underway for BMW M; the 20th season as “Official Car of MotoGP”.






    Motor racing-Formula One drivers' form sheet
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    May 23 (Reuters) - Formula One drivers' form sheet ahead of Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix (listed in championship order and with the most recent races first): Number=race result, R=retired, DQ=disqualified, NS=did not start, NQ=did not


    Motor racing-Formula One statistics for the Monaco Grand Prix
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    May 23 (Reuters) - Statistics for Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix:


    TECH TUESDAY: The tweak behind Ferrari’s Spanish slump?
    2KF1 Latest News / 1d
    After proving themselves as the quickest team over the first four races, Ferrari struggled at the last round in Spain, with neither Kimi Raikkonen nor Sebastian Vettel able to use their tyres as well as the two Mercedes or Red Bulls.




    The changes that make Red Bull a real threat in Monaco
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    With its power deficit not likely to hurt it as much in Monte Carlo as it has in other venues, plus its RB14 chassis appearing much stronger after a major revamp in Spain, rivals are wary about what the Milton Keynes-based team can








    Bimmer

    Handover of 18 of the first BMW i8 Roadsters at BMW Welt. Strictly limited First Edition with exclusive numbering “1 of 18” presented to the international BMW i8 Club.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    A plaque in the interior confirms that these 18 BMW i8 Roadsters came off the assembly line at BMW Group Plant Leipzig one after the other and are among the first to be handed over to customers. Yesterday, at BMW Welt in Munich,



    Versatile and robust with no job too tough. The new BMW X5 is being put through its paces from polar circle down to South Africa.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 42min
    The prototypes of the new Sports Activity Vehicle are being tested on the most varied terrain and in all the world’s climate zones.



    BMW Group News

    Pushing material boundaries. BMW and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Self-Assembly Lab collaborate to design the first printed inflatable material.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    The BMW Design Department in collaboration with MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Self-Assembly Laboratory have successfully developed printed inflatable material technologies that self-transform, adapt and morph


    Work begins on BMW Plant Leipzig extension
    15BMW Group PressClub Global / 19h
    Investments of over €300 million up to 2020 will increase annual production capacity by 100,000 units



    MINI

    Mini Usa Confirms Sponsors For Mini Takes The States 2018
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 20h
    MINI USA today announced the official list of sponsors for MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2018. The biennial road rally for MINI owners will take place from July 14 – 22, starting simultaneously from Orlando, Fla., and Portland, Ore., and ending at Keystone Resort in Keystone, Colo. Earlier this year, MIN

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    Classic and Vintage BMW

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    China's Lower Car Tariffs Mean More to BMW Than Ford, Tesla
    bmw ag
    Bloomberg / 14h
    China's Lower Car Tariffs Mean More to BMW Than Ford, Tesla Bloomberg China slashes auto import tariffs in boost to BMW, Tesla Reuters China to Cut Import Duty on Cars to 15% After Truce With Trump Yahoo Finance Full coverage



    What in the world? A mobile bathtub? That’s right! The English inventor & YouTube star Colin Furze built his BMW spa car out of a 1989 BMW 325i convertible. Complete with foam blowers, gas grill in the boot and lush green artificial grass, this conversion embodies the laid-back style. And to ensure that the water is always pleasantly warm, two heating rods are installed in the footwell.
    Check out in this video how the crazy BMW spa car goes for an amazing joyride.

    Read the whole article on https://bmw.com/colin-furze-spa-car

    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    Facebook: Odometer

    Video of the Day: Deciding to Build the Lamborghini LM002 and Lamborghini Urus
    Cars / 8h
    Back in the ‘80s, Lamborghini went about building the large-and-in-charge LM002 SUV, an absolute bruiser of a vehicle that was completely at odds with the Raging Bull’s speed-laced history.


    This Combination of Barbie Car and Go-Kart Can Reach 70 MPH
    65TheDrive / 13min
    Edwin Olding, with a little help from his friends, has built a Barbie Power Wheels Mustang that has quite a bit more pep than the stock configuration. In fact, this vehicle is the marriage of a plastic Power Wheels body with an old go-kart frame.


    Thanks to Brilliant for sponsoring this video! The first 200 people that go to that link will get 20% off the annual Premium subscription!
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    These 4 Electric Vehicles Will Soon Give Tesla a Daunting Challenge
    3The Motley Fool / 3h
    The legacy automakers' challenge to Tesla 's (NASDAQ: TSLA) dominance of the market for "premium electric vehicles" is finally beginning to heat up after years of talk and preparations. First up: The I-Pace, a sleek crossover SUV from Tata




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    BIKE CANDY

    The Original Norton Commando Production Racer – The Yellow Peril
    1Silodrome / 2h
    The Original Norton Commando Production Racer – The Yellow Peril The Yellow Peril The Norton Commando Production Racer was often colloquially referred to as the “Yellow Peril”.



    PURE AT HEART. The ‘ST33’ BMW R NineT Street Tracker from VTR Customs
    100+Pipeburn.com / 1h
    Written by Andrew Jones We think it’s fair to say that BMW’s R NineT has made a sizeable impact on the global custom scene since it was launched in 2014. Here was a new bike from a respected brand that builders could actually get excited

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    BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. A smart all-rounder for the road.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d



    At this year's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the BMW Group provides a look ahead to what an exciting new Adventure Sport model might look like: The [b] combines emotion and performance with an adventurous spirit, agility and riding fun to create the ideal sports touring bike.




    Five wins and a total of 13 podiums: BMW riders continue their run of success in international and national championships.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    The BMW racers continue their run of success in international and national championships. Their haul from the weekend: five wins and a total of 13 podiums. They enjoyed success in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship, the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship, the Spanish






    Motorrad - On the Street and Track



    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    MotoGeo tests this impressive middle-weight adventure machine in a tough 2-day on-and-off-road



    BMW Motorrad India sells 252 bikes in 1st year; G 310 R, G 310 GS to rev up sales
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    BMW Motorrad India sells 252 bikes in 1st year; G 310 R, G 310 GS to rev up sales International Business Times, India Edition Full coverage


    BMW G310R Project Rogue: Cheapest BMW bike transformed into a stunning Cafe Racer
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    BMW G310R Project Rogue: Cheapest BMW bike transformed into a stunning Cafe Racer Financial Express Full coverage



    Illinois Resident Wins BMW Motorrad's National IMS Sweepstakes
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    Illinois Resident Wins BMW Motorrad's National IMS Sweepstakes Total Motorcycle (press release) (blog) Full coverage


    Mongolia Calling: 'Team India' to Compete at BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Starting 3 June 2018
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    Mongolia Calling: 'Team India' to Compete at BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Starting 3 June 2018 Business Wire India (press release) Full coverage


    Team UK ready for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2018
    13Visordown / 1d
    Image: The GS Trophy is a celebration of the spirit of the BMW GS and will take place in Mongolia this year



    Ride Along Review on the BMW R nineT Pure
    62Motorcyclist / 1d
    Videos A video commute on the simplest of the nine T models BMW has five R nineT iterations, with different dashes, suspension, brakes, and bodywork. Which one is right for you?



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    New Can-Am Spyder Design Revealed in Patent Filings
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Bombardier Recreational Products has filed for patent designs for what appears to be a new Can-Am Spyder . The patents, at least five in all, show various aspects of the vehicle’s bodywork.



    Triumph launches all-new Tigers
    Road Rider Magazine / 3h
    Look out BMW! Triumph has thrown down the Adventure gauntlet, with the 800 and 1200 Adventure tackle getting the full treatment. Brian Rix attended the launch this week and will have a full ride report [...] The post Triumph launches all-new Tigers appeared first on Road Rider Magazin



    American Century Companies Inc. Purchases New Holdings in Harley-Davidson
    2Motorcycle News / 1h
    American Century Companies Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Harley-Davidson during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 88,470 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximat


    Harley-Davidson workers say plant closure after tax cut is like being stuck in a bad dream
    2Motorcycle News / 2h
    SPRINGETTSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Harley-Davidson workers across the USA are reeling after a new report revealed a plant closure and layoffs were planned as the company expected to reap huge financial benefits from the federal


    MC NEWS

    First Issue: Bike EXIF x Craftrad Magazine
    1KSilodrome / 1d
    First Issue: Bike EXIF x Craftrad Magazine The team at Bike EXIF have just released their first ever print addition in collaboration with the high-respected European publication Craftrad. Bike EXIF is a moto website that you’re almost



    Pros and Cons of the Electric Motorcycle
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Love them or loathe them, electric vehicles are here to stay. Electric cars are already highly practical: Tesla’s Model S can go over 300 miles on a charge and even the subcompact Chevy Bolt EV hatchback is supposedly able to go 238



    Top ten technical leaps forward
    49Visordown / 2d
    Image: Which are the motorcycling ideas we can’t live without…


    Federal Legislation Would Require Proper Labeling Of E15 Fuel And Consumer Education Campaign
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 2d
    Proper labeling of E15 fuel is important, as modern motorcycles were not designed to operate on such fuels. Begin press release: U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-Fl.)


    Motorcycle Market by Manufacturers and Sales 2017 to 2022
    Motorcycle industry news
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    Motorcycle Market by Manufacturers and Sales 2017 to 2022 Med News Ledger Full coverage



    Where to Charge Electric Motorcycles?
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 15min
    We’ve all heard of range anxiety for electric vehicles, the fear of running out of power before you reach your destination. Apart from the cost, range is the one of the biggest limiters for electric vehicle adoption.



    Riderless motorbikes may have advantages
    1Motorbike Writer / 14h
    It seems ridiculous that there could be any advantages to riders in developing a riderless motorcycle, yet there are several manufacturers and companies developing them.



    Schwarzenegger's Harley Davidson up for auction
    GPone RSS Feed / 3d
    The Fat Boy used by Arnold, protagonist of Terminator 2, is up for sale with a price tag ranging from $200,000 to 300,000



    Filtering stop lines considered for motorcyclists
    Motorbike Writer / 51min
    Forward stop lines for lane filtering riders could be trialled in one Australian state while others reject it and one state does not even have lane filtering yet.



    RIDING

    canadamotoguide.com/2018/05/24/how-to-go-touring/How to go touring
    CMG News / 13h
    Dos and Don'ts and helpful advice if you want to make a motorcycle road trip this season. Source



    Making the road safe for drivers and motorcyclists: 'It's a two-way street for all of us out there'
    2Motorcycle News / 2h
    Those who sell motorcycles are urging riders to get the right safety equipment like gloves, a jacket, and a helmet. "Some people believe that the helmet's going to obscure their vision, and it really does not do that," Woods said


    Skills Deficit: We’ve forgotten how to ride!
    Motofire / 15h
    To add to the already glutinous amount of opinion with regards to the coming perfect storm of motorcycling’s demise, I would like to mention one more possible problem. It is the simple fact that today’s new riders cannot ride


    GEAR

    Laminar Lip | Gear Review
    Rider Magazine / 23h
    Laminar Lip installed on a 2000 Honda VFR800. On most sportbikes the short, narrow bubble atop the fairing does little except add to the bike’s looks. You can’t really call it a windscreen because unless you ride around in a racer’s tuck all day, it might as well not be there––you’re getting almost the full brunt of the


    First impressions: Budget vs expensive adventure suits
    19Visordown / 1d
    Image: When it comes to adventure gear, should you save your pennies or splash out?


    Quick Tips: Are You Destroying Your Technical Riding Gear?
    38ADV Pulse / 1d
    After dropping a huge chunk of dough on a brand new adventure bike, you do everything you can to keep it running and riding in optimal form. Do you do the same thing with your (sometimes crazy) expensive riding gear?


    TECH

    Oil thread anyone?
    [url=https://www.roadrunner.travel/2018/05/27/lucas-oil-products-review/]Lucas Oil Products Review[/url
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 30min
    I have been using various Lucas products in my motorcycles and four-wheeled vehicles for many years. And after I received a package of their latest products to try out, that prior experience gave me a good head start on product familiarity.


    The Racing Sheet



    2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run Goes Portland to Portland
    Rider Magazine / 39min
    The fifth iteration of the biennial Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run is scheduled to kick off on September 8. For 2018 the cross-country route runs through the northern United States, covering 3,400 miles from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, where the event concludes on September 23. This year’s event is limited to pre-1929 antique motorcycles, and there are 100 riders from 32 states and 10 countries.


    Will Power and Team Penske Win the Scorching-Hot 2018 Indy 500
    13TheDrive / 2h
    Australian Will Power dominated the competition at the 102nd running of the Indy 500 , crossing the yard of bricks in first place—3.15 seconds ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing's Ed Carpenter and Chip Ganassi star driver Scott Dixon.


    Get the best of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 in under three minutes.


    Or take a longer view



    BMW Motorsport News


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 17/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    BMW M4 GT4 claims win in the British GT Championship –DTM drivers and fans warm up for Norisring weekend.

    Tailwind on trip to Budapest: BMW DTM teams ready for the first 2018 season race outside Germany.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The BMW DTM teams have their first 2018 season trip abroad ahead of them: On Saturday and Sunday (2nd/3rd June), races number five and six will be held at the Hungaroring near Budapest (HUN). After two race weekends, BMW driver





    Van der Mark puts name into WorldSBK title hunt
    10SBK / 10h
    Donington Double lifts Dutchman from sixth to third in standings


    2018 Donington Park WorldSBK Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 4h
    Press releases from the organizers and some of the teams after the races at Donington Park:


    Van der Mark does the double at Donington
    GPone RSS Feed / 13h
    A double win for the Yamaha rider who beats the Ninjas of Razgatlioglu, scoring his first podium, and Rea. Davies 5th


    2018 World Superbike Championship Standings After Race 12, Donington Park, Great Britain
    MotoMatters.com / 5h
    WorldSBK standings after the British round at Donington Park: Round Number: 6 Year: 2018


    Rea reveals he has MotoGP factory options for 2019
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 12h
    Rea, winner of WSBK in the past three seasons, is the favourite for a fourth title as he holds a 64-point gap in the standings.The Northern Irishman has received offers from MotoGP in the past, but Rea made it clear he would only enter the






    A very positive start for Gulf Althea BMW at Donington Park
    Althea Racing / 4h
    A very positive start for Gulf Althea BMW at Donington Park Castle Donington (UK), Friday 25 May 2018 The Gulf Althea BMW Racing team is on track at Donington Park in the UK for round six of the Superbike World Championship.


    Front-row start and seventh for Baz in race 1 at Donington
    Althea Racing / 4h
    Front-row start and seventh for Baz in race 1 at Donington Castle Donington (UK), Saturday 26 May 2018 On track at Donington for round 6 of the Superbike world championship, the Gulf Althea BMW Racing team and rider Loris Baz


    Top ten for Baz and Gulf Althea BMW at Donington
    Althea Racing / 4h
    Top ten for Baz and Gulf Althea BMW at Donington Castle Donington (UK), Sunday 27 May 2018 Round 6 of the Superbike World Championship has drawn to a close at Donington Park today, race 2 proving to be a tough one







    Lorenzo could ride satellite Yamaha in 2019
    500+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    Lorenzo, who secured all 44 of his MotoGP wins and all three of his titles as a works Yamaha rider, has struggled to replicate his frontrunning form since switching to Ducati on a two-year deal in 2017.


    Ducati tests new wings to fly at Mugello
    GPone RSS Feed / 5h
    The team tested new aerodynamic appendages during the recent test at Barcelona... inspired by their Honda and Yamaha rivals


    Lorenzo's approach "doesn't work at Ducati" - Dovizioso
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 6h
    Three-time champion Lorenzo switched to Ducati in 2017 after a fruitful stint with Yamaha, but has struggled badly to adapt to the Italian firm's Desmosedici MotoGP bike.The Spaniard is yet to win a race for Ducati, while Dovizioso has






    FIA.com : Monaco Grand Prix Event and Timing Information


    2018 Monaco Grand Prix: Race Highlights




    Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the Monaco Grand Prix
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 3h
    MONACO, May 27 (Reuters) - Team by team analysis of Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):


    What the teams said - race day in Monaco
    F1 Latest News / 3h
    A round-up of all the action at the Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2018 at the Circuit de Monaco...



    F1 news: Christian Horner makes stunning Michael Schumacher claim about Daniel Ricciardo
    Daily Express / 11h
    RED BULL boss Christian Horner has compared Daniel Ricciardo’s Monaco Grand Prix win to that of Michael Schumacher over 20 years ago.


    Ferrari cleared by FIA after battery system investigation
    400+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 18h
    Speculation over the past few weeks has suggested that Ferrari was under the spotlight, as rumours swirled that its battery system could be utilised in a way of delivering more power per lap than is allowed.


    Vettel explains why he couldn’t pass down-on-power Ricciardo
    F1 Latest News / 3h
    When Daniel Riccardo reported a loss of power early in Sunday’s Monaco Grand Prix, and Sebastian Vettel suddenly honed menacingly in on the back of the Red Bull, it seemed the race had fallen into Ferrari’s hands.



    F1 teams have come up with some weird and wonderful tricks over the years to gain as much downforce as possible, and those modifications always get bolted onto the cars when it's time for Monaco. https://www.autosport.com/


    Motor racing-Resta joins Sauber from Ferrari as technical director
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 5h
    MONACO, May 28 (Reuters) - Sauber have tightened their links with Ferrari by appointing the Italian team's chief designer Simone Resta as technical director on Monday.





    Bimmer

    Charging even easier than refuelling.
    11BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    Market launch for BMW Wireless Charging.



    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Dawn ‘Inspired By Music’ Takes To The Stage
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 1d
    The social, convivial atmosphere of Dawn has been encapsulated in a light-hearted music video introducing Dawn ‘Inspired by Music’.


    Cages- On the Street and Track


    Facebook: Classic and Vintage BMW -1937 BMW 325 FWD.

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe – Live from Villa d’Este
    1KBmw Blog / 6h
    The recently unveiled BMW Concept M8 Gran Coupe was displayed this weekend at the 2018 Concorso d’Eleganza in Italy.


    BMW finds the idea of a Convertible SUV Interesting
    500+Bmw Blog / 1d
    Awhile back, we heard rumors of BMW contemplating the idea of a convertible SUV . Just that idea alone sent enthusiasts into a frenzy, as convertible SUVs are some of the most enthusiast-hated sorts of cars on the market.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Full Documentary: The Story of MG – Britain’s Biggest Little Car Company
    50Silodrome / 7h
    Full Documentary: The Story of MG – Britain’s Biggest Little Car Company This documentary from the 1980s tells the story of MG, the mighty little car company that produced some of the most influential and popular British roadsters of the


    Will Audi Replace The R8 With An EV Supercar Powered By A Solid-State Battery?
    Cars / 1d
    In case you hadn’t heard, the so-called “EV Revolution” is currently underway, bringing the heat to internal combustion with crazy torque and power levels.

    If You See a Coin In Your Car Door Handle, Run And Call the Police!




    Apple signs with Volkswagen for autonomous cars, not BMW
    2Bmw Blog / 2d
    Apple has long been rumored to be looking to get into the self-driving car game. Along with these rumors were those that Apple would team up with BMW to make such self-driving cars.



    Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder 2018 UK review
    4Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    The Spyder might be the heavier Huracán Performante, but it delivers a more intoxicating and immersive driving experience than the coupe Ever since it was introduced four years ago, we’ve been waiting for the Huracan to realise its true


    Adam Levine drives the Mission E at the Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles.



    Dodge Viper to return in 2020 with new 550bhp naturally aspirated V8
    100+Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    The V10 is gone, but a series of manual-gearbox variants will offer V8 engines with up to 700bhp. A 2019 Detroit motor show debut is anticipated The Dodge Viper will return on the 30th anniversary of the original Viper ’s debut, with V8



    Then there is this amazing Ferrari 250 GTO and the sound of the V12, 300 hp engine being ignited.


    Jaguar Land Rover has so far been successful in its 10 years under Tata ownership
    9Automotive News Breaking News Feed / 21min
    Tata has defied critics since buying the celebrated British brands from Ford Motor Co., turning them into one of the biggest automotive success stories in recent memory.






    BIKE CANDY

    BaT Auction: 1964 BMW R60/2
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    This 1964 BMW R60/2 is powered by a 600cc horizontally-opposed twin paired with a 4-speed transmission and has been with the seller for 34 years. Recent work included replacement head gaskets, a valve adjustment, new carburetor



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    Pure&Crafted on the Road presented by BMW Motorrad: The starting gun has been fired on Europe road trip at Festsaal Kreuzberg.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Berlin/Munich, 30 May 2018. Thursday evening, on May 24, Pure&Crafted took place in a new setting. To celebrate the ON THE ROAD tour's kick-off presented by BMW Motorrad, the festival organized a smashing BBQ at Festsaal Kreuzberg



    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018 – live and interactive. Media sources and photo contest. Partner information.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The Central Asia edition of the BMW Motorrad Int. GS Trophy is now just days away. For those not lucky enough to be competing, BMW Motorrad has devised a full range of coverage of the event so that GS fans from all over the world will be


    From BMW Motorrad France



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    Facebook: Vintage and Classic BMW

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    BMW files patent for electric front wheel drive on motorcycles. Ripe for the next big Adventures from the German factory?
    MoreBikes / 2d
    BMW has filed designs for an electrically-driven front wheel that is likely to appear on the next generation of big bikes from the German bike builder. The drawings show an all-in-one unit mounted around a front wheel hub that is used



    First look: BMW's new Streetguard suit
    1Visordown / 2h
    Image: BMW's all-round textile suit has amazing spec - at a price

    Close-Up: BMW HP4 RACE



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    More than 100 smuggled vehicles destroyed at Bureau of Customs
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    More than 100 smuggled vehicles destroyed at Bureau of Customs Inquirer.net Smuggled luxury vehicles destroyed Gulf Times PRRD leads anew destruction of 122 smuggled vehicles pna.gov.ph Full coverage



    The Harley-Davidson Eight-Valve Mystery
    1Cycle World / 41min
    Ask Kevin What and, equally important, when did Harry Ricardo contribute to The Motor Company’s cylinder-head design? Kevin Cameron digs for the truth about Harry Ricardo’s involvement with Harley-Davidson’s eight-valve racer.


    Polaris to enter boating industry with acquisition
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    Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Boat Holdings, LLC, a boat manufacturer owned by the Vogel family, management and Balmoral Funds, in an all-cash transaction valued at a net



    MC NEWS

    Ducati Museum pays tribute to ‘Mike the Bike’ Hailwood
    MoreBikes / 4h
    Ducati has just unveiled a new exhibition at its factory museum – bringing to together three amazing Grand Prix machines built by the iconic Fabio Taglioni for a young Mike Hailwood.

    25 Year Anniversary of the Ducati Monster
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 6h
    This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ducati Monster. A motorcycle that revolutionized the ‘naked bike’ category and saved the Italian manufacturer from potential bankruptcy.



    RIDING

    Opinion: 10 rules for a great road trip
    CMG News / 7min
    How to make a good road trip better. Source


    How Not To Die: A Basic Guide To Sharing the Road with Cars
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    How Not To Die: A Basic Guide To Sharing the Road with Cars RideApart takes an elementary look at one of the biggest threats to motorcyclists and examines what we can do to prevent becoming another fatality statistic Editor's note:



    GEAR

    5 All-Weather Motorcycle Covers
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    Motorcycle Gear Protect your machine from the elements No garage? Don’t despair. These protective covers from Harley, Nelson-Rigg, Xyzctem, Dowco, and Quictent can shelter your bike from Mother Nature too.


    TECH






    Recalls

    TRIUMPH issued a recall on the STREET TRIPLE RS, and STREET TRIPLE R models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 10min
    On certain motorcycles, water may enter and contaminate the electrical circuits in the left-hand switch cube, potentially causing the turn signal indicator and headlamp control switches to not function properly....


    POLARIS issued a recall on the SLINGSHOT SL, SLINGSHOT SLR, SLINGSHOT SL ICON, SLINGSHOT GT LE, and SLINGSHOT models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 8min
    On certain vehicles, the pin and retaining clip that join the brake pedal to the master cylinder may have been installed incorrectly. This could allow the separation of the brake pedal from the master cylinder,..


    BMW issued a recall on the 5 SERIES model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 8min
    On certain BMW M5 models, an error in the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop working. This could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to...


    BMW issued a recall on the X5 model
    Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 37min
    On certain BMW X5 xDrive35d (diesel) vehicles, the engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and/or break. As such, the belt may become detached, resulting in a sudden loss of steering power assist. A vehicle...


    Search for Recalls Here

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

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




    The Racing Sheet


    RIP: Dan Keenan on his TYCO BMW

    Dan Kneen Dies During Isle of Man TT Superbike Qualifying
    100+Ultimate Motorcycling / 17h
    During the Wednesday's Superbike qualifying session for the 2018 Isle of Man TT, Dan Keen died due to injuries sustained in a high-speed crash at Churchtown, a part of the 37.73-mile Mountain Course that leads to Ramsey,


    The IOMTT Situation: Who’s racing and who isn’t
    CMG News / 7min
    Here's what we can look forward to in the next few days of racing. Source


    Preview of the 2018 Isle of Man TT
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    The 2018 Isle of Man TT is underway and Asphalt & Rubber has you covered to get up to date with some of the biggest names at the Isle of Man TT. The road racing capital of the world is rarely called a paradise, but it is hard to look […]


    Red flag procedure
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 8min
    Gary Thompson, MBE, Clerk of the Course, Isle of Man TT Races has confirmed that following the collision which involved the Course Inspection Car and a rider during Wednesday evening’s Superbike Qualifying session, the following


    Finding the Secrets to a Fast Lap of the TT Course
    23Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 3h
    There is no greater challenge than mastering the Mountain Course at the Isle of Man TT. It is 37 miles of mental gymnastics where any hesitation or uncertainty is punished.


    Will Racing At The Isle Of Man Go On Forever?
    Sport Rider RSS Feed / 21min
    News For some, nostalgia and the love of the event will always be enough of a justification for its existence The Isle of Man TT becomes a part of you. Even with constant reminders of the TT’s danger, can you imagine a world without it?



    BMW Motorsport News

    Spectacular guest start at Misano: World star Alessandro Zanardi to contest his DTM home event in the BMW M4 DTM.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) returns to the cockpit of a race car: at the DTM races at Misano, Italy (25th/26th August), the 51-year-old will make a guest appearance in a BMW M4 DTM.



    MotoAmerica: Previews Of This Coming Weekend's Event At Road America
    2Roadracingworld.com / 12h
    Mathew Scholtz And Yamalube/Westby Racing Are Hoping The Cream Rises To The Top This Weekend In America’s Dairyland Tulsa, OK – May 30, 2018 – Round 4 of the 2018 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship gets under way this


    Road America: Who Can Stop The Streaking Elias?
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 23h
    Death, taxes and close races at Road America… three things you can count on. Last year, Cameron Beaubier beat Toni Elias by just .005 of a second in the first of two races and Roger Hayden was almost as close in third. Photo by Brian J.


    The Road Back To Road America: Caroline Olsen Returns To Racing
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 2d
    Caroline Olsen will return to the racetrack this coming weekend at Road America. Photo by Brian J. Nelson Eight seconds off the pace. For Norwegian road racer Caroline Olsen, just getting back on a bike should have been cause for

    The Teams Preview Round Four At Road America
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 4h
    Kyle Wyman is fit and ready for the fourth round of the MotoAmerica Series, the Dunlop Championship at Road America. The following is from Kyle Wyman Racing… The KWR team heads into round four of the MotoAmerica





    In the Media: A shake-up in the air?
    SBK / 1h
    MCN report several potential rider changes for 2019





    Analysis: The ifs, buts and maybes that held back Vettel and Hamilton in Monaco F1
    10James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1h
    Normally when the leader of a Grand Prix has a problem on the power unit that costs him 160hp, over two seconds a lap of pure performance, the pursuing drivers will find a way past.


    The tech tweaks that made Red Bull unbeatable in Monaco
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 23min
    One important factor boosting its confidence levels is the fact that the RB14 is estimated to be at least 20cm shorter than Mercedes, which would make it more agile and better suited to the tight and twisty street circuit.



    Red Bull want engine deal done before Ricciardo contract
    1KF1 Latest News / 5h
    Power - or a lack of it - characterised Daniel Ricciardo’s stunning win in Monaco. And it’s power that is at the forefront of Team Principal Christian Horner’s mind as Red Bull ponder their engine supplier for 2019.


    Red Bull F1 boss Horner: Max Verstappen would benefit from “modified approach”
    7James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 4h
    Red Bull boss Christian Horner believes that Max Verstappen needs to “hit the reset button” to overcome his turbulent start to the season.


    Is there any defence for Verstappen?
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 6h
    With Verstappen throwing away a shot at pole position and consigning himself to a race-long fight through the field to secure two points after his crash at the end of free practice last weekend, Ben Anderson and Edd Straw join Glenn


    Mallya steps down as Force India director
    F1 Latest News / 26min
    Vijay Mallya has stood down from his role as director of Force India, but he remains a shareholder and Team Principal of the Formula 1 team…


    Vijay Mallya steps down as Force India F1 director, continues as team boss
    16James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 4h
    Vijay Mallya has stepped down as a director of the Force India team – handing the role to his son – but will remain as the team principal. He will hand over his role on the board to his son Siddarth, who has worked in the family business as



    Haas to bring "significant" aero upgrade to Montreal
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    While the American team struggled in Monaco last weekend, it has enjoyed an otherwise strong start to the season, even finishing sixth in Spain despite other teams introducing upgrades for that race.Haas team principal Gunther Steiner


    Fernando Alonso is ready to quit F1: Martin Brundle reveals IndyCar hint
    Daily Express / 1d
    FERNANDO ALONSO appears to be edging towards a 2019 outside of F1, according to Martin Brundle.




    Bimmer

    BMW model revision measures for summer 2018.
    6BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    All petrol engine and plug-in hybrid models currently offered are now fitted as standard with a petrol engine particulate filter – model selection for the BMW X3 expanded to include a second BMW M Performance automobile – BMW X4 also


    BMW Group News

    Highlights of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2018




    Cages- On the Street and Track


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW ranks third in the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands
    2Bmw Blog / 1d
    According to the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study released by market researcher Kantar Millward Brown, Toyota continues to be the world’s most valuable car brand for the sixth year in a row, followed for the first time by


    BMW Files for ‘Boat Tail’ Trademark, Could Be for Custom Rolls-Royce
    5Bmw Blog / 4h
    Rolls-Royce took everyone by surprise last year at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este when it took the veils off a truly unique vehicle designed and built by the Goodwood brand.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    First Official Image of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Shows a Big Hood Vent and Carbon Wing
    54Cars / 21h
    The most menacing sixth-gen Mustang yet, the Shelby GT500, is coming for the 2020 model year, and Ford just launched the first official photo of the car via Motor Trend .


    Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition review: farewell to Britain's giant-killing, V8-powered siege engine
    Cars / 3h





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    BaT Auction: 1987 Baker Formula One Sidecar
    100+The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1d
    This 1987 Baker Formula One is a sidecar racer that reportedly placed second at the 1989 Isle of Man TT, holds seven US national sidecar titles, and has achieved four FIM World and two AMA National land speed records.



    1200RS / Metalbike Garage
    4Ottonero Cafe Racer / 4h
    Metalbike Garage spoglia la BMW 1200RS e lo fa a suo modo riprogettandola in maniera molto originale con una pelle lucente e sinuosa. La carrozzeria è stata interamente riprogettata e costruita in alluminio modellato a mano.



    Ghost Dog: A BMW R nineT with Samurai style
    200+Bike EXIF / 22h
    After three years and several cracking custom builds, the Rotterdam-based duo behind Smokin’ Motorcycles are parting ways. That sounds like bad news, but it’s not. Rob van der Heijden and Maarten Timmer aren’t downing tools for good,

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    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    18 teams from around the world ready to go



    The int. GS Trophy 2018 - first look at sand riding in Mongolia.


    The Int. GS Trophy 2018 riders see their bikes for the first time.



    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 1. Big landscapes bring big challenges on Day 1 of the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
    3BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    Synopsis of Day 1. Location: Camp Tsagaan Survaga (N44o 34.725’ E 105o 47.153’) Weather: Sun, 25oC Course: 470km, Chingisiin Khuree, near Ulaanbaatar (N47o 48.625’ E106o48.942’) to Camp Tsagaan Survaga (N44o



    The Int. GS Trophy 2018 - Day 1 Highlights.




    The Int. GS Trophy 2018 - Day 2 Sneak Preview




    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 2. Surfing in the Gobi desert.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Synopsis of Day 2. Location: Gobi Oasis, Dalandzadag (N43o 37.031’ E104o 19.274’) Weather: Sun, 32oC Course: 234km, Camp Tsagaan Survaga to Gobi Oasis, Dalandzadag Terrain: highway 20%, gravel 45%, sand 35% Tests: SP3



    Motorrad - On the Street and Track


    FAcebook: BMW Cafe Racer

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Bmw G310gs: Full Test
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 11h
    How much of a dirt bike is the 310? It depends on who you’re with and what they’re riding. The G310GS is in America now, and it’s a very-BMW-like product that’s offered to a very non-BMW-like buyer. The key piece of information that


    2018 BMW G310GS RALLY RAID CONVERSION @ FRONTLINE EUROSPORTS WITH JENIFER MORGAN



    Let's All Tell BMW What to Do
    RideApart - Recent Articles / 6min
    Let's All Tell BMW What to Do German motorcycle brand has been dominating European scene for most of this decade I’m not really sure why I enjoy these “Let’s Tell xx What to Do” articles, in which I offer up free advice to the world’s


    TVS Release Spare Part List For Apache RR 310
    Best Bikes in India / 5h
    TVS in collaboration with BMW Motorrad had released the much awaited Apache RR 310 last year taking India’s motorcycling circles by storm. The bike was applauded for its smooth ride and comfort when commuting on city roads, along



    TVS Motor Company May sales up 10% at 3,09,865 units
    Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 2h
    Total two-wheeler sales were at 2,98,135 units last month as against 2,75,426 units in May 2017, a growth of 8.2 per cent.

    BMW GS Challenge - Part one: Bike preparation | Visordown.com





    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Royal Enfield sales up 23 pc at 74,697 units in May
    Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 2h
    The company had sold 60,696 units in May last year, Royal Enfield said in a statement.


    Harley-Davidson slides as speculation mounts the EU could hit its motorcycles with tariffs
    2Motorcycle News / 14h
    Harley-Davidson is down more than 2% Thursday as speculation mounts the European Union will retaliate to the US's steel and aluminum tariffs.


    MC NEWS

    HR Update Quit ignorning 20 percent of the potential labor market
    Powersports Business / now
    BY FORREST FLINN Years ago, when I was a younger man, my manager said to me that managing a powersports dealership is a young man’s game. At the time I didn’t think much about it because I was only 33 years old but today I see the

    FWIW - Everyone is covering racing or out riding.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    VIDEO: First Impressions – Yamaha Niken
    MoreBikes / 3h
    MoreBikes has been out to Austria for the launch of Yamaha’s hotly anticipated leaning multi-wheeler, the Niken. Espoused as a corner carving king, we’ve been putting it through its paces on some tight and twisty mountain roads, to see just






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    GEAR

    10 The Best Motorcycle Helmets You Can Buy Today[/url]
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 7h
    Yeah, we know you’ve heard the saying before, but really – how much is your head worth? Ask us and we’ll tell you we want to wear the best motorcycle helmet money can buy.

    Open versus full-face and modular helmets
    1 Motorbike Writer by Mark Hinchliffe / 10h // keep unread // hide
    Some riders will only wear open-face helmets, some will only wear full-face, others wear different helmets in different conditions and some only wear flip-up or modular helmets.
    So which is best and what are the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of helmet?
    We don’t want to preach to you about what sort of helmet you should wear.
    However, we have provided you with a list of advantages and disadvantages of each so you can decide what to wear.
    Just make sure you do wear a helmet and that it is in good condition and properly approved for your location.


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    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW one-two-three in eventful Sunday race at the Hungaroring.
    13BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    Marco Wittmann (GER) claimed his first victory of the season at the wheel of the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM in Sunday’s race at the Hungaroring (HUN). Timo Glock (GER) and Philipp Eng (AUT) followed him home for a BMW one-


    BMW makes its return to Le Mans as the BMW M8 GTE completes the official test day.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 17h
    BMW has returned to the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe in France, where the pair of BMW Team MTEK M8 GTEs have successfully completed testing for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. On Sunday’s one-day test, the number 81 and 82 cars


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 18/2018.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    Zanardi warms up for his guest DTM start – Success for BMW teams in the Australian GT Championship.


    Rally Kazakhstan 2018 – Round 5, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 33min
    • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Yazeed Al Rajhi and co-driver Timo Gottschalk win Rally Kazakhstan 2018. • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski extends his lead of the 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup with second place overall.


    BMW makes its return to Le Mans as the BMW M8 GTE completes the official test day.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 6h
    BMW has returned to the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe in France, where the pair of BMW Team MTEK M8 GTEs have successfully completed testing for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. On Sunday’s one-day test, the number 81 and 82 cars







    Beaubier Does The Double At Road America
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 13h
    Cameron Beaubier (6) beat Josh Herrin (2) and Roger Hayden (95) to win the Motul Superbike race at Road America. Photo by Brian J. Nelson Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier came into the



    Yoshimura Suzuki Statement On Road America Incident
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 16h
    Toni Elias leads yesterday’s Motul Superbike race on his Yoshimura Suzuki. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The following is from Yoshimura Suzuki… Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing is disappointed with MotoAmerica and FIM officials for


    MotoAmerica at Road America, day two: More close racing, less bumping and crashing
    1RevZilla Articles / 6h
    Day two at Road America featured down-to-the-wire racing as Yamahas battled for the Superbike win and the Kentuckian nipped the French rider at the line in Supersport.







    Motorcycling-Scottish rider Lyon killed in Isle of Man TT crash
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 4h
    June 4 (Reuters) - Scottish superbike rider Adam Lyon was killed in a crash during the Supersport 1 competition at the Isle of Man TT races, organisers said on Monday.


    Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop wins Superbike opener
    bmw motorcycles
    autosport.com / 16h
    Isle of Man TT: Michael Dunlop wins Superbike opener autosport.com TT 2018: Superbike win for Dunlop, 134.4mph lap for Harrison BSN Isle of Man TT: Dunlop dedicates Superbike win to Kneen Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Full


    2018 Isle of Man TT: Locate.im Sidecar TT Race 1 Results
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 16h
    Ben Birchall and Tom Birchall set new lap and race records in taking the first 2018 Senior TT race. The brothers averaged a speed of 117.987 mph through the race while setting a single lap record average speed of 118.694 mph. The Birchalls have now won seven TT races including the last four sideca




    IOM TT 2018: Steve Mercer has had surgery after Wednesday’s course car collision
    MoreBikes / 2h
    Steve Mercer has undergone surgery for pelvic and leg injuries following a collision with an official course vehicle at the Isle of Man TT on Wednesday evening.

    IOM TT 2018: Dunlop SMASHES Supersport TT lap record!
    MoreBikes / 3h
    Michael Dunlop has just SMASHED the Supersport TT lap record with an amazing second lap on the Mountain course of 129.197mph. Dunlop, riding the MD Racing Honda CBR600RR lapped the 37.75 mile long was rumoured to be

    TT 2018 | Dean Harrison smashes the 134mph barrier!!!



    TT 2018 | Superbike Race On-Board with Conor Cummins




    TT 2018 | 360 On Board | Michael Jackson/Harry Payne | Sidecar Race 1







    Czech it out: WorldSBK returns to Brno
    SBK / 6h
    SBK® gears up for hitting the half way point of the season





    2018 FIM MotoGP World Championship - Mugello (ITA)



    Mugello MotoGP: Lorenzo gets first Ducati win, Marquez crashes
    500+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    From second on the grid, Lorenzo surged into an early lead at Mugello ahead of home polesitter Valentino Rossi, with Marquez moving up to third place on the opening lap from sixth with a robust pass on Danilo Petrucci's Pramac Ducati at


    Lorenzo: Bittersweet Mugello win changes "nothing" for future
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    The three-time premier class champion ended a losing streak at Mugello dating back to Valencia 2016, his final race as a Yamaha rider, with an imperious lights-to-flag triumph on Ducati's home track.It comes after a tough start to the season, which prior to Mugello had yielded just 16 points in five races, and the


    Rossi still "not fast enough" to fight for title
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 23h
    From pole position, Rossi finished third behind factory Ducati pair Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso on his home track after coming out on top in a battle against Suzuki rider Andrea Iannone in the closing laps.


    Marquez: "Impossible" to beat Lorenzo even without crash
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 21h
    Marquez had moved up from sixth on the grid to second by lap five, and was running close behind leader Lorenzo when he slid off into the gravel at the Scarperia right-hander.He remounted his Honda but could only finish 16th,


    Petrucci: Marquez deserved penalty for first-lap clash
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 20h
    After making a lightning start but running wide at Turn 1, Marquez lunged aggressively down the inside of third-placed Petrucci at the second corner – the Luco left-hander – forcing the Italian onto the asphalt run-off.MotoGP





    Ricciardo now part of three-way title fight - Hamilton
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    Red Bull haven’t had consistently good results this season but Daniel Ricciardo’s two wins – in China and Monaco - make him a real title contender in the eyes of Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton...


    Motor racing-Ricciardo will have a grid penalty in Canada, says Newey
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 2h
    EPSOM, England, June 4 (Reuters) - Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo will have a grid penalty for Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix after winning in Monaco with a damaged power unit, technical head Adrian Newey said on Monday.


    Honda being "careful" with F1 engine updates
    93Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    The Japanese engine manufacturer is expected to bring updates to next week's race in Montreal, which is both a power-sensitive track and a logical time in the calendar to introduce fresh parts.Honda changed the MGU-H and turbocharger


    Canada preview quotes - the teams and drivers on Montreal
    3F1 Latest News / 1h
    Formula 1 touches down in North America for the first time in the 2018 season for the Canadian Grand Prix. Here’s how the drivers and teams were feeling as they waited to be let loose on Montreal’s historic Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.


    Robert Kubica's Virtual Hot Lap of Canada | Canadian Grand Prix




    How F1 deals with its toughest braking challenge
    18Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    Featuring four braking zones defined as 'hard' by Brembo – Turns 6, 8, 10 and 13, and further three braking events – two medium and one light – while almost a quarter of the lap time is spent slowing the car.Although mechanically the operation of F1 brakes remains broadly the same, the systems have evolved


    F1's race hosting income not "sustainable" - Wolff
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The new event in Miami will not be based on the traditional model of a promoter paying a large fee that escalates in future years, but will instead be run with a revenue and risk sharing model, with F1 in effect taking a share of gate and


    ideo: The Ferrari ERS controversy explained
    300+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Checks over the Ferrari system have been at the heart of intrigue in the F1 paddock over whether it is legal.After painstaking efforts the FIA has now confirmed it is satisfied, but why was it so difficult to determine?In this week's






    Bimmer

    The new BMW Z4: green light for pure driving pleasure.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    Driving dynamics trials at the BMW test centre in Miramas in the south of France provide key insights into the performance properties of the new roadster.




    BMW Group News

    BMW Group announces new organizational structure in Latin America
    BMW Group PressClub Latin America & the ... / 43min
    • With the purpose to improve synergies and to stregthen the BMW Group Latin America, the operations of BMW Group Brazil will be incorporated to the regional structure after the integration of Mexico, Argentina and the importer


    BMW partner of Art Basel. World premiere of sound artist Samson Young and BMW Art Journey Talk with international artists.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    From June 14 to 17, 2018, the Swiss edition of Art Basel will once again present a wide range of artistic oeuvres by more than 4,000 artists represented by 290 of the leading galleries worldwide to the international art world.


    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW PressClub

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    VIDEO: Auto Express drives the G29 BMW Z4 M40i Prototype
    4Bmw Blog / 2h
    In what seems to be a regular occurrence with BMW lately, journalists were given a chance to drive some pre-production prototypes of the upcoming G29 BWM Z4 . This pre-pro test was done in the stunning Mirimas, France and


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    Ultimate mid-engined C8 Corvette a 1,000-hp, all-wheel-drive hybrid?
    400+Autoblog Green / 49min
    Filed under: Green , Chevrolet , Convertible , Coupe , Future , Hybrid , Luxury , Performance , Supercars A thousand ponies, Chevy reliability, and an OEM warranty defines the phrase 'Brave New World' Continue reading Ultimate mid-


    1963 Ferrari 250 GTO Reportedly Sells for $80M to WeatherTech CEO
    1KTheDrive / 2d
    With prices sitting around $50 million right now, the Ferrari 250 GTO is the most expensive and desirable car of all time. Just 39 GTOs were produced, and prices continue to skyrocket for these beautiful pieces of Italian automotive racing


    Technically Interesting: Porsche Type 912 Flat-Twelve
    1The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1h
    A great race car is nothing without a great engine, and in the case of the Porsche 917, that would mean a horizontally-opposed, air-cooled 12-cylinder, known internally as the ‘Typ 912’ (912 street cars carried the internal code number of



    BaT Auction: 1937 Aero Type 50 Project
    1The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 6h
    This 1937 Aero Type 50 was manufactured in Czechoslovakia and is thought to have been brought to the United States by a serviceman returning from World War II. This particular example is believed to wear a coach-built body from J.




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    Meet the Nissan Pitch-R: a Pro-Pilot-Inspired Autonomous Robot the Draws Soccer Fields
    Cars / 7h
    Nissan’s role as an official sponsor of the 2018 UEFA Champions League afforded it the opportunity to showcase its new technologies. It did just that at the Champions League Final in Kiev over the weekend when it introduced Pitch-R, a





    You Can Now Build a Bugatti Chiron With This 3,599-Piece Lego Set
    300+TheDrive / 6h
    Lego's licensed Bugatti Chiron set launches today as a part of the company's line of "Technic" products, which resemble the mechanical function and structures of the machines upon which they're based. This set is priced at $350 and sold through Lego's own online and brick-and-mortar retail network. It wi



    Like the real car, the one-eighth scale Lego Chiron comes with a shiftable eight-speed transmission, functional steering, and the speed key, which toggles the rear wing's position between handling and top-speed modes. All 16 pistons inside the car's W-16 engine move up and down, and inside the car, a branded Bugatti overnight bag can be found, along with a serial number exclusive to each set.





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    ICH BIN EIN BOXER. Moto Studio’s ‘Das Moto’ BMW R100RS Cafe Tracker
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    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 3. Canyon delight.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 21h
    Synopsis of Day 3. Location: Camp Gobi Erdene, Dune Else (N 43º 49.234’ E 102º 19.891’) Weather: Sun, 25ºC Course: 195km, Gobi Oasis, Dalandzadag to Camp Gobi Erdene Terrain: 65% gravel, 30% sand, 5% highway Special tests: No

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    Short Film Series: Isle of Man TT – Learn the Course
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    Short Film Series: Isle of Man TT – Learn the Course If you’ve ever wanted to spend a lap aboard a superbike at the Isle of Man TT with no risk of putting yourself through a stone wall, this short film series is exactly what you’ve been

    Dunlop tyres win races and break records
    200+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2h
    - Michael Dunlop breaks Supersport lap record on his way to 17th TT win - Peter Hickman sets Superstock lap record and claims first ever TT victory - Road legal treaded tyres break lap and sector records - Four Dunlop podium caps across


    TT 2018 | Bjorn Gunnarsson Superbike Practice 360
    Official Isle of Man TT / 3h


    BMW road racers Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman win at the Isle of Man TT.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / now
    The first two 1000cc races of this year’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy are over – and the top step of the podium was occupied by a BMW road racer on both occasions. Michael Dunlop (GBR) won Saturday’s Superbike race for the Tyco



    IOMTT: TT Zero Race Results
    24Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 35min
    After two years of stagnation, 2018 was do or die for the TT Zero electric race in terms of forward progress. Before the race even started, the race saw some drama, with Team Mugen’s three-bike strategy having to be rethinked due to


    IOM TT 2018: Rutter smashes 121mph barrier in TT Zero single lapper
    MoreBikes / 1h
    Just seven runners headed out for the electric-powered TT Zero race at TT 2018 but despite the lack of competitor interest, the record smashing continued in the single lapper. Right from the start of the race, it looked good to bother the


    Video: TT 2018 | SES TT Zero Race Press Conference
    Official Isle of Man TT / 35min
    TT 2018 | SES TT Zero Race Press Conference


    Harrison takes Supersport win
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2h
    Dean Harrison took a well-deserved win in Wednesday’s Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2, from Peter Hickman and James Hillier. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider led from the start of the four lap race, run in


    Video: TT 2018 | Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 Press Conference
    Official Isle of Man TT / 1h
    TT 2018 | Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 Press Conference


    Wednesday races set to run to schedule
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 3h
    Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson has confirmed that conditions are good all round the course so today's schedule is currently as published: 09.15 Barrule Park, Ramsey to Bungalow road closed 09.30 Bungalow to Creg Ny Baa road


    Video: TT 2018 | Fan Cam Closer to the Hedge
    Official Isle of Man TT / 4h
    www.iomtt.com The action-packed Isle of Man TT Races draws tens of thousands of excited motorcycle racing fans from across the globe as they converge on the hallowed 37.73 mile public road course, to bare witness to the


    Record breaking TT 2018 rewrites the history books
    500+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 21h
    After a damp TT 2017 no-one would have dared predict what conditions or performances at the 2018 Isle of Man TT fuelled by Monster Energy would be like. Had anyone been brave enough to hazard a guess it is unlikely that even in

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    Day 4 of the International GS Trophy Mongolia




    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy. Central Asia 2018. Day 4. Desert calling.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Synopsis of Day 4. Location: Camp Ongiin Nuuts (N 45º 20.079’ E 104º 00.544’) Weather: Sun, 16ºC Course: 283 km, Camp Gobi Erdene to Camp Ongiin Nuuts Terrain: 65% gravel, 35% sand Tests: SP9 ‘Lava Canyon’, SP10 ‘Marmot



    Highlights of Day 4



    Teaser - Day 5 of the International GS Trophy Mongolia







    BMW road racers Michael Dunlop and Peter Hickman win at the Isle of Man TT.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 8h
    The first two 1000cc races of this year’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy are over – and the top step of the podium was occupied by a BMW road racer on both occasions. Michael Dunlop (GBR) won Saturday’s Superbike race for the Tyco


    Video: TT 2018 | Supersport Race 2 | GYRO CAM On Board with Bjorn Gunnarsson
    Official Isle of Man TT / 5h
    www.iomtt.com Check out this awesome Gyrocam on board clip from the Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 at the Isle of Man TT 2018, featuring Swedish rider Bjorn Gunnarsson on his BG Racing 600cc Honda.


    Michael Dunlop goes third on all-time TT winners list
    65Isle of Man TT Latest News / 7h
    Michael Dunlop took a record breaking win in the Bennetts Lightweight TT on Wednesday afternoon at the Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy with the Paton rider smashing both the lap and race records on his way to his


    Dunlop proves a heavy hitter in thrilling Bennetts Lightweight TT Race
    64Isle of Man TT Latest News / 8h
    Michael Dunlop stormed to a strong win in record time on the last lap of Wednesday's Bennetts Lightweight TT Race at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races fuelled by Monster Energy. Completing his last circuit at 122.750mph, Michael


    Video: TT 2018 | Bennetts Lightweight TT Race
    Official Isle of Man TT / 9h
    TT 2018 | Bennetts Lightweight TT Race


    Michael Rutter wins record breaking SES TT Zero Race
    100+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 9h
    Michael Rutter, riding the team Mugen machine, became the first rider to clock a 120mph+ lap of the TT Course in winning today’s one lap SES TT Zero. Rutter was flagged away by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge, and later


    Harrison sets new race record in Supersport Race 2
    200+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 10h
    Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) took his first win of the week with an 18.6s victory over Peter Hickman in the Monster Energy Supersport Race 2 at today’s Isle of Man TT Races.


    Video: TT 2018 | SES TT Zero Race Press Conference
    Official Isle of Man TT / 11h
    TT 2018 | SES TT Zero Race Press Conference


    Vido: TT 2018 | Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 Press Conference
    Official Isle of Man TT / 12h
    TT 2018 | Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2 Press Conference


    Harrison takes Supersport win
    3KIsle of Man TT Latest News / 12h
    Dean Harrison took a well-deserved win in Wednesday’s Monster Energy Supersport TT Race 2, from Peter Hickman and James Hillier. The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider led from the start of the four lap race, run in


    Video TT 2018 | Fan Cam Closer to the Hedge
    Official Isle of Man TT / 14h
    www.iomtt.com The action-packed Isle of Man TT Races draws tens of thousands of excited motorcycle racing fans from across the globe as they converge on the hallowed 37.73 mile public road course, to bare witness to the

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    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 5. The grass is greener…
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 34min
    Synopsis of Day 5. Location: Camp Munkh Tenger (N 47º 11.510’ E 102º 47.745’) Weather: Sun/cloud, 16ºC Course: 310 km, Camp Ongiin Nuuts to Camp Munkh Tenger Terrain: gravel 85%, sand 10%, highway 5% Tests: SP11: ‘Photo







    Motorrad - On the Street and Track



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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Race-spec TVS Apache RR 310 details emerge
    Autocar India / 10h
    The inaugural edition of the TVS One Make Championship RR 310 will commence this weekend and see 12 riders competing in it. Making its racing debut will be the race-spec TVS Apache RR 310, of which the Hosur-based



    BMW HP4 Race: Riding Fast On BMW's 215-Horsepower, Carbon-Fiber Masterpiece At Circuito Estoril In Portugal
    6Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    This featured article is brought to you by BMW Motorrad USA .


    Urban Electric Motorcycles: BMW C Evolution Scooter And Zero DSR
    1Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 2d
    Once upon a time, electric motorcycles had such short range and high MSRPs that only the most devoted of early adopters had a reason to consider owning one. Well, in the past couple years, improvements in range have resulted in



    Spankers BMW F850GS Sport UK first ride
    3Visordown / 23h
    Image: After a brief ride on launch in Spain, I leapt at the chance to bag a UK exclusive first ride



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Suzuki Bets on a Bold, High-Pressure Future
    RideApart - Recent Articles / now
    Suzuki Bets on a Bold, High-Pressure Future Suzuki blows the Recursion into a new generation of rocket commuter You know all those rumors we've heard for the past couple years about a possible turbocharged Suzuki ? Well, looks like

    FWIW While the basic concept remains the same, turbo management systems have come a long way since I threw a leg over a Yamaha XJ650 Seca Turbo back in the 80s. I think of double vision when I remember riding my friends bike. I am not certain if that was from being nervous on someone else's motorcycle or from the way the power curve blew up when the turbo finally kicked in. The UJM turbo class bikes of the 80s were meant as a sporting alternative to the litre class bikes. Insurance companies looked at the with a jaundiced eye but they with the power of a litre bike they did slip under many countries progressive license requirements. Will the tech hungry rider see the new generation turbo bike as a viable alternative to the litre bike?



    KTM – committed to motorcycle safety
    Australian Motorcyclist Magazine / 1d
    KTM introduces Adaptive Cruise Control and Blind Spot Detection systems on future models KTM has demonstrated its commitment to improving safety for motorcyclists and reducing accidents as the first motorcycle manufacturer to


    MC NEWS

    Meet the Mankame EP-1. 500km and 432Nm of torque… if it ever gets off the drawing board.
    MoreBikes / 2h
    So far, this looks like just another electric superbike – all swoopy lines and big brakes. But this, the Mankame EP-1 can apparently run for 500km on a single charge. Yep, 500km between charges. That’s the claim made by Indian company



    How to: Strap down your motorcycle
    CMG News / 4h
    There's a right way and a wrong way, and you don't want the wrong way. Source


    Ford is Developing a Lane-Splitting Detection System
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 1d
    Ford has filed patent application for a system to detect lane-splitting motorcycles. The system uses various sensors on a car, such as cameras, RADAR, LIDAR and SONAR, to determine if a lane-splitting motorcycle is approaching



    Top 5 Reasons Why Foldable Electric Scooters Will Become the Best Urban Transport
    1Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Sponsored post The electric revolution is coming. As Elon Musk is revolutionizing vehicles, scooters are also making great progress. Electric scooters come with definite advantages. They have a fashionable design and


    Tips for buying a used motorcycle to suit your budget
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Buying a used motorcycle can be exciting as you can choose between a wide variety of models, colours, and features to find the best possible set of wheels your budget allows.


    Motorcycle Artists Featured During 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / 2h
    Makoto Endo and Atomic Dice Studio Arts, two phenomenal motorcycle artists, to be featured during the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days festival. Begin press release: Two artists whose work showcases motorcycles and motorcycling


    Tesla Won’t Make an Electric Motorcycle, Here’s Why
    4Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 55min
    I always get a chuckle when I hear someone speculate as to why Tesla should, or eventually will, make an electric motorcycle. Sharing such a notion betrays the fact that the speaker knows nothing about these two very different business


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Is Harley-Davidson Street Rod the new V-Rod?
    1Motorbike Writer / 2d
    It might not have the power and capacity of the late V-Rod family, but the new 750cc Harley-Davidson Street Rod has a familiar V-Rod feel. Harley-Davidson Australia has asked me to ride a Street Rod straight out of the crate, run it in and


    New Rider: How To Take A Sharp Turn From A Stop
    Motorcycle.comMotorcycle.com / now
    Have you ever seen a rider who pulls away from a curb, crosses one (or two!) lanes of traffic before easing his way back into the right-hand lane that he originally pulled out into. You know what he was when pulling across traffic and


    RIDING

    Wind Guts — Motorcycles And High Winds
    92Cycle World / 1d
    Ienatsch Tuesday A three-step plan in mastering riding in the wind Nick Ienatsch gives a three-step plan on how to ride safely and confidently in strong winds.


    Take it to the track!
    CMG News / 2h
    If you want to get the most out of your bike, here's how. Source


    GEAR

    Wunderlich launches F850GS accessory range
    Visordown / 18min
    Image: Kit out your GS for the ultimate adventure



    Desierto5 puts new face on BMW adventurers
    2Motorbike Writer / 13h
    Touratech have developed a Desierto5 front fairing for the latest generation of the BMW R 1200 GS and the R 1200 GS Adventure. The German adventure accessory company says the Desierto5 front fairing not only presents a unique


    DrySpec Launches Ultra-Tough ‘Military Spec’ ADV Luggage
    5ADV Pulse / 15min
    The new DrySpec H35 luggage system is designed to overcome two shortcomings in adventure-style luggage: durability and versatility. Most thin-walled aluminum and plastic cases can’t withstand the abuse of off-pavement



    Shoei Ex-Zero | Retro style with modern features | 960g
    1MCNews.com.au / 3h
    New style Shoei EX-Zero McLeod Accessories has announced that Shoei’s EX-Zero is due to hit Australia in July. A classically inspired design while still pushing the boundaries with modern elements and top notch features that are


    TECH

    Factory Tech Tip: How to Remove and Install Footpegs
    Racer X Online / 1h
    Have you ever wondered how a factory mechanic would do a number of bike maintenance tasks? Well, wonder no longer.


    Recalls


    Bmw ( 18v323000 )
    1Vehicles Recalls / 11min
    Dated: MAY 16, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018 BMW M5 vehicles. In certain driving conditions, the engine control unit software may cause the fuel pump to stop.


    Bmw ( 18v314000 )[
    1Vehicles Recalls / 10min
    Dated: MAY 14, 2018 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2010-2011 BMW 335d vehicles with diesel engines. The connection of the positive battery cable at the fuse box terminal may degrade over time, poss...


    Search for Recalls Here

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

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




    The Racing Sheet


    FAcebook: Klassic Boxer Trophy

    Bike racing in danger as new insurance rules loom
    Motorcycle industry news
    Motorcycle News / 19h
    Bike racing in danger as new insurance rules loom Motorcycle News Full coverage


    Le Mans Test Day Gallery
    1dailysportscar.com / 32min


    Third Generation Formula E Cars May Have 670 Horsepower
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    The Drive / 1d
    Third Generation Formula E Cars May Have 670 Horsepower The Drive Full coverage


    BMW Motorsport News

    Landmark for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Switzerland.
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 22h
    The ABB FIA Formula E Championship and the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team will once again break new ground this weekend: For the first time for 63 years, Switzerland will play host to a circuit race – the spectacular Julius Baer

    24 Hours of Le Mans: Innovative light technology on the new BMW M8 GTE turns night into day.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    BMW’s return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) on 16th/17th June is fast approaching, and the BMW works drivers will be hoping to make light of the demanding night hours at the endurance classic, which forms the highlight of







    Delight for McGee in superb Bennetts Lightweight TT Race[/b]
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2h
    Derek McGee gave IEG/KMR Kawasaki a superb podium finish in Wednesday afternoon’s Bennetts Lightweight TT race with the Mullingar rider finishing in a brilliant second place. Contesting just his third TT meeting, McGee showed good


    Dunlop claims fifth successive TT Zero victory at Isle of Man TT
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 2h
    Dunlop secured more podiums and race victories on day three of the 2018 Isle of Man TT today, across its record-breaking KR106/108 slick and road-legal treaded range. Dunlop caps filled the SES TT Zero podium, the fifth consecutive win in


    Video TT 2018 | Blooper: Peter Hickman outbrakes himself
    Official Isle of Man TT / 53min
    Peter Hickman's record breaking first TT win (2018 RL360º Superstock TT Race) is all the more impressive when you realise he made this big mistake in first minutes of the race. Peter went on to record the first Superstock 134mph lap of

    Video: Isle of Man TT 2018 | Sidecar Qualifying | On Bike | Karl Bennett/Maxime Vasseur
    Official Isle of Man TT / 10min
    www.iomtt.com Check out this clip from the Isle of Man TT 2018 Sidecar qualifying session, featuring Karl Bennett and his passenger Maxime Vasseur as they ride through the Glen Helen section of the course. Not to be outdone by the

    Video: Isle of Man TT 2018 | Sidecar Qualifying | On Bike | John Holden
    Official Isle of Man TT / 10min
    www.iomtt.com Not to be outdone by the solos, the Formula Two Sidecars were also setting a formidable pace and John Holden/Lee Cain scorched round on their opening lap at 115.732mph, which was only three seconds outside their


    Royals - Prince William
    One thing Prince William misses doing now that he is a dad of a three.

    When asked about the Duchess of Cambridge's views, the duke replied: "When I said I was going to the Isle of Man for an official visit she said 'really?'."

    Isle of Man TT: Prince William





    Run What Ya Brung: Twins Cup & Stock 1000 Are “The People’s Race Classes”
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1d
    Dustin Dominguez finished third in his first Twins Cup race at Road America. Photo by Brian J. Nelson One of the missions of MotoAmerica Twins Cup and Stock 1000 – two brand-new race classes for 2018 – is to attract road racers who


    Road America Wrap-Up: What The Teams Have To Say
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1d
    Cameron Beaubier had a perfect weekend in Wisconsin. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The following is from Yamaha… It was a near-perfect weekend at Road America for Monster Energy/Yamalube/Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cameron Beaubier, who





    2018 Brno WorldSBK Preview: What To Expect At Brno
    5MotoMatters.com / 3h
    Round seven of the 2018 WorldSBK season will see the paddock head for Brno in the Czech Republic. The fast and flowing circuit is a firm favorite with MotoGP riders and fans and is sure to be well received by the Superbike riders when they


    2018 Brno WorldSBK Preview Press Releases
    2MotoMatters.com / 3h
    Press release previews and statistics from the series organizers and some of the teams ahead of the Czech round of WorldSBK at the magnificent Brno circuit: Czech it out: WorldSBK returns to Brno SBK® gears up for hitting the half way


    The uncharted waters of Brno
    1SBK / 21h
    Very few current riders have recorded wins at the Czech track, where experience will be a virtue

    10 facts you need to know ahead of the Acerbis Czech Round
    8SBK / 2d
    WorldSBK riders prepare to take on Automotodrom Brno and records could be broken

    Baz plans further steps forward in Brno return
    1SBK / 1d
    French rider gearing up for more gains at one of his favourite circuits

    Who is aiming for the Czech-mate in Brno?
    2SBK / 4h
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English previews a pivotal Acerbis Czech Round

    Which manufacturers have triumphed at the returning Brno?
    2SBK / 5h
    It’s been a while, but see who has prospered and who has struggled in the Czech Republic

    Update to the WorldSBK balancing regulations
    SBK / 6min
    The WorldSSP300 class has also received an update for the Czech round





    Gulf Althea BMW returns to the Czech Republic
    Althea Racing / 1d
    Gulf Althea BMW returns to the Czech Republic Rome (Italy), Tuesday 5 June 2018 After a five-year absence, the circuit of Brno in the Czech Republic returns to the WorldSBK calendar, the setting for round seven of the 2018 championship


    STK1000: A challenge for the sole Brno returnee
    2SBK / 1d
    Markus Reiterberger enters Brno as leader and the one remaining rider from the last Czech STK1000 race





    Jorge Lorenzo confirmed with HRC
    100+MCNews.com.au / 1d
    We just received official confirmation in a very short email from HRC confirming the signing of Jorge Lorenzo. HRC Statement Honda Racing Corporation is pleased to announce the signing of three-times MotoGP World Champion Jorge


    Motorcycling-Pedrosa to leave Honda MotoGP team at end of season
    1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 2d
    June 5 (Reuters) - MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will have a new team mate next year after Honda announced on Tuesday that Dani Pedrosa was leaving at the end of the season.





    First look at MV Agusta’s 2019 Moto2 race bike design
    MoreBikes / 5h
    Here’s the official images of what the MV Agusta Moto2 race bike will look like – and it looks just like the road bike without lights, mirrors or a numberplate holder.



    Marquez, a torpedo! Only 6 seconds from Massa's pole
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The Spaniard surprises everyone at Zeltweg as he debuts at the wheel of the Red Bull RB8 with which Vettel won his third title


    Marquez: the F1 has left me speechless
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Marc after his Toro Rosso test at the Red Bull Ring: "it was an incredible experience"


    The Comprehensive Silly Season Update: Mugello Madness Sees Lorenzo Go Repsol, Petrucci To Ducati, And More
    2MotoMatters.com / 21min
    Secrets are hard to keep in the MotoGP paddock. When it comes to contracts, usually someone around a rider or team has let something slip to a friendly journalist – more often than not, the manager of another rider who was hoping


    2019 Provisional MotoGP Rider Line Up After Mugello
    2MotoMatters.com / 21min
    With a spate of recent announcements, here is the latest rider lineup for the 2019 MotoGP season and beyond. Rider signings with a question mark are unconfirmed, but likely. Rider signings with a question mark and in italics are





    FIA.com CANADIAN GRAND PRIX Event and Timing Information


    Canadian GP: Can anyone beat Lewis Hamilton at his most successful F1 venue?
    6James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1h
    No-one expected Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes to win the Monaco GP this year. And he didn’t. But having left a street track that heavily favoured the well-handling Red Bull RB14, the visit to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve the focus


    New F1 helmet safety standard to be introduced for 2019
    4KF1 Latest News / 3h
    Formula 1 safety is set to take another leap forwards next season after the FIA revealed a new helmet standard that will be mandatory from 2019.


    Mercedes won't drop F1 for Formula E
    formula e
    Sport24 / 1d
    Mercedes won't drop F1 for Formula E Sport24 Mercedes won't drop Formula 1 for Formula E Planet F1 Wolff provides reassurances on Mercedes' future F1i.com Full coverage



    How Ferrari’s mirrors became a talking point
    14Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 37min
    This season though, the design of Ferrari's mirrors has become a major talking point, with rivals all keeping a close eye on what the Italian outfit was up to.Monaco was the third race in a row that the SF71H featured a new wing






    Bimmer

    Drive system for the BMW i8 wins International Engine of the Year Award for the fourth time.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The plug-in hybrid drive system in the BMW i8 (BMW i8 Roadster: fuel consumption combined 2.0 l/100 km [141.2 mpg imp], electric power consumption combined 14.5 kWh/100 km, CO2 emissions combined 46 g/km;




    BMW Group News

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6min
    BMW teams up with Paramount Pictures’ new theatrical film, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” with the BMW M5 appearing alongside Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt in the action-packed film with spectacular car chases and stunts.



    BMW Group Announces Cooperation with Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator.
    10BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Zero-emission transportation initiative to develop new concepts for future urban mobility++Partnership kicks off BMW Group Dialogue series “Cities in Progress.”++


    MINI LIVING Urban Cabin: a micro-apartment concept travels the world.
    1BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    With its MINI LIVING Urban Cabin at the LA Design Festival, MINI demonstrates how to potentially achieve maximum quality of living within a minimum space.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Announces Departure Of Design Chief
    1BMW Group PressClub Canada / 22h
    Rolls-Royce today announced the departure from the company of Head of Design, Giles Taylor, who has decided to leave Rolls-Royce Motor Cars and the BMW Group to pursue alternative business interests.


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Magna wins BMW contract to assemble Z4 roadster
    bmw ag
    The Globe and Mail / 1d
    Magna wins BMW contract to assemble Z4 roadster The Globe and Mail Full coverage


    b[]German Autoworkers Raise Alarm Over Job Losses in Electric Shift[/b]
    bmw ag
    Bloomberg / 1d
    German Autoworkers Raise Alarm Over Job Losses in Electric Shift Bloomberg Full coverage


    Rolls-Royce Wraith Rediscovers Road America on Its 68th Anniversary
    1TheDrive / 45min
    Modern racetracks are modern engineering marvels; plain and simple. They are paved with minute precision to be as smooth as possible , their curves are freshly painted, and their boundaries are lined with high-tech barriers to make


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Jaguar Land Rover global sales increase 6.1% in May
    3Auto-Industry-The Economic Times / 3h
    Sales of Jaguar brand of vehicles in May were at 14,507 units, an increase of 6.6 per cent over May 2017, the company said in a statement.

    700bhp Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: new pictures of Ferrari 812 Superfast rival
    8Autocar RSS Feed / 8h
    Hot on the heels of the V8 Vantage, Vanquish successor will feature in Aston's model blitz as harder, faster V12 model The upcoming Aston Martin DBS Superleggera has been spotted in prototype form again, shedding a little disguise


    Nissan NV300 and e-NV200 camper vans debut at Madrid Motor Show
    40Autoblog Green / 23h
    Filed under: Design/Style , Green , Nissan , Minivan/Van You can actually order these from a dealer, at least in Spain. Continue reading Nissan NV300 and e-NV200 camper vans debut at Madrid Motor Show Nissan NV300 and e-NV200


    The Nobe is 100% electric car, 75% wheels!
    1KYanko Design / 1d
    Technically classified as a trike (a contraction of the word tricycle), the Nobe 100 electric trike looks retro and feels futuristic. With an aesthetic that’s definitely classic and an outlook that’s modern, eco-friendly, and downright clever


    BaT Auction: 33-Years Owned 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL 4-Speed
    1The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 33min
    This 1962 Mercedes-Benz 190SL is finished in Fire Engine Red over white leather and was acquired by its current owner as an engagement present from her husband in October 1985.
    FWIW I really wanted a 230 SL but could not afford it at the time. Instead I picked up a white 190 SL in need of some work (300 SLs were also out of my range.). After three months of purchasing parts, I realized I couldn’t afford to own a 190 SL either.



    Five Smokin' Hot Convertibles For Summer
    3Forbes - Business / 8h
    It's almost summertime, meaning it's time to put the top down. Here are five convertibles we like.



    FWIW

    The Gigantic 8X Zoom Lens on Sony's RX100 VI Does What Your Smartphone Can't
    100+Gizmodo / 1d
    It’s no secret that camera sales are down, thanks mostly to the convenience and capabilities of smartphone shooters. Who wants to carry another device just to take pictures?

    This Asus Laptop Has a 5.5-inch Display Where the Trackpad Should Be
    200+Gizmodo / 2d
    You know what is decidedly extra, but also frustratingly enticing? A laptop with a display in the trackpad. Razer hinted at it with its concept Project Linda back at CES. But Asus... Asus just went ahead and built a display into the trackpad of a
    FWIW This caught my eye. Is it case of because we can mates with unobtainium meeting unwanted?


    NYC x DESIGN: ICFF 2018
    8Core77 / 21h
    Another year, another trek into the mayhem that is ICFF at the Javits Center. And year after year, even in the midst of this madness, we always manage to come up for air with a number of fantastic new furniture, lighting, and home



    The last-mile made easy!
    500+Yanko Design / 2d
    Just like its straightforward name suggests, the Urban Bicycle aims to provide city dwellers with a compact, easy-to-use and efficient way of zipping around town. Composed of aluminum and fit with a belt drive, its featherlight frame is




    BIKE CANDY

    Revival Cycles Takes A Break From Old Bikes And Builds A BMW S1000RR
    bmw motorcycles
    Motorcycle.com (blog) / 1h
    Revival Cycles Takes A Break From Old Bikes And Builds A BMW S1000RR Motorcycle.com (blog) Full coverage
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    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Central Asia 2018. Day 6. Connecting with Mongolia.
    2BMW Group PressClub Global / 53min
    Synopsis of Day 6. Location: Camp Khatan Ugij (N 47º 45.124’’ E 102º 47.581’) Weather: Sun/cloud, 21ºC Course: (planned 283 km) Camp Munkh Tenger to Camp Khatan Ugij Terrain: amended route: paved road 95%, clay based trail 5%










    Isle of Man TT: Peter Hickman wins the prestigious Senior TT on a BMW S 1000 RR.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 21min
    British BMW road racer Peter Hickman (GBR) has won the prestigious Senior TT at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. Hickman had previously won Monday’s Superstock race to claim his maiden victory on the Isle of Man.



    Video TT 2018 | PokerStars Senior TT Race Press Conference
    Official Isle of Man TT / 2h
    TT 2018 | PokerStars Senior TT Race Press Conference

    New lap and race records for victorious Hickman in PokerStars Senior TT
    100+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 14h
    Peter Hickman took his second win of TT 2018 in a dramatic finish to the fastest ever Isle of Man TT Race. See full results A packed trackside crowd were treated to one of the greatest races in the TT’s long illustrious history as Peter Hickman wo ...


    Video Birchalls break nineteen minute barrier in thrilling sidecar race
    100+Isle of Man TT Latest News / 5h
    Ben and Tom Birchall capped a record breaking week of sidecar race with the first ever lap of the course under nineteen minute in Friday's Locate.im Sidecar TT Race. John Holden and Lee Cain were the leading outfit at Glen Helen on lap,

    Birchalls smash own record with epic sub-nineteen minute lap
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 14h
    Ben and Tom Birchall created history in Friday morning’s second Locate.im Sidecar TT Race at the 2018 Isle of Man TT Races, fuelled by Monster Energy, when they became the first crew to lap the Mountain Course in under 19

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