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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Friday, 4 January 2019




    On Street and Track

    Media Alert: BMW Motorrad USA Revs Up Dallas This Weekend At The Progressive International Motorcycle Show
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 9min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2019… Several new and updated 2019 Model Year BMW motorcycles will roll into Dallas this weekend for the Progressive International Motorcycle Show at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center


    BMW Group Canada achieves 28th consecutive year of growth.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3h
    BMW sales reach record high with 39,033 vehicles delivered this year. MINI year-to-date sales decrease -1.5% versus the previous year. BMW Motorrad deliveries up record levels to 2,178 units in a single year.
    Motorrad Sale:
    The product offensive for BMW Motorrad continued in 2018 with the highly anticipated BMW 750GS and BMW 850GS models. This commitment to new model development contributed to BMW Motorrad delivering a record high 2,178 units for the year, an increase of +3.7% compared to 2017. This achievement was the best in the brand’s history. December sales were 178 units, up +182% compared to December, 2017.


    BMW Reports December 2018 and Year-End U.S. Sales.]
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 7h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 3, 2019… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.3 percent in December 2018 for a total of 34,357 compared to 34,253 vehicles sold in December 2017.
    FWIW Cage only numbers




    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    Rewind 2018: From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India
    bmw motorcycles
    Business Standard / 10h

    From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India Business Standard Read more about Rewind 2018:... From BMW to Jawa, top 10 motorbike, scooter launches in India on Business Standard.


    BMW G310 R and GS: a pair of entry level bikes to get people riding
    bmw motorcycles
    BizNews / 10h
    a pair of entry level bikes to get people riding BizNews Motoring editor Miles Downard gets into the saddle of two entry level BMW motorcycles in the G310 range.


    Top 5 Things You Should Know About TVS Apache RR310
    bmw motorcycles
    GaadiWaadi.com / 10h

    Top 5 Things You Should Know About TVS Apache RR310 GaadiWaadi.com The motorcycle shares the engine and trellis frame with the entry-level BMW motorcycle and is the only fully faired motorcycle from TVS.
    FWIW What I would really like to know is when BMW will include a version of this model of the 310 in their lineup? Yes, the conventional wisdom is the sportbike is dying. That assumption begs the question why market a G310RR? Because Santa didn’t leave one under the tree last year. Duh!


    Top 10 most valuable brands in Europe | Top 10
    bmw ag
    Business Chief Europe / 10h
    Top 10 most valuable brands in Europe | Top 10 Business Chief Europe Business Chief ranks the top ten most valuable brands in Europe according to the Forbes Global 2000 list. 10. Accenture. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, ...


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives €86.36 Consensus Price Target from Analysts
    bmw ag
    Modern Readers / 10h
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Receives €86.36 Consensus Price Target from Analysts Modern Readers Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    The Full 2019 Indian Motorcycle Lineup Announced
    Web Bike World / 1h

    America’s First Motorcycle Company Sets Its Latest Lineup Indian Motorcycle solidified its lineup for 2019 , and soon those bikes will be rumbling to dealerships across the nation. The company breaks its lineup down like this:


    World’s largest Harley-Davidson dealership group expands
    Powersports Business / 11min
    Powersports Business has learned that the world's largest Harley-Davidson dealership group, The Motorcycle Company, has started the New Year by acquiring Desert Wind Harley-Davidson in Mesa, Arizona. Principal Michael


    Quad-Cities Harley-Davidson Sells With Help from Performance Brokerageservices
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / now
    Performance Brokerage Services, a new car and Harley-Davidson dealership broker announced the sale of Wiebler’s Quad-Cities Harley-Davidson in Davenport, IA, from Bob Wiebler to Michael McGrath.


    Canadian dealer adds mall location
    Powersports Business / 8min

    According to a report from the Parry Sound North Star, Rosseau Road Powersports and Marine in Ontario, Canada opened a second store at the Huntsville Place Mall in November. "We did a display there last summer with ]


    MC NEWS

    Calgary, Toronto kick off motorcycle show season this weekend
    Canada Moto Guide / 22min

    This weekend, the Canadian motorcycle show season gets underway with events in Calgary and Toronto. In Calgary, it’s the first of the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council shows; the MMIC shows are the official face of the


    Opinion: A resolution for New Year
    CMG News / 3h

    A year ago, I published my motorcycle New Year Resolutions and they were filled with good intentions: ride more (I did), pay less for insurance (I didn’t), read more motorcycle books (I did), and fix my old DR600 (I didn’t).


    Doing business in India.
    Hero MotoCorp pitches for 18% GST on two-wheelers
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 9h
    In the calender year 2018, Hero MotoCorp sold 80,39,472 units of bikes and scooters, registering a growth of 11 per cent over 2017.


    It’s time to go to the bike show!
    CMG News / 9h

    Now that your bike’s put away and all the wackiness of the holiday season is over, are you feeling kind of bummed? No fear, Canadian moto-nuts, the roads may be full of ice and the temperatures may be cold enough to freeze you into


    5 Motorcycle Industry Predictions for 2019
    50Web Bike World / 13h
    [img]https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-HLGJhGd/0/1996ad47/S/i-HLGJhGd-S.jpg[/ung]
    Let the New Year Begin As 2019 kicks off, I thought I’d put together a list of predictions for the upcoming months. Most of these are pulled straight out of my noggin without much to back them up.
    FWIW I continue to think they have the idea right; they just have the wording of their first prediction wrong.


    The view from DownUnder
    Honda tipped to lead sales rush
    Motorbike Writer / 10h
    Honda has led the January sales rush for the past three years and there is good reason to believe they will get the sales rush going again. January is a big motorcycle sales month as manufacturers/importers offer discounts to get rid of


    Florida Toddler Hijacks Dad's Can-Am Spyder, Miraculously Survives Heavy Crash
    TheDrive / 3min
    A Florida man’s Can-Am Spyder was hijacked by his three-year-old daughter who proceeded to speed across an intersection and slam into a wall at a high rate of speed. Luckily, the little girl was flung from the vehicle before the crash


    Higher upfront insurance costs and tighter liquidity causes a speed bump in two-wheelers market
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 7h
    Improved liquidity in the market and the Sankranti and Lohri festivals in mid-January are expected to push up sales in the fourth quarter.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Review: Himalayan vs G 310 GS vs Versys-X 300 comparison
    Autocar India / 6h
    Motorcycle travel has come a long way. From when it was solely the propriety of the brave to being a romanticised, welcoming forum for just about anyone with a running motor between two wheels – motorcycle travel has gone from


    2019 Ducati Multistrada 1260 Enduro | Ridden | Motorcyclenews.com
    MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 25min
    Chief Road Tester Michael Neeves takes to the road and off-road in Tuscany Italy to ride Ducati's 2019 Multistrada 1260 Enduro. Watch the video above to see how he got on and read his review here:


    RIDING

    Kroger Just Started Delivering Groceries via Unmanned EV in Scottsdale, Arizona
    TheDrive / 8d

    American supermarket chain Kroger announced today that its unmanned grocery delivery pilot program launched in August has officially reached active implementation in Scottsdale, Arizona, Reuters reports
    FWIW You may think this is an odd place for this article. I grant you that; however, this is something you should be aware of when riding around Scottsdale. It is a new element on the street, while long expected, that may not recognize riders and their motorcycles. Will you recognize them?


    Registration opens for Fundy Adventure Rally
    CMG News / 15h
    Registration has opened for the 2019 Fundy Adventure Rally. At this point, Earlybird registration prices are in effect—the first to sign up get a $275 (plus HST) price for the captain and $235 (plus HST) price for team members. Head


    heels: A 72-Year-Old Italian Star Barely Showing Its Age
    NYT > Automobiles / 18min
    With the exception of collectible vehicles, Vespa scooters hold their value better than anything else on the road.


    Should riders be allowed on road shoulders?
    Motorbike Writer / 7h
    Highway road shoulders look inviting for motorcyclists when the traffic is heavy, but is it legal and are they a safety trap for riders? Some say it is actually safer than filtering between lanes of traffic as there are fewer


    GEAR

    EcoFlow Portable 50W Solar Panel – Stay Charged When You’re Off The Grid
    Silodrome / 12h

    The EcoFlow Portable 50W Solar Panel was designed to provide a miniature mobile power station for use when you’re off the grid and hundreds of miles from the nearest power outlet. It folds open to expose twin solar panels


    The Original Petromax Lantern HK500
    Silodrome / 2h
    The original Petromax lantern was designed in 1910 in Germany by Max Graetz, the name of the lantern is a combination of “petrol” and “Max” a reference to its fuel source and its creator. Graetz developed the lantern based


    Ask the doc: Do neck braces reduce injuries?
    RevZilla Articles / 3h
    An EMS company looks at more than 8,000 cases to clear up some questions about the use of neck braces in motocross and other sports.


    Gear for Gear Heads: 7 Must Have Motorcycle Accessories
    Motorbike Writer / 6h
    (Sponsored gear heads post for our North American readers) If you’d rather ride on two wheels than step inside a car, then you should check out these must have motorcycle accessories. In 2017, the number of registered on-road


    Rain, Rain, go away… In partnership with Bike It
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 1h
    Staying dry in a downpour with the help of Bike It and BikeTek’s waterproof gear. It’s getting to that time of year when the weather takes a turn and the rain starts to fall. However, that doesn’t mean you should be put off taking to two


    TOOLS

    Every Tool Box Needs This $8 Universal Socket Set
    22Gizmodo / 29min
    While its grip might not be quite as secure as a perfectly-sized socket, this Tacklife universal socket can get a good-enough hold on almost any bolt, not to mention oddly-shaped things like hooks, without taking up a ton of space in


    TECH

    b]Will Exhaust Emissions Limits Kill Motorcycling?[/b]
    Cycle World / 3min
    Bikes In a word, no. The emissions problem is manageable. Will ever-tougher exhaust emissions regulate motorcycles out of existence? As Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains, cars have laid a path bikes can follow.


    The Racing Sheet



    One Show/One Pro
    sideburnmagazine / 16h
    The mighty One Motorcycle Show is gearing up for its tenth year. If you've never got there, try remedy that for this year. If you have been, you'll be itching to return. It's got it all.


    2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross Preview (10 Fast Facts)
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 5min
    Expect the unexpected at Anaheim 1 Supercross. Yes, that’s a cliché, and it is one that rings true when the Monster Energy Supercross season opens. The post 2019 Anaheim 1 Supercross Preview (10 Fast Facts) appeared first on


    In conversation with CS Santosh, Rider, Hero MotoSports Team Rally
    Autocar India / 9h
    You’re returning to the Dakar for the fifth time. What keeps bringing you back? Dakar for me is an adventure. You could have done it once or five times, but every year is different and every year there are new challenges.


    Why Sports Car Racing Still Matters
    Automobile Magazine / now
    For 50 years, the International Motor Sports Association has been sanctioning, promoting, and nurturing sports-car racing in America and beyond. We’re celebrating IMSA’s golden anniversary with a series of stories looking at




    BMW Motorsport News

    MINI 2019 Dakar media guides
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 22min
    Munich. This year’s (6-17th January) edition of the Dakar will see MINI Motorsport and its motorsport partner X-raid represented by two vehicle types: MINI John Cooper Works Buggy and MINI John Cooper Works Rally.


    “A bit like Jimi Hendrix”: virtuoso performance from Alessandro Zanardi behind the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 13d
    The BMW M Motorsport engineers compare him to a drummer, while Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) himself says: “I feel a bit like Jimi Hendrix.” The manner in which the BMW works driver controls the BMW M8 GTE that he will





    Will Marco Melandri Yamaha finally take the lead?
    speedweek.com
    In terms of paper format, Marco Melandri is the best of the four Yamaha drivers in the Superbike World Championship 2019. For the first time, the 36-year-old Italian speaks in an exclusive interview on the R1.





    Repsol Honda Press Release: Jorge Lorenzo Talks Joining Repsol, Differences Between Honda And Ducati, And Marc Marquez As Teammate
    MotoMatters.com / 3h
    On the second day of the new year, and the first working day, the Repsol Honda Team seized the first opportunity to issue a press release containing a video and interview with Jorge Lorenzo, their new rider for the 2019 season.


    Ducati expects benefit from smaller MotoGP satellite roster
    100+Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 10h
    Six privateer Desmosedicis competed alongside the works Ducatis this season, with Nieto and Avintia both running 2016-spec bikes in addition to the year-old GP17s. Nieto will vanish from the grid in 2019, replaced by Yamaha's


    Lorenzo: Ducati is too high and big, with Honda I feel more at ease
    GPone RSS Feed / 3h
    "In the corners it gives me more confidence, because you are closer to the ground, and in a few days they have adapted it, including a new tank"





    Sauber: "Spiral" was crucial to getting Raikkonen
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    In the summer of 2017 Sauber cancelled a planned Honda engine deal and inked a new arrangement with Ferrari that gave it the use of a latest-specification engine after spending that season with a year-old unit.


    F1 tech review: How McLaren’s engine switch exposed own failings
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8d
    This deal came together extremely late in the car’s development cycle, so much so that it compromised the overall design decisions and weakened its challenge.


    Mercedes: "Founding father" Schumacher key to F1 dominance
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    Schumacher came out of retirement to join the relaunched works Mercedes project in 2010 and although his three-year stint with the team featured just one podium finish, Wolff said his contribution had been felt during Mercedes'


    Rediscover Michael Schumacher's 20 Formula 1 cars
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 9h
    ... Keep reading


    Official Michael Schumacher app created for F1 star’s 50th birthday
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 50min
    Michael Schumacher’s family and management team will release an official app created to display all the achievement’s of one of Formula One’s most successful drivers. Launching on his 50th birthday – 3rd January 2019 –


    Family to celebrate Schumacher's 'victories and records' on 50th birthday
    1KBBC Sport - Formula 1 / 7h
    The family of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher say they will celebrate his "victories and records" when he turns 50 on Thursday.


    Motor racing-Schumacher 'in the very best of hands', says family
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 4h
    The family of stricken seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have assured fans the Ferrari great is being well cared for as they prepare to celebrate his 50th birthday on Thursday





    BMW: Do not rule Audi out of contention
    formula e
    Eurosport.com / 19min
    Do not rule Audi out of contention Eurosport.com BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt has warned that rival manufacturer Audi cannot be ruled out of contention in the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E season.







    Bimmer

    Out of this world: the BMW Individual M850i Night Sky.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2min
    Stellar one-off version of the luxury sports car features controls made from meteoritic material, extra-terrestrial surface patterns, illuminated constellations on the centre console and 3D-printed components – BMW Individual takes


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    BMW mulling idea of hybrid supercar with 700 hp
    Bmw Blog / 1h
    BMW fans have been waiting — scratch that — begging for their favorite Bavarian brand to create a proper supercar. Ever since the departure of the beloved but doomed BMW M1 , there’s been a void in the Bavarian brand’s


    BMW plots supercar to take on McLaren
    Autocar RSS Feed / 9h
    What we think a BMW hybrid-powered supercar could look like Hybrid-powered super-sports flagship will be based on the i8 but with twice as much power BMW is actively considering introducing a flagship super-sports car


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Video: 1,750-HP SSC Tuatara Supercar Looks Stellar, Sounds Odd
    TheDrive / 4h

    A prototype of SSC North America's Tuatara hypercar has been recorded revving outside an upscale Connecticut car dealer. The Tuatara is the long-awaited successor to SSC's Ultimate Aero, which for three years held the


    Why DS X E-Tense isn't another 'boring' concept car
    formula e
    Autocar / 10min

    Why DS X E-Tense isn't another 'boring' concept car Autocar X E-Tense mixes Formula E running gear with a distinctive, asymmetric body.


    Detroit motor show 2019 preview
    Autocar RSS Feed / 3min
    New Toyota Supra among the cars set to be unveiled at North American International Auto Show The Detroit motor show – officially known as the North American International Auto Show – has long marked the start of the


    The Internal Combustion Engine Could Get a New Lease on Life Thanks to Digital Valves and Infinite Valve Timing
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 5h
    Everywhere you look you see automakers propping up their latest ’skateboard’ platforms jampacked with batteries, each with more power than the last and each offering a lower center of gravity and extended mileage.


    General Motors Files 'Zora' Trademark With US Patent and Trademark Office
    100+TheDrive / 9h
    General Motors has made a bid for rights to the "Zora" name, which is historically associated with its flagship sports car: the Chevrolet Corvette. GM filed for the name with the United States Patent and Trademark Office


    How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here
    200+Autoblog Green / 7d
    Filed under: Green , Tesla , Volvo , Green Culture , Electric Continue reading How Norway became a world leader in EV sales, and where it goes from here


    How Often You Should Really Wash Road Salt off Your Car
    100+Lifehacker / 39min
    Image: David Tracy If we are headed for another economic downturn (to say nothing of the subprime car loan bubble bursting ) it’s more important than ever to keep what you have now in peak condition.


    Nearly a Third of Norway’s 2018 New Car Sales Were Electric
    1KFuturism / 13h
    Climbing Numbers Norway just hit a major milestone on its mission to stop selling gas-powered vehicles by 2025. Over the entire course of 2018, 31.2 percent of all the new cars sold in the country were entirely powered by





    FWIW

    Become a Better Photographer With This 52-Week Photo Challenge
    200+Lifehacker / 14h
    Image: Pexels “Become a better photographer” has been on my New Year’s resolution list every year for probably a decade. I guess it’s more of a goal than a resolution. I have made strides toward that dream, but have never really


    Shop Talk: Is Your Trainer King Kong?
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 5h
    I ’m sure you’ve seen the videos on social media. Perhaps you’ve even had a chance to see them live. If not, go to the mountaintop where they hang out and listen quietly. Soon you’ll hear the sounds of these beasts of the industry


    Waymo's Autonomous Vehicles Are Reportedly Facing Ongoing Attacks in Arizona
    Gizmodo / 16min
    In Arizona, the same state where one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian , people have reportedly been vandalizing autonomous vehicles operated by Waymo, the Google spin-off owned by Alphabet. Read


    The Rise and Fall of Carlos Ghosn
    1KNYT > Automobiles / 27min
    Mr. Ghosn, the ousted Nissan executive, wasn’t supposed to succeed in Japan, but he never expected to fail like this. He faces charges of financial wrongdoing at the company he helped save.


    Carlos Ghosn’s Daughters See a Nissan Revolt Behind His Arrest
    500+NYT > Automobiles / 27min
    Breaking a silence, Caroline and Maya Ghosn said they suspected that talk of “reimagining the alliance” with Renault had played a role in their father’s ouster on allegations of financial misconduct.


    [b]Rolls-Royce | SVAN - the world’s first fully autonomous ferry (the demonstration)[/b]
    Rolls-Royce / 13d
    On 3 December 2018, Rolls-Royce and Finnish state-owned ferry operator Finferries, successfully demonstrated the world’s first fully autonomous ferry in the archipelago south of the city of Turku, Finland. During the demonstration,


    The Italian Job: Thieves Steal $2.3 Million From Armored Van Using Backhoes
    TheDrive / 19min
    No, this isn't the plot of a new blockbuster film , but certainly does play out like one. In a bizarre series of events on a highway in southern Italy, thieves made off with millions after they (quite literally) scooped the cash from an armored




    BIKE CANDY

    The Ducati 916 SPS That Lived Down The Road
    88Silodrome / 8h
    This article was written by Paul Brace, a life-long bike enthusiast with a background in professional engineering and restoration, including the design and construction of the Eagle E-Type Speedster



    1973 Norton 750 Monocoque
    MCNews.com.au / 7d
    1973 Norton 750 Monocoque With Phil Aynsley The 1973 750 Monocoque was the first design that replaced the Commando framed bikes that Norton had been using up until that point in time. 1973 Norton 750 Monocoque Norton



    R850r / Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 15h
    - Sur Les Chapeaux De Roues

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 8 January 2018



    On Street and Track

    BMW India announced sales figures for 2018. The full press release is in the Mothership News.
    BMW Motorrad officially started its operations as a part of the Indian subsidiary of BMW Group in 2017. By selling 2,187 motorcycles in the first full year of operations, BMW Motorrad India has successfully created an intense demand for the ultimate riding machine.

    BMW G 310 R and BMW G 310 GS have been developed in Munich, Germany by BMW Motorrad and are locally-produced by cooperation partner TVS Motor Company in Hosur, India. The range of BMW Motorrad motorcycles available in India as completely built-up units (CBU) include: Sport – BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 RS, HP4 RACE; Adventure – BMW R 1200 GS, BMW R 1200 GS Adventure, BMW S 1000 XR, BMW F 750 GS, BMW F 850 GS; Roadster – BMW S 1000 R, BMW R 1200 R; Heritage – BMW R nineT, BMW R nineT Scrambler, BMW R nineT Racer and Tour – BMW R 1200 RT, BMW K 1600 GTL, BMW K 1600 B. Till date, BMW Motorrad India has set up eleven sales outlets in India.


    BMW Motorrad lança conjunto de malas “Atacama Cases”
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 2h
    Linha de bagageiros inclui bolsas laterais e rolo de bagagem

    São Paulo, January 7, 2019 - Breaking the innermost corners of the world is not an easy task: it requires disposition, courage and organization. To help the adventurers on two wheels in this mission, BMW Motorrad has just launched in the Brazilian market the Atacama Cases, dedicated to the pilots who explore ways and adventures on and off the asphalt.


    Media Alert: BMW Motorrad to Showcase Riderless Motorcycle For The First Time In The U.S. At CES® 2019
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 31min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 7, 2019… BMW Motorrad will showcase a riderless motorcycle prototype for the first time in the U.S. at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The BMW R 1200 GS, developed by BMW engineers


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Bmw Invents The Riderless Motorcycle: Adv Spotlight
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 14h
    BMW Motorrad will showcase a riderless motorcycle prototype for the first time in the U.S. at CES® 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The BMW R 1200 GS, developed by BMW engineers as a research prototype for future mobility innovations, will


    BMW K1600GT Sport | Bike of the week
    50Visordown / 1d
    Image: You’d be hard pushed to find a comfier, quicker and more pillion friendly tourer for £10k


    Record-setting BMW K 1600 GT for auction
    Motorbike Writer / 25min
    This record-setting BMW K 1600 GT is up for auction in Las Vegas on Australia Day (January 26, 2019) with 20% of the proceeds going to a veterans charity. The bike belongs to Carl Reese who set records for fastest USA


    Review: 2018 TVS Apache RR 310 long term review, final report
    Autocar India / 26min
    with the monsoons making a retreat, the Apache RR 310 finally managed to escape the urban jungle it was trapped in over the past few months. Another incentive for the long-delayed ride was to experience the new Apollo tyres we


    BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS Contribute Over 75 Per Cent To BMW Motorrad Sales In 2018
    bmw motorcycles
    NDTVAuto.com / 1d
    BMW G 310 R, G 310 GS Contribute Over 75 Per Cent To BMW Motorrad Sales In 2018 NDTVAuto.com BMW Motorrad India further revealed that the BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R 1200 GS and BMW R 1200 GSA were a favourite
    FWIW This is an article about sales in India. With BMW recently announcing it had produced the 50,000th G310 recently, it will be interesting to see the impact on worldwide sales.

    BMW R1250GS Adventure first ride | MCN | Motorcyclenews.com
    MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 1h
    MCN Senior Road Tester, Adam Child, has attended the launch of the new BMW R1250GS Adventure and you can watch his full thoughts here! Don't forget to like and subscribe for more! Get the best of biking EVERY day...


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Harley-Davidson Announces LiveWire Electric Motorcycle Pricing
    Rider Magazine / 5h
    2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle. Harley-Davidson today announced pricing for the 2020 LiveWire, its first electric motorcycle, which is now available for U.S. dealer preorder. MSRP on the LiveWire is $29,799. Learn more about Harley-Davidson’s plans for 2019 and beyond The LiveWire, which Harley says represents the next chapter in the 116-year-old company’s history, offers the b

    Harley-Davidson Reveals Two Electric Urban Mobility Concepts at CES
    Motorcycle.com / 3h

    Along side the new 2019 LiveWire , Harley-Davidson revealed two electric urban mobility concepts at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The two as-yet-unnamed concepts, a mountain bike-style vehicle and a scooterish


    Zero Motorcycles Teases New Bike Called SR/F
    Web Bike World / 1d
    All New Electric Nake Street Bike Zero Motorcycles recently teased a new model it’s calling the SR/F. The company posted a super short video to YouTube. With just eight seconds of footage, Zero sent a lot of motorcycle


    Harley-Davidson Surges Forward: Searching for the E-Bike Generation
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h
    The LiveWire represents the first electric bike Harley-Davidson plans to bring to market by 2022 to influence a new generation of Harley riders. The post Harley-Davidson Surges Forward: Searching for the E-Bike Generation


    MC NEWS

    Boomer bikers are turning to three-wheelers to keep up life in the fast lane
    Motorcycle industry news
    TheSpec.com / 18h
    Boomer bikers are turning to three-wheelers to keep up life in the fast lane TheSpec.com The number of three-wheeled vehicles registered in Quebec rose 60 per cent to 15147 between 2014 and 2017


    Are the sales Down Under a portent of another bad sales season for the US in 2019?

    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2018 | Down 8.7%
    MCNews.com.au / 10h
    Motorcycle Sales Figures Australian Market Calendar Year 2018 Australia’s Motorcycle Market (which includes the ATV/SSV and scooter market), overall fell 8.7 per cent in 2018, with total sales for the full calendar year of 95,080.


    Australian Off-Road Motorcycle Sales Data 2018
    MCNews.com.au / 9h
    Australian Motorcycle Sales Data Off-Road Motorcycle Sales Data Calendar Year 2018 Kids bikes dominate the off-road charts with Honda’s CRF50F officially the biggest selling motorcycle in Australia with 2159 lucky kids


    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures 2018 | Road Top Tens
    MCNews.com.au / 9h
    Australian Motorcycle Sales Figures Road Motorcycle Sales Data Calendar Year 2018 In 2018 the road bike sector comprised 38.2 per cent of overall sales volume while the off-road contingent amounted to 36.6 per cent. Road


    Why are bike sales in a two-year slump?
    82Motorbike Writer / 10h
    Motorcycle sales are now in a two-year slump in Australia and it’s time to ask what can be done about it. While it’s good news in the short term for customers with bike companies likely to offer discounts and dealers ready to


    Where Did Those Middleweight Twin-Cylinder Motorcycles Come From?
    28Cycle World / 4h
    Bikes “Tying design to production so that more people could afford the product was one of Japan’s greatest contributions to motorcycle design” A half century on, the role of middleweight streetbikes—to achieve a “sweet spot” amid the


    MO Books: The Harley-Davidson Story: Tales from the Archives
    Motorcycle.com / 35min
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    FWIW Ignore the national seen if you read this. I am not making a political comment. Or, at least not that kind. The piece showed up in my feeds shortly after reading the forum announcement of Karol Patzer’s death. I was struck with the relationship between the observations on the forum about the future of the BMW MOA as we move into another election round and those in the article.

    It was my good fortune to meet and talk with Karol on several occasions. I will quickly admit that in several of those conversations I am sure she thought of me as a total PITA, and her conclusions were not without merit. We were two passionate people approaching a topic from different perspectives. However, I never doubted which side of the “Spiderman Paradox” she road; just the route she took.

    Karol took her skills as a rider, businesswoman, her power to vote, to publish, innovate, lend a hand and applied them to our association with a great sense of responsibility and joy. To mix a metaphor when talking about the use of our Spidey powers, Karol understood my father’s rule about campsites - always leave it better than you found it. As her Spidey skills grew over the years, she helped sling many a web. Not to ensnare people for her own benefit but to feed and raise the association and now in leaving, leaves it a better place in so many ways, then she found it.

    The challenge to us is not to try and fill her riding boots. The size of the boot may have been small relative to my size 14W, but the imprint hers made was far more significant. Instead, the challenge is to learn from her. To take our Spidey powers, no matter how small they may be in comparison, and use them to speak up, connect and help build what we imagine.




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    Ms. Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer
    January 23, 1946 - December 28, 2018
    Washburn-Mcreavy Funeral Chapel
    Obituary for Ms. Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer
    Karolyn (Karol) M. Patzer

    January 23,1946 - December 28, 2018


    Karol Patzer, age 72, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at The Pillars Hospice Care Center. She was born January 23, 1946, to Mike and Bertha Gurgacz in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

    Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. Karol chose to live her life by this motto even after being diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in January 2016. She was a loving mother, an avid motorcyclist, a world traveler, a bird lover, a willing volunteer, and an outdoor enthusiast. It didn’t matter where Karol was her smile and positive attitude made an impact on everyone she met.

    Early in her life, Karol developed a passion for motorcycles. As a Motorcycle Safety Instructor, she aided and mentored many new riders, and shared her passion for motorcycling with them. She was a member of multiple motorcycle organizations, held numerous volunteer roles, and for 25 years was chairperson for the BMW MOA International Rally Charity, where she helped raise money for numerous charities. Karol was well respected and loved throughout the motorcycling community.

    In September 1986, Karol met the love of her life, Jerry, at the Wisconsin Dells BMW motorcycle rally. For the next 32 years they were nearly inseparable as they shared many interests and loved traveling the country. Be it on two or four wheels, they camped along the way. Karol and Jerry made several trips to Mexico, and shared many adventures south of the border. Their motto was “toes in the sand”.

    Karol’s adventurous nature showed through in her travels, including Africa, and as she rode in long-distance motorcycle rallies. She proudly finished four, eleven-day “Iron Butt” rallies on her BMW K75. Karol had an inner strength and showed determination throughout her life. At age 55, she quit her job to pursue her dream of completing 55,000 miles on her motorcycle in one year. In June 2017, when she and Jerry rode in Alaska, Karol completed her goal of riding a motorcycle in all 50 states.

    After retiring, Karol was able to share her passion and knowledge of birds with others by volunteering at the MN Raptor Center, MN Zoo, and by working part-time at her favorite bird store.

    Karol was loved, and will be greatly missed, by many friends and her family. She is survived by her life partner, Jerry; three sons, Tony (Amy) DeLorenzo, Brian (Katherine) DeLorenzo, and Mark (fiancé Nickole) DeLorenzo. She was preceded in death by her parents, Mike and Bertha Gurgacz, and her sister, Patricia Knight.

    Karol’s life will be honored at two events. A Memorial Service will be held at Washburn-McCreavy Funeral Chapel at 5000 West 50th St in Edina, MN on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The visitation for Karol will be held from 2-4 PM followed by a service at 4 PM. The family is also planning a celebration of life T.B.D. in spring. This will enable her motorcycling family, and other friends to meet and share stories about Karol’s spirit and zest for life.

    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Karol’s honor to the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA).

    “Ride hard, go far, keep smiling” - Karol Patzer

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    Top Moment - Stage 2 (Pisco / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 1d
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind



    Touristic postcard - Stage 2 (Pisco / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 1d
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 19h
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind


    Dakar Heroes - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 20h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Truck - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Short clips - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 21h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Magazine - Stage 3 (San Juan de Marcona / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 22h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Rallying-Dakar champion Sainz out of contention, Al-Attiyah retakes lead
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 20h
    Qatar's Nasser Al-Attiyah retook the lead in the Dakar Rally after Wednesday's third stage while last year's winner Carlos Sainz saw his hopes of defending the title effectively disappear in the Peruvian desert.


    Dakar 2019: Stage 3 Chaos
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 17h
    Stage three of the Dakar rally turned the standings upside down. When it was all over, Yamaha’s Xavier DeSoultrait would win the stage and Husqvarna’s Pablo Quintanilla would be at the top of the combined standings.


    Toby Price is Mr Consistency in Dakar Rally
    Motorbike Writer / 6h
    Consistency is the key to Australian rider Toby Price’s fourth Dakar Rally , now sitting in third place after four stages and carrying the hopes of his nation for a second historic win. Unfortunately, fellow Aussie Rodney Faggotter is out after


    Magazine - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 6h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Moquegua) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!


    Touristic postcard - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Dakar Heroes - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 5h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! T


    Epic Story by Motul - Stage 4 - English - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 4h
    Motul wishes to rewards the most beautiful stories, acts of ingenuity and fighting spirit. In short, the extraordinary everyday life of the Dakar Heroes! Be ingenious, be brotherly, be brave. More information on: https://www.dakar.com

    Short clips - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 4h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Landscape of the day - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Discover the landscape of the day in Peru! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Summary - Truck - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic! The brave


    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 4 (Arequipa / Tacna) - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Discover the top moment of the day! For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Jeff Ward Is Going to Race American Flat Track TTs
    40Motorcycle.com News / 2d
    Wait, how old is Jeff Ward? He was already a grizzled veteran when he won his second AMA Supermoto championship in 2006 – which is the same year he was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America.




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW i Motorsport Media Guide.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The new BMW iFE.18 and the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team.


    BMW i Andretti Motorsport travels to Marrakesh well prepared for race two.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    New year, new challenge: After victory on its debut in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in December, the BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team is now focussing on the second race of the season in Marrakesh (MAR) this Saturday.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 02, Pisco - San Juan de Marcona
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    • Four MINI crews complete Stage 2 inside the top ten. • Nani Roma takes second place in Stage 2. • Yazeed Al-Rajhi secures fifth. • Sixth place result for Cyril Despres. • Carlos Sainz finishes Stage 2 in eighth.


    Zanardi's Road to Daytona: Alessandro Zanardi conquers New York: Media marathon and special honour at the New York NASDAQ stock exchange.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 16h
    After the “Roar before the Rolex”, the official test ahead of the 24-hour race at Daytona (USA), BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) headed straight to New York (USA), where the Italian received a great and rare honour.


    Alessandro Zanardi: From sprint to marathon, from the BMW M4 DTM to the BMW M8 GTE.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    In just over two weeks (26th/27th January), the BMW works driver will contest the 24-hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE. For Zanardi this means the transition between totally different challenges: from





    World Superbike: Ten Kate Racing Selling Its 2018 Honda CBR1000RR SP2 Racebikes
    200+Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    Ten Kate Racing is selling its Red Bull Honda CBR1000RR SP2 World Superbikes in full race-ready condition. According to social media posts by the Dutch racing team, the same bikes raced by Leon Camier and Jake Gagne in


    Urteil von Melandri & Davies: Was hat BMW noch drauf?
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Marco Melandri und Chaz Davies sorgten 2013 für die letzten Podestplätze von BMW in der Superbike-WM. Wie sie den bayerischen Hersteller nach der werksseitigen Rückkehr einschätzen, verrieten sie SPEEDWEEK.com.






    Dani Pedrosa Breaks Collarbone, KTM Testing Derailed
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 19h
    Dani Pedrosa's career as test rider for KTM has gotten off to an unlucky start, as the Spaniard has suffered a broken collarbone during testing.


    Pedrosa will undergo surgery
    4Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1d
    Red Bull KTM test rider will undergo surgery with his stem cells for double fracture of the right collarbone







    F1 using "world's first overtaking sim" for track designs
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1h
    F1 bosses have commissioned a series of working groups evaluating several ways to improve the quality of grand prix racing, and one of those is the Vehicle Performance Group that operates under Symonds' direction. Speaking at the


    Formula 1 should slash downforce by "40-50%"
    500+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    F1 cars will have simplified front wings and bargeboards, and other small changes, this year in a bid to reduce their sensitivity in dirty air and make the quality of racing better. The changes are a precursor to a much bigger car





    19 questions for 2019: Can F1 stars mount a challenge?
    formula e
    Motorsport Week / 2d
    19 questions for 2019: Can F1 stars mount a challenge? Motorsport Week Motorsport Week's team of writers got together to discuss what they believe will be the big questions for the 2019 motorsport season, covering all the major


    ATTACK MODE | A New Dimension To Formula E Racing
    ABB Formula E / 2d
    With no more car swaps, ATTACK MODE is a new concept designed to make racing faster and more exciting in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Here's how it works. Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: http://bit.ly/2QwPZwC


    When is Formula E’s Marrakesh E-Prix and how can I watch it?
    formula e
    crash.net / 2d
    When is Formula E’s Marrakesh E-Prix and how can I watch it?... crash.net All you need to know about following the second round of Formula E's Season 5 from Morocco, the Marrakesh E-Prix, live this weekend.







    Bimmer

    BMW Group delivers over 140,000 electrified vehicles in 2018
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Electrified vehicles sales up 38.4% year-on-year +++ BMW Group European market leader in electromobility +++ Krüger: Once again, we’ve achieved our ambitious target +++ Company set to continue leading role in technology


    BMW Group at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    At the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8 – 11, 2019, the BMW Group will present its vision of intelligent connectivity to the public, highlighting the potential for future individual mobility.



    BMW Group News

    Leading the way in digitalisation: World Economic Forum in Davos names BMW Group Plant Regensburg ‘Lighthouse of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    +++ Plant Regensburg appointed member of WEF Network of ‘Lighthouses’, representing BMW Group Production System +++ WEF particularly commends fast, streamlined connection of new digital applications enabled by Intranet-of-


    BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    January 10, 2019 (Mountain View, CA) – BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Tekion, a technology provider that delivers the most modern cloud platform available for the automotive retail space.


    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 16h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018, and continues to generate a positive contribution to


    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Achieves Historic Business Record
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 18h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has achieved the highest annual sales in the marque’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries around the world in 2018,


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    BMW Z4 configurator live on BMWUSA website
    300+Bmw Blog / 21h
    I must admit, I’ve been waiting for this day for a while now. While there are a lot of BMW enthusiasts that feel the new Z4 is odd looking or disappointing, I’m very excited about it. I think it looks great, has great potential and is probably


    An In-Depth Review of My Access, BMW Car Subscription Service
    BMW Forum, BMW News and BMW Blog - BIMME... / 2d
    In-Depth Review of My Access, BMW Car Subscription Service


    Upcoming Electric MINI to Be a Hot Hatch, Dubbed Cooper S E
    Bmw Blog / 2d
    MINI has been working on an all electric model for quite some time now. The concept previewing the future MINI EV was launched in 2018 and it was well received by the car community. According to a new report coming from MINI’s


    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    Superformance Will Build Production Version of Shelby GR-1 Concept
    Supercars.net / 2h
    Dreams Do Come True The 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car first made it into the public eye in 2004 at Pebble Beach as a clay model. In 2005 Ford had a full concept car version that it showed at the North American International


    Retro-Licious Ford Shelby GR-1 Concept Entering Production Thanks to Superformance
    79TheDrive / 2d
    The 2004 Ford Shelby GR-1 concept car will finally enter licensed production by classic car replica manufacturer Superformance. Ford first displayed the Shelby Daytona -inspired vehicle as a clay model at the 2004 Pebble Peach


    American Royalty: 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 20h
    This 1965 Ford GT Competition Prototype Roadster (chassis 109) is one of just two survivors from a run of five, is the only example with racing history (Le Mans 1965), was used as the develop mule for the J-Car


    50th anniversary of Andretti’s Indy win to be celebrated at IMS
    100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 21h
    The Italian-born American, who in 1965’s Indy 500 started fourth and finished third – behind only Jimmy Clark and Parnelli Jones – to earn the Rookie of the Year title became famed for his bad luck at the Speedway.


    The Elextra is Switzerland’s answer to Tesla
    1KYanko Design / 1d
    4 seats. 4 doors. 4 wheel drive. That’s the first sentence that greets you when you visit Elextra’s website. The car models itself on a sporty yet spacious supercar that’s capable of seating 4 people… an unusual categorization,


    The Fascinating Engineering Behind VW's Electric Car Platform of the Future
    1KGizmodo / 1d
    Volkswagen , the company that brought us Dieselgate , wants us forget its last eco-disaster by promising to bring affordable electric cars to the masses starting in 2020.


    Hyundai reveals Elevate walking car concept at CES
    Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    Elevate concept is geared towards emergency response 'Ultimate mobility vehicle' could improve disaster response times and facilitate easier urban mobility Hyundai has unveiled a concept vehicle that has the ability to walk at





    FWIW

    In 1917 Halifax, Nova Scotia, was devastated by an exploding munitions ship
    Boing Boing / 2d
    In 1917, a munitions ship exploded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, devastating the city and shattering the lives of its citizens. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the events of the disaster, the largest man-made


    End of the Boom: Germany Prepares for an Economic Downturn
    300+SPIEGEL ONLINE - International / 2d
    Clouds are gathering on the horizon of the global economy and the risk of a recession is growing. Many experts believe that the international banking system is unprepared and Germany has begun getting ready for the worst.


    Tesla Could ‘Make a Gazillion Bucks' Thanks to New Chinese Gigafactory, Expert Says
    TheDrive / 2d
    The automotive teardown expert Sandy Munro first made headlines when he stated the Tesla Model 3 had the build quality of a 1990s Kia. He has since changed his tone as Tesla made improvements to the production of its entry-


    Intelligent Tires of the Tomorrow
    Yanko Design / 1d
    Part of Hankook Tire’s annual Design Innovation Project, this collaboration with a student team at the Royal College of Art explores the theme, “Extending Future Life Beyond Mobility.” Adapted for autonomous vehicles in private,



    BIKE CANDY

    Street tracker gold: building a road-legal Harley XR750
    1KBike EXIF / 2d

    The biggest cliché in motorcycle journalism is the ‘listicle’ of the best-looking bikes ever made. If we ever run out of ideas and succumb at EXIF, you can guarantee that the Harley-Davidson XR750 flat tracker will be in our list.
    FWIW I like Street-Trackers!


    Bmw R1100gs
    An-Bu / 13h

    80年代のパリダカ仕様 これがオーナーの希望デザイン。 おシャレに街乗りでき、 本格的に林道などオフロードコースも走れるよう製作したBMW R1100GS オーナーお気に入りのガソリンタンクはストックをそのまま。 シー

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 15 January 2019


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Sales shocker for Triumph, but owner Bloor still pockets £6m dividend

    25Visordown / 40min
    Image: The motorcycle side of the business suffered, with profits dropping more than half

    MC NEWS

    In India -
    Riders migrate from scooters to bikes as ownership costs rise
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 1d
    Sales growth of scooters lagged motorcycles in 2018 after a decade.


    Matt Le Blanc says electric bikes ‘the future’
    Motorbike Writer / 2d
    “This is definitely the future,” says Matt Le Blanc in the latest Top Gear video where he and motoring journalist Chris Harris ride electric dirt bikes through a forest looking for Big Foot. It’s a great endorsement for electric motorcycles; at


    The 5 Spring Motorcycle Shows You Can’t Miss
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 2d
    News These upcoming motorcycle events will keep your fire stoked through the dark days of winter From flat-track racing to custom bike competitions and even minibike build-offs, our list of upcoming motorcycle events has


    Upcoming Las Vegas Motorcycle Auction(s) Will Be A Deusy
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    Mecum’s auction will include The “Stockholm Collection” for one thing, which is supposedly kind of a big deal. It includes such juicy motorcycles as the 1939 Crocker Big Tank in our lead image, which will be sold with no reserve


    BaT Auction: 2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 3d

    This 2012 BMW R1200GS Rallye is a limited-edition model equipped with a 1,170cc boxer-twin and a 6-speed gearbox. The selling dealer purchased this motorcycle a couple years ago from the original owner and has since used it


    Top 10 Sportbikes Of The 1990s\
    1KCycle World / 2d
    Bikes A chronological list of all the sportbikes that made the ’90s rad Cycle World ’s 10 Best Awards of the 1990s showcased a generation of rapidly evolving superbikes.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Review: 2019 Honda Gold Wing review, test ride
    Autocar India / 1d

    The most American motorcycle to come out of Japan has to be the Gold Wing. Essentially developed for the North American market, the motorcycle started life in 1974 as a 265kg tourer. Expectedly, the Gold Wing got on an American


    Production Motorcycles Turn Into Icons—Will Custom Bikes Stand The Test Of Time?
    88Motorcyclist / 2d
    News The craft of building legends The custom motorcycle scene is stronger than ever. The best examples are art. But can a one-off machine ever be as significant as a production model?


    2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GT: Triple-Powered Sport-Tourer
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 2d

    Ahead of me, a runaway train of 2019 Yamaha Tracer 900 GTs barrels up the winding road. I’m wringing out second gear in between connecting corners to keep up, the screech of the bike’s inline triple reaching its highest register.


    WATCH: 1926 world first motorcycle parachute jump goes horribly wrong
    Visordown / 2d
    Image: The first of many crazy moto parachute jumps didn't exactly go to plan...


    The Bimota DB1 SR – A Double-Barrelled Italian Superbike
    26Silodrome / 3h

    The Bimota DB1 was the first Ducati-engined bike from Bimota, it was originally developed as a joint project between the two companies overseen by Dr. Frederico Martini – a former Ducati engineer – but things soured before the project was completed, and the bike was very nearly never built. The Bimota DB1 The Bimota DB1 is a bike that I personally consider to be one of the most beautiful motorcyc


    RIDING

    Five great motorsport destinations to tick off your bucket list
    63Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 9h
    F1 Belgian Grand Prix Fernando Alonso, McLaren MCL33, crashes over Charles Leclerc, Alfa Romeo Sauber C37, after contact from Nico Hulkenberg, Renault Sport F1 Team R.S. 18, at the start Photo by: Glenn Dunbar / LAT


    Studs on ice: Three idiots, two vintage bikes, one semi-frozen lake
    200+RevZilla Articles / 2d

    Our Upper Midwest correspondent seeks out new ways to fall down on a motorcycle.


    Long Ride: The road to Casablanca
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 5h

    There’s more to Morocco than desert. Chris and Dee Finch tackled the Atlantic coast and mountain passes. With autumn weather approaching, we couldn’t resist the lure of sunshine in Morocco – specifically, the Sahara and some



    GEAR

    Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent
    38Silodrome / 2d

    The Redverz Atacama Expedition Motorcycle Tent is now on its third generation, when Redverz first released the Atacama back in 2008 it revolutionized motorcycle camping, and it spawned a slew of copycats.


    TECH

    Lightness And Simplicity Are The Basic Appeals Of A Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine
    200+Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 1 It’s pretty easy to get more power from a four-stroke, notes Technical Editor Kevin Cameron, but when tuners tried to soup up simple two-strokes……


    Problems That Motorcycles Used To Have
    88Cycle World / 4d
    Bikes A little vibration never hurt anybody, right? Why did engines operated infrequently often rust internally? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains that and other problems motorcycles used to have.




    BMW issued a recall on the X5 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 8h
    The affected vehicle may not comply with the requirements of Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) 208 - Occupant Protection in Frontal Impacts. The airbag warning label on the driver and/or passenger side.

    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



    Laverda 750 SFC | Fritz Egli Racer as raced at Imola 200
    MCNews.com.au / 3d
    Fritz Egli Laverda 750 SFC With Phil Aynsley This is one of two bikes commissioned in 1972 from Fritz Egli by the Swiss Laverda importer, Roland Borel. The bike raced in national as well as international events including the


    Dakar Controversy: Paraplegic Rider, Nicola Dutto, Disqualified
    500+ADV Pulse / 6h
    The world fell in love with Nicola Dutto as he throttled off into Peru’s Atacama desert to make history as the first paraplegic rider to race in the Dakar. Days one-through-three brought challenges for the unconventional hero and his team


    Magazine - Stage 5 (Tacna / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    The Truck Minute - Stage 5 - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 5 (Moquegua / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 5 (Tacna / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Car/SxS - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Summary - Bike/Quad - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    ]Touristic postcard - Stage 6 (Arequipa / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    Epic Story by Motul - Stage 6 - English - Dakar 2019
    Dakar / 3h
    Motul wishes to rewards the most beautiful stories, acts of ingenuity and fighting spirit. In short, the extraordinary everyday life of the Dakar Heroes! Be ingenious, be brotherly, be brave. More information on: https://www.dakar.com


    Summary - Truck - Rest Day (Arequipa / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Magazine - Rest Day (Arequipa / Arequipa) - Dakar 2019
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    Top Moment by Rebellion - Stage 7 (San Juan de Marcona / San Juan de Marcona) - Dakar 2019
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    BMW Motorsport News


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 02/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    BMW DTM drivers Spengler and Wittmann test the BMW iFE.18 – BMW Customer Racing teams triumph in Dubai.


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    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
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    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    • Three MINI crews inside the overall top five. • Carlos Sainz takes third place in Stage 6. • Stéphane Peterhansel third in the general standings.


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    • MINI crews make it a one-two-three at end of Stage 7. • Stéphane Peterhansel takes his second stage win in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. • Joan ‘Nani’ Roma places MINI John Cooper Works Rally in second. • Carlos




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    WorldSBK in 2019: Breaking down the numbers
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    Formula E: Jerome d'Ambrosio wins second Formula E race in Morocco
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    BBC Sport / 1d
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    Antonio Felix da Costa takes blame for 1-2 BMW Formula E crash
    Bmw Blog / 8h
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    Da Costa hit with Marrakesh Formula E grid drop
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    crash.net / 9h
    Da Costa hit with Marrakesh Formula E grid drop crash.net Da Costa drops three places on the starting grid for the Marrakesh E-Prix after exceeding the permitted power usage on his warm-up lap in qualifying.


    The second round of Formula E was pretty eventful
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    The second round of Formula E was pretty eventful techAU Formula E season 5 is underway and the second race in Marrakesh in Western Morocco.


    Vergne: I'm an "idiot" for first-corner Marrakesh lunge
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    Max Verstappen will serve part of his "public service" punishment "as an observer to the stewards" at Saturday's Formula E race in Marrakesh.


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    BMW Group News

    BMW Group remains world’s leading premium automotive company in 2018
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    Eighth consecutive year of record sales +++ Best-ever sales figures for BMW, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad +++ BMW sales up 1.8%: 2,125,026 sold worldwide +++ More than 140,000 electrified vehicles delivered worldwide +++



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    Here's How Ford Will Improve on a Dismal 2018 in China
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    EV-swapped Porsche 356 Speedster is actually a great idea
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    FWIW

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    BIKE CANDY

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    On Street and Track

    Straight Eight: BMW Motorrad achieves eighth all-time sales high in succession in 2018.
    200+BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d

    Worldwide deliveries increase by 0.9% to 165,566 vehicles. BMW Motorrad continues on its path of growth. Focus on new markets and new segments and continue with model initiative.


    Experiencia innovadora en el CES 2019: BMW R 1200 GS con conducción autónoma.
    BMW Group PressClub Spain / 1d
    16.01.2019 Press release
    In the BMW Motorrad exhibition center, a unique experience has been presented: the BMW R 1200 GS equipped with autonomous driving technology, capable of accelerating, maneuvering in different corners, braking and stopping. Everything by itself.


    BMW Motorrad Brasil convoca recall das linhas F, G, K e R
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil /

    BMW Motorrad Brazil calls for recall of F, G, K and R lines

    17.01.2019 Information to the Press
    Calling involves models F 650 GS / CS, F 650 GS Dakar, F 800 GS / S, G 650 XMoto / XCountry and XChallenge, K 1200 RS / S / R and R 1100 R / S, R 1150 GS / RT / Rockster, R 1150 GS Adventure, R 1200 GS Adventure, R 1200 C / GS / RT and HP2 Enduro. Owners of affected motorcycles should contact an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer to schedule the repair.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    BMW VP Says Motorcycling Must Be More Accessible
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    Bikes “We need to listen to what is going on in the market to broaden our appeal” —Michael Peyton, BMW Motorrad USA VP How is BMW using technology to create better, safer, more connected riders? VP Michael Peyton


    BMW Motorrad Sets Eighth Record Year of Motorcycle Sales
    97Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 22h
    BMW Motorrad has recorded its eighth-straight year of growth in the motorcycle industry with its sales results from 2018...though just barely. The post BMW Motorrad Sets Eighth Record Year of Motorcycle Sales appeared first on


    BMW G310 Twins India Sales In 2018 Better Than Expected
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    BMW G310 Twins India Sales In 2018 Better Than Expected ABP Live The German marque sold 2187 units in calendar year 2018, among which the G 310 Twins accounted for over 75 per cent 75 per cent of 2187 units.


    CES 2019: BMW's self-riding motorcycle is packed with near-future tech
    bmw motorcycles
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    BMW's self-riding motorcycle is packed with near-future tech CNET BMW isn't going to make self-riding motorcycles like this for the public, but the tech behind it could show up in a GS near you sooner than you'd think.


    What's the point of a riderless motorcycle?
    bmw motorcycles
    Popular Science / 2d
    What's the point of a riderless motorcycle?... Popular Science A motorcycle without a rider might not seem to make sense, but BMW says that tech like this has a point.


    BMW makes a self-riding motorcycle. We ask, ?Why?? - Autoblog
    bmw motorcycles
    Autoblog / 2d
    BMW makes a self-riding motorcycle.... - Autoblog Autoblog BMW Motorrad showed off its riderless motorcycle at CES 2019, and we asked why they would bother to build such a thing.


    Self-balancing Motorcycles Market 2019: Future Demand, Market Analysis and Outlook To 2025 – Daily Updates
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    Self-balancing Motorcycles Market 2019:... The Self-balancing Motorcycles Market report provides overview of Self-balancing Motorcycles Industry, including industry characteristics, ...


    BMW Motorcycles May One Day Predict The Future
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    Cycle World Daily / 2d
    BMW Motorcycles May One Day Predict The Future Cycle World Daily If you look at the driver-assistance systems in cars compared to what is available for motorcycles, we basically only have ABS and traction control.




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    Ducati’s CEO: “Soon – an electric Ducati! We are not far from starting production.”
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    Oh look, it’s an electric Ducati race bike. Speaking at an event at the University of Bologna, CEO of Ducati Claudio Domenicali (below) gave the clearest indication yet that we will have an official electric Ducati – and it’ll appear


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    MoreBikes / 6h

    Suzuki has filed a patent, which reveals that the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is working on a new variable valve control system to help improve power output while meeting ever stricter emissions regulations. Of course,


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    A Honda Neowing leaning three-wheeler looks likely to be coming soon, possibly as a replacement for the ageing Goldwing. Honda has now applied for a patent for the power steering of its Neowing leaning three-wheel concept


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    Living on a giant island miles from anywhere instills a make do and mend culture, and the Australian custom motorcycle culture has wholeheartedly embraced this. Some of the best bikes we’ve seen over recent years have


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    Motorcycle.com News / 1h
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    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Yamaha Tracer 900 long term round up
    Visordown / 5h

    Image: Official Yamaharr hot grips, and a catalyst for change


    GEAR

    Motorcycle Gadgets Buyer’s Guide 2019
    Motorcycle.com / 1d
    It’s safe to say you ride – or at least have an interest in – motorcycles, right? Of course. So by extension, the very fact you’re reading these words means you own an electronic device.

    TECH

    Exploring Two-Stroke Motorcycle Engine Design
    Cycle World / 3min
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 2 Kevin Cameron explains how three transfer ports, a rotary intake valve, and counter-cone exhaust design put two-strokes on par with the very best four-strokes.




    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on the STREET 750, and STREET 500 models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 1d
    On certain motorcycles, the brakes could drag due to corrosion of the brake caliper piston bore. If undetected, increased brake drag could adversely affect vehicle stability and increase the risk of a crash causing...


    BMW issued a recall on the X5, and X6 models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 22h
    Issue: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the passenger-front airbag. This...


    BMW issued a recall on the X1 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 22h
    Issue: On certain vehicles, long-term exposure to high absolute humidity and temperature, combined with high temperature cycling, may eventually degrade the propellant contained in the driver-front airbag.


    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



    1992 Honda NR750 | RC40 oval piston V4 Honda Superbike
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    1992 Honda NR750 With Phil Aynsley Honda’s concept of an oval-pistoned engine (or more correctly, a bore/piston with straight sides and semicircular ends) began with the development of the 1979 NR500 GP machine.


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    Toby Price Wins 2019 Dakar Rally
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    KTM, it seems, can do no wrong in the Dakar Rally. Toby Price today won the final stage of the 2019 rally, and in so doing he captured his second personal win and KTM’s 18th consecutive one. Price was considered somewhat of an


    BMW Motorsport News

    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 08, San Juan de Marcona - Pisco
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    • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro move up to second in the overall ranking. • Four MINI crews complete Stage 8 inside the top ten. • Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski / Tom Colsoul finish third in stage.


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Stage 09, Pisco - Pisco
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    • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew Joan ‘Nani’ Roma / Alex Haro complete Stage 9 in second to maintain second in the overall ranking. • Five MINI crews finish inside the top ten. • Stéphane Peterhansel retires from Stage 9 due to


    Dakar Rally 2019 – Second place for Nani Roma
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    • Six MINI crews complete Dakar 2019 – five inside the top ten. • MINI John Cooper Works Rally crew of Joan ‘Nani’ Roma and co-driver Tom Colsoul secure second place overall. • Carlos Sainz in a MINI John Cooper Works


    Sheldon van der Linde completes 2019 BMW DTM driver line-up as the first South African in the DTM.
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    Sheldon van der Linde will make his DTM debut with BMW Motorsport in 2019, completing the BMW driver line-up. He will be 19 years and 356 days old when the season gets underway at Hockenheim on 5th May 2019, just 45 days older


    “Welcome back, Alex”: US companions talk about the phenomenon that is Alessandro Zanardi.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    For Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), starting at the 24-hour race in Daytona (USA) is a bit like coming home. At the official pre-event test, the “Roar” in Daytona, Zanardi received an enthusiastic welcome. He met numerous old




    MotoAmerica Taking Over TV Production Of Races
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    MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey Talks About 2019 Exciting Season On The Horizon For MotoAmerica COSTA MESA, CA (January 16, 2019) - First things first, Happy New Year. Last year was good, this year ...


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    Bimmer

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    MINI

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    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Cullinan Opens Ski Season With Alpine Studio Hotspot
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    New BMW M4 DTM Can Reach 186 MPH with Its 2-Liter Engine
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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 22 January 2019


    On Street and Track

    Fascination of travel and motorcycling adventures in a new dimension: The all-new BMW R 1250 GS and the all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure launched in India.
    BMW Group PressClub India / 3d

    + BMW R 1250 GS embodies a unique combination of touring and long distance suitability with off-road capability. ++ BMW R 1250 GS Adventure offers excellent off-road and adventure prowess. +++ Introducing new BMW


    BMW Rider Experience inicia temporada 2019
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 1h

    São Paulo, January 21, 2019 - The BMW Rider Experience, the official experience program of BMW Motorrad, begins the 2019 season. The program is aimed at brand clients and motorcycle enthusiasts in general, who aim to improve driving in and off the asphalt. At the end of this month, there will be two Basic Mechanics workshops: the first on January 29 at the Power concessionaire, in the city of São Paulo (Rua Serra de Bragança, 592 - Tatuapé), and the second on January 30 at the concessionaire Power , in Santos (Avenida Conselheiro Nébias, 404 - Encruzilhada), on the south coast of São Paulo. Both take place from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS


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    Church of MO: 1999 BMW R1100S
    bmw motorcycles
    Motorcycle.com / 2h

    1999 BMW R1100S Motorcycle.com "the best looking rear end this side of Jennifer Lopez"
    FWIW This model remains one of the best buys in the used BMW market.


    KTM Duke 390 generating better sales figure than TVS Apache RR 310
    bmw motorcycles
    Car Blog India / 2h
    KTM Duke 390 generating better sales figure than TVS Apache RR 310 Car Blog India TVS Apache RR 310 has been launched for a year now. On an average montly basis, it makes around 400 units, lower than KTM Duke 390
    FWIW KTM has time in India that gives the home field advantage to them.


    Honda CB300R vs KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G 310 R: Spec Comparison
    bmw motorcycles
    Outlook India / 2d
    Honda CB300R vs KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G 310 R:


    Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market to Hit 5% CAGR to 2024: BMW, KTM, Terra Motors Corp., Zero Motorcycle, Alta Motors, Hero Eco, AIMA Hi-Tech - Press Release
    bmw motorcycles
    Digital Journal / 2h
    Electric Motorcycles & Scooters Market to Hit 5% CAGR to 2024:... BMW, KTM, Terra Motors Corp., Zero Motorcycle, Alta Motors, Hero Eco, AIMA Hi-Tech - Press Release Digital Journal Marketstudyreport.com allows you to


    BMW G310 is among top 5 BMW motorcycles sold in the world
    bmw motorcycles
    RushLane / 2h
    BMW G310 is among top 5 BMW motorcycles sold in the world RushLane BMW G310R and G310GS have become one of the best selling BMW motorcycles world wide.


    BMW G 310 among brand’s top 5 models
    Autocar India / 33min
    BMW Motorrad’s international sales in 2018 have eclipsed the previous year’s figures, with 1,65,566 units delivered during the year compared to 1,64,153 units in 2017.


    TVS Apache RR310 sales at just half the expectation
    bmw motorcycles
    CarToq.com / 2h
    TVS Apache RR310 sales at just half the expectation CarToq.com TVS Motors aimed to sell 10000 units of its flagship motorcycle - the Apache RR310, which was launched last in 2017.


    BMW Group Classic at Rétromobile 2019 in Paris • TotalMotorcycle
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    Total Motorcycle News / 2d

    BMW Group Classic at Rétromobile 2019 in Paris • TotalMotorcycle Total Motorcycle News Munich/Paris.



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    SPY SHOTS: Next generation KTM RC390 spotted TESTING.
    MoreBikes / 3d

    KTM’s next generation RC390 mid-capacity sportbike has been spotted out testing in Austria – and we’ve been sent some snaps of the new machine in action. First introduced at EICMA back in 2013, KTM’s RC390 has cemented


    Ducati’s Future Is Electric
    100+Web Bike World / 1d
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    Ducati Factory Begins Production Of Diavel 1260
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    Lucas TVS in talks with e-bikes maker for supply of motors
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    Honda discontinues CBR650F
    Autocar India / 2d
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    Lightning Strike at Harley’s electric LiveWire
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    The world’s fastest electric motorcycle, the 351km/h Lightning LS-218, will soon have a mass-market brother called the Strike that beats Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire electric. A teaser photograph of the Strike above) shows a


    Campagna Motors, Makers Of The T-Rex, Shuts Down
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    If there’s one thing that gets motorcycle riders – and Motorcycle.com readers – worked up, it’s the debate about whether a three-wheeler is considered a motorcycle or not.


    Bajaj auto unveils new brand identity
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / now
    The company, which has increased share in the local motorcycle market by 6-7% in the past nine months, said domestic business would get greater management attention.


    MC NEWS



    Motorcycle News Roundup – Week Ending January 19
    Web Bike World / 1d
    The Stories You Need to Know This is the news roundup for the last couple of weeks ending today, January 13th of 2019. There’s been a lot of news recently and rather than bore you with all the details, we thought we’d pick the most


    The Vintagent Classics: Taken For A Ride
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    What does Brexit mean to bikers?
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    Image: What are the effects of a no-deal Brexit on motorcycling?


    Ewan McGregor And Charley Boorman Are Back At It
    bmw motorcycles
    RideApart / 2d
    Ewan McGregor And Charley Boorman Are Back At It RideApart Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman are planning their third long way adventure ride, will they be back on BMW Adventure bikes?


    RIDING

    Favorite Ride: Washington’s Glacier-Fed Jewel
    Rider Magazine / 3d
    Weaving ridiculously close to Lake Chelan’s western shore at times, State Route 971 serves travelers up a scenic platter of lakefront views. Photos by the author. When the need arises for a quick, fun jaunt that includes great food,


    Harley-Davidson-funded UCLA study reveals riding benefits: report
    Powersports Business / 3d
    A study by UCLA and funded by Harley-Davidson, Inc., of 50 motorcycle riders showed that motorcycling is indeed a stress reliever, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s JSonline.com. “Three UCLA researchers


    Kung Fu Riding
    Motorcycle.com / 24min
    After riding 5,000 miles through the Western States on CSC ’s RX3 mini ADV motorcycle I figured the gig was up for me: Motorcycle manufacturers are usually left unsatisfied and hollow feeling whenever I butcher a motorcycle


    GEAR

    Tusk Camp Chair: Compact, Comfortable and Budget Friendly
    ADV Pulse / 4min
    When it comes to motorcycle camping, it is all too easy to overpack and bring more gear than you really need. It tends to be a constant learning experience to figure what is essential and what can be left behind. One item that may not


    Tried & Tested: Crash test special
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    Mossy recently had a run in with a deer on his ride home. He survived the crash with only minor injuries, thanks to some quality kit. I’m of the opinion you never stop learning from riding motorcycles. When you part company with

    TECH

    What Gasoline Is And Isn’t, And Why Motorcyclists Should Care
    73Cycle World / 4h
    Bikes The nature of gasoline explained Why can we make more power with a high-octane fuel? Cycle World Technical Editor Kevin Cameron explains the nature of gasoline.


    The Racing Sheet


    Best Of Bike - Dakar 2019
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    Bike: won the Dakar 2019 in front of and . For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to


    Best Of - Dakar 2019
    86Dakar / 3d
    For the 2019 event, the Dakar’s traditional set-up has once again been overhauled. Continuing its Peruvian adventure, the Dakar rally is offering a dense set of obstacles and promises to be a new kind of epic!



    BMW Motorsport News

    IMSA season kicks off with a highlight: BMW Team RLL ready for the 24 Hours of Daytona.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    The 2019 motorsport year begins with a true highlight for BMW Team RLL: the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) this coming weekend (26th/27th January). The endurance classic traditionally opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar








    GRT Yamaha WorldSBK Team unveil 2019 colours
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    Italian based squad launch 2019 WorldSBK campaign at Motor Bike Expo in Verona


    BMW mit neuer S1000RR zwei Monate handlungsunfähig
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    In order to accelerate the development of the new S1000RR as quickly as possible, BMW even scored a test team for the 2019 Superbike World Championship. Motorsport Director Marc Bongers stumbles deeply, "The top 10 will be steep."





    2019 MotoGP Calender Confirmed - No Changes Made
    MotoMatters.com / 25min
    The FIM today officially confirmed the 2019 MotoGP calendar. There were no changes made to the provisional calendar released in September last year. There will be 19 races, starting in Qatar on 10th March, and ending in Valencia


    New KymiRing circuit “80% complete”
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    Finnish circuit is close to being ready for action as they look set to host MotoGP™ races from 2020


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    The Repsol Honda rider wants to fully focus on his recovery


    Dovizioso grants Petrucci access to support staff
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    Why longer wheelbase cars could be the F1 trend in 2019
    200+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 7h
    In a bid to allow drivers to push harder for longer in races, rather than fuel save, a rule change has been introduced for this year to increase the fuel limit from 105kg to 110kg. The extra five kilos should help minimise fuel saving at


    The true cost of F1: 2019 entry fees revealed in full
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    Each year the price increases based on the US Consumer Price Index, and it means for 2019 that all teams have to pay a basic entry fee of $546,133, and then an extra amount depending on where they finished last year.


    A rare insight into why Verstappen is so good
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    Kubica will be "more like a rookie" in 2019
    95Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Williams announced Kubica's full-time F1 return last year, ending an eight-year absence after his life-threatening 2011 rally crash that left him with severe arm injuries. In the first phase of his F1 career, the 33-year old won the 2008


    Formula 1: Why Formula 1 needs its backmarkers back
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    Formula 1:... Why Formula 1 needs its backmarkers back Motorsport Week Formula 1 history is littered with teams that operated on a wing and a prayer, had more than their fair share of entertaining stories, but whom no longer exist.


    Formula 1 2019: Car launch & testing schedule
    92BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 3d
    Your guide to the key dates for pre-season car launches and testing for the 2019 Formula 1 season.
    Is F1 growing?
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    Usually when ‘F1′ and ‘growing’ are in the same sentence, we are referring to either the number of races on the calendar, the new regulations or driver’s egos. This time however, we are talking about the F1 audience, and the 2018







    Bimmer

    BMW Group Classic at Rétromobile 2019 in Paris
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Exhibition presentation in the French capital city with highlights from the history of roadsters and luxury automobiles of BMW, motor sport and from the model history of BMW Motorrad – International network of certified BMW


    The new BMW 7 Series. Official TV Commercial
    22BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 5h
    The new BMW 7 Series stands for an extraordinary presence, maximum performance and unique comfort. The newly designed super-slender headlight units provide an attractive visual contrast with the significantly enlarged BMW







    BMW Group News

    Milestone in the expansion of BMW Brilliance Automotive: CBA General Meeting approves stake sale
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    The long-term expansion of the BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd. (BBA) Joint Venture has achieved a significant milestone: On Friday, a Special General Meeting of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.


    BMW Welt Jazz Award 2019 kicks off.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    “Saxophone Worlds” interpreted by Maciej Obara Quartet and Céline Bonacina Crystal Quartet.



    MINI

    MINI at the Brussels Motor Show 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    British premium automobile manufacturer presents an exclusive design model to mark the 60th anniversary of the brand along with the MINI John Cooper Works, now fitted with a petrol engine particulate filter.




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    The House Of Rolls-Royce Celebrates Most Successful Ever Year For Bespoke
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    Following the House of Rolls-Royce’s recent announcement of the highest annual results in its 115-year history, the marque reflects on some of 2018’s finest examples of Bespoke engineering, design and craftsmanship.


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Used car buying guide: BMW Z3
    Autocar RSS Feed / 11h
    1999-reg Z3 M 3.2 roadsters start from about £12,000 but an early 1.9 can be had for a quarter of that An ageing but robust BMW Z3 can make for a surprisingly cost-effective way in to rear-drive roadster ownership With rust


    VIDEO: BMW M2 Competition — Manual vs DCT
    400+Bmw Blog / 22h
    Car enthusiasts love to talk about how the manual gearbox is the correct choice of gearbox, how three pedals are infinitely better than two. However, the manual gearbox is dying and we all know it.


    BMW plans to further reduce the models offered with manual transmission
    Bmw Blog / now
    It is not yet official, but according to our sister magazine Bimmertoday , BMW plans to further reduce the variants offered with a manual transmission. The classic gearbox is therefore increasingly becoming the exotic in the model


    Could BMW use hydrogen to charge its electric cars?
    Bmw Blog / 22h
    Electric cars are great. Let’s be real for a minute and not be petrol-head fanboys. The idea of a car that runs purely on electricity, has the same range as a gasoline or diesel powered car and has equal or better performance is a


    Confirmed: Former BMW executive Hildegard Wortmann becomes Audi sales director
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    BMWBLOG / 3d
    Former BMW executive Hildegard Wortmann becomes Audi sales director BMWBLOG Former BMW executive Hildegard Wortmann will join the board of Audi AG as expected.


    Strong growth for BMW electrics
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    Inside Composites / 3d
    Strong growth for BMW electrics Inside Composites BMW Group sold 142617 of its composites-rich electrified vehicles in 2018 – up +38.4% on 2017.



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    With Storm Harper hammering much of the country right now, we figured it was a good time to share the good ol' basics of winter driving. As much as everyone has been taught otherwise , all-wheel-drive and traction control aren't


    Germany Considers Putting Speed Limits on the Entire Autobahn
    4KTheDrive / 1d
    Speed junkies interested in visiting Germany's famously unrestricted autobahn highway network might want to make the journey sooner rather than later. According to a Reuters report, the country is considering imposing speed limits


    First-Ever 2020 Toyota Supra Just Sold for a Whopping $2.1 Million
    9KTheDrive / 1d
    When Toyota announced that it would auction off the very first 2020 Toyota Supra for charity, we knew it would pull in big bucks, and boy, we weren't wrong.


    There's a Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta Available With Just 174 Miles for $7 Million
    500+TheDrive / 2d
    Possibly the freshest Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta out there has come up for sale...at more than triple its reported original price. The Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is the removable-roof variant of the Italian hypercar, built by Maranello to


    The Government Shutdown Might Delay These New Vehicles
    63Automobile Magazine / 2d
    As President Trump and Congress feud over the government shutdown, regulatory agencies that test and approve vehicles for sale in the U.S. remain closed. That could impact the launch dates for several much-anticipated


    Anticipating C8: The Tortured History of the Mid-Engined Corvette, Pt. 1
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 2d
    It’s all but confirmed–the C8, or at least a version of it–will be the first mid-engined Corvette to reach production, ending a string of fascinating-but-ultimately-stillborn concepts, development mules, and experimental prototypes


    FWIW

    England's 97-Year-Old Prince Philip Rolls Land Rover, Injures Two in Violent Crash
    500+TheDrive / 2d
    England's Prince Philip, the 97-year-old Duke of Edinburgh and husband of Queen Elizabeth II, is lucky to be alive and uninjured after rolling his Land Rover Freelander in a two-car crash that sent the royal SUV "tumbling" across



    BIKE CANDY

    ****anes 61: VTR Customs’ outrageous BMW R nineT
    2KBike EXIF Update / 2d
    There’s a lot to be said for elegance and subtlety. And there’s also a time and place for going completely over the top. Dani Weidmann and his crew at the Swiss shop VTR Customs can play it both ways.

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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Michael Dunlop confirms TT return with Tyco BMW
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / 4h
    Fan favourite Michael Dunlop will return to the Isle of Man TT Races with Tyco BMW in association with TAS Racing. Michael added three more wins to his tally at TT 2018, riding a combination of Tyco machinery and his own MD


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    MIC Release: U.S. Households With A Motorcycle Climbs To Record 8 Percent In 2018
    Motorcycle.com News / 12h

    Here at Motorcycle.com , we’ve always got a motorcycle laying around. Turns out more of America has one, too. Begin press release: If you’ve noticed more motorcycles tucked inside garages across the country, or parked out front,


    Ducati Strengthens Global Sales in 2018
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / now

    Ducati Motor Holding closed 2018 with no less than 53,004 motorcycles delivered to customers worldwide. That means the 50,000-bike threshold, first reached by Ducati in 2015, has now been achieved four years running.


    Harley-Davidson Is in a Funk It May Never Recover From
    88The Motley Fool / 21h

    Business cycles affect every business in different ways, and the motorcycle industry is no stranger to ups and down. But Harley-Davidson 's (NYSE: HOG) recent drop in sales seems to be more than just the result of a business or


    The United States Is No Longer Ducati’s Largest Market
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 15h
    Ducati's worldwide sales dropped 5% in 2018, with the USA no longer the brand's largest market. Good news though, the Panigale V4 crushed it. The post The United States Is No Longer Ducati’s Largest Market appeared first on


    Are slow motorcycle sales cause for panic?
    Motorbike Writer / 13h
    Motorcycle sales might be in a two-year slump in Australia, but there is no cause for general panic about the global motorcycle industry just yet. Several motorcycle manufacturers are reporting growth in profits and even record sales,


    2019 Triumph Rocket III revealed
    Visordown / 31min

    Image: Hinckley firm launches new TFC Triumph Factory Customs range and sneaks out new Rocket III


    All-new models announced in Triumph Factory Custom line
    CMG News / 13h

    Triumph confirms details of new Thruxton TFC model, and says a Rocket TFC will be full unveiled on May 1. Source


    Moto Guzzi Launches Pre-Order Website For 2019 V85 TT
    200+ADV Pulse / 17h

    Want to be one of the first to own the 2019 Moto Guzzi V85 TT? After unveiling the new machine at the IMS Show in Long Beach, California, and continued interest throughout winter tradeshows, the Italian marquee has launched a


    MC NEWS

    MO Books: MotoGP Technology Third Edition
    Motorcycle.com / 5d

    If you had to restrict yourself to one word to describe Neil Spalding ’s epic MotoGP opus, that word could be “dense.” The level of technological detail is over the top, charting all the changes of every points-scoring motorcycle since


    SWM makes UK comeback with new main dealer
    30Visordown / 2d
    Image: This means more motorcycles on the UK market!
    FWIW SWM is building their motorcycles in the old Husqvarna plant purchased from KTM after they moved Husky production to Austria from the old BMW/Husky plant.


    "100" Anniversary / Brough Superior Motorcycles SAS
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 2d

    Dawn of the centenary, the Anniversary model is available upon order this year in limited edition of 100 units. - Brough Superior Motorcycles SAS


    Requiem for the Kawasaki KLR650 (1987-2018)
    Rider Magazine / 19h

    With its original livery reflecting the style of the late ’80s, the 1987 Kawasaki KLR650 looked like a big dirt bike but was also good on the street and on long-distance tours. (Photo courtesy Kawasaki) Here we are, at the beginning of a


    2019 Yamaha YZF-R3 | First Ride Review
    22Rider Magazine / 20h

    Yamaha’s top-selling motorcycle overall last year was the YZF-R3, and for 2019 it’s even better, with a noticeable suspension upgrade and a fresh new look. (Photos by Brian J. Nelson) Glittery, feature-laden flagship products may


    Check out this BEAUTIFUL Ducati V4 streetfighter! (it’s not official, but it really should be…)
    MoreBikes / 2d

    Made by Italian specials bike builder Officine GP Design, the 200bhp naked is pricey (Euro 100,000), is built from a Ducati Panigale V4 and raises the bar with what can be achieved by stripping down a superbike and running riot with

    WATCH: Man makes awesome cardboard Kawasaki
    200+Visordown / 2d
    Image: Serious skills!


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Husqvarna Vitpilen Is The Anti-Cruiser
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 17h

    Bikes The aggressive naked sportbike takes fashionable motorcycles to a new level Lightweight and aggressive, the 2019 Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 brings the class of fashionable motorcycles to a new level of performance.


    RIDING

    More Riding Tips For the New Year From Professional Instructors
    300+Cycle World / 14h
    Ienatsch Tuesday Expert Eye, Part 3 Nick Ienatsch’s third January installment of riding tips from professional instructors includes problems seen by a police motorcycle instructor.


    Keeping it Clean. In partnership with…
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 3h

    & Keeping your bike safe from the worst of winter Motorcycles have a tough time through the winter months. Grit on the roads and low temperatures are the perfect recipe for corrosion, but with just a little preparation and care, it’s


    GEAR

    Aerostich Cousin Jeremy One-Piece Suit Review
    Motorcyclist / 1h
    Gear You don’t need an odometer to know this suit’s traveled thousands of miles Here’s what a brutal commute does to an Aerostich one-piece waxed cotton suit.


    New KLIM Krios Pro Adventure Helmet Hits The Market
    Motorcycle.com News / 17h
    The new KLIM Krios Pro has been designed for ultimate versatility and safety in a lightweight package. Begin Press Release: KLIM RELEASES NEW KRIOS PRO ADVENTURE HELMET You start riding on a cold morning before the sun


    TECH

    ]Best Motorcycle Tech Innovations
    Motorcycle.com / 11h
    What a time to be a motorcycle rider. Why, you ask? Because motorcycles today are faster, safer, and more comfortable than ever before. Moan all you want about motorcycles becoming too smart for their own good, but it’s this


    How Did Engineers Grind Down Two-Stroke Engine Problems?
    Cycle World / 3min
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 3 Racing helped Suzuki and Yamaha understand hard problems of higher-power two-stroke engines, as Kevin Cameron explains in the third of his multi-part series.


    The Racing Sheet


    BaT Auction: 1940s Belly Tank Lakester
    42The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 19h
    This Belly Tank Lakester was reportedly built to run on the El Mirage dry lake in the late 1940s and was discovered approximately 15 years ago near Victorville, California. It was purchased by the seller 10 years ago and was the BaT


    Ducati evolution gallery: 2003-2019
    news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 20h
    Look back at every Ducati machine that has taken its place on a Grand Prix grid – from their debut in 2003 to the new GP19


    Ducati India announces one-make race cup
    Autocar India / 2d
    Ducati has announced that it will be hosting its very first one make race cup in India. Called the Ducati India Race Cup, it will be held alongside the season finale of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup 2019 in the beginning of October, this year.



    BMW Motorsport News


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 03/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4d
    Interview with BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde – Augusto Farfus competing in the BMW M8 GTE at Daytona.


    BMW Team RLL ready for the 24 Hours of Daytona
    Bmw Blog / 20h
    BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL is heading back to Daytona this week for the iconic 24 Hours race. The endurance classic traditionally opens the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. As it did last year, BMW Team RLL wil


    Road to Daytona: Top-notch BMW engineering, know-how and passion: the development of Alessandro Zanardi’s driving systems, from 2003 to now.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 21h
    From the BMW 320i, the BMW Z4 GT3 and the BMW M6 GT3 to the BMW M4 DTM and the BMW M8 GTE: an overview of the continual further development of the modifications to Zanardi’s BMW race cars.


    BMW i Andretti Motorsport eager to pick up points with both cars in Santiago.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    After two strong performances at the season opener of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, BMW i Andretti Motorsport heads to the Santiago E-Prix in Chile with the renewed aim of finishing in the points with both BMW iFE.18.


    BMW M Motorsport Media Guide: Daytona 24 Hours.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 5h
    The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship combines magnificent cars, iconic racetracks, quality drivers and passionate fans. 2019 starts with an absolute highlight: at the Daytona 24 Hours, BMW works driver and brand


    Xavier Siméon joins Viltaïs
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 5d
    Another MotoGP rider has joined the Endurance ranks. Xavier Siméon is to ride for Yamaha Viltaïs Pierret Experiences for the remainder of the 2018-2019 season. The Belgian rider will partner with Florian Alt for the ambitious French





    Changes to the sporting and technical regulations for the 2019 season
    SBK / 6d
    Superbike Commission made important changes to the 2019 FIM Superbike and Supersport World Championships Regulations.


    Interview: Markus Reiterberger and Tom Sykes prepare for their first 2019 winter test
    34SBK / 5d
    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team duo share thoughts ahead of Jerez Test about their new season aboard the S1000RR of the German manufacturer.


    Jerez Test: 2019 action begins at Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto
    SBK / 8min
    Testing gets underway in Southern Spain


    Tom Sykes: «Musste BMW ein Kompliment machen»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 14h
    "I like the German mentality," says Tom Sykes, who contests the Superbike World Cup 2019 for the factory team of BMW Motorrad. "I really appreciate her idea of ​​racing." The exclusive interview.


    BMW schockt die Konkurrenz: Tom Sykes sehr schnell
    500+Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 19h
    BMW will be stacked deep for the Superbike World Cup 2019, the new S1000RR has only three days of testing behind it. Accordingly, the opponents were speechless when Tom Sykes excelled in Jerez with the third fastest time.


    BMW-Star Tom Sykes: «Ich habe genaue Vorstellungen»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 6d
    With the new S1000RR, new team and ex-world champion Tom Sykes, BMW wants to be victorious again in the Superbike World Championship. Since 2013, the Bavarian manufacturer has not conquered a podium finish.


    2019 Jerez WorldSBK Test Times: Lowes Edges Rea As WorldSBK Returns To Action
    MotoMatters.com / 20h
    The winter break is officially over for the WorldSBK teams, as almost the entire paddock assembled in Jerez for the first test of 2019. The WorldSBK and WorldSSP riders took to a freshly resurfaced Jerez to get 2019 underway.


    New Bathurst circuit eyeing World Superbike bid
    80Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 13h
    According to Bathurst Regional councillor Warren Aubin, the new 4.5-kilometre long permanent facility that is slated to sit alongside the existing road course could provide the ideal home for the WSBK series in the future.


    Eugene Laverty nach Ducati-Debüt: «V4R wie ein Traum»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 6h
    On the first day of the Superbike test day at Jerez de la Frontera, Eugene Laverty made his debut on the Ducati Panigale V4R of the Go Eleven team and lost time. On Thursday the Nordire wants to go on a time hunt.


    Action continues at Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto for day two of testing
    SBK / 1h
    Keep up with the second day of testing at the Andalusian circuit


    Jerez-Test, 12.30 Uhr: Ducati fährt mit V4R hinterher
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 17min
    After two and a half hours of the second Superbike test day in Jerez, as on Wednesday, Alex Lowes (Yamaha) and Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) are ahead. Ducati is not getting going so far.


    BMW-Star Tom Sykes: «Es gab keinen Grund zur Panik»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1h
    The second Superbike test day by BMW works driver Tom Sykes in Jerez was severely affected by a crash in the morning. The Englishman is convinced that he would have landed far ahead without the mishap.


    Rea fastest as Jerez WSBK test ends
    52Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 4h
    After finishing the opening day 0.008s behind Alex Lowes, Rea went faster than his Yamaha rival with his first flyer of the Thursday test, and kept improving during the session. He ended up with a 1m39.160s laptime six hours




    25 years: Repsol Honda present 2019 bike in Madrid
    6Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1h
    Doohan and Criville joined Marquez and Lorenzo on stage as Repsol Honda unveiled their 2019 RC213V


    Honda unveils 2019 liveries for Marquez and Lorenzo
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 2h
    The works RC213V bikes will continue to carry its title sponsor's orange, white and red colours, which have adorned Honda's premier-class machinery since 1995. Repsol's current deal with the team runs through 2020.


    Ducati Officially Introduces 2019 MotoGP Team
    Motorcycle.com News / 5d
    Mission Winnow is now title sponsor, and the red machines are now even…uh…redder. Begin press release: The Mission Winnow Ducati team, which will compete in the 2019 MotoGP World Championship


    Ducati Desmosedici GP19 MotoGP Race Bike Debuts
    500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 5d
    The first MotoGP bke for the 2019 season to debut, here is the Ducati Desmosedici GP19 in all its red desmodromic glory.


    Philip Morris Clarifies MotoGP Partnership With Ducati
    300+Cycle World / 4d
    Racing Factory riders Andrea Dovizioso and Danilo Petrucci reveal factory Desmosedici GP19 racebike Photo gallery reveals the newest version of the factory Ducati Desmosedici that has finished second in the MotoGP title chase


    Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - MotoGP’s strongest-ever team is here
    MotoMatters.com / 2h
    Márquez and Lorenzo make the most successful team in premier-class history… shame they’re unlikely to be fully fit for the first race Most team launches are a bit, well, meh, because the future is like looking for Eldorado:


    MotoGP to retire Hayden's number
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 32min
    An event will take place at the Grand Prix of the Americas at Austin in April to mark the occasion. Hayden died as a result of head injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in 2017. Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of MotoGP promoter Dorna





    Feared Sauber the "team to watch" in 2019
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    The Ferrari customer emerged as the most improved team of last season, starting the year at the back of the grid before developing into a regular top-10 qualifier and finisher. After clinching Alfa Romeo title sponsorship for 2018 it


    F1 Admits Its Sponsorship Forecasts Skidded Off Track
    Christian Sylt / 18h
    Formula One has admitted that boosting its sponsorship revenue hasn’t been as easy as expected and brands now need to be encouraged back to the auto racing series.


    F1 Explained: The TV Helicopter
    300+FORMULA 1 / 20h
    F1 race weekends wouldn't be the same without it. Go behind the scenes and find out how we capture the incredible footage from the skies. For more F1® videos, visit http://www.Formula1.com Like F1® on Facebook:


    McLaren presents extreme 2050 grand prix concept
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2min
    As part of the vision, it has released images of a car concept dubbed the MCLExtreme, a 500km/h rear-wheel-drive electric car powered by a "foldable battery moulded to the aerodynamic package". The aero would be "shape-


    How to tell Pirelli’s new F1 tyres apart in testing
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1h
    The Italian company will provide five compounds this season, compared to seven in 2018. Pirelli will use three nominated colours to identify tyres at races in 2019: the white will be the hard, the yellow will be the medium and the red
    FWIW I found this while being grumpy in the morning. That wouldn’t matter, I think it is going to be a grumpy day. How sad is it that I am posting an article about how to tell tires apart based on their color rather than something to do with racing them? Is this what F1 has come to?


    A Guy Trained on Video Games Just Beat a Formula 1 Driver on a Real Track
    27KFuturism / 2d
    Shocking Victory Video games and simulators are getting pretty realistic — a video game pro beat a former Formula 1 driver in a race this weekend, without decades of real-world racing experience. In a shocking victory that left




    The verdict on Formula E's attack mode so far
    formula e
    Motorsport.com / 18h
    The verdict on Formula E's attack mode so far Motorsport.com ABB FIA Formula E's Mario Kart-inspired attack mode race format system has been a notable feature of both of the opening two rounds of the 2018/19 season.


    News18 Explains: The EVM tampering controversy
    formula e
    News18 / 19h
    News18 Explains: The EVM tampering controversy News18 Electronic Voting Machines or EVMs have been used for all assembly elections and general elections since 1999. While they have certainly improved the ...


    Does BMW need FE team orders? - Formula E Videos
    formula e
    Motorsport.com, Edition: India / 17h
    - Formula E Videos Motorsport.com, Edition:... India Formula E Videos.


    Russian GP promoter eyes 2020 Formula E round in St Petersburg
    formula e
    autosport.com / 2d
    Russian GP promoter eyes 2020 Formula E round in St Petersburg autosport.com The promoter of Formula 1's Russian Grand Prix is aiming to hold an ABB FIA Formula E race in St Petersburg in 2020.


    Bimmer

    BMW Group off to a winning start in 2019
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 12h
    • Double BMW victory at What Car? Car of the Year 2019. • Company Car Today CCT100 awards BMW and MINI multiple honours.


    Above the clouds: The new BMW 7 Series – ready for a luxury experience at the highest level.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Powerfully emotional market launch campaign presents the new edition of the luxury sedan as a car that overcomes boundaries, expands the freedom of individual mobility and discovers new horizons.



    BMW Group News

    BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Urgent.ly.
    BMW Media Site / 31min
    BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Urgent.ly, the leading global mobility and roadside assistance platform.


    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0290785EN/concorso-d%60eleganza-villa-d%60este-2019-media-accreditation-starts-on-24th-of-january-2019?language=en]Concorso d`Eleganza Villa D`Este 2019. Media-accreditation starts on 24th of January 2019.[//url]
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Media accreditation phase for the Concorso D´Eleganza Villa D´Este starts from this day forward. The beauty pageant for historic vehicles will once again be organised jointly by BMW Group Classic and the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este


    Cages- On the Street and Track



    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Daimler-BMW Mobility Services Joint Venture To Be Named "Jurbey"
    TheDrive / 21h
    Daimler and BMW's new joint mobility services company will operate under the name “Jurbey” according to multiple sources familiar with joint venture plans. The two companies are expected unveil the new joint mobility services venture


    VW, BMW Consider More Cooperation Efforts for Self-Driving Cars
    bmw ag
    Bloomberg / 11h
    VW, BMW Consider More Cooperation Efforts for Self-Driving Cars Bloomberg Volkswagen AG and BMW AG remain open to teaming up with more manufacturers and software providers worldwide to share the huge cost of


    Upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost wears evolutionary design in spy photos
    Autoblog Rolls-Royce / 14h
    Filed under: Spy Photos , Rolls-Royce , Sedan , Luxury The double-R is not known for making big splashes. Continue reading Upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost wears evolutionary design in spy photos Upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost


    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    The AMR Track Performance Pack for the Aston Martin Valkyrie Rides the Line Between Crazy and Insane
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2h
    Such news always messes up my thought process for a while. How can an insanely powerful hypercar get add-ons that will make it all the more powerful? Somehow Aston Martin has managed to accomplish it.


    Anticipating C8: The Tortured History of the Mid-Engined Corvette, Pt. 2
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 6h
    Picking up where we left off last week, part two explores the evolution of the mid-engined Corvette from the Wankel-powered Rotorvettes right through 1990’s incredible, largely Lotus-engineered CERV III. Be sure to check out part one, here , first. -BaT It’s all but confirmed–the C8, or at least a version of it–will


    Details on the New Porsche 911 GT3 RS Emerge
    Supercars.net / 20h
    Get Ready for the Most Track-Capable GT3 RS Yet Porsche is prepared to make the 992 version of the 911 GT3 RS the best it has ever been. According to Wheels magazine, quoted on Which Car the vehicle will be more of an


    What does the future hold for the Detroit motor show?
    Autocar RSS Feed / 13h
    The Motor City event is set to move to June and become a car festival, aping the Goodwood Festival of Speed Major motor shows present windows on the future of motoring – but in recent years, the very future of those shows has


    Unusual Vintage Auto Design: The 1959 Fiat 600 Multipla Microvan
    Core77 / 21h
    Something I love: Cars that look as if the designer has never seen a car before. That's praise, not an insult. If your brain wasn't clogged with 10,000 Instagram images of what a car is supposed to look like, what would you draw? D



    FWIW

    Skidmarks: LiveWire, Your Rent is Too Damn High
    Motorcycle.com / 13h
    I like electric vehicles. I mean, I really like them. But unlike a lot of journalists who say they like something, I actually went out and spent my hard-earned on an electric car, a 2018 Chevy Bolt; one of my best purchases ever.


    Opinion: Winter is here
    Canada Moto Guide / 2h
    So it's finally cold and snowy in most of Canada - what to do about it?

    If you think you know Dani Pedrosa, this video will change your mind
    RevZilla Articles / 3h
    You haven't seen the Spanish MotoGP rider like this before. And check out the sweet two-stroke supermoto Deus Ex Machina built for him as a parting gift.


    Craving a New Career? The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Needs a Full-Time Driver
    2KTheDrive / 19h
    Looking to make a career change in 2019? Say no more, because Oscar Mayer is looking to hire a full-time driver for the world-famous Wienermobile , a 27-foot-long and 11-foot-tall hot dog on wheels. So if you like hot dogs, love the


    Why should you read “Fahrenheit 451”? - Iseult Gillespie
    300+TED-Ed / 21h
    Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-shoul...eult-gillespie Ray Bradbury’s novel imagines


    Boeing’s Flying Car Just Completed Its First Test Flight
    2KFuturism / 19h
    Passenger Air Vehicle On Tuesday, aerospace company Boeing completed the first ever test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle (PAV) — a flying car, basically — at a facility in Virginia.




    BIKE CANDY

    BSA Hornet A65 – A 1960s California Desert Racing Icon
    Silodrome / 23min

    The BSA Hornet was developed on the same A65 platform as the British motorcycle marque’s Lightning model, to satiate demand from the United States for a stripped back desert racer to compete with the Triumph TR6C and


    BaT Auction: 36 Years-Owned 1965 BMW R69S w/Sidecar at No Reserve
    100+The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 16h

    This 1965 BMW R69S is equipped with a custom-built sidecar and has been with the same owner for the past 36 years. The seller purchased it from the original owner and has added approximately 7,000 miles since.


    Watkins M001
    the Bike Shed / 21h

    Setting out plinths at the Bike Shed show isn’t the most complicated of tasks but last year one of our volunteers began the task with a diagram and a tape measure. A change from the norm of laying them down and moving the whole


    The Pedrosa Bike
    200+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 1d

    Last year Dani Pedrosa decided to hang up his number 26 helmet after an illustrious career in MotoGP. In honour of his retirement Red Bull have made a film called” Silent Samurai” that explores the key moments that made Dani one

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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad startet in die Messe-Saison 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Deutschland / 2d

    Even though it is still winterly cold in Germany,
    BMW Motorrad is already starting full throttle into the new season. At the regional trade fairs in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Dortmund, BMW Motorrad welcomes visitors with a 400 m² exhibition stand and gives an overview of almost the entire 2019 model range.


    BMW Motorrad präsentiert den neuen X2City.
    BMW Group PressClub Deutschland / 5h
    Start frei für den ersten zugelassenen E-Kick-Scooter mit Radwegebenutzung.

    Translation: Relaxed, emission-free and cruising speedily through the city at up to 20 km / h - now you can start. As the first small electric vehicle according to the new regulation, which will come into force according to plans of the Federal Government in 2019, the electric kick scooter BMW Motorrad X2City can start its service in public. In addition to operating on public roads, the BMW Motorrad X2City may use bike lanes, much like a bicycle.


    New direction in BMW Group sales regions
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Sales and marketing operations in Asia Pacific (excluding China), Eastern Europe (outside EU), the Middle East and Africa will be integrated into a single sales region. Hendrik von Kuenheim will take responsibility for this new region on 1st February 2019 and further leverage the opportunities for growth in this dynamic set of countries.

    FWIW This shows up in the BMW Motorrad section as a “where are they now?” piece. Hendrik von Kuenheim’s BMW CV includes a stint as the President of BMW Motorrad before heading to the cage side.


    Documentário ‘Claude – Além da Cozinha’ mostra chef a bordo da BMW R 1200 GS na região do Rio São Francisco
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 5h

    São Paulo, January 28, 2019 - Chef starring, businessman, presenter. One of the great names in international gastronomy, Claude Troisgros embarked on a voyage aboard the adventurous BMW R 1200 GS for four Brazilian states, passing cities along the São Francisco River and exploring from the coast to the caatinga. The chef's sensory experience will be shown in the documentary "Claude - Beyond the Kitchen", which opens this Thursday (31) at 11:30 pm on the GNT channel.

    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Is a Suzuki Twin-Turbo Motorcycle on the Way?

    Web Bike World / 18min
    A Forced Induction Force to be Reckoned With Back in the good old days of 2013, Suzuki showed off a new concept bike called the Recursion which featured a turbocharged system.


    Why Harley's New Electric Motorcycle Costs $30000=
    Motorcycle industry news
    Outside / 11h
    Why Harley's New Electric Motorcycle Costs $30000 Outside The motorcycle world is full of contradictions. On one hand, innovation is relatively inexpensive.


    Kawasaki Meguro Trademark Filing May Hint at More Retro Models
    Motorcycle.com / 3h

    Kawasaki has been on a retro kick in recent years, following up on its Z900RS and Z900RS Cafe with its new W800 Cafe and W800 Street at EICMA in November. The company might not be done, as Kawasaki has filed trademark



    MC NEWS

    The World’S Most Valuable Motorcycles: The Wrap

    Dirt Bike Magazine / 2d
    MECUM’S IS UNDERWAY The Mecum motorcycle auction is currently underway at South Point Casino in Las Vegas, and there are some interesting motorcycle being sold.


    1939 Crocker Big Tank Sells For $704,000 At Mecum Auction
    45Ultimate Motorcycling / 1d
    Mecum Auction: 1939 Crocker Big Tank Sells For $704,000 Casting aside a pre-auction estimated top selling price of $500,000, a 1939 Crocker Big Tank went for $704,000 today at Mecum Auctions


    Full-Length Feature: Handcrafted – A Custom Motorcycle Film
    41Silodrome / 7h

    This film runs at almost an hour in length, and it includes interviews and insights with many of the leading lights of the Australian custom motorcycle scene. Although it isn’t often credited as such,


    If Tesla made a motorcycle, hope it made a motorcycle that’s pretty much like this…
    MoreBikes / 2d
    What do you reckon to these designs from industrial designer James Gawley for an all-electric motorcycle that would fit into the Tesla style of future vehicles?


    Are you ready to race? Rade/Garage unveils RALLY KIT for KTM’s 450 EXC.[
    MoreBikes / 3h

    Czech-based KTM and Husqvarna aftermarket accessories specialist Rade/Garage has created a brilliant kit for KTM’s 450 EXC, allowing customers to convert their bike into a ready to race Rally Raid machine.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    What It’s Like to Ride the Ducati Hypermotard 950, A Review]
    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1h

    In this review, we head to the Canary Islands to see if the Ducati Hypermotard 950 is any good. The short version: Yes. Yes, indeed.


    Inside Paul Jr. Designs’ Buffalo Chip Legends Ride Custom: Exclusive Interview with Paul Teutul Jr.
    31Ultimate Motorcycling / 1d
    Paul Jr. Designs’ Buffalo Chip Legends Ride Custom Inside Look The nexus of “celebrity builder” and “hit television show” can make the hardcore motorcyclist wary.


    Top 10 Motorcycles Of The 1990s
    Motorcyclist / 2h
    News Motorcycles that are as representative of the ’90s as dial-up and mom jeans. Are you a fan of the 1990s? Here are the top 10 motorcycles to go with your collection of Reebok Pumps and old video games.


    RIDING

    Connecticut politician proposes lanesplitting bill
    Canada Moto Guide / 1d
    If legalized, Connecticut would be only the second state to fully legalize the practice of riding between cars.


    The Ride of the April Fool
    CMG News / 18h
    Zac spent last winter planning a two-wheeled getaway. Then spring came, and he had to follow through, even when the weather decided not to cooperate. Source


    TOOLS

    Inside Building English Wheels - A Metal Fabricator’s Best Tool
    43Motorcyclist / 1d
    News Lars Jansson and the control of metal Lars Jansson is hell-bent on teaching the world how to shape metal; he has created a library of instructional videos and hosts sold-out workshops in his studio.


    TECH

    How to read a motorcycle spec sheet
    RevZilla Articles / 5h
    All those numbers tell an interesting story, you know.


    The Racing Sheet


    Photo http://speedstar-gallery.tumblr.com/ / 19h




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona and dedicates victory to Charly Lamm – Alex Zanardi makes inspirational appearance in the BMW M8 GTE.
    100+BMW Group PressClub Global / 16h
    BMW Team RLL took victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA).


    Alexander Sims in the points for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Santiago – António Félix da Costa forced to retire.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 19h
    Alexander Sims (GBR) gave another impressive performance in round three of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. Seventh place in the Santiago E-Prix (CHI) earned him valuable points in the Drivers’ Championship.


    BMW Motorsport mourns the loss of Charly Lamm.
    30BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Motorsport mourns the loss of Charly Lamm. The long-standing team principal of BMW Team Schnitzer passed away on 24th January 2019 unexpectedly after a very short and grave illness at 63 years of age.


    Do virtual ao real: Desenvolvimento e aplicações do simulador BMW i Motorsport
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 8h
    BMW i Motorsport uses its own simulator in the development of the single-seat BMW iFE.18 and race preparation; Intens Intensive simulation work is the foundation for success in Formula E; The BMW Motorsport simulator can be used for all categories of motor racing competitions and is compatible with BMW Group simulators for production of series models.




    Isle Of Man TT: Honda Announces Rider Lineup For 2019
    Roadracingworld.com / 1d
    Honda reveals a refreshed line-up on the roads as David Johnson joins Ian Hutchinson Honda is pleased to announce that David Johnson will line-up next to Ian Hutchinson on the roads,




    [url=http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/?id=5e8b99f0-d25a-4610-941d-98507a945efb]MotoAmerica: Tickets To All 2019 Events Are Now On Sale[/ur]
    Roadracingworld.com / 2d
    MotoAmerica 2019 Tickets Available Now Buy Online: Save Time And Money COSTA MESA, CA (January 24, 2019)– MotoAmerica has announced that tickets for all 10 of its 2019 series rounds are available


    Crashing: We All Fall Down
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 3d
    Road Atlanta’s turn 10A/10B was the site of 48 21 crashes in the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, including Roger Hayden’s in the second Superbike race. Photo by Brian J. Nelson. Motorcycles tip over and fall down.


    Kawasaki Offering Over $1 Million in Contingency In 2019 MotoAmerica Series
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 3d
    Kawasaki is offering over $1 million in contingency rewards in the 2019 MotoAmerica Series. Photo by Brian J. Nelson Kawasaki Motors Corp., USA has announced it will offer some $9 million in Team Green Racer Rewards




    World Superbike: BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team Checks In From The Test At Jerez
    Roadracingworld.com / 2d
    The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team completes first competitive WorldSBK test. 25.01.19 Circuito de Jerez Ángel Nieto Following on from a successful test at Andalucía back in December,


    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team unveil 2019 colours
    SBK / 3h
    British based squad revealed 2019 livery in Portimao



    2019 WorldSBK pre-season testing continues in Portimao
    SBK / 5h
    Keep up with all the action from the first day of testing in Portugal


    2019 Jerez WorldSBK Test Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 2d
    Press releases from some of the teams present at the Jerez WorldSBK test:


    Portimao-Test, 13 Uhr: BMW stark, Ducati 4. Kraft
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 4h
    The final European test before the season opener of the 2019 Superbike World Championship in Australia will take place in Portimao. At 1pm Kawasaki rider Toprak Razgatlioglu leads the timesheet. A total of 24 pilots are present.


    More 2019 Jerez WorldSBK Test Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 2d
    Press releases from the SMR BMW team and from the GoEleven Ducati team of Eugene Laverty:


    Reiterberger und Tom Sykes: Das BMW-Design für 2019
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 3h
    After five dreary years, BMW is seriously approaching the Superbike World Championship again this year. In early November, the team was introduced with Markus Reiterberger and Tom Sykes, today in Portimao the design.


    Alleingang von BMW: Was Sykes zu Nissin-Bremsen sagt
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 3h
    Jahrelang war Honda das einzige Spitzenteam, das in der Superbike-WM auf Bremsen von Nissin vertraute. Für 2019 hat sich BMW mit dem japanischen Hersteller verbündet.
    For years, Honda was the only top team to rely on Nissin brakes in the Superbike World Championship. For 2019 BMW has allied with the Japanese manufacturer.


    BMW-Teamchef Shaun Muir: «Reiti empfindet viel Druck»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1h
    Shaun Muir Racing has worked in BSB with Yamaha and since joining the 2016 Superbike World Championship, first with BMW's customer sport program and then with Aprilia. The current BMW team is a different league.


    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): «Saß wie ein Cowboy drauf»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 18h
    "Unfortunately it did not work out at the end with a fast lap with new tires because they broke off," said BMW driver Markus Reiterberger after the first test day in Portimao.


    Portimao-Test, 14 Uhr: Ducati und BMW deutlich zurück
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 27min
    imes Portimao test, Monday, 14 clock:

    Superbike:
    1 Jonathan Rea (GB), Kawasaki, 1: 41.187 min
    2 Alex Lowes (GB), Yamaha, 1: 41.814
    3 Leon Haslam (GB), Kawasaki, 1: 42.256
    4 Michael van der Mark (NL), Yamaha, 1 42,488
    5 Alvaro Bautista (E), Ducati, 1: 42,631
    6 Tom Sykes (GB), BMW, 1: 42,718
    7 Toprak Razgatlioglu (TR), Kawasaki, 1: 42,894
    8 Sandro Cortese (D), Yamaha, 1: 43,296
    9 Marco Melandri (I), Yamaha, 1: 43.358
    10 Chaz Davies (GB), Ducati, 1: 43.644
    11 Markus Reiterberger (D), BMW, 1: 43.748
    12 Eugene Laverty (IRL), Ducati, 1: 43.950
    13 Michael Rinaldi (I), Ducati, 1: 45.266
    14 Alessandro Delbianco (I), Honda, 1: 45,789


    Tom Sykes: «Sehr imposant, was BMW geleistet hat»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 4h
    BMW ace Tom Sykes drove eye-to-eye with Bautista, Haslam and van der Mark on the second and final Superbike test day in Portimao. "It's difficult to tell who's where," the Englishman said.





    Interviewing Suzuki Bosses: How Suzuki Went From Concessions Team To Potential Race Winner In 2018
    MotoMatters.com / 4h
    The following is an interview which leading Japanese MotoGP journalist and friend of MotoMatters.com Akira Nishimura conducted with the heads of Suzuki's MotoGP program, Shinichi Sahara, Ken Kawauchi, and Daijiro


    Introducing the Petronas team's Yamaha: "we are chasing a dream"
    GPone RSS Feed / 22min
    Morbidelli and Quartararò's M1 bikes, along with Pawi's Moto2 machine and Sasaki and McPhee's Moto3 bikes have been unveiled in Kuala Lumpur


    New Triumph 765cc engine busts records
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / now
    At the final testing weekend of 2018 at Jerez race track, race teams weren’t just trialling their new race bikes ahead of next season, Triumph’s new and very exciting 2019 Moto2 engine was also under a spotlight. And it did the business.




    F1 would "love" to add second China race
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai circuit has been ever-present on the calendar since the inaugural race in 2004, and this year’s race will be the 1,000th in F1.




    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Alonso and team win rain-hit 24 Hours of Daytona
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 16h
    * Zanardi has trouble early in return to racing (Adds quotes and details)


    Wayne Taylor Cadillac Wins Rain-Soaked, Red-Flagged 2019 Rolex 24
    dailysportscar.com / now
    The red flag-interrupted 2019 Rolex 24 at Daytona was won in dramatic fashion today, by the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R of Jordan Taylor, Rengar Van Der Zande, Fernando Alonso, and Kamui Kobayashi.


    Travel and Visa Issues Keep International Drivers From Competing in Rolex 24
    41TheDrive / 20h
    Prior to Saturday's green-flag start of the Rolex 24 at Daytona , and as recently as Friday evening, international drivers scheduled to compete in the day-long endurance classic were plagued with travel woes


    BMW Wins the 24 Hours of Daytona (w/Full Gallery)
    BimmerFile / 12h
    BMW wins the 24 Hours of Daytona. Those are words even half way through the race that seemed implausible. But great pace (BMW set the fastest lap of the race in GTLM) and a great strategy lead BMW #25 to a well deserved


    BMW Team RLL wins Daytona 24 Hours GTLM Class with No. 25 M8 GTE
    500+Bmw Blog / 17h
    This year’s Daytona 24 Hours featured some of the worst weather the race has seen in ages. It was an awful, torrential downpour and some team owners really feared for the safety of their drivers.


    IMSA Discusses Its Decision Making During The Heavy Rain
    50dailysportscar.com / 17h
    After the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours, which was called 10 minutes early after heavy rain during the second half of the race resulted in numerous lengthy Full-Course Yellows and two red flag periods, IMSA official Mark Raffauf spoke to





    Next post BMW drivers remain free to race despite their collision in Marrakesh
    formula e
    BMWBLOG / 6h
    Next post BMW drivers remain free to race despite their collision in Marrakesh BMWBLOG Toward the end of the Marrakesh Formula E-Prix, both BMW drivers Antonio Felix da Costa and Alexander Sims crashed


    UK's Bird wins in Santiago to close on Formula E lead
    formula e
    euronews / 4h
    UK's Bird wins in Santiago to close on Formula E lead euronews Formula E:... Rita Ora looks on as Sam Bird wins in Santiago CNN Formula E Team Power Rankings after 2019 Santiago ePrix


    Santiago Formula E race highlights
    formula e
    Racer / 3min
    Santiago Formula E race highlights Racer The ABB FIA Formula E Championship contenders faced their most grueling test yet in the searing heat on the streets of Santiago, Chile.


    VIDEO: Formula E Santiago - Race in 60 Seconds
    formula e
    crash.net / 4h
    Formula E Santiago - Race in 60 Seconds crash.net Relive the best action from the third round of the 2018/19 FIA Formula E Championship as Sam Bird handled the heat to give Envision Virgin Racing its.


    Concerns raised over ‘extremely dangerous’ Santiago FE track
    formula e
    crash.net / 11h
    Concerns raised over ‘extremely dangerous’ Santiago FE track crash.net Concerns have been raised by Formula E drivers after the Santiago E-Prix circuit's track surface began breaking up during the race.


    What Would a Ferrari Formula E Car Look Like?
    formula e
    Essentially Sports / 4h
    What Would a Ferrari Formula E Car Look Like?










    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Appoints Claus Eberhart to Vice President, Aftersales.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 25, 2019… BMW of North America today announced the appointment of Claus Eberhart to the position of vice president, aftersales effective March 1.


    Mini Usa Announces Executive Changes.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 25, 2019 – MINI USA today announced senior management changes effective March 1st, 2019.


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    Is This 156,000-Mile BMW Z8 Worth $125,000?
    21Bmw Blog / 2d
    Prices for some of BMW’s most iconic models have gone through the roof lately. Even older M cars, not necessarily rare or special editions, are now on the rise, like the E36 M3 and even the E46 model.


    New direction in BMW Group sales regions
    Automotive World 17h // keep unread // hide
    New direction in BMW Group sales regions Automotive World
    Sales and marketing operations in Asia Pacific (excluding China), Eastern Europe (outside EU), the Middle East and Africa will be integrated into a single sales.


    BMW will supply their i3 battery packs to Motiv Power Systems
    Bmw Blog / 1h
    BMW will supply their i3 battery packs to Motiv Power Systems, who will integrate them into their Electric Powered Intelligent Chassis (EPIC) for commercial vehicles.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    En vente aux enchères sur Catawiki jusqu'au 9 février 2019 20h00
    A-CAR-ART by emmanuel painting / 4h // keep unread // hide


    New Morgan 'Wide Body' sports car caught testing
    500+Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    Morgan's 110-year anniversary model uses all-new aluminium platform and ditches V8 engine Morgan is set to launch an all-new sports car this year, and the first shots of prototypes testing have emerged.


    Ford Shelby GR-1
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    Ford rebooted two of the cars that brought about some of its biggest victories ever scored on the world’s road courses. First, in 2004, Ford introduced the Shelby Cobra Concept,


    Will the Hennessey HPE800 McLaren 600LT Have 800 hp?
    Supercars.net / 4h
    Its Name Suggests So Hennessey Performance, based in Texas, takes the worlds fastest and most impressive cars and makes them even more powerful.


    Young Drivers Would Rather Buy Expensive Used Cars Than Cheap New Ones: Report
    2KTheDrive / 1d
    In a rather unsurprising new analysis by J.D. Power , young drivers in Generation Z (people born between the mid-'90s and mid-2000s) favor used cars with more features for less money over small, entry-level compacts


    12 Automobile Mascots Of Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
    71Silodrome / 1d
    This series of 12 automobile mascots from the upcoming Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais are from the golden age of motoring, when exposed radiators led to an entire industry popping up to provide unique,


    Mecum Barred From Selling Ford GT Within First Two Years of Customer Ownership
    Supercars.net / 2d
    Ford’s Buyers Agreement Reigns Supreme When you buy a Ford GT , you sign an agreement that prohibits you from selling the car within the first two years of ownership. Some people have violated that agreement.


    Lotus and Williams partner to develop 'Omega' hypercar
    Autocar RSS Feed / 3h
    Lotus announces “strategic technical partnership” with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop electric powertrains Lotus has announced a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering to develop and research



    BIKE CANDY

    New from Diamond Atelier: The ‘Groot’ BMW scramblers
    500+Bike EXIF Update / 2d

    In the premier league of custom builders, Diamond Atelier’s place is secure. The sleek creations of the Munich workshop look better than most factory-built show bikes—and they’re perfectly usable too.

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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team continues its season preparation with a double test in Spain and Portugal.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d

    In its preparation for the 2019 season in the FIM World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK), the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team completed a double test.


    Fecha de comercialización y precio en el mercado español para la nueva BMW F 850 GS Adventure.
    BMW Group PressClub Spain / 2d
    Last November BMW Motorrad presented at the EICMA in Milan, the last of its models in the Adventure range: the new BMW F 850 ​​GS Adventure. The most traveling GS of the medium displacement segment. Its launch date will be next February 11 and will have arecommended retail price in Spain of € 13,200.




    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    BMW working on an electric front wheel
    bmw motorcycles
    iMotorbike News / 22h
    BMW working on an electric front wheel iMotorbike News German BMW Motorrad is developing a new electric front wheel system for adventure and touring bikes, allowing better traction in specific riding situations.


    Up-Close with the WorldSBK-Spec BMW S1000RR
    2KAsphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    We sent Steve English to get some up-close photos of the WorldSBK-spec BMW S1000RR. As you would expect, the details on this bike are very interesting.


    BMW Takes a 1st!
    10 most expensive bikes on sale in India
    bmw motorcycles
    The Hindu / 22h
    10 most expensive bikes on sale in India The Hindu With 10 most expensive bikes currently on sale in India, it could just be that opportunity for you.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Polaris Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2018 Results
    Business Wire Automotive: Motorcycles Ne... / 2d
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Industries Inc. releases fourth quarter and full year 2018 earnings results


    Polaris 2018 Q4 Results Up 14%
    Motorcycle industry news
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 9h
    Polaris 2018 Q4 Results Up 14% Motorcycle & Powersports News Polaris Industries Inc. reported that adjusted fourth quarter 2018 sales of $1627 million, a 14 percent increase from $1431 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.


    Polaris Ends 2018 Strong, Warns of Profit Headwinds Next Year
    The Motley Fool / 1d
    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) announced fourth-quarter 2018 results early Tuesday, highlighting accelerated growth and stronger-than-expected profits despite the impact of tariffs and broader macroeconomic concerns.


    Harley-Davidson Inc (HOG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Transcript
    The Motley Fool / 1d
    Image source: The Motley Fool. Harley-Davidson Inc (NYSE: HOG) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference Call Jan. 29, 2019 , 9:00 a.m. ET Operator Continue reading


    Why Harley-Davidson Stock Dropped -- Then Popped 5%
    The Motley Fool / 17h
    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) shares took investors for a wild ride on Wednesday, first dropping on negative commentary from a stock analyst, then rebounding on positive news


    Harley-Davidson Says Goodbye to Profits Thanks to Trump Tariffs
    200+Web Bike World / 1d
    Hard Knock Life for Harley-Davidson Harley-Davidson’s earnings per share dried up due to the tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump. According to Bloomberg , the earnings per share were zero.


    Focus on cruisers hurts Harley, Indian as sales continue to slide
    500+RevZilla Articles / 1d
    Harley-Davidson reports sales down 10 percent in 2018.


    What’s Kawasaki’s plan for the Meguro trademark?
    Canada Moto Guide / 1d
    Could Team Green be bringing a new retro line to market, or is this actually a "back to the future" move? Source


    2018 Ducati Worldwide Sales Decrease 5% Overall; Takes Lead in Superbike Segment
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 2d
    Though 2018 Ducati worldwide sales were down 5%, it took over the lead in the superbike segement. One in every four superbikes sold was a Panigale. The post 2018 Ducati Worldwide Sales Decrease 5% Overall;


    MC NEWS

    Italians plan upside-down motorcycle
    22Motorbike Writer / 1d
    An Italian company plans to build a motorcycle with a howling, 150kW, upside-down, two-litre, triple engine and is seeking crowd-funding for the wacky idea. While many motorcycle manufacturers are trying to build bikes with a lower center of gravity.


    WATCH: Exclusive Italian design house to build naked Ducati V4s
    400+Visordown / 5h
    Image: The 10 examples of the V4 Penta are being built by Officine GP Design in Turin


    Re-cycle: Making furniture with motorcycle parts
    RevZilla Articles / 6h
    Getting more out of your moto parts.


    Harley-Davidson Motorcycles' Appeal May Be Lost On Millennials
    Motorcycle industry news
    newstalkkit.com / 9h
    Harley-Davidson Motorcycles' Appeal May Be Lost On Millennials newstalkkit.com Harley takes a hit and the industry looks to millennials as part of the problem.


    Video Shows Harley-Davidson Electric Concepts in Action
    69Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Harley-Davidson shows two of its electric concepts in action, and inadvertently tips how it will reach a new generation of motorcyclist.


    Road rage against motorcyclists ‘on rise’
    Motorbike Writer / 16h
    The father of a young rider who was rammed from behind by a driver who had previously tried to block him from legally lane filtering says road rage against riders is on the rise.


    2019 KTM 790 Adventure Gets An Attractive Price
    400+Cycle World / 18h
    Bikes Austria’s newest middleweight ADVs are priced to move Fancy KTM’s newest ADV weapon? The good news is the price is right.


    Opinion: The Mad Bastard
    Canada Moto Guide / 1d
    It was sad news last week when we ran the story announcing the end of the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. This event was created in 2004 by our founding editor Rob Harris and it embodied everything that was CMG,


    2019 Las Vegas Auction Recap
    The Vintagent / 2d
    Some went high, some went low, and a lot went stratospheric. That's the takeaway from this year's Las Vegas vintage motorcycle auctions, the largest collection of old bikes and biggest sale of them in the world.


    Coolest Motorcycles From The Bonhams And Mecum Auctions
    98Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes We picked a baker’s dozen (okay, a bit more) of these restored beauties from last weekend’s dueling events in Vegas With two motorcycle auctions–Bonhams and Mecum—happening last weekend,


    Greens want us all on electric motorcycles\
    Motorbike Writer / 16h
    If the Australian Greens had their way, we would all be riding electric motorcycles like the one above by 2030 and would foot the bill via government incentives.


    After 30 years, MSF national director retires
    Powersports Business / 1d
    David Surgenor, who dedicated nearly 30 years to enhancing motorcyclist safety, has retired from his position as the Motorcycle Safety Foundation National Director of Quality and Outcomes.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS



    What is going on in the 300 class?
    RevZilla Articles / 1d
    A guide to a diverse group of motorcycles.


    Honda CB300R vs KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G 310 R- Spec Comparison
    bmw motorcycles
    BikeWale / 22h
    Honda CB300R vs KTM 390 Duke vs BMW G 310 R- Spec Comparison BikeWale The Honda CB300R is scheduled to arrive in India on 8 February with a tentative price tag of under Rs 2.5 lakhs.


    Honda CB300R Vs BMW G310R – Comparison
    bmw motorcycles
    GaadiWaadi.com / 22h
    Honda CB300R Vs BMW G310R – Comparison GaadiWaadi.com Find out whether the soon to be launched Honda CB300R has what it takes to compete with the entry-level motorcycle from BMW Motorrad.


    FIRST RIDE: Honda Super Cub C125 (2019)
    MoreBikes / 1d
    WORDS: Ross // IMAGES: Honda and Gary D Chapman Remembered fondly by bikers from all walks of life right across the globe, the Super Cub has made a name for itself over the last sixty years as a bulletproof, do-anything


    RIDING

    Countersteer: Memories
    Motorcycle.com / 11h
    What makes the best memories? Is it the people you’re with? Is it the motorcycle you were riding? Perhaps the location where it all took place?


    Ride scenic Croatia with a local couple
    Motorbike Writer / 18h
    What better way to see the scenic Adriatic country of Croatia but with a local couple who have more than 20 years of motorcycle experience! Robert and Andrea Vrabec of Moto Tours Croatia have planned a 2400km ride


    Professional Motorcycle Instructors Have Seen It All
    400+Cycle World / 1d
    Ienatsch Tuesday Expert Eyes, Part 4—Why riders crash Nick Ienatsch’s fourth January installment of riding tips from professional instructors.


    GEAR

    Buyer’s Guide: Winter Gloves
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 5h
    Arguably the single most important but of winter riding kit you could own, so knowing what goes into a good winter gloce is vital to any motorcyclist who rides through the cold weather.


    Helmet Communicators Buyers Guide
    100+Motorcycle.com / 1d
    As motorcycle technology continues to progress, so too have motorcycle helmet communicators. We have Bluetooth ranges that continue to increase, voice prompts, group intercoms, mesh technology, apps, and more.


    TECH

    Why Yamaha Needed California Kart Racer Erv Kanemoto
    Cycle World / 1h
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 4 What happens when you get a cluster of hard-working racers—as opposed to degreed engineers armed with costly instrumentation—working on a problem?

    The Racing Sheet



    Ken Lucas Octogenarian racer scores OAM on Australia Day
    MCNews.com.au / 1d
    Ken Lucas Octogenarian Racer awarded OAM By Colin Rosewarne Kinda got a nice ring to it hey? For those that don’t know Kenny, he is not your typical, irascible old bike racer. Far from it. As a lover of all things beautiful on both


    FIM Working to Add Trial-E to Olympics
    Web Bike World / 18h
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    BMW Motorrad turns sixteen on 1 February 2019!

    Writers are told to imagine the audience they are writing for while they are staring at the first blank page. In my mind’s eye, I see a large group of readers dressed in ATGATT with helmets in hand slowly filtering into three cohorts. The first, and largest, cohort is scratching their heads, some totally clueless about the headline and the rest trying to remember what they forgot. The second cohort is actively debating as they organize themselves into centuriae based on their answer. The third cohort has their helmet in one hand and a large cup of Fly-Over-Land Coffee in the other, and a quizzical look on their faces as they look for a place to sit. Someone in the back spouts off, “I wonder what kind of nonsense Mika has in store for us this time?” and the rest of the cohort chuckles. With that image in mind let me explain the headline.

    1st Cohort
    Before the Christmas break, I asked readers how old they thought BMW Motorrad is. I don’t post much to the MOA forum or threads et al. beyond the posts in this thread. However, I do read many of them. When the thread banter turns to discussions of the Mothership, posters seem to take sides based on how they see it. There are many lenses to view the Mothership through, and one of the common elements making up a posters lense is when they look at BMW Motorrad being founded. Posters may be using the same words, BMW, Motorrad, Mothership, etc. yet because of the different understanding of age the words have very different meanings.

    2nd Cohort
    Readers in this group fall into two broad headings that qualify them for service here. One title is for those remembering the question, and that did some research to arrive at an answer. The rest have done their research in the past for a variety of reasons leading them to a solution. In my mind's eye, I see some of you printed out BMW’s pdf of critical dates in their history. The multi-page document has many candidate dates, but there are four that, like cream, rise to the top.

    7 March 1916
    BMW centenary date from 2016 - But this is when the company was formed.
    Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG is established as the successor to aircraft manufacturer Gustav-Otto-Flugmaschinenfabrik with registered office at Lerchenauer Straße in Munich. In 1922, engine construction, the name and the brand logo of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG are transferred to this company. This is therefore regarded as the date of establishment of the “New BMW AG.”


    This is the date BMW celebrated the centarie of the Group. But does this really get to what members think of as the start of BMW Motorrad?

    28 September 1923
    At the German Motor Show in Berlin, the BMW R 32 is presented: the first motorcycle produced under the brand, developed under the management of Max Friz, powered by a horizontally opposed twin-cylinder, four-stroke Boxer engine.

    Excellent choice.

    Historians may quibble over details. There are other dates such as when the R32 is introduced to the BMW Directors, and they give the approval to production or any of the dates for crucial precursor steps. Yet this is the date when the R32 was introduced to the public and, for many, serves as the start of BMW Motorrad.

    The R 32 is BMW’s first motorcycle but many historians will point out BMW’s serial production is not continuous. Production of motorcycles for sale to the public ceased in 1941. The R75, with sidecars, would continue production for the military until 1944 then cease. BMW would continue aero-engines until April 1945 when the 7th US-Army reached Munich and captured the plant. The existence of BMW, in any form, was seriously in doubt after this.

    17 December 1948
    Motorcycle production is started up again in Munich. A BMW R 24 powered by a single-cylinder engine is manufactured there as the first vehicle from BMW AG in the post-war era.

    BMW motorcycles have been in serial production since this date. Certainly, we can agree that this is the beginning date of the modern BMW Motorrad.

    [Cue the sound of other centuriae of the 2nd Cohort shouting, “But what about DD/MM/19XX?”]

    DD/MM/19XX
    That we have three dates to this point in the discussion should give you the sense there are many ways to answer the question of how old BMW Motorrad is. Members can point to various dates after the resumption of serial production as the start of BMW Motorrad as we know and debate it on the forum. The introduction of the Quandts in the late 50s as major investors, changes in models such as the end of the R69 and beginning of the R75, the jolting introduction of the Brick and other key dates will mark the birthdate of BMW Motorrad for them. For some, it is not a date on the BMW Media Information timeline but the date they bought their first BMW.

    Legitimate cases can be made for many dates. Each one gives an insight into how a member sees BMW Motorrad, what they expect and how they make their case in discussions of the Mothership.

    3rd Cohort - 1 February 2003
    I have included a link to the BMW Media-information piece - The History of the BMW Group: 100 years of fascination with mobility - at the end of this article. Enterprising members of this cohort have purloined a copy of the date sheet from a member of 2nd Cohort or found the document on the BMW PressClub. Rapidly two things become apparent. First, the list of dates seems a bit heavy on the cage side of the calendar. Secondly, BMW doesn’t list 1 February 2003. Huh?

    Just before Christmas 2002, BMW PressClub announced a new president for BMW Motorrad was coming. Herbert Diess would take over 1 February 2003 making today my choice for the birthday of BMW Motorrad as we know it now.

    The choice of Diess would turn out to be an excellent one; however, he is not the driving force behind my case. Instead, it is based on the fact that after a period of turmoil at BMW AG a new president of BMW Motorrad was named at all.

    This is the first in a series of articles explaining my view of BMW Motorrad. In the next installment, we will look at the years just before this date in 2003. It is a time that contains all the elements present in both the 1923 and 1948 periods that make them critical dates in the history of BMW Motorrad.


    The history of the BMW Group: 100 years of fascination for mobility.
    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...n-for-mobility

    New President at BMW Motorrad
    https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/usa/a...language=en_US

    Birthday Cards pictured in the opening may be found at: https://www.pinterest.com/danmichael...ikers/?lp=true

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    Thanks for the history lesson. Quite interesting.

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    Motorcycle Travel Tips
    Motorcyclist / 2d
    News Some travel hacks for your next adventure We offer a few tips to make your next motorcycle trip better than ever.


    GEAR

    SBS Releases New BMW Dynamic Racing Concept Brake Pads
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 5h
    SBS released several new brake pad options for the new BMW models including two racing-only brake pads. Available in many different compounds and qualities for the BMW 1250GS, the SBS-960 has options for street use


    MO Tested: Alpinestars Hurricane Rain Suit Review
    Motorcycle.com / 2d
    You know what’s better than being wet and cold while riding a motorcycle? Not being wet and cold while riding a motorcycle. A few months back I was headed to my homeland, the Midwest


    TECH

    Machining An Alternative Universe—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    62Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes Number three in a series of motorcycle learning experiences Kevin Cameron recalls why his attempt to machine away a heat-blackened, cracked brake drum liner and replace it with a shining, fresh ring of steel went poorly.


    Lithium Battery Buyers Guide
    Motorcycle.com / 3d
    For ages, we didn’t think much about the batteries in our motorcycles. When you only have one option, the traditional lead-acid battery, there’s not a lot to think about. As long as it cranks the starter over and fires up the bike,


    The Racing Sheet



    Extreme E Electric Racing Series Unveils Format, 2021 Launch
    formula e
    InsideEVs / 1d
    Extreme E Electric Racing Series Unveils Format, 2021 Launch InsideEVs The nature of the Extreme E electric off-road SUV racing series has been unveiled by co-founders Gil de Ferran and Alejandro Agag.


    Hamilton, Alonso targeted by new all-electric series
    formula e
    GPfans.com / 2d
    Hamilton, Alonso targeted by new all-electric series GPfans.com Formula 1 world champions Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton are in the sights of Extreme E, a new all-electric series dreamed up by the founder of Formula ...


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team Schnitzer finishes fifth in emotional Bathurst 12 Hour in memory of Charly Lamm.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW M Motorsport and the BMW M6 GT3 have finished in fifth place at the Bathurst 12 Hour on Mount Panorama Circuit in an emotional event for BMW Team Schnitzer. It was the team’s first race appearance since it’s long-time


    Three lessons learned – the Santiago E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    In our new series “Three lessons learned”, we present three of the findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race – starting with last Saturday’s Santiago E-Prix.




    Big changes at Extéria Racing Team
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 10h
    Extéria Racing Team are going into 2019 with new riders and a new machine. Niccolò Rosso, Andrea Boscoscuro and Martin Choy will hit the track at the 24 Heures Motos on a Suzuki GSX-R 1000, with the Superstock podium in their




    Michael Dunlop Announces Return To Roadracing For 2019
    100+Cycle World / 3d
    Racing Despite brother’s tragic demise last year, the BMW rider says he’s ready to race Michael Dunlop has announced that he will compete in the 2019 International Road Racing Championship season.




    Jake Gagne Back In MotoAmerica Superbike On A Scheibe Racing BMW
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 3d
    Jake Gagne is returning to the MotoAmerica Superbike class this year on a Scheibe Racing BMW. After a season of racing in the Superbike World Championship for the Red Bull Honda team, Californian Jake Gagne is


    Attack Performance Yamaha YZF-R1 MotoAmerica Superbike Exposed
    500+Cycle World / 12h
    Bikes Behind the bodywork of Richard Stanboli’s race-winning R1 What’s under the bodywork of a race-winning MotoAmerica Superbike? Attack Performance’s Richard Stanboli granted Cycle World an exclusive look.




    BMW-Star Tom Sykes: Weshalb der Yamaha-Deal platzte
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 4d
    "Last year I hung in the air forever, today I could not be happier," says Tom Sykes, who signed for BMW for the Superbike World Cup 2019. He trusts the Bayern faster success, as Ducati and Yamaha.


    Ducati launches new bike for 2019 WSBK season
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 9h
    After using its V2 Panigale R bike between 2013 and 2018, Ducati switches to the newly-developed V4 machinery for 2019. Chaz Davies continues with the Italian team having finished as the runner-up in the points behind four-time


    Aruba.it Racing – Ducati unveil 2019 colours for their Ducati Panigale V4 R
    63SBK / 8h
    Bologna based squad presented their program for the 2019 season in Italy




    Yamaha reveals its 2019 hand: Nakasuga on track
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The Japanese tester, 2nd at Valencia in 2012, has ridden the 2019 M1.


    2019 Sepang MotoGP Shakedown Day 3 Times: Aleix Espargaro Edges Out Brother Pol
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    The final day of the Sepang shakedown test saw more action, with Aleix Espargaro joining the fray for Aprilia, and Jonas Folger resuming his role as Yamaha test rider. Stefan Bradl didn't ride, his work being done, and Andrea


    Suzuki Ecstar Launch Press Release And Videos
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    After the online launch of their 2019 livery, the Suzuki Ecstar team issued the following press release and interview videos: TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR READY WITH NEW YOUNG LINE-UP Team Suzuki Press Office – February 3rd, 2019


    Suzuki Ecstar 2019 MotoGP Bike Photo Gallery
    MotoMatters.com / 1d


    2019 Sepang MotoGP Shakedown Test Begins - Test Riders On Track From Friday
    35MotoMatters.com / 4d
    With two WorldSBK tests under our belts, we are now just days away from the 2019 MotoGP preseason starting.


    2019 Sepang MotoGP Shakedown Day 1 Notes
    30MotoMatters.com / 3d
    The first day of the shakedown test at Sepang is over, and it was very much a shakedown as it is meant to be. The MotoGP bikes shared the track with the factory Superbike machines being readied for the Suzuka 8 Hour race in July,

    FWIW It appears I slept Day 2.

    2019 Sepang MotoGP Shakedown Day 3 Notes
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    After a day of prevarication, Yamaha (with the blessing of the other factories) finally cracked down on the media presence at Sepang, locking the gates to pit lane as well as the side of the track. Anyone who wasn't a member of a team


    Crutchlow's comeback: Briton returns from injury in Malaysia
    5Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 2d
    Honda rider has had a tough winter after suffering a complicated right ankle fracture in Australia – but he’s back for the Sepang Test


    Lorenzo disputes Crutchlow's Honda/Ducati assessment
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 2d
    The RC213V made a big step forward in 2018, enabling Honda to sweep the riders', teams' and manufacturers' titles, but Crutchlow – who rode a works Ducati and a satellite Yamaha in the past - insisted that the bike remained the


    Marquez: "I needed to get my elbow down!"
    GPone RSS Feed / 3d
    VIDEO. Marc, following his return to the track: "it went as I expected, I'm struggling with braking, particularly through the left-hand turns. I'll need to be patient at Sepang"


    Sky Racing Team VR46 launch 2019 Moto2™, Moto3™ teams
    6Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 3d
    Bulega joins Marini in the intermediate class while Foggia and Vietti aim to shine in the lightweight category




    Sebastian Vettel: Fernando Alonso reveals doubts about beating Lewis Hamilton in Ferrari
    Daily Express / 1h
    FERNANDO ALONSO is unsure he would have done any better than Sebastian Vettel in the 2018 F1 title race with Lewis Hamilton, had the Spaniard been driving the German's Ferrari.


    Mexican GP latest to come under threat of leaving F1
    formula e
    GPfans.com / 7h
    Mexican GP latest to come under threat of leaving F1 GPfans.com The highly popular Mexican Grand Prix is now in doubt for the future, adding more uncertainty over the Formula 1 calendar.


    Fernando Alonso reveals stance on returning to F1 in 2020 - Michael Schumacher mentioned
    Daily Express / 8h
    FERNANDO ALONSO has refused to rule out returning to F1 in 2020 with Michael Schumacher’s comeback cited as an example he could follow.


    Ferrari's "obligation" to win a problem, says Massa
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Massa, who spent eight seasons at Ferrari and won 11 races, said Ferrari “did a great job” to produce two cars capable of challenging Mercedes over the past two seasons. However, the now-Venturi Formula E driver told Motorsport.com


    Lewis Hamilton: F1 legend calls out Mercedes star over five world championships
    Daily Express / 1d
    LEWIS HAMILTON has been branded as "very lucky" for winning five Formula One titles by F1 legend Jackie Stewart


    Formula 1: Insight: What does Sauber's Alfa Romeo F1 rebrand mean?
    bmw ag
    Motorsport Week / 2d
    Formula 1: Insight: What does Sauber's Alfa Romeo F1 rebrand mean? Motorsport Week It was announced on Friday that Sauber will compete as Alfa Romeo Racing in Formula 1 this year. But what does it mean for the team?


    Max Verstappen: Red Bull driver reveals key to beating Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel
    Daily Express / 3d
    MAX VERSTAPPEN says Red Bull must start the 2019 campaign on top form if he is to beat Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel to the title.


    Sauber name disappears, team rebranded as Alfa Romeo Racing
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 3d
    The Sauber name will disappear from the Formula One entry list in 2019, with the Swiss team being renamed to Alfa Romeo Racing. After being given the Alfa Romeo name as a title sponsor – along with a new livery – for the 2018


    Motor racing-Sauber F1 team changes name to Alfa Romeo Racing
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 3d
    The Sauber name will disappear from the Formula One grid this season after the Swiss-based team announced on Friday it had been renamed Alfa Romeo Racing as part of an extended sponsorship deal.




    Century Drivers To Take Part In BMW Shootout
    dailysportscar.com / 1h
    BMW Motorsport has invited Century Motorsport drivers Jack Mitchell and Ben Tuck to the BMW Junior Shootout which determines who the next BMW Motorsport Junior will be.


    BMW Team Schnitzer finishes fifth at Bathurst 12 Hour
    Bmw Blog / 13h
    BMW M Motorsport and the BMW M6 GT3 have finished in fifth place at the Bathurst 12 Hour on Mount Panorama Circuit in an emotional event for BMW Team Schnitzer. It was the team’s first race appearance since its long-time


    BMW weighing up WEC exit after single season
    Motorsport.com - WEC - Stories / 2d
    The Bavarian brand joined the WEC’s burgeoning GTE Pro division at the start of 2018 with its new M8 GTE, which has also been competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. While the car has enjoyed success in


    BMW Yet to Commit to 2019-20 WEC Program
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 2d
    Photo: BMW BMW has yet to commit to the 2019-20 FIA World Endurance Championship season, with the German manufacturer weighing up a potential exit from the globe-trotting series at the end of the current ‘Super Season’.







    Bimmer

    Exclusive position in the front row of the grid: The BMW M850i xDrive Coupe First Edition.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW presents a special edition model of the new luxury sports car limited worldwide to 400 units – exclusive exterior and interior trim with specific design features by BMW Individual.


    Electrically powered driving pleasure in the luxury performance segment: the plug-in hybrid models of the new BMW 7 Series.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    In-line 6-cylinder petrol engine and further advanced high-voltage battery for the new BMW 745e, the new BMW 745Le and the new BMW 745Le xDrive – system output increased to up to 290 kW/394 hp in SPORT mode – purely


    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Reports January 2019 U.S. Sales.
    BMW Media Site / 3d
    Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 4.8 percent in January 2019 for a total of 18,102 compared to 19,016 vehicles sold in January 2018.


    BMW Group Canada reports January 2019 sales.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 3d
    • Product offensive continues; four all-new models arrive in Q1. • Electric vehicle sales increase +8%. • Motorrad experiences double-digit growth to start the year.


    The JOY of Art and Automobile: BMW Group brings the14th BMW Art Car to India.
    BMW Group PressClub India / 3d
    #14 BMW Art Car David Hockney - 1995 BMW 850 CSi on exclusive display at India Art Fair.


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    [url=https://f90.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1576574]F90 M5 Competition vs Aston Martin Vantage Drag Race[//url]
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    F90 M5 Competition vs Aston Martin Vantage Drag Race


    BMW i8 - Driven
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 3d
    If you have ever wondered what the sports car of the future will look like, a great place to look is at your BMW dealership. The BMW i8 is how BMW sees it, and if that is the case, the future may be brighter than we thought.


    2020 Mercedes CLA vs 2019 BMW 3 Series
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 3d
    Highly popular in its first years on the U.S. market, the Mercedes-Benz CLA returns in 2019 with a brand-new design. Drawing inspiration from both the sleek CLS and the latest A-Class, the CLA remains the sporty four-door coupe


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Crate Engine Royalty: A 740 HP Ferrari F50 GT V12 Engine
    500+Silodrome / 2d

    This Ferrari F50 V12 engine was built to F50 GT specifications along with three chassis and another three or four race-specification engines. The F50 GT (also known as the Ferrari F50 GT1) was built by Ferrari in collaboration with


    First-Gen Boxster Market: Is the 986 the New 914?
    42The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 9h
    There certainly are a lot of similarities. Introduced 26 years apart as mid-engined, entry-level alternatives to the 911, both were initially very well received and sold in healthy numbers,


    A Brief History of the Porsche 912 – Everything You Need To Know
    64Silodrome / 16h
    Introduction: Porsche is Born Dr. Ferdinand Porsche had long dreamed of building high performance sports cars just as he had also dreamed of creating cars that ordinary people could afford to own and run prior to Hitler’s program


    Volkswagen’s Electrify America will buy Tesla Powerpacks to manage peak demand
    Ars Technica / 40min
    Enlarge / An Electrify America charging station. (credit: Electrify America) On Monday, Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America announced a partnership with Tesla to deploy Powerpack batteries (the utility-grade version of the


    Brabham BT | Black Beauty
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 1d

    La Brabham scuderia di Formula 1 fu fondata dall'ex-campione del mondo del Jack Brabham e dal tecnico Ron Tauranac , dai loro nomi la sigla BT seguita da un numero progressivo per identificare le vetture Brabham.


    FWIW

    The Cost of Self-Driving Cars Will Be the Biggest Barrier to Their Adoption
    500+Harvard Business Review / 4d
    The technology is coming, but it’s going to be expensive.


    ZX-10R-powered car takes on a Mercedes AMG E63 S
    Visordown / 51min
    Image: When can’t a Kawasaki beat a car?


    De-Classified CIA Training Film: Car Surveillance
    87Silodrome / 1d
    This formerly classified CIA training film covers techniques used to surveil cars using multiple vehicle-based teams communicating by radio. The quality of the film’s production came as a bit of a surprise, the camera work is


    Crypto Site Loses $137 Million in Dead Founder’s Encrypted Wallet
    100+Futurism / 58min
    Password Manager A prominent cryptocurrency exchange is scrambling to access $137 million dollars worth of Bitcoin after its founder died and took his passwords with him.


    China Built a Robot Submarine to Shoot Rockets Into Typhoons
    400+Futurism / 3d
    Robot Submarine Chinese scientists built an autonomous submarine designed to travel into storms — including deadly typhoons — in order to fire off meteorological rockets that will collect data from the atmosphere.


    Crypto Exchange Says It Can't Repay $190 Million to Clients After Founder Dies With Only Password
    35KGizmodo / 1d
    Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX says it cannot repay most of $190 million in client holdings after its 30-year-old founder Gerald Cotten, the only person who knew the passwords to its “cold storage,” unexpectedly died



    BIKE CANDY

    Bmw R80 247 „The Entelechy“
    200+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 2d

    Bmw R80 cafe racer by Blackbean Motorcycles Starting point was a R80RT type 247 with original cast wheels, travel suitcases and full boarding. First, the machine was completely dismantled and carried out a detailed inventory.


    Cafe Racer Design SourceBMW R100R 1991 @caferacerdesign
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    Cafe Racer Design Source BMW R100R 1991 @caferacerdesign

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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad India introduces the big GS to the Sub-Continent market.

    Press Kit - The all-new BMW R 1250 GS Adventure
    BMW Group PressClub India / 1d

    For decades, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS Adventure models has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to dynamic riding along country roads, sporty touring or enjoying long-distance


    Press Kit - The all-new BMW R 1250 GS
    BMW Group PressClub India / 1d

    For more than 35 years, the boxer engine in the BMW Motorrad GS model has stood for distinctive, powerful and reliable propulsion when it comes to setting off on an extended tour or a long-distance journey – or simply enjoying the


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS

    2018 BMW R NineT Scrambler - Bike Reviews
    bmw motorcycles
    MotoPinas.com / 23h
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    2018 BMW R NineT Scrambler - Bike Reviews MotoPinas.com BMW pays homage to the past with its take on the popular Scrambler class.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    2020 Africa Twin rumoured to be bigger than ever
    400+Visordown / 8h
    Image: The model will see an increase in capacity in order to meet Euro5 requirements


    Could Suzuki Bring a DR Big Based on the V-Strom 1000 to Market?
    71Web Bike World / 1d
    Rumors Suggest It Is So Suzuki looks like it could soon be battling in the upper-middle-class adventure segment of the market. The bikemaker could revive the DR Big name with a bike based on the V-Strom 1000.


    Harley-Davidson hires new agency to expand brand
    Powersports Business / 4h
    Harley-Davidson recently enlisted Droga5 to help expand the Harley-Davidson brand to riders worldwide. “We are excited to be part of the Harley-Davidson team that will help build the next generation of riders around the world,”


    Harley-Davidson’s electric scooter concept is more exciting than its electric motorcycle
    bmw motorcycles
    The Verge / 23h
    Harley-Davidson’s electric scooter concept is more exciting than its electric motorcycle The Verge The company made a working prototype and brought it to Aspen, Colorado for the Winter X Games last week.


    Harley-Davidson Really Misjudged the Electric Motorcycle Market
    200+The Motley Fool / 1d
    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) had the opportunity to upend the motorcycle industry with its new electric LiveWire bike. Because of its size, production capabilities, and vast dealer network, Harley could have had a transformative impact on how high-performance electric motorcycles were perceived by the public by bringing an electric motorcycle to market that offered technical relevance and affordable


    MC NEWS

    Kawasaki Versys-X 300 Adventure Build
    62ADV Pulse / 1h

    Kawasaki has always marketed their Versys-X 300 conservatively as a street bike designed to handle light off-road terrain.


    What Is Driving Suzuki Turbo Motorcycle Engine Patents?
    200+Cycle World / 7h
    Bikes The latest news is tantalizing, but the usual turbo problems remain Back in the early 1980s, even the word “turbo” produced excitement. Kevin Cameron explains why boosted motorcycles from the Japanese Big Four were short-lived.

    Motorcycle Industry Council Survey Shows Who Modern Motorcyclists Are
    64Web Bike World / 1d
    The MIC Takes a Look at Who’s Really Riding The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) recently did a survey that looked at the demographics of motorcycle riders across the country.


    10 Motorcycles Under $10K For 2019
    Cycle World / 21min
    Bikes You don’t have to be flush to score the latest tech and performance features in 2019 motorcycles In 2019, $10K will get you plenty of motorcycle, including new models from Honda, Royal Enfield, and Triumph and even an
    FWIW Yeah! BMW puts one on the list!


    Classic motorbikes offered at no reserve
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    If you’ve ever wanted to buy a classic bike at auction, it might be time to have a go as there are some potential bargains offered at no reserve in a Sydney auction next month. There are 14 motorcycles available at the annual


    Honda covers a Fireblade, a CRF450L and a CRF50F in GOLD.
    MoreBikes / 1d

    Honda has just marked its 50th anniversary in Australia – and to celebrate the Japanese manufacturer has wrapped some of its most iconic machines in gold vinyl.


    VIDEO: Lightning Motorcycle’s LS-218 can ACCELERATE from 100-150mph in TWO SECONDS.
    MoreBikes / 1d
    Lightning Motorcycles has just released a short video of its LS-218 electric superbike on the dyno – showing how quickly the world’s fastest electric motorcycle can accelerate from 100-150mph.


    You Can Now Pre-Order the Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100
    Web Bike World / 20min
    High-Speed Racer? Yes Please Do you know what your life is missing? An Aprilia RSV4 Factory 1100. Why? Because its 1100cc engine can make 217 HP at a screaming 13,200 rpm. That’s really all you need to know about it.

    Top 10 Motorcycle Predictions!
    Motorcycle.com / 41min
    It’s that time of year again – that time where it’s my turn to do this week’s Top 10, and I’ve got nothin’. Time to make some predictions about the future, then! Let us prepare a beverage and gaze once again into the crystal ball.


    Massive MV Agusta collection for sale
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    One of the largest known collections of MV Agusta motorcycles will go up for auction on Saturday (February 9, 2019), including nearly every production model since 1945. Almost 100 motorcycles and even scooters from an


    Why don’t medics rush to crashed riders?
    Motorbike Writer / 4h
    If you’ve ever been a witness at a motorcycle crash scene you may have noticed that medics (ambulance officers and paramedics) do not seem to be in any rush. I was at the scene of a crash on Abercrombie Rd near Obern, NSW,


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Gone Riding: Honda Super Cub
    47Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 4h
    Today we are riding the new Honda Super Cub in Los Angeles, and trying to figure out if we can meet the nicest people on a Honda...again. The post Gone Riding: Honda Super Cub appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    2019 Honda Super Cub Review: First Ride
    Motorcycle.com / 3h
    2019 Honda Super Cub Editor Score: 87.0% Engine 18.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 9.0/10 Brakes 8.5/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality


    2019 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS Review (16 Fast Facts)
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1d
    2019 Honda Super Cub 125 ABS Review: We test the latest iteration of the 60-year-running line and find out that it's a perfect urban motorcycle. The post 2019 Honda Super Cub C125 ABS Review (16 Fast Facts) appeared first on


    GEAR

    A Guide To Motorcycle Travel Bags And Luggage
    Motorcyclist / 9h
    Gear A basic rundown of different motorcycle luggage We outline the broad categories of motorcycle travel bags and luggage.


    Top Touring Helmets of 2019
    Motorcycle.com / 1d
    Touring connotes long days in the saddle, and that means long days with your head inside your helmet. Fit, then, is going to be of utmost importance when it comes to selecting a touring helmet. A helmet that gives you a hot spot might


    Survey lifts the lid on poorly-fitting helmets
    38Visordown / 13h
    Image: The Transport Research Laboratory wants riders to rethink their helmet sizing...


    TOOLS

    Workshop series – DIY motorcycle stand
    Return of the Cafe Racers / 1d
    Anyone who works on motorcycles knows the importance of a good stand. Raising your motorcycle up off the floor gives you easy access to hard to reach places along with making the whole process much easier on your body.


    The Racing Sheet


    Farcebook: BMW Cafe Racers Berlin

    [url=http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/?id=abbc6295-58f6-45e9-9c68-26408abe87cc]WERA West Presented By Lucas Oil Series Starts This Coming Weekend At Auto Club Speedway[]/url]
    Roadracingworld.com / 7h
    WERA WEST PRESENTED BY LUCAS OIL STARTS THIS WEEKEND! The 2019 Season for the WERA West Sportsman...


    CMRA Announces Its 2019 Class Sponsors
    Roadracingworld.com / 7h
    As the Central Motorcycle Roadracing Association (CMRA) heads into its 2019 opening round February 15 -17 at MSR Houston, a good lineup of Class Sponsors is forming for the Expert and Novice sprint classes as well as



    BMW Motorsport News

    Erik Johansson is the new BMW Motorsport Junior for 2019 following intensive selection process.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    After an intensive three-day selection procedure, the decision has been made: Erik Johansson (SWE) has been accepted onto the 2019 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme.





    Isle Of Man TT: American Pete Murray To Once Again Compete With VRS Racing In 2019
    36Roadracingworld.com / 11h
    Notorious for running talented overseas competitors, Robbie Silvester’s highly acclaimed VRS Racing outfit for 2019 roads action has another truly global, worldwide themed rider line up. Remaining with the team for a third successive


    Tom Brady's Media Company Releases Isle of Man Documentary
    70Racer X Online / 9h
    In season 3, the company profiled the Isle of Man TT, which has been held since 1907, and is one of the few—and most famous—road races still held on public roads.





    Jake Gagne kehrt mit BMW in MotoAmerica-Serie zurück
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Four top 10 finishes in 29 Superbike World Championship races were not enough for Californian Jake Gagne to qualify for 2019. The 25-year-old has to rebuild his career.
    In 2010, Jake Gagne won the Red Bull Rookies Cup, but no Moto3 Grand Prix team was interested in signing it at the time. Instead, he returned to the US in 2012 and drove races in the US Superbike Championship MotoAmerica.





    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): «Schon anders erlebt»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 9h
    In the Superbike World Championship 2019, Markus Reiterberger from Team BMW Motorrad will be working with crew chief Pete Benson for the first time. "He writes a lot and listens well," praises the Bavarian.





    New Suzuki fairing: the "catfish" slims down its whiskers
    GPone RSS Feed / 7h
    On the second day of testing at Sepang, Alex Rins presented an aerodynamic evolution on the GSX-RR, and the first results are positive.


    Wednesday MotoGP Summary at the Sepang Test
    30Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 12h
    Honda's speed, injured riders, & hope for Yamaha yet...that's the first day of the preseason MotoGP test at Sepang in a nutshell. The post Wednesday MotoGP Summary at the Sepang Test appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber


    Dovi “not 100% happy” but “the feeling is good”
    1Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 13h
    Italian ended Day 2 at the Sepang Test in P4 as he and teammate Petrucci worked on a race simulation in tandem


    Marquez now targeting full recovery for Argentina race
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 14h
    Despite having still not totally recovered from his shoulder operation in December, defending champion Marquez kicked off 2019's official running by topping the opening day of the Sepang test on Wednesday.


    Viñales obliterates the opposition on Day 2
    8Knews RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 14h
    Half a second clear after a last-minute leap up the timesheets, the Yamaha rider homes in on the fastest ever lap


    2019 Sepang MotoGP Test Wednesday Round Up: Honda's Speed, Injured Riders, And Hope For Yamaha Yet
    MotoMatters.com / 1d
    The first day of the Sepang MotoGP test is always met with some trepidation. For the factories, have they responded to the feedback from before the winter break correctly, and developed the bikes in the right direction?


    Sepang MotoGP Test: 2019 is go
    Superbike News / 15h
    After a shakedown test for factories with concessions, test riders and a few other bikes sharing the track, it’s now time for the season to begin proper. Sepang International Circuit remains the host, and the whole class of 2019 is





    Sauber under new ownership
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    Sauber have announced new owners after current shareholders Longbow Finance S.A. agreed to fully acquire the team’s holding company. They will continue to race as Sauber, though founder Peter Sauber is to retire


    Exclusive Q&A - Monisha Kaltenborn on Sauber’s rejuvenation
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    Last season was the worst in Sauber’s long history - 19 races and not a single point scored. Already, however, 2015 couldn’t be more different - a better car, a more competitive Ferrari power unit, and an all-new, young and hungry driver


    Sauber retain Ericsson and Nasr for 2016
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    Sauber have announced the extension of their contracts with Marcus Ericsson and Felipe Nasr. It means the Swede and the Brazilian will form an unchanged driver line-up for the Swiss team in next year's world championship.


    Sauber: 2016 car still has untapped potential
    F1 Latest News / 2h
    Sauber may have missed this week’s Barcelona test, but team principal Monisha Kaltenborn insists there is more performance to come from their C35 car, despite Marcus Ericsson’s and Felipe Nasr’s disappointing start


    How is a Formula One Car Born?
    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport / 3h
    A project 16 months in the making. The journey from first concept to first laps. Technical Director James Allison talks through how our latest Formula One challenger, the W10, was born...


    No name change: Racing Point F1 name continues into 2019
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 7h
    Despite their original choice of team name initially being described as a “placeholder”, the Racing Point F1 name will continue into 2019. Following their replacement of the Force India team part-way through 2018,


    \Ex-Force India F1 boss Mallya’s extradition approved by UK Home Secretary
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 1d
    Former Force India team owner Vijay Mallya will be extradited to India over allegations of fraud totalling around $1bn. The UK Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, has ordered the extradition of the 63-year-old businessman


    'Only a matter of time' before Formula One and esports converge
    formula e
    ESPN / 7h
    'Only a matter of time' before Formula One and esports converge ESPN Formula One bosses believe the world championship could have a complete overlap with the world of esports within the next 10 years.


    The boss F1 needs but (probably) can't have - F1
    formula e
    autosport.com / 1d
    The boss F1 needs but (probably) can't have - F1 autosport.com A common critique of Formula 1 under Liberty's control is that it lacks engagement and direction.


    Formula 1 cost cap could be skewed towards Mercedes/Ferrari - Horner
    formula e
    autosport.com / 14h
    Formula 1 cost cap could be skewed towards Mercedes/Ferrari - Horner autosport.com Formula 1 risks giving its biggest teams a clear advantage with Liberty Media's current cost cap plan, Red Bull boss Christian Horner has


    A new look: Haas F1 unveil black and gold livery for 2019
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 14h
    The Haas F1 team have become the first to display their 2019 challenger, with the American team taking on a revised black and gold livery for this season. Entering only their fourth season in the sport, Haas F1 have acquired title






    GT News Notebook
    27dailysportscar.com / 1d
    Through January and into February GT3 grids have been building in Europe and the USA. Here’s a catch up on all the recent news from ADAC GT Masters, International GT Open and Blancpain GT World Challenge America: New colours for Callaway Callaway Competition has shown off a new livery f











    Bimmer

    BMW iNEXT undergoes winter trial tests: advancing the future of driving pleasure at the polar circle.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    New technology flagship of the BMW Group completes the first full vehicle tests for drive, chassis and suspension groups under extreme conditions in the Arjeplog winter testing centre.

    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Chamonix Driving Project: 1968 BMW 1600-2
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 23h

    This 1968 BMW 1600-2 appears to be in nice condition throughout, as should be expected of a car which sounds to have spent most of the past 51 years stored indoors.


    BMW Motorsport to launch a new GT3 racecar in 2022
    Bmw Blog / 17h
    According to Sportscar365 , BMW Motorsport is in the planning stages of a new GT3 racecar. The current GT3 is based on the M6 Coupe and in its fourth year of racing. The new racecar could arrive as early as 2022.


    2019 BMW M2 Competition Review: A Fun Little Sports Coupe Borrows a Cup of Power From the M3
    22TheDrive / 1h
    How agile and effective was the BMW M2 Coupe? Well, it almost managed to quiet the choir-preachers of the automotive press, for whom every BMW story must begin with a lazy reverie for the brand’s Good Old Days


    BMW Reportedly Working on i7 Electric Model with 600-Km Range
    Bmw Blog / 2h
    BMW is reportedly working on a fully electric car under the i7 moniker, which could arrive on the market somewhere around 2022, according to one of our sources in Munich.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    The First Bugatti Chiron Sport Delivered Is Beautiful in Blue and Black
    Supercars.net / 58min

    After About 11 Months of Waiting Abdulla Bin Fahad from Qatar recently took delivery of his Bugatti Chiron Sport. According to GT Spirit, it’s the first one that the car company has delivered to a customer.


    Bugatti Chiron Sport '110 ans Bugatti' edition revealed
    Autocar RSS Feed / 13h
    Special-edition model celebrates brand's 110th anniversary and French roots; is limited to 20 examples Bugatti has revealed a special, ultra-exclusive version of the Chiron Sport as part of its 110th anniversary as a brand.


    The Two-Rotor, Wankel-Powered Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette that Never Was
    Automobile Magazine / 4h
    Though a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette is now headed for production , the idea of a Corvette with such an exotic engine location is nothing new. Several such concepts were created, and at the 2019 Amelia Island Concours


    Aston Martin previews Lagonda All-Terrain concept
    Autocar RSS Feed / 14h
    Production version of Rolls-Royce Cullinan rival will be built at new St Athan factory in Wales Aston Martin is to preview the second model in its reborn Lagonda range with the All-Terrain Concept at the upcoming Geneva motor show . The SUV, which will rival the Rolls-Royce Cullinan , follows the reveal of the Lagonda Vision saloon concept shown at Geneva last year, when Lagonda was relaunched as


    Could Hispano Suiza Make a Comeback With Its Electric Supercar?
    Supercars.net / 1d
    The Spanish Automaker’s Return Could be Coming This year’s Geneva Motor Show is shaping up to be a blast from the past. Now, the long-dormant Hispano Suiza brand could start a comeback with an electric supercar.


    Jaguar Land Rover posts £3.1 billion loss in final quarter of 2018
    Autocar RSS Feed / 13h
    Firm says huge one-off charge is part of recovery plan, while car sales falls are due to struggling Chinese market Jaguar Land Rover posted a pre-tax loss of £3.4 billion in the final three months of 2018, caused by a massive one-off


    New Study Shows Japanese-brand Automakers Generate 1.52 Million Jobs in U.S. as Part of Decades-long Commitment
    JAMA / 13h
    For Immediate Release February 7, 2019 Contact: Juliet Guerra 202-617-3085 New Study Shows Japanese-brand Automakers Generate 1.52 Million Jobs in U.S. as Part of Decades-long Commitment Washington, D.C.




    FWIW

    Russia Plans To Launch Tiny Space Plane Off Back Of High Flying M-55 Research Jet
    61TheDrive / 1d
    As we took the time to explore in depth recently , the U.S. government has long been interested in the potential applications of a reusable manned and unmanned spacecraft , as well as a mothership aircraft to help loft them into


    This Autonomous Navy Ship Just Passed a Huge Milestone
    The Motley Fool / 22h
    The research arm of the U.S. Navy has successfully sailed an autonomous ship from San Diego to Hawaii and back with little human intervention. That's a huge accomplishment for the Navy, as well as for the contractor who supplied


    The pavement of the future turns your footsteps into electrical energy!
    500+Yanko Design / 1d
    I vividly remember a video by David Guetta back in the day. The song was called Alphabeat (a melodic masterpiece, honestly) and it showed off a really interesting concept. The DJ’s arena had a dance-floor that converted jumps


    We need more powerful nuclear engines to explore farther and faster into space
    200+New on MIT Technology Review / 15h
    Nuclear power has powered rockets for decades, but reaching deep space will require a big leap.


    Flickr: Seriously, Download Your Photos Before March 12 or Lose Them Forever
    200+Gizmodo / 19h
    The good news is that Flickr has extended the deadline for users to download their images from its servers before it starts mass deleting photos . The bad news is that this is definitely still happening in mid-March, so really, really




    BIKE CANDY

    BAJA HAHA. Moto Adonis’ Mad BMW R1100 Enduro Racer
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    Written by Andrew Jones What do you get when you take a big serve of America’s world-class automotive obsession and crossbreed it liberally with the Mexican tradition of going loco and not giving a damn?

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    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Is an electric Triumph around the corner?
    Motorbike Writer / 2d
    Triumph Motorcycles is surveying customers with an email asking if they’ve ridden an electric motorcycle and whether the British company should make an electric Triumph. It’s not the first time Triumph has surveyed its customers


    New Suzuki KATANA Set to Headline London Motorcycle Show
    Superbike News / 4h

    Suzuki’s new KATANA is set to headline the forthcoming Carole Nash MCN London Motorcycle Show, where it will be displayed for the first time in the capital alongside a stunning original 1981 machine.


    Indian Motorcycle appoint new dealer for northeastern Netherlands
    Superbike News / 4h

    Indian Motorcycle extends the coverage of their retail network by welcoming Lowlands Biker Store to deliver the premium motorcycle experience to riders in the northeastern region. Based in Zwolle, 100km east of Amsterdam, Lowlands


    Yamaha Motor Records Rise in Net Sales for 2018
    Motorcycle industry news
    Associated Press / 35min
    Yamaha Motor Records Rise in Net Sales for 2018 Associated Press TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 12, 2019--Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (TOKYO:7272)(ISIN:JP3942800008) announced today that for the fiscal year ending ...




    MC NEWS

    Why I Didn’t Buy A New Motorcycle This Weekend—And How The Dealer Lost A Sale
    200+Cycle World / 2h
    News Some motorcycle dealerships need to stop treating their products like lawn mowers Motorcycle dealers have to love their products as much as customers do.


    The Vintagent Trailers: Oil In The Blood
    The Vintagent / 1h
    This is not a film about motorcycles, it’s about motorcycle people.



    Blood Biker finds heartfelt thank you note left on motorcycle
    57Visordown / 4h
    Image: What a lovely gesture...


    This Custom Motorcycle Isn’t A Motorcycle
    Cycle World / 59min
    Lifestyle It’s furniture When does a motorcycle stop being a motorcycle? When it’s turned into a chair.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    2019 Honda Super Cub first ride review
    100+RevZilla Articles / 9h

    The return of the Honda motorcycle that's friendlier than a basket of puppies.


    Royal Enfield INT650 And Continental GT Reviews
    89Motorcyclist / 7h
    Reviews Meet the Royal Enfield INT650 and Continental GT The INT650 and Continental GT are Royal Enfield’s first real global products since the brand’s rebirth, and these motorcycles required international input.


    Royal Enfield Interceptor 650: Worth the wait?
    Autocar India / 2d
    I am a big fan of the RE Twins. I’ve been waiting for the launch for a long time and I have decided to buy the Interceptor. Should I buy the bike right now or should I wait for a few months before making the purchase? Purbayan Roy,


    Church of MO: 1999 BMW K1200 LT
    Motorcycle.com / 1d
    Yea, bigly did BMW’s first attempt at a Goldwing style luxo-cruiser enter the arena, and who were we to decipher what it meant or make a defining judgement?


    2019 Honda CB300R vs rivals: Specifications comparison
    bmw motorcycles
    Autocar India / 2d
    We see how it stacks up against a few other motorcycles at this price point.



    DUCATI issued a recall on the PANIGALE 959, PANIGALE V4, and HYPERMOTARD models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 21h
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the rear brake pads could separate. This would cause reduced rear braking. Safety Risk: Reduced braking could cause extended stopping distances and increase the risk of a...


    BMW issued a recall on the X1 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 21h
    Issue: On certain vehicles, the brackets for the rear tail lights may crack. This could cause the tail lights to separate from the vehicle. Safety Risk: If the tail lights separate from the vehicle, others...


    Bmw ( 19v017000 )
    81KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: JAN 14, 2019 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2007-2013 X5 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive35i, X5 xDrive48i, X5 xDrive50i and X5 M vehicles, 2008-2014 X6 xDrive35i, X6 xDrive50i and X6 M vehicles, 2009-20...

    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
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    EU - http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/safety...nt=main.search
    Australia - http://www.productsafety.gov.au/recalls
    New Zealand - https://www.vehiclerecallsafety.nzta.govt.nz/

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

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    Minneapolis Supercross Results: New Point Leader!
    32Dirt Bike Magazine / 1d
    Cooper Webb rode to a hard-fought win in Minneapolis this week after an intense battle that involved Joey Savatgy, Ken Roczen, Blake Baggett and Marvin Musquin.


    Breakdown: Minneapolis
    Racer X Online / 33min
    Jason Thomas talks about the tough-to-pass Minneapolis track, Jordon Smith's tire change before the 250SX East main event, and more.


    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW i Andretti Motorsport looking to back up strong performances in Mexico.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    Having started the season with three impressive displays, the BMW i Andretti Motorsport team now travels to the Mexico City E-Prix, with its sights set on challenging for top results with both BMW iFE.18s in round four of this


    Alessandro Zanardi: “It has been simply fantastic all the way”.\
    63BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) attracted global attention with his start at the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) in the BMW M8 GTE. The Italian was the focus of reporting all over the world and was the fans’ favourite at Daytona.




    MotoAmerica To Have Live And Same-Day Coverage On FOX Sports' FS2 Network In 2019 (Updated)
    52Roadracingworld.com / 2h
    Editorial Note: MotoAmerica is planning to issue two more announcements this week covering the remainder of its 2019 TV plans, including what coverage the support classes will receive, streaming plans, etc. Stay tuned. ...


    MotoAmerica: Race Distances For 2019 Events Released
    Roadracingworld.com / 10min
    MotoAmerica has released the race distances for each class at each event on its 2019 schedule: Superbike: Circuit of The Americas, 15 laps (TBC), 51.45 miles Road Atlanta, 21 laps, 53.55 miles VIRginia




    How much do you know about Phillip Island? Find it out!
    SBK / 2h
    Catch up with the facts and stats before ahead of the 2019 Yamaha Finance Australian Round


    FIM: Ducati, BMW, Kawasaki werden für dumm verkauft
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 3d
    In two weeks the Superbike World Championship 2019 will start in Australia, until today Ducati, BMW and Kawasaki do not know which maximum speed they will be allowed. The reasons for this unbearable situation.
    FWIW The FIM has several racing rules intended to level the playing field between manufacturers. In the past these allowed I4 Japanese engines to compete with V-Twins such as Ducati. The Duc twin racer was allowed more CCs and was allowed a lower weight, Along with weight penalties/bonuses RPM limits on I4 engines have been another way of achieving this.

    In 2018 BMW started the season with a rev limit of 14,700 RPM which was raised after the Brno round to 14,950. Obviously, with a new engine and limited time BMW is chomping at the bit to find out what their limit is to allow engine tuning and in turn chassis tuning to the power curve of the engine. WSBK is not drag racing. The tracks have curves and competitors must be able to deal with both. Truly sorting the chassis can not be finished until the engine limits are set. FIM rules allow for a 3% rev limit variance from the production versions of racers motorcycles. In an increasingly tight technical field a small error is quickly magnified.

    In the 31 runnings of this race the eventual season champion has finished in the top 5 for this race. The Phillips Island track is often called an intermediate track demanding teams find a balance between power and handling to garnar a podium position. There is a long season after this race; however, it has been a strong predictor of how the teams will sort out over that time. BMW will want a strong showing or it will be a very long season.


    Bevilacqua über BMW: «Ich blicke da nicht durch»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1h
    From 2016 to 2018 Althea Racing was the figurehead of BMW in the Superbike World Championship. When it came to coming back in 2019 with factory work, Althea was as a partner for Bayern never just discussion.
    "Althea is not a development team," BMW Motorsport Director Marc Bongers told SPEEDWEEK.com in June 2018. "You can use a fully developed bike, as shown in the past, as a customer team. Advancing a motorcycle with the support of the manufacturer is another story they have only a very limited cross. "






    Sepang MotoGP Test: The MotoGP Bikes Up Close, by @colmobri
    100+MotoMatters.com / 10h
    Valentino Rossi's Yamaha M1 David Emmett: The Yamaha M1 barely seems to change from year to year. In recent seasons, even the livery has remained almost identical. Yamaha's philosophy is one of evolution and refinement


    MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2: Maverick Viñales obliterates the opposition
    Superbike News / 4h
    Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) got within just 0.067 of Jorge Lorenzo’s fastest ever lap of Sepang on Day 2 of testing, with the 1:58.830 set by Lorenzo last season – although not an official lap record – now


    Ducati domination on Day 3: Petrucci, Bagnaia set the pace
    Superbike News / 4h
    After Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) missed out on setting the fastest ever lap of Sepang by just 0.067 on Thursday, Friday saw action in Malaysia end on a high as not one but six riders went quicker than


    Aerodynamics: Danny Aldridge unveils the magic box
    GPone RSS Feed / 3d
    They already call it the "magic box" in the paddock: an aluminum box into which a MotoGP bike must enter to meet aerodynamic standards.


    Castiglioni: “Winning is essential for MV Agusta”
    GPone RSS Feed / 1h
    The president at the presentation of the F2: "I know that it’ll also take time, but it’s already a great feeling to see the brand in MotoGP, again."


    MV Agusta: When the tail has a hole
    GPone RSS Feed / 4h
    PHOTO. The Italian motorcycle manufacturer pushes towards aerodynamics also in Moto2, unveiling an unprecedented tail on the F2 presented in Milan


    cing return
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 14h
    MV Agusta signed a four-year deal with existing Moto2 team Forward Racing to participate in the intermediate class, with the Swiss team's former constructor Suter staying on as a technical partner. There was controversy surrounding the




    Slide view: Compare the Haas VF-19 versus 2018 car
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d


    Haas "vastly superior" to rivals "by every metric"
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    British energy drinks company Rich Energy agreed a title deal with Haas late last year and this week the team unveiled its 2019 F1 car with a JPS Lotus-inspired black-and-gold livery to echo the colour scheme of its new backer's


    Alfa/Ferrari tie-in "none of my business", says Haas boss
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    Sauber has been renamed Alfa Romeo as part of a major push by the Italian car manufacturer to increase its brand presences in F1. The move also suggests that Alfa Romeo will forge closer technical ties with Ferrari in the


    Philip Morris unfazed by Ferrari F1 sponsorship investigation
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Mission Winnow’s sponsorship of Ferrari was launched at last year’s Japanese GP, and represents a new scientific and technological push from Philip Morris in a bid to move its business away from reliance on tobacco products that had


    Exploiting a loophole? McLaren announces partnership with British American Tobacco
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 7h
    British American Tobacco will once again be sponsoring a Formula One team, having agreed a “global partnership” with McLaren in a deal that the Woking team say will be focusing on BAT’s “reduced risk products”.


    F1 2019 car launches: When will Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull unveil new livery?
    Daily Express / 2h
    F1 NEWS - The new season is nearly upon us with teams this week unveiling their 2019 liveries. Express Sport gives you the lowdown on when the title contenders will reveal their cars.


    Rokit Williams reveals new 2019 livery
    F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / 2h
    Williams have revealed their new 2019 car livery, introducing ROKiT as a new title sponsor. The global telecommunications company was added to the car during a special event held at Williams Racing HQ ahead of the 2019 season


    Toro Rosso unveil Red Bull-inspired car and new driver line-up
    20BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 4h
    Toro Rosso unveil their new STR14 car for the 2019 Formula 1 season, saying it owes a lot to last year's Red Bull.


    Fernando Alonso: Did you see where former F1 champion was on Sunday? McLaren return clue
    Daily Express / 12h
    FERNANDO ALONSO has dropped a big hint his work with McLaren’s F1 team is not over.


    Max Verstappen: Red Bull ace speaks out after second part of Esteban Ocon clash punishment
    Daily Express / 23h
    MAX VERSTAPPEN has opened up after completing the second part of the punishment he received for clashing with Esteban Ocon at the 2018 Brazilian Grand Prix.


    From inside Mercedes: Piola explains ‘simple’ keys to F1 success
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 14min
    Piola and Autosport’s technical editor Jake Boxall-Legge travel to Mercedes' F1 factory to explain how the team has remained unbeatable throughout the turbo hybrid era so far – and why the secrets to its success are actually




    The 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours entry list so far
    Motorsport.com - WEC - Stories / 1h
    N° Team Car Confirmed drivers LMP1 - 8 cars 1 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13-Gibson Andre Lotterer Neel Jani Bruno Senna 3 Rebellion Racing Rebellion R13-Gibson Thomas Laurent Gustavo Menezes Nathanael Berthon 4






    Bimmer

    The new 2020 ALPINA B7 xDrive Sedan - Power, Dynamics and Luxury in a new contemporary Design.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    Woodcliff Lake – Feb. 11th, 2019…Today, ALPINA, together with BMW, introduces the revised version of its exclusive B7 xDrive sedan. The new 2020 B7 is the 6th generation full-size performance-luxury model from ALPINA


    BMW Group News

    BMW is official partner of Frieze Los Angeles. Frieze Music as part of BMW’s manifold contribution to the inaugural edition of the fair.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 59min
    From February 15 through February 17, the first edition of Frieze Los Angeles will open its doors at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, with a preview day on February 14, 2019.


    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces Record Number Of Places Available For Apprenticeship Programme
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 1h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that a record number of places are available for the company’s 2019 Apprenticeship Programme.


    Rolls-Royce Apprenticeship Programme 2019: Apprentice Profiles
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    After finishing his GCSEs, Mike was passionate about working on the best cars in the world and was keen to begin an apprenticeship at Rolls-Royce. Mike is now studying for a Diploma in Engineering at Chichester College


    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Calls For Improved Parking And Speeding Controls In Local Area
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 20min
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today called upon the local authorities to urgently improve parking and speeding controls on roads around the company’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant at Goodwood, West Sussex.


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Is the BMW i8 one of the prettiest cars on sale?
    Bmw Blog / 2d

    What makes a car pretty? I feel like that’s a difficult question to answer, as there doesn’t seem to be any specific guideline about what makes a pretty car, no clear-cut definition.


    Rolls-Royce’s Collaboration with The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Chain is a Celebration of The Chinese New Year
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 14h
    The Chinese market is very important to Rolls-Royce. It’s so important that the British automaker is rolling a trio of special edition Cullinan SUVs to celebrate the start of the Chinese New Year,


    Video: Exclusive interview with Alex Zanardi
    Bmw Blog / 1d
    The 2019 Daytona 24 Hours was one of BMW Motorsport’s most memorable races . Not only the team clinched the No.1 spot in the GTLM class, but it also offered racing legend – Alex Zanardi – the opportunity to competitively race in


    Opinion: a new role beckons for Mini, the master of invention
    Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    2011's Rocketman concept was a sign of exciting things to come from Mini In its 60th year, Mini finds itself well placed to exploit the opportunities presented by electrification - here's why to get excited Mini has always been one of the


    Happy birthday to Britain's favourite car: Mini at 60
    21Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
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    A Brief History of the Volvo P1800 – Everything You Need To Know
    100+Silodrome / 10h

    Introduction: The Volvo “Chevvy Corvette” That Wasn’t The story of the creation of the Volvo P1800 begins back in 1953 when Volvo co-founder and Vice-President Assar Gabrielsson visited the USA and while there he had the


    Brabham BT62 could make Australian Grand Prix appearance
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    The 700-horsepower supercar is currently midway through a series of demo runs in Australia, which started with the Adelaide Motorsport Festival back in November last year. The car then made a record-smashing appearance at


    All There & Ready for Reassembly: 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta
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    This 1970 De Tomaso Mangusta (chassis 8MA1038) is described by it seller as a ~27k mile, rust-free and no-accident rolling project. With just three owners since new, the backstory is that the car was partially disassembled nearly four


    Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup unveiled in Chicago
    Powersports Business / 3d
    Executives with Harley-Davidson Motor Company and Tuscany Motor Co., a Fox Factory Holding Corp. subsidiary, today introduced the 2019 Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show. A concept of the


    What Sanctions? Kim Jong Un Gets Another New Limo, This Time An S600 Mercedes-Maybach
    100+TheDrive / 1d
    As many continue to claim international sanctions are crippling North Korea's economy and leaving the Kim regime starved of cash and luxury goods, we continue to get glaring indications otherwise.


    The 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia Is the Best-Looking Debut at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, But Is It Too Little Too Late?
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    First introduced way back in 2013, the 4C was the first mass-produced Alfa Romeo vehicle for the North American market in the 21st century. And what a comeback - this thing ticks all the boxes when it comes to driving nirvana.


    Porsche Carrera GT "Recommissioned" by Porsche Classic
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 3d
    When a car is about to die its natural death, most car owners scrap it off and replace it with a new one. However, we enthusiasts try to do our best to bring it back to life instead of just disposing of something close to our hearts.


    Here Is the Future of Car Sharing, and Carmakers Should Be Terrified
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    Bloomberg / 3d
    Here Is the Future of Car Sharing, and Carmakers Should Be Terrified Bloomberg When Evgeny Barkov owned a car, the 31-year-old software salesman would often look out of his Moscow window at it with disgust.


    Clever Ways to Save Money when Buying a Supercar
    Supercars.net / 2min
    So you have finally decided that it’s time to upgrade to a vehicle that actually ticks off all the boxes and provides you with the driving experience you desire. Buying a supercar isn’t a purchase you’ll be making just any day,


    This $350,000 Armored Cadillac Escalade Has Gun Ports, Electric-Shock Doors, Smokescreen System
    TheDrive / 40min
    Have you ever found yourself cruising down the highway in your Cadillac Escalade wishing your luxury SUV was a bit...safer? I'm not talking about having more airbags or blind-spot monitoring kind of safer, but features like
    FWIW Perhaps a decade ago I ran some pieces on BMW armored limos in the Morning Reads. I did a quick Google search and came up with an BMW Australia page for an example of BMW’s idea of a vehicle “Customized for every level of threat.”


    The New 7.3-Liter V-8 Gasser In the 2020 Ford Super Duty Is a Combination of Old School and New School
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 6h
    Boosted, small-displacement engines are all the rage these days, but Ford is breaking the mold by offering up a brand-new, naturally aspirated, 7.3-liter V-8 with the 2020 Super Duty. Built from the ground up and revealed for the first


    Ford Can, But Won't Put New 7.3-Liter V-8 in the Mustang or F-150: Report
    TheDrive / 40min
    Ford has reportedly confirmed that its new 7.3-liter V-8 could be fit into a Mustang or half-ton F-150, but that the engine will at no point be an option from the factory.
    FWIW Some place there is a gearhead reading this as a challenge.


    FWIW

    Elon Musk: A Round-Trip Ticket to Mars Will Cost Just $100,000
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    Sticker Shock SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Sunday night that he expects a round – trip ticket to Mars to eventually cost less than a luxury wedding


    Try This At Home, Kids: Adam Savage On The Next Generation Of MythBusters
    Arts & Life : NPR / 37min
    The former co-host of MythBusters has a new show, MythBusters Jr ., featuring six young experts in engineering, welding, astrophysics and design. (Image credit: Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images)


    What are your chances of successfully raising money on Kickstarter?
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    On Street and Track

    GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA To Be Held May 30 Through June 2
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 14, 2019…Do you love a challenge…a GS challenge? BMW GS riders will soon compete for the opportunity to represent the USA in the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand.


    BMW Group global sales increase in January
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Group deliveries increase 0.5% to 170,463 +++ BMW sales up 0.8% to 149,616 +++ Mainland China main growth driver +++ BMW i3 sales increase 30.4% +++ Nota: “Further growth expected this year” +++
    BMW Motorrad
    “Following its eighth successive record sales year, BMW Motorrad began 2019 with a 1.5% increase in sales. In total, 8,578 premium BMW Motorrad motorcycles and maxi-scooters were delivered to customers around the world in January.”

    FWIW: We have no idea what the US sales are. Canada has shown an increase but that is on a limited number of units. This allows us to parse things the way they see things. The bottom line from this report of sales is BMW continues to find ways to meet sales goals on a worldwide basis.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    BMW-Chef Dr. Schramm: «Wollen nachhaltig in SBK-WM»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 7h
    In an interview with the Austrian Motorcycle Magazine, BMW Manager Dr. Markus Schramm the seriousness of the commitment in the Superbike World Cup.
    Fans of BMW and the World Superbike Championship have long been waiting for such clear statements. Markus Schramm, who took over the management of BMW Motorrad in May 2018, not only made re-entry into the BMW Superbike World Championship with one of his first actions, thereby overturning the decision of his predecessor Stephan Schaller. In an interview with Ulf Böhringer for "Motorrad Magazin" from Austria, the manager also emphasized the long-term intention of the factory commitment.


    Listen to the awesome 1800cc boxer Beemer
    26Motorbike Writer / 16h
    Hopes of BMW building an R18 with an 1800cc engine have risen with this new video showing a wild Japanese custom BMW “Departed” R18 in action. Doesn’t it sound absolutely awesome? 1800cc Boxer There is no reference to it being


    2019 BMW S1000RR to launch in India soon
    Autocar India / 1d
    BMW Motorrad unveiled the next-generation of its flagship superbike, the S1000RR at EICMA 2018. The update comes a decade after the first generation of the RR was launched and BMW claims that it has revised almost


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS



    Remembered: John Harold Haynes OBE, creator of the Haynes manual
    500+RevZilla Articles / 1d

    The creator of the Haynes manual built a career on showing others the way.


    Design Filings Offer Better Look at Harley-Davidson Pan America, Custom 1250 and Streetfighter
    Motorcycle.com / 3min

    Last July, Harley-Davidson announced a bold new direction for the company , revealing three new concept models, the Pan America 1250 , Custom 1250 and the Streetfighter 975 . Bold New Harley-Davidsons for 2020 Harley-Davidson


    Barghest Motive Garmr – the Custom Harley Leaning Reverse Trike
    The Kneeslider / 22h
    This popped up for sale the other day with a rather unfortunate name, it's called the Barghest Motive Garmr, unfortunate because it's so hard to remember even if you like the concept


    Polaris Still Has a Way to Go for a Turnaround
    The Motley Fool / 8h
    Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) is looking better after a fourth-quarter earnings beat, despite motorcycle sales plunging by double-digit rates. Improvement in sales of off-road vehicles, and its acquisition of Boat Holdings last year,


    Indian Motorcycle opens 8th dealership in India: report
    Powersports Business / 1d
    Indian Motorcycle recently announced the inauguration of its newest dealership in Kochi, Kerala. An article from Autoportal states that the dealership will carry a variety of Indian Motorcycles, such as the Indian Chief Classic, Indian Chief


    Is Kawasaki’s electric bike getting closer?

    Visordown / 2h
    Image: From the patent images we’ve found, you’d have to agree it is


    Most powerful Piaggio Vespa goes on sale in foreign markets
    Autocar India / 14h
    During EICMA 2018, Piaggio confirmed that it would be updating its GTS 300 line-up and the new scooters have officially launched in international markets.


    Taking a Peek Behind the Crimson Curtain
    Motorcycle.com / 14h
    As all projects do, the new Ducati Diavel started with an idea. The 2019 Ducati Diavel wouldn’t be an entirely new motorcycle as it was when the idea hit the drawing board in 2008 – later being released in 2010 as a 2011 model


    Suzuki Files Patent for Unique Engine Placement
    96Web Bike World / 1d
    Just Flip It Around In a recent patent filing, Suzuki decided it would take the standard motorcycle engine placement and flip it on end. The company filed a patent for a bike with an engine that’s essentially flipped around with the


    MC NEWS

    IMS Makes It Easier To Learn To Ride With New To 2
    Cycle World / 15min
    Lifestyle New IMS initiative lowers barriers to new riders with comprehensive videos, shiftless bikes, and accessibility for all The new initiative from the IMS puts new riders on accessible, shift-less bikes and introduces them to a series

    Sliding superbike sales prompt offers [India]
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 10h
    Sales of motorcycles with engine capacity between 800cc and 1600cc have taken a beating between April 2018 and January 2019. In comparison, sales of bikes with engine capacity greater than 500cc and less than/equal to 800cc


    Royal Enfield factory workers begin striking again
    Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 6h
    The management refers to the strike as illegal, and that the majority of the workforce is still committed to production:


    Toronto Motorcycle Show runs this weekend
    CMG News / 1h
    After the flap of Valentine’s Day is over, remember that you can look forward to the Toronto Motorcycle Show this weekend, running Friday-Sunday at the Enercare Centre.


    Are eco-friendly motorbikes the future, or the now?
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    (Contributed post for our eco-friendly UK readers) With air pollution responsible for some 50,000 deaths a year in Britain, electric vehicles may just be the future. However, their expensive price tags and charging mishaps mean that


    On Two Wheels 2019 Video Series Premiere - Episode 1
    83Motorcyclist / 20h
    Videos Motorcyclist magazine reboots On Two Wheels with new hosts and even more high jinks Motorcyclist magazine premieres its new-and-improved On Two Wheels YouTube video series.


    Gloucestershire Police motorcyclists equipped with airbag suits
    100+Visordown / 1d
    Image: Their custom-made BKS suits will feature Alpinestars Tech-Air vests inside


    Airbag suit to ‘save millions’ of riders
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    A patent is pending for a motorcycle seat that ejects a rider in a crash and then cocoons them in a full-length airbag suit to protect them from injury. Brooklyn start-up Airbag for Bike has posted a digital animation of the patent-pending


    Automatic brakes in cars; motorbikes next?
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Automatic brakes that sense an imminent crash and activate an emergency stop have been endorsed in all new cars from 2020. Are motorcycles next?


    The $1,000 adventure bike revisited
    RevZilla Articles / 1d
    What happens if you try Spurgeon's idea and limit your ADV-bike budget to a grand? We check in a year later to see how the experiment is going.


    Perfect Motorcycle For The Rest Of My Life? I’d Choose Adventure
    100+Motorcyclist / 1d
    News If I had to choose… If you could only ride one type of motorcycle for the rest of your life, what would you choose? I’d choose adventure.


    RIDING

    Epic ride to the coldest place on earth
    20Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Despite a broken wiring loom, Lithuanian motorcycle adventurer Karolis Mieliauskas has successfully competed an epic ride to the coldest place on earth on a Yamaha Tenere .
    FWIW Earth or Fly-Over-Land, either way I did not see them in my backyard.


    GEAR

    Shoei’s IT-HT Equipped With HUD Will Debut 2020
    Web Bike World / 3h
    The Smart Helmet Confirmed At the last CES, NS West and Shoei teamed up to bring a unique smart helmet with a head-up display (HUD) called the IT-HT.


    Best Open Face Helmets
    Motorcycle.com / now
    The great thing about open face, or 3/4 helmets, is they’re open faced. You can talk to people, make funny faces, laugh out loud, drink things. The bad thing about open face helmets is also that they’re open faced.


    Kriega R25 Backpack Review
    Motorcyclist / 4h
    Gear A moto backpack engineered for years of hard use We have yet to find a challenge the Kriega R25 backpack can’t handle.

    TECH

    Tech Tips: Off-Road Maintenance
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 2h
    There are many reasons why a customer brings their ATV, side-by-side or motorcycle to your shop.


    The Difference Between Phillips And JIS Head Screws
    Motorcyclist / 2h
    Videos In this episode of MC Garage we discuss the differences between two popular screw fasteners Not all cross-type screws are created equally. In this episode of MC Garage, get the lowdown about the ins and outs of these


    Searching For Sense Among Different Two-Stroke Scavenging Schemes
    75Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes A narrative of two-stroke scavenging, part 6 Technical Editor Kevin Cameron recalls Alfred Jante, Charles Curtis, and his own experiences in the sixth installment of his two-stroke scavenging series.


    The Racing Sheet



    First ever FIM / FIA double-header event at Sepang on 13-15 December 2019
    Superbike News / 1d
    The Sepang International Circuit and Eurosport Events are breaking new ground in Malaysia by launching the first bikes/cars dual event from 13 to 15 December. The all-new event, which will go down in Asia’s motorsport history,



    BMW Motorsport News

    Andretti confirms technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner
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    Andretti confirms technical partnership with Harding Steinbrenner Motorsport.com, Edition: Global Andretti Technologies, the advanced technology arm of Andretti Autosport, has announced that it will provide




    Early arrivals at TT 2019 set for thrilling classic racing at Billown
    Isle of Man TT Latest News / now
    2019 looks sets to be a classic year for fans of the Pre-TT races with nearly 100 entries already received. With nine races across the three-day event, the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Races are a great draw on the




    MotoAmerica scores NBC Sports Network deal
    Powersports Business / now
    MotoAmerica recently announced a network deal with NBC Sports Network that will feature 22 hours of racing highlights and more on NBCSN the week following each of the ten 2019 MotoAmerica rounds.




    Phillip Island Official Test: last chance to get ready for WorldSBK 2019
    Superbike News / 6h
    WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams will have one last chance left to make their final preparations ahead of the 2019 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season opener.


    Phillip Island Official Test: Monday and Tuesday Schedule
    SBK / 5h
    Get all the two-day test scheduling info you need for both WorldSBK and WorldSSP!


    Ducati, the most successful at Phillip Island. Will they be on the podium this year?
    SBK / 1d
    Find out who has been prospering and who has been struggling at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit


    TT Circuit Assen gets in the mood for the WorldSBK Dutch Round
    SBK / 1d
    Visit TT Circuit Assen stand at Motorbeurs Motor Expo Show in Utrecht and get a closer look to Jonathan Rea’s Kawasaki machine.




    KTM Press Release: KTM Launch Red Bull Factory And Red Bull Tech3 MotoGP Teams
    MotoMatters.com / 1h
    KTM launched their 2019 MotoGP campaign at their factory in Mattighofen, Austria today. They introduced the Red Bull Factory MotoGP team, and the Red Bull Tech3 satellite squad.


    Monster Gallery Of Red Bull KTM MotoGP Photos
    MotoMatters.com / 1h
    The 2019 Red Bull KTM livery, much like the 2018 color scheme In contrast, a brand new color scheme for a brand new proposition: the Red Bull Tech3 KTM team colors


    Red Bull KTM Tech3 initiates new era
    Superbike News / 3h
    With today’s team presentation close to KTM’s headquarters in Mattighofen, Austria, Red Bull KTM Tech3 ultimately kicked off the 2019 season


    Red Bull KTM Tech 3: 2019 launch gallery
    news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 1h
    Take a look at the stunning new liveries that Syahrin and Oliveira will be running in the premier class this season


    Zarco: "What does KTM need? Patience"
    GPone RSS Feed / 2h
    "We can't go back in time and there's a lot of work to do. We're struggling through the turns, in Qatar I'll aim for the top ten"


    Red Bull wants Tech 3 to be MotoGP's Toro Rosso
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 3h
    Tech 3 has picked up the energy drinks company as a title sponsor as part of its transition from Yamaha to KTM machinery, and on Tuesday the team revealed a new livery for 2019 incorporating the same blue-and-silver colours


    Gallery: KTM and Tech 3's 2019 bikes from all angles
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 4h
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    The last budget Formula 1 car
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    autosport.com / 4h
    The last budget Formula 1 car autosport.com The HRT squad endured a hard and brief Formula 1 lifespan.


    Renault Reveal The R.S.19 | 2019 Formula 1 Launches
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    Renault take the covers off the car that Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg will drive in 2019. Where do you think the team will finish this season? For more F1® videos, visit http://www.Formula1.com Like F1® on Facebook:


    Motor racing-Renault F1 hoping for big step up on the engine side
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 6h
    Renault aim to close the gap to Formula One's top three teams this season, and keep the smile on new recruit Daniel Ricciardo's face, after seeing a big step up in engine performance.


    Slide view: Compare the Renault RS19 versus 2018 car
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 35min
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    First Red Bull-Honda run left Verstappen "smiling"
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 23h
    Red Bull revealed its RB15 in a one-off livery on Wednesday and shook the car down at Silverstone on the same day Mercedes did likewise with its 2019 challenger. Verstappen conducted driving duties for Red Bull, limited to 100km


    F1 | Red Bull Racing RB15 Launch
    Racecar Engineering / 22h
    Red Bull Racing RB15 More RB15 analysis to follow… Red Bull Racing were the second team to unveil their 2019 contender in the flesh – the RB15. This racer completed a successful shakedown and filming day at Silverstone on the


    McLaren: MCL34 car for 2019 Formula 1 season unveiled
    30BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 3h
    McLaren unveil their car for the 2019 season but team boss Zak Brown says the manufacturer is in a "rebuild process".


    Slide view: Compare the McLaren MCL34 versus 2018 car
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    Gallery: McLaren's latest Formula 1 challenger
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    McLaren defends BAT sponsorship deal
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1h
    BAT, which owned the BAR F1 team from 1999 until it morphed into Honda's works operation in the mid-2000s, appears on the 2019 McLaren via 'A Better Tomorrow' branding and has made clear it will not be promoting any tobacco


    Mercedes W10 Makes Track Debut at Silverstone | 2019 Formula 1 Launches
    27FORMULA 1 / 2h
    After many long months of waiting, Mercedes racers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas got their first taste of 2019 machinery on Wednesday, as they took the new W10 for a shakedown at Silverstone Circuit. For more F1®


    Mercedes unveil new F1 car for Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas - this is stunning
    Daily Express / 1d
    MERCEDES have unveiled the new car Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas will drive over the course of the 2019 F1 season.


    Mercedes W10 Launch Analysis
    F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / 1d
    Mercedes unveiled their car on the track of Silverstone a hour before noon. The reigning champion is the first to show a 2019 car in real life, with a shakedown planned under the guise of a filming day.


    F1 | Mercedes W10 EQ Power+ Launch
    Racecar Engineering / 1d
    Mercedes W10 EQ Power+ More W10 analysis to follow… Mercedes were the first F1 team (unsurprisingly) to give us a true insight into what the real cars of 2019 will look like as the team revealed its new W10 EQ Power+ contender at


    The title defender? Mercedes F1 launch the W10
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    Mercedes have launched the car that they will use to attempt to defend their titles, the W10. Looking to challenge for their record-breaking sixth drivers and constructors championship, Mercedes have unveiled the car that they hope will


    Racing Point reveals livery and title sponsor
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Racing Point will race in a largely pink livery that reflects ongoing support from BWT, which started sponsoring the team in 2017 in its Force India days, with blue flashes. To mark its new title sponsorship with African sports betting


    SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team launches in Toronto
    F1Technical.net . Motorsport news / 1d
    Formula One’s newest team presented its fresh look today as Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll launched SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team in Toronto, Canada, in front of 200 media, hundreds of fans and select VIP guests.



    F1 news: Robert Kubica prediction for 2019 season made by Williams ace George Russell
    Daily Express / 1d
    ROBERT KUBICA will be "on it" when the 2019 F1 season gets underway with the Australian Grand Prix.


    Raikkonen debuts new Alfa Romeo at Fiorano
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    Kimi Raikkonen today debuted the new Alfa Romeo Racing car for 2019 at Fiorano, Italy. Ferrari's private test track welcomed the so far unnamed new Alfa Romeo in a particular quadrifoglio testing livery.




    ByKolles Reveals First Image of Planned Hypercar
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 6h
    Image: ByKolles ByKolles Racing has released the first render of its projected FIA World Endurance Championship ‘Hypercar’ for the 2020-21 top-level prototype regulations. The German squad, which currently runs its own


    Keating: Ford GT Program a “Spectacular Opportunity”
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 19h
    Photo: Rick Dole/IMSA Ben Keating says the opportunity to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans as the first-ever privateer Ford GT entrant, while holding a deep personal and business connection to the American brand




    Taking The Mic: Mexico City | Formula E Drivers React To Previous Races!
    ABB Formula E (uploads) on YouTube / 1h
    As Formula E prepares to return to Mexico, our drivers look back at past seasons outings!






    Bimmer

    BMW Group to Produce Two Additional All-New Models at Plant
    Spartanburg.

    BMW Media Site / 1d
    BMW Group announced today the addition of the first-ever BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M models to the production line-up at Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina.


    The first-ever BMW X3 M and BMW X4 M. All you need to know. (F97, F98, 2019).
    BMW M / 1d
    Striking technology and thrilling performance. Take a closer look at the first-ever BMW X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M Competition. BMW X3 M / X3 M Competition and BMW X4 M / X4 M Competition: Fuel consumption


    The all-new high-performance BMW M six-cylinder engine.
    BMW M / 1d
    Have a detailled view at the newly developed six-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo in-line petrol engine.


    The first-ever BMW X3 M and X4 M. Design.
    22BMW / 1d
    For the very first time, BMW M offers the BMW X3 M, BMW X4 M and Competition models. The model-specific design features are geared squarely to the functional requirements of a high-perfomance car. Underlined with M-


    BMW Group News

    Blockchain: Developing standards for universal application in the mobility sector.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The BMW Group is hosting the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative’s first European colloquium.


    MINI

    Faster and more powerful than ever before: the new MINI John Cooper Works GP.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    The British premium brand announces new version of the extremely sporty small car to come out in 2020 – 4-cylinder turbo engine with more than 220 kW/300 hp and motor racing technology by John Cooper Works


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    Will the BMW M2 CS be the car to get in 2020?
    100+Bmw Blog / 21h
    The BMW M2 CS continues to be an open secret. While the Bavarians have yet to officially acknowledge the supped-up M2, several magazines and sources have reported on its existence.


    Mini's 300bhp John Cooper Works GP spied for the first time
    Autocar RSS Feed / 23h
    Production of hottest Mini ever confirmed for 2020, and spyshots show styling closely in-line with the concept Hours after Mini released details and the first teaser images of its most powerful and fastest model yet, spyshots of the



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    Don't feel bad if you've never heard of Vandal Cars . Most people haven't. And with good reason. “You probably aren’t familiar because we just covertly launched the brand,” Jeremy Sutton, chairman of Vandal Cars, says.


    Women Who Pioneered Automotive Interior Design
    40Cool Hunting / 21h
    A progressive hiring spree (at least, for the 1950s) by GM actively sought out women to design the interiors for all of the brands under their umbrella. The women, who held degrees from some of the country’s top design schools.


    Driving a Tesla Model 3 Performance in the Cold Could Void Tire Warranty
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    It's no secret that running summer tires in the winter isn't smart. The Drive 's has discovered that the Tesla Model 3 Performance sedan doesn't come with an alternative.


    Wheels24.co.za | WATCH: This awesome, life-size Lego F1 racer sold for R1-million!
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    A life-sized Renault Formula 1 car made out of 313 000 Lego bricks has been sold for R1-million in Paris.


    FWIW

    How to Set Up a Credit Fraud Alert in 3 Easy Steps
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    A fraud alert can prevent you from becoming a victim, and is easier to set up than you may think. Image source: Getty Images. A fraud alert is a proactive and free step you can take to protect yourself against identity theft.


    The Soviet's 'Golden Fish' Missile Submarine Still Holds The Record As The World's Fastest
    100+TheDrive / 21h
    Sixty years ago, Soviet engineers began developing a new submarine under strict orders to eschew previous design decisions in favor of innovative concepts wherever possible. The resulting boat, a guided missile submarine


    5 Simple Tips for Evolving During a Career Change
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    There are many reasons to make a career change, for example: While the reason will be different for every person, there’s one thing that stays the same: the need to evolve during this transition.



    BIKE CANDY

    Crossbreed: A Cub x BMX hybrid with a motorcycle engine
    5KBike EXIF Update / 6d

    Little bikes are getting big love right now, and nothing sparks admiration quite like the Honda Cub. But we’ve just found something even cooler: a hybrid of a Cub and a BMX. If your inner child isn’t bouncing off the walls right now, check


    DeBolex gives the Energica Eva a classic spin
    1KBike EXIF / 2d

    A week ago , Ducati’s lead designer told Digital Trends that “Electrification will change bike design more than it will change car design.” We’re not so sure of that. Motorcyclists are an inherently conservative bunch—especially older


    Benelli 750 & 900 Sei six-cylinder | With Phil Aynsley
    MCNews.com.au / 16h

    The first six-cylinder production motorcycle! With Phil Aynsley Argentine car designer and entrepreneur Alejandro de Tomaso bought both Benelli and Moto Guzzi in 1971-72 and immediately looked to introduce new models to refresh


    ON THE GAS. Tattoo Customs’ ‘Blue Velvet’ BMW R80RT Cafe Brat
    100+Pipeburn.com / 5h

    Written by Martin Hodgson Forget the disco-era 1970s or even the golden age of the Renaissance, turns out men have been strutting the streets wearing colourful velvet since 200 BC in China . Personally I’ve never got the trend;


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