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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

    Get ready to be entertained
    SBK / 6h
    WorldSBK commentator Steve English looks ahead to the season-opening Yamaha Finance Australian Round.

    BMW-Star Tom Sykes: «Uns sagt man auch Geiz nach»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... /
    Tom Sykes has raced in the Superbike World Championship since 2009, conquering 108 podiums in 259 races. "I always have dirty hands because I work all the time," says the 33-year-old.
    Only four-time World Champion Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) has been more successful in the Superbike World Cup since 2009 than Tom Sykes. With 108 podiums, 34 wins, 48 ​​poles and 38 fastest race laps, the Englishman is one of the best of all time. From 2012 to 2017 he finished the World Cup in the top three, last year he finished fourth, 2013 champion.

    Leon Haslam & Jonathan Rea, Partners in Kawasaki…For Now
    25Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 14min
    After a toxic relationship with Tom Sykes, the reigning World Champion Jonathan Rea is looking forward to working with a teammate rather than against one. The post Leon Haslam & Jonathan Rea, Partners in Kawasaki

    Sykes "pleasantly surprised" by BMW test pace - MOTOGP - Stories / 6h
    One-time WSBK champion Sykes, who switches to the Shaun Muir Racing-run BMW squad for 2019 after a long stint at Kawasaki, concluded the penultimate day of pre-season running with the second-fastest time in the afternoon

    Werner Daemen über BMW: «Muss keine 4 Jahre dauern»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    For the first time in five years, BMW will once again be factory-represented in the Superbike World Championship 2019. "The potential of the BMW engine is very high, but it is at the very beginning of development," says Reiti manager Werner Daemen.
    Hardly anyone knows BMW as well as ex-racing driver and team boss Werner Daemen. In 2008, the Belgian was involved in the development of the first Superbike S1000RR. In 2009, the Bavarian manufacturer entered the series-related World Championship with a factory team and was there until the end of 2013.

    Phillip Island, 1. Session: Ducati & BMW überraschen
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 18h
    Superbike rookie Alvaro Bautista (Ducati) finished the first test session on Phillip Island as the fastest, BMW sprinted with Tom Sykes in seventh place. Sandro Cortese and Markus Reiterberger are fast, Honda stumbles.

    Get your heart ready! Three WorldSBK races every weekend
    SBK / 14h
    2019 will welcome even more thrill, as it will see not two, but three exciting WorldSBK races introduced in the format for the first time in history

    Starker WM-Einstand von BMW: Tom Sykes voll des Lobes
    38Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 12h
    Ducati and BMW have provided some surprises with their new bikes on the first Superbike test day on Phillip Island. "BMW hit the nail on the head," judged Tom Sykes.

    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): «Sykes ist verblüffend»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 10h
    Ninth of the first day of the Superbike tests on Phillip Island, Markus Reiterberger had a respectable debut with the BMW team. "Unfortunately, we had some problems in the second session," said the 24-year-old.

    Phillip Island, 1. Tag: Tom Sykes bringt BMW auf P4
    97Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 14h
    Only seven of the 19 Superbike pilots were able to improve in the second session of the first Superbike Test Day on Phillip Island. Alvaro Bautista is the only one of the four Ducati pilots to manage the new V4R.

    World Superbike: Changes Made To Race Direction And FIM Stewards Panel / 1d
    Change of duties to Superbike Race Direction and FIM Stewards panel Following the decision of the Superbike commission to change duties of Superbike Race Direction and FIM Stewards panel, the FIM and Dorna WSBK

    WSBK Phillip Island Test Day One Times/Speeds/Report / 15h
    Alvaro Bautista fastest in both sessions WorldSBK 2019 Phillip Island Test Day 1 – PM Report A stiff wind caused riders all sorts of problems this afternoon and of the morning top ten it was only Tom Sykes on the new BMW,

    World Superbike: Moriwaki Althea Honda Team Officially Introduced In Australia / 1d
    Moriwaki Althea Honda Team officially launch their 2019 colours and team The Moriwaki Althea Honda Team has officially launched its 2019 WSBK project during a presentation held just a short distance from the Phillip Island c...

    2019 Phillip Island Test WorldSSP Day 1 Times: Krummenacher Leads Yamaha Armada / 14h
    Randy Krummenacher leads the way after the first day of the final test for the World Supersport class before the season kicks off next weekend. The Bardahl Yamaha rider put in a late charge to edge past his teammate Federico

    2019 Phillip Island Test WorldSBK Day 1 Times: Bautista Makes A Statement On The Ducati / 13h
    Alvaro Bautista has made his mark on the first day of the WorldSBK at Phillip Island, the Ducati rider blitzing the field at the final test before racing starts. Bautista was aided by the fact that the wind picked up in the afternoon,

    World Superbike: Kawasaki Officially Introduces Its 2019 Team In Australia / 2d
    KRT Launches Official WorldSBK Team In Australia Kawasaki unveiled its official 2019 FIM Superbike World Championship machinery and graphics at the team launch today, shortly before the opening round at Phillip Island takes


    General Motors starts taking orders for its first e-bike
    bmw motorcycles
    The Verge / 13h
    General Motors starts taking orders for its first e-bike The Verge Last November, General Motors said it would start making electric bicycles, and it announced a crowdsourcing campaign to come up with a brand name.
    FWIW More bicycle than powered two wheeler (PTW), but before we dismiss this and others like it are they the PTW rider generator the industry has been looking for?

    11 years later, Arcimoto opens order books for EV trike
    Autoblog Green / 10min
    Filed under: Green , Electric The Evergreen Edition flagship will list for $19,900. Continue reading 11 years later, Arcimoto opens order books for EV trike 11 years later, Arcimoto opens order books for EV trike originally appeared

    NXT Rage Electric Commuter Motorcycle Launches
    Web Bike World / 1d
    Rage Silently on Your Commute There’s a definite electric motorcycle revolution occurring in the motorcycle industry. One of the latest entrants is NXT with its commuter bike called Rage. That’s a pretty extreme name for


    Retro-RR Is A New Magazine from the Golden Ages of Superbikes
    86Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2h
    The classic superbike movement is gaining steam in the motorcycle industry zeitgeist, and now there is a print magazine dedicated to it.

    Harley-Davidson Riding Academy: Promo Code for 50% Off New Rider Course
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 7h
    For a limited time, The Motor Company is offering its customers 50 percent off the published price of a Harley-Davidson Academy New Rider Course. The post Harley-Davidson Riding Academy: Promo Code for 50% Off New Rider

    Electric Motorcycles are Coming to Kill Your Gasoline-Powered Bikes
    Web Bike World / 7h
    The Electrified Future Is Now Don’t be fooled by the unassuming plug in the wall, electric motorcycles are the silent but deadly bikes of the future.

    Lightning Strike Electric Superbike: $12,998 Price Before Unveiling
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 6h
    Lightning Motorcycles, has once again teased its Strike, its electric street-legal superbike that will cost $12,998 and be unveiled in March.

    Ducati’s CEO Claudio Domenicali Talks Electric Motorcycles
    35Web Bike World / 8h
    Battery Technology Isn’t Quite There Yet The future is electric . That’s what Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali said at a University of Bologna event not too long ago. In an interview with ,

    FWIW This article may fit in the Cage section; however, it impacts the previous articles.
    The World Still Doesn't Have Enough Places to Plug In Cars
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    Bloomberg / 1d
    The World Still Doesn't Have Enough Places to Plug In Cars Bloomberg Recharging has to get easier before electric vehicles take over.

    Learn to Build your own Cafe Racer
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 17h
    There are plenty of arguments for why you should build your own cafe racer rather than having it built by a professional workshop. The biggest reason is, of course, the cost.


    Bob and Van Test the 2019 Gear Up
    Blog - Ural Motorcycles / 2d
    Long time Ural Owners and friends Bob Vanarsdall and Van Le came up to the Ural headquarters in Redmond and tested our new 2019 Gear Up. We’ve always relied on feedback from our customers. Most changes to the product


    Adventure Advice – Route planning and paperwork
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 10h
    How to make sure your next trip is enjoyable, the overnight stops memorable and the border crossings forgettable. There’s a real romance to just grabbing your keys, ramming some pants and a toothbrush into the tailpack and heading


    Apparel Pro: Eyewear
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 17min
    Having a few friends who work in the medical field is pretty neat. They always have amazing stories to tell about wacky patients, always get great writing utensils from pharmaceutical companies and are never shy about asserting

    Best Modular Motorcycle Helmets / 2h
    Like most things in life, we can’t always have everything we want. The same principle holds true with motorcycle helmets. For ultimate protection, full-face helmets are the way to go. But sometimes the ease and convenience of an

    AGV K5 S Helmet Hands-On Review
    22Web Bike World / 2d
    Introduction I have handled a good variety of motorcycle helmets since I started riding in the early ’90s. I’m therefore a bit surprised to realize I’d never owned or tested a helmet from AGV

    Forcite Receives Funding for Its Smart Helmet
    40Web Bike World / 9h
    The Smart Helmets Are Coming Smart helmets are the next big thing in motorcycle gear. While there a few different companies, such as Shoei , working on the technology, there are also smaller players like the Australian

    Best Motorcycle Racing Gloves / 2h
    If you’re heading to the track, then gear is obviously very important. Sure you get the best leathers and helmet that you can, but it’s easy to overlook quality gloves as an essential piece of your track riding kit. Instinctually, we humans

    Top Waterproof Motorcycle Gloves / 3d
    We’ve all been there. The forecast is dire, and you have 300 miles left to ride on your tour. Or maybe the forecast was for sun with the possibility of scattered showers, but the horizon is looking like a freight train of wetness.

    Aerostich Women’s R-3 One Piece Suit Review
    Web Bike World / 2d
    A Pleasant Suitprise Looking for the Right One I love trying out new gear and this was the first taste of riding suits for me with a long term hands-on test, so I will admit to being pretty excited.


    Reinforcing Ribs On Highly Stressed Parts—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    47Cycle World / 14h
    Bikes Number five in a series of motorcycle learning experiences Complex shapes braced by stiffening ribs should be strong, right? In this example given by Technical Editor Kevin Cameron, our intuition is incorrect.

    The Racing Sheet

    Motorcycle Racing's Dunlop Family Dynasty
    71Motorcyclist / 2d
    News We race not in spite of death, but because of it Obscured by the haze of self-belief and the pavement’s luminous lines, death waits to indiscriminately pluck a soul from beneath his bower.

    Motorcycle Racing Is A Profitable Investment: Bridgepoint Sells Dorna To Itself / 5h
    Motorcycle racing is a profitable business, it turns out. The leading UK financial paper Financial Times reported yesterday that Bridgepoint Capital, the private equity firm which owns Dorna, among many other assets, has hit upon

    BMW Motorsport News

    António Félix da Costa finishes second on the podium for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in Mexico City.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    António Félix da Costa (POR) finished a turbulent Mexico City E-Prix (MEX), the fourth race of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship season, in second place, to take his second podium of the season after his win in Ad Diriyah

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 04/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW Sports Trophy winners attend BMW M4 GT4 track days at Portimão – Wittmann’s DTM helmet from his 2018 Norisring win raises more than 5,000 euros.

    Editor's Blog: Valentino Rossi, MotoGP's First Rockstar, At 40 / 1d
    I do not make a habit of marking the birthdays of motorcycle racers, but Valentino Rossi's 40th is worthy of an exception to my self-imposed rule. His 40th birthday is clearly a milestone, though any birthday can hardly be

    Down On The Ranch With Valentino Rossi / 8h
    FEATURED IN THE FEBRUARY 2019 ISSUE OF ROADRACING WORLD... Tavullia has been Rossi Town for a couple of decades. Pretty much every tree, lamppost, and window flies a VR46 flag.

    Why Valentino Rossi Turning 40-Years-Old Is Such a Big Deal
    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 13h
    Valentino Rossi recently celebrated his 40th birthday, and it was a big deal in MotoGP land. Here is the reason why. The post Why Valentino Rossi Turning 40-Years-Old Is Such a Big Deal appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .

    Ferrari hope new SF90 F1 car will end 10-year title drought
    300+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 8h
    Ferrari's new F1 car is a "development of last year's, not a revolution" says team principal Mattia Binotto at its unveiling before the 2019 season.

    New Ferrari F1 car features "extreme" solutions - Formula 1 - Stories / 7h
    Although the Maranello team’s 2019 challenger is an evolution of last year’s SF71H, Binotto says a lot of work has gone into aggressive design concepts.

    Ferrari's new matte paint a performance benefit - Formula 1 - Stories / 1h
    At the launch of its new SF90 at Maranello on Friday, the Italian outfit revealed a new darker matte colour, having moved away from its traditional gloss finish.

    Mercedes’ main rival? Ferrari F1 launch the SF90
    James Allen on F1 – The official James A... / 7h
    With Ferrari bidding to win their first championship (drivers’ or constructors’) since 2008, the Maranello team unveiled their 2019 car, the SF90. Having fallen short in the second half of the 2017 and 2018 seasons,

    Ferrari: New F1 rules will make cars 1.5s slower - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    F1 has made several aero changes for this season, introducing simpler front and rear wings, brake ducts and bargeboards to try to make it easier for cars to follow one another. At the launch of Ferrari’s 2019 car, the SF90, new team

    Ferrari chief reveals Sebastian Vettel decision that could worry Lewis Hamilton
    Daily Express / 28min
    FERRARI will give Sebastian Vettel full priority over team-mate Charles Leclerc this season, so the German has the best chance of winning the Drivers’ Championship.

    Tech verdict: Is Ferrari's 2019 F1 car the leap it requires? - Formula 1 - Stories / 21min
    Compared to some of the other 2019 cars revealed this week, the Ferrari could be regarded as quite basic and evolutionary in many respect. But there are also elements in which it's breaking new ground, as Autosport technical editor

    2019 Mercedes F1 Car in Action: W10 Takes to the Track!
    Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport / 2h
    Ready to roll! Watch our new 2019 Formula One challenger, the Mercedes-AMG F1 W10 EQ Power+, hit the track for the first time during our shakedown event at Silverstone!

    ByKolles switches from Nissan to Gibson engines - WEC - Stories / 41min
    ByKolles' solo ENSO CLM P1/01 dropped off the next entry list for next month's Sebring 1000 Miles round owing to an issue with a unspecified third-party supplier.

    Honda's 2019 engine "a thing of beauty," says Red Bull - Formula 1 - Stories / 4h
    While the Milton Keynes-based outfit has viewed its switch to Honda as a long-term project to deliver the world championship, it is already full of praise about its first tie-up. Red Bull had an encouraging opening day of pre-season testing

    No-deal Brexit a 'nightmare' for British-based F1 teams, says Mercedes boss
    100+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 6h
    Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says a no-deal Brexit would be "a nightmare scenario" for British-based teams.

    First Look At 2019 F1 Cars On Track | F1 Testing 2019
    200+FORMULA 1 / 5h
    The wait was finally over for F1 fans as the 2019 cars hit the track for the first time at pre-season testing in Spain... For more F1® videos, visit Like F1® on Facebook:

    Alfa Romeo Take The Covers Off 2019 Car | 2019 Formula 1 Car Launches
    64FORMULA 1 / 7h
    Just before pre-season testing gets under way in Barcelona, Alfa Romeo take the wraps off their 2019 contender, the C38. For more F1® videos, visit Like F1® on Facebook:

    Williams not ready for first day of testing . Motorsport news / 1d
    ROKiT Williams Racing have confirmed they will not be able to run their car at the start of winter testing, tomorrow 18 February. Instead, the schedule is to be ready for tuesday.

    Williams F1 EXCLUSIVE: Why Paddy Lowe and co CANNOT just turn it around - Tony Jardine
    Daily Express / 1d
    WILLIAMS cannot expect to compete at the front of the F1 grid this season.

    Sebastian Vettel reveals future Ferrari plans and outlines F1 title goal
    Daily Express / 1d
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL has claimed that it is ‘pretty clear’ what he is planning to do with Ferrari.

    Vettel not entertaining Ferrari exit with "mission" incomplete - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Vettel’s long-time Ferrari teammate Kimi Raikkonen has been replaced by highly-rated youngster Charles Leclerc for 2019, which has drawn comparisons to when Vettel was outshone by new Red Bull signing Daniel Ricciardo in 2014.

    F1 testing LIVE: Sebastian Vettel SPINS, Williams' major blow, Lewis Hamilton imminent
    Daily Express / 9h
    F1 testing LIVE - the latest from the first F1 testing after Sebastian Vettel spins, Williams suffer a blow and Lewis Hamilton takes to the track in Barcelona.

    FIA introduces more strict fuel usage tests for F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    The new procedures suggest that the governing body has been alerted to possible grey areas concerning fuel usage in races, and is keen to address any suspicions, having already tightened up checks in the latter part of 2018.

    F1 news - McLaren could turn to Fernando Alonso if they need a reserve
    formula e / 2d
    F1 news - McLaren could turn to Fernando Alonso if they need a reserve McLaren indicated on Thursday that retired double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso could stand in as a reserve driver

    Formula E boss not ruling out F1 'merger' |
    formula e
    GrandPx / 9min
    Formula E boss not ruling out F1 'merger' ... GrandPx Alejandro Agag, the boss of Formula E, is not ruling out a “long term” merger with formula one.

    Is Felipe Massa's first Formula E season really as bad as it looks?
    formula e / 2d
    Is Felipe Massa's first Formula E season really as bad as it looks?... In terms of their ABB FIA Formula E careers, 2005 Sauber Formula 1 team-mates Jacques Villeneuve and Felipe Massa share common

    Magic In Mexico! Race Highlights - 2019 CBMM Niobium Mexico City E-Prix
    500+ABB Formula E / 1d
    Once again, Mexico City failed to disappoint with a tense battle for victory until the final seconds! Catch up with the race highlights right here. Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: Join the fiercely driven:

    Is Felipe Massa's first Formula E season really as bad as it looks?
    formula e / 2d
    Is Felipe Massa's first Formula E season really as bad as it looks?... In terms of their ABB FIA Formula E careers, 2005 Sauber Formula 1 team-mates Jacques Villeneuve and Felipe Massa share common


    A true BMW racer at the front of the field: new Formula E Safety Car livery presented in Mexico City.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    The BMW i8 Coupe Safety Car will take on the guise of a real racer from the Mexico City E-Prix onwards. The new livery – from the pen of Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport – underlines the close relationship between

    It takes a strong team to build a powerful M power plant!
    BMW M / 3d
    Manufacturing of the all-new high-performance BMW M six-cylinder inline petrol engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology.


    Six decades of inspiration.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    MINI celebrates its milestone anniversary with the MINI 60 Years Lifestyle Collection.

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    SPIED: BMW 1 Series hatch will get same interior as the 3 Series
    Bmw Blog / 20min

    Spy photos of the future front-drive BMW 1 Series aren’t new. We’ve already seen several, which brought about much discussion on its exterior design. One main theme that keeps arising with enthusiasts is that the upcoming 1er hatch

    BMW and Daimler to confirm urban mobility joint venture
    Autocar RSS Feed / 9h
    New scheme will merge BMW's DriveNow rental scheme with Daimler's Car2Go Car2Go and DriveNow will be merged to form a new company that will provide an “ecosystem of mobility services” BMW and Daimler are set to


    The Curious Case of John Cena’s Ford GT
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 12h

    The Ford GT that once belonged to John Cena is back in the news again for the same reason it’s appeared in the news so many times before. As improbable — maybe even impossible — as it sounds, the Liquid Blue Metallic

    Ferrari to introduce a V8 hybrid supercar this year
    100+Autoblog Green / 3h
    Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Ferrari , Hybrid , Supercars First deliveries will begin in early 2020. Continue reading Ferrari to introduce a V8 hybrid supercar this year Ferrari to introduce a V8 hybrid supercar this year originally appeared

    Koenigsegg to Increase Production by Thousands, Compete With 'Mainstream' Supercar Makers
    TheDrive / 6min
    Christian von Koenigsegg, the eponymous founder of Swedish hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg, has revealed that his company's upcoming new model is hoped to catapult production of the niche automaker into the

    Supercars That Will Still Put a Big Dent in Your Wallet but Not Drain It
    NYT > Automobiles / now
    A car more super than the Lamborghini you once pinned to your wall can be had for half of what that Countach cost — obviously not cheap, but down from the stratosphere.

    They don’t know what my wallet looks like. I had a ‘69 VW convertible with a Porsche gearshifter nob. It wasn’t a Supercar but it was a super car.

    Bugatti Could Redefine The Pricing of One-Off Builds at The Geneva Motor Show
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    Bugatti is no stranger to shaking up the industry when there’s an opportunity to do so. That “opportunity” could come sooner than we think because of rumors that the super luxury performance brand is developing a one-off creation for the

    THE RED GRIFO - Iso Grifo documentary short film
    true WONDERS / 5h

    Could the Upcoming $18 Million Bugatti be a Speedster? / 2h
    A New Rumor We Can Get Behind We recently reported on the fact that Bugatti will bring its “ 110 ans Bugatti ” to Geneva to celebrate its 110-year anniversary. We also reported that Bugatti could build an $18 million hypercar

    Ford Has Launched the 2020 Focus ST and it Trumps the Outgoing Model in Every Respect
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 3h
    Ford Performance has finally unveiled the all-new Ford Focus ST. Although it does not feature a lot of exterior and interior changes, the hatch is pumped up on the inside. Under the hood sit’s as much as 276 horsepower and 310 pound-

    Apple to possibly use Face ID to unlock cars
    Bmw Blog / 8h
    If you have any of the new iPhone models that lack the famous lone physical button, you know about Face ID. It’s Apple’s new way of unlocking the phone, now that the button-mounted fingerprint scanner is gone.


    This is why AI has yet to reshape most businesses
    400+New on MIT Technology Review / 2d
    For many companies, deploying AI is slower and more expensive than it might seem.

    The Many Rides Of Harrison Ford: 19 Pics Of His Cars, Bikes, And Airplanes
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    HotCars / 13h
    The Many Rides Of Harrison Ford: 19 Pics Of His Cars, Bikes, And Airplanes HotCars Once Harrison Ford started making the big bucks, he bought a few toys. Check out his collection of cars, planes, and motorbikes.


    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h

    Custom BMW K 100 From Romania For many, it takes decades to perfect a craft. Mistakes are made, and lessons learned along the way.

    It’s A Keeper: A K series built for a footballing legend
    1KBike EXIF Update / 2d

    When one of Spain’s most legendary goalkeepers wanted a hot steed based on a BMW K series ‘brick,’ he knew just the team to call: Bolt Motor Co. of Valencia. Andrés Palop, known for his penalty-stopping prowess at Sevilla FC,

    BMW G 310 R "Hadoken"
    100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 1d

    BMW Motorrad Spain ha affidato alla spagnola Cafe Racer Dreams la nuova piccola della casa tedesca creando questa piccola cafe racer di grande carattere con uno stile classico e sportivo Cafe Racer Dreams Bmw

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Friday, 22 February 2019

    On Street and Track

    2019 BMW Motorrad Motorsport Media Guide.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    The 2019 FIM Superbike World Championship 2019 (WorldSBK) gets underway on Phillip Island, Australia this weekend. Part of the action: the new BMW S 1000 RR and BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, with the two riders Tom Sykes

    WorldSBK Photos from Phillip Island – Friday Edition

    37Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 4h
    Our other "Steve" at Phillip Island this weekend, we have a gallery featuring the work of Mr. Stephen McClement from Friday's practice sessions.

    5 Keys to Action in Australia with Troy Bayliss
    SBK / 6h
    WorldSBK Legend Troy Bayliss gives his guide to the racing weekend at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the traditional season opening venue for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

    2019 Phillip Island WorldSBK Round Friday Press Releases / 1h
    Press releases from the first day of world championship racing of 2019, issued by the organizers and some of the teams after Friday at the WorldSBK round in Australia:

    Markus Reiterberger/BMW: «Müssen nur rausfinden wie»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 4h
    0.2 seconds behind BMW team-mate Tom Sykes, half a second behind the leader: Markus Reiterberger has done well in the free practice sessions of the Superbike World Championship on Phillip Island on Friday as eighth.

    2019 Philip Island World Superbike FP1 Results: Rea Leads Bautista / 14h
    As the 2019 motorcycle racing season starts, four time world champion Jonathan Rea ended the first World Superbike qualifying session on top on his Kawasaki ZX-10RR, ahead of class rookie Alvaro Bautista on the brand new

    2019 Philip Island World Supersport FP2 Results: Cluzel And Caricasulo Quickest / 5h
    Jules Cluzel headed a trio of Yamahas at the top, ahead of Federico Caricasulo and Randy Krummenacher. Lucas Mahias was third quickest on the Kawasaki, leading a pair of MV Agustas in the form of Raffaele De Rosa and

    Phillip Island, FP2: BMW auf Platz 4, Honda legt zu [Phillip Island, FP2: BMW in fourth place, Honda is increasing]
    98Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 8h

    Rea: "We made a big step from the test"
    SBK / 1h
    2019 starts well for the WorldSBK quadruple champion, but he isn´t on top just yet…


    Could BMW Be Working on a Hybrid Boxer Engine?
    Web Bike World / 2d
    More Hybrid Bikes Are Coming If you thought motorcycles were safe from hybrid technology , you were wrong. A new patent filing by BMW spotted by the two-wheeled sleuths at revealed the company might be

    Patent Filings Reveal Hybrid BMW Boxer Engine Technology / 2d
    Back in 2017, BMW played an April Fools joke by announcing a hybrid all-wheel drive R1200GS. Dubbed the R1200GS xDrive Hybrid (pictured above), the bike would have incorporated an electric hub motor on the front wheel to

    Six motorcycle manufacturers announce collaboration to increase rider safety
    Powersports Business / 2d
    Six motorcycle manufacturers have joined together with the vision of increasing safety for on-road riders in the United States through data driven approaches and collaboration with relevant stakeholders. American Honda

    FWIW A different kind of final drive failure.

    Rear wheel stolen from BMW GS parked in central London
    300+Visordown / 1d
    Image: This is seriously concerning


    Royal Enfield Workers Strike for the Second Time in Recent Months

    Web Bike World / 49min
    Strikes Make It Difficult to Meet Demand Royal Enfield seems to be doing a lot right with the type of motorcycles it builds. However, the company may have some issues internally.

    BRP Buys Parts of Alta Motors, Has No Plans to Restart Production
    58Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 19h
    BRP has bought key assets from Alta Motors, but has no intentions of restarting the motorcycle brand for production. | WATCH: Toyota's i-Road has the agility of a motorcycle, comfort of a car in one tiny package
    Wheels News / 1d

    First shown in concept form at the 2013 Geneva motor show Toyota’s personal mobility vehicle (PMV) the i-Road has been transformed into a road-legal version.

    A Future Honda Gold Wing Will Get Stereoscopic Cameras for Predictive Safety
    42Web Bike World / 2d

    An Extra Set of Eyes for Safety Cameras and sensors for safety purposes are commonplace on cars these days, and now that technology will begin to become commonplace on motorcycles. MoreBikes noticed some new patents

    PATENT reveals Kawasaki is working on an ELECTRIC motor. AND it’ll be LIQUID COOLED.
    MoreBikes / 3d
    Patent drawings have emerged which confirm that Kawasaki is working on an electric motor – suggesting that the Japanese factory probably isn’t too far away from unveiling its first electric motorcycle.

    Is a Retro Suzuki Cafe Racer Coming?
    39Web Bike World / 3d
    Patent Suggests Maybe Suzuki recently filed a patent application for a new cafe racer bike that would be a nice addition to its lineup. The bike, if built, would likely fit in with some of the other retro-styled motorcycles, including the

    Will Honda Build a Modern Cafe Racer, Too?
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    News Prospective riders can get half off the Riding Academy New Rider Course until March 9 For those who’ve been itching to learn how to ride a motorcycle,

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    A total of 1,004,063 motorcycles were registered in 2018 in the EU according to the final figures published by the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM).

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    Motorcyclists can now use more bus lanes in Melbourne for the next five years under an extension to an already six-year bus-lane trial. The Victorian Government started a “six-month trial” in Hoddle St in 2011 allowing riders to


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    When I first saw the REV’IT! Pioneer Outdry and Discovery Outdry boots , I was intrigued. After years of clomping around in uncomfortable buckle-up motorcycle boots, or wondering if my lace-up boots would protect me, could

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    If you’re heading into the horizon in search of adventure, you need to be well-equipped. Your gear needs to be as versatile and ready as you are when the pavement ends and the terrain begins to change.

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    The single largest purchase you’re going to make when deciding to go track riding, apart from your motorcycle, is your leathers. Along with your helmet choice, this is an extremely important decision, obviously, as your leathers are

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    Riders may soon have peace of mind their helmet is safe to use after a drop or crash, thanks to a new invention that uses a laser to scan your helmet. The Helmet Doctors who developed the device now want to know if riders would


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    Designed for the motorcycle industry, the all-new P1000 diagnostic scan tool from Snap-on includes features that give technicians the edge. Take on more jobs with access to comprehensive OEM-specific bike coverage for nine


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    In our new series “Three lessons learned”, we present three findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race – this week, the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX).

    SRC Kawasaki feeling fully confident
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 5h
    Team SRC Kawasaki France are looking more determined than ever after a fresh session of tests in Spain, where their ZX-10R 2019 lived up to its promise and riders Jérémy Guarnoni, David Checa and Erwan Nigon further

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    Successful race debut for the new BMW S 1000 RR at the WorldSBK opener in Australia.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The new BMW S 1000 RR has completed its race debut – just three months, after the series version was presented to the world. At the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) season opener at Phillip Island (AUS), race

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team continues to score points with the new BMW S 1000 RR.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 12h
    The new BMW S 1000 RR has already proved to be a consistent points collector on its debut weekend in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Again in Sunday’s race at Phillip Island (AUS), both BMW

    Phillip Island WSB Results (All Three Races) (News) (Race Results) - Motorcycle News, E... / 1h
    Defending champ Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) would have picked up where he left off last year by sweeping all three races at Phillip Island this weekend … but for one new factor, the presence of WSB newcomer Álvaro Bautista


    2019 Philip Island World Superbike Superpole Race Results: Ten Laps, Twelve Points, Nine Places / 17h
    World Superbike has a new race format including the ten lap sprint race to determine the first three rows of the grid for race two, the Tissot Superpole Race.

    Rea takes pole position in record-breaking Tissot Superpole Session!
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    Kawasaki ace starts title defence in style, but his rivals are still eager to fight!

    Phillip Island: BMW auf Startplatz 4, Cortese 6!
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    Phillip Island: BMW on grid position 4, Cortese 6!
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.02.2019 02:57
    BMW and Superbike rookie Sandro Cortese (GRT Yamaha) exceeded expectations in qualifying for the first event of the year at Phillip Island. Jonathan Rea secured the pole ahead of Haslam and Bautista.

    2019 WorldSBK Championship Standings After The Superpole Race, Phillip Island, Australia / 7h
    WorldSBK standings after the 10-lap Superpole race at Phillip Island: Round Number: 1 Year: 2019

    Race 1

    2019 Philip Island World Superbike Race One Results: Oh Boy / 1d
    The first World Superbike race of the season in Australia may be considered a test with points, taking part over a month before first European round in Spain, but that doesn't mean it can't give us entertainment.

    Phillip Island: BMW boss rejoices over P7 from Tom Sykes
    By Kay Hettich - 23.02.2019 09:05
    Surprised in the practice sessions, in the Superpole strong and in the first race of the Superbike World Championships 2019 on Phillip Island in the points. BMW is thrilled by the performance of Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger.

    BMW boss dr. Markus Schramm: "Glad where we stand"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.02.2019 23:07
    Dr. Markus Schramm, Managing Director of BMW Motorrad since May 2018, is visiting a World Superbike event for the first time on Phillip Island. He is thrilled not only because of the good performance of BMW.
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    Tom Sykes (BMW): More power = better results
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.02.2019 11:52
    Secretly, Tom Sykes had flirted with a podium finish at Phillip Island at the premiere of the new BMW S1000RR in the Superbike World Championship. he explained why it was # 7.
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    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): "There are no excuses"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.02.2019 10:05
    While BMW team-mate Tom Sykes won the Superbike World Championship season opener at Phillip Island with the new S1000RR in seventh place, Markus Reiterberger finished 13th. The Bavarian is experiencing painful days.

    2019 WorldSBK Championship Standings After Race 2, Phillip Island, Australia / 7h
    WorldSBK standings after the second full race at Phillip Island: Round Number: 1 Year: 2019

    Race 3

    Marc Bongers (BMW): «Can not retrieve true pace»
    By Kay Hettich - 24.02.2019 08:52
    The euphoria after # 7 by Tom Sykes in the season opener of the 2019 Superbike World Championship in Australia at BMW Motorrad was truly huge. On race Sunday there was less to celebrate, the voices more reserved.
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    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): "In curves phenomenal"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 24.02.2019 10:13
    In the second Superbike World Championship race on Phillip Island, Markus Reiterberger was able to beat his BMW team-mate Tom Sykes for the first time. "We had the pace for the top 8," commented Reiti, who finished twelfth.
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    Tom Sykes: «Expected more from Alvaro Bautista»
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.02.2019 17:44
    "His bike is close to a MotoGP machine and he drives very well", said Tom Sykes after the outstanding victory of Ducati ace Alvaro Bautista in the first race of the Superbike World Championship on Phillip Island.
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    2019 WorldSBK Championship Standings After Race 1, Phillip Island, Australia / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the first race of the season at Phillip Island: Round Number: 1 Year: 2019

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    WorldSSP standings after the opening race in Australia: Round Number: 1 Year: 2019

    Reiterberger: "Cortese has only driven children's mopeds so far"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 21.02.2019 05:05
    Sandro Cortese is Supersport and Moto3 World Champion, Markus Reiterberger Superstock European Champion. Who has the better conditions for the Superbike World Championship? asked the two South Germans.
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    Up-Close with Eugene Laverty’s Ducati Panigale V4 RS19
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    While there are four Ducati superbike on the WorldSBK grid, they couldn't be more different from each other. The post Up-Close with Eugene Laverty’s Ducati Panigale V4 RS19 appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber

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    On his debut WSBK weekend, Bautista took maximum points in Australia, taking victory in Saturday's opening race by a commanding margin of nearly 15 seconds ahead of Kawasaki's Jonathan Rea. The MotoGP convert followed

    Rea proud of "massive damage limitation" at Phillip Island - MOTOGP - Stories / 8h
    Rea, who likewise had a winless weekend at Phillip Island last year, finished runner-up to series newcomer Alvaro Bautista three times on this occasion. The Ducati rider dominated the two full-distance races of the weekend,

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    For many years now, WorldSBK bods of all kinds have asked themselves the same question as they wake up in strange beds in Australia, at a reliably horrible 3.30am for the first few days. Jet lag does, at least, give you time to

    I am still sorting out race weekend story order. The new race format continues to result in confusing headlines. Superpole vs Race 1.

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    Tom Sykes clarifies: "Not where BMW really stands"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 25.02.2019 12:02
    After the sprint race Tom Sykes had to tackle the second Superbike World Championship race on Phillip Island from 10th place. After verkorkster initial phase of the Englishman fell from the BMW team back to 13th place.
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    Sykes: BMW's "outstanding" chassis masked by lack of power - MOTOGP - Stories / 4h
    On his first weekend as a BMW rider, Sykes came away with a best finish of seventh in the opening race in Australia, before finish 11th in the short-distance Superpole race and 13th in the third race of the weekend. It came after the

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    200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 7h
    For our A&R Pro readers, a look at the WorldSBK rev limit structure, and how Ducati has built a motor that will test this performance-balancing system. The post Rev Limits & 16,350 Reasons Why the Ducati Can Sing in WorldSBK

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    Álvaro Bautista put on a dominant display in Australia, but that doesn't mean the season will be a runaway.


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    News Bikes worth making a fuss about Of the new crop of 2019 motorcycles, these ones have the most riding on them. So to speak. Which do you want to ride the most?

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    The wait is finally over, It's finally here. The Zero SR/F electric sport bike has debuted with 110hp and 109 miles of mixed riding range specs...and a considerable price tag of $19,000 MSRP. The post The Zero SR/F Finally

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    Smart Bike Helmet
    Cool Hunting / 44min

    This safe and stylish helmet is also smart: outfitted with Bluetooth speakers for hands-free turn-by-turn nav, phone calls and music; and an LED light on the back to signal braking and turning. Though its primary function is protection,
    FWIW This is a bicycle helmet; however, features start someplace.


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    Bikes Reader Ryan Haag makes a good point “I beams and H beams demonstrate how certain forms of ribbing can add strength on a beam or support of a given weight, correct?” Kevin Cameron responds.

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    Three lessons learned – the Mexico City E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4d
    In our new series “Three lessons learned”, we present three findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race – this week, the Mexico City E-Prix (MEX).

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 05/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW DTM drivers prepare for season start – Nick Yelloly to represent AAI Motorsports.

    Yelolly Named BMW Factory Driver / 9h
    Racing Point F1 simulator driver and former Porsche Super Cup ace Nick Yelolly has been named a BMW factory driver ahead of the 2019 season. The Briton will drive GT3 machinery for the Bavarian brand and announced on

    2019 Qatar MotoGP Test Monday 6pm Times: Petrucci Leads Rins As Final Day Gets Underway / 22min
    A slow start to the final day of testing at Qatar, as the riders once again bided their time, waiting for the sun to start setting and the track temperature start to drop.

    MotoGP set to adopt 'Long Lap Penalty' rule - MOTOGP - Stories / 21h
    The new initiative requires penalised riders to ride through a specially-marked area off-track, with the proposal being tried out for the first time in Qatar pre-season testing at Turn 8 (pictured top). Valentino Rossi estimated the time

    Riders Approve the Long Lap Penalty
    GPone RSS Feed / 22h
    The experiment of an extended course as a penalty has been given the OK and will probably be introduced on all tracks

    Video: How all the 2019 F1 front wings compare - Formula 1 - Stories / 5d
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    Is that a sign of its supreme confidence and a focus on heavily-fuelled long runs, or does it have anything to worry about? Motorsport Network’s F1 reporter Scott Mitchell and technical consultant Gary Anderson unravel what

    Motor racing-Perez fears Mexico risks decades without F1
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 4d
    Mexican driver Sergio Perez fears his country could spend decades in the Formula One wilderness if Mexico City loses its slot on the calendar after this year's grand prix.

    Bigger Ferrari changes would've been "madness" - Vettel - Formula 1 - Stories / 6d
    Despite much improved performance from its F1 cars, Ferrari's two latest title challenges collapsed in the latter stages of those respective campaigns as Mercedes maintained its unbeaten streak in the hybrid era.

    We’re moving: Message to JA on F1 readers
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    The JA on F1 blog is moving. After ten years in its current guise, the content and comments will all be migrated to the platform. The migration will happen today February 19 and you can find the content and the

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    It was also first the chance to see many of the parts the teams were either hiding or did not have ready at their launches. In this video, Jake Boxall-Legge and former F1 technical director Gary Anderson take you through the most

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    For this season, the FIA has mandated a larger rear wing with a bigger DRS effect as part of a new rules package designed to improve racing. This change, according to Hulkenberg, is having an impact on how his Renault feels in a

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    How 2019 Formula 1 rules have made it harder for Mercedes Mercedes had hinted that it would show its hand a little more at the end of week one of 2019 pre-season Formula 1 testing and duly stepped up its pace


    Natural and fully multimodal interaction with the vehicle and its surroundings. BMW Group presents BMW Natural Interaction for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    Once again, the BMW Group is revolutionising how drivers interact with their vehicles: At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona from 25 – 28 February 2019, the company will present BMW Natural Interaction.

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group and Daimler Unveil New Mobility Company
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    The secret is out. Now we will bring to life our vision of urban mobility through five joint ventures: REACH NOW, CHARGE NOW, FREE NOW, PARK NOW, and SHARE NOW. Together with Daimler AG, we are pooling our mobility

    Satellite Data BMW Group and Daimler AG press conference.
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    Satellite Data BMW Group and Daimler AG joint press conference launching their joint mobility company.

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    Is Tesla a Cult? A Dealer Wonders as Elon Musk Takes Bite Out of BMW
    Fortune / 1d
    A Dealer Wonders as Elon Musk Takes Bite Out of BMW Fortune Tesla has eschewed a traditional dealership network in favor of direct sales from its stores and through online ordering.

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    According to a report from Japan, the next generation Lexus IS sports sedan could make use of what is arguably BMW’s best engine. The B58 is a 3.0 liter six-cylinder straight engine which can produce different power outputs.


    Quick Little Hotshot
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    300+Lifehacker / 6h
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    Someone Caught the Mid-Engine 2020 Chevy C8 Corvette Driving Around California
    78TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    The mid-engine Corvette is some 40+ years in the making and, come 2020; we’ll finally get to lay eyes on the first official, production Vette that sports a mid-engine layout.

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    TopSpeed Newsletter / 3d
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    51Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 6d
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    Ferrari 156 F1 Sharknose – 1:8th Scale Model – $8,460 USD
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    The Ferrari 156 F1 “Sharknose” is remembered today as one of the most famous Formula 1 cars of its era, if not the most famous outright. The great tragedy of the Sharknose is that all of the original cars were scrapped – though

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    The Best of the 2019 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show
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    メーカー:BMW 車名:Basic-R 価格:800,000- (※消費税・整備諸費用・納車整備費用別途) 車両番号 006 お問い合わせフォーム 90年式 走行距離 40,741km ・エンデュラオルタネーターキット ・プロパーステップ 綺麗なブルーのBasic

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    There’s some confusion here. Of course it’s easy to shoot fish in a barrel. The difficult part, the part no one talks about, is getting the fish into the barrel in the first place.

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    BMW race director Marc Bongers: «We have to swallow»

    By Ivo Schützbach - 26.02.2019 06:52
    When BMW entered the World Superbike Championship in 2009, Troy Corser took the 8th place in Australia in the opening race. Tom Sykes raced to seventh place at the factory return last Saturday.
    The new BMW factory team received a lot of attention at Phillip Island. Not only by impeccable appearance, but in view of only nine weeks preparation time, sometimes with considerable results. Dr. Markus Schramm, Managing Director of BMW Motorrad, and Motorsport Director Marc Bongers were in the paddock with satisfied faces. And even former BMW racing boss Berthold Hauser, retired since December 2016, had flown to Australia to support his former employees.
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    BMW on performance search: The development is full throttle
    By Ivo Schützbach - 27.02.2019 06:22

    The chassis of the new BMW S1000RR proved to be excellent at the start of the Superbike World Championship in Australia. Probably for the fifth event in Imola comes the first engine upgrade.
    As it was the first time a Superbike factory team from 2009 to 2013, BMW always shone with good top speed values. Since the factory entrance for 2019 was decided late, the drivers still have to be patient until the racing department in Munich puts a podium-capable four-cylinder on the wheels. As long fight Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger on the straights with blunt weapons, as shown in Australia.
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    BMW: 4 months from Go to the first Superbike engine
    By Ivo Schützbach - 28.02.2019 04:22

    In order to reduce the top speed disadvantage to the competition, BMW will bring several engine upgrades for the 2019 Superbike World Championship. That requires preparation time, as Motorsport Director Marc Bongers revealed.
    On 17 December 2018, Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger drove for the first time on the Andalucia Ring near Almeria with the new BMW S1000RR in Superbike configuration. Nine weeks later, the World Cup began in South Australia in 2019. BMW has not had much time to prepare since the starting signal for the factory return.
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    Tom Sykes walks a new walk and talks a new talk in 2019
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    Tom Sykes With Mark Bracks During the week leading up to the opening round of the 2019 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship, it was noticeable on first sight of the 2013 Superbike World Champion, Tom Sykes, that there is a

    “Only 18 riders on the grid? But the quality is greater in Superbike now”

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    INQUIRY – The team managers speak up: “A necessary skimming, better to have a grid like this than a packed one without substance. Never such a high level as in the last 5 years”

    Checa: "Bautista surprised me… and everyone"
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    The former Spanish rider and 2011 WorldSBK World Champion gives his opinion about the start of the 2019 season and Alvaro Bautista’s performance


    UPDATE: BMW brochure TEASES new F 850 RS. Coming for 2019?
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    BMW has been in touch to tell us that there’s not a new F 850 RS on the way – suggesting that the 2019 brochure is actually referring to its existing F 800 GT. Earlier today we were sent some images of BMW’s 2019 brochure, and it

    Hookie Moto-Kit for the BMW R NineT – Transform Your Bike In One Day
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    The new Hookie Moto-Kit is a bolt-on set of parts for the BMW R NineT that transforms the look of the stock bike – requiring only a person with basic wrenching ability, their tools, and a few hours of spare time.


    Yamaha reveals Tenere 700 price, availability for Europe but not America

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    “Why?” is for Yamaha.

    Norton lands major £20m Japanese export contract
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    Iconic British brand Norton Motorcycles has signed a new £20million export deal with Japan, which will support 200 jobs in the UK and see around 1000 new motorbikes sold to Japanese customers over the next five years.

    Norton Motorcycles headed for big year
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    Norton Motorcycles is expected to improve reliability and spare parts availability as well as delivering important new models this year after two major cash injections. Australian importer James Mutton of Brisbane Motorcycles

    Suzuki’s future single cylinder roadster revealed
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    Two design patents have appeared showing a compact bike is on the way. Fresh from Asia comes news of a new, small capacity motorcycle from Suzuki.

    Will cupholder thinking be Harley-Davidson's undoing?
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    They say it's the little things in life.


    Women Riders World Relay gets underway
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    Image: The relay's UK leg began yesterday

    5 Best Bikes To Ride To The Quail Motorcycle Gathering
    Cycle World / 3h
    Bikes We decide on the best motorcycles to ride to the northern California event What five motorcycles would you choose to take to the Quail Motorcycle Gathering? We have our list.

    Steam Cycles and History
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    How we see history, and what we consider relevant, can change with time or technology. Electric motorcycles were viewed as irrelevant until recently, which begs the question: aren't steam cycles motorcycles too?


    Watch One of the Most Inspiring Motorcycle Safety Videos Ever
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    Beautifully Shot, Beautiful Nature The Youtube channel Stories of Bike shoots some of the most gorgeous videos of riders and their motorcycles. Instead of focusing on the machine specifically, like a lot of channels do, the videos

    Touring With Enfield Classic Moto Tours
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    Come and enjoy one of our spectacular, fully guided Motorcycle Tours through the fascinating scenery, history and culture which shapes Andalucia.

    Touring New York City by Motorcycle
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    (Sponsored post) Each year, tens of millions of tourists visit New York City to take in the sights, experience the city’s melting pot culture, catch a Broadway show, visit one of the world’s leading museums, shop on Fifth Avenue

    Opinion: The Labrador option
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    Riding season is almost here, and we’re getting serious now about some of the trips we’re planning for this year. Zac wants to finally ride the Labrador loop, heading up to Newfoundland to cross over on the short ferry to the mainland,

    Why This is the Best Way to Experience Croatias Stunning Beauty by Motorcycle
    BRTMR / 1d
    “Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.” —Anonymous If you’re reading this, you know the best way to travel, to experience a country, its sights, its food, culture and people, is by motorcycle.

    Crash-proof Your Motorcycle Riding
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    Ienatsch Tuesday Tips on keeping it upright from Nick Ienatsch This week Nick Ienatsch discussed how to crash-proof your riding.


    Best Motorcycle Touring Boots
    BRTMR / 2d
    All boots are not created equal. Like motorcycles, we can always find a reason to have one more in the garage. Of course, if we had to have one, the touring genre usually fits the bill for being pretty good at a lot of things.


    Carburetors And Vibration—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    100+Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes Number seven in a series of motorcycle learning experiences What problem did Mikuni’s VM series carburetors solve? Kevin Cameron has the answer in his latest installment of, “50 ways to get it wrong.”…

    Carbon Fiber Connecting Rods Are Coming to an Engine Near You
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    Carbon fiber connecting rod technology is upon us, ready to liberate internal combustion engines from Newton's laws of motion. The post Carbon Fiber Connecting Rods Are Coming to an Engine Near You appeared first on Asphalt

    Winter project: LED lighting
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    Like we’ve said before, the Canadian riding off-season is an ideal time to catch up on some overdue maintenance and tackle those get-around-to-it projects in the shop. At least, as long as your shop is heated — the polar vortex is

    KAWASAKI issued a recall on the Z900 RS, and Z900 ABS models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 1d
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) may have been contaminated when it was made. This could cause the ABS to malfunction and could result in locking of the front or rear tire when the...

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    FIA president hopes India will host Formula E
    Sportstar / 3d
    FIA president hopes India will host Formula E Sportstar FIA president Jean Todt was speaking on the sidelines of the FMSCI annual awards.

    Could Dakar Go to Saudi Arabia?
    Web Bike World / 2d
    It Seems Multiple Locations Want the Race Not long ago there was a rumor about the Dakar race leaving South America and going back to Africa . The race originated there, but it left the continent in 2009 due to security concerns.

    New apps are coming to enjoy VideoPass on TV!
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    Enjoy the full MotoGP™ experience on AppleTV, AndroidTV, FireTV and Roku!

    Testing verdict: Why Ferrari can go even faster
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    Leclerc later said that Italian team was not running “flat out” in the morning session where he set the quickest time, and then stayed on top in the afternoon. In this video from Barcelona, Ben Anderson is joined by Edd Straw

    Manufacturers push for changes to WEC hypercar concept
    Racing - WEC - Stories / 7h
    The group, which is believed to include McLaren and Ferrari, has proposed that they should be allowed to develop a car for the new category out of a road-going hypercar rather than building a bespoke racing prototype that would

    BMW Group News

    BMW two-man bob prototype passes challenging tests.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h

    The development of a BMW two-man bobsled, which is the result of the partnership with the German Bobsleigh, Luge, and Skeleton Federation (BSD), has reached an crucial milestone: Test rides at Königssee and in Altenberg

    BMW Group and Daimler AG to jointly develop next-generation technologies for automated driving
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 16h
    + Long-term strategic cooperation + Next generation of technologies for driver assistance systems and highly automated driving + Flexible platform and shorter innovation cycles + Technology to be market ready by mid-2020s +

    BMW Group and Daimler AG Combine Mobility Services
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    For those of you who missed the exciting announcement at the LIVE press conference from the BMW Group and Daimler last Friday, you can catch the highlights here! RSubscribe to the official BMW Group YouTube Channel at

    Natural and fully multimodal interaction with the vehicle and its surroundings. BMW Group presents BMW Natural Interaction for the first time at Mobile World Congress 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Once again, the BMW Group is revolutionising how drivers interact with their vehicles: At Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona from 25 – 28 February 2019, the company will present BMW Natural Interaction.

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    Rolls-Royce Hosts Celebration Of Luxury On The Pistes Of Courchevel 1850
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    The success of the House of Rolls-Royce is built on an unparalleled understanding of the lifestyles of the remarkable men and women who patronise the brand. Therefore, the marque fundamentally believes in serving a

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    BMW leaps on China export opportunity
    Bangkok Post / 1d
    BMW leaps on China export opportunity Bangkok Post BMW Group Thailand plans to export more locally assembled cars to China this year to expand the footprint of the Rayong plant.

    Autocar confidential: Volvo's held back by politics, BMW needs smaller batteries and more...
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    Peugeot boss is confident the firm can meet new fleet emissions regulations Our reporters empty their notebooks to round up this week's gossip from across the automotive industry This week, Autocar's compilation of motoring

    BMW and Volvo Confirm Investments in Zūm, a Kids-Only Ride-Hailing Service
    33The Drive / 6h
    BMW and Volvo simultaneously announced Friday that they will invest in Zūm , a California-based ride-hailing service for children. Founded in 2015, Zūm allows parents and schools to book rides for kids to get to classes or


    Electric Dreams: Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars
    SPIEGEL ONLINE - International / 1d
    Porsche is trying to reinvent itself in the wake of Germany's diesel-emissions scandal by turning itself into an environmentally friendly sports-car company. It's a billion-euro bet with enormous possibilities -- and enormous risk.

    Can an Amateur Push the 2017 Ford GT to It’s Rated Top Speed?
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    The 2017 Ford GT is a car so exclusive it’s not even built by Ford. It’s also the most expensive new car you can buy that proudly wears the Blue Oval on it with an MSRP of $453,000. Also, it can reach 210.5 mph in less than three

    The 2020 Ferrari F8 Tributo Joins Ferrari’s Lineup as a Successor to the 488
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 11h
    While some suggested Ferrari might give us a first glance at its upcoming SUV, it turns out that the other rumor - the one that said Ferrari was set to show off a successor to the 488 GTB - stood true. Meet the 2020 Ferrari F8


    BaT Auction: 1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03 at No Reserve

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    This 1989 Honda XRV650 Africa Twin RD03 is a Swiss-market example that shows 82k kilometers (~51k miles). It comes from the second year of Africa Twin production and is described as largely stock, though a touring windscreen

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    All-New BMW Adventure Models Added To Demo Lineup At Daytona Bike Week BMW S 1000 RR With M Package And the “Departed” By Custom Works Zon On Display
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 5, 2019… BMW Motorrad USA will return to Daytona Bike Week, March 9-16, with a full lineup of BMW motorcycles for attendees to demo, including the all-new BMW F 750 GS, F 850 GS, F 850 GS

    BMW Motorrad consistently pursues individualisation offensive.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d

    Option 719 milled parts now also available for all BMW R nineT models as part of the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories programme.


    BMW Motorrad Brings GS Experience to Major Indian Cities
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    The GS brand is synonymous with adventure motorcycling and today BMW Motorrad have a formidable line-up in their Indian portfolio.

    2019 BMW S1000RR - first thoughts
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    Image: Our man Al's just back from the rather damp BMW S1000RR launch in Estoril, Portugal. Here's his first thoughts on the new bike...

    BMW S1000RR (2019) Price and PCP example
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    Image: With our man on the ground drip-feeding the info back to us, here's the price and PCP options for BMW's new superbike

    Gone Riding: BMW S1000RR
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    We sent Swedish fast-man Jonathan Balsvik to Estoril to ride the new BMW S1000RR superbike. Here's you chance to ask him live how it is. The post Gone Riding: BMW S1000RR appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    Expanding the idea of cradle to grave product lines for motorcycles:
    Harley-Davidson acquires StaCyc, Inc.
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    Harley-Davidson recently announced that it has acquired StaCyc, Inc., producer of the 12 and 16 EDRIVE, electric-powered two-wheelers specifically designed for kids.

    Harley-Davidson Releases Performance Numbers On The LiveWire
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    Bikes H-D shows it’s electric at Geneva and announces kid’s electric two wheelers. Harley-Davidson has released released more information on the LiveWire electric motorcycle including 0-to-60 times.

    Patent Filings Show Interesting Kawasaki Electric Motorcycle Details
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    Is Kawasaki Getting Close? Kawasaki patents of an electric motorcycle have surfaced before . Now more details are coming out thanks to more recent patent filings


    Footpath [sidewalk] parking was the only option to park in some parts of London when I was there. Motorcycles appealed to many and still do but what do you do with them once you get off is yet another issue our favorite means of transport faces while trying to survive.
    Footpath motorcycle parking under siege
    Motorbike Writer / 14h
    Melbourne’s much-lauded motorcycle footpath parking is under siege by Lord Mayor Sally Capp who says a survey shows that motorcycles and scooters are a major obstruction to pedestrians.

    Retired LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck Talks Motorcycles And Policing
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    News Long before he picked up a badge, he considered a life as a pro motorcycle racer While policing has defined former LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck’s professional life, riding has held a firm grip on his personal life since he

    Let’s Get Motorcycle Lane Sharing Legalized in Oregon!
    60Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Efforts are underway to get lane splitting legalized in the State of Oregon. If you happen to be a resident of the Beaver State, we need your help! The post Let’s Get Motorcycle Lane Sharing Legalized in Oregon!

    Opinion: The riding fraternity
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    MotoStays was a great idea for a business, kind of like an Airbnb for motorcyclists, but its founders wrapped it up last week, as we reported here . “Unfortunately, the business models we were trying to leverage for a sharing

    Best Motorcycles For Your Commuting Needs
    32Motorcyclist / 4h
    Reviews For the daily grind and everything else What do you need in a commuter bike? A modicum of practicality and everything else that makes a motorcycle great.


    10 Things You Need To Know About the 2020 Zero SR/F
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    Here at MO , we’re pretty excited about the 2019 Zero SR/F. With it, Zero has given us the third generation of its electric platform. In reality, however, this is the first time that Zero has delivered a full-sized-feeling electric motorcycle.

    2019 KTM 790 Duke MC Commute Review
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    Videos Tag along for a ride, MC Commute -style aboard KTM’s 790 Duke In Episode 4 of the 2019 MC Commute video series, we review KTM’s new parallel-twin-powered 790 Duke middleweight.

    8 Great 300-Class Sportbikes For 2019
    100+Cycle World / 1d
    Reviews More than just beginner bikes, these lightweights hold promise for newbies and seasoned riders alike For 2019, the 300cc-plus class is bigger than ever.


    X-lite X803 Ultra Carbon Helmet | Gear Review
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    X-lite X803 Ultra Carbon Helmet in Nuance Red. Does a rider really need a race-bred, made-in-Italy carbon fiber helmet with a translucent wash of subtle color splashing across it in the sun?

    How to spot a fake motorcycle helmet
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 5h
    Online bargains can turn out to be real disappointments. We bought a discount Shoei helmet online and took it to the Shoei UK specialists to see if it was the real deal. Guess how that went… Full article in April 2019 issue of Motorcycle Sport& Leisure

    Bushwacker Hand Guards
    Giant Loop / 19h
    It seems like almost everywhere got some snow over the last few weeks! Don’t let that stop you from riding, the Bushwacker hand guards will keep your hands free from the icy winds and debris!⁣


    Exhaust-Pipe Retaining Springs—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    34Cycle World / 8h
    Bikes Number eight in a series of motorcycle learning experiences Exhaust-pipe springs break unless you make life easy for them, as Technical Editor Kevin Cameron understands from personal experience.

    BMW issued a recall on the C600 SPORT, and C650GT models
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    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the front brake hose could crack and leak. This could cause a reduction or loss of front braking. Note: This does not affect the rear brake. Safety Risk: A reduction or loss of...

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    BMW M Motorsport continues pre-season preparations with the new turbocharged BMW M4 DTM in Spain.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 23h
    BMW M Motorsport heralded the critical phase of preparations for the 2019 DTM season with the first test of the year at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The three-day test, from Tuesday to Thursday, saw BMW engineers continue their

    Milestone in Hong Kong: BMW i Andretti Motorsport looking for more success in the 50th race in Formula E history.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    This weekend, Hong Kong (HKG) is the venue for the first Far East round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship. After second place for António Félix da Costa (POR) in Mexico City (MEX), BMW i Andretti Motorsport is out

    BMW to Enter 50th Formula E Race This Weekend in Hong Kong]
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    BMW to Enter 50th Formula E Race This Weekend in Hong Kong BMWBLOG This weekend will also mark the first Hong Kong round of the 2018/19 ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

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    Join the top 3 drivers for a post-race debrief... and submit your questions in the live chat for a chance to have it answered by one of our podium-sitters... Subscribe for more ABB Formula E: Join the fiercely

    Formula 1 mulling 'point for fastest lap' scheme for 2019!
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    Formula 1 mulling 'point for fastest lap' scheme for 2019!... A last-minute change to Formula 1's 2019 sporting rules could see drivers rewarded with a championship point for setting the fastest lap during a race.

    Lamborghini boss says time is not right for Volkswagen to enter F1
    F1 / 18h
    Lamborghini boss says time is not right for Volkswagen to enter F1 Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Volkswagen brand Lamborghini, says that VW has no plans to enter Formula 1 anytime soon.

    Why F1's 2019 regulation changes "stung" for the teams
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    In a special interview with James Allison for the bumper season preview issue of F1 Racing, filmed before the start of testing, we asked the man with ultimate responsibility for the team's F1 cars to explain the challenge presented by the

    F1 outlines two strategic "priorities" for 2019
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    The noise, cost and complexity of the V6 turbo-hybrids have been under fire ever since they were introduced in 2014, with then-F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone and world champion Sebastian Vettel among the early and most high-profile

    Motor racing-New wings, fresh faces and shiny tyres
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    The Formula One season starts in Australia on March 17 with new regulations, changed lineups, a trio of young rookies fresh from Formula Two and the comeback of Poland's Robert Kubica.

    What did we learn from pre-season testing?
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    Having completed eight days of testing at Barcelona, the Formula One field has rounded off its on-track preparation for the 2019 World Champiopnship.’s Balázs Szabó takes a look behind the number to find out

    Tech verdict: Rating F1 2019's technical designs
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    That means the next time the cars will run will be at the 2019 season opener in Melbourne, where yet more updates will be revealed. In this video, our technical experts Giorgio Piola and Jake Boxall-Legge explain the intricate

    Ranking the teams after F1 testing
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    103 years of BMW Group, 100 years of records and victories.
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    Courage, independence, competing with the best while forging new pathways – these have been the characteristics of the BMW Group since 7 March 1916. Today, BMW Group Classic is looking back on a series of events, record


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    Statements Harald Krüger Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG Pieter Nota Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Brand BMW, Aftersales BMW Group Adrian van Hooydonk Senior Vice

    New plug-in hybrid models and further developed high-voltage batteries: BMW moves ahead consistently with electrification.
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    World premiere for the BMW X3 xDrive30e and the BMW 330e, the BMW X5 xDrive45e and the electrified model variants of the new BMW 7 Series at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show – increased electrical range due to new batteries for

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    BMW of North America Reports February 2019 U.S. Sales.
    BMW Media Site / 6d
    Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 0.2 percent in February 2019 for a total of 23,558 compared to 23,508 vehicles sold in February 2018.

    BMW Group Canada reports February 2019 sales.
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    • All-new BMW X5 sales increase +22% in 2019 • High Performance BMW M Models increase sales by +7.3% • MINI John Cooper Works sub-brand increased sales +60%

    BMW Group delivers over 171,000 vehicles in February
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    New BMW 3 Series sedan arriving in showrooms in March +++ BMW i3 sales increase 20% in first two months of year +++ Nota: “confident we will achieve slight sales increase this year” +++

    BMW Manufacturing Continues as Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter by Value.
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    For the fifth consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing led the nation in automotive exports by value, according to data released this week by the U.S. Department of Commerce

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    Rolls-Royce To Showcase Full Bespoke Portfolio At 2019 Geneva Motor Show
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    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will return to the Geneva Motor Show and debut its full current product portfolio for the first time on an international stage. Representing the near-infinite Bespoke possibilities at the heart of its record-

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    Question of the Week: What’s Your Favorite V8 or Eight-Cylinder?
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    Happy Wednesday all! Time for a new BaT QotW. This week we want to know, what’s you’r favorite V8 or eight-cylinder? We’ve asked similar questions regarding to fours and sixes in past QotWs, and both sparked a lot of


    Mini Cooper SE 2019 review: first drive of electric Mini
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    A pure-electric Mini will finally go on sale later this year, a decade after the firm’s first public EV trials - and we've driven a prototype It has taken a decade but at last there’s an electric Mini that we can buy.

    MINI Cooper SE electric to get 120 mile range
    Bmw Blog / 22h
    MINI has just hosted the first press drives of the Mini Cooper SE electric car and shared with some preliminary data and specs on their upcoming electric car.

    2019 BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class by Throttle House
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    2019 BMW 3 Series vs Audi A4 vs Mercedes C-Class

    Morgan Announces the Plus Six with a BMW engine
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    One of our favorite quirky automobile marques here at BMWBLOG is Morgan . And, as Nico DeMattia has covered, Morgan introduced a new ‘Plus Six’ model sporting a BMW B58 inline six cylinder engine .

    Morgan boss on how investment will boost company
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    Chairman says cash infusion will lead to new models and expansion – but promises Morgan will remain a small-scale firm British manufacturer Morgan caused a major stir at the Geneva motor show , when it was revealed that an


    1966 Shelby GT350 H – The Most Valuable Ex-Rental Car In The World
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    We can unreservedly say that the Shelby GT350 H is the most desirable ex-rental car in history. They were created for a partnership between Ford and Hertz Car Rentals to promote the automaker and their still-new Mustang model | Incredible classic car collection: 12 rare, historic Jaguars to go under the hammer
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    Some of the world’s rarest and most historically significant Jaguar models will be on sale for the first time.

    Who has the right to use the Hispano Suiza name?
    Autocar RSS Feed / 6d
    Two companies, one from Switzerland and one from Spain, claim to have the trademark for the historic Spanish luxury brand, but only one of them can be correct Two companies, one from Switzerland and one from Spain, claim to

    Automakers Find It’s Hard to Make Money on Mobility, Not Cars
    Bloomberg / 2d
    Automakers Find It’s Hard to Make Money on Mobility, Not Cars Bloomberg Jim Hackett's first job at Ford Motor Co. was to figure out ways to make money that didn't involve selling cars.

    The Future of Inner-City Travel?
    1KYanko Design / 2d
    Could automated Taxis be the mode of transport of the future?! Well, designer Kwanjun Ryu certainly thinks so as he set out to design a vehicle fit for a futuristic city, this resulted in the creation of Voy, an electric and fully-

    The 2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster is Just a Hair Heavier and A Hair Slower than the SVJ Coupe
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    The awesome Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, the successor to the iconic Diablo Jota and Miura SVJ, joined the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in Roadster trim.

    Aston Martin’s Valkyrie has 1,160 hp and 664 lb-ft of Torque
    Cages / 5d
    A High-Revving Powerhouse The Aston Martin Valkyrie final horsepower and torque numbers are in . The hybrid powertrain in the car features a Cosworth-built 65-degree naturally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 paired with a Rimac-sourced

    The Pininfarina Battista Is a Stunning, Fully Electric 1,874-HP Hypercar
    5KAutomobile Magazine / 2d
    It has 1,874 horsepower and 1,696 lb-ft of torque. It’ll hit 60 mph in 1.9 seconds, 100 mph in 4.3 seconds, and 186 mph in 11.8 seconds. The quarter-mile? Gone in 9.1 seconds. Top speed? An autobahn-busting 218 mph.

    Pagani is developing a fully electric hypercar 'no one is asking for'
    100+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Design/Style , Green , Geneva Motor Show , Green Culture , Electric , Future , Luxury , Performance , Supercars Horacio Pagani also says a Huayra successor is coming in two years.

    Koenigsegg’s Jesko Comes With 1,600 HP and Can Do 300 MPH
    Cages / 2d
    Mind-Numbingly Fast Koenigsegg’s new Jesko hypercar , named after his father who helped him start his company, claims over 300 mph as its top speed. While Koenigsegg hasn’t proven this in the real world, in simulations,

    Mazda's rotary-engine range extender could serve as an emergency generator
    100+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Green , Geneva Motor Show , Mazda , Electric , Hybrid Mazda has more in mind than just transportation. Continue reading Mazda's rotary-engine range extender could serve as an emergency generator Mazda's rotary-

    Elon Musk: Tesla Will Unveil Model Y Next Week
    500+Futurism / 2d
    Model Y On Sunday, Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX made history by docking the first private American passenger spacecraft to the International Space Station.

    5 Cars You’ve Never Heard Of From the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
    33The Drive / 1d
    The Geneva International Motor Show is regarded as one of the best auto shows by industry and media folks alike, because it features so many incredible sports cars, supercars, and hypercars.

    GFG Style Kangaroo Hyper SUV Concept Revealed Ahead of Geneva
    Cages / 3d
    Sleek Style and Generous Ride Height The GFG Style Kangaroo Hyper SUV Concept was teased a few times over the last few weeks and months. The vehicle was revealed ahead of the Geneva Motor Show to get a jump on all the

    The 6 Most Alluring Concept Cars of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show: Day 2
    57The Drive / 21h
    Concept cars preview how the cars of tomorrow will look, even if they do so in an exaggerated, unrealistic fashion. Tuesday, we ran through the first half of the 2019 Geneva Motor Show's best concept cars, and now, we're delivering

    Best Car Trunk Organizers: Our Top Picks to Keep Your Trunk Tidy
    The Drive / 2d
    TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Keeping your trunk uncluttered can be a bit of a challenge. From carrying along important items like antifreeze bottles

    White House to automakers: Side with us on emissions freeze, ignore California
    64Autoblog Green / 2h
    Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Emissions , Fuel Efficiency Not to mention the 20 other states who are backing California in the fight Continue reading White House to automakers: Side with us on emissions freeze, ignore

    Goodyear unveils Aero tyre for flying cars of the future
    27Dezeen / 2h
    This two-in-one concept wheel by tyre manufacturer Goodyear can be used to drive on the road and as a propeller for flying in the sky.


    Lego Ideas BMW M1 needs your support right now
    40Bmw Blog / 3d
    Lego Ideas is a fantastic program that allows fans to create their own, well, Lego ideas and offers a platform for those ideas to get support. If they gain enough support, Lego puts them into production.

    Astronomers Predict Planet Nine Has 5x the Earth’s Mass
    1KFuturism / 5d
    Pluto 2.0 In 2006, the downgrading of Pluto left a planet-sized hole in our hearts. Then, in 2014, astronomers proposed that there could be a mysterious “Planet Nine” that’s never been observed and which could maybe, possibly, be

    Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text Files
    1KLifehacker / 2d
    When it comes to their stuff, people often have a hard time letting go. When the object of their obsession are rooms full of old clothes or newspapers, it can be unhealthy—even dangerous. But what about a stash that fits on 10 5-inch


    BaT Auction: 43-Years-Owned 1964 BMW R60/2
    Bike Candy

    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 10h
    This 1964 BMW R60/2 was purchased by the seller in 1976 and ridden regularly up through 2005. The numbers-matching 594cc opposed-twin is paired with a 4-speed gearbox, and equipment includes an Earles fork

    BOXER BULLION. Untitled’s ‘Silver City’ BMW R80 Street Scrambler
    Bike Candy / 2h

    Written by Marlon Slack We’ve had more airheads through here than a cheerleading college. We’ve had bobbers , choppers , cafe racers , trackers and everything in between.

    KESSEL COFFEE RUN. Ironwood’s ‘Latte Stormtrooper’ BMW R80 Bobber
    Bike Candy / 17h

    Written by Andrew Jones Since 2012, Dutch shop Ironwood Motorcycles have pretty much dominated the classic BMW custom market in Western Europe.

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    On Street and Track

    Taste the Spirit of GS. BMW Motorrad kick-starts GS Experience in India.
    BMW Group PressClub India / 3d
    Experience the thrill of riding the entire BMW GS range across 11 cities in India. ++Two-day adrenaline-pumping GS riding experience for motorcycle enthusiasts by BMW Certified Trainer.


    First ride: 2019 BMW R1250GS and R1250RT big boxer twins
    CMG News / 23h
    PALM SPRINGS, CA.—Mother Nature can be a bitch. She’s been experiencing some well-justified mood swings lately, and has battered California particularly hard with all kinds of weather.

    2019 BMW R 1250 GS and GSA first ride review
    43RevZilla Articles / 14h
    BMW updates its most important model with variable timing. Spurgeon takes a test ride to see how it works.

    Daytona Bike Week: BMW Bringing New Adventure Models In Demo Fleet, Will Display New S1000RR With M Package
    BRTMR / 2d
    BMW Bringing New Adventure Models In Demo Fleet, Will Display New S1000RR With M Package Daytona Bike Week:... BMW Bringing New Adventure Models In Demo Fleet

    What It’s Like to Ride the 2019 BMW S1000RR, A Wet Review
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 22h

    Our first date with the 2019 BMW S1000RR might have been a soggy one, but it gave us great insight into this new superbike. Come read the review.

    TURN your BMW G310R into a mini-S1000RR with Atech’s new £1000 CUSTOM KIT.
    MoreBikes / 12h

    Built from the bones of BMW’s G310R, Japanese magazine Young Machine has joined forces with bodywork specialist Atech and created a kit which will turn BMW’s G310R into a S310RR racer.

    Touratech and BMW camp out in Aurora Province - Motorcycle News
    BRTMR / 2d
    Touratech and BMW camp out in Aurora Province - Motorcycle News As part of GS Camp tradition, Toto Villanueva, a BMW Motorrad Certified Instructor, demonstrated some essential techniques.


    Honda celebrates 50 years in Canada
    21Canada Moto Guide / 2h
    Honda is celebrating 50 years of sales in the Canadian market, as of 2019. Honda first entered the Canadian market in 1969 with its motorcycle and power tool lineup.

    Can-Am to Host Ryker 13-City Ride Show
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 9h
    The 2019 Can-Am Ryker will be featured in a multi-city Ride Show over the coming months, giving riders across the country a chance to try out the all-new three-wheel motorcycle for themselves.

    Norton: We’re Not Dead Yet!
    34Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2d
    Despite what you may have read on the internet, Norton Motorcycles very much did not go out of business today.


    Daytona Bike Week Is Here, And This Is Your Cheat Sheet
    Motorcycle Cruiser / 8h
    News The top tips hits and highlights to know before you go the big party Our tips, tricks, and highlights of things to do and how to get around will help you safely navigate the sprawling madness of Daytona Bike Week.

    Mad Bastard Scooter Rally registration opens
    44Canada Moto Guide / 7d
    It’s March, and that means registration has opened for the 2019 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally.


    So You Want To Wheelie Like Chris Birch? Here’s How!]
    100+ADV Pulse / 5h
    You probably already know Chris Birch as an Enduro Champ, Extreme Enduro Winner, Dakar Racer, or the guy that does unbelievable stunts on big KTM Adventure Bikes.

    Moto Guzzi V85 TT specs, tech and video
    90Visordown / 9h
    Image: With the launch of Moto Guzzi’s new adventure bike nearly upon us, we thought we’d bring everything we know so far.


    Best Adventure Motorcycle Touring Suits
    BRTMR / 8h
    Adventure riders know that choosing a jacket and pant that will offer versatility in a wide variety of scenarios is paramount to enjoying the ride.

    Buying Tires for a Motorcycle
    Motorbike Writer / 2h
    (Sponsored post for our North American readers) The motorcycle is a fast and effective means of transport. It can take you anywhere when vehicles are stuck in traffic.


    Have You Ever Hand-Cranked An Engine In The Dead Of Winter?
    100+Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes Pour point—the whys and wherefores about motor oils The pour point of an oil is the lowest temperature at which it can be poured. Kevin Cameron explains why it is critical to the life of your motorcycle engine.

    BMW issued a recall on the C600 SPORT, and C650GT models
    Transport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 5d
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the front brake hose could crack and leak. This could cause a reduction or loss of front braking. Note: This does not affect the rear brake. Safety Risk: A reduction or loss of...

    ]TRIUMPH issued a recall on the SPEED TWIN model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 2h
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may be routed incorrectly. The hose may be damaged by contact with the exhaust.

    HARLEY-DAVIDSON issued a recall on multiple vehicle models
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 10d
    Issue: The compliance label on certain motorcycles may be missing information. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and gross axle weight rating (GAWR) values may not be listed.

    KTM issued a recall on the 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 10d
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, a manufacturing defect could cause the fuel tank to leak. Safety Risk: Leaking fuel, in the presence of an ignition source, creates the risk of a fire.

    BMW issued a recall on the X5 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 10d
    Issue: On certain vehicles, the bolts for the driver's seat and/or seat belt may not be properly tightened. This could cause the seat or seat belt come loose or detach in a crash. Drivers may notice a rattling...

    BMW issued a recall on the Z4 model
    Transport Canada - Road Safety Recalls / 10d
    Issue: On certain vehicles, the accelerator pedal may interfere with a wiring harness. This could cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck. Safety Risk: A stuck accelerator pedal would lead to unintended...

    Bmw ( 19v074000 )
    88KVehicles Recalls / 2d
    Dated: JAN 30, 2019 BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2018-2019 BMW X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles. Contaminated hardware may cause the attachment brackets of the taillight housings to crack,

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    Nicky Hayden’s Honda WorldSBK Race Bike Is for Sale
    Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 7min
    Here is your chance to own an amazing motorcycle, with an even more amazing pedigree, straight from the team that raced with Nicky Hayden.

    Watch The 1984 Widowmaker Hill Climb
    Silodrome / 1d
    Editor’s Note: This film was transcoded from VHS so it’s not perfect, there are also a couple of black screen sections where I assume the original ad breaks were – I suggest fast forwarding through them.

    Advice for BMW: "You must listen to Tom Sykes"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 06.03.2019 10:11
    In his first four months at BMW, Tom Sykes has earned a lot of respect. The 2013 Superbike World Champion can contribute much to the rapid development of the new S1000RR with his experience.

    Break to Australia: Reiterberger trains again
    By Ivo Schützbach - 04.03.2019 17:18
    Superbike World Championship driver Markus Reiterberger (BMW) has been complaining about pain in his back and shoulder since 18 February. On Wednesday Obinger receives the result of magnetic resonance imaging.

    Tom Sykes (BMW): "These people have personality"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 08.03.2019 17:12
    World champion Jonathan Rea and former champion Tom Sykes rode together for four years in the Superbike World Championship on the Kawasaki factory team, and they never became friends. The taunts have not stopped today.

    Kawasaki demands customer bikes from BMW and Honda
    By Kay Hettich - 06.03.2019 06:56
    The Superbike World Cup 2019 consists of only 18 fix starters, but there was no sign of boredom at Phillip Island. Nevertheless, Kawasaki team manager Guim Roda is calling on all plants to use customer motorcycles.

    WorldSBK is… Where fans meet legends
    SBK / 4d
    For many years, millions of fans have met their WorldSBK idols and for many MORE years, it will stay that way

    Quality over quantity! WorldSBK key people speak about the 2019 line up
    SBK / 7d
    Team managers and other WorldSBK key people give their opinion about the 2019 grid after the season opener in Australia

    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 06/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8d
    Fitness camp for the BMW drivers from WEC and Formula E – BMW teams kick off TC America season with one-two.

    Edwards: “Easy Transition” to BMW MTEK for Sebring Test
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 1d
    Photo: John Dagys John Edwards says it’s been an “easy transition” to BMW Team MTEK for this weekend’s FIA World Endurance Championship test at Sebring International Raceway, as the Sebring veteran helps get the GTE-Pro

    FULL RACE! - 2019 HKT Hong Kong E-Prix | ABB FIA Formula E Championship
    ABB Formula E (uploads) on YouTube / 1d
    Join us LIVE for Round 5 of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship's 2018/19 season, as the Formula E field bids to topple Jerome d’Ambrosio from his perch at the top of the championship standings.

    Bird wins Hong Kong ePrix after Lotterer clash but investigation ongoing following race
    Daily Express / 1d
    SAM BIRD moved to the top of the Formula E drivers' standings after winning the Hong Kong ePrix in controversial circumstances.

    Sam Bird stripped of Formula E Hong Kong ePrix win promoting Venturi's Edoardo Mortara
    Fe / 1d
    Sam Bird stripped of Formula E Hong Kong ePrix win promoting Venturi's Edoardo Mortara Formula E:... Sam Bird denied Hong Kong E-Prix win after time penalty BBC Sport Hong Kong Formula E:

    Formula E's Best Moments | Excitement, Controversy And Carnage!
    ABB Formula E (uploads) on YouTube / 1d
    Our drivers take a moment to reflect on the most exciting, crucial and controversial moments in Formula E history.

    Winter private testing at Le Mans
    FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 4d
    With 45 days to go for the 24 Heures Motos, a few high-profile teams returned to the track on the Bugatti circuit for two days of very constructive private testing.

    Qatar MotoGP: Dovizioso edges Marquez by 0.023s
    MotoGP - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    In a repeat of last year's Qatar race, Dovizioso fended off a last-corner lunge from Honda man Marquez for victory, having been at the head of a multi-rider pack for much of the distance.

    Qatar GP produces closest ever premier class top 15
    2Knews RSS on - The Official Mo... / 1d
    A record-breaking opening weekend at Losail as MotoGP™ begins with an almighty bang!

    Qatar GP protests referred to MotoGP™ Court of Appeals
    21news RSS on - The Official Mo... / 13h
    FIM MotoGP™ Stewards will defer protests put forward by some teams with regards to Ducati aero.

    LATEST. Dovizioso's win is sub judice
    GPone RSS Feed / 12h
    An appeal against the Stewards' decision has been made, but more information is required meaning the ball passes to the FIM Court of Appeal.

    Ducati says "political" reasons behind rivals' Qatar protest
    MotoGP - MOTOGP - Stories / 11h
    Four manufacturers - Honda, Suzuki, KTM and Aprilia - challenged the legality of the rear winglet seen on the Ducati bikes of Dovizioso, Danilo Petrucci and Jack Miller in the opening round of the season.

    Aprilia against Ducati: they have circumvented the regulation
    GPone RSS Feed / 10h
    Massimo Rivola explains the circumstances surrounding the protest: "I had warned Dall'Igna that we would take action if they used the 'spoon'"

    Analyzing Ducati's Aero Attachments: Four Factories Protest, But Are They Legal? / 3h
    Andrea Dovizioso's victory in the opening race of the 2019 MotoGP season at Qatar is currently subject to appeal.

    Hamilton "building up" towards "dream" MotoGP test
    MotoGP - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Monster Energy, which sponsors Hamilton as well as the Yamaha MotoGP factory team, is pushing for a ride swap between him and seven-time premier-class champion Valentino Rossi.

    Testing Dates Mean Finland MotoGP Race Becomes More Real
    59Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    The possibility of having 20 races in MotoGP for the 2020 calendar got more real today, with news that riders would test the Kymiring in Finland.

    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Formula One approves point for fastest lap
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 25min
    * Last time point was awarded for fastest lap was 1959 (Adds Brawn quotes, detail)

    F1 fans FUME at new points rule - ‘What an awful idea’
    Daily Express / 3d
    FORMULA ONE fans have been left fuming after reports a new rule would be added this season.

    Dirty air impact reduced by five times in F1 2021 concept
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    F1's switch to higher-downforce cars in 2017 triggered a reduction in overtakes and wheel-to-wheel action, as drivers struggled to run close behind other cars due to an increased loss of performance.

    Mercedes vs Alfa Romeo – F1 front wing airflow explained
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    Nowhere is that more apparent than by comparing Mercedes’ and Alfa Romeo’s designs, with the five-time world champion outfit taking a more conventional approach while the former Sauber squad opted for a radical solution.

    Lewis Hamilton makes Ferrari claim ahead of Australian Grand Prix
    Daily Express / 12h
    LEWIS HAMILTON claims the challenges posed by Ferrari are why he is still enjoys racing year on year.

    Sebastian Vettel to be AXED by Ferrari? F1 insider discusses huge pressure - EXCLUSIVE
    Daily Express / 1d
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL could be axed by Ferrari if he fails to finish inside the top two this year, according to Sky Sports F1 expert David Croft

    Formula 1 has to "deliver" to keep Red Bull - Horner
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 10h
    Teams are not committed yet as no new Concorde Agreement has been signed, and F1's new management has made it clear that those who had preferential deals under Bernie Ecclestone.

    Sebring 12 Hours Preview
    Racing / 12h
    The wait for the second round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech season is over, and ‘Super Sebring’ race week is finally here. This coming week may well be remembered for the goings on off track due to the addition of the WEC

    Opinion: Why sportscar racing’s great opportunity can’t be missed
    Racing - WEC - Stories / 9d
    How would you like to see a grid of full-blown racing versions of the following cars: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren Senna, Mercedes Project One, Aston Martin Valkyrie, Porsche 918, Lamborghini Aventador, Koenigsegg Regera, Pagani

    Le Mans reveals remaining 2019 entries
    Racing - WEC - Stories / 10d
    The US factory teams from Chevrolet, Ford and Porsche have been confirmed as part of the second batch of entries, with the first 42 having been named last month. Click here for the full entry list:

    BMW Group News

    Start of production for new BMW 7 Series Sedan
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Extensive update for Dingolfing’s top model – First plug-in-hybrid with six-cylinder engine – Digitalisation supports production process

    BMW Manufacturing Continues as Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter by Value.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    For the fifth consecutive year, BMW Manufacturing led the nation in automotive exports by value. BMW exported 234,689 X models from its Spartanburg, SC, plant during 2018

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    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Backs County Council Parking Management Plan
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 11h
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today strongly endorsed the West Sussex County Council’s Parking Management Plan for roads around the company’s Head Office and Manufacturing Plant at Goodwood, West Sussex.

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    The Eadon Green ZRR is a Gorgeous Retro-Styled Coupe Based on the Rolls-Royce Wraith
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d

    You probably haven’t heard much about Eadon Green, but this small British carmaker just brought three cool-looking vehicles to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.


    Our Five Favorite Cars from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show
    Bmw Blog / 2d
    Now that the 2019 Geneva Motor Show is wrapping up, we can look back on all of the crazy things we saw in Switzerland. And there were a lot of crazy things to see. Unfortunate for BMW fans, the Bavarians were rather quiet this year. Sure, there were some cool BMWs

    Geneva Motor Show: A $19 Million Bugatti and Supercars to Spare
    300+NYT > Automobiles / 8h
    Here is a little secret: The “Black Car” at the show is merely a mock-up of what the finished product will look like, with no interior and nothing under the hood.

    Best Car Dollies: Top Picks for Safe & Easy Vehicle Maneuvering
    The Drive / 1d
    TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Have a car that needs to be moved around your garage?

    The Top 10 Easily Modified Used Cars to Buy Right Now
    50The Drive / 7h
    Every young car enthusiast has a wish list for their first car. There are the traditional picks— Chevrolet Camaro SS , Nissan 240SX , Volkswagen GTI , Mazda MX-5 Miata —and they're all perfectly acceptable choices.

    Still Waiting For a Savior: Before GM Left, Avanti Sold an Ohio Town an Impossible Dream
    400+Gizmodo / 4d
    When the first Avanti finished in Youngstown, Ohio, rolled off the line on Sept. 30, 1987, it was touted as a rebirth for both a once-revolutionary car and for a region ravaged by the closure of its steel mills.

    Mercedes-Benz SLR Could Return, Trademark Filing Suggests
    200+The Drive / 4d
    A new trademark filing by Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler suggests that the company could be preparing to revive the SLR supercar.

    Morgan Plus Six Debuts in Geneva
    Cages / 4d
    A Morgan With a Straight Six Morgan is best known for the fact that it still uses wood on the frame of its cars. The company hasn’t debuted a new car in a long time now, but the Plus Six is one of its coolest yet.


    Delete Never: The Digital Hoarders Who Collect Tumblrs, Medieval Manuscripts, and Terabytes of Text Files
    1KLifehacker / 7d
    When it comes to their stuff, people often have a hard time letting go. When the object of their obsession are rooms full of old clothes or newspapers, it can be unhealthy—even dangerous.


    "Piston Reaper" BMW R9E -Electric converted / Luuc Muis
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    Another outstanding year for BMW Motorrad in the “2019 Motorcycle of the Year” vote held by MOTORRAD magazine.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d

    Excellent result for BMW Motorrad with victories in three categories and a total of nine podium positions.

    BMW Motorrad France présente sa BMW R Nine T Scrambler Vaillante aux couleurs de la célèbre bande dessinée Michel Vaillant.
    BMW Group PressClub France / 1d

    BMW Motorrad France s’associe à Graton Éditeur et propose une série limitée de la BMW R Nine T Scrambler, en référence à la représentation de ce modèle sur la couverture du dernier opus de la saga Michel Vaillant :


    Wunderlich put 1250 GS behind bars
    Superbike News / 1d

    Discreet, lightweight and very tough, Wunderlich’s new Stainless Engine Bars for the latest generation BMW R 1250 GS and Adventure offer protection without adding excess width or weight.

    BMW F850RS: Typo or New Model?
    24Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 10d
    A BMW Motorrad brochure seems to have leaked the arrival of the BMW F850RS sport-tourer...or did it? We discuss the possibility of the Germans accidentally tipping its new bike hand.

    TVS Apache RR 310 receives complimentary update
    Autocar India / 3d
    TVS has issued a release to all Apache RR 310 owners to inform them of a complimentary update available for their bike. The most significant update the RR 310 gets is an updated ECU that might result in improved performance.


    The Numbers Are In: Ducati Boasts 7% Profit Margin For 2018 News / 15h

    Some other standout numbers: Global Ducati sales in 2018 dropped 2.7% compared to 2017 (53,004 vs. 55,871). Sales in the United States dropped by nearly 9%.

    An Extended Interview With Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock
    BRTMR / 1d
    Ducati North America CEO Jason Chinnock has a lot to say, and given the chance, he’s more than happy to say it. With this in mind, rewind your clocks a bit to November 2018 and the first stop of the Progressive International

    Harley Looks to Lime and Bird Scooters for Future of Mobility Market
    Web Bike World / 1d
    More Electrics and Possible Ride-Sharing Are Coming We all know what Harley-Davidson is focusing on a greener, electric future to help the brand pivot as it attracts a new customer base.

    The Fuel Flow’s Electric Wheel Motor Might Be What Sets It Apart
    91Web Bike World / 3d

    A Unique Motor for a Unique Bike We recently reported on the Fuell motorcycle and ebike . While the ebike is interesting, the electric motorcycle called the Flow is what really grabbed our attention.


    Watch the World’s Fastest Electric Trike Silently Rage to 236 MPH
    22Web Bike World / 1d
    That’s Not Even Its Fastest Run If you want to watch one of the eeriest things you’ve probably seen in a while, check out the 360-degree video of the electric trike below making a run on the Gairdner Salt Flats in Australia.

    Will Electric Bicycle Manufacturers Overtake Traditional Motorcycle Manufacturers? (Bike Reports) (News) - Motorcycle News, E... / 1d
    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus said “change is the only constant in life.” Change is certainly at the center of motorized vehicle industries at this moment, whether four wheels or two.

    Does riding in the wind hurt your eyes?
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    We love the wind in our faces, but the wind in your eyes can cause them to dry out, leading to itchy eyes and possibly blurred vision. Most riders wear goggles or windproof, wrap-around sunglasses when wearing an open-face helmet.

    2019 Powersports Industry Profile
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 2d
    For the past seven years, we have surveyed a representative sample of dealers to find answers to key questions about your businesses, covering topics that range from shop operations, staffing and supply to online presence,

    Best bikes from Daytona Bike Week 2019
    100+Visordown / 2d
    Image: Some of the flashiest motorcycles riding down Main Street at Daytona Bike Week.

    Advice on a good sports bike for daily commute
    Autocar India / 3d
    I am new to the world of motorcycles and learned to ride one only a couple of months ago. Since then, I’ve been riding a Yamaha FZ version 1. Is it a good idea to upgrade to the TVS Apache RR 310, or is it too soon?


    Husqvarna does it right with automatic clutch upgrade for 401 series
    96RevZilla Articles / 2d
    Making it easier to get into riding, one step at a time.

    Motorcycles That Look Intimidating But Are Actually Easy To Ride
    200+Motorcyclist / 13d
    Reviews Menacing machines with a soft side Motorcycles that hold your license hostage while flattering your ego.


    Spot X Satellite Messenger Review
    54Motorcyclist / 1d
    Gear Our electric GPS-enabled lifeline, updated The Spot X adds a keyboard, screen, and two-way satellite-based messaging to turn this latest tracker from a lifesaving device into a true communications tool.

    Which air hoses are the most accurate?
    54Motorbike Writer / 10d
    If you are precious about your motorcycle tyre pressures, you should carry an accurate portable pressure gauge as many service station air hoses are damaged or inaccurate. That’s because they are often abused by motorists.


    Motorcyclists I’ve Known Who Have Been Practical Problem-Solvers
    48Cycle World / 7h
    Bikes People I’ve met at the motorcycle races, part 2 Motorcycling is full of bright, interesting people. Kevin Cameron remembers Don Tilley, John Britten, and Ian Gunn, all of whom were delightful company.

    Kawasaki ( 19v083000 )
    89KVehicles Recalls / 3h
    Dated: FEB 08, 2019 Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (Kawasaki) is recalling certain 2019 Z900 ABS, Z900 RS ABS & Z900 RS CAFE ABS motorcycles. The ABS hydraulic unit (ABS unit) may have been contaminated with debris

    KTM recall
    CMG News / 2h
    Recall #: 2019081 Models Involved: 2015-2016 KTM Super Adventure 1290 Number of Vehicles: 278 Problem: On certain motorcycles, a manufacturing defect could cause the fuel tank to leak

    Recall: KTM 1290 Super Adventure
    30Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 15h
    If you have a 2015 or 2016 KTM 1290 Adventure motorcycle, you might want to take notice of today's recall from NHTSA.

    Triumph recall
    Canada Moto Guide / 23h
    Recall #: 2019113 Models Involved: 2019 Triumph Speed Twin Number of Vehicles: 90 Problem: On certain motorcycles, the coolant hose between the radiator and expansion tank may be routed incorrectly.

    Search for Recalls Here

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    The Racing Sheet

    Fire In Jerez Paddock Destroys Entire MotoE Field / 1d
    For those of us excited about the prospects of a grand prix level electric racing series in 2019, our hopes were given a severe blow this morning as the MotoE paddock in Jerez burnt to the ground, destroying the entire fleet of 18 Energica

    MotoE will race in 2019
    CMG News by Grandstand / 29min // keep unread // hide
    Despite a disastrous fire at the MotoE paddock in Jerez yesterday, MotoGP organizers say the electric motorcycle series will indeed race in 2019.

    A constructive day of free practice for the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team in the searing Buriram heat
    Althea Racing / 3min
    FREE PRACTICE REPORT Friday, Mar 15th 2019 A constructive day of free practice for the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team in the searing Buriram heat.

    Tom Sykes (10th): "BMW is working on our problem"
    By Kay Hettich - 15.03.2019 14:14
    As tenth on Friday Tom Sykes put the new BMW S1000RR in the middle of the Superbike World Championship in Buriram. What the Briton misses is Power, Power, Power.
    In the first practice session at the Chang International Circuit, Tom Sykes put the new S1000RR in solid fifth place, 0.940sec behind. In the afternoon, however, the BMW driver increased by only 7/1000 sec and dropped back to 10th place with 1.051 seconds behind - other drivers increased by up to 0.6 sec in the second practice session!
    - Mehr bei SPEEDWEEK:

    BMW Motorsport News

    Three lessons learned – Hong Kong E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 20h
    In our series “Three lessons learned”, we present three of the findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race. This time: The Hong Kong E-Prix (CHN).

    Brivio: "Ducati goes against the spirit of the regulation"
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The Suzuki team manager clarifies the reasons for the protest: "We want a clarification on what is allowed. We had warned them of our action."

    Ducati case: the FIM will decide prior to the Argentina GP
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    The Federation has confirmed that the Court of Appeal will make a decision on the regularity of the 'spoon' prior to the next race

    Why Ducati's new part has enraged its MotoGP rivals
    MotoGP - MOTOGP - Stories / 3d
    The case centres around a winglet on the bottom of the Ducati, in front of the rear tyre, that was trialled by factory rider Danilo Petrucci and then used by Petrucci, his victorious team-mate Andrea Dovizioso and Pramac's Jack Miller

    Biaggi: In aerodynamics, the limit between lawful and unlawful is very fine
    GPone RSS Feed / 2d
    "I believe that with the high levels of power involved, we can't do without aerodynamics, but regulations must be adapted quickly."

    F1 teams set for 2021 rules summit this month - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    After months of discussions aimed at trying to move ideas on for a closer and more exciting F1 from 2021, Todt revealed ahead of the Australian GP that full proposals will be presented to teams at the get together on March 26.

    2019 Australian Grand Prix: Pre-Race Press Conference
    400+FORMULA 1 / 1d
    The first pre-race conference of the 2019 season was centred on the sad loss of FIA race director Charlie Whiting, who passed in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    2019 Australian Grand Prix: FP1 Highlights
    200+FORMULA 1 / 8h
    After months of waiting, the first session of the 2019 Formula 1 season got under way in Melbourne - where we were treated to the closest top five ever seen at an FP1 session at Albert Park.

    Obituary: Charlie Whiting, 1952-2019 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Hugely respected by several generations of drivers and team personnel, Whiting grew from humble beginnings as a club racing mechanic to play a significant role in the development of modern F1 through the multiple functions

    Charlie Whiting: Remembering F1’s much admired Race Director and Safety Delegate
    1KFORMULA 1 / 23h
    A look back on the career of Charlie Whiting, who left an indelible mark on the history of motorsport and Formula 1 For more F1® videos, visit Like F1® on Facebook:

    Why Charlie Whiting will be impossible to replace in F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Whiting had a lasting influence in F1 after climbing from a mechanic role at Hesketh to his race director position in which he wrote and policed regulations, took on the race starting role and considered the suitability of prospective race

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group first auto manufacturer to join Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Company signals commitment to sustainable transport logistics.

    Future-proof structures: BMW Group reorganizes Management Board divisions
    BMW Media Site / 2min
    The BMW Group is reorganizing its Board of Management to create a new leaner, future-oriented structure.

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW Officially Confirms G80 M3 Will Get S58 Engine
    500+Bmw Blog / 2d

    The upcoming BMW G80 M3 is nearly finished with the development and testing stage. We’ve already seen it out testing a couple of times and rumors about what kind of performance it will bring to the table have been going around.

    FWIW As you know, I love pictures of engines (especially, motorcycle engines). A good V12 picture will get my mind revving at 18,000 rpm or higher piston deforming speeds. While I understand the design ideas behind all the shielding in current cage engine compartments, pictures like this are as exciting as the picture of the nine-volt battery that was in the instruction manual for a RC car controller.


    A 1:1 Scale Porsche 917 Door For Your Wall – The Art Of Joel Clark
    Silodrome / 6h

    This Porsche 917 door is a unique piece of art by Joel Clark, each piece takes upward of 30 hours to complete, and its basis is a 1:1 scale 917 door made from fibreglass by Kraftwerkz Cars of Melbourne.

    Bugatti’s Next New Model Could Be an All-Electric Daily Driver
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 28min
    Hot on the heels of unveiling the world’s most expensive new car, Bugatti is already looking towards its next project, and it might not be what most people expect.


    Kompact Racer – BMW K1100 RS Cafe Racer
    Return of the Cafe Racers / 4h

    When a builder chooses to convert a tourer into a cafe racer it’s always a bit of a surprise to me. Such bikes tend to be on the heavier end of the spectrum and although the BMW K1100 RS weighed in less than its predecessor, the LT,

    BaT Auction: 1975 BMW R90S
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1d

    This 1975 BMW R90S reportedly remained with the second owner for 25 years prior to the seller’s acquisition in 2017. The 898cc opposed-twin is equipped with twin Dell’Orto carburetors and mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in Thailand: Both BMW S 1000 RRs in the points in the first Buriram race.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The ‘Chang International Circuit’ in Buriram, Thailand is the second track which sees the brand new BMW S 1000 RR in action in its FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) debut season. I

    2019 WorldSBK Championship Standings After Race 3, Buriram, Thailand
    SBK / 2d
    WorldSBK standings after the first race in Thailand: Round Number: 2 Year: 2019

    Rea: "Ducati has too much of an advantage, it's tough like this"
    GPone RSS Feed / 2d
    "We are clearly disadvantaged and it's not easy to magically find twenty extra horsepower. The contact? A normal race pass, I was on the inside"

    Concessions and engine rev limitations, here's what might happen to Ducati
    GPone RSS Feed / 2d
    Foti speaks. Bautista and the Panigale V4 are dominating the championship, but after Aragon it will be hard for other teams to receive help.

    Rea "slowly getting used to" not being WSBK's benchmark
    SBK - MOTOGP - Stories / 14h
    Rea, unbeaten in WSBK between 2015 and 2018, had to endure a repeat of the Phillip Island season opener at Buriram, as he finished all three races of the weekend second behind Bautista.

    Marc Bongers (BMW): «Have time to use Aragón»
    By Kay Hettich - 3/18/2019 11:14
    Although preparation time is short, engine development is still in its infancy and there are still encouraging signs of a good BMW superbike comeback, the meeting in Buriram, Thailand was sobering.
    - Mehr bei SPEEDWEEK:

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team gains further experience with the brand-new BMW S 1000 RR in Thailand.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    On race Sunday at the ‘Chang International Circuit’ in Buriram, Thailand, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team continued to collect valuable data with the brand new BMW S 1000 RR.

    Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 95: Steve And Gordo Talk WorldSBK In Thailand
    SBK / 4h
    With the latest round of WorldSBK behind us, it's time for another review of the Superbike series with WorldSBK commentator Steve English and the world's leading superbike guru Gordon Ritchie

    Thailand WSB Results (Both Race 1 and Race 2) (News) (Race Results)
    SBK - Motorcycle News, E... / 1d
    Ducati’s Alvaro Bautista repeated his dominant performance from Round 1 by taking both race wins in Thailand this weekend.

    Lavilla: “Ducati? We're not here to punish those who win."
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    EXCLUSIVE - SBK's sporting director: "Rea dominated the World Championship last year, but that didn’t mean we limited the revs of his engine during the Championship."

    2019 Buriram WorldSBK Sunday Press Releases
    SBK / 1d
    Press releases from the series organizers and from some of the WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams after the second round in Buriram, Thailand:

    2019 Buriram World Superbike Superpole Race Result: New Red Flag Procedure
    SBK / 1d
    The Tissot Superpole race would determine the grid for race two and offered points for the top nine.

    2019 Buriram World Superbike Race Two Result: Invisible Attrition
    SBK / 1d
    One disadvantage of racing three times in a single weekend is the attrition that this can bring, and race two at the Chang circuit would start short of three riders

    2019 WorldSBK Championship Standings After Race 4, Buriram, Thailand
    SBK / 1d
    WorldSBK standings after the second full race in Buriram, Thailand: Round Number: 2 Year: 2019


    First Ride–Bmw R1250gsa: The Wrap
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 3d
    The new BMW R1250GSA has dominated the week at Dirt Bike. This is the heir to the BMW legacy of Adventure bikes that goes back to the ’80s.

    Travels With Travis: The Middle Wyman On Day Jobs, BMWs & Motorcycles In Madras
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 7h
    Travis Wyman (center) is flanked on the starting grid by his mother Kim (left) and his crew chief Steve Weir (right). Travis Wyman’s first year in Stock 1000, and his first year aboard a BMW S 1000 RR, netted him a runner-up finish


    Beneath the Hood of the Energica Ego
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 7h

    We get a chance to peel back the fairings on the Energica Ego electric superbike to see what we can see, and we came back with a bunch of high-resolution photos for your viewing pleasure.

    5 Entry-Level Motorcycles You Can Grow With
    BRTMR / 1h

    Having grown up around motocross, and with a couple of years on the road on two wheels some 13-plus years ago, throwing my leg back over a motorcycle this past summer was anything but starting from scratch (thankfully).

    Sunday Screening – DeBolex Energica Eva
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 1d
    Today’s edition of Sunday Screening is brought to you by the chaps at The Bike Shed London . In this film, Ross from BSMC chats with Calum Pryce-Tidd about the latest project to roll out of the DeBolex Engineering workshop.


    2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure and V85 TT Review (22 Fast Facts)
    100+Ultimate Motorcycling / 2d
    2020 Moto Guzzi V85 TT Adventure and V85 TT Review: We put Moto Guzzi's two new retro ADV motorcycles to the test on the Italian island of Sardinia.


    How To Ride Your Motorcycle Faster At A Racetrack
    35Motorcyclist / 2d
    News Battling with your instincts on the way to lap records Beating MotoAmerica Supersport podium finisher Richie Escalante’s kind of talent requires raw speed and precision, lap after lap. And a large dollop of patience.


    ‘Cool idea’ for handlebar airconditioning
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    While most riders like to expose themselves to the elements, there have always been inventors trying to make the ultimate airconditioning unit to cool riders.


    You Really Do Have To Test Everything—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    Cycle World / 11h
    Bikes Number 10 in a series of motorcycle learning experiences Have you checked all the boxes, dotted every “i,” and crossed every “t”? Are you sure? Kevin Cameron explains how even the simplest tasks can go horribly wrong.

    The Racing Sheet

    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL Comes Fourth and Seventh at Sebring
    BimmerFile / 22h
    Official Release: The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concluded the ‘BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend’ at Sebring (USA).

    “BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend” – Part One: BMW Team MTEK claims podium finish at Sebring.
    32BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    The first part of the “BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend” – featuring FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship races – is completed. In the sixth round of the WEC Super

    BMW Team RLL Comes Fourth and Seventh in the GTLM Class at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
    BMW Media Site / 1d
    The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concluded the ‘BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend’ at Sebring (USA).

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 07/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW M6 GT3 triumphs at China GT Championship season-opener – An interview with BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

    BMW Team RLL comes fourth and seventh in the GTLM class at the 12 Hours of Sebring.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The second round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship concluded the ‘BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend’ at Sebring (USA).

    BMW now the strongest it has been in WEC - Catsburg
    Racing - WEC - Stories / 7h
    The MTEK-run BMW squad scored only its second GTE Pro class podium finish on Friday as the #81 crew of Catsburg, Martin Tomczyk and Alexander Sims finished second behind the Porsche of Gianmaria Bruni

    Sebring Race Highlights
    FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 2d

    Sebring 12 Hours: Race Gallery
    Racing / 1d

    TT 2019: Isle of Man Steam Packet announces annual TT ferry TICKET resale. Get yours NOW.
    MoreBikes / 15h
    The Isle of Man TT and Steam Packet has announced its annual resale of ferry tickets for TT – so if you’re still not sorted for the TT and fancy getting a ferry over to the island for some race action, now’s your chance.

    F1 engineers discuss the Ducati MotoGP aero dispute
    MotoGP - MOTOGP - Stories / 11h
    Honda, Aprilia, Suzuki and KTM lodged a complaint against Ducati over the legality of the winglet, which the Italian manufacturer attached to the swingarm of its bike, claiming it is used to cool down the rear tyre.

    Energica: our bike is no more dangerous than a cell phone
    GPone RSS Feed / 1d
    Technical Director Giampiero Testoni stated: "In 10 years, we never had any problem. Every safety test performed on the Ego went beyond the best expectations."

    A short circuit caused the fire in Jerez
    GPone RSS Feed / 3d
    The official investigations have not yet been completed, but Dorna has communicated that the high-density battery of a charging column caught fire.

    Further information released following fire at MotoE™ Test
    2Knews RSS on - The Official Mo... / 3d
    Initial findings have been discovered after the E-paddock at Jerez caught fire on March 14th

    Motor racing-Team by team analysis of the Australian Grand Prix
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Team by team analysis of Sunday's season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix (listed in championship order):

    Bottas ignored Wolff instruction not to go for fastest lap
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Wolff says he made it clear on Sunday morning that he didn't want his drivers to potentially lose a podium position by going for the fastest lap, which under new rules gets a bonus point if the driver finishes inside the top 10.

    Motor racing-Fastest lap point helps Bottas make F1 history
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Valtteri Bottas won the season-opening Australian Grand Prix for Mercedes with the fastest lap on Sunday and in the process achieved a Formula One first.

    F1 Paddock Pass: Post-Race At The 2019 Australian Grand Prix
    200+FORMULA 1 / 1d
    Will Buxton is back to guide you through all the talking points from a dramatic opening weekend in Melbourne. For more F1® videos, visit Like F1® on Facebook:

    Australian GP flop leaves Ferrari confused
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 12h
    The Italian team was considered the early favourite after two very strong weeks of testing in Spain, where its rival Mercedes did not get to grips with a heavily-updated car until the final day.

    Bottas explains "to whom it may concern" radio message
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Having been congratulated by his engineer on the cool-down lap after taking the chequered flag in Melbourne,

    F1's fastest lap bonus: A much-needed addition?
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    With Liberty Media looking into more ways of "improving the show", a fastest lap bonus point was approved by the heads of Formula One just one week before the Australian Grand Prix, with mixed response from fans and pundits.

    Wheelnut damage led to Grosjean's retirement
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    A year ago in Melbourne both Haas drivers retired because their wheels were not correctly affixed during pitstops. The team had been holding fourth and fifth places prior to that.

    F1 news: Daniel Ricciardo tells reporter to 'shut the f*** up' after Australian GP shocker
    25Daily Express / 1d
    DANIEL RICCIARDO got off to a nightmare start to the F1 season as he was forced to retire on his debut for Renault at the Australian Grand Prix.

    Vettel: Ferrari had "way less grip" than in testing
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Vettel and Ferrari entered this weekend's 2019 season opener as the early favourites after a strong fortnight of testing at the Spanish Grand Prix circuit in which Vettel set the benchmark time.

    []url=]Is Formula One Overpriced?[/url]
    Christian Sylt / 2d
    Liberty Media has cast doubt on the sustainability of Formula One by claiming that its race hosting fees accelerated too much under the former management even though it previously claimed they were not overpriced.

    Liberty blames Ecclestone for F1's calendar issues
    F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 6d
    Over the past two years the new management has successfully renewed deals of several races, with Azerbaijan the latest to agree to a contract extension.

    The Australian Grand Prix kicked off the new F1 season. Racers broke expensive cars before turn one. The Blue flag rule alowed Bottas to lap all but six other drivers. Teams seemed child like when it came to the fast lap poin - more interested in playing with the box than the toy within. I may be alone among fans. It may have been staying up until the raced started live at midnight. Whatever the reason, I was bored as _____.

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group sets strategic course under challenging conditions.
    BMW Media Site / 2d
    In the course of a challenging financial year 2018, the BMW Group made important strategic decisions set to secure its long-term success.

    [url=BMW Group wins major engine-delivery contract from INEOS Automotive Limited
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 15h
    The BMW Group has secured a major order from INEOS Automotive Ltd. for the delivery of petrol and diesel engines. The contract is a further important step in the BMW Group’s strategy to expand its business

    [b]BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2018.

    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 8h
    New benchmarks for energy consumption and CO2 emissions per vehicle produced. Market leader in electrified vehicles in Europe.

    BMW Vision iNEXT World Flight - Film Documentary
    BMW Group / 3d
    World premiere in the 777F: The most efficient cargo aircraft of Lufthansa Cargo turns into an event location for the BMW Vision iNEXT — around the world in five days! Watch the whole documentary. Join us on Facebook:

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW Z4 M40i in San Francisco Red could be the perfect summer car
    Bmw Blog / 1d

    The iconic BMW Z4 Roadster gets another life with the latest generation G29. Unveiled in Sumer of 201 8 and it’s now getting ready to arrive on American soil.

    BMW Keeps Its Lead in Electromobility Sales in Germany and Europe
    Bmw Blog / 3h
    BMW decided to put together the sales figures for electrified cars on various markets, to show the world how things are evolving.

    SPIED: 2020 BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe has fun sliding in snow
    Bmw Blog / 3d
    There’s been tons of hubbub about the upcoming BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe and the fact that it’s going to be based on BMW’s front-wheel drive architecture. That switch to front-wheel drive has a lot of fans upset.


    Lister Will Bring Back The Knobbly As An Insane Speedster
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 8h

    In the late ’50s, Stirling Moss was a driver in high demand, and one of the brands he raced for was Lister.

    There's a Documentary Coming Out About John DeLorean and You Need to See It
    500+The Drive / 1d
    There have been a number of movies made over the years about the mastermind behind the DMC-12, John DeLorean—and why wouldn't there be?

    The Mid-Engine C8 Corvette’s Chassis Reportedly Can’t Handle Top-Spec Power
    200+Automobile Magazine / 1d

    Thanks to a leak of what appears to be the mid-engine Corvette’s key fob , we’ve seen paperwork that suggests the C8 will be sold as a 2020 model .

    Koenigsegg Jesko
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 1d
    The Koenigsegg Jesko is the company’s latest supercar, third megacar, and spiritual successor to the iconic Agera. Unveiled at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show,

    We Dig Into the Koenigsegg Jesko’s revolutionary Light-Speed Transmission
    Bmw Blog / 2d
    When Koenigsegg announced the Jesko at the Geneva auto show, a number of us at BMWBLOG zeroed in on the Light Speed Transmission.

    The Affluence Agenda: Bugatti's Average Customer Owns 42 Cars
    500+The Drive / 2d
    Bugatti built its brand on exclusivity. The Molsheim-based coachbuilder is known for its high-speed sports cars that back a price so exuberant, you practically need to sweat money in order to afford one brand new.


    Bike Candy / 5h

    Classic take: Norton 16H
    Bike Candy
    Autocar India / 1d
    See the building behind the low-slung motorcycle in this picture? That’s Metro Cinema. Of course, it isn’t called that anymore. It’s been 81 years since it was built, and by Hollywood’s Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio.

    Bike Candy
    Ottonero Cafe Racer / 6d
    - FRANK Industrial Design - Fabian Breës

    This BMW R nineT is a homage to Rickman Métisse
    Bike Candy
    1KBike EXIF / 3d

    In the world of vintage desert sleds, the Rickman Triumph Métisse reigns supreme. It was a pretty legit scrambler in its day, and also one of best-looking motorcycles from that era.

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    Green light for the 2019 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    The privateer BMW racers from around the world will take each other on in a unique competition once again in 2019: The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy enters its sixth season.

    The New 2020 BMW S 1000 RR: Pricing, Features, Packages and Options.

    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 19, 2019…BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing, features, packages, and options for the new 2020 BMW S 1000 RR, scheduled to arrive in BMW dealer showrooms this summer.


    $380,000 Hover Bike That Claims to Fly at 15,000 Feet Now Available for Pre-Order, For the Gullible
    Bike Candy
    62The Drive / 3h
    Excuse me, good sir. Do you dream about flying along in the open air three miles above the ground without the inconvenience of wings to hold you up?

    Interview | BMW S 1000 RR Engineer Claudio De Martino
    BRTMR / 21h
    Claudio De Martino Chief Engineer of the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR With Steve Martin BMW Motorrad Design Claudio De Martino reminds me Patrick Swayze in the movie ghost, where he is moulding clay adding passion and love in the

    Interview | Peter Hickman on the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR
    BRTMR / 21h
    Peter Hickman on the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR With Steve Martin Peter Hickman knows a thing or two about BMW’s S 1000 RR, having raced and won the very prestigious IOM TT last year on the Smiths Racing BMW,

    2019 BMW S 1000 RR M Review | Motorcycle Test
    BRTMR / 21h
    2019 BMW S 1000 RR Review Testing the ‘M Package’ at Estoril BMW S 1000 RR Test by Steve Martin 2019 BMW S 1000 RR Review With a bike in the stable as proficient and fast as the 2018 BMW S 1000 RR is, it’s quite a big

    First ride: 2020 BMW S1000RR
    CMG News / 16h
    CIRCUITO DO ESTORIL, Portugal—The BMW S1000RR has been around for a decade now. It entered the open supersport class in 2009, and was instantly a serious contende

    2019 BMW R 1250 RT first ride review
    92RevZilla Articles / 14h
    In which Spurgeon returns to the desert and arrives unruffled to his hotel, thanks to the new, ever more refined BMW boxer sport-tourer.


    Could Triumph Be Working On an Electric Trident?
    30Web Bike World / 9h
    The Resurgence of an Icon as an Electric The Triumph Trident was a high-performance model that helped define the company during the late ’60s and early ’70s. The bike is well-loved by those that remember it.

    THREE new Benelli’s to be RELEASED next month.
    MoreBikes / 10h
    We’ve heard on the grapevine that Benelli’s new TRK 251, Leoncino 250 and 502C Cruiser are set to arrive in dealers this April.

    Royal Enfield Himalayan Gets North American Updates
    48Web Bike World / 10h
    ABS and a New Color Are Coming Stateside The Royal Enfield Himalayan is the well-received little adventure bike that I’m super thrilled to see sold in North America.


    Drinking And Riding
    200+Cycle World / 1d
    Ienatsch Tuesday How drinking affects your riding This week Nick Ienatsch discusses a test done in 1992 in which he got drunk and rode—on purpose.

    Suzuki Motorcycle patent radar reflector
    Motorbike Writer / 1d
    Suzuki Motorcycles have developed a radar reflector, not to detect or jam a police speed radar, but to make motorcycles easier for hi-tech cars to detect them.

    Opinion: Spring!
    CMG News / 10h
    It may still be cold, but today is the first day of spring, dammit, and I’m going to roll the bike out of the garage and go for a ride.

    8 things nobody tells you about riding motorcycles
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    The world’s fastest blind rider, Ben Felten, plans to return to Lake Gairdner in 2020 to raise the bar over 300km/h. Team Blind Speed Kawasaki took their 2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R to the South Australian salt flats recently to beat his own world record of 272.596km/h set in 2018 . While he repeatedly raced within 5km/h of his record, he says they still have “pace up our sleeves”. Watch this video and

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    2020 Suzuki Katana Editor Score: 87.5% Engine 18.0/20 Suspension/Handling 13.0/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 4.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.0/10 Appearance/Quality 9.0/10 Desirability 8.5/10

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    A politician contesting the NSW state elections tomorrow (23 March 2019) says motorcycle riders are often the forgotten commuters. The politician is controversial former Senator David Leyonhjelm who will be the lead candidate

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    Best Adventure Motorcycle Boots
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    Adventure boots are designed in a similar vein to adventure motorcycles, ready to handle the rigors of off-road, yet still be comfortable enough to use day in and day out.

    Best Leather Motorcycle Jackets
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    If there’s a piece of apparel most associated with motorcycling, it’s undoubtedly the leather motorcycle jacket. As riders, we associate leather jackets as part of our uniform, but even non-riders search the bins for cowhide

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    One of the most naturally gifted riders of all-time talks his career in-depth in the latest MotoGP™ podcast!

    Colin Edwards’ Texas Tornado Boot Camp announces 2019 Schedule
    GPone RSS Feed / 5h
    Texas Tornado Boot Camp returns in April with two four-day camps surrounding the MotoGP event at Circuit of the Americas.

    Bloodhound land speed record project relaunched
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    We have never seen anything quite like the arrival of Alvaro Bautista and his big red rocket of a Ducati Panigale V4R in WorldSBK history.

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    Alvaro Bautista has raised the bar in WorldSBK but this year's Pirelli Thai Round was much faster across the field. WorldSBK commentator Steve English looks back on Buriram.

    World of Kawasaki Returns in 2019
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    Kawasaki Motors UK are pleased to announce that the World of Kawasaki event will be making a return in astonishing style this year on Sunday 30 th June at Donington Park.

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    Two weeks after the round in the Chinese special administrative region of Hong Kong (CHN), the ABB FIA Formula E Championship celebrates its return to mainland China.

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    TT 2019 Superbike start numbers revealed
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    Analyzing The Ducati Aero Appeal: The Process, The Future, And Where The MSMA Goes From Here / 32min
    Tomorrow, at 11am CET, the MotoGP Court of Appeal meets to consider the case of Ducati's swing arm spoiler, fitted to all three Desmosedici GP19s raced at the opening MotoGP round in Qatar.

    What to expect from the Ducati winglet appeal
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    Aprilia: Dovizioso shouldn't lose Qatar win in appeal
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    Ducati will argue its controversial appendage should be allowed to remain on its bikes in front of the FIM Court of Appeals on Friday.

    Lewis Hamilton: Mercedes star issued strong Ferrari warning after Australian Grand Prix
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    LEWIS HAMILTON and Valtteri Bottas have been warned that Ferrari do have the speed to bounce back from the Australian Grand Prix and their Melbourne disappointments were a one-off.

    Wolff: Heavy Ferrari defeat likely down to wrong set-up
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    Ferrari had gone into the Formula 1 season opener as clear favourites after a strong run in pre-season testing. But Mercedes turned the tables on the Italian outfit, and neither Sebastian Vettel nor Charles Leclerc finished on the podium.

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    NICO ROSBERG says Valtteri Bottas can win the world title this year because Lewis Hamilton has “periods of weakness”.

    The Week In Sportscars – 20 March Edition
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    Sporty, elegant, exclusive: The first BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe.
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    BMW continues the current model offensive and announces innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment – world premiere in November 2019, worldwide market launch in the spring of 2020.

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    On its way towards the mobility of the future, the BMW Group is taking strategic steps to enhance its operating performance on a sustainable basis.

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    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced the results of the company’s celebrated Global Dealer Awards, with Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Beijing and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Munich being jointly awarded the prestigious Global

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    BMW boss Harald Krüger with the iNext concept Firm says it will remain a premium market leader despite its prediction that challenging conditions will cause a profit dip The BMW Group has warned that it expects profits to fall


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    It Seems to be a Possibility Bugatti may seek to expand its portfolio and add a new car to its lineup. The car wouldn’t be so preoccupied with utter speed, though it would likely still be a formidable performer.

    Bentley Switches Things Up, Will Launch Continental GT V8 Ahead of W12 Variant
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    If the third-generation Bentley Continental GT of your dreams has a W12 engine under its broad front hood, you have a little wait ahead of you.

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    Mountune’s Newest Kit Boosts the 2019 Ford Fiesta ST’s Output to 222 horsepower
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    The 2019 Ford Fiesta ST is one of the best hot hatchbacks in its size and price brackets, but with just 197 horsepower from the factory, the little Blue Oval pocket rocket can certainly handle more power.

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    The Aston Martin AM-RB 003, previously known as Project 003, is a concept car that previews a production model scheduled to arrive in 2021. The company’s third supercar, the AM-RB 003 follows in the footsteps of

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    BaT Auction: 1975 BMW R90S
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    This 1975 BMW R90S is powered by a numbers-matching 898cc horizontally-opposed twin paired with a 5-speed transmission and has been refinished in Daytona Orange. Modifications include dual-plug cylinder heads, a fork brace,

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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Podium finish in Brazil.
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    Pure motor racing feeling with the new BMW Motorrad racing suit.
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    The new ProRace suit promises top performance for genuine racers, also offering individually tailored customisation in the Made-to-Measure version.

    Zweiradspaß abseits der Straße: Die BMW Motorrad Offroad-Trainings.
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    Höchste Standards bei den offiziellen Partnern Enduro Park Hechlingen, Enduro Park Wesendorf, Malelobo und Enduro Action Team.

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    A mais nova aventureira da família GS chega à rede de concessionárias da BMW Motorrad no país a partir de R$ 50.950

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team kicks off the WorldSBK European season with the new BMW S 1000 RR.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    After the two overseas rounds at Phillip Island, Australia and Buriram, Thailand, the brand-new BMW S 1000 RR is now making its European debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

    BMW Motorrad presents the iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR.
    BRTMR400+BMW Group PressClub Global / 4d

    Achieve lap times like the professionals with autonomous drive programs.

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    Erst Mitte Mai bekommen die Superbike-WM-Piloten Tom Sykes und Markus Reiterberger von BMW eine Motorausbaustufe. Doch auch für den Europa-Auftakt in Aragon erhofft sich der bayerische Hersteller einiges.

    Markus Reiterberger: «Ständig neue Teile von BMW»
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    Die neue BMW S1000RR steht noch am Anfang ihrer Entwicklung, dennoch bewiesen die Werkspiloten Tom Sykes und Markus Reiterberger bei den Überseerennen das Potenzial. «Die Basis ist gut», betonte der Deutsche.

    Aragón, FP2: Bautista vorne, BMW stark auf Platz 4!
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    Die Bestzeit am ersten Trainingstag der Superbike-WM in Aragon kam nicht mehr überraschend von Ducati-Star Alvaro Bautista vor Alex Lowes (Yamaha) und Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki). Stark präsentierte sich BMW auf Platz 4.

    BMW ohne Racing-DNA: Gibt es ein Heilmittel dagegen?
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    2019 Aragon WorldSBK Preview Press Releases / 7h
    Preview press releases from the organizers, some of the teams, and Brembo ahead of the first European round of WorldSBK: #AragonWorldSBK: Who will climb the wall?

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    Bautista spent most of both practices in first place, both sessions held in damp conditions with drops of rain reported, and topped them with nearly identical times, ending the day with a 1m49.607s.

    2019 WorldSBK Media Guide is launched!
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    The essential guide is packed full of information about WorldSBK and WorldSSP teams!

    Looking at the Ducati Advantage in WorldSBK
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    It’s been a blistering start for Ducati and Bautista in 2019, with the new partnership having won all six races held so far at Phillip Island and Buriram - posing a serious challenge for the other manufacturers, not least of all the all-

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    Designs of what appears to be the production version of BMW’s Concept 9Cento sport-tourer have been uncovered from, of all places, Brazil’s Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (National Institute of Industrial Property).

    BMW Patents Design That Will Likely be F850RS
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    It Looks Like BMW Will Build It Recently some design patents that were filed in Brazil made their way into the public eye, and they look like the BMW 9cento concept but a production version.

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    German website Motorrad has published a photograph of what appears to be a BMW bagger powered by a large Boxer engine has been spotted undergoing tests on public roads.

    BMW F 850 GS review
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    BMW F 850 GS review Deccan Chronicle Many might say the new F 850GS feels underpowered, but that is not the case at all.

    2019 BMW F 750 GS & F 850 GS: On- or Off-road, Adventure is the Word!
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    How would you like to experience a lap as fast as the best racer just at the touch of a button? BMW Motorrad Facebook page says they have developed an autopilot, self-riding feature called the iRace Kit for the S 1000 RR.

    2019 BMW R1250RT First Ride Review
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    Reviews BMW revamps its iconic RT sport-touring rig and we ride it The most dramatic change to the 2019 BMW R1250RT is its boxer twin has been emboldened with a technologically advanced variable cam, altering engine

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    2019 R 1250 GS RT R1250RT BMW’s best-selling touring bike becomes the R 1250 RT for 2019, with more engine displacement and ShiftCam variable valve timing.


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    Evoke Could Put Every Other Electric Bike to Shame Harley-Davidson , Zero Motorcycles , and even Lightning Motorcycles should be shaking in their boots.

    The Curtiss Zeus Electric Motorcycle – 190 HP – 0-60 MPH In 2.1 Seconds
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    The Curtiss Zeus is a new electric motorcycle from the company formerly known as Confederate Motorcycles. It has a 0-62 mph time of 2.1 seconds, a 140 kW motor (190 bhp), 145 ft lbs of torque, and a range of 280 miles.

    Harley Dealers Prepare for the LiveWire
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    The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is reporting labour unrest among Harley-Davidson employees in the final days of the labour contract at the company’s Wisconsin powertrain manufacturing plant.

    Harley Workers Turn Down Proposed Contract
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    No Agreement Yet It would seem that Harley-Davidson has yet another problem on its hands. The workers who build the company’s bikes are now working with an expired contract.

    Harley-Davidson Stock Expected to Continue Its Nosedive
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    Not a Good Sign While many people continue to discuss Harley’s future bikes , the financial folks have projected continued drops in Harley’s stocks.

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    Kawasaki and Triumph are the latest motorcycle companies rumoured to be working on electric motorcycles, based on recent patent and trademark filings. Kawasaki patent The Kawasaki lecture motorcycle rumour looks interesting


    Design Job: ICON Motosports is Seeking a Graphic Designer in Portland, OR
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    Love motorcycles? Icon Motosports, located in Portland Oregon, is looking for a Print Designer to join our industry leading motorcycle equipment design team.

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    A report from KUTV details a new law in Utah that is allowing motorcyclists to "lane filter" beginning in May. “Motorcyclists will now have the lawful ability to move in between cars when those cars are stopped,” said Sgt. Nick Street,

    Benefits of Motorcycle Riding Later In Life
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    When you picture your golden years, you might never have imagined that some of your best days would be spent cruising around on a motorcycle, but that is exactly what more and more people are doing later in life.

    How to sell a motorcycle
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    2019 Yamaha Niken GT First Ride
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    Reviews Yamaha’s Leaning Multi-Wheel machine fits perfectly into the sport-touring role Cycle World tests the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT in the wet and dry. Is it a worthy sport-tourer?


    The Devil’s Road: A 5000-mile Historic Expedition thru Baja on KLRs
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    Four years ago, four California filmmakers set out to bring a historic expedition out of obscurity. The result was a two-month, 5,000-plus-mile ride through the Baja California deserts and a feature-length nature-adventure documentary.

    when is a motorcyle tour not a motorcycle tour?
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    If you are trying to decide whether to sign up for an organised tour or go solo touring this summer, there’s time to consider a third option, which combines the best of both worlds. Motorcyle touring is holiday time.


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    Summer, as in hot weather. So hot it’s tempting to take the car and turn up the AC. Don’t fall into that trap. From there it’s a short trip to sloth and gluttony, followed shortly by despair.

    Best motorcycle jackets 2019
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    Best motorcycle jackets 2019 British GQ Choosing a motorcycle jacket to wear on your bike is difficult.

    Gear Review – Akin Armoured Motorcycle Shirt
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    The line between motorcycle riding gear and everyday streetwear has well and truly been blurred. Whether you’re riding to work or dinner with friends there’s no reason to compromise on safety.

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    PRODUCT: If you’re a KTM/Husky rider and prefer standard hand shields over full-wrap handguards but detest the flimsy nature of the stock plastic units because they offer little in the way of protection, you now have an option.


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    Bikes “The suspension can’t do the work at 60 or more degrees from the vertical...” What are the things to try when a rider starts losing the front without warning?

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    Euro 4 emissions laws have already hit most supersport models, many air-cooled bikes, single-cylinder adventurers and most Japanese cruisers and now more models either make significant updates or face the chop under Euro 5.

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    News Does how you run-in your new engine really matter? We rebuilt two used Honda CB300F engines with new top-end parts and broke them in differently over the course of 1,000 miles. Then we compared the results.

    Inside The Motorcycle Shock And How It Works
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    Gear and Products The modern high-performance shock is a wonder of linear response and tunability. How did the valve washers get stacked in our favor?

    Motorcycle Engine Vibration—Friend Or Foe?
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    Bikes What, exactly, is carrying the load? “Engine vibration is usually seen as getting between us and a good time,” Kevin Cameron writes. But sometimes, vibration is actually useful.

    Listening For That Awful Misfire—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
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    Why Magnesium Is Attractive For Use On Racing Machines
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    Gear and Products Harold Willis called it “trouble metal,” but its light weight and ease of casting and machining make it attractive for a variety of applications Magnesium is a lightweight, useful metal used on high-

    The Racing Sheet

    Roberto Tamburini

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Tamburini and Fabrizio on the podium in Italy • Total Motorcycle
    BRTMRTotal Motorcycle News / 1d
    Tamburini and Fabrizio on the podium in Italy • Total Motorcycle Total Motorcycle News Italian Superbike Championship:

    ERC-BMW Motorrad already out front
    BRTMRFIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 2d
    Rain disrupted most of the first day of testing for the 24 Heures Motos at Le Mans. Even so, some the favourites managed to find their footing. There were intermittent rain showers throughout the day at Le Mans.


    Khalid x BMW i - #RoadToCoachella
    Mothership BMW USA / 1d
    “I feel like a Free Spirit when I’m in an i8.” — Khalid. We brought that vision to life on a custom BMW i8 Roadster for the #RoadtoCoachella.

    Global Superstar Khalid to Headline BMW i’s 2019 #Road to Coachella Campaign.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 10d
    Activations include a road trip, custom vehicle art, fan pitstop party in Palm Springs with this year’s music industry breakout star.

    Record chasers, series winners and strong brands: BMW Group Classic at Techno Classica 2019.]
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    New exhibition floorspace in Hall 6 of Essen’s Exhibition Complex – Reviews of 100 years of records and elite sporting achievements, the launch of automobile production 90 years ago and 60 years of MINI brand history.

    Electromobility under extreme conditions: The BMW iX3, the BMW i4 and the BMW iNEXT undergo cold testing in the Arctic Circle.
    Mothership 34BMW Group PressClub Global / 11d
    Prototypes of the next all-electric models from BMW i are jointly undergoing comprehensive vehicle tests at the winter test centre in Arjeplog – intensive development programme preparing for market launch in 2020 and 2021.

    Increased electric range and efficiency thanks to cutting-edge battery technology: the new BMW X1 xDrive25Le for the Chinese market.
    Mothership 25BMW Group PressClub Global / 14d
    Compact Sports Activity Vehicle with plug-in hybrid drive enables local emissions-free driving with an increased range of up to 110 kilometres* – exclusive offer for China, production at Shenyang site.

    BMW Group News

    Statement on European Commission’s ongoing antitrust proceedings
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    On 5 April 2019, the BMW Group received a so-called “statement of objections” from the European Commission in connection with the ongoing antitrust proceedings.

    BMW of North America Reports March 2019 U.S. Sales.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 2, 2019… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 2.9 percent in March 2019 for a total of 32,228 over the 31,311 vehicles sold in March 2018.

    BMW Group Canada reports March, 2019 sales.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Canada / 2d
    • BMW March sales increase +0.8% over previous year • Deliveries begin for the first-ever, three-row, luxury BMW X7 • The seventh generation BMW 3 Series Sedan goes to market • First quarter deliveries of the MINI John Cooper

    BMW Group India posts highest-ever Q1 sales registering a growth of 19%.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub India / 23h
    BMW India delivers 2822 cars to customers with 19% growth. MINI India on a strong path with sales of 160 cars growing by 18%. BMW Motorrad India sells 597 motorcycles with outstanding growth.

    BMW Manufacturing to Host 8th Annual Supplier Diversity Conference.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Spartanburg, S.C. BMW Manufacturing will host the eighth annual Supplier Diversity Conference today, at the Greenville Convention Center in Greenville, SC.

    BMW Group publishes Sustainable Value Report 2018.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Latin America & the ... / 3d
    New benchmarks for energy consumption and CO2 emissions per vehicle produced. Market leader in electrified vehicles in Europe.

    Sustainable structures for the future: Realignment of BMW Group Design.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 7d
    Jozef Kaban new head of Rolls-Royce design +++ Domagoj Dukec takes over BMW design +++ Van Hooydonk: “a signal of our future orientation” +++

    The BMW Group and Microsoft launch the Open Manufacturing Platform.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    Companies are partners in a new initiative to drive open Industrial IoT development and help grow a community to build future Industry 4.0 solutions.

    The new BMW Group High Performance D3 platform. Data-Driven Development for Autonomous Driving.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 9d
    The launch of the new BMW Group High Performance D3 platform represents a key milestone on the BMW Group’s roadmap to highly and fully automated driving.

    The future of driving is nothing to be afraid of.
    Mothership 500+BMW (uploads) on YouTube / 9d
    It's a dark and cold night. THE 7 Series is driving through the woods. It's headlights are piercing through the misty forest, illuminating the road ahead.

    b]Rolls Royce Motorcars[/b]

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Announces New Head Of Design
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 7d
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has announced that Jozef Kabaň has been appointed Head of Design.


    Boys and their toys: A BMW G310 from VTR
    Bike Candy300+Bike EXIF Update / 1d

    As the dedicated custom arm of a premium BMW motorcycle dealer in Switzerland, VTR Customs is used to working on high-end Bavarian machinery.

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    First top 5 placing for the new BMW S 1000 RR in WorldSBK.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 2d

    The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team has claimed the first top five placing for the brand-new BMW S 1000 RR in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Tom Sykes (GBR) finished Saturday’s race at MotorLand Aragón, near Alcañiz (ESP), in fifth position. Unfortunately, his team-mate Markus Reiterberger (GER) was forced to retire after an accident at the start. MotorLand Aragón hosts the third even

    Day of mixed emotions for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at MotorLand Aragón.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 1d

    Sunday’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) races resulted in mixed emotions for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at MotorLand Aragón (ESP). In the Superpole race, Tom Sykes (GBR) once again rode his new

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Wins and podium finishes in France and South Africa.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 10h

    Successful start to the season for BMW racers in France – Lance Isaacs dominates in South Africa.


    Travis Wyman Set For Stock 1000 On Weir Everywhere BMW
    RacingMotoAmerica » Feed / 10d

    Travis Wyman will try to win the 2019 MotoAmerica Stock 1000 title on his Weir Everywhere BMW. Last year’s runner-up in MotoAmerica’s Stock 1000 class has his sights set on the goal he came oh so close to accomplishing in


    ]Spied! Design details of new Harley-Davidson V-twin
    BRTMRCMG News / 3d

    Harley-Davidson shocked the motorcycle world last summer when it announced plans to build an adventure bike and a streetfighter, along with other models based on a new V-twin. Details on that powerplant have been scant so


    The Goof Bike
    Bike Candy100+RocketGarage Cafe Racer / 1d
    If you hire an alternative artist to design a bike, don’t be surprised if you create a fun-sized surf sled that gets you from A to B – As long as A and B are interchangeably your home and favourite beach.

    Honda develops climate-controlled bike seat
    BRTMRAutocar India / 17h
    Climate-controlled seats are found in almost every premium car today. In fact, due the high demand they are in, they are making their way to more affordable models as well.

    Will Honda Build a Gold Wing-Powered Leaning Trike?
    BRTMR74Web Bike World / 9h

    Could the Niken Have Some Competition? Reverse trikes have been a thing for a while now, but Yamaha’s Niken is a unique one that leans while keeping both front wheels planted on the pavement.

    [url=]2019 Demo Rides for New Can-Am Ryker[=/url]
    BRTMRRoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 6h
    If you’ve been waiting for a chance to check out the new Can-Am Ryker or are just curious about these three-wheeled machines, here’s your chance.

    Plan to standardise electric motorcycles
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 2d
    The big four Japanese manufacturers are believed to be working to standardize electric motorcycle batteries and charging infrastructure.

    New Congestion Toll in New York City Doesn’t Exempt Motorcyclists
    BRTMR35Web Bike World / 3d
    Motorcycles Aren’t What’s Clogging the Roads-New York City traffic can be nightmarish at times. In an effort to combat this and encourage people to take public transit options, New York lawmakers decided it would be smart to add in

    Christini Now Offering AWD Kits for KTM Adventure Bikes
    BRTMR400+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2d
    What? You're still riding your KTM adventure bike with only rear-wheel a sucker??! Well, the good folks at Christini have a solution for you.


    Enjoy the rhythm of your riding
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 23h
    The most satisfying and enjoyable ride is not always the fastest or quickest, but the one where you develop a pleasant, flowing and almost musical rhythm.

    10 traffic hazards on rider lookout list
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 1d
    Apart from scanning the road for hazards such as potholes and gravel, riders need to be on the lookout for potential hazards in the traffic.

    The Racing Sheet

    15 days to the 24 Heures Motos
    RacingFIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 3d
    The last round of testing for the 24 Heures Motos is complete. Two days of just-concluded private tests at Le Mans gave teams a chance to lock horns before the 2nd round of the 2018-2019 FIM EWC.

    Change Awaits Dakar Over The Next Dune
    Dakar200+Cycle World / 18d
    Racing After its 10th anniversary in South America, the Dakar Rally might be making a move to Saudi Arabia Evolution is inevitable. But is the Dakar Rally ready not only to change lead roles but locations as well?

    The Dakar Rally Officially Relocates to Saudi Arabia
    Dakar89Web Bike World / 3d
    To the Middle East The Dakar Rally is one of the most amazing races on earth. For years it was held in Africa, but after threats of terrorism, the race was moved to South America.

    Indy 500 | #McLaren66 Reveal]
    RacingMcLaren / 10h
    Introducing McLaren #66, our challenger for the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday May 26 2019. Subscribe and be the first to watch exclusive content from the Official McLaren YouTube channel:

    Racing lines: How hypercars are the future at Le Mans
    RacingAutocar RSS Feed / 11d
    Toyota might adapt its GR Super Sport concept for Le Mans The clock is ticking for the start of a new endurance racing era, but framing new rules for hypercars has just got complicated The countdown to the Le Mans 24 Hours

    Tom Sykes (4./BMW): Mit mehr Power wäre es Bestzeit
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 3d
    BMW-Neuverpflichtung Tom Sykes landete beim im freien Training zum Europaauftakt der Superbike-WM im MotorLand Aragon auf dem ermutigenden vierten Platz. Sein Teamkollege Markus Reiterberger wurde guter Achter.

    Sykes back in the fight: 2013 champ "enjoying riding" at Aragon
    SBKSBK / 3d
    Despite giving away a little bit of top end speed down the straights at MotorLand Aragon, the British rider is grinning once again!

    2019 Aragon WorldSBK Sunday Post-Race Press Releases / 1d
    Press releases from the organizers and some of the teams after Sunday's races in the WorldSBK series at the Motorland Aragon circuit: #AragonWorldSBK - Day 3:

    Markus Reiterberger (BMW): «Ein absolutes Drama»
    SBK49Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Nach starkem Qualifying und Warm-up lief für Markus Reiterberger (BMW) in den drei Superbike-WM-Rennen im MotorLand Aragon alles Erdenkliche schief: Sturz, Motorschaden und Probleme mit den Reifen.

    Aragon WSBK: Bautista stays unbeaten, Rea battles to second - MOTOGP - Stories / 1d
    Bautista had a lead of one second already after the opening lap, and eventually took the chequered flag by 6.8s after giving up almost three seconds on the last lap. Behind him, second place was a closely contested affair between

    BMW rätselt: Was bremste Sykes und Reiti im 2. Lauf?
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 7h
    Nicht alles ist Gold, was glänzt. Trotz starker Ergebnisse beim Meeting in Aragón steht BMW noch am Anfang seines Superbike-Comebacks. Die Ursachenforschung nach den Plätzen 12 und 15 im zweiten Lauf hat

    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 08/2019.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Canada / 14d
    BMW M6 GT3 victorious at the VLN opener in the Eifel – BMW Motorsport family congratulates Jochen Neerpasch.

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 09/2019.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 8d
    BMW M Motorsport presents first DTM car design for 2019 – ZF is BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner in the DTM.

    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 10/2019.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    BMW Bank remains a BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner in the DTM – BMW teams celebrate wins in Italy, Malaysia, and Great Britain.

    Double interview with BMW i Andretti Motorsport drivers António Félix da Costa and Alexander Sims.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    With the start of the Europe season in Rome (ITA), the second half of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship Season 5 gets underway on 13th April 2019.

    Schaeffler becomes new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner in the DTM.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 4d
    BMW Motorsport is approaching the 2019 DTM season with a new, strong partner. As part of a long-term collaboration agreement, Schaeffler AG, from Herzogenaurach (GER), will become a new BMW M Motorsport Premium

    BMW Team Schnitzer and Walkenhorst Motorsport finish in fifth and eighth places in Laguna Seca.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 8d
    The two BMW M6 GT3s finished in fifth and eighth positions in the “California 8 Hours”, the second of five races in the Intercontinental GT Challenge.

    Planned Miami F1 race poised for key vote - Formula 1 - Stories / 16d
    In a regular gathering the City Commission will formally consider plans for a Miami GP for the first time since a resolution was deferred at a similar meeting held on September 27 last year.

    F1 2021 revamp "a step closer" after meeting - Formula 1 - Stories / 12d
    Almost one year ago, in Bahrain, F1 presented its first idea for a technical, sporting and financial revolution. Key personnel from F1’s participating teams and manufacturers were presented with their first look at the full framework,

    Momentum building for 2021 F1 changes, says Wolff - Formula 1 - Stories / 16d
    Next Tuesday will see meetings of both the Strategy Group and F1 Commission. FIA President Jean Todt has indicated that he expects progress to be made.

    F1 teams can't "run our businesses" without 2021 clarity - Formula 1 - Stories / 18d
    A meeting of the Strategy Group, where ideas are discussed and voted on by F1, the FIA and the six top teams, will be held next Tuesday in London.

    Video: An in-depth look at Formula 1 rear wings - Formula 1 - Stories / 16d
    ... Keep reading

    FIA moves to close off Gurney flap trick in F1 - Formula 1 - Stories / 8d
    With teams working hard to find the sweet spot with the new aero rules for 2019, paddock speculation emerged after Australia that some outfits had found a clever way to better balance the compromise between qualifying and race

    Promoted: Why you’ve got to go to the Canadian Grand Prix - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    Since the late 1970s Canada has emerged as one of the favoured jaunts on the Formula 1 calendar, with the grand prix held in the parkland of Ile Notre Dame, a man-made island in the imposing Saint Lawrence Seaway.

    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Cullinan Wins ‘Best Ultra Luxury Suv’ Of The Year At The Golden Steering Awards
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 6h
    Rolls-Royce Cullinan won yet another prestigious award for the ‘Best Ultra Luxury SUV’ by the esteemed Golden Steering Awards 2019.

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    BMW Warns Over $1.1 Billion Antitrust-Related Charge
    Cages BloombergQuint / 2d
    BMW Warns Over $1.1 Billion Antitrust-Related Charge BloombergQuint (Bloomberg) -- BMW AG said it's likely to take a charge exceeding 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) related to the European Union's investigation

    EU speeds emissions probe with charges for VW, Daimler and BMW
    Cages Los Angeles Times / 2d
    EU speeds emissions probe with charges for VW, Daimler and BMW Los Angeles Times The European Union accelerated a probe into Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and BMW AG over suspected collusion that could have delayed

    A Swiss company may have developed a 621-mile range battery pack
    Cages Bmw Blog / 9h
    In the world of electric mobility , the one with the most range is king. With electric cars, the horsepower war is over and the range war has begun.

    Video: Khalid Designed BMW i8 Roadster for Coachella Unveiled
    Cages Bmw Blog / 4d
    Earlier this week, a new collaboration was announced between BMW and pop star Khalid . The two joined forces for this year’s Coachella under the #roadtocoachella experience.

    Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for SUV starting at $325000
    Cages IOL / 12d
    Rolls-Royce savors blowout demand for SUV starting at $325000 IOL Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is having a hard time meeting demand for its Cullinan sport utility vehicle.

    BMW interested in buying Honda Swindon factory
    Cages 400+Autocar RSS Feed / 12d
    The X1 SUV accounts for over 1/10 of BMW's global sales Success of X1 SUV and lack of extra capacity at Oxford Mini plant could see the German car maker move some production to Wiltshire BMW is said to be looking at

    BMW plays down interest in Honda Swindon factory
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 11d
    The X1 SUV accounts for over 1/10 of BMW's global sales Success of X1 SUV and lack of extra capacity at Oxford Mini plant could see the German car maker move some production to Wiltshire, although BMW has officially denied


    Fiat Chrysler joins open pool with Tesla to avoid paying EU emissions fines
    Cages 66Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Government/Legal, Green, Chrysler, Fiat, Tesla, Emissions, Electric, Auto News Recaps FCA will reportedly pay Tesla 'hundreds of millions of euros.'

    The 10 Best Ferraris Of All Time
    Cages 47TopSpeed Newsletter / 23h
    Picking the ten best Ferraris of all time is not an easy exercise, but somebody had to do it. Sports cars don’t come finer than those with a Prancing Horse badge, and in the 70 years that it has been around,

    Teaser: Volkswagen Will Showcase the ID Roomzz Full-Size Electric SUV at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 4d
    After having a bit of a laugh by unveiling the I.D. Buggy Concept at the 2019 Geneva Auto Show, Volkswagen is back with a more serious discourse as it announces a new concept that will be unveiled at the 2019 Shanghai Auto

    The 2020 Ford Bronco Could Have a Retractable Cloth Roof and Removable Doors - A True Jeep Wrangler Competitor
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 4d
    Life for the Jeep Wrangler might become more difficult and complicated as there are other manufacturers out there plotting its demise by launching competitive alternatives to it.

    The Original Ferrari F40 Patent Drawings
    Cages 100+Silodrome / 4d
    These are the original six drawings for the patent application for the Ferrari F40, the application was filed in December 1987 listing Leonardo Fioravanti of Pininfarina as the inventor and Ferrari as the assignee.

    This Porsche 357 Speedster Study Is the Porsche You Didn’t Know You Needed
    Cages / 7d
    The Future of the Porsche Speedster If there’s one thing you need in your life in the future, it’s this Porsche 357 Speedster. The rendering comes from Clement Lacour and hints at what the future of the Porsche speedster could

    Under the skin: how turbochargers have evolved
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 8d
    Energy from expanding exhaust gases on the ‘hot side’ drives a compressor on the ‘cold side’ to force air into the engine under pressure Where did all the lag go? We look inside the modern turbo to see how it improves engine

    Movie motors: where Hollywood finds its cars
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 8d
    Kevin Sadler's Bedfordshire yard is full of genuine celebrities We find out who movie makers turn to when they need special cars or period motors

    Full Film: The DeLorean Pennebaker-Hegedus Documentary
    Cages 58Silodrome / 8d
    This is the DeLorean documentary by Pennebaker Hegedus Films, it’s a full-length film about the DeLorean Motor Corporation, the DMC-12, J


    "Argentum" R65 Scrambler / Side Rock Cycles
    Bike CandyOttonero Cafe Racer / 4d
    - Side Rock Cycles

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    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and the new BMW S 1000 RR to appear at the legendary Assen TT Circuit.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    It’s all go in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Just one week after the MotorLand Aragón (ESP) races, Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER) will be in action on

    BMW Group sales up 2.8% in March, beating market trends in several major markets

    BMW Motorrad has also achieved a strong start to the year with first quarter sales up 7.7% (38,606). In March, a total of 18,931 (+9.9%) premium BMW Motorrad motorcycles and maxi scooters were delivered to customers around the world.
    Full press release in Mothership News

    BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Oceania 2020.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 9h

    Announcement of competition motorcycle and event date.

    Barcelona, ​BMW Motorrad presented the new X2 CityB
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Spain / 5h
    X2 City el nuevo vehículo de movilidad personal de BMW Motorrad para moverse en la ciudad.
    Translation: On the occasion of the last Live the Motorcycle Show in Barcelona, ​​BMW Motorrad presented the new X2 City, a 100% electric personal mobility vehicle, which is already available on the Dealer Network of the Brand.


    BMW F850RS Spotted in Patent Design Drawings
    BRTMR43Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Design patent drawings from Brazil give us what appears to be our first look at the rumored BMW F850GS street bike. The post-BMW F850RS Spotted in Patent Design Drawings appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber

    BMW C600 & C650 Scooter Recalls: Brake Hose Failure
    BRTMRUltimate Motorcycling / 2d

    BMW recalls C600 Sport, C650 Sport and C650GT Scooters on brake hose failure problem BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling 2,707 of certain 2013-2018 BMW C600 Sport and C650 Sport and 2013-2019 C650 GT scooters

    Touratech Releases Product Range for BMW R 1250 GS
    BRTMRUltimate Motorcycling / 1d
    Touratech has released a complete product range of parts for the BMW R 1250 GS to improve ergonomics, protection and luggage

    Assen set to host thrilling WorldSBK encounter!
    SBKSBK / 1d
    Note the times and be ready for the Motul Dutch Round this weekend!

    WorldSBK rev limits and concessions updated after Round Three
    SBK30SBK / 1d
    Several changes made ahead of the Motul Dutch Round

    Kälte in Assen: Für die neue BMW S1000RR ein Vorteil]
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Beim letzten Superbike-WM-Event in Aragon haben wir gesehen: Je kühler die Temperatur, desto besser für BMW. Motorsport-Direktor Marc Bongers ist für Assen entsprechend zuversichtlich.

    Vorteil BMW: Software für Split-Drosselklappen läuft
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 5h
    Tom Sykes und Markus Reiterberger lobten während des Superbike-WM-Events in Aragon die Elektronik-Neuerungen von BMW, Motorsport-Direktor Marc Bongers gewährte einen Blick hinter die Kulissen.

    Reiti & Sykes: Das ganze BMW-Werk steht hinter ihnen
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Zwischen den Superbike-WM-Events in Aragon/Spanien und Assen/Niederlande waren Tom Sykes und Markus Reiterberger im BMW-Werk in Berlin zu Gast, wo am Dienstag das dreimillionste Motorrad vom Band lief.

    WorldSBK Rev Limit Changed After Aragon – Ducati Panigale V4 R Loses, Honda CBR1000RR Gains
    SBKAsphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 14h
    No surprises from the WorldSBK paddock that Ducati has seen its rev limit decreased after the Aragon round. Honda gets a boost too. The post-WorldSBK Rev Limit Changed After Aragon – Ducati Panigale V4 R Loses, Honda

    Opinion: Bautista's warning from World Superbike history - MOTOGP - Stories / 3h
    Bautista has launched a conquest of domination even Alexander the Great would cower from, as the MotoGP convert on his bulletproof Ducati V4 R swept to his third straight hat-trick in last weekend's Aragon round.


    New Patents Show Honda Six-Cylinder Cafe Racer
    BRTMR54Web Bike World / 4h

    The Bike The World Needs A six-hole engine on a cafe racer sounds pretty sweet to me, and that’s exactly what Honda has in one of its latest patent filings. MoreBikes uncovered the filing and claims the publication knew the

    Honda Neowing trike concept patented
    BRTMRAutocar India / 1d
    It appears that Honda has a three-wheeled trike on the cards. This doesn’t come as a surprise, considering that the manufacturer showcased the Honda Neowing concept back in 2016.

    Honda’s Hydrogen Motorcycle Is Still Under Development
    BRTMR93Web Bike World / 1d

    Many Assumed This Was Dead Honda sure is working on a lot of weird motorcycles. Just the other day we shared patent filings for a leaning trike that was powered by the Honda Gold Wing engine

    Royal Enfield – Going for Growth
    BRTMRMotorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 2d

    Royal Enfield’s huge sales volumes have delivered stellar growth over the past decade on the back of substantial investment by the company’s owners since 1990, Eicher Motors.

    Fixed-Fairing Indian Spotted with New Liquid-Cooled V-Twin Engine / 2h
    Photographs of a near production-ready Indian prototype appeared on various online message boards last weekend, revealing a potential Harley-Davidson Road Glide competitor with a frame-mounted fairing and a new liquid-cooled V-Twin engine. The initial post didn’t last long, as Indi


    Ontario motorcyclist gets 90 days in jail for speeding
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 27min
    A high-profile speeding case from last spring has finally worked its way through the Ontario courts, and the offending rider is paying big time, with jail time.

    MSL Extra: Mondial’s History: Past Perfect, Future Positive
    BRTMRMotorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 2h
    One of the dozens of small motorcycle manufacturers which flourished in post-WW2 Italy, Bologna-based Mondial set itself apart from its rivals by winning ten road racing World Championships in the 125cc and 250cc Grand Prix

    Loadin’ and Roadin’: What You Need to Know About Trailers / 8h
    We like to think we ride our bikes everywhere, right? That no horizon is too distant, no riding day too long. We are MO rons, with iron butts and steely hearts.


    2019 Yamaha Niken GT | First Ride Review
    BRTMR95Rider Magazine / 20h
    2019 Yamaha Niken GT action lean It took a while to overcome my instincts and APF (acute pucker factor) before I could pitch the 2019 Yamaha Niken GT into wet corners at dry-road speeds, but once there it does indeed stay stuck.


    Best Heated Motorcycle Gloves / 1d
    Heated grips are nice, but some people like to ride even when hot grips aren’t enough to keep your digits from freezing. For those hardiest of hearties, there’s the electric heated glove.

    Best Winter Motorcycle Jackets / 21h
    Winter is usually the time when most people put their motorcycles away for safe keeping, longing for the day when spring arrives and the riding season gets back in full swing.


    Mysterious Motorcycle Gearbox Half-Shifting—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    BRTMR55Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes Number 12 in a series of motorcycle learning experiences Have you ever encountered a poor-shifting motorcycle? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron has. Here, he relates what he did to locate and fix the problem.

    The Racing Sheet

    Ford now considering WEC hypercar entry with evolution of GTE car / 8h
    Ford now considering WEC hypercar entry with evolution of GTE car Ford hasn't ruled out entering the hypercar concept World Endurance Championship class with an evolution of its current GTE class contender.

    Corvette Drivers Reflect on ‘Super Sebring’ Double
    RacingFIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 4h

    BMW Motorsport News

    António Félix da Costa travels to Formula E Europe opener as leader in the driver standings.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The seventh of 13 races brings the ABB FIA Formula E Championship to Europe for the first time this season. BMW i Andretti Motorsport has two major goals for the Geox Rome E-Prix (ITA): defending Portuguese António Félix da

    #Electrifying: An interview with Jens Marquardt on the season so far and the strength of the BMW i drivetrain in Formula E.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    In an interview, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt talks about the BMW i drivetrain’s key role in Formula E and looks back at the six races of Season 5 to date.

    Comeback on the Norisring: the BMW M1 Procar Revival in the warm-up programme for the German Touring Car Masters (DTM).
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    Historic motor sport at the Nuremberg city circuit on the first weekend of July – 40 years after its debut on the race track, BMW Group Classic is lining up 14 legendary BMW M1 cars from the Procar Series at the start.

    BMW Team RLL Ready to Continue Strong Start to Season at Long Beach Grand Prix.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 22h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 10, 2018… BMW Team RLL has amassed quite a record at the Long Beach Grand Prix over the last decade, winning in 2011, 2013, 2015 and finishing on the podium four additional times. - CHINES GRAND PRIX Events and Timing Information

    2019 Chinese Grand Prix: Pre-Race Press Conference Highlights
    F170FORMULA 1 / 7h
    Alexander Albon, Sergio Perez, Romain Grosjean and Kimi Raikkonen lined up for the press conference ahead of the historic 1000th F1 World Championship event. Here's what they had to say...

    Preview – Chinese Grand Prix . Motorsport news / 3h
    Celebrating the 1000th race of the Formula One World Championship, teams and drivers descend in Shanghai, China this weekend for Round 3 of the 2019 season.

    Haas to debut lower-drag wing after Bahrain woes - Formula 1 - Stories / 9h
    Driver Kevin Magnussen had lamented a “hopeless” race at the Sakhir venue, in which he finished out of the points despite having qualified within touching distance of Max Verstappen’s Red Bull.

    Mercedes introduces new front wing endplate for Chinese GP - Formula 1 - Stories / 7h
    Having started pre-season testing with a launch spec that had an endplate that appeared to direct airflow inwards, Mercedes switched to its race-spec front wing design for the second week which aimed to recoup the commonly-

    The History Of Formula 1 | Race 1000
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    From 1950 to the present day, the sport of F1 has captivated fans across the globe for generations... For more F1® videos, visit Like F1® on Facebook: Follow F1® on

    INTERVIEW-Motor racing-Ecclestone sees electric future as F1 celebrates 1,000 races
    F1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 20h
    Bernie Ecclestone may have been to more Formula One grands prix than any man alive but if the former supremo could shed the years and start over, he says he would probably embrace electric.


    “Cool and dangerous”: Brooklyn Beckham portrays the new BMW Z4.
    Mothership 65BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Collaboration between BMW and the up-and-coming young photographer from London taps into new, unconventional angles on current BMW models. The official start of the campaign is a photo shoot with the BMW Z4 in the

    The new BMW 8 Series Convertible - Additional pictures and videos.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Please find attached on location pictures and footage of the International Media Launch of the new BMW 8 Series Convertible in Faro, Portugal.

    BMW’s Annual “Ultimate Driving Experience” Experiential Driving Event Returns to an Expanded List of U.S. Cities; new program components are added to select markets
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 6h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 11, 2019… BMW’s annual Ultimate Driving Experience is back! Building on past success, BMW’s signature experiential driving event returns this year to an expanded, 16-city line-up, with new

    BMW Group News

    BMW Group sales up 2.8% in March, beating market trends in several major markets
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 10h
    BMW Group global number one in premium segment in first quarter +++ BMW brand delivers 221,631 in March, up 3.7% +++ All major sales regions contribute to sales increase +++ First quarter sales grow at BMW, Rolls-

    Info-graphics on Electromobility (April 2019)
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 11h
    Comparison of brands and their shares in the Electromobility market for various countries. Source: IHS Markit New Registrations 3/2018-2/2019. (08.04.2019 report)

    Absolutely real: Virtual and augmented reality open new avenues in the BMW Group Production System
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Fast and flexible planning of new workstations in production thanks to virtual reality and digitized 3D factory data +++ Learning success with augmented reality technologies as high as in one-on-one sessions +++ Authoring tool

    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Employees Vote For Their New House Charity: Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today announced its new House Charity, Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur. Colleagues at the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood vote for their House Charity every year through a company-wide

    Cages- On the Street and Track


    190 MPH on LPG: 1979 BMW M1 Harald Ertl/BP Record Car
    Cages The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1d

    This 1979 BMW M1 began as a normal production model, though following the 1981 purchase by its second owner, Austrian race driver and auto journalist Harald Ertl, the car was prepped for a liquid petroleum gas (LPG) speed record


    5 Incredible Ferrari Special Edition Cars
    Cages 100+TopSpeed Newsletter / 15h

    Just after Ferrari presented their awe-inspiring Monza SP-1 and the Monza SP-2 cars, I had an idea I simply had to explore. For mine and, consequently, your good, I researched a little bit (not a little bit, but quite a bit actually) about the

    215 MPH at Daytona 55 Years Ago: 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah
    Cages The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 18h
    This 1964 Bill Thomas Cheetah is said to be the first of three cars ordered by Alan Green Chevrolet–interestingly, the seller of another Cheetah previously featured on BaT claimed exactly the same.

    Top Gear Is Coming to the MotorTrend Network and App
    Cages Automobile Magazine / 19h
    For more than a decade, we’ve followed them around the world. Vietnam. The Makgadikgadi and the Kalahari. Bolivia’s “Death Road.” The North Pole and the Transfăgărășan Highway. Starting in June, Top Gear is coming to MotorTrend

    Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to boost electric car tax credits
    Cages 200+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Electric , Hybrid , Hydrogen $7K for 400,000 EVs per automaker, beyond the current $7,500 on 200,000. Continue reading Bipartisan lawmakers introduce bill to boost electric car tax credits

    The Wishbone by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth – A VW-Engined One-Off Custom Car
    Cages 200+Silodrome / 1d
    The Wishbone is a custom car built by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth in 1967, it proved to be a disaster for him and his company, he became so incensed with the car he had it cut up and thrown away – forever removing the car from the face of


    For Sale: The Last Unrestored P-51D Mustang In Original Military Configuration
    FWIW1KSilodrome / 9h

    This is likely the last original unrestored P-51D Mustang in original military configuration left anywhere in the world, and fortunately for someone, it’s currently for sale for the not inconsiderable sum of $4,500,000 USD.


    Never Messed With: Unrestored 1969 Rupp Goat
    Bike CandyThe best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 2d
    This 1969 Rupp Goat was produced by an Ohio-based manufacturer of mini bikes, small dune buggies, snowmobiles, and go-karts that operated from 1959 until 1978.

    FWIW Is just me or do you have mixed emotions when you see something like this? Just 90 miles on the clock. Part of me is scrambling for the cash to meet the reserve, while the rest of me is wondering why it only has 90 miles on the clock. As a kid, we would have done that in a night. It’s just not right!

    BaT Auction: Black-Plate 1959 BMW R60
    Bike CandyThe best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 1d
    This 1959 BMW R60 was acquired by the current owner last year out of San Francisco and is powered by a 594cc boxer-twin paired with a 4-speed transmission.

    They are coming to get you Phil!

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