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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 16 April 2019


    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Assen: two top-six finishes for Markus Reiterberger on the new BMW S 1000 RR.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 22h

    The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team scored more points with the new BMW S 1000 RR at Assen (NED) than any other race weekend so far in this season’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Markus Reiterberger (GER)


    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Season-opener for BMW racers in the Spanish Superbike Championship.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h

    Season-opener for BMW racers in the Spanish Superbike Championship – MotoAmerica at Austin.


    BMW Motorrad Brasil oferece acessórios originais para os modelos F 750 GS e F 850 GS
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 1h

    Ponteira de escapamento esportiva e malas impermeáveis estão entre itens disponíveis nas concessionárias autorizadas da marca no país


    “The Revival Birdcage”: Revival Cycles presents unique custom bike.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h

    Second custom bike built around the prototype of a new type of BMW Motorrad boxer engine revealed. Series production motorcycle for the Cruiser Segment will be presented in 2020.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS


    Could BMW Add a 1800cc Boxer to its Engine Lineup?
    Web Bike World / 3h
    A Big Engine for a Touring Machine There are images of an intricate custom motorcycle being showcased at many different places around the Web. It’s called the Birdcage, and it comes from Revival Cycles custom motorcycle

    Revival Birdcage Is One Hell of a Custom BMW Bike from Revival Cycles
    Bmw Blog / 2h
    A while back we were telling you about “Departed” , a custom bike created from scratch by Custom Works Zon to showcase a new, big, boxer engine from BMW Motorrad. Today, another custom bike builder, this time from the US,


    Is An 1800cc Boxer On Its Way From BMW?
    BRTMRRideApart / 2d
    Is An 1800cc Boxer On Its Way From BMW?... RideApart The displacement wars are far from over, and BMW might be about to drop a huge bomb in the form of an 1800cc boxer twin engine.


    BMW S1000RR Vs Ducati Panigale V4 R
    57Visordown / 6h
    Image: A Ducati skeptic takes a V4 R for a spin. But will it impress enough to ditch the S1000RR?


    2019 BMW F 850 GS vs. 2009 F 800 GS: Time to Upgrade?
    BRTMRRider Magazine / 2d

    The 2019 BMW F 850 GS may have more power, greater ground clearance and tons of electronic whiz-bangs, but is it really worth the upgrade from the original F 800 GS?


    BMW Motorrad sales up 9.9% in March, beating market trends in several major markets • Total Motorcycle
    BRTMRTotal Motorcycle News / 2d
    BMW Motorrad sales up 9.9% in March, beating market trends in several major markets • Total Motorcycle Total Motorcycle News Munich.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Spied! Indian is working on a new liquid-cooled touring bike
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 3d
    Rumour has it Indian is working on a new liquid-cooled touring bike, and spy shots seem to back up that idea. There are two separate sets of images which seem to tip details on a new Indian touring bike.



    Indian Motorcycle’s Spirit Lake, Iowa, Facility Caught Fire
    BRTMR100+Web Bike World / 3d
    Fortunately, Nobody Was Injured A fire broke out at the Polaris Industries Spirit Lake facility on April 10. Polaris owns Indian Motorcycle , and the facility is used to build the motorcycles.


    Is an Electric Kawasaki Ninja 400 Coming With Swappable Battery Tech?
    BRTMR100+Web Bike World / 3d

    Kawasaki Should Call This Ninja Raiden A recent patent popped up that shows a novel idea coming from Kawasaki for an electric Ninja 400. The patent was filed all the way back in 2013, but it just recently got published.


    Kawasaki To Employ Radar-Assisted Safety Systems
    20Cycle World / 4h
    Bikes Patent filings show Kawasaki is joining the radar revolution Patent filings show that Kawasaki is working on front- and rear-facing radar safety systems; will we see these systems in upcoming models?




    MC NEWS

    European Motorcycle Registrations Grew Nearly 10% in 2018
    32Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2h
    Sales are good across the pond, as the European Union is quoting a nearly 10% increase during 2018 in the number of motorcycles registered. The post European Motorcycle Registrations Grew Nearly 10% in 2018 appeared first on


    The Most Expensive Motorcycles in the World
    BRTMR365 Days of Motoring On-Line Magazine / 7h
    Some motorcycles are more than vehicles – they’re works of art. Check out the most expensive motorcycles in the world if you want to see the best of the best. Imagine going 550 miles per hour on one of the most expensive


    By Any Means Necessary
    BRTMR58The Vintagent / 13h
    James Monaco is a professional flat track racer at the top of his game, one of the 'Elite Sixteen' on the starting grid. Michael Lawless tells the tale.


    Review suggests increasing rider ages
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 3d
    A review of the South Australian Graduated Licensing System has suggested lifting the ages for learner riders from 16 to 18 and full-licensed riders from 20 to 21.5. Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) motorcycle
    FWIW The USA/CA markets have shown similar trends in the past.


    RIDING

    How to: Spot a newbie
    BRTMRCMG News / 19h
    Spring is in the air, and that means a fresh batch of new motorcyclists will soon be taking to the streets. Like chicks out of the nest, they will be wobbly. Const. Dave Gray has seen every possible mistake new riders make during his


    GEAR

    New Adventure Helmets For The 2019 Riding Season
    BRTMR83ADV Pulse / 3d
    Adventure bikes and their accouterments have evolved significantly over the last decade, allowing us to ride farther, more safely and in all-season comfort. Most agree that after the bike itself, a helmet is the most important purchase


    GMC makes a carbon fiber truck bed for riders
    BRTMRRevZilla Articles / 2d
    Because sometimes you can't just ride it there.


    MO Tested: Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S22 Review
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 2d
    Why introduce a new street tire to the motorcycle press on a race track? It’s a fair question with a relatively simple answer. Sporting rubber – even that designed for the street – has evolved so much in the past decade that


    TECH

    How-To Hotwire A Motorcycle
    BRTMR96Motorcyclist / 2d
    News What to do if you've misplaced your key Motorcycle keys seem to delight in vanishing, but if your machine is of a certain age, getting going again is as simple as a slip of wire and a bit of tape.
    FWIW
    The purpose of the post is to make you stop and think, not to teach you how to hotwire your bike. What can you do to slow the bad guys down?


    Easiest Ways To Increase Your Motorcycle’s Power
    BRTMRMotorcycle Cruiser / 2d
    Tips and tech 5 suggestions to get more ponies from your ride without breaking the bank We show you five easy ways to get more power out of your motorcycle without tearing the engine apart or spending a lot of cash.

    The Racing Sheet



    Number 69 retired from MotoGP™
    RacingSuperbike News / 2d
    An emotional ceremony at the Circuit of the Americas sees the #69 of the ‘Kentucky Kid’ retired from premier class service. The number 69 is synonymous with the late, great Nicky Hayden, and it will now forever remain





    Reiterberger chasing top five after impressive performance at Assen!
    SBKSBK / 7h
    German rider was right up the front throughout the entire weekend for his best results of the season!


    Markus Reiterberger erobert zweitbestes WM-Ergebnis
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1d
    Die Hälfte des ersten Superbike-WM-Laufs in Assen fuhr Markus Reiterberger mit seiner BMW S1000RR auf Podestkurs. Dann baute der Hinterreifen ab und der Bayer fiel bis auf Platz 6 zurück.


    BMW-Teamchef Shaun Muir: «Gut gemacht, Reiti!»
    Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 1h
    Gegen einen Teamkollegen vom Kaliber eines Tom Sykes muss man sicher erstmal durchsetzen. Für die besten BMW-Ergebnisse beim Superbike-Meeting in Assen sorgte Markus Reiterberger!


    Markus Reiterberger (BMW) zum ersten Mal in Reihe 1
    SBK90Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 2d
    Seit neun Jahren wartet BMW in der Superbike-WM auf eine Pole-Position. Tom Sykes war in Assen auf dem besten Weg, dann wurde abgebrochen. Davon profitierte Teamkollege Markus Reiterberger.


    Tom Sykes über neuen BMW-Motor: «Nichts als Vorteile»
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 2d
    So nahe wie am heutigen Samstag war BMW seit neun Jahren nicht mehr dran, in der Superbike-WM auf Startplatz 1 zu fahren. «Die Rundenzeit kam wie von alleine», schwärmte Tom Sykes von der S1000RR.


    Another impressive Superpole for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Winter weather causes Assen race one cancellation.
    SBKBMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Saturday’s Assen (NED) action was shorter than expected for the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. The afternoon’s opening race was cancelled due to snow.


    Humorous Rea reflects on exciting Assen weekend!
    SBKSBK / 7h
    The reigning four-time WorldSBK Champ discusses his lunch and the impact it had on his Race 2 start, as well as how he tried to fight with Bautista!


    2019 WorldSSP Championship Standings After Round 3, Assen, The Netherlands
    SBKMotoMatters.com / 1d
    World Supersport standings after the third round of the season: Round Number: 3 Year: 2019




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL Finish IMSA Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach in Seventh and Eighth Positions.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 13, 2018… Despite disappointing seventh and eighth place GTLM class finishes in today’s IMSA BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, both BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE machines


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 11/2019.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 23h
    Joel Eriksson to drive the CATL BMW M4 DTM in 2019 – BMW Customer Racing teams enjoy success with the BMW M4 GT4.


    António Félix da Costa in the points again at the first European race of the Formula E season in Rome.
    Racing21BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    António Félix da Costa (POR) finished ninth to pick up more points for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in an eventful seventh race of this season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship.






    MotoAmerica Superbike: Race Two Results From Circuit Of The Americas (Updated)
    Racing22Roadracingworld.com / 18h
    MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series Circuit of The Americas Austin, Texas April 14, 2019




    Austin MotoGP: Rins takes first win as Marquez crashes
    MotoGPMotorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 20h
    Honda rider Marquez converted pole into an early lead, and looked well on course for a seventh consecutive win at the Austin track as he stretched his advantage in the early laps.


    2019 Austin MotoGP Fast Notes: Jump Starts, Winning Ways, A Tight Championship, And Outstanding Team Managers
    MotoMatters.com / 25min
    Jump starts Have Race Direction suddenly decided to have a crackdown on jump starts? After a long period without a single jump start, we suddenly have three in two races. Look at the video, and it's clear the reason Race Direction


    2019 MotoGP Championship Standings After Round 3, Austin, Texas
    MotoGPMotoMatters.com / 17h
    Standings after the US round of MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas: Round Number: 3 Year: 2019



    FIA.com CHINESE GRAND PRIX: Event and timing Information


    2019 Chinese Grand Prix: Race Highlights
    F1500+FORMULA 1 / 1d
    After a dramatic start, who would win the 1000th F1 race? Sit back and watch the highlights from Shanghai... For more F1® videos, visit http://www.Formula1.com Like F1® on Facebook:


    UPDATE 1-Motor racing-Hamilton wins Formula One's 1,000th race
    F1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix to seize the overall lead from his Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas in Formula One's 1,000th world championship race on Sunday.


    Bottas blames white line for slow start
    F144Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The Finn made an initially good getaway from his pole position slot but a bit of wheelspin during the acceleration phase cost him valuable momentum and allowed teammate Lewis Hamilton to sneak ahead on the run to the first corner.
    FWIW
    I snorted milk through my nose when I read this headline and read the article it while alternately coughing and laughing.


    F1 | Chinese Grand Prix | Tech Updates
    Racecar Engineering / 1h
    Chinese Grand Prix Tech Updates The Shanghai circuit is arguably the first real challenge of the season. Turns 1 and 2 shred the front tyres, while the mix of hairpins and high speed corners make tuning the downforce level of the car


    Ferrari team orders risk opening "can of worms" - Wolff
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    Early in the Chinese Grand Prix, Ferrari told Charles Leclerc to move aside for Sebastian Vettel, who the team has named its default leader in its quest for a first title since 2008.


    Charles Leclerc DEMANDS Ferrari meeting after Sebastian Vettel team orders
    F1Daily Express / 1d
    CHARLES LECLERC has demanded answers from Ferrari after being forced to let Sebastian Vettel past during the Chinese Grand Prix.


    Rosberg: Ferrari has pitched car aero in "wrong place"
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 7h
    The Italian team has taken a different aerodynamic approach to Mercedes, adopting a lower-drag philosophy compared to its rival in addition to divergence over front-wing concepts following the new-for-2019 aero rules.





    MINI

    Majority Of Consumers Zeroing In On Exactly How They Want To Use An Electric Car, New Survey From Mini Usa Finds
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 12, 2019 – As the popularity and availability of electric vehicles (EV) continues to grow in the U.S., consumers are zeroing in on how they want to use an EV. 63 percent of consumers said the best way to


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    SPIED: BMW 840i caught at the Nurburgring
    Cages Bmw Blog / 2d
    While Europe has had two model variants of the BMW 8 Series for a little while now, the BMW M850i and the 840d, the US market has only had one — the M850i.


    BMW i8 Roadster gets tuned up like a proper racing car
    Cages 500+Bmw Blog / 2d
    Just a couple of years ago, Japanese aftermarket company Energy Motor Sport released their tuning program for the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid . Sold under the EVO i8 name, the program focused on visual and performance upgrades


    Rumor: Upcoming Rolls-Royce Ghost to Get All-Electric Version
    Cages 67Bmw Blog / 2d
    The age of the electrified car is upon us. After improving the efficiency of internal combustion engines for over a century, the automotive industry is now more interested in the next step: electrification.




    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    With the Mid-Engined 2020 C8 Corvette Set to Debut, Chevy Will Auction Off the Very Last C7 Corvette
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 2d
    [img]\https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Xf2DKxv/0/466c3348/S/i-Xf2DKxv-S.jpg[/img]
    Having confirmed that the eighth-generation Corvette will debut in July, Chevrolet announced that the last C7-generation Corvette will be auctioned for charity.


    Best Car Anti-Theft Devices: Give Your Vehicle an Extra Layer of Security
    Cages The Drive / 1d
    TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Cars may not be the easiest things for thieves to steal, but it does happen.


    Why Europe Should Not Force Talking Cars to Speak Same Language Now: Viewpoint
    Cages Insurance Journal / 2d
    Why Europe Should Not Force Talking Cars to Speak Same Language Now: Viewpoint Insurance Journal If you've bought a new car lately, chances are it has some basic communication skills.


    FWIW

    USA Today’s Front Page Editor Quit Her Job To Work With Motorcycles
    BRTMR500+Motorcyclist / 3d
    News From journalist to motorcycle advocate, Andria Yu followed her passion to do what she loves We take a look at Andria Yu’s path from badass journalist to even badder-ass advocate for two wheels at the MIC.



    BIKE CANDY

    2012 Bike Candy



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    Love your blog John, always have, always will.

    Great article about Andria Yu... She's our kinda people. Love to see people pursuing the passion of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerreece View Post
    Great article about Andria Yu... She's our kinda people. Love to see people pursuing the passion of riding.
    Thank you.

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Friday, 19 April 2019


    On Street and Track

    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS


    BaT Auction: 1969 BMW R60/2
    BRTM The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 16h
    This 1969 BMW R60/2 is finished in black with white pinstriping and comes from the final year of production. It was restored under previous ownership and resided in a private motorcycle collection.


    BMW confirm 2020 entry to the cruiser market with Big Boxer
    BRTMRMCNews.com.au / 13h
    Production BMW Cruiser will be presented in 2020 New BMW Big Boxer to be used in 2020 BMW Cruiser model range BMW have again chosen to showcase their new retro style Boxer engine, rumoured to be around 1800cc.


    New Pannier Rack on the new 2019 BMW 1250 GSA and 2019 BMW 850 GSA
    BRTM Giant Loop / 17h

    We have word and proof that our new GL Pannier Mount will fit on the new 2019 BMW 1250 GSA and the BMW 850 GSA Above are the mounts on the 850 Above are on the 1250.


    VIDEO: Touring on BMW F850GSA and Triumph Tiger 800
    BRTM Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 2d
    We took the BMW F850GSA and Triumph Tiger 800 XCx to Ireland to see how the middleweight adventure bikes handle big miles. To be honest, we also wanted to see if Brexit has caused any changes to touring in Ireland yet.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS


    Yamaha Developing Turbocharged Twin
    BMR100+Cycle World / 8h

    News Could a crossplane crank turbo be in the works? Yamaha has filed patents for a turbocharged twin, but will it ever see production?


    Honda facial-recognition helmet acts as key fob
    BRTM Motorbike Writer / 16h
    Honda has filed a patent application for a facial-recognition helmet that would act as a key fob to unlock your motorcycle. It features a camera on the inside that identifies your face and then activates the motorcycle.


    You Can Now Preorder Harley-Davidson’s LiveWire in Canada
    BRTMR76Web Bike World / 1d
    Anyone Want to Spend Too Much on an Electric Harley? I don’t think the Harley-Davidson LiveWire is worth its asking price of roughly $30,000 ($37,250 in Canada).


    Harley-Davidson inks new deal with Wisconsin workers
    BRTM Canada Moto Guide / 1d
    Harley-Davidson has signed a new contract with the workers at its Menomonee Falls and Tomahawk plants. Harley-Davidson saw its existing contract with those workers expire on April 1


    Keanu Reeves really loves his motorcycles
    BRTM Motofire / 1d
    It’s great when a person simply can’t contain their enthusiasm for a certain subject when they’re talking about it, and that’s exactly what you get when you sit Keanu Reeves down and ask him to talk about motorcycles.



    MC NEWS

    What To Do When Your Motorcycle Has Been Stolen
    BR TMR31 Motorcyclist / 4h

    Street Savvy Six steps to increase the odds of a reunion with your stolen bike Six steps to increase the odds of a reunion with your stolen motorcycle.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    2019 Kawasaki W800 Café MC Commute Review
    BMR100+Motorcyclist / 1d

    Videos We commute on the latest retro-inspired W800 ride from Kawasaki In this episode of Motorcyclist ’s MC Commute , we ride to work on Kawasaki’s latest retro-inspired ride in the form of the 2019 Kawasaki W800.


    Kawasaki W800 Cafe: Everything you need to know
    BRTMRautoweek.com / 1d
    Kawasaki W800 Cafe: Everything you need to know autoweek.com As I rode the W800 Cafe down the ramp from the Kawasaki warehouse in Southern California, I immediately felt like I was an ancient British bloke



    2018 Honda NC750X | Road Test Review

    BRT MR21 Rider Magazine / 1d
    Is this the perfect commuter? The Honda NC750X has a lot going for it: upright, comfortable seating, decent elemental protection, a user-friendly personality and, of course, a locking “frunk!” Photos by Kevin Wing.


    Best Sportbike Tires
    BRTMR Motorcycle.com / 1d
    The job of a sportbike tire is a tough one. Considering the performance – and variety – of today’s modern sporting machines, an ideal tire needs to be able to warm up quickly, offer good grip in both wet and dry conditions.


    RIDING

    Countersteer: What You Know
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 14h

    A few years back I started riding dirt bikes. Up to that point in my life, I had it all figured out. At work, I had built and maintained marketing databases better than any of my uninformed superiors could have done and I knew it.

    Explore Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Discover Memphis During First-Ever ‘King of the Street Bike Weekend at Graceland’
    BRTM Business Wire Automotive: Motorcycles Ne... / 1d
    MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--lt;a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/elvis?src=hash" target="_blank"gt;#elvislt;/agt;--Elvis Presley loved motorcycles, and May 31 – June 2, Elvis Presley’s Graceland will host its first-ever ‘King of the Street Bik


    Meandering Through the Hinterlands of New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania
    BRTM Rider Magazine / 1d
    A solo rider flying the twisties of the Hawks Nest high above the Delaware River. Photos by the author.

    GEAR

    Motorcycle Camping Basics
    BRTM Rider Magazine / 2h

    Setting up camp in New York’s Catskill Mountains with some showers in the forecast, so the tent rain fly goes on before hitting the sack. Photo by Kenneth Dahse. Everyone knows the potential benefits and joys of camping out.


    The S&S War Path Vest – An Armored Motorcycle Vest With Chest + Back Protection
    BRTM Silodrome / 7h
    The Speed and Strength War Path Vest was developed to offer an essential layer of protection for motorcyclists when they’re not wearing a more traditional armored jacket .


    Highway 21 Axle Shoes
    BRTM Motorcycle & Powersports News / 1d
    The Axle Shoe by Highway 21 is a riding shoe that thinks it’s an everyday sneaker. Reinforced toe and heel boxes, dual ankle protectors, crush resistant sole with composite shank and topped off with a black textile upper.



    TOOLS

    New Gear: CruzTools RoadTech H3 Toolkit
    BRTM Rider Magazine / 2h

    CruzTools RoadTech H3 tool kit for Harley-Davidson. If you want the most comprehensive toolkit for your Harley-Davidson, look no further than the CruzTools RoadTech H3 ($109.95).


    The Racing Sheet



    Women-Only Morocco 2020 Details
    BRTMRsideburnmagazine / 1h
    In March of 2019 we co-promoted the very first women-only Sideburn Morocco Desert and Mountain adventure, and the first intrepid group loved it.


    COTA: What The Teams Had To Say
    Racing MotoAmerica » Feed / 2d
    Kyle Wyman had another solid weekend at COTA on the new Ducati, but he’s confident of more to come at VIR. The following is from KWR Ducati… The SC Project/KWR Ducati team put up another pair of top-10 finishes

    Triumph Motorcycles confirm their return to the off-road endurance racing world
    Racing Superbike News / 2h
    Triumph Motorcycles are excited to confirm their return to the off-road endurance racing world with the new Scrambler 1200 XE at the Norra Mexican 1000 race, piloted by stunt rider and off-road racer Ernie Vigil.




    [b][url=http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2019/04/wsb-championship-is-kawasaki-planning-a-radical-superbike-to-counter-the-ducati-panigale-v4-r/]WSB Championship: Is Kawasaki Planning a Radical Superbike to Counter the Ducati Panigale V4 R? (News) (Rumors)
    MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 1h
    Kawasaki is racing in WSB with a modified Ninja ZX-10RR that has a U.S. MSRP of $24,899, while Ducati campaigns a modified version of their homologation special, the $40,000 Panigale V4 R.


    Gordon Ritchie WorldSBK Blog: Questions And Answers
    WSBK MotoMatters.com / 22h
    After one chilled and one deep-frozen WorldSBK outing since the last column we still have red-hot Bolognese as the only meal available in the WorldSBK race-winning restaurant.


    Alvaro Bautista: The (Excessive) Cost Of Success
    SBK100+MotoMatters.com / 1d
    Alvaro Bautista continued his unbeaten run of success at Assen. The time might be nearing for Ducati to evaluate the costs of such success On Sunday Alvaro Bautista won his 11th straight race in WorldSBK.


    Gegen Raser: Autogrammstunde mit Markus Reiterberger
    WSBK Speedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 9h
    Am vergangenen Rennwochenende der Superbike-WM in Assen fuhr Markus Reiterberger zwei feine sechste Plätze, vor dem Meeting in Imola rührt der BMW-Werkspilot die Werbetrommel gegen Raserei im Straßenverkehr.


    Tony Goldsmith Captures Frozen Images At Assen WorldSBK - Part 1
    SBKMotoMatters.com / 18h
    Alvaro Bautista's reign continued at Assen, though it wasn't quite as easy as at previous races Local hero: Michael van der Mark always finds that little bit extra around Assen


    Ford Confirms End of Factory GT Program
    Racing FIA WEC – Sportscar365 / 2h
    Photo: Drew Gibson/Ford Ford has confirmed that it will end its full factory involvement with the Ford GT program following the conclusion of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship


    BMW Motorsport News

    Three lessons we learned – Geox Rome E-Prix.
    Racing BMW Group PressClub Global / 7h
    In our series “Three lessons learned”, we present three of the findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race. This time: the Geox Rome E-Prix (ITA).


    On to the season-opener with turbo power: BMW Motorsport completes final test ahead of 2019 DTM.
    Racing BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    This week, it was all about the DTM again at the Lausitzring (GER). From Monday to Thursday, the six BMW drivers and their rivals were underway on the 4.570-kilometre track. BMW Team RBM, BMW Team RMG and the drivers



    The 24 Heures Motos in the heart of Le Mans
    Racing FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 21h
    Following a day devoted to technical and administration checks, the 24 Heures Motos riders and teams took possession of Le Mans town centre. With three days to go to the start of the race




    Too Many Photos of MotoGP at the Circuit of the Americas
    MotoGP 56 Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 7h
    Some photos from the MotoGP weekend in Austin, Texas, along with some notes from trackside at the Circuit of the Americas.


    Paddock Pass Podcast Episode 99: All Things Austin - Suzuki Wins Again, Honda's Woes, Yamaha's Strength, And The Future Of The US GP
    WSBK MotoMatters.com / 18h
    On the day after the Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the Paddock Pass Podcast crew gathered in the front room of their Airbnb to talk over the events of an exciting weekend. Jensen Beeler , Neil Morrison




    Video: How F1's 2019 rule changes are mixing up every GP
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 11h


    Haas facing fundamental tyre warm-up problem with 2019 F1 car
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    After an encouraging season opener in Australia where Kevin Magnussen finished best of the rest behind the top three teams, the outfit has had two more difficult weekends in Bahrain and China.


    F1 news: Charles Leclerc was 'SCREWED' by Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel decision - expert
    F1 Daily Express / 2d
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL's overtake of Charles Leclerc during the Chinese Grand Prix thanks to team orders “screwed” the race for the Monegasque.


    Debate: Was it really necessary for Ferrari to issue team orders?
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Two weeks after Leclerc was robbed of Bahrain GP victory due to a mechanical issue, in China he was ordered to let Vettel past early on.


    Hamilton: Ferrari "not extracting their full potential"
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2d
    Hamilton and teammate Valtteri Bottas outpaced the Maranello cars almost all weekend in China as Mercedes became the first team to start the year with three 1-2s since Williams in 1992.


    Motor racing-Formula One not on for a repeat of 1992, says Brawn
    F1 Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    One-two victories by Mercedes in the first three races of the season does not mean Formula One is set for a repeat of 1992, when then-dominant Williams did the same and ran away with the title, according to Ross Brawn.






    Bimmer

    Sportiness, comfort and innovations exclusively for the Chinese market: The long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    BMW Brilliance Automotive is also set to build the second generation of a model developed specially for customers in China – Production will be at the Tiexi/Shenyang plant – World premiere at the Auto Shanghai 2019 show.


    BMW Group News

    New leadership at BMW Group International Corporate and Special Sales
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    From May 2019, Uwe Holzer will take on the role of Vice President International Corporate and Special Sales at the BMW Group.


    MINI

    The new MINI Clubman.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    With a precisely modified design, an extended selection of innovative equipment features and the latest technology in the areas of operation and connectivity.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars At The Shanghai Motor Show: Remarks By Torsten MüLler-öTvöS
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the House of Rolls-Royce here in Shanghai! It is always a great pleasure to be in China, particularly here in Shanghai, one of the most vibrant and forward looking cities in the world.
    Rolls-Royce Celebrates Success In China At 2019 Shanghai Motor Show
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 2d
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars set a remarkable business record in 2018 and achieved its greatest sales result in the brand’s 115-year history, with 4,107 cars delivered to customers in over 50 countries worldwide.

    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    Rendering: BMW i8 Shooting Brake Looks Doable
    Cages Bmw Blog / 1h

    Looking at the BMW i8 you’ll find it hard to believe it was launched five years ago. Hell, it’s ever harder to believe the concept came out initially some 8 years ago and that’s due to its incredible design.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Gawk at These Photos of the 1,479-HP Bugatti Divo Hypercar Testing in the Desert
    Cages The Drive / 44min

    Aside from its world debut at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, the extremely exclusive Bugatti Divo hypercar hasn't seen much screen time.


    Chris Harris Says the McLaren 720S Track Pack Isn’t Worth the Extra Money
    Cages Supercars.net / 1h
    He Says Get a 720S Without It It’s easy to tell that Top Gear’s Chris Harris absolutely loves the McLaren 720S .


    Opinion: are small cars about to make a comeback?
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    Genesis Mint SUVs currently reign but small city cars could become more relevant in the near future SUVs have been the flavour of the month for… well, a deal longer than that.

    2020 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition: Honoring Half a Century of Japanese Sports Cars
    Cages 88The Drive / 1d
    Believe it or not, the Nissan 370Z turns 10 years old this year, but that isn’t stopping Nissan from celebrating one of its halo sports cars with a special edition at this year's New York International Auto Show.



    Exclusive details: Lotus confirms electric Type 130 hypercar

    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    T130: four-wheel drive, good range and masses of power New four-wheel-drive EV hypercar set to feature more than 1000bhp – and Autocar has been given a sneak preview Lotus has confirmed that it is in the advanced stages.





    FWIW


    New go-kart brings $3,699 MSRP
    FWIW Powersports Business / 2d

    Hammerhead Off-Road recently introduced the new 2019 LE 150 to the market. With a sleek design incorporating new brush guards, plastic side panels and CST Hammerhead Shark tread tires


    Texas Police Issues Prank Coloring Tickets to Help Bad Drivers Park Like God Intended
    FWIW 300+The Drive / 1d

    Police in the city of Southlake, Texas have issued a comical citation teasing a driver's poor parking job, and asked the city's denizens not to make it hand out more.



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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Tuesday, 23 April 2019


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    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Superstock victory in the British Superbike Championship.

    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Double pole position for BMW at the 24 Hours Le Mans – Superstock victory and podium finishes in the British Superbike Championship.


    Rider Day – 1º passeio de 2019 da BMW Motorrad para celebrar 1º ano da BMW G 310 no Brasil
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3h
    BMW Rider Day - Evento celebra o 1º ano de lançamento do modelo com um roteiro especial pelo interior paulista no dia 27 de abril; Trajeto será conduzido pela equipe do BMW Rider Experience, programa oficial de experiências da BMW Motorrad; BMW Motorrad estimula os participa


    BMW Rider Experience 2019 chega a Curitiba e São José dos Pinhais em abril
    BMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3h
    Palestra e cursos de pilotagem estão na agenda de atividades em abril; Programa oficial de experiências da BMW Motorrad é aberto ao público.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Inside The Watkins M001: Exclusive Builder Interview
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 2h

    The Watkins M001 Custom Motorcycle: Exclusive Interview with Jack Watkins There are many routes taken by the great custom motorcycle builders. Most had a passion for motorcycles that dated back to boyhood,


    The “Khan” might be the most otherworldly BMW bike ever made
    BRTMR Yanko Design / 23h

    Pretty much bridging the gap between concept bikes and concept art for games and movies, Mehmet Doruk Erdem’s “Khan” is an eclectic mix of unbelievable, dangerous, and beautiful.


    BMW touring motorcycle spied; could be revealed soon
    bmw motorcycles BikeWale / 12h

    BMW touring motorcycle spied; could be revealed soon BikeWale As can be seen in the images, the motorcycle boasts of a bagger styling featuring a large fairing on the front accompanied by a tall windscreen.


    Touratech Releases Product Range for BMW R 1250 GS
    bmw motorcycles 200+UltimateMotorcycling.com / 12h

    Touratech Releases Product Range for BMW R 1250 GS UltimateMotorcycling.com Touratech has released a complete product range of parts for the BMW R 1250 GS to improve ergonomics, protection and luggage.


    Riding 1000 Miles On A BMW R100
    Motorcyclist / 2h

    Blogs Chasing the 1,000-mile day on an old airhead "I wasn’t gunning for a paper with my name on it or a patch on my coat. I wanted 1,000 miles under me in one long day because I needed to know we could do it."…


    2019 BMW R 1250 RT Review (15 Fast Facts)
    36 Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h

    2019 BMW R 1250 RT Review w/ Select Package Improving on an iconic motorcycle is always a difficult task. Typically, the goal is to better the breed, while not losing touch with what makes the long-running motorcycle desirable. BMW tackled the job of updating the RT with caution. Rather than giving the R


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS


    Yamaha’s future might be blown!
    BRTMR Motorbike Writer / 54min

    Yamaha might be going down the blown track like Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Ducati with a patent filing for a turbocharged parallel twin. It follows Kawasaki’s H2 supercharged bike and patent filings by Suzuki and Honda for turbocharged engines, while Ducati applied for a patent for an exhaust system turbine . So it seems the future for motorcycle engines might be blown, either with forced induct


    Kawasaki Ninja 300 with electric powertrain patented
    Autocar India / 8h

    Over the past few months, Kawasaki has suddenly been making quite a stir in the EV news space. In February, we first saw the company patent a unique ram air-style cooling method for an electric power plant .


    Polaris Industries Facing Trade Headwinds for Q1 Earnings
    BRTMR The Motley Fool / 4h
    Although Polaris Industries (NYSE: PII) managed to beat Wall Street forecasts in the fourth quarter after a big boating acquisition and as off-road vehicle sales continued to rebound, it warned 2019 was going to be difficult.


    MC NEWS

    Motorcycles get caught up in another trade dispute
    BRTMR RevZilla Articles / 15h
    How a nearly 15-year-old dispute over commercial aircraft could make parts more expensive for your European motorcycle.


    Trade Wars Heat Up, Motorcycles in the Crosshairs
    Web Bike World / 29min
    Bad News for Manufacturers and Consumers The most recent tariffs in the trade war between the U.S. and Europe could end up impacting the motorcycle industry.


    Video: Is technology ruining motorcycles?
    RevZilla Articles / 4h
    What counts as technology on a motorcycle, and when does it go too far?


    Where Electric Motorcycles Are Today & Why They’re the Future
    Web Bike World / 1h

    As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve covered a lot of news about electric motorcycles lately. These bikes used to be a rarity in motorcycle news , but today they’re everywhere.


    Motorcycle Survey Finds an High Number of Youth Plan to Start Riding
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 1h
    The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows (IMS) announced that data gathered from survey feedback provided by participants of IMS’ Discover The Ride initiative, found that 81 percent of currently non-motorcycle-licensed


    RIDING

    Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Riding [With Statistics]
    BRTMR RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 6h
    “Motorcycles are dangerous! Aren’t you scared when you ride one?” We hear this a lot, and undoubtedly, most other riders do too.


    Now that you have conquered your fear go out and -
    Look Deep into Nature: Explore National Parks for Free
    RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 17min
    I just returned from an awesome motorcycle tour chasing butterflies and wildflowers. You can expect the full article on the wildflower super bloom at Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas in an upcoming issue of

    Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway’s Jungle Gap (Review)
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h
    Rider’s Library Review – Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway’s Jungle Gap For a long time, I had wondered where the Aerostich Darien jacket got its name. Thanks to a fascinating book by the late Ed


    GEAR

    Touratech Launches All-New Zega EVO Panniers With Key Updates
    ADV Pulse / 5h
    Touratech’s Zega panniers have been a popular choice for globe-trotting adventure riders over the years. They offer an integrated luggage system that combines a lightweight and strong aluminum box


    Best Waterproof Motorcycle Luggage
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 22h
    Most, but not all, motorcycle luggage these days is waterproof or comes with a cover or something similar to make them so. Using waterproof luggage guarantees your belongings will stay dry and, in general, better protected


    New Gear: D3O LP2 Pro Armor
    Rider Magazine / 4min
    D3O LP2 Pro armor is available in shoulder, knee, hip and elbow shapes. UK-based armor specialist D3O has released its latest in motorcycle rider protection, the LP2 Pro range.


    TECH

    Bitubo Suspension: Eugene Laverty wittert Vorteile
    BRTMRSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 2d
    Als einziges Team im Superbike-WM-Feld vertraut Go Eleven Ducati auf Federelemente des italienischen Herstellers Bitubo. «Wir haben Werksunterstützung und können das Material selbst entwickeln», sagt Eugene


    Where does the mechanic keep his most important tool?
    RevZilla Articles / 5h
    Right between his ears, if he’s any good.


    The Racing Sheet



    2019 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials Registration Now Open
    Racing Ultimate Motorcycling / 11h
    Time to take it to the limit and live out that Bonneville dream of setting a motorcycle land speed record—or at least to give it a shot! The post 2019 Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials


    BMW Motorsport Completes Final Test ahead of 2019 DTM Season
    Racing Bmw Blog / 8h
    Just two weeks separate us from a new DTM season and this year we’ll get to see a lot of big changes happening. The biggest will be the fact that Mercedes-Benz won’t be part of it anymore but BMW and Audi are glad to find out what







    I have put together posts that take you through the 24 hour race from the pole won by ERC BMW Motorrad and through the race.

    ERC-BMW Motorrad takes pole position
    Racing FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 10h

    The factory BMW seized pole at the end of a hectic qualifying session. Team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance are ahead of YART Yamaha and VRD Igol Pierret Expériences on the starting grid. BMW also took the Superstock pole.


    And they’re off! The 42nd Le Mans 24H Motos has begun
    Superbike News / 12min
    At 15:00 on the dot, Jorge Viegas, president of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), waved the flag to start this year’s 24H Motos, unleashing the 59 bikes for motorcycle endurance racing’s most famous event.


    Polesitter’s 360° view
    RacingFIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 4h
    Get behind the handlebars with Kenny Foray for a unique experience on the Bugatti circuit. Team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance have just started the 24 Heures Motos from pole.


    SRC Kawasaki in command at the 24 Heures Motos
    Racing200+FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 1h
    Team SRC Kawasaki France took over the lead in the late afternoon. Four hours into the race, they are lapping ahead of Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and Team ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance.


    SRC Kawasaki holding on to the lead
    RacingFIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 10h
    Eight hours into the race, Team SRC Kawasaki France are still in command at the 24 Heures Motos but remain under threat from Honda Endurance Racing and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team. The atmosphere is fraught in the Team


    Leading trio still locked in battle
    200+FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 4h
    As of 7am, Team SRC Kawasaki France are holding on to the 24 Heures Motos lead, with Honda Endurance Racing and Suzuki Endurance Racing Team in hot pursuit. Motors Events, now lapping 7th, have firmed up their status as top


    If it were 3pm
    79FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 1h
    If it were already 3pm at Le Mans, the FIM Endurance World Championship rankings would be turned upside-down. Here’s a speculative look at the classification 4 hours from the race finish. Team SRC Kawasaki France, who were 5th in the provisional standings when they got to Le Mans, would make big-time gains. Having scored 22 bonus points for their 4th place on the starting grid plus their race lea
    SRC Kawasaki wrest victory from Honda Endurance Racing
    200+FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 51min
    Team SRC Kawasaki France’s victory will go down as the closest-fought and most gripping one in Endurance history to date. Kawasaki carried the day after a memorable duel with Honda Endurance Racing.


    World Endurance: Race Report From The 24 Hours Of Le Mans
    Roadracingworld.com / 58min
    SRC KAWASAKI WREST VICTORY FROM HONDA ENDURANCE RACING Team SRC Kawasaki France’s victory will go down as the closest-fought and most gripping one in Endurance history to date.







    Bautista's dominance a "disaster" for WSBK - Rea
    WSBK Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 8h
    Ex-MotoGP rider Bautista has kicked off his WSBK career with 11 consecutive victories, sweeping the board at each of the first four rounds of 2019 aboard the new Ducati V4 R.


    Zündet BMW beim Meeting in Imola die nächste Rakete?
    SBKSpeedweek Superbike-WM Nachrichtenüberbl... / 16h
    Die Darbietung von BMW in der Superbike-WM 2019 mit der neuen S1000 RR ringt selbst den Konkurrenten tiefsten Respekt ab. Die Pause bis Imola wird für weitere Updates genutzt.


    Ten Kate: Honda couldn't give good reason for split
    Motorsport.com - MOTOGP - Stories / 34min
    Honda and Ten Kate enjoyed an 18-year partnership in WSBK, which yielded the Japanese marque's last title in the class to date in 2007 with Briton James Toseland. For 2019 season, HRC returned to the series with its first full factory

    BMW gets a lot of praise for the in-house electronics
    By Ivo Schützbach - 21.04.2019 16:21
    Since Magneti Marelli's unit electronics are available in the MotoGP World Championship, only the Superbike World Championship remains as a development field for manufacturers. Tom Sykes on the state of the art at BMW.
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    BMW Motorsport News

    On to the season-opener with turbo power: BMW Motorsport completes final test ahead of 2019 DTM.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    This week, it was all about the DTM again at the Lausitzring (GER). From Monday to Thursday, the six BMW drivers and their rivals were underway on the 4.570-kilometre track. BMW Team RBM, BMW Team RMG and the drivers


    Three lessons we learned – Geox Rome E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1h
    In our series “Three lessons learned”, we present three of the findings made by BMW i Andretti Motorsport after each race.


    News - Issue 12/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Sheldon van der Linde to drive the Shell BMW M4 DTM.




    How a Formula 1 car works: Episode 3 - Sidepods
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 12h
    ... Keep reading


    Ferrari hopes Alfa will take control electronics soon
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 11h
    Leclerc lost a certain victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix on only his second start for Ferrari when a short circuit within an injection system control unit caused his engine to drop a cylinder.


    Racing Point to bring updates "thick and fast" after Baku
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 13h
    In China, Sergio Perez achieved the team's best result of the season so far as he rose from 12th on the grid to earn eighth place on merit, beaten in the midfield battle only by Daniel Ricciardo's Renault.


    Horner denies being "suspicious" about Ferrari fuel
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 15h
    Horner caused some intrigue ahead of the Chinese Grand Prix when he commented that there was something odd going on with Ferrari's fuel, because of the way it smelt funny.


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW South Africa has started its restoration of the E12 BMW 5 Series
    Cages Bmw Blog / 1d

    Awhile back, a story broke that BMW South Africa had found an old BMW 530 Motorsport Limited Edition (MLE) that was in pretty rough shape.


    New BMW 3 Series Touring getting ready for its world debut]
    Bmw Blog / 3h
    In just a few weeks, the new BMW 3 Series family will gain a new member – the 3 Series Touring . A slightly camouflaged test mule was spotted at the famous Nurburgring during some hot laps to test the final components


    Video: BMW E36 M3 GT Reviewed by Carfection
    Bmw Blog / 1h
    The guys from Carfection started a mini-series a while back, to take a closer look at special editions of one of the most iconic names in automotive history: M3.


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    Aston Martin DBS 59: A 715-HP Tribute to Carroll Shelby's 1959 Le Mans 24 Victory]
    Cages The Drive / 10h

    In order to honor the 60th anniversary of its DBR1 race car winning the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans, Aston Martin will release a 24-unit series of limited-edition supercars called the DBS 59.


    A New Mercedes SL is Coming for 2022 and It’ll Be Designed By AMG
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 10h
    Mercedes-Benz came to introduce six new models at the 2019 New York Auto Show, but it also brought us news on the next-generation SL-Class. A brand-new two-door will arrive in 2022


    Under the skin: the latest CVT gearbox technology
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 2h
    Toyota's e-CVT multi-tasking hybrid drive is efficient, mechanically simple and electronically complex, and it fits into a small, neat package Drivers may bemoan the CVT gearbox's notorious droning, but the advantages make the







    FWIW

    According to Science, Young People Want Motorcycles
    BRTMR The Drive / 8h
    Countless think-pieces and op-eds would have you to believe that the younger generation cares quite little about traditional transportation. That these young adults are forgoing all forms of non-public transit due to lack of interest . Mercifully, science is here to refute these old-man-get-off-my-lawn assertions—at least for the motorcycling world. Helping move the conversation from generalities


    Our Lady: The Profound Lesson of the Notre Dame Fire
    FWIWSPIEGEL ONLINE - International / 7h
    As the flames shot out of the roof of Notre Dame de Paris on Monday evening, a global community of concern quickly formed. It shows that the idea of cultural heritage is much more than just a UNESCO list.


    Amazing New Rocket Engine Sucks up Atmospheric Oxygen for Fuel
    FWIW Futurism / 7h
    Air-Breathing Rocket U.K. aerospace manufacturer Reaction Engines is preparing a potentially revolutionary rocket engine for a real-world test within the next 18 months.




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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads: Friday, 26 April 2019


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    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    BMW boxer lovers beware. The flat-twin from the legendary BMW R 90 S is now available as a model kit in the scale 1: 2 for the domestic showcase.
    24.04.2019ULI BAUMANN
    The kit from Franzis Verlag, officially licensed by BMW, comprises around 200 parts and can be assembled into a functional boxer engine in three to four hours. All parts are plugged or screwed - nothing has to be glued. The kit also includes a two-part companion book with 120 large-format pages, which in addition to a detailed instruction manual also provides background information on BMW motorcycle history, the boxer engine and the BMW R 90 S.



    American Nate Kern To Race For Wunderlich Motorsport In 2019 BMW Boxer Cup
    Roadracingworld.com / 47min
    Nate Kern: The American Racer starts with Wunderlich MOTORSPORT at the BMW BoxerCup 2019 Wunderlich competes in this year‘s BMW BoxerCup 2019 as a racing team and as an exclusive sponsor for the series.
    FWIW Nate has done yeoman work ridding BMW racing motorcycles. The picture for the article dates back to BMW Motorrad’s factory racing team development prior to going WSBK racing. Nate rode for their EWC team while they developed team, production techniques, aerodynamics and more for the first S1000RR WSBK machines.


    Improving The Breed: What Works In MotoAmerica Also Works On The Street
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 1h
    Jake Gagne at speed aboard his Hayes-brakes-equipped Scheibe Racing BMW S 1000 RR Superbike at Road Atlanta . Soichiro Honda once said that “racing improves the breed,” and history is filled with inventions, components,


    T Minus – Deep Creek BMW R nineT
    100+Return of the Cafe Racers / 32min
    The cafe racer in BMW’s R nineT heritage series won hearts with its sleek styling. However, motorcycle journalists brought a few downsides with the design of the BMW R nineT Racer to light. While the engine and build quality were at the same high level as the other model’s rider comfort certainly was not. When Kris Reniers of Deep Creek Cycleworks was again given the opportunity to customise a ne

    The BMW Motorcycle Story – Second Edition
    Superbike News / 1h
    This new edition of Ian Falloon’s classic book on the history of BMW Motorcycles brings the story right up to date, and now includes all models from 1923 right through to 2019.


    BMW Motorrad to launch 1,800-cc Cruiser Next Year
    Bike India / 4h
    This minimalistic custom motorcycle, the Birdcage, created by Revival Cycles, showcases BMW Motorrad’s massive new 1,800-cc boxer twin that will do duty in a cruiser aimed squarely at Harley-Davidson’s market.



    CUSTOMISE your BMW R NineT with Hookie’s bolt-on KIT.
    BRTMRMoreBikes / 4h
    Got a BMW RNineT? Want to customise it? Hookie’s latest moto-kit is well worth a look. Hookie has made a name for itself over the last few years with its eclectic mix of custom bike builds – but it’s the Dresden-based custom house’s bolt-on kit for BMW’s RNineT that really caught our attention. Halfway between a tracker and scrambler, the stylish DIY kit allows you to change the design of your bi


    BMW R 1250 GS IN A 50,000 KM ENDURANCE TEST
    BMW has changed its boxer models to the new ShiftCam two-cylinder. Reason enough for MOTORRAD to take the Bavarian bestseller in its new form again in the endurance test. On April 25, 2019, the BMW R 1250 GSrolled into the editorial garage equipped with system cases and in a blue paint dress with the registration number M-PD 526. The display in the cockpit shows 1,085 kilometers, so the boxer still has a good 49,000 kilometers in front of the chest.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS


    Harley Worldwide Sales Decline 3.8% in Q1 & 2019 Outlook
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 39min
    2019 Harley-Davidson Q1 Report Harley-Davidson released its first-quarter results for 2019, the Motor Company reporting a 3.8 percent decrease in worldwide motorcycle sales.


    U.S. retail sales down 4.2 percent in Q1 for Harley-Davidson
    BRTMRPowersports Business / 1h
    Harley-Davidson recently reported first quarter 2019 results. Earnings per share and retail sales finished stronger than expected during the quarter. The company's More Roads to Harley-Davidson accelerated plan for growth continues to show strong progression, including the appointment of its fi



    Harley-Davidson Sales Continue to Decline, but Not as Quickly as Estimates Predicted
    72Web Bike World / 3h
    The Bleeding Has Slowed Harley-Davidson reported a further decline in sales today for the first quarter of 2019. Despite the drop in the U.S. of 4.2 percent, the decline in Europe of 2.1 percent, and a drop of 6.7 percent worldwide


    Zero Motorcycles Announces New Financing Round Bringing Aggregate Investment to over $250 Million
    Business Wire Automotive: Motorcycles Ne... / 1h
    SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the heels of the successful launch of its transformational SR/F model, Zero Motorcycles, the global electric motorcycle sales and innovation leader.


    Polaris Reports 2019 First Quarter Results
    Business Wire Automotive: Motorcycles Ne... / 1h
    MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Reports 2019 First Quarter Earnings Results
    New Yamaha Designs Hint At Its Electric Future
    BRTMR56 Cycle World / 8hNews The Harley LiveWire may be leading the charge, but the Japanese are in the game Yamaha’s spate of patent applications reveal work is underway on a range of different electric bike designs, as these three potential socket positions



    MC NEWS


    SPY SHOT: Suzuki’s next generation DR BIG caught testing.
    MoreBikes / 3h
    Rumours have been swirling that Suzuki’s developing a new version of its iconic DR BIG – and a spy shot has appeared on AcidMoto.ch confirming its well on its way.



    Wings On The Next Honda CBR1000RR
    BRTMR100+Cycle World / 1d
    News Honda patents show designs for wing mirrors Is Honda putting wings on the next CBR1000RR? Recent patent filing suggest this may be the case.


    Toronto re-visits fight against loud pipes
    BRTMRCMG News / 1d
    In a move that’s been five years in the making , Toronto city council has finally updated its noise bylaw, and the result includes a revitalized attack on loud pipes. According to this background file , the revisions to the sound bylaw


    Stories Of Working Inside The Motorcycle Industry
    70Motorcyclist / 4h
    News Choose a job you love, the saying goes, and you’ll never work a day in your life If money allows you to have things, and time allows you to do things, a career in motorcycles represents the ultimate life hack.


    Opinion: Writers who ride
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 6h
    Tomorrow is the official launch for Motorcycle Messengers 2: Tales from the road by writers who ride , the second published collection of short stories and travellers’ tales compiled by CMG’s own erstwhile columnist, Jeremy Kroeker.


    Is technology ruining motorcycles?
    BRTMR200+Visordown / 5h
    Image: Are you a fan of new tech - or has it all become a bit much?


    The Racer-X electric bike looks nuts
    Motofire / 32min
    Machinist and bike builder Mark Atkinson thinks there is a lot of scope for spectacular designs when it comes to electric motorcycles. So he built a crazy looking bike to prove it.

    I kind of like this eponymous inspired design.




    Images Surface of the Indian Raptor, the Harley Road Glide Competitor
    Web Bike World / 52min
    Is This the Indian Raptor? Recent information surfaced about Indian seeking to challenge Harley’s Road Glide with its own liquid-cooled, frame-mounted fairing bagger. I reported on it recently and showed off some of the patent info.
    FWIW Indian is targeting H-D with this offering. Will BMW target both with a variant of the 2020 Big R?


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS


    2019 Trials Bike Buyer’S Guide
    BRTMRDirt Bike Magazine / 1d
    Beta Mini Trail 20 Electric, $2299 Motor: 750-watt/36-volt, three lead-acid batteries 12 volts each. Run-time: slow, 3 hours; medium, 2 hours; fast, 1.5 hours. Three-speed variable transmission, 20-inch wheels.





    RIDING

    How to deal with motorcycle peer pressure
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 14h
    Negative peer pressure is alive and thriving in motorcycling as it always has and probably always will be. Do you have a coping strategy? Some say peer pressure does not exist in motorcycling because riding is about not fitting in.


    Making Sense Of What Motorcycle Roadracers Do On The Track
    21Cycle World / 6h
    Racing Racing the track is one possible approach, racing other riders is another Can you name any MotoGP riders who fit the description “king of the late brakers” or “fast at the apex”?



    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/57946/ho...ycle road trip
    BRTMRMoreBikes / 5h
    Going on a motorcycle road trip is one of the best ways to enjoy the open roads and the freedom they offer. Experienced motorcyclists always recommend going on a long road trip, at it is an experience like no other.


    Top riding tips that could save your life
    BRTMR29Visordown / 3h
    Image: Spicy110 runs us through his top riding tips that could save ya bacon!


    tayin’ Safe: Riding Like Heinz
    BRTMRRider Magazine / 2h
    Improving slow-speed stability can be fun. No, really. This “slow race” broke out after lunch with fellow riders and was just for fun. But it’s actually a great way to build skills. More than any other skill, riders tell me they wish they had better


    Columbia River Gorge Motorcycle Ride: The Dalles, Oregon [Photos]
    51RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Touring & Travel M... / 2h
    If you’re looking for gorgeous scenery and superb riding, it doesn’t get much better than the Columbia River Gorge area.




    GEAR


    Best Motorcycle Rain Suits
    Motorcycle.com / 7min
    We all know that the world shown in motorcycle advertisements isn’t real. As much as we’d like it, the sun doesn’t always shine, and we aren’t the only vehicle on the road.



    The Best, Waterproofest Wet Weather Motorcycle Boots
    BRTMR23Motorcycle.com / 23h
    You don’t have to be a veteran of trench warfare to know your feet are happiest when they’re dry, do you? Especially if it’s not particularly warm, and especially if you’re zipping along ginning up a nice wind-chill factor at the same time.


    NEW GEAR: A wiper for your motorcycle helmet. The Wipey.
    MoreBikes / 2h
    The brain-child of a team of Slovenian inventors, the aptly-named Wipey is a clip-on windscreen wiper for your motorcycle helmet. And if you want to get in on the action, they’re now about to start crowdfunding to mass-produce


    TOOLS




    TECH

    Inside A Motorcycle Carburetor - Main Jet Tuning
    Motorcyclist / 2min
    MC Garage Learn about this little metal piece that allows your motorcycle engine to run wide open We break down the function of a motorcycle carburetor main jet in this installment of MC Garage .


    Tech Tips: Gasket and Seal Tips
    Motorcycle & Powersports News / 1h
    Servicing and repairing powersport vehicles requires replacing gaskets and seals on a regular basis. Trying to reuse seals and gaskets can leave a technician in a world of hurt and waste time redoing work.


    How To Install Grips The Easy Way: Mr. Know-It-All
    Dirt Bike Magazine / 39min
    GET A GRIP Dear Mr. Know-It-All, I’m installing new half-waffle grips on my scoot, and I have a couple of issues. First, how do I get the old throttle grip off? It’s bonded to the throttle pipe. Second, what’s the best glue to use? John Quest Via mrknowitall@hi-torque.com Dear Mr. Quest, a numbingly pedestrian query that I’m constantly bombarded with but nonetheless one that I’ll answer. I’m very


    The Racing Sheet



    MotoE World Cup Bikes Rebuilt & Test Dates Confirmed
    Ultimate Motorcycling / 1h
    MotoE World Cup Testing & Race Dates Though a March 14 fire at Valencia destroyed the 18 Energica bikes that were set to compete in the all-new FIM Enel MotoE World Cup, MotoGP reports that the lineup of bikes were rebuilt.


    [ MotoETesting To Resume At Valencia In June
    MotoMatters.com / 1h
    After the disastrous fire which destroyed the Energica Ego Corsa motorcycles and all of the charging equipment for the series at Jerez back in March,


    Details Announced for 2020 Dakar Rally Move to Saudi Arabia
    45ADV Pulse / 1h
    The Dakar Rally will start in the Middle East for the first time next year with Saudi Arabia having signed a five-year deal to host the prestigious race.



    A conceptual race-chariot for gladiators of the future
    FWIW500+Yanko Design / 1d
    Worried that closed-cockpits were taking away the enthusiasm of watching a driver control a wild beast of an automobile down a racetrack, Dong Yi designed the Concept Chariot, a vehicle that brought back the joyous fervor the




    Steve English Blog: BSB vs WorldSBK - What's The Difference Between You And Me?
    43MotoMatters.com / 6h
    When people talk about the differences between BSB and WorldSBK the biggest talking point is the relative competitiveness of both. What are the biggest factors? I’m a self confessed addict.


    Markus Reiterberger: What was good and bad in 2019
    By Ivo Schützbach - 23.04.2019 18:07
    After the first four events of the Superbike World Championship 2019 ex-racing driver Werner Daemen took a critical look at his protégé Markus Reiterberger from the BMW team for SPEEDWEEK.com
    - Mehr bei SPEEDWEEK:



    Harley-Davidson Sponsors a Formula E Team
    Racing40Web Bike World / 2h
    Electric Cars? Really, Harley Harley-Davidson is really, really serious about getting into the electric vehicle thing. I’ve said before that it seems to have a plan for the electrified future , but maybe I misjudged the scope of that plan.


    Werner Daemen: "Tom Sykes rides the podium with BMW"
    By Ivo Schützbach - 24.04.2019 18:18
    Two fifth places from Tom Sykes are the best results with the new BMW S1000RR after the first four events of the Superbike World Championship 2019. Expert Werner Daemen believes that will soon change.
    - Mehr bei SPEEDWEEK:


    Tech talk: BMW Motorrad’s Aragon and Assen boost
    100+SBK / 7h
    The German marque worked on optimizing the S1000 RR after the two opening rounds – with interesting results



    BMW Motorsport News


    Track facts and key factors: the BMW i Andretti Motorsport preview for the Paris E-Prix.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    Two weeks after the first of this season’s European races in Rome (ITA), the ABB FIA Formula E Championship is in the French capital, Paris, this weekend. In our preview, we present the most important track facts and the key factors to




    The turbo pioneers return to their roots: The new BMW DTM engine, as compared to its 1969 forefather.
    46BMW Group PressClub Global / 3h
    BMW Turbo Power is a success story in motorsport – and has been for 50 years. In 1969, BMW won the European Touring Car Championship with Dieter Quester (AUT) and the BMW 2002 TI, doing pioneering work and writing history





    Motors Events win EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy
    41FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 3h
    The fastest Superstock and 7th past the finish line, Motors Events were given the €5,000 cash prize awarded to the winner of the EWC Dunlop Independent Trophy at the 24 Heures Motos.





    F1’s iconic cars: Brabham BT52 by Giorgio Piola
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    ... Keep reading


    Bottas: Lead cars still "controlling" races despite aero changes
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 5h
    The Finn says his experience from China, when wheelspin at the start allowed teammate Lewis Hamilton to jump ahead of him, showed how there are still big consequences when stuck behind another car.


    Motor racing-Formula One gives up on race in downtown Miami -Herald
    Reuters: Motor Sports News / 51min
    Formula One and local organisers have given up on plans to hold a race in downtown Miami because of the disruption for businesses and residents, the Miami Herald reported on Wednesday


    Mercedes brings serrated rear wing design back
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 15min
    As Giorgio Piola's exclusive photograph shows, the rear-wing mainplane of the W10 appeared in the pitlane in Baku with tiny serrations on the trailing edge.



    Ferrari reveals upgrades to 2019 F1 car
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 46min
    After failing to win any of the opening three races, Ferrari has made some changes to its bargeboard package for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix.


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    BMW 328 and BMW M1 to Be Featured at London Concours
    Bmw Blog / 2h
    This year, between June 5 and 6, the Honorable Artillery Company HQ in London will be filled with over 100 cars taking part in the London Concours . This venue is already causing some waves thanks to its impressive line-up.


    This Gaming Laptop has been designed by BMW Designworks
    Bmw Blog / 4min
    BMW Designworks , the brand’s funky design offshoot with locations in LA, Shanghai and Munich, has designed quite a few non-cars for the Bavarian brand.




    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    Audi reportedly working on electric supercar to replace the R8
    Cages 300+Autoblog Green / 1d
    Filed under: Green , Rumormill , Audi , Coupe , Electric , Luxury , Performance , Supercars The E-Tron GTR could be on its way in 2022. Continue reading Audi reportedly working on electric supercar to replace the R8 Audi.



    Tesla reports $702 million quarterly loss, promises return to profit by Q3
    31Autoblog Green / 2h
    Filed under: Earnings/Financials , Green , Tesla , Electric Sticks to projection of delivering up to 400,000 cars this year, maybe 500,000. Continue reading Tesla reports $702 million quarterly loss, promises return to profit by Q3.


    Hydrogen-Powered Kenworth Semi Trucks Are Being Deployed in Los Angeles and Long Beach
    Cages 100+The Drive / 6h
    At CES 2019, Toyota and Kenworth announced plans to deploy 10 hydrogen fuel-cell semi trucks at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California.


    Learn How to Drive Like a Pro With These 5 Racing Schools
    The Drive / 1h
    Car enthusiasts all want to think of themselves as driving gods. We’ll tell ourselves, “We’re better than normal drivers. We pay more attention. We know exactly how a car will react. We know how to drive. We could be racing drivers.”



    The 2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante Is Your New 211-MPH Open-Top Cruise Missile
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 12h
    Aston Martin just unveiled the 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante! Framed as the convertible version of the brand’s hugely desirable DBS Superleggera coupe, the Volante pairs all the usual grand touring awesomeness with endless drop-

    Dear Santa, I am putting my order in early with you.


    Confused About Congestion Pricing? Here’s What We Know
    91NYT > Automobiles / 16min
    Drivers will have to pay to enter the heart of Manhattan starting in 2021, but the specifics have yet to be decided.


    FWIW

    Harley claims buyers are more diverse
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 10h
    Half of all new Harley-Davidson motorcycles are bought by riders aged up to 34 years, female and ethnically diverse, says CEO and president Matt Levatich.


    Elon Musk says Tesla driverless taxis coming next year, touts self-driving chip
    Cages 100+Autoblog Green / 7h
    Filed under: Etc. , Green , Tesla , Emerging Technologies , Autonomous Tesla designed 'the best chip in the world' and lidar 'is a fool's errand' Continue reading Elon Musk says Tesla driverless taxis coming next year


    The three challenges keeping cars from being fully autonomous
    200+New on MIT Technology Review / 4h
    Technical, regulatory, and business obstacles are still in the way of safe, useful, and affordable self-driving vehicles.



    FAA clears Alphabet Inc's Wing Aviation for first U.S. drone deliveries[
    FWIW89Autoblog Green / 1h
    Filed under: Etc. , Green , Emerging Technologies , Commercial Vehicles Wins approval to fly beyond line-of-sight, and over people Continue reading FAA clears Alphabet Inc's Wing Aviation for first U.S. drone deliveries FAA clears


    A Comprehensively Restored 1937 Lockheed Model 12 – $1,295,000 USD
    64Silodrome / 3h
    The Lockheed 12 is probably best known as the beautiful art deco airliner waiting for Ingrid Bergman at the end of the Casablanca , it was also used in the 2009 movie Earhart due to its visual similarity to the Lockheed Electra 10



    BIKE CANDY

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport went endurance racing in 2008 to develop and prepare the team for Superbike racing in 2009. The development weapon of choice was the R 1200 HP.


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    On Street and Track

    GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA Registration Details Announced
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub USA / 2d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 26, 2019…Registration is now open for the GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA to be held May 31 through June 2 with RawHyde Adventures at RawHyde’s newly added location near California City, CA.



    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: BMW racers celebrate victories at the Slovakia Ring.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / now
    Wins and podium finish for the BMW S 1000 RR at the Slovakia Ring – Luca Salvadori rides onto the rostrum in Italy.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    GS Trophy 2020 Qualifier USA Registration Now Open
    Motorcycle.com News / 13h
    Get your GS out to California City and the GS Trophy 2020 Qualifier taking place at Rawhyde Adventures! Begin Press Release: GS Trophy 2020 – Qualifier USA Registration Details Announced Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 26,


    Review: Video comparison: Himalayan vs Versys-X300 vs G 310 GS
    BRTMRAutocar India / 15h
    Also see: Read about the contest between the BMW G 310 GS, Royal Enfield Himalayan and Kawasaki Versys-X 300

    A lot of accessories for the new Boxer Enduro
    Motorradonline.de

    BMW specialist Hornig has adapted its range of accessories to the new BMW R 1250 GS. The new add-on parts are intended to increase safety, comfort, and individuality.

    WUNDERLICH BMW R 1250 R
    Accessories for the Bayern Roadster

    Motorradonline.de

    BMW has donated the R 1250 R the new Schaltnockenboxer. Accessories specialist Wunderlich has adapted its range of accessories accordingly.


    Feast Your Eyes on This Designer’s Vision for a BMW Muscle Bike
    BRTMR500+Web Bike World / 2d

    BMW, Please Make It Naked muscle bikes are something that BMW hasn’t done yet. The company has a new 1,800cc engine coming, and it would be awesome if it put that goodly mill to good use in a BMW muscle bike.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Pre-ordering open for Fuell Flow
    CMG News / 20h
    The Fuell Flow, the first electric motorcycle coming from Erik Buell’s new battery bike venture, is now available for pre-order, and we also have more details on the machine.



    Suzuki’s Supermono Engine Design
    100+Cycle World / 21h
    News A second con-rod without a piston Suzuki has filed patents drawings showing a single-cylinder with balancer design that is similar to Ducati’s iconic Supermono.


    Harley-Davidson Continues Its Long Fall From Grace
    BRTMRThe Motley Fool / 3h
    Harley-Davidson (NYSE: HOG) may have beaten its own expectations in the first quarter of 2019, but that doesn't mean the business is doing well. Sales were down 12.3% to $1.20 billion, and net income dropped 26.8% to $127.9


    MC NEWS

    BaT Auction: 35-Years-Owned 1951 Vincent Comet at No Reserve
    The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 21h
    This 1951 Vincent Comet has resided in the seller’s private collection since 1984, when it was acquired from Bol d’Or Motorcycles in England and imported to the US.


    Could the Yamaha R1 be Electric in the Future?
    35Web Bike World / 2h
    The Times Are Changing Yamaha is looking towards the electrified future just like every other motorcycle manufacturer. According to Cycle World , the company recently patented some designs for an electric R1.


    How to Attempt a Cross-Country Record on Three Wheels
    BRTMR47The Drive / 5h
    Brian Daughdrill was 14 years old when he first saw Burt Reynolds flash that famous mustachioed grin from behind the wheel of an orange and white ambulance in " Cannonball Run ."


    8 Motorcycles for short riders
    BRTMRTop Gear Philippines / 4h
    8 Motorcycles for short riders Top Gear Philippines Here is a list of 8 big bikes suitable for average-sized Filipinos.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    A First Ride On Harley’s Stripped-Down Tourer, The 2019 Electra Glide Standard
    Baggers / 21h
    Featured Bikes Without bells and minus the drama, this new bagger from The Motor Company delivers plenty of touring chops at a nice price. Harley-Davidson’s new 2019 Electra Glide Standard delivers a true base model.


    RIDING

    Video: Interview with new youngest person to ride around the world
    RevZilla Articles / 10min
    How a 23-year-old on a Ducati Scrambler made history.


    How to: Ride more safely
    79CMG News / 16h
    We’re coming up on May, which is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. It’s a subject that’s important to us at CMG, so we reached out a selection of riders from a wide range of backgrounds to get their safety tips — stuff that’s kept


    GEAR

    Best Motorcycle Racing Tires
    Motorcycle.com / 14h
    In our Best Sportbike Tire series, we compiled a list of sportbike tires primarily suited for spirited street riding.


    Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 First Look (9 Fast Facts)
    37Ultimate Motorcycling / 14h
    Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 First Look: New Sport Motorcycle Tires Dunlop has released the Sportmax Roadsport 2, a new value-oriented performance tire. Let’s look at where Dunlop positions the Roadsport 2 in its range.


    Best Motorcycle Touring Tires
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 1h
    Pity the poor fool who’s got nothing to do for a week or two but roll around on his motorcycle – no job, no cares, no particular place to be.


    Lone Rider Launches New ‘ADV Tent’ For Adventure Riders
    200+ADV Pulse / 20h
    Whether the intention is to simply spend the weekend moto camping in a nearby forest or to dedicate the next several months conquering the Pan-American highway, the Lone Rider ADV Tent was designed and developed with the rider

    TECH

    Why Does Your Motorcycle Stay In Gear?—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    Cycle World / 7h
    Bikes Number 14 in a series of motorcycle learning experiences What is holding your motorcycle’s transmission in gear? Technical Editor Kevin Cameron reminds us of the value of the “detent.”…

    The Racing Sheet




    Shaun Muir (BMW): «Reiterberger partly agree»
    By Ivo Schützbach - 27.04.2019 07:28
    Markus Reiterberger has proven to the Superbike World Championship team BMW since Aragon that it is expedient if the S1000RR is tuned to his wishes. Team boss Shaun Muir in an exclusive interview.
    - Mehr bei SPEEDWEEK:



    BMW Motorsport News

    Félix da Costa scores important points for BMW i Andretti Motorsport in a turbulent Paris E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    António Félix da Costa (POR) and BMW i Andretti Motorsport have completed a difficult race weekend in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Paris (FRA) with seventh place and six hard-earned points.


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 13/2019.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    BMW M Motorsport presents Official Partners and Suppliers for the 2019 DTM season – BMW M4 GT4 wins at ADAC GT4 Germany premiere.


    Raising the curtain on the new turbo era: BMW Motorsport kicks off the 2019 DTM season at Hockenheim.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The wait is finally over: the new BMW M4 DTM with BMW Turbo Power – developed in accordance with Class 1 regulations – will make its race debut this weekend.




    FIA.com Azerbijan Grand Prix ; Event and Timing Information

    Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas send warning to F1 rivals after Baku win
    Daily Express / 18h
    LEWIS HAMILTON and Valtteri Bottas made a major statement on Sunday by becoming the first team-mates in Formula 1 history to secure four straight one-two finishes, and after that, they had a message for the rest of the grid.


    Wolff says four one-two finishes "flatter" Mercedes
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 5h
    Valtteri Bottas beat teammate Lewis Hamilton in Baku as Mercedes became the first team to finish first and second in the opening four races of a season since the F1 world championship began in 1950.


    F1 Debrief: All you need to know after the Azerbaijan GP
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 14h
    Yet another Mercedes 1-2 then, the fourth in a row since the start of the season, with Valtteri Bottas holding the upper hand over Lewis Hamilton after just holding on to his pole position advantage.


    Sebastian Vettel declares Mercedes Formula 1 dominance is 'boring' and makes bizarre claim
    Daily Express / 16h
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL has declared that it is “boring” watching Mercedes dominate Formula 1, after Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton secured their fourth straight one-two finish on Sunday.


    Motor racing-Ferrari form is not as bad as it looks, says team boss
    F1Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Ferrari is still hunting for their first win of the Formula One season after rivals Mercedes chalked up four straight one-two finishes, but team boss Mattia Binotto was adamant things are not as bad as they look.


    Explained: The tiny margin that cost Raikkonen his grid position
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    Raikkonen was due to start Sunday's race eighth but was forced to take a pitlane start as Alfa Romeo changed the specification of the front wing flap adjuster after FIA stewards declared the wing had "deflected more than 5mm


    Ferrari revisited old floor concept in Baku
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 10h
    As Giorgio Piola's exclusive drawing shows (above), Ferrari's upgrade for Baku included a small change to the floor - adding a bank of three fins at the rear corner just ahead of the tyre squirt slot.


    Grosjean: Haas struggles "unsurprising but f***ing annoying"
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    Haas started the season with the fourth-fastest car but has not scored points since Kevin Magnussen finished sixth in the opening race in Australia, as it failed to convert strong one-lap pace into race performance in Bahrain


    Revealed: Red Bull’s groundbreaking front suspension design
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The thicker forward leg of the upper elements of the suspension is attached to the upright directly above the rear leg, although the lower wishbone is a more conventional one-piece design.


    The secret aerodynamicist: why everybody follows Newey - apart from Mercedes
    F1200+BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 3d
    Blind faith: Why teams just can’t crunch all the numbers and worshipping the man who changed everything in F1.


    New Honda engine allows more use of high power modes
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    All four Red Bull and Toro Rosso drivers had new V6s installed for the start of Friday practice in Baku, while Max Verstappen and Pierre Gasly also took new turbos, MGU-Hs and MGU-Ks.






    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Canada honoured as one of the best places to work In Canada
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 18h
    Great Place To Work Institute ranks BMW Group Canada #24 in the country


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS


    Under the skin: the hierarchy of EV motor technology
    Autocar RSS Feed / 16h
    FIA Formula E motors are the ultimate in EV drivetrains. BMW's iFE has a power-to-weight ratio three times better than an i3 motor thanks to lightweight parts used in the rotor Batteries and chargers don't drive an electric vehicle,


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    ]American start-up launches electrified classic Ford Bronco
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    Zero Labs' re-engineered 1965 4x4 offers a 500% power increase and a five-speed manual gearbox California-based EV start-up Zero Labs Automotive has unveiled a re-engineered classic Ford Bronco with an electric powertrain.


    This Is the Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette’s New Logo
    Cages 57Automobile Magazine / 9h
    Chevrolet is keeping the mid-engine Corvette under wraps until its big debut this summer, but it still wants to build hype. We’re obliged by showing off the car's new logo.


    Drink In Ferrari’s Beautiful Evolution with Every Model to Wear the Badge: Video
    TopSpeed Newsletter / 13h
    Style, speed, power, beauty - these are the words often associated with the Prancing Horse badge.



    Corvette Plant to Add Second Shift for Mid-Engine C8 Production

    100+Automobile Magazine / 1h
    After years of waiting for any news regarding a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, we have been bombarded with recent developments, including now learning General Motors will add a second shift at its Bowling Green Assembly plant in
    FWIW Given the price of the C8, will these jobs stick?


    Documentary: The History of the MGB
    Cages 22Silodrome / 11h
    This documentary about the history of the MGB, and to a lesser extent the history of MG as a whole, covers the development of one of the most famous sports cars in the world.



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    A legitimate MINI, but with two wheels
    BMW PressClub Brazil


    São Paulo, April 30, 2019 - The creativity of MINI designers has never been limited to the four-wheeled universe. And the MINI Scooter E Concept is proof of that. It is the first concept motorcycle designed by the brand, presented in two different design versions, but incorporating, in addition to the unmistakable style inherited from the British manufacturer's cars, fun riding, intelligent functionality and numerous customization options. And all this in favor of an even more sustainable and innovative mobility. "More than a product, MINI is synonymous with how to live in urban centers with style, sophistication and modern fashion. The MINI mobility delivers technology and fun to drive in a conscious way and respecting the environment where it is inserted ", explains Rodrigo Novello, Director of MINI Brazil.


    BMW and MINI proposals for Mother's Day 2019
    BMW PressClub Spain


    Like every year, from BMW and MINI we offer you original ideas with which to surprise the most authentic mothers, athletes, adventurers.
    Attached you will find, in pdf, the information about the products and prices.

    More than 350 participants celebrate 1st BMW Rider Day in 2019




    São Paulo, April 30, 2019 - The first edition of the BMW Rider Day of 2019 could not have been better. This is the sentiment of all the 350 participants of the tour, held last Saturday (27), with the support of the BMW Rider Experience, the official experience program of BMW Motorrad, and celebrating the 1st anniversary of the launch of the BMW G 310 in Brazil.


    BMW Canada announces April Sales
    The full press release is in the Mothership section of this post. The Motorrad exerpt -
    Motorrad.[
    BMW Motorrad delivered 207 new motorcycles in April. Across the country, BMW riders are eagerly waiting for the season to begin and to start taking delivery of their new BMW motorcycles. With highly anticipated new models arriving, such as the R1250RT, demand for BMW motorcycles continues to be high.

    FWIW: Despite the perceived demand sales were down from 2018’s 264 units to 207 units in 2019 or a -17.3 percent drop.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Arresting: Renard’s ex-police BMW K75 RT
    Bike EXIF Update / 32min
    There’s a clean , sharp vibe to the bikes that come out of Renard Speed Shop . Estonia’s finest custom builders don’t have a fixed signature style, but the machines from the Tallinn workshop are always beautifully finished and pack a


    That’s Different – GS Trophy Switches Saddles to the F850GS
    BRTMRCanadian Biker Magazine / 14h
    Perhaps it was ho-hum seeing the R1200GS tackle every log, rock, river, mud bog, dirt track, windswept no-man’s land and jungle thicket with relative aplomb.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Suzuki’s Counterbalanced Single-Cylinder Engine Patent Looks a Lot Like a Ducati Design
    BRTMR34Web Bike World / 7h
    Taking a Supermono Approach Single-cylinder engines have a reputation for being buzzy and full of vibration. Many of them are. One way to smooth out that vibration is to add a counterbalancer.


    Honda Wants to Put a Rear-Facing Radar In Your Helmet]
    BRTMR85Web Bike World / 7h
    Safety First Radar and camera safety systems are quickly becoming a topic of discussion and patents for motorcycle riders. This technology has been employed on cars for quite some time now, and it’s making its way to bikes.


    Triumph builds a bigger engine for new Rocket 3 TFC
    Canada Moto Guide / now


    Triumph has announced the specs for the Rocket 3 TFC, and it’s a game-changer. The new bike has the largest current-production motorcycle engine, and makes more torque than any other gasoline-powered motorcycle.



    MC NEWS

    Opinion: Staying safe
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 8h
    Today is the first day of Motorcycle Awareness Month, and this is a bigger deal in Canada than most places – we’re coming out of a long winter, and many of us will be rusty on our bikes in May.


    Motorcycle theft running rampant Down Under]
    BRTMR100+Motorbike Writer / 17h
    Police in two states have seized 11 stolen motorbikes under investigations into motor vehicle theft and rebirthing as motorbike theft runs rampant across the nation.


    Still think electric bikes aren't fun? Check this out.
    BRTMRVisordown / 6h
    Image: Thoughts?


    Top 100 Most Expensive Motorcycles
    BRTMRThe Vintagent / 17h
    Our Top 100 World's Most Expensive Motorcycles is the only accurate list of the most expensive bikes sold at public auction.


    Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: Eight safest beginner bikes
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 7h
    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and May is also the month when motorcycle sales really start to pick up. If you’ve been riding a while, you probably have a good idea of what features you’re looking for in a bike.


    AMA Highlights May as Motorcycle Awareness Month
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com News / 15h
    If there’s going to be a Motorcycle Awareness Month, *insert Justin Timberlake voice* it’s gonna be May! Begin Press Release: American Motorcyclist Association highlights May as Motorcycle Awareness Month Motorists,


    Call for Presentations deadline approaching
    BRTMRPowersports Business / 1h
    Applications for prospective seminar speakers for the 2019 Powersports DEALER Seminars presented by Powersports Business @ AIMExpo will soon be closed. The deadline for applicants is Friday, May 10.


    Off Camber – Motorcycles And Luck
    BRTMR35Motorcycle.com / 14h
    Longtime MO readers know that we’re big proponents of developing riding skills throughout your entire riding career. We also stress the importance of protective riding gear for the possibility of things going bad.


    Yoshimura Introduces Honda Super Cub Race Series Systems
    BRTMR28Motorcycle.com News / 17h
    Add a little badassery to your Honda Super Cub. Begin press release: The Honda Super Cub is back and Yoshimura has two high-performance options for this timeless classic.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    Making Sense Of The Yamaha Niken, A Motorcycle With Two Front Ends
    BRTMR21Cycle World / 1h
    Bikes What this controversial three-wheeled, 847cc triple is, and what it is not Yamaha’s Niken is a market experiment undertaken in one of motorcycling’s down periods as a weather vane that may reveal new information about buyer


    RIDING

    KLIMLife: Destination Guatemala
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 16h
    Unless you’re one of the lucky few who spend their lives traveling the world on two wheels, chances are you’re spending time in the office, on the job site, or otherwise too busy with daily life to get out for an adventure all that often.


    GEAR

    Bell Eliminator Helmet Review
    BRTMRMotorcycle Cruiser / 6h
    Parts and gear Unboxing and Reviewing Bell Helmets’ stylish new motorcycle lid Unboxing the Bell Eliminator helmet, the company’s newest addition to its culture helmets and a modern throwback to vintage car racing helmet design.




    YAMAHA issued a recall on the SUPER TÉNÉRÉ (XTZ1200) model
    RecallTransport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 5h
    Issue: On certain motorcycles, the removable hard saddlebags do not have side reflectors. When the saddlebags are mounted, the motorcycle’s side reflectors cannot be seen. Safety Risk: Side reflectors that...


    BMW issued a recall on the I3 model
    RecallTransport Canada - Motor Vehicle Safety ... / 5h
    Issue: A problem with the electric motor electronics (EME) module could cause a sudden loss of power to the drive motor. Note: The 12-volt electrical system would still function, so power steering and braking...


    Search for Recalls Here

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

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    Dakar Route Thru Saudi Arabia for 2020 Becomes Clear
    100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 3h
    The 2020 Dakar Rally is officially going to be held in Saudi Arabia. Here is the route, filled with mountains and sand dunes. The post Dakar Route Thru Saudi Arabia for 2020 Becomes Clear appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .




    In the Media: "This season could be my best to-date" – Rea
    SBKSBK / 9h
    The four-time champion sits down with the Telegraph to discuss the 2019 season so far


    BMW with 8 HP more: Is the completion delayed?
    By Ivo Schützbach - 30.04.2019 11:55
    World Superbike pilots Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger are eagerly awaiting a more powerful engine. "We want to get to the level of Yamaha," says BMW team manager Shaun Muir.
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    BMW Motorsport News

    The Super Season continues: BMW Team MTEK returns to the WEC 6 Hours of Spa.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    BMW Team MTEK heads to the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), the penultimate round of the 2018/2019 World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season, next weekend (2nd to 4th May).


    New season, new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner: Timo Glock competing in the JiVS BMW M4 DTM for 2019.
    MotoGPBMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    The BMW M4 DTM designs for the 2019 season are ready to go. Timo Glock will start the new season at Hockenheim this coming weekend at the wheel of the JiVS BMW M4 DTM.


    BMW Team RLL Looking Forward to Mid-Ohio and Home Field Advantage.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub USA / 3h
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 30, 2018… BMW Team RLL returns to the historic Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship looking for the team’s home track to


    BMW M Motorsport Media Guide, DTM 2019.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 2h
    The 2019 DTM season marks both an anniversary and the dawn of a new era for BMW Motorsport. We are really looking forward to competing with our new two-litre turbo engine – fitting for the 50 year anniversary of BMW turbo power




    ]Island Racer 2019 – The go-to guide for this year’s TT action
    RacingMotorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 7h
    The Isle of Man TT is just around the corner and you can find 148 pages of incredible TT action in the upcoming Island Racer 2019 edition, on sale from May 16, 2019. Island Racer 2019 is the ultimate guide to this year’s Isle of Man




    MotoAmerica: Quarterley Racing On Track Development Issues Statement Regarding Illegal Parts Ruling It Received At Road Atlanta
    Roadracingworld.com / 4min
    From Quarterly Racing Headquarters- Mooresville, NC. Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta Round 1 April 5-7 2019 Sanctioning of team riders for parts determined to be illegal After the...


    VIR Up Next For Stars Of MotoAmerica
    RacingMotoAmerica » Feed / 2h
    Toni Elias leads the EBC Brakes Superbike Championship as the series heads to VIR this weekend for round three. Photo by Brian J. Nelson The 2019 MotoAmerica Series began a month ago at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta,


    Scholtz Ready For VIR Superbike Battle
    RacingMotoAmerica » Feed / 21h
    Mathew Scholtz will lead the Westby Racing team into VIR this weekend in the EBC Brakes Superbike class. The following is from Westby Racing… Round three of the 2019 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing


    Travis Wyman Hoping For Repeat Of 2018 At VIR
    RacingMotoAmerica » Feed / 22h
    Travis Wyman is hoping to repeat his victory from a year ago in the Stock 1000 class at VIR. The following is from Weir Everywhere Racing BMW… Travis Wyman was at the top of his game at the 2018 MotoAmerica




    Dunlop: the 'extra large' tyre to be introduced at Jerez
    MotoGP59GPone RSS Feed / 9h
    A new and larger rear tyre is to be introduced as of the Spanish GP, as well as two new solutions for Moto3




    Top F1 teams diverge in Spanish GP tyre selections
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 9h
    Ferrari, which was the outlier in picking the fewest sets of the red-walled tyre last time out in Baku, has gone for nine sets this time for both Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel.


    Zandvoort in line to replace Barcelona on 2020 F1 schedule
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    In the wake of Max Verstappen’s success momentum has been building for the World Championship to return to the Netherlands for the first time since the 1985 event. Assen had also been in the frame to host a Dutch Grand Prix.


    Formula 1's Q4 plans for 2020 abandoned
    F1300+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 6h
    Teams have recently been discussing a proposal to move F1 to a new four-session qualifying format, which Liberty Media was keen on because it believed it would improve the amount of time cars were on track and increase


    Red Bull's latest innovation and Ferrari's F1 updates explained
    F153Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    ... Keep reading


    Haas concedes VF19 "absolutely the worst" with tyres
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 2h
    The team's new F1 car has shown flashes of superb pace in 2019 so far, but has been hit badly by tyre warm-up issues in race trim. After the Azerbaijan Grand Prix, in which Kevin Magnussen finished a distant 13th and Romain


    2019 Azerbaijan Grand Prix F1 Debrief
    F1Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport / 2h
    James Vowles, Motorsport Strategy Director, answers your questions on the Azerbaijan Grand Prix - from those practice starts before our final Q3 laps, to whether we reacted to Ferrari with our first pit stops... ------ Don't forget to


    Racing lines: the truth about Ayrton Senna
    F1Autocar RSS Feed / 12h
    Mesmerising drive: Senna at a sopping Silverstone in 1988 Formula 1's most celebrated racing driver courted controversy at every turn, but remains a legend Motor racing fans tend to have their ‘JFK moments’, like 25 years ago


    Wolff: Past tyre knowledge "not so relevant" in 2019
    F1100+Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    In 2018, Pirelli introduced tyres with a slightly thinner tread for the races in Spain, France and Britain to prevent blistering, and decided to make that the standard specification for this season.





    BMW Group News

    BMW of North America Reports April 2019 U.S. Sales.
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 2min
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 1, 2019… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.4 percent in April 2019 for a total of 23,816 over the 23,482 vehicles sold in April 2018. BMW Sports Activity Vehicles continue to drive sales growth in the


    BMW Group Canada reports April, 2019 sales.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Canada / 21h
    • BMW delivers the best-ever single month of sales. • MINI sales outperform the segment. • The all-new BMW Z4 launches, continuing a 30-year Roadster history. • BMW top luxury-model sales more than triple in April.


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Celebrates Partnership With Local Scout Group By Presenting Bespoke Badges
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 9h
    More than 50 boys and girls from the 1st Barnham Scout Group received their unique Rolls-Royce patrol badges during a specially arranged visit to the Home of Rolls-Royce at Goodwood.


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    April 2019: BMW Extends U.S. Sales Lead Over Mercedes
    Cages Bmw Blog / 18h
    Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.4 percent in April 2019 for a total of 23,816 over the 23,482 vehicles sold in April 2018.



    BMW USA Sales Up 1.4% for April
    Cages BimmerFile / 15h
    Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 1.4 percent in April 2019 for a total of 23,816 over the 23,482 vehicles sold in April 2018. BMW Sports Activity Vehicles continue to drive sales growth in the U.S., led by the BMW X3, BMW


    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    How Will the 2020 C8 Corvette Production Compare With Other Mid-Engine Sports Cars?
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 6h
    An additional workforce of 400 workers could have some severe ramifications on the production output of the Corvette C8 at its Bowling Green plan. Now with 1,300 workers in total, the plant is ready to achieve record production



    General Motors Confirms Plans for Electric Pickup Truck to Rival Ford, Rivian, Tesla
    Cages 42The Drive / 4h
    Automakers have expressed their anxiousness to hop aboard the electrified pickup truck bandwagon over the past 12 months, with the most significant example being Ford's hefty $500 million investment into promising startup


    Will VW Build the Tarok Concept for the U.S.?
    Cages 45Automobile Magazine / 18h
    Having recently debuted two pickup concepts in the U.S., Volkswagen is clearly looking to enter this competitive segment on our shores


    For Sale: Sebastian Vettel-Driven F1 BMW-Sauber and Vintage 1946 BMW F2 Racers
    Cages 79The Drive / 21h
    Two historic BMW open-wheelers have surfaced for sale on Race Cars Direct , making us crave a good 'ol dose of Bavarian sheet metal. The lineup: one is a postwar Formula 2 race car, and the other a modern Formula 1 car that's been



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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Victory for Mathieu Gines on the BMW S 1000 RR in France.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 4h
    BMW racer Mathieu Gines wins in the French Superbike Championship – more podiums for the BMW S 1000 RR in the British Superbike Championship, the French European Bikes Championship and MotoAmerica.


    2019 British Superbike Championship, BSB Round 02, Oulton Park, Tarporley, Cheshire, UK. 5th May 2019.
    Peter Hickman, Louth, Smiths Racing BMW


    BMW Motorrad RIDES powered by ADAC.


    BMW Group PressClub Deutschland / 6h
    Umfangreiches Trainings- und Touren-Angebot für Einsteiger, Aufsteiger und Profis im Rahmen der Kooperation von BMW Motorrad und ADAC.
    Trans:Comprehensive training and tour offer for beginners, intermediates and professionals in the context of the cooperation of BMW Motorrad and ADAC.



    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    Chop Talk – Kott Motorcycles BMW R80
    53Return of the Cafe Racers / 1h
    One of the many amazing bikes on display at this year’s Handbuilt show in Austin was Dustin Kott’s BMW R80. As part of the show experience, Dustin and a few other builders were interviewed about their builds.


    New VP of BMW Motorrad of the Americas as Peyton heads to MINI
    Powersports Business / 17h
    BMW of North America has announced new appointments within its senior management team at the company’s corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. All leadership changes take effect on July 1, 2019. Michael Peyton,


    BMW S 1000 RR Team BMW Motorrad WSBK 2019
    BRTMR37Racing Cafè / 3d
    #66 - Tom Sykes #28 - Markus Reiterberger Foto: Flickr (BMW MotorradWSBK Team)





    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Three New Indian Bikes Confirmed In Leaked Document
    bmw motorcyclesZigwheels.com / 1d
    Three New Indian Bikes Confirmed In Leaked Document Zigwheels.com The American bikemaker is also working on a 1200cc streetfighter and adventure motorcycle based on the FTR 1200 platform.


    Ducati Signs an Agreement for an Electric Scooter
    BRTMR100+Web Bike World / 5d
    A Bit Unexpected We’ve reported on the possibility of a Ducati electric motorcycle in the future . Now it seems there will be a Ducati scooter long before there’s a Ducati motorcycle. According to electrek , the company



    MC NEWS

    Inside Moto-Journalism
    Motorcyclist / 4h
    News It's a job, a passion, a lifestyle, a love demanding complete devotion A moto-journalist may have an ever-rotating supply of machines to ride, but there’s no caviar, and no clocking out.


    How Much Power Does The 2019 Indian FTR1200S Make?
    400+Cycle World / 19h
    Bikes Dyno numbers and video on Indian’s street tracker Cycle World dynos the 2019 Indian FTR1200S for peak horsepower and torque numbers.


    Honda To Announce 2020 Models
    99Dirt Bike Magazine / 19h
    Honda teased the announcement of its 2020 MX and off-road lines today. The official reveal will take place at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time, 9:00 Pacific time on Tuesday, May 7.


    Vincent fortune found in LA warehouse
    Motorbike Writer / 15h
    Six Vincent motorcycles and a rare Grigg that have been found in a Los Angeles warehouse after the death of the owner could fetch a small fortune at liquidation. Vincent motorcycles are among the most collectible and expensive


    One in 5,000 e-scooter rides ends in injury, half to the head
    BRTMR32Boing Boing / 3d
    The Austin Public Health Department and the CDC studied the safety of e-scooters and came to the conclusion that if you ride them you should wear a helmet.


    RIDING

    Becoming a motorcycle club racer - Part 2 of 3 | MCN | Motorcyclenews.com
    87MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 2h
    Senior Online Reporter, Dan Sutherland, has been on a mission to take up motorcycle club racing, having grown up watching bike sport on the TV and reading about it every week in MCN from a young age. Part 2 of his quest tells


    Northern Utah Loops
    Rider Magazine / 1h
    Northern Utah is an enticing mix of high country views, rugged mountains, intriguing history and fantastic roads. Photos by the author. I unfold a Utah map on my outdoor table at the Main Street Deli in Park City’s bustling


    Negotiating the Irish border
    Motorcycle Sport & Leisure » Feed / 21h
    The original idea was to go for a ride in Ireland and cross the much talked-about Irish border to Northern Ireland the day after Brexit, but you know how that whole process went…We decided to go anyway, and what a good decision



    GEAR

    Is this the smartest helmet yet?


    200+Motorbike Writer / 1d
    A British company has claimed it will unveil the smartest augmented-reality helmet yet at the London Bike Show in September 2019. Apart from the usual intercom with phone capabilities, it will also feature a GPS, music streaming, heads-up display, photochromic visor, LED brake light, crash warning system,

    The Racing Sheet




    Imola Schedule: When to follow the action!
    SBK / 2h
    All of the important times across what is set to be a breathtaking Pirelli Italian Round!


    WorldSSP championship battle resumes at legendary Imola
    Superbike News / 1d
    Championship pendulum set to swing once again in feisty World Supersport battle. The World Supersport Championship is providing exciting, close-quarter racing in 2019, with the last two races (MotorLand Aragon and TT Circuit


    Valentino Rossi spreads influence to WorldSBK!
    SBKSBK / 4d
    ‘The Doctor’ is continuing to help young riders, with five WorldSSP300 in the VR46 Master Camp!




    BMW Motorsport News

    BMW Team RLL Finishes Fourth and Sixth at Mid-Ohio. Blomqvist/DePhillippi - P4, Edwards/Krohn - P6
    BMW Group PressClub USA / 1d
    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 5, 2018… BMW Team RLL registered fourth and sixth place finishes in today’s Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio, the fourth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.


    BMW Motorsport News - Issue 14/2019.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    FIST-Team AAI bags brace of wins in the China GT Championship – Successful debut for Beitske Visser in the W Series.


    Five BMW M4 DTMs in the points on Sunday at Hockenheim.
    BMW Group PressClub Canada / 1d
    Five of the six BMW drivers finished in the points in race two of the 2019 DTM season at Hockenheim (GER). Philipp Eng (AUT) came home fourth in the ZF BMW M4 DTM, having started from pole position for the second time in his


    Track facts and key factors: the BMW i Andretti Motorsport preview for the Monaco E-Prix.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    This coming weekend, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will be in the Principality of Monaco (MON) for the ninth race of the season. Our preview provides you with the most importance facts about the circuit and the key



    VIR MotoAmerica Results 2019 (Updated)
    bmw motorcyclesCycle News / 1d
    VIR MotoAmerica Results 2019 (Updated) Cycle News MotoAmerica results from Virginia International Raceway (VIR) featuring Superbike, Supersport, Junior Cup, Twins and Superstock 1000.


    Sunday At VIR: What The Teams Had To Say
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 18h
    Kyle Wyman led an EBC Brakes Superbike race for the first time at VIR. The following is from KWR Ducati… The Inde Motorsports Rance/KWR Ducati team put together another pair of top-10 results this past weekend at Virginia




    Spanish Grand Prix: Ferrari bring forward engine upgrade as Mercedes dominate
    BBC Sport - Formula 1 / 23min
    Ferrari are introducing an upgraded engine two races early at this weekend's Spanish Grand Prix as they seek to end Mercedes' domination.


    The F1 teams under most pressure to deliver upgrades in Spain
    Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 6h
    ... Keep reading


    Haas baseline still best of F1 midfield - Grosjean
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4d
    Haas has largely failed to convert regular Q3 appearances into points in the early races of 2019, with the team's VF-19 blighted by tyre warm-up issues.


    2021 F1 chassis rules sign-off set for October compromise
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4d
    As Motorsport.com revealed earlier this year, teams were pushing for a delay in publishing the new 2021 regulations because of fears that going too early with them could hand a huge advantage to the bigger teams. If the rules were


    Horner: Friday infringement penalties need changing
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 4d
    Horner was left frustrated in Azerbaijan last weekend when his driver Pierre Gasly was forced to start from the pitlane after he missed a weighbridge call after second practice. Gasly had been asked by his team to push hard on the


    Sebastian Vettel makes Ferrari title claim after Lewis Hamilton fast start to F1 season
    F1Daily Express / 3d
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL is CONVINCED that he can win a world title with Ferrari.


    The Solution To Formula One's Problems
    F1200+Christian Sylt / 3d
    Liberty Media is trying to find the winning formula to boost the ratings of its Formula One auto racing series. The best solution might be a lot simpler than it thinks.


    How a Formula 1 car works: Episode 4 - Diffuser
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3d
    With access to Mercedes' incredible F1 car collection plus 3D animations and Piola's legendary technical illustrations, they discuss how this ever more important element of the rear of the car contributes to performance.






    BMW Group News

    BMW Group Quarterly Statement to 31 March 2019
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    BMW Group Quarterly Statement to 31 March 2019


    BMW Group's operational performance on course
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 9h
    Recognition of provision for EU proceedings ++ Volume growth achieved despite prevailing sector trend – market share increased ++ Further rise in upfront expenditure for tomorrow’s mobility


    Statement by Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Conference Call Interim Report to 31 March 2019
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Statement Harald Krüger Conference Call Q1 2019


    Statement by Dr Nicolas Peter, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Finance, Conference Call Interim Report to 31 March 2019
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 6h
    Statement Dr Nicolas Peter Conference Call Q1 2019


    BMW of North America Announces Senior Manager Appointments.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 4d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 3, 2019… BMW of North America today announced new appointments within its senior management team at the company’s corporate headquarters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. All leadership changes take


    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Rolls-Royce Marks 115 Years Of Excellence And Innovation
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 4d
    On 4 May 1904, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce met for the first time at The Midland Hotel, Manchester; an encounter that would change the course of automotive history. Exactly 115 years later, the marque they agreed to form


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    BMW profits sink 78% amid 1.4 billion Euros provision for EU fine
    Bmw Blog / 19min
    BMW’s first-quarter operating profit fell 78 percent to 589 million euros, despite higher deliveries of luxury vehicles, as the carmaker felt the effects of higher investment spending and a 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 bln) legal provision.BMW said


    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages
    bmw motorcyclesFinance Daily / 1d
    Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (BMW) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages Finance Daily Shares of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (ETR:BMW) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the


    The BMW M8 Competition Leaks
    Supercars.net / 1h
    More Aggressive Than Ever The new BMW 8-Series is out, and there are rumors and information floating around the web about upcoming variants of the new car. One of those variants yet to come out is the M8 Competition.




    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    German Auto Industry Battles Over The Electric Future
    The Drive / 22h
    There is an interesting fight going on in Germany: Battery proponents and hydrogen fuel cell fans are at each other’s throats. What else is new, you say? What’s new are the unusual brawlers: In the BEV corner, weighing in at 10+



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    On Street and Track

    Next stop Imola: BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team ready for the fifth round of the WorldSBK 2019.


    BRTMR BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The next round of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) is approaching after a four-week break. The fifth event of the season is taking place this coming weekend (10th to 12th May) at Imola, Italy.


    National event to launch the new BMW F 850 ​​GS Adventure in the network
    08.05.2019 Press kit TOP
    Simultaneous actions take place in the network of authorized BMW Motorrad dealers in Brazil.


    São Paulo, May 08, 2019 - The brand new BMW F 850 ​​GS Adventure celebrates on Thursday (9) the official launch in the network of dealers of the brand in the country. The launch will feature a detailed presentation of the model and the possibility to perform and schedule test-rides first-hand. Some dealers will also promote entertainment activities, women's space, kids area, live music, food trucks, buffet and voucher for discounts on the BMW Motorrad accessories and clothing line, among others. As of today, the model will be available for test rides at all BMW Motorrad dealerships in Brazil.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    This Baby Albatros Uses A BMW S 1000 RR Engine
    BRTMR500+RideApart / 3h
    This Baby Albatros Uses A BMW S1000RR Engine RideApart The ultralight aircraft ressembles a Soviet-era training jet fighter and is propelled by none other than the BMW's S1000RR engine.


    TVS and BMW Motorrad co-developing a twin-cylinder motorcycle - Report


    BRTMR Indian Autos Blog / 3h
    TVS and BMW Motorrad co-developing a twin-cylinder motorcycle - Report Indian Autos Blog The Apache RR 310 is unable to meet its sales target, but that hasn't demotivated TVS from further expanding presence in the


    Motorcycles segment increases revenues and earnings significantly for BMW • Total Motorcycle
    BRTMR Total Motorcycle News / 3h
    Motorcycles segment increases revenues and earnings significantly for BMW • Total Motorcycle Total Motorcycle News Munich.


    2013 BMW HP4 vs NEW Ducati V4R | Track and Road Test
    BRTMR 100+Visordown / 1d
    Image: But which bike won?



    BMW Motorrad launches 2019 GS Experience and GS Events program
    BRTMR Australian Motorcyclist Magazine / 10h
    GS Experience events to be held in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria Unique opportunity to put BMW’s exciting GS range to the test Entire GS range on offer, from the G 310 GS to the R 1250 GSA GS Safari Enduro


    Bonhams Auction BMW Motorrad Listings

    Sale 25383 Lot 551: 1992 BMW 980cc R100GS Frame no. 6463149 R100GS Engine no. 6463149
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    1992 BMW 980cc R100GS Registration no. J114 AUX Frame no. 6463149 R100GS Engine no. 6463149 BMW have always been synonymous with the flat twin engine and shaft drive since their first model appeared in 1923.


    Sale 25383 Lot 550: c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    c.1981 BMW 980cc R100RT Registration no. not UK registered Frame no. 6075005 Engine no. 6075005 Just a few years after introducing the R90/6 and R90S,


    Sale 25383 Lot 549: 1949 BMW 247cc R24 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368
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    1949 BMW 247cc R24 Registration no. YVL 512 Frame no. 205368 Engine no. 205368 Developed from the 198cc single-cylinder R20 of 1937/38, itself a development of BMW's best-selling R2, the 247cc R23 was produced between


    Sale 25383 Lot 548: 1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    1952 BMW 247cc R25/2 Registration no. 4181 H Frame no. 250126 Engine no. 250126 BMW's first new post-war model, the 247cc R24, arrived in 1948 looking pretty much like the pre-war R23 of 1938 but producing an additional 2bhp. In mid-1950 the R24 was superseded by th


    Sale 25383 Lot 547: 1956 BMW 494cc R50 Frame no. 555288 Engine no. 555288 (re-stamped)
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    1956 BMW 494cc R50 Registration no. 872 JMT Frame no. 555288 Engine no. 555288 (re-stamped) In the early 1950s, BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new machines, the R50 and R69. Of 500cc and 600cc respectively, the newcomers


    Sale 25383 Lot 546: c.1965 BMW 494cc R50/2 Frame no. 639969 Engine no. 639969
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    c.1965 BMW 494cc R50/2 Registration no. RBV 990J Frame no. 639969 Engine no. 639969 In the early 1950s, BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new


    Sale 25383 Lot 545: 1958 BMW 494cc R50 Frame no. 559124 Engine no. 559124
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    1958 BMW 494cc R50 Registration no. 711 XUN Frame no. 559124 Engine no. 559124 In the early 1950s, BMW concentrated on refining what were essentially pre-war designs, but by 1955 was ready with a brace of new


    Sale 25383 Lot 544: 1968 BMW 594cc R69S Frame no. 664760 Engine no. 664760
    BRTMR Bonhams Auctioneers / 6h
    1968 BMW 594cc R69S Registration no. SRR 455F Frame no. 664760 Engine no. 664760 • Imported from Canada in 2010 • Professional top-end engine rebuild • Present ownership since September 2018 BMW introduced its first



    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Fuell Electric Motorcycle First Look
    BRTMR Motorcyclist / 24min

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    Here’s to Hoping the Ducati Electric Motorcycle Actually Looks This Good


    BRTMR 200+Web Bike World / 1d
    This Rendering Looks Fantastic Ducati’s CEO has said that his company is looking at developing an electric motorcycle , but at the time of that interview, the technology wasn’t quite there.


    Indian Product Plans Leaked, Including New Models and Big Liquid-Cooled Twin (Bike Reports) (News)


    BRTMR81MotorcycleDaily.com - Motorcycle News, E... / 1d
    Several of Indian’s product plans for next year are now common knowledge, thanks to internet leaks and patent drawings. First, take a look at this Cycle World report. It focuses, primarily, on the new Indian Raptor bagger due for




    MC NEWS

    More Intelligent Transport Systems are coming… time to have your say!


    BRTMR Visordown / 37min
    Image: Bikers could be affected by advances in Intelligent Transport Systems in future so now is the time to have your say...


    Indian Motorcycle Rentals Program: Rent for 4 Hours or Several Weeks
    BRTMR Ultimate Motorcycling / 40 min
    For a first time in America's first motorcycle company, Indian Motorcycle has launched a rental program at select dealers around the country. The post Indian Motorcycle Rentals Program: Rent for 4 Hours or Several Weeks


    Upside down bike fails to reach funding goal
    BRTMR Motofire / 18h
    Innovation is great, it’s why we have such amazing motorcycles today, but there’s also a reason the vast majority of motorcycles are, at their core, very similar.


    At the 11th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering
    21 Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 20min
    If you missed the 11th annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering this year, then that is a shame, especially if you're a fan of the Honda CB750. The post At the 11th Annual Quail Motorcycle Gathering appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    Ducati ‘Spirit of the Scrambler’ Class Winner Announced at 2019 Quail Gathering


    BRTMR Ultimate Motorcycling / 1d
    Ducati presented its "Spirit of the Scrambler" award at the show that connected more than 3,000 participants to the best in motorcycle culture. The post Ducati ‘Spirit of the Scrambler’ Class Winner Announced at 2019 Quail


    Optional Helmet Law In North Carolina Fails to Pass
    BRTMR 100+Web Bike World / 1d
    You Must Wear One I’m all for people making their own decisions, but helmet laws make a lot of sense. They ensure that riders have at least the most basic of protection while riding. Proponents of helmets as optional equipment say the


    Meet the New REV’IT! Women’s ADV Team 2019
    29 ADV Pulse / 1h
    Recently our friends at REV’IT! put out a call looking for exceptional women riders to represent their brand and better spotlight the contributions of female riders to the ADV segment.


    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS

    5 Best Scrambler Motorcycles Of 2019
    BRTMR 99Motorcyclist / 1d
    News There are lots of choices, but these are the best We sort through the 2019 motorcycles to find the five best scramblers, choosing the Desert Sled, Scrambler XE, R nineT Scrambler, FTR 1200 S, and Svartpilen 401.


    RIDING

    Opinion: Riding in groups
    BRTMR 22CMG News / 1d
    It’s finally nice riding weather in much of Canada, and many of us will be heading out with our friends for a group ride to no place in particular. There are rules for riding with other motorcycles, which not everyone follows.


    When You Arrive At Your Braking Point And Find No Lever—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    BRTMR 82Cycle World / 1d
    Bikes Number 16 in a series of motorcycle learning experiences “You must not under any circumstances try what I am about to describe,” Kevin Cameron writes. “Modifying brake parts is a job for experienced professionals.”…


    GEAR

    Arai Ram-X Open-Face Helmet First Look
    BRTMR 26Motorcyclist / 1d
    Gear The most sophisticated open-face helmet from the brand yet Arai announces the new feature-packed Ram-X open-face motorcycle helmet.


    Best Motorcycle Touring Gloves
    Motorcycle.com / 39min
    While it’s true that you can use any of your favorite gloves for a long tour, there are tons of gloves with the wide feature set that delivers the comfort and protection from the weather and mishaps that you’ll need out on the long and


    TECH

    How to Prepare Your Motorcycle for Spring Riding (T-CLOCS & Tips)
    BRTMR Ultimate Motorcycling / 1d
    Before spring riding you should go through a full inspection of your motorcycle’s systems to ensure a safe ride and season ahead. Use 'T-CLOCS' for success.


    Inside A Motorcycle Carburetor - Needle-Height Tuning Adjustment
    BRTMR 46 Motorcyclist / 1d
    MC Garage We dissect the intricacies of a motorcycle carburetor needle height in this installment of MC Garage Learn about motorcycle carburetor needle height and the relation it has to engine fueling


    The Racing Sheet



    The Savage and Noble History of Baja Racing
    Racing 26The Drive / 2h
    Every year since 1967, Baja California hosts the Baja 1000, the single most dangerous race in North America, and one of the bloodiest in the world. Together with its still formidable warmup race, the Baja 500, the races have

    BMW announces drivers for 2019 Le Mans
    RacingMotorsport.com - WEC - Stories / 22h
    DTM racer Philipp Eng and his fellow BMW junior programme graduate Jesse Krohn will join the Bavarian marque's four World Endurance Championship regulars for the M8 GTE's second outing in the legendary event. Eng, who


    Andretti's suggestion to spice up the Formula E
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    Andretti's suggestion to spice up the Formula E www.electrive.com For those who believe that the FIA Formula E is too quiet and peaceful, former race-car driver Mario Andretti has a potential solution.





    Markus Reiterberger (BMW) is tired of the frost
    By Kay Hettich - 08.05.2019 09:29
    After his so far best Superbike race weekend in Assen in 2019, Markus Reiterberger is looking forward to the upcoming meeting in Imola. Frosty weather, as in the Netherlands, but the BMW driver does not want.
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    BMW: aerodynamic updates, continue with weak engine
    By Ivo Schützbach - 08.05.2019 14:09
    The BMW drivers Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger will receive the new engine upgrade stage at the earliest for Jerez at the beginning of June. For the Superbike World Championships in Imola next weekend, the team still pays off a lot.
    BMW wants to build in Imola on the promising results of the last two events. In Syracón Tom Sykes roared into the front row and has provided for the first top-5 race results of the young project. In Assen Markus Reiterberger stood in row 1 and finished both races in sixth place.
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    Steve English Blog: Four Paddocks In Four Weeks - A Month Of Contrasts
    SBKMotoMatters.com / 2h
    There's a lot to like in this paddock… Over the last four weeks I've been working in the WorldSBK, British Superbike, CEV and MotoGP paddocks. There's a lot of differences between them but there's a lot of similarities too.


    Rea: “I might not even win a race this year”
    59GPone RSS Feed / 2h
    EXCLUSIVE - “it's something I've considered, but I can't give up. The Panigale V4? The situation is embarrassing and dangerous at the same time”


    2019 Imola WorldSBK Preview Press Releases
    MotoMatters.com / 1h
    Press releases previewing this weekend's WorldSBK round from the iconic Imola circuit: #ITA WorldSBK: A tale at every turn



    BMW Motorsport News

    Six strong drivers in the BMW M8 GTE: Driver line-up confirmed for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
    RacingBMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    The 2018/19 ‘Super Season’ in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) draws to a close on 15th/16th June with the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA). BMW M Motorsport has now announced the six drivers who will race the two BMW





    8 Hours of Slovakia Ring gets going
    Racing200+FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 18h
    32 teams will take to the track tomorrow (Thursday) for the opening free practice session at the 8 Hours of Slovakia Ring. The third round of the 2018-2019 FIM EWC is the halfway point of a hotly contested season.


    Honda Endurance Racing takes provisional pole in Slovakia
    100+FIM EWC | Endurance World Championship / 1h
    Despite the rain, Honda Endurance Racing greatly impressed during the first qualifying on the Slovakia Ring. The British Honda squad placed ahead of the Japanese Honda team F.C.C. TSR Honda France and 2018 race winners YART








    More From VIR… The Teams Say
    Racing MotoAmerica » Feed / 17h
    Sean Dylan Kelly led the start of the Supersport race at VIR and ended up third. The following is from Team Hammer… Team Hammer closed out the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing weekend at Virginia




    Guest Blog: Mat Oxley - Just how fab is Fabio?
    MotoGP27MotoMatters.com / 1d
    They called him the next Marc Márquez and at Jerez he took an important record from the world champion, so is the Frenchman the most exciting rider to hit MotoGP since 2013? Fabio Quartararo is the fourth stellar rookie to arrive in




    Motor racing-Statistics for the Spanish Grand Prix
    F1 Reuters: Motor Sports News / 1d
    Statistics for Sunday's Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Barcelona's Circuit de Catalunya, the fifth race of the season.


    Top 10 moments in Spanish GP history
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    It will bring the curtain down on a grand prix that has delivered its fair share of shocks, spectacular moments and controversy through the years. Here, Motorsport.com looks back at some of the most magical moments from the


    James Allison Interview | Beyond The Grid | Official F1 Podcast
    F143 FORMULA 1 / 1d
    He's been one of the most prominent figures of Mercedes' recent success in Formula 1 - this week we sat down with James Allison to discuss everything Silver Arrows, as well as his time spent at Ferrari, Renault, and the incredible


    Analysis: What’s behind Ferrari’s fast-tracked engine upgrade
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 18h
    Originally planned for the Canadian GP in two races’ time, as Edd Straw and Jake Boxall-Legge discuss in our latest video, introducing the package early is Ferrari’s best shot to reverse its fortunes after a disappointing start to the year.


    Haas, Alfa won't run upgraded Ferrari engine in Spain
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    Ferrari has brought a new specification of engine to Barcelona, two races earlier than planned, alongside a new lubricant from its technical partner Shell. However, neither of its customer teams will use the upgraded engine.


    Haas to split specs on Friday to avoid further "confusion"
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 3h
    The Banbury-based team has had difficulties at the start of this season getting its tyres into the right operating window, which has especially hurt it in races.


    Spain update a "substantial step" for Racing Point
    F1Motorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 1d
    The team has been compromised thus far in 2019 because the car was designed last year while the then Force India outfit still faced a financial squeeze. Read Also: The life rescue paying off for F1's punching team Perez:






    Bimmer

    Test drive: BMW M8 new Operating Concept.
    Mothership BMW M / 16h
    Watch race driver Martin Tomczyk and Joerg Weidinger testing the newly developed display and control system of the BMW M8. The M Setup button can be used to adjust the vehicle's powertrain and chassis settings, while the


    Unbridled performance and a customised driving experience: BMW M GmbH develops new display and control system for its high-performance sports cars.
    Mothership 35BMW Group PressClub Global / 17h
    Premiere in the new BMW M8 Coupe and new BMW M8 Convertible: Setup button for configuration of powertrain and chassis systems now also enables selection of braking system settings – New M Mode promotes focused driving


    BMW Group News

    BMW and Microsoft Developing a Joint Platform for Intelligent, Multimodal Voice Interaction.
    Mothership BMW Media Site / 12h
    The BMW Group ushered in a new era of intelligent voice control with the introduction of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant in March 2019. BMW’s Open Mobility Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure and the use of artificial


    BMW Startup Garage secures early access to pioneering innovations.
    BMW Group PressClub Global / 1h
    Initial exchange with over 1,500 startups from around 30 countries every year. ‘Venture client’ model gives all business units direct access to startup innovations.


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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    In 2021, BMW will pilot a fleet of 500 BMW iNEXT vehicles with Level 4 and 5 autonomy
    Cages Bmw Blog / 1d
    BMW’s first true autonomous vehicle – coupled with an electric drivetrain – will arrive in 2021. The BMW iNEXT was already shown in concept form, but prototypes are now on the road around the world .


    BMW to make next-generation i8 as striking as its predecessor
    Cages 33Bmw Blog / 1d
    The successor to the BMW i8 has already been approved and in works at the BMW HQ in Munich. The current generation has been often considered one of the best looking BMWs ever, and one of the most exotic cars on the market.


    Pre-BMW Rarity: One of 363 Glas GT Cabrios
    Cages The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 5d
    This 1966 Glas 1700 GT is likely one of the last built prior to the Dingolfing-based marque being acquired by BMW that same year. BMW would produce the car for another year as the BMW-Glas 1600GT , replacing its original a


    BMW will host their own auto show in June in Munich
    Cages Bmw Blog / 6d
    The cat is finally out of the bag. Over the last few months, we’ve learned that BMW is slowly moving away from the typical auto show format – at least for now – and will invest more in experiential events where they can introduce,


    OTHER CAGE NEWS


    Lamborghini Finds and Certifies the Miura P400 From the Original ‘The Italian Job’
    Cages Supercars.net / 1d
    After Five Decades If you’ve ever seen the original “The Italian Job,” then you’ve probably drooled over the orange Miura P400 in the opening scenes. Then you probably cried when it was destroyed.


    Two retired BMW Formula Cars are for sale
    Cages 22Bmw Blog / 22h
    BMW doesn’t have a super long history in Formula racing. Yes, BMW did participate in Formula 1 and 2 but it didn’t always and it doesn’t now. It doesn’t have the Formula 1 history of Ferrari or McLaren, for example.


    Bugatti’s Iconic Type 35 Still Makes Hearts Flutter
    Cages 100+Automobile Magazine / 1d
    Behold the Bugatti Type 35 , one of the most successful racing cars ever to roam the planet. Founder Ettore Bugatti ’s open-top masterpiece won more than 2000 races


    The V-12 Engine Is Nearly Dead and That’s Sad
    Cages 200+Automobile Magazine / 6d
    There’s something magical about a big, naturally aspirated V12 that revs to nearly 9,000 rpm. Even more impressive is the 789-hp engine carries a three-year/unlimited-mile warranty and only needs servicing once a year.


    A New Porsche Hypercar Is Coming and You Won’t Believe What Porsche is Considering
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 6d
    Porsche Design director, Michael Mauer shared a rather peculiar insight into the next generation of Porsche flagship hypercar. In an interview with British Autocar, Mauer noted: “There is always the option to look into history, but


    FWIW


    This 13-Year-Old Genius Designed a Formula 1-Inspired, Six-Wheeled Tyrrell Go-Kart
    Cages 7K The Drive / 1d
    A 13-year-old kid from Ohio is responsible for building one of the coolest go-karts we ever seen hit the track: a miniature replica of the Tyrrell P34 Formula 1 race car, which wowed fans with its unorthodox during the 1977 F1 season.




    Formula 1 Is Coming to Chicago for a One-Off Street Demo on June 8
    F13K The Drive / 20h
    This June, Formula 1 will grace the streets of Chicago, Illinois with its loud presence, and it will do so for free. Since F1's commercial rights fell into the hands of American media conglomerate Liberty Media, F1 has been all about



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    On Street and Track

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: BMW racers dominate the International Road Racing Championship season-opener.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 8h
    BMW racers dominate the International Road Racing Championship season-opener – GERT56 by GS YUASA defends lead in the FIM Endurance World Cup.



    Top ten finish for Markus Reiterberger and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in Saturday’s race at Imola.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    Saturday’s race in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at Imola (ITA) ended with a top ten finish for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Markus Reiterberger (GER) crossed the line in tenth place on his BMW S 1000
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    Race cancelled due to rain: shortened Sunday race day for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Imola.
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Sunday’s race day at Imola (ITA) was much shorter than planned for the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER) claimed eighth and


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    TVS-BMW Motorrad Working On A New Powerful Twin Cylinder Motorcycle\
    BRTMRGaadiWaadi.com / 1d
    TVS-BMW Motorrad Working On A New Powerful Twin Cylinder Motorcycle GaadiWaadi.com The upcoming twin cylinder motorcycle will likely rival directly against Royal Enfield 650 twins and Kawasaki models.


    Two by Four: A pair of wild BMW S1000 customs from VTR
    BRTMR500+Bike EXIF Update / 2d
    VTR have a rep for building some of the wildest BMW customs. There’s a regular stream of Bavarian metal rolling through their workshop, and it’s only natural: VTR is the custom arm of the Swiss BMW dealer Stucki2Rad.


    BaT Auction: 1988 BMW R100GS at No Reserve
    BRTMR83The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 2d
    This 1988 BMW R100GS is powered by a 980cc boxer twin paired with a rebuilt five-speed transmission and shaft drive.


    BMW S1000RR 2019 high speed test - MCN superbike performance specs | Motorcyclenews.com
    BRTMR92MCN - Motorcyclenews.com / 3d
    We test the high speed performance of the 2019 BMW S1000RR superbike.


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS

    Ducati First Quarter 2019 Sales Up 5% Worldwide
    BRTMR500+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 2d
    Ducati's sales for 2019 are off to a good start, though the Italian brand has some interesting results for Q1 2019 thus far. The post Ducati First Quarter 2019 Sales Up 5% Worldwide appeared first on Asphalt & Rubber .


    Harley-Davidson CEO Levatich pushes back on critics of 'More Roads' strategy, LiveWire at annual meeting
    Motorcycle industry newsMilwaukee Business Journal / 15h
    Harley-Davidson CEO Levatich pushes back on critics of 'More Roads' strategy, LiveWire at annual meeting Milwaukee Business Journal Harley-Davidson held its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, and the question


    Rent Yamaha Motorcycles Throughout The US
    BRTMRMotorcyclist / 6h
    News ATVs, side-by-sides, and snowmobiles available too A national network of rental programs makes up Destination Yamaha, allowing riders the chance to try a new ride or select a guided adventure.


    Indian Developing VVT for Thunder Stroke Engine
    BRTMR500+Motorcycle.com / 3d
    In April, Motorcycle.com broke the news that Indian is about to introduce a new liquid-cooled V-Twin engine originally developed for Victory Motorcycles



    MC NEWS

    Motorcycle Mailmen In 1912
    BRTMR32Motorcyclist / 2d
    News Using motorcycles to deliver mail by any means Early Harley-Davidson and Indian models ferried postmen and their cargo across this country’s counties as the motorcycle began to replace the horse.


    5 Best Bikes To Grow Motorcycling
    BRTMR3KCycle World / 2d
    Bikes Five of the best to help increase the ranks of riders Which motorcycles are the ones that will help grow the numbers of riders in the future. We find out in this episode of 5 Best Bikes .


    Edmonton vs. Loud Pipes, Round Five, about to debut?
    44CMG News / 3h
    Edmonton appears to once again be preparing to tackle the problem of noisy motorcycles within city limits, although its plans are unclear. Over the past few years, Edmonton has been trying to come up with a solution for loud vehicles,


    Motorcycle safety on and off the roads
    BRTMRSiouxland News / 1d
    Motorcycle safety on and off the roads Siouxland News It's that time of the year when more motorcycle riders are out on the roadways and while it may be a fun time it's important to be put safety first.


    Motorcycle Tariffs!
    BRTMR100+Dirt Bike Magazine / 1d
    BY JEAN TURNER The motorcycle industry is currently facing the threat of multiple tariffs—so many that it is hard to keep track.


    How to Find the Best Motorcycle For You
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 3d
    (Sponsored post for our North American readers) Buying a motorbike is an investment, so you want to get the best motorcycle for you!


    RIDING

    2019 Trackday Directory: Easy Speed and Fun On Track
    BRTMRRoadracingworld.com / 3d
    Featured in the Roadracing World 2019 Trackday Directory: Easy Speed... The KTM 790 Duke's throttle response seemed a bit touchy as I pulled a...


    This needs to be on your motorcycle tour bucket list
    BRTMR72Visordown / 3d
    Image: If you are an off-road riding fan and love travel – these trails in Vietnam have to be on your radar




    GEAR

    Muc-Off Launches 1st Pressure Washer for Bikes
    BRTMRMotorcycle & Powersports News / 3d
    Muc-Off announced the launch of the world’s first pressure washer, designed purely for bicycles and motorcycles. The concept of the pressure washer was developed for a unit design from the ground up, specifically for two-wheel bike


    Gear Deals For Women Riders
    BRTMRMotorcycle.com / 2d
    While controversy swirls around our official Mother’s Day buyer’s guide , we thought we’d take the time to look at some riding gear specifically designed for those who now make up a growing 19% of the motorcycle market in the United


    Halley’s Helmet Stand & Rack Help Helmets Strut Their Stuff
    BRTMR50Web Bike World / 1d
    I gotta say, I didn’t think that when I sat down to write this review that the angle I’d take would be one of sex appeal and beauty. Yet, here I am about to write exactly that… about helmet stands, of all things.


    100% Hudson Sunglasses – Impact-Resistant Motorcycle Sunglasses
    BRTMRSilodrome / 3d
    The 100% Hudson Sunglasses were developed for use by motorcyclists and cyclists, they feature impact resistant and lightweight polycarbonate lenses, with 6-base spherical lenses, and a shatterproof, lightweight Grilamid TR90


    The WiPEY is here! And we’re confused…
    BRTMR200+Visordown / 3d
    Image: Is it the next must-have accessory, or asking a question nobody asked???


    TECH

    How to Do Bike Repair Without Becoming a Motorcycle Mechanic
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 3d
    (Sponsored post) You don’t need to be a motorcycle mechanic to fix your bike. Here is how to do basic motorcycle repair. You’re great at burning up the rubber.


    The Racing Sheet



    Gene Romero, 1948-2019
    MotoAmerica » Feed / 26min
    Gene Romero passed away on Sunday, May 12 at the age of 71. The following is from the AMA… The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the American Motorcyclist Association offer condolences to the family and friends of AMA


    Films: Watch Three 1980s-Era African Safari Rallies Back To Back
    BRTMRSilodrome / 1d
    These two films (above and below) include the coverage of the 1982 Safari Rally Kenya, the 1982 Ivory Coast Rally, and the 1983 Safari Rally. African Safari Rallies need no introduction, they have a long history of being some of




    2019 Imola WorldSBK Sunday Press Releases
    by Press Release / 2h
    Press releases after the races in Imola: WorldSBK Race 2 and WorldSSP300 races cancelled due to weather conditions in Imola

    BMW ace Tom Sykes: Start from pit lane was unnecessary!
    By Kay Hettich - 13.05.2019 10:25
    For the Superbike World Cup 2019 a minimum tire pressure was included in the regulations. BMW driver Tom Sykes had therefore start in Imola from the pit lane into the sprint race - as it turned out later, unnecessarily.
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    Mixed emotions for Sykes, hoping to find "something extra" at Jerez
    300+SBK / 8h
    Having been robbed of a podium in Race 1, Sykes is upbeat and already looking ahead to round six!




    FIA.com SPANISH GRAND PRIX: Event and Timing Information
    F1 news: Lewis Hamilton discusses 'history' as Toto Wolff sends Ferarri 'fear' message
    Daily Express / 11h
    MERCEDES chief Toto Wolf has declared that he is not scared about Ferrari or Red Bull this season, after his drivers Lewis Hamilton and Valtteri Bottas secured another 1-2 finish on Sunday.


    Ferrari concedes 2019 car concept may be wrong
    2KMotorsport.com - Formula 1 - Stories / 8h
    The Italian outfit had hoped that an aerodynamic and engine upgrade introduced for Barcelona last weekend would help lift its form and allow it to beat Mercedes. But it endured another tough weekend as Mercedes was


    Sebastian Vettel: How I helped Lewis Hamilton win Spanish Grand Prix
    Daily Express / 9h
    SEBASTIAN VETTEL has admitted he helped Lewis Hamilton win the Spanish Grand Prix.

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    BMW IN THE NEWS

    This Is Why You Should Stop Calling the 2020 Toyota Supra a “Rebadged BMW”
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 20h
    Like death and taxes, Internet comments asserting that the 2020 Toyota Supra isn’t a “real” Toyota seem inevitable. On the surface, the accusation seems justified.


    BMW will never make a pickup truck, nor ever badge-engineer cars
    Cages Bmw Blog / 2d
    Ever since an April Fool’s joke many moons ago, featuring a pickup truck version of the E92 BMW M3 , there have been rumors swirling about a potential Bavarian pickup.




    OTHER CAGE NEWS

    1939 Porsche Type 64: One of Stuttgart's First Creations Heads to Auction at Monterey Car Week
    61The Drive / 3h
    An incredibly rare and historically significant Porsche will be crossing the auction block this summer during Monterey Car Week. Scheduled to see the limelight at the RM Sotheby’s auction in August is a fully restored 1939

    You Can Own the First Two Pontiac Firebirds Ever Made for $285,000
    Cages 200+The Drive / 20h
    If you’ve got cash to burn and a hankering for uber-special Pontiac Firebirds, then we've got the deal for you. Up for sale on Ebay are the first-ever examples of Pontiac's muscle machine that's gone on to create a cult following


    $10 Million Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta to Cross Auction Block at Monterey Car Week
    Cages 74The Drive / 21h
    With the first Ford GT40 to win Le Mans , a Porsche 908 K, a $48 million Ferrari 250 GTO, and enough other remarkable cars to fill a parking garage, last year's RM Sotheby's Monterey auction was one for the history books.


    The Bentley Ultratank Is the Ultimate Build for Shredding Your Country Club's Greens All to Hell
    Cages 500+The Drive / 1d
    Was the Bentley Continental GT always just a bit too tame for you? Russian YouTubers AcademeG have your back, as they took a V-8 example and added tank tracks where the wheels would usually go.


    Electrified Aston Martin DB6: driving a future-proof classic
    Cages 20Autocar RSS Feed / 2d
    Electric DB6 drives very much like the petrol-fed original Aston Martin Works has turned a petrol DB6 Volante into an ion-fuelled one – and it could be the first of many electric classic Astons Manufacturers keep telling us that


    The Coolest Cars and Trucks Headed to 2019 Mecum Auction Indianapolis
    Cages 79The Drive / 1d
    The Mecum auction held every year in Indianapolis, Indiana is one of the biggest and most popular auctions in the country, and most certainly in the good 'ol Midwest.


    Used buying guide: the SUV cynic's dream garage
    Cages Autocar RSS Feed / 1d
    Lancia Thema 8.32 Here are 18 eminently more interesting alternatives to the humdrum high-riders flying off Britain’s forecourts Of the 10 cars that recorded the most market share growth in Europe during 2018, do you care to estimate


    https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/Guid...old at auction
    Cages Wheels News / 3d
    With outrageous prices, some of the rarest and most exotic vehicles have made their appearances at auctions in these past recent years.



    BIKE CANDY

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    Bench Racing and The Morning Reads Friday, May 17 2019




    On Street and Track


    Join BMW Motorrad At The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round, MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub USA / 3d
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 14, 2019…Join BMW Motorrad and some of the world’s greatest motorcycle road racers at WeatherTech® Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA, July 12-14, for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World



    BMW Motorrad oferece R 1200 GS com condições especiais
    BRTMRBMW Group PressClub Brazil / 3d
    Ação promocional é válida durante o mês de maio nas concessionárias da marca.


    BMW MOTORRAD IN THE NEWS



    2019 BMW S1000RR Set for Launch in India
    Bike India / 2h
    German marque, BMW is all set to launch the 2019 BMW S1000RR on 25 June. The new generation of the BMW S1000RR is lighter and more powerful. Recent reports state that BMW is finally set to launch the new BMW S1000RR


    2019 BMW S 1000RR First Ride Review
    Bike India / 2h
    Estoril in Portugal proved an apt locale for us to pinpoint all the notable departures the new BMW S 1000RR has made from its old avatar and how BMW have set a new benchmark with this bike. Story: Aspi Bhathena



    Test Ride: 2019 BMW R1250GS
    BRTMRCanada Moto Guide / 5h
    A few years ago, I rode my old dirt bike from Toronto to San Francisco and home again, and there wasn’t a moment when I didn’t wish I was on a big BMW GS.


    2019 TVS Apache RR 310 Launch
    BRTMRBike India / 7h
    The TVS Apache RR 310 is currently the most advanced and premium offering from TVS. We’ve just got news that a new TVS motorcycle variant is launching on the 28 May.


    Vishal Sikka boards BMW Group
    BRTMR20Auto-Industry-Economic Times / 12h
    BMW held its annual general body meeting. The company said Sikka had no other board nominations.


    A camouflaged BMW K1100 (with an e-bike to match)
    BRTMR400+Bike EXIF Update / 20h
    Traditional cafe racers are typically designed with restraint high on the agenda. But we’re just as enthused by customs that trade reservedness for loudness—like this BMW K1100 with extremely sharp lines and a reflective livery.


    BaT Auction: 1969 BMW R50/2
    BRTMR20The best vintage and classic cars for sa... / 22h
    This 1969 BMW R50/2 features a custom grey paint scheme and is powered by a 494cc boxer twin paired with a 4-speed transmission and shaft drive. The seller acquired the bike 10 years ago from Motoworks Chicago and has since


    2019 BMW R1250RT Review
    BRTMR20Motorcycle.com / 3d
    2019 BMW R1250RT Editor Score: 90.5% Engine 19.0/20 Suspension/Handling 14.5/15 Transmission/Clutch 8.5/10 Brakes 9.0/10 Instruments/Controls 3.5/5 Ergonomics/Comfort 9.5/10 Appearance/Quality


    OTHER MANUFACTURERS


    Ducati Brings Off-Road Academy to North America for First Time
    BRTMR100+ADV Pulse / 21h
    The towering Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah will be home base for Ducati this June, as the Italian brand brings its world-renowned Ducati Riding Experience (DRE) off-road training program to North America for the first time.


    Volkswagen Restructuring Plan Gets Union Support, But What Does It Mean for Ducati?
    BRTMR100+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    The VW Group has a new deal with its labor union. But does that mean the Italian brandv will go back up for sale later this year? The post Volkswagen Restructuring Plan Gets Union Support, But What Does It Mean for Ducati?
    FWIW Predicti or suggest something often enough and you just might be right.I remain sceptical about the rumors of a Ducati sale. It does not make sense to me.


    Harley-Davidson, Indian leasing company adds senior VP of Sales
    BRTMRPowersports Business / 23h
    Fuel Capital Group Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has appointed Stephen Pietrowicz as senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “We are fortunate to have someone of Steve Pietrowicz’ caliber and experience


    The 2020 Yamaha R1 is coming with auto braking (apparently)
    BRTMRMoreBikes / 1d
    There’s been various rumours and updates about the next-generation Yamaha R1, widely expected to appear at the end of this year to make up the top of the 2020 model range. So far we’ve been told that the bike is getting variable


    Triumph Partners with Williams F1 & Others To Make Electric Motorcycles
    BRTMR200+Asphalt & Rubber » Asphalt & Rubber / 1d
    Triumph Motorcycles wants to start making electric motorcycles, and it's partnering with three other British firms to do it. The post Triumph Partners with Williams F1 & Others


    Honda patents variable riding position
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 3d
    Honda has been going crazy with some equally crazy patents lately but the latest patent applications for a variable riding position and drum brakes are both brilliant and bizarre. Recent Honda patent applications include: A helmet


    MC NEWS



    Electric Bikes, Rocket Fuel, And The Possibility Of Disappointment
    BRTMR30Cycle World / 7h
    Bikes Yearning for a breakthrough that may never come What does it mean for a battery that powers an electric motorcycle to “have it all”? Kevin Cameron puts the future in perspective by reflecting on the past.


    What motorcycle do you regret selling?
    BRTMRRevZilla Articles / 6h
    Many long-time riders can tell wistful stories about the one that got away. What's your regret?



    Best Used Motorcycles With High Torque Engines
    BRTMRMotorcyclist / 4h
    News Getting work done with good old-fashioned twist “Horsepower sells cars, torque wins races” summarizes the sentiment that torque does the heavy lifting, and these are the torque monsters to get the job done.


    Top 10 Exciting Motorcycle Developments of 2019 So Far…
    BRTMR32Motorcycle.com / 16h
    It’s been a stellar year for new motorcycles; our frequent flier miles are piling up like crazy as we span the globe to bring you the thrill of victory (Indian now) and the agony of defeat, from the 2019 bumper crop of everything from Nikens to


    Does your head crush like a cabbage in a crash?
    BRTMR100Motorbike Writer / 1d
    If you believe your head will crush as easily as a cabbage if you crash, then this video of some helmets being crushed will be of interest. Crush test The video from the “ Hydraulic Press Channel” on Youtube shows a cabbage in several


    Triumph partners with F1 team in multi-million electric push
    BRTMR100+Visordown / 2d
    Image: An electric future is quickly, if quietly coming... and the government is putting Triumph at the forefront of it


    The Electric Folder
    BRTMRThe Vintagent / 1d
    Brompton is the UK's biggest domestic bicycle producer, and has introduced an electric folding bicycle that expands the range of possibilities for commuters and tourists.


    Should e-bikes be classed as motorcycles?
    BRTMRMotorbike Writer / 2d
    The real boom in electric vehicles is in pedal-assisted e-bikes which are being used as commuters. But are they bicycles or motorcycles? The question is now being asked by legislators, bicycle and motorcycle industry representatives.


    Video: How to handle New York's motorcycle checkpoints
    BRTMR4KRevZilla Articles / 1d
    A motorcyclist leaves his camera rolling for a motorcycles-only traffic stop.


    Opinion: Hitting the speed limit
    The Story Of A Motorcyclist’s Valued Treasure—The Wallet
    BRTMR100+Motorcyclist / 2d
    Gear Getting sentimental over a fold of leather Motojournalist Jeff Buchanan discovers the often overlooked, yet strangely significant relationship we have with one of our routine accessories: the wallet.



    ROAD TESTS / REVIEWS




    You didn’t know you needed a Honda Grom sidecar until now

    BRTMRMotofire / 2d
    Grom, MSX125. Whatever you call it in your part of the world, you can’t deny the pint-sized two-wheeler from Honda looks great, and if you’ve ridden one you’ll probably agree they’re great fun, too.


    RIDING



    We Can All Help to Reduce Motorcycle Casualties, Says GEM
    BRTMRSuperbike News / 3d
    ROAD SAFETY and breakdown organisation GEM Motoring Assist is keen to reduce motorcycle casualties during the current peak riding season. Central to this, according to GEM, should be a focus for riders on boosting their skill and


    TECH



    Best Fuel Stabilizers: Top Options for Storage and Protection
    Cages The Drive / 1d
    TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Keeping your vehicle running at peak performance can be a difficult task. Luckily, there are lots of remedies and


    Making CDI Work On Motorcycles—50 Ways To Get It Wrong
    BRTMR100+Cycle World / 2d
    Bikes Number 17 in a series of motorcycle learning experiences “There has to be something better than a 1903 magneto!” That’s what Technical Editor Kevin Cameron and many others were surely screaming a half-century ago.


    The Racing Sheet



    A Look at the Dakar Route Through Saudi Arabia
    Dakar49Web Bike World / 7d
    The First of the Races to be Held There We reported a while back that the legendary Dakar Rally will move to Saudi Arabia from its South American location, which it has enjoyed for over a decade. The decision is somewhat




    2019 Le Mans MotoGP FP1 Result: A Homely Welcome For Quartararo
    MotoGPMotoMatters.com / 6h
    Perhaps the Eiffel Tower was a bit of a lucky charm to the local men who paid a visit before action set off in France. Fabio Quartararo had a dream start to his home race weekend, the Jerez poleman back at the top of the timesheets with


    2019 Le Mans MotoGP FP2 Result: Vinales and Marquez Lead The Way
    MotoMatters.com / 32min
    The premier class was straight out of the gates when the light turned green with the overcast sky giving some minor cause for concern. Marc Marquez took this opportunity to sample the hard rear tyre and dragged a decent result out of it by


    Can Yamaha conquer Le Mans in 2019?
    MotoGP500+news RSS on motogp.com - The Official Mo... / 22h
    Viñales discussed his liking for the circuit, as well as gaining “quite a lot” of improvements at the Jerez test – is a repeat of 2017 on?






    Bimmer

    BMW model update measures for summer 2019.
    BMW Group PressClub UK / 24min
    Expansion of the engine line-up for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, new BMW 8 Series Coupe and new BMW 8 Series Convertible – Launch of the BMW 530e xDrive Sedan and the new BMW M550i xDrive Sedan – Plug-in hybrid models


    The 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub USA / 16h
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 16, 2019…Today, BMW M GmbH unveils a limited production M5 to commemorate three and a half decades of exhilarating 4-door performance sedans. Based on the current M5 Competition, the most powerful







    BMW Group News

    BMW Group increases sales and market share
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 3d
    BMW Group sales grow in April and in year-to-date +++ BMW sales up 2.3% with 171,154 deliveries worldwide in April +++ Positive sales development bucks trend in several major markets +++ Sales increased in China, USA,


    Statement by Harald Krüger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, 99th Annual General Meeting of BMW AG in Munich on 16 May 2019
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Statement Krüger AGM 2019



    Inspire rather than prescribe: BMW Group believes in technology openness for e-mobility
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 1d
    Five fully-electric models in 2021 +++ Further expansion of plug-in hybrid fleet +++ Goal: 100% renewable energy for all sites from 2020 +++ Krüger: “Ensure a world worth living in for our children“ +++



    “OUR BRANDS. OUR STORIES.”: BMW Group Classic expands the range of information provided with an innovative newsletter.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 4d
    A news update available online provides journalists and friends of BMW Group Classic with the latest newsflashes, information about events and exciting stories from more than 100 years of history experienced by the company and



    “Official Vehicle Partner” BMW i presents the new Formula E Safety Car.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 6d
    The curtain has been raised on the new safety car for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship: “Official Vehicle Partner” BMW i unveiled the new BMW i8 Roadster Safety Car at “Yacht Club de Monaco” on the eve of the Monaco E-


    MINI

    The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman and the new MINI John Cooper Works Countryman.
    Mothership BMW Group PressClub Global / 2d
    MINI presents what is by some measure the most powerful models in the brand’s sixty year history. The 225 kW/306 hp 4-cylinder turbo engine in the new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman (fuel consumption combined: 7.4 – 7.1

    Rolls Royce Motorcars

    Epicurean Delight: The Champagne Chest By Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
    Mothership Rolls-Royce Motor Cars PressClub / 1d
    The House of Rolls-Royce is delighted to present the Champagne Chest, the latest addition to the Rolls-Royce accessory portfolio. Rich in the understanding of true luxury and epicurean pleasure, the Rolls-Royce Bespoke Design


    Cages- On the Street and Track

    BMW IN THE NEWS



    Video: BMW Z4 M40i Review by Car Advice
    Cages Bmw Blog / 21h
    The BMW Z4 M40i is an exciting car to drive. It’s also a great looking roadster and that can get some people blushing, when driving it. Usually, the guys from Car Advice are pretty spot on with their reviews.


    BMW CEO: 1 Series Coming this Fall, 2 Series Gran Coupe in 2020
    Cages Bmw Blog / 20h
    BMW has been working on two new cars based on its front-wheel drive platform for quite some time now. The Bavarians are planning on launching a new 1 Series and they even offered a couple of teasers with the car so far .


    BMW 1 Series gets a Minor Unwrapping and shows its face
    Cages 500+Bmw Blog / 21h
    Whether or not you like the idea of a front-wheel drive BMW 1 Series , such a car is coming. And soon. The next-gen 1er is on its way and its bringing with it a new front-wheel drive BMW architecture.


    Reminder: The BMW i8 Always Should Have Been a Roadster
    Cages 40Jalopnik / 1d
    The BMW i8 Always Should Have Been a Roadster Jalopnik Formula E is surprisingly dedicated to creating the most incredible looking cars on track today—even when it comes to their safety car.


    BMW M Boss Says First Electric Performance Car 'Not Too Far in the Distance': Report
    Cages 28The Drive / 2d
    Markus Flasch, chairman of BMW's sporting M division, reportedly confirmed in Australia last week that the marque's first electrified performance car "is not too far in the distance." BMW already sells electrified "performance" models such





    OTHER CAGE NEWS



    McLaren GT vs McLaren 570GT
    Cages TopSpeed Newsletter / 17h
    The McLaren GT is the company’s take on the grand tourer segment. But unlike grand tourers from carmakers like Aston Martin, Bentley, and Mercedes-Benz, the GT features a mid-engined layout. As wild as it may sound, the GT


    Aston Martin’s New/Old James Bond DB5 Comes with Actual Spy Gadgets
    Cages 98Automobile Magazine / 8h
    Last year, Aston Martin announced plans to build 25 new DB5s in partnership with EON Productions, the company that produces the James Bond films. The continuation cars would be built as a tribute to the DB5’s role in the movie



    Watch a LaFerrari Get Wild in the Rain
    Cages Supercars.net / 1d
    Would You Take a LaFerrari Rallying? In what appears to be a pretty unorganized event where supercars take on various wet roads, grass, and giant puddles, a YouTuber followed a LaFerrari as it took on roads and weather


    Koenigsegg to Reveal Hybrid V-8 Supercar That Could Cost Under $1 Million in 2020: Report
    Cages 300+The Drive / 23h
    Koenigsegg's least expensive car yet will reportedly be revealed in the first half of next year, with a price tag that could yet fall under $1,000,000. In development since 2017 according to Autocar , this as-of-yet unnamed


    The Aston Martin Rapide E has raced around Monaco
    Cages 400+Top Gear / 1d
    The Aston Martin Rapide E has raced around Monaco Top Gear As Formula E visits Monaco, Aston makes good use of the closed streets.


    Wheels24.co.za | SEE: Most expensive cars sold at auction
    Cages Wheels News / 7d
    With outrageous prices, some of the rarest and most exotic vehicles have made their appearances at auctions in these past recent years.


    FWIW



    In their first book, authors Lin and Larry Pardey were asked on the dock at their bon voyage party how long they were going to be gone. They were leaving for a round the world cruise in a new boat. They responded, “Until it’s not fun anymore.”

    I have kept that bit of sage advice tucked in the back of my head for a long time. The trick is in the timing. For the past year I have thought about the Pardey’s advice often while I put together these posts. Thirteen years ago I settled on The Morning Reads as a posting title. It started with discreet posts. The first received 45 views the first week. WSBK, MotoGP, and F1 threads were added. A decade ago they were all combined in this thread, Bench Racing and The Morning Reads. I still have fun doing them.

    Thank you to the mod team and forum support staff. Over the years they have done so many things to facilitate making this thread and its predecessors work.

    Thank you to all those who have left sent emails, PMs, and left comments. Your support has made it worth the effort.

    This is the last Bench Racing and The Morning Reads I will be posting. My membership runs out at the end of the month. This is still fun, but other things are calling me.



    BIKE CANDY

    In the beginning...


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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post
    This is the last Bench Racing and The Morning Reads I will be posting. My membership runs out at the end of the month. This is still fun, but other things are calling me.
    Thanks for all your hard work and for what I learned from your links. Blessings in your up coming adventures. This will be missed greatly but life is short so you should answer that call before it is too late.

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    I somehow missed the FWIW.

    Thanks for all the great stories and collages of everything you have gathered for our enjoyment. Sometimes I put off have to do things and took a needed breather to read for an hour or two...always a positive experience...and I learned a few things as well!

    Here's to your next chapter, whatever that brings. The "until it's not fun anymore" has been one of my decision points in life and has served me fairly well.

    Safe approaches to windmills sir
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    Quote Originally Posted by mika View Post

    This is the last Bench Racing and The Morning Reads I will be posting. My membership runs out at the end of the month. This is still fun, but other things are calling me.
    Thank you for a interesting thread.
    I subscribed to this thread to make sure I didn't miss it. It's the only one I subscribe to on this forum.
    I'll miss it.
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