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worldsbk.com: Aprilia the right choice for Laverty
ducati.com: Liberty Racing Team officially launches the SBK and Superstock team
crash.net: Alstare confrims sabbatical from racing
WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer
crash.net: Edwards upbeat after heade to head CRT MotoGP test
crash.net: Baptism of fire for Avintia MotoGP Team
motomatters.com: Valentino Rossi has surgery to remove pin in his leg
motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics
jamesallen.com: Red Bull unveil the car they all have to beat
bbc.co.uk: Video – Vettel and Webber on the new Red Bull
motorauthority.com: Adrian Newey on the record F1 design 2012
crash.net: HRT technical director leaves
FWIW: is this a position trend?
Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver
asphaltandrubber.com: Willow Springs Motorcycle Club closes raving legue
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cycleworld.com: Many of today's technologies are innovations that were born yesterday or yesteryear
cyrilhuzeblog.com: The Raven a brand new motorcycle combining Norton, Moto Guzzi, Honda and American ingenuity
FWIW: We've seen it before
roadrunner.travel: The Stinger folding motorcycle trailer
At the time of the R 80 G/S launch in 1980, the idea of an all-terrain 800cc flat-twin was revolutionary, to say the least. Off-road motorcycles were rarely bigger than middleweight capacity and clearly defined in their specialised role. BMW’s radical new machine forced the birth of a versatile new genre – the R 80 G/S could tackle anything from urban and long-distance riding to off-road enduros. ...MORE
bmw-motorrad.com: All the BMW Motorrad spirit, with no engine
The world of BMW Motorrad is not limited to motorcycles – for stunt riders like Igor Obu, it is the brand’s light, high-tech mountain bikes which get the blood pumping. Igor’s shows are always guaranteed to draw gasps from a crowd, with gravity-defying leaps, wheelies and stoppies. Last year was a busy one for the rider, with performances, European trips and a considerable investment in training ...
Husqvarna is set for another action-packed year in 2012. The brand is ready for a series of high-adrenaline events, in both endurance and motocross – and it has already experienced its first success of the season, netting stage wins and a podium finish in the notoriously tough Dakar Rally. Fans of the brand have a lot to look forward to over the coming months, but one of the first diary dates is ...MORE
Growing traffic volume, rising public transport costs and increasing numbers of people living and working in city centres are just three of the many reasons behind BMW Motorrad’s decision to enter the Urban Mobility segment with two new Maxi-Scooters. ...MORE
A fleet of GS machines are the ride of choice for an organisation which needs motorcycles capable of taking on some of the toughest roads in Rwanda. The six machines – two F 650 GS, two F 650 GS Dakar, one R 1150 GS and one R 1150 GS Adventure – provide support for the pedal-powered Team Rwanda. It is the country’s first professional cycling team – funded entirely by donations, it develops local ...MORE
bmwblog.com: Exclusive interview with Dr. Klaus Draeger, BMW Board member and head of R&D
I went to the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Minneapolis on Sunday. Stopped by the BMW MOA stand. They were slow. Not surprising as the show was the small and rather boring. Leo's South a local BMW dealer south of Lilydale had a nice BMW display.
I spent some time in the Zero Motorcycle stand. Several geek type bikers werce asking good questions about batteries and charging times. I was learning a lot when the conversation turned to riding. It was reassuring that these electric riders and wannabes could get into a good discussion of riding. The issue of range came up again. The topic had been covered earlier in the sales pitch. I expected some fancy stunt riding around the topic but we were treated to creative charging tips instead. One suggestion was to find a stop with a 'coke' machine outside. “They are usually only take one of the plugs to run and most of the time you have three to choose from. Have a break and your bike has charge a bit while you were gone.”
Dreams and pinching pennies was a theme I kept bumping into as I wondered around looking a people looking at bikes. You could see the outlines of a fantasy form in peoples eyes as they threw a leg over a bike. Just as the fantasy would be bubbling up the price became the point of interest.
In my memory of past years when the biker wannabe settled into the saddle of the right bike the dollar signs would disappear as the fantasy grew into a dream and then an action plan of how to make it work. Not this year. The guy settling into the saddle was a little pudgier than the guy in my memory and thoughts of dollar bills seemed to be taking the smiles from their faces.
The only guy I met that seemed to really being having fun was the guy in the Central Racing Association stand. I asked him a opening question about racing. The next half hour was spent trying to catch up with him as he told me about his passion, his association how I could get involved as a corner worker and I dealt with the information. He beamed as he talked. The excitement was contagious yet in the back of my mind I thought of the article declaring that club racing is dying in America. It won't if that CRA rep has anything to say about it and he has a lot to say.
I am working through the literature and thoughts collected during my visit. No doubt the topic will come up again ; FWIW.
BMW MOA 2012 International Rally
2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar
Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.
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FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship
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ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules
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pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
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