Courtesy of BMW
The title race is back on: the 2013 season is getting underway in national and international motorcycle championships all over the world. In amongst the action again this year will be BMW Motorrad HP RaceSupport. The specialist division supports BMW customer teams in a wide range of championships with engineering assistance and performance [...]
Courtesy of BMW
We all know that sportsbikes are so focused that you need a track to get the best out of them. But, as has always been the case, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them every day.
The Ducati Panigale and BMW S1000RR we have here might have close to 200bhp, sticky tyres and track-orienated suspension, but [...]
Written by Sam Sims
The 2013 BMW Motorrad factory World Superbike team wrapped up a two-day winter test Wednesday at the Jerez circuit in the south of Spain.
The riders – Marco Melandri and newcomer Chaz Davies – evaluated the new developments on the BMW S1000RR. All together, Melandri, who finished third in the 2012 World Superbike Championship [...]
2013 BMW S1000RR HP4
Taking the S1000RR one-performance step further, BMW introduces the HP4 for 2013.
The HP4 (High Performance inline 4) builds upon the 193-horsepower S1000RR platform, adding Race ABS that features with IDM setting for maximum brake performance, a 200/55 ZR 17 rear tire, finely adjustable Dynamic Traction Control in “Slick” mode, launch control, shift [...]
We take a look at the 2012 WSBK Championship season and pick out the highlights for BMW Motorrad Motorsport. We have had a great season in 2012, both riders and teams giving it everything all year translating into some great results on the S 1000 RR machine. This year we achieved our first ever race [...]
Written by Eric Studer
Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), successfully returned to Wilmington Ohio to set new land speed records in two different motorcycle classes at the East Coast Timing Association’s (ECTA) Throttle Nation Top Speed Challenge event at Airborne Park.
Thompson recorded a top speed of 198.03 mph in the MPS/F 1000 class [...]
Source: Cycle World
Written by Eric Bostrom
Eariler this week Cycle World got the chance to check out the 2013 new BMW S1000RR HP4. Who better than the former AMA Supersport Championship Eric Bostrom. Here are Eric top ten reasons why the 193-horsepower BMW HP4 will make you a better motorcycle rider.
I flew to Spain to ride [...]
Andy Sills and Erin Hunter Pilot the BMW S 1000 RR to New Heights at Bonneville
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – September 5, 2012… Legendary landspeed racer Andy Sills claimed another world record riding solo on a 2012 BMW S 1000 RR at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials on August 29. Sills recorded a flying mile two-way [...]
BMW are sharpening their knives with the planned introduction of the S1000RR HP4 in September. The S1000RR HP4 is expected to boast less weight, updated suspension and tweaked electronics, to keep well ahead of the competition.
The new bike is expected to weigh around 9 kilograms less, thanks to an Akrapovic titanium exhaust system and a [...]
We here at GearheadExchange love motorcycles. We love all kinds of motorcycles, but we’re especially fond of sport bikes and Superbikes. For decades that class has been dominated by Japanese and Italian manufacturers, especially on the race track. Honda and Ducati have virtually owned World Superbike, while Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki have had their fair [...]
BMW’s Motorrad division has made a number of changes to its 2013 model-year range, most of it having to do with paint colors. The preeminent development is that all of its bikes, worldwide, will come with ABS standard.
The move comes three years ahead the European Union’s 2016 requirement that all motorcycles sold there come with [...]
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