Hot Bike – 2014 BMW S1000RR

Standard features include 4 Riding Modes, Race ABS, Dynamic Traction Control, Electronic quick shifter, Adjustable steering damper, heated grips and a Slipper Clutch When we build a superbike, we have no time for second best. Presenting the very latest in racing power, the 2014 S 1000 RR. With an aluminum bridge-type frame, radial brakes, a super [...]

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Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop in action at Cronk-ny-mona during the Senior TT race. Photos by Gavan Caldwell.   Michael Dunlop, IOM TT senior race winner.   BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the [...]

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BMW’s Melandri & Davies Wrap up Jerez Test

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 [...]

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New WSBK Rules: Pit Stops To Replace Restarted Races

Written by David Emmett World Superbike is to see pit stops introduced from 2013 onwards during wet races. Races affected by changing conditions – either rain falling during a dry race or a track drying out after rainfall – will no longer be stopped, except for ‘extraordinary conditions’, or conditions which affect rider safety. Instead [...]

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2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 Intro Video

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 [...]

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BMW Motorrad Motorsport WSBK Season Highlights 2012

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 [...]

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2 New Land Speed Records For Valerie Thompson

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 [...]

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2013 BMW S1000RR HP4 First Ride

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 [...]

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New World and National Records For BMW Motorcycles

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 [...]

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Fresh From The Rumor Mill: BMW S1000RR HP4

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 [...]

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