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September 1, 2014

BMW at GPEC 2014: Serving, protecting and guarding

The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. Read the full article »


August 25, 2014

BMW Group Classic brings together past and present on the Isle of Man

Twice a year, motorbike fans from all around the world converge on the Isle of Man. Since 1907 this small island in the Irish Sea has hosted the Tourist Trophy, the oldest and most challenging motorcycle race on the calendar. For 14 days in May/June there’s only one game in town: the races on the Snaefell Mountain Course. The second motorcycle get-together in this otherwise tranquil sliver of land traditionally takes place in August, when the Classic TT (Tourist Trophy) roars into life with no less enthusiasm – if not quite the same speeds. The start and finish of the races are in the capital Douglas. Read the full article »


August 24, 2014

Honda/HPD Midget Series Engines Take to the Track

The United States Auto Club (USAC) has made the first deliveries of the Honda/HPD Midget Series engines to racers in the open-wheel category, marking the next milestone in Honda's continuing partnership with the sanctioning body announced in 2013. Read the full article »


August 20, 2014

NOBUATSU AOKI INJURY UPDATE

Suzuki MotoGP Test Team rider Nobuatsu Aoki is making a strong recovery from the high-speed crash he suffered at last month’s Suzuka 8-Hour World Endurance Championship race in Japan and could be back testing as early as next month. Read the full article »


August 19, 2014

James Stewart Blog

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart talks about his current recuperation and his plans to return to the AMA Pro Motocross Championship next weekend in Utah. Read the full article »


August 15, 2014

Top World Championship experience for young riders

KTM went to the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Lierneux, Belgium last weekend with the KTM Junior Race Service for 14 young riders from outside Europe. Being offered a fully supported service at Factory Racing level allowed the young competitors to concentrate completely on their races and have the maximum learning experience from the event. Read the full article »


August 14, 2014

Successful surgery for de Dycker

Ken De Dycker has undergone surgery to remove a plate that had been inserted in his left wrist, following an accident on the track at Lommel on December 21. Read the full article »


August 13, 2014

BMW Motorrad: Sales at 8.5% above previous year as of July.

With 11,661 vehicles sold, BMW Motorrad posted its best ever July result in July 2014. As compared to the record month of the previous year (11,241 units), 3.7% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers. As of July, worldwide sales likewise reached a new all-time high at 82,639 units sold, an increase of 8.5% (previous year: 76,128 units). Read the full article »


August 5, 2014

MASTER Security Scheme Working

Figures have just been released by the Motorcycle Industry Association which show a marked reduction in motorcycle theft in the UK. Read the full article »


August 5, 2014

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2014

On September 28, 2014, those magnificent men on their flying machines gather for a global celebration of motorcycling, style, friendship and banter all in aid of giving a two wheel salute to prostate cancer. In over 250 cities around the world, groups of riders, all makes and models, will dress dapper and tour the town. This is the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride, a global phenomenon founded by a bunch of Australian friends in 2012 to offset the downbeat perception often linked to motorcyclists. Read the full article »