Saturday, 14 January 2012
[url=http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/calendar.php?do=getday&day=2012-01-14sb=1][size=4]Members with Birthdays Today[/url][/size]
[url=http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/5-news/9870-marco-melandri-gives-it-full-throttle-off-road.html]worldsbk.com[/url]: Marco Melandri gives it full throttle off road
[url=http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news/5-news/9865-fabio-alberti-joins-effenbert-liberty-as-new-team-manager.html]worldsbk.com[/url]: Fabio Alberti joins Effenbert Liberty as new team manager
[SIZE="1"][url=http://www.worldsbk.com/en/home.html]WORLDSBK[/url]: 2012 Race Calendar | [url=http://www.worldsbk.com/en/season/standings.html]Championship Standings[/url] Rider / Manufacturer[/SIZE]
[url=http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2012/wrooom+2012+Ezpeleta+on+motogp+future]motogp.com[/url]: Ezpeleta on MotoGP future
[url=http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2011/provisional+entry+list+motogp+2012+0]motogp.com[/url]: Provisional entry list for MotoGP 2012
The FIM have released the provisional entry list for the 2012 MotoGP championship.
1 CASEY STONER AUS ÔÇô HONDA TEAM, HONDA
4 ANDREA DOVIZIOSO ITA ÔÇô YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA
5 COLIN EDWARDS USA ÔÇô FORWARD RACING, SUTER*
6 STEFAN BRADL GER ÔÇô LCR HONDA MotoGP, HONDA
8 HECTOR BARBERA SPA ÔÇô PRAMAC RACING TEAM, DUCATI
9 DANILO PETRUCCI ITA ÔÇô IODA RACING PROJECT, IODA*
11 BEN SPIES USA ÔÇô YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA
13 ANTHONY WEST AUS ÔÇô SPEED MASTER, ART*
14 RANDY DE PUNIET FRA ÔÇô ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*
17 KAREL ABRAHAM CZE ÔÇô CARDION AB MOTORACING, DUCATI
19 ALVARO BAUTISTA SPA ÔÇô HONDA GRESINI, HONDA
20 ALEIX ESPARGARO SPA ÔÇô ASPAR TEAM MotoGP, ART*
22 IVAN SILVA SPA ÔÇô BQR, BQR-FTR*
26 DANI PEDROSA SPA ÔÇô HONDA TEAM, HONDA
35 CAL CRUTCHLOW GBR ÔÇô YAMAHA TECH 3, YAMAHA
46 VALENTINO ROSSI ITA ÔÇô DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI
51 MICHELE PIRRO ITA ÔÇô HONDA GRESINI, FTR*
68 YONNY HERNANDEZ COL ÔÇô BQR, BQR-FTR*
69 NICKY HAYDEN USA ÔÇô DUCATI TEAM, DUCATI
77 JAMES ELLISON GBR ÔÇô PAUL BIRD RACING, ART*
99 JORGE LORENZO SPA ÔÇô YAMAHA FACTORY RACING, YAMAHA
[url=http://www.ducati.com/racing/motogp/news/spectacle_on_ice_for_wrooom_2012_s_grand_finale/2012/01/13/808/index.do]ducati.com[/url]: Spectacle on ice for Wrooom 2012 grand finale
[SIZE="1"][url=http://www.motogp.com/en/calendar+circuits ]motogp[/url]: 2012 race calendar | [url=http://www.motogp.com/en/Results+Statistics]Results and Statistics[/url][/SIZE]
[SIZE="5"][FONT="Arial Black"][I]Formula 1[/I][/FONT][/SIZE]
[url=http://www.jamesallenonf1.com/2012/01/patents-in-f1-explained/]jamesallenonf1.com[/url]: Patents in F1 explained
[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16552069]bbc.co.uk[/url]: F1 drive Sutil to stand trial over night club incident
[url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/formula_one/16550189.stm]bbc.co.uk[/url]: Hamilton back on track with McLaren
[SIZE="1"][url]Formula 1[/url]: 2012 Race Calendar | [url=http://www.formula1.com/results/season/2011/ ]Results Season/Team/Driver[/url][/SIZE]
[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5][b]Other Racing[/b][/size][/FONT]
[b]Dakar Blogs[/b] ÔÇô not a comprehensive list but ones that have shown up in previous news posts.
[url=http://trackingdakar.com/index.php?stage=1&type=M&stand=S&country=*&track=144 ]trackingdakar.com[/url]: Standings available for stages in many sorts.
[url=http://bc2dakar.com/ ]bc2dakar.com[/url]: Bill Conger ÔÇô Husqvarna TE449
[url=http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752485 ]advrider.com[/url]: Dakar 2012 Official Event Coverage
[url=http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738327 ]advrider.com[/url]: Tales from the bivouac, Dakar 2012
[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5][b]On the Street[/b][/size][/FONT]
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[url=http://thekneeslider.com/archives/2012/01/13/circle-cycle-internal-combustion-engine/]thkneeslider.com[/url]: Circle cycle internal combustion engine
[url=http://www.cycleworld.com/2012/01/13/adventure-bike-must-have-accessories-feature/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=adventure-bike-must-have-accessories-feature]cycleworld.com[/url]: Adventure bike must have accessories
[url=http://londonbikers.com//news/24697/moto-guzzi-range-revamped-for-2012?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+LondonbikerscomLatestNews+%28Latest+Motorcycle+News%29]londonbikers.com[/url]: Moto Guzzi range revamped for 2012
[url=http://www.roadrunner.travel/2012/01/13/used-motorcycle-history-reports/]roadrunnertravelcom[/url]: Used motorcycle history reports
[url=http://www.webbikeworld.com/sale/]webbikeworld.com[/url]: WebBikeWorld garage sale on now.
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[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5][B]The Mothership[/b][/size][/FONT]
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[b]BMW Motorrad USA Reports Continued Growth for 2011[/b]
BMW S 1000 RR Superbike Remains Best-Selling Model
Woodcliff Lake, NJ ÔÇô January 13, 2012ÔÇªOn the heels of BMW Motorrad reporting record global sales in 2011, BMW Motorrad USA posted a 7.4 percent growth in sales in 2011, nearly double the gain posted the previous year. Sales were fueled by continued demand for BMW Motorrad USAÔÇÖs best selling model, the S 1000 RR Superbike, as well as for the popular core models R 1200 RT, R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure and the all-new six-cylinder K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GT.
The company credits their sales performance to improved market conditions, a broad, continually enhanced model lineup and a strong dealer network.
ÔÇ£BMW had successfully weathered the downturn in the motorcycle market in recent years,ÔÇØ commented Mac McMath, National Sales Manager, BMW Motorrad USA. ÔÇ£Now, with market conditions improving and the arrival of new and updated models, we are poised for continued success in 2012.ÔÇØ
For model year 2012, BMW Motorrad USA is offering the all-new dual-sport G 650 GS Sert?úo, model updates for the F 800 R naked bike and S 1000 RR superbike, the K 1300 S and K 1300 S HP Limited Edition and the Special Edition R 1200 GS Rallye. All of these models are currently available at BMW retailers nationwide.
Now for 2012 they brought us this...
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[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5] [b]Cage World[/b][/size][/FONT]
[url=http://www.bmw-motorsport.com/ms_en/news/2012/january/operation_title_defence_is_go]BMW-Motorsport[/url] ALMS ÔÇô Operation title defense is a go
[url=http://www.fia.com/en-GB/mediacentre/pressreleases/wrc/2012/Pages/2012-wrc-regs.aspx]fia.com[/url]: World Rally Championship ÔÇô summary of rules for 2012
[SIZE="4"][url=http://www.bmwmoa.org/rally12 ]BMW MOA 2012 International Rally[/url][/SIZE]
[url=http://www.worldsbk.com/images/stories/documents/2012_fim_superbike_championship_calendar.pdf]2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar[/url]
[url=http://www.worldsbk.com/images/stories/documents/Superbike%20Commission,%2027%20October.pdf]Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012[/url]:
Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.
[url=http://www.fim-live.com/en/fim/fim-official-documents/]FIM[/url]: Official Documents
Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.
[url=http://www.fia.com/en-GB/sport/regulations/Pages/FIAFormulaOneWorldChampionship.aspx]FIA Regulations[/url] ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship
[url]http://www.weather.gov/[/url] | NOAA's National Weather Service
Select to go to the NWS homepage. National Weather Service - or - Follow the National Weather Service on [url=http://www.facebook.com/US.National.Weather.Service.gov]FaceBook[/url]
[url]http://www.weather.com[/url] | [url=http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USPA0144]Bloomsburg, PA[/url]
[url]http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/[/url] : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...
Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..
[url=http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=33345]Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips[/url]
NHTSA.dot.gov [url= http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/rss/feeds/rss_recalls_V.xml]Vehicle Recalls RSS[/url]
[url=http://www.sportrider.com/motorcycle_riding/techniques/index.html]SportRider.com[/url]: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider
[url=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/web_epc/web_epc.html¬rack=1]Electronic Parts Catalogue[/url]
[url= http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/tipps/tipps_vorderfahrt.html ]Before every journeyÔÇª[/url]
[url= http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/tipps/tipps_aufderreise.html ]Before a log tripÔÇª[/url]
[url= http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/tipps/tipps_vordemwinter.html ]Before winterÔÇª[/url]
[url= http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/service-and-maintenance/hints-and-tips/cleaning.html]How to clean your motorcycle[/url]
[url=http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules.aspx]ascycles.com[/url]: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules
[url=http://www.mic.org/TireGuide.cfm]mic.org[/url]: Motorcycle Industry Council | [url=http://www.mic.org/downloads/MIC_Tire_Guide_2011.pdf]Tire Guide 2011.pdf[/url]
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[url=http://pure-gas.org/]pure-gas.org[/url]: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada
[url=http://cycle-ergo.com/]Cycle-ergo.com[/url] motorcycle ergonomic simulator.
[url=http://www.woot.com/ ][b]Woot of the Day[/b][/url]
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[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5][b]Bike Candy[/b][/size][/FONT]
Spy shot from the dress rehearsal for a future MOA WasserBoxer raffle ...
16 January - Extra - BMW Motorrad 2011 Sales Figures
[FONT="Arial Black"][size=5][B]The Mothership[/b][/size][/FONT]
[b]BMW Motorrad achieves the best sales result of its history. Strong growth in Germany, France and overseas. Husqvarna Motorcycles achieves solid retail result.[/b]
Munich. BMW Motorrad sold more motorcycles in 2011 than ever before in its almost 90-year history with a total of 104,286 units sold (previous year: 98,047 units). This is an increase of 6.4% over the result of the previous year, which was itself impressive. For twelve months in succession in 2011, more motorcycles were sold than in 2010.
This puts the 2011 sales result well above the previous all-time high which dates back to the year 2007 (102,467 units).
In the relevant market segment of capacity classes over 500 cc, BMW was able to expand its world market share to over 12%, thereby virtually doubling it within just four years.
Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Director of BMW Motorrad: "This outstanding sales result shows that we are on the right track in terms of our product and market strategy. We have achieved yet another sales record within a persistently challenging market environment. At the same time we have been able to take on market leadership and strengthen our market position in over 15 countries. In business performance terms we anticipate an all-time high in fiscal 2011 for both turnover and revenue. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers worldwide most sincerely for the trust they have placed in BMW Motorrad."
[b]Strong growth in Germany, France and overseas.[/b]
BMW Motorrad sales developed in different ways worldwide based on the varying economic situation of the individual markets.
Germany was once again the largest market as well as showing the most powerful growth in sales. The total figure was 20,002 vehicles - in other words 2,846 motorcycles or 16.6 % more than in 2010. BMW Motorrad thus asserted its market leadership in the segment over 500 cc. The market share of newly registered motorcycles was extended by 1.7 % to 24.9 %. This means that one in four newly registered motorcycles over 500 cc in Germany came from the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin.
As in the previous year, Italy was the second strongest market. Here sales amounted to 13,600 motorcycles (previous year: 14,234 units/ - 4.5 %) units. With the Italian motorcycle market in decline overall, BMW Motorrad sold 634 fewer motorcycles than in the previous year but was nonetheless able to significantly extend its market position and take over volume leadership. The BMW Motorrad market share in the segment over 500 cc rose to 19.9 % (previous year: 18.4 %).
The other major sales markets in order of size were USA (10,203 units / +7.4%) and France (9,850 units / +15.0 %).
After Germany, BMW Motorrad achieved its biggest sales increase in Brazil (5,442 units / + 55.2 %). Within just a few years, this market has developed into one of the biggest for BMW Motorrad. In order to do justice to the growing significance of Brazil, BMW Motorrad now produces the G 650 GS, the F 800 R and the F 800 GS in Manaus for the local market.
Virtually all the other Latin American markets developed very positively for BMW Motorrad overall, as did the markets of Eastern Europe and Asia.
[b]R 1200 GS still the most successful BMW motorcycle.[/b]
The big travel enduro BMW R 1200 GS was once again the most successful model in 2011 with 18,413 units sold (previous year: 18,768 units), followed by its sibling model the R 1200 GS Adventure, with 10,453 units (previous year: 11,648 units).
The medium category enduro F 800 GS finishes third with 9,829 units, followed closely by the touring classic BMW R 1200 RT (9,540 units) and the supersports bike S 1000 RR (9,044 units). The super touring models K 1600 GT and K 1600 GTL launched in the spring of 2011 were sold to a total of 8,019 customers worldwide. Outstanding sales figures were also achieved by the roadster models F 800 R (7,986 units), R 1200 R (7,310 unit) as well as the enduro F 650 GS (6,145 units).
[b]BMW Motorrad - a look ahead to 2012.[/b]
With the new G 650 GS Sertao, the revised S 1000 RR, the special boxer model R 1200 GS Rallye and the special models K 1300 R and K 1300 S, BMW Motorrad has once again enhanced its extensive product portfolio for the 2012 motorcycling season. What is more, the first BMW maxi-scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT are due to line up for launch this spring. With these scooter models, BMW Motorrad is expanding its range to include the facet of Urban Mobility.
Based on this ongoing product offensive, BMW Motorrad looks confidently ahead to the upcoming season in spite of economic developments in some countries.
[b]Husqvarna Motorcycles achieves solid retail result.[/b]
The capacity segment of 51 to 750 cc relevant to Husqvarna Motorcycles once again declined heavily in 2011. In this tough market environment, Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied a total of 9,286 motorcycles (previous year: 12,066 units / -23.0 %) to its dealer network. Due to the structural measures initiated within the worldwide Husqvarna sales network in 2011, however, actual retail figures for the past season significantly exceed factory supplies. A total of 11,243 Husqvarna bikes were delivered to customers.
The most popular models from the traditional single-cylinder sports area (enduro, supermoto, motocross) were the 250/310 cc and the 449/511 cc single-cylinder 4-stroke models.
The new Husqvarna 2-cylinder road models NUDA 900 and NUDA 900R were launched in autumn 2011 to a very positive media response. They mark a milestone in Husqvarna's company history. They are the first completely new motorcycles to be developed in collaboration with BMW Motorrad, at the same time marking the comeback of the Husqvarna brand in market for road motorcycles.
The new yet characteristic Husqvarna vehicle concept between supermoto and naked bike is now generating a very pleasing level of customer demand. The market launch was in December 2011. 605 vehicles were supplied to the dealer network by the end of 2011.
With the presentation of the close-to-series Concept Strada at the motorcycle exhibition in Paris in November 2011, Husqvarna sent out another clear signal to mark the continuation of its model offensive. With upcoming new products and further restructuring and extension of its worldwide sales network, the Italian manufacturer is anticipating perceptible growth in this year's motorcycle season.
FWIW - Let the parsing...err...analysis begin :laugh