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    Saturday, 12 November | Racing Update – F1 Abu Dhabi GP and Doha 8 Hour

    Formula 1

    FIA.com

    Saturday P3
    Classifications
    Lap Times

    Qualifying
    Classifications
    Lap Times
    Maximum Speeds
    Sector Times
    Speed Trap

    POST QUALIFYING PRESS CONFERENCES TRANSCRIPT
    12.11.2011

    DRIVERS
    1 - Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull)
    2 - Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren)
    3 - Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)

    formula1.com: Qualifying analysis – can McLaren take the bull by the horns
    [A headline so bad I could have written it but I know F1 cars don't have horns]

    formula1.com: Qualifying – selected team and driver quotes.

    Other Racing

    fim-live.com: GMT [Yamaha France] win in Doha [BMW Motorrad France 99 second] as SERT crowned.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Sunday, 13 November
    (late edition)
    Monday, 14 November
    (early edition)



    Members with Birthdays Sunday
    Members with Birthdays Monday

    SBK


    MotoGP

    bikesportnews.com: Ducati pleased with relaxed MotoGP testing rules for 2012

    Formula 1

    Welcome to the Sebastian Vettel show. That was how it looked right through the race to turn 1 of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. That is where Vettel suffered a puncture leading to a turn two spin out and damag to his wheel, wishbone and the undercarriage of his car. Leading the parade at the exit of turn three was Lewis Hamilton. Vettel limped back to the pits but his race was done.

    Now the rest of the story with the post race reports.

    bbc.co.uk: US race chief bemused after Ecclestone doubts Austin race

    Starting Grid
    Classifications
    Lap Chart
    Lap Analysis
    Fastest Laps
    History Chart
    Maximum Speeds
    Pit Stop Sumary
    Sector Times
    Speed Trap

    2011 ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX
    POST RACE PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
    13.11.2011
    DRIVERS 1 - Lewis HAMILTON (McLaren)
    2 - Fernando ALONSO (Ferrari)
    3 - Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)

    formula1.com: Maldonado and Alguersuari handed time penalties
    Both given post race penalties for ignoring the blue flags. If only the FIA would ignore the blue flags and make drivers pass. But that is an old rant.

    mclaren.com: Victory is good for the soul

    Other Racing
    BMW S 1000 RR just misses world title

    fim-live.com: BMW Motorrad France 99 title hopes dashed in Qatar

    On the Street

    cycleworld.com: 2012 Honda NC700s and NC700X Integra V-Four Crossover

    dealernews.com: Norton Motorcycles USA rebuilding storied brand, new dealer network


    powersotsbusiness.com: Access to certain public land in nine states could be lost to motorcyclists, bicyclists and others under a massive land-use designation proposal submitted to Congress on Nov. 10, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The proposal, submitted by the U.S. Interior Department, has been identified as the "Preliminary Report on BLM Lands Deserving Protection as National Conservation Areas, Wilderness or Other Conservation Designation." The report identifies 18 backcountry areas in nine states that Interior Secretary...

    webikeworld.com: Suzuki Concept motorcycles
    Video follows...someplace













    FWIW













    Snain the other day while riding now images like this are popping up on various sites.



    Cage World




    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : National Traffic and Road Closure Information
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    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series – Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
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    Tips
    Before every journey…
    Before a log trip…
    Before winter…
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: Worst case scenario – suddenly your clutch cable breaks. Here’s what to do. P.45 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    TIP: It IS ok to wait in pairs at a stoplight or stop sign when riding in a group. P.48 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    QOD: Which of the following is a distinguishing characteristic of a responsible rider? http://t.co/7xOVPjV1


    Bike Candy

    I couldn't decide between this BMW...











    ….and this BMW...

    [url=http://m1ka.smugmug.com/Other/2011-Bench-Racing-and-the/i-WM5JVXS/0/M/bmw6-M.jpg[/img]











    ...so here is today's Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Tuesday, 14 November


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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: SBK paddock show livens up EICMA show
    A bit of fluff from the WorldSBK that may give a glimpse into how Bridgepoint is going to position WSBK in the market place.

    supebikeplanet.com: RDP looking at WSBK?
    He has said he does not want to, but it may be his only option for a 2012 ride.


    MotoGP

    visordown.com: Suzuki quitting MotoGP?

    motomatters.com: Ant West returns to MotoGP with Speed Master CRT entry

    motorsport-total.com: Hopkins ÔÇô Infection and emergency surgery

    speedweek.de: Stoner ÔÇô Chattering the main problme


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Abu Dhabi analysis ÔÇô Don't call it a comeback

    jamesallenonf1.com: DRS spectacle divides fans ÔÇô Whats your view?




    On the Street

    motorcycledaily.com: MD first look ÔÇô 2012 Honda VFR 1200F

    ducati.com: Ducati 1199 Paniggale awarded most beautiful bike of show

    visordown.com: Chinese copies seized at EICMA

    webbikeworld.com: Falco Boots

    roadrunner: Winterizing your bike

    ghsa.org: State cell phone use and text messaging laws















    The Mothership




    Some of you recognize Sabine Smitz from previous posts, Top Gear and more.

    BMW at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011


    FWIW

    To whom, for what?

    bbc.co.uk: MotoGP hand Loris Capirossi safety role

    With world championships in two divisions and surviving over two decades of racing experience there is much tht Loris Capirossi can teach about racing safely. Safety is a serious issue in all forms of motor racing and in MotoGP in particular. The tragic accident that ended Marco Simoncelli's life was a tragic racing incident. Yet I hope that this was not what has supplied the impetus for Dorna and the FIM to make this move. Simoncelli's accident was clearly a racing incident no matter how tragic the results of the incident. The 2011 season was full of other racing incidents that do raise questions about track safety in so many ways.

    In recent days recently crowned MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner has expressed safety concerns about all the new and inexperienced riders and teams the CRT program hopes to bring and fill the grid. Inexperience and disparity in performance levels are safety red flags to him. Capirossi could have a major impact in translating concerns into sensible rules and enforcement that make the sport as safe as possible while promoting competitive racing.

    The tracks themselves need to be questioned. Two wheeled road racers practice their sport on tracks increasingly tailored to the needs and safety concerns of their four wheeled counterparts. Some of the things that make tracks safer for them can make tracks more dangerous for motorcycle racers.

    Track workers are another thing to look at. At all levels are they getting the training and supervision to qualify them for their jobs? How are corner worker teams put together? What medical staff is available in the case of emergencies? What links with external medical facilities have track owners and race promoters made with off track emergency medical facilities?

    Gear continues as a question mark in my mind. With so many riders at this level of sport with access to the worlds best gear why are some of the injuries happening in the first place? What improvements can be made to gear to better protect racers form injury as the result of a racing incident?

    What does MotoGP appointing Capirossi to this position mean to you and me? We aren't MotoGP racers and many of us aren't racers at all. I believe more than many realize.

    Are you a club racer? Have you done or are you planning a track day? The standards set for tracks and support crews at this level of the sport impact tracks and racing around the world. The same safety requirements of the sanctioning bodies of major events are the same ones that will be protecting you on outings such as these.

    The one place I believe in the trickle down effect is in racing gear and practices making it to the street. The gear, machinery and medical practices developed for race day will make their way to the street and help make daily and long distance riders safer too. Will a road riding incident have you low side into a safer barrier or into one designed for cage safety that creates a road hazard for motorcyclists. Race on Sunday sell on Monday may be the mantra of two and four wheeled race machines. It is also the mantra of companies building safety equipment.

    The fact that the position has been created and a rider of Capirossi's skill level has been put in it is encouraging. However, in the past season riders have expressed concerns about safety only to back down for fear that the factory teams would punish them for speaking out. Long before Simocelli's death riders were calling for more safety but would not join in a riders group for fear of retribution.

    Time will tell if this is a serious attempt at making an inherently dangerous sport safer or just a cynical public relations move. Will Capirossi and his advice be taken seriously or is this just a noble honorarium to add to a storied racing career CV.

    As always this FWIW and a buck will get you a large coffee and change at the Fly-Over-Land coffee stop. The powers that be at MotoGP or the FIM are more than welcome to stop by and chat. We have a couple of racers that come in and a bunch of bench racers ready to talk to them about this topic.

    Cage World

    speedtv.com: Vintage ÔÇô Maserati's mid-engine 'Birdcage'

    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    Select to go to the NWS homepage. National Weather Service - or - Follow the National Weather Service on FaceBook

    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

    CA:
    http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/canada_e.html

    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : 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 ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: Worst case scenario ÔÇô suddenly your clutch cable breaks. HereÔÇÖs what to do. P.45 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    TIP: It only takes a 25 mph wind to make m/c riding challenging. Gusty is worse. How to handle here. P.42 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    QOD: What should you do if you have to travel on a slippery roadway? http://t.co/WalMoNfy


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Wednesday, 16 November


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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Rea aiming for the title in 2012

    worldsbk.com: Sykes aboard Kawasaki's ZX-10R again for 2012
    -related-
    motomatters.com: Tom Sykes to stay with Kawasaki in WSBK for 2012

    MotoGP

    gpone.com: De Puniet deal with Ducati [?]

    gpone.com: Suzuki Mystery ÔÇô mo MotoGP for 2012
    Does missing the entry deadline mean missing 2012?
    -related-
    speedweek.de: MotoGP ÔÇô Suzuki finally gets out
    The German magazine site says the withdrawal announcement is imminent.
    -related-
    motomatters.com: Suzuki out of MotoGP in 2012


    ducati.com: Hayden undergoes wrist surgery
    -related-
    bbc.om: Ex world champ undergoes surgery
    Former MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden undergoes surgery on the right wrist he injured during the final race of the season in Valencia on 7 November.

    ]motogp.com: San Carlo Honda Gresini confirms CRT entry for 2012
    bikesportnews.com: Gresini Honda team up with FTR for MotoGP CRT effort
    -related-
    motorsport-total.com: Gresini relies on FTR
    Link to the FTR Moto website

    Formula 1

    kxan.com: F1 track construction suspended [Austin, TX]
    -related-
    bbc.co.uk: Work on United States Grand Prix track halted
    Come on Bernnie sign the deal. Don't mess with Texas or the rest of the US F1 fans.

    jamesallenonf1.com: An explination of the race strategies from Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

    speedtv.com: Renault set to begin 2012 season without Robert Kubica



    Other Racing

    fim-live.com: Congratulations to all the 2011 winniners

    cycleworld.com: New radical radials form Italy

    yamaha-racing.com: YZF-R6 takes double victory at Eight Hours of Doha







    On the Street

    twowheelsblog.com: 2011 EIMCA ÔÇô a visor wiper for your helmet

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Motorcycle powered by sewage serious
    When you think you have seen everything, something new is ÔÇ£pooping up.ÔÇØ A Japanese toilet maker named Toto created a trike running on sewage, apparently the cheapest renewable energy. Yes, you can run on household and livestock waste, broken down and fermented,...
    FWIW

    Strapped to a jet-powered wing, Yves Rossy is the Jetman -- flying free, his body as the rudder, above the Swiss Alps and the Grand Canyon. After a powerful short film shows how it works, Rossy takes the TEDGlobal stage to share the experience and thrill of flying.












    Cage World

    ferrari.com: 15 November 1991 Montezemol nominated Ferrari chairman
    Rumors have him looking at another Italian top job.



    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
    Link to the current year official documents for all classes and search tool for other years.

    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
    US:
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

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    ROAD CONDITIONS
    US:
    http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/trafficinfo/ : 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 ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: Worst case scenario ÔÇô suddenly your clutch cable breaks. HereÔÇÖs what to do. P.45 http://t.co/jfDAORhW


    Bike Candy


















    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    Thursday, 17 November


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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Melandri anxious to get back on track

    suzuki-racing.com: Yoshimura backs Crescent Suzuki WSB

    MotoGP

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Speed Master and West join CRTS

    Formula 1

    jamesallenonf1.com: Texas finance chief confrims New Jersey race threatens Austin event
    -related-
    bbc.co.uk: Bernie Ecclestone says next year's US Grand Prix is set to be axed
    -related- From speedtv.com
    US GP now in doubt
    Combs letter promised advance payment for Austin race

    autosport.com: Why Kubica's return might not be with Renault

    pirelli.com: 2011 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix





    Other Racing



    motoracinglive.com: Videow Doha 8 hour

    motoracinglive.com: Provisional EWC calendar

    MINI Cooper Hardtop to enter B-Spec race series for 2012
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ ÔÇô November 16, 2011 ÔÇö MINI USA has partnered with MINI of Charleston (South Carolina) to announce that the MINI Cooper Hardtop will begin racing in the B-Spec series for the 2012 race season. B-Spec vehicles are production-based cars that are equalized on power and weight to make the racing as competitive as possible and all four of the major racing sanctioning bodies (SCCA, Grand Am, NASA and World Challenge) will host B-Spec races in 2012


    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Husqvarna Motorcycles: 108 year history

    thekneeslider.com: Taurus 500 G28 from Classic Farm Motorcycles

    dealernews.com: Ural Motorcycle's new M70 a tribute to a World War II workhorse

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Motorcycling Europe 1953. The way it was

    cycleworld.com: EICMA 2011 Summary and wrap-up

    examiner.com: Latest motorcycle safety study reports released

    allaboutbikes.com: Motorcyclists beware ÔÇô the worst drivers in the country are in the south

    sportrider.com: Driving while intexticated

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Ducati 1199 Panigale preview

    gizmag.com: BMW reworks the S1000RR

    roadracingworld.com: SaferMopto to demonstrate inflatable safety gear during International Motorcycle Show Nov 18-20 in San Mateo, California

    motorcycle-usa.com: Polaris acquires Groupil Industries SA

    webbikeworld.com: Cardo G9 ÔÇô report











    The Mothership



    The new BMW 3 Series Sedan ÔÇô Dynamic capability, efficiency and comfort are given the perfect stage..
    The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the worldÔÇÖs best-selling premium car, sets new benchmarks in terms of sporting prowess, elegance and comfort. The pioneering history of the 3 Series serves as inspiration for the new sports sedan, whose powerful styling represents a fresh interpretation and conscientious development of traditional BMW design cues.


    Rolls-Royce unveils final three images in the Rankin: Spirit of Ecstasy Collection
    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has today unveiled the final three images from the companyÔÇÖs year-long collaboration with renowned photographer Rankin. The images complete the commission of 100 photographs inspired by the Spirit of Ecstasy ÔÇô one of the worldÔÇÖs most famous symbols, a true icon embodying beauty, luxury, style and elegance and which has gracefully adorned the prow of Rolls-Royce cars past and present


    The new BMW M5 Saloon
    Fifth generation of worldÔÇÖs most successful performance saloon. Most powerful series production engine ever for a BMW. Power up by 10 per cent, torque by 30 per cent yet fuel consumption down by 30 per cent. Seven-speed double-clutch Drivelogic transmission with new comfort driving function. New Active M differential for track-car dynamics and supreme touring comfort.


    From google.com/patent

    [application] Motor Vehicle
    US Pat. 13106535 - Filed May 12, 2011 - Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    OK1 0 P MG// l 0 C Oil: Motor Refill STE NAV | [US ANZ\ FIG1 ...


    [application] Metasearch engine for ordering items returned in search results using...
    US Pat. 13170125 - Filed Jun 27, 2011
    c0rItI iexcltei ut nlfiliated with any oompany (like BMW NA or BMW AG). This
    server provides into gathered from many sources, osiiy the e-mail list Nu ...

    [application] Prcosses and system for determining fuel consumption of a motor vehicle
    US Pat. 13087630 - Filed Apr 15, 2011 - Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    BACKGROUND AND SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION [0002] The invention relates to a
    process and a system for determining fuel consumption of a motor vel1icle. ...


    FWIW

    twincities.com: AP ÔÇô 'Wizard of Oz' munckin Karl Slover dies at 93

    Cage World



    Reference::

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

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    CA:
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    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
    Tyre Options
    Tips
    Before every journey
    Before a log trip
    Before winter
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day

    Packers.com

    greebaypressgazette.com

    jsonline.com

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: A tank bag holds a small groceries run nicely ÔÇô and looks way cool when youÔÇÖre walking the aisles. P.52 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    QOD: What is the best way to stay out of trouble while riding? http://t.co/8J0nCyui


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: Double champion Corser speaks of 2011 season

    MotoGP

    The fallout for motorcycle racing fans ÔÇô visordown.com: Texas MotoGP round in doubt

    motogp.com: Changes in testing regulations in MotoGP

    motomatters.com: Bradl confirmed with LCR Honda in MotoGP

    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: Drivers call for a rethink of DRS

    Ferrari are considering Robert Kubica as a replacement for Felipe Massa in 2013, if he can prove his fitness in one of their cars following the rally accident that kept him out of this season. (Autosport magazine)

    austinchronicle: Formula One on the brink?

    jalopnikc.com: Austin Grand Prix to F1 ÔÇô we'll move to 2013 please don't hurt us

    jamesallenonf1.com; The cost of of competing in F1

    Other Racing

    Husqvarna-facebook: Nick Burson is the champ
    Fifth-consecutive USDR title added to the decorated off-road rider's wall of accomplishments




    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: 2012 Harley Softail Classic ÔÇô Quick look

    motorcycle-usa.com: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Venture ÔÇô first ride

    motorcyclenews.com: Techy Kawasaki Versys 1000 is dark horse of class

    motorcyclenews.com: Honda's V4 GS rival gets sporty edge





    The Mothership

    Formula BMW Talent Cup ÔÇô successful launch to second season
    In September, BMW concluded the debut year of its new education concept for talented young racing drivers ÔÇô the Formula BMW Talent Cup. And already it is heading full throttle towards season 2012. Several test drives in Spain, Germany and Britain have been ticked off, and the first highlight is lined up for 21 and 22 November: at the shootout in Valencia, one driver will qualify for a full season in the Formula BMW Talent Cup 2012 financed by BMW to the tune of 100,000 euros.

    DTM test in Monteblanco: difficult conditions for BMW Motorsport
    BMW Motorsport has completed a further three days of testing in preparation for the 2012 season. The test in Monteblanco, in southern Spain, proved far more testing for the team than anyone could have imagined. Many team members struggled with an acute gastro-intestinal disease. Despite the illnesses, the three teams - BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG ÔÇô were still able to carry out the majority of their test programmes.

    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/pressclub/p/us/pressDetail.html;jsessionid=pnryTFGPn76y2t9GYkYTFm 0gyX4nLp0PDzL4QHTkfJG4ywQ24kQn!-736432806?outputChannelId=9&id=T0123475EN_US&left_menu_item=node__2318&status=published]ÔÇØMission Imposible: Ghost ProtocolÔÇØ Star Paula Patton joined BMW of North America Presidient Ludwig Willisch to unveil the full electric BMW i3 Concept and /hybrid electirc BMW i8 Concept at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show
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    suzuki-racing.com: Team Suzuki Press Office - November 18.


    November 18, 2011 17:00 JPN Time ( GMT +9 )

    Suzuki Motor Corporation has decided to suspend temporarily its participation in FIM Road Racing Grand Prix MotoGP from 2012.

    This suspension is to cope with tough circumstances mainly caused by the prolonged recession in developed countries, a historical appreciation of Japanese Yen and repeated natural disasters.

    Having an eye to returning to MotoGP in 2014, Suzuki will now focus on developing a competitive new racing machine for that class.

    Suzuki will continue motocross racing activity and support of road racing activities using mass-produced motorcycles, by obtaining FIM homologation and co-operation with the supplier of its development racing kit parts.


    November 18, 2011
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    bbc.co.uk: Suzuki confirm MotoGP withdrawal until at least 2014

    motomatters.com: Official at last: Suzuki out of MotoGP, but only “temporarily”

    gpone.com: Stoner stronger than Honda

    Formula 1

    speedtv.com: Ecclestone gives Austin until next week to save US GP
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    The December issue of Motorcyclist catches up with the forum

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    worlsbk.com: Hopkins commits to Crescent Suzuki for WSB assult

    roadracingworld.com: Rapid Solicitors to sponsor Paul Bird Motorsport in WSS


    Formula 1

    guardian.co.uk: Renault F1 car is a failure, admits technical director James Allison

    speedtv.com: Honda eyes return with McLaren

    jamesallenonf1.com: Is Honda really up for F1 return with McLaren?
    This weekend there have been rumours that McLaren and Honda may be looking at getting back together to chase the coveted number one plate they carried during the classic partnership which dominated F1 in the late 1980s. But is there really a business case for it as far as Honda are concerned?


    Other Racing

    motorcycle-usa.com: Husqvarna's interview with Mandi Mastin

    bbc.co.uk: Welsh motor racing circuit?

    bmw-motorsport.com: DTM test: difficult conditions for BMW Motorsport

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    webbikeworl.dcom: Ducati Streetfighter 848



    beenerabdbits.com: BMW motorcycle fframe alignment tool

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    motorcycle-usa.com: 2012 Husqvarna-TE511 vs 2012 Beta 520 RS












    The Mothership

    bmw-motorrad.com: No compromise ÔÇô you really can have it all with BMW Motorrad

    [Application] Internally ventilated disc brake
    US Pat. 13179141 - Filed Jul 8, 2011 - Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
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    worldsbk.com: Circuit stats set to change in 2012

    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Pirelli to race new soft compounds at Interlagos

    pirelli.com: Pirelli press release – 2011 Brazilian GP



    thecheckeredflag.com: Brazilian Grand Prix – 2011 preview

    bbc.co.uk: HRT sign McLaren reserve Pedro de la Rosa as their first race driver for 2012.






    Other Racing

    speedtv.com: IndyCar – More Lotus powered teams on the way

    On the Street

    businessweek.com: Wandel leads Harley's comeback as Mulally on a motorcycle: Cars
    The turn around steps were predictable. The real challenge for Wandel or whomever leads H-D in the future; is the turn around sustainable and provides a growth platform for the the largest US motorcycle builder?

    visordown.com: Historic motorcycle collection up for auction

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Schwinn inspired custom motorcycle

    motorcyclenews.com: Yamaha's [UK] price cut shock











    webbikeworld.com: 2012 Vemar Helmets

    The Mothership



    BMW Motorsport: WTCC – Paulsen wins Independents' Trophy

    FWIW












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    edmontonjournal.com: Take a drive through history at Munich's Deutsches Museum



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    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

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    Packers.com

    greebaypressgazette.com

    jsonline.com

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: SEE is a valuable acronym, Search - Evaluate - Execute. It gives you the steps to protect yourself in traffic. http://t.co/ZWxeceol

    QOD: What should you do when turning off a high-speed highway? http://t.co/5Okt98so


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    wroldsbk.com: Haslam believes in BMW potential
    FWIW – So do I. The S 1000 RR has acquitted itself admirably in series after series. It is the BMW Teams in SBK I wish did better.

    MotoGP

    motomatters.com: Three day test at Jerez starts – Moto2, CRT Bikes, BMW WSBK and Ducati team test

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Jerez MotoGP test – Edwards tops day one

    motomatters.com: combined test times Day 2

    motogp.com: Edwards debuts the Suter-BMW CRT in Jerez test

    Formula 1

    speedtv.com: Kubica rules himself out of start of 2012

    bbc.co.uk: Ferrari set Massa for 2012 – want Feliepe Massa to prove himself in 2012

    FIA.com : Brazilian GP Preview

    jamesallenonf1.com: New tyres, safety cars and rain set scene for Brazil GP finale


    formula1.com: Pass Master – overtaking in 2011 analyized

    autosport.com: Vettel on the verge of pole position record

    agi.it: Montezemolo – Ferrari is in F1 because it makes us develop

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    gizmag.com; Ducati 1199 Panigle review

    cyrilhuzeblog.comJames against the Teutuls Live American Chopper Build-Off, Jesse James Interview

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    thekneeslider.com: Honda Crosstourer versus Dual Sportster

    motorcyclist.com; 2010 Honda VFR1200F | Doin' time







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    iol.co.za: Motorcycle business has changed

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    The Night of the White Gloves at the BMW Museum
    Forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. Which is why the BMW Museum is about to stage its fourth “Night of the White Gloves”. From 19.00 hrs on 25 November, visitors to the Museum will don a pair of white gloves and then be allowed to stroke all the cars they are normally only permitted to caress with their eyes


    Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este invites entries to second Concorso di Motociclette
    Munich/Cernobbio. 2011 was the first year that the Concorso d’Eleganza also invited motorcycles to enter a competition – and the Concorso di Motociclette will be back in 2012 for a second run. As this year, the parkland of Villa Erba, not far from the Villa d’Este in Cernobbio, will provide the stage for this unique beauty pageant. The entry application list for the 2012 Concorso di Motociclette will open on 1 December, and applications are welcome from collectors, enthusiasts and private owners alike. The motorcycles for the event are selected according to their historical significance, as well as technical and aesthetic criteria. Further information on applying to enter the event can be found at www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com.


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    A helicopter installing a Christmas tree in Auckland, New Zealand, was involved in a dramatic crash after the craft became tangled in wires.


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    thegreencarwebsite.co.uk: Is car ownership old hat?



    Brian Redmann Laps Laguna Seca in a Porsche 908/3




    Volkswagen SA has some fun with the biker image


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    bmwgropu-sport.comBMW Motorrad Motorsport continues prepartions for 2012 with successful test in Spain

    worldsbk.com: World Superbike lines up in Moscow for triple celebration

    worldsbk.com: Crescent Suzuki and Camier set for first test in Portugal

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: Edwards talks CRT bikes

    Formula 1

    fia.com: Brazilian GP - Conference 1
    24/11/2011
    DRIVERS – Rubens BARRICHELLO (Williams), Jenson BUTTON (McLaren), Felipe MASSA (Ferrari), Daniel RICCIARDO (HRT), Michael SCHUMACHER (Mercedes), Bruno SENNA (Renault).
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    fia.com: 2011 rules get drivers' vote

    formula1.com: Brazilian GP – preview

    bbc.co.uk: Brazilian Grand Prix practice as it happened



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    roadracingworld.com: berger signs with Effenbert Liberty Racing Team for 2012 Superbike World Championship

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    bikesportnews.com: De Puniet signs for Aspar as second MotoGP CRT rider



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    FIA.com: 2011 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
    FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT
    25.11.2011

    TEAM REPRESENTATIVES - Eric BOULLIER (Renault), Jean Francois CAUBET (Renault), Robert FERNLEY (Force India), Paul HEMBERY (Pirelli), Christian HORNER (Red Bull), Riad ASMAT (Lotus)

    Classifications:
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    formula1.com: Fiday analysis ÔÇô McLaren heads four team tussle

    pirelli.com: Brazilian Grand Prix from a tre point of view

    reuters.com: Interview ÔÇô Hulkenberg looking forward to 2012

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    jalopnik.com: How to take Eau Rouge flat out

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    notonmotorcycles.com: Norton travels America

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Fast motorcycle industry news













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    [Application Apparatus for supplying voltage to a motovehicle having optimized heat...

    A voltage supply apparatus for a motor vehicle, especially a passenger car, truck or a motorcycle, includes a storage cell arrangement having one or more electrochemical storage cells and/or double layer capacitors that are mounted on top of each other. The storage cell arrangement is releasably connected in a form-fitting way to a heat-conducting cooling device that removes heat from the storage cells and/or double layer capacitors such that at least some of the storage cells and/or double layer capacitors of a respective storage cell group can each be thermally connected with the heat-conducting cooling device.


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    improbable.com: IG Nobel ÔÇô Science Friday broadcast









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    jalopmik.com: BMW dealership employees who taped joyride face criminal charges

    spiegel.de: Vive le Canard: Beloved classic French car goes electric







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    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

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    motomatters.com: 2011 Jerez Combined WSBK and Moto2 test press releases BMW and VDS Racing

    SBK

    worldsbk.com: World Superbike brings pioneering spirit to Moscow event
    FWIW: In return WSBK expects a bunch of cash to flow from the event in the city by the Muskva River

    MotoGP

    motogp.com: De Puniet to MotoGP Aspar CRT project

    From Team Aspar: Aspar expands 2012 MotoGP project ÔÇô Line-up, Aleix espargaro & Rand de Puniet

    Formula 1

    FIA.com

    ]Saturday P3: Vettel leads the usual suspects in the final practice session.

    Qualifying: Vettel takes the pole and sets a new record. Vettel's season 15th pole makes him the the most successful qualifier in F1 historry.Webber joins him on row one with McLaren setteling for row two.

    2011 BRAZILIAN GRAND PRIX
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    26.11.2011
    DRIVERS 1 - Sebastian VETTEL (Red Bull)
    2 - Mark WEBBER (Red Bull)
    3 - Jenson BUTTON (McLaren)

    formul1.com: Qualifying ÔÇô selected team and driver quotes

    bbc.co.uk: Brazilian Grand Prix qualifying as it happened

    Renault clarify Kubica situation
    FWIW: The 'clarification' seems to leave all sorts of options open. Could he have a Prancing Horse or Tri Star in his future?

    formula1.com: Good-bye Barrichello? The Brazilian past present and future
    FWIW: Rubens Barrichello, the consummate team driver, could well have notched many more victories in his career and arguably could be enjoying the lime light focused on former Brawn teammate Jenson Button were it not for team orders. He deserves the recognition he will receive in during his home race; however, Barrichello tuned out any talk of retirement on Saturday after Sebastian Vettel led tributes to a Formula One stalwart who has been racing for as long as the world champion could remember.


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    bbc.co.uk: Brazilian GP as it happened

    formual1.com: Race ÔÇô selected team and driver quotes

    pirelli.com:2011 Pirelli Formula One statistics

    jamesallenonf1.com: Hamilton and Massa reconciled

    speedtv.com: Raikkonen on list of 2012 candidates admits Boullier [Lotus Renault GP]
    FWIW: Why?

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    The Mothership


    BMW Motorsport used the 50th BMW Sports Trophy Award Ceremony to announce further details of next yearÔÇÖs programme. The focus is firmly on the return to the DTM after an absence of almost 20 years. At the ceremony in the Double Cone building at MunichÔÇÖs BMW Welt, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt presented the latest addition to the team of DTM drivers, the newly crowned DTM champion Martin Tomczyk (DE). Tomczyk will join Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA), who have already been confirmed as BMW drivers, behind the wheel of a BMW M3 DTM in the coming season. The BMW Sports Trophy will be even more important next year: The winner of the annual BMW privateer competition will be rewarded with a test day in the BMW M3 DTM from 2012.


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    The Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy dons a jet suit and flies in formation with two Albatross jets over the Swiss Alps.



    improbable.com: Some physics of stage diving at rock concerts.
    FWIW: it has always been simple for me ÔÇô Mika's size + gravity = pain

    Cage World

    indiancarsbikes.in: Toyota and BMW to join forces to make eco-friendly cars?



    Reference::

    bmwmoa.org/forum: Bolt and Torque Information
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    FIM: Official Documents
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    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

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    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series ÔÇô Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day


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    greebaypressgazette.com

    jsonline.com

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: Be wary of overriding the headlight when riding at night. This is when your total braking distance exceeds the distance you can see.

    QOD: The safest type of eye protection is which of the following? http://t.co/2aWmUoMP


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    motosport-aktuell.com: Haslam: “It just does everything for you and the victory”

    superbike-news.co.uk: SBK official 2012 testing dates announced

    speetv.com: Haslam quickest at Portimao

    twowheelsblog.com: Max Biaggi upset over loss of crew chief Sandi

    MotoGP

    [url=http://www.motogp.com/en/news/2011/KTM+announce+moto3+riders]KTM announces Moto3 team

    Formula 1

    reuters.com: Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus
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    bbc.co.uk: Hamilton confident of signing new McLaren contract





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    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Mix of Tricks chopper

    The Mothership

    Husqvarna presents the Concept Strada at Paris Moto Show.

    Hot on the heels of the Nuda 900 R that goes on sale worldwide this November, Husqvarna Motorcycles is proud to present already its next motorcycle – the Concept Strada – which will be unveiled at the Salon de la Moto show in Paris on 29 November.

    The starting point for the Concept Strada is the ultra-reliable 650cc engine originally developed by BMW for its ubiquitous F-Series range and in its latest incarnation now used to power the new G 650 GS . This engine has been "breathed on" by specialist Husqvarna engineers and the subsequent power upgrade has resulted in an extremely lively machine that (at less than 170 kg dry) will put a smile back on the face of even the weariest commuter.

    BMW-powered, but Husqvarna-driven, the Concept Strada will be the perfect machine for taking on the urban jungle. Its combination of easy handling, punchy engine and user-friendly ergonomics will make it appeal to both young and ‘young at heart’ male and female riders looking for an extra special motorcycle for everyday use. A wide range of accessories to cater for a variety of requirements will also be available when the Concept Strada goes on sale in 2012.


    BMW-Motorsports announces 2012 program

    FWIW

    Husqvarna's strategic realignment shows more and more asphalt in the Italian cousin's by marriage future.

    BMW handed Husqvarna a dirty job when they acquired the company from MV Agusta. At least that was the original alignment described whenever BMW execs where asked about the direction planned for their new motorcycle division, segment or what ever it would grow to be. The strategy seemed to be a simple Venn diagram.

    The a large blue circle would represent the BMW Motorrad segment. Within this circle touring, GS and new road racing/sport models would be found. A smaller red circle would represent Husqvarna . Within this circle you would find the lineup of dirt focused bikes that the company had become famous for in the 60's and beyond. The two circles would overlap forming the Venn diagram with dual sport bikes.

    The strategy played out with Mothership returning BMW Motorrad to road racing; first with the HP boxers then full on WSBK racing with the S 1000 RR. The Mothership venture into the dirty world of enduros with the G450 was migrated to Italian dirt maestri cousins. For their part the cousins had work to do moving out of the MV house and cleaning up all the various things that would mean. Production had to be separated from MV along with the business paperwork. In turn it these needed to be blending with the Mothership's policies and procedures manual. These only scratches a small part of the surface of what has gone on as Husqvarna Motorcycles became Husqvarna a BMW Group Company.

    When the blue and red circles were overlapped in the strategic Venn diagram the resulting color was purple shade. Purple is the color of royalty in many cultures but often in the riding world it is the color of bruising. Misaligned or poorly fitted equipment on rider or bike can lead to nasty purple bruises. Misaligned or poorly fitting Venn diagram business plans can result in a bruised purple tint to the overlap rather than the majestic purple hue intended. Enter the latest revelation in the strategic realignment of Husqvarna. First with the Nuda and now their Strada Husqvarna has two bikes that grab a R1150R rider like myself and get me excited.

    These bikes are not dual sports, cafe bikes or super motos; rather they are factory built hot rods. Take a proven engine. Breath heavily on it. Stick it into a light weight good handling chassis. Give it an upright seating position and wide handle bars to hold on to. Twist your wrist and the hot rod engine and chassis let you go canyon carving with you cafe racer buddies. The wide handle bars and upright seating position will let you stand on the pegs and let you go a long way down that non-paved path your GS friends say they ride. Ride one of these and in those settings you may not always be in the lead but I suspect you will not have trouble keeping up. Where you will blow them away is in the press release's urban jungle. The bikes structural components make the Nuda and Strada rider tools intended for carving your way through city traffic, parkways and suburban twisting roads and streets with alacrity. In these settings your cafe buddies complain about sore wrists due to no high speed air dam effect to help deal with their low slung clip-ons and your GS buddies have sore muscles wrestling their Panzer Bikes around. My guess is the main complaint Nuda and now Strada riders, like their Roadster counterparts, will have is sore facial muscles from grinning so much. The big difference is the Husqvarna rider may get there faster than the Roadster gang.

    I expect the styling will get dinged by many. Get a grip. These are bikes that are styled for the tastes of a European market not Fly-Over-Land or our Left/Right coast neighbor's tastes. These are naked bikes. Don't like the factory styling? Change it. Naked bikes are not some distant factory designer's dictate but bare canvases to be styled the way you want. Similarly keep the whining down about wanting a true GS or touring version. If you want them; build them yourself. These are Italian motorrad hot rod bikes Roadster riders could appreciate. There may be derivations with some of the Nuda and Strada DNA in your future.

    Time will tell how this strategic realignment is going to play out for both Husqvarna and BMW. Showroom sales will tell if these bikes that inhabit the Venn diagram overlap of the Mothership's Motorrad Segment are royal purple or not. For now I like the hue very much. I just wish the color in my wallet was something more majestic than the deeply bruised color it currently is.

    Reference::

    bmwmoa.org/forum: Bolt and Torque Information
    Thread contains information about bolts, nuts, terminology, and torques for common fasteners on BMWs.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    http://www.weather.com | Bloomsburg, PA

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    ROAD CONDITIONS
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    511 - America's Traveler Information Telephone Number; Construction Related; Local and State Transit Links; Traffic Conditions; Regional Links; Weather/Road ...

    CA:
    http://www.th.gov.bc.ca/drivebc_supp/canada_map.htm :
    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

    Shameless Trolling For Touring Tips

    NHTSA.dot.gov Vehicle Recalls RSS

    SportRider.com: Motorcycle Riding Skills Series – Street bike and motorcycle riding skills techniques articles at Sport Rider

    BMW-Motorrad.com: Service
    Electronic Parts Catalogue
    Download Manuals
    Breakdown Dictionary
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    Before winter…
    How to clean your motorcycle

    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    Gasbuddy.com: Search for local gas prices along your trip route.

    pure-gas.org: Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. And Canada

    Cycle-ergo.com motorcycle ergonomic simulator.

    Woot of the Day


    Packers.com

    greebaypressgazette.com

    jsonline.com

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

    TIP: FINE-C acronym for the pre-start checklist. Use before every single ride: Fuel, Ignition, Neutral, Engine Cut-Off Switch, Choke

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