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    SBK

    motorcycle-usa.com: World Superbike list confirmed

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    roadracingworld.com: Haga not on provisional WSBK entry list

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp



    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    sports.yahoo.com: DRS will return to Formula 1 ÔÇô a fans view

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver

    Other Racing

    iol.co.za: Picture tour of dramatic 2012 Dakar



    On the Street

    [url=http://www.bikeexif.com/charley-boorman?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Bikeexif+%28Bike+EXIF%29 ]bikeedif.com[/img]: Interview with Charlie Boorman

    3d-car-shows.com: 2012 Brussels Motor Show ÔÇô BMW International Bike of the Year 2011

    motorcycle.com: American version of EICMA to launch in 2013

    cycleworld.com: Moto Guzzi Giso 8V SE first ride









    The Mothership

    bmw-motorrad.com ÔÇô An action packed 2012 for BMW Motorrad


    The BMW K 1600 GT is voted "International Bike Of The Year 2011ÔÇØ. The BMW K 1600 GT gets the top vote of the international motorcycle press jury at the Brussels Motor Show.
    18.01.2012
    Munich. The BMW K 1600 GT has won the vote for the ÔÇ£International Bike Of The Year 2011 (IBOTY)" award. This was announced at a press conference given by the Belgian motorcycle magazine Motor Wereld at the Brussels Motor Show. The award for the K 1600 GT comes from an international jury representing 25 motorcycle magazines.

    The K 1600 GT convinced the motorcycle journalists with its unique combination of comfort, performance and use of innovative technologies. The powerful in-line 6-cylinder engine was said to offer power, refinement and lots of fun. The bike's sophisticated technology - in addition to ABS, traction control and navigation system, an adaptive headlight and electronically controlled suspension with various modes increase active riding safety - makes the K 1600 GT an incomparable touring motorcycle. On the road, the outstanding qualities of the K 1600 GT are its agile chassis and unusually light handling. All this gives the rider a unique riding experience, according to the jury, impressing the most demanding touring and sports motorcyclists.

    The K 1600 GTL was rated separately and also convinced the jury, finishing fourth, while the S 1000 RR followed it in fifth place alongside the Kawasaki ZX-10R. With three models in the top five places, the BMW Motorrad put in a highly impressive showing overall.

    BMW Motorrad also won the highest rating in 2010 with the S 1000 RR.

    The following magazines took part in the IBOTY 2011: Australian Motorcycle News (Australia), Auto By (Japan), Autocar India (India), Bike (Scandinavia), Bike (UK), Cycle World (USA), Der Reitwagen (Austria), Inmoto (Italy), KicXstart (Netherlands), Kiwi Rider (New Zealand), La Moto (Spain), Maximoto (France), Moto Kultur Asia (Malaysia and Singapore), Moto (Greece), Moto Journal (Canada), Moto & Loisirs (Belgium), Moto Mag (Israel), Motoraj (Czech Republic), Motoron (Turkey), MotoSi (Slovenia), MotorWereld (Belgium), PS Magazin (Germany), Revista Moto (Mexico), SuperBike (South Africa), Swiat Motocykli (Poland).








    Cage World

    motorauthority.com: Chris Bangle launches contest book proves writing is harder than it looks

    fia.com: WRC News ÔÇô Monte Carlo Day 1

    Monte Carlo Rally Day 1 French


    FWIW

    motomatters.com: Why motorcycle racing fans should oppose the Stop Online Piracy Act

    cpsc.gov: Giant Bicycle recalls two models






















    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: Night riding: The cost for a room is a lot cheaper than a crash. And way more comfortable. http://t.co/ZWxeceol

    QOD: When using the SEE strategy, what is part of your ÔÇ£SearchÔÇØ? http://t.co/r8qq8cxG

    Bike Candy


    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    crash.net: James Toseland to marry

    worldsbk.com: Rea and Aoyama conclude Honda testing at Phillip Island





    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    superbikeplanet.com: Spies on CRT – Not something I can control

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics

    Formula 1

    formula1.com; Has brilliant Barricello bowed out for good?

    speedttv.com: New role for Rubens Barrichello

    speedtv.com: Lewis Hamilton to Seek Red Bull seat after 2012
    With the wind down of the current formula for F1 we will see more and more stories speculating about the musical race seats.

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver

    Other Racing



    On the Street



    notormotorcycles.com: New head of purchasing
    The building of the company continues when the US sales will really kick off still a question.

    webbikeworld.com: Touratech adjustable folding shift

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Ducati NA 2011 sales up 43%

    dealernews.com: North America now Ducatis top market





    The Mothership

    New city slickers: The MINI Baker Street and MINI Bayswater. Olympic host city and style capital London provides fresh design inspiration for MINI special editions. New models boast exclusive equipment and tradition-laced titles.

    Cage World



    iol.co.za: Peugeot pulls out of Le Mans

    aReference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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

    WEATHER
    US:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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 – 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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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

    QOD: If the drive train chain or belt breaks while you are riding, what should you do? http://t.co/7FpnhQ5Q


    Bike Candy

    Craftsmanship, uniqueness, graceful lines, great photography or whimsy may get a bike a slot as bike candy. I like today's bike because it is dinged up and dirty.



    An artful picture of a Beemer Cafe caught my eye as I quickly scanned the RSS feed.



    I noticed the rust on the exhaust and was ready to move on.



    Then a picture of a petrol stained dinged up from the handlebars tank said dirty daily rider and I had my bike candy. I like bikes, especially dirty daily riders.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    worlsbk.com: Haslam keen to get back into action

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    motogp.com: One on one with Casey Stoner

    ducati.com: Ducati test team complete three day test session in Jerez

    bbc.co.uk: Stoner wants to see Rossi's team revival

    motorcycle.com: Ducati satellite team reveals DesomosediciGP12 specs
    -related-
    motomatters.com: Karel Abraham press release GP12

    sportrider.com: Ducati to build CRT or out of MotoGp in 2013?

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: HRT admit critical delays
    FWIW: Imagine that.

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver


    On the Street

    cycleworld.com: Husqvarna Concept Baja first look



    motorcyclistonline.com: 2012 Honda NC700X first look



    cyrilhuzeblog.com: new Victory Judge Part 1
    cyrilhuzeblog.com Part 2



    motorcycle-usa.com: Royal Enfield Cafe Racer to launch in 2013
    I may have to start saving.

    motorcycle-usa.com: Motorcycle sales hold steady for 2011

    twowheelsblog.com: Regio Design XXL chopper

    iol..co.za: BMW's oh so sexy Six
    on the other end
    visordown.com: Should Yamaha be selling this over here?
    The question is asked in the UK but may be int the US too.

    bmwmcmag.com: Wild custom S1000RR for sale






    The Mothership

    Adventurers and Explorers Take Note: The Recruitment process for BMWÔÇÖs First All-Electric, High-Performance Vehicle -The BMW ActiveE-Now Open



    Cage World



    racer.com: FIA rules out WRC/IRC merger

    FWIW





    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: Remember that deer travel in families, so where there's one, there's likely to be more. http://t.co/ZWxeceol

    QOD: How should you react if your face protection is struck by a bug? http://t.co/SXarGCKb

    Bike Candy



    Too dark to tell if it's dirty.
    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    motomatters.com: Kawasaki WSBK pres release re testing

    crash.net: Bimota ploting a full WSBK return in 2014

    visordown.com: Haga to BSB?



    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    gpone.com: MotoGP in times of crisis

    cyclenews.com: Editorial ÔÇô What of CRT

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    bbc.co.uk: FIA ban the new technical development by Lotus and Ferrari

    guardian.co.uk: Lotus reactive suspension system banned

    speedtv.com: HRT to start 2012 with new car

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver

    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: Husqvarna unveils concept Baja

    sportrider.com: Honda's Ray blank explains the 2012 NC700X

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Fast Industry News

    thevintegent.com: Las Vegas 2012 - Trends

    webbikeworld.com: Alpinestars Roam boots ÔÇô review






    Cage World







    FWIW



    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: Motorcycling excellence. You know the best defense to avoid trouble in traffic is to be skilled in the use of your eyes

    QOD: Which of the following is true of grabbing the front brake lever and jamming down on the rear brake? http://t.co/jupgDZDc


    Bike Candy

    Asymmetrical headlights ÔÇô another interpretation

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    crash.net: PATA, Zanetti reveal 2012 contender

    worldsbk.com: Sykes and Lascorz complet Spanish testing

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    Video: Casey Stoner answers questions

    cycleworld.com: MotoGP undercurrents ÔÇô Racing, more questions than answers

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Webber to be first to test new Red Bull

    formual1.com: Raikkonen feeling good after test return





    skysports.com: Watson F1 more entertaining


    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver

    Other Racing


    On the Street

    ultimatemotorcycling.com: BMW R1200GS UK best seller

    motorcycle-usa.com: Harley-Davidsons sales up 5.9% in 2011

    motorcycle.com: US motorcycle sales results

    thekneeslider.com: H-D posts Q4 profit

    motorcyclistonline.com how to | Moto Guzzi V7 Classic ÔÇô streetbike surgery

    gizmag.com: Husqvarna goes retro with Concept Baja

    Business is not always easy in other countries.
    brecorder.com: Favoring specific motorccycle companies ÔÇô BOI facedd with embarrassing situation at Ccol meeting

    asphaltandrubber.com: video ÔÇô Community + Motorcycles = Motomethod









    The Mothership




    Cage World







    FWIW











    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: If youÔÇÖre being passed, avoid moving to the farthest portion of the lane from the passing vehicle. P.15 http://t.co/jLCSL9Kj

    QOD: What type of protection should you add when wearing a three-quarter helmet? http://t.co/XV7NgGia


    Bike Candy



    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    worldsbk.com: David Johnson to join Superbike grid at Phillip Island
    FWIW: Local wildcard will ride a BMW

    gpone.com: Superbike ÔÇô on track with BMW

    worldsbk.com: Red Devils name returns for Petriccas Superbike Team

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    motogp.com: Edwards interview ÔÇô pre Sepang

    gpone.comp: CRT ÔÇô see ART read Aprilia

    motogp.com; LCR Team attends HRC training

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Pirelli aiming to up entertainment with 2012 tyres

    bbc.co.uk: Caterham first to launch 2012 car after images leaked online

    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver

    Other Racing








    On the Street

    indiancarsbikes.in: KTM Duke 350 launch confirmed for 2013

    cyrilhuzeblog.com: Polaris reports record 2011 fourth quarter and full year results

    cycleworld.com: CW project Fazed in feature

    asphaltandrubber.com: Why today is the most improtant day for Ducati. EVER

    visordown.com: No Speed Tripple 1200 says Triumph





    The Mothership

    Into 2012 with the right equipment. Perfect gift ideas from the BMW Motorrad rider's equipment range


    Cage World



    fia.com: 2012 FIA World Rally Championship ÔÇô updated entrant list

    autorevolution.com: Spyshots 2013 BMW 7 Series facelift

    FWIW












    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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

    QOD: In addition to the checks you make before every trip, what should be checked at least once a week? http://t.co/VVYAqWCx


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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    SBK

    motorcycle-usa.com: Haslam and Melandri test at Velencia

    worldsbk.com: Two days testing at Valencia for Kawasaki

    BMW Motorrad Motorsport - WSBK - Winter testing - Valencia
    26.01.2012
    Winter testing – Valencia.
    25th to 26th January 2012.


    Valencia, 26th January 2012. The BMW S 1000 RR is back on the track: Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport continued its preparation for the 2012 season with two days of testing (25th to 26th January) at Valencia in Spain. The winter test ban in the FIM Superbike World Championship expired on 15th January. Factory riders, Marco Melandri (ITA) and Leon Haslam (GBR), completed a total of 950 kilometres of testing on the 2012 race version of the RR. The weather was mostly sunny with some clouds on the second day, the air temperature reached 15 degrees Celsius, the track temperature 18 degrees Celsius.


    Programme:
    During this test, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport focused on verifying the latest developments it has made in recent weeks. The bikes were equipped with the latest version of the engine which proved to work perfectly. This applies also to all the new parts in several areas of the bike. The team also worked with updated software for the BMW electronics and was able to further improve the electronics and riding dynamics strategies.

    Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport has drawn a positive conclusion from this test. The bike was working as expected in all areas. This allows the team to now focus on fine tuning the chassis and the electronics. Despite the cool track temperatures, the team was able to collect important information in order to prepare for the next tests.

    In around two weeks’ time, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport will travel to Phillip Island (AUS) where the FIM Superbike Word Championship’s 2012 season will officially start on 26th February. Before that the team will conduct two more tests at the Australian circuit: from 13th to 15th February and at the official Infront Test on 20th and 21st February.


    Marco Melandri:
    Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
    “It was good to be back on the bike after the winter. The testing of the updated electronics was very encouraging. We checked if everything is working well before we go to Australia, and the result was good. Of course we still need to improve in some areas. In entering corners, I still need some more confidence on the bike in order so I am to push properly. Phillip Island is not an easy track, so it is important to be confident with the bike to be able to go into the corners very fast. I am sure that we will find further improvements for the next test and the race in Australia.

    In the next two weeks I will keep in contact with the team and we will analyse the data from the test to prepare for Australia. In addition, I will do a lot of training.”


    Leon Haslam:
    Bike: BMW S 1000 RR
    “It was a long winter back home and I am definitely happy to be back on the bike. We were lucky with the conditions. It was a bit cold in the morning, but we were able to get most out of the two days. We got through everything that we needed to go through, so I am very positive. These two days were important. We have a lot of new things for this year and it was good to test before we go to Phillip Island. In addition, it was good to get a few laps under our belts and get up to speed again. We definitely made big steps and are much further ahead compared to last year. It really is a stronger package and we still have five more days to test in Australia to dial it all in.

    Next week I will go to Germany to meet the team there. Then I will fly back home, do some PR-Events and continue my training programme, and then we will be already heading to Australia.”


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    Munich/Biandronno. As of January 2012 personnel changes will take place within Husqvarna Motorcycles. Dr. Timo Poser (39) has been working with the BMW Group since 2002, formerly in charge of Controlling at BMW Japan, will take over responsibilities as Director of Finance at Husqvarna Motorcycles. His predecessor Thomas Moser (52) after 4 years with Husqvarna Motorcycles will take over a new challenging position within the BMW Group...MORE


    The new BMW M GmbH product range offers customers more ways to experience Sheer Driving Pleasure with an even sharper sporting edge. The BMW M Performance Automobiles stand out with their exceptionally powerful engines, enhanced agility and precision handling, their emotion-laden design and unrestricted everyday practicality, and their impressive efficiency given the performance on offer. All are based on current BMW models, BMW M GmbH using its vast pool of expertise to carry out carefully targeted technical and design modifications...MORE



    When the N??rburgring 24 Hours is staged for the 40th time, BMW will line up with a factory-supported customer team in the form of BMW Team Schubert. The car charged with this task is the BMW Z4 GT3...MORE


    The BMW X6 is the world's first ever Sports Activity Coup?®, still a unique combination of sporty dynamics and supreme versatility and with further enhanced appeal from spring 2012. Selective modifications in design and innovative equipment features hone the profile of the new BMW X6 as a distinctive model within the premium segment of all-wheel-drive automobiles...MORE


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    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

    WEATHER
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    ascycles.com: BMW Motorcycle Service and Maintenance Schedules

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: Become more visible at night by adding reflectors to the rear

    QOD: What is the first step in controlling your motorcycle? http://t.co/wiSaMyF4


    Bike Candy

    From 8Negro blog

    The “Sportsman Flyer Company” started not as a business, but as a hobby. I have built and collected cars and bicycles for years and have always wanted to add a Schwinn Whizzer motorized bicycle to my collection. While keeping my eyes open for just the right bike I started seeing motorized bicycles around with newer two stroke engines. I decided to build one and found a vintage Schwinn Panther frame to start with. This particular frame, commonly called a straight bar frame because of it's unique middle frame tube in the front triangle, is very similar in shape to early motorcycles. Gas tanks were added into the pocket between the top and middle frame tubes on these early motorcycles, so it only made sense to build a gas tank to fit the Panther frame in the same fashion. Using my fabrication and CAD design skills I designed and built my first in-frame gas tank that fit the Panther frame perfectly. Soon I had people asking if I could build more of these gas tanks. As I continued with my own build I quickly discovered that most of the unique vintage style parts I needed were simply not available. This led to the development of a series of vintage style parts not available anywhere else. Soon people were requesting custom frame and tank kits, as well as seats, handlebars, wheels, and mounts for more powerful engines. The Sportsman Flyer Company was born.











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    The driving fun sewn into the fabric of every MINI never fails to bring a smile to the face. And now it can also be enjoyed ÔÇô with the roof up or down ÔÇô in the first model from the brand designed strictly for two people. The MINI Roadster is the sixth model in the British premium carmakerÔÇÖs line-up and the first open-top two-seater in the brandÔÇÖs history. This typically MINI interpretation of a compact roadster gives the small car segment another shot in the arm. Powerful engines and sophisticated chassis technology with model-specific tuning see to it that the characteristic MINI go-kart feeling is always on tap...MORE



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    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
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    Canada Road Condition Information: Links to provincial highway condition websites across Canada..

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    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
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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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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

    QOD: What should you do if a parked car begins to pull away from the curb as you approach? http://t.co/cV7ZlrEa


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    FWIW: So do I, but without the onerous overtones.

    crash.net: Mattia Pasini takes over Speed Master MotoGP ride

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    Formula 1

    f1sa.com: New Sauber Formula 1 challenger joins others with ugly nose bump design

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    The Mothership

    When the N??rburgring 24 Hours is staged for the 40th time, BMW will line up with a factory-supported customer team in the form of BMW Team Schubert. The car charged with this task is the BMW Z4 GT3.


    Cage World

    roadandtrack.com: Victory Lane 2012 Rolex 24 at Daytona


    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    [url=http://www.fim-live.com/fileadmin/alfresco/Codes_et_reglements/SBK_fr.pdf]FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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

    WEATHER
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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

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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
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: Advise passengers not to lean unless you do. However, when you do lean, they should as well. P.51 http://t.co/jfDAORhW

    TIP: At night, it helps to spot wild animals if your headlight is bright and aimed correctly. http://t.co/ZWxeceol


    Bike Candy

    This was going to be today's Bike Candy


    Until I saw the smile on this girls face. From the Ural facebook page



    oops...they're both in Bike Candy...
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    hondaproracing.com: Repsol Team returns to center stage in Malaysia

    motomatters.com: 2012 Valencia CRT test day 1 times

    This time last year Yamaha was still looking for sponsorship for their MotoGP team. This year -
    yamaha-racing.com: Yamaha Factory Racing enter partnership contract with new official sponsor.

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    Formula 1

    formula1.com: 2012 Lotus to be named th E20

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    visordown.com: Harley-Davidson posts $105.7m profit

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    The Mothership


    BMW Motorsport returns with six BMW M3 DTM cars in 2012 as it makes its comeback in the DTM. One of the cars, the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM, will bear the design of Castrol EDGE and Aral Ultimate. This marks an extension of the existing, long-term partnership between Castrol and BMW Motorsport, and sees Aral Ultimate presented as partner of BMW Motorsport in the DTM.



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    FWIW

    GAWD I'm Fickled

    The Robb leaves BMW thread caught my attention on the 28th. I really do like it when BR&TMR gets scooped by another member, but that is another story. Three days later BMW publishes a press release and my curiosity is taken in a who new direction.

    Stories like this are fascinating in a gearhead - movie/rock star story kind of way. I'll admit to being a bit surprised, I really should not be, at some of the emotions David Robb's designs and departure brought out. I played my part in the thread too.

    Robb and his replacement Edgar Heinrich live those kind of gearhead life I dreamed of as a kid. In my day dream version I would be part of Ferrari's racing design team until Colin Chapman would headhunt me away to be his replacement. I planed on balancing my jet-set F1 lifestyle with alone time riding the latest sport bikes of the day around Europe.

    Back on planet earth BMW was probably putting out some publicity fires when published their press release announcing Heinrich. With all sorts of due respect to Robb, he became yesterdays news when I reached paragraph two of the press release.

    In July 2009 his career took him to India. As Vice President Product Design with the Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto LTD he currently heads up the styling and model studio, responsible for brand definition and brand strategies for two-wheel and four-wheel design.

    Man I love it when potential story lines come together.

    Since Bajaj purchased its first shares of KTM my curiosity has been peaked in a couple of ways. First is what their long term goal for the guys in orange would be. Still wondering about that. As their stake in the Austrian bike maker increased it became clear that a goodly chunk production would be heading to India. Recent articles from Indian sites I follow have been talking about coming KTM models intended primarily for the Indian market.

    At the same time the KTM/Bajaj story has been developing I have been wondering when BMW would head in the same direction. China may be the promised land for MINI, BMW and even Rolls-Royce but India is where I think BMW Motorrad has the greatest potential.

    ...I'm getting ahead of myself and the story/rumor mongering...

    We hear about stories like this when they are full grown. We have to wait and dig to find out what their genesis is, if we ever do. What we must all realize is there are much longer in the making and more complex than three days and argument with a co-worker. Even at the gearhead rock star level that Robbs and Heinricks move in it takes more than three days to start and put together changes like this.

    Posters have pointed out that BMW has a corporate norm that has executives leaving at around age 60. I will leave the value spin on that to you. Robb is roughly 56 and Heinrich is 53 so not much difference there. What ever spin you put on age 60 exits it does not look like Heinrich will be occupying the seat as long as Robb. So why was he brought in? (my segway to paragraph 6 of the release)

    As Edgar Heinrich himself says: "I am very pleased to be returning to BMW Motorrad and having the great opportunity to be involved in shaping the two-wheel future of the BMW Group with an outstanding team."



    This is going to be fun. Would someone get me another Irish on the rocks to go along with the popcorn.


    visordown: David Robb leaves BMW

    bmwmcmag.com: Edgar Heinrich named new head of design for BMW Motorrad

    motorccyclenews.com: Legendary design chief leaves BMW

    Full BMW PressClub Global press release:

    New Head of Design for BMW Motorrad. Edgar Heinrich takes over the BMW Group's BMW Motorrad Design Studio.
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    Munich. Edgar Heinrich (53) will be taking over the BMW Group's BMW Motorrad Design Studio as of July 1st 2012. He succeeds David Robb. After completing his university degree in design, Edgar Heinrich started his career as a motorcycle designer with BMW back in 1986. Within the BMW GroupÔÇÖs BMW Motorrad Design Studio he was Head of Vehicle Design Motorcycles under the overall direction of David Robb from 2007 to 2009.

    In July 2009 his career took him to India. As Vice President Product Design with the Indian vehicle manufacturer Bajaj Auto LTD he currently heads up the styling and model studio, responsible for brand definition and brand strategies for two-wheel and four-wheel design.

    During his time with BMW Motorrad, Edgar Heinrich was responsible for such vehicles as the first 4-valve boxer models R 1100 RS and RT, the K 1200 S and R, the HP Megamoto and the victorious Paris-Dakar racing machines. The successful R 1150 GS and R 1200 GS were also created on his drawing board.

    Under his direction, the motorcycle design team created the S 1000 RR, the F 800 / 650 series, the G 450 X and also the BMW Custom Concept study. Heinrich was even involved at the start of the design development of the 6‑cylinder touring bikes and the new maxi-scooters.

    Motorcycles take up a large part of his leisure time, too. His passions include modifying sports bikes, restoring and collecting vintage models and in particular riding motorcycles himself - both on and off the road.

    As Edgar Heinrich himself says: "I am very pleased to be returning to BMW Motorrad and having the great opportunity to be involved in shaping the two-wheel future of the BMW Group with an outstanding team."

    "Edgar Heinrich is an excellent motorcycle designer and passionate motorcyclist who has already made key contributions to BMW Motorrad design in the course of his many years of experience. I very much look forward to collaborating with him to take BMW Motorrad design to ongoing success in the future," said Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design.

    David Robb (56), the previous head of the BMW Group Motorcycle Design Studio, has left the company. He was in charge of BMW Motorrad design for 18 years. Under his leadership, the design team elaborated the development of the BMW Motorrad product portfolio from three to a current total of six model lines, as well as creating the extensive product range of BMW Motorrad rider equipment and motorcycle accessories.

    The first motorcycle designed under David Robb's direction was the BMW K 1200 RS. This was followed by such models as the first BMW cruiser R 1200 C, the innovative K series with transversely mounted 4-cylinder engine, the F series with 2-cylinder parallel twin and the most successful BMW motorcycle of all time, the travel enduro R 1200 GS. The design concept of the latter is regarded to this day as the benchmark in the category of big enduro bikes. Recently there were additional highlights such as the BMW motorcycles with in-line 6-cylinder engine, the K 1600 GT/GTL, and the BMW superbike S 1000 RR. The first BMW maxi-scooters C 600 Sport and C 650 GT only recently saw their world premiere in autumn 2011.

    Adrian van Hooydonk, Senior Vice President BMW Group Design: "I would like to thank David Robb for his many years of successful work and wish him all the very best for the future."

    MSF Motorcycle Operators Manual

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    Bike Candy

    On my 'Walter Mitty' mode I am much more like Steve McQueen and the my Roadster is much more like this.

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

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    yamaha-racing.com: Positive start to 2012 for Yamah Factory Racing in Sepang


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    bbc.co.uk: Formula 1 gets ready for 2012

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    bbc.co.uk: Adrian Sutil convicted

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    sportrider.com: The death of club road racing in America

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    The racing season is beginning to heat up. Tests for both SBK and MotoGP are underway in anticipation of the seasons first races. F1 is in its beauty pageant car reveal phase before it buckles down and takes 2012 season seriously on the track. For all that will be written about bikes cars riders and drivers in the remaining time before the first red lights go green and the seasons begin the most important stories for this and the rest of this decade's racing season are taking place in board rooms away from the track.

    SBK/MotoGP

    Bridgepoint owns both SBK's Infront and MotoGP's Dorna. We will be spending a lot of time talking about how the rules are being revised for both of these series. Stories and rumors will make it to print about negotiations with the series promotors, FIM and various manufacturers. These will be very interesting, cause great debate and I will cover as much as possible. Yet in the coming months and years the most important stories for the fans of these two series will take place behind closed doors at Bridgepoint.

    In very simple crude terms Bridgepoint is in racing for the money it can make promoting the two series. To do this they will take part in all the meetings and negotiations related to the above paragraph. The more important job ahead of them is how to make money for themselves and everyone else involved.

    How will the series differ from each other?
    How will they be promoted?
    Can they keep us and new fans interested enough to put fans in stands behind tubes and computer screens in ways that pay for all of this?
    Most important of all: can they attract sponsor and their dollars for the series, teams and the racers?

    We will see or ignore the results of these most important meetings without ever directly being told about them in all likelihood.

    Formula 1

    Open wheel racing at this level is in its normal state of upheaval. Unlike the two wheeled world F1 likes to do this out in the open; for the most part. There are two stories we will not have direct access to.

    The teams are in disarray. FOTA is fractured and like Humpty Dumpty may not be able to be put back together again. Again we will read about this all season. What we will not read about is are the meetings inside Luca Cordero di Montezemolo's head.

    In the business world Montezemolo is important for his money his role in Fiat. Fromula 1 team owners may see him as a peer but as the head of Ferrari he, like the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, he is the first among those equals. What decides is best for Ferrari becomes what he sees as best for Formula 1. The others will debate. Compromises will be reached. Open wheeled world championships could happen with out Ferrari but there is no F1 without it.

    We will read his decisions but what the real story is will remain locked inside his head.

    BMW may bounce executives at age 60 but F1 Suprimo Bernie Ecclestone turns 82 this year. Like the Energizer Bunny he shows no sign of stopping any time soon. Alpha Prema (CVC Capital Partners 70% - JP Morgan 10% with Bernie holding the rest.) owns the series and seems more than happy for Bernie to continue as Formula 1's head.

    Physics tell us that no matter how strong they are at some point the bunnies batteries will run out. Anticipating that we keep a backup set if we are thinking. What do Bernie's partners have as a backup plan. Pivotal to the future of F1 it is the other story we will remain in the dark about.












    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet SBK Team – Profile
    31.01.2012
    Monza, 31 January 2012 – The works-supported BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet SBK Team will contest its second Superbike World Championship season in 2012, with the team entering a brace of BMW S 1000 RRs for Italian riders Ayrton Badovini and Michel Fabrizio.

    Andrea Buzzoni, Director of BMW Motorrad Italia and manager of the Superbike project will lead the team, together with Sporting Director Serafino Foti and Technical Director Gerardo “Dino” Acocella. The factory BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team will provide engines and electronics for the RR.

    The team arrived on the international scene in 2010, making a more than respectable debut in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, with the BMW S 1000 RR giving a good account of itself in the hands of Ayrton Badovini, who immediately made the series his own. The Italian won nine of the ten rounds, the majority of them emphatically. By August, three races before the end, he and BMW Motorrad Italia had clinched the title, and after their successful first international season a move into the Superbike World Championship was a logical step.

    In its debut year in the top category for production-based bikes BMW Motorrad Italia contracted double world champion James Toseland (GBR) as team-mate to Badovini. However, following a fall during testing in March 2011 in which he suffered serious wrist injuries, the Briton missed the majority of races, eventually returning briefly in the late summer before hanging up his helmet for good in September.

    BMW Motorrad Italia appointed Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA), Javier Fores (ESP) and Barry Veneman (NED) as substitutes for Toseland.
    Badovini assumed the team leader role, assuring a successful debut season for his squad. His best result was fourth place in his home race in Misano, with the Italian scoring a total of four top six finishes and regularly finishing in the top ten. Badovini placed tenth overall in the 2011 classification, having scored 165 points.

    In 2012 GoldBet becomes title sponsor and will substantially contribute to the appearance of the team. In addition, BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet SBK Team has contracted Ayrton Badovini’s compatriot Michel Fabrizio as team-mate to the Italian. The 27-year-old has contested the Superbike World Championship since 2006, scoring four wins, a further 29 podium places and one pole position. “Michel is an extremely talented rider, and I am sure our technical and personal support will enable him to show his full potential. With Michel and Ayrton it will be a good all-Italian team of riders and engineers combined with the extraordinary BMW technology,” says Buzzoni.

    BMW Motorrad Italia will also contest the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. In 2011 Lorenzo Zanetti (ITA) and Sylvain Barrier (FRA) placed third and fourth overall in the series respectively. Barrier will again contest the Superstock 1000 Cup for BMW Motorrad Italia, with Lorenzo Baroni (ITA) as team-mate.

    BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet SBK Team
    SBK Riders Profile

    Michel Fabrizio
    Date and place of birth: 17 September 1984 in Frascati (ITA)
    Lives: Rome (ITA)
    Marital status: Married, two children
    Height: 1,70
    Weight: 63
    Hobbies: Motorcycling
    Career highlights: 2003, title FIM Superstock 1000 Cup; 2009, third overall Superbike World Championship
    Race number: #84
    Website: www.michelfabrizio.com


    Ayrton Badovini
    Date and place of birth: 31 May 1986 in Biella (ITA)
    Lives: Castel Bolognese (ITA)
    Marital status: Engaged
    Height: 1,67 m
    Weight: 63 kg
    Hobbies: Sport, photography, angling
    Career highlights: 2010, title FIM Superstock 1000 Cup
    Race number: #86
    Website: www.ayrtonbadovini.it


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    bbc.co.uk Video: Hamilton and Button rearing to go



    autosport.com: What to expect from the 2012 F1 cars


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    The Mothership


    Munich/Biandronno. As of February 1 2012 personnel changes will take place within Husqvarna Motorcycles. Maximilian Kalbfell (38), working with the BMW Group since 2003, will take over the responsibilities as Head of Marketing and Sales of Husqvarna Motorcycles.


    Munich. From now on, all newly developed BMW Motorrad helmets will bear the key visual. The new "BMW helmets" logo emphasises the capability and expertise of BMW Motorrad in relation to motorcycle helmets, showing clearly that these are products of the very highest quality, safety and comfort.


    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – February 1, 2012… The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 19,739 vehicles, an increase of 5.8 percent from the 18,656 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago


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    Reference::

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    FIM

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    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations – Formula 1 World Championship

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    motorcycle-usa.com: Melandri claims confidence on BMW

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    motogp

    ducati.com: Ducati Team completes first winter test at Sepang

    hondaproracing.com: Stoner laps under 2 min on final day at Sepang

    gresiniracing.com: Positive end to Sepang testing for Bautista

    teamtech3.fr: A positive start to 2012 for Crutchlow and Dovizioso

    yamaha-racing.com: Yamaha Factory Racing complete successful test at Sepang

    motomatters.com: Sepang day 3 round-up

    gpone.com: CRT at Valencia ÔÇô The ARTs get closer

    superbikeplanet.com: Suzuki planning a MotoGP comeback?



    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    formula1.com: Snow causes Ferrari to call off launch ceremony for 2012 car

    bbc.co.uk: Gary Anderson deconstructs the new 2012 McLaren - video





    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver


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    The Mothership

    BMW Motorsport and PUMA announce partnership for 2012 season.
    02.02.2012

    Munich, 2nd February 2012. BMW Motorsport and the global Sportlifestyle brand PUMA are back together in the world of motorsport. As part of an extensive cooperation, PUMA has become the ÔÇ£Official Supplier BMW MotorsportÔÇØ for team and racewear for BMW Motorsport operations in the DTM, American Le Mans Series, and endurance races such as the N??rburgring 24 Hours (DE). PUMA will also assume the role of Exclusive Licensed Partner for the BMW Motorsport product categories of ÔÇ£FootwearÔÇØ, ÔÇ£ApparelÔÇØ and ÔÇ£AccessoriesÔÇØ.

    ÔÇ£It is great to have such a well-known and reliable partner as PUMA on board again at such an exciting time for us,ÔÇØ said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. ÔÇ£The link between BMW Motorsport and this successful company has grown over the years and goes as far back as the 2004 season. It is hard to imagine our team and driver apparel without the characteristic PUMA logo. As a strong partner in the field of licensed products, PUMA will play a major role in ensuring that our fans around the world enjoy the products from the BMW Motorsport collections.ÔÇØ

    The PUMA logo will not only be prominent on the apparel of the drivers, team members and management, but also on the BMW Motorsport cars ÔÇô whether the BMW M3 DTM, BMW M3 GT or BMW Z4 GT3. PUMA will also develop licensed products for global sales and distribution. This will strengthen the presence of BMW Motorsport products in key European markets, as well as significantly expanding sales performance in emerging markets in Asia and the Americas.

    Christian Voigt, Senior Head of Global Sports Marketing at PUMA, said: ÔÇ£PUMA is delighted to once again be working with BMW Motorsport, following the successes we enjoyed with them through their tenure in Formula One. BMWÔÇÖs heritage in competitive motorsport and automotive engineering is so impressive, and their global profile derived from this makes them another strong partner for PUMA in motorsport. Through our experience in licensed product development and distribution we are fully confident this will be a successful partnership for both parties, and we hope it will continue to grow in the years to come.ÔÇØ

    Dr. Thomas Goerdt, Head of Lifestyle Collections in the BMW Group, added: ÔÇ£From 2012, BMW will be even more active and prominent in motorsport than it has been in recent years. For this reason, securing this partnership with PUMA was a priority for BMW Lifestyle right from the start. As leading sport lifestyle brand, PUMA boasts a unique wealth of expertise and proficiency in developing and distributing licensed products on a global scale. Bearing in mind the great success we have enjoyed together in the past, we are looking forward to continuing this partnership.ÔÇØ


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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

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    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    FIM: Official Documents
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    FIA Regulations ÔÇô Formula 1 World Championship

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    crash.net: Melandri unhappy with one bike rule

    gpone.com: Checa ÔÇô six kilos to many

    worldsbk.com: Mercado injured, Staring steps in at Phillip Island

    worldsbk.com: Hopkins continues recovery with a sense of expectation

    WORLDSBK: 2012 Race Calendar | Championship Standings Rider / Manufacturer

    WorldSBK.com: Melandri speaks as season draws near

    It seems like no time at all since Marco Melandri put pen to paper to agree to ride for the factory BMW team, but soon he will be lining up to race against the best in the world again in what is arguably the biggest team in the paddock. BMW recently sent out a release featuring an interview with Melandri, a condensed version of which follows here.

    What were your first impressions of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team?
    "That it was very big! That was a bit unusual for me in the beginning. But now we are all working together, and trying to use the full potential of all the resources and people available to us."

    What are your thoughts on the BMW S 1000 RR?
    "I am happy with it. Before I tested it for the first time, some people made me very scared because I had some bad experiences with the Ducati in 2008. When I jumped on the bike for the first time I discovered some difficult areas, but I was also pleasantly surprised by many of its positives. During the test with the 2011 bike I saw that it is a ÔÇÿnormal' bike without any pitfalls. We just need to take the pieces and put them together in the best way to provide the optimal package. Of course it was a lot of work over the winter, and we will see how long it takes us to have this optimal package. However, I am happy about the bike and about how it feels, so I am very confident. I think good confidence is the only thing a rider needs to be fast."

    How well do you get on with Leon Haslam?
    "We get on very well. I have known him since the time I lived fairly close to him in England. I think it is good for the team for us to be team-mates because it means we can push each other, which is good for results. We do have different riding styles, but we have agreed on what changes to make to the bike so that we can work in the same direction in order to move the team forward."

    What are your personal strengths - and weaknesses?
    "I always try to improve myself in those areas where I have weaknesses. That is not always easy. One of my strengths is that in races I am always stronger compared to testing and practice. I don't know why. I'm a racer. I love racing, and as soon as a race starts I always try to give it a bit more than in practice."

    What is your target for the 2012 season?
    "To have fun. When I am fast I score good results - and I always enjoy doing that. That is why that is my target. I would like to have some good fights, score good results and feel good on the bike. Then it is a lot of good fun - and the good results will also be there."


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    Formula 1

    jamesallenonf1.com: Ferrari take new direction in bid to recapture the magic

    bbc.co.uk: 2012 new cars on the grid

    formula1.com: Technical director Key leaves Sauber

    telegraph.co.uk: Ferrari and Force India launch controversial cars for 2012







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    ducati.com: Ducati returns to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb





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    dealernews.com: Highland rests hopes on new assembyly plant plans

    motorcycle-usa.com: Triumph Speed Twin Concept

    motorcycle-usa.com: 2011 Japanese MC production down - exports up

    motocycle.com: 2013 Aprilia Caponord 1200 revealed at Piaggio dealer meeting
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    sportrider.com: Track Day bike prep

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    abcactionnews.com: Futuristic three wheeled vehicle is shown to Florida Motorcycle Safety Coalition


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    BMW Classics opens online parts shop

    Munich. On 1 February 2012, BMW Classic Parts Supply launched its new online shop. Now customers can order spare parts for their BMW classics speedily, easily and from the comfort of their home.
    For BMW Classic the online shop represents ÔÇ£the next phase in the realignment of the business field and a further logical step towards customer satisfaction and customer-oriented serviceÔÇØ, noted Ralf Vierlein, Head of Sales and Aftersales at BMW Group Classic.
    Customers can visit the online shop at http://shop.bmw-classic.de, search for appropriate spare parts for their classic vehicles and order them online. Furthermore, information is provided on the suitability of parts for various model ranges. This service is currently available for customers in Germany. Starting in April 2012 this service will be expanded to further European markets.
    The range of parts in the new online shop currently totals some 35,000 items for classic BMW cars and motorcycles dating from 1960 to around 1990. Large, heavy spare parts, dangerous goods and materials, electronic components and yard goods are excluded from the range.
    For customers, the online Parts Shop will not only make the search for spare parts much easier, it will also facilitate the replacement process: when a component is purchased, a BMW partner is automatically recommended to help the customer restore his or her classic vehicle and to provide technical support.
    The BMW Classic Parts Supply online shop will be presented for the first time at the Bremen Exhibition Centre during the Bremen Classic Motorshow, which takes place from 3 ÔÇô 5 February 2012.
    The online shop can be accessed with immediate effect on the BMW Classic website at www.bmw-classic.de and www.bmw-classic.com.


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    Reference::

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    FIM

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    FIM: Official Documents
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    gpone.com: VIDEO (ITA) - A special track test of the all new BMW S1000RR
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    reutuers.com: Stoner criticizes 'late' rules changes

    bsmotoring.com: Ducati happy with new GP12

    motomatters.com: Nicky Hayden to have surgery on injured sholder

    motogp: 2012 race calendar | Results and Statistics


    Formula 1

    jamesallenonf1.com: Sauber's preparations for new season rocked as technical director quits

    formula1.com: Lotus E20 breaks cover

    The long version from Lotus





    bbc.co.uk: Raikkonen pleased with new car



    and the other guy on the team...




    Formula 1: 2012 Race Calendar | Results Season/Team/Driver




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    The Mothership


    [url=https://www.press.bmwgroup-sport.com/pressclub/p/sp/pressDetail.html?outputChannelId=52&id=T0124749EN&left_menu_item=node__7124BMW Motorsport [/url]was a prominent feature in many regards at the Stiftung Deutsche SporthilfeÔÇÖs ÔÇ£Ball des SportsÔÇØ on Saturday evening. The arrival of BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, along with BMW DTM drivers, Bruno Spengler (CA) and Dirk Werner (DE), was in keeping with the occasion: they and their partners pulled up to the Rhein-Main-Hallen in Wiesbaden (DE) in the new BMW M3 DTM Safety Car. Based on the BMW M3 GTS, the car was specially modified by BMW M GmbH for use on several DTM race weekends over the course of the 2012 season. The modifications included the use of many products from the new BMW M Performance Accessories range. The most spectacular changes are the orange lights on the roof of the car, which are typical of Safety Cars, and the bolted, steel-pipe safety cell


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    Reference::

    BMW MOA 2012 International Rally

    SBK
    2012 FIM Superbike Championship Calendar

    FIM

    Changes to the FIM Superbike, Supersport and Superstock regulations for 2012:
    Some more details of changes to the championship regulations were delivered by the FIM in a press release.

    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:
    http://www.weather.gov/ | NOAA's National Weather Service
    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

    mic.org: Motorcycle Industry Council | Tire Guide 2011.pdf

    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: SEE: Search - Evaluate - Execute. To Evaluate, plan how you're going to handle information or hazards gathered in the Search process

    QOD: What is the best way to cross railroad tracks that run parallel to your course? http://t.co/VbcwHBCp


    Bike Candy

    Pass the mustard and UP THE REVOLUTION!

    St. Paul Pioneer Press , Minneapolis Star Tribune

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