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Good times on-track and off for Steve Hoffarth and Doc Walker

Race fans will have the chance to shoot the breeze with Canadian Amateur Superbike Round 1 race winner Steve Hoffarth and see his BMW S1000RR Superbike at Serpa BMW in Newmarket, ON this Saturday from 10 am to noon. Hoffarth was the victor on a weekend that began in the rain but ended with sunshine and smiles at Shannonville Motorsport Park. 

Thursday, 20 June 2013 09:57 Published in Reports, Results & Points


¡Why not Mexico!

Way past the coastal all-inclusive resorts, Mexico is a rugged country abundant with fun, twisty roads, delicious, spicy food and warm, friendly people. My husband Jamie and I decided to disregard the bad press and fly to Mexico to ride motorcycles.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 15:54 Published in Feature Stories


BMW Motorrad Has Most Successful Month in History in April

In April BMW Motorrad sold 11.5% more vehicles than in the equivalent month last year. 14,587 units (previous year: 13,088 units) were supplied to customers worldwide last month. As of April, vehicle supplies total 39,319 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 37,461 units / + 5.0 %).

Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:51 Published in Industry News


BMW Sets Future Sights on sub-500 cc Market

BMW Motorrad has announced its plans to enter the 500 cc and under motorcycle market after signing an agreement with TVS Motor Company, one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in India. The aim of the cooperation is to join forces to develop and produce motorcycles in the segment below 500 cubic centimetres.

Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:21 Published in Industry News


BMW Sells Husqvarna to Pierer Industrie AG

Almost hidden in a press release we received from BMW (full release below) was the following line:
"...the BMW Group signed a purchase agreement with Pierer Industrie AG (Austria) for the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles."

Who is Pierer Industrie AG? Among other things, they are 51% owners of KTM.

Friday, 01 February 2013 09:53 Published in Industry News


Szoke Renews with BMW for 2013 CSBK Season

Eight-time Canadian Superbike champion Jordan Szoke has renewed his partnership with BMW Motorrad for the 2013 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship, an agreement that will once again see him on BMW machinery while he fights to defend his title.

Monday, 14 January 2013 12:01 Published in Industry News


Inside Impression: BMW C600 Sport

BMW has now officially entered the scooter market with its two new maxi-scooters. Both the C600 Sport and C650 GT are built on the same platform, with the GT aimed at touring and our test unit, the C600 Sport, targeted for the sportier enthusiast.

 BMW is arguably late in the scooter race, but forgive them — they’ve been busy innovating elsewhere with great success.

Monday, 03 December 2012 12:29 Published in Feature Stories


BMW Releases New F800GT

With the new F800GT as the successor model to the F800ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range in the sporty touring segment with the new midrange offering.

Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:35 Published in Industry News


Track Time with John Sharrard - 2012 BMW S1000RR

This summer, our editor asked me if I'd be willing to put the 2012 BMW S1000RR through its paces on the race track.  I argued for awhile, then reluctantly agreed… Yeah right!

Shortly after, I was at Calabogie Motorsports Park with the sleek BMW for a Pro 6 Cycle-hosted  track day.  Pro 6 always provides a safe and well-run track day, at what just may be the nicest race track in the country.  Calabogie offers superb tire grip and smooth, consistent pavement, allowing traction no matter which line you select.

Monday, 22 October 2012 12:24 Published in Feature Stories


Couturier Racing Appeals Fuel DQ at CTMP

Mopar Pro Superbike team Couturier Racing is contesting the disqualification of team rider Kevin Lacombe in Sunday's Pro Superbike race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the use of illegal fuel.

For 2012, the Canadian Superbike Championship mandated the use of unleaded fuel, and competitors have had the choice of using their own unleaded pump fuel or Sunoco 260 GT Plus, which was available from Brooklin Cycle at each event. But at Sunday morning's rider's meeting at CTMP, teams in the Pro Superbike class were informed that they would be supplied with 20 litres of the Sunoco fuel by the series, which they must use in competition for that day's final round of the series. The decision to make the fuel mandatory for Sunday’s race was due to recent concerns that some teams were possibly using unsanctioned race fuel.

Friday, 31 August 2012 11:49 Published in News


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