@cdnsuperbike •Shubencadie, NS (July 22, 2016)- Royal Distributing rider Michael Leon put in another solid weekend of racing at Atlantic Motorsport Park with fourth and fifth place finishes at the July 16-17 CSBK Mopar doubleheader event.
Friday, 22 July 2016 08:40 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@BMWMotorrad • @VanMotoShow •Montreal, QC (February 5, 2016) – In partnership with BMW Motorad Canada, PUREBREED CYCLES officially unveils The Brooklyn Project this weekend at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show in Abbotsford, BC.
Thursday, 11 February 2016 18:18 Published in Industry News
@jordanszoke •@BMWMotorrad •@cdnsuperbike • Munich (DE) (November 28, 2015)- The winner has been decided.
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 17:23 Published in Reports, Results & Points
@BMWMotorrad • Munich (November 17, 2015)- The popular BMW Motorrad models F700GS and F800GS have displayed versatile capabilities for years: carefree riding fun due to secure controllability on all surfaces, vigorous drive power and excellent suitability for both day-to-day riding and travel - even when the route consists of nothing but gravel tracks. It is a concept in two variants that has been received with great enthusiasm by many motorcycle fans over the years and has now been visually refined by BMW Motorrad for model year 2016.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 15:34 Published in Industry News
@BMWMotorrad • Munich (November 11, 2015) - The BMW Group has set its motorcycle segment new targets for the coming years. By introducing additional models and entering new market segments, the company aims to win new customers worldwide, increasing deliveries of motorised two-wheel vehicles to 200,000 units by 2020.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:37 Published in News
@BMWMotorrad • (November 11, 2015)- Munich - BMW Motorrad has a long tradition in pointing out new ways and thoughts for the topic 'mobility on two wheels'.
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 14:32 Published in Products
@BMWMotorrad • São Paulo. With the world premiere of the BMW Concept Stunt G 310 at South America’s largest motorcycle show, BMW Motorrad is presenting a completely new side: the uncompromising interpretation of an aggressive and agile stunt bike based on a single cylinder study.
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 15:45 Published in Industry News
@BMWMotorrad • Richmond Hill, ON. The weekend of August 14-16 saw Ontario live up to its reputation for hot and humid summer days, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius, and the humidex making it feel closer to 40 degrees. Temperatures, however, didn’t deter record numbers of BMW riders and enthusiasts from descending on Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, just northeast of Toronto, to celebrate the 9th annual summer motorcycle event – BMW Motorrad Days.
Friday, 18 September 2015 14:40 Published in News
A slightly sore Mopar CSBK Canadian National Champ Jordan Szoke is heading home from the final 2015 MotoAmerica at New Jersey Motorsport Park September 13, following a frustrating return to the American National tour. Both Szoke and his 2015 BMW S1000RR, sponsored by Express Lane, Joe Rocket and BMW Motorrad, are a little the worse for wear.
Szoke earned 15th overall in the opening, shortened, combined Superbike/Superstock Feature race, twice interrupted by rain and incidents. In the second, 26 lap Feature on Sunday afternoon, Szoke was eliminated in a first turn crash when he was collected by the Suzuki GSX-R1000 of Elena Myers.
“Race one didn’t go very well,” explained Szoke. “We didn’t really have the speed I thought we should have had, all weekend. With the rain in Q, and various issues, we just never seemed to get things going.”
“The first race was going OK, but I still had some issues with the front end. Then they stopped things because of the rain, and then I didn’t get a good start on the restart. I got around Elena, then I started after all the Superstock guys, they were mainly in a group, not far in front of me.” Szoke’s Canadian spec BMW was competing in the Superstock class.
“Then it started to rain a bit, and I rolled out of it, I was there to have fun, and didn’t want to take to many chances when it was slippery,” continued the ten time Canadian Superbike Champ. “But this time they waited a while to Red Flag it, and Elena got past again.”
Between the two Feature races, Ohlins suspension guru Jon Cornwell discovered that Szoke’s BMW had a problem with his front suspension.
“Jon found a blown O-ring in our fork, so I had no compression damping in my fork, probably since the start of the weekend,” confirmed Szoke. “So we were really excited for race two, looking forward to seeing what difference a good fork could make!”
“We ended up going about half a second faster than Jodi (outgoing CSBK Champ Christie, a front runner at NJ 2014) did when he got that good sixth here last year, and it shows how deep the field is now – the fork fix could have made a real difference.”
“So I got a good start in race two, I was on the outside of Chris Fillmore’s KTM Superbike into turn one, my knees on the ground, and I got hit so hard from behind – I was in the air and there was no bike under me!”
“Elena hit me from behind, I don’t know what she was thinking, there was no room between Chris and me. She got the tail section and exhaust, since I was already leaned over, and I was lucky not to get run over. Now I’m bruised up, hurt my elbow, wrecked my leathers and made a mess of my beautiful motorcycle.”
“This was one of my worst AMA Nationals ever, my first crash on the 2015, in fact it was my first crash since I fell in a Q session in Canada back in 2012! That crash was my fault, but this one wasn’t. But that’s racing – that’s the way it goes sometimes.”
Overall, Szoke still views the tip south on a constructive note: “I enjoyed the track, I loved the competition, the MotoAmerica people were awesome. Wayne Rainey and all of his people were so friendly, it was almost like a family reunion.”
Monday, 14 September 2015 13:25 Published in Reports, Results & Points