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Michael Dunlop to Race for BMW at 2014 Isle of Man TT

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

BMW Motorrad UK has signed seven-time winner Michael Dunlop to race in the 2014 Isle of Man TT and other international road races. Dunlop will be the first factory-backed BMW rider in 50 years, and will try to be the first rider to win a TT race on a BMW since Georg Meier won in 1939 on a RS 255 Kompressor. Dunlop, nephew of the great Joey Dunlop, was the star of the 2013 Isle of Man TT, winning four races and finishing second in the Senior TT on Honda machines.

Nitron Introduces Adventure Series Shocks

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The latest suspension manufacturer to hit the block, Nitron is hitting the ground running. Its latest offering, the Adventure series of shocks, leaves no question as to its intended pursuit. Crafted from aluminum alloy with stainless steel fittings, Nitron Adventure Series of shocks are lighter weight than standard ones, and are built to withstand the harsh environments adventure riders are known to travel.

BMW Maintains Sales Momentum into 2014

Tue, 11 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

After three straight years of record motorcycle sales, you’d think things would eventually start slowing down for BMW. Instead, the German manufacturer continues to roll on the throttle with an impressive start to 2014. BMW announced sales of 5,438 motorcycles and scooters in January, up from the 4,818 motorcycles sold in the same month in 2013.

2013 US Motorcycle Sales Data

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reported a modest 1.4% growth in U.S. motorcycle and scooter sales in 2013, with consumers purchasing 465,783 vehicles. The sales data represents numbers from the MIC’s member brands which include BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, the Piaggio Group (which includes Aprilia, Moto Guzzi and Vespa), Victory, Suzuki, Triumph and Yamaha.

EBR Announces More Than 60 Founding Dealers

Tue, 04 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Erik Buell Racing (EBR) today announced its founding dealerships across the United States. The recruitment process began shortly after the American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, Florida, where the company took the wraps off the 1190RX production superbike. More than 60 dealers will be the first to carry the 1190RX.

2014 WSBK Provisional Entry List – 27 Riders and 9 Manufacturers

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) released a provisional entry list for the 2014 World Superbike Championship. The provisional list includes 27 riders riding motorcycles from nine different manufacturers. Of these riders, 12 are riding in the new EVO sub-category which limits engine upgrades and electronics to Superstock class rules.

2014 Urals Get Upgraded & Go On Tour

Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

For 2014 Ural has equipped its line-up of two-wheelers and sidecars with some very modern componentry. Ural models now enjoy the benefits of electronic fuel injection (EFI), disc brakes (on all three wheels) and an hydraulic steering damper. Ural claims the motorcycles have received “dozens of other upgrades,” but did not provide details as to nature of those upgrades.

Don’t Run From This Cop – Video

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Quinn Redeker is one talented motorcycle rider. In this impressive video, watch as he wins a motorcycle skills competition aboard his motorcycle. And oh yeah, Redeker is a motorcycle cop.

2014 BMW US Prices Released – R nineT Only $800 More Expensive than R1200R

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

If you’ve been considering a new BMW motorcycle this year, then you must be eagerly awaiting the German manufacturer to release its 2014 prices. Now that your Christmas bills are paid off (at least, you would hope), you can start budgeting for your new Beemer, now that BMW Motorrad USA has released pricing information for the five newest models to its lineup, the R nineT, S1000R, R1200GS Adventure, K1600GTL Exclusive and R1200RT. Perhaps the most welcome news is the R nineT’s pricing at $14,900, making it just $800 more expensive than the R1200R‘s $14,100 price tag.

BMW S1000RR Takes On Ultimate Supercars – Video

Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 -0800

Yes this is another car vs. motorcycle drag race. For this particular matchup we have the BMW S1000RR taking on the Lamborghini Aventador and Bugatti Veyron Vitesse.