Reminder: 20% off deal on GPR exhaustsFri, 29 Oct 2010
The celebration of the launch of the new GPR website is coming to a close, the deal from Moto Legends offers 20% off all exhausts and free UK delivery, until the end of this weekend. A wide variety of exhaust systems are available in the deal. Including the weight saving, dual titanium slip-ons for the K9 GSX-R1000 - dropping the RRP from £699.00 to £559.20.
Latest on my S1000RRMon, 04 Oct 2010
Not sure what's going on with the sound in this vid, but it calms down after a minute - sorry! As my long term BMW S1000RR does most of its miles working hard on track days, I felt an early 6000 mile service might be a good idea. A quick phone call to my local dealer (the friendly and efficient Pidcocks) saw my bike in the workshop the following week and back in my hands by lunchtime.
MINI Scooter E Concept RevealedThu, 23 Sep 2010
MINI has just officially revealed not one, but two of its MINI Scooter E Concepts that will officially debut at the Paris Auto Show next week. Created to bring together a youth-oriented lifestyle element and sustainable mobility, the scooters take significant design cues from the MINI lineup of cars while using a lithium-ion battery pack to deliver guilt-free mobility. Making the MINI E Scooter Concept almost excessively hip is its smartphone integration, where the owner’s iPod or similar device acts as the actual key for the scooter, clicking into a central docking station between the handlebars.
Exclusive interview with the PopeThu, 16 Sep 2010
The Pope, graciously took ten minutes out of his hectic Third World Tour of an aggressively atheist county to speak to us of his recently publicised passion for motorcycles So, Jo, you like your bikes? ‘Ja, Very much. I haff liked motorcycles since a very early age during my time in ze Hitler Youth organisation, in fact.
Could This Innovative New Light Save Your Life?Thu, 19 Aug 2010
Everyone knows brake lights are to alert drivers behind you, but what about when you roll off the throttle, and tailgating drivers fail to notice your decreasing rate of speed? Would you like them to know you’re decelerating, rather than potentially becoming another statistic? Nikkos Designs of Fort Myers, Fla.
South West Motorcycle Show 2010, August 28th & 29thTue, 17 Aug 2010
Need something to do on August Bank Holiday weekend, then read below: "Although the South West Motorcycle Show has been running at the Westpoint Arena for the last sixteen years, 2010 is the first year that the show hosts the all-new Vertical Trix European Stunt Championship. The show contains all the usual attractions that have been delivered to motorcyclists from over the south-west and further afield since 1994 – including all the appropriate trade stands, and with strong support from local dealers – plus attractions such a a dyno on site, restaurant, bar, bike displays, live music and of course the live action arena. Although the action in the show arena has previously been stunt displays, rather than a full-on competition.
Need more from your S1000RR?Wed, 11 Aug 2010
BMW has launched an HP Race Power Kit for the S1000 RR costing £2,850 including VAT.For trackday riders and racers, the kit - a new ECU and an Akrapovic exhaust system - increases peak power and torque, while optimising the bike’s engine, braking and power management systems, claim BMW, for short circuit riding and racing.Ayrton Badovini’s 2010 FIM Superstock 1000 championship-winning bike uses the HP Race Power Kit. It can also be found on the Jentin Racing-BMW Motorrad S 1000 RR being raced by Richard Cooper in the British National Superstock championship.• Maximum engine output increased by 4bhp and 6lb.ft to 197bhp (147kW) and 88.5 lb.ft (120 Nm) with power and torque significantly bolstered throughout the key 5000 to 9000 rpm midrange• Once installed, the power mapping for the four engine management riding modes (‘Rain’, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Slick’) is identical and the S 1000 RR delivers the full 197bhp across all four modes• The different modes instead alter the electronic rider aids with the Race ABS reducing input and the Dynamic Traction Control allowing full power at greater lean angles as the modes move from ‘Rain’ through to ‘Slick’• Engine braking on overrun is reduced giving more balanced corner entry• Pit-lane limiter activated when the start button is held down in first gear (actual speed maintained may vary with the bike’s gearing)• Akrapovic titanium and carbon-fibre full exhaust system saves 6.8kg over stock and includes a baffle which allows the exhaust to meet noise regulations in place at some circuits
Adjust the S1000RR chain in styleWed, 11 Aug 2010
Some fancy new chain adjusting components from LighTech. The press release says: "LighTech srl, have really gone to town on BMW's S1000RR, with a programme of over 50 products planned this year. Lightechs chain adjuster sets for the S1000RR have just been released.
Calling all BMW S1000RR owners ...Mon, 02 Aug 2010
BMW has announced the HP Race Cover Kit for the company's highly-acclaimed S1000RR superbike. The kit aimed at trackday goers, replaces parts removed by owners prior to taking their bike out on track. Covers for the numberplate hanger, mirrors and indicators – all of which have been designed to facilitate simple and easy removal - neatly fill any gaps left by the removed parts.
Get £50 off a BMW Off-Road Skills courseMon, 19 Jul 2010
BMW Off Road Skills is offering a £50 discount on any Level 1-3 course booked between Monday 19 July and Friday 23 July to help promote National Motorcycle Week.The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA)-supported National Motorcycle Week runs from 18 to 24 July and includes Ride to Work Day on 21 July. It was created to inspire and inform potential new riders and encourage them to take their first step onto two wheels – and to involve enthusiastic fellow bikers in the process.But it’s also about encouraging those who already ride to explore the varied and exciting world of powered two wheelers. And with that in mind, BMW Off Road Skills announces this offer to help enable riders of all experience levels to discover the world of off-road motorcycling.BMW Off Road Skills is based in the stunning Brecon Beacons.