Hire a BMW S1000RRMon, 18 Jan 2010
SPYDER Club motorcycle hire club invites two wheeled enthusiasts to join them in southern Spain for 4 days of riding through the mountains of Andalusia on the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, Ducati’s 1198S and the company's latest arrival, BMW’s new S1000RR. Guests arrive from the 12th February with the final riders leaving on the 7th March. Spyder Club will be based in a villa above the village of Casabermeja and are running a total of 5 trips, each for 6 participants, during that time.The £800 asking price for the short break includes bike hire, accommodation, fuel and food. Ideal if you fancy a blast on BMW's new superbike but don't fancy lashing out £13,000 for one of you own.
Laser unleashes more power from S1000 RRMon, 11 Jan 2010
LAZER has unveiled a new full exhaust system for the BMW S1000RR, which unleashes even more power from the near 200bhp superbike. The system's made from high strength aircraft grade titanium, while the silencer is the new carbon HotCam II. Laser claims the race system will return a power increase of 13.1 bhp.
2009 Carole Nash International Motorcycle & Scooter Show [video]Wed, 02 Dec 2009
NEC Birmingham 2009 – The bikes, the babes, the kit and the people. Raptors & Rockets present the 2009 Carole Nash international motorcycle & scooter show from Birmingham, UK. Check out the video highlight list and Tor Sagen’s video walk through from the 2009 NEC show.
BMW C1-E Electric Scooter Concept [video]Tue, 24 Nov 2009
The BMW C1-E, prepared for the European Safer Urban Motorcycling (eSUM), was designed to represent safe and environmentally friendly vehicles of the future. Like the C1, which was produced 2000-2003, the concept has a number of safety features such as a roll-over bar, energy-absorbing nose to soften head-on collisions and seat belts. Hit the jump and watch it in action.
BMW Concept 6 [video]Mon, 23 Nov 2009
BMW introduced an inline six-cylinder café racer concept at the 2009 EICMA show in Milan, Italy. Inline-six engines have a staple in BMW’s automobiles for decades and the German manufacturer’s motorcycle division took on the challenge of adapting the straight-six to a bike without making it too long or too wide. The result is the BMW Motorrad Concept 6, and an evolution BMW says “will further expand the K-Series in the foreseeable future”.
2010 BMW S1000RR – First RideFri, 20 Nov 2009
UPDATE: Full Review now on Motorcycle.com (with video) We just spent the day ripping it up around the fabulous Portimao race circuit in Portugal on BMW’s new S1000RR supersport literbike, and it’s set to blow away perceptions of what a BMW motorcycle is. With 193 crankshaft horsepower and a claimed dry weight of 404 pounds, BMW says the S1000RR has the best power-to-weight ratio of any production bike. And, by the way the S1000 lofts its front wheel onto Portimao’s front straight at 150 mph, we’re becoming believers!
Used Review: BMW Trailguard jacket and trousersSun, 01 Nov 2009
Ride a BMW, wear the official gear. The Trailguard is one of their top-range textile two-piecers. Fitting brochure is mind-bogglingly complicated, I went into Vines of Guildford and got them to measure me up instead.
Corser to unveil S1000RR at SBW Motorrad HertfordshireTue, 27 Oct 2009
DOUBLE World Superbike champion Troy Corser will unveil the all-new production version of the BMW S 1000 RR on 5 November. Fancy joining him?Fresh from the final round in Portugal, Troy will join Hertford BMW dealer SBW Motorrad to take the wraps off the road-going superbike Corser has been campaigning in this year’s World Superbike Championship.SBW Motorrad boss, Stephen Crowder: “We are really excited that former world champion Troy Corser will headline our special event.” The night: Tickets cost £15 per head and all proceeds from the night will go to charities Riders for Health, Hertfordshire Air Ambulance and BBC Children in Need. When: 7.30pm on Thursday 5 NovemberWhere: Panshanger Aerodrome near Welwyn Garden CityFor tickets: call SBW Motorrad on 01992 583135
Motorcycles at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto ShowMon, 28 Sep 2009
Two weeks ago, I took a break from my regular duties gathering news for Motorcycle.com to fly to Germany to cover the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show for our sister site AutoGuide.com. For two hectic days, AutoGuide editor Colum Wood and I scrambled across the massive 6.2 million square foot Messe Frankfurt trade fair compound, running from press conference to press conference to get the latest on exotic sport cars, futuristic concept models and international unveilings from the automotive world. It was heaven for car lovers, but for me, it meant fighting my way through hordes of photogs, auto-journalists and car show models to get the first photos of four-wheeled goodies from MINI, Ferrari and Lotus.
BMW S1000RR at Nürburgring [video]Wed, 02 Sep 2009
BMW’s new S1000RR is one of the mostly highly anticipated sportbikes to come along in years. Its four-cylinder motor has a larger bore than anything else in its 1000cc class, plus all the latest racetrack goodies like a slipper clutch, variable-height intake manifolds and traction control. We’re still a few months away from testing it for ourselves, but we can across this great video that will give you a little insight into how this Beemer howls at top speed.