Michael Dunlop telah memenangi perlumbaan terakhir TT Senior di Isle of Man TT 2017 semalam di atas jentera barunya Suzuki GSX-Rnya.
Dengan Ian Hutchinson yang telah terbabas pada Pusingan 2 dan menyebabkan perlumbaan dihentikan sementara, Dunlop mengambil peluang itu dan membuat pertukaran yang perlu pada aturcara motosikalnya yang membolehkannya memenangi perlumbaan TT mutlak itu.
Peter Hickman (Smiths BMW) dan Dean Harrison (Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) sekali lagi merangkul tempat di atas podium dengan kedudukan kedua dan ketiga.
BMW Motorrad dengan jelas telah menyatakan bahawa mereka tidak berminat untuk bertanding dalam tahap tertinggi perlumbaan litar iaitu MotoGP.
Pengunduran mereka dari WorldSBK pada 2013 dikatakan sebagai persiapan bagi menyertai MotoGP tetapi mereka telah menjelaskan bahawa mereka sedang menumpukan perhatian kepada pembangunan motosikal jalanan mereka pada masa itu.
BMW Motorrad kini sedang dalam siri WorldSBK dengan Althea BMW Racing Team dengan Raffaele De Rossa dan Jordi Torres mengemudi jentera BMW S1000RR mereka.
The new BMW S 1000 RR – the ultimate sports companion.
The new BMW S 1000 RR is receiving its world premiere at the Intermot 2014 motorcycle fair. With refined torque delivery and peak torque of 113 Nm (83 lb-ft), an increase in engine output of 4 kW (6 hp) to 146 kW (199 hp), plus a reduction in weight of 4 kg to 204 kg with a full tank of fuel and Race ABS (making allowances for equipment), the superbike that first debuted in 2009 is entering a new generation. Besides eliciting even sharper performance from the new S 1000 RR, particular attention was also paid to designing the bike to be even more rider-friendly. Whether it is used for everyday riding, flitting through bends on country roads or being put through its paces on the race track – the new S 1000 RR excels in every respect. Continue reading “2015 BMW S 1000 RR – 4kg lighter, 6hp more powerful”
Power, emotion, sheer adrenalin. BMW Motorrad and the blockbuster action movie series Dhoom have one thing in common: a passion for fast and powerful bikes. In Dhoom:3 – the third instalment of the Bollywood blockbuster due for international release on 20 December – BMW Motorrad and Yash Raj Films unveil their debut collaboration in the form of an exclusive motorcycle partnership. The upshot is edge-of-the-seat footage depicting breakneck biking stunts with the high-performance BMW S 1000 RR and BMW K 1300 R models. While these promise serious goosebumps, the action-packed overtaking and evasive manoeuvres along with daring leaps and high-speed rides demonstrate the lightness of touch with which extreme power can be harnessed.
For 90 years now, BMW Motorrad has been a byword for style-setting innovations, outstanding engineering skills and a distinctive design that is consistently targeted at the emotional dimension of biking. “For BMW Motorrad, the focus is always on the rider’s experience. That is why we are incredibly proud to be making our debut not just in an Indian film venture but in the biggest Bollywood blockbuster of the year – and with our BMW bikes playing such a high-profile role,” says Alexander Baraka, Head of Events, Exhibitions and Motorsport Marketing. “This is a project predestined for high-speed chases on the big screen.”
Acceleration even at standstill: the BMW K 1300 R. As one of the most powerful models in its segment, the flamboyant high-performance BMW K 1300 R roadster meets the most exacting demands in terms of riding dynamics. Its muscular front end and slim, sporty rear hold out a promise that is fulfilled the moment you set off on this naked bike: the BMW K 1300 R launches into a rocket start while also boasting safe and stable roadholding through corners.
Superbike without compromise: the BMW S 1000 RR. Ease of handling coupled with extreme ride stability, supreme engine performance allied to perfect everyday utility: thanks to its sporting DNA, the BMW S 1000 RR turns the road into a race track. With its aluminium frame, radical braking system and dynamic tail-up, nose-down design, this bike exemplifies undiluted racing power.
About Dhoom:3. Dhoom:3, the third instalment of the eponymous Bollywood action movie series, will hit cinemas around the world on 20 December 2013. A string of sensational chases sees cop Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan) and his partner Ali (Uday Chopra) astride the BMW S 1000 RR superbike in hot pursuit of the slippery clown thief, Sahir played by none other than Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan, who sets the screen alight with spectacular stunts on the BMW K 1300 R. Filming took place in Chicago and Mumbai.