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BMW Motorrad USA Has New Leaders

There has been a change of leadership at BMW Motorrad USA following the stepping down and subsequent retirement of Pieter de Waal ending 18 years of service with the automaker. To fill the vacancy, Hans Blesse has vacated his spot as VP of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad Germany. Top leadership is confident that…Continue Reading

Ducati Sets Date for Annual “Race to the Clouds”

The date for the annual collision between Italy and Colorado Springs has been set for July 8, 2012.  That’s the day the 90th “Race to the Clouds” will be held at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR), with race classes that include stock car, exhibition, open wheel, and of course motorcycles.  Competitors will have to overcome…Continue Reading

Motorcycle Helmet Technology Heading the Way to Safer Riding

Motorcycle helmets have come a long way since Hopper and Fonda were Easy Riders. When compared with the padded leather caps or strapless plastic helmets of yesteryear, the helmets of nowadays are technological wonders offering genuine protection against the threat of serious head injuries. The National Highway Traffic Safety Association says that helmets today they…Continue Reading

BMW Motorcycles Posts Best Year Ever

Times are tough all around—or are they?  BMW’s Motorrad division had their best year ever last year, with year-over-year gains in every month of 2011 compared to 2010.  The German company’s sales strategy has apparently begun to pay off, as sales this were even better than 2007—the last year of abundance before the current economic…Continue Reading

BMW R1250GS Nearly Release Ready

From the faraway Black Forest, whispers and photos of something impressive have been coming to the left side of the chilled Atlantic pond. The pics and the details have caught the attention of those who know all things bikes. In fact, word is that they hint at a two-wheeled beast so magnificent that it will,…Continue Reading

GoPro Powersports Offering Motorcycle Loan Options

GoPro Powersports Services (GPPS) has released a new loan program to help both prime and subprime consumers. The specific assistance will come in the form of the company’s HELPcard, which will be available in franchised and independently-owned powersport dealerships across the nation. The HELPcard will be able to be used on sales from $500 to…Continue Reading