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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old Oct 3rd, 2007, 10:05 am Thread Starter
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BMW plans to enter the 2008 Superbike World Championship with Alex Hofmann riding a new 1000cc four-cylinder racebike.

http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/...?article=30342

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BMW Motorrad announces entry into Superbike World Championship for 2009.

Munich. BMW Motorrad is opening a new chapter in road racing. Peter Mller, Vice President Development and Model Lines BMW Motorrad, stated at the Mondial du Deux Roues Motorcycle Show in Paris on Friday,
September 28th:

In 2007 BMW returned to road racing with the sports boxer after more than 50 years. In 2008 we will continue our activities in the Endurance category. At the same time we will be preparing our entry into the Superbike World Championship in 2009 with great intensity.

More detailed information on the motorcycle concept and the structure of the team will be publicised in good time.

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Very cool.

Wonder if they'll sell a race replica as well?

why do I even torture myself with that question. It'll be too much money...
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Yes they will, it will be the K1000RS and I am already on the waiting list at A&S, probably won't be out for about a year tho. Supposedly 190 hp stock and about 418 lbs

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i think they have to have the bike out before they race it. new rules in wsbk say yes.

http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2007/Sep/e/n070927d.htm

this is from the same site.....it says on top bmw in 08...then says in 09 so i dunno, id think though if we dont start seeing pics of this bike ...itll be in 09

Sprechen Sie Brittania: BMW & Triumph To Race WSBK In 2008/2009
beemer in superbike, triumph in supersport
by dean adams
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
The production-based World Superbike series showed off two coups last weekend.

First, that BMW will race the WSBK series in 2009. While your first thoughts might be why your dad's motorcycle company is now racing Superbikes, actually the BMW effort is already well-respected and garnering interest. BMW clearly has experience running race teams the world over--albeit on four wheels, but they will be a welcome participant in WSBK.

That followed news breaking that Triumph signed a deal for Stefano Caracchi's former NCR team to race the Brit-bikes in the World Supersport series next season. Triumph did race Supersport in 2004 with V&M.

These are heady announcements from the WSBK series, what with BMW perpetually bandied about as a future MotoGP constructor. Does BMW still have a future in MotoGP? Luca Cadalora and Jeremy McWilliams both tested some type of BMW MotoGP bike and the world's press predicted BMW entering the series in 2007. That, of course, never happened. Instead BMW raced the world endurance series.

As one wag put it: BMW can race MotoGP or with the same capital investment they can race World, US and British Superbike championships.

As a company the new Triumph has been able to sell warehouses full of bikes without going world championship racing, so the announcement that second-generation team owner Stefano Caracchi's well-vested team will front the British outfit is a serious effort indeed.
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dont know if this is a repost but....

http://sameerkumar.blogspot.com/2007...velopment.html

semi automatic gear shifter...???

ed..how much is it going to be, did they tell you? if its even close to the K-R's price im getting one!
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No, they didn't know what the price would be - but my guess is more than the K1200R but who knows? I tried to pump some info out of a senior BMW exec at Bonneville but he wouldn't talk - guess I didn't poor enough alcohol into him, damn.

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Grabbed this from CC71's link:


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post #9 of 21 (permalink) Old Oct 4th, 2007, 9:11 pm
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Price was brought up on Shiva's site a month or so ago.

The General was saying 12.5-15K.

I couldn't believe it!

For Ohlins, traction control, V4 engine with 190hp?!?!

If that's the case, where does the line start.
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no way! 15k? cant be....be alot cooler if it was though!

even if its 17k....im getting it!
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