BMW is set to the Superbike World Championship in 2009. While the BMW 325is parts maker has been involved in car motorsport, and has been active in the competition on biking events like the Paris Dakar Rally, was his last entry in the Le Mans 24 hour race, the first time in five decades BMW ran its own works road racing team.
For many years has run the BMW Boxer Cup championship for R1100S machines and PowerCup for the K1200R. It has also been significant sponsorship of the MotoGP Championship on motorsport activities made available to increased output in the model program were repeated.
The K1200S, K1200R and the new R1200S all show a new, sportier face to a vehicle whose products were once considered the two wheels, one pair of comfortable slippers.BMW ISN, AOT corresponds only to street racing. In fact, his 450cc enduro prototype marked with a greater involvement in off-road competition. In addition, BMW, signed just last week a deal to acquire the Husqvarna brand completely by the previous owner Claudio Castiglioni. Maintain the results are ready (and race) number of off-road bikes with Husqvarna machines and branding instead of BMW badges.Reports say, give the decision for WSB could, after a look behind the scenes come with brainstorming the concept of a MotoGP bike, the production-based championship Aubut is probably a more appropriate slot, Au for BMW, AOS image. Racing WSB give a marketing spur, its more road-based bikes.
.Back in 1992 designed to take a BMW boxer twin superbike on the all-conquering Ducatis in WSB. Called the R1, the prototype of an all-new BMW 1000cc, DOHC, used water-cooled boxer twin, with around 160 hp. It doesn € ™ t fit anymore today, AOS standards, but back then it was enough to compete.In the bike, AOS later development, design, BMW decided would not be aot competitive enough to require the successful make the investment worthwhile insurer, and is from the idea of racing.Now the company backed up again. His latest project, using a four-cylinder engine guarantees, to be really competitive.
Inside the factory, the new code name 190/190, the 190bhp targets on the crankshaft and a wet weight of 190kg in road trim. If it pops, that race versions should have no problems in complying with the 210 horsepower needed to be competitive in WSB and cropping have to 162kg minimum weight limit for the series.BMW ISN, AOT officially commented on the project, but an insider told the reporters that there would be an announcement about his plans to race later this year ends.
The source also hinted that it would be a great surprise, on one of this year, AOS big bike shows, insinuating a prototype of the new machine could loom. BMW will be racing in 2009. However, will show a prototype allow the luxury of testing used relatively publicly for a year, following in the footsteps of the WSB series, without trying to hide the wheel. In addition, versions of the production could go to 190/190 for sale before its race debut.