BMW Motorcycles Q1 Report
BMW released their Q1 sales statement Wednesday, reporting a 11.4-percent rise in sales over the same period last period.
In total, 25,049 BMW and Husqvarna brand motorcycles were sold during the first three months of 2011; 23,109 BMW brand (+ 10.9%) and 1,940 Husqvarna brand motorcycles (+ 18.4%).
A week after Clement Desalle aced the MX1 category at the pre-season opening event at Valence in France, Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 was again treading the top of a race-podium this weekend as team-mate Steve Ramon triumphed at Lacapelle-Marival, north-east of Toulouse.
MX1 GP: France Results
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 completed its first competitive motocross race of 2011 with victory in cold and wet weather conditions at Valence in France as Clement Desalle took victory with two wins and a third position and team-mate Steve Ramon was eighth overall.
When Steffi Laier, Red Bull Teka KTM factory rider and two-time WMX World Champion, takes to the track in the pre-season MX races in Valence, France, this weekend it will be her first competitive ride for 2011.
Steffi has been training hard on the bike since mid December and in Valence tests herself against a field of male riders.
Sartso Killer Kevlar Jeans will be returning to the XDL Championship Series for the 2011 Season as the title sponsor of the Sartso Women’s Cup.
The program, first started in 2010, is revolutionary because it creates a professional outlet for the increasing number of women in the street freestyle scene.
KTM 125 Video
KTM, makers of sports motorcycles has signed Slovenia’s Rok Bagoros as a specialist stunt rider. Rok, 21, will be part of the program to promote the new KTM 125 Duke, the revolutionary naked bike for young riders, which is being introduced onto the market in the spring of 2011.
2011 Dakar Rally Video
For the third time of the 2011 Dakar Rally, Cyril Despres took victory aboard his KTM Rally 450.
The Frenchman won Thursday’s Stage 11 race after the motorcycle field had to endure a 370-km, two-part special through the canyons at the foothills of the Andes, from Chilecito to San Juan.