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      02-18-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Michelin and BMW to contest the French Superbike Championship


Michelin and BMW will be tackling the series with the same three riders who will be flying the two firmís colours in the Endurance World Championship, namely Matthieu Lagrive, the reigning French Champion Sťbastien Gimbert and Erwan Nigon. Preparing the bikes and tending to them at events will be the responsibility of the Gilbert Pernoudís Up Racing operation based in Annecy, France.

Source: http://www.motoracinglive.com/2010/0...nce-superbike/
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      02-18-2010, 12:50 PM   #2
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Love that bike.
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i think this pretty much sums it up :P

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The S1000 RR, after a long time, appears to be a serious attempt by BMW to get into high performance motorcycling. Superbike racing is a serious business, and it is too soon to guess if the bike would take the stress, but its published parameters indicate it might be competitive.
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The S1000 RR, after a long time, appears to be a serious attempt by BMW to get into high performance motorcycling. Superbike racing is a serious business, and it is too soon to guess if the bike would take the stress, but its published parameters indicate it might be competitive.
If the published parameters are correct, this bike should dominate. Significantly better power to weight than the rest of the competition, and the best example of function over form I've seen in a "street legal" vehicle since the T1.
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Did it say BMW Korea at the end? With the likes of Suzuki and Yamaha, guess it makes sense that Asia is the place to develop a superbike
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my god, what an amazing bike. Got to sit on it today.
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nice bike, I can't wait to get my motorcycle license!
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i really hope its at the toronto autoshow....that thing is incredible.
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It is realy a great bike IRL , no, awesome is better............

I was shocked as I saw it the first time

So I bought one

Next to my E92 M3 it wil fit verry nice, what do you guys overhere think?

This one it is gonna be..............march/april to be expected...........


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If the published parameters are correct, this bike should dominate. Significantly better power to weight than the rest of the competition, and the best example of function over form I've seen in a "street legal" vehicle since the T1.
Good point. We all enjoy reading parameters, but in racing they mean little - things are decided on the track. In terms of potential, the bike is a two-wheel equivalent of the F1 1.09 BMW-Sauber, and may well end up the same way. It will be an interesting season. It is much easier to fabricate joy than speed.
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