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Dec 19th, 2006 4:56 pm
Steve_R I hate to confuse you with facts Joe, but every bike in that race was a twin of some sort. You need to take the GT down there during the bike week races, that way you'll have some real competition and real racers to run against.

The second place bike, Suzuki I think, was only 14 seconds behind at the finish. If the race had been any longer, it would have been BMW 2 & 3. But still a win is a win is a win. It would be nice to BMW NA get involved for support, but I don't think that will happen anytime soon.
Dec 19th, 2006 9:46 am
messenger13
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Originally Posted by dshealey
That would be something, one rider showing up with a sport tourer, and beating everyone. Hey Joe, sign up for next year on your GT!
You're reading my mind David. I had that same thought. Don't know as I could even place, but it sure would be fun. 8 hours of non-stop tract time? BRING IT ON!


As for the commercials, they rocked! BMW definitely seems to be trying to change their image. And I think it's working to some degree.
Dec 19th, 2006 9:33 am
dshealey
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Originally Posted by DavidTaylor
------------ I thought the BMW ads during the race were interesting; all very race oriented and performance driven.
I noticed that too. Nothing touring at all, some off road, but mostly performance oriented. BMW has stated that they are going after the younger riders now.
Dec 19th, 2006 9:31 am
dshealey
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Originally Posted by messenger13
Watched it yesterday. No offense, but it was poorly done, IMO. Like watching paint dry, it was the longest hour of television I've seen in a long time.
It was pretty boring. But being the first step into something new, and basically most non-professional riders, with little factory backing, it was about what would be expected. I was surprised at a couple of the comments like: "We just heard about it, so decided to give it a try". Seems this one was kinda thrown together without fanfare. Some of the riders were basically just "off the street". Some were riding quite well, some were obviously pretty new at track riding.

Don't know if the concept will ever take off or not. Heck, I believe a good LD rider could have done pretty well without the other two riders to switch off with . Don? That would be something, one rider showing up with a sport tourer, and beating everyone. Hey Joe, sign up for next year on your GT!
Dec 19th, 2006 8:59 am
DavidTaylor
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Originally Posted by messenger13
Watched it yesterday. No offense, but it was poorly done, IMO. Like watching paint dry, it was the longest hour of television I've seen in a long time.
I watched it last night, and it certainly wasn't the most enthralling race coverage I've ever seen. On the other hand, they're televising motorcycle racing, and from a channel who keeps pushing NASCAR onto a higher and higher pedastal, its worth watching to let them know we care about it. I thought the BMW ads during the race were interesting; all very race oriented and performance driven.
Dec 19th, 2006 8:31 am
messenger13 Watched it yesterday. No offense, but it was poorly done, IMO. Like watching paint dry, it was the longest hour of television I've seen in a long time.
Dec 15th, 2006 8:59 pm
brucecha I think the HP-2 came home 3rd in class at the Baja 1000. A half-hour of so behind the 450 Hondas, but 3rd none the less.
Dec 14th, 2006 8:31 pm
messenger13 Man! Those bikes must be fast! They're going to do a whole 8-hour race in just one hour!

Thanks for the reminder Mr. Shealey. I'll go set the DVR.
Dec 14th, 2006 8:28 pm
cfell Kewl.. just got Speed channel.. gonna try to watch it..
Dec 14th, 2006 8:24 pm
DavidTaylor I would definitely recommend watching this. I was around San Jose BMW a lot while Chris and the guys prepped and built the bike. It was a real grass roots effort on the shop's part, made all that much better by going out and winning! I haven't seen a smile on Chris' face that big in a long time.
Dec 14th, 2006 8:03 pm
dshealey
BMW wins race;

This may be old news to some, but just got this from BMW, as probably many more of you did:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
This weekend, BMW Motorcycle fans and riders have the opportunity to witness history in the making.

How? By tuning into the broadcast of the inaugural SunTrust Moto-ST Eight Hours at Daytona on the Speed Channel from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time this Sunday, December 17th.

This high-adrenaline program will showcase the historic victory achieved by the San Jose BMW Motorcycles team as they brought home the checkered flag. Not since Steve McLaughlin won the very first AMA Superbike race back in 1976 on an R 90 S had a BMW Motorcycles team won at Daytona. You may have already known about this stunning win, but now you can see all the drama, all the passion, and all the white-hot action unfold before your eyes this Sunday on Speed Channel.


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