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Now this will be interesting to follow:

BMW Motorrad announced at the Paris motorcycle trade show Mondial du Deux Roux on September 28th that it would enter the Superbike World Championships in 2009.

The announcement was made by Peter Müller, BMW Motorrad Executive Vice President, Development and Model Lines.

Now BMW Motorrad is able to confirm that during the 2008 season, a new team will be formed under the management of Berti Hauser, BMW Motorrad General Manager, Motorsport.

A completely new 1,000 cc in-line 4-cylinder machine developed by BMW Motorrad will be tested and further developed in an extended series of training modules under racing conditions. The experienced partner for this ambitious project is alpha Technik GmbH, based in Stephanskirchen near Rosenheim.

“By entering the Superbike World Championship we will be competing against manufacturers and teams which are many years ahead of us in terms of experience in a segment which is new to us,” Peter Müller: said.

“We know it won’t be easy. With alpha Technik GmbH we have found a partner with a lot of development expertise and over 10 years of experience in superbike racing. We anticipate that we will be able to establish ourselves successfully within the strong international competitive field with our new motorcycle.”

Can't wait to have an adjustable screen and heated grips on my sportbike. :)

Glenn
 

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So I guess this puts and end to the rumour of Team KR running BMWs in WSBK?
 

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I remember some on-track spy photos of a 1000cc BMW that was supossedly destined for WSB. It was a while ago. Maybe last summer. I gotta look it up.

Varaiety is never a bad thing :)
 
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