WSBK » BMW debuts 2012 bike with Haslam, Melandri


BMW's 2012 World Superbike challenger hits the track with new signing Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam sampling the updated S1000RR.

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pp916 - Unregistered

October 19, 2011 10:40 AM

No mention of the proposed change to Magnetti Marelli electronics? I understood that was one of the guarantees required by both Melandri & Haslam before signing....
Maybe that's for later tests.

shamarone

October 20, 2011 3:50 PM

re: "More significantly, a new engine has been designed to improve ride-ability and low-end torque, a common complaint of the 2011 machine."

and the 2009 machine and the 2010 machine. behold people the necessary re-homologation (hopefully?) that S1 has pointed to ad-nauseum as a requirement for success. go beemer...! top end is a gem, bottom end...? not so much. tardozzi folds his arms and smiles.

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