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My pictures are here [url]http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-York-NY/BMW-OF-MANHATTAN-MOTORCYCLES/276488082353[/url]
I want to thank you the people who make this training possible, and our trainers Ray, Matt and Ross. They were patience, careful and really good. :rocker:
All and all it was a training for everyone who cares to be a lil’bit or much better rider. It all depends on you.
Highly recommended :thumb:
Here is some information for interested riders of you. [URL=”http://mysite.verizon.net/resat10022/BMW MC Training.doc”]Right click the linky and “save as” the doc please…[/URL]
Above the picture see the guy stopping on a steep hill and saving his ass with a special technique of “clutch slipping”. We all did that couple of times.
And there I’m on a controlled (very slow, even stopping in the middle with the front brake) down hill ride.
Matt, my instructor screaming “Slower, SLOOWEER !” 🙂
Later on we worked on a gravel pool, then emergency braking with many conditions and speeds and finally we killed ourselves in a sandpit way bigger then a basketball court! Despite the all hard work and picking up the bike couple of times we all really had a great time there.
“Don’t Forget to Breath” a very good advice…
After some serious swerving techniques (it’s not MSF believe me!)we’ve done at 5 ish.
At the end of the day everyone around was looks like a plastic cone to me…::D
I slept like brick Saturday night.
The next day my bike would be a 650XChallenge, the same bike of mine, I bought last week and couldn’t find time to ride. Although they would change all bikes’ tires with knobbies for the off road training, I insisted to keep Sahara’s (on/off road tires-same tires on my bike) to get used to behavior of the little beast.
Next morning weather was horrible… It was raining so hard, wipers were not sufficient to see in front of me when I’m driving from the hotel to Performance Center. But it get better in two hours and was very good for the rest of the day except couple of drizzles. Thanks to the M/C God for this arrangement w/ the Goddess of Meteorology.
All tires were changed with knobbies (except mine, b/c I asked so) and all bikes were tuned for off-road condition.
First hour was another briefing for off road, and we were on bikes. Putting our asses to saddles was prohibited that day…for the next 8 hours… And it will be tough.
Training started on a puddled muddy, stony ground almost as big as a football field. Cones were there, and all unimaginable maneuvering tricks were waiting for us. Jeez. When we get the first break my sweat was dripping on my pants. But everybody were grinning like idiots 😀 We were having a great time like kids.
Then we get an “Adventure Tour” in the small forest following a single track full of trees, wooden bridges made by greasy planks, water crossings, boulders and stones instead of plastic cones. It was fun and challenging.
Later we trained on a “railroad” for a washboard condition, a triple camel humps, and artificial ruts.
I would ride a 1200GS and the orange one would be mine for the day.
All bikes was prepared for the road training with new Metz or Conti tires.
First of all we get informed with new systems of the 2008 bikes such as ASR, new ABS, new suspension systems etc. then we rode down the track.
We were rather crowded so start to work in two groups with three instructors.
It was a really good level training and I experienced pretty tough times around the cones all day. Main purpose of the training was concentrated on slow speed maneuvering, “what-if” scenarios, low and high speed emergency braking, modern cornering techniques like “Spiegel”, and counter balancing.
Hey! where is my left foot? :confused:
Yeah you all smart mass’ know, on the right peg.. We did a lot of this type exercises to feel ourselves more comfortable on the bike and gain more balance.
Not-so-bad designs, but did you guys noticed something in the country flags..?
“Ride the World”. Jeez. Ride all developed countries, especially all non-muslim countries; no Africa, no Asia, No mid -South America, Australia…
Brain washing is everywhere I’m afraid, it’s just contagious… Or maybe it’s just my paranoia. :confused:
Hello ! 😀
It’s been great to expanding the forums. Thank you all.
[QUOTE=GrandviewEuro »] Taken on The Tail of the Dragon[/QUOTE]
Very nice picture, congrats to the guy behind the camera. 😉
[QUOTE=Beemer-me-up »]Hi Donald_Duck (nice ride)
How come your picture comes up with out having to click on anything. Am I uploading incorrectly? :confused:[/QUOTE]
Let’s have a sample, our logo… It’s url address is
(right click the logo, and click the “properties” you’ll seee. Select and and copy the address.)
Then, put the address between “img” tags.
and you’ll see the logo
OR, easier method would be to use “Insert Image” icon on top of message window. 😎
See below screen shot.
Just click the “insert image” icon. A new small window shall be opened. Type or paste the address in that window.
[CENTER]Me and my bike “Ripley” the Alien slayer.:D
“Stateline Lookout” NY-NJ border, Fall 2007[/CENTER]
Below quotation from BMW Press Announcement.
The dream of many Boxer fans has come true: With the new BMW HP2 Sport, BMW Motorrad is putting the sportiest, most powerful and lightest Boxer series of all times on the road. The third model of the HP model range was designed for the ambitious sports rider and enthrals with numerous exclusive details that were previously restricted to racing, some making their first appearance in series vehicle production.
Examples of these include the self-supporting and aerodynamically optimised fairings made completely of CFK, the gear shift assistant, a dashboard like that used in the MotoGP, the forged aluminium wheels and the racing brakes with radially bolted calipers. Wherever the eye of the spectator wanders, it sees pure racing technology that delights every enthusiast. It is unmistakably athletic, a vehicle that inspires on country roads as well as on the racing circuit.
Regardless of the limits for the engine output as a result of the principle and
the aerodynamic disadvantages from the cylinder configuration of a Boxer, BMW Motorrad deliberately decided to further develop this historic engine concept for a road racer with racing circuit talent. The key engine data are very respectable: the engine achieves more than 96 kW/128 hp at 8750 min–1 compared with the significantly modified engine of the BMW R 1200 S. The maximum torque lies at 115 Nm at 6000 min–1, the highest revs of the
engine reaches a peak value at 9500 min–1.
Technically, the BMW HP2 Sport is based on the BMW R 1200 S. Customised to meet the requirements of the ambitious sports rider down to the last detail, the BMW HP2 Sport is however a completely independent and absolutely exceptional motorcycle. Many detailed solutions are based on the experiences gained in long-distance races.
The most striking difference of the BMW HP2 Sport from the endurance
racing Boxer is the brand new cylinder heads: Each of the double overhead camshafts (DOHC) uses a drag lever to actuate the valves that are larger than in the BMW R 1200 S. Further modifications such as the flow-optimised intake and outlet, new forged pistons and adapted connecting rod help the engine to achieve the necessary higher output compared to the basic engine.
The new stainless steel exhaust system is placed below the engine for the first time. This keeps the construction of the lower area of the motorcycle extremely slim, enabling great freedom of movement for the familiar ‘hanging off’ riding position, and the fitting of a CFK engine spoiler is advantageous to the aero-dynamics. An inimitable boxer sound with new acoustic quality is generated by the exhaust system and the striking design of the rear silencer is impressive.
Another exclusive racing feature is the gearshift assistant together with the narrow ratios of the 6-speed gearbox to enable fast gear changes without having to ease off the gas and operate the clutch. This technology is offered
for the first time in a series vehicle. In order to adapt the gearshift pattern for
the racing circuit, a suitable replacement pressure sensor is available as special equipment if necessary.
The fully adjustable Öhlins sports chassis also has a Brembo monoblock brake system with radially mounted, four-piston fixed calipers at the front.
Optimum ergonomics are ensured by the adjustable forged aluminium footrests, the adjustable stock handlebar and the Magura brake levers with radial mounted brake actuators.
The series dashboard that comes directly from MotoGP sport provides the
rider with important information and can also deliver lap times plus other racing relevant data as well as the usual displays (see Chap. 3).
Attention was paid consistently to the lightweight construction of all com-ponents. This includes not only the self-supporting front fairing and the likewise self-supporting carbon rear or the weight-optimised forged wheels, but also hidden details such as the lightweight generator from the racing world. That’s how it was possible to reduce the unladen weight of the HP2 Sport to DIN standard with full tank (90%) to 199 kilos. The dry weight is a mere 178 kilos.
The interplay of variable ergonomic design, increased engine output and
the favourable centre of gravity of the Boxer guarantees superb handling and racing potential.
Even if racing fascination is clearly at the forefront of the BMW HP2 Sport,
it does not have to forego the safety design feature of ABS. The sophisticated anti-blocking system specially adapted to the HP2 Sport is available as an option and is configured so it can be switched off for the racetrack.
The market introduction of the BMW HP2 Sport is scheduled for 2008. [/quote]
Here is a video: