BMW Motorrad and Speedbrain Part Ways

BMW has announced an end to their racing cooperation with Speedbrain, their partner organization in running Husqvarna motorcycles in events like the Dakar. Given BMW\'s recent sale of the Husqvarna marque to Pierer Industrie AG, there\'s not much left to partner on unless BMW were to start running the R 1200 GS in that epic race. Frankly, I think I\'d like to see that. But big bikes in the sand notwithstanding, the two groups have parted ways amicably as BMW continues to refocus its Motorrad division to what\'s next.

Husqvarna Nuda Wins 2012 GOOD DESIGN Award

Congratulations go out to BMW Group as six vehicles receive design awards from the prestigious GOOD DESIGN awards. Included in the mix was one machine from the Motorrad devision: The Husqvarna Nuda 900 R. The Nuda is the flagship machine for the BMW Group company, carrying forward the rejuvenated Husqvarna brand and challenging what a factory motard can be.