Riding Haslam’s Factory BMW Superbike

Alan Cathcart | August 4, 2011

There was good reason for expecting BMW to dominate World Superbike racing in 2011 after last year’s World Championship runner-up Leon Haslam joined Troy Corser in a squad widely regarded as having the biggest budget in Superbike racing.

Yet in spite of BMW’s four-cylinder S1000RR so completely dominating showroom sales charts, as well as the 2010 World Superstock series with Ayrton Badovini, the German team hasn’t progressed this season in the way expected of them – even though BMW Motorrad boss Hendrik von Kuenheim restructured the team’s management at the end of last season to try to bring them up to speed.

For the full test on Haslam’s bike, check out this week’s issue of Cycle News by clicking on the following link:http://cyclenews.coverleaf.com/cyclenews/20110802#pg67

Alan Cathcart | European Editor

Cathcart has ridden practically every road racer and streetbike ever built and written about them in Cycle News. They don’t call him Sir Alan for nothing.