How the BMW Rider Academy changed my life

A few days ago I was afraid of getting on a motorcycle, let alone taking it for a ride. I can get into any car and drive it like I stole it, but with motorcycles it was different. I found them intimidating and nerve-racking. The BMW Rider Academy changed all of this and for the past few days all I can think about is getting on a bike and riding.

A few weeks ago I was invited to attend a track day by a very good friend of mine. That day, standing next to the racetrack, something inside me awoke. Whether it was caused by the deafening sound of horsepower racing by or the competitive side of my personality, I do not know, but since that day all I have been wanting to do was get in the seat and experience it for myself.

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320d BMW Performance Silencer Review

I’ve was tinkering with the idea of fitting the BMW performance silencer to my E90 320d LCI for a long time before I decided to take the plunge and splurge the cash. I was under the impression that the only difference would be cosmetic, but I was wrong, very wrong.

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2013 South Africa Car of The Year Award – COTY 2013

This year the SA Guild of Motoring Journalists did things differently. Although the awards are still scored on the European scoring system, an equaliser (in the form of a formula) was introduced to place all finalists on a level playing field. This was done due to a number of manufacturers failing to comply with the COTY rules of supplying the vehicles in standard specification for evaluation. Several manufacturers supplied their vehicles with an unreasonable amounts of optional equipment which in some cases included optional extras that improved the vehicle’s handling and ride quality.

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