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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BMW Performance Diesel Power Kit Review

After a lot of research and consideration I decided to fit the official BMW Power Kit to my 2010 BMW 320d LCI. This performance upgrade kit increases the standard 135Kw/380Nm to 147Kw/420Nm, leaving the original vehicle warranty and motorplan unaffected. Although these figures do not seem like a lot on paper, the Power Kit made a very noticeable difference in both performance and overall vehicle response.

The BMW Power Kit consists of:

1. Engine Control Unit (ECU) with updated software
2. Higher capacity Intercooler
3. 600W electric radiator fan with improved frame for better airflow.
4. Plastic air guide
5. BMW Power Kit Aluminium Badge
6. Other small parts

BMW Power Kit Schematic
BMW 320d Power Kit Dyno Graph

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