BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Thanks to the agreement between General Manager Genesio Bevilacqua and BMW Motorrad Motorsport, Althea Racing will compete this year with BMW S1000RR bikes, entrusting them to young German talent Markus Reiterberger and Spanish rider Jordi Torres in the Superbike World Championship, and to Italian Raffaele De Rosa in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup.
The historic helix logo forms the base of the new Althea BMW Racing livery on its innovative black/white background, the new official team colours, a revisiting of the colours of the BMW R 32, the first real motorcycle model produced by the German manufacturer.
The long history of BMW Motorrad began on 28 September 1923 with the inauguration of the Berlin Motor Show, where the public admired the R32, developed in the space of just a few weeks by Technical Director Max Friz and his team.
The Althea Racing team’s experience thus combines with the reliability of a great brand that has gone from being an aeronautical engine factory in Baveria to achieving the sporting and commercial successes of the present day, with the technical innovations introduced after the First World War and the many models that came in subsequent years.
– through Gulf Oil International
– is currently the fastest growing lubricant brand in the world and was named ‘Downstream Oil Company of the Year 2016,’ in the prestigious Global Energy Oil and Gas Awards 2016.
Supplying products in over 100 countries, Gulf
offers a wide portfolio of both products and services, in territories across the world – from lubricants to filters and from car care products to fuel in Gulf
-branded service stations.
With a heritage stretching more than 115 years, which includes opening the world’s first drive-through petrol station and a half century of world championship motorsports success to its name, Gulf
, with its instantly recognisable orange disc, is now synonymous around the world with high quality products, innovation and technical excellence.
BMP was founded in Italy in 1960, putting its faith in printing and injection technologies and building on its passion for doors and protection in plastic materials. Year after year, it has evolved both commercially and technologically, to best satisfy clients’ needs, anticipating their requests with the development of new products. All with the enthusiasm of a close-knit, willing and technical team.
Free 2 Ride
BMW Free2Ride is the innovative financial solution offered by BMW Financial Services that does not limit you, allowing maximum freedom of choice. Choose your financial plan and whether to include one or more Services (insurances, maintenance, clothing and accessories) and, at the end of the contract, you are free to decide whether to purchase the bike, paying or refinancing the surrender value, or simply return it.
SpecialMente was created as a result BMW Group Italia’s desire to recount initiatives, ideas, and particular moments. Since 2002 we have been a partner of the Milan Teatro alla Scala. In 2003, together with the ski school in Sauze d’Oulz in Piedmont, we shared the Sciabile project that has so far allowed 900 disabled youngsters the chance to dream and enjoy themselves. Since 2013 we have actively supported the Intercultural Innovation Award developed by the BMW Group and by UNAOC (United Nation Alliance of Civilization). In 2014, together with the Università Bicocca of Milan, we have encouraged more than one thousand people, including students, cultural operators, the press and institutions, to consider the theme of Interculture with a dedicated conference. In the same year we developed an initiative together with Dynamo Camp, the association for recreational therapy, and the San Raffaele hospital in Milan to help those youngsters suffering from neuro-generative illnesses to enjoy an inclusive, unique experience in San Marcello Pistoiese, home to the Dynamo Camp. When we were coming up with a name for this latest project, one morning it occurred to us to call it “SpecialMente”, because the people that animate and live it are special, as are the children experiencing it. “Mente” (mind) because this is the research sector that we have supported since 2002 (that of adult stem cells) in an attempt to provide scientific answers today that can be transformed into hope tomorrow.
Beta Utensili was born in 1923 thanks to the tenacity of a family that would transform the “Alessandro Ciceri & Figli” printing house into a national market leader. It is now a leading company in the production and sales of professional tools. Nothing is perfect but everything can be perfected. Accuracy, precision, rigour, quality, courage, style, coherence, innovation. Shaping an idea and following it all the way to final production, and then continuing to improve on the result, Beta is committed each day to researching the best materials, and creating and developing its products, working internally but also together with its end customers. Strict controls ensure the invariable quality of products.
Founded in 1969 by Mr. Luigi Termignoni, TERMIGNONI S.p.A. is a Company that designs and creates motorbike exhaust systems for race and road use at the highest levels.The experience gained in these years on the race tracks has been transferred also to the aftermarket products giving a high level perfomances. The company’s object is to develop exhaust systems that offer always an increase of performances in terms of power and/or weight. The R&D department that create the racing exhaust systems for MotoGP, Moto2 and SBK, is the same department that create for the aftermarket.
OZ Racing was born out of authentic racing passion. Founded in 1971, it is a legendary company in the automotive world. Over 40 years, OZ has collaborated with the most exclusive car manufacturers including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Aston Martin, Lotus and McLaren. Collaborations that have led to the birth of exclusive wheels. In motorsport, OZ is synonymous with victory and the numbers speak for themselves: in WRC since 1989, in Formula 1 since 1985 and more than 100 world titles. OZ stands on the highest step of the rostrum, together with the most famous teams.
Gandini Race is a brainstorm of Nicola and Stefano, the owners of Gandini Ltd, a company specialized in gear manufacturing with more than 40 years of experience. The passion of the two owners for motorcycle racing has led to the realization of the project: production and marketing of the mechanical components for racing motorcycles and other sports motors. Particularly, Gandini Race is concentrated on engineering design and realization of the Sprockets and Gear Boxes.
Following a decade of experience in the graphics and advertising sectors, “3D PUBBLICITA” was created in January 2008. A company that has gained strength in the sector over time, becoming a point of reference on the market for company seeking visibility, providing original creation and an all-round service.
Fren Tubo produces flexible braided hoses in steel, Kevlar® Du Pont™ and carbon for braking systems. Since 1984 Fren Tubo has been a point of reference for the production of brake hoses, thanks to the quality and innovation of products. The braided hose in carbon fibre, the latest in the Fren Tubo range, adds quality and superior performance to satisfy the needs of race teams.
The Race Seats brand, which produces world-class motorcycle racing seats, was born out of more than 15 years’ experience in world competitions and is the result of thorough technical research in close collaboration with engineers and racers in the MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3 and Superbike World Championships. The technology applied at the racetrack and continuous development, in collaboration with the most famous frame makers and fairing supply companies, has meant that the Race Seats brand is able to supply the most important and famous Teams in the world of two-wheeled racing.
Thermal Technology was born in 2001, using carbon as a resistive element. After a series of tests and studies, Thermal Technology decided to test the properties of carbon as a heating element, constructing tyre covers to heat the tyres of racing motorcycles.
Design and production of racing accessories machined using CNC technology.
We use the best technologies to produce precision motorcycle accessories.
By investing in quality and using numerically controlled machines and the best titanium, aluminium and steel alloys, we produce high performance accessories, in order to ensure maximum performance during racing.
Born in 1952, SPRINT FILTER began to build high-performance air filters that were extremely innovative right from the start, with the company working in collaboration with the best manufacturers of fuel supply systems and top teams. From the early ‘50s, R&D regarding new filtration materials and systems formed the basis for creating our products. Thanks to the experience acquired over fifty years of activity (making us one of the oldest companies in the sector), we are able to satisfy every need, from the simple sports filter in place of a standard one, to entire systems in carbon fibre, fibreglass or various plastic materials, with filtering elements ranging from the common cotton gauze to micronically calibrated polyester materials.
Jetprime S.r.l. was founded in Modena in 2002 and specialises in the development of products for electronic injection management, among which the famous Jetprime control unit, special parts for bikes and other sophisticated components such as throttle bodies, crankshafts and much more.
The company was born with the aim of offering an increasingly qualified service that is able to keep up with the needs of an ever-changing market, proposing a wide range of products with high technological content, the result of continuous R&D activity to optimise and update already existing products.
Research and application, the use of cutting-edge integrated and interactive “Business information” systems, professionalism and technological preparation, the ability to transfer its experience in the racing sector to the everyday: these are the strengths of the Regina Group and the Regina chains, that lead the way on racetracks and roads across the world.
Progrip has consolidated its position on the market as a result of 50 years of experience. Its first products were created in 1960 in Cassano Magnago and the company now produces more than 200,000 handlebars per day. 70% of products are exported internationally.
Taleo Tecnoracing, a company producing made to measure race radiators, is the result of the skill and passion of Eugenio Fantini. The experience and expertise acquired over the years by Taleo Tecnoracing allows Fantini’s company to collaborate with the most famous motorcycle manufacturers and their teams competing in the main world championships. Taleo provided equipment to the Aprilia Alitalia team that won the 2010 Superbike World Championship with Max Biaggi, the Kawasaki teams, that use Fantini radiators in both Superbike and Supersport, and Althea BMW. Prestigious achievements to add to those obtained in the past in national and international championships.
SBS develops and tests new friction materials for two and four wheeled vehicles, wind turbines, industrial applications etc. SBS participates in development projects for OE applications and also develops new materials for the aftermarket. Key words are performance, durability, environment and price/value.
MRA was founded more than 25 years ago and has its roots in racing. Its name also stems from that tradition: MRA = Motorcycle Racing Accessories.
During the early years, MRA produces racing fairings, screens and seats. In the late 80s MRA specialised exclusively in the production of windscreens for motorcycles. Our team is composed up of 33 extremely motivated and highly qualified technicians and experts who, in a company spanning 4000m², design and create very high quality products, using the latest design and production techniques.
EVR is based on owner Edo Vigna’s passion for motorcycles. Vigna, having an off-road racing background, started business by preparing bikes for uphill time trials, before moving over to track racing bikes. With the experience he gained, he decided to launch the production of clutches and various other components that are designed, tested and manufactured at the EVR HQ, before being distributed and sold across the world.
We manufacture motorcycle fairings from high-quality polyester resin reinforced by fiberglass (GFK), carbon (CFK) manually laminated with high-quality polyester resin on the basis of isophtalic acid in a transparent gelcoat or combination of carbon and kevlar fiber (K-K).
For more than 10 years Audes has been designing and producing personalized sportswear clothing lines for important national and international companies. Our garments are the result of careful stylistic research, sampling and a selection of the best textiles and customization techniques in order to give our customers a unique, quality product.
Breco’s is a historical Italian brand of the 80’s. It has been able to update itself, creating new styles and interpreting the demands of the modern man, who is the protagonist of his time. This stylistic evolution has led to the creation of collections, which are able to unite different universes to meet the demanding and multifaceted International customers. The ongoing research for new fabrics and materials, the study for the best wearability, the selection of distinguishing features and the constant control of all stages of processing create unique and exclusive pieces. Tradition and modernity, experience and experimentation are features which melt together in the items of clothing, creating unmistakable lines.