BMW 450 Sports Enduro
BMW Tests New Enduro Concept in Competition
Photos and text courtesy
of BMW AG
2007 - BMW's new 450cc Sports Enduro motorcycle enters
World Enduro Championship.
The involvement of BMW Motorrad in off-road sport has
a long and successful tradition.
BMW not only wants to perpetuate this success story
with high-capacity machines such as the
HP2 Enduro (wBW report)
but also extend its activities into the attractive and
hotly competed 450cc capacity class.
For test purposes only, a BMW team will take part in
races of the World Enduro Championship in the E2 class
on a new single cylinder Sports Enduro on April 28th and
This high-prestige competition is to be held in
Puerto Lumbreras in the south of Spain and will attract
the world's top sports enduro riders and their bikes.
In this tough competitive environment, BMW Motorrad will
put its motorcycle concept - specially developed for
sports purposes - to the acid test. In terms of engine
and chassis, the machine has innovative technical
solutions and these will be subject to testing under
BMW Motorrad was able to recruit the off-road pros
Joel Smets and Sascha Eckert as riders. With their
experience and expertise they will help optimize the
technology of the motorcycle. For this purpose
alone, the BMW team will also take part in other
well-known races during the course of the 2007 season.
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