BMW ends Boxercup

The 2004 season will be the last season for the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup, held since 1999.
The races with the large capacity flat twin boxers based on the R 1100 S were first carried out as national events in France and Belgium, then expanded in 2001 to serve as fringe races held during larger motorsport venues.
“It was clear right from the start that a brand cup would only attract widespread attention over a limited period of time,” said Berthold Hauser, BMW motor sports director.
Although BMW plans to release it’s sports-oriented 160hp K1200S later this year or in early 2005, organized sport bike racing is not currently a topic of conversation for the Bavarian manufacturer. Hauser says BMW doesn’t know what it will do to continue its motor sports commitment. “At the moment there are a lot of interesting ideas but there is no rush and above all there is no need for making decisions,” he said.

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