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BMW Motorrad present the carbon fibre framed – HP4 RACE

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 29 May 2017
BMW Motorrad present the carbon fibre framed – HP4 RACE
212 BHP, Carbon fibre frame, wheels, fairings, plus Ohlins, Brembo and just 171 KGs!…….Sound good?

BMW Motorrad present the production version of their carbon fibre framed concept bike – the HP4 RACE!

The BMW HP4 Race produces 212 BHP from a World Superbike spec engine with the bike claiming slimmer of the year, coming in on the scales at less than a factory SBK Superbike.
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Harley-Davidson and DirtQuake join forces

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 29 May 2017
Harley-Davidson and DirtQuake join forces
Harley-Davidson® and DirtQuake have signed a multi-year partnership deal to make Harley-Davidson the official Global Motorcycle Partner of DirtQuake for all events on dirt, sand or snow around the world. This follows North One Television’s recent acquisition of DirtQuake and the announcement of the television company’s plan to expand the event into a global brand.

DirtQuake is an alternative motorsport festival that encourages a diverse blend of bike fans, dirt racers, grease monkeys, celebrities, custom shop designers, speed freaks and weekend warriors to celebrate their shared love of motorcycles.
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BMW i3 94Ah wins 2017 World Urban Car Award

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 24 April 2017
BMW i3 94Ah wins 2017 World Urban Car Award
The BMW i3 94Ah is named the inaugural winner of the 2017 World Urban Car award at the New York International Auto Show.

“We are delighted and honoured that the BMW i3 has been recognized as the World Urban Car of the Year,” said Ludwig Willisch, Head of BMW Group Region Americas. “This award highlights BMW Group’s commitment to sustainable mobility through BMW’s first all-electric vehicle made primarily of carbon fibre. The design brief for the BMW i3 was to create a Mega City Vehicle for the cities of the future. Today, the new 2017 BMW i3 94Ah provides more range, paired with a high-level of dynamic performance, making it the perfect urban vehicle for people around the world.”
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Bowker Blackburn Scoops National Award

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 30 January 2017
Bowker Blackburn Scoops National Award
Bowker BMW on Trident Park in Blackburn has been crowned BMW UK Aftersales Retailer of the Year.

Bowker beat more than 150 other BMW retailers throughout the UK. The award recognises the retailer’s consistent aftersales performance across a wide selection of criteria including parts retailing; sales achievement; and customer satisfaction.

The win was announced at the BMW UK Retailer Awards in Barcelona on 27 January 2017. The event hosted by TV’s Gethin Jones in front of hundreds of invited guests from throughout Europe; the new official launch of the BMW 5 Series.
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Lancashire BMW Motorcycle Dealer Confirms BSB Partnership

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 5 December 2016
Lancashire BMW Motorcycle Dealer Confirms BSB Partnership
Bowker Motorrad in Preston has confirmed its first-ever partnership with a British Superbike Championship racing team.

Bowker Motorrad will partner with PR Racing for the 2017 season. The Motorrad deal comes as PR Racing unveiled their riders for the season which begins on the 31st March 2017 at Donington Park.

Former World Superbike rider Jakub ‘Kuba’ Smrz joins PR Racing to contend the British Superbike Championship. Kuba’s younger brother, Matej will spearhead the team’s return to the National Superstock 1000cc class.
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Bowker Confirms Plans to Create 30 Jobs in new Aftersales Centre

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 7 November 2016
Bowker Confirms Plans to Create 30 Jobs in new Aftersales Centre
Lancashire-based Bowker Motor Group has confirmed plans to reduce car servicing times and increase vehicle capacity with a new 30-ramp aftersales facility in Preston.

The Bowker Aftersales Centre will be the largest of its kind in north west of England. And it will create over 30 new jobs over the next five years.

The centre will be built next to the existing Bowker BMW and MINI centres on a 6.5 acre site on Watery Lane in Preston formerly occupied by timber merchants Page and Taylor.
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Blackburn College Students Win Car They Brought Back to Life

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 31 October 2016
Blackburn College Students Win Car They Brought Back to Life
Bowker has donated a MINI to Blackburn College motoring students, after they brought a MINI back to full working condition.

Bowker Motor Group on Trident Park in Blackburn had run the 15 year-old MINI’s engine without oil during a recent family open day. Visitors entered a competition to guess how long it would run for.

Finally, the dealership tested local automotive students’ skills and expertise in repairing the damage.
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W H Bowker Ltd Acquires Operations From Potter Logistics Ltd

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 24 October 2016
W H Bowker Ltd Acquires Operations From Potter Logistics Ltd
International and UK logistics specialist W H Bowker Ltd has announced that it is acquiring the warehousing and transport operations at five sites belonging to Potter Logistics Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
The operations are located at Droitwich, Knowsley, Ripon, Selby and York.
The acquisition makes W H Bowker Ltd one of the largest players in the UK in the field of specialist chemicals logistics, healthcare and food warehousing and distribution.
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Bowker Motorrad Lancashire Attack Sponsorship

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 10 October 2016
Bowker Motorrad Lancashire Attack Sponsorship
Sponsorship Boost For New Lancashire Youth Football Team Determined to Make Bawling Touchline Parents a Thing of the Past
A new Lancashire youth football team has launched with an innovative club culture that aims to make parental touchline bawling a thing of the past.
Lancashire Attack FC, based in Lytham St Annes, does not permit relatives of players to be coaches. However, every player must have a parental representative on the club committee. And each parent has a clearly-defined role and a direct influence on how the club is run.
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The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman

Posted by: Bowker
Date: 3 October 2016
The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman
The new MINI John Cooper Works Clubman offers all the style, practicality and fresh-thinking of the Clubman, combined with the high performance and sporting dynamics of the John Cooper Works range.

The result is a unique and exclusive proposition that combines the John Cooper Works-specification engine and corresponding modifications with MINI’s ALL4 all-wheel drive system. In creating this potent model, able to take full advantage of the maximum possible traction in all conditions, MINI has created a powerful but practical vehicle that’s fun to drive in the true spirit of a MINI.
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