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BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage Revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza

BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage Revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza

To mark the 80th anniversary of the iconic 1936 BMW R5, BMW Motorrad has created a custom motorcycle paying homage to the model, and appropriately called it the BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage. Being shown now at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 in Italy, this one-off special model features a 500cc two-valve boxer engine damaged while racing and… Continue Reading »

Bob’s BMW Vintage Motorcycle Museum Grand Opening

Bob’s BMW Vintage Motorcycle Museum Grand Opening

Bob Henig’s new museum of vintage motorcycles will be unveiled on Saturday, May 21, from 10am-3pm at 10630 Riggs Hill Rd. Suite Y (across the street from Bob’s BMW Motorcycles) in Jessup, Maryland. The Grand Opening is free to the public and showcases over 65 vintage and classic BMW motorcycles, sidecars, riding gear, memorabilia, art… Continue Reading »

Racing Update: Double Win for Lonbois in IRRC, 21 Podiums for BMW Racers Last Weekend

Racing Update: Double Win for Lonbois in IRRC, 21 Podiums for BMW Racers Last Weekend

Vincent Lonbois (BE) claimed another double win in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). Lonbois, however, was only one of many racers who were successful last weekend aboard BMW’s S1000RR. In total, they claimed 21 podium finishes – among them seven wins – in international and national racing series. MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad continued its run of record global sales in April with deliveries up 1.4% (16,793). A total of 50,581 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers around the world so far in 2016 (+5.5%). Volatility continues for BMW Motorrad USA, however, which saw sales decrease 26.3% in April with 1,244 motorcycles sold compared to… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

The BMW Group will open its own motorcycle production facility in Manaus, Brazil at the end of 2016. They already plan to produce more than 10,000 BMW motorcycles there in 2017 for the Brazilian market and expect a significant increase in sales volume there through the local assembly of the new BMW G310R. This Manaus plant will create about 170 jobs. In addition to the entry-level,… Continue Reading »

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

The BMW Group will be presenting their range of emergency and special safety vehicles at the RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda, Germany on May 11-13, 2016. Four automobiles including the new BMW X1, X3, electric i3 and 2 Series Gran Tourer will be shown as emergency physicians and fire service command vehicles. BMW will also have the latest BMW R1200RT… Continue Reading »