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BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad posted its best ever July sales result last month with 11,661 vehicles sold. Compared to July 2013 — a record month at the time with 11,241 units sold — customers picked up 3.7% more motorcycles and maxi scooters. Through July, worldwide sales likewise reached a new all-time high at 82,639 units sold, an increaseContinue Reading »

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW reported its second-quarter financial results this week. The motorcycle division saw revenues grow by 11.2% to € 528 million (about $706 million) from € 475 million ($635 million) in 2013. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased 19.6% to € 55 million ($73.6 million) from € 46 million ($61.5 million) in 2013 and profit before tax rose 20.0% to € 54 millionContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

The new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA will soon be back on the road. According to a letter sent out to owners by BMW Motorrad USA, replacement Dynamic ESA shock absorbers are being produced for the US market and are scheduled to arrive some time next week (the week of August 11). BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Both founded in the 1920s, BMW Motorrad and Belstaff are two tradition-steeped brands that have built their success on premium quality, high-tech materials and distinctive design. It is perhaps surprising that the two style-setting companies took so long before deciding to work together, but if the Spring/Summer 2015 collection recently presented at Milan men’s fashionContinue Reading »

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

Cornering ABS Pro Coming to BMW HP4

BMW Motorrad has offered ABS tailored specifically to the needs of supersports bikes since the introduction of Race ABS on the S1000RR in 2009. They are now increasing active braking safety of road bikes in this segment through ABS Pro. This refinement enables ABS-supported braking when cornering. ABS Pro will be offered as a retrofitContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

The big news for BMW as we pass the halfway point in the year, is that they have sold over one million automobiles—more than ever before in the first six months of a year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). SalesContinue Reading »

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

BMW Motorrad’s Keyless Ride System, which was first seen on the top-of-the-line 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, will filter down to other models as a factory option for 2015. Keyless ride replaces the conventional ignition lock and key with an ignition button and transponder fob (with flip-out key as a backup). As the fob comes withinContinue Reading »

First ever British Superbike Championship Victory for BMW Motorrad

First ever British Superbike Championship Victory for BMW Motorrad

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Buildbase BMW Motorrad have made history at the Knockhill circuit in Scotland, with a MCE British Superbike (BSB) race win – the first ever for BMW Motorrad in the most competitive national championship – followed up with a second-place finish and a new lap record on the BMW S1000RR. The win comes justContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

For most Brazilians, the only thing on their mind right now is ‘the beautiful game,’ and understandably so. But despite soccer fever taking over the entire country – and the watching world – during the month of June, there was in fact, another important tournament taking place in Brazil: the GS Trophy national qualifier, whereContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

Following the “stop ride” notice sent to owners a few weeks ago, BMW Motorrad USA has started the official recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This includes approximately 950 R1200RTs manufactured from November 27, 2013 to May 5, 2014 which have the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. TheContinue Reading »