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BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad reports they were the “overall winner” with two category wins and three other “podium” placements in the customer satisfaction survey among motorcycle owners carried out by the Motorcycle Industry Council in the USA. The survey consisted of a written questionnaire that was sent out last fall to a total of 50,303 owners of 10 motorcycleContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

Last weekend, March 14-16, the Latin America Regional Qualification for the 2014 International GS Trophy took place in Colombia. With riders representing Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, there was emotion, adrenaline, endurance, skills and a whole lot of fun packed into the two days of friendly competition. Pre-qualifying tournaments in each country hadContinue Reading »

BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

What looked like an ordinary R1200GS rolled off the production line at BMW’s Berlin-Spandau plant today but it was very special. That’s because it was the 500,000th BMW GS motorcycle with a flat-twin (boxer) engine to be manufactured at the plant. Since 1969, motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau with theContinue Reading »

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad received a total of nine awards in the German Motorrad magazine “Motorcycle of the Year 2014” readers’ choice awards including three category victories. BMW Motorrad has never won so many top places in the reader survey before. As was the case last year, the BMW HP4 took first place in the “Sports Bike” category with aContinue Reading »

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

BMW released their financial results for 2013 and it showed new highs for sales volume and earnings. This is BMW Group’s fourth straight record for sales and comes despite challenging economic conditions worldwide. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division, saw increases in sales volume, revenues and earnings in 2013. Revenues edged up by 0.9% to € 1,504 million (aboutContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Speed freaks are getting ready for the new motorsport season, where they will aim to set personal best times and chase new records on a variety of high-performance machinery. Among them will be one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, who will be returning to contest the Texas Mile event on her S1000RR. TheContinue Reading »

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

In February, BMW Motorrad once again achieved record sales with 8,098 motorcycles and Maxi-Scooters delivered to customers worldwide (previous year: 6,847 units) — a growth of 18.3% year-over-year. Deliveries for January and February amount to a total of 13,536 vehicles (previous year: 11,665 units). This corresponds to an increase in sales of 16%. Heiner Faust, DirectorContinue Reading »

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

From May 23rd to 25th, 2014, enthusiasts and collectors of historic vehicles will gather once again on the banks of Lake Como for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The beauty contest co-hosted by BMW Group Classic and the Villa d’Este luxury hotel is the most history-laden meeting of its kind anywhere in the world and anContinue Reading »

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

On April 1, 2014, Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller (55) will take over as head of BMW Motorrad development from Dr. Christian Landerl. Landerl (53) headed motorcycle development since November 2008 and will now lead development of the automobile petrol engine division. Prof. Dr. Schaller studied mechanical engineering from 1979 to 1985 at the TechnicalContinue Reading »