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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 »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad has has increased sales for the fifth month in a row. In May 2014, 14,088 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide compared to 13,081 units in May 2013. This represents an increase in sales of 7.7% and a new record for BMW Motorrad for the month of May. In theContinue Reading »

Kris Odwarka to Lead BMW Motorrad USA

Kris Odwarka to Lead BMW Motorrad USA

Kris Odwarka has been tapped to succeed Hans Blesse as Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA effective today, May 13. Odwarka will be responsible for BMW motorcycle sales and marketing in the United States. Currently, Odwarka is Regional Aftersales Manager, Southern Region, a position he has held since February 2013. Odwarka joined the BMW Group inContinue Reading »

New All-Time Record Sales Month, again, in April for BMW Motorrad

New All-Time Record Sales Month, again, in April for BMW Motorrad

After achieving record sales during the first quarter of 2014, BMW Motorrad remains firmly on course for success. In April, 16,344 (prev. yr.: 14,587 units) motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 12.0% or 1,757 units as compared to April 2013. April 2014 is thus the most successfulContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

In the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad sales were higher than any first quarter before. Sales through March came to a total of 28,719 vehicles (previous year: 24,732 units), making for an increase of 16.1%. In March alone, 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 13,067 units) were supplied to customers worldwide.Continue 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 »

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 »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

After its third record year in a row in 2013, BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a significant increase in sales. With 5,438 (previous year: 4,818) units, 12.9% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide in January 2014 than in the previous year. BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 591 motorcyclesContinue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time annual sales high for the third time in a row. Worldwide the company sold 115,215 motorcycles and maxi scooters — an increase of 8.3% compared to 106,358 sold in the previous record year of 2012. BMW Motorrad finished off 2013 with a 4.5% increase in year-over-year December sales withContinue Reading »

Launch of BMW Motorcycle Production in Thailand

Launch of BMW Motorcycle Production in Thailand

BMW has announced the official start of production of the BMW F800R at the Rayong assembly plant in Thailand. “The BMW Group plant Rayong is the only plant in our global production network with 28 locations in 13 countries, in which the three brands — BMW , MINI and BMW Motorrad — are finished together,”Continue Reading »