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BMW Motorrad Sales Drop Again in July

BMW Motorrad Sales Drop Again in July

BMW Motorrad sold 10,140 vehicles in July 2012 which is down 8.3% from the 11,054 units sold in the same month last year. This is the first month the units sold include both motorcycles and maxi scooters which started being delivered to customers in Germany and Southern Europe in the second half of July. This bringsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Half-Year Sales Down, Still Expecting Record Sales for the Year

BMW Motorrad Half-Year Sales Down, Still Expecting Record Sales for the Year

BMW Motorrad sold 59,189 motorcycles worldwide in the first half of 2012. While that’s down 2.3% compared to the 60,580 it sold in the first half of 2011, BMW Motorrad says it expects significant growth in the second half and therefore expects to reach a new sales record for the year. For June 2012, BMWContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in May

The run of year-over-year sales increases has apparently come to an end for BMW Motorrad. They report sales for the month of May 2012 fell by 8.8% compared to May 2011, with a total of 11,457 motorcycles delivered to customers worldwide (versus 12,568 in 2011). For the year so far, BMW Motorrad is slightly aheadContinue Reading »

New Husqvarna Motorcycles Importer in South Africa

New Husqvarna Motorcycles Importer in South Africa

Husqvarna Motorcycles, a BMW Group company, announced CMH Marine and Leisure, a division of Combined Motor Holdings (PTY) Ltd. will be their new official importer and distributor for South Africa, Namibia and Lesotho. “South Africa is one of the most important future markets for Husqvarna Motorcycles; having CMH as a partner is a great opportunityContinue Reading »

Stephan Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad, HvK to BMW Auto

Stephan Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad, HvK to BMW Auto

Following several changes in personnel at BMW Motorrad earlier this year (see new Head of Design, Head BMW Motorrad USA and Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad), BMW has decided to promote Hendrik von Kuenheim (52), Head of BMW Motorrad since 2008, to the four-wheeled side of the company to manage the BMW AutomobilesContinue Reading »

Best First Quarter of All Time for BMW Motorrad

Best First Quarter of All Time for BMW Motorrad

BMW Motorrad recorded the highest sales ever for the start of a year. For the first three months of 2012, sales increased to 24,373 motorcycles (23,109 last year) which is a 5.5% rise over the first quarter of 2011. In March alone, BMW Motorrad delivered 12,295 motorcycles (11,675 last year) to customers worldwide, a 5.3%Continue Reading »

Heiner Faust, New Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad

Heiner Faust, New Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad

The game of musical chairs continues at BMW. Last month we told you Hans Blesse would move over to become head of BMW Motorrad USA which left open his old position as the worldwide Head of Sales and Marketing for BMW Motorrad. Today, BMW has announced that Heiner Faust (44) will take over that positionContinue Reading »

Hans Blesse to Head BMW Motorrad USA

Hans Blesse to Head BMW Motorrad USA

BMW Motorrad USA has a new chief. Hans Blesse (51) will be taking over as Vice President BMW Motorrad USA on April 1, 2012 from Pieter de Waal (60) who is retiring. Blesse began his BMW career in 1987 with the newly founded BMW Canada. After holding various positions with BMW Canada, he moved toContinue Reading »

Edgar Heinrich Named New Head of Design for BMW Motorrad

Edgar Heinrich Named New Head of Design for BMW Motorrad

We received word last week that David Robb, the 56-year-old head of the BMW Motorrad Design Studio for the last 18 years, had left BMW. Today, BMW confirms this and names his replacement in Edgar Heinrich (53) who will take over the job on July 1, 2012. Heinrich is currently Vice President of Product DesignContinue Reading »

R1200GS is Again the Best Selling BMW Worldwide

R1200GS is Again the Best Selling BMW Worldwide

BMW Motorrad recently reported their 2011 worldwide sales figures showing they delivered more motorcycles in a year than ever before in their almost 90-year history. Now we have more details of which models and where those bikes were sold. The BMW R1200GS was once again the most successful model in 2011 with 18,413 units soldContinue Reading »