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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 »

Best Selling S1000RR Spurs 7.4% USA Sales Growth in 2011

Best Selling S1000RR Spurs 7.4% USA Sales Growth in 2011

On the heels of BMW Motorrad reporting record global sales in 2011, BMW Motorrad USA reported 7.4 percent growth in sales in 2011. That’s nearly double the almost 4% gain posted the previous year. Sales were fueled by continued demand for BMW Motorrad USA’s best selling model, the S1000RR Superbike, as well as for theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Reports Best Ever Sales in 2011

BMW Motorrad Reports Best Ever Sales in 2011

With a total of 104,286 motorcycles in 2011, BMW Motorrad delivered more vehicles than ever before in its nearly 90-year history. That’s an increase of 6.4% over the 98,047 delivered in 2010. Growth was recorded in every month of 2011. In December, 4,232 Motorcycles were delivered worldwide, which reflects an increase of 12.4% over theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales On Record Pace in November

BMW Motorrad Sales On Record Pace in November

BMW motorcycle sales continue on a record pace with 6,112 delivered in November 2011. That’s an increase of 3.9% compared to the 5,883 sold in November of last year. It also sets up BMW Motorrad to sell more motorcycles in 2011 than ever in its 90-year-old history. It has delivered 100,054 motorcycles (prev. yr. 94,283)Continue Reading »

BMW’s First Production Scooters Roll-Off the Assembly Lines

BMW’s First Production Scooters Roll-Off the Assembly Lines

Mark December 1, 2011 as a special milestone in the history of BMW’s Berlin Spandau plant, as the first production scooters from BMW Motorrad rolled off the assembly lines. It was an historic moment that has been a long time in coming. The first public announcement of BMW Motorrad’s intention to enter the “Urban Mobility”Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2011 Third Quarter Results

BMW Motorrad 2011 Third Quarter Results

BMW issued its third quarter report for 2011. It showed third-quarter motorcycle sales increased by 6.5% to 28,862 (up from 27,094). Of those, 26,312 were BMW motorcycles (2010: 24,493 units; +7.4%) while 2,550 were Husqvarna (2010: 2,601 units; -2.0%). While revenues for the motorcycle division were 14.8% higher at 334 million Euro (2010: 291 millionContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Grow in August

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Grow in August

BMW Motorrad continues to show solid growth with sales of 6,646 motorcycles worldwide in August. An increase of 3.8% compared the 6,405 sales seen in August 2010. Adding this August’s numbers to the total for the year brings sales to 78,280 motorcycles so far for the year. That’s an increase of 6.6% versus January throughContinue Reading »

Willisch New President of BMW of North America

Willisch New President of BMW of North America

Ludwig Willisch (55), currently responsible for the BMW Group’s European sales region, will take over from Jim O’Donnell (61) as president of BMW of North America, effective October 1, 2011. Willisch holds a degree in economics and began his career with the BMW Group in 1996 as manager of the BMW branch in Düsseldorf. HeContinue Reading »

New President for BMW Canada

New President for BMW Canada

BMW Group Canada today announced the appointment of Eduardo Villaverde to the position of president and CEO, effective September 1, 2011.  Villaverde replaces Manfred Braunl who has left the BMW Group. Villaverde joins BMW’s Canadian subsidiary from BMW Group Spain, where he has been president and CEO since August, 2008.  He began his career withContinue Reading »