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BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue to Increase in May

BMW Motorrad saw their global sales rise 3.5% (to 12,568 units) in May. Worldwide a total of 48,749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in 2011 up through the end of May. This represents an increase of 7.3% year-on-year. The strongest market for BMW Motorrad  continues to be Germany with 9,496 deliveries which is upContinue Reading »

BMW Tests “Left Turn Assistant” to Help Prevent Intersection Accidents

BMW Tests “Left Turn Assistant” to Help Prevent Intersection Accidents

For a motorcyclist, an intersection can be a dangerous place. Automobile traffic all too often will turn left into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist either because the smaller motorcyclist is hidden by road features or because the offending driver simply didn’t “see” him. Human perception is a complicated process which, unfortunately, requires more thanContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continued Up in April

BMW Motorrad Sales Continued Up in April

BMW Motorrad increased sales compared to the previous year for the fourth consecutive month. In continued difficult market conditions, global sales rose by 5% to 13,072 units in April. Worldwide a total of 36,181 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers for the year up through April 2011. This represents an increase of 8.7% year-on-year. HusqvarnaContinue Reading »

BMW Celebrates Production of Two Millionth Motorcycle in  Berlin

BMW Celebrates Production of Two Millionth Motorcycle in Berlin

On Friday, May 6 the two millionth motorcycle left the assembly line of the BMW plant in Berlin Spandau. Since 1969, BMW motorcycles have been produced in the factory in Berlin Spandau for export all over the world and this significant milestone in the company’s history was marked by a special ceremony attended by theContinue Reading »

2011 Q1 Sees Record Earnings for BMW Group

2011 Q1 Sees Record Earnings for BMW Group

The BMW Group continues to perform well and has generated a new record for first-quarter earnings. Group revenues increased by 28.9% to euro 16,037 million (2010: euro 12,443 million). The total number of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars sold increased by 21.3% to 382,758 units (2010: 315,614 units), the best first-quarter sales volume performanceContinue Reading »

First Quarter Sees Best BMW Motorcycle Sales in History

First Quarter Sees Best BMW Motorcycle Sales in History

For the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad sold 23,109 motorcycles — an increase of 10.9% compared to the previous year — which is its best quarterly result in its history. Husqvarna Motorcycles likewise had a good quarterly showing delivering 1,940 motorcycles to customers in its first quarter — an increase of 18.3%.Continue Reading »

BMW’s HvK Elected European Motorcycle Industry President

BMW’s HvK Elected European Motorcycle Industry President

Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Director BMW Motorrad, was elected as the new President of the ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), the European Motorcycle Industry Association. Based in Brussels, the ACEM represents European manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, tricycles and quadricycles. Hendrik von Kuenheim has been involved in ACEM’s activities since 2009 when he becameContinue Reading »

BMW at MotoGP with Safety Vehicles

BMW at MotoGP with Safety Vehicles

There will be two BMW motorcycles at this year’s MotoGP. The BMW S1000RR and HP2 Sport won’t be racing, obviously, but will be used as safety vehicles by Dorna Sports, the organizers of the MotoGP World Championship. These two stock bikes will be there to reinforce the sporting image of BMW among race fans. This isContinue Reading »

BMW Group posts record earnings for 2010

BMW Group posts record earnings for 2010

If you’re interested in the health of BMW, and really enjoy financial numbers, then this new press release makes interesting reading. For those who just want the basics, let me summarize. BMW Group’s revenues climbed 19.3% and profit was up 11.7% in 2010 (both record highs). Total sales volume for BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobilesContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Up in February

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Up in February

After a dip in motorcycle sales in December, BMW has seen increases in January and now February sales. BMW reports global sales in February grew 22.5% to reach 6,720 motorcycles (compared with 5,485 sales in February 2010).  Year to date, the company sold 11,434 BMW motorcycles which is up 23%. The BMW Group’s second motorcycleContinue Reading »