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Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

In addition to several new models premiering at EICMA, BMW Motorrad also showed off a concept for motorcycle connectivity. BMW ConnectedRide is a TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connection that could be applied to motorcycle models in the future. BMW Motorrad and Robert Bosch GmbH are collaborating in this field of display and networking technologies since there are signs of an… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

The new BMW motorcycle factory in Manaus, Brazil has officially started operation by manufacturing the BMW F700GS for the Brazilian market. As we discussed previously, BMW ended their previous agreement with Dafra Motos for contract assembly of BMW motorcycles, also in Manaus, which had been in effect since 2009. This is the first exclusive motorcycle production… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Plans Sales Growth in America

BMW Motorrad Plans Sales Growth in America

BMW Motorrad reported their September 2016 sales figures and with 116,044 deliveries, they achieved their highest global sales figures for a third quarter. As compared to the already strong previous year’s figures, BMW Motorrad increased sales by a further 3% in the same period. In September alone the number of deliveries grew by 10% to 12,215 units.… Continue Reading »

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

This year continues to be the best ever for BMW Motorrad. Worldwide sales in August were up 5.7% compared with the same month last year (9,238) and year-to-date sales rising by 2.5% with a total of 103,829 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers in the first eight months of the year. BMW Motorrad Canada reported August sales… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

For the fourth time in a row, BMW Motorrad has set a new record for sales for the first half of a year. A total of 80,754 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide through June 2016 (prev. yr.: 78,418 units). This is an increase of 3.0% and it’s the first time BMW Motorrad was able… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

BMW Motorrad Continues Sharp Sales Decline in North America but Increases Globally in May

Worldwide sales continue to grow for BMW Motorrad, which saw motorcycle and maxi-scooter deliveries increase 1.2% in May 2016 compared to same month last year. Year-to-date figures show an increase of 4.5% to 65,761 units. BMW Motorrad USA, however, have had sales drop, year-over-year, for four out of the first five months. In May 2016, just 1,221 motorcycles were sold, which is a 40.0% decrease from the 2,034 sold in… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad’s April 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

BMW Motorrad continued its run of record global sales in April with deliveries up 1.4% (16,793). A total of 50,581 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers around the world so far in 2016 (+5.5%). Volatility continues for BMW Motorrad USA, however, which saw sales decrease 26.3% in April with 1,244 motorcycles sold compared to… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

The BMW Group will open its own motorcycle production facility in Manaus, Brazil at the end of 2016. They already plan to produce more than 10,000 BMW motorcycles there in 2017 for the Brazilian market and expect a significant increase in sales volume there through the local assembly of the new BMW G310R. This Manaus plant will create about 170 jobs. In addition to the entry-level,… Continue Reading »

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

The BMW Group will be presenting their range of emergency and special safety vehicles at the RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda, Germany on May 11-13, 2016. Four automobiles including the new BMW X1, X3, electric i3 and 2 Series Gran Tourer will be shown as emergency physicians and fire service command vehicles. BMW will also have the latest BMW R1200RT… Continue Reading »