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BMW’s HP4 is Official Safety Bike for MotoGP

BMW’s HP4 is Official Safety Bike for MotoGP

When the 2013 MotoGP World Championship gets underway with the Qatar Grand Prix this weekend, BMW M will be starting its 15th season as the “Official Car of MotoGP.” BMW has been involved in MotoGP since 1999 providing the official Safety Cars. A highlight of this anniversary at the opening round held at the “LosailContinue Reading »

Red Dot 2013 Awards: Four Designs Recognized Including R1200GS

Red Dot 2013 Awards: Four Designs Recognized Including R1200GS

The 2013 red dot awards were announced with the BMW Group Design picking up four of the internationally renowned prizes. The BMW R1200GS was recognized as well as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series Touring in the “Automotive and Transportation” category for their excellent design quality. The awards will be presentedContinue Reading »

Revenues Up But Profit Down for BMW Motorrad in 2012

Revenues Up But Profit Down for BMW Motorrad in 2012

BMW released their 2012 financial statement this week which showed another record year. Overall, the BMW Group saw record revenues and earnings to go along with record sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Their motorcycle division sold a record 117,109 BMW and Husqvarna motorcycles worldwide in 2012 which was an increase of 3.1% overContinue Reading »

BMW Auto and Motorcycle Heritage On Display in New York

BMW Auto and Motorcycle Heritage On Display in New York

The Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs, New York, will showcase an array of BMW automobiles and celebrate 90 Years of BMW Motorcycles from May 6 to November 3, 2013. The “BMW – The Ultimate Driving Machine” exhibit will include road and race cars, both from pre-war to the modern era, but BMW’s two-wheeled heritage will also be a key partContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Recover in February

BMW Motorrad Sales Recover in February

BMW Motorrad sales recovered from a drop in January to remain around last year’s level in February 2013. A total of 6,847 motorcycles were delivered worldwide which is up just 0.1% compared to February 2012 (6,841). Year-to-date, 11,665 motorcycles have been sold (prev. yr. 12,078) which is still off 3.4% from the first two monthsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Starts 2013 with Sales Dip

BMW Motorrad Starts 2013 with Sales Dip

BMW released its January 2013 sales today and it shows an 8% drop in BMW Motorrad worldwide deliveries to start the year. A total of 4,818 BMW motorcycles were sold in last month compared to 5,237 in January 2012. Husqvarna Motorcycles, which is being sold to Austrian-based Pierer Industrie AG, saw 587 vehicles — 7.9% increase — suppliedContinue Reading »

BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW has announced an agreement to sell Husqvarna Motorcycles to Austrian-based Pierer Industrie AG. Husqvarna started 110 years ago in Sweden but was owned by the Italian Cagiva MV Agusta group when it was purchased by BMW in 2008. Pierer Industrie AG is headed by Stefan Pierer who is also KTM’s managing director and aContinue Reading »

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW’s upcoming i3 all-electric car will have the option of adding a 2-cylinder gasoline engine from BMW’s motorcycle division when it goes on sale late this year. According to the Automotive News, the gasoline-powered engine will be used to extend the range of the car from its typical 60-90 miles to 250 miles. The engineContinue Reading »

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team to Race BMW Bobsled for the First Time

The U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race a new, BMW-designed two-man bobsled prototype at this weekend’s FIBT World Cup in Igls, Austria. BMW of North America, the Official Mobility Partner of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), today announced the U.S. Men’s Bobsled Team will race the bobsled for the first time this Saturday, Jan. 19.Continue Reading »

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

BMW Group Receives Seven “2012 GOOD DESIGN” Awards

The annual “GOOD DESIGN™” award is a prestigious international accolade in the field of product design. This time round, the prizes went to seven BMW Group Design products including one motorcycle, the Husqvarna Nuda 900R. Other award-winning models were the BMW 6 Series Gran Coupé, the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the BMW M6 Coupé, the BMWContinue Reading »