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BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad posted its best ever July sales result last month with 11,661 vehicles sold. Compared to July 2013 — a record month at the time with 11,241 units sold — customers picked up 3.7% more motorcycles and maxi scooters. Through July, worldwide sales likewise reached a new all-time high at 82,639 units sold, an increaseContinue Reading »

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW Financials Set Half-Year Records

BMW reported its second-quarter financial results this week. The motorcycle division saw revenues grow by 11.2% to € 528 million (about $706 million) from € 475 million ($635 million) in 2013. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased 19.6% to € 55 million ($73.6 million) from € 46 million ($61.5 million) in 2013 and profit before tax rose 20.0% to € 54 millionContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

2014 R1200RT Recall Parts Availability Update

The new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA will soon be back on the road. According to a letter sent out to owners by BMW Motorrad USA, replacement Dynamic ESA shock absorbers are being produced for the US market and are scheduled to arrive some time next week (the week of August 11). BMW MotorradContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

BMW Motorrad Collaborates with Belstaff on their Spring/Summer 2015 Collection

Both founded in the 1920s, BMW Motorrad and Belstaff are two tradition-steeped brands that have built their success on premium quality, high-tech materials and distinctive design. It is perhaps surprising that the two style-setting companies took so long before deciding to work together, but if the Spring/Summer 2015 collection recently presented at Milan men’s fashionContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

BMW Motorrad Sales Dip in June but Remain Up for the Year

The big news for BMW as we pass the halfway point in the year, is that they have sold over one million automobiles—more than ever before in the first six months of a year. A total of 1,020,211 vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide, an increase of 6.9% over the same period last year (954,501). SalesContinue Reading »

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

BMW Motorrad’s Keyless Ride System, which was first seen on the top-of-the-line 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, will filter down to other models as a factory option for 2015. Keyless ride replaces the conventional ignition lock and key with an ignition button and transponder fob (with flip-out key as a backup). As the fob comes withinContinue Reading »

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

2014 R1200RT Recall is Official. 2012-14 C600 Sport/C650GT Scooters Also Recalled

Following the “stop ride” notice sent to owners a few weeks ago, BMW Motorrad USA has started the official recall of the 2014 BMW R1200RT through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This includes approximately 950 R1200RTs manufactured from November 27, 2013 to May 5, 2014 which have the Dynamic Electronic Suspension Adjustment (ESA) rear shock absorber. TheContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA Provides Options to Owners After 2014 R1200RT “Stop Ride” Notice

BMW Motorrad USA is attempting to get owners of the new 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA back on the road with a different model or compensate them for the downtime after a defect in the rear shock absorber was discovered by their supplier. In anticipation of a recall, BMW Motorrad USA sent a notice toContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in May

BMW Motorrad has has increased sales for the fifth month in a row. In May 2014, 14,088 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide compared to 13,081 units in May 2013. This represents an increase in sales of 7.7% and a new record for BMW Motorrad for the month of May. In theContinue Reading »

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the week came in the most prestigious race of all: the blue ribbon Senior TT race. Before that, Dunlop had already won the Isle ofContinue Reading »