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Ignite Straight Six Project, Radical K1600 Customs from Japan

Ignite Straight Six Project, Radical K1600 Customs from Japan

BMW Motorrad has followed last year’s  “Project Japan,” which had four well-known Japanese customizers try their hands at creating something unique and personal from BMW’s new R nineT, with project “Ignite Straight Six.” This time, two Japanese customizers would radically modify BMW K1600GTL motorcycles. The people selected to create 1649cc straight six powered rolling works ofContinue Reading »

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

One of the annual highlights for BMW Motorrad Motorsport is the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Held last weekend at the “Circuit de la Sarthe” in France, the new BMW S1000RR had a successful debut. In addition, privateer BMW Motorrad riders were in action in championships all around the globe. They were on track lastContinue Reading »

Hand-Brushed Aluminum Tank Added to R nineT Accessory List

Hand-Brushed Aluminum Tank Added to R nineT Accessory List

The BMW R nineT has been popular since hitting the market for its rugged charm and retro roadster looks. It’s also been popular among professional and home customizers due to the breadth of available accessories and a “modular customizing concept” design which allows for easier replacement of parts. BMW Motorrad continues to encourage its customersContinue Reading »

Best Quarter of Sales in BMW Motorrad’s History

Best Quarter of Sales in BMW Motorrad’s History

In the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad achieved its best quarterly sales figures of all time. Through March, sales increased 9.2% to 31,370 vehicles (previous year: 28,719 units). In the month of March alone, BMW Motorrad delivered 15,912 motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide (previous year: 15,183 units) amounting to a 4.8% growthContinue Reading »

’03-’11 BMW K- and R-Series Motorcycles Recalled

’03-’11 BMW K- and R-Series Motorcycles Recalled

Updated. BMW Motorrad has begun the recall process for K and R models produced from November 2003 to April 2011 due to a problem with the rear wheel carrier flange. We’re told this will affect 367,000 motorcycles worldwide, including 43,425 units in the U.S. According to BMW, cracks could develop in the rear wheel flange if the brakeContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sets Another February Sales Record — Up 13.5%

BMW Motorrad Sets Another February Sales Record — Up 13.5%

It’s another February sales record for BMW Motorrad — its fifth record February in a row and its highest February ever. Worldwide sales of BMW motorcycles and maxi scooters increased 13.5% to 9,195 in February 2015 (previous year: 8,098). That pushes global sales up 14.2% to 15,458 vehicles (previous year: 13,536) for the first twoContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Launches into New Year with Best January Ever

BMW Motorrad Launches into New Year with Best January Ever

After record sales last year (the fourth record year in a row), BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a big bump in sales. In January 2015, 15.2% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold to customers worldwide — 6,263 units versus 5,438 in January 2014. “Following the fourth record year in succession, 2015Continue Reading »

2016 BMW R1200RS Enters Production

2016 BMW R1200RS Enters Production

While not expected at dealers until the second quarter of this year, production of the 2016 R1200RS has started at BMW’s Spandau plant in Berlin. The plant will produce 30 R1200RS motorcycles out of the 630 two-wheelers (in 22 different models) the 1,900 employees manufacture each day. ”With the R1200RS we revive the traditional segment ofContinue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

BMW Motorrad achieved records sales in 2014 — the fourth year in a row of new record sales — with 123,495 motorcycles and scooters delivered to customers. This is an amazing increase of 7.2% compared to the 115,215 units sold in the already strong 2013. In December, deliveries rose by 10.9% to 7,032 units (previousContinue Reading »

November Sales Push BMW Motorrad to New Record

November Sales Push BMW Motorrad to New Record

BMW Motorrad’s November 2014 sales have helped it top its record sales for all of last year with another month still remaining. Through November, BMW Motorrad sold 7.0% more motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide (116,463 versus 108,872 through November 2013). This puts sales above the record figure of 115,215 units achieved in 2013. In NovemberContinue Reading »