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GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

The 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy got underway this weekend in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta. This is the fourth edition of the GS Trophy with previous editions taking place in South America in 2012, South Africa in 2010 and Tunisia in 2008. This year will see 16 teams totaling 48 riders fromContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

Updated 9/4/2014. Publishers are giving out their 2014 “best of” awards with BMW Motorrad USA picking up 16 of them (Update: Now 17, see below). This includes six awards from Motorcycle.com, four from Motorcyclist, three of the top ten spots from Cycle World, and a Rider magazine “2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year.” ForContinue Reading »

BMW Shows Off Authority Vehicles at European Trade Fair

BMW Shows Off Authority Vehicles at European Trade Fair

The biennial GPEC fair (General Police Equipment Exhibition & Conference) is Europe’s biggest industry-only special trade fair showcasing police equipment and security technology. As an important industry and technology fair, this eighth GPEC event which runs from September 9-11, 2014, will provide a range of information for trade visitors from police and other public safetyContinue Reading »

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 »