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BMW Concept Roadster Revealed at Concorso d’Eleganza

BMW Concept Roadster Revealed at Concorso d’Eleganza

BMW Motorrad revealed their latest concept motorcycle, the aptly named BMW Concept Roadster, at the 2014 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy. Unlike last year’s retro-styled BMW Concept Ninety which was designed to capture the spirit of BMW Motorrad’s 90th anniversary, this concept bike is a thoroughly modern looking boxer roadster. Edgar Heinrich, Head ofContinue Reading »

2013 BMW R1200GS Recalled for Leaky Transmission Seal

2013 BMW R1200GS Recalled for Leaky Transmission Seal

BMW Motorrad USA is recalling 2013 BMW R1200GS motorcycles manufactured from November 2012 through August 2013. According to the notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), “Pressure inside the transmission may cause the transmission output seal to be pushed out of place… If the output seal ring is pushed out of its proper position, oil mayContinue Reading »

BMW HP4 Voted Best Sports Motorcycle by PS Magazine Readers

BMW HP4 Voted Best Sports Motorcycle by PS Magazine Readers

The BMW HP4 was voted the “Best Sports Motorcycle over 750cc” by readers of the German sports motorcycle magazine PS in their “Best Sports Motorcycles 2014″ survey. The BMW S1000RR came in third in that category and, overall, BMW Motorrad found themselves in the top three in eight times in the ”Sport,” “Naked,” “Enduro” and “Allrounder”Continue Reading »

Kris Odwarka to Lead BMW Motorrad USA

Kris Odwarka to Lead BMW Motorrad USA

Kris Odwarka has been tapped to succeed Hans Blesse as Vice President, BMW Motorrad USA effective today, May 13. Odwarka will be responsible for BMW motorcycle sales and marketing in the United States. Currently, Odwarka is Regional Aftersales Manager, Southern Region, a position he has held since February 2013. Odwarka joined the BMW Group inContinue Reading »

New All-Time Record Sales Month, again, in April for BMW Motorrad

New All-Time Record Sales Month, again, in April for BMW Motorrad

After achieving record sales during the first quarter of 2014, BMW Motorrad remains firmly on course for success. In April, 16,344 (prev. yr.: 14,587 units) motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide. This represents an increase of 12.0% or 1,757 units as compared to April 2013. April 2014 is thus the most successfulContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Authority Motorcycles in High Demand

BMW Motorrad’s Authority Motorcycles in High Demand

BMW Motorrad makes exceptional touring and commuting tools but they’re also ideal workhorses for armed forces, regional service providers and emergency response groups. With years of experience in manufacturing motorcycles to suit work applications, demand for BMW Motorrad Authority motorcycles is booming. Just over one year ago, World of BMW reported on the increase inContinue Reading »

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, are innovative, efficient and sustainable light sources that BMW will be fitting in its vehicles in the near future under the name BMW Organic Light. In OLEDs, the light is emitted by wafer-thin semi-conductive layers made from organic materials. OLEDs work very efficiently by design and generate very little heatContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

In the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad sales were higher than any first quarter before. Sales through March came to a total of 28,719 vehicles (previous year: 24,732 units), making for an increase of 16.1%. In March alone, 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 13,067 units) were supplied to customers worldwide.Continue Reading »

Series C evolution Production Begins for BMW Motorrad

Series C evolution Production Begins for BMW Motorrad

History was made today as the first BMW C evolution scooters rolled off the assembly lines. These are the first series production all-electric vehicles to be produced by the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin-Spandau. Customers across Europe can look forward to riding the “revolutionary” vehicle soon while those in the USA will have to wait andContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad reports they were the “overall winner” with two category wins and three other “podium” placements in the customer satisfaction survey among motorcycle owners carried out by the Motorcycle Industry Council in the USA. The survey consisted of a written questionnaire that was sent out last fall to a total of 50,303 owners of 10 motorcycleContinue Reading »