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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 »

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

2014 BMW R1200RT Recall Coming

BMW Motorrad is advising owners of the new, water-cooled 2014 R1200RT with Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) to stop riding them until further notice. A possible defect in the rear shock absorber of Dynamic ESA equipped motorcycles only, could cause the piston rod to break under certain circumstances. While no injuries related to this defectContinue Reading »

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop (NI) won the historic Isle of Man TT Superbike race aboard a BMW S1000RR last Saturday. He finished 20.5 seconds in front of second-placed Guy Martin (GB). Dunlop’s win comes exactly 75 years after BMW Motorrad’s last Superbike victory at the Isle of Man in 1939, when Georg Meier (DE) won on aContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

There are some new teams joining the upcoming 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy event in Canada this September. Among them will be a trio of riders from Mexico, which has now completed its national qualifying event, where in an atmosphere of fellowship and challenging tests, three BMW riders stood out, winning their place toContinue Reading »

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 »