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BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

What looked like an ordinary R1200GS rolled off the production line at BMW’s Berlin-Spandau plant today but it was very special. That’s because it was the 500,000th BMW GS motorcycle with a flat-twin (boxer) engine to be manufactured at the plant. Since 1969, motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau with theContinue Reading »

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad received a total of nine awards in the German Motorrad magazine “Motorcycle of the Year 2014” readers’ choice awards including three category victories. BMW Motorrad has never won so many top places in the reader survey before. As was the case last year, the BMW HP4 took first place in the “Sports Bike” category with aContinue Reading »

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

BMW released their financial results for 2013 and it showed new highs for sales volume and earnings. This is BMW Group’s fourth straight record for sales and comes despite challenging economic conditions worldwide. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division, saw increases in sales volume, revenues and earnings in 2013. Revenues edged up by 0.9% to € 1,504 million (aboutContinue Reading »

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

In February, BMW Motorrad once again achieved record sales with 8,098 motorcycles and Maxi-Scooters delivered to customers worldwide (previous year: 6,847 units) — a growth of 18.3% year-over-year. Deliveries for January and February amount to a total of 13,536 vehicles (previous year: 11,665 units). This corresponds to an increase in sales of 16%. Heiner Faust, DirectorContinue Reading »

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

On April 1, 2014, Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller (55) will take over as head of BMW Motorrad development from Dr. Christian Landerl. Landerl (53) headed motorcycle development since November 2008 and will now lead development of the automobile petrol engine division. Prof. Dr. Schaller studied mechanical engineering from 1979 to 1985 at the TechnicalContinue Reading »

New Home For BMW Group Classic

New Home For BMW Group Classic

A move to a new location for BMW Group Classic marks a return to the company’s historic roots. BMW AG has acquired a plot of land covering more than 13,000 square meters (3.2 acres) in the Milbertshofen district of Munich. Previously part of a Knorr-Bremse AG facility, it won’t be long before the site findsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad may have a reputation for building motorcycles with tall seat heights but in reality they make a variety of models for people of all shapes and sizes. While you won’t find the lowest, cruiser-style seat heights at your local dealership, many models are available with adjustable seats (or seat height options), suspension loweringContinue Reading »

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

BMW Laser Headlights Go Into Production

Starting this fall, BMW will be the first manufacturer worldwide to offer a production vehicle equipped with headlamps utilizing a completely new laser light concept. This technology was first presented at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show and will be an option on the new BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car. While it’s available onContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

After its third record year in a row in 2013, BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a significant increase in sales. With 5,438 (previous year: 4,818) units, 12.9% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide in January 2014 than in the previous year. BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 591 motorcyclesContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the five latest 2014 Model Year motorcycles. These models were either launched this winter or early spring 2014 and complete BMW Motorrad USA’s 2014 model lineup, which now includes 20 models in all. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is: 2014 R nineT: $14,900 MSRP 2014 R1200GSContinue Reading »