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Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

Connecting Bike, Rider and Smartphone: BMW Motorrad Concept ConnectedRide

In addition to several new models premiering at EICMA, BMW Motorrad also showed off a concept for motorcycle connectivity. BMW ConnectedRide is a TFT instrument cluster with smartphone connection that could be applied to motorcycle models in the future. BMW Motorrad and Robert Bosch GmbH are collaborating in this field of display and networking technologies since there are signs of an… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

New BMW Motorrad Factory Starts Production in Brazil

The new BMW motorcycle factory in Manaus, Brazil has officially started operation by manufacturing the BMW F700GS for the Brazilian market. As we discussed previously, BMW ended their previous agreement with Dafra Motos for contract assembly of BMW motorcycles, also in Manaus, which had been in effect since 2009. This is the first exclusive motorcycle production… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Plans Sales Growth in America

BMW Motorrad Plans Sales Growth in America

BMW Motorrad reported their September 2016 sales figures and with 116,044 deliveries, they achieved their highest global sales figures for a third quarter. As compared to the already strong previous year’s figures, BMW Motorrad increased sales by a further 3% in the same period. In September alone the number of deliveries grew by 10% to 12,215 units.… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Premieres Their Vision for the Future of Motorcycling

BMW Motorrad Premieres Their Vision for the Future of Motorcycling

In 2016, its centenary year, the BMW Group is looking further into the future than ever before and developing a series of Vision Vehicles to address people’s mobility needs in about three decades from now. Its solutions are based on the assumption that mobility is set to become increasingly multifaceted and connected. Following the BMW,… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

New BMW Motorrad Airbag Jacket by Alpinestars

BMW Motorrad is launching the BMW Motorrad Street Air by Alpinestars, an advanced airbag system offering comprehensive upper body protection and the freedom to ride a motorcycle in both on- and off-road situations. The technology adopted from the current Alpinestars Tech-Air® street airbag system – a system requiring no motorcycle-mounted sensors. The airbag system of… Continue Reading »

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

Global Sales Continue to Rise for BMW Motorrad in August

This year continues to be the best ever for BMW Motorrad. Worldwide sales in August were up 5.7% compared with the same month last year (9,238) and year-to-date sales rising by 2.5% with a total of 103,829 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers in the first eight months of the year. BMW Motorrad Canada reported August sales… Continue Reading »

BMW R5 Hommage Goes on Display at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

BMW R5 Hommage Goes on Display at Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

The rally may be over but there’s a new reason for BMW motorcycle lovers to visit Sturgis, South Dakota. BMW Motorrad’s unique R5 Hommage concept bike is making an extended stay at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum in their new “Main Street” exhibit. The exhibit commemorates motorcycling’s timeless role in reaching the mainstream. “Synchronicity… The BMW R5… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Joins Biker Belles Symposium

BMW Motorrad Joins Biker Belles Symposium

Sarah Schilke, National Marketing Manager for BMW Motorrad USA, will be among a panel representing a cross-section of women in the motorcycle industry at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®’s 2016 Biker Belles® symposium, Tuesday, August 9. Moderated by Marilyn Stemp of the Sturgis Rider Daily and Iron Trader News, the panel includes moto-journalist and Iron Lillies co-founder Leticia Cline,… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad USA has introduced a new set of soft luggage for GS models which they are say are primarily for off-road riding. The Atacama Adventure Luggage System is attached to the bike’s hard case mounts, which may need to added if not already equipped, of 2004 to present R1200GS/GS Adventure and 2008 to present F650/700/800GS/GS Adventure models. The roll-top… Continue Reading »

BMW Partners with Rever for Social Riding

BMW Partners with Rever for Social Riding

Planning the most beautiful routes, riding them with like-minded motorcyclists, sharing experiences during the day and talking gasoline at night. With this in mind, BMW Motorrad has entered into a strategic partnership with the technology start-up Rever in order to build up a global community of motorcyclists. Since launching in 2015, Rever users have tracked… Continue Reading »