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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 »

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 »