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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 »

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

The BMW Group continued on its successful course during the third quarter of 2013. In total, 481,6571 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars were sold in the period from July to September, marking a new record (2012: 434,9631 units; + 10.7 %) for the BMW Group. The Motorcycles segment recorded its best ever sales volumeContinue Reading »

Official Production BMW C evolution Electric Scooter Unveiled

Official Production BMW C evolution Electric Scooter Unveiled

BMW has taken the wraps off its newest two-wheeled vehicle at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany. The all electric BMW C evolution scooter looks nearly identical to the “near production” models shown during the Olympics in July 2012. The C evolution produces a steady 15hp (11kW) but can produce a peak 47hp (35kW) fromContinue Reading »

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW motorcycles swept six categories in Motorcycle.com’s annual “Best Of” awards – with the all-new liquid-cooled BMW R1200GS earning both “Motorcycle of the Year” and “Best Off-Road/Adventure Motorcycle for 2013.” The website also named BMW’s HP4 “Best Sportbike,” the K1600GT/GTL “Best Touring Bike,” the BMW C600/650GT “Best Scooter,” and BMW Motorrad’s Dynamic Damping Control (DDC)Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW announced their second quarter financial results this week with their motorcycle division seeing increased sales volume and revenue growth but profits dropped slightly. Second-quarter revenue for BMW Motorrad rose by 15.9% to € 475 million (2012: € 410 million) but profit before financial result (EBIT) fell to € 46 million (2012: € 48 million; -4.2%) with profit before tax to € 45Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

A number of motorcycles will be given a facelift by BMW Motorrad for the 2014 model year. These models can be ordered in their new configurations from all BMW Motorrad dealerships as of August 2013. BMW K1600GT “Sport” As of model year 2014 the BMW K1600GT will be available as a special “Sport” model —Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Wins Four of the Eight Motorrad Magazine Award Categories

BMW Motorrad Wins Four of the Eight Motorrad Magazine Award Categories

Once again, BMW Motorrad topped the prize results in Motorrad magazine’s readers choice “Motorcycle of the Year 2013″ awards. They won in four categories, ”touring bike,” “sport bike,” “trial/enduro” and “scooter,” and placed in three others in the 15th edition of the German magazine’s awards. In the “sport bike” category, the BMW HP4 placed number one.Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2013, Available Now!

The long-awaited water-cooled GS goes on sale this spring and all the tech behind this newest generation boxer engine is analyzed in this issue, along with the inside scoop on why it’s truly revolutionary for BMW. The GS is not BMW’s only new bike, however. There’s another new Gran Tourismo on the scene as theContinue Reading »

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW i3 Electric Car to Get BMW Motorcycle Engine Option

BMW’s upcoming i3 all-electric car will have the option of adding a 2-cylinder gasoline engine from BMW’s motorcycle division when it goes on sale late this year. According to the Automotive News, the gasoline-powered engine will be used to extend the range of the car from its typical 60-90 miles to 250 miles. The engineContinue Reading »