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BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad achieves its best start to a new motorcycle season with solid growth of 7.7%. In the first three months of 2016, 33,788 motorcycles and maxi scooters were delivered to customers (prev. yr.: 31,370 units) — 2.418 units more than in the equivalent period last year. For March, BMW Motorrad delivered 16,465 vehicles worldwide (prev. yr.: 15,912 units)… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Globally in February but Fall in the USA

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Globally in February but Fall in the USA

In its centenary year, BMW Group continues to grow its global sales but USA sales declined. BMW Motorrad saw strong global sales growth with deliveries in February 2016 up 12.1% compared to the same month last year. Around the world, a total of 17,323 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers so far in 2016.… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2016 Issue Now Out!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2016 Issue Now Out!

The Spring 2016 issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine features a look at trendy retro scramblers! The special section starts with the recently launched BMW R nineT Scrambler, a factory-produced model with the same air- and oil-cooled boxer engine as the original R nineT café racer but with new off-road looks and a lower price.  … Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Breaks Out 2015 Sales and Looks Toward the Future

BMW Motorrad Breaks Out 2015 Sales and Looks Toward the Future

As we reported earlier in the week, BMW Motorrad sold a record number of motorcycles and maxi-scooters in 2015 — its fifth record year in a row and 10.9% more than in 2014. Now they are breaking those numbers down into where and what was sold last year. BMW Motorrad says they experienced growth in… Continue Reading »

F800GS and F700GS Color/Style Updates for 2016

F800GS and F700GS Color/Style Updates for 2016

BMW Motorrad has refreshed their mid-sized F800GS and F700GS models for the 2016 model year. Each gets new tank covers, ignition lock covers and electroplated fairing pieces. On the F700GS the silver electroplating is used on the knee covers, while on the F800GS it’s used on the radiator cover. There are also four new two-tone black/grey seats… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 21% in July, Records Best Half-Year Revenues in its History

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 21% in July, Records Best Half-Year Revenues in its History

BMW released July sales numbers as well as their second quarter financials last week. The motorcycle division saw global sales continued to grow in July with a total of 14,168 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers — an incredible 21.5% increase. Deliveries for the first seven months totaled 92,586, an increase of 12.0% compared with… Continue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

BMW Motorrad achieved records sales in 2014 — the fourth year in a row of new record sales — with 123,495 motorcycles and scooters delivered to customers. This is an amazing increase of 7.2% compared to the 115,215 units sold in the already strong 2013. In December, deliveries rose by 10.9% to 7,032 units (previous… Continue Reading »

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

BMW Motorrad’s Keyless Ride System, which was first seen on the top-of-the-line 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, will filter down to other models as a factory option for 2015. Keyless ride replaces the conventional ignition lock and key with an ignition button and transponder fob (with flip-out key as a backup). As the fob comes within… Continue Reading »

Chilean Police Men and Women Receive F700GS Authority Motorcycles

Chilean Police Men and Women Receive F700GS Authority Motorcycles

A total of 64 new BMW F700GS Authority motorcycles were presented to policemen and women from the Officers School of Carabineers in Santiago, Chile. The lucky Carabineers received their motorcycles during a special ceremony attended by the Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, which took place at the Honorable Carabineers Institution at the former airfield of Cierrillos.… Continue 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 motorcycle… Continue Reading »