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Next Stop, Southeast Asia for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy

Next Stop, Southeast Asia for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy

After Africa, South America and Canada, the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heads to the continent of Asia in spring 2016. Not only is this a new location for the friendly GS challenge there will be an international all-female team lining up for the start. Anyone who would like take part in this unique adventureContinue Reading »

Calling all GS Girls: The GS Trophy 2016 Needs You!

Calling all GS Girls: The GS Trophy 2016 Needs You!

The BMW International GS Trophy has been a fun and exciting event since it burst onto the scene back in 2008. However, there has always been one important ingredient missing from this success story – women! BMW is launching a worldwide search for a trio of lady riders who are ready and willing to takeContinue 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 (previousContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Most 2015 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Most 2015 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has announced its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA today. This includes pricing and available equipment for those models which were manufactured during BMW’s August through October production schedule. It does not include BMW Motorrad’s newest models, the F800R, R1200R, R1200RS, S1000RR and S1000XR which were announced recently at theContinue 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 withinContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

For most Brazilians, the only thing on their mind right now is ‘the beautiful game,’ and understandably so. But despite soccer fever taking over the entire country – and the watching world – during the month of June, there was in fact, another important tournament taking place in Brazil: the GS Trophy national qualifier, whereContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

From a field of nearly 100 enthusiastic and spirited entrants, Marcus Arrowsmith, Lutz Umnus and John Crockett were selected to represent Great Britain in the International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy this September in Canada. The three riders embodied the GS spirit and are BMW Motorrad fans through and through, with Marcus being runner-up in both 2010 and 2012’s UK QualifiersContinue 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 »

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

Last weekend, March 14-16, the Latin America Regional Qualification for the 2014 International GS Trophy took place in Colombia. With riders representing Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, there was emotion, adrenaline, endurance, skills and a whole lot of fun packed into the two days of friendly competition. Pre-qualifying tournaments in each country hadContinue 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 »