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BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 10% for First Half of 2013

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 10% for First Half of 2013

BMW Motorrad closed the first half of 2013 with a new six-month sales record. A total of 64,941 motorcycles and scooters were sold through June 2013 (previous year: 59,189 units) — an increase of 9.7%. BMW Motorrad also saw an all-time June sales record with 12,541 motorcycles and scooters sold. An increase of 22.1% comparedContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sees Double-Digit Growth in May 2013

BMW Motorrad Sees Double-Digit Growth in May 2013

BMW Motorrad had a successful May with global sales climbing 14.2% to 13,081 vehicles (prev. yr. 11,457) — an all time high for the month of May. In the first five months of 2013, BMW Motorrad increased sales by 7.1% to 52,400 (prev. yr. 48,918) motorcycles and maxi scooters. “We have achieved our best May resultContinue Reading »

BMW Sponsors Neale Bayly Ride Across Peru

BMW Sponsors Neale Bayly Ride Across Peru

Motorcycle journalist Neale Bayly has explored much of the world on two wheels, visiting 45 countries in 35 years, many of them at the helm of adventure-seeking expeditions. But this ride will be different. BMW Motorrad USA and BMW Performance Driving School are sponsoring an “extreme motorcycle adventure with a purpose” which will air asContinue Reading »

New BMW F800GS Adventure

New BMW F800GS Adventure

For the adventure traveler who prefers a mid-sized motorcycle, BMW today introduces a new version of the F800GS, the F800GS Adventure. Like the boxer GS Adventure models before it, this GS Adventure features updated bodywork and a larger fuel tank — 2.1 gallons more for a total of 6.3 gallons — whose weight required aContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Final Day and the Winner Is…

GS Trophy 2012: Final Day and the Winner Is…

Team Germany came into the final day with a solid 18-point advantage and they remained steady and consistent through to the very last test to take the victory in the 2012 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy. It was a test of nerves in the final day, as rain through the afternoon meant the title-deciding final trialsContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 6, Team Germany in Command with One Day to Go

GS Trophy 2012: Day 6, Team Germany in Command with One Day to Go

Team Germany will take an 18 point lead into the final day of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012. After a busy day that took in three special tests and the announcement of the result of the second photo competition, Germany scored highly – including a win and a runner-up – and were able toContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 5, Rain Creates a Play (Ride) Day

GS Trophy 2012: Day 5, Rain Creates a Play (Ride) Day

Day five of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 was the competition’s second marathon stage which included a distance slightly over 250 miles (400km) and the complication of a border crossing to deal with as the riders returned to Chile. It was potentially even more of an ordeal given the arrival of rain that pepperedContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 4, Team Germany Stretch Their Lead

GS Trophy 2012: Day 4, Team Germany Stretch Their Lead

Day four of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 was intended to be an ‘easier’ day given that it was sandwiched between two marathon stages. However, it didn’t quite turn out that way. Two riders were injured in crashes during the enduro special test and there were minor spills on the leg of the courseContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 3, Team Germany Moves Ahead on Longest Day

GS Trophy 2012: Day 3, Team Germany Moves Ahead on Longest Day

Day three of the 2012 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy lived up to its title – the marathon stage – with teams finishing as late as 8:30 in the evening after having set off at 7:15am. The 280 miles (450km) of the mostly off-road course proved grueling, as were the three special tests. But when theContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 2, Team France Takes Control

GS Trophy 2012: Day 2, Team France Takes Control

Yesterday, Team France promised to take the lead and today they delivered with a clear lead in the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012. With two special tests – the first being white water rafting (the first non-bike test of this year’s event) and the second a tricky (muddy) hill climb against the clock – FranceContinue Reading »