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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 Takes Four of Cycle World’s Ten Best for 2013

BMW Takes Four of Cycle World’s Ten Best for 2013

BMW motorcycles have earned four of the top ten spots in Cycle World magazine’s “Ten Best Bikes of 2013.” The magazine’s September issue, featuring its 38th annual “Ten Best” list and names BMW’s HP4 the “Best Superbike,” BMW’s R1200GS the “Best Adventure Bike,” and (for the third year in a row) the BMW K1600GT andContinue Reading »

BMW HP4 Wins ‘Austest’ Against 10 Top Sportbikes

BMW HP4 Wins ‘Austest’ Against 10 Top Sportbikes

For the third time in four years BMW has taken the top prize in the Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN) ‘Austest’, with the HP4 taking on and beating a strong line-up of high-performance machines for the 2013 title. Australian Motorcycle News gathered together the top ten sports bikes available in Australia and assembled an experienced panel ofContinue Reading »

BMW Pulls the Plug on WSBK

BMW Pulls the Plug on WSBK

BMW Motorrad has announced it will terminate its factory involvement in the FIM Superbike World Championship at the end of the 2013 season. This comes as part of a strategic realignment which started at the end of the 2012 season when they dropped their in-house factory team and choose to lend full support to theContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: A BMW Best at Imola Finish

WSBK 2013: A BMW Best at Imola Finish

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team from Italy concluded its “home” round at Imola with both factory riders claiming their best results at the Italian track to date. Local hero, Marco Melandri (ITA) finished both races in fourth on his BMW S1000RR while teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) claimed sixth and fifth respectively. The iconic “AutodromoContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: BMW and Marco Win at Portimão

WSBK 2013: BMW and Marco Win at Portimão

BMW Motorrad can check off another track where they’ve been victorious in the FIM Superbike World Championship. The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team and factory rider, Marco Melandri (ITA), celebrated a victory in the first race at Portimão in Portugal last weekend. It was Marco’s second and the team’s fourth victory of the season. InContinue 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 Motorrad Has Historic Sales in April 2013

BMW Motorrad Has Historic Sales in April 2013

With a total of 14,587 units sold to customers worldwide last month, April 2013 becomes the most successful month in the history of BMW Motorrad. It’s an increase of 11.5% over the 13,088 units sold in April of last year. Year-to-date, 39,319 BMW motorcycles have been delivered, an increase of 5.0% (prev. yr. 37,461). HeinerContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Successful Weekend for Melandri at Monza

WSBK 2013: Successful Weekend for Melandri at Monza

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team was back to its winning ways at Italy’s “Autodromo Nazionale di Monza” which hosted the fourth round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) rode his BMW S1000RR to victory in race one and a second in race two while claiming the fastest raceContinue Reading »

BMW HP4 Sees First Win in South African SBK

BMW HP4 Sees First Win in South African SBK

Hard work by BMW Motorrad Motorsport technicians at Zwartkops Raceway between rounds paid off for former South African Supersport champion Chris Leeson. He rode two brilliant races on the BMW HP4 to record his first victory in the fourth round of the 2013 South African Superbike championship at Zwartkops near Pretoria last Saturday. A winContinue Reading »