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BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad USA Picks Up 16 Magazine Awards

Updated 9/4/2014. Publishers are giving out their 2014 “best of” awards with BMW Motorrad USA picking up 16 of them (Update: Now 17, see below). This includes six awards from Motorcycle.com, four from Motorcyclist, three of the top ten spots from Cycle World, and a Rider magazine “2014 People’s Choice Motorcycle of the Year.” ForContinue 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 »

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 »

BMW Recalls K1600GT and K1600GTL Motorcycles

BMW Recalls K1600GT and K1600GTL Motorcycles

BMW of North America is recalling about 2,475 model year 2012 K1600GT and K1600GTL motorcycles produced from January 10, 2011 through March 8, 2012 due to an engine control unit defect that can cause the motorcycles to stall unexpectedly. According to information provided in a letter by BMW of North America to the NHTSA onContinue Reading »

BMW Reveals Authority Version of C evolution Electric Scooter

BMW Reveals Authority Version of C evolution Electric Scooter

BMW Motorrad has produced authority vehicles for more than 85 years. Since just 1970, more than 130,000 BMW authority motorcycles have been sold to a variety of institutions in more than 150 countries. A number that clearly underlines the reliability and versatility of BMW Motorrad motorcycles. BMW Motorrad will attend the 18th Milipol in Paris onContinue 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 »

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

Happy 30th Birthday K Series

It was 30 years ago on October 3, 1983, at the Paris motor show when BMW Motorrad took a leap into the unknown with the unveiling of the four-cylinder K100 and K100RS. It was a quantum leap forward. At the time there had been rumors of a new four-cylinder model, but it was now aContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2013 Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2013 Available Now

The newest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now out, giving readers the best in customized classic BMWs, road tests, reviews and more. This is the 20th issue of the independent BMW publication that was first printed in 2007 and has since become a big success among BMW riders throughout the world, who appreciate itsContinue 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 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 »