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K1600GTL Named 2012 Motorcycle of the Year By Rider Magazine

K1600GTL Named 2012 Motorcycle of the Year By Rider Magazine

“More than 30 new motorcycle models were introduced in the U.S. for 2012, but any way you look at it, this is the year of the K1600,” write the editors of Rider. In the magazine’s July issue, BMW’s K1600GTL luxury tourer was named “2012 Motorcycle of the Year.” During a special visit to BMW headquarters, Rider’sContinue Reading »

Eight Podiums in Motorrad Magazine Awards

Eight Podiums in Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles received eight “podium” finishes in Motorrad magazine’s Motorcycle of the Year 2012 awards on March 1st. The German magazine’s awards are decided by votes from the magazine’s readers and demonstrate the brand’s enduring popularity. In the Touring category, the new K1600GT and K1600GTL took the top spot, with more thanContinue Reading »

K1600GT Wins International Bike of the Year 2011

K1600GT Wins International Bike of the Year 2011

The BMW K1600GT was voted the 2011 “International Bike of the Year” (IBOTY) by a jury representing 25 motorcycle magazines. This was announced at a press conference given by the Belgian motorcycle magazine Motor Wereld at the Brussels Motor Show. The K1600GT was favored by the motorcycle journalists because of its unique combination of comfort,Continue Reading »

‘Best of’ awards for BMW K1600GT and GTL

‘Best of’ awards for BMW K1600GT and GTL

Updated (see below): In their debut year on sale in America, the BMW K1600GTL and K1600GT have earned awards from the U.S. media. In its July issue, Cycle World magazine named the K1600GTL the “Best Touring Bike of 2011” and the K1600GT the “Best Sport-Touring Bike of 2011.” In the September issue of Motorcyclist, editorsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sees Highest First Half-Year Sales in History

BMW Motorrad Sees Highest First Half-Year Sales in History

BMW released their June sales figures which show an increase of 2.1% in BMW motorcycles sales. Adding the 11,831 June total (up from 11,584 last year), BMW Motorrad saw their best ever first half of the year in sales. BMW Motorrad sold 60,580 vehicles through June of 2011. This represents a retail growth of 6.3%Continue Reading »

BMW Spain’s ‘Six Senses’ K1600 Intro

BMW Spain’s ‘Six Senses’ K1600 Intro

When you’re launching a new motorcycle it’s up to the marketing people to do their best to create as much buzz as possible. And every BMW Motorrad importer around the world has its own strategy and communication plan for the launch of the K1600GT and GTL. In Spain, the theme was the ‘Tour of theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycles Win with Motorrad Magazine Readers

BMW Motorcycles Win with Motorrad Magazine Readers

BMW Motorrad has been on a roll — not just on the road but in award competitions as well. In the 13th annual reader’s choice awards from the German Motorrad magazine, BMW took first place in four categories and reached the “podium” in three others. The 2011 awards were presented at the Motorräder Dortmund showContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Portugal Launches New 2011 Models with a Party

BMW Motorrad Portugal Launches New 2011 Models with a Party

BMW Motorrad fans were living it up in Lisbon when BMW Motorrad Portugal created, for the first time, an event to launch its new 2011 models. The special party took place in one of the famous clubs in Lisbon, One Belém, surrounded by the Tagus River and some of the most historical monuments in Portugal.Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces K1600GT and K1600GTL Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces K1600GT and K1600GTL Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has finally announced the pricing for the upcoming K1600GT and K1600GTL. The base GT will have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $20,900 while the GTL will list for $23,200. Optioned out (see below), the K1600GT will run $24,540 and the K1600GTL, $25,845. As always, retailers set their own final pricesContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2010, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2010, Available Now!

The Winter 2010 BMW Motorcycle Magazine (issue #9) is now available! Order yours from our online shop and have it delivered direct to your door. Copies will also be available at your favorite retailer within the next couple of weeks. You can see a preview of pages and a list of articles on our currentContinue Reading »