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Hannigan Motorsports Invites Friends to 40th Anniversary Celebration

Hannigan Motorsports Invites Friends to 40th Anniversary Celebration

Hannigan Motorsports has announced plans to celebrate 40 years in business on Saturday, June 20, 2015. From a humble beginning in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada where the company first manufactured aerodynamic motorcycle fairings, the company has grown and diversified to become a world leader in the manufacture of motorcycle quads, trikes, sidecars, and trailers. In 1992,… Continue Reading »

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.” For… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad reports they were the “overall winner” with two category wins and three other “podium” placements in the customer satisfaction survey among motorcycle owners carried out by the Motorcycle Industry Council in the USA. The survey consisted of a written questionnaire that was sent out last fall to a total of 50,303 owners of 10 motorcycle… Continue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time annual sales high for the third time in a row. Worldwide the company sold 115,215 motorcycles and maxi scooters — an increase of 8.3% compared to 106,358 sold in the previous record year of 2012. BMW Motorrad finished off 2013 with a 4.5% increase in year-over-year December sales with… Continue Reading »

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2013

The 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este provided an enthralling experience for thousands of fans of historic cars and motorcycles who made the journey to the picturesque Lake Como area of northern Italy to see some of the most beautiful cars and motorcycles in existence. Among the many surprises for enthusiasts was the world premiere of… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad To Build Motorcycles with TVS Motor Company

BMW Motorrad To Build Motorcycles with TVS Motor Company

As part of its strategic reorientation, BMW Motorrad will be entering the under 500cc motorcycle segment through a long-term cooperative agreement with the TVS Motor Company — one of India’s largest motorcycle manufacturers. This was announced at a press conference today in Chennai, India. The aim of this agreement is to produce smaller motorcycles, under… Continue Reading »

Consumer Reports Finds BMWs Less Reliable Than Japanese Motorcycles

Consumer Reports Finds BMWs Less Reliable Than Japanese Motorcycles

Consumer Reports National Research Center polled more than 4,000 motorcycle owners in their first-ever motorcycle reliability survey and found nearly one in three BMW owners reported a “major problem” in the previous four years. Only about one in 10 Yamaha owners experienced issues during that time, followed closely by Kawasaki and Honda. American manufacturer Harley-Davidson came… Continue Reading »

Stephan Schaller Named President of European Motorcycle Industry Association

Stephan Schaller Named President of European Motorcycle Industry Association

Stephan Schaller, President of BMW Motorrad, was appointed the new president of the ACEM (Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles), the European motorcycle industry association on March 21, 2013. Based in Brussels, ACEM is the organization representing the manufacturers of motorcycles, scooters, trikes and quads on a European level. Stephan Schaller, who was appointed President… Continue Reading »