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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 motorcycleContinue 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 withContinue Reading »

Campagna T-Rex 16S Powered By BMW K1600

Campagna T-Rex 16S Powered By BMW K1600

The phrase ‘when worlds collide’ is usually applied when two or more differing forces come together. Usually the outcome is less than favorable and there is rarely an exception to this, especially when the worlds of motorcycling and automobiles are brought together. However, the BMW Motorrad powered Campagna T-Rex 16S looks to be a fantasticContinue 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 ofContinue 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, underContinue 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 cameContinue 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 PresidentContinue Reading »

BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW Sells Husqvarna Motorcycles to Pierer Industrie AG

BMW has announced an agreement to sell Husqvarna Motorcycles to Austrian-based Pierer Industrie AG. Husqvarna started 110 years ago in Sweden but was owned by the Italian Cagiva MV Agusta group when it was purchased by BMW in 2008. Pierer Industrie AG is headed by Stefan Pierer who is also KTM’s managing director and aContinue Reading »

Motojournalist Kevin Ash Dies in Accident During BMW Press Launch

Motojournalist Kevin Ash Dies in Accident During BMW Press Launch

We regret bringing you the news that British motorcycle journalist Kevin Ash passed away following an accident during a BMW press launch of the 2013 R1200GS in South Africa. With respect to his family, details of the January 22, 2013 accident have not been released. Kevin was a well-liked and respected freelance writer of motorcycleContinue Reading »

BMW-Powered MonoTracer at BMW Motorrad Days

BMW-Powered MonoTracer at BMW Motorrad Days

In addition to the line-ups of BMW and Husqvarna models on display at this year’s BMW Motorrad Days, there are some very unusual machines for visitors to see on site at Garmisch-Partenkirchen, including the BMW-powered MonoTracer and new MonoTracer-E from Swiss company Peraves. Is it a bike or is it a car? Whatever your opinion,Continue Reading »