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Ola Stenegard Joins Indian Motorcycle as Director of Product Design

Ola Stenegard Joins Indian Motorcycle as Director of Product Design

The Indian Motorcycle Company announced today the hiring of motorcycle industry design veteran Ola Stenegard as its Director of Product Design. Stenegard previously led product design for BMW Motorrad where he played a substantial role in designing their motorcycles, including most recently the BMW R-nineT. While his professional career has largely focused on European motorcycles,… Continue Reading »

AMA to Raffle Off BMW R75/6 Customized by Analog Motorcycles

AMA to Raffle Off BMW R75/6 Customized by Analog Motorcycles

The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) is raffling a custom BMW motorcycle to support their Hall of Fame, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The 1975 BMW R75/6 has been customized by renowned bike builder Tony Prust from Analog Motorcycles in Chicago, Ill. Modifications include a custom sub frame, Fox Street RC1 shocks, Race Tech Gold Valves, billet triple clamps… Continue Reading »

BMW Plans to Sell 200,000 Motorcycles by 2020

BMW Plans to Sell 200,000 Motorcycles by 2020

The BMW Group has set new motorcycle segment targets for the future. By introducing additional models and entering new markets, the company aims to win new customers worldwide and increase deliveries of motorized two-wheel vehicles to 200,000 units by 2020. They expect to see business growth in Asia and Latin America, offer new premium motorcycles… Continue Reading »

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Teams up with Honda and Yamaha on Connected Motorcycle Systems

BMW Motorrad, Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd. have announced the establishment of the Connected Motorcycle Consortium which will be collaborating to enhance Cooperative-Intelligent Transportation Systems (C-ITS) in powered two-wheelers (PTWs). According to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which was signed by all European association of motorcycle manufacturers (ACEM) in 2014, C-ITS features will be… Continue Reading »

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 »