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BMW Motorrad Breaks Out 2015 Sales and Looks Toward the Future

BMW Motorrad Breaks Out 2015 Sales and Looks Toward the Future

As we reported earlier in the week, BMW Motorrad sold a record number of motorcycles and maxi-scooters in 2015 — its fifth record year in a row and 10.9% more than in 2014. Now they are breaking those numbers down into where and what was sold last year. BMW Motorrad says they experienced growth in… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Announces Record Sales in 2015—Fifth Record Year in a Row

BMW Motorrad Announces Record Sales in 2015—Fifth Record Year in a Row

BMW Motorrad sold considerably more motorcycles and maxi-scooters in 2015 than in the previous year. It was the fifth consecutive year that the BMW Group’s motorcycle division achieved a new all-time high. With 136,963 (prev. yr. 123,495) vehicles delivered in 2015, BMW Motorrad achieved a growth of 10.9% on the previous year. In December, deliveries… Continue Reading »

GS Trophy 2016: 114 BMW R1200GS Motorcycles Set Sail for Thailand

GS Trophy 2016: 114 BMW R1200GS Motorcycles Set Sail for Thailand

The 2016 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy may be almost three months away, but the 114 identically-prepared R1200GS motorcycles participants will use (and 14 R1200GS Adventure bikes for the event marshals) have set sail for Thailand. They left the BMW Motorrad headquarters in Munich, Germany and will take around 40 days from leaving port in… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue Now Out!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2015 Issue Now Out!

Spanning the world of BMW motorcycles, the Winter issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine covers the exciting past, present and future of the brand. A new concept bike is launched by BMW Motorrad, the Stunt G310, which gives us a peek into the future toward a small production roadster. It’s light, agile and powered by an… Continue Reading »

Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

Curve-Conquering ABS Pro Retrofitted to More BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad is expanding the availability of ABS Pro to more models through a retrofit program. ABS Pro prevents the wheels from locking up even if the brakes are applied hard when leaned over. The system was designed for public roads where unexpected dangers can potentially lie in waiting around the next curve. The system… Continue Reading »

BMW Captures Three Awards from Motorcyclist Magazine

BMW Captures Three Awards from Motorcyclist Magazine

BMW was the only manufacturer to reach the top spot in three categories in Motorcyclist magazine’s 2015 Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) Awards. Editors of Motorcyclist proclaimed the BMW S1000RR “Best Sportbike,”  and – for the second year in a row – named the BMW R1200GS Adventure “Best Adventure Bike” and the BMW R1200RT “Best Touring Bike.”… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 21% in July, Records Best Half-Year Revenues in its History

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 21% in July, Records Best Half-Year Revenues in its History

BMW released July sales numbers as well as their second quarter financials last week. The motorcycle division saw global sales continued to grow in July with a total of 14,168 motorcycles and maxi-scooters delivered to customers — an incredible 21.5% increase. Deliveries for the first seven months totaled 92,586, an increase of 12.0% compared with… Continue Reading »

GS Trophy 2016: US Qualifying Rounds Announced

GS Trophy 2016: US Qualifying Rounds Announced

BMW Motorrad USA has announced three qualifiers to select the team to represent the USA in next year’s BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy. That adventure challenge, started in 2008, has been run every two years and pits international teams against each other aboard identical R1200GS motorcycles in grueling daily stages and special challenges—amidst sand, gravel, dust, and… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 31% in June—Best Six Months in History

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 31% in June—Best Six Months in History

Updated. BMW Motorrad closed the first half of 2015 with a new six-month sales record. A total of 78,418 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied worldwide as of June 2015 (prev. yr.: 70,978 units). This represents an increase of 10.5% over the equivalent period in the previous year. BMW Motorrad also set a new record… Continue Reading »