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GS Trophy 2016: Team Argentina Wins Day 1

GS Trophy 2016: Team Argentina Wins Day 1

The International GS Trophy competition is finally under way and will continue through March 5. The event is not a race but a team competition, pitching the international contingents against each other in a series of special tests – not all are riding tests. With the competitors camped nightly in a bivouac the event also… Continue Reading »

Team USA Ready for the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016

Charles Lucht, Dennis Godwin and Thomas Asher, who won East Coast, West Coast and Central GS Trophy U.S. qualifiers last Fall, had never met before arriving at BMW’s U.S. Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Yet, after two grueling days of riding and training on challenging courses in torrential rain, high… Continue Reading »

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 »