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Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

In February, BMW Motorrad once again achieved record sales with 8,098 motorcycles and Maxi-Scooters delivered to customers worldwide (previous year: 6,847 units) — a growth of 18.3% year-over-year. Deliveries for January and February amount to a total of 13,536 vehicles (previous year: 11,665 units). This corresponds to an increase in sales of 16%. Heiner Faust, DirectorContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the five latest 2014 Model Year motorcycles. These models were either launched this winter or early spring 2014 and complete BMW Motorrad USA’s 2014 model lineup, which now includes 20 models in all. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is: 2014 R nineT: $14,900 MSRP 2014 R1200GSContinue Reading »

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Design earned fivefold recognition for its outstanding work in the Good Design™ Awards 2013. Awards were given to the BMW R1200GS, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the MINI Paceman, and the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé in the “Transportation 2013” category. Honors went to the film “The BMW Concept Ninety Story” in the “Graphics/Identity/Packaging 2013”Continue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Competition to be Held in North America!

GS Trophy 2014: Competition to be Held in North America!

For the first time in its history, the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy will take place in the northern hemisphere, with 16 teams composed of participants from at least 18 nations set to rendezvous in Canada to compete in this friendly competition dedicated to the famous GS spirit. Having first begun in Tunisia inContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2013 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2013 Available Now!

The newest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now out, giving readers the latest and best with new model launches, customized classic BMWs, road tests, product reviews and more. The 2013 Winter issue features the introduction of three of the coolest new models from BMW Motorrad — ever! — the unique BMW R nineT, theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

BMW Motorrad Achieves Best Ever Sales for Q3

The BMW Group continued on its successful course during the third quarter of 2013. In total, 481,6571 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce brand cars were sold in the period from July to September, marking a new record (2012: 434,9631 units; + 10.7 %) for the BMW Group. The Motorcycles segment recorded its best ever sales volumeContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Successful GS Challenge Italia

GS Trophy 2014: Successful GS Challenge Italia

Another team has been chosen for the International GS Trophy 2014. This time it was the Italian’s turn to host their national selection event for the BMW Motorrad off-road competition which takes place every two years. Hopefuls were selected after a two-day event that took place in the middle of Tuscany, hosted by the beautiful CastelloContinue Reading »

Liquid-Cooled R1200GS Adventure Announced!

Liquid-Cooled R1200GS Adventure Announced!

BMW Motorrad has added its latest model to the liquid-cooled boxer lineup, the 2014 R1200GS Adventure. As you would expect, it’s based on the 2013 R1200GS introduced at the end of last year but updated with parts and accessories to appeal to those looking to cover larger distances. You’ll immediately notice the new bodywork withContinue Reading »

BMW R1200GS on Top Down Under

BMW R1200GS on Top Down Under

It’s another award for the new liquid-cooled 2013 R1200GS. This time the Australian Motorcycle News (AMCN) has named it “Motorcycle of The Year.” After two weeks of testing against a diverse group of motorcycles, the GS came out on top. This award comes just several months after the HP4 took the top prize in the magazine’s ‘Austest’,Continue Reading »