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BMW R1200GSA and R1200RT Win Motorcyclist Magazine Awards

BMW R1200GSA and R1200RT Win Motorcyclist Magazine Awards

For the third year in a row, the BMW R1200GS Adventure and R1200RT received Motorcycle of the Year (MOTY) Awards by Motorcyclist magazine. Editors, once again, chose the GS Adventure for its 2016 “Best Adventure Bike” category, while the RT earned “Best Sport Touring Bike” (after claiming the “Best Touring Bike” category for the previous two years).… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2016 Issue Now Out!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2016 Issue Now Out!

The R1200GS has for decades been the king of the big off-road enduros, but now the new S1000XR “adventure sport” is poised to give it some serious competition. In the latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine, the two models are taken out for a serious comparison test. While they both target similar riders, they are… Continue Reading »

New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

New BMW Motorrad Soft Bag System for GS Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad USA has introduced a new set of soft luggage for GS models which they are say are primarily for off-road riding. The Atacama Adventure Luggage System is attached to the bike’s hard case mounts, which may need to added if not already equipped, of 2004 to present R1200GS/GS Adventure and 2008 to present F650/700/800GS/GS Adventure models. The roll-top… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

BMW Motorrad’s Best First Half of Year in History

For the fourth time in a row, BMW Motorrad has set a new record for sales for the first half of a year. A total of 80,754 motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide through June 2016 (prev. yr.: 78,418 units). This is an increase of 3.0% and it’s the first time BMW Motorrad was able… Continue Reading »

BMW’s 2017 Model Updates Include New R1200GS Adventure Triple Black, R nineT Scrambler Launch Date and More…

BMW’s 2017 Model Updates Include New R1200GS Adventure Triple Black, R nineT Scrambler Launch Date and More…

BMW Motorrad has announced facelifts to some 2017 models as well as technical changes so all models meet European EU4 regulations. These requirements include side reflectors (which we have had in the United States for some time) and an on-board diagnostic (OBD) indicator light in the cockpit to indicate a malfunction. Like the R1200GS Adventure, all liquid-cooled boxer… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad USA Sales Rebound in March — Set Global Record

BMW Motorrad achieves its best start to a new motorcycle season with solid growth of 7.7%. In the first three months of 2016, 33,788 motorcycles and maxi scooters were delivered to customers (prev. yr.: 31,370 units) — 2.418 units more than in the equivalent period last year. For March, BMW Motorrad delivered 16,465 vehicles worldwide (prev. yr.: 15,912 units)… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Picks Up Nine Awards at Motorrad Magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Vote

BMW Motorrad Picks Up Nine Awards at Motorrad Magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Vote

BMW Motorrad received nine awards — five wins and four other “podiums” — in Motorrad magazine’s “Motorcycle of the Year 2016” awards, which were selected through a vote of its readers. This was BMW’s best result in the magazine’s 18th annual competition and included victories in the “Sports Bikes,” “Touring/Sport Touring Bikes,” “Enduros/Supermotos,” “Crossovers” and “Modern Classics”… Continue Reading »