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GS Trophy 2014: Day 5, Tough Tests and Tales of Adversity

GS Trophy 2014: Day 5, Tough Tests and Tales of Adversity

Day five of the 2014 International GS Trophy was as action-packed as it gets, with spectacular off-road highlights, extremely testing specials, the surprise of a lifetime for one of the competitors and – in a first for the Trophy – a public reception where guests were invited to come along and see what the TrophyContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 4, Team CEEU Extends Lead

GS Trophy 2014: Day 4, Team CEEU Extends Lead

After three consecutive high-mileage days, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy riders today were allowed some respite with a less strenuous 143 miles (230km) stage distance planned. Only it wasn’t! The day again featured a ‘black run’ to properly test the riders’ technique and ended with a suitably physical Canadian theme – the ‘Logger Games’. TheContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy riders got the best possible taste of the rugged beauty of Canada as day three of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 120 miles (200 km) of off-road adventure, 90 miles (150 km) of scenic paved mountain passes and three special stages thrown in for good measure – two of which involved gettingContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 2, France and Korea Joint Day Winners

GS Trophy 2014: Day 2, France and Korea Joint Day Winners

Team CEEU (Central Eastern European Union) continues to lead the 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy after a tough second day of competition in Canada. France and newcomer Korea emerged as joint day winners. Solid performances in the day’s two special tests (taking second and fourth place) helped CEEU maintain a slim five-point lead. Participants cameContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

The 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy got underway this weekend in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta. This is the fourth edition of the GS Trophy with previous editions taking place in South America in 2012, South Africa in 2010 and Tunisia in 2008. This year will see 16 teams totaling 48 riders fromContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized theContinue 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.” ForContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2014 Available Now!

The latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is out and includes the full spectrum of BMW Motorrad’s past, present and future. With motorcycle manufacturers gearing up for the Intermot show in Germany, it’s not surprising to hear about future models being spied testing in this issue but BMW also takes the wraps off early on aContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad Posts Best Ever July Sales

BMW Motorrad posted its best ever July sales result last month with 11,661 vehicles sold. Compared to July 2013 — a record month at the time with 11,241 units sold — customers picked up 3.7% more motorcycles and maxi scooters. Through July, worldwide sales likewise reached a new all-time high at 82,639 units sold, an increaseContinue Reading »

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

2015 BMW Motorcycle Updates. Keyless Ride and Shift Assistant on More Models

BMW Motorrad’s Keyless Ride System, which was first seen on the top-of-the-line 2014 BMW K1600GTL Exclusive, will filter down to other models as a factory option for 2015. Keyless ride replaces the conventional ignition lock and key with an ignition button and transponder fob (with flip-out key as a backup). As the fob comes withinContinue Reading »