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BMW Motorrad Wins MCN, Pirelli and OttoCar Awards

BMW Motorrad Wins MCN, Pirelli and OttoCar Awards

A Record Five MCN Awards for BMW Motorrad BMW Motorrad is celebrating after being presented with a record five MCN Awards, the most the manufacturer has ever received in one year. The awards from the UK’s Motorcycle News honored BMW for Manufacturer of the Year, MCN Bike of the Year (BMW R1200GS), Adventure Bike of the Year (BMW R1200GS), SportsbikeContinue Reading »

Five New BMW Motorrad Models Coming This Year; Record Sales in August

Five New BMW Motorrad Models Coming This Year; Record Sales in August

BMW Motorrad once again recorded a record high in worldwide sales of motorcycles and maxi-scooters. This time eclipsing the previous August record of 7,400 units set in 2012 by 4.2% to reach 7,708 in August 2013. So far this year, BMW Motorrad has delivered 83,890 units which is an increase of 9.3% compared to theContinue Reading »

R1200GS Named Bike Magazine’s 2013 Bike of the Year

R1200GS Named Bike Magazine’s 2013 Bike of the Year

Bike magazine, the UK’s best-selling monthly motorcycle publication, has named the 2013 BMW R1200GS the ‘Bike of the Year’. The R1200GS won the magazine’s top award by beating back competition from over 50 new motorcycles from around the world. Bike magazine said, “Making the ‘Bike of the Year’ selection is tough. More than 50 new bikesContinue Reading »

Charley Boorman Completes American Adventure

Charley Boorman Completes American Adventure

Charley Boorman has completed a 10-week adventure, criss-crossing the United States of America on a BMW R1200GS for his new series Extreme Frontiers: USA. Along the way, Charley’s adventures included braving the frozen Alaskan wilderness for hostile environment training with the US Army, diving in Pearl Harbor to see the wrecks, and flying a replica ofContinue Reading »

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW Earns Six 2013 “Best Of” Awards From Motorcycle.com

BMW motorcycles swept six categories in Motorcycle.com’s annual “Best Of” awards – with the all-new liquid-cooled BMW R1200GS earning both “Motorcycle of the Year” and “Best Off-Road/Adventure Motorcycle for 2013.” The website also named BMW’s HP4 “Best Sportbike,” the K1600GT/GTL “Best Touring Bike,” the BMW C600/650GT “Best Scooter,” and BMW Motorrad’s Dynamic Damping Control (DDC)Continue Reading »

Stationery for Africa – GS Riders Helping Kids’ Education

Stationery for Africa – GS Riders Helping Kids’ Education

If you’re worried that your charitable donations might not be reaching those that need it most, what could be better than traveling to Africa yourself, jumping on a BMW GS bike and riding out to the Garden Route with your panniers full of pens, pencils and paper to give directly to African schoolchildren? This ideaContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2013 Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2013 Available Now

The newest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine is now out, giving readers the best in customized classic BMWs, road tests, reviews and more. This is the 20th issue of the independent BMW publication that was first printed in 2007 and has since become a big success among BMW riders throughout the world, who appreciate itsContinue Reading »

BMW Takes Four of Cycle World’s Ten Best for 2013

BMW Takes Four of Cycle World’s Ten Best for 2013

BMW motorcycles have earned four of the top ten spots in Cycle World magazine’s “Ten Best Bikes of 2013.” The magazine’s September issue, featuring its 38th annual “Ten Best” list and names BMW’s HP4 the “Best Superbike,” BMW’s R1200GS the “Best Adventure Bike,” and (for the third year in a row) the BMW K1600GT andContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycles Capture Tour de France Action

BMW Motorcycles Capture Tour de France Action

The Tour de France captivated the world for three weeks in July. The stunning HD television images were beamed to more than 150 countries via a fleet of BMW R1200RT and R1200GS Adventure motorcycles. Millions across the globe were enchanted by magnificent scenery, picturesque villages and the day-to-day drama of the Lycra-clad riders racing forContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

BMW Motorrad 2014 Model Year Updates

A number of motorcycles will be given a facelift by BMW Motorrad for the 2014 model year. These models can be ordered in their new configurations from all BMW Motorrad dealerships as of August 2013. BMW K1600GT “Sport” As of model year 2014 the BMW K1600GT will be available as a special “Sport” model —Continue Reading »