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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 »

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 »