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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 »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 10% for First Half of 2013

BMW Motorrad Sales Up Nearly 10% for First Half of 2013

BMW Motorrad closed the first half of 2013 with a new six-month sales record. A total of 64,941 motorcycles and scooters were sold through June 2013 (previous year: 59,189 units) — an increase of 9.7%. BMW Motorrad also saw an all-time June sales record with 12,541 motorcycles and scooters sold. An increase of 22.1% comparedContinue Reading »

Charley Boorman To Explore USA on New BMW R1200GS

Charley Boorman To Explore USA on New BMW R1200GS

Filmmaker, author and adventure rider Charley Boorman will soon be heading to the United States of America for his next television project: Extreme Frontiers USA. This is the third chapter in the popular Extreme Frontiers TV series that has previously seen Boorman travel around the most remote and wild parts of Canada, as well asContinue Reading »

2013 R1200GS Named “Best of the Best” by Robb Report

2013 R1200GS Named “Best of the Best” by Robb Report

The new water-cooled 2013 BMW R1200GS has been named “Best of the Best” in the Motorcycles, Adventure/Touring category of Robb Report’s recently released June issue. The 25th annual edition of Best of the Best is the guide to the world’s finest new automobiles, yachts, hotels, watches, wines and more. It features more than 175 awardContinue Reading »

BMW Sponsors Neale Bayly Ride Across Peru

BMW Sponsors Neale Bayly Ride Across Peru

Motorcycle journalist Neale Bayly has explored much of the world on two wheels, visiting 45 countries in 35 years, many of them at the helm of adventure-seeking expeditions. But this ride will be different. BMW Motorrad USA and BMW Performance Driving School are sponsoring an “extreme motorcycle adventure with a purpose” which will air asContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2013, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2013, Available Now!

Summer’s here in all its glory and BMW Motorcycle Magazine is out riding in the sunshine for this issue! Road tests of the new 2013 R1200GS water-cooled boxer, along with the newly updated belt drive 2013 F800GT, give us the real rider’s perspective on these new models. Cool custom BMWs are showing up at rallies,Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Has Historic Sales in April 2013

BMW Motorrad Has Historic Sales in April 2013

With a total of 14,587 units sold to customers worldwide last month, April 2013 becomes the most successful month in the history of BMW Motorrad. It’s an increase of 11.5% over the 13,088 units sold in April of last year. Year-to-date, 39,319 BMW motorcycles have been delivered, an increase of 5.0% (prev. yr. 37,461). HeinerContinue Reading »

Red Dot 2013 Awards: Four Designs Recognized Including R1200GS

Red Dot 2013 Awards: Four Designs Recognized Including R1200GS

The 2013 red dot awards were announced with the BMW Group Design picking up four of the internationally renowned prizes. The BMW R1200GS was recognized as well as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, BMW 1 Series and BMW 3 Series Touring in the “Automotive and Transportation” category for their excellent design quality. The awards will be presentedContinue Reading »

USA Leg of “One World, One GS” is Underway

USA Leg of “One World, One GS” is Underway

First it was Asia, then Oceania, followed by Africa. And now the “One World, One GS” Tour has arrived in the USA. Frenchman Stéphane Gautronneau took the controls of the racing red BMW R1200GS that has already experienced several thousand miles of road and off-road riding from rainforests to deserts. This world tour organized byContinue Reading »