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BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW Motorrad Reaches Record Sales for First Six Months of 2013 (Updated)

BMW announced their second quarter financial results this week with their motorcycle division seeing increased sales volume and revenue growth but profits dropped slightly. Second-quarter revenue for BMW Motorrad rose by 15.9% to € 475 million (2012: € 410 million) but profit before financial result (EBIT) fell to € 46 million (2012: € 48 million; -4.2%) with profit before tax to € 45Continue Reading »

Authority R1200RT on Display in France

Authority R1200RT on Display in France

The BMW Motorrad dealer network has supplied police forces around the world with motorcycles for many years. The latest French order of BMW motorcycles was proudly on display on Bastille Day, with a squadron of R1200RT-mounted Republican Guard bikes making an appearance at the oldest and largest regular military parade in Europe. On the morningContinue 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 »

R1200RTs Keep Dutch Highways Moving

R1200RTs Keep Dutch Highways Moving

Every motorcyclist understands the benefits of powered two-wheelers as a quick and reliable way to get through traffic in busy urban areas. As one of the most densely populated nations in the world, keeping the Netherland’s road network moving is a complex task, now made easier by the use of BMW bikes. Since October, RijkswaterstaatContinue Reading »

BMW R1200RT Modified for One-Handed Riding

BMW R1200RT Modified for One-Handed Riding

Motorcycling is like sugar – with the first taste fresh in your memory you know it needs to be part of your everyday life. But what happens when something catastrophic happens in your life to prevent you from getting that sweet rush of joy and excitement from riding a motorcycle? In the case of BertContinue Reading »

EICMA 2012: “90 Years of BMW Motorrad” Special Edition Motorcycles

EICMA 2012: “90 Years of BMW Motorrad” Special Edition Motorcycles

In addition to a special “air-cooled” new model to be named later, BMW will also be celebrating their 90 years of motorcycle production with three “90 Jahre BMW Motorrad” (“90 years of BMW Motorrad”) models. The special edition R1200GS Adventure, R1200R and R1200RT each feature unique color treatments and logos but are otherwise similar to baseContinue Reading »

R1200RT ‘Blood Bikes’ Make a Difference

R1200RT ‘Blood Bikes’ Make a Difference

Every BMW motorcycle rider knows how important their bike is. But for one UK organization, the BMW R1200RT genuinely helps make the difference between life and death. The touring machine is used by members of a network of around 20 volunteer groups, who dedicate their free time to delivering blood and other medical essentials. TheContinue Reading »

R1200RT Tops in Ride Magazine’s 2012 Reader Survey

R1200RT Tops in Ride Magazine’s 2012 Reader Survey

The BMW R1200RT has taken the top honors in Ride magazine’s annual Rider Power Survey – a survey from its UK readership. This is the fifth time in a row a BMW motorcycle has won this prize. The R1200RT won three of BMW Motorrad’s nine awards (the most won by any one manufacturer) including ‘Overall RiderContinue Reading »

Eight Podiums in Motorrad Magazine Awards

Eight Podiums in Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles received eight “podium” finishes in Motorrad magazine’s Motorcycle of the Year 2012 awards on March 1st. The German magazine’s awards are decided by votes from the magazine’s readers and demonstrate the brand’s enduring popularity. In the Touring category, the new K1600GT and K1600GTL took the top spot, with more thanContinue Reading »

More R1200RT Police Bikes for Hawaii

More R1200RT Police Bikes for Hawaii

For 12 years, the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) has purchased BMW police motorcycles for its 36-member Solo Motorcycle Detail. By the end of June, 34 new BMW R1200RT-P police motorcycles will replace 34 older models in their fleet of 50 BMW police motorcycles. The 2011 model BMW motorcycles, purchased from the island’s only BMW motorcycleContinue Reading »