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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 »

BMW Motorrad Sees Double-Digit Growth in May 2013

BMW Motorrad Sees Double-Digit Growth in May 2013

BMW Motorrad had a successful May with global sales climbing 14.2% to 13,081 vehicles (prev. yr. 11,457) — an all time high for the month of May. In the first five months of 2013, BMW Motorrad increased sales by 7.1% to 52,400 (prev. yr. 48,918) motorcycles and maxi scooters. “We have achieved our best May resultContinue 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 »

BMW Motorrad Revenues Up in First Quarter 2013

BMW Motorrad Revenues Up in First Quarter 2013

BMW Motorrad saw a sharp increase in revenues for the first quarter of 2013. While the motorcycle segment revenues fell by 2.7% to € 436 million (2012: € 448 million) the profit before financial result (EBIT) improved by 37.8% to € 51 million (2012: € 37 million), and profit before tax was up 35.1% to € 50 millionContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sees Record First Quarter Sales

BMW Motorrad Sees Record First Quarter Sales

After a down January and a leveling off in February, a strong March has BMW Motorrad’s quarterly sales into record territory. For the first three months they have sold more motorcycles worldwide than in any first quarter in their history. Sales rose 1.5% to 24,732 vehicles compared to the 24,373 sold in the first quarter ofContinue Reading »

Consumer Reports Finds BMWs Less Reliable Than Japanese Motorcycles

Consumer Reports Finds BMWs Less Reliable Than Japanese Motorcycles

Consumer Reports National Research Center polled more than 4,000 motorcycle owners in their first-ever motorcycle reliability survey and found nearly one in three BMW owners reported a “major problem” in the previous four years. Only about one in 10 Yamaha owners experienced issues during that time, followed closely by Kawasaki and Honda. American manufacturer Harley-Davidson cameContinue Reading »

Revenues Up But Profit Down for BMW Motorrad in 2012

Revenues Up But Profit Down for BMW Motorrad in 2012

BMW released their 2012 financial statement this week which showed another record year. Overall, the BMW Group saw record revenues and earnings to go along with record sales of BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles. Their motorcycle division sold a record 117,109 BMW and Husqvarna motorcycles worldwide in 2012 which was an increase of 3.1% overContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Recover in February

BMW Motorrad Sales Recover in February

BMW Motorrad sales recovered from a drop in January to remain around last year’s level in February 2013. A total of 6,847 motorcycles were delivered worldwide which is up just 0.1% compared to February 2012 (6,841). Year-to-date, 11,665 motorcycles have been sold (prev. yr. 12,078) which is still off 3.4% from the first two monthsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Starts 2013 with Sales Dip

BMW Motorrad Starts 2013 with Sales Dip

BMW released its January 2013 sales today and it shows an 8% drop in BMW Motorrad worldwide deliveries to start the year. A total of 4,818 BMW motorcycles were sold in last month compared to 5,237 in January 2012. Husqvarna Motorcycles, which is being sold to Austrian-based Pierer Industrie AG, saw 587 vehicles — 7.9% increase — suppliedContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves All Time Sales Record in 2012

BMW Motorrad Achieves All Time Sales Record in 2012

Despite a decline in year-over-year sales in the middle part of 2012 (mostly caused by a drop in sales in economically depressed southern Europe), BMW Motorrad’s sales increased at the beginning and end of the year (on the backs of several new model introductions) and enabled it to set a new all time sales recordContinue Reading »