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BMW Motorrad Picks Up 10 MOTORRAD Magazine Awards for 2015

BMW Motorrad Picks Up 10 MOTORRAD Magazine Awards for 2015

BMW Motorrad wins in four of seven categories and celebrates a total of ten awards in the “Motorcycle of the Year 2015” Readers’ Choice Award by the German magazine MOTORRAD. A total of 48,118 readers took part in the voting — well over half a million of readers have taken part in this vote since 1999.The award… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Launches into New Year with Best January Ever

BMW Motorrad Launches into New Year with Best January Ever

After record sales last year (the fourth record year in a row), BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a big bump in sales. In January 2015, 15.2% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold to customers worldwide — 6,263 units versus 5,438 in January 2014. “Following the fourth record year in succession, 2015… Continue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad — Over 120,000 Sold in 2014

BMW Motorrad achieved records sales in 2014 — the fourth year in a row of new record sales — with 123,495 motorcycles and scooters delivered to customers. This is an amazing increase of 7.2% compared to the 115,215 units sold in the already strong 2013. In December, deliveries rose by 10.9% to 7,032 units (previous… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2014 Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2014 Available Now

This has been a busy time for BMW Motorrad with three new 2015 models being introduced at the International motorcycle show in Germany but the latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine covers all the details. A new naked roadster, the R1200R, has been launched powered by the same cutting-edge, water-cooled engine as the R1200GS and… Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Most 2015 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces Most 2015 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has announced its 2015 motorcycle and scooter lineup at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, CA today. This includes pricing and available equipment for those models which were manufactured during BMW’s August through October production schedule. It does not include BMW Motorrad’s newest models, the F800R, R1200R, R1200RS, S1000RR and S1000XR which were announced recently at the… Continue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson, seven-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, returned to Beeville Texas on October 24-26 for this year’s second Texas Mile top speed competition. Thompson broke her personal best top speed of 212 mph, set at the March 2013 Texas Mile, with a blistering run of 217.7 mph… Continue Reading »

Lighter, More Powerful and Better Handling BMW S1000RR for 2015

Lighter, More Powerful and Better Handling BMW S1000RR for 2015

The third new model to be introduced, after the R1200RS and R1200R, by BMW at INTERMOT this year, is a brand new S1000RR superbike. It features refined torque delivery with a 83 lb-ft (113 Nm) peak, six hp (4 kW) increase in engine output to 199 hp (146 kW), and a 9 pound (4 kg) reduction in weight bringing it to 450 lbs (204 kg) with… Continue Reading »

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

From January to August 2014, BMW Motorrad sold a total of 90,226 motorcycles and maxi scooters, thereby achieving a new all-time high — up 7.6% over the 83,890 units sold last year. However, August’s sales of 7,587 vehicles was down 1.6% compared to last year’s exceptionally strong figure of 7,708 units. Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad… Continue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racing… Continue Reading »