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Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Speed freaks are getting ready for the new motorsport season, where they will aim to set personal best times and chase new records on a variety of high-performance machinery. Among them will be one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, who will be returning to contest the Texas Mile event on her S1000RR. TheContinue Reading »

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

Record February with BMW Motorrad Selling Over 8,000 Vehicles

In February, BMW Motorrad once again achieved record sales with 8,098 motorcycles and Maxi-Scooters delivered to customers worldwide (previous year: 6,847 units) — a growth of 18.3% year-over-year. Deliveries for January and February amount to a total of 13,536 vehicles (previous year: 11,665 units). This corresponds to an increase in sales of 16%. Heiner Faust, DirectorContinue Reading »

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

Concorso di Motociclette 2014: Beauty Contest on Two Wheels

From May 23rd to 25th, 2014, enthusiasts and collectors of historic vehicles will gather once again on the banks of Lake Como for the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. The beauty contest co-hosted by BMW Group Classic and the Villa d’Este luxury hotel is the most history-laden meeting of its kind anywhere in the world and anContinue Reading »

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

Karl Viktor Schaller to Head BMW Motorrad Development

On April 1, 2014, Prof. Dr. Karl Viktor Schaller (55) will take over as head of BMW Motorrad development from Dr. Christian Landerl. Landerl (53) headed motorcycle development since November 2008 and will now lead development of the automobile petrol engine division. Prof. Dr. Schaller studied mechanical engineering from 1979 to 1985 at the TechnicalContinue Reading »

New Home For BMW Group Classic

New Home For BMW Group Classic

A move to a new location for BMW Group Classic marks a return to the company’s historic roots. BMW AG has acquired a plot of land covering more than 13,000 square meters (3.2 acres) in the Milbertshofen district of Munich. Previously part of a Knorr-Bremse AG facility, it won’t be long before the site findsContinue Reading »

Two-Wheel Transportation of a Different Design: BMW Bicycles

Two-Wheel Transportation of a Different Design: BMW Bicycles

BMW is set to launch its third generation of bikes in spring 2014 and includes the BMW Cruise Bike, a new sporty version of the M Bike, the Cruise e-bike, and the comfortable and functional all-rounder, the BMW Trekking Bike. Like all vehicles produced by the BMW Group, the 2014 bicycle collection meets top standards in qualityContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad Seat Height Configurator

BMW Motorrad may have a reputation for building motorcycles with tall seat heights but in reality they make a variety of models for people of all shapes and sizes. While you won’t find the lowest, cruiser-style seat heights at your local dealership, many models are available with adjustable seats (or seat height options), suspension loweringContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2014 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Spring 2014 Available Now!

The new year is here and with it comes the new, exciting 2014 BMW models we’ve been hearing so much about! The latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine covers all the recent new model launches, road tests on the S1000R, R1200GS and F800GS, a special section on five unique custom boxers, reviews on the latestContinue Reading »

WSBK 2014: Privateers Ready Their BMW S1000RR Superbikes

WSBK 2014: Privateers Ready Their BMW S1000RR Superbikes

World Superbikes are back again and even though there is no longer an official factory presence from BMW Motorrad, there will, however, be several private RRs on the grid when this year’s series kicks off at Phillip Island in Australia on February 23. Here’s a brief summary of who to watch and what to expectContinue Reading »

WSBK 2014: BMW Motorrad Italia To Race with Sylvain Barrier in EVO class

WSBK 2014: BMW Motorrad Italia To Race with Sylvain Barrier in EVO class

The BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team has announced that it will participate in the 2014 Superbike World Championship in the new EVO category, with rider Sylvain Barrier on the BMW S1000RR. The team is composed of the same technical experts who have had success in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, both with Ayrton Badovini and SylvainContinue Reading »