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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 »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 10.4% in November 2012

BMW Motorrad set a November sales record by delivering to customers 6,749 motorcycles and maxi scooters worldwide. This is 10.4% more than the 6,112 sold in November 2011. This big monthly increase brings total sales of motorcycles and maxi scooters for this year up through November into the positive column by 0.2% (100,289 vs. 100,054 units).Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

BMW Motorrad Sales Up 7.7% in October

In October, BMW Motorrad sold 7.7% more vehicles than in the same month last year (7,596 units versus 7,050).  For the year up through October, 93,540 motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold which is nearly even (-0.4%) with the 93,942 sold during the same period last year. BMW Motorrad has been rebounding in the last fewContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Rebound in September 2012

BMW Motorrad Sales Continue Rebound in September 2012

After faltering in the the middle of the year due to the difficult economic market environment — especially in Europe — BMW Motorrad has repeated its accomplishment of the month of August by achieving a new all-time retail sales high in September 2012. With 9,215 units, BMW sold 7.0% more motorcycles in September 2012 than theContinue Reading »