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S1000RR Wins MCN “Machine of the Year” — K1600GT “Tourer of the Year”

S1000RR Wins MCN “Machine of the Year” — K1600GT “Tourer of the Year”

The updated 2012 BMW S1000RR has been crowned 2012 ‘Machine of the Year’ by the UK magazine Motor Cycle News (MCN). This is the second time the RR has taken the highest of MCN Awards after winning in its 2010 debut year. The RR also won the ‘Best Sportsbike Unlimited’ award for supersports machines with enginesContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

Bringing the latest in BMW news from around the globe, the Fall 2012 edition of BMW Motorcycle Magazine features new models, tech, events, gear, destinations and the best of custom machine inspirations. First, we introduce you to 2013’s updated F800GS and its sister, the newly named F700GS. These mid-class parallel twins join BMW’s popular enduro classContinue Reading »

K1600GTL Named 2012 Motorcycle of the Year By Rider Magazine

K1600GTL Named 2012 Motorcycle of the Year By Rider Magazine

“More than 30 new motorcycle models were introduced in the U.S. for 2012, but any way you look at it, this is the year of the K1600,” write the editors of Rider. In the magazine’s July issue, BMW’s K1600GTL luxury tourer was named “2012 Motorcycle of the Year.” During a special visit to BMW headquarters, Rider’sContinue Reading »

2012 red dot awards: BMW Group Wins 11 Prizes

2012 red dot awards: BMW Group Wins 11 Prizes

The BMW Group picked up 11 accolades from the red dot award: product design 2012, including the “best of the best” for two of its products: the BMW AirFlow 2 helmet and the Husqvarna Nuda 900R motorcycle. The red dot award also goes to the BMW’s C600 Sport, C650GT, K1600GT,  G650GS, 6 Series Gran Coupe,Continue 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 »

K1600GT Wins International Bike of the Year 2011

K1600GT Wins International Bike of the Year 2011

The BMW K1600GT was voted the 2011 “International Bike of the Year” (IBOTY) by a jury representing 25 motorcycle magazines. This was announced at a press conference given by the Belgian motorcycle magazine Motor Wereld at the Brussels Motor Show. The K1600GT was favored by the motorcycle journalists because of its unique combination of comfort,Continue Reading »

‘Best of’ awards for BMW K1600GT and GTL

‘Best of’ awards for BMW K1600GT and GTL

Updated (see below): In their debut year on sale in America, the BMW K1600GTL and K1600GT have earned awards from the U.S. media. In its July issue, Cycle World magazine named the K1600GTL the “Best Touring Bike of 2011” and the K1600GT the “Best Sport-Touring Bike of 2011.” In the September issue of Motorcyclist, editorsContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Fall 2011 Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine Fall 2011 Available Now!

The Fall 2011 edition of the magazine for BMW enthusiasts, BMW Motorcycle Magazine, is now available with new Beemers, classic Beemers and customized new Beemers made to look like classics! Procar and Wunderlich team together to create an uncharacteristic cruiser, the Speed Cruiser. Based upon BMW’s Lo Rider/Custom Concept unveiled at the Milan motorcycle showContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Sees Highest First Half-Year Sales in History

BMW Motorrad Sees Highest First Half-Year Sales in History

BMW released their June sales figures which show an increase of 2.1% in BMW motorcycles sales. Adding the 11,831 June total (up from 11,584 last year), BMW Motorrad saw their best ever first half of the year in sales. BMW Motorrad sold 60,580 vehicles through June of 2011. This represents a retail growth of 6.3%Continue Reading »

BMW Motorrad’s Advanced Safety Concept

BMW Motorrad’s Advanced Safety Concept

As part of its BMW Motorrad Innovation Day 2011, BMW showed off several interesting concepts that may make their way into future production motorcycles. For generations of motorcyclists, BMW Motorrad has been regarded as a leader in terms of motorcycling safety. Established as a trendsetter through innovation, today it offers its safety benefits as aContinue Reading »