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BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

BMW Developing OLEDs for Motorcycle Lighting

Organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs, are innovative, efficient and sustainable light sources that BMW will be fitting in its vehicles in the near future under the name BMW Organic Light. In OLEDs, the light is emitted by wafer-thin semi-conductive layers made from organic materials. OLEDs work very efficiently by design and generate very little heatContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

BMW Motorrad Achieves All-Time Sales High in March

In the first three months of this year, BMW Motorrad sales were higher than any first quarter before. Sales through March came to a total of 28,719 vehicles (previous year: 24,732 units), making for an increase of 16.1%. In March alone, 15,183 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 13,067 units) were supplied to customers worldwide.Continue Reading »

Series C evolution Production Begins for BMW Motorrad

Series C evolution Production Begins for BMW Motorrad

History was made today as the first BMW C evolution scooters rolled off the assembly lines. These are the first series production all-electric vehicles to be produced by the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin-Spandau. Customers across Europe can look forward to riding the “revolutionary” vehicle soon while those in the USA will have to wait andContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad Claims Overall Winner in Customer Satisfaction Survey

BMW Motorrad reports they were the “overall winner” with two category wins and three other “podium” placements in the customer satisfaction survey among motorcycle owners carried out by the Motorcycle Industry Council in the USA. The survey consisted of a written questionnaire that was sent out last fall to a total of 50,303 owners of 10 motorcycleContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Latin American Team Selected

Last weekend, March 14-16, the Latin America Regional Qualification for the 2014 International GS Trophy took place in Colombia. With riders representing Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Peru, there was emotion, adrenaline, endurance, skills and a whole lot of fun packed into the two days of friendly competition. Pre-qualifying tournaments in each country hadContinue Reading »

BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

BMW’s Berlin Plant Builds 500,000th Boxer GS Motorcycle

What looked like an ordinary R1200GS rolled off the production line at BMW’s Berlin-Spandau plant today but it was very special. That’s because it was the 500,000th BMW GS motorcycle with a flat-twin (boxer) engine to be manufactured at the plant. Since 1969, motorcycles have been manufactured for the world market in Berlin-Spandau with theContinue Reading »

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Picks Up Eleven 2014 Motorrad Magazine Awards

BMW Motorrad received a total of nine awards in the German Motorrad magazine “Motorcycle of the Year 2014” readers’ choice awards including three category victories. BMW Motorrad has never won so many top places in the reader survey before. As was the case last year, the BMW HP4 took first place in the “Sports Bike” category with aContinue Reading »

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

Recalled: Side-Stand Switch on Some 2013 BMW Motorcycles

BMW Motorrad has issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) for 2013 C600 Sport, C650GT, F700GS, F800GS, F800GS Adventure, F800GT, R1200R and R1200GS motorcycles for a defective side-stand safety switch. In their letter to NHTSA, BMW states, “Water may enter the side-stand switch preventing the motorcycle from starting or potentially shutting off the motorcycleContinue Reading »

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

Sales, Revenues and Profit Up for BMW Motorrad in 2013

BMW released their financial results for 2013 and it showed new highs for sales volume and earnings. This is BMW Group’s fourth straight record for sales and comes despite challenging economic conditions worldwide. BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division, saw increases in sales volume, revenues and earnings in 2013. Revenues edged up by 0.9% to € 1,504 million (aboutContinue Reading »

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 »