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BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

BMW Motorrad 2014 Sales Off to a Strong Start

After its third record year in a row in 2013, BMW Motorrad has started the new year with a significant increase in sales. With 5,438 (previous year: 4,818) units, 12.9% more motorcycles and maxi scooters were supplied to customers worldwide in January 2014 than in the previous year. BMW Motorrad USA reported sales of 591 motorcyclesContinue Reading »

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Imagine putting on a pair of inline skates and then being towed at 200mph (320km/h) behind a BMW S1000RR ridden by five-time land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, one the world’s fastest women on two wheels. That’s the fate awaiting Swiss stuntman Jürg Schläfli—also known as ‘Indi200’—when the pair of adrenaline junkies make a jointContinue Reading »

R nineT Custom: Roland Sands’ Bike with No Name

R nineT Custom: Roland Sands’ Bike with No Name

The attraction of the new BMW R nineT is not hard to see or understand. It’s a ‘blank canvas’ upon which owners can, if they so wish, start a customization journey to further enhance their bike’s looks. BMW Motorrad has produced a range of genuine accessories for anyone who wants to individualize their own nineTContinue Reading »

Coming to Oregon Show: R nineT Project, El Solitario Impostor

Coming to Oregon Show: R nineT Project, El Solitario Impostor

Here we have a sneak peak at El Solitario Impostor — a customized BMW R nineT by El Solitario bike builders of the Galician region of Spain. The final product will appear at The ONE Motorcycle Show in Portland, Oregon from February 7-9, 2014. With BMW Boxer-powered motorcycles fast becoming the ideal basis for many customizations, and with theContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA Announces New 2014 Model Pricing

BMW Motorrad USA has announced pricing for the five latest 2014 Model Year motorcycles. These models were either launched this winter or early spring 2014 and complete BMW Motorrad USA’s 2014 model lineup, which now includes 20 models in all. The base manufacturer’s suggested retail pricing (MSRP) is: 2014 R nineT: $14,900 MSRP 2014 R1200GSContinue Reading »

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Claims Five “Good Design” Awards for 2013

BMW Group Design earned fivefold recognition for its outstanding work in the Good Design™ Awards 2013. Awards were given to the BMW R1200GS, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the MINI Paceman, and the BMW Pininfarina Gran Lusso Coupé in the “Transportation 2013” category. Honors went to the film “The BMW Concept Ninety Story” in the “Graphics/Identity/Packaging 2013”Continue Reading »

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

Record Sales for BMW Motorrad in 2013; R1200GS Remains the Top Seller

BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time annual sales high for the third time in a row. Worldwide the company sold 115,215 motorcycles and maxi scooters — an increase of 8.3% compared to 106,358 sold in the previous record year of 2012. BMW Motorrad finished off 2013 with a 4.5% increase in year-over-year December sales withContinue Reading »

BMW Recalls 2005-2012 Motorcycles Over Fuel Pump Leaks

BMW Recalls 2005-2012 Motorcycles Over Fuel Pump Leaks

BMW Motorrad USA has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of its intent to recall more than 50,000 motorcycles because they may develop cracks in the fuel pump mounting flange causing a fuel leak. This follows an investigation started by NHTSA in November 2012 concerning fuel leaks on 2005-2008 R-series motorcycles. The recallContinue Reading »

November Sales Gives BMW Motorrad Record Year

November Sales Gives BMW Motorrad Record Year

BMW Motorrad has achieved a new annual sales record in 2013 with another month still remaining. With a total of 108,872 motorcycles and maxi scooters sold worldwide through November, 2013 sales are already about 2,500 more than all of 2012. In November alone, BMW Motorrad sold 8.8% more vehicles than in the same month lastContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad Celebrates 2013 with Illustration, Video and ECard

BMW Motorrad Celebrates 2013 with Illustration, Video and ECard

BMW Motorrad has put together a three minute video of artist Carl Addy creating a retrospective illustration of 2013 events surrounding the brand’s 90th anniversary. After watching the video you can also personalize it with your own message which will appear three-quarters of the way through the video and send it as an electronic cardContinue Reading »