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BMW motorcycles include the GS adventure touring motorcycles such as the R1200GS, F800GS and G650GS, S1000RR sportbike, R1200R street motorcycle, R1200RT sport tourer and six-cylinder K1600GT and K1600GTL touring motorcycles.

BMW entered the motorcycle business only after it was forced to abandon the aircraft industry after Germany signed the Treaty of Versaillles. BMW’s first motorcycle – the 486cc R 32 – was unveiled in 1923 and since then it has garnered a well-earned reputation for producing machines that stand the test of time. BMW is best known for its hugely popular GS line of on- and off-road motorcycles – a segment that accounts for almost 30% of BMW motorcycle sales worldwide. Despite its success with the GS family, the German marquee has recently made a huge splash in the streetbike segment with its impressive S1000RR. In its very first year the S1000RR topped Motorcyle.com’s annual literbike shootout.

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  • New 2018 BMW Models to Make US Debuts at Long Beach IMS

    BMW will present several new 2018 models at this weekend’s International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, Calif. For many of these models, the event will be their U.S. debuts following their global reveals last week at EICMA. These include the K1600B Grand America and C400X scooter (pictured below). Also confirmed for Long Beach are the […] more
  • 2018 BMW HP4 Race Debuted At 13th Annual Barber Vintage Festival

    BMW Motorrad USA debuted their new 2018 HP4 Race at the 13th annual Barber Vintage Festival this past weekend. Production will be exclusive and limited to only 750 of these handmade, racetrack-only superbikes that feature a fully carbon frame and wheels, as well as a 215 hp fire-breathing motor. Begin Press Release: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ […] more
  • Double Podium for BMW Rider Matteo Ferrari in Italy

    BMW Superbike riders secure impressive race finishes in Italian and Australian Superbike Championships this past weekend. Begin Press Release: Munich, Germany – October 9, 2017 – Last weekend brought more success for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport community: in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV), BMW rider Matteo Ferrari (ITA) wrapped up the 2017 season with a […] more
  • 2014-2017 BMW R NineT Recalled for Loose Swingarm Pivot Pin Bolts

    It hasn’t been a good summer for BMW when it comes to motorcycle recalls. Already, we’ve reported on recalls for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure, C650GT and C Evolution scooters, as well as a recall on the police-spec R1200RT-P Authority. We can now add the R NineT to the list of recalled BMW motorcycles, to […] more
  • 2017 BMW C 650GT and C Evolution Scooters Recalled

    BMW is recalling the 2017 C 650GT and C Evolution scooters because their front wheels may be missing the required DOT markings. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 120 Sections 5.2(b) and (c) require rims to bear markings with the rim size and DOT designation. These markings are important as they specify the correct tire size […] more
  • 2017 BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter Launching in California

    The 2017 BMW C Evolution electric scooter is finally coming to the U.S., with a soft launch in California this summer before expanding to other states. U.S. pricing starts at $13,750, but customers may order one with heated grips ($250), anti-theft alarm ($395) and a comfort seat ($145). 2017 BMW C Evolution Scooter Coming to […] more
  • 2018 BMW HP4 Race Priced at $78,000 US

    BMW has announced U.S. pricing for its exotic carbon fiber sportbike. Arriving in American dealerships this fall, the 2018 BMW HP4 Race is priced at $78,000. BMW HP4 RACE Revealed in All its Carbon Fiber Glory Only 750 units will be produced, worldwide, but it’s not clear how many will be available in the U.S. […] more
  • 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure Fork Recall Confirmed for US

    Earlier this month, we wrote about this “service campaign,” to repair the 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The service bulletin is now officially a worldwide recall, affecting 14,626 motorcycles in the U.S. alone. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fixed fork tubes on affected GS models may separate […] more
  • BMW K 1600 B Bagger Demo Rides offered at Sturgis

    Visitors to Sturgis Buffalo Chip® can bag a free demo ride on BMW’s soon-to-be-released American styled performance touring machine, the K 1600 B Bagger, when 10 of the highly anticipated motorcycles make a demo debut at the 2017 rally. more
  • BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure Receive Connectivity Option with 6.5-Inch TFT Display

    BMW announced a new Connectivity option for the R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure. The option includes a 6.5-inch TFT display that can connect with smartphones and BMW’s helmet communication system via Bluetooth. R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models will receive the Connectivity Option by August. BMW says it will eventually be offered for other models in the […] more
  • 2014-2017 BMW R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure Recalled for Fork Issue

    BMW is recalling R1200GS and R1200GS Adventure models produced from November 2013 to June 2017 to correct a problem with the front fork. Or at least, in Germany there’s a recall; everywhere else, at least, as of this writing, BMW is calling it a “service campaign” as explained in this Facebook post: PR semantics? Perhaps. […] more
  • 2017 Isle of Man TT: Pokerstars Senior TT Results

    Michael Dunlop earned Isle of Man TT win number 15, taking a red-flagged Senior TT with an average speed of 130.456 mph. The initial race was halted on the second lap when Ian Hutchinson crashed at around the 27th milestone. Hutchinson was conscious and was taken to hospital where he was treated for a fractured […] more
  • 2017 Isle of Man TT: RST Superbike TT Results

    Ian Hutchinson kicked off the 2017 Isle of Man TT with a victory in the Superbike TT. Hutchinson completed the six-lap race in a time of 1:48:58.474, narrowly beating out fellow BMW rider Peter Hickman by five seconds. Kawasaki riders Dean Harrison and James Hillier were also close, finishing within 15 seconds of Hutchinson. Last […] more
  • New World Record for Most Miles on a Track in 24 Hours

    Well that didn’t take long. It only took a little over a week after we published a Top 10 list of motorcycle endurance records before one of those records got broken. Top 10 Motorcycle Endurance Records In this case, noted long-distance rider Carl Reese set a Guinness World Record for the greatest distance traveled on […] more
  • BMW X Lego Hover R1200GS

    The full-size model of the Hover Ride Design Concept will be presented for the first time at LEGO World in Copenhagen on 16.2.2017 more
  • BMW R nineT Machined Parts by Roland Sands Designs

    BMW adds a more options for customizing its R nineT models with a line of machined aluminum parts created in collaboration with Roland Sands. Begin Press Release: Turning a motorbike into an unmistakably unique specimen is something that particularly fuels the motorcycling passion of many fans. This is precisely why BMW Motorrad has extended the […] more
  • BMW Recalls 2016-2017 S1000RR and 2017 S1000R

    BMW has issued a recall on the 2016-2017 S1000RR and the 2017 S1000R because of a potential loose bolt in the rear suspension system. The recall affects 21 units in total in the U.S. According to documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, one of the bolts on the rear shock’s deflection lever […] more
  • BMW Announces Record Sales of 145,032 Motorcycles in 2016

    BMW Motorrad once again sold more motorcycles and maxi scooters in 2016 than ever before. Supplies increased by 5.9 % as compared to the previous year. As of December 2016, a total of 145,032 vehicles (previous year: 136,963 units) were supplied to customers. Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad: “2016 was once again a highly successful […] more
  • BMW Hires Ex-Harley-Davidson Executive Michael Peyton

    The following change in the BMW of North America senior management team will become effective July 25. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America, has announced that Michael Peyton will assume the role of Vice President, BMW Motorrad Region Americas, based in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Peyton will be responsible for BMW motorcycle sales […] more

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