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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’s annual literbike shootout.

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  • 2019 Isle of Man TT: Dunlop Senior TT Results

    You would think that Dean Harrison would be sick of Peter Hickman by now. Harrison has finished exactly one spot behind Hickman in the Superstock TT, Superbike TT and both Supersport TT races this week. The pattern even extended back to last year’s Senior TT, where Harrison led for five and a half laps before […] more
  • 2019 Isle of Man TT: RL360 Superstock TT Race Results

    Peter Hickman won his third TT race of the week, and second in the same day following the Supersport TT Race 2, winning the 2019 Superstock TT. Hickman led through Glen Helen on the first lap, ahead of Dean Harrison and James Hillier. By Ballaugh, Hickman’s lead increased while Michael Dunlop passed Hillier for third. […] more
  • 2019 Isle of Man TT: RST Superbike TT Results

    Peter Hickman opened the 2019 Isle of Man TT by winning a shortened RST Superbike TT. Already reduced from six to four laps, the Superbike TT was called on the third lap after a crash at Snugborough that took the life of racer Daley Mathison. The race was immediately red flagged, with results reverting to […] more
  • Nate Kern Double R Fest 2018 Coming To VIRginia International Raceway

    Learn from Nate Kern how you can ride smarter and faster at the Nate Kern Double R Fest at VIRginia International Raceway September 15-16. Begin Release: Riders of all brands of motorcycles are invited to experience speed and safety through BMW technology and engineering – on two wheels and four – at the Nate Kern […] more
  • BMW S1000RR Sets New 242mph Peak Speed Record as Worlds Fastest BMW

    That’s pretty dang fast. The full story is below. Do we have any readers in the 200 mph club? Begin Release: Uyuni, Bolivia July 18, 2018 —  TOP 1 Oil and Hunter Sills Racing add another world record on their BMW S1000 RR at the Cook Top of the World Shootout and set a new […] more
  • BMW Rolls Into Sturgis Buffalo Chip With Full Lineup Of Demo Bikes

    Sturgis is definitely more of an American-made bike rally, but if you’ve ever had the itch to see how a BMW rides and handles, BMW will have free demo rides there all week long. BMW: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – July 23, 2018 – BMW will offer free demo rides on its full lineup of Touring, […] more
  • BMW Recalls Certain G310R and G310GS Motorcycles

    2017-2018 BMW G310GS and G310R motorcycles (which are made in India) could potentially have weak or faulty kickstands that could cause the bike to fall over while parked. This is due to repeated use over time, and owners will have their sidestands replaced free of charge. Begin Release: WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 16, 2018 BMW […] more
  • BMW Revs Up for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally

    Attention BMW owners and enthusiasts, BMW Motorrad USA is prepping for its BMW Motorcycle Owners of America International Rally, which will kick off July 12-15 in Des Moines, Iowa. BMW Motorrad USA: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – June 13, 2018 – BMW Motorrad USA will roll into Des Moines, Iowa with its distinctive demo truck and […] more
  • 2018 Isle of Man TT: Pokerstars Senior TT Results

    Dean Harrison led the 2018 Senior TT for five and a half laps until Peter Hickman laid down a record time of 16:42.778 on the final lap to steal the victory by just two seconds. Hickman’s final lap made him the first person to average faster than 135 mph on a single lap of the […] more
  • 2018 Isle of Man TT: RL360º Superstock TT Results

    Peter Hickman has won his first TT, out-dueling Michael Dunlop with the help of a record final lap average speed of 134.403 mph to win the Superstock TT. The race started with Dean Harrison in the lead with Dunlop chasing and Hickman off to a relatively slow start back in tenth. Hickman soon made up […] more
  • 2018 Isle of Man TT: RST Superbike TT Results

    Michael Dunlop captured his 16th TT win to open the 2018 Isle of Man TT, in a time of 1:44:13.398. He was the only one to top an average speed of 130 mph. Dunlop took the lead after Dean Harrison retired on Lap 4. Conor Cummins finished second with James Hillier in third. 2018 Isle […] more
  • BMW Announces Black Edition Aluminum Cases For 2018 R 1200 GS Models

    Sleek and stealthy, but also pricey – BMW has just released Black Edition Aluminum cases for the R 1200 GS line. BMW Motorrad USA: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – May 14, 2018 – BMW Motorrad USA is offering riders of the 2018 BMW R 1200 GS and 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure models an opportunity […] more
  • BMW HP4 Race Motorcycle Added To California Superbike School Tour

    Whoa! The BMW HP4 Race will be available at Keith Code’s California Superbike School to be test ridden by prospective buyers. At $78,000, it’s few bucks more than we can afford, but it’s certainly one hell of a motorcycle. Just ask Kevin Duke! Begin Release: WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – April 12, 2018 – Keith Code’s […] more
  • BMW Wins Innovation Award for Carbon Fiber Swingarm

    Back in 2016, both Ducati and BMW announced new carbon-framed sportbikes. Both shown at EICMA, the Ducati 1299 Superleggera and BMW HP4 Race impressed with their use of the lightweight material. Both made use of carbon fiber frames, subframes and wheels. The Superleggera, however, had a slight edge with a carbon fiber swingarm compared to […] more
  • Markus Schramm Replaces Stephan Schaller as Head of BMW Motorrad

    BMW‘s motorcycle division has a new boss as Markus Schramm (left in the photo above) takes over from Stephan Schaller (right) as director of BMW Motorrad. Schaller left the company at the end of February to take on a new role as head of mechanical engineering firm Voith GmbH. Hubert Kühner, BMW head of finance, […] more
  • BMW K1600 Grand America and G310GS Added to Daytona Bike Week Demo Fleet

    Visitors to Daytona Bike Week will get their chance to test ride BMW’s new K1600 Grand America bagger and G310GS mini-adventure bike. Both models have been added to BMW’s demo lineup at Bike Week, March 10-17. Begin Press Release BMW Motorrad USA Demo Truck Returns To Daytona Dealership For Bike Week Woodcliff Lake, NJ – […] more
  • The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy is Headed to Mongolia in 2018

    The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy sounds like the adventure of a lifetime! You’ll want to read about this… Begin Press Release: MUNICH, GERMANY – February 13, 2018 – The GS Trophy is heading to Mongolia in June 2018 for what will be its biggest challenge yet. With three new teams joining the competition (Australia, […] more
  • BMW Sold a Record 164,153 Motorcycles in 2017

    On top of the record December sales in the U.S. announced last week, BMW announced it also set an overall company record for worldwide sales, with 164,153 motorcycles sold in 2017. This represents BMW’s seventh consecutive year of sales growth, including an impressive 13.2% increase on the 145,032 units sold in 2016. BMW will need […] more
  • BMW Motorrad USA Reports Record Year End Sale Numbers with 37.3% Growth in December

    BMW Motorrad finished 2017 strong with record year-over-year sales growth in November and December despite the struggling industry. Motorcycle sales increased 27% in November and 37.3% in December compared to the same months in 2016, however, overall sales for 2017 were down just 1.3% overall compared to 2016. BMW is happy though, as December was […] more
  • 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

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