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August Sales Down Slightly, BMW to Premiere New S1000RR and Two Other Models at INTERMOT

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:15am
From January to August 2014, BMW Motorrad sold a total of 90,226 motorcycles and maxi scooters, thereby achieving a new all-time high — up 7.6% over the 83,890 units sold last year. However, August’s sales of 7,587 vehicles was down 1.6% compared to last year’s exceptionally strong figure of 7,708 units. Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad […]

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:09am
Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racing […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 7, Team CEEU Crowned Champions

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:52am
After seven days and well over 1,500 miles (2,300 km) of tough riding interspersed with 20 special stages, Team Central and Eastern Europe (CEEU) were deserving winners of the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, having led the competition from the first day and winning many specials, as well as both photo competitions. The team […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 6, Long Day Won by Team CEEU

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 5:35pm
The penultimate day of the 2014 International GS Trophy was a long one, taking the competitors 25 miles (400 km) through the province of British Columbia, crossing time zones and including three special stages between the starting point at Balfour and the day’s end in Fort Steele. Each special stage had been designed by chief […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 5, Tough Tests and Tales of Adversity

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:05pm
Day five of the 2014 International GS Trophy was as action-packed as it gets, with spectacular off-road highlights, extremely testing specials, the surprise of a lifetime for one of the competitors and – in a first for the Trophy – a public reception where guests were invited to come along and see what the Trophy […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 4, Team CEEU Extends Lead

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:12pm
After three consecutive high-mileage days, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy riders today were allowed some respite with a less strenuous 143 miles (230km) stage distance planned. Only it wasn’t! The day again featured a ‘black run’ to properly test the riders’ technique and ended with a suitably physical Canadian theme – the ‘Logger Games’. The […]

Incredible, Unique BMW R nineT Customs from Japan

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:27am
BMW Motorrad Days Japan – the biggest BMW Motorrad event in the country – was held at the Hakuba47 Mountain Sports Park on August 30-31. BMW motorcycle fans were not only treated to a wide range of exhibition stands but also ’round-the-clock entertainment. However, a particular highlight on the events stage came in the form […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:55am
GS Trophy riders got the best possible taste of the rugged beauty of Canada as day three of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 120 miles (200 km) of off-road adventure, 90 miles (150 km) of scenic paved mountain passes and three special stages thrown in for good measure – two of which involved getting […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 2, France and Korea Joint Day Winners

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 10:17am
Team CEEU (Central Eastern European Union) continues to lead the 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy after a tough second day of competition in Canada. France and newcomer Korea emerged as joint day winners. Solid performances in the day’s two special tests (taking second and fourth place) helped CEEU maintain a slim five-point lead. Participants came […]

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:10am
The 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy got underway this weekend in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta. This is the fourth edition of the GS Trophy with previous editions taking place in South America in 2012, South Africa in 2010 and Tunisia in 2008. This year will see 16 teams totaling 48 riders from […]

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:44pm
Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized the […]