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Limited-Edition Akrapovič Exhausts Celebrate 25 Years and Support Charities

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 9:23am
Founded 25 years ago in Slovenia by motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, the Akrapovič brand has grown to be the leading manufacturer of exhaust systems for motorcycles and gained international prominence through its support of motorsport teams, including BMW. To mark its 25th anniversary, Akrapovič has chosen to build a very limited-edition range of just 25 exhausts […]

Racing Update: BMW S1000RR Wins in Britain and Brazil

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 10:13am
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers had a successful weekend in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) series. In the Superbike class, Richard Cooper (GB) stepped onto the podium again, while his fellow BMW riders secured their first ever top-five lockout for the BMW S1000RR in the Superstock class. The RR was also victorious in the SuperBike […]

BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage Revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza

Fri, 05/20/2016 - 1:38pm
To mark the 80th anniversary of the iconic 1936 BMW R5, BMW Motorrad has created a custom motorcycle paying homage to the model, and appropriately called it the BMW Motorrad R5 Hommage. Being shown now at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 in Italy, this one-off special model features a 500cc two-valve boxer engine damaged while racing and […]

Bob’s BMW Vintage Motorcycle Museum Grand Opening

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 8:33am
Bob Henig’s new museum of vintage motorcycles will be unveiled on Saturday, May 21, from 10am-3pm at 10630 Riggs Hill Rd. Suite Y (across the street from Bob’s BMW Motorcycles) in Jessup, Maryland. The Grand Opening is free to the public and showcases over 65 vintage and classic BMW motorcycles, sidecars, riding gear, memorabilia, art […]

Racing Update: Double Win for Lonbois in IRRC, 21 Podiums for BMW Racers Last Weekend

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 9:42am
Vincent Lonbois (BE) claimed another double win in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). Lonbois, however, was only one of many racers who were successful last weekend aboard BMW’s S1000RR. In total, they claimed 21 podium finishes – among them seven wins – in international and national racing series. MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in […]

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Summer 2016 Issue Now Out!

Sun, 05/15/2016 - 8:12am
The latest issue of BMW Motorcycle Magazine features a side-by-side comparison test of two of BMW’s most popular models, the R1200RT and R1200RS. While they both share the same air- and water-cooled boxer engine, there are substantial differences in the chassis, comfort and equipment beyond the obvious bodywork. A subjective look at their performance, weight, […]

BMW Motorrad’s March 2016 Sales Up Worldwide, Fall in North America

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 8:48am
BMW Motorrad continued its run of record global sales in April with deliveries up 1.4% (16,793). A total of 50,581 BMW motorcycles and maxi-scooters have been delivered to customers around the world so far in 2016 (+5.5%). Volatility continues for BMW Motorrad USA, however, which saw sales decrease 26.3% in April with 1,244 motorcycles sold compared to […]

Racing Update: Mathieu Gines Celebrates Another BMW Win at the Nürburgring

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:21am
Just one week after the 2016 curtain raiser at the Lausitzring (DE), the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) held its second round of the season at the Nürburgring (DE) last weekend. The fastest man on track was again Mathieu Gines (FR) on his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW S1000RR. His teammate Jan Bühn (DE) celebrated his first […]

BMW Motorrad To Open New Factory in Brazil

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:11am
The BMW Group will open its own motorcycle production facility in Manaus, Brazil at the end of 2016. They already plan to produce more than 10,000 BMW motorcycles there in 2017 for the Brazilian market and expect a significant increase in sales volume there through the local assembly of the new BMW G310R. This Manaus plant will create about 170 jobs. In addition to the entry-level, […]

BMW R1200RT for Emergency Physicians Shown at German Trade Fair

Mon, 05/09/2016 - 9:38pm
The BMW Group will be presenting their range of emergency and special safety vehicles at the RETTmobil trade fair in Fulda, Germany on May 11-13, 2016. Four automobiles including the new BMW X1, X3, electric i3 and 2 Series Gran Tourer will be shown as emergency physicians and fire service command vehicles. BMW will also have the latest BMW R1200RT […]

Racing Update: 4 Wins, 15 Podiums at WSBK, SSTK, BSB, IDM and IRRC

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 2:18pm
Privateer BMW Motorrad racers claimed four wins and a total of 15 podium finishes last weekend – in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000), the British Superbike Championship (BSB), the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) and the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). The BMW racers were also in action in the South African […]

“Intelligent Emergency Call” Coming to BMW Motorcycles in Europe

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 8:55am
Getting help to the scene of an accident or emergency as fast as possible can save lives. This applies especially to motorcyclists. For this reason, BMW Motorrad has developed the optional “Intelligent Emergency Call” system which is intended to get help to the accident or emergency scene as fast as possible. This system, which is […]