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According to a recent report from the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC),  motorcycle sales for July experienced a significant increase from the same month in 2011; sales were up by 18.4% from the previous year.
In a sort of planetary alignment, two events coincide to form a unique opportunity: Ride the new BMW motorcycle of your dreams before you buy one this summer, and make no payments until April 2013! Join Wolf BMW Wednesday 15 August for this special event.
From January up to and including July 2012, BMW Motorrad supplied 69,329 motorcycles and maxi scooters to its customers. Of this figure, 10,140 vehicles fell within the month of July. The strongest individual market for BMW Motorrad by a wide margin is Germany, followed by the US, Italy, France, Brazil…

(With files from Motorsports Newswire)- Just weeks before the annual National Vendor Presentation in Madison, Wisconsin, Parts Unlimited/Drag Specialties has announced their withdrawal from the 2013 Dealer Expo to focus on launching two new regional dealer showcases in 2013.
Markham ON - July 17, 2012: The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gray as Chairperson of the MCC Off-Road Council. Comprised of provincial member federations, the MCC Off-Road Council is a national forum designed to promote off-road riding and foster an integrated, national approach to…

Rome (Italy), 17 July 2012 – The eni FIM Superbike World Championship is back in action this coming weekend at the AutoMotodrom Brno circuit in the Czech Republic for the ninth round of 14. Attention will undoubtedly be focused on Max Biaggi (Aprilia Racing Team) and Marco Melandri (BMW Motorrad…
ASHLAND, OR – With Files from Motor Sports Newswire – Brammo Inc., a leading developer of electric vehicle technology and manufacturer of two-wheel electric vehicles, announced last week it has closed the first $13 million tranche of a $45 million Series C funding round designed to accelerate the company’s development…

Yamaha Factory Racing will be joined by new Official Sponsor BM Group for the remainder of the 2012 season and through 2013 and 2014. The BM Group already has strong ties with Yamaha having been a key sponsor of the World Superbike Team. As such it was a natural progression…
Cupertino, California – Sales at Ducati North America reached a new 12-month high, surpassing the previous record set in 2007, with 10,094 new motorcycles delivered. A retail sales gain of 26 percent was also recorded in Q2 compared to the same period in 2011, marking the eighth consecutive quarter of…
Husqvarna has announced the introduction of a brand new Dual-Purpose platform to their 2013 line of motorcycles. The all-new TR 650 Terra and TR 650 Strada are unique and practical seven-day-a-week motorcycles that are capable of being both urban commuters and weekend trekkers. The asphalt-oriented Strada and its dirt-road counterpart…

JULY 12, 2012 (With Files from Motorsports Newswire)- According to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal, India’s TVS Motor Co. is in talks with BMW AG’s motorcycle division for a possible technological alliance, a move that may help the Indian company to compete with local rivals Hero MotoCorp…
BMW Motorrad announced yesterday some updates to their 2013 lineup of motorcycles. Among the updates, BMW will now offer ABS as a standard option available on all of their 2013 models, while Dynamic and Touring packages have been added to the BMW F 800 R. 

Triumph Motorcycles is entering the touring market with the launch of the all-new shaft-drive Trophy. The Trophy is the third all-new model to be launched by the Hinckley manufacturer over the past 18 months, and is packed with a host of technology features, most of which are standard equipment.

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