In April BMW Motorrad sold 11.5% more vehicles than in the equivalent month last year. 14,587 units (previous year: 13,088 units) were supplied to customers worldwide last month. As of April, vehicle supplies total 39,319 motorcycles and maxi scooters (previous year: 37,461 units / + 5.0 %).
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 10:51 Published in Industry News
BMW Motorrad has announced its plans to enter the 500 cc and under motorcycle market after signing an agreement with TVS Motor Company, one of the largest motorcycle manufacturers in India. The aim of the cooperation is to join forces to develop and produce motorcycles in the segment below 500 cubic centimetres.
Thursday, 11 April 2013 10:21 Published in Industry News
Almost hidden in a press release we received from BMW (full release below) was the following line:
"...the BMW Group signed a purchase agreement with Pierer Industrie AG (Austria) for the acquisition of Husqvarna Motorcycles."
Who is Pierer Industrie AG? Among other things, they are 51% owners of KTM.
Friday, 01 February 2013 09:53 Published in Industry News
Monday, 14 January 2013 12:01 Published in Industry News
BMW has now officially entered the scooter market with its two new maxi-scooters. Both the C600 Sport and C650 GT are built on the same platform, with the GT aimed at touring and our test unit, the C600 Sport, targeted for the sportier enthusiast.
BMW is arguably late in the scooter race, but forgive them — they’ve been busy innovating elsewhere with great success.
Monday, 03 December 2012 12:29 Published in Feature Stories
With the new F800GT as the successor model to the F800ST, BMW Motorrad is enhancing its range in the sporty touring segment with the new midrange offering.
Thursday, 15 November 2012 16:35 Published in Industry News
This summer, our editor asked me if I'd be willing to put the 2012 BMW S1000RR through its paces on the race track. I argued for awhile, then reluctantly agreed… Yeah right!
Shortly after, I was at Calabogie Motorsports Park with the sleek BMW for a Pro 6 Cycle-hosted track day. Pro 6 always provides a safe and well-run track day, at what just may be the nicest race track in the country. Calabogie offers superb tire grip and smooth, consistent pavement, allowing traction no matter which line you select.
Monday, 22 October 2012 12:24 Published in Feature Stories
Mopar Pro Superbike team Couturier Racing is contesting the disqualification of team rider Kevin Lacombe in Sunday's Pro Superbike race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for the use of illegal fuel.
For 2012, the Canadian Superbike Championship mandated the use of unleaded fuel, and competitors have had the choice of using their own unleaded pump fuel or Sunoco 260 GT Plus, which was available from Brooklin Cycle at each event. But at Sunday morning's rider's meeting at CTMP, teams in the Pro Superbike class were informed that they would be supplied with 20 litres of the Sunoco fuel by the series, which they must use in competition for that day's final round of the series. The decision to make the fuel mandatory for Sunday’s race was due to recent concerns that some teams were possibly using unsanctioned race fuel.
Friday, 31 August 2012 11:49 Published in News
(BOWMANVILLE, ON – August 17, 2012) The championship titles will be up for grabs as racing at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park’s final major event shifts to the two-wheel variety when Canada's top motorcycle riders compete in the Superbike Doubleheader Weekend, August 24-26.
Headlining the weekend is the Mopar Pro Superbike class, where seven-time champion Jordan Szoke will look to claim an unprecedented eighth national title.
The Brantford native, who is riding a BMW Motorrad S1000RR this season, has now won three consecutive races and holds a commanding 66-point lead in the Championship standings heading into the season-ending doubleheader at his home track. A race win is worth 50 points and there will be two full points races this weekend.
Friday, 17 August 2012 14:19 Published in News
Editor’s note: And now for something completely different. And you thought you were having a bad day :)
Monday, 09 July 2012 10:42 Published in News