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BMW Motorcycles: Jan. Sales Spike 23.6%

2011 Motorcycle Sales

In 2010, BMW had a successful year of worldwide motorcycle sales, with a growth of 12.3 percent in an extremely challenging market.

This ascending trend continued for the first month of 2011, as BMW Motorrad had an increase in year-on-year sales of 23.6 percent in January.

BMW says a total of 4,714 motorcycles were sold to customers worldwide, compared to 3,814 motorcycles sold in 2010.

And the German manufacturer expects even more growth due to some revised and new motorcycles. In 2011, BMW customers will benefit from the revised flat-twin engine roadster BMW R 1200 R that for the first time will also be available as a classical variant.

The Motorrad department also has the new G 650 GS, yet another particularly appealing GS model. The adventure motorcycle, built to be pleasant both on and off the street, features low weight, a low seat height, comfort, intense German technology and the motor that’s made BMW enthusiasts satisfied for a long time now, the tried and tested single-cylinder engine.

The first half of the year will see the launch of the K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL, innovative, deluxe touring motorcycles with six cylinder inline engines, the first of their kind in the history of BMW Motorrad.

Featuring the most compact six cylinder inline engines in series motorcycle production, these two top models in the BMW Motorrad range will be unlocking new dimensions for riding, long distance, and comfort characteristics.

Above and beyond these, the model range from BMW Motorrad will be presented at its best in 2011. The adventure worlds Enduro, Tour, Urban, Sport, and HP will be presenting fascinating motorcycles for virtually every taste. The range will be supplemented with an extensive line of options and innovative BMW Motorrad rider equipment.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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