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BMW Motorcycles: April Sales Up 5%

2011 BMW Motorrad Sales

After posting record-breaking sales for the first quarter of 2011, BMW Motorrad has continued this positive trend for the month of April.

For the fourth consecutive month, BMW has reported positive motorcycle-sales figures. In April, under difficult market conditions, global sales of BMW motorcycles rose by 5 percent to 13,072 units.

For the first for months of 2011, BMW has delivered 36,181 motorcycles worldwide, an 8.7-percent increase over the same period in 2010. This includes Husqvarna, which delivered 2,543 motorcycles (+ 11.5 percent) in the first four months, with 603 of those motorcycles delivered in April.

At the start of the 2011 season, Bavarian motorcycle customers benefited from the revised flat-twin engine roadster BMW R 1200 R that for the first time will also be available as a classical variant. Moreover, the motorcycle manufacturer presented the new G 650 GS, yet another particularly appealing GS model with a single cylinder engine.

The first half of the year will see the launch of the K 1600 GT and the K 1600 GTL, innovative, de luxe 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.

For a the BMW 2011 Q1 report, click here.

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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