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BMW Motorcycles: May Sales Up 3.5%

2011 BMW May Sales

For the fifth consecutive month, BMW Motorrad has reported positive motorcycle sales figures.

In May, BMW Motorrad global sales rose by 3.5 percent to total of 12,568 motorcycles over the same month last year; worldwide a total of 48.749 BMW motorcycles were delivered to customers in the year to the end of May 2011.

This is a 7.3-percent year-on-year increase. BMW reports that the strongest market for BMW Motorrad is Germany with 9,496 motorcycles.

BMW sales Husqvarna Motorcycles delivered 3,080 motorcycles (-4.6-percent) in the first five months of the year. 537 motorcycles were delivered in May (-59.5-percent).

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.

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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