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BMW: September Motorcycle Sales up 6.8%

2011 BMW Motorcycle Sales

For the ninth consecutive month, BMW reported record-breaking sales.

This came after the September sales numbers arrived; during September, BMW sold 8,612 motorcycles compared to 8,066 last year, which is up 6.8-percent year-on-year sales.

For the first nine months combined, BMW’s sales increased 6.6 percent to 86,892 motorcycles compared to 81,508.

Husqvarna delivered 6,080 motorcycles in the first nine months of 2011 (previous year 7,260 /-16.3 percent). September accounted for 1,351 deliveries (previous year 1,282 /+5.4 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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