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BMW: October Motorcycle Sales Up 3%

2011 BMW Motorcycle Sales

Once again, BMW Motorrad reported positive year-on-year sales numbers.

This was after the Bavarian motorcycle company reported that it sold a total of 7,050 motorcycle worldwide in October 2011 compared to 6,845 in the same month of 2010.

This shows a three-percent growth in year-on-year sales. With these numbers, BMW has now delivered a record-breaking 93,942 motorcycles to customers worldwide since the beginning of the 2011.

This is an increase of 6.3 percent over the first 10 months of 2010, and an all-time high for the first ten months ever in BMW motorcycle history.

BMW says thanks to its positive sales performance in a persistently difficult overall market, BMW Motorrad has continued to expand its global market share of the relevant segment above 500cc.

BMW-owned Husqvarna Motorcycles delivered 6,775 motorcycles in the first ten months of 2011 (previous year 8,616/-24.4 percent). October accounted for 695 deliveries (previous year 1,356/-48.7 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 unlock new dimensions for riding, long distance, and comfort characteristics.

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