BMW Motorrad SalesOnce again, BMW Motorrad USA has reported positive sales, the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer selling 597 motorcycles in January, up 9.7 percent from January 2012 when 544 motorcycle were sold.
BMW Motorrad USA says: “January’s growth was spearheaded by the S 1000 RR, up 120 percent with sales of 101 compared to 46 units in 2012. The newly upgraded F 700 GS also grew, up 89 percent with sales of 49 units compared to 26 a year ago, while the recently introduced HP4 superbike and C 650 GT maxi scooter helped maintain the positive momentum from last year with 20 and 47 units respectively.”Worldwide, BMW arrives in 2013 following a year of record sales. In 2012, BMW Motorrad sold 106,358 motorcycles and maxi scooters to customers, which was an increase of two percent over 2011.BMW expects 2013 to be an even stronger year due to the release of the totally revamped BMW R 1200 GS, which receives a semi-water cooled Boxer twin.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!