BMW Motorrad USA September Sales ReportFollowing its recent trend of positive sales, BMW Motorrad USA has reported that September 2013 motorcycle and maxi scooter sales were up 20.9 percent over September 2012.
BMW Motorrad says 955 motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold in September 2013, compared to 790 in September 2012.BMW attributes much of this success to the 2013 BMW F800GT and the F800GS Adventure. BMW Motorrad USA dealer networks delivered 262 F models in September, compared to 193 in the same month of 2012.The next biggest seller was the R-Series; 76 of the R1200RT were sold in September 2013, compared to 60 in September 2012. Also, the new semi-water cooled R1200GS continued to top sales, with 318 sold in September 2013 compared to 256 GS boxers sold in September 2012, showing a 24-percent increase.BMW’s leadership of the maxi scooter segment was further reinforced with 64 scooter retails in September.BMW says that with year on year growth of 17.8 percent in a negative market, BMW Motorrad is ideally placed to take advantage of the influx of 2014 model year machines in the final quarter.
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!