BMW Motorrad USA Sales ReportWith the revamped 2013 BMW R 1200 GS driving sales, BMW Motorrad USA once again reported a monthly positive sales report.
BMW says in November, 821 motorcycles were sold compared to 777 sold in November 2012; this shows a 5.7-percent increase in sales.BMW says the water-cooled R 1200 GS was the best-selling single model in November with 165 sold. This shows a 41-percent growth in the R series.The mid-weight F series (F 800 GS, F 800 GT, etc.) was a popular seller, with 187 models sold in November. BMW says the F series sales were up 72 percent, with strong growth across the entire lineup.And things are only expected to get better for the final month of 2012; BMW says with year-on-year growth of 17.4 percent and rive new models debuting on the 2013/14 IMS show circuit, BMW Motorrad shows no signs of closing the throttle on its 90th anniversary celebrations.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.