BMW Motorrad World Wide SalesThough some isolated markets like the USA reported negative results for May 2014, BMW Motorrad Worldwide Sales were up 7.7 percent.
This was the fifth-consecutive month that the Bavarian motorcycle manufacturer posted positive sales results, with much attribution going to its revamped R 1200 RT, the R 1200 GS Adventure, and the all-new S1000R.BMW Motorrad says in May 2014, 14,088 motorcycles and maxi scooters were sold to customers worldwide, compared with 13,081 in May 2013. This shows an increase of 1,007 units, or 7.7 percent.In the first five months of 2014, BMW Motorrad delivered a total of 59,151 compared to 52,400 in 2013; this shows an increase of 6,751 units, or 12.9-percent.Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing, says “With solid growth of 7.7 percent in May and 12.9 percent for the first 5 months of the 2014 season, we have very easily exceeded the results for the previous year. We have managed to grow in all sales regions. Our growth is driven mainly by the new boxer models R 1200 RT and R 1200 GS Adventure.“We are also particularly pleased with the incredibly successful market entry of our new products, the BMW R nineT and S 1000 R. These completely new BMW models will enable us to gain lots of new customers for the BMW Motorrad brand.”Besides the positive sales report, BMW Motorrad began the month of June with success at the 2014 Isle of Man TT.Heiner Faust says “A dream came true for us at this year’s Isle of Man TT races. 75 years after the historic TT victory by Georg “Schorsch” Meier, Michael Dunlop won the legendary road race with the support of BMW Motorrad Motorsport on the BMW S 1000 RR.”Also, the organizers of the BMW Motorrad Days, traditionally held on the first weekend in July (4 to 6 July 2014) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, once again expect to see many thousands of BMW customers and fans.Heiner Faust says “There will be a warm welcome for every visitor to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, whether they travel in a baby buggy, a two-wheeled vehicle of any kind or even an original historic BMW.”
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.