BMW Motorrad USA July 2014 Motorcycle Sales ReportThough BMW Motorrad continues to report positive worldwide motorcycle sales, its USA sales were on the decline for the month of July 2014.
BMW Motorrad USA says 1,301 motorcycles were sold in July 2014, compared to 1,346 in July 2013, showing a 3.3-percent decrease in sales.Again, the top-selling model was the R1200GS, BMW’s popular adventure bike. BMW Motorrad reports 162 R1200GSs were sold. In second was the S1000RR – BMW sold 135 of its newest powerful literbike.Also selling strongly was the new for 2014 R 1200 GS Adventure, which outsold its predecessor by two percent, with 132 delivered compared to 129 in July of last year.With 275 retails compared to 163 last year, S-Series performance increased by 69 percent thanks to the arrival of the final production of the HP4 with 73 deliveries in the month.The company says “Despite a static market, BMW Motorrad remains ahead of last year, up 6.5% after 7 months.”
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This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena gives us his impression of the outrageously cool-looking new Indian Scout Rogue. The Rogue features a larger front wheel among several other changes, and the bobbed-looks and excellent 100 horsepower motor make the Scout Rogue an interesting—and very real—competitor to the offerings from Milwaukee.
In the second segment Neale Bayly brings us the third and final segment from Brian Slark—the man who helped bring Norton motorcycles to America. Having spent 27 years and counting at the Barber Museum in Birmingham Alabama, Brian talks us through the final part of his career, that of course includes how the museum got started and where it’s going.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!