BMW Motorrad Record SalesFor the fifth-straight year, BMW Motorrad has posted record yearly sales of motorcycle and maxi scooters. BMW has attributed these sales to its top seller, the R 1200 GS adventure tourer.The Bavarian manufacturer sold 136,963 units in 2015, which was up 10.9 percent from 2014 yearly sales of 123,497 units. The month of December was also record breaking; sales for the final month in 2015 were up 6.6 percent compared to 2014 (7,497 units vs. 7,032).
BMW Motorrad says R models (R1200GS, R1200RT, R nineT, R1200R, R1200RS) made up 53.6 percent of the sales, and the largest market was once again Germany.Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad, says “We are able to look back on an exceptionally successful year. For the first time in the history of our company we supplied more than 135,000 BMW motorcycles and maxi scooters. I should like to thank our customers most sincerely for the enormous trust they have placed in BMW Motorrad.”BMW Motorrad is now closer to achieving its 2020 sales mark: “Our aim for 2020 is to supply 200,000 vehicles to customers. The 2015 sales figure shows that our motorcycle strategy is taking effect,” Schaller says.“And based on this strategy we have a lot planned for the years to come. We will continue to consistently pursue our current model offensive in the premium segment over 500 cc, and we will be entering the capacity class under 500 cc with a genuine BMW machine this year – the G 310 R. In the medium term we shall be offering further innovative products in the area of urban mobility and electromobility. While continuing to extend our sales activities in existing markets, we shall also be penetrating new markets. Asia and South America are very much at the top of our list here. Our worldwide dealer network will grow significantly from the current figure of some 1,100 dealerships to a total of 1,500.“Our product and market offensive will be backed up by a repositioning of the BMW Motorrad brand. Under the brand claim ‘Make Life A Ride’, we will be developing BMW Motorrad further to make it an emotional power brand – though without giving up our traditional qualities of innovation, safety and quality.”BMW Motorrad says it was the market leader of the over 500cc segment of motorcycles in 26 countries. North America and Europe made the biggest contribution in sales.Germany held 17.4 percent of total sales (23,823 units sold), followed by the USA (16,501), France (12,550 units), Italy (11,150 units), UK (8.200 units) and Spain (7,976 units).