It’s a good sign for 2015 and motorcycling. Manufacturer BMW Motorrad if off to a great start with a significant increase in motorcycle sales. They’ve supplied 15.2% more motorcycles and maxi scooters to customers worldwide in January than in 2014.
Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing stated, “Following the fourth record year in succession, 2015 is off to a very successful start for BMW Motorrad. Never before have we sold more motorcycles in the first month of the year than in January 2015. Our current model range is meeting a strong demand worldwide. Numerous innovative and emotional vehicles will be supplementing our product portfolio this coming season.”
The new BMW S 1000 RR will be in dealerships from spring 2015. The supersports model goes into the next generation with increased engine output, a weight reduction of 4 kg and even further enhanced usability. Meanwhile there are two new boxer models lined up for the start next season: the new BMW R 1200 R and the R 1200 RS. And BMW Motorrad is also continuing its series of characteristic parallel twins in the mid-range segment with a new edition of the F 800 R.
Then there is the S 1000 XR: the fourth model in the family of powerful, sports-oriented motorcycles with a 4-cylinder in-line engine. It combines the qualities of the BMW Motorrad GS, Touring and Sport models to create a whole new category of motorcycle – Adventure Sport.
Check your local BMW retailer for this year’s demo days to try some of the various models.