After ten months, BMW Motorrad sales are 8.5 % above the previous year. 101,530 motorcycles and maxi scooters have been supplied as of October (previous year was 93,540 units). October sales increased by 10.3 % to reach a record of 8,376 vehicles (previous year: 7,596 units).
Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Head of Sales and Marketing said: “For the first time in the history of BMW Motorrad we have supplied well over 100,000 vehicles to our customers worldwide two months before the end of the year. We now have less than 5,000 units to go to surpass last year’s sales figure of 106,358 vehicles. Our target for an all-time high is within range.
"Sales were very pleasing in October even after six record months in succession. We are currently providing a look ahead at new models for 2014 at the international motorcycle trade show in Milan. The innovative maxi scooter BMW C evolution moves us into the field of electromobility. And one year after the water-cooled GS we are launching successors to the boxer series R 1200 RT and R 1200 GS Adventure.
"Meanwhile we are also adding two completely different roadsters. Firstly the BMW R nineT, our way of marking 90 years of BMW Motorrad, and secondly the BMW S 1000 R, a highly dynamic roadster, derived from our high-tech supersports bike, the S 1000 RR. The motorcycles will be available at dealerships in time for the start of the 2014 season, with the electrically powered scooter following in the second quarter of 2014.” —Paul DucheneBack to News