BMW Motorcycle Sales Up 24% in January

02/08/2011 @ 10:15 am, by Jensen Beeler4 COMMENTS

Monthly sales reports are becoming a more common occurrence from motorcycle OEMs who are actually starting to crawl out of the lower circles of motorcycle industry hell (makes you wonder about the companies not making press releases though, huh?), and accordingly BMW has posted its January 2011 numbers, which shockingly again show strong figures. Selling 4,714 units in January 2011, BMW Motorrad posted a 23.6% sales increase over January 2009’s numbers (3.814 units). Achtung!

BMW Motorrad grew by 12.3% in 2010, one of the few companies to show positive results last year. The German company, like others showing growth during the time period, also grew its relevant market share standings during the same time period. The BMW Group is optimistic about 2011, expecting growth over all its market segments, including motorcycles.

For BMW Motorrad, the division expects to see a boost in sales from the newly revised R1200R & R1200R Classic models, as well as the new G650GS, and its six-cylinder K1600GT & K1600GTL touring models. Of course we think most of the buzz for BMW in 2011 will center around a certain water-cooled flat-twin motor.

Source: BMW Group

  • I’m not surprised, BMW have ‘come out of the closet’ the S1000RR and the SIX when mentioned alongside the initials BMW, well it is a sledgehammer. Top marks to BMW for their huge move forward whilst maintaining a steadying hand on the Boxers continuing evolution.

    Digressing, my fav’. all time motorcycles for very different reasons were my R60/5 and my CBX1000C, I feel the planets have aligned with the imminent release of the K1600 series!

  • popsnicker

    I’m holding my breath for a K1600R

    Yeah baby!

  • Greg

    Whatever that bike is in the picture, I want it. Any more info on that one?

  • That’s the Concept 6 that was debuted at EICMA 2009, it features the six-cylinder motor found in the K1600 series.