BMW at EICMA 2013

In just a few weeks time the annual EICMA trade show will take place in Milan, Italy. Two wheel manufacturers from around the world will gather to present their best and brightest. Last year saw Vespa debut the stunning 946 while BMW teased the "Boxer" production model, which we now know as the BMW R NineT from <a href="">its online world debut just this last week</a>. The BMW R NineT will be shown in the metal for the first time, but along with it two other pivotal BMW Motorrad machines will also make their debut.

World Premier: BMW R NineT

Today BMW Motorrad officially unveiled a first look at the long-awaited BMW R NineT. Teased previously as the "Boxer" model, the R NineT is the culmination of BMW's year-long celebration of 90 years making motorcycles. At first glance, the R NineT looks like a special edition of the BMW R 1200 R naked roadster with a dash of "cafe racer" thrown in.

BMW USA Motorrad Sales +31.1% for July 2013

Yet another month of stellar sales growth for BMW Motorcycles in the USA in July. Overall sales were up +31.1% over a year ago, and year-to-date sales grew by +21.3% with 1,346 total units sold in July. For 2013 so far, BMW USA has sold nearly two thousand more motorcycles this year vs. last year.

BMW Shutters Factory FIM Superbike Team

News this morning out of Munich that BMW Motorrad will end its factory racing team efforts in FIM World Superbike. This, as part of a larger reorganization of BMW's motorsport efforts. Full factory support for private teams wishing to run BMW equipment will continue, but BMW will cease to field a team of its own.

BMW and Dainese Partner on Airbag-Equipped Rider Clothing

BMW Motorrad and Dainese have announced that they are to cooperate in a joint development of innovative motorcycle safety clothing for BMW Motorrad. Taking the Dainese D-Air® Protect System as its starting point, the partners will be developing motorcycle rider equipment with fully integrated inflatable protectors for BMW Motorrad.