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    BMW Motorcycle Sales Up 7.4% in 2011

    and the top selling model in the U.S. was the S1000RR!!


    "BMW Motorrad USA Reports Continued Growth for 2011

    BMW S 1000 RR Superbike Remains Best-Selling Model

    Woodcliff Lake, NJ – January 13, 2012…On the heels of BMW Motorrad reporting record global sales in 2011, BMW Motorrad USA posted a 7.4 percent growth in sales in 2011, nearly double the gain posted the previous year. Sales were fueled by continued demand for BMW Motorrad USA’s best selling model, the S 1000 RR Superbike, as well as for the popular core models R 1200 RT, R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure and the all-new six-cylinder K 1600 GTL and K 1600 GT.

    The company credits their sales performance to improved market conditions, a broad, continually enhanced model lineup and a strong dealer network.

    “BMW had successfully weathered the downturn in the motorcycle market in recent years,” commented Mac McMath, National Sales Manager, BMW Motorrad USA. “Now, with market conditions improving and the arrival of new and updated models, we are poised for continued success in 2012.”

    For model year 2012, BMW Motorrad USA is offering the all-new dual-sport G 650 GS Sert?úo, model updates for the F 800 R naked bike and S 1000 RR superbike, the K 1300 S and K 1300 S HP Limited Edition and the Special Edition R 1200 GS Rallye. All of these models are currently available at BMW retailers nationwide.
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    [QUOTE=PGlaves;739870]and the top selling model in the U.S. was the S1000RR!!


    "BMW Motorrad USA Reports Continued Growth for 2011

    BMW S 1000 RR Superbike Remains Best-Selling Model "snip"



    No mention of the 3asy payment plan though. I predict a glut of these bikes on the dealer sales floor when the balloon payment is due.
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    So I guess that settles it, BMW has definitely lost their way and has lost touch with the market place...
    BMW R bike rider, horizontally opposed to everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anyname View Post
    So I guess that settles it, BMW has definitely lost their way and has lost touch with the market place...
    Even stranger than that, It would appear one of the worldÔÇÖs fastest motorcycles is being purchased at a model leading pace by what looks to be a geriatric population, if we look at MOA membership stats......We are all doomed. There must be a booming market for leathers with a, how should we say it, ÔÇ£relaxed fitÔÇØ

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    For model year 2012, BMW Motorrad USA is offering the all-new dual-sport G 650 GS Sert?úo, and the Special Edition R 1200 GS Rallye. All of these models are currently available at BMW retailers nationwide.
    I saw both of these new bikes last night. Very nice
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    2011

    both 2011. i didn't do it on purpose. it just happened. actually, i'm pretty happy about it.
    i put a 64 gig chip in the r bike's nav 4, so the stones and doors sing to the schuberth. after spending a lot of time on a naked harley, i find myself very comfortable on the R model in spite of the tiny windshield. one of the few benefits of being a midget, i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    Even stranger than that, It would appear one of the worldÔÇÖs fastest motorcycles is being purchased at a model leading pace by what looks to be a geriatric population, if we look at MOA membership stats......We are all doomed. There must be a booming market for leathers with a, how should we say it, ÔÇ£relaxed fitÔÇØ
    I don't think so. I suspect they are being bought by younger riders who at least for now want to run with their Kawasaki and Suzuki friends, and are not soon going to join the MOA's old men and women camping in the mud. I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    ....., and are not soon going to join the MOA's old men and women camping in the mud. .
    Are you referring to the Cass Rally?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I don't think so. I suspect they are being bought by younger riders who at least for now want to run with their Kawasaki and Suzuki friends, and are not soon going to join the MOA's old men and women camping in the mud. I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
    Agreed ..saw only a handful of the S1000RR's at the July's MOA Rally..

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    I was surprised at how many I saw at the last track day I attended. These were tricked for the track, one was ALL carbon, I mean every body panel, etc. And....the guy was in the A group riding very well, and I would guess in his late 20's, his pit mates were on Gixers and R1s. When I have been at my dealer and 'youngsters' have been eyeing the RR, they sort of seem a little self concious about all us geezers around, like it might be contagious.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by 58058D View Post
    I was surprised at how many I saw at the last track day I attended. These were tricked for the track, one was ALL carbon, I mean every body panel, etc. And....the guy was in the A group riding very well, and I would guess in his late 20's, his pit mates were on Gixers and R1s. When I have been at my dealer and 'youngsters' have been eyeing the RR, they sort of seem a little self concious about all us geezers around, like it might be contagious.....
    They can just but hope that old age is contagious and that they eventually catch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridewv View Post
    Are you referring to the Cass Rally?
    Not specifically, but I have heard it is but one such fine example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I don't think so. I suspect they are being bought by younger riders who at least for now want to run with their Kawasaki and Suzuki friends, and are not soon going to join the MOA's old men and women camping in the mud. I might be wrong, but I don't think so.
    I did not know Cutter was so young

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rad View Post
    I did not know Cutter was so young
    He's not, and I know one or two others of us old guys that bought one too. But Cutter didn't buy enough to make it BMWs leading US seller.
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