The numbers are in for BMW’s first quarter sales this year, and once again, sales are up.
Combine that with an announcement of 14 new or updated models this year, and the message from the German manufacturer is that business is booming.
BMW Motorrad delivered 35,636 motorcycles and maxi scooters to customers in Q1 of 2017, up from 33,788 units for the same period in 2016. That increase of 1,848 two-wheelers is good for a 5.5 per cent uptick.
BMW said its sales grew particularly well in European markets, as well as South America and Central America. However, there was no mention of the North American market’s numbers.
And what about those new bikes BMW announced? According to the company’s press release, it plans to unveil 14 new or updated motorcycles by the end of the year. You can probably thank emissions regulations for some of those changes or updates. We’d expect the new F900 line, including a naked bike, an adventure bike and a budget tourer. We could possibly also see a luxury tourer, or maybe even a hybrid 2WD GS? Exciting times, indeed.