BMW sales rising

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BMW says they figure machines like their new C Evolution electric scooter will enable them to continue to grow sales in the future.
BMW says they figure machines like their new C Evolution electric scooter will enable them to continue to grow sales in the future.

It’s been a great year so far for BMW Motorrad.

At the end of October, BMW Motorrad was reporting sales were up 8.5 per cent in 2013 over 2012’s numbers at that point. At that point, they’d sold 101,530 motorcycles and maxi-scooters. In 2012, they’d sold 93,540 vehicles by that point.

October itself was a record-setting month; they sold 8,376 vehicles , up from 7,596 units the previous October.

Heiner Faust, BMW’S sales and marketing bigwig, says “We now have less than 5,000 units to go to surpass last year’s sales figure of 106,358 vehicles. Our planned target for a new all-time high is within range.” Translation: The global economy is still far from a complete recovery, but the European manufacturers are still selling lots of motorcycles.

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