BMW Motorrad announces the 2015 Motorcycle Line-up
A problem with the fuel pump on a wide array of BMW Motorrad products has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for over 50,000 of the BMW motorcycles across America. The issue revolves around the fuel pump flange on R-model, K-model, S 1000 and HP2 motorcycles built as far back, in some cases, to 2005 and as recent as 2012, depending on the model. The flange was found to be prone to crack and leak fuel, which NHTSA evaluated as a fire risk.
BMW now has their BMW Off Road Academy fully operational in Southern California. This year they have many classes running from March through September along with several other events like the Continental Divide Tour, Base Camp Alpha, the Mine and Meadows Tour and the Dakar Rally, to mention a few. Check out their web site for details.
BMW AG Press Release, Munich. The BMW Group is realigning its BMW Motorrad business. In the context of changing motorcycle markets, demographic trends and increasing environmental demands, BMW Motorrad will expand its product offering to exploit future growth potential. The focus of the realignment will be on urban mobility and e-mobility. By restructuring the segment, the BMW Group will concentrate on expanding and utilising the resources of the BMW Motorrad brand.
BMW AG Press Release, Munich. Ulrich Knieps has assumed an additional role as head of BMW Group Classic, effective 1 March 2013. Knieps now heads the company’s competence centre for BMW Group and brand history in addition to the central department for Product, Technology and Sports Communications. BMW Group Classic had been managed since 2007 by Karl Baumer, who retired at the end of January 2013.