BMW Motorrad recorded a growth of 9.5 per cent in the first half of 2017. The manufacturer sold 88,389 units in the first six months of the year as compared to 80,754 units sold in the corresponding period the previous year. BMW attributes its growth mainly to the European continent with 12.9 per cent growth so far.
South America is also a growth centre for the manufacturer with sales figures at 8,306 units and a 16.3 per cent growth. Sales in China were strong too at 18.8 per cent with 2,836 units sold. Meanwhile, Germany continues to be BMW Motorrad’s largest market. The manufacturer sold 14,461 units with a modest gain of 4.9 per cent. The US also saw a growth of 3.8 per cent with 7,157 units sold in the first half of 2017 as compared to the same period last year.
The BMW R 1200 GS is the top-seller for the manufacturer with half of the sales accounting for the motorcycle. The adventure touring motorcycle sold 49,240 units globally in the first six months of this year. These numbers are despite the recall issued by BMW Motorrad for 17,159 units of the R 1200 GS. The manufacturer is positive about the growth of sales figures in the coming months and through this year.