BMW AND HUSQVARNA UP
December 7 2012.


In November BMW Motorrad sold 8% more vehicles than in the equivalent month last year setting a new November record. Worldwide 6,749 units (prev. yr.: 6,112 units) were supplied to customers. As of November a total of 100,289 motorcycles and Maxi Scooters have been delivered. BMW Motorrad sales have thus already exceeded the high sales figures of last year (100,054 units) in this period.
 
Heiner Faust, Head of Sales and Marketing BMW Motorrad: "In spite of a great deal of headwind coming from some European markets, we have been able to increase sales significantly compared to November of last year. Good sales in Germany, Latin America and Asia are responsible for the considerable rise in sales. Looking at the seven largest individual markets, BMW has been able to maintain market leadership in Germany, Spain and Italy in the 500-plus cubic capacity segment relative for BMW Motorrad. Overall we are in third position in these seven markets as of November. We are well on track especially in view of the coming R 1200 GS model change which had already been announced, this model accounting for approximately 17% of sales volume alone. For December we are also expecting increased sales as compared to December 2011. We will then achieve our aim of finishing the 2012 motorcycle season with a new sales record."
 
With a total of 9,484 units, Husqvarna Motorcycles supplied 19.2 % more motorcycles from January up to and including November than in the previous year (7,956 units). In November, 1,181 vehicles (-2.2 %) were supplied to the Husqvarna dealer network.