BMW Motorrad records best year in terms of sales for 2021

When the pandemic hit in 2020, a lot of people have rethought how they should go about living in this new normal. Consequently, it seems that a lot of people have switched to two-wheel mobility, as sales figures of motorcycle manufacturers went over the roof during the past two years, including BMW Motorrad.

For the year 2021, BMW Motorrad reports an astonishing 194,261 motorcycles sold to customers around the world. That’s a 14.8% increase vs 2020’s 169,272 units sold to customers.

194,261 BMW motorcycles were sold in 2021 – their best year so far image

BMW F 900 R


Perhaps, what surprises everyone is that prior to the global pandemic, in 2019, BMW Motorrad’s global sales have only reached 175,162 – which was their best year ever up until 2021. BMW’s R 1250 GS (and its variants) continue to be Germany’s top-selling motorcycle with around 60,000 units sold or roughly 31% of the brand’s 2021 motorcycles sales.

BMW Motorrad adds that the all-new BMW R 1250 RT got off to a good start in the marketplace, as did the large R 18 models, with four derivatives presented so far. The new S 1000 R was also very well received: Together with the first BMW M model for BMW Motorrad, it brought fresh energy to the four-cylinder scene and demonstrated BMW Motorrad’s technology leadership.