The Mavericks of Mobility: BMW Motorcycles

BMW motorcycles—sold under the brand name BMW Motorrad—offer a blend of power, innovation, and comfort, making them some of the most sought-after motorcycles on the market today.

Our team at Quaker City Motor Sport is here to introduce you to BMW and their motorcycles. Let’s see if they’re right for your rides in Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, PA!

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Motorcycles Came First: The Story of BMW

BMW is widely regarded as a German luxury car brand, but did you know they actually manufactured motorcycles long before they built cars? It’s true!

The company began as a manufacturer of aircraft engines but abandoned that path in 1920. Their engineering talent refocused on building engines for other uses. One of their most brilliant engineers, Max Friz, developed the 500cc flat-twin engine in 1921. One year later, BMW acquired a motorcycle manufacturer and BMW Motorrad was born.

Over the years, BMW Motorrad weathered many storms and matched difficult times with success. In fact, a BMW motorcycle set the land speed record in 1937, reaching an astonishing 173 MPH. It held that record for 14 years. They continued to add innovative technology and advanced engines to their motorcycles, transforming them into what we know today.

When the BMW S 1000 RR debuted in 2009, it quickly became one of the finest sport bikes on the road and the racetrack and continues to dominate the market to this day.

Popular BMW Motorcycles

BMW does it all. They build adrenaline-inducing sport bikes, top-of-the-line touring motorcycles, and everything in between. Here are a few of their most popular motorcycles:

  • S 1000 RR
  • R 1250 GS
  • G 310 R
  • K 1600 GT
  • R 18

The BMW G 310 R is a BMW roadster. It’s ideal for riders who just love spending time on their motorcycle. It’s quick and agile for tight city streets and comfortable for long rides up the mountains or down the shore. Its low center of gravity gives you more control, while its motorsport-inspired design adds eye-catching style.

If you’re looking for a motorbike that will help you discover new trails, check out the BMW R 1250 GS. It comes with seven riding modes, so whether your journey takes you onto asphalt, snow, mud, or sand, this motorcycle will adapt to the path that lies before you.

Are you taking a cross-country road trip to the big motorcycle rally? You can cruise in comfort and style with the BMW K 1600 GT. It’s one of the most popular BMW touring bikes. You’ll ride effortlessly with Gear Shift Assist Pro that lets you up- and down-shift without using the clutch.

BMW Motorrad Innovations

BMW packs their bikes with advanced technology that adds both safety and connectivity to their motorcycles.

The available BMW Motorrad Connectivity package lets riders seamlessly integrate their motorcycle into their daily life. It comes with Bluetooth® compatibility, so you can sync up your smartphone and get constant access to navigation, phone calls, media, and more.

ABS Pro is a safety feature equipped to most new BMW motorcycles. This system constantly monitors the banking angle and helps delay the build-up of brake pressure, so you can maintain control through heavy braking in emergency situations—even when braking on a tight curve.

Automatic Stability Control is a popular BMW innovation. This optional system monitors road conditions and adjusts the amount of torque being sent to the rear wheel accordingly. It reduces wheel spin, so you can accelerate in rain or snow with confidence.

Discover BMW Motorcycles Today!

If you think a BMW motorcycle has what it takes to be your next ride in Philadelphia or Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, come experience them firsthand here at Quaker City Motor Sport.

Contact the team at our motorcycle dealer today to learn more!