BMW boss: We will launch 14 new models this year and you’ll be able to choose between drive trains


It’s good news for BMW fans – in a new statement by Harald Kruger, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW, the factory boss says that there’s a load of new bikes slated to appear this year.

Here’s what Kruger says about the next 12 months from the German factory: “There will also be 14 new BMW Motorrad models this year. Our customers will be able to choose between a wide range of different drive trains.”

Kruger goes on to talk about the firm’s plans for electric vehicles (he doesn’t specifically talk about cars in this but uses the phrase ‘vehicles’) adding that in the 2017 financial year BMW has: “Set ourselves the goal of selling 100,000 electrified vehicles.”

The company also announced that in the first three months of 2017, BMW Motorrad sold more than 35,000 motorcycles – 5.5% more than last year’s record figure.

In terms of line-up for 2018, we’ve already seen the Akula/Apache S310RR (which will become the BMW S310RR because BMW and Indian company TVS have worked together on producing the small superbike) we’ve also seen the HP4 RACE which has now gone on sale to the general public and we’ve brought you spy shots of the new F900GS which will replace the current mid-size GS in the range, but the Chairman’s comment about different drive trains could be an indicator of shaft and chain drive options across popular models.

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