How To Find A BMW Motorcycle

BMW has always been an elite brand for motorcycle enthusiasts and car owners alike. BMW owners love how their vehicles last for years, handle even the bumpiest New Jersey roads with impressive comfort and impress everyone who sees the BMW brand on their bike or car. 

A German company, BMW has been making motorcycles for nearly 100 years. At their founding in 1916, BMW produced airplane parts for its first few years and again in the 1930s. BMW actually didn’t manufacture cars until the 1920s; in fact, they built their first motorcycle in 1923, years before building their first car. Most Americans know BMW as a car brand, and we’ve always found it interesting that they started out as an airplane parts and motorcycle manufacturer.

Sports car owners have trusted BMW’s German engineering since the 1960s when they became known as one of the best sports car manufacturers in the world. The BMW group includes some of the most well-known automobile and Powersports brands. BMW manufactures the iconic Rolls Royce line of cars, and they started making the Mini fairly recently. They build motorcycles in their BMW Motorrad division. We’ve always joked that it’s almost as fun to say “BMW Motorrad” as it is to ride one of their outstanding motorcycles. 

BMW hasn’t just built motorcycles for a long time—they’ve been a worldwide leader in motorcycle innovation for much of their history. From new, smoother suspension to electronic stability control, they’ve been at the forefront of many developments in Powersports. While we know that most of you love motorcycles because you control them on the road, BMW built one of the first self-driving motorcycles in 2018. We think that’s impressive, even though most of us like to control our own bikes.

BMW has been an important player in the racing world for generations. They sponsor the International GS Trophy, set to take place in Oceania this year. In the past, they’ve held the race in Mongolia—these two locations alone demonstrate BMW’s impressive global reach. Professional riders trust their bikes to perform under intense pressure at some of the world’s most important races. 

You don’t have to be a professional to feel at home riding a BMW motorcycle. Whether you’re looking for an entry-level bike or a motorcycle used by professionals, you can depend on us to help you find a vehicle that meets your needs. We’re proud to be one of New Jersey’s finest BMW motorcycle dealers. Below, you’ll find an overview of some of the best aspects of BMW motorcycles, including their outstanding urban mobility and their famous flat twin engine.

Finding the right BMW Motorcycle 

Whether you’re looking for a sport-tourer or an adventure bike, BMW manufactures some of the best street motorcycles in the world. In particular, we love their R and K series touring bikes—these are perfect for the urban mobility you need to navigate your neighborhood and downtown in New Jersey. 

For a traditional touring bike, we’ve always recommended the K 1600 GT, which boasts a 6-cylinder engine that’s built for long rides and exploration. The BMW R nineT features a more traditional look and plenty of customization options for riders looking for a smaller bike, and the K 1600 Grand America is a sleek two-seater perfect for riders looking to travel in style with a companion. For those looking for a sport touring motorcycle, the BMW S1000XR consistently ranks among the most popular on the market.

If you’re looking for some next-level power, you should consider some of BMW’s sports brands. These are bikes that professional racers count on, and once you stop by for a test drive, you’ll understand why. For example, the 205hp BMW S 1000RR roadster boasts incredible power, yet BMW has consistently made the bike lighter and leaner. In fact, Peter Hickman won two races of the Isle of Man TT last year riding the 2019 S 1000 RR. Wins like that remind us of why BMW has been so successful for the past century.

With dual-sport motorcycles rising in popularity, BMW continues to produce great options for riders who want to take the highway to their favorite spot—maybe even down in South Jersey—and enjoy the off-road trails. We trust BMW adventure bikes to get the job done for all dual sports riders. We’ve always loved the R 1250 GS Adventure, which boasts a 136 hp engine and electronic fuel injection. We know most of you know BMW for their roadsters, but these street-legal adventure bikes work well off-road and still meet BMW’s high standards for engineering and power. 

The Unparalleled Technology of BMW Motorcycles

As we’ve said, BMW has led the way in building new technology for almost 100 years. We know that their commitment to innovation is one of the reasons we trust their products so much. Their bikes have boasted the twin-cylinder boxer engine for most of their history, and their engineering has grown even more precise and efficient over the years. The flat twin engine, which they’ve been using since their first motorcycle in 1923, still serves their R series well. Their GS line of dual-sport motorcycles feature a single-cylinder engine, which BMW has used on some bikes since 1925. While they made primarily air-cooled engines for many years, BMW now utilizes multiple cooling mechanisms for their bikes.

BMW attracts car buyers every day because they build with unparalleled precision and efficiency. That holds true for their motorcycles as well, and that’s why we’re proud to carry their products.

Cross Country Cycle Can Help You Find the Right BMW Motorcycle

We’re the BMW dealer New Jersey riders count on, and we’re proud to serve motorcycle riders throughout the Tri-State area with these outstanding products. BMW Motorrad has always been one of Powersports’ most storied brands, and we’re proud to help all riders find the right bike from a brand that really cares about its riders. 

Whether you’re looking for an entry-level touring bike or a professional-grade racer, we’re here for you. If you’re interested in exploring our extensive inventory of BMW motorcycles, call or check out our website to schedule a test ride today. We promise you won’t be disappointed.