Munich-based BMW says it sold 21,304 units worldwide during the first three months of the year, an 18.8% jump from the 17,935 units sold during last year's first quarter.
More than half of the three-month total - 11,793 motorcycles - went to customers in March. The company says March sales were up 10% compared to sales of 10,720 units in March 2004.
BMW's best-selling motorcycle during the first three months of the year was the R 1200 GS. The company delivered 6,772 units. In terms of volume, the K 1200 S was the second best-selling bike, with 2,230 units sold; and the R 1200 RT came in third with 2,183 units sold.
All BMW motorcycles currently are built at the company's lone motorcycle manufacturing facility in Berlin. Last month, BMW said it signed a deal to have a bike built by Piaggio's Aprilia.
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