I saw this press release yesterday on BMW Group's US sales figures and noticed something conspicuously absent: sales figures for their motorcycles. They have always listed the sales for the Motorrad division separately but this time have chosen not to break those numbers out. BMW NA's motorcycle sales have been WAY off this year. I think Jan and Feb were okay but started to tank in Mar and since then. I'm not really sure why, either. Is it a slowing economy affecting a higher priced brand? Is it the entrance of new competition such as from the Africa Twin? Is it their failure to cycle the same levels of promotion this year they had last? I know they have started to invest quite a bit in social media marketing so I'm wondering if that was extra money or a shift in their marketing mix? I'm not the only one to notice. This is a serious question and I'm not interested in creating a thread for BMW haters.