BMW Motorrad sold a record 60,580 motorcycles over the first six months of 2011, a new record for the German manufacturer.

First half figures were 6.3% higher than the 57,015 units sold in the same period in 2010. BMW reports strong demand across all its models, with the Boxer engine R-series models leading the way.

BMW says sales of the new six-cylinder K1600GT and K1600GTL touring models have exceeded expectations with 1,255 units sold worldwide.

[Source: BMW]