December 3, 2001
Garmin® GPS Helps BMW Motorcyclists Find
OLATHE, Kan./Dec. 3/PRNewswire Garmin International
Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), a leading manufacturer
of GPS-enabled navigation, communication and information devices,
is pleased to announce a new relationship with BMW Motorcycles,
a division of BMW of North America LLC, that promises to give
motorcyclists the ultimate in satellite navigation. BMW will
soon market a derivative of Garmin's popular StreetPilot®
III satellite navigation system as the BMW Motorcycles
Navigator and offer it as standard equipment on the K 1200
"Garmin and BMW are known within their respective industries
for providing high-quality, high-end products with superior
customer satisfaction and support," said Gary Kelley,
director of marketing, Garmin International. "The addition
of our navigation system on the K 1200 LTE will heighten sales
opportunities for BMW retailers and enhance the traveling
experience for their customers."
The BMW Motorcycles Navigator takes the best of Garmin GPS
technology and offers BMW riders exclusive value-packed features
including an internal database of all BMW Motorcycle
retailers across the country, a unique audio interface, a
customized mounting system and a 64-MB datacard. This portable
satellite navigation system pinpoints the riders location
on a high-resolution, color map and delivers the added benefits
of turn-by-turn directions and voice guidance. After the rider
selects a destination, the system calculates the best route,
develops a directory of turn instructions and audibly notifies
him when he is approaching his next turn or final destination.
Motorcyclists will also appreciate the fact that the Navigator
is waterproof, so adventures are not limited to fair weather.
And when they get the itch to ride, they can personalize their
road trip using the Navigators built-in routable basemap
or downloadable data from Garmin's MapSource® City Navigator
or MetroGuide® CD-ROMs. The standard accessory package gives
riders everything they need to plan their next odyssey.
The BMW Motorcycles Navigator was introduced at the companys
national dealer meeting and is expected to be available at
authorized BMW Motorcycle retailers in December 2001.
Garmin International Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GRMN) group of companies, which designs and manufactures
navigation, communication and information devices most
of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin's products
serve the aviation, marine, outdoor recreation, automotive,
wireless and OEM markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the
Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located
in the United States, Taiwan and United Kingdom. For more
information, visit the companys virtual pressroom at
www.garmin.com/pressroom, or contact the Media Relations department
at 913-397-8200. Garmin and StreetPilot are registered trademarks
and MetroGuide and MapSource are trademarks of Garmin Ltd.
or its subsidiaries.