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December 3, 2001

Garmin® GPS Helps BMW Motorcyclists Find Their Way

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 LTE.

"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 rider’s 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 Navigator’s 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 company’s 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 company’s virtual pressroom at, 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.