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Preparing a successful event.
All the ingredients to bring the International GS Trophy to the world.
<p>The Int. GS Trophy is one of the biggest and most complicated logistical exercises imaginable. We speak to the team working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen — and the film producer on location tasked with bringing all the highlights to everyone watching around the world.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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2019 R 1250 GS
Adventure
<p>The new BMW R 1250 GS: concentrated performance meets impressive efficiency. With the new BMW R 1250 GS you will experience the new Boxer even more directly. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance – pumping out 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control system ensures consistent power delivery – throughout the entire power band. Whether in the city, on the motorway, or off road, every mile gives you more freedom and riding pleasure. New styles and colors, numerous technical details, and exciting individualization options combine to bring you the new BMW R 1250 GS. </p>
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Team USA.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>There's no International GS Trophy without the USA. Since the very beginning the USA has sent three riders to the race, this year it will be for the sixth time. At the International GS Trophy in 2008, USA took first place, but now the competition has become much bigger. In Mongolia, the highly motivated team will start with Thomas Dean Thompson (55) from Colorado, plumbing and hydronic heat system contractor, Matthew James Kelley (49) from Ohio, maintenance mechanic, and David Scott Vaughan (29) from Florida, service advisor in the automotive branch. The team members are ready to push themselves.&nbsp; </p>
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Pure excitement in Mongolia.
Daily news and pictures of the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>Which team has the strongest nerves and will prevail? What do they experience and what are their hardships during the Int. GS Trophy 2018? If you love the off-road adventure in Central Asia as much as we do, you should not miss the spectacular pictures and exciting daily reports. Follow the ranking and learn more about the teams and participants every day.&nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
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2019 R 1250 RT
Tour
<p>The new BMW R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before. The variable camshaft control system ‘BMW ShiftCam’ ensures consistent power delivery throughout the entire power band, for swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance – pumping out 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing the road ahead is more effortless than ever. You can make your RT unique thanks to the new individualization options. It's your tour, and your bike. </p>
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2019 F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. You overcome boundaries to turn obstacles into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you have the opportunity to master the off-road track thanks to the 21-inch front tire and other off-road oriented features. Your attitude and curiosity spur you on, regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. With the Connectivity factory option, you have access to navigation, your phone, music, and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clearly and concisely shown on a 6.5 inch TFT display, without any distractions. Discover what lies over the horizon. </p>
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Innovative all along.
Increased safety. Improved riding experience.
<p>We have never heard of downtimes and always have our sights set far off into the future. Our vision: generating the greatest possible feeling of freedom on every ride and creating the perfect unity of man and machine. And the best thing is: we are already able to demonstrate this vision vehicle – the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100.&nbsp;It is our aim to build every BMW motorcycle so as to achieve the greatest possible biking experience for you. This applies both to the bike of the future as it does to each and every motorcycle that we have brought onto the roads in the past. We always think ahead and develop new solutions, innovations and technology making your individual riding experience as safe and as comfortable as physically possible. On this page, you can find fun facts worth knowing from the past, innovations from right now and visions for the future. </p>
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Safety 360°.
Safety requires action. Not words.
<p>To really enjoy the road, you have to be carefree. And on a motorcycle. At BMW Motorrad, we're always working on new solutions that let you focus your eyes and your mind on what's most important: a carefree and fun motorcycling experience. </p>
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2018 HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is-an innovation driver designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 215 hp (158 kW), it weighs just 322 lbs (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/en_US/discover/events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </p>
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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/en_US/discover/events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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2018 K 1600 B
Tour
<p>If you’re hungry for asphalt and for new horizons, then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With its six cylinders, it delivers impressive power and extraordinary running smoothness. Let the journey begin. You and the bike become one with the road in the Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. So get going with the K 1600 B. </p>
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Training Makes the Rider.
Knowledge and experience on two wheels.
<p>No matter your riding style, there's a rider training course to help enhance your abilities, increase your comfort and maximize your enjoyment of your time on two wheels. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation <em>Basic RiderCourse℠</em>&nbsp;is the perfect jumpstart for those who got their first set of two wheels or are returning to riding after a long time away. BMW's own Performance Center offers a variety of on-road and off-road courses at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. If you are looking to upgrade your riding skills for the road or the track, California Superbike School offers coaching on S 1000 RRs on tracks across the country. And for those wanting to experience &nbsp;adventure riding, RawHyde Adventures offers training and trips on the range of GS models.&nbsp; </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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2018 K 1600 Grand America
Tour
<p>Go even further with the K 1600 Grand America. This fully-equipped touring bike gets you closer to the road than you ever thought possible, without compromising riding pleasure or comfort. Always ready to go the extra mile, the legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled smoothness and impressive power. Its design and features are on another level. From the windshield to the distinctive rear with enough space for two passengers, all the way to the easy-to-use top case and backrest, there’s an understated cool about the Bagger. The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless—and yet within reach. </p>
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2018 R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>The R 1200 GS is THE GS. This model founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The versatile road performance and comfort in any terrain, combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle that does not shy away from competitors. Numerous test triumphs and technical magazine awards prove why it’s no accident that the “GS” model is one of the top-selling motorcycles worldwide in its category. The new model includes enhanced touring ability as well as off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun. </p>
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Adventure means constant change.
And never buy the same toothpaste twice.
<p>Brad Klynsmith is from Durban and a member of the band Gangs of Ballet. He rediscovered his passion for motorcycling three years ago and has been living and breathing motorcycles ever since. When he's not writing songs or following motorcycle news, you'll find him on his surfboard. Brad told us how he got back into motorcycling and why he never buys the same toothpaste twice.&nbsp; </p>
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Breaking Wheels.
Robert Gull and the S 1000 XR on a special mission.
<p>A snow-covered landscape, frozen lakes – by looking into the distance, you can see your own breath start to freeze. Lapland shows its coldest and yet most beautiful side. But there's something different today: because not only the growling of the wolves can be heard – so too can the engine of the S 1000 XR. Amidst this winter backdrop, Robert Gull sets out on a unique undertaking: Crushed Ice made by Motorcycles </p>
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2018 G 310 GS
Adventure
<p>Be spontaneous, break the routine, and make everyday life into an adventure. Whether it’s your daily commute to work in the city, a trip through the countryside, or through forest trails and rough roads, the G 310 GS promises pure riding joy for everyone. It carries you through the urban jungle and allows you to take on any challenge with precision and confidence. With this machine, adventures don’t have to be big to be unforgettable. What matters is that you experience them every day. </p>
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The life of Byron.
From South Africa to the other end of the world via the GS Trophy.
<p>Riding glaciers from the South East Asian jungle to Iceland – for Byron Coetsee, the winner of the international GS Trophy, driving the GS opens up a world of opportunities. The destination of his latest mission lies 11,500 kilometres north of his native Cape Town. </p>
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At the end of the road.
Dylan Wickrama's Pacific crossing on a GS powered raft is set to be made into a film.
<p>The road stops at the Darién Gap. To continue his journey from Alaska to Argentina, Dylan Wickrama builds a raft, powered by his BMW R 1150 GS, and starts his adventure in the Pacific. The Sri Lankan's story spellbinds very many people. Now a documentary film is going to be produced - using crowdfunding.</p> <p>Life sometimes invents stories that are more incredible than any Hollywood film maker could ever think up. One such life story is that of Dylan Wickrama. It is about a boy who often looked out to sea from his native Sri Lanka and passionately longed to know what lies beyond the horizon. It was unlikely that he would ever find out. Because Dylan grew up in poor circumstances. His father was killed by a burglar when Dylan was not even six years old. He had to grow up, and bear responsibility, much too fast. Years later he received the opportunity to discover the world he hitherto only knew from the journals that were passed around the village. On his BMW R1150 GS "Bruce" he travelled more than 210,000 km on four continents over a period of three years. But the real adventure begins at the Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia.</p>
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"I would speak to Bruce."
Interview with Dylan Wickrama about his trip on the motorcycle-raft.
<p>Adventurers know no obstacles. They only really know one thing: the notorious Darién Gap, which causes so many problems for travellers on the Panamericana between Panama and Columbia. Where flying would be the ideal way forward, Dylan Wickrama made his R 1150 GS "Bruce" into a raft and crossed the Pacific. In an interview, he tells us about his miraculous journey and reveals the secrets to his survival.</p>
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2018 R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Feel the wind, lean into every curve and experience the freedom in every mile you ride – the BMW R nineT Scrambler empowers you to do your own thing. It’s rugged bike with an authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. In just a few steps you can also give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch.&nbsp; </p>
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The globetrotter pioneer.
Elspeth Beard and the motorcycle adventure.
<p>In an age before email, the internet, smartphones and satnavs – and in an age when women hardly ever travelled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. Thirty-five years after she set off on her 35,000 miles (56,000 km) adventure on her 1974 BMW R 60/6, the first British woman to motorcycle around the world has finally published ‘Lone Rider’, a book about her travels — a global journey that has inspired countless adventure riders to attempt their own long-distance trips. </p>
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"Get up and ride off."
Elspeth Beard – an architect with a thirst for adventure.
<p>Elspeth Beard, who today is a renowned and prize-winning architect, explored the world on two wheels for three years at the beginning of the eighties. It was a journey that would take her over 55,000 kilometres. In this exclusive interview, she talks about her love for BMW boxer motorcycles, particularly the R 60/6, which accompanied her on her journey around the world. </p>
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One fast Swede.
Eva Håkansson holds the speed record with her homemade streamliner.
<p>Fast can also be clean – Eva Håkansson is sure of this. The mechanical engineer with a doctorate wants to prove to the world that environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are fast and fun, and that mechanical engineering is an outstanding choice of profession for women. On the move with the fastest female motorcyclist in the world, who posted a new world record of 434 km/h with her homemade "KillaJoule" streamliner.</p>
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2018 S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>The motorcycle with the dynamic performance of a racer, the upright seat position of an adventure machine and the endurance of a tourer. The BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all of these worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike: perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one machine. </p>
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2019 F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>The BMW F 750 GS is your ticket to adventure. With this balanced all-rounder, you can master all paths and expand your horizons. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong character of the engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you'll have the bike safely under control with the standard Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and ABS. With the optional addition of Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT display boasts many features including navigation and smartphone connectivity. </p>
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Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
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2018 R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling is a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights, every mile counts. If this is the path you have chosen, the R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfillment thanks to its countless customization possibilities. The character of its air-cooled boxer engine, combined with its state-of-the-art technology, irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve. Right from the start, the R nineT has enthralled, inspired and stimulated motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. </p>
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How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
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Bucket list voting
<p>We have selected the most exciting and inspiring suggestions for Everyday Adventures from all of the submissions. Now it's up to you to choose the one most worth seeing from them. Just join in and vote. Then we will realise the best submissions together with the winners and the G 310 GS.&nbsp; </p>
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Motorcycling changes your perspective.
Fhatuwani's perspectives.
<p>His mother calls him Fhatuwani. But his friends call him Steaz. He's a photographer, film maker and art director. Born in Soweto, he grew up with his twin brother Rendani&nbsp;Mukheli. His project &quot;I See A Different You&quot; seeks to change the negative view of Africa through design, art and photograph. He goes on patrol with his motorcycle – always on the lookout for the right subject. In this interview, he tells us what he loves about motorcycling and what adventure means to him. </p>
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2018 G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is maneuverable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a tall or small rider, you’ll immediately feel at home on the BMW G 310 R. The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. Get to work, the next hot spot or out of the city safely and reliably on the G 310 R. Premium quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure. </p>
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Eastern delights with a western flavour.
Prasit Aphiphunya is bringing a little slice of Asia to Europe.
<p>He’s the man with the unpronounceable family name – Aphiphunya – but everyone in the BMW GS community knows him by his first name, Prasit. Indeed, the Thailand-based BMW-certified tour guide lives for motorcycle travel, and he’s just set off on a 18,000 kilometres journey from Bangkok to BMW Motorrad Days in Germany, to launch his latest Ride Asia programme for 2018 and beyond. </p>
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A look back at the 2016 International GS Trophy.
Team South Africa wins the GS challenge in Thailand.
<p>Manoeuvring motorcycles over dilapidated bridges, crossing rivers with the GS and changing tyres in a hurry: the International GS Trophy is an enduro challenge like no other.</p> <p>In 2016 it was time for the event once again. 19 teams from all over the world rode their BMW R 1200 GS motorcycles across northern Thailand. The GS riders conquered 1,400 kilometres, 19 special tests and seven daily stages. They crossed jungles, dams and rain forests, enduring brutal heat and high humidity. The sixth International GS Trophy left them physically exhausted but satisfied in every other respect. </p>
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A seven-day test of strength.
High temperatures, river crossings and rocky mountain passes.
<p>"The sixth edition of the International GS Trophy was not for the faint of heart: teams had to endure seven days full of special challenges and highly intense daily stages in temperatures of over 30 degrees. These included exhausting river crossings, arduous journeys through mountainous regions and difficult agility challenges.</p> <p>"The competition was tough and exciting from beginning to end," remarked Heiner Faust, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad. And he was not exaggerating: The Int. GS Trophy 2016 was quite something. Challenges with names like "Broken Bridge", "Pit Stop", and "Helicopter Pad", only hint at the kind of demanding tasks facing the participants.</p> <p>Over the seven days, GS riders had to complete a total of 19 tests, all requiring riding skills, agility and team spirit. But the special tests were not the only reasons for participants to break out in a sweat. Temperatures of over 30°C brought to mind the 2010 Int. GS Trophy in South Africa. Together with the high humidity of Southeast Asia, it was among our hottest events ever.</p>
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2018 S 1000 RR
Sport
<p>The BMW S 1000 RR led to a revolution in the supersport motorcycle category right from the outset. In the time since, the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. Because of its impressive power curve and performance, one constant factor remains: it is still a trailblazer today. The S 1000 RR now comes with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as standard for even greater riding dynamics and road safety. It is a thoroughbred among sport bikes – whether on the road or on the racing circuit, and its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever. </p>
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2018 C evolution
Urban Mobility
<p>You can experience tomorrow’s urban mobility today with the uncompromising BMW C evolution. This electrically powered maxi-scooter combines sustainability, dynamics and agility with a design that catches everyone’s eye. The C evolution invites you to leave behind the noise and fumes of urban traffic. The powerful, completely electric engine guarantees immediate torque and a riding range of up to 99 miles. This model also comes in four riding modes, and is equipped with intelligent energy recuperation. Riding performance of the highest order, coupled with environmental friendliness, and innovative technology underscore the fact that the C evolution stands for riding pleasure without compromise. </p>
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Blown away by the Land of Smiles.
Winding off-road stretches, mountain roads and steep hairpin turns.
<p>Riders in the 2016 International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy had to put their skills to the test. The landscape of the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, is formed by a number of challenging routes. </p>
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One for all, all for one.
"I'll help you, but I still want to win".
<p>You can't lift a 238-kilo motorcycle over a tree trunk by yourself. And that was actually the whole point. The teams had to demonstrate what team spirit means. </p> <p>Pulling the GS on a gravel road in the scorching heat. This challenge pushed the teams to their limits. But the riders didn't give up and instead joined forces to pull the heavily loaded bike on the bumpy path. The extreme challenges that the riders experienced in Thailand brought them closer together. They forged a community and friendships that will endure beyond their shared adventure. </p> <p>Participants hailed from every corner of the earth and met for the first time at the Int. GS Trophy. But from the very beginning, this enduro adventure enjoyed an extremely supportive atmosphere.</p>
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2018 R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customizable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet.&nbsp;Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges&nbsp;and experience the tour of their lives from June 3 - 10, 2018! </p>
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Int. Female Team Qualifier.
Wanted: GS team player.
<p>Girl power burns within you. You are in your element when you can kick up the dust on your GS. You love the two-wheeled challenge, and don't want to leave the field of the International GS Trophy to the men? Then it's time for a thrilling motorcycle adventure in Mongolia. Be part of the team and inspire GS fans around the world.&nbsp; </p>
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2018 C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT’s stylish and streamlined silhouette emphasises its elegant character. The comprehensive fairing, comfortable seat and high windshield allow you to cover long distances in comfort, regardless of the weather. In addition, the large storage compartment ensures you can easily store your shopping, luggage or up to two helmets. </p>
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2018 R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with modern technology. Choose from countless customizing options to integrate your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its riding characteristics make it a true member of today's R nineT family. </p>
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People and Places.
Seven reasons why you have to take your GS to Mongolia.
<p>The scouts are excited. They explored Mongolia and they know exactly: The perfect GS adventure is upon you, regardless if you participate in the International GS Trophy 2018 or if you are driven by your desire for the next adventure. Inhale the spirit of GS in Central Asia. </p>
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The next step.
From GS Trophy participant to female instructor.
<p>They're mad about offroad riding and big fans of the GS community. In fact, life without a motorbike has been unimaginable for Amy Harburg, Stéphanie Bouisson and Jennifer Huntley for quite some time now. Their determination leads these three female bikers to place where they can both develop and hone their riding skills. Next stop: Enduropark Hechlingen.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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GS Trophy Review.
A review of the last Int. GS Trophys.
<p>Adventure, foreign cultures, new friendships, gravel, sand and dust make BMW Motorrad's International GS Trophy an Enduro challenge that is second to none. International teams compete in intensive daily stages as well as numerous special challenges. </p>
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2018 R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits and grow beyond them. The R 1200 GS is for the real adventure-lovers among you. </p>
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2017 F 800 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>No matter where you travel, no matter what the terrain – with the F 800 GS you can master any adventure. This travel adventure bike has been created for true globetrotters for whom no destination is too remote and who want to conquer the world off the beaten track. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and robust companion for unbounded adventure. </p>
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GS Trophy 2010.
Through South Africa in 7 days.
<p>10 teams from 13 nations fought for the victory on an approximately 2000 kilometer long route across South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. In doing so, the participants had to pass numerous special challenges. Among them exhausting river crossings, demanding rides through the jungle as well as long and deep mud passages.&nbsp; </p>
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GS Trophy 2012.
Through South America in 7 days.
<p>After 2,000 kilometres of incredible riding terrain and numerous Special tests designed to showcase the best riding skills – and at the same time highlighting any weaknesses in technique – Team Germany emerged as the clear winner in this unique competition for BMW GS enthusiasts the world over. </p>
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2018 R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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GS Trophy 2014.
Through Canada in 7 days.
<p>16 teams from 18 nations competed in the Rocky Mountains. If you add the organization and logistics team to it, more than 120 people were involved in this motorbike event, for which more than 2300 kilometers were covered in the Canadian provinces Alberta and British Columbia.&nbsp; </p>
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"The journey of my life."
Starting at the end of the world.
<p>Sometimes, adventure just comes to you out – you just have to come across the right people. Herbert Unger met several of these people on his journey through New Zealand and experienced adventures that cannot be found in any travel guide. He met gold miners, crazy Kiwis, shepherds and fishermen. It is often the unexpected encounters that hold the promise of adventure and they uasually happen to people like Herbert who are open-minded, curious and keen to approach strangers – this is the Spirit of GS. </p>
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Training Makes the Rider.
Knowledge and experience on two wheels.
<p>No matter your riding style, there's a rider training course to help enhance your abilities, increase your comfort and maximize your enjoyment of your time on two wheels. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation <em>Basic RiderCourse℠</em>&nbsp;is the perfect jumpstart for those who got their first set of two wheels or are returning to riding after a long time away. BMW's own Performance Center offers a variety of on-road and off-road courses at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. If you are looking to upgrade your riding skills for the road or the track, California Superbike School offers coaching on S 1000 RRs on tracks across the country. And for those wanting to experience &nbsp;adventure riding, RawHyde Adventures offers training and trips on the range of GS models.&nbsp; </p>
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2018 HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is-an innovation driver designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 215 hp (158 kW), it weighs just 322 lbs (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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HP hand levers
HP parts
<p>Can be folded up, reduces the danger of becoming bent or broken when falling.</p>
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DoubleR gloves
Gloves
<p>Sport gloves made of kangaroo leather, partially perforated.</p>
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Faster than the ice allows.
Robert Gull holds the world record for the fastest wheelie performed on ice.
<p>The road is not enough. Like almost everywhere in Scandinavia, the time of year during which you can ride on the roads in Sweden is very short. On the rugged terrain of the north, snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures set the tone more than half of the year. However, the lakes that become frozen over open up many new opportunities for riders, such as Robert, who's 25. Lakes are nothing other than water - hardened water. All that's needed is a little creativity in the workshop, tyres with spikes, a playful attitude and lots of courage... </p>
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HP carbon front side panel
HP parts
Added looks with weight reduction at the same time.
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2018 S 1000 RR
Sport
<p>The BMW S 1000 RR led to a revolution in the supersport motorcycle category right from the outset. In the time since, the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. Because of its impressive power curve and performance, one constant factor remains: it is still a trailblazer today. The S 1000 RR now comes with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) as standard for even greater riding dynamics and road safety. It is a thoroughbred among sport bikes – whether on the road or on the racing circuit, and its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever. </p>
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90 years of BMW Motorrad.
It's our turn to say thank you.
<p>BMW Motorrad is 90 years old – that's a real reason to celebrate. But we don't deserve all the credit. We couldn't have made it here without all the friends of BMW Motorrad who have remained so loyal to us over the years and have passionately represented the BMW brand. Relive 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation and 90 years of progress here in our web special. Enjoy! </p>
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The best of the custom and racing worlds.
How a Double R custom build by PRAËM is shaking up the customising world.
<p>Who ever imagined that perfection could be perfected? With their 70s-retro Double RR custom build, the PRAËM customising team have combined performance and style in a bike that's also fit for the race track.</p> <p>People have been customising motorcycles ever since they were invented. Talented customisers have tailored bikes to their taste in almost every style imaginable. But the PRAËM S 1000 RR would probably make the top-ten list of the most sought-after custom builds of all time. Despite all the modifications that make it a top-notch old-school superbike, the Double R by PRAËM does not compromise performance and is still an excellent choice for the race track.</p>
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2019 R 1250 RT
Tour
<p>The new BMW R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before. The variable camshaft control system ‘BMW ShiftCam’ ensures consistent power delivery throughout the entire power band, for swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance – pumping out 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing the road ahead is more effortless than ever. You can make your RT unique thanks to the new individualization options. It's your tour, and your bike. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Intelligent emergency call (ECALL).
Rapid aid at the scene of the accident.
<p>In a motorcycle accident, every minute counts. In order for those affected to be helped immediately, BMW Motorrad has developed the "intelligent emergency call" (ECALL) optional accessory. The "intelligent emergency call" automatically contacts the BMW call centre in case of an accident to activate the chain of rescue as quickly as possible and – if possible – to establish initial contact with the victim. In addition, the system can also be activated manually. The use of ECALL systems like these has been proven to enable the emergency services to reach the accident location more quickly.</p>
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Navigator V.
The most beautiful path is still your own.
The Navigator V is more than just a navigation device. It is a reliable travelling companion which makes travelling even more enjoyable: water-tight, Bluetooth-capable and easy to operate. And thanks to the large bright 5" display with improved sunlight readability, you always get the overview. To do this, the pioneering trip technology precisely determines the right way. And with the optional Smartphone link for traffic information in real time and current weather reports, you are always up to date. The optional car assembly kit makes it even more multi-functionally usable.
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2018 K 1600 B
Tour
<p>If you’re hungry for asphalt and for new horizons, then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With its six cylinders, it delivers impressive power and extraordinary running smoothness. Let the journey begin. You and the bike become one with the road in the Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. So get going with the K 1600 B. </p>
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System 7 Carbon.
Uncompromisingly ready for anything that comes.
In every corner, on every straight – around the world or on your way to work: BMW Motorrad stands for pure riding enjoyment. Safety and comfort should be your constant companions here. The new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. The full-carbon helmet shell is especially light and rigid. And also exhibits extremely high shock absorption. The infinitely adjustable sun visor allows you to completely relax even during changing light conditions. Excellent ventilation and the double-glazed visor fitted as standard also help here: they always ensure a clear view. Furthermore, the overall look of the helmet is very compact thanks to the four-hinge mechanism. And with a few short hand movements, you can make the integral helmet into a jet helmet. Basically, a helmet made for pure riding enjoyment.
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2018 K 1600 Grand America
Tour
<p>Go even further with the K 1600 Grand America. This fully-equipped touring bike gets you closer to the road than you ever thought possible, without compromising riding pleasure or comfort. Always ready to go the extra mile, the legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled smoothness and impressive power. Its design and features are on another level. From the windshield to the distinctive rear with enough space for two passengers, all the way to the easy-to-use top case and backrest, there’s an understated cool about the Bagger. The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless—and yet within reach. </p>
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2018 F 800 GT
Tour
<p>Simply climb on and go, leave your daily routine behind and enjoy pure riding pleasure: The redesigned BMW F 800 GT gives you even more sporty and dynamic touring suitability on every journey – for idyllic lanes, winding mountain passes and endless highways. Thanks to a punchy two-cylinder in-line engine with an impressive 90 hp (66 kW) of power, every tour will get moving fast – and you'll be meeting the new EU-4 standard at the same time. This bike also comes with Ride-by-Wire, a range of riding modes and ABS as standard features. The comfort is increased by means of extensive wind and weather protection. The engine also adds to the touring quality with a quiet and powerful running smoothness, perfect for your journey. Other options include ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and the tried-and-tested Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). All you have to do is climb on and let your journey begin. Classic GT. Unstoppable tour. </p>
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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/en_US/discover/events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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Elegant muscleman.
BMW Motorrad presents the Concept 101 touring bike.
<p>Inspired by the never-ending highway, the feeling of freedom and sheer independence, the BMW Motorrad design team came up with a completely new approach to touring motorcycles with their Concept 101: elegant, exclusive, extroverted and pure cruising power.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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2018 G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is maneuverable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a tall or small rider, you’ll immediately feel at home on the BMW G 310 R. The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. Get to work, the next hot spot or out of the city safely and reliably on the G 310 R. Premium quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure. </p>
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90 years of BMW Motorrad.
It's our turn to say thank you.
<p>BMW Motorrad is 90 years old – that's a real reason to celebrate. But we don't deserve all the credit. We couldn't have made it here without all the friends of BMW Motorrad who have remained so loyal to us over the years and have passionately represented the BMW brand. Relive 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation and 90 years of progress here in our web special. Enjoy! </p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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2018 F 800 R
Roadster
<p>You can do almost anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance into an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 90 hp (66 kW) engine, you'll enjoy&nbsp;supreme handling and total control of the road every time you twist the throttle. The F 800 R also features innovative technology, including Ride-by-Wire, two&nbsp;riding modes, and ABS as standard.&nbsp;Additional options like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road. </p>
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2018 R 1200 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW&nbsp;R 1200 R&nbsp;gives you precisely what you expect from a boxer roadster: comfort, dynamics and touring suitability.&nbsp;Inimitable, it propels you forward, physically and acoustically. Its striking look attests to its genuine motorcycling enjoyment. The upside-down telescopic fork highlights its dynamic exterior and ensures stability and precise handling. The superior twin-cylinder boxer engine with 125 hp (92 kW) confidently spurs on this powerful package. Additional options include&nbsp;Dynamic ESA, Shift Assist Pro and Ride Modes Pro. </p>
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FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
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San Diego Jacket Men's
Jackets
<p>Casually tailored motorcycle jacket of mixed textile and leather. Be perfectly equipped for the summer. And not just on the bike, because the protectors on the shoulders and elbows are easy to take out. Also available as a women's cut.</p>
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2018 S 1000 R
Roadster
<p>If your heartbeat races in proportion to the tachometer, then the S 1000 R is the Roadster for you. It’s stripped down to the essentials but maximized for pure riding pleasure. Its aggressive engine with its 165 hp (121 kW) will put a smile on your face every time it revs up. The rich sound of the new standard HP titanium rear silencer leaves no doubt: that's how life in the fast lane sounds. </p>
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Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
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What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
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A festival for all.
Discover the mobility world of tomorrow.
<p>Driving experiences, driving shows, live performances: For three days, Munich's Olympic Park was a celebration of the BMW Group. The BMW Festival from 9 to 11 September opened up new realms of experience that transported visitors to the mobility world of the future. </p> <p>The festival pavilion between the Olympiahalle and the Olympic Stadium was a Mecca for motorcycle lovers. That's because BMW Motorrad was showcasing the brand's latest bikes on Coubertinplatz. Just a few steps from the main stage, BMW Yachtsport, BMW Golfsport and BMW Lifestyle's open-air showroom were bursting with luminous dreamscapes at the edge of the Olympic Lake. The BMW 7 Series and its innovations were presented in exclusive shows on the lake stage, while the peninsula of the Olympic lake became a fun zone for outdoor lovers and families with children. Vintage BMW fans encountered automotive gems from the past while they strolled through the park.</p>
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Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
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Back in Bavaria after India.
Interview with Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad.
<p>After a brief stint in India, Edgar Heinrich returned to Munich to lead the BMW Motorrad design team. It was a happy return for the motorcycle enthusiast, who began his career at BMW in 1986. He spearheaded the design of many BMW motorcycles: the Paris-Dakar rally bike, the K 1200 S and R, the HP2 Enduro, the R 1150 GS, the R 1200 GS and most recently the S 1000 RR. </p> <p>Before his time at Indian automaker Bajaj, he was also involved in the design of the K 1600 GT and GTL touring bikes as well as the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT maxi scooter. All of them were successful products that expanded the horizons of this established market segment and attracted many new customers to the brand. In an exclusive interview with BMW Motorrad, Edgar Heinrich talks about his passion for designing, collecting and restoring motorcycles of all kinds. </p>
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A look at the next 100 years
What will the motorcycle of the future look like?
<p>The 100th anniversary of the BMW Group is an opportunity to look back at the historic early days of the motorised two-wheeler and ahead to the future, where the role of the motorcycle will be completely redefined in an increasingly digital world.</p> <p>It's the 7th of March, 1916. Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (Bavarian Aircraft Works) begins operations on Lerchenauer Strasse in the north of Munich. Three years later, Zeno Diemer sets the world altitude record of 9,760 metres with the BMW IV six-cylinder inline aircraft engine.</p> <p>The small factory will later go on to reach new heights in other vehicle segments. Soon after changing its name to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the company begins developing the first motorcycle, long before it enters the automobile sector.</p>
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Vision Vehicles circle the globe.
<p>After making its world debut at the Centenary Event on 7 March, the BMW VISION NEXT 100 concept car embarks on a symbolic world tour to China, the UK and the US, where the motorcycle of the future is unveiled in a grand finale. The theme of the tour: "Iconic Impulses. The BMW Group Future Experience". As a visionary, the BMW Group is exploring the opportunities of digitalisation and the impact of technology on our private and professional lives.</p> <p>From Munich, the BMW VISION NEXT 100 travels to Beijing for its Asia debut. Vision Vehicles from MINI and Rolls-Royce debut in London.</p> <p>The final highlight is the world debut of the BMW Motorrad Vision Vehicle in Los Angeles on 11 October. The motorcycle of the future begins to take shape even before it is actually unveiled.</p>
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Four Visions. Four Vision Vehicles.
In its anniversary year, the BMW Group looks ahead: what do the vehicles of the future look like?
<p>Over the course of the year, four vision vehicles give you an appetite for what is in store. The BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad brands paint a visionary picture of the future mobility world. BMW Motorrad rounds this all off splendidly by presenting a visionary motorcycle in Santa Monica in October.</p> <p>There was an inspirational preview of the futuristic designs at the festive opening event for the anniversary year in the Munich Olympiahalle. At the big birthday celebration, the first of a total of four Vision Vehicles were unveiled. The BMW brand got the ball rolling and demonstrated what mobility will feel like in the coming decades with the world premier of the futuristic car BMW VISION NEXT 100. The curtains for the remaining Vision Vehicles will be opened over the coming months.</p>
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The Great Escape.
VISION NEXT 100: The motorcycle of the future.
<p>Glasses in place of a helmet, smart clothing, full balance without a kickstand: Only three of the many inventions that could become standards for riding a motorcycle and add a new dimension to the sense of freedom in an increasingly digitised world. And the best thing about it: this vision vehicle is already here. Introducing the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. </p>
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On the catwalk.
The Essenza Sprint unifies everything that shines.
<p>Hand hammered aluminium, carbon parts, art déco: the crème de la crème among custom bikes comes together in the Essenza Sprint. The style icons couldn't be more different. Whether it's white elegance or black power – ultimately it's always a case of reduction down to the bare essentials, to the essence of a motorcycle. </p>
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Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
Moving to the next level with the G 310 R.
<p>On to the next challenge with the G 310 R – the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge. This means: 2 teams, 2 bikes, 2 longboards, a multi-storey car park and a lot of riding pleasure. Curve by curve and level by level, both teams experience the flow. The challenge requires ability, riding skill and a generous slice of fun. Just right for Sarah, Chris, Guto and Sebastian.&nbsp; </p>
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For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/en_US/discover/events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
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2018 R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Feel the wind, lean into every curve and experience the freedom in every mile you ride – the BMW R nineT Scrambler empowers you to do your own thing. It’s rugged bike with an authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. In just a few steps you can also give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch.&nbsp; </p>
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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </p>
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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketUS/bmwmotorcycles_com/en_US/discover/events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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2018 R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling is a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights, every mile counts. If this is the path you have chosen, the R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfillment thanks to its countless customization possibilities. The character of its air-cooled boxer engine, combined with its state-of-the-art technology, irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve. Right from the start, the R nineT has enthralled, inspired and stimulated motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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2018 R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customizable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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2018 R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with modern technology. Choose from countless customizing options to integrate your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its riding characteristics make it a true member of today's R nineT family. </p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
Learn more
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Learn more
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
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2018 R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
Learn more
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Learn more
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
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The Concept Ninety.
A tribute to a golden era of motorcycling.
<p>In 2013, BMW Motorrad celebrated the 40th birthday of a real icon: the BMW R 90 S. With a top speed of almost 200 km/h, it was one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. This was facilitated by what was at the time a revolutionary innovation; never before had a designer contributed to the development of a motorcycle. Yet it was precisely this that let to the pioneering front trim panel on the BMW R 90 S. Which was also available as standard for the first time. Soon, other manufacturers would follow suit and develop an aerodynamically optimised front and rear trim.</p>
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Crafting a feeling.
The BMW Motorrad design process.
<p>Striking characters work in the BMW Motorrad design team. Every designer has their own style and feels at home in their own biker scene. And each and every one of them adds their own inspiration and passion. These different forms are then combined in the design process: they are manifested in each new BMW Motorrad creation. Edgar Heinrich, head designer at BMW Motorrad, introduces the BMW Motorrad design team and the design process. </p>
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No limits.
Sources of inspiration and fresh ideas at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Once just a popular meetup for bikers and surfers, now it's the symbol of an entire movement: The Wheels and Waves-Festival in Biarritz, France, is the place to be for motorcyclists and surfers. Amid magnificent architecture and perfect waves, kindred spirits come to the festival to share in a refreshing new zeitgeist that is not bound to conventions. Creative custom bikes are honoured, surfer and skater culture are celebrated. Everything goes. Everything is welcome. </p>
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Mission Manx.
MotorCircus on the road to the Isle of Man.
<p>This is the story of four "MotorCircus" lads from Berlin. On BMW oldtimer motorcycles and armed with a camera, they set out on a 4,000 km long journey. From Berlin, they rode through Belgium, France and London to the Isle of Man. </p> <p>The film of this journey – Mission Manx – premiered on 8 March 2014. A little while later, BMW fans around the world were able to view the result of this journey. In an exclusive interview, Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer, Tim Adler and Martin “Lemmi” Lemcke tell BMW Motorrad about the realisation of a long-held dream.</p>
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Beckham, BMW and Belstaff.
Hustle and bustle on London's Bond Street.
<p>The rumbling of powerful engines signalled a highlight of the London Fashion Week: the opening of the Belstaff shop. Headlights flared up in the evening twilight. Several bikers wearing leather and waxed jackets ride in front of the trendy shop. Exactly what the photographers had been waiting for. In the thick of it: fashion icon David Beckham. He almost brought the hustle and bustle of London's trendy Bond Street to a standstill. His companions arrived in front of the shop on fashionable Café Racers and Custom Bikes. Many of them brought along their own BMW custom bikes. Among them were Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel from Blitz Motorcycles in Paris. And the BMW boxer fan trio of Berliners Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer and Martin 'Lemmi’ Lemcke – better known as MotorCircus – were not to be missed either.</p>
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On the road.
On the road with the R nineT Scrambler.
<p>On tour with the R nineT Scrambler. We have come visit real men who do their own thing and in addition love motorcycles.Driven by their passion, they make their own rules instead of just following trends. Always searching for inspiration and new experiences. </p>
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CONCEPT PATH22.
Pure freedom.
<p>Scramblers do not know any standards or conventions. Like their owners. The Concept Path22 is the first scrambler project from BMW Motorrad. The basis: an R nineT. </p> <p>The goal: an intensive collaboration with some of the most creative and above all individual protagonists of the customizer scene. </p> <p>The result: a bike which leaves no desires unfulfilled –&nbsp;but instead makes all of them possible. This is what pure freedom should look like. </p>
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London Calling.
The Continental Ride from Glemseck to the Ace Cafe.
<p>Something like this only happens if you really have petrol in your blood and an insatiable appetite for tarmac: 24 mix-and-match petrolheads saw the 1/8 mile at the atmospheric Glemseck 101 merely as a warm-up round for a trip to the United Kingdom. From the province they headed straight on to London. The destination of this journey comprising over 1,222 kilometres: the legendary Ace Cafe – itself a founding member of the Glemseck 101 event. At this almost magical place, the traditional Ace Cafe reunion awaits the participants of the Continental Run. In brief: the party picked up right where it left off. </p>
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Deluxe R nine T conversion.
L'Echappée Belle ("The Great Escape") sidecar design wins Custom Contest.
<p> BMW Motorrad was invited to a custom contest in Paris. French customisers were requested to submit drafts for an R nineT conversion. The artists were given total creative freedom. The jury, consisting of Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, two-time custom champion, and Ola Stenegärd, motorcycle designer, evaluated the large number of proposals. The winner, the French customiser Old School Engineering (OSE) won over the jury with their unique sidecar design. The prize: a brand-new R nineT, plus 10,000 euros. The winners can use the prize to implement the design they submitted. The result: "L'Echappée Belle" - "The Great Escape". OSE presented their sidecar at the Custom Contest in Paris. The team showed that sidecars are by no means out. </p>
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Customised
Totally unique bikes and their creators.
<p>They're mechanics, style enthusiasts, and individualists. Each one of their bikes is a work of art unto itself. Customisers experiment with colours, shapes and materials to create one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The distinctive touches they put on the R nineT will thrill any custom bike enthusiast. On the following pages we'll show you some of these custom bikes and tell the story of how they were created.</p>
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Unique specimens.
R nineT conversions.
<p>The R nineT is the perfect starting point for a custom build. With just a few steps, it can be converted from a two-seater to a single-seater, and thanks to separate vehicle and engine electronics, it offers almost endless possibilities for gearheads.</p> <p>Several of the most renowned customizers have been running riot on the R nineT. With unmistakeable handwriting, they show what can be done with expertise, creativity and the modern classic boxer.</p>
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Mechanics & style enthusiasts.
Custom craftsmanship.
<p>PURE riders are individualists. Bikes express their individuality. They're sophisticated and expressive, just like the bikes they ride. Not many people are brave enough to build a custom motorcycle, but those who do it are driven by PURE passion and turn their customers' dreams into true icons. More and more renowned custom shops are converting old twin-valve BMWs into unique works of art. These are just a few, we'll keep adding more. In the future, the nineT may form a new basis for customising. </p>
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And action!
Actor Daniel Roesner loves adrenaline. A life with bikes, boats and boards.
<p>He's the hero of the motorway and BMW Motorrad brand ambassador at the same time: Actor Daniel Roesner, best known for his role as Chief Inspector Paul Renner in the German TV series "Alarm for Cobra 11", needs a lot of action and adrenaline in his life. Not surprisingly, he does most of his stunts himself. He hopes to add motorcycle stunts to the list. The perfect job for him. </p>
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The dragstrip – a platform for fame.
Deluxe R nine T modified.
<p>Customisers have been preparing for this day for months, tinkering in their workshops at night to be ready on time for Glemseck 101. They'll present the finest custom bikes at the Essenza Sprint. The two-wheeled works of art combine performance and design and encapsulate the very essence of a motorcycle. The rules are quite simple: two wheels, two cylinders, a maximum of 1200 cc. But the implementation is an art in itself.</p> <p>A murmur goes through the crowd when the 16 custom bikes for the Essenza Sprint are presented to the audience at Glemseck 101. The multitude of visual treats could fill whole picture books. Skilled hands have freed roadsters, cruisers and naked bikes of their standard trim and transformed them into visionary one-offs. Because the creators of the sprint call for motorcycle manufacturers and importers to create the essence of a motorcycle – and to present it not just once at the sprint at Glemseck 101, but also a second time at the Intermot in Cologne.</p>
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"A routine day is definitely not for me."
Interview with customizer Hayden Roberts.
<p>Hayden Roberts lives in Long Beach, California. Here, he co-founded the renowned customizing workshop Hell On Wheels MC. This is also where the name for his vintage motorcycle race came from – all over the world. Because when Hayden is not tinkering with bikes, he is organising races. And because these are always just one big party, he is also known as "Chief Party Planner". A born entertainer and absolutely obsessed with motorcycles – a magnificent mix. </p>
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Only the coolest cats ride BMW choppers.
What else would a Japanese person ride in Munich but a BMW chopper?
<p>When Yasunobu came to Munich five years ago, it was clear to him that he wanted to ride a chopper in his new home too. And seeing as his balcony even looked out onto the four-cylinder BMW building, he could hardly come closer to a BMW Chopper.</p> <p>Raised in Yokohama, Yasu-San came into contact with motorcycles even as a small boy. There was a bloke in his neighbourhood who would love to ride a strange motorcycle late at night on the streets of Yokohama and Tokyo in order to stir up a commotion. He is of course a member of a notorious Bozozoku gang, who would make the roads unsafe and loudly provoke people, usually in large groups and always without exhaust pipes. So it's no wonder that Yasunobu, faced with these experiences, doesn't really want to fit into the regulated Japanese social patterns, and would rather explore the world on his motorcycle.</p>
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"Whatever I do, it must make me happy".
Interview with vintage racer and scrambler fan Joy Lewis.
<p>Why follow the herd if you can have so much more fun beyond the mainstream? Joy Lewis has made her forename part of the programme. A talk with a cheerful soul who doesn't adapt, but lives to her own style.</p>
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Preparing a successful event.
All the ingredients to bring the International GS Trophy to the world.
<p>The Int. GS Trophy is one of the biggest and most complicated logistical exercises imaginable. We speak to the team working tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen — and the film producer on location tasked with bringing all the highlights to everyone watching around the world.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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2019 R 1250 GS
Adventure
<p>The new BMW R 1250 GS: concentrated performance meets impressive efficiency. With the new BMW R 1250 GS you will experience the new Boxer even more directly. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance – pumping out 136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control system ensures consistent power delivery – throughout the entire power band. Whether in the city, on the motorway, or off road, every mile gives you more freedom and riding pleasure. New styles and colors, numerous technical details, and exciting individualization options combine to bring you the new BMW R 1250 GS. </p>
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Team USA.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>There's no International GS Trophy without the USA. Since the very beginning the USA has sent three riders to the race, this year it will be for the sixth time. At the International GS Trophy in 2008, USA took first place, but now the competition has become much bigger. In Mongolia, the highly motivated team will start with Thomas Dean Thompson (55) from Colorado, plumbing and hydronic heat system contractor, Matthew James Kelley (49) from Ohio, maintenance mechanic, and David Scott Vaughan (29) from Florida, service advisor in the automotive branch. The team members are ready to push themselves.&nbsp; </p>
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Pure excitement in Mongolia.
Daily news and pictures of the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>Which team has the strongest nerves and will prevail? What do they experience and what are their hardships during the Int. GS Trophy 2018? If you love the off-road adventure in Central Asia as much as we do, you should not miss the spectacular pictures and exciting daily reports. Follow the ranking and learn more about the teams and participants every day.&nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
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2019 F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. You overcome boundaries to turn obstacles into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you have the opportunity to master the off-road track thanks to the 21-inch front tire and other off-road oriented features. Your attitude and curiosity spur you on, regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. With the Connectivity factory option, you have access to navigation, your phone, music, and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clearly and concisely shown on a 6.5 inch TFT display, without any distractions. Discover what lies over the horizon. </p>
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Training Makes the Rider.
Knowledge and experience on two wheels.
<p>No matter your riding style, there's a rider training course to help enhance your abilities, increase your comfort and maximize your enjoyment of your time on two wheels. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation <em>Basic RiderCourse℠</em>&nbsp;is the perfect jumpstart for those who got their first set of two wheels or are returning to riding after a long time away. BMW's own Performance Center offers a variety of on-road and off-road courses at its Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. If you are looking to upgrade your riding skills for the road or the track, California Superbike School offers coaching on S 1000 RRs on tracks across the country. And for those wanting to experience &nbsp;adventure riding, RawHyde Adventures offers training and trips on the range of GS models.&nbsp; </p>
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EnduroGuard suit
Developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
In its tireless effort to provide the best possible equipment for its riders, BMW Motorrad has introduced the new EnduroGuard suit, which was designed with an eye for seasoned adventurers and experienced long-distance riders.
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2018 R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>The R 1200 GS is THE GS. This model founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The versatile road performance and comfort in any terrain, combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle that does not shy away from competitors. Numerous test triumphs and technical magazine awards prove why it’s no accident that the “GS” model is one of the top-selling motorcycles worldwide in its category. The new model includes enhanced touring ability as well as off-road performance. More comfort, more dynamics and more fun. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Adventure means constant change.
And never buy the same toothpaste twice.
<p>Brad Klynsmith is from Durban and a member of the band Gangs of Ballet. He rediscovered his passion for motorcycling three years ago and has been living and breathing motorcycles ever since. When he's not writing songs or following motorcycle news, you'll find him on his surfboard. Brad told us how he got back into motorcycling and why he never buys the same toothpaste twice.&nbsp; </p>
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Breaking Wheels.
Robert Gull and the S 1000 XR on a special mission.
<p>A snow-covered landscape, frozen lakes – by looking into the distance, you can see your own breath start to freeze. Lapland shows its coldest and yet most beautiful side. But there's something different today: because not only the growling of the wolves can be heard – so too can the engine of the S 1000 XR. Amidst this winter backdrop, Robert Gull sets out on a unique undertaking: Crushed Ice made by Motorcycles </p>
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2018 G 310 GS
Adventure
<p>Be spontaneous, break the routine, and make everyday life into an adventure. Whether it’s your daily commute to work in the city, a trip through the countryside, or through forest trails and rough roads, the G 310 GS promises pure riding joy for everyone. It carries you through the urban jungle and allows you to take on any challenge with precision and confidence. With this machine, adventures don’t have to be big to be unforgettable. What matters is that you experience them every day. </p>
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The life of Byron.
From South Africa to the other end of the world via the GS Trophy.
<p>Riding glaciers from the South East Asian jungle to Iceland – for Byron Coetsee, the winner of the international GS Trophy, driving the GS opens up a world of opportunities. The destination of his latest mission lies 11,500 kilometres north of his native Cape Town. </p>
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At the end of the road.
Dylan Wickrama's Pacific crossing on a GS powered raft is set to be made into a film.
<p>The road stops at the Darién Gap. To continue his journey from Alaska to Argentina, Dylan Wickrama builds a raft, powered by his BMW R 1150 GS, and starts his adventure in the Pacific. The Sri Lankan's story spellbinds very many people. Now a documentary film is going to be produced - using crowdfunding.</p> <p>Life sometimes invents stories that are more incredible than any Hollywood film maker could ever think up. One such life story is that of Dylan Wickrama. It is about a boy who often looked out to sea from his native Sri Lanka and passionately longed to know what lies beyond the horizon. It was unlikely that he would ever find out. Because Dylan grew up in poor circumstances. His father was killed by a burglar when Dylan was not even six years old. He had to grow up, and bear responsibility, much too fast. Years later he received the opportunity to discover the world he hitherto only knew from the journals that were passed around the village. On his BMW R1150 GS "Bruce" he travelled more than 210,000 km on four continents over a period of three years. But the real adventure begins at the Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia.</p>
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2018 S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>The motorcycle with the dynamic performance of a racer, the upright seat position of an adventure machine and the endurance of a tourer. The BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all of these worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike: perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one machine. </p>
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"I would speak to Bruce."
Interview with Dylan Wickrama about his trip on the motorcycle-raft.
<p>Adventurers know no obstacles. They only really know one thing: the notorious Darién Gap, which causes so many problems for travellers on the Panamericana between Panama and Columbia. Where flying would be the ideal way forward, Dylan Wickrama made his R 1150 GS "Bruce" into a raft and crossed the Pacific. In an interview, he tells us about his miraculous journey and reveals the secrets to his survival.</p>
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2019 F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>The BMW F 750 GS is your ticket to adventure. With this balanced all-rounder, you can master all paths and expand your horizons. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong character of the engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you'll have the bike safely under control with the standard Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and ABS. With the optional addition of Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT display boasts many features including navigation and smartphone connectivity. </p>
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The globetrotter pioneer.
Elspeth Beard and the motorcycle adventure.
<p>In an age before email, the internet, smartphones and satnavs – and in an age when women hardly ever travelled alone to adventurous countries – Elspeth achieved something that is still remarkable today. Thirty-five years after she set off on her 35,000 miles (56,000 km) adventure on her 1974 BMW R 60/6, the first British woman to motorcycle around the world has finally published ‘Lone Rider’, a book about her travels — a global journey that has inspired countless adventure riders to attempt their own long-distance trips. </p>
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2018 R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits and grow beyond them. The R 1200 GS is for the real adventure-lovers among you. </p>
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"Get up and ride off."
Elspeth Beard – an architect with a thirst for adventure.
<p>Elspeth Beard, who today is a renowned and prize-winning architect, explored the world on two wheels for three years at the beginning of the eighties. It was a journey that would take her over 55,000 kilometres. In this exclusive interview, she talks about her love for BMW boxer motorcycles, particularly the R 60/6, which accompanied her on her journey around the world. </p>
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Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
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How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
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Bucket list voting
<p>We have selected the most exciting and inspiring suggestions for Everyday Adventures from all of the submissions. Now it's up to you to choose the one most worth seeing from them. Just join in and vote. Then we will realise the best submissions together with the winners and the G 310 GS.&nbsp; </p>
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Motorcycling changes your perspective.
Fhatuwani's perspectives.
<p>His mother calls him Fhatuwani. But his friends call him Steaz. He's a photographer, film maker and art director. Born in Soweto, he grew up with his twin brother Rendani&nbsp;Mukheli. His project &quot;I See A Different You&quot; seeks to change the negative view of Africa through design, art and photograph. He goes on patrol with his motorcycle – always on the lookout for the right subject. In this interview, he tells us what he loves about motorcycling and what adventure means to him. </p>
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Eastern delights with a western flavour.
Prasit Aphiphunya is bringing a little slice of Asia to Europe.
<p>He’s the man with the unpronounceable family name – Aphiphunya – but everyone in the BMW GS community knows him by his first name, Prasit. Indeed, the Thailand-based BMW-certified tour guide lives for motorcycle travel, and he’s just set off on a 18,000 kilometres journey from Bangkok to BMW Motorrad Days in Germany, to launch his latest Ride Asia programme for 2018 and beyond. </p>
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A look back at the 2016 International GS Trophy.
Team South Africa wins the GS challenge in Thailand.
<p>Manoeuvring motorcycles over dilapidated bridges, crossing rivers with the GS and changing tyres in a hurry: the International GS Trophy is an enduro challenge like no other.</p> <p>In 2016 it was time for the event once again. 19 teams from all over the world rode their BMW R 1200 GS motorcycles across northern Thailand. The GS riders conquered 1,400 kilometres, 19 special tests and seven daily stages. They crossed jungles, dams and rain forests, enduring brutal heat and high humidity. The sixth International GS Trophy left them physically exhausted but satisfied in every other respect. </p>
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A seven-day test of strength.
High temperatures, river crossings and rocky mountain passes.
<p>"The sixth edition of the International GS Trophy was not for the faint of heart: teams had to endure seven days full of special challenges and highly intense daily stages in temperatures of over 30 degrees. These included exhausting river crossings, arduous journeys through mountainous regions and difficult agility challenges.</p> <p>"The competition was tough and exciting from beginning to end," remarked Heiner Faust, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad. And he was not exaggerating: The Int. GS Trophy 2016 was quite something. Challenges with names like "Broken Bridge", "Pit Stop", and "Helicopter Pad", only hint at the kind of demanding tasks facing the participants.</p> <p>Over the seven days, GS riders had to complete a total of 19 tests, all requiring riding skills, agility and team spirit. But the special tests were not the only reasons for participants to break out in a sweat. Temperatures of over 30°C brought to mind the 2010 Int. GS Trophy in South Africa. Together with the high humidity of Southeast Asia, it was among our hottest events ever.</p>
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Blown away by the Land of Smiles.
Winding off-road stretches, mountain roads and steep hairpin turns.
<p>Riders in the 2016 International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy had to put their skills to the test. The landscape of the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, is formed by a number of challenging routes. </p>
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One for all, all for one.
"I'll help you, but I still want to win".
<p>You can't lift a 238-kilo motorcycle over a tree trunk by yourself. And that was actually the whole point. The teams had to demonstrate what team spirit means. </p> <p>Pulling the GS on a gravel road in the scorching heat. This challenge pushed the teams to their limits. But the riders didn't give up and instead joined forces to pull the heavily loaded bike on the bumpy path. The extreme challenges that the riders experienced in Thailand brought them closer together. They forged a community and friendships that will endure beyond their shared adventure. </p> <p>Participants hailed from every corner of the earth and met for the first time at the Int. GS Trophy. But from the very beginning, this enduro adventure enjoyed an extremely supportive atmosphere.</p>
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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet.&nbsp;Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges&nbsp;and experience the tour of their lives from June 3 - 10, 2018! </p>
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The next step.
From GS Trophy participant to female instructor.
<p>They're mad about offroad riding and big fans of the GS community. In fact, life without a motorbike has been unimaginable for Amy Harburg, Stéphanie Bouisson and Jennifer Huntley for quite some time now. Their determination leads these three female bikers to place where they can both develop and hone their riding skills. Next stop: Enduropark Hechlingen.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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"The journey of my life."
Starting at the end of the world.
<p>Sometimes, adventure just comes to you out – you just have to come across the right people. Herbert Unger met several of these people on his journey through New Zealand and experienced adventures that cannot be found in any travel guide. He met gold miners, crazy Kiwis, shepherds and fishermen. It is often the unexpected encounters that hold the promise of adventure and they uasually happen to people like Herbert who are open-minded, curious and keen to approach strangers – this is the Spirit of GS. </p>
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Live to ride.
Ride to live.
<p>Allow us to introduce: Inga Birna Erlingsdóttir, currently the only female motorcycle police officer in Iceland. Motorcycles are Inga's great passion. For her job she rides all day, every day. In her spare time, she exchanges her police motorcycle for a BMW GS. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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2018 C evolution
Urban Mobility
<p>You can experience tomorrow’s urban mobility today with the uncompromising BMW C evolution. This electrically powered maxi-scooter combines sustainability, dynamics and agility with a design that catches everyone’s eye. The C evolution invites you to leave behind the noise and fumes of urban traffic. The powerful, completely electric engine guarantees immediate torque and a riding range of up to 99 miles. This model also comes in four riding modes, and is equipped with intelligent energy recuperation. Riding performance of the highest order, coupled with environmental friendliness, and innovative technology underscore the fact that the C evolution stands for riding pleasure without compromise. </p>
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One fast Swede.
Eva Håkansson holds the speed record with her homemade streamliner.
<p>Fast can also be clean – Eva Håkansson is sure of this. The mechanical engineer with a doctorate wants to prove to the world that environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are fast and fun, and that mechanical engineering is an outstanding choice of profession for women. On the move with the fastest female motorcyclist in the world, who posted a new world record of 434 km/h with her homemade "KillaJoule" streamliner.</p>
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Smartphone cradle.
Everything in view at all times.
Your smartphone is a part of you. Even, and especially, when you're out and about. Whether it's a motorbike you ride or a scooter. It is a handy little helper when you don't just want to know where your journey will take you, but what you will come across on the way. Like, where is the next market? Does the pizzeria on the left have good reviews? And what's that strange building up ahead? Your smartphone has the answer. And so do you. Take your smartphone along with you like always.
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2018 C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT’s stylish and streamlined silhouette emphasises its elegant character. The comprehensive fairing, comfortable seat and high windshield allow you to cover long distances in comfort, regardless of the weather. In addition, the large storage compartment ensures you can easily store your shopping, luggage or up to two helmets. </p>
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2018 C evolution
Urban Mobility
<p>You can experience tomorrow’s urban mobility today with the uncompromising BMW C evolution. This electrically powered maxi-scooter combines sustainability, dynamics and agility with a design that catches everyone’s eye. The C evolution invites you to leave behind the noise and fumes of urban traffic. The powerful, completely electric engine guarantees immediate torque and a riding range of up to 99 miles. This model also comes in four riding modes, and is equipped with intelligent energy recuperation. Riding performance of the highest order, coupled with environmental friendliness, and innovative technology underscore the fact that the C evolution stands for riding pleasure without compromise. </p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
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Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
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What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
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