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Rewards for the Ride
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Arm Your 6.5-inch TFT Display with Protective Glass
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Two Looks. Five Accessories: $719.99
Amp up the look of your G 310 GS with this limited-time accessory bundle offer.
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2020 F 900 XR
Adventure
XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve.
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2021 R 18 Classic
Heritage
<p><span lang="EN">The R 18 Classic is a modern cruiser with a nostalgic sense of BMW design. It reminds one of the first BMW cruisers suitable for touring. It also invokes timeless marks of our motorcycle history, such as with the white double pinstripe found on the R 18 Classic First Edition. The heart of the machine is obviously the boxer engine with the most displacement we have ever built. It is designed for relaxing tours and pure enjoyment.</span></p>
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2021 R 1250 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>The world is there to be discovered. There’s always something new. The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That is why we have further optimized the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places. And thanks to the powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam, you can reach any destination with ease. Because we know: Your ideas for travelling the world are endless. Just typical #SpiritOfGS.</p>
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BMW U.S. Rider Academy
Head to South Carolina for the ride of your life.
Learn to drive on the edge of physics.
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40 years of adventure
Four decades of GS
<p>Ready for any challenge: Since 1980, the GS has stood for limitless adventure and curiosity, both on and off the road. 40 years ago, we presented the R 80 G/S for the first time as the conceptual pioneer of touring enduros, which laid the foundation for a decades-long success story.&nbsp;We are celebrating this anniversary with the special editions of our versatile GS models.&nbsp;The 40 Years GS editions are each a homage to the #SpiritofGS. They boast state-of-the-art technology, but their design is inspired by the legendary R 100 GS and reminds us of the origins of the GS.</p>
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2021 F 900 XR
Adventure
<p>XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile.&nbsp;Even its thrilling design promises pure performance. While the upright, relaxed sitting position and the wind and weather protector show: Only one person decides when your ride is over – you.</p> <p>Thanks to the full assortment of equipment, you are just as well-equipped for sport riding and travel as you are for the city. The F 900 XR is the bike that matches you and your&nbsp;attitude.&nbsp;</p> <p>#NeverStopChallenging</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Departed.
A spectacular motorcycle construction from Custom Works ZON.
<p>The Custom Works ZON team from Japan has received numerous awards for their custom bikes. With &quot;Departed&quot;, Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda once again cause a stir. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin boxer engine.&nbsp;This custom build is not a production vehicle and is not offered by BMW NA in the US.</p>
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Concept R 18 roars to life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere the custom scene has been eagerly awaiting – a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply named ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming - in the cruiser segment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Custom built concept vehicle. Not available for sale.</strong></p>
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Team USA.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>Following an incredible qualifier in California, three finalist are moving on to compete for the International GS Trophy.</p> <p>These outstanding finalists are sales engineer Harrison Kendrick (22) from North Carolina and Californians Chris Johns (34) and Kevin Jones (41).</p> <p>We caught up with finalists following the qualifier. See what they had to say below!</p>
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A masterpiece made of titanium.
Revival Cycles is showcasing big boxer engines with the Birdcage.
<p>Alan Stulberg is a fan of boxer engines. He and his team have created a unique custom bike, living out his creative freedom, for a prototype two-cylinder boxer engine. Inspired by BMW motorcycles from the 1930s and racecars from the early 1960s, this one-of-a-kind bike will be on display for the first time at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas: The Revival Birdcage. </p>
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2021 F 850 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>This bike was created for long trips and demanding terrains: The F 850 GS Adventure is at home in the world – and it is clear to see. With the enhanced standard equipment like the TFT display and BMW Motorrad Connected, the USB charge port as well as ABS Pro and DTC, this dual-sport motorcycle is even better prepared for long tours around the globe. Experience the #SpiritOfGS with a companion that lets your curiosity run free – regardless of where your travels take you.</p>
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Team USA.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>Following an incredible qualifier in California, three finalist are moving on to compete for the International GS Trophy.</p> <p>These outstanding finalists are sales engineer Harrison Kendrick (22) from North Carolina and Californians Chris Johns (34) and Kevin Jones (41).</p> <p>We caught up with finalists following the qualifier. See what they had to say below!</p>
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Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&nbsp; </p>
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2021 F 750 GS - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>The success story of the GS begins in the 80's: Since then, it has stood for curiosity and boundless adventure. The F 750 GS “40 Years GS” edition celebrates this attitude to life: It is an homage to the history of the GS and bears the striking black-yellow of the legendary R 100 GS. Today, as before, it can be identified by its powerful GS flyline. The technical features of the F 750 GS – like its Pro and DTC riding modes – provide control while making your ride enjoyable. There is nothing standing in the way of adventure: Write your own history, be part of the community, and live the #SpiritofGS.</p>
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M 1000 RR
Sport
<p><span lang="EN">Your competitive spirit drives you. Your passion dominates and challenges you. The search for more defines every millisecond: pure motorsport. High performance, high-tech materials, the highest-quality workmanship and exclusivity down to the last detail: The M RR is the first M model from BMW Motorrad. Its genes come directly from professional racing. The M RR and M RR with M Competition package offers pure racing technology for the highest performance demands in motorsport and for adrenalin-driven perfectionists on the road. Because #NeverStopChallenging is more than a promise. It’s a commitment. </span></p>
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Ride on & on & on.
Enjoy up to 3 years/36,000 mile warranty coverage on your BMW Motorcycle.
<p><strong>BMW Motorrad stands for passion, dynamism, design, technology, innovation and, above all, quality. You can ride your new BMW Motorcyle with peace of mind up to 3 years or 36,000 miles of warranty coverage.</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
<p>Roland Sands is known for his daring designs with racing influences. He combines styles and knows no limits. When modifying the R 18, he drew inspiration from his father’s drag racing days: He reduces the mighty cruiser to the essentials and gears it up for maximum speed on drag strips. The result is a straight-line dragster with an iconic boxer engine – the R 18 Dragster.</p>
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2021 F 850 GS Adventure - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>Since 1980, GS has stood for unique motorcycles that are part of every adventure. We are celebrating this year with the &quot;40 Years GS&quot; edition. It is an homage to the history of the GS and invokes the unique look of the legendary R 100 GS while also utilizing the latest technology. A true F 850 GS Adventure with striking flyline and balanced GS ergonomics. With this bike, you can conquer new terrain, take on any adventure, be part of a unique community and live the #SpiritofGS.</p>
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Heritage. Pure passion.
The world of the Big Boxer.
<p><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;" lang="EN">You can find all the latest news about the Big Boxer here. From custom builds to the upcoming series bike.&nbsp; Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;"></span></p>
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Concept R 18 /2 makes EICMA debut.
Second BMW Motorrad cruiser concept unveiled.
<p>Just six months ago, BMW Motorrad took the custom scene by storm with the world premiere of the Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Now, a second design study featuring the awe-inspiring 1800cc flat-twin engine has been successfully presented in Milan at the international EICMA motorcycle exhibition.</p> <p><strong>Custom built concept vehicle. Not available for sale.</strong></p>
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Racer goes club style.
LA Speed Shop turns nineT upside down.
<p>When it comes to choppers and bobbers, Chris Richardson from the LA Speed Shop is one of the most capable and well-known customizers in the USA. He has completely revamped the style of a BMW R nineT Racer custom bike build inspired by the California club style.</p>
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2021 F 850 GS - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>The BMW GS is an icon, a true pioneer. For over 40 years, it has combined versatility with a unique riding experience. We are celebrating the anniversary with the F 850 GS &quot;40 Years GS&quot; edition. Its black-yellow look invokes the legendary R 100 GS, bringing 40 years of GS history to life. The striking flyline shows off its GS genes. And thanks to its precise and dynamic technical features, such as Ride Modes Pro, it is the master of every route. Whether on or off road, experience the #SpiritofGS together.</p>
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Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The&nbsp;R nineT&nbsp;is the perfect basis for an individual modification: in just a few short steps, its rear end transforms from a two-seater to a solo, and thanks to the separation between vehicle and engine electronics, gearheads have practically no limits in terms of what they can do. The most widely renowned customizers have run riot on the&nbsp;R nineT. With their unmistakable signatures, they show what can be done with expertise and the modern classic boxer. Curtains up for the Soulfuel bikes!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </p>
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International GS Trophy 2020.
Experience pure offroad adventure.
<p>Explore the world, master every challenge at the GS, and show your team spirit: The International GS Trophy is an incomparable and challenging motorcycle adventure. More than a dozen teams from all over the world are meeting again in 2020. The riders are in for a treat as this year's venue is New Zealand. There the participants will have the opportunity to experience a unique and once-in-a-lifetime event.<br /> </p>
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2020 R 1250 R
Roadster
<p>The R 1250 R is designed for a dynamic appearance. Equipped with the all-new Boxer engine – with a maximum torque of 105 lb-ft, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is innovative technology that offers optimum performance in every engine speed range. During a relaxed cruise or a sporty tour, experience the pure thrill of riding along with the typical punch of the Boxer engine.</p>
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2021 R 1250 GS Adventure - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p><span lang="EN">Pioneer through and through: For four decades, the GS has stood for a longing for vastness and boundless adventure. The R 1250 GS Adventure in the 40 Years GS edition celebrates this #SpiritOfGS: It is a homage to the GS history. In striking black and yellow, it is reminiscent of the iconic R 100 GS and impresses with its state-of-the-art technology and equipment. With the R 1250 GS with its powerful BMW ShiftCam boxer engine and new features, you will overcome limits, effortlessly reach the most distant destinations and be part of a unique community.&nbsp;</span></p>
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Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </p>
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2021 R 1250 GS – Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p><span lang="EN">The BMW GS is a pioneer, combining versatility and a unique riding experience for 40 years. We are celebrating this with the “40 Years GS” edition of the R 1250 GS. In the striking black and yellow look of the legendary R 100 GS, GS history comes alive. The unique design is combined in the R 1250 GS with modern features such as the extended riding modes Pro and the ShiftCam boxer engine. You benefit from excellent power and unlimited riding pleasure on any terrain. Whether on or off road, experience the #SpiritOfGS together.</span></p>
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BMW Motorrad
Become part of the family.
<p>You know exactly how to advise your customers, awaken their passion and are able to win them over with your comprehensive expertise? Then become an authorized&nbsp;BMW Motorrad dealer!&nbsp;&nbsp; </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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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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2019 C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>The C 400 X gives you the opportunity to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer while you’re on the move. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes the challenges of travel in a city. Just take your favorite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. You can make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become an open space of your own. </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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Innovative all along.
Increased security. Improved riding experience.
<p>We do not standstill and our eyes are always looking to the future. We put our innovations to the test in the development centres, on test tracks and test areas in long series of tests under the most demanding conditions, so that your individual driving experience today and tomorrow is as safe and comfortable as possible. We have the Autodrome de Miramas test site in southern France at our disposal for particularly intensive test drives - an area of around 473 hectares with a wide variety of test tracks over a total length of more than 50 kilometres. Motorways, race tracks, wet driving or tough off-road use: in Miramas we simulate all conceivable driving scenarios, test 140 BMW motorcycles annually, put them through the toughest conditions and cover around 2.5 million kilometers on them. We are constantly thinking ahead and developing new solutions, innovations and technologies. That's why we present you with interesting facts from the past, progress from the present and visionary ideas for the future on this page.</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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2021 R 18
Heritage
<p>The new R 18 invokes the history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. The result: a true BMW cruiser that is full of character,&nbsp;&nbsp;surrounding the largest displacement&nbsp;&nbsp;boxer engine we have ever built and timeless design features, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition.&nbsp;</p>
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2021 F 900 R
Roadster
<p>The pure and powerful design of the F 900 R simply demands to be challenged. This dynamic roadster gives you the opportunity to get your adrenaline racing. The F 900 R responds with precision and accuracy. This means that you can engage its power intuitively, as if translating your thoughts directly into riding pleasure. The F 900 R supports you with lightning technology and connectivity. </p> <p>Climb on, get going, #NeverStopChallenging.</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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2021 R 1250 RS
Sport
<p>Each tour is determined by two factors: time and distance. With the&nbsp;&nbsp;BMW R 1250 RS you can get more out of every tour. The rich 105 lb-ft torque and 136 hp of the&nbsp;&nbsp;boxer engine accelerate you quickly to your cruising speed. The innovative BMW ShiftCam technology offers you more torque over the entire speed range, so you can rocket to an impressive sprint in every riding situation. The redesigned front gives the full-LED headlight a fresh, sporty look and performs or rides aerodynamically into the wind. This way, you can ride quickly and comfortably at any time. One thing is certain - no matter how much road you ride, with the R 1250 RS your riding pleasure grows with every mile you ride.</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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2020 R nineT /5
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT /5 was developed for the 50 year anniversary and as an homage to the legendary /5 series from the late 60s and early 70s. The R nineT /5 perfectly exemplifies the design of that time while also delivering modern innovative technology and quality. Reminiscent of that era, this bike stands for an attitude towards life that was born in those times and now guides you along every mile and around every curve: Riding motorcycles as an expression of individual freedom. Or, as we refer to it today: Make Life a Ride.</p>
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2021 R 1250 GS
Adventure
<p>Unbridled curiosity, the courage to discover something new again and again: This is what the R 1250 GS stands for. It has been an icon for four decades - and still continues to inspire with new features. The new LED light design gives it a brilliant appearance and offers maximum visibility: This is ensured by the LED swivelling headlights with adaptive headlights and the Cruising Light. Additional equipment such as seat heating give you extra comfort and, thanks to the seven riding modes, you can master any driving situation with confidence. With this GS, your thirst for discovery knows no bounds. You live the #SpiritOfGS.</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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2020 R 1250 RT
Tour
<p>The BMW R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before.&nbsp;The variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam ensures consistent power delivery throughout the entire power band&nbsp;for swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance -&nbsp;pumping out&nbsp;136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing&nbsp;the road ahead is more effortless than ever. You can make your RT&nbsp;unique thanks to&nbsp;individualisation options: it's your tour, it's your bike.&nbsp;</p>
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2021 F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>Live the challenge. Ride on where others turn back. Turn challenges into opportunities.&nbsp;&nbsp;The BMW F 850 GS is perfectly streamlined for off-roading, as can be seen from its 21-inch front wheel. What matters is your curiosity and what drives you – regardless of how far or where you want to ride. The expanded standard equipment and a variety of special equipment and special accessories means that you can easily discover what lies beyond the horizon with the F 850 GS.</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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2021 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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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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2020 S 1000 RR
Sport
Always pushing to the limit and in search of the ideal line, you've got 205 HP beneath you. Unbridled power pushes your RR to the max - with a maximum torque of 83 lb-ft at 11,000 rpm and a torque curve of at least 74 lb-ft over a range of 5,500 to 14,500 [rpm].
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M 1000 RR
Sport
<p><span lang="EN">Your competitive spirit drives you. Your passion dominates and challenges you. The search for more defines every millisecond: pure motorsport. High performance, high-tech materials, the highest-quality workmanship and exclusivity down to the last detail: The M RR is the first M model from BMW Motorrad. Its genes come directly from professional racing. The M RR and M RR with M Competition package offers pure racing technology for the highest performance demands in motorsport and for adrenalin-driven perfectionists on the road. Because #NeverStopChallenging is more than a promise. It’s a commitment. </span></p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </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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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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HP carbon front side panel
HP parts
Added looks with weight reduction at the same time.
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2021 R 1250 RS
Sport
<p>Each tour is determined by two factors: time and distance. With the&nbsp;&nbsp;BMW R 1250 RS you can get more out of every tour. The rich 105 lb-ft torque and 136 hp of the&nbsp;&nbsp;boxer engine accelerate you quickly to your cruising speed. The innovative BMW ShiftCam technology offers you more torque over the entire speed range, so you can rocket to an impressive sprint in every riding situation. The redesigned front gives the full-LED headlight a fresh, sporty look and performs or rides aerodynamically into the wind. This way, you can ride quickly and comfortably at any time. One thing is certain - no matter how much road you ride, with the R 1250 RS your riding pleasure grows with every mile you ride.</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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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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2021 S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Make no concessions, demand it all. From yourself, but also from your machine. Always fighting for the racing line: every curve a few degrees deeper, a few&nbsp;inches tighter. Mile after mile. With the S 1000 XR, you have a motorcycle that also makes no compromises. It combines athleticism and long-distance performance in perfect form. Its sporty aggressiveness comes from the RR. Its outstanding ergonomics with the upright, relaxed seat position, however, allows you to fight for every curve and straightaway all day. A racetrack that only finishes when you want. How it should be. That is how we view the XR. What about you?</p> <p>#NeverStopChallenging.&nbsp;</p>
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2020 R 1250 RT
Tour
<p>The BMW R 1250 RT gives you more freedom than ever before.&nbsp;The variable camshaft control system BMW ShiftCam ensures consistent power delivery throughout the entire power band&nbsp;for swift cornering and immense torque on the straights. An increase in engine displacement brings you even more performance -&nbsp;pumping out&nbsp;136 hp and 105 lb-ft of torque. Experiencing&nbsp;the road ahead is more effortless than ever. You can make your RT&nbsp;unique thanks to&nbsp;individualisation options: it's your tour, it's your bike.&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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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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2021 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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2021 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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2020 K 1600 GT
Tour
<p>This is what the world looks like from the saddle of the&nbsp;K 1600 GT: on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing new things while on a relaxed, yet dynamic and pleasing ride. Its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness, and now it offers you even more dynamics and touring comfort. Thanks to wind and weather protection equipment, this bike is always ready for long distance touring when you are. When riding the K 1600 GT, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.&nbsp;</p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </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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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </p>
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2021 F 900 XR
Adventure
<p>XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile.&nbsp;Even its thrilling design promises pure performance. While the upright, relaxed sitting position and the wind and weather protector show: Only one person decides when your ride is over – you.</p> <p>Thanks to the full assortment of equipment, you are just as well-equipped for sport riding and travel as you are for the city. The F 900 XR is the bike that matches you and your&nbsp;attitude.&nbsp;</p> <p>#NeverStopChallenging</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&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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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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2020 R 1250 R
Roadster
<p>The R 1250 R is designed for a dynamic appearance. Equipped with the all-new Boxer engine – with a maximum torque of 105 lb-ft, the reworked engine delivers more power than ever before. The variable camshaft control BMW ShiftCam is innovative technology that offers optimum performance in every engine speed range. During a relaxed cruise or a sporty tour, experience the pure thrill of riding along with the typical punch of the Boxer engine.</p>
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2021 F 900 R
Roadster
<p>The pure and powerful design of the F 900 R simply demands to be challenged. This dynamic roadster gives you the opportunity to get your adrenaline racing. The F 900 R responds with precision and accuracy. This means that you can engage its power intuitively, as if translating your thoughts directly into riding pleasure. The F 900 R supports you with lightning technology and connectivity. </p> <p>Climb on, get going, #NeverStopChallenging.</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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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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2021 S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Make no concessions, demand it all. From yourself, but also from your machine. Always fighting for the racing line: every curve a few degrees deeper, a few&nbsp;inches tighter. Mile after mile. With the S 1000 XR, you have a motorcycle that also makes no compromises. It combines athleticism and long-distance performance in perfect form. Its sporty aggressiveness comes from the RR. Its outstanding ergonomics with the upright, relaxed seat position, however, allows you to fight for every curve and straightaway all day. A racetrack that only finishes when you want. How it should be. That is how we view the XR. What about you?</p> <p>#NeverStopChallenging.&nbsp;</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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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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Departed.
A spectacular motorcycle construction from Custom Works ZON.
<p>The Custom Works ZON team from Japan has received numerous awards for their custom bikes. With &quot;Departed&quot;, Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda once again cause a stir. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin boxer engine.&nbsp;This custom build is not a production vehicle and is not offered by BMW NA in the US.</p>
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2021 R 18
Heritage
<p>The new R 18 invokes the history and the iconic hallmarks of the BMW brand. The result: a true BMW cruiser that is full of character,&nbsp;&nbsp;surrounding the largest displacement&nbsp;&nbsp;boxer engine we have ever built and timeless design features, such as the white double striping on the R 18 First Edition.&nbsp;</p>
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Concept R 18 roars to life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere the custom scene has been eagerly awaiting – a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply named ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming - in the cruiser segment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Custom built concept vehicle. Not available for sale.</strong></p>
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A masterpiece made of titanium.
Revival Cycles is showcasing big boxer engines with the Birdcage.
<p>Alan Stulberg is a fan of boxer engines. He and his team have created a unique custom bike, living out his creative freedom, for a prototype two-cylinder boxer engine. Inspired by BMW motorcycles from the 1930s and racecars from the early 1960s, this one-of-a-kind bike will be on display for the first time at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas: The Revival Birdcage. </p>
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2020 R nineT /5
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT /5 was developed for the 50 year anniversary and as an homage to the legendary /5 series from the late 60s and early 70s. The R nineT /5 perfectly exemplifies the design of that time while also delivering modern innovative technology and quality. Reminiscent of that era, this bike stands for an attitude towards life that was born in those times and now guides you along every mile and around every curve: Riding motorcycles as an expression of individual freedom. Or, as we refer to it today: Make Life a Ride.</p>
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Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
<p>Roland Sands is known for his daring designs with racing influences. He combines styles and knows no limits. When modifying the R 18, he drew inspiration from his father’s drag racing days: He reduces the mighty cruiser to the essentials and gears it up for maximum speed on drag strips. The result is a straight-line dragster with an iconic boxer engine – the R 18 Dragster.</p>
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2020 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.</p>
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2020 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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Heritage. Pure passion.
The world of the Big Boxer.
<p><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;" lang="EN">You can find all the latest news about the Big Boxer here. From custom builds to the upcoming series bike.&nbsp; Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;"></span></p>
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Concept R 18 /2 makes EICMA debut.
Second BMW Motorrad cruiser concept unveiled.
<p>Just six months ago, BMW Motorrad took the custom scene by storm with the world premiere of the Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Now, a second design study featuring the awe-inspiring 1800cc flat-twin engine has been successfully presented in Milan at the international EICMA motorcycle exhibition.</p> <p><strong>Custom built concept vehicle. Not available for sale.</strong></p>
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Racer goes club style.
LA Speed Shop turns nineT upside down.
<p>When it comes to choppers and bobbers, Chris Richardson from the LA Speed Shop is one of the most capable and well-known customizers in the USA. He has completely revamped the style of a BMW R nineT Racer custom bike build inspired by the California club style.</p>
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2020 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. It is reminiscent of the 1970's and 80's era. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple and dynamic. Back then, in 1923, the BMW opposed-twin engine was already the heart of the entire concept. Today, the R nineT Pure offers you many options to customize your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: for your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel its origin, whether you're customizing it, or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle.&nbsp; </p>
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Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The&nbsp;R nineT&nbsp;is the perfect basis for an individual modification: in just a few short steps, its rear end transforms from a two-seater to a solo, and thanks to the separation between vehicle and engine electronics, gearheads have practically no limits in terms of what they can do. The most widely renowned customizers have run riot on the&nbsp;R nineT. With their unmistakable signatures, they show what can be done with expertise and the modern classic boxer. Curtains up for the Soulfuel bikes!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </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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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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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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2020 F 900 XR
Adventure
XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the new F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile. Even its thrilling design promises pure performance.
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2021 R 1250 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>The world is there to be discovered. There’s always something new. The R 1250 GS is the queen of the touring enduro It’s just made for impassable routes, adverse conditions and the most remote destinations. That is why we have further optimized the high standard of touring suitability and comfort. From driver assistance systems, lighting technology and advanced riding modes to a USB socket, the R 1250 GS Adventure offers you everything you need to explore unknown places. And thanks to the powerful boxer engine with BMW ShiftCam, you can reach any destination with ease. Because we know: Your ideas for travelling the world are endless. Just typical #SpiritOfGS.</p>
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40 years of adventure
Four decades of GS
<p>Ready for any challenge: Since 1980, the GS has stood for limitless adventure and curiosity, both on and off the road. 40 years ago, we presented the R 80 G/S for the first time as the conceptual pioneer of touring enduros, which laid the foundation for a decades-long success story.&nbsp;We are celebrating this anniversary with the special editions of our versatile GS models.&nbsp;The 40 Years GS editions are each a homage to the #SpiritofGS. They boast state-of-the-art technology, but their design is inspired by the legendary R 100 GS and reminds us of the origins of the GS.</p>
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Team USA.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>Following an incredible qualifier in California, three finalist are moving on to compete for the International GS Trophy.</p> <p>These outstanding finalists are sales engineer Harrison Kendrick (22) from North Carolina and Californians Chris Johns (34) and Kevin Jones (41).</p> <p>We caught up with finalists following the qualifier. See what they had to say below!</p>
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2021 F 900 XR
Adventure
<p>XR stands for the uncompromising combination of athleticism and long-distance performance: Adrenaline for days, curve for curve. On the F 900 XR, you can keep hunting these curves without stopping – mile after mile.&nbsp;Even its thrilling design promises pure performance. While the upright, relaxed sitting position and the wind and weather protector show: Only one person decides when your ride is over – you.</p> <p>Thanks to the full assortment of equipment, you are just as well-equipped for sport riding and travel as you are for the city. The F 900 XR is the bike that matches you and your&nbsp;attitude.&nbsp;</p> <p>#NeverStopChallenging</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
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Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&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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2021 F 850 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>This bike was created for long trips and demanding terrains: The F 850 GS Adventure is at home in the world – and it is clear to see. With the enhanced standard equipment like the TFT display and BMW Motorrad Connected, the USB charge port as well as ABS Pro and DTC, this dual-sport motorcycle is even better prepared for long tours around the globe. Experience the #SpiritOfGS with a companion that lets your curiosity run free – regardless of where your travels take you.</p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </p>
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Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </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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2021 F 750 GS - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>The success story of the GS begins in the 80's: Since then, it has stood for curiosity and boundless adventure. The F 750 GS “40 Years GS” edition celebrates this attitude to life: It is an homage to the history of the GS and bears the striking black-yellow of the legendary R 100 GS. Today, as before, it can be identified by its powerful GS flyline. The technical features of the F 750 GS – like its Pro and DTC riding modes – provide control while making your ride enjoyable. There is nothing standing in the way of adventure: Write your own history, be part of the community, and live the #SpiritofGS.</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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2021 F 850 GS Adventure - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>Since 1980, GS has stood for unique motorcycles that are part of every adventure. We are celebrating this year with the &quot;40 Years GS&quot; edition. It is an homage to the history of the GS and invokes the unique look of the legendary R 100 GS while also utilizing the latest technology. A true F 850 GS Adventure with striking flyline and balanced GS ergonomics. With this bike, you can conquer new terrain, take on any adventure, be part of a unique community and live the #SpiritofGS.</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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2021 F 850 GS - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p>The BMW GS is an icon, a true pioneer. For over 40 years, it has combined versatility with a unique riding experience. We are celebrating the anniversary with the F 850 GS &quot;40 Years GS&quot; edition. Its black-yellow look invokes the legendary R 100 GS, bringing 40 years of GS history to life. The striking flyline shows off its GS genes. And thanks to its precise and dynamic technical features, such as Ride Modes Pro, it is the master of every route. Whether on or off road, experience the #SpiritofGS together.</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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2021 R 1250 GS Adventure - Edition 40 Years GS
Adventure
<p><span lang="EN">Pioneer through and through: For four decades, the GS has stood for a longing for vastness and boundless adventure. The R 1250 GS Adventure in the 40 Years GS edition celebrates this #SpiritOfGS: It is a homage to the GS history. In striking black and yellow, it is reminiscent of the iconic R 100 GS and impresses with its state-of-the-art technology and equipment. With the R 1250 GS with its powerful BMW ShiftCam boxer engine and new features, you will overcome limits, effortlessly reach the most distant destinations and be part of a unique community.&nbsp;</span></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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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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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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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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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride. </p>
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2019 C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>The C 400 X gives you the opportunity to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer while you’re on the move. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes the challenges of travel in a city. Just take your favorite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. You can make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become an open space of your own. </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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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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2020 C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT’s stylish and streamlined silhouette&nbsp;emphasizes 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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2019 C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>The C 400 X gives you the opportunity to take advantage of everything that the city has to offer while you’re on the move. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes the challenges of travel in a city. Just take your favorite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. You can make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become an open space of your own. </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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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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