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For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketBRAND/brand_bmw-motorrad_com/en_DE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketBRAND/brand_bmw-motorrad_com/en_DE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The off-road adventure Int. GS Trophy makes tough demands on man and machine. Not only absolutely robust and reliable GS bikes are needed, but also the perfect equipment for rider and bike. Luckily, BMW Motorrad has reliable partners at its side who make a decisive contribution to the success of this unique event with their products and their experience.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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20 - April 27, 2017
Auto Shanghai 2017.
<p>The Auto Shanghai trade fair takes place from 20 to 27 April 2017. It is one of the biggest specialised trade fairs in the Asian region. Manufacturers from all over the world present their latest vehicles and concept studies here. BMW Motorrad will also be represented by several product highlights.<br> </p>
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March 29 - April 2, 2017
Bangkok Motor Show 2017.
<p>The Bangkok International Motor Show takes place from 29 March to 2 April 2017 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Manufacturers from all over the world present their latest models and concept cars here. BMW Motorrad will also be represented by several product highlights.<br> </p>
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Team Ausamerica.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>It has been a big surprise at the Int. Female Team Qualifier in South Africa: Not one, but two teams are going to compete in the International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia. Apart from the team &quot;GS Femme For Fun&quot;, these female participants will give their best and support each other in Mongolia: Julia Maguire (33) from Melbourne / Australia, Jocelin Snow (46) from California / USA and&nbsp;Bettina Nedel (51) from Colorado / USA.</p>
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Team Canada.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>The Canadians do not miss an international GS Trophy: For the fifth time a team from Canada is going to participate in this adventurous journey. The three highly motivated finalists share their passion for GS: Bela Herman (41) from Newmarket / Ontario is a service technician for heavy trucks, Jamie Jones (58) St. George, Ontario, is a stuntman and Joel Goulet (45) from Blainville / Quebec works as an hydraulic excavator operator. </p>
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Team China.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>Their heart beats for motorcycles and with the GS they are looking for new challenges: for the second time in a row, a Chinese team participates in an International GS Trophy. Company owner Xianmeng Bao (42), automotive dealer Chaohui Ruan (37) and Shizhou He (40), owner of a transport company, all originate from the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. For themselves, they have set the goal of living the team spirit, spreading the Spirit of GS and enjoying every moment with the GS and together as friends. &nbsp; </p>
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Team Eurafrica.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>Two years ago, a female team participating in the International GS Trophy was an absolute novelty – now the success story of the GS girls continues: The Int. Female Team Qualifier in South Africa has impressively shown that the riding skills of the female GS riders are at a very high level, so not three but six female participants are going to compete in the event. The team &quot;GS Femme For Fun&quot; consists of Ezelda van Jaarsveld (39) from Pretoria / South Africa, Sonia Barbot (33) from Montpellier / France and&nbsp;Linda Steyn (48) from Kempton Park / South Africa.</p>
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Team South Korea.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They have passed the heavy and exhausting tests and are well prepared for the International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia: The team for Korea is Choi Donghoon (38, Engineer from Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do), Kim Sunho (35, Engineer from Cheonan city) and Kwon Hyukong (43, Cameraman from Seoul). Already in 2014 and 2016, a trio of GS riders competed in the International GS Trophy, which is not only about riding skills, but also about team spirit. </p>
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Team Russia.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They are highly motivated, had a really exhausting qualifier and are addicted to GS. Konstantin Zolotarev (31), Vasily Zhilinsky (38), Alexander Mishkinis (45) are entrepreneurs and come from Moscow. The trio is already the fourth Russian team to participate in an International GS Trophy since 2012. For Mongolia, the three have set themselves a clear goal: victory. In this respect, their preparations are at full blast – they want to improve their driving skills, do more sports and push teamwork. &nbsp; </p>
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Team Southeast Asia.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>In 2016, a composed team for Southeast Asia participated for the first time in the International GS Trophy. In 2018 there will be participants from three different countries: Aris Cuevas (43) comes from Taguig City / he Philippines and is senior project manager of a construction company, the diver Mohd Apis Bin Sagimin (35) lives in Kota Tinggi Johor / Malaysia and Jakit Thawongpeay (36) is a managing director from Rayong / Thailand. The team members are looking forward to improve their riding skills and to picking up the entire potential of their bikes in Mongolia. </p>
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Team UK.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>The British have always been a constant at the International GS Trophy: In 2010, their team participated for the first time. Six years later, they took a podium position and were given the silver medal. All team members are very curious about how far they will come this time – and, of course, to see the Mongolian culture. It is now up to Contracts manager Ben Luker (38) from Solihull, Engine Technician Peter Twigg (55) from Sheffield and Engineer Craig Keyworth (39) from Lincoln to prove themselves. </p>
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Team South Africa.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They took the second place twice and won the first price in 2016: Team South Africa is always right at the forefront. Motorcyle Technician Chris Meyer (39) from George / Southern Cape, Systems Engineer Eugene Fourie (39) from Centurion / Pretoria and Motorcycle Technician Mark Ian Dickinson (33) from Magalieskruin / Pretoria are responsible for repeated success. Nevertheless, the most appealing thing for them is meeting fellow GS riders and friends from all over the world. </p>
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6 - July 8, 2018
BMW Motorrad Days 2018.
<p>Three days of partying, riding and talking shop: the 18th year of the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 6th to 8th July 2018 will be a real experience for any motorcyclist. Every year, about 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts meet at the foot of Germany's highest mountain to experience new BMW Motorrad products up-close, and discover world firsts. Touching and trying is definitely allowed, you can also have a test ride on the latests models. There's also a variety of other attractions, including breath-taking stunt shows and heart-stopping dare-devil performances in the motodrom. Riders who want to explore winding roads and narrow switchbacks can sign up for one of the various Alpine excursions. &nbsp;</p>
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24 - March 26, 2017
BMT Berlin 2017.
<p>The 21st Berliner Motorrad Tage, abbreviated BMT, take place from 24 to 26 March 2017. Motorcycle fans can marvel at the bikes of the coming season for three days long here, along with a great deal of clothing and accessories. Breathtaking stunt action rounds off the accompanying program. BMW Motorrad is there too and will be showing off its latest models.<br> </p>
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GS Trophy 2010.
Through South Africa in 7 days.
<p>10 teams from 13 nations fought for the victory on an approximately 2000 kilometer long route across South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. In doing so, the participants had to pass numerous special challenges. Among them exhausting river crossings, demanding rides through the jungle as well as long and deep mud passages.&nbsp; </p>
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GS Trophy 2012.
Through South America in 7 days.
<p>After 2,000 kilometres of incredible riding terrain and numerous Special tests designed to showcase the best riding skills – and at the same time highlighting any weaknesses in technique – Team Germany emerged as the clear winner in this unique competition for BMW GS enthusiasts the world over. </p>
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GS Trophy 2014.
Through Canada in 7 days.
<p>16 teams from 18 nations competed in the Rocky Mountains. If you add the organization and logistics team to it, more than 120 people were involved in this motorbike event, for which more than 2300 kilometers were covered in the Canadian provinces Alberta and British Columbia.&nbsp; </p>
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"If I knew back then, what I know now..."
How Andy gets ready for the round-the-world adventure.
<p>As he makes final preparations for The Marathon Ride, BMW Motorrad-supported rider Andy Dukes has realised that he should have spent at least six months planning his trip of a lifetime. But when time and money are tight, sometimes you just have to squeeze everything into two. Here are Andy’s top tips for quickly getting ready for a round-the-world adventure. </p>
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Two wheels, two families.
How the GS changed the life of Faizal Sukree.
<p>What started out as a round-the-world ride has led to participation in the International GS Trophy, off-road instructor training and International Tour Guide status. Malaysian rider Faizal Sukree explains how being part of the BMW Motorrad family has quite literally opened up a whole world of opportunity. </p>
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How a bike changed their lives.
GS means more than motorcycling.
<p>Courage, curiosity and a desire for adventure unites GS riders. They are authentic, fully embody this spirit and are part of an ever-expanding community. Four men and one woman went on the tour of their lives and experienced the &quot;One World – One R 1200 GS&quot; campaign: Herbert Unger, Stephanie Rowe, Stéphane Gautronneau, Salvador Echevarría and Alessio Cigolini. Each of them has an absolutely unique biography and personal connection with the passion for motorcycling.&nbsp; </p>
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By Royal Appointment.
Riding the trip of the world with a royal GS.
<p>Our intrepid round-the-world rider Andy Dukes has made it all the way from the UK to the Kingdom of Bhutan. And what better person to show him the hidden delights of the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ than Dasho Sangay Wangchuk, a hard-riding BMW GS owner and brother-in-law to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk. </p>
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Riding with Ryan
When the going gets tough, Ryan Pyle wants to ride there.
<p>BMW rider Ryan Pyle is a Canadian who is passionate to educate the rest of the world about some of the remotest parts of the planet and the people who live there. To find and document them for his Tough Rides TV series, he rides a GS. </p>
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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
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The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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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Directions & Accommodation.
<p>Arrival, hotels, camp site: you can find all information on arrival and accommodation at the BMW Motorrad Days here, as well as&nbsp;the most exciting routes from the north, south, east and west. Even on site, a tour through the alpine landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its wonderful mountain panorama is definitely part of the weekend programme. We have put together the best routes for you here. You can record them with the REVER app and share them with your community. &nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
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1 - July 3, 2016
BMW Motorrad Days 2016.
<p>Since 2001, Garmisch-Partenkirchen transforms into a Mecca for BMW motorcycle fans at the beginning of July: thrilling stunt shows, Live music, parties and the latest models of BMW Motorrad get the hearts of thousands of motorcycle fans all over the world beating faster. Admission is free.</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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
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Event & Program.
<p>Stunt shows in the event arena, gravity experiments in the motodrome and a whole host of live music: with this year's programme at the BMW Motorrad Days, three action-packed days await you once again. You can find all information and regular updates regarding the BMW Motorrad Days 2017 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen here. &nbsp; </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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Sponsors.
<p>Great performance, strong partner: The BMW Motorrad Days are not least a successful event due to numerous sponsors who make a significant contribution with their expertise and products to the success of the three-day event. We would like to thank you for this great cooperation and look forward to further BMW Motorrad Days with you. &nbsp; </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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Capture
Never lose focus. Follow your own road. Keep riding it out. Make Life a Ride.
Compete
Your hands on the handlebars. Your fingers on the throttle. And both eyes on the road ahead. Make Life a Ride.
Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
Surf.
Embrace the wind. Feel how it can change direction. Just like you do. Make Life a Ride.
<p></p> <p><b>It always gets darkest before sunrise. But I don't need light to know where I am riding.</b><br> The salt in the air and the noise of the waves lead the way. The trembling engine beneath me is an appetizer for the undulating floods in front of me. I turn my wrist and get carried away on the top of a dune, hours before most people even wake up.</p>
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7 - July 9, 2017
BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
<p>Since 2001, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been transforming into a Mecca for BMW motorcycle fans at the beginning of July: thrilling stunt shows, live music, parties and the latest models of BMW Motorrad raise the heart rate of thousands of motorcycle fans all over the world. Admission is free.<br> </p>
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A french heritage.
BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose presented at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Every year the resort of Biarritz revs up for a combination of cool bikes, art, surfing and partying at the Wheels and Waves. Following the unveiling of the BMW Concept Path 22 scrambler there in 2015, this year’s visitors were treated to a first look at another special BMW bike – the Concept Lac Rose – with a uniquely French heritage. </p>
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MissionSouth motorcycle tour for charity.
<p>Imagine you and your friends are heading out on a motorcycle trip from Europe to West Africa. And imagine you're not only fulfilling your own dream, you're also making one come true for disadvantaged children in Africa.</p> <p>That's exactly what a club called MotorCircus from Berlin plans to do. These guys are already well known in the BMW Motorrad community for their MissionManx road trip film. The film documented their trip to the Isle of Man for the most legendary motorcycle racing festival on the planet: the Classic TT. MotorCircus combines the love of customising, building and riding old BMW boxers with another passion altogether: While racking up miles, they raise money for a medical aid project in Serrekunda that they've been committed to since 2008.</p>
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One for all.
Nate Kern turns racing into a community experience.
<p>No one thrills crowds just as much as motorcycle racer Nate Kern. That's important to him because his fans give him something that he sorely missed before starting his career. With his infectious passion for BMW motorcycles, the American racer is reaching people – and driving a brand. <strong></strong> </p>
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Dakar by bike.
Insider tips from rally legend Hubert Auriol.
<p>Hubert Auriol knows the former destination of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally like the inside of his motorcycle jacket pocket. He recently returned to his favourite spots in the Senegalese capital. Tips for a motorcycle tour in Dakar. </p>
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Riding pleasure behind the scenes.
The making of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
<p>The filming of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge was not just a challenge for the G 310 R. Filming went on for two nights long, countless neon tubes were fitted, longboards were burnt, hours of film material were generated and of course litres of coffee were drunk. And the fun behind the scenes did not come up short either. Chris Northover among others made sure of this with his constantly high spirits, even at 4 in the morning. </p>
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Chris Gonschor
Driving innovation forward at full throttle.
<p>The fact that a fully carbon frame with matching all-carbon wheels cannot simply be plucked from up your sleeve should be clear to everyone. You at least have to roll up your sleeves and whoever these sleeves belong to not only feels good when going at full throttle, but also feels bad when not enough progress is being made. </p>
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Peter Hickman
At 300 km/h in the tunnel. Peter Hickman is kind of person who throws caution to the wind.
<p>You have to be a bit crazy to go round winding road racing circuits at 300 km/h. Peter Hickman says you were either born with it or not. So it's not madness. Because that would be overthinking it. And thinking doesn't get you anywhere. Feeling is how you get somewhere. Find out what feeling resonates inside him when atop the HP4 RACE – in the following.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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Sepp Mächler
Sometimes you need your elbows.
<p> You might think that leaving the ideal line is not desirable. But this is precisely where success lies. You have to leave the line that everyone rides in order to get ahead. The raw knee and elbow slides come free with the corners.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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14 - January 22, 2017
Brussels Motor Show 2017.
<p>From 14 to 22 January 2017, the 95th European Motor Show will take place in Brussels. It is an international exhibition for light commercial vehicles, caravans and motorcycles. Alongside innovative products from renowned vehicle manufacturers, you can also see the latest models from BMW Motorrad here.<br> <br> </p>
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The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
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20 - May 22, 2016
Concorso d'Eleganza 2016.
<p>Every year in May, an array of bold designer students and odd, particularly aesthetic old timers turn out in force on the banks of Lake Como in northern Italy. Countless motorcycling fans then pilgrim to the picturesque comune of Cernobbio, in order to visit the event known as the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este and allow themselves to be swept up not only by the staggeringly beautiful models of eras gone by, but also by the future of cars and motorcycles.</p>
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Jump into the adventure.
GS legends go further.
<p>It is an icon. A forerunner. A pioneer. No other motorcycle supports the jump into the adventure as reliably as a BMW GS. Just as the bikes also the creators are true legends. They are the fathers of the GS. Many drivers experience unforgettable stories thanks to them. We call it the “Spirit of GS”. </p>
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Made for winning.
BMW motorcycles are on the road to success from the outset.
<p>From the Six Days of the twenties to the quadruple victory at the Dakar rally: the offroad sporting history of the blue-white brand starts with the first BMW motorcycle. And the riders are keen for spectacular BMW victories and championships. &nbsp; </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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"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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A seven-day test of strength.
High temperatures, river crossings and rocky mountain passes.
<p>"The sixth edition of the International GS Trophy was not for the faint of heart: teams had to endure seven days full of special challenges and highly intense daily stages in temperatures of over 30 degrees. These included exhausting river crossings, arduous journeys through mountainous regions and difficult agility challenges.</p> <p>"The competition was tough and exciting from beginning to end," remarked Heiner Faust, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad. And he was not exaggerating: The Int. GS Trophy 2016 was quite something. Challenges with names like "Broken Bridge", "Pit Stop", and "Helicopter Pad", only hint at the kind of demanding tasks facing the participants.</p> <p>Over the seven days, GS riders had to complete a total of 19 tests, all requiring riding skills, agility and team spirit. But the special tests were not the only reasons for participants to break out in a sweat. Temperatures of over 30°C brought to mind the 2010 Int. GS Trophy in South Africa. Together with the high humidity of Southeast Asia, it was among our hottest events ever.</p>
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Blown away by the Land of Smiles.
Winding off-road stretches, mountain roads and steep hairpin turns.
<p>Riders in the 2016 International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy had to put their skills to the test. The landscape of the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, is formed by a number of challenging routes. </p>
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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
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The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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>
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6 - July 8, 2018
BMW Motorrad Days 2018.
<p>Three days of partying, riding and talking shop: the 18th year of the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 6th to 8th July 2018 will be a real experience for any motorcyclist. Every year, about 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts meet at the foot of Germany's highest mountain to experience new BMW Motorrad products up-close, and discover world firsts. Touching and trying is definitely allowed, you can also have a test ride on the latests models. There's also a variety of other attractions, including breath-taking stunt shows and heart-stopping dare-devil performances in the motodrom. Riders who want to explore winding roads and narrow switchbacks can sign up for one of the various Alpine excursions. &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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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>
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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Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
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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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketBRAND/brand_bmw-motorrad_com/en_DE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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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 taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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>
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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Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
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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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
Learn more
The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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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Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
Surf.
Embrace the wind. Feel how it can change direction. Just like you do. Make Life a Ride.
<p></p> <p><b>It always gets darkest before sunrise. But I don't need light to know where I am riding.</b><br> The salt in the air and the noise of the waves lead the way. The trembling engine beneath me is an appetizer for the undulating floods in front of me. I turn my wrist and get carried away on the top of a dune, hours before most people even wake up.</p>
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Riding pleasure behind the scenes.
The making of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
<p>The filming of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge was not just a challenge for the G 310 R. Filming went on for two nights long, countless neon tubes were fitted, longboards were burnt, hours of film material were generated and of course litres of coffee were drunk. And the fun behind the scenes did not come up short either. Chris Northover among others made sure of this with his constantly high spirits, even at 4 in the morning. </p>
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The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
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Longboard & Bike.
Urban sports: high above the city.
<p>Chris and Guto are teaming up to conquer the roads in and around São Paulo. See here how rapidly the pair pick up speed. Chris Northover is just a good guy who loves motorcycling so much he's made a career out of it. Guto is a Brazilian longboarder who's been skateboarding for over seven years. Their passion for speed and cornering joins the pair together – regardless of whether they are on two wheels or four Allow it to take you away too. </p>
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"Keep pushing designers to their limits".
Designer Alexander Buckan talks about the BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a striking stunt bike: One look at its unique design and you can tell that it was a lot of fun to create. Senior Designer Alexander Buckan talks to BMW Motorrad about the design process, Chris Pfeiffer's influence and the initial reactions to the bike.</p> <p><b>How many people were involved in the design process?</b></p> <p>The whole team is involved in design projects. This project was no exception. Ola Stenegard, Volker Hohdorf, Vianney Selosse, Bianca-Maria Hoffmann and I were involved in the process. The project was headed by Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad.</p> <p><b>What was your role?</b></p> <p>I was the senior designer. It's difficult to explain my role exactly. I'm more like a design mentor or you could even call me the art manager. After all, someone has to ensure that everyone does what I want (he grins). But joking aside, I manage the designers and serve as the link between the workshop, the designers and the marketing team.</p>
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Ten years in the BMW Motorrad spotlight.
Fearing nothing: motorcycle junkie Chris Pfeiffer.
<p>Chris Pfeiffer takes the philosophy "Make Life A Ride" as far as it can go. BMW Motorrad has stood behind the stunt rider in his daring stunts for ten years. </p>
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Determined.
Champion in overcoming challenges.
<p>Sarah Lezito already achieved a lot but is still constantly on the hunt for new challenges. With the G 310 R, she made an appearance in the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge, a late-night car park race with bikes and longboards. That sounds like fun – and like Sarah. </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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World Premieres & 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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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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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
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Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
Moving to the next level with the G 310 R.
<p>On to the next challenge with the G 310 R – the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge. This means: 2 teams, 2 bikes, 2 longboards, a multi-storey car park and a lot of riding pleasure. Curve by curve and level by level, both teams experience the flow. The challenge requires ability, riding skill and a generous slice of fun. Just right for Sarah, Chris, Guto and Sebastian.&nbsp; </p>
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For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketBRAND/brand_bmw-motorrad_com/en_DE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
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The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketBRAND/brand_bmw-motorrad_com/en_DE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
Learn more
The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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>
Learn more
Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
Surf.
Embrace the wind. Feel how it can change direction. Just like you do. Make Life a Ride.
<p></p> <p><b>It always gets darkest before sunrise. But I don't need light to know where I am riding.</b><br> The salt in the air and the noise of the waves lead the way. The trembling engine beneath me is an appetizer for the undulating floods in front of me. I turn my wrist and get carried away on the top of a dune, hours before most people even wake up.</p>
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A french heritage.
BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose presented at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Every year the resort of Biarritz revs up for a combination of cool bikes, art, surfing and partying at the Wheels and Waves. Following the unveiling of the BMW Concept Path 22 scrambler there in 2015, this year’s visitors were treated to a first look at another special BMW bike – the Concept Lac Rose – with a uniquely French heritage. </p>
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MissionSouth motorcycle tour for charity.
<p>Imagine you and your friends are heading out on a motorcycle trip from Europe to West Africa. And imagine you're not only fulfilling your own dream, you're also making one come true for disadvantaged children in Africa.</p> <p>That's exactly what a club called MotorCircus from Berlin plans to do. These guys are already well known in the BMW Motorrad community for their MissionManx road trip film. The film documented their trip to the Isle of Man for the most legendary motorcycle racing festival on the planet: the Classic TT. MotorCircus combines the love of customising, building and riding old BMW boxers with another passion altogether: While racking up miles, they raise money for a medical aid project in Serrekunda that they've been committed to since 2008.</p>
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One for all.
Nate Kern turns racing into a community experience.
<p>No one thrills crowds just as much as motorcycle racer Nate Kern. That's important to him because his fans give him something that he sorely missed before starting his career. With his infectious passion for BMW motorcycles, the American racer is reaching people – and driving a brand. <strong></strong> </p>
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Dakar by bike.
Insider tips from rally legend Hubert Auriol.
<p>Hubert Auriol knows the former destination of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally like the inside of his motorcycle jacket pocket. He recently returned to his favourite spots in the Senegalese capital. Tips for a motorcycle tour in Dakar. </p>
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The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
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ROAD TRIP WITH THE R NINE T.
On tour with a classic boxer
<p>there are many reasons for the success of the BMW R nineT: the purist design, the casual look, or even the manufactured like construction. Add to this the excellent customisation options. But above all it is the incredible driving experience that lets you enjoy very long distances. The 36-year-old American Sean Patrick did exactly such a road trip. And after more than 2,500 miles on his nineT he is strongly convinced that everyone should do such a tour.</p>
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THE COLOURFUL DUTCHMAN.
Marcel Bastiaans – an artist with a thirst for life and motorcycles.
<p>What gets an artist going in the morning? For Marcel Bastiaans, it's the desire to make the world a little happier. That idea is what gets him out of bed and into the studio in the morning. His works and exhibits have received worldwide acclaim. His philosophy is also joyful and simple: Do what you love and the rest will fall into place. BMW Motorrad recently met the cheerful Dutchman, who has an irresistible passion for painting and of course motorcycles.</p>
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Treasure-hunting in a garage.
Sebastian Gutsch and the fascination of classic motorcycles.
<p>Sebastian Gutsch has been restoring old BMW motorcycles for decades. His bikes are more than just good-looking. The lawyer from Munich also rides his creations at vintage bike races and was one of the first to ride the R 5 Hommage at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the elegance competition for classic cars. After all, the original engine installed in the bike comes from his own collection. Just one of the many rare finds and stories from his garage.</p>
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Micha's "Kraftherz" K 100.
Motorcycling for work-life balance.
<p>Growing up in her native Austria, Michaela Sonderegger bought her first motorcycle at the age of 16 with the proceeds from her holiday job. A few bikes and many miles of riding later, we meet the economist on her personally customised K 100 and talked to her about her passion for motorcycles.</p>
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R 90 CAFÉ RACER.
A Nordic soul and his special motorcycle from Alaska.
<p>The growing trend of restoring BMW motorcycles is sweeping the world. In Alaska, a genuine R 90 Café Racer recently attracted our attention. We wanted to find out more about owner Erik Christensen and his astonishing Boxer named 'Catalyst'. A bike he built to inspire kindred spirits.</p>
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Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The off-road adventure Int. GS Trophy makes tough demands on man and machine. Not only absolutely robust and reliable GS bikes are needed, but also the perfect equipment for rider and bike. Luckily, BMW Motorrad has reliable partners at its side who make a decisive contribution to the success of this unique event with their products and their experience.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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"If I knew back then, what I know now..."
How Andy gets ready for the round-the-world adventure.
<p>As he makes final preparations for The Marathon Ride, BMW Motorrad-supported rider Andy Dukes has realised that he should have spent at least six months planning his trip of a lifetime. But when time and money are tight, sometimes you just have to squeeze everything into two. Here are Andy’s top tips for quickly getting ready for a round-the-world adventure. </p>
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Two wheels, two families.
How the GS changed the life of Faizal Sukree.
<p>What started out as a round-the-world ride has led to participation in the International GS Trophy, off-road instructor training and International Tour Guide status. Malaysian rider Faizal Sukree explains how being part of the BMW Motorrad family has quite literally opened up a whole world of opportunity. </p>
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How a bike changed their lives.
GS means more than motorcycling.
<p>Courage, curiosity and a desire for adventure unites GS riders. They are authentic, fully embody this spirit and are part of an ever-expanding community. Four men and one woman went on the tour of their lives and experienced the &quot;One World – One R 1200 GS&quot; campaign: Herbert Unger, Stephanie Rowe, Stéphane Gautronneau, Salvador Echevarría and Alessio Cigolini. Each of them has an absolutely unique biography and personal connection with the passion for motorcycling.&nbsp; </p>
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By Royal Appointment.
Riding the trip of the world with a royal GS.
<p>Our intrepid round-the-world rider Andy Dukes has made it all the way from the UK to the Kingdom of Bhutan. And what better person to show him the hidden delights of the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ than Dasho Sangay Wangchuk, a hard-riding BMW GS owner and brother-in-law to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk. </p>
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Riding with Ryan
When the going gets tough, Ryan Pyle wants to ride there.
<p>BMW rider Ryan Pyle is a Canadian who is passionate to educate the rest of the world about some of the remotest parts of the planet and the people who live there. To find and document them for his Tough Rides TV series, he rides a GS. </p>
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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
Learn more
The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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>
Learn more
Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
Surf.
Embrace the wind. Feel how it can change direction. Just like you do. Make Life a Ride.
<p></p> <p><b>It always gets darkest before sunrise. But I don't need light to know where I am riding.</b><br> The salt in the air and the noise of the waves lead the way. The trembling engine beneath me is an appetizer for the undulating floods in front of me. I turn my wrist and get carried away on the top of a dune, hours before most people even wake up.</p>
Learn more
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Learn more
Jump into the adventure.
GS legends go further.
<p>It is an icon. A forerunner. A pioneer. No other motorcycle supports the jump into the adventure as reliably as a BMW GS. Just as the bikes also the creators are true legends. They are the fathers of the GS. Many drivers experience unforgettable stories thanks to them. We call it the “Spirit of GS”. </p>
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Made for winning.
BMW motorcycles are on the road to success from the outset.
<p>From the Six Days of the twenties to the quadruple victory at the Dakar rally: the offroad sporting history of the blue-white brand starts with the first BMW motorcycle. And the riders are keen for spectacular BMW victories and championships. &nbsp; </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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"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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A seven-day test of strength.
High temperatures, river crossings and rocky mountain passes.
<p>"The sixth edition of the International GS Trophy was not for the faint of heart: teams had to endure seven days full of special challenges and highly intense daily stages in temperatures of over 30 degrees. These included exhausting river crossings, arduous journeys through mountainous regions and difficult agility challenges.</p> <p>"The competition was tough and exciting from beginning to end," remarked Heiner Faust, Head of Sales and Marketing at BMW Motorrad. And he was not exaggerating: The Int. GS Trophy 2016 was quite something. Challenges with names like "Broken Bridge", "Pit Stop", and "Helicopter Pad", only hint at the kind of demanding tasks facing the participants.</p> <p>Over the seven days, GS riders had to complete a total of 19 tests, all requiring riding skills, agility and team spirit. But the special tests were not the only reasons for participants to break out in a sweat. Temperatures of over 30°C brought to mind the 2010 Int. GS Trophy in South Africa. Together with the high humidity of Southeast Asia, it was among our hottest events ever.</p>
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Blown away by the Land of Smiles.
Winding off-road stretches, mountain roads and steep hairpin turns.
<p>Riders in the 2016 International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy had to put their skills to the test. The landscape of the Golden Triangle of Southeast Asia, where the borders of Thailand, Burma and Laos meet, is formed by a number of challenging routes. </p>
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One for all, all for one.
"I'll help you, but I still want to win".
<p>You can't lift a 238-kilo motorcycle over a tree trunk by yourself. And that was actually the whole point. The teams had to demonstrate what team spirit means. </p> <p>Pulling the GS on a gravel road in the scorching heat. This challenge pushed the teams to their limits. But the riders didn't give up and instead joined forces to pull the heavily loaded bike on the bumpy path. The extreme challenges that the riders experienced in Thailand brought them closer together. They forged a community and friendships that will endure beyond their shared adventure. </p> <p>Participants hailed from every corner of the earth and met for the first time at the Int. GS Trophy. But from the very beginning, this enduro adventure enjoyed an extremely supportive atmosphere.</p>
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One million kilometres.
100 countries covered on a motorcycle.
<p>Martin never leaves his motorcycle behind on his trips through the desert: The photographer always has to assemble and reassemble his machine for his journeys. But to him, the effort is worth it.</p> <p>"I've travelled over a million kilometres by motorcycle", says motorcycle adventurer Michael Martin. On his latest expedition, "Planet Desert", he rode a BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. For this project, Martin tackled Mongolia, the most challenging desert for a motorcycle. He crossed the Gobi desert in -40°C temperatures. Martin installed spikes in his studded tyres in order to ride on the frozen desert.</p>
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"I had to learn how to ride a motorcycle in the desert first."
Interview with desert expert Michael Martin
<p>Geographer Michael Martin has been travelling across deserts on a GS for 30 years.</p> <p>Now he's on tour presenting his "Planet Desert" project. In an interview with BMW Motorrad, he talks about the dangers of the desert, his experiences with his motorcycle and his plans for the future.</p>
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From Africa to Antarctica.
Projects all over the world.
<p>Snow storms, sand storms, temperatures from -50 to + 50 degrees Celsius: Such conditions never stop Michael Martin from pursuing trip after trip in the world's extreme places. Martin's many photobooks, books, photographic essays and films deliver insights into his adventures. </p>
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Ice cold passion.
An interview with Guinness world record holder Robert Gull.
<p>As soon as ice and snow appear in Sweden Robert Gull gets crazy - and so do his ideas. Robert modifies his own motorcycles in such a way that neither snow nor ice are safe from him. BMW Motorrad met with the Guinness world record holder, who wheelied at 200 km/h across the ice for the interview.</p>
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Adventures in heat and ice.
The desert: Michael Martin's home.
<p>Geographer Michael Martin explored a variety of different deserts and polar regions for the &quot;Planet Desert&quot; project. He experienced extreme heat, dryness and icy cold on his 40 trips. The photographer also travelled on his motorcycle through these extreme regions. The photographer undertook difficult trips and expeditions to the most far-flung corners of the globe on his GS. Almost half of the Earth's land surface is covered by arid areas, cold deserts and polar deserts. While the cold and icy deserts are found beyond the two polar circles, the arid areas are stretched along two belts along the Earth's two tropic lines. Martin follows these four extreme zones for this project. He has photographed arid deserts, cold deserts and polar deserts, not to mention extraordinary experiences on his motorcycle. </p>
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We live and breathe for the spirit of GS.
We share the adventure.
<p>Caution, contagious! Wherever your journey takes you and whoever accompanies you, the GS ambassadors are spreading the spirit of GS around the world. They fascinate with their adventures. They excite with their tales. And with their courage they inspire you to go out and discover the unknown. 
We can only introduce a few here, because more and more of you are becoming infected and being carried away by the spirit of GS.</p>
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Taste the spirit of GS for yourself.
Adventure for everyone.
<p>We want to travel round the whole world or simply get a taste of adventure. We want to better ourselves or simply leave for a tour lasting several days. Or we simply want to ride GS here and now. Adventure has no limits. Adventure is not selective. Anyone can have an adventure. Because GS is everywhere and for everyone.</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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Tracks in the sand.
How the fathers of the GS successes gave birth to a legend.
<p>Gifted hands were responsible both for creating the BMW GS and for riding it. They smoothed the off-road trails for the bike and made it into an icon for rally and off-road sport. In the high-class manufacturer HPN, the fathers of the GS come together to relive the history they themselves helped write.&nbsp; </p>
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On the road everywhere, at home everywhere.
Each GS is a milestone.
<p>Each success story has a beginning. For the GS, it all began in 1980, when BMW Motorrad presented the world's first large dual-sport motorcycle in southern France with the R 80 G/S. Since then, the manufacturer has been setting the benchmark in this segment. And has constantly been writing success stories. &nbsp; </p>
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Bavarian engineered beer.
Best served chilled from the airstream.
<p>We have developed a beer that has been brewed especially for you – bikers. The BMW Motorrad non-alcoholic Bavarian engineered Beer (&lt; 0,5% vol) is bottled by the Nittenauer Brewery. A handcrafted beer without the booze. Malty, hoppy, authentic. Non-alcoholic, strictly limited. A beer, as is BMW, made in Bavaria! A beer for bikers. Bavarian engineered Beer. To be enjoyed chilled by a rider's air stream. </p>
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The taste of freedom.
<p>Every biker has a different association with the taste of freedom. This is why we asked you what an adventurer, a tourer and a roadster taste like – and have transformed your suggestions into refreshing beer cocktails with the help of a bar keeper. Non-alcoholic and based on our Bavarian engineered beer, a unique cocktail was created for every riding style. Enjoy! Cheers! To your health. </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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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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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 July 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </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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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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Create.
Life is not a highway. It’s a road made of intersections, peaks, dips and turns. Created by nobody else but you. Make Life a Ride.
Play.
Your quest lies not in settling down. But in finding your own path to happiness. Make Life a Ride.
Surf.
Embrace the wind. Feel how it can change direction. Just like you do. Make Life a Ride.
<p></p> <p><b>It always gets darkest before sunrise. But I don't need light to know where I am riding.</b><br> The salt in the air and the noise of the waves lead the way. The trembling engine beneath me is an appetizer for the undulating floods in front of me. I turn my wrist and get carried away on the top of a dune, hours before most people even wake up.</p>
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The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
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