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The International GS Trophy 2024
Welcome to Namibia
<p>The venue of the Int. GS Trophy 2024 has been announced: the off-road adventure will be taking us to Namibia. Now that the Int. GS Trophy has travelled around all continents throughout the globe, it returns to where it all began – Africa. Namibia impresses with beautiful landscapes, what are know as the big five and many other animal species. Hot days end with crimson sunsets. The night sky that follows is overwhelming and starry. The trip to Namibia will be a unique experience with a lot of <strong>#SpiritOfGS</strong>. We can hardly wait!</p>
The Pure&Crafted Festival 2023
Music, motorcycles and art
<p>We anticipate it eagerly for ages and yet it is over in a flash. The sixth edition of the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin was a resounding success. Numerous music and motorbike lovers filled the hall of the Nåpoleon Komplex with positive vibes and high spirits on this hot July weekend. With live music from artists such as Cari Cari and Drangsal, delicious soul food and plenty of customising inspiration, Heritage fans got bang for their buck.</p>
Major challenges and new friendships
2022 International GS Trophy
<p>Spectacular journeys across rugged rocks, sand and mud, strenuous trial challenges – riders have given it their all. On 4 September 2022, the ultimate off-road adventure launched in Albania’s pristine dream setting: the 8th Int. GS Trophy. The seven-day challenge is an once-in-a-lifetime experience that demands everything from international participants: courage, skill and perseverance. Tests the 57 participants took required great skill, but above all genuine team spirit – absolute #SpiritOfGS.</p>
„The Future Shack” von BMW Motorrad
Visions of the future start here
<p>It all starts here. Three protagonists will be accompanying the launch of “The Future Shack” and, together with BMW Motorrad developers, they will talk about new ideas and technologies for the mobility of the future. Episode 1 brings the Home of our Visions to life. Be inspired and delve into our Creative Space.</p>
"The Future Shack” by BMW Motorrad
Your future of urban mobility
<p>We have never been more mobile. Being on the move means having arrived. So far, so contemporary. But how will it be tomorrow? How do we want to live? How will we balance the desire for maximum mobility with environmental demands? How do we want to shape urban life? Like ourselves? Together with content creators, we look for answers as part of “The Future Shack” project. Logical answers. And ones that feel right. Answers that match our values. In this process, we are rethinking the future. Be inspired.</p>
BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY
Move the way you want
<p>The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is an idea. Our idea of future mobility. We call it &quot;adaptive mobility&quot;. In the future, you will use precisely the routes you want to use. You will arrive at your destination as quickly or as relaxed as possible. And all this with the same vehicle. Some aspects of this vision are already reality: an electric drive, high individuality, a unique design.</p>
BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02
Vibrantly different
<p>Your life – every day. 24 hours. A job for life and nine to five? Not for you. Time out from a time out? Your life is not a straight line. You don't live in the fast lane. You are everywhere – all the time. Always by your side: the BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02. The city is full of opportunities and you are in control – because this is your life.</p>
Made for the city
The BMW Definition CE 04 is seamlessly integrated into your life.
<p>Quickly get from A to B. From work to your friend’s place, from a café to the city. Flexible, spontaneous, always networked: driver, smartphone and the Definition CE 04. Its drive is completely emission-free, the design completely rethought. With the BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04, we are consistently continuing what we started in our first electric maxi-scooter BMW C evolution and the concept bike Concept Link – maximising mobility and pleasure. Electric and emission-free, networked, permanently #PluggedToLife.</p>
Limitless #Soulfuel
The new Heritage models
<p>Experience the passion of yesteryear with today's technology on the road and show who you are - that is what #Soulfuel stands for. Our new Heritage models are the result of a long history in which we keep reinventing ourselves. What began in 1923 with the legendary BMW R 32 and its boxer engine is now being continued with the technically revised R nineT family and the new members of the R 18 family, the BMW R 18 B and the BMW R 18 Transcontinental.</p>
Total passion
R 18 Spirit of Passion by Kingston Custom
<p>&quot;This won’t be just any old, stunning PR bike. It will be one with a soul, a spirit.” In just a few words Dirk Oehlerking makes clear what he – and his modified R 18 – stand for. Kingston Custom bikes are always something very special. They have names such as White Phantom or Good Ghost. And that’s not the only reason they put the fear of God into some and make the hair on enthusiasts’ necks stand on end. Even Dirk himself is gripped by total passion each time he does as much as think about his projects. However, there was something else involved in the R 18 “mega project”: a responsibility like never before.</p>
Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
<p>Roland Sands is known for his daring designs with sports racing influences. He combines styles and knows no limits. When modifying the R 18, he draws inspiration from his father’s drag racing days: He reduces the mighty cruiser to the essentials and gears it up for maximum speed on straight roads. The result is a straight-line dragster with an iconic boxer engine – the R 18 Dragster.</p>
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>
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.  </p>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Mechanics & style enthusiasts.
Custom craftsmanship.
<p>PURE riders are individualists. Bikes express their individuality. They're sophisticated and expressive, just like the bikes they ride. Not many people are brave enough to build a custom motorcycle, but those who do it are driven by PURE passion and turn their customers' dreams into true icons.</p> <p>More and more renowned custom shops are converting old twin-valve BMWs into unique works of art. These are just a few, we'll keep adding more. In the future, the nineT may form a new basis for customising.</p>
Strikingly different.
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>It's loud, and it attracts attention – the new stunt concept study from BMW Motorrad. A single-cylinder roadster with the unique design of a stunt bike. One look and it's obvious how much riding pleasure this concept bike delivers.</p>
The one who dances with the bike.
Stunt rider Mattie Griffin and the G 310 R.
<p>He is referred to as an artist on the motorcycle – and a dancer: Mattie Griffin. With spectacular tricks on the G 310 R, the Irish stunt riding star enthralled the audience at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.</p>
Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel &quot;Riders in the Storm&quot; by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
A storm is brewing...
The new graphic novel riders in the storm is about to be published.
<p>The long wait for comic fans and BMW motorcycle enthusiasts will soon be over: The new graphic novel 'Riders in the Storm' will soon be available worldwide, both as English and German language editions. Here is a short preview of what you can expect from the unique limited edition collector's issue. </p>
Built in Berlin.
A glimpse into the manufactory of the HP4 RACE.
<p>Can a motorcycle manufacturer launch a race bike within 14 months? Absolutely. But combining the worlds of performance and production is no easy task. A race against the clock begins in the manufactory of the BMW Motorrad plant: 750 units of the HP4 RACE – built in Berlin.   </p>
Ready, steady, race!
With the HP4 RACE on the Isle of Man.
<p>Spectacular test on the Isle of Man: Peter Hickman rides the HP4 RACE on the fastest course in the world and projects the future with the innovative motorcycle on the tradition-steeped racetrack. A test run on the limit. </p>
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.  Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif;color: black;"></span></p>
LEGO® Technic™ M 1000 RR
Building like no other.
<p>You are driven by the fascinating original. It’s a passion that dominates you. For you, every detail, every millimetre, every technical feature counts. You love this feeling and bring it to life on the street, on the racetrack and now finally also at home: the first M LEGO® model ever and the largest LEGO® Technic motorcycle model to date has been created in close cooperation with LEGO® Technic designers: The LEGO® Technic M RR at a scale of 1:5. The specifications were clear – maximum precision to make what had previously been impossible possible. Parts were designed from scratch if they did not meet the strict requirements, something that was also done with the original. That’s exactly what “Born on the Racetrack. Build at home.” represents. </p>
Highlights 2020.
Learn here what awaits you.
<p>Your curiosity still isn't sated? Are you dying to learn what the next year will offer? Then you've come to the right place: We offer a number of highlights for fans and riders. Whether they are new releases to the BMW Motorrad product range or exciting events: Look with us to the year 2020 and let us show you the most exciting new motorcycle releases.<strong> </strong></p>
Riding on air.
BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic build the Hover Ride concept model.
<p>Pushing boundaries has always been a part of BMW Motorrad. The future of mobility is full of surprises – as can be seen from the floating boxer. A construction kit was the start. </p>
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. We are celebrating this anniversary with the special editions of our versatile GS models. 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>
Team South Africa.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>Team South Africa is probably one of the strongest in the field of the Int. GS Trophy. They started to participate back in 2012, scored the second place in the leaderboard in 2014 and took the trophy home two times in a row in 2016 and 2018. That’s why BJ Vosloo (34), Brandon Jason Grimsted (20) and Cobus Theron (28) are very eager to defend the front position in the 2020 edition. BJ Vosloo is an industrial architect and project manager from Cape Town. Brandon Jason Grimsted from Fouriesburg works as a commercial driver and Cobus Theron, who lives in Tulbagh, is a farmer.</p>
The bike of the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
The F 850 GS is taking New Zealand by storm.
<p>The extreme adventure of the International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand is very demanding on its participants. They will not be able to overcome those challenges alone. They will master these challenges on the BMW F 850 GS – a motorcycle made for rough terrain. As indestructible as the bike is also its high-performance-kit. The equipment accompanies the participants safe and protected through extreme conditions sucj as moisture, cold or heat.</p>
Concept R 18 roars into life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere that 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 christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming our way in the cruiser segment.</p>
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 – and promptly there is the next price. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin engine. </p>
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>
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 from 9 - 16 February 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>
Lord of the Enduros.
Dirk Thelen overcomes the hurdles of the Enduro d'Agadir atop the BMW F 850 GS.
<p>For Dirk Thelen, things are only heading in one direction: forwards, onwards and upwards. Where other participants of the four-day long Enduro d’Agadir overcome rocky gravel, sandy pistes and wet-clay mud with their hard Enduros, the four-time German Enduro champion effortlessly sets the pace – atop the new F 850 GS. A long-distance touring enduro subjected to a brutal test and terrain, right through Morocco.  </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The R nineT 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 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!   </p>
Stunt festival.
Champion in overcoming challenges.
<p>She was Scarlett Johansson's double for the motorcycle scenes in The Avengers 2 and left countless guys behind her in the Stunt Grand Prix: Sarah Lezito is considered to be the best stunt woman in the world and as such is 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>
Bavarian combiners in Italy.
Curtains up for the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento.
<p>It's the stage for aesthetics, elegance and timeless design: at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, unforgotten motorcycle classics stand alongside new concept vehicles and win over the hearts of the audience. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event. Showtime for the world premier of the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. </p>
Highlights 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019.   </p>
The spirit of a legend.
Paris-Dakar feeling with the R nineT Urban G/S.
<p>The Paris-Dakar Rally is legendary, just like the people and machines that competed in it. Joy Lewis explores the early days of the epic desert rally in the cities where the race started and finished. Her two companions: Hubert Auriol, who won the Paris-Dakar Rally twice with BMW in the 80s; and the R nineT Urban G/S – a motorcycle whose design is reminiscent of the legendary R 80 G/S.   </p>
Chasing the Impossible
HP4 RACE
<p>For many, limits are the end of the story. For some, they are only the beginning. With the HP4 RACE, we show the passion of those who like to go beyond their limits. Whatever this may entail – it is something that was previously unimaginable. </p>
The city at your feet.
The BMW Motorrad Concept Link takes new, connected paths.
<p>Big city. Endless urban canyons, among which there is something new to discover around every bend. But it is also the desire for movement, freedom and the possibility to get from one place to the next quickly. With the Concept Link, which BMW Motorrad will be unveiling at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017, a concept vehicle has now set about to combine the challenges of urban mobility of tomorrow with the opportunities of a digitalised world.   </p>
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>
And on and on.
The world has no limits.
<p>Pack your bags and embark on a journey into the unknown. We are curious and know that adventure awaits around every corner. Every mile reveals the undiscovered, every second lends us new perspectives, and every sight ingrains a picture in our memory. We grow with every experience, every friendship, and every adventure – that's the #spiritofGS. Get to know the people behind the &quot;spirit of GS&quot;. Try out the GS yourself or experience GS Action at GS Experience. And for all those who are currently in the middle of an adventure, tell us about it and share it with us under #spiritofGS. </p>
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>
LEGO® Technic™ M 1000 RR
Building like no other.
<p>You are driven by the fascinating original. It’s a passion that dominates you. For you, every detail, every millimetre, every technical feature counts. You love this feeling and bring it to life on the street, on the racetrack and now finally also at home: the first M LEGO® model ever and the largest LEGO® Technic motorcycle model to date has been created in close cooperation with LEGO® Technic designers: The LEGO® Technic M RR at a scale of 1:5. The specifications were clear – maximum precision to make what had previously been impossible possible. Parts were designed from scratch if they did not meet the strict requirements, something that was also done with the original. That’s exactly what “Born on the Racetrack. Build at home.” represents. </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
Bavarian combiners in Italy.
Curtains up for the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento.
<p>It's the stage for aesthetics, elegance and timeless design: at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, unforgotten motorcycle classics stand alongside new concept vehicles and win over the hearts of the audience. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event. Showtime for the world premier of the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. </p>
Chasing the Impossible
HP4 RACE
<p>For many, limits are the end of the story. For some, they are only the beginning. With the HP4 RACE, we show the passion of those who like to go beyond their limits. Whatever this may entail – it is something that was previously unimaginable. </p>
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>
And on and on.
The world has no limits.
<p>Pack your bags and embark on a journey into the unknown. We are curious and know that adventure awaits around every corner. Every mile reveals the undiscovered, every second lends us new perspectives, and every sight ingrains a picture in our memory. We grow with every experience, every friendship, and every adventure – that's the #spiritofGS. Get to know the people behind the &quot;spirit of GS&quot;. Try out the GS yourself or experience GS Action at GS Experience. And for all those who are currently in the middle of an adventure, tell us about it and share it with us under #spiritofGS. </p>
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>
Built in Berlin.
A glimpse into the manufactory of the HP4 RACE.
<p>Can a motorcycle manufacturer launch a race bike within 14 months? Absolutely. But combining the worlds of performance and production is no easy task. A race against the clock begins in the manufactory of the BMW Motorrad plant: 750 units of the HP4 RACE – built in Berlin.   </p>
Ready, steady, race!
With the HP4 RACE on the Isle of Man.
<p>Spectacular test on the Isle of Man: Peter Hickman rides the HP4 RACE on the fastest course in the world and projects the future with the innovative motorcycle on the tradition-steeped racetrack. A test run on the limit. </p>
Hutchy – slow talker, fast rider.
An encounter with a British racer who would rather let his achievements speak for themselves…
<p>The 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (TT) race was a memorable one, and for a good reason.</p> <p>Thousands of spectators enjoying the sunshine, pure road racing excitement and, as a special treat for BMW motorcycle fans, world-class riders crossing the finish line with record times and record speeds on their BMW S 1000 RR motorcycles. One of them is the soft-spoken Ian Hutchinson.</p>
Once a racer, always a racer.
Speedway world champion Karl Maier and the R nineT Scrambler at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Karl Maier hasn't raced for 20 years. Then, the four-time speedway world champion showed up at the Wheels and Waves flat track race. With his own R nineT Scrambler, which he converted himself, he quickly makes it clear to the competition: he has forgotten nothing.</p> <p>With his colourful eighties racing suit covered with sponsoring logos and the Bavarian helmet hood, all eyes are on Karl Maier. When he then unpacks the brand-new R nineT Scrambler in the driver's paddock, a crowd of people gather round the prominent figurehead of the speedway scene. &quot;I feel like the John Travolta of Wheels and Waves. Crazy how they all know me&quot;, Karl says and smiles proudly to the group.</p>
Michael Dunlop
Historic triple with BMW Motorrad.
<p>BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop, from Northern Ireland, have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Now, 75 years later, a BMW has once again been triumphant at the most prestigious of all races on the Isle of Man. Dunlop was victorious at the Senior TT 2014. This was his third victory with a BMW motorcycle this week. Before that, Dunlop had already won the Isle of Man TT Superbike and Superstock races on the BMW S 1000 RR. In an exciting and thrilling Senior TT, the triumph now also went to Dunlop. </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
Stunt festival.
Champion in overcoming challenges.
<p>She was Scarlett Johansson's double for the motorcycle scenes in The Avengers 2 and left countless guys behind her in the Stunt Grand Prix: Sarah Lezito is considered to be the best stunt woman in the world and as such is 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>
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>
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.  </p>
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>
Strikingly different.
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>It's loud, and it attracts attention – the new stunt concept study from BMW Motorrad. A single-cylinder roadster with the unique design of a stunt bike. One look and it's obvious how much riding pleasure this concept bike delivers.</p>
The one who dances with the bike.
Stunt rider Mattie Griffin and the G 310 R.
<p>He is referred to as an artist on the motorcycle – and a dancer: Mattie Griffin. With spectacular tricks on the G 310 R, the Irish stunt riding star enthralled the audience at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.</p>
Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel &quot;Riders in the Storm&quot; by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
A storm is brewing...
The new graphic novel riders in the storm is about to be published.
<p>The long wait for comic fans and BMW motorcycle enthusiasts will soon be over: The new graphic novel 'Riders in the Storm' will soon be available worldwide, both as English and German language editions. Here is a short preview of what you can expect from the unique limited edition collector's issue. </p>
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>
"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>
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>
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>
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.  Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif;color: black;"></span></p>
Concept R 18 roars into life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere that 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 christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming our way in the cruiser segment.</p>
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 – and promptly there is the next price. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin engine. </p>
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>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The R nineT 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 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!   </p>
The spirit of a legend.
Paris-Dakar feeling with the R nineT Urban G/S.
<p>The Paris-Dakar Rally is legendary, just like the people and machines that competed in it. Joy Lewis explores the early days of the epic desert rally in the cities where the race started and finished. Her two companions: Hubert Auriol, who won the Paris-Dakar Rally twice with BMW in the 80s; and the R nineT Urban G/S – a motorcycle whose design is reminiscent of the legendary R 80 G/S.   </p>
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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Mechanics & style enthusiasts.
Custom craftsmanship.
<p>PURE riders are individualists. Bikes express their individuality. They're sophisticated and expressive, just like the bikes they ride. Not many people are brave enough to build a custom motorcycle, but those who do it are driven by PURE passion and turn their customers' dreams into true icons.</p> <p>More and more renowned custom shops are converting old twin-valve BMWs into unique works of art. These are just a few, we'll keep adding more. In the future, the nineT may form a new basis for customising.</p>
Once a racer, always a racer.
Speedway world champion Karl Maier and the R nineT Scrambler at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Karl Maier hasn't raced for 20 years. Then, the four-time speedway world champion showed up at the Wheels and Waves flat track race. With his own R nineT Scrambler, which he converted himself, he quickly makes it clear to the competition: he has forgotten nothing.</p> <p>With his colourful eighties racing suit covered with sponsoring logos and the Bavarian helmet hood, all eyes are on Karl Maier. When he then unpacks the brand-new R nineT Scrambler in the driver's paddock, a crowd of people gather round the prominent figurehead of the speedway scene. &quot;I feel like the John Travolta of Wheels and Waves. Crazy how they all know me&quot;, Karl says and smiles proudly to the group.</p>
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>
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>
Rally talk.
An interview with Hubert Auriol.
<p>Déjà-vu: Hubert Auriol returns to the places of his greatest achievements. What was it like to suddenly become famous while riding from Paris to Dakar and to have such a big impact on the next generation of motorcyclists? And which memories does the look of the R nineT Urban G/S bring up for him? These are the topics Hubert talks about to motorcycle lover Joy Lewis. </p>
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>
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.  Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif;color: black;"></span></p>
Concept R 18 roars into life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere that 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 christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming our way in the cruiser segment.</p>
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 – and promptly there is the next price. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin engine. </p>
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>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Bavarian combiners in Italy.
Curtains up for the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento.
<p>It's the stage for aesthetics, elegance and timeless design: at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, unforgotten motorcycle classics stand alongside new concept vehicles and win over the hearts of the audience. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event. Showtime for the world premier of the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. </p>
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>
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>
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>
Training Experience.
Unforgettable experiences on two wheels.
<p>Looking for an unforgettable motorcycling experience? The &quot;Official Partners of BMW Motorrad&quot; offers tours and non-binding testrides on the best motorcycling routes in the world together with selected partners. Or do you want to gain more confidence on your motorcycle – offroad, on the road or on the racetrack? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, our training partners offer the right training sessions and the right machine for every level. We take care of everything so that you can concentrate on the training, a great deal of riding enjoyment and an unforgettable experience. </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Bavarian combiners in Italy.
Curtains up for the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento.
<p>It's the stage for aesthetics, elegance and timeless design: at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, unforgotten motorcycle classics stand alongside new concept vehicles and win over the hearts of the audience. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event. Showtime for the world premier of the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. </p>
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>
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>
Riding on air.
BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic build the Hover Ride concept model.
<p>Pushing boundaries has always been a part of BMW Motorrad. The future of mobility is full of surprises – as can be seen from the floating boxer. A construction kit was the start. </p>
The bike of the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
The F 850 GS is taking New Zealand by storm.
<p>The extreme adventure of the International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand is very demanding on its participants. They will not be able to overcome those challenges alone. They will master these challenges on the BMW F 850 GS – a motorcycle made for rough terrain. As indestructible as the bike is also its high-performance-kit. The equipment accompanies the participants safe and protected through extreme conditions sucj as moisture, cold or heat.</p>
Lord of the Enduros.
Dirk Thelen overcomes the hurdles of the Enduro d'Agadir atop the BMW F 850 GS.
<p>For Dirk Thelen, things are only heading in one direction: forwards, onwards and upwards. Where other participants of the four-day long Enduro d’Agadir overcome rocky gravel, sandy pistes and wet-clay mud with their hard Enduros, the four-time German Enduro champion effortlessly sets the pace – atop the new F 850 GS. A long-distance touring enduro subjected to a brutal test and terrain, right through Morocco.  </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Highlights 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019.   </p>
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>
And on and on.
The world has no limits.
<p>Pack your bags and embark on a journey into the unknown. We are curious and know that adventure awaits around every corner. Every mile reveals the undiscovered, every second lends us new perspectives, and every sight ingrains a picture in our memory. We grow with every experience, every friendship, and every adventure – that's the #spiritofGS. Get to know the people behind the &quot;spirit of GS&quot;. Try out the GS yourself or experience GS Action at GS Experience. And for all those who are currently in the middle of an adventure, tell us about it and share it with us under #spiritofGS. </p>
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>
Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel &quot;Riders in the Storm&quot; by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
308,000 kilometres on one bike.
It must be true love.
<p>Željan Rakela, a 36-year-old Croatian, enjoys every day and above all every single mile of his life. And he loves motorcycles. Especially his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. He even has the numbers to prove his love: He bought his bike in 2006. And it's been non-stop passion ever since: the Croatian has racked up a total of 308,000 kilometres in the past 8 years. Impressive numbers. But they're even more impressive when you consider that Željan spends only two months on his bike a year, his entire annual holiday. </p>
75 years old and not even remotely quiet.
An old BMW R 12 rides from France to Mongolia. And back again.
<p>What an ambitious undertaking: 23,000 kilometres from France to Mongolia and back again. On a 75-year-old BMW R 12 with a sidecar. He rode through some of the most remote and inhospitable regions of the world. Often in temperatures below freezing. But after many months on the road, Eric Dumas is back again. Recuperated and ready to go again. We met with him for this interview.</p>
Planet Desert.
Four times around the world with Michael Martin.
<p>The geographer and photographer Michael Martin explored a variety of different icy and dry deserts for the &quot;Planet Desert&quot; project. Martin circumnavigated the Earth four times in order to complete the project. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure accompanied him on his journey.</p> <p>Martin has now returned from his journey - with a book weighing five kilos and the &quot;Planet Desert&quot; lecture of the same name. The 52-year-old reports from the most extreme zones of the planet and on his experiences with his motorcycle in the desert. </p>
From Asia to the Alps.
A journey to BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>Each year, motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world make a pilgrimage to the Alps. Their destination? The renowned motorcycle festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: BMW Motorrad Days. Even though the event is not until July, one BMW rider is already on his way – all the way from Thailand. Prasit Aphiphunya, 47, left Bangkok on 22 April and rode to Russia via Mongolia. In this exclusive interview he tells us more about this impressive journey on his BMW F 800 GS.</p>
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>
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>
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>
Training Experience.
Unforgettable experiences on two wheels.
<p>Looking for an unforgettable motorcycling experience? The &quot;Official Partners of BMW Motorrad&quot; offers tours and non-binding testrides on the best motorcycling routes in the world together with selected partners. Or do you want to gain more confidence on your motorcycle – offroad, on the road or on the racetrack? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, our training partners offer the right training sessions and the right machine for every level. We take care of everything so that you can concentrate on the training, a great deal of riding enjoyment and an unforgettable experience. </p>
Riding on air.
BMW Motorrad and LEGO Technic build the Hover Ride concept model.
<p>Pushing boundaries has always been a part of BMW Motorrad. The future of mobility is full of surprises – as can be seen from the floating boxer. A construction kit was the start. </p>
The bike of the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
The F 850 GS is taking New Zealand by storm.
<p>The extreme adventure of the International GS Trophy 2020 in New Zealand is very demanding on its participants. They will not be able to overcome those challenges alone. They will master these challenges on the BMW F 850 GS – a motorcycle made for rough terrain. As indestructible as the bike is also its high-performance-kit. The equipment accompanies the participants safe and protected through extreme conditions sucj as moisture, cold or heat.</p>
Lord of the Enduros.
Dirk Thelen overcomes the hurdles of the Enduro d'Agadir atop the BMW F 850 GS.
<p>For Dirk Thelen, things are only heading in one direction: forwards, onwards and upwards. Where other participants of the four-day long Enduro d’Agadir overcome rocky gravel, sandy pistes and wet-clay mud with their hard Enduros, the four-time German Enduro champion effortlessly sets the pace – atop the new F 850 GS. A long-distance touring enduro subjected to a brutal test and terrain, right through Morocco.  </p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Highlights 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019.   </p>
„The Future Shack” von BMW Motorrad
Visions of the future start here
<p>It all starts here. Three protagonists will be accompanying the launch of “The Future Shack” and, together with BMW Motorrad developers, they will talk about new ideas and technologies for the mobility of the future. Episode 1 brings the Home of our Visions to life. Be inspired and delve into our Creative Space.</p>
BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY
Move the way you want
<p>The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is an idea. Our idea of future mobility. We call it &quot;adaptive mobility&quot;. In the future, you will use precisely the routes you want to use. You will arrive at your destination as quickly or as relaxed as possible. And all this with the same vehicle. Some aspects of this vision are already reality: an electric drive, high individuality, a unique design.</p>
BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02
Vibrantly different
<p>Your life – every day. 24 hours. A job for life and nine to five? Not for you. Time out from a time out? Your life is not a straight line. You don't live in the fast lane. You are everywhere – all the time. Always by your side: the BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02. The city is full of opportunities and you are in control – because this is your life.</p>
Made for the city
The BMW Definition CE 04 is seamlessly integrated into your life.
<p>Quickly get from A to B. From work to your friend’s place, from a café to the city. Flexible, spontaneous, always networked: driver, smartphone and the Definition CE 04. Its drive is completely emission-free, the design completely rethought. With the BMW Motorrad Definition CE 04, we are consistently continuing what we started in our first electric maxi-scooter BMW C evolution and the concept bike Concept Link – maximising mobility and pleasure. Electric and emission-free, networked, permanently #PluggedToLife.</p>
COMPETENCE & INVENTIVE SPIRIT.
40 YEARS OF RIDER'S EQUIPMENT.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.   </p>
Highlights 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019.   </p>
The city at your feet.
The BMW Motorrad Concept Link takes new, connected paths.
<p>Big city. Endless urban canyons, among which there is something new to discover around every bend. But it is also the desire for movement, freedom and the possibility to get from one place to the next quickly. With the Concept Link, which BMW Motorrad will be unveiling at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2017, a concept vehicle has now set about to combine the challenges of urban mobility of tomorrow with the opportunities of a digitalised world.   </p>
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>
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>
„The Future Shack” von BMW Motorrad
Visions of the future start here
<p>It all starts here. Three protagonists will be accompanying the launch of “The Future Shack” and, together with BMW Motorrad developers, they will talk about new ideas and technologies for the mobility of the future. Episode 1 brings the Home of our Visions to life. Be inspired and delve into our Creative Space.</p>
BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY
Move the way you want
<p>The BMW Motorrad Vision AMBY is an idea. Our idea of future mobility. We call it &quot;adaptive mobility&quot;. In the future, you will use precisely the routes you want to use. You will arrive at your destination as quickly or as relaxed as possible. And all this with the same vehicle. Some aspects of this vision are already reality: an electric drive, high individuality, a unique design.</p>
BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02
Vibrantly different
<p>Your life – every day. 24 hours. A job for life and nine to five? Not for you. Time out from a time out? Your life is not a straight line. You don't live in the fast lane. You are everywhere – all the time. Always by your side: the BMW Motorrad Concept CE 02. The city is full of opportunities and you are in control – because this is your life.</p>
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