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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>
Racer goes club style.
LA Speed Shop turns nineT upside down.
<p>When it comes to choppers and bobbers, Chris Richardson from the LA Speed Shop is one of the most capable and well-known customizers in the USA. He has completely revamped the style of a BMW R nineT Racer. The result is a characterful custom bike that is inspired by the California club style and fits seamlessly into the Soulfuel series of bikes.</p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Together, we are stronger.
A lot of partners contribute towards the success.
<p>The BMW Motorrad Days are a successful event, not least because numerous partners make a significant contribution towards the success of the three-day event with their expert knowledge and their products.<br> </p>
Directions & Accommodation
All for an unforgettable visit.
<p>We have put together all the important information, like directions and hotels for you here. There is nothing else in the way of your visit to the BMW Motorrad Days now.</p>
EVENT & PROGRAM.
Stunts, shows, and live music.
<p>The mix is what makes it – and in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, this mix consists of more than innovative products and world debuts from BMW Motorrad: breathtaking performances, spectacular stunt shows, and all kinds of live music await. For the adults, we offer an extensive children's program to make the BMW Motorrad Days an event for the whole family. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
Simple elegance.
Auto Fabrica makes the Type 18 design study from the R nineT.
<p>Less is more: That is the motto of the brothers Bujar and Gazmend Muharremi, who are among the best on the British scene with their custom shop Auto Fabrica and who are constantly setting trends. With an elegant design and curved lines, they have refined the R nineT and created a new Soul Fuel bike – the Type 18 is unexcited, but differently exciting.</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>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </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 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.&nbsp; </p>
Int. Female Team Qualifier.
Wanted: GS team player.
<p>Girl power burns within you. You are in your element when you can kick up the dust on your GS. You love the two-wheeled challenge, and don't want to leave the field of the International GS Trophy to the men? Then it's time for a thrilling motorcycle adventure in Mongolia. Be part of the team and inspire GS fans around the world.&nbsp; </p>
Meet the moderator
Isaac Johnston to present Int. GS Trophy daily highlights.
<p>You may recognise adventure lifestyle photographer Isaac Johnston from the new BMW F 750 GS film and stories but in June he’ll be swapping his trusty camera for a microphone, to bring you all the Int. GS Trophy news direct from the depths of Mongolia. </p>
National Qualifier.
<p>Took off on 4 - 7 May 2017 at Badplaas, Mpumalanga. </p>
People and Places.
Seven reasons why you have to take your GS to Mongolia.
<p>The scouts are excited. They explored Mongolia and they know exactly: The perfect GS adventure is upon you, regardless if you participate in the International GS Trophy 2018 or if you are driven by your desire for the next adventure. Inhale the spirit of GS in Central Asia. </p>
Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&nbsp; </p>
Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>How sponsors contribute to the Int.&nbsp;GS Trophy. The off-road adventure Int.&nbsp;GS Trophy&nbsp;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;&nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </p>
A trip of a lifetime.
Two passions, one Ride: British journalist went around the world.
<p>Andy Dukes is one of our own. For several years already the British journalist has been writing all kinds of stories for our international channels, with a strong focus on adventure travel topics.&nbsp;After a decade creating inspiring #spiritofgs content about other riders and their fantastic journeys, it was time for Andy to have a big adventure of his own – he ‘conquered’ Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and crossed the USA coast-to-coast. Welcome to The Marathon Ride.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Dust and dirt Down Under.
A GS rider’s heaven in Australia.
<p>Try to imagine an island that is so big, it’s also a continent. A place where cattle ranches can be larger than some European countries. A destination where you can ride for thousands of kilometres off-road without seeing another person. Welcome to ‘the big brown land’ of Australia, where a strong BMW GS community has been alive and kicking for well over two decades. </p>
Searching for the unknown.
Isaac and Taylor follow their instincts and discover new roads.
<p>They don't know each other, but one thing connects them more than anything: They both need new perspectives like they need air to breathe. Jump on the bike and set off into the unknown. The destination is everywhere. When Isaac Johnston and Sterling Taylor start their engines, they dive into the weekend and just ride – the F 750 GS and F 850 GS have everything they need.&nbsp; </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.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Together, we are stronger.
A lot of partners contribute towards the success.
<p>The BMW Motorrad Days are a successful event, not least because numerous partners make a significant contribution towards the success of the three-day event with their expert knowledge and their products.&nbsp; </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>
New paint colours.
Update to the existing range of colours form BMW Motorrad.
<p>BMW Motorrad is freshening up the standard colours on numerous models. But the BMW Motorrad Spezial colours are equally surprising with effective colour combinations that make your bike look even more unique. Here is an overview of the highlights. </p>
Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The&nbsp;R nineT&nbsp;is the perfect basis for an individual modification: in just a few short steps, its rear end transforms from a two-seater to a solo, and thanks to the separation between vehicle and engine electronics, gearheads have practically no limits in terms of what they can do. The most widely renowned customizers have run riot on the&nbsp;R nineT. With their unmistakable signatures, they show what can be done with expertise and the modern classic boxer. Curtains up for the Soulfuel bikes!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Howl if you want.
The Coyote by Fuel Motorcycles is a tough old dog for the roughest of terrain.
<p>They say coyotes are smart and adaptable. A real tough dog and survivor that is at home on all types of terrain. Even in the desert, its wild howling can be heard. Karles Vives, a customizer from Spain at Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, was fascinated by coyote dogs and felt sufficiently inspired to name his conversion of an R nineT Urban G/S after the predatory animal. </p>
Pure&Crafted
ON THE ROAD
<p>After three successful and sold-out Berlin summer weekends, the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival is taking a creative break in 2018. With the support of BMW Motorrad, the Pure&amp;Crafted family is pursuing new international paths instead to seek out fresh inspiration, track down new trends and focus on further development.&nbsp;&nbsp;And where’s the best place to do this?<strong>&nbsp;On the road!</strong>Because that’s where the Pure&amp;Crafted lifestyle action is every day.&nbsp; </p>
Pure&Crafted Signature Bike
BMW R nineT Pure
<p>Pure&amp;Crafted on the Road presented by BMW Motorrad is sending the 2018 Pure&amp;Crafted Signature Bike all across Europe with different riders during the motorcycle season. They will track down the most exciting routes, the most hidden-away boutique manufacturers, the most talented mechanics, the best food and the coolest gigs. </p>
The planks that mean the world.
Clear the stage and start the film for the wall of death rider Don Ganslmeier.
<p>Hard nuts, an inconspicuous backyard workshop, boxes with long missed contents, muscle contests, reckless manoeuvres, a sensation –&nbsp;and a happy end? The Motodrom, the oldest travelling wall of death in the world provides for great cinema. </p>
Ride on & on & on.
New! Three years warranty for you and your new bike for all 2019 models.
<p>BMW Motorrad stands for passion, dynamism, design, technology, innovation and, above all, quality. Based on this conviction, BMW Motorrad is the first premium manufacturer to extend the statutory 24-month warranty for your new bike by one more year. Enjoy peace of mind for 36 months and free repairs if anything goes wrong during this period. For you that means three years' worth of benefits. So what are you waiting for? </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>
Retro Racer.
Motorcycle racing in a seventies setting.
<p>Was the fascination with motorcycling ever greater than in the seventies? When boys barely eighteen years old stormed retailers and amateurs shined in international races. This spirit of the age is now being brought back to life. Retro Racing at the Auerberg Klassik. </p>
Soulfuel on the dragstrip.
Four-stroke challenge in the boxer sprint.
<p>It’s all about the boxer: customisers like Kengo Kimura, Hayden Roberts or Jens vom Brauck have designed their own creative interpretations on modern boxer motorcycles and send them into the race. Burning soulfuel out on the dragstrip. </p>
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>
The travelling circus.
Step right up for the Sultans of Sprint.
<p>When the Sultans of Sprint ride out onto the dragstrip, things get wild. Initiator Seb &quot;The Lucky Cat&quot; Lorentz has rounded up Europe's motorcycle freaks in order to unleash a fireworks of fun and speed. Attention! Low-flying dragsters. </p>
London Calling.
The Continental Ride from Glemseck to the Ace Cafe.
<p>Something like this only happens if you really have petrol in your blood and an insatiable appetite for tarmac: 24 mix-and-match petrolheads saw the 1/8 mile at the atmospheric Glemseck 101 merely as a warm-up round for a trip to the United Kingdom. From the province they headed straight on to London. The destination of this journey comprising over 1,222 kilometres: the legendary Ace Cafe – itself a founding member of the Glemseck 101 event. At this almost magical place, the traditional Ace Cafe reunion awaits the participants of the Continental Run. In brief: the party picked up right where it left off. </p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </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>
Racer goes club style.
LA Speed Shop turns nineT upside down.
<p>When it comes to choppers and bobbers, Chris Richardson from the LA Speed Shop is one of the most capable and well-known customizers in the USA. He has completely revamped the style of a BMW R nineT Racer. The result is a characterful custom bike that is inspired by the California club style and fits seamlessly into the Soulfuel series of bikes.</p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
Simple elegance.
Auto Fabrica makes the Type 18 design study from the R nineT.
<p>Less is more: That is the motto of the brothers Bujar and Gazmend Muharremi, who are among the best on the British scene with their custom shop Auto Fabrica and who are constantly setting trends. With an elegant design and curved lines, they have refined the R nineT and created a new Soul Fuel bike – the Type 18 is unexcited, but differently exciting.</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>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </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.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The&nbsp;R nineT&nbsp;is the perfect basis for an individual modification: in just a few short steps, its rear end transforms from a two-seater to a solo, and thanks to the separation between vehicle and engine electronics, gearheads have practically no limits in terms of what they can do. The most widely renowned customizers have run riot on the&nbsp;R nineT. With their unmistakable signatures, they show what can be done with expertise and the modern classic boxer. Curtains up for the Soulfuel bikes!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Howl if you want.
The Coyote by Fuel Motorcycles is a tough old dog for the roughest of terrain.
<p>They say coyotes are smart and adaptable. A real tough dog and survivor that is at home on all types of terrain. Even in the desert, its wild howling can be heard. Karles Vives, a customizer from Spain at Fuel Bespoke Motorcycles, was fascinated by coyote dogs and felt sufficiently inspired to name his conversion of an R nineT Urban G/S after the predatory animal. </p>
Pure&Crafted
ON THE ROAD
<p>After three successful and sold-out Berlin summer weekends, the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival is taking a creative break in 2018. With the support of BMW Motorrad, the Pure&amp;Crafted family is pursuing new international paths instead to seek out fresh inspiration, track down new trends and focus on further development.&nbsp;&nbsp;And where’s the best place to do this?<strong>&nbsp;On the road!</strong>Because that’s where the Pure&amp;Crafted lifestyle action is every day.&nbsp; </p>
Pure&Crafted Signature Bike
BMW R nineT Pure
<p>Pure&amp;Crafted on the Road presented by BMW Motorrad is sending the 2018 Pure&amp;Crafted Signature Bike all across Europe with different riders during the motorcycle season. They will track down the most exciting routes, the most hidden-away boutique manufacturers, the most talented mechanics, the best food and the coolest gigs. </p>
The planks that mean the world.
Clear the stage and start the film for the wall of death rider Don Ganslmeier.
<p>Hard nuts, an inconspicuous backyard workshop, boxes with long missed contents, muscle contests, reckless manoeuvres, a sensation –&nbsp;and a happy end? The Motodrom, the oldest travelling wall of death in the world provides for great cinema. </p>
Retro Racer.
Motorcycle racing in a seventies setting.
<p>Was the fascination with motorcycling ever greater than in the seventies? When boys barely eighteen years old stormed retailers and amateurs shined in international races. This spirit of the age is now being brought back to life. Retro Racing at the Auerberg Klassik. </p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </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.&nbsp; </p>
Meet the moderator
Isaac Johnston to present Int. GS Trophy daily highlights.
<p>You may recognise adventure lifestyle photographer Isaac Johnston from the new BMW F 750 GS film and stories but in June he’ll be swapping his trusty camera for a microphone, to bring you all the Int. GS Trophy news direct from the depths of Mongolia. </p>
Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&nbsp; </p>
Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>How sponsors contribute to the Int.&nbsp;GS Trophy. The off-road adventure Int.&nbsp;GS Trophy&nbsp;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;&nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </p>
A trip of a lifetime.
Two passions, one Ride: British journalist went around the world.
<p>Andy Dukes is one of our own. For several years already the British journalist has been writing all kinds of stories for our international channels, with a strong focus on adventure travel topics.&nbsp;After a decade creating inspiring #spiritofgs content about other riders and their fantastic journeys, it was time for Andy to have a big adventure of his own – he ‘conquered’ Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and crossed the USA coast-to-coast. Welcome to The Marathon Ride.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Dust and dirt Down Under.
A GS rider’s heaven in Australia.
<p>Try to imagine an island that is so big, it’s also a continent. A place where cattle ranches can be larger than some European countries. A destination where you can ride for thousands of kilometres off-road without seeing another person. Welcome to ‘the big brown land’ of Australia, where a strong BMW GS community has been alive and kicking for well over two decades. </p>
Searching for the unknown.
Isaac and Taylor follow their instincts and discover new roads.
<p>They don't know each other, but one thing connects them more than anything: They both need new perspectives like they need air to breathe. Jump on the bike and set off into the unknown. The destination is everywhere. When Isaac Johnston and Sterling Taylor start their engines, they dive into the weekend and just ride – the F 750 GS and F 850 GS have everything they need.&nbsp; </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.&nbsp;&nbsp; </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>
I chase excitement.
Curiosity and enthusiasm are what drive Isaac Johnston.
<p>He's his own boss. Years ago, Isaac Johnston traded his office job for a life as a storyteller and lifestyle photographer. Today, the American from Montana lives for unexpected experiences and loves exciting and inspiring places. Above all, nature holds a special allure for him. &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
A whirlwind of GS activity – and even a tornado.
Where the community helps itself and others.
<p>Country Trax off-road academy in South Africa is a hard place to find. It’s 50 kilometres from the nearest town –&nbsp;only accessible via gravel roads. But that didn’t stop a freak tornado from finding it and ripping the heart out of the BMW-approved motorcycle training school. </p>
Just beautiful.
BMW Motorrad Days 2018: the community loved it!
<p>It’s become a must-attend event for BMW motorbike fans. Set amidst the stunning mountains of Germany’s Zugspitze, more than 35,000 visitors came from all over the world to celebrate their common passion for motorised two-wheelers. This year’s highlights included break-neck performances by Busty Wolter and his freestyle motocrossers, as well as breath-taking shows by stunt riders Mattie Griffin and Dirk Manderbach, who got the audience cheering in astonishment. The wooden “cauldron” of the Motodrom was all about four roaring BMW R 25s, while tyres smoked and screeched at the drift show in the event arena. Another must-see was the presentation of the new series colours and special paint finishes – thanks to the design range “Option 719”, colourful new combinations spruced up the atmosphere of the exhibition tent. The excitement didn’t die out in the evening either: bands and DJs did their part to keep spirits high well into the night. The event was an all round success, entertaining from the start and ending on Sunday with typical German “Gemütlichkeit” (a cosy, relaxing feeling). Even as everyone started packing up to return to every corner of the world, plans are already in the works for the 19th BMW Motorrad Days, from 5-7 July 2019. Mark your calendars today! We look forward to seeing you.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>