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Ride Collection 2018
Ready for any road.
From sneakers and helmets to suits and gloves, the BMW Ride collection blends unique style with complete functionality – and there’s a wide selection to choose from. Made for free spirits and tested on the open road, the BMW Ride Collection is the expression of what it means to travel on two wheels.
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Ride Route GS
Ride out to the GS Trophy South Africa 2018 in Montagu.
Join a group of fellow riders for a breathtaking ride out to the GS Trophy in Montagu. It’s the ideal way to kick start your GS Trophy weekend.
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GS Trophy South Africa 2018
9 - 13 May
The most popular event for all BMW bike riders and enthusiasts is back and 2018 promises to be one for the history books.
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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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>
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European Customer Tour
Be part of the journey.
BMW Motorrad SA, in conjunction with MTR Tour are offering an exclusive motorcycle tour package to Europe and to attend the biggest motorcycle festival in the motorcycle calendar, BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on the first weekend in July. Experience the best motorcycle riding in Europe via Germany, Austria, Italy and Slovenia just to name a view highlights.
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Int. Female Team Qualifier.
Wanted: GS team player.
<p>Girl power burns within you. You are in your element when you can kick up the dust on your GS. You love the two-wheeled challenge, and don't want to leave the field of the International GS Trophy to the men? Then it's time for a thrilling motorcycle adventure in Mongolia. Be part of the team and inspire GS fans around the world.&nbsp; </p>
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National Qualifier.
<p>Took off on 4 - 7 May 2017 at Badplaas, Mpumalanga. </p>
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Current Offers
Hit the road sooner than you think.
Looking for a new horizon or chapter in your adventure? Check out the latest specials, offers and promotions from BMW Motorrad South Africa, tailored to help you make life a ride.
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People and Places.
Seven reasons why you have to take your GS to Mongolia.
<p>The scouts are excited. They explored Mongolia and they know exactly: The perfect GS adventure is upon you, regardless if you participate in the International GS Trophy 2018 or if you are driven by your desire for the next adventure. Inhale the spirit of GS in Central Asia. </p>
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Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The off-road adventure Int. GS Trophy makes tough demands on man and machine. Not only absolutely robust and reliable GS bikes are needed, but also the perfect equipment for rider and bike. Luckily, BMW Motorrad has reliable partners at its side who make a decisive contribution to the success of this unique event with their products and their experience.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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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>
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HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is. An innovation driver, designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 158 kW (215 HP) of power, it weighs just 146 kilos (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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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>
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Double R Race Air
There's nothing faster.
<p>Did you know that our fastest product was a motorcycle suit? With an activation and trigger time of just 45 milliseconds, the DoubleR Race AIR motorcycle suit offers you the fastest self-triggering protection ever provided for motorcyclists on the race track. At the same time, the DoubleR Race AIR stands for certified riding safety: the motorcycle suit with intelligent technology and integrated inflatable protector is certified according to the stringent specifications of TÜV SÜD.</p>
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K 1600 B
Tour
<p>You're hungry for asphalt. For every mile. For new horizons. Then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With 6 cylinders, an extraordinary running smoothness and its impressive power development, it leaves no doubts – the journey begins now. The bike and you become one with the road in the typical Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakeable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Because those riding a Bagger casually enjoy the wind on their face. Cruising is part of the standard equipment here. So get going and enjoy the wind on your face – with the K 1600 B.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>In this day and age, urban mobility means much more than just getting from A to B. Nowadays, you don't want to miss anything but rather take advantage of everything that the city has to offer – even when you are on the move. The C 400 X gives you this opportunity. Are you networked and connected at all times? The C 400 X is too. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes a challenges of mobility in a city. Just take your favourite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. Or make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become a large open space. An open space of your own that you can map out for yourself to have lots of fun. </p>
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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>
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Ideally equipped.
How your GS will become a trophy bike.
<p>The International GS Trophy in Mongolia not only demands a lot from the riders. Motorcycles also facing great challenges and stresses. The R 1200 GS Rallye is up to all these demands – it is robust and versatile even with just its standard equipment. In order to be prepared for every situation, the bike is additionally equipped with original BMW Motorrad accessories, so that the participants can get through every terrain with even greater safety, reliability and comfort.&nbsp;We present you the accessories – so you can make your GS a real GS trophy bike. </p>
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K 1600 Grand America
Tour
<p>The open road. Even that's not enough for you. You always want to take it further, because you've never been so close to the road. With the Grand America, you can relax and enjoy the ride for miles on end. As a fully-equipped luxury touring bike, this full dresser offers the utmost riding pleasure and comfort for carefree cruising. The legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled running smoothness with impressive power development. Always ready to go the extra mile. Even the silhouette is on another level: from the high windshield to the distinctive rear with the easy-to-use topcase and backrest. This is complemented by the innovative technology and abundance of space – especially for two. It's within arm’s reach: The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless – and yet so close.&nbsp; </p>
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Highlights 2018.
Make Life a Ride.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure or travel: regardless of what drives you forward and what you are looking for. BMW Motorrad gives you the right features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From product innovations through innovations right up to countless events – discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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Completely in his element.
Sterling Taylor loves to push his own limits.
<p>As he feels his way upward, he finds a foothold with his toes and grabs hold of a protruding rock with his hands: Sterling Taylor is a climber and is not deterred by his fear of heights. He loves challenges – and his motorcycle. </p>
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Electro sound.
An electric motorcycle called E-LisaBad stirs up the customising scene.
<p>What does the BMW C evolution look like on the inside? Krautmotors owner Rolf Reick wants to find out. So he takes apart the electric maxi scooter and turns it into the E-LisaBad dragster. The custom shop owner plans to drag-race his creation. It might not make much noise, but it will definitely cause a stir. </p>
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R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>THE BMW R 1200 GS. More GS is impossible. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof of this. The R 1200 GS has always been inspiring. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. Which means for you: increased comfort, dynamics and more fun. In short: yet more adventure.</p>
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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. &nbsp; </p>
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Street Air
Faster than the blink of an eye.
<p>Previously reserved for professional racers from the Moto GP, now you too can wear it in normal road traffic. And on any motorcycle – be that a Maxi-Scooter or an R 1200 GS. In collaboration with Alpinestars, BMW Motorrad are bringing a jacket with an integrated airbag onto the market. It has an especially large protection area for the back and shoulder. The system activates as soon as the zip is done up and offers maximum protection in every driving situation, without being connected with the motorcycle. Full protection activates within a maximum of 85 ms. The blink of an eye takes 100 ms to 400 ms longer. That's what we call wearable innovation.</p>
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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>
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G 310 GS
Adventure
<p>Be spontaneous, break with the routine, make everyday life into a personal experience. The adventure is always right outside your front door – make it yours with the G 310 GS. It carries you through the urban jungle, confident and carefree, and out into the surrounding countryside. Because with the G 310 GS, the adventures don't have to be big to be unforgettable. What matters is that you experience them – every day. </p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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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. &nbsp; </p>
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S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Sport, adventure or touring? You can have everything. Because the BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all these three worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike – perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one bike. The powerful, four-cylinder series motor in combination with the agile chassis and suspension provides great performance and dynamic response. The relaxed seating position and the familiar GS ergonomics guarantee comfort and driving pleasure you'll never get tired of. What you do with it is up to you. </p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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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>
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Customised
Totally unique bikes and their creators.
<p>They're mechanics, style enthusiasts, and individualists. Each one of their bikes is a work of art unto itself. Customisers experiment with colours, shapes and materials to create one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The distinctive touches they put on the R nineT will thrill any custom bike enthusiast. On the following pages we'll show you some of these custom bikes and tell the story of how they were created.</p>
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F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>It keeps your engine running, every day. Your heart beats to the rhythm of the BMW F 750 GS. It's your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons – because you want more. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control (ASC) and the ABS safely under control. And with the&nbsp;ex factory option Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT-display shows you among other things which junction you have to turn off at or who is calling you. Clear and concise – without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is – also thanks to the low seat height – easier than ever before. &nbsp; </p>
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Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
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System 7 Carbon
Uncompromisingly ready for anything that comes.
<p>In every corner, on every straight – around the world or on your way to work: BMW Motorrad stands for pure riding enjoyment. Safety and comfort should be your constant companions here. The new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. The full-carbon helmet shell is especially light and rigid. And also exhibits extremely high shock absorption. The infinitely adjustable sun visor allows you to completely relax even during changing light conditions. Excellent ventilation and the double-glazed visor fitted as standard also help here: they always ensure a clear view. Furthermore, the overall look of the helmet is very compact thanks to the four-hinge mechanism. And with a few short hand movements, you can make the integral helmet into a jet helmet. Basically, a helmet made for pure riding enjoyment.</p>
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It's not about where you come from. It's about where you go.
Across the western USA on the K 1600 B.
<p>There's always something magical about leaving the past behind, to change your life, or simply see something new. Those who take long motorcycle trips gain new perspectives, see new things and learn about themselves and the world around them. Biker, author, and globetrotter Andreas (Andy) Salazar is no exception. He often sets out on his motorcycle to discover new paths and to give his life that crucial drive. Over the years he has learned that it is important to keep reinventing yourself. To find out what he means by saying all of this, we joined him on his tour of the western USA with the new K 1600 B. What we learned: &quot;It’s not about where you came from, but where you’re going next.&quot; </p>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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Joyful Racing.
The R nineT Racer in Japan.
<p>Racing isn’t always just about speed and performance. It’s also about fun and style, friendship and freedom. Japan’s vintage racers are celebrating precisely this spirit of racing. In the metropolis of Tokyo, Joy Lewis meets customizer Daisuke Mukasa and his Curry Speed Club. She rides her R nineT Racer through the megacity and heads out to lonely mountain roads near Mount Fuji and a vintage motorcycle race at Fuji Speedway. &nbsp; </p>
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Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
Moving to the next level with the G 310 R.
<p>On to the next challenge with the G 310 R – the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge. This means: 2 teams, 2 bikes, 2 longboards, a multi-storey car park and a lot of riding pleasure. Curve by curve and level by level, both teams experience the flow. The challenge requires ability, riding skill and a generous slice of fun. Just right for Sarah, Chris, Guto and Sebastian.&nbsp; </p>
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S 1000 RR
Sport
<p>The RR led to a revolution in the sport superbikes category right from the outset. Thereafter the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. One constant factor remained throughout however - the RR's impressive power curve and, in terms of performance, it is still a trailblazer today.</p> <p>Now the S 1000 RR comes with DTC Dynamic Traction Control as standard for even greater driving dynamics and road safety. As a result the S 1000 RR remains a thoroughbred among sport bikes – whether on the road or on the racing circuit. And its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever.</p>
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Elegant muscleman.
BMW Motorrad presents the Concept 101 touring bike.
<p>Inspired by the never-ending highway, the feeling of freedom and sheer independence, the BMW Motorrad design team came up with a completely new approach to touring motorcycles with their Concept 101: elegant, exclusive, extroverted and pure cruising power.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Adventure means constant change.
And never buy the same toothpaste twice.
<p>Brad Klynsmith is from Durban and a member of the band Gangs of Ballet. He rediscovered his passion for motorcycling three years ago and has been living and breathing motorcycles ever since. When he's not writing songs or following motorcycle news, you'll find him on his surfboard. Brad told us how he got back into motorcycling and why he never buys the same toothpaste twice.&nbsp; </p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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Breaking Wheels.
Robert Gull and the S 1000 XR on a special mission.
<p>A snow-covered landscape, frozen lakes – by looking into the distance, you can see your own breath start to freeze. Lapland shows its coldest and yet most beautiful side. But there's something different today: because not only the growling of the wolves can be heard – so too can the engine of the S 1000 XR. Amidst this winter backdrop, Robert Gull sets out on a unique undertaking: Crushed Ice made by Motorcycles </p>
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Double R Race Air
There's nothing faster.
<p>Did you know that our fastest product was a motorcycle suit? With an activation and trigger time of just 45 milliseconds, the DoubleR Race AIR motorcycle suit offers you the fastest self-triggering protection ever provided for motorcyclists on the race track. At the same time, the DoubleR Race AIR stands for certified riding safety: the motorcycle suit with intelligent technology and integrated inflatable protector is certified according to the stringent specifications of TÜV SÜD.</p>
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The life of Byron.
From South Africa to the other end of the world via the GS Trophy.
<p>Riding glaciers from the South East Asian jungle to Iceland – for Byron Coetsee, the winner of the international GS Trophy, driving the GS opens up a world of opportunities. The destination of his latest mission lies 11,500 kilometres north of his native Cape Town. </p>
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C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT is the latest and most exclusive maxi scooter from BMW Motorrad. Its stylish and streamlined silhouette emphasises its elegant character. The comprehensive fairing, comfortable seat and high windshield allow you to cover long distances in comfort - regardless of the weather. In addition, the large storage compartment ensures you can easily store your shopping, luggage or up to two helmets. An innovative safety feature is the optional (SVA) Side View Assist. This is particularly useful in an urban environment as it warns of vehicles approaching in your blind spot at speeds of up to 80 km/h.</p>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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At the end of the road.
Dylan Wickrama's Pacific crossing on a GS powered raft is set to be made into a film.
<p>The road stops at the Darién Gap. To continue his journey from Alaska to Argentina, Dylan Wickrama builds a raft, powered by his BMW R 1150 GS, and starts his adventure in the Pacific. The Sri Lankan's story spellbinds very many people. Now a documentary film is going to be produced - using crowdfunding.</p> <p>Life sometimes invents stories that are more incredible than any Hollywood film maker could ever think up. One such life story is that of Dylan Wickrama. It is about a boy who often looked out to sea from his native Sri Lanka and passionately longed to know what lies beyond the horizon. It was unlikely that he would ever find out. Because Dylan grew up in poor circumstances. His father was killed by a burglar when Dylan was not even six years old. He had to grow up, and bear responsibility, much too fast. Years later he received the opportunity to discover the world he hitherto only knew from the journals that were passed around the village. On his BMW R1150 GS "Bruce" he travelled more than 210,000 km on four continents over a period of three years. But the real adventure begins at the Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia.</p>
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The globetrotter pioneer.
Elspeth Beard and the motorcycle adventure.
<p>Around the world with a motorcycle Elspeth Beard from England fulfilled this dream 30 years ago - at a time when there was no satellite navigation, Internet or mobile phones. Beard was all on her own for this adventure. </p>
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R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits - and grow beyond them. Or put more simply: a machine for the real adventure-lovers among you. Those who really want to put their superiority to the test in a new way every time and of course, having a great deal of riding fun in doing so. </p>
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One fast Swede.
Eva Håkansson holds the speed record with her homemade streamliner.
<p>Fast can also be clean – Eva Håkansson is sure of this. The mechanical engineer with a doctorate wants to prove to the world that environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are fast and fun, and that mechanical engineering is an outstanding choice of profession for women. On the move with the fastest female motorcyclist in the world, who posted a new world record of 434 km/h with her homemade "KillaJoule" streamliner.</p>
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Motorcycling changes your perspective.
Fhatuwani's perspectives.
<p>His mother calls him Fhatuwani. But his friends call him Steaz. He's a photographer, film maker and art director. Born in Soweto, he grew up with his twin brother Rendani&nbsp;Mukheli. His project &quot;I See A Different You&quot; seeks to change the negative view of Africa through design, art and photograph. He goes on patrol with his motorcycle – always on the lookout for the right subject. In this interview, he tells us what he loves about motorcycling and what adventure means to him. </p>
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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>
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HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is. An innovation driver, designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 158 kW (215 HP) of power, it weighs just 146 kilos (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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HP hand levers
HP parts
<p>Can be folded up, reduces the danger of becoming bent or broken when falling.</p>
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DoubleR gloves
Gloves
<p>Sport gloves made of kangaroo leather, partially perforated.</p>
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HP carbon front side panel
HP parts
Added looks with weight reduction at the same time.
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S 1000 RR
Sport
<p>The RR led to a revolution in the sport superbikes category right from the outset. Thereafter the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. One constant factor remained throughout however - the RR's impressive power curve and, in terms of performance, it is still a trailblazer today.</p> <p>Now the S 1000 RR comes with DTC Dynamic Traction Control as standard for even greater driving dynamics and road safety. As a result the S 1000 RR remains a thoroughbred among sport bikes – whether on the road or on the racing circuit. And its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever.</p>
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Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
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The best of the custom and racing worlds.
How a Double R custom build by PRAËM is shaking up the customising world.
<p>Who ever imagined that perfection could be perfected? With their 70s-retro Double RR custom build, the PRAËM customising team have combined performance and style in a bike that's also fit for the race track.</p> <p>People have been customising motorcycles ever since they were invented. Talented customisers have tailored bikes to their taste in almost every style imaginable. But the PRAËM S 1000 RR would probably make the top-ten list of the most sought-after custom builds of all time. Despite all the modifications that make it a top-notch old-school superbike, the Double R by PRAËM does not compromise performance and is still an excellent choice for the race track.</p>
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K 1600 B
Tour
<p>You're hungry for asphalt. For every mile. For new horizons. Then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With 6 cylinders, an extraordinary running smoothness and its impressive power development, it leaves no doubts – the journey begins now. The bike and you become one with the road in the typical Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakeable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Because those riding a Bagger casually enjoy the wind on their face. Cruising is part of the standard equipment here. So get going and enjoy the wind on your face – with the K 1600 B.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Intelligent emergency call (ECALL).
Rapid aid at the scene of the accident.
<p>In a motorcycle accident, every minute counts. In order for those affected to be helped immediately, BMW Motorrad has developed the "intelligent emergency call" (ECALL) optional accessory. The "intelligent emergency call" automatically contacts the BMW call centre in case of an accident to activate the chain of rescue as quickly as possible and – if possible – to establish initial contact with the victim. In addition, the system can also be activated manually. The use of ECALL systems like these has been proven to enable the emergency services to reach the accident location more quickly.</p>
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Navigator V.
The most beautiful path is still your own.
The Navigator V is more than just a navigation device. It is a reliable travelling companion which makes travelling even more enjoyable: water-tight, Bluetooth-capable and easy to operate. And thanks to the large bright 5" display with improved sunlight readability, you always get the overview. To do this, the pioneering trip technology precisely determines the right way. And with the optional Smartphone link for traffic information in real time and current weather reports, you are always up to date. The optional car assembly kit makes it even more multi-functionally usable.
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K 1600 Grand America
Tour
<p>The open road. Even that's not enough for you. You always want to take it further, because you've never been so close to the road. With the Grand America, you can relax and enjoy the ride for miles on end. As a fully-equipped luxury touring bike, this full dresser offers the utmost riding pleasure and comfort for carefree cruising. The legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled running smoothness with impressive power development. Always ready to go the extra mile. Even the silhouette is on another level: from the high windshield to the distinctive rear with the easy-to-use topcase and backrest. This is complemented by the innovative technology and abundance of space – especially for two. It's within arm’s reach: The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless – and yet so close.&nbsp; </p>
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System 7 Carbon.
Uncompromisingly ready for anything that comes.
In every corner, on every straight – around the world or on your way to work: BMW Motorrad stands for pure riding enjoyment. Safety and comfort should be your constant companions here. The new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. The full-carbon helmet shell is especially light and rigid. And also exhibits extremely high shock absorption. The infinitely adjustable sun visor allows you to completely relax even during changing light conditions. Excellent ventilation and the double-glazed visor fitted as standard also help here: they always ensure a clear view. Furthermore, the overall look of the helmet is very compact thanks to the four-hinge mechanism. And with a few short hand movements, you can make the integral helmet into a jet helmet. Basically, a helmet made for pure riding enjoyment.
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F 800 GT
Tour
<p>Simply climb on and go, leave your daily routine behind and enjoy pure riding pleasure: The redesigned BMW F 800 GT gives you even more sporty and dynamic touring suitability on every journey – for idyllic lanes, winding alpine passes and endless highways. Thanks to a punchy two-cylinder in-line engine with an impressive 66 kW (90 hp) of power, every tour will get moving fast – and you'll be meeting the new EU-4 standard at the same time. This bike also comes with Ride-by-Wire, a range of riding modes and ABS as standard features. The comfort is increased by means of extensive wind and weather protection. And the engine also adds to the touring quality with a quiet and at the same time powerful running smoothness – perfect for your journey. Other options include ASC (Automatic Stability Control) and the tried-and-tested Dynamic ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment). In short: All you have to do is climb on and let your journey begin. Classic GT. Unstoppable tour. </p>
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K 1600 GT
Tour
<p>Being on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing a great deal, relaxed and yet dynamic riding pleasure: this is what the world looks like from the saddle of the new BMW K 1600 GT. Because it offers you even more superiority and dynamics with even more touring comfort: its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness. Added to this are the absolute long-distance suitability with wind and weather protection and equipment which makes you want to mount the machine right away. And innovative highlights like the intelligent emergency call ECALL perfectly round off the overall package. As well-equipped as you are with the K 1600 GT, you not only see a great deal, you yourself are also a great sight to behold. Indeed, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.</p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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Elegant muscleman.
BMW Motorrad presents the Concept 101 touring bike.
<p>Inspired by the never-ending highway, the feeling of freedom and sheer independence, the BMW Motorrad design team came up with a completely new approach to touring motorcycles with their Concept 101: elegant, exclusive, extroverted and pure cruising power.</p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
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F 800 R
Roadster
<p>You can do anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW (90 hp) engine, you'll feel what it's made for every time you twist the throttle: supreme handling and total control of the road. But the F 800 R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Ride-by-Wire and a range of riding modes, ABS as standard and optional systems like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road.</p>
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R 1200 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW R 1200 R give you precisely what you expect from a boxer roadster: comfort, dynamics and touring suitability. Inimitable, it propels you forwards – physically and acoustically. Its striking look stands for genuine motorcycling enjoyment. The upside-down telescopic fork highlights its dynamic exterior and ensures stability and precise handling. Whereas the superior twin-cylinder boxer engine with 92 kW (125 HP) confidently spurs on this powerful package. Optionally, Dynamic ESA will increase the riding dynamics and the Pro shift assistant and Pro riding modes with DTC show that is behind the puristic appearance: Roadster feeling in perfection. </p>
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Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
Moving to the next level with the G 310 R.
<p>On to the next challenge with the G 310 R – the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge. This means: 2 teams, 2 bikes, 2 longboards, a multi-storey car park and a lot of riding pleasure. Curve by curve and level by level, both teams experience the flow. The challenge requires ability, riding skill and a generous slice of fun. Just right for Sarah, Chris, Guto and Sebastian.&nbsp; </p>
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San Diego Jacket Men's
Jackets
<p>Casually tailored motorcycle jacket of mixed textile and leather. Be perfectly equipped for the summer. And not just on the bike, because the protectors on the shoulders and elbows are easy to take out. Also available as a women's cut.</p>
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S 1000 R
Roadster
<p>Is your heartbeat connected directly to the tachometer? Then the S 1000 R is the Roadster for you –&nbsp;stripped down to the essentials, but maximising pure riding pleasure. Its aggressive engine with its 121 kW (165 hp) will put a smile on your face every time it revs up. And the rich sound of the new standard HP titanium rear silencer leaves no doubt: that's how life in the fast lane sounds.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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90 years of BMW Motorrad.
It's our turn to say thank you.
<p>BMW Motorrad is 90 years old – that's a real reason to celebrate. But we don't deserve all the credit. We couldn't have made it here without all the friends of BMW Motorrad who have remained so loyal to us over the years and have passionately represented the BMW brand. Relive 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation and 90 years of progress here in our web special. Enjoy! </p>
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A festival for all.
Discover the mobility world of tomorrow.
<p>Driving experiences, driving shows, live performances: For three days, Munich's Olympic Park was a celebration of the BMW Group. The BMW Festival from 9 to 11 September opened up new realms of experience that transported visitors to the mobility world of the future. </p> <p>The festival pavilion between the Olympiahalle and the Olympic Stadium was a Mecca for motorcycle lovers. That's because BMW Motorrad was showcasing the brand's latest bikes on Coubertinplatz. Just a few steps from the main stage, BMW Yachtsport, BMW Golfsport and BMW Lifestyle's open-air showroom were bursting with luminous dreamscapes at the edge of the Olympic Lake. The BMW 7 Series and its innovations were presented in exclusive shows on the lake stage, while the peninsula of the Olympic lake became a fun zone for outdoor lovers and families with children. Vintage BMW fans encountered automotive gems from the past while they strolled through the park.</p>
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Back in Bavaria after India.
Interview with Edgar Heinrich, Head of Design at BMW Motorrad.
<p>After a brief stint in India, Edgar Heinrich returned to Munich to lead the BMW Motorrad design team. It was a happy return for the motorcycle enthusiast, who began his career at BMW in 1986. He spearheaded the design of many BMW motorcycles: the Paris-Dakar rally bike, the K 1200 S and R, the HP2 Enduro, the R 1150 GS, the R 1200 GS and most recently the S 1000 RR. </p> <p>Before his time at Indian automaker Bajaj, he was also involved in the design of the K 1600 GT and GTL touring bikes as well as the C 600 Sport and the C 650 GT maxi scooter. All of them were successful products that expanded the horizons of this established market segment and attracted many new customers to the brand. In an exclusive interview with BMW Motorrad, Edgar Heinrich talks about his passion for designing, collecting and restoring motorcycles of all kinds. </p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride.</p>
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A look at the next 100 years
What will the motorcycle of the future look like?
<p>The 100th anniversary of the BMW Group is an opportunity to look back at the historic early days of the motorised two-wheeler and ahead to the future, where the role of the motorcycle will be completely redefined in an increasingly digital world.</p> <p>It's the 7th of March, 1916. Bayerische Flugzeugwerke AG (Bavarian Aircraft Works) begins operations on Lerchenauer Strasse in the north of Munich. Three years later, Zeno Diemer sets the world altitude record of 9,760 metres with the BMW IV six-cylinder inline aircraft engine.</p> <p>The small factory will later go on to reach new heights in other vehicle segments. Soon after changing its name to Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, the company begins developing the first motorcycle, long before it enters the automobile sector.</p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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F 800 R
Roadster
<p>You can do anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW (90 hp) engine, you'll feel what it's made for every time you twist the throttle: supreme handling and total control of the road. But the F 800 R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Ride-by-Wire and a range of riding modes, ABS as standard and optional systems like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road.</p>
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The Great Escape.
VISION NEXT 100: The motorcycle of the future.
<p>Glasses in place of a helmet, smart clothing, full balance without a kickstand: Only three of the many inventions that could become standards for riding a motorcycle and add a new dimension to the sense of freedom in an increasingly digitised world. And the best thing about it: this vision vehicle is already here. Introducing the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. </p>
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Challenge the City.
With the G 310 R through São Paulo.
<p>The challenges are the same in cities all over the world: red lights, packed subways, long lines of traffic that have you inching forward at a snail's pace. No problem for the G 310 R. It will turn your daily commute to work a into an enjoyable ride and show you the city from a new perspective.</p> <p>Stunt rider Chris Northover takes the G 310 R through São Paulo's crazy evening rush hour traffic. He's able to meander the bike through the big city hustle and bustle with lightness and agility. With fast-changing curves, he leaves the city behind and goes out to redefine the city limits. With the new BMW Roadster, Chris demonstrated that 313 cc is just a number and real performance is measured on the road.</p>
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"I am a ruthless enthusiast."
Interview with stunt rider and author Chris Northover.
<p>Chris Northover is the embodiment of a passionate motorcyclist. As a stunt rider, instructor, journalist and studied motorcycle engineer, he spends almost all of his free time on two wheels. He became well known after his 'Storm the embassy' video, which actually started out as a bit of fun between friends. In the interview, he reveals how the video was made, why he no longer has any free time, what he thinks of the G 310 R and what all of this has to do with longboarding. </p>
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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>
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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. &nbsp; </p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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Customised
Totally unique bikes and their creators.
<p>They're mechanics, style enthusiasts, and individualists. Each one of their bikes is a work of art unto itself. Customisers experiment with colours, shapes and materials to create one-of-a-kind motorcycles. The distinctive touches they put on the R nineT will thrill any custom bike enthusiast. On the following pages we'll show you some of these custom bikes and tell the story of how they were created.</p>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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Joyful Racing.
The R nineT Racer in Japan.
<p>Racing isn’t always just about speed and performance. It’s also about fun and style, friendship and freedom. Japan’s vintage racers are celebrating precisely this spirit of racing. In the metropolis of Tokyo, Joy Lewis meets customizer Daisuke Mukasa and his Curry Speed Club. She rides her R nineT Racer through the megacity and heads out to lonely mountain roads near Mount Fuji and a vintage motorcycle race at Fuji Speedway. &nbsp; </p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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The Concept Ninety.
A tribute to a golden era of motorcycling.
<p>In 2013, BMW Motorrad celebrated the 40th birthday of a real icon: the BMW R 90 S. With a top speed of almost 200 km/h, it was one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. This was facilitated by what was at the time a revolutionary innovation; never before had a designer contributed to the development of a motorcycle. Yet it was precisely this that let to the pioneering front trim panel on the BMW R 90 S. Which was also available as standard for the first time. Soon, other manufacturers would follow suit and develop an aerodynamically optimised front and rear trim.</p>
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Crafting a feeling.
The BMW Motorrad design process.
<p>Striking characters work in the BMW Motorrad design team. Every designer has their own style and feels at home in their own biker scene. And each and every one of them adds their own inspiration and passion. These different forms are then combined in the design process: they are manifested in each new BMW Motorrad creation. Edgar Heinrich, head designer at BMW Motorrad, introduces the BMW Motorrad design team and the design process. </p>
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R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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Make Life a Ride.
Wake up to life every morning with your engine running.
<p>Every moment is a crossroads. You can turn left, you can turn right, or you can continue straight ahead. You could return to your starting point and then just keep driving. A million paths lie at your feet, each better than the last and no worse than the next. Choose a new path every second and never look back. Because everything you find on the road is forever yours. And that's how you Make Life a Ride.</p>
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No limits.
Sources of inspiration and fresh ideas at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Once just a popular meetup for bikers and surfers, now it's the symbol of an entire movement: The Wheels and Waves-Festival in Biarritz, France, is the place to be for motorcyclists and surfers. Amid magnificent architecture and perfect waves, kindred spirits come to the festival to share in a refreshing new zeitgeist that is not bound to conventions. Creative custom bikes are honoured, surfer and skater culture are celebrated. Everything goes. Everything is welcome. </p>
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Mission Manx.
MotorCircus on the road to the Isle of Man.
<p>This is the story of four "MotorCircus" lads from Berlin. On BMW oldtimer motorcycles and armed with a camera, they set out on a 4,000 km long journey. From Berlin, they rode through Belgium, France and London to the Isle of Man. </p> <p>The film of this journey – Mission Manx – premiered on 8 March 2014. A little while later, BMW fans around the world were able to view the result of this journey. In an exclusive interview, Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer, Tim Adler and Martin “Lemmi” Lemcke tell BMW Motorrad about the realisation of a long-held dream.</p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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Beckham, BMW and Belstaff.
Hustle and bustle on London's Bond Street.
<p>The rumbling of powerful engines signalled a highlight of the London Fashion Week: the opening of the Belstaff shop. Headlights flared up in the evening twilight. Several bikers wearing leather and waxed jackets ride in front of the trendy shop. Exactly what the photographers had been waiting for. In the thick of it: fashion icon David Beckham. He almost brought the hustle and bustle of London's trendy Bond Street to a standstill. His companions arrived in front of the shop on fashionable Café Racers and Custom Bikes. Many of them brought along their own BMW custom bikes. Among them were Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel from Blitz Motorcycles in Paris. And the BMW boxer fan trio of Berliners Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer and Martin 'Lemmi’ Lemcke – better known as MotorCircus – were not to be missed either.</p>
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On the road.
On the road with the R nineT Scrambler.
<p>On tour with the R nineT Scrambler. We have come visit real men who do their own thing and in addition love motorcycles.Driven by their passion, they make their own rules instead of just following trends. Always searching for inspiration and new experiences. </p>
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CONCEPT PATH22.
Pure freedom.
<p>Scramblers do not know any standards or conventions. Like their owners. The Concept Path22 is the first scrambler project from BMW Motorrad. The basis: an R nineT. </p> <p>The goal: an intensive collaboration with some of the most creative and above all individual protagonists of the customizer scene. </p> <p>The result: a bike which leaves no desires unfulfilled –&nbsp;but instead makes all of them possible. This is what pure freedom should look like. </p>
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Deluxe R nine T conversion.
L'Echappée Belle ("The Great Escape") sidecar design wins Custom Contest.
<p> BMW Motorrad was invited to a custom contest in Paris. French customisers were requested to submit drafts for an R nineT conversion. The artists were given total creative freedom. The jury, consisting of Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, two-time custom champion, and Ola Stenegärd, motorcycle designer, evaluated the large number of proposals. The winner, the French customiser Old School Engineering (OSE) won over the jury with their unique sidecar design. The prize: a brand-new R nineT, plus 10,000 euros. The winners can use the prize to implement the design they submitted. The result: "L'Echappée Belle" - "The Great Escape". OSE presented their sidecar at the Custom Contest in Paris. The team showed that sidecars are by no means out. </p>
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Unique specimens.
R nineT conversions.
<p>The R nineT is the perfect starting point for a custom build. With just a few steps, it can be converted from a two-seater to a single-seater, and thanks to separate vehicle and engine electronics, it offers almost endless possibilities for gearheads.</p> <p>Several of the most renowned customizers have been running riot on the R nineT. With unmistakeable handwriting, they show what can be done with expertise, creativity and the modern classic boxer.</p>
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Mechanics & style enthusiasts.
Custom craftsmanship.
<p>PURE riders are individualists. Bikes express their individuality. They're sophisticated and expressive, just like the bikes they ride. Not many people are brave enough to build a custom motorcycle, but those who do it are driven by PURE passion and turn their customers' dreams into true icons.</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>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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The dragstrip – a platform for fame.
Deluxe R nine T modified.
<p>Customisers have been preparing for this day for months, tinkering in their workshops at night to be ready on time for Glemseck 101. They'll present the finest custom bikes at the Essenza Sprint. The two-wheeled works of art combine performance and design and encapsulate the very essence of a motorcycle. The rules are quite simple: two wheels, two cylinders, a maximum of 1200 cc. But the implementation is an art in itself.</p> <p>A murmur goes through the crowd when the 16 custom bikes for the Essenza Sprint are presented to the audience at Glemseck 101. The multitude of visual treats could fill whole picture books. Skilled hands have freed roadsters, cruisers and naked bikes of their standard trim and transformed them into visionary one-offs. Because the creators of the sprint call for motorcycle manufacturers and importers to create the essence of a motorcycle – and to present it not just once at the sprint at Glemseck 101, but also a second time at the Intermot in Cologne.</p>
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"A routine day is definitely not for me."
Interview with customizer Hayden Roberts.
<p>Hayden Roberts lives in Long Beach, California. Here, he co-founded the renowned customizing workshop Hell On Wheels MC. This is also where the name for his vintage motorcycle race came from – all over the world. Because when Hayden is not tinkering with bikes, he is organising races. And because these are always just one big party, he is also known as "Chief Party Planner". A born entertainer and absolutely obsessed with motorcycles – a magnificent mix. </p>
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Only the coolest cats ride BMW choppers.
What else would a Japanese person ride in Munich but a BMW chopper?
<p>When Yasunobu came to Munich five years ago, it was clear to him that he wanted to ride a chopper in his new home too. And seeing as his balcony even looked out onto the four-cylinder BMW building, he could hardly come closer to a BMW Chopper.</p> <p>Raised in Yokohama, Yasu-San came into contact with motorcycles even as a small boy. There was a bloke in his neighbourhood who would love to ride a strange motorcycle late at night on the streets of Yokohama and Tokyo in order to stir up a commotion. He is of course a member of a notorious Bozozoku gang, who would make the roads unsafe and loudly provoke people, usually in large groups and always without exhaust pipes. So it's no wonder that Yasunobu, faced with these experiences, doesn't really want to fit into the regulated Japanese social patterns, and would rather explore the world on his motorcycle.</p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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"Whatever I do, it must make me happy".
Interview with vintage racer and scrambler fan Joy Lewis.
<p>Why follow the herd if you can have so much more fun beyond the mainstream? Joy Lewis has made her forename part of the programme. A talk with a cheerful soul who doesn't adapt, but lives to her own style.</p>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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Cool thing.
The R nineT Scrambler and a Dream Come True - A Perfect Duo.
<p>Impassioned motorcyclist Laura Antoine travels on her Scrambler from her home town in Toulouse to Lyon. She is visiting someone there who has made his style into whole life's mission, and who – like Laura – loves vintage and motorcycles: Sébastien Chirpaz. A true free spirit, who understands his trade and also has a small present at the ready for his visitor.&nbsp; </p>
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MissionSouth motorcycle tour for charity.
<p>Imagine you and your friends are heading out on a motorcycle trip from Europe to West Africa. And imagine you're not only fulfilling your own dream, you're also making one come true for disadvantaged children in Africa.</p> <p>That's exactly what a club called MotorCircus from Berlin plans to do. These guys are already well known in the BMW Motorrad community for their MissionManx road trip film. The film documented their trip to the Isle of Man for the most legendary motorcycle racing festival on the planet: the Classic TT. MotorCircus combines the love of customising, building and riding old BMW boxers with another passion altogether: While racking up miles, they raise money for a medical aid project in Serrekunda that they've been committed to since 2008.</p>
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Custom experts at work.
The BMW R nineT Soul Fuel Challenge.
<p>An idea from the Netherlands caused a tingling sensation in the fingers of customising experts and fans of customised machines: in collaboration with a famous motorcycle magazine, famous motorcycle builders were invited to develop their very own custom version of the BMW R nineT. Then, from a shortlist of design sketches, the fans voted on which version would ultimately be built for all to see. The name of the idea alone sounds promising: BMW Soul Fuel Challenge.</p>
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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>
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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Together we are stronger.
How sponsors contribute to the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The off-road adventure Int. GS Trophy makes tough demands on man and machine. Not only absolutely robust and reliable GS bikes are needed, but also the perfect equipment for rider and bike. Luckily, BMW Motorrad has reliable partners at its side who make a decisive contribution to the success of this unique event with their products and their experience.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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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>
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R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>THE BMW R 1200 GS. More GS is impossible. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof of this. The R 1200 GS has always been inspiring. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. Which means for you: increased comfort, dynamics and more fun. In short: yet more adventure.</p>
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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>
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EnduroGuard suit
Developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
In its tireless effort to provide the best possible equipment for its riders, BMW Motorrad has introduced the new EnduroGuard suit, which was designed with an eye for seasoned adventurers and experienced long-distance riders.
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G 310 GS
Adventure
<p>Be spontaneous, break with the routine, make everyday life into a personal experience. The adventure is always right outside your front door – make it yours with the G 310 GS. It carries you through the urban jungle, confident and carefree, and out into the surrounding countryside. Because with the G 310 GS, the adventures don't have to be big to be unforgettable. What matters is that you experience them – every day. </p>
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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>
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Ideally equipped.
How your GS will become a trophy bike.
<p>The International GS Trophy in Mongolia not only demands a lot from the riders. Motorcycles also facing great challenges and stresses. The R 1200 GS Rallye is up to all these demands – it is robust and versatile even with just its standard equipment. In order to be prepared for every situation, the bike is additionally equipped with original BMW Motorrad accessories, so that the participants can get through every terrain with even greater safety, reliability and comfort.&nbsp;We present you the accessories – so you can make your GS a real GS trophy bike. </p>
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Highlights 2018.
Make Life a Ride.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure or travel: regardless of what drives you forward and what you are looking for. BMW Motorrad gives you the right features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From product innovations through innovations right up to countless events – discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Sport, adventure or touring? You can have everything. Because the BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all these three worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike – perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one bike. The powerful, four-cylinder series motor in combination with the agile chassis and suspension provides great performance and dynamic response. The relaxed seating position and the familiar GS ergonomics guarantee comfort and driving pleasure you'll never get tired of. What you do with it is up to you. </p>
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Completely in his element.
Sterling Taylor loves to push his own limits.
<p>As he feels his way upward, he finds a foothold with his toes and grabs hold of a protruding rock with his hands: Sterling Taylor is a climber and is not deterred by his fear of heights. He loves challenges – and his motorcycle. </p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>It keeps your engine running, every day. Your heart beats to the rhythm of the BMW F 750 GS. It's your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons – because you want more. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control (ASC) and the ABS safely under control. And with the&nbsp;ex factory option Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT-display shows you among other things which junction you have to turn off at or who is calling you. Clear and concise – without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is – also thanks to the low seat height – easier than ever before. &nbsp; </p>
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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>
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R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits - and grow beyond them. Or put more simply: a machine for the real adventure-lovers among you. Those who really want to put their superiority to the test in a new way every time and of course, having a great deal of riding fun in doing so. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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F 700 GS
Adventure
<p>Carefree motorcycling fun for everyone: with the F 700 GS. Its 55 kW (75 bhp) engine and outstanding handling make riding child's play – on any terrain. Its seat variants vary from a minimum of 765 mm with low-slung 860 mm with the optional Rallye seat. The low weight of the machine is another advantage – it makes it even more agile. Whether it's high or low: the F 700 GS is the ideal all-round Enduro machine for experienced riders and beginners alike. </p>
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Adventure means constant change.
And never buy the same toothpaste twice.
<p>Brad Klynsmith is from Durban and a member of the band Gangs of Ballet. He rediscovered his passion for motorcycling three years ago and has been living and breathing motorcycles ever since. When he's not writing songs or following motorcycle news, you'll find him on his surfboard. Brad told us how he got back into motorcycling and why he never buys the same toothpaste twice.&nbsp; </p>
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Breaking Wheels.
Robert Gull and the S 1000 XR on a special mission.
<p>A snow-covered landscape, frozen lakes – by looking into the distance, you can see your own breath start to freeze. Lapland shows its coldest and yet most beautiful side. But there's something different today: because not only the growling of the wolves can be heard – so too can the engine of the S 1000 XR. Amidst this winter backdrop, Robert Gull sets out on a unique undertaking: Crushed Ice made by Motorcycles </p>
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The life of Byron.
From South Africa to the other end of the world via the GS Trophy.
<p>Riding glaciers from the South East Asian jungle to Iceland – for Byron Coetsee, the winner of the international GS Trophy, driving the GS opens up a world of opportunities. The destination of his latest mission lies 11,500 kilometres north of his native Cape Town. </p>
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F 800 GS
Adventure
<p>Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No! This is the motto of the BMW F 800 GS – the sportiest member of the large GS family. The motorcycle is continuing its long success story, and impresses with its enormous versatility for both on and off-road journeys. Simply an incredibly versatile enduro with a sports pedigree.</p>
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At the end of the road.
Dylan Wickrama's Pacific crossing on a GS powered raft is set to be made into a film.
<p>The road stops at the Darién Gap. To continue his journey from Alaska to Argentina, Dylan Wickrama builds a raft, powered by his BMW R 1150 GS, and starts his adventure in the Pacific. The Sri Lankan's story spellbinds very many people. Now a documentary film is going to be produced - using crowdfunding.</p> <p>Life sometimes invents stories that are more incredible than any Hollywood film maker could ever think up. One such life story is that of Dylan Wickrama. It is about a boy who often looked out to sea from his native Sri Lanka and passionately longed to know what lies beyond the horizon. It was unlikely that he would ever find out. Because Dylan grew up in poor circumstances. His father was killed by a burglar when Dylan was not even six years old. He had to grow up, and bear responsibility, much too fast. Years later he received the opportunity to discover the world he hitherto only knew from the journals that were passed around the village. On his BMW R1150 GS "Bruce" he travelled more than 210,000 km on four continents over a period of three years. But the real adventure begins at the Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia.</p>
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The globetrotter pioneer.
Elspeth Beard and the motorcycle adventure.
<p>Around the world with a motorcycle Elspeth Beard from England fulfilled this dream 30 years ago - at a time when there was no satellite navigation, Internet or mobile phones. Beard was all on her own for this adventure. </p>
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Motorcycling changes your perspective.
Fhatuwani's perspectives.
<p>His mother calls him Fhatuwani. But his friends call him Steaz. He's a photographer, film maker and art director. Born in Soweto, he grew up with his twin brother Rendani&nbsp;Mukheli. His project &quot;I See A Different You&quot; seeks to change the negative view of Africa through design, art and photograph. He goes on patrol with his motorcycle – always on the lookout for the right subject. In this interview, he tells us what he loves about motorcycling and what adventure means to him. </p>
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F 800 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>No matter how far the journey takes you - and no matter what terrain you cover: With the BMW F 800 GS Adventure you'll survive every adventure. This travel enduro is designed for real globetrotters for whom no destination is too far - those who are out to conquer the world beyond familiar roads. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and rugged companion for limitless adventure.</p>
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A look back at the 2016 International GS Trophy.
Team South Africa wins the GS challenge in Thailand.
<p>Manoeuvring motorcycles over dilapidated bridges, crossing rivers with the GS and changing tyres in a hurry: the International GS Trophy is an enduro challenge like no other.</p> <p>In 2016 it was time for the event once again. 19 teams from all over the world rode their BMW R 1200 GS motorcycles across northern Thailand. The GS riders conquered 1,400 kilometres, 19 special tests and seven daily stages. They crossed jungles, dams and rain forests, enduring brutal heat and high humidity. The sixth International GS Trophy left them physically exhausted but satisfied in every other respect. </p>
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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Live to ride.
Ride to live.
<p>Allow us to introduce: Inga Birna Erlingsdóttir, currently the only female motorcycle police officer in Iceland. Motorcycles are Inga's great passion. For her job she rides all day, every day. In her spare time, she exchanges her police motorcycle for a BMW GS. </p>
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R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>THE BMW R 1200 GS. More GS is impossible. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof of this. The R 1200 GS has always been inspiring. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. Which means for you: increased comfort, dynamics and more fun. In short: yet more adventure.</p>
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A hen in the rooster house
Jolandie Rust is the First Lady of the GS Trophy.
<p>As the first female marshal at the International GS Trophy, Jolandie, or simply "Jo" Rust has to assert herself in a typically male domain. It's not difficult for her. Rust doesn't get fazed that easily. Not even after being held up at gunpoint during her trip across Africa on an Enduro.</p> <p>The guys wipe the sweat from their brows. Temperatures are soaring past the 30-degree mark. But it's not the heat that's tough for these men, it's the incredible humidity in Mae Sariang, a town in the heart of Thailand's back country. At a loss for what to do, they stand around a team mate's motorcycle before making one last attempt to pull the 250 kilo R 1200 GS out of the mud. Forget it. They need Jo. Jo is the team leader, the boss, the pro. Jo has pulled her team mates out of the mud many times during the seven-day International GS Trophy Enduro adventure. And out of other messes.</p>
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The desert fox.
Michael Martin and the lure of the void.
<p>He's travelled the Sahara, the Atacama and even Antarctica. Photographer and geographer Michael Martin is in his element in places where you almost never see another human face.</p> <p>Michael Martin travelled to the desert for the first time at the age of 17. He rode his moped to Morocco, looked out over the vast expanse of the desert, and was captivated for life. Since then, he has spent most of his time on brilliant beige sand beneath the deep blue sky. He lives rough here, holding out for the right moment to press the shutter.</p>
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Highlights 2018.
Make Life a Ride.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure or travel: regardless of what drives you forward and what you are looking for. BMW Motorrad gives you the right features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From product innovations through innovations right up to countless events – discover what highlights BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>In this day and age, urban mobility means much more than just getting from A to B. Nowadays, you don't want to miss anything but rather take advantage of everything that the city has to offer – even when you are on the move. The C 400 X gives you this opportunity. Are you networked and connected at all times? The C 400 X is too. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes a challenges of mobility in a city. Just take your favourite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. Or make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become a large open space. An open space of your own that you can map out for yourself to have lots of fun. </p>
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Electro sound.
An electric motorcycle called E-LisaBad stirs up the customising scene.
<p>What does the BMW C evolution look like on the inside? Krautmotors owner Rolf Reick wants to find out. So he takes apart the electric maxi scooter and turns it into the E-LisaBad dragster. The custom shop owner plans to drag-race his creation. It might not make much noise, but it will definitely cause a stir. </p>
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Smartphone cradle.
Everything in view at all times.
Your smartphone is a part of you. Even, and especially, when you're out and about. Whether it's a motorbike you ride or a scooter. It is a handy little helper when you don't just want to know where your journey will take you, but what you will come across on the way. Like, where is the next market? Does the pizzeria on the left have good reviews? And what's that strange building up ahead? Your smartphone has the answer. And so do you. Take your smartphone along with you like always.
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C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT is the latest and most exclusive maxi scooter from BMW Motorrad. Its stylish and streamlined silhouette emphasises its elegant character. The comprehensive fairing, comfortable seat and high windshield allow you to cover long distances in comfort - regardless of the weather. In addition, the large storage compartment ensures you can easily store your shopping, luggage or up to two helmets. An innovative safety feature is the optional (SVA) Side View Assist. This is particularly useful in an urban environment as it warns of vehicles approaching in your blind spot at speeds of up to 80 km/h.</p>
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C 650 Sport
Urban Mobility
<p>The new BMW C 650 Sport is perfect for everyday life in the city and it even turns the daily commute into a pleasurable experience. The powerful 44 kW (60 hp) two-cylinder in-line engine, which boasts a top speed of 180 km/h, allows you to get from A to B quickly and comfortably. The modern design with its clear focus on dynamics emphasises the scooter's sporty aspirations. The new stainless steel exhaust system not only creates a more attractive appearance, but it also generates an even more impressive sound. And the delicate, agile chassis allows you to take corners with ease and weave through the narrow gaps in dense city traffic.</p>
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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. &nbsp; </p>
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Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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One fast Swede.
Eva Håkansson holds the speed record with her homemade streamliner.
<p>Fast can also be clean – Eva Håkansson is sure of this. The mechanical engineer with a doctorate wants to prove to the world that environmentally-friendly electric vehicles are fast and fun, and that mechanical engineering is an outstanding choice of profession for women. On the move with the fastest female motorcyclist in the world, who posted a new world record of 434 km/h with her homemade "KillaJoule" streamliner.</p>
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A festival for all.
Discover the mobility world of tomorrow.
<p>Driving experiences, driving shows, live performances: For three days, Munich's Olympic Park was a celebration of the BMW Group. The BMW Festival from 9 to 11 September opened up new realms of experience that transported visitors to the mobility world of the future. </p> <p>The festival pavilion between the Olympiahalle and the Olympic Stadium was a Mecca for motorcycle lovers. That's because BMW Motorrad was showcasing the brand's latest bikes on Coubertinplatz. Just a few steps from the main stage, BMW Yachtsport, BMW Golfsport and BMW Lifestyle's open-air showroom were bursting with luminous dreamscapes at the edge of the Olympic Lake. The BMW 7 Series and its innovations were presented in exclusive shows on the lake stage, while the peninsula of the Olympic lake became a fun zone for outdoor lovers and families with children. Vintage BMW fans encountered automotive gems from the past while they strolled through the park.</p>
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