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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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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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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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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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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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Che bella moto!
Riding the Transitalia Marathon 2017.
<p>Pasta, pizza, Parmesan – and that's not even the half of it. Especially for 290 enthusiastic enduro adventurists. They're taking part in the Transitalia Marathon, which was launched in 2015 by former racer Mirco Urbinati. The Transitalia Marathon is not a competition. Rather, it's a big, communal adventure – the ideal event for heavyweight enduros. In other words, the perfect terrain for the GS community to pursue that spirit of discovery once again – set to the tune of enthusiastic Italians cheering along the road side: che bella moto! </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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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </p>
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R 1200 GS Service Campaign
A precautionary measure.
BMW Motorrad South Africa carries out a service campaign on the BMW R 1200 GS and R 1200 GS Adventure models produced between November 2013 and June 2017.
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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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Pictures that get under the skin.
Scott Campbell translates stories into symbols.
<p>He is a tattoo star and has left his artistic traces on the bodies of Sting, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Scott not only transforms their stories into symbols. He also creates real works of art out of egg shells, bank notes and spray cans. He takes inspiring time off on his motorcycle. &nbsp; </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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C 400 X
<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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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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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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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 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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Riding pleasure behind the scenes.
The making of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
<p>The filming of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge was not just a challenge for the G 310 R. Filming went on for two nights long, countless neon tubes were fitted, longboards were burnt, hours of film material were generated and of course litres of coffee were drunk. And the fun behind the scenes did not come up short either. Chris Northover among others made sure of this with his constantly high spirits, even at 4 in the morning. </p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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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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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges. </p>
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Rock 'n' roll at Animal Boat.
Daisuke Mukasa and his vintage world in modern Tokyo.
<p>The Animal Boat custom shop is heaven for vintage enthusiasts. Here, Japanese customizer Daisuke Mukasa rescues classic motorcycles from extinction – and brings them back to the race track with his Curry Speed Club. &nbsp; </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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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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A shining light.
Riding through Tokyo with Joy Lewis on an R nineT Racer.
<p>Tokyo is a shining light – not only because of all the advertising screens that make the city glow. With a population of 38 million, Tokyo is also the world’s largest metropolitan area, but it doesn’t have the overwhelming feel of other megacities. In fact, it is an extremely liveable city that is constantly reinventing itself and has long been at the forefront of urbanisation. But the past is also alive in Tokyo and the motorcycle scene is an endless source of inspiration for customizers and vintage racers. &nbsp; </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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Going vintage at Fuji Speedway.
The style of the seventies returns to the race track.
<p>The R nineT Racer is reviving the early days of superbikes. The BMW R 90 S and its spectacular performances at Daytona and the Isle of Man in 1976 are unforgettable. When we recall the racing scene of the seventies, we immediately think of Japan, where the modern motorcycle was invented and where an impressive revival is now happening. &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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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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Determined.
Champion in overcoming challenges.
<p>Sarah Lezito already achieved a lot but is still constantly on the hunt for new challenges. With the G 310 R, she made an appearance in the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge, a late-night car park race with bikes and longboards. That sounds like fun – and like Sarah. </p>
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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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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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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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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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K 1600 GTL
Tour
<p>Ride on. And on and on. Glide into the horizon in style and elegance on this luxurious high-performance touring motorcycle. The new BMW K 1600 GTL motorcycle is the pinnacle of high quality and sheer comfort, boasting the legendary straight-six engine. Now standard equipped with the latest generation of Dynamic ESA and ABS Pro. Make your elegant entrance with the newly redesigned panels. Stay calm and collected in any weather condition and at any distance. On your own or with a partner: enjoy superior control and effortless steering in all your comings and goings. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL takes you to a new dimension – stylish, powerful, luxurious – a first class experience awaits you.</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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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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"I owe my inspiration to motorcycling"
Interview with the writer Roberto Parodi.
<p>The Italian Roberto Parodi used to be a banker and writer. Then a man from television noticed him as the author of motorcycle books, and he got his own reality documentary. Suddenly Roberto was a writer and presenter. He gave up the job as a banker. Since then, he has been living a life full of adventure and travel, with motorcycling spurring on his imagination.&nbsp; </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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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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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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A bike turns to stone.
BMW Motorrad and the LEGO Group sent the GS on a new adventure.
<p>The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure once again finds itself in uncharted territory - this time in Denmark. The joint project between BMW Motorrad and the LEGO Group not only sends the GS on a totally new adventure. </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 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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Sisters' Centennial Ride.
A woman realises her dream.
<p>In 1916, four years before women in the United States were given the right to vote, two sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, journeyed across the American continent to prove that women have what it takes to be couriers for the US military. Today, exactly 100 years later, a group of women remembers their brave driving endeavours and is following in the sisters' footsteps with the same spirit and determination. </p>
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"Everything around us was once designed".
Interview with designer Stephen Kenn about vintage in the modern look.
<p>Designer Stephen Kenn is known for his minimalistic, puristic work. His philosophy: authentic vintage materials with a modern design style. The Californian's "Inheritance Collection" demonstrates particularly impressively how he reduces simple seating furniture down and then stylishly combines it with high-quality vintage materials. Because he is convinced: good design should have the simplest and most functional form and the materials used should carry history and the past into the here and now.</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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"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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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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"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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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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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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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HP carbon front side panel
HP parts
Added looks with weight reduction at the same time.
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R 1200 RS
Sport
<p>Riding dynamics coupled with touring suitability - at the very highest level: this is the BMW RS. With its potent engine and stable suspension, the sports touring bike offers more than just a huge amount of riding pleasure. Thanks to its relaxed, sporty seating position and its perfect wind and weather protection, the bike offers an entirely new ride feel when travelling fast and riding along country roads in sporty style.</p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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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 GTL
Tour
<p>Ride on. And on and on. Glide into the horizon in style and elegance on this luxurious high-performance touring motorcycle. The new BMW K 1600 GTL motorcycle is the pinnacle of high quality and sheer comfort, boasting the legendary straight-six engine. Now standard equipped with the latest generation of Dynamic ESA and ABS Pro. Make your elegant entrance with the newly redesigned panels. Stay calm and collected in any weather condition and at any distance. On your own or with a partner: enjoy superior control and effortless steering in all your comings and goings. Travelling with the K 1600 GTL takes you to a new dimension – stylish, powerful, luxurious – a first class experience awaits you.</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 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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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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R 1200 RT
Tour
<p>Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The BMW R 1200 RT has shaken up the entire classical tourer segment like no other machine. Because what is important when touring is enabled by the light handling of the R 1200 RT: experiencing the landscape. Whether you're alone or travelling with a companion: the new R 1200 RT ensures for comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour. </p>
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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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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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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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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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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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Riding pleasure behind the scenes.
The making of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge.
<p>The filming of the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge was not just a challenge for the G 310 R. Filming went on for two nights long, countless neon tubes were fitted, longboards were burnt, hours of film material were generated and of course litres of coffee were drunk. And the fun behind the scenes did not come up short either. Chris Northover among others made sure of this with his constantly high spirits, even at 4 in the morning. </p>
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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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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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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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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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San Diego Jacket Men's
Jackets
<p>Casually tailored motorcycle jacket of mixed textile and leather. Be perfectly equipped for the summer. And not just on the bike, because the protectors on the shoulders and elbows are easy to take out. Also available as a women's cut.</p>
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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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Determined.
Champion in overcoming challenges.
<p>Sarah Lezito already achieved a lot but is still constantly on the hunt for new challenges. With the G 310 R, she made an appearance in the Park ‘n’ Ride Challenge, a late-night car park race with bikes and longboards. That sounds like fun – and like Sarah. </p>
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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel "Riders in the Storm" by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
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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 one who dances with the bike.
Stunt rider Mattie Griffin and the G 310 R.
<p>He is referred to as an artist on the motorcycle – and a dancer: Mattie Griffin. With spectacular tricks on the G 310 R, the Irish stunt riding star enthralled the audience at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.</p>
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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </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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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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Pictures that get under the skin.
Scott Campbell translates stories into symbols.
<p>He is a tattoo star and has left his artistic traces on the bodies of Sting, Orlando Bloom and Penelope Cruz. Scott not only transforms their stories into symbols. He also creates real works of art out of egg shells, bank notes and spray cans. He takes inspiring time off on his motorcycle. &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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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
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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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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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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Rock 'n' roll at Animal Boat.
Daisuke Mukasa and his vintage world in modern Tokyo.
<p>The Animal Boat custom shop is heaven for vintage enthusiasts. Here, Japanese customizer Daisuke Mukasa rescues classic motorcycles from extinction – and brings them back to the race track with his Curry Speed Club. &nbsp; </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 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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A shining light.
Riding through Tokyo with Joy Lewis on an R nineT Racer.
<p>Tokyo is a shining light – not only because of all the advertising screens that make the city glow. With a population of 38 million, Tokyo is also the world’s largest metropolitan area, but it doesn’t have the overwhelming feel of other megacities. In fact, it is an extremely liveable city that is constantly reinventing itself and has long been at the forefront of urbanisation. But the past is also alive in Tokyo and the motorcycle scene is an endless source of inspiration for customizers and vintage racers. &nbsp; </p>
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Going vintage at Fuji Speedway.
The style of the seventies returns to the race track.
<p>The R nineT Racer is reviving the early days of superbikes. The BMW R 90 S and its spectacular performances at Daytona and the Isle of Man in 1976 are unforgettable. When we recall the racing scene of the seventies, we immediately think of Japan, where the modern motorcycle was invented and where an impressive revival is now happening. &nbsp; </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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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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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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"I owe my inspiration to motorcycling"
Interview with the writer Roberto Parodi.
<p>The Italian Roberto Parodi used to be a banker and writer. Then a man from television noticed him as the author of motorcycle books, and he got his own reality documentary. Suddenly Roberto was a writer and presenter. He gave up the job as a banker. Since then, he has been living a life full of adventure and travel, with motorcycling spurring on his imagination.&nbsp; </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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Sisters' Centennial Ride.
A woman realises her dream.
<p>In 1916, four years before women in the United States were given the right to vote, two sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, journeyed across the American continent to prove that women have what it takes to be couriers for the US military. Today, exactly 100 years later, a group of women remembers their brave driving endeavours and is following in the sisters' footsteps with the same spirit and determination. </p>
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"Everything around us was once designed".
Interview with designer Stephen Kenn about vintage in the modern look.
<p>Designer Stephen Kenn is known for his minimalistic, puristic work. His philosophy: authentic vintage materials with a modern design style. The Californian's "Inheritance Collection" demonstrates particularly impressively how he reduces simple seating furniture down and then stylishly combines it with high-quality vintage materials. Because he is convinced: good design should have the simplest and most functional form and the materials used should carry history and the past into the here and now.</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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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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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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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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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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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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Sound and smoke.
Customising is taken to the extreme at Glemseck 101.
<p>Classic boxers, period-correct café racers, unusual custom builds: At Glemseck 101 in Leonberg, the custom motorcycle scene celebrates its fastest and best-looking bikes for the eleventh year in a row.</p> <p>You're not always sure where to look first when you finally secure a spot in the grandstand overlooking the legendary 1/8 mile strip. Then Laura waves the starter's flag, and the sound and smoke of the sprint racers take you back to a bygone era at the Solitude racetrack.</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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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Che bella moto!
Riding the Transitalia Marathon 2017.
<p>Pasta, pizza, Parmesan – and that's not even the half of it. Especially for 290 enthusiastic enduro adventurists. They're taking part in the Transitalia Marathon, which was launched in 2015 by former racer Mirco Urbinati. The Transitalia Marathon is not a competition. Rather, it's a big, communal adventure – the ideal event for heavyweight enduros. In other words, the perfect terrain for the GS community to pursue that spirit of discovery once again – set to the tune of enthusiastic Italians cheering along the road side: che bella moto! </p>
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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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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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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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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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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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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges. </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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A bike turns to stone.
BMW Motorrad and the LEGO Group sent the GS on a new adventure.
<p>The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure once again finds itself in uncharted territory - this time in Denmark. The joint project between BMW Motorrad and the LEGO Group not only sends the GS on a totally new adventure. </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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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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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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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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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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Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel "Riders in the Storm" by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
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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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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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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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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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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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Planet Desert.
Four times around the world with Michael Martin.
<p>The geographer and photographer Michael Martin explored a variety of different icy and dry deserts for the "Planet Desert" project. Martin circumnavigated the Earth four times in order to complete the project. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure accompanied him on his journey.</p> <p>Martin has now returned from his journey - with a book weighing five kilos and the "Planet Desert" lecture of the same name. The 52-year-old reports from the most extreme zones of the planet and on his experiences with his motorcycle in the desert. </p>
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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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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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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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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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#Rideandshare – and win.
Social Media Superfan at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>The BMW Motorrad Days drew motorcycling fans from all over the world to meet up in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Two of them even travelled all the way from British Columbia in Canada. As winners of the social media campaign #Rideandshare, they received a priceless experience.</p> <p>Naomi Tweddle and Alberto Lara Mendieta are more commonly known in the social media world as MotoLara. The pair's motorcycling adventures have gone down a storm in their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter communities as well as on their website. This is how BMW Motorrad became aware of MotoLara while on the lookout for a social media superfan, and invited them and other passionate bikers to post their experiences in a challenge under the tag #Rideandshare. In the end, the winner would be the one able to excite and motivate their community to interact and the one who got the most likes and shares.</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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308,000 kilometres on one bike.
It must be true love.
<p>Željan Rakela, a 36-year-old Croatian, enjoys every day and above all every single mile of his life. And he loves motorcycles. Especially his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. He even has the numbers to prove his love: He bought his bike in 2006. And it's been non-stop passion ever since: the Croatian has racked up a total of 308,000 kilometres in the past 8 years. Impressive numbers. But they're even more impressive when you consider that Željan spends only two months on his bike a year, his entire annual holiday. </p>
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The Wolf in GS clothing.
How Tomm Wolf became "Mr GS Trophy".
<p>Tomm Wolf didn't have to be elected "Mr GS Trophy" . Instead, the sports manager of the International GS Trophy earned his nickname thanks to his GS expertise and his infectious enthusiasm for adventure riding. After the fifth challenge in Southeast Asia, he recalls his many years of experience with this iconic motorcycle.</p> <p>When the legendary BMW GS was introduced in 1980, Tomm Wolf had already been into adventure riding for years. His companion: a customised BMW. "In 1978 I bought my first BMW motorcycle and modified it so that it could handle my trips", says Tomm. His bike needed to run well on rough terrain in places like Africa. So he installed a larger tank and longer front forks. "But when BMW rolled out the first R 80 G/S in 1980, it was precisely the motorcycle I had been waiting for".</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
<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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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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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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BMW Motorrad Days 2017.
The motorcycle event of the year.
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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The Great Escape.
VISION NEXT 100: The motorcycle of the future.
<p>Glasses in place of a helmet, smart clothing, full balance without a kickstand: Only three of the many inventions that could become standards for riding a motorcycle and add a new dimension to the sense of freedom in an increasingly digitised world. And the best thing about it: this vision vehicle is already here. Introducing the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100. </p>
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On the green carpet at Cannes.
The BMW C evolution at the Green Me Festival.
<p>It was only a month ago that the stars and celebrities were walking down the red carpet in the European film capital Cannes. Now the film industry has returned to the Mediterranean city. At the Green Me Festival for Sustainability, environmental issues were discussed and prizes were awarded to films dealing with the topic of sustainability. Sustainability also plays a central role when it comes to the BMW C evolution, So the maxi scooter was in its element on the Côte d’Azur.</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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