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The man of many miles.
Brian Tinkler rides a lot.
<p>Posers. Brian doesn't have much time for those kinds of bikers. &quot;Too much affectation if you ask me&quot;, says the 60-year-old retiree from southern California. He doesn't show off his riding skills, and he doesn't need to boast about his abilities. Brian doesn't talk about riding at all. He just does it. &quot;The ride is all that matters&quot;, he says. Preferably a fast ride. </p>
Always on the road.
Hing Yeung rides 12 bikes.
<p>On your marks, get set for adventure, go: If Hing had his way, he'd always be on the road. Travel, travel and more travel. On one of his 12 motorcycles. It's no surprise: Hing is at home everywhere, always open to the world. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the Netherlands, he now lives and works in Long Beach, California. </p>
Mum shares her story.
Jennifer McCann gets a kick out of riding.
<p>Jennifer had had enough. Always taking the back seat on a motorbike is not her style. She is a woman of action. She does things her way. A few years ago, she spontaneously learned to drive so that she could ride her own bike any time she felt like taking off. She wants time for herself – completely alone. To pull over wherever she fancies. To escape from phones, technology and work. </p>
No old fogey.
Kelsey Coppetti loves the wind and freedom of riding.
<p>It started with the realisation. Kelsey was still living in San Francisco when she noticed that more and more women were riding motorcycles. Gone is the time when only men cruised through the city on two wheels. Why hadn't she of all people bought a bike yet? The thought of buying a motorcycle wouldn't leave her alone. </p>
Like greased lightning.
Nick Huber is a speed demon.
<p>His babies are BMW classic bikes. He always finds the time to cruise. He stops off at a small restaurant, parks his bike in front of the window and eats a burger while longingly gazing at his companion. But Nick also likes it fast and has enjoyed the thrill of speed on many a motorcycle. His friends don't call him &quot;Blitzen&quot; for no reason. &quot;I'm a speed demon&quot; he admits. </p>
Innovative all along.
Increased safety. Improved riding experience.
<p>We have never heard of downtimes and always have our sights set far off into the future. Our vision: generating the greatest possible feeling of freedom on every ride and creating the perfect unity of man and machine. And the best thing is: we are already able to demonstrate this vision vehicle – the BMW Motorrad VISION NEXT 100.&nbsp;It is our aim to build every BMW motorcycle so as to achieve the greatest possible biking experience for you. This applies both to the bike of the future as it does to each and every motorcycle that we have brought onto the roads in the past. We always think ahead and develop new solutions, innovations and technology making your individual riding experience as safe and as comfortable as physically possible. On this page, you can find fun facts worth knowing from the past, innovations from right now and visions for the future. </p>
Safety 360°.
Safety requires action. Not words.
<p>To really enjoy the road, you have to be carefree. And on a motorcycle. At BMW Motorrad, we're always working on new solutions that let you focus your eyes and your mind on what's most important: a carefree and fun motorcycling experience. </p>
For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
Bucket list voting
<p>We have selected the most exciting and inspiring suggestions for Everyday Adventures from all of the submissions. Now it's up to you to choose the one most worth seeing from them. Just join in and vote. Then we will realise the best submissions together with the winners and the G 310 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Eastern delights with a western flavour.
Prasit Aphiphunya is bringing a little slice of Asia to Europe.
<p>He’s the man with the unpronounceable family name – Aphiphunya – but everyone in the BMW GS community knows him by his first name, Prasit. Indeed, the Thailand-based BMW-certified tour guide lives for motorcycle travel, and he’s just set off on a 18,000 kilometres journey from Bangkok to BMW Motorrad Days in Germany, to launch his latest Ride Asia programme for 2018 and beyond. </p>
Int. Female Team Qualifier.
Wanted: GS team player.
<p>Girl power burns within you. You are in your element when you can kick up the dust on your GS. You love the two-wheeled challenge, and don't want to leave the field of the International GS Trophy to the men? Then it's time for a thrilling motorcycle adventure in Mongolia. Be part of the team and inspire GS fans around the world.&nbsp; </p>
National Qualifier.
<p>Take off on<strong> DATE</strong> at <strong>PLACE</strong> and qualify as a rider for Team <strong>COUNTRY</strong> at the BMW Motorrad Int. GS Trophy 2018.&nbsp; </p>
People and Places.
Seven reasons why you have to take your GS to Mongolia.
<p>The scouts are excited. They explored Mongolia and they know exactly: The perfect GS adventure is upon you, regardless if you participate in the International GS Trophy 2018 or if you are driven by your desire for the next adventure. Inhale the spirit of GS in Central Asia. </p>
Team Canada.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>The Canadians do not miss an international GS Trophy: For the fifth time a team from Canada is going to participate in this adventurous journey. The three highly motivated finalists share their passion for GS: Bela Herman (41) from Newmarket / Ontario is a service technician for heavy trucks, Jamie Jones (58) St. George, Ontario, is a stuntman and Joel Goulet (45) from Blainville / Quebec works as an hydraulic excavator operator. </p>
Team China.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>Their heart beats for motorcycles and with the GS they are looking for new challenges: for the second time in a row, a Chinese team participates in an International GS Trophy. Company owner Xianmeng Bao (42), automotive dealer Chaohui Ruan (37) and Shizhou He (40), owner of a transport company, all originate from the eastern Chinese province of Zhejiang. For themselves, they have set the goal of living the team spirit, spreading the Spirit of GS and enjoying every moment with the GS and together as friends. &nbsp; </p>
Team South Korea.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They have passed the heavy and exhausting tests and are well prepared for the International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia: The team for Korea is Choi Donghoon (38, Engineer from Osan-si, Gyeonggi-do), Kim Sunho (35, Engineer from Cheonan city) and Kwon Hyukong (43, Cameraman from Seoul). Already in 2014 and 2016, a trio of GS riders competed in the International GS Trophy, which is not only about riding skills, but also about team spirit. </p>
Team Russia.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They are highly motivated, had a really exhausting qualifier and are addicted to GS. Konstantin Zolotarev (31), Vasily Zhilinsky (38), Alexander Mishkinis (45) are entrepreneurs and come from Moscow. The trio is already the fourth Russian team to participate in an International GS Trophy since 2012. For Mongolia, the three have set themselves a clear goal: victory. In this respect, their preparations are at full blast – they want to improve their driving skills, do more sports and push teamwork. &nbsp; </p>
Team Southeast Asia.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>In 2016, a composed team for Southeast Asia participated for the first time in the International GS Trophy. In 2018 there will be participants from three different countries: Aris Cuevas (43) comes from Taguig City / he Philippines and is senior project manager of a construction company, the diver Mohd Apis Bin Sagimin (35) lives in Kota Tinggi Johor / Malaysia and Jakit Thawongpeay (36) is a managing director from Rayong / Thailand. The team members are looking forward to improve their riding skills and to picking up the entire potential of their bikes in Mongolia. </p>
Team UK.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>The British have always been a constant at the International GS Trophy: In 2010, their team participated for the first time. Six years later, they took a podium position and were given the silver medal. All team members are very curious about how far they will come this time – and, of course, to see the Mongolian culture. It is now up to Contracts manager Ben Luker (38) from Solihull, Engine Technician Peter Twigg (55) from Sheffield and Engineer Craig Keyworth (39) from Lincoln to prove themselves. </p>
Team South Africa.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2018.
<p>They took the second place twice and won the first price in 2016: Team South Africa is always right at the forefront. Motorcyle Technician Chris Meyer (39) from George / Southern Cape, Systems Engineer Eugene Fourie (39) from Centurion / Pretoria and Motorcycle Technician Mark Ian Dickinson (33) from Magalieskruin / Pretoria are responsible for repeated success. Nevertheless, the most appealing thing for them is meeting fellow GS riders and friends from all over the world. </p>
Only with team spirit.
One for all, all for one.
<p>The first teams for the International GS Trophy 2018 have been decided and more will follow in the coming weeks. Only with riding skills, sufficient fitness levels and a large helping of team spirit will you make it through qualifying and grab one of the coveted starting places for the International GS Trophy 2018 in Mongolia – the starting line of the adventure of your life. </p>
GS Trophy Review.
A review of the last Int. GS Trophys.
<p>Adventure, foreign cultures, new friendships, gravel, sand and dust make BMW Motorrad's International GS Trophy an Enduro challenge that is second to none. International teams compete in intensive daily stages as well as numerous special challenges. </p>
GS Trophy 2010.
Through South Africa in 7 days.
<p>10 teams from 13 nations fought for the victory on an approximately 2000 kilometer long route across South Africa, Swaziland and Mozambique. In doing so, the participants had to pass numerous special challenges. Among them exhausting river crossings, demanding rides through the jungle as well as long and deep mud passages.&nbsp; </p>
GS Trophy 2012.
Through South America in 7 days.
<p>After 2,000 kilometres of incredible riding terrain and numerous Special tests designed to showcase the best riding skills – and at the same time highlighting any weaknesses in technique – Team Germany emerged as the clear winner in this unique competition for BMW GS enthusiasts the world over. </p>
GS Trophy 2014.
Through Canada in 7 days.
<p>16 teams from 18 nations competed in the Rocky Mountains. If you add the organization and logistics team to it, more than 120 people were involved in this motorbike event, for which more than 2300 kilometers were covered in the Canadian provinces Alberta and British Columbia.&nbsp; </p>
"The journey of my life."
Starting at the end of the world.
<p>Sometimes, adventure just comes to you out – you just have to come across the right people. Herbert Unger met several of these people on his journey through New Zealand and experienced adventures that cannot be found in any travel guide. He met gold miners, crazy Kiwis, shepherds and fishermen. It is often the unexpected encounters that hold the promise of adventure and they uasually happen to people like Herbert who are open-minded, curious and keen to approach strangers – this is the Spirit of GS. </p>
Dust and dirt Down Under.
A GS rider’s heaven in Australia.
<p>Try to imagine an island that is so big, it’s also a continent. A place where cattle ranches can be larger than some European countries. A destination where you can ride for thousands of kilometres off-road without seeing another person. Welcome to ‘the big brown land’ of Australia, where a strong BMW GS community has been alive and kicking for well over two decades. </p>
"If I knew back then, what I know now..."
How Andy gets ready for the round-the-world adventure.
<p>As he makes final preparations for The Marathon Ride, BMW Motorrad-supported rider Andy Dukes has realised that he should have spent at least six months planning his trip of a lifetime. But when time and money are tight, sometimes you just have to squeeze everything into two. Here are Andy’s top tips for quickly getting ready for a round-the-world adventure. </p>
Two wheels, two families.
How the GS changed the life of Faizal Sukree.
<p>What started out as a round-the-world ride has led to participation in the International GS Trophy, off-road instructor training and International Tour Guide status. Malaysian rider Faizal Sukree explains how being part of the BMW Motorrad family has quite literally opened up a whole world of opportunity. </p>
One world, one GS, five riders.
GS fans experience the tour of their lives.
<p>The prestigious jury of BMW Motorrad were spoilt for choice: out of around ten thousand riders, motorsport legend Jutta Kleinschmidt and TV adventure biker Charley Boorman, film star Rick Yune and Oscar prize winner Adrien Brody selected five lucky winners to go on tour with the R 1200 GS – the &quot;tour of their lives&quot;.&nbsp; </p>
How a bike changed their lives.
GS means more than motorcycling.
<p>Courage, curiosity and a desire for adventure unites GS riders. They are authentic, fully embody this spirit and are part of an ever-expanding community. Four men and one woman went on the tour of their lives and experienced the &quot;One World – One R 1200 GS&quot; campaign: Herbert Unger, Stephanie Rowe, Stéphane Gautronneau, Salvador Echevarría and Alessio Cigolini. Each of them has an absolutely unique biography and personal connection with the passion for motorcycling.&nbsp; </p>
Ride to Cure.
The Thai doctor who uses his BMW GS to tend to the sick people.
<p>To his friends and patients he is better known as Dr. Louis. Not far from Bangkok, in the Emergency department at the Eakchai Hospital, Dr. Ponlakrit Jantarasopark saves lives and patches up the wounded. But when he’s not attending to the sick and injured in the ER, there’s nothing Dr. Louis likes better than riding his BMW motorcycle — especially when it takes him to remote places where his expert skills as a doctor and a rider are tested to the maximum. </p>
Searching for the unknown.
Isaac and Taylor follow their instincts and discover new roads.
<p>They don't know each other, but one thing connects them more than anything: They both need new perspectives like they need air to breathe. Jump on the bike and set off into the unknown. The destination is everywhere. When Isaac Johnston and Sterling Taylor start their engines, they dive into the weekend and just ride – the F 750 GS and F 850 GS have everything they need.&nbsp; </p>
You're never alone with a GS.
Ten days. Five Riders. And GS fans everywhere.
<p>There are many of them. They are everywhere. And they all share the same passion – the GS riders. They live all over the world and make up a huge community. Stéphane is one of them and has met GS fans while on tour all over America. And he has covered thousands of kilometres in the process. Riding through stunning landscapes on legendary highways, dusty streets and paths. And experiencing the spirit of GS up close and personal. Not only has he experienced unforgettable moments on his trip across the USA, he has also made a whole heap of friends. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Directions & Accommodation.
<p>Arrival, hotels, camp site: you can find all information on arrival and accommodation at the BMW Motorrad Days here, as well as&nbsp;the most exciting routes from the north, south, east and west. Even on site, a tour through the alpine landscape of Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its wonderful mountain panorama is definitely part of the weekend programme. We have put together the best routes for you here. You can record them with the REVER app and share them with your community. &nbsp; &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Event & Program.
<p>Stunt shows in the event arena, gravity experiments in the motodrome and a whole host of live music: with this year's programme at the BMW Motorrad Days, three action-packed days await you once again. You can find all information and regular updates regarding the BMW Motorrad Days 2017 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen here. &nbsp; </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Sponsors.
<p>Great performance, strong partner: The BMW Motorrad Days are not least a successful event due to numerous sponsors who make a significant contribution with their expertise and products to the success of the three-day event. We would like to thank you for this great cooperation and look forward to further BMW Motorrad Days with you. &nbsp; </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Review.
<p>Every year, the BMW Motorrad Days draws motorcycling fans from all over the world to Garmisch-Partenkirchen. You can find the best snapshots of last year's event here. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
Built in Berlin.
A glimpse into the manufactory of the HP4 RACE.
<p>Can a motorcycle manufacturer launch a race bike within 14 months? Absolutely. But combining the worlds of performance and production is no easy task. A race against the clock begins in the manufactory of the BMW Motorrad plant: 750 units of the HP4 RACE – built in Berlin. &nbsp; </p>
Chris Gonschor
Driving innovation forward at full throttle.
<p>The fact that a fully carbon frame with matching all-carbon wheels cannot simply be plucked from up your sleeve should be clear to everyone. You at least have to roll up your sleeves and whoever these sleeves belong to not only feels good when going at full throttle, but also feels bad when not enough progress is being made. </p>
Peter Hickman
At 300 km/h in the tunnel. Peter Hickman is kind of person who throws caution to the wind.
<p>You have to be a bit crazy to go round winding road racing circuits at 300 km/h. Peter Hickman says you were either born with it or not. So it's not madness. Because that would be overthinking it. And thinking doesn't get you anywhere. Feeling is how you get somewhere. Find out what feeling resonates inside him when atop the HP4 RACE – in the following.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Sepp Mächler
Sometimes you need your elbows.
<p> You might think that leaving the ideal line is not desirable. But this is precisely where success lies. You have to leave the line that everyone rides in order to get ahead. The raw knee and elbow slides come free with the corners.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Ready, steady, race!
With the HP4 RACE on the Isle of Man.
<p>Spectacular test on the Isle of Man: Peter Hickman rides the HP4 RACE on the fastest course in the world and projects the future with the innovative motorcycle on the tradition-steeped racetrack. A test run on the limit. </p>
Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
Dance on the tightrope.
Showtime at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>When Sarah Lezito stunt rides, it looks like her motorcycle is dancing. At the BMW Motorrad Days, the Frenchwoman gets the S 1000 R to dance and puts her reputation as the best stuntwoman in the world to the test in an acrobatic “Street Dance”. </p>
Great things come in small packages.
Wedge Motorcycles’ G 310 R custom Tracker.
<p>The BMW Motorrad custom scene knows no boundaries. Here’s an American-style Tracker created in Japan using a German-developed BMW G 310 R that was produced in India. It truly is a global world we live in... </p>
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Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Longboard & Bike.
Urban sports: high above the city.
<p>Chris and Guto are teaming up to conquer the roads in and around São Paulo. See here how rapidly the pair pick up speed. Chris Northover is just a good guy who loves motorcycling so much he's made a career out of it. Guto is a Brazilian longboarder who's been skateboarding for over seven years. Their passion for speed and cornering joins the pair together – regardless of whether they are on two wheels or four Allow it to take you away too. </p>
"Keep pushing designers to their limits".
Designer Alexander Buckan talks about the BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>The BMW Concept Stunt G 310 is a striking stunt bike: One look at its unique design and you can tell that it was a lot of fun to create. Senior Designer Alexander Buckan talks to BMW Motorrad about the design process, Chris Pfeiffer's influence and the initial reactions to the bike.</p> <p><b>How many people were involved in the design process?</b></p> <p>The whole team is involved in design projects. This project was no exception. Ola Stenegard, Volker Hohdorf, Vianney Selosse, Bianca-Maria Hoffmann and I were involved in the process. The project was headed by Edgar Heinrich, head of design at BMW Motorrad.</p> <p><b>What was your role?</b></p> <p>I was the senior designer. It's difficult to explain my role exactly. I'm more like a design mentor or you could even call me the art manager. After all, someone has to ensure that everyone does what I want (he grins). But joking aside, I manage the designers and serve as the link between the workshop, the designers and the marketing team.</p>
For the love of motorcycles.
Where customising turns into lifestyle.
<p>It's not just the smell of petrol and the sound of motors that fascinate motorcycle enthusiasts at <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted</a>; so too do individual art works – handmade and with an incredible attention to detail. At the festival you can find a load of good music, extraordinary motorcycles and chats in the custom bike scene. Find a selection of customizers you’ll get to meet below. </p>
The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
And action!
Actor Daniel Roesner loves adrenaline. A life with bikes, boats and boards.
<p>He's the hero of the motorway and BMW Motorrad brand ambassador at the same time: Actor Daniel Roesner, best known for his role as Chief Inspector Paul Renner in the German TV series "Alarm for Cobra 11", needs a lot of action and adrenaline in his life. Not surprisingly, he does most of his stunts himself. He hopes to add motorcycle stunts to the list. The perfect job for him. </p>
Mission: South.
A charity adventure of four friends on eight wheels.
<p>Four motorcycles, four striking characters, 5000 kilometres, one target: the Smiling Coast of Africa. At the end of November 2016, a team of Berlin-based motorcycling enthusiasts from MotorCircus set off to the Gambia, in order to help primary medical care in a partner clinic with a fundraising campaign. Their project Mission South connects the passion for motorcycling with the commitment to the &quot;Ärzte helfen&quot; association.&nbsp; </p>
Dakar by bike.
Insider tips from rally legend Hubert Auriol.
<p>Hubert Auriol knows the former destination of the legendary Paris-Dakar Rally like the inside of his motorcycle jacket pocket. He recently returned to his favourite spots in the Senegalese capital. Tips for a motorcycle tour in Dakar. </p>
Edgy Curves.
The girls from The Curves do whatever they want.
<p>Adrenaline junkies with bright red lips: Berlin designers Cäthe Pfläging and Irene Kotnik have created a girls-only motorcycling club called <em>The Curves</em>. It celebrates the unadjusted and nonchalant lifestyle of the modern biker woman. </p>
Two GS on a reunion tour.
With the historic R 80 G/S and latest R nineT Urban G/S through the Alps.
<p>On his R 80 G/S Paris Dakar from 1983, Daniel was on the road with his girlfriend Polly for at least 10 months from Argentina to Alaska; he knows the motorcycle like no other. He rode to Monza with an identical machine from the BMW museum to the Reunion festival. It was clear that an <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/models/heritage/rnineturbangs.html" class="textlink" target="_self">R nineT Urban G/S</a> had to accompany him on the journey. A G/S reunion tour with two bikes that could hardly be more alike – if it wasn't for the 30-year development gap. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Unique specimens.
R nineT conversions.
<p>The R nineT is the perfect starting point for a custom build. With just a few steps, it can be converted from a two-seater to a single-seater, and thanks to separate vehicle and engine electronics, it offers almost endless possibilities for gearheads.</p> <p>Several of the most renowned customizers have been running riot on the R nineT. With unmistakeable handwriting, they show what can be done with expertise, creativity and the modern classic boxer.</p>
Mechanics & style enthusiasts.
Custom craftsmanship.
<p>PURE riders are individualists. Bikes express their individuality. They're sophisticated and expressive, just like the bikes they ride. Not many people are brave enough to build a custom motorcycle, but those who do it are driven by PURE passion and turn their customers' dreams into true icons. More and more renowned custom shops are converting old twin-valve BMWs into unique works of art. These are just a few, we'll keep adding more. In the future, the nineT may form a new basis for customising. </p>
ROAD TRIP WITH THE R NINE T.
On tour with a classic boxer
<p>there are many reasons for the success of the BMW R nineT: the purist design, the casual look, or even the manufactured like construction. Add to this the excellent customisation options. But above all it is the incredible driving experience that lets you enjoy very long distances. The 36-year-old American Sean Patrick did exactly such a road trip. And after more than 2,500 miles on his nineT he is strongly convinced that everyone should do such a tour.</p>
THE COLOURFUL DUTCHMAN.
Marcel Bastiaans – an artist with a thirst for life and motorcycles.
<p>What gets an artist going in the morning? For Marcel Bastiaans, it's the desire to make the world a little happier. That idea is what gets him out of bed and into the studio in the morning. His works and exhibits have received worldwide acclaim. His philosophy is also joyful and simple: Do what you love and the rest will fall into place. BMW Motorrad recently met the cheerful Dutchman, who has an irresistible passion for painting and of course motorcycles.</p>
Treasure-hunting in a garage.
Sebastian Gutsch and the fascination of classic motorcycles.
<p>Sebastian Gutsch has been restoring old BMW motorcycles for decades. His bikes are more than just good-looking. The lawyer from Munich also rides his creations at vintage bike races and was one of the first to ride the R 5 Hommage at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the elegance competition for classic cars. After all, the original engine installed in the bike comes from his own collection. Just one of the many rare finds and stories from his garage.</p>
Once a racer, always a racer.
Speedway world champion Karl Maier and the R nineT Scrambler at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Karl Maier hasn't raced for 20 years. Then, the four-time speedway world champion showed up at the Wheels and Waves flat track race. With his own R nineT Scrambler, which he converted himself, he quickly makes it clear to the competition: he has forgotten nothing.</p> <p>With his colourful eighties racing suit covered with sponsoring logos and the Bavarian helmet hood, all eyes are on Karl Maier. When he then unpacks the brand-new R nineT Scrambler in the driver's paddock, a crowd of people gather round the prominent figurehead of the speedway scene. "I feel like the John Travolta of Wheels and Waves. Crazy how they all know me", Karl says and smiles proudly to the group.</p>
Micha's "Kraftherz" K 100.
Motorcycling for work-life balance.
<p>Growing up in her native Austria, Michaela Sonderegger bought her first motorcycle at the age of 16 with the proceeds from her holiday job. A few bikes and many miles of riding later, we meet the economist on her personally customised K 100 and talked to her about her passion for motorcycles.</p>
R 90 CAFÉ RACER.
A Nordic soul and his special motorcycle from Alaska.
<p>The growing trend of restoring BMW motorcycles is sweeping the world. In Alaska, a genuine R 90 Café Racer recently attracted our attention. We wanted to find out more about owner Erik Christensen and his astonishing Boxer named 'Catalyst'. A bike he built to inspire kindred spirits.</p>
SHINING BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND.
Motorrad Atelier in Munich.
<p>Two friends, one thought. Based on a 1992 BMW R 80 RT, the bike will be a replica of the Retro Café Racer. Something that the two buddies had no idea back then: Their hobby project would be a shining example of the growing custom bike scene in Munich - admired by BMW fans around the world. </p>
The Concept Ninety.
A tribute to a golden era of motorcycling.
<p>In 2013, BMW Motorrad celebrated the 40th birthday of a real icon: the BMW R 90 S. With a top speed of almost 200 km/h, it was one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. This was facilitated by what was at the time a revolutionary innovation; never before had a designer contributed to the development of a motorcycle. Yet it was precisely this that let to the pioneering front trim panel on the BMW R 90 S. Which was also available as standard for the first time. Soon, other manufacturers would follow suit and develop an aerodynamically optimised front and rear trim.</p>
The most beautiful detours to Berlin.
Your motorcycle tour to the Pure&Crafted festival.
<p>All roads lead to the capital – but who wants to ride in a straight line? Far away from motorways and beelines, ride on winding country roads through riverscapes and meadows and discover cultural highlights in the towns and villages. Take your time and make your way to the <a href="/content/bmwmotorradnsc/marketSE/bmw-motorrad_se/en_SE/experience/Events/pure-and-crafted-festival-2017.html" class="textlink" target="_self">Pure&amp;Crafted in Berlin</a> for the brilliant festival kick-off. Tips for routes to, in and around Berlin. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
It's not about where you come from. It's about where you go.
Across the western USA on the K 1600 B.
<p>There's always something magical about leaving the past behind, to change your life, or simply see something new. Those who take long motorcycle trips gain new perspectives, see new things and learn about themselves and the world around them. Biker, author, and globetrotter Andreas (Andy) Salazar is no exception. He often sets out on his motorcycle to discover new paths and to give his life that crucial drive. Over the years he has learned that it is important to keep reinventing yourself. To find out what he means by saying all of this, we joined him on his tour of the western USA with the new K 1600 B. What we learned: &quot;It’s not about where you came from, but where you’re going next.&quot; </p>
Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Testride.
Riding enjoyment without limits.
<p>Holiday. Motorcycle. Curves. There is no better combination. This is precisely what BMW Motorrad combines in the testride centres. And it does so in the heart of the most beautiful and exciting touring areas in the alpine region. Testride centres are selected partner hotels that fulfil all the requirements for motorcyclists – lockable parking, service, maintenance and of course a great deal of riding enjoyment. </p>
Travel.
Simply on the move – worldwide.
<p>Each adventure requires a courageous individual to get it underway – and a companion to accompany it. &nbsp; </p>
Training Experience.
Unforgettable experiences on two wheels.
<p>Looking for an unforgettable motorcycling experience? The &quot;Official Partners of BMW Motorrad&quot; offers tours and non-binding testrides on the best motorcycling routes in the world together with selected partners. Or do you want to gain more confidence on your motorcycle – offroad, on the road or on the racetrack? Whether you are a beginner or a pro, our training partners offer the right training sessions and the right machine for every level. We take care of everything so that you can concentrate on the training, a great deal of riding enjoyment and an unforgettable experience. </p>
Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
Everyday Adventures.
Your adventure begins here and now.
<p>Every day. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. That's exactly what the Everyday Adventure Project is – and the G 310 GS is your perfect companion. We surprised two South African adventurists with a G 310 GS and sent them on their very own Everyday Adventure. Find out what they experienced on the G 310 GS and learn how you too can take part in the Everyday Adventure Project. &nbsp; </p>
How-to Everyday Adventure.
Ready for anything.
<p>Do you just want to get away, go on an adventure, experience something new every day? We will show you what you need to watch out for when you leave the tarmacked streets. And to make sure you don't have to leave anything behind, we'll show you how to pack your luggage perfectly. </p>
Bucket list voting
<p>We have selected the most exciting and inspiring suggestions for Everyday Adventures from all of the submissions. Now it's up to you to choose the one most worth seeing from them. Just join in and vote. Then we will realise the best submissions together with the winners and the G 310 GS.&nbsp; </p>
Eastern delights with a western flavour.
Prasit Aphiphunya is bringing a little slice of Asia to Europe.
<p>He’s the man with the unpronounceable family name – Aphiphunya – but everyone in the BMW GS community knows him by his first name, Prasit. Indeed, the Thailand-based BMW-certified tour guide lives for motorcycle travel, and he’s just set off on a 18,000 kilometres journey from Bangkok to BMW Motorrad Days in Germany, to launch his latest Ride Asia programme for 2018 and beyond. </p>
"The journey of my life."
Starting at the end of the world.
<p>Sometimes, adventure just comes to you out – you just have to come across the right people. Herbert Unger met several of these people on his journey through New Zealand and experienced adventures that cannot be found in any travel guide. He met gold miners, crazy Kiwis, shepherds and fishermen. It is often the unexpected encounters that hold the promise of adventure and they uasually happen to people like Herbert who are open-minded, curious and keen to approach strangers – this is the Spirit of GS. </p>
Dust and dirt Down Under.
A GS rider’s heaven in Australia.
<p>Try to imagine an island that is so big, it’s also a continent. A place where cattle ranches can be larger than some European countries. A destination where you can ride for thousands of kilometres off-road without seeing another person. Welcome to ‘the big brown land’ of Australia, where a strong BMW GS community has been alive and kicking for well over two decades. </p>
"If I knew back then, what I know now..."
How Andy gets ready for the round-the-world adventure.
<p>As he makes final preparations for The Marathon Ride, BMW Motorrad-supported rider Andy Dukes has realised that he should have spent at least six months planning his trip of a lifetime. But when time and money are tight, sometimes you just have to squeeze everything into two. Here are Andy’s top tips for quickly getting ready for a round-the-world adventure. </p>
Two wheels, two families.
How the GS changed the life of Faizal Sukree.
<p>What started out as a round-the-world ride has led to participation in the International GS Trophy, off-road instructor training and International Tour Guide status. Malaysian rider Faizal Sukree explains how being part of the BMW Motorrad family has quite literally opened up a whole world of opportunity. </p>
One world, one GS, five riders.
GS fans experience the tour of their lives.
<p>The prestigious jury of BMW Motorrad were spoilt for choice: out of around ten thousand riders, motorsport legend Jutta Kleinschmidt and TV adventure biker Charley Boorman, film star Rick Yune and Oscar prize winner Adrien Brody selected five lucky winners to go on tour with the R 1200 GS – the &quot;tour of their lives&quot;.&nbsp; </p>
How a bike changed their lives.
GS means more than motorcycling.
<p>Courage, curiosity and a desire for adventure unites GS riders. They are authentic, fully embody this spirit and are part of an ever-expanding community. Four men and one woman went on the tour of their lives and experienced the &quot;One World – One R 1200 GS&quot; campaign: Herbert Unger, Stephanie Rowe, Stéphane Gautronneau, Salvador Echevarría and Alessio Cigolini. Each of them has an absolutely unique biography and personal connection with the passion for motorcycling.&nbsp; </p>
Ride to Cure.
The Thai doctor who uses his BMW GS to tend to the sick people.
<p>To his friends and patients he is better known as Dr. Louis. Not far from Bangkok, in the Emergency department at the Eakchai Hospital, Dr. Ponlakrit Jantarasopark saves lives and patches up the wounded. But when he’s not attending to the sick and injured in the ER, there’s nothing Dr. Louis likes better than riding his BMW motorcycle — especially when it takes him to remote places where his expert skills as a doctor and a rider are tested to the maximum. </p>
Searching for the unknown.
Isaac and Taylor follow their instincts and discover new roads.
<p>They don't know each other, but one thing connects them more than anything: They both need new perspectives like they need air to breathe. Jump on the bike and set off into the unknown. The destination is everywhere. When Isaac Johnston and Sterling Taylor start their engines, they dive into the weekend and just ride – the F 750 GS and F 850 GS have everything they need.&nbsp; </p>
You're never alone with a GS.
Ten days. Five Riders. And GS fans everywhere.
<p>There are many of them. They are everywhere. And they all share the same passion – the GS riders. They live all over the world and make up a huge community. Stéphane is one of them and has met GS fans while on tour all over America. And he has covered thousands of kilometres in the process. Riding through stunning landscapes on legendary highways, dusty streets and paths. And experiencing the spirit of GS up close and personal. Not only has he experienced unforgettable moments on his trip across the USA, he has also made a whole heap of friends. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Jump into the adventure.
GS legends go further.
<p>It is an icon. A forerunner. A pioneer. No other motorcycle supports the jump into the adventure as reliably as a BMW GS. Just as the bikes also the creators are true legends. They are the fathers of the GS. Many drivers experience unforgettable stories thanks to them. We call it the “Spirit of GS”. </p>
FAQ
Good to know.
<p>About 40.000 motorcycle enthusiasts make the trip to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. You want to be one of them? Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions. &nbsp; </p>
Highlights 2017.
BMW Motorrad Days 2017 thrilled more than 40,000 bikers.
<p>For the 17th time, Garmisch-Partenkirchen has transformed itself into a Mecca for connoisseurs of BMW Motorrad. Against the magnificent backdrop of the Zugspitz mountains, over 40,000 visitors from around the world came together and celebrated their common passion for the two-wheeled engine. Check out the highlights here. The motorcycle highlights of the three-day event were the premiere of the BMW Motorrad Spezial and Connectivity innovations, the colour updates for the current range of BMW models and the breathtaking world premiere in the Motodrom with, for the first time ever, four BMW R 25s simultaneously inside the wooden drum. Screeching tyres, action-packed shows and top summer weather turned up the temperature for the spectators during the day, as did the bands and DJs in the evenings. After a successful exhibition full of fantastic vibes and numerous events, we’re already making plans for the 18th BMW Motorrad Days, which will take place from the 6th to the 8th of June 2018 – mark the date in your calendars! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! </p>
Program schedule
BMW Motorrad Days 2017
<p>Want to take a strategic approach to BMW Motorrad Days 2017 and assemble your own personal favourites from the numerous shows, presentations and events on offer? The programme schedule in the downloads area provides you with an overview at a glance so you won't miss out on any of the action or special events. You can download the program schedule in form of a pdf file at the end of this page and also add the program items to your personal calender. </p>
Awake for three days.
At the BMW Motorrad Days, Garmisch-Partenkirchen becomes a party mile.
<p>Garmisch-Partenkirchen has been setting aside the first weekend in July for two-wheeler fans from all over the world since 2002. They all travel to the German Alpine setting in order to celebrate with like-minded people. The festival combines the various facets of the motorcycling world, ranging from customising to adventure and from stunt riding to racing. We look back on the BMW Motorrad Days 2016, before Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the centre of the motorcycle culture from 7 to 9 July. </p>
Madame Freestyler.
Sarah Lezito makes her motorcycle dance.
<p>Sarah Lezito is considered the best stuntwoman in the world. She was Scarlett Johansson’s double in the motorcycling scenes in <em>The Avengers 2</em> and left countless guys behind her at the stunt riding world championships. Now, the Frenchwoman is part of the BMW Motorrad community. </p>
Rev up the engine.
Two startuppers drive the community mindset forward.
<p>Nonsense in their head, motorcycles in their blood, technology on the start line: Mark Roebke and Justin Bradshaw have developed a unique app called REVER, which enables bikers to record their rides and share them with like-minded souls. The two founders from Colorado talk about their ambitions and goals in a double interview.&nbsp; </p>
The most important features of the Rever App.
<p>Compact app with great impact: REVER is child’s play to operate. A few swift moves are all it takes a user to record a ride and share it with the community. The app is equipped with a lot of useful features.&nbsp; </p>
Electro sound.
An electric motorcycle called E-LisaBad stirs up the customising scene.
<p>What does the BMW C evolution look like on the inside? Krautmotors owner Rolf Reick wants to find out. So he takes apart the electric maxi scooter and turns it into the E-LisaBad dragster. The custom shop owner plans to drag-race his creation. It might not make much noise, but it will definitely cause a stir. </p>
Eco engineering.
A life's work of electromobility.
<p>E for electro. E for engineering. E for Eva. When it comes to e-mobility, engineering cannot be avoided – and neither can Eva Håkansson. The mechanical engineering graduate puts everything into driving electromobility forwards. For reasons of sustainability. </p>
“My motorcycle is my tool.”
Actor and environmental activist Hannes Jaenicke on electromobility.
<p>Since he was fifteen years old, actor Hannes Jaenicke has been obsessed with motorcycles. His dedication to environmental protection began at around the same time. In the interview, he tells us how he arrived at these passions, why motorcycling and sustainability are not contradictory and how he drew looks at the Berlinale with the BMW C evolution. </p>
Energised in Amsterdam.
The BMW Motorrad #SocialTestride.
<p>The fact that there is something lingering in the air in Amsterdam is sufficiently well-known. But this time it was different: the #SocialTestride of BMW Motorrad set out on its first tour of the city of canals – with all C evolution maxi scooters and completely emission-free.</p> <p>There were a total of five cities on the program for the #SocialTestride. Running completely without fuel, it was a case of finding the cultural hotspots of each respective city. The Amsterdam tour began at the famous BMW Motorrad dealership Harry Meijer. Located near to Schiphol airport spread out over 2,100 square metres, he shows us the current BMW Motorrad product range. This is also where the BMW C evolutions are waiting on the participants. Of course, excitement levels were high and thankfully the weather was almost perfect. And the city itself provided the ideal backdrop for the participants with its countless narrow alleyways and heavy traffic. </p>
Design, architecture and innovations.
The #SocialTestride makes a stop in Barcelona.
<p>Sunshine, light wind and the beach on your doorstep. The idea prerequisites for slipping on those swim shorts – or your motorcycle helmet.</p> <p>With its Mediterranean climate, awe-inspiring architecture, omnipresent design and interesting mix of ancient and modern streets, Barcelona is the perfect city to be rediscovered time and again. Ideally on two wheels, of course. Furthermore, innovative mobility solutions have been more than just empty words here for years. And so the city really is the perfect place for the third stop on the #SocialTestride.</p>