MAKE LIFE A RIDE
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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>
40 years of adventure
Four decades of GS
<p>Ready for any challenge: Since 1980, the GS has stood for limitless adventure and curiosity, both on and off the road. 40 years ago, we presented the R 80 G/S for the first time as the conceptual pioneer of touring enduros, which laid the foundation for a decades-long success story. We are celebrating this anniversary with three special editions – the new F 750 GS, F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure. The 40 Years GS editions are each a homage to the #SpiritofGS. They boast state-of-the-art technology, but their design is inspired by the legendary R 100 GS and reminds us of the origins of the GS.</p>
Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
<p>Roland Sands is known for his daring designs with sports racing influences. He combines styles and knows no limits. When modifying the R 18, he draws inspiration from his father’s drag racing days: He reduces the mighty cruiser to the essentials and gears it up for maximum speed on straight roads. The result is a straight-line dragster with an iconic boxer engine – the R 18 Dragster.</p>
The EICMA 2019.
<p>For you in a nutshell: Relive the presentation of world debuts and what happened at the EICMA 2019 in Milan.</p> <p>See BMW Motorrad's latest show for yourself; it was more than just an exhibition booth. In addition to exciting expert talks and many international motorcycle heroes, you will get the chance to see the new models and accessories. </p>
BMW Motorrad
Become part of the family.
<p>You know exactly how to advise your customers, awaken their passion and are able to win them over with your comprehensive expertise? Then become an authorised BMW Motorrad dealer!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Team UK.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>The UK is one of the Int. GS Trophy’s bedrocks. Back in 2010 the team had their biggest success winning the whole competition, six years later they made it in the top 3 of the leaderboard. This time, Richard Cox (47), Roy Prescott (46) and Tim Mitchell (25) will give one’s all to make their homeland proud again. Richard Cox from Clutton is a civil engineer, Roy Prescott, who comes from Barton, works as a farmer and Tim Mitchell from Warrington earns his money as a car technician    </p>
Concept R 18 roars into life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere that the custom scene has been eagerly awaiting – a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming our way in the cruiser segment.</p>
Concept R 18 /2 makes EICMA debut.
Second BMW Motorrad cruiser concept unveiled.
<p>Just six months ago, BMW Motorrad took the custom scene by storm with the world premiere of the Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Now, a second design study featuring the awe-inspiring 1800cc flat-twin engine has been successfully presented in Milan at the international EICMA motorcycle exhibition.</p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Highlights 2020.
Learn here what awaits you.
<p>Your curiosity still isn't sated? Are you dying to learn what the next year will offer? Then you've come to the right place: We offer a number of highlights for fans and riders. Whether they are new releases to the BMW Motorrad product range or exciting events: Look with us to the year 2020 and let us show you the most exciting new motorcycle releases.<strong>&nbsp;</strong></p>
International GS Trophy 2020.
Experience pure offroad adventure.
<p>Explore the world, master every challenge at the GS, and show your team spirit: The International GS Trophy is an incomparable and challenging motorcycle adventure.&nbsp;More than a dozen teams from all over the world are meeting again from 9 – 16 February 2020. The riders are in for a treat as this year's venue is New Zealand. There the participants will have the opportunity to experience a unique and once-in-a-lifetime event.<br> </p>
Heritage. Pure passion.
The world of the Big Boxer.
<p><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;" lang="EN">You can find all the latest news about the Big Boxer here. From custom builds to the upcoming series bike.&nbsp; Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;"></span></p>
Team UK.
The participants in the Int. GS Trophy 2020.
<p>The UK is one of the Int. GS Trophy’s bedrocks. Back in 2010 the team had their biggest success winning the whole competition, six years later they made it in the top 3 of the leaderboard. This time, Richard Cox (47), Roy Prescott (46) and Tim Mitchell (25) will give one’s all to make their homeland proud again. Richard Cox from Clutton is a civil engineer, Roy Prescott, who comes from Barton, works as a farmer and Tim Mitchell from Warrington earns his money as a car technician    </p>
Our new paint colours.
Update to the existing range of colours from BMW Motorrad.
<p>We regularly freshen up the standard colours on numerous models. Option 719 colours are especially surprising, with effective colour combinations that make your bike look even more unique.</p> <p>Here is an overview of the highlights.</p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
New S 1000 RR win in 2019 North West 200 Superstock race.
Find out the full race details below.
<p>The all-new BMW S 1000 RR dominated the opening Superstock race of the International North West 200 on Thursday evening. Peter Hickman took the bike’s first victory – achieving the first international win for the 2019 BMW S 1000 RR with Michael Dunlop finishing third in the six-lap race.</p> <p>With teams receiving their bikes just a few weeks ago, and riders having their first experience of the Superstock-spec machines earlier this week, the S 1000 RR showed its huge potential as the near-standard bike took two podium finishes.&nbsp; Following the BMW’s dominance in yesterday’s opening Superstock race, its potential is clear to see as development continues through the racing season.&nbsp; </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>
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>
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>
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>
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>
Directions & Accommodation
All for an unforgettable visit.
<p>We have put together all the important information, like directions and hotels for you here. There is nothing else in the way of your visit to the BMW Motorrad Days now.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
Be in with the chance to win a ProRace Suit.
<p>Book a test ride* on any model in the BMW Motorrad range between 01–30 June 2019 to enter. </p>
A Spanish Adventure.
From Spain To South Wales.
<p>When the opportunity to ride at the famous Off Road Skills centre in South Wales presented itself via the power of social media, Jorge Fernandez-Tagle booked himself on one of the next flights from Spain, and in true Spirit of GS style, was riding an R 1250 GS around the picturesque Welsh countryside the very next day!</p> <p>Find out more about Off Road Skills and their courses, here:</p> <p><a href="http://www.offroadskills.com" class="textlinkextern" target="_blank">www.offroadskills.com</a></p>
A masterpiece made of titanium.
Revival Cycles is showcasing big boxer engines with the Birdcage.
<p>Alan Stulberg is a fan of boxer engines. He and his team have created a unique custom bike, living out his creative freedom, for a prototype two-cylinder boxer engine. Inspired by BMW motorcycles from the 1930s and racecars from the early 1960s, this one-of-a-kind bike will be on display for the first time at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas: The Revival Birdcage!</p>
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>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Ready to Test Ride.
The F 750 GS and F 850 GS.
<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" width="0"> <tbody><tr><td valign="top"><p>Embodying the spirit of the GS stable, the all-round abilities of the F 750 GS provide the potential to tackle every challenge, from urban traffic to dirt-track crunching. Ready for off-road thrills by design, the F 850 GS is powered by a completely reworked parallel-twin engine with perfect power delivery and low-down drive.</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Departed.
A spectacular motorcycle from Custom Works ZON.
<p>The Custom Works ZON team from Japan has received numerous awards for their custom bikes. With &quot;Departed&quot;, Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda once again cause a stir – and promptly there is the next price. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin engine. </p>
Preview 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019. &nbsp; </p>
Pete Reed OBE.
To scratch an itch.
<p>Here is all you really need to know about me: as a child I longed to be old enough to ride a motorbike. As an adult my requirement as an international athlete for British Rowing and Team GB was to sign away my privileges to certain freedoms.&nbsp; No scuba diving, no parachuting, no horse riding, no to anything that required special travel insurance and a disgruntled and reluctant scrawl of my name promising, in writing, to no motorcycles.&nbsp;<strong> </strong>And the adults years went on. I am now 37 years old. </p>
Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&nbsp; </p>
Three year warranty.
New! Three years warranty for all new BMW Motorcycles purchased after 01 August 2018*.
<p>BMW Motorrad stands for passion, dynamism, design, technology, innovation and, above all, quality. Based on this conviction, BMW Motorrad is the first premium manufacturer to extend the statutory 24-month warranty for your new bike by one more year. Enjoy peace of mind for 36 months and free repairs if anything goes wrong during this period. For you that means three years' worth of benefits. So what are you waiting for? </p>
R100/7 Project: The Baron
Smokin’ Customs did more than restore a bike, they discovered a riding companion.
<p>Motorcycling is by its nature a very personal experience, often just you and the bike. Building, restoring and customising a motorcycle makes this connection grow even deeper. The significance of the bike and the restoration or customisations are unique and personal to every rider. </p>
Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </p>
A desert tour with a mission.
GS bikers provide clean drinking water in Mongolia.
<p><em>The committed people of Waves for Water have set their sights high: the globetrotters' initiative with filter systems and on-site training around the world ensures that contaminated water becomes potable drinking water. Their mission led the team through the Gobi Desert to the most remote corners of Mongolia, on their BMW R 1200 GS, as part of &quot;Follow the Trails of the GS Trophy&quot;.&nbsp; &nbsp;</em> </p>
Competence & Inventive Spirit
40 years of rider equipment.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
Defined strength in a straight line
The R 18 Dragster by Roland Sands Design
<p>Roland Sands is known for his daring designs with sports racing influences. He combines styles and knows no limits. When modifying the R 18, he draws inspiration from his father’s drag racing days: He reduces the mighty cruiser to the essentials and gears it up for maximum speed on straight roads. The result is a straight-line dragster with an iconic boxer engine – the R 18 Dragster.</p>
Concept R 18 roars into life.
BMW Motorrad custom concept unveiled at Villa d’Este.
<p>It’s the world premiere that the custom scene has been eagerly awaiting – a BMW Motorrad custom concept featuring a new prototype flat-twin engine – the highest capacity boxer motorcycle ever produced. Simply christened ‘Concept R 18’, this pure, stripped-down, raked-out bike gives more than a hint of what’s coming our way in the cruiser segment.</p>
Concept R 18 /2 makes EICMA debut.
Second BMW Motorrad cruiser concept unveiled.
<p>Just six months ago, BMW Motorrad took the custom scene by storm with the world premiere of the Concept R 18 at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. Now, a second design study featuring the awe-inspiring 1800cc flat-twin engine has been successfully presented in Milan at the international EICMA motorcycle exhibition.</p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Heritage. Pure passion.
The world of the Big Boxer.
<p><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;" lang="EN">You can find all the latest news about the Big Boxer here. From custom builds to the upcoming series bike.&nbsp; Discover this exciting world with us.</span><span style="font-family: Arial , sans-serif; color: black;"></span></p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
A masterpiece made of titanium.
Revival Cycles is showcasing big boxer engines with the Birdcage.
<p>Alan Stulberg is a fan of boxer engines. He and his team have created a unique custom bike, living out his creative freedom, for a prototype two-cylinder boxer engine. Inspired by BMW motorcycles from the 1930s and racecars from the early 1960s, this one-of-a-kind bike will be on display for the first time at the Handbuilt Motorcycle Show in Austin, Texas: The Revival Birdcage!</p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
Departed.
A spectacular motorcycle from Custom Works ZON.
<p>The Custom Works ZON team from Japan has received numerous awards for their custom bikes. With &quot;Departed&quot;, Yuichi Yoshizawa and Yoshikazu Ueda once again cause a stir – and promptly there is the next price. The heart of the machine is the prototype of a completely new type of opposed-twin engine. </p>
R100/7 Project: The Baron
Smokin’ Customs did more than restore a bike, they discovered a riding companion.
<p>Motorcycling is by its nature a very personal experience, often just you and the bike. Building, restoring and customising a motorcycle makes this connection grow even deeper. The significance of the bike and the restoration or customisations are unique and personal to every rider. </p>
Competence & Inventive Spirit
40 years of rider equipment.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
The Son of Time Project
BMW Motorrad team up with TW Steel and Sinroja Motorcycles.
<p>True craftsmanship, the creation of beautiful things by hand is an art seen less and less today. Artisan work, the age-old design and shaping by hand is very much an old school craft, but what of the new school?&nbsp; </p>
Propellant for your soul.
R nineT modifications from the most renowned customizers.
<p>The&nbsp;R nineT&nbsp;is the perfect basis for an individual modification: in just a few short steps, its rear end transforms from a two-seater to a solo, and thanks to the separation between vehicle and engine electronics, gearheads have practically no limits in terms of what they can do. The most widely renowned customizers have run riot on the&nbsp;R nineT. With their unmistakable signatures, they show what can be done with expertise and the modern classic boxer. Curtains up for the Soulfuel bikes!&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
Hickman and Laverty are dancing on ice!
Snowquake 2018 - Riva Valdobbia, Italy
<p>BMW Motorrad UK backed racers Peter Hickman and Michael Laverty took a break from their pre season training schedules to compete at Snowquake 2018. </p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
40 years of adventure
Four decades of GS
<p>Ready for any challenge: Since 1980, the GS has stood for limitless adventure and curiosity, both on and off the road. 40 years ago, we presented the R 80 G/S for the first time as the conceptual pioneer of touring enduros, which laid the foundation for a decades-long success story. We are celebrating this anniversary with three special editions – the new F 750 GS, F 850 GS and F 850 GS Adventure. The 40 Years GS editions are each a homage to the #SpiritofGS. They boast state-of-the-art technology, but their design is inspired by the legendary R 100 GS and reminds us of the origins of the GS.</p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
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>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
Protection against wind and weather.
Aerodynamics leads to a new model class.
<p>A new era is being introduced: Cockpit and full fairings make driving on the motorcycle more comfortable. There are sporty motorbikes. In particular, the R 90 S is a popular design classic - not least because of its elaborate two-tone paintwork.&nbsp; </p>
A new generation of twin-cylinder boxer engines.
Almost 100 years old - and it's only just reaching its prime.
<p>The new twin-cylinder boxer engine fascinates in its diversity from the very first moment. Its character is unmistakeable – in every engine speed range. It offers you increased performance and smooth running at low speeds. The BMW ShiftCam variable camshaft control ensures more powerful torque development over the entire engine speed range, providing greater control in every riding situation. Giving you power whenever you need it. More cubic capacity, more power – with higher efficiency. The strong performance with fewer gear changes gives you sovereignty. A masterpiece of engineering prowess. </p>
Preview 2019.
Something to look forward to.
<p>BMW Motorrad gives you the right experience – and the right motorcycle – for every opportunity, trip and terrain. From new products through innovations right up to countless events: discover what BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2019. &nbsp; </p>
Mesmerising memories from Mongolia.
2018 Int. GS Trophy over but the Spirit of GS lives on.
<p>They came, they rode and they conquered the remote lands of Central Asia during an unforgettable sixth edition of the International GS Trophy. Mongolia welcomed 18 teams from 21 nations who battled hard against each other in their quest for the top spots&nbsp;in the ranking of the Int. GS Trophy. But whatever the final rankings, every participant will leave the land of Genghis Khan with unforgettable memories of this unique&nbsp;once-in-a-lifetime-experience.&nbsp; </p>
Hall of Fame
Pioneers, voyagers and heroes of the Int. GS Trophy.
<p>The biggest challenge of a lifetime, new experiences and pure riding pleasure: the International GS Trophy is and will always be a legend of Enduro-adventures. Here are all of them, since the beginning in 2008 – the riders, who strove and conquered the yonder. Find your champion here, at the Int. GS Trophy Hall of Fame. </p>
A desert tour with a mission.
GS bikers provide clean drinking water in Mongolia.
<p><em>The committed people of Waves for Water have set their sights high: the globetrotters' initiative with filter systems and on-site training around the world ensures that contaminated water becomes potable drinking water. Their mission led the team through the Gobi Desert to the most remote corners of Mongolia, on their BMW R 1200 GS, as part of &quot;Follow the Trails of the GS Trophy&quot;.&nbsp; &nbsp;</em> </p>
Competence & Inventive Spirit
40 years of rider equipment.
<p>Staying dry in streaming rain? Relaxingly cooled at 40 degrees ambient temperature? What is standard today were the world innovations of yesterday. Discover the milestones of BMW Motorrad now. From the most successful product lines to the highest safety standards – our engineers and designers have not only changed the future, they have created it with each and every milestone. Join us on a journey through 40 years of rider's equipment and insights into the future of BMW Motorrad.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
GS Challenge 2018
Successful weekend for all
<p>A bank holiday weekend packed with riding, navigating, camping and competition. Two days of riding around the beautiful Welsh mountains, following a road book and tackling challenges along the way. For many, the GS Challenge is about great riding, enjoying the challenges and having a load of fun on bikes. But for the competitive riders out there, we were totting up the points and announcing who would be crowned GS Challenge Champion 2018. </p>
In the beginning was the quarry.
25 years full of freedom, adventure and off-road competence in Hechlingen.
<p>A small town with global appeal: Hechlingen am See, with around 600 inhabitants, may be a tiny spot on the map. Nevertheless, the district of the Heidenheim market is known beyond its Middle Franconian borders all over the world. At least among the community of GS riders. Because the Enduro Park Hechlingen promotes great things. Where once stones, sand and gravel were mined, certified instructors have been bringing the enthusiastic &quot;Homo Enduro&quot; the necessary riding skills for off-road riding all over the world for a quarter of a century.<strong></strong> </p>
Bavarian combiners in Italy.
Curtains up for the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento.
<p>It's the stage for aesthetics, elegance and timeless design: at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, unforgotten motorcycle classics stand alongside new concept vehicles and win over the hearts of the audience. The perfect place to introduce new ideas and designs at the traditional event. Showtime for the world premier of the BMW Motorrad Concept 9cento. </p>
Adventure for the ears.
Ride and Talk – the BMW Motorrad Podcast.
<p>From moving interviews to exciting stories. Our BMW Motorrad Podcast is all about the best bikes and the people that ride them. Exciting personalities from the world of motorcycling take you with them as they tell you about their experiences. The following is about small adventures on your doorstep and great journeys of discovery in far away places. Listen in and come along.    </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
FAQ.
Good to know.
<p>Around 40,000 motorcycling enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the BMW Motorrad Days every year. Would you like to be one of them? You can find answers to the most frequently asked questions here. </p>
Summit with friends.
The BMW Motorrad Days 2019.
<p>For three days in Bavaria's Garmisch-Partenkirchen, everything again revolves around the same passion: Motorcycles at the BMW Motorrad Days. An elaborate program of live music and action-packed shows, current bikes and numerous world debuts draws around 40,000 visitors to the city near the Zugspitze from July 5th to 7th. And these are not just BMW Motorrad fans, riders of motorcycles of all brands come to experience a diverse event weekend – a summit for friends, families, and the motorcycle community.</p>
On with pioneering spirit.
Production starts again with the R 24.
<p>After&nbsp;the turmoil of&nbsp;the&nbsp;war, BMW&nbsp;manages a new start with motorcycle production. First they build the R 24 a single-cylinder motorcycle limited to 250 cc. </p>
Up turn.
The two-wheeler boom leads from Munich to Berlin.
<p>In Berlin-Spandau, where aircraft engines were built up to 1945 and subsequently tool machine facilities were installed, the BMW motorcycles are given their new home and Berlin air in their tyres. In keeping with the new motorcycle boom, BMW manufactures a completely newly developed series with the /5 models.&nbsp; </p>
Of records and races - and even more records.
New designs lead to the sporting success of BMW motorcycles.
<p>In the 1930s, the engineers not only considered performance development, but also introduced, for example, the hydraulically damped telescopic fork and the elaborately designed OHV boxer engine - with unique consequences and successes. </p>
Back on top.
BMW enters the international stage with top models and legendary victories.
<p>The 1950s are marked by sporting successes. BMW achieves remarkable top speeds with a series-manufactured&nbsp;machine. Furthermore the drivers of motorcycle teams win world championship titles.&nbsp; </p>
New technology, new segment.
BMW Motorrad continues to drive the innovation.
<p>The motorcycle manufacturer surprises with pioneering innovations and the new segment of travel enduro. After the revolutionary single-arm swing from 1980, the BMW Paralever system is introduced in 1987 in the R 100 GS.&nbsp; </p>
The foundations.
Max Friz designs the R32.
<p>At the Berlin Motor Show in September 1923, the starting signal was given for the construction of BMW motorcycles: The R 32 is the first BMW motorcycle, developed by Max Friz. The world-renowned boxer engine will be the manufacturers main characteristic. </p>
Sportier and more dynamic than ever.
Continuous growth thanks to a consistent and new model policy.
<p>Several new models and technical innovations are driving the growth at BMW Motorrad: the new K-Series now comes with a transversely mounted engine, and the newly developed F-Series fuels the mid-range segment. At the end of the decade, BMW Motorrad will introduce one of the most important new releases on the market - the S 1000 RR marks the first time that the brand has entered the world of superbikes.&nbsp; </p>
Pioneer, trendsetter.
Bold products get BMW on a roll.
<p>The new four-valve boxer with electronic engine management and the first BMW single-cylinder motorcycle since 1966 come on the market in the 1990s. In addition, in the spring of 1991, BMW Motorrad became the world's first motorcycle manufacturer to offer a regulated three-way catalytic converter for motorcycles.&nbsp; </p>
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