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Track Day Experience.
New S 1000 RR Track Event - Limited Offer.
Purchase a new S 1000 RR between October and December and you'll receive a complimentary four day track experience. Get started by booking a test ride on our class-leading superbike. Offer Terms and conditions apply.
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Our Guide to Motorcycle Live.
Starting at the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday 18 November.
<p>You'll be able to see just about every motorcycle on sale in 2018, meet racers and famous riders and get involved in all sorts of entertainment, including some indoor off-road riding. Here's our guide to Motorcycle Live 2017. </p>
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6 - 8 July 2018
BMW Motorrad Days 2018.
<p>Three days of partying, riding and talking shop: the 18th year of the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen from 6th to 8th July 2018 will be a real experience for any motorcyclist. Every year, about 40,000 motorcycle enthusiasts meet at the foot of Germany's highest mountain to experience new BMW Motorrad products up-close, and discover world firsts. Touching and trying is definitely allowed, you can also have a test ride on the latests models. There's also a variety of other attractions, including breath-taking stunt shows and heart-stopping dare-devil performances in the motodrom. Riders who want to explore winding roads and narrow switchbacks can sign up for one of the various Alpine excursions. &nbsp;</p>
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Rallye Gloves
<p>A light summer glove, especially suitable for off-road rides. The durable kangaroo leather on the inner hand and a durable plastic knuckle shield make this the perfect glove for those off road summer rides. </p>
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2018 Product Reveal.
Announcement Round-up.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure and travel: regardless of what drives you, BMW Motorrad brings you new products and features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From innovations through to events – discover what BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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F 800 GS
Adventure
<p>Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No! This is the motto of the BMW F 800 GS – the sportiest member of the large GS family. The motorcycle is continuing its long success story, and impresses with its enormous versatility for both on and off-road journeys. Simply an incredibly versatile enduro with a sports pedigree.</p>
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R100/7 Project: The Baron
Chris and 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>
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Pro Winter Gloves
<p>Winter glove affording excellent insulation in a mix of leather and fabric. A GORE-TEX® membrane ensures the glove is wind tight, waterproof and free-breathing. &nbsp; </p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges&nbsp;and experience the tour of their lives from 3 to 10 June 2018! </p>
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Chasing the Impossible
HP4 RACE
<p>For many, limits are the end of the story. For some, they are only the beginning. With the HP4 RACE, we show the passion of those who like to go beyond their limits. Whatever this may entail – it is something that was previously unimaginable. </p>
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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </p>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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Keeping MotoGP Safe
We talk safety with Enrique Sierra
<p>MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and features the best riders in the world on high-performance racing prototypes. High-performance and motorsport genes – attributes with which the BMW S 1000 RR is also synonymous. </p>
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Ride Jeans
<p>Stylish five-pocket motorcycling jeans for use on and off the bike </p>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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Ulster GP 2017
Hickman And Kneen Lead The Way At The Ulster GP
<p>The Ulster Grand Prix, the world’s fastest road race, saw Peter Hickman continue his unbelievable 2017 campaign aboard the BMW S 1000 RR with fierce challenges coming from all quarters. Dan Kneen, replacing the injured Ian Hutchinson, gelled instantly with the Tyco BMW team as he continued to establish himself as one of the leading road racers in the world. </p>
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Learning to Ride
4 Day DAS Course with BMW Rider Training South
<p>Scott, BMW Motorrad UK's digital marketing assistant, embarks upon his journey to get his A2 motorcycle licence. Read his blog entry to see how he got on and find out what's in store for you after you've booked your test. </p>
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R 1200 RS
Sport
<p>Riding dynamics coupled with touring suitability - at the very highest level: this is the BMW RS. With its potent engine and stable suspension, the sports touring bike offers more than just a huge amount of riding pleasure. Thanks to its relaxed, sporty seating position and its perfect wind and weather protection, the bike offers an entirely new ride feel when travelling fast and riding along country roads in sporty style.</p>
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Live to ride.
Ride to live.
<p>Allow us to introduce: Inga Birna Erlingsdóttir, currently the only female motorcycle police officer in Iceland. Motorcycles are Inga's great passion. For her job she rides all day, every day. In her spare time, she exchanges her police motorcycle for a BMW GS. </p>
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Cool thing.
The R nineT Scrambler and a Dream Come True - A Perfect Duo.
<p>Impassioned motorcyclist Laura Antoine travels on her Scrambler from her home town in Toulouse to Lyon. She is visiting someone there who has made his style into whole life's mission, and who – like Laura – loves vintage and motorcycles: Sébastien Chirpaz. A true free spirit, who understands his trade and also has a small present at the ready for his visitor.&nbsp; </p>
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"I owe my inspiration to motorcycling"
Interview with the writer Roberto Parodi.
<p>The Italian Roberto Parodi used to be a banker and writer. Then a man from television noticed him as the author of motorcycle books, and he got his own reality documentary. Suddenly Roberto was a writer and presenter. He gave up the job as a banker. Since then, he has been living a life full of adventure and travel, with motorcycling spurring on his imagination.&nbsp; </p>
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HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is. An innovation driver, designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 158 kW (215 HP) of power, it weighs just 146 kilos (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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No limits.
Sources of inspiration and fresh ideas at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Once just a popular meetup for bikers and surfers, now it's the symbol of an entire movement: The Wheels and Waves-Festival in Biarritz, France, is the place to be for motorcyclists and surfers. Amid magnificent architecture and perfect waves, kindred spirits come to the festival to share in a refreshing new zeitgeist that is not bound to conventions. Creative custom bikes are honoured, surfer and skater culture are celebrated. Everything goes. Everything is welcome. </p>
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Downtown Jacket
<p>When you’ve had enough of business meetings, this half-length, two-in-one jacket will help you make the perfect getaway. Thanks to the removable thermojacket, you can wear it comfortably over a jacket or suit, providing effective protection when you commute to work on your bike. </p>
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Sisters' Centennial Ride.
A woman realises her dream.
<p>In 1916, four years before women in the United States were given the right to vote, two sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, journeyed across the American continent to prove that women have what it takes to be couriers for the US military. Today, exactly 100 years later, a group of women remembers their brave driving endeavours and is following in the sisters' footsteps with the same spirit and determination. </p>
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S 1000 RR
Sport
<p>The RR led to a revolution in the sport superbikes category right from the outset. Thereafter the bike continued to be developed, its tried and tested concept being honed even further and the latest technology added. One constant factor remained throughout however - the RR's impressive power curve and, in terms of performance, it is still a trailblazer today. Now the S 1000 RR comes with DTC Dynamic Traction Control as standard for even greater driving dynamics and road safety. As a result the S 1000 RR remains a thoroughbred among sport bikes – whether on the road or on the racing circuit. And its innovative technology allows you to experience its performance with greater intensity and immediacy than ever. </p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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Clemmie's Qatar Adventure - Part 2.
Clemmie reports back after the dust has settled on her Motorcycle Training Camp in the desert.
<p>“I’m back and survived my first FIM training camp! So, last Sunday morning I packed my luggage into my car and headed for Heathrow Airport straight from the last round of the BSB at Brands Hatch. Unfortunately, I was one of those people whose flight was delayed by an hour and a quarter, but nothing was going to dampen my spirits for the exciting week ahead. After landing in Abu Dhabi at 2am I nearly missed my connection to Doha, my luggage was not so lucky and never made the connection – it arrived at 7pm the next day! </p>
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S 1000 R
Roadster
<p>Is your heartbeat connected directly to the tachometer? Then the S 1000 R is the Roadster for you –&nbsp;stripped down to the essentials, but maximising pure riding pleasure. Its aggressive engine with its 121 kW (165 hp) will put a smile on your face every time it revs up. And the rich sound of the new standard HP titanium rear silencer leaves no doubt: that's how life in the fast lane sounds.</p>
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Inside Maria Costello's Women Only Track.
It was about time this thrill-seeking off-roader headed to the track.
<p><em>Squash Falconer has climbed Aconcagua in Argentina, summited Cho Oyu in Tibet. She once rode a motorbike to France, scaled Mt Blanc and then flew from the summit, all in a normal day for Squash! Her numerous adventures often involve bikes, but they’re usually a bit more off-road orientated, so it was about time she hit the track.</em> </p>
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Iddon Doubles Up.
Fantastic performance from Christian Iddon #24 at Brands Hatch.
<p>British Superbike Race 1 saw Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) make a solid start and attach himself to Haslam, Ellison and Mossey from the off. The S 1000 RR rider was steady in fourth, riding well within himself. His fourth would soon become third as Ellison slid out of the lead.&nbsp;Further down, Peter Hickman (Smith’s BMW) again fought his way through the field to establish himself as the second fastest BMW. Much of his race was spent holding off former champion Brookes and chasing down Irwin. </p>
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BMW Sweeps the Macau GP Podium.
Macau's 50th Grand Prix proved to be the best year yet for BMW Motorrad.
<p>The 50th Macau Grand Prix proved to be the best yet for BMW Motorrad as Peter Hickman led a BMW-podium lockout.&nbsp;Macau has always been the traditional end of season race for much of the racing world, one last big battle before the winter break. It carried on this tradition in 2016, once again producing a thrilling battle for victory for those race fans looking for one last big-bike battle. Heading into the race, Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW was a clear favourite after achieving his first win at the circuit in 2015. But it was Martin Jessopp who, on the Riders BMW, claimed pole position, the BSB regular keen to break his win-less run at the Far Eastern track. With Macau specialist Michael Rutter taking the third spot on the grid, the 12-lap race was sure to be the usual thrilling affair. </p>
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R 1200 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW R 1200 R give you precisely what you expect from a boxer roadster: comfort, dynamics and touring suitability. Inimitable, it propels you forwards – physically and acoustically. Its striking look stands for genuine motorcycling enjoyment. The upside-down telescopic fork highlights its dynamic exterior and ensures stability and precise handling. Whereas the superior twin-cylinder boxer engine with 92 kW (125 HP) confidently spurs on this powerful package. Optionally, Dynamic ESA will increase the riding dynamics and the Pro shift assistant and Pro riding modes with DTC show that is behind the puristic appearance: Roadster feeling in perfection. </p>
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Top Three Start for BMW as BSB Begins in 2017.
A solid weekend of results for BMW Motorrad UK at the season opener.
<p>Christian Iddon led a solid weekend of British Superbike results for BMW Motorrad, claiming a podium in Race 1 and third in the championship standings. A resurfaced Donington Park threw up challenges all weekend for the British Superbike championship, bumps throughout Craner Curves catching a number of riders out. Iddon was one of the many fallers at the iconic section of tarmac – fortunately doing so before racing began. The first race of the 2017 British Superbike season was a war of attrition, only 16 riders finishing the race. Unfortunately neither Lee Jackson (Smiths Racing) nor Michael Rutter (Bathams BMW) were able to make the race start. </p>
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FivePocket Jeans
<p>Casual motorcycling trousers with five-pocket jeans styling. </p>
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Guide to Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
Everything you need to know about Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
<p>If you’ve never been to Goodwood, imagine this: <em>You’ve parked some cars and motorbikes on your lawn and you’ve invited your mates to race up your driveway in some classic race cars.</em> Well, if your name is Lord March and you own the vast historic Goodwood Estate in Chichester, that becomes a far more appealing concept. Especially when the ‘driveway’ is a legendary 1.2-mile long uphill tarmac ribbon that's hosted the most iconic cars and drivers in the world... </p>
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F 800 R
Roadster
<p>You can do anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW (90 hp) engine, you'll feel what it's made for every time you twist the throttle: supreme handling and total control of the road. But the F 800 R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Ride-by-Wire and a range of riding modes, ABS as standard and optional systems like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road.</p>
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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Conquering the Roads.
BMW Motorrad Wins Two TT Races.
<p>The Isle of Man TT is arguably the most renowned road race in the world. Attracting thousands of visitors from all over the world, this small island in the Irish Sea is the place to come to see bikes travelling at speeds approaching 200 mph on closed public roads. This year, after a week of practice sessions, racing got under way on Saturday 4th June with the RST Superbike race.&nbsp; </p>
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It's All About The Data.
What can the telemetry system on the BMW S 1000 RR superbike tell us about racing at the ultra-fast North West 200?
<p>The North West 200 is one of the fastest races held anywhere in the world where 200mph slipstreaming is just a part of the racing and the BMW S 1000 RR has just enjoyed a hugely successful weekend of races at the 2017 event. We sat down with Tyco BMW’s Technical Support expert Stewart Johnstone to run through a full lap of the event using the data collected by the highly-sophisticated telemetry system on the Superstock version ridden by 21 times North West 200 winner Alastair Seeley. </p>
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F 700 GS
Adventure
<p>Carefree motorcycling fun for everyone: with the F 700 GS. Its 55 kW (75 bhp) engine and outstanding handling make riding child's play – on any terrain. Its seat variants vary from a minimum of 765 mm with low-slung 860 mm with the optional Rallye seat. The low weight of the machine is another advantage – it makes it even more agile. Whether it's high or low: the F 700 GS is the ideal all-round Enduro machine for experienced riders and beginners alike. </p>
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"Everything around us was once designed".
Interview with designer Stephen Kenn about vintage in the modern look.
<p>Designer Stephen Kenn is known for his minimalistic, puristic work. His philosophy: authentic vintage materials with a modern design style. The Californian's "Inheritance Collection" demonstrates particularly impressively how he reduces simple seating furniture down and then stylishly combines it with high-quality vintage materials. Because he is convinced: good design should have the simplest and most functional form and the materials used should carry history and the past into the here and now.</p>
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R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits - and grow beyond them. Or put more simply: a machine for the real adventure-lovers among you. Those who really want to put their superiority to the test in a new way every time and of course, having a great deal of riding fun in doing so. </p>
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And on and on.
The world has no limits.
<p>Pack your bags and embark on a journey into the unknown. We are curious and know that adventure awaits around every corner. Every mile reveals the undiscovered, every second lends us new perspectives, and every sight ingrains a picture in our memory. We grow with every experience, every friendship, and every adventure – that's the #spiritofGS. Get to know the people behind the &quot;spirit of GS&quot;. Try out the GS yourself or experience GS Action at GS Experience. And for all those who are currently in the middle of an adventure, tell us about it and share it with us under #spiritofGS. </p>
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AllRound Boot
<p>Entry-level touring boot for year-round wear. The GORE-TEX® membrane makes this boot windproof and water-resistant, whilst keeping it breathable; all of which making this boot ideal all year round for any style of riding. </p>
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Custom experts at work.
The BMW R nineT Soul Fuel Challenge.
<p>An idea from the Netherlands caused a tingling sensation in the fingers of customising experts and fans of customised machines: in collaboration with a famous motorcycle magazine, famous motorcycle builders were invited to develop their very own custom version of the BMW R nineT. Then, from a shortlist of design sketches, the fans voted on which version would ultimately be built for all to see. The name of the idea alone sounds promising: BMW Soul Fuel Challenge.</p>
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F 800 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>No matter how far the journey takes you - and no matter what terrain you cover: With the BMW F 800 GS Adventure you'll survive every adventure. This travel enduro is designed for real globetrotters for whom no destination is too far - those who are out to conquer the world beyond familiar roads. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and rugged companion for limitless adventure.</p>
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S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Sport, adventure or touring? You can have everything. Because the BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all these three worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike – perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one bike. The powerful, four-cylinder series motor in combination with the agile chassis and suspension provides great performance and dynamic response. The relaxed seating position and the familiar GS ergonomics guarantee comfort and driving pleasure you'll never get tired of. What you do with it is up to you.</p>
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MissionSouth motorcycle tour for charity.
<p>Imagine you and your friends are heading out on a motorcycle trip from Europe to West Africa. And imagine you're not only fulfilling your own dream, you're also making one come true for disadvantaged children in Africa.</p> <p>That's exactly what a club called MotorCircus from Berlin plans to do. These guys are already well known in the BMW Motorrad community for their MissionManx road trip film. The film documented their trip to the Isle of Man for the most legendary motorcycle racing festival on the planet: the Classic TT. MotorCircus combines the love of customising, building and riding old BMW boxers with another passion altogether: While racking up miles, they raise money for a medical aid project in Serrekunda that they've been committed to since 2008.</p>
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"Whatever I do, it must make me happy".
Interview with vintage racer and scrambler fan Joy Lewis.
<p>Why follow the herd if you can have so much more fun beyond the mainstream? Joy Lewis has made her forename part of the programme. A talk with a cheerful soul who doesn't adapt, but lives to her own style.</p>
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F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>It keeps your engine running, every day. Your heart beats to the rhythm of the BMW F 750 GS. It's your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons – because you want more. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control (ASC) and the ABS safely under control. And with the&nbsp;ex factory option Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT-display shows you among other things which junction you have to turn off at or who is calling you. Clear and concise – without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is – also thanks to the low seat height – easier than ever before. &nbsp; </p>
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Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel "Riders in the Storm" by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
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Strikingly different.
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>It's loud, and it attracts attention – the new stunt concept study from BMW Motorrad. A single-cylinder roadster with the unique design of a stunt bike. One look and it's obvious how much riding pleasure this concept bike delivers.</p>
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Chasing the Impossible
HP4 RACE
<p>For many, limits are the end of the story. For some, they are only the beginning. With the HP4 RACE, we show the passion of those who like to go beyond their limits. Whatever this may entail – it is something that was previously unimaginable. </p>
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R 1200 RS
Sport
<p>Riding dynamics coupled with touring suitability - at the very highest level: this is the BMW RS. With its potent engine and stable suspension, the sports touring bike offers more than just a huge amount of riding pleasure. Thanks to its relaxed, sporty seating position and its perfect wind and weather protection, the bike offers an entirely new ride feel when travelling fast and riding along country roads in sporty style.</p>
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Keeping MotoGP Safe
We talk safety with Enrique Sierra
<p>MotoGP is the pinnacle of motorcycle racing and features the best riders in the world on high-performance racing prototypes. High-performance and motorsport genes – attributes with which the BMW S 1000 RR is also synonymous. </p>
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HP hand levers
HP parts
<p>Can be folded up, reduces the danger of becoming bent or broken when falling.</p>
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Ulster GP 2017
Hickman And Kneen Lead The Way At The Ulster GP
<p>The Ulster Grand Prix, the world’s fastest road race, saw Peter Hickman continue his unbelievable 2017 campaign aboard the BMW S 1000 RR with fierce challenges coming from all quarters. Dan Kneen, replacing the injured Ian Hutchinson, gelled instantly with the Tyco BMW team as he continued to establish himself as one of the leading road racers in the world. </p>
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DoubleR Gloves
Gloves
<p>Sport gloves made of kangaroo leather, partially perforated.</p>
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DoubleR Race Air
There's nothing faster.
<p>Did you know that our fastest product was a motorcycle suit? With an activation and trigger time of just 45 milliseconds, the DoubleR Race AIR motorcycle suit offers you the fastest self-triggering protection ever provided for motorcyclists on the race track. At the same time, the DoubleR Race AIR stands for certified riding safety: the motorcycle suit with intelligent technology and integrated inflatable protector is certified according to the stringent specifications of TÜV SÜD. </p>
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HP carbon front side panel
HP parts
Added looks with weight reduction at the same time.
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HP4 RACE
Sport
<p>The HP4 RACE is more than the sum of its parts. This bike is pure emotion. From the development right up to the racetrack, passion is what has made this race bike what it is. An innovation driver, designed to push the limits. The HP bike is the first motorcycle in the world to offer a fully carbon frame and fully carbon wheels. With 158 kW (215 HP) of power, it weighs just 146 kilos (dry weight). A handmade dream come true for 750 enthusiasts. </p>
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Clemmie's Qatar Adventure - Part 2.
Clemmie reports back after the dust has settled on her Motorcycle Training Camp in the desert.
<p>“I’m back and survived my first FIM training camp! So, last Sunday morning I packed my luggage into my car and headed for Heathrow Airport straight from the last round of the BSB at Brands Hatch. Unfortunately, I was one of those people whose flight was delayed by an hour and a quarter, but nothing was going to dampen my spirits for the exciting week ahead. After landing in Abu Dhabi at 2am I nearly missed my connection to Doha, my luggage was not so lucky and never made the connection – it arrived at 7pm the next day! </p>
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The best of the custom and racing worlds.
How a Double R custom build by PRAËM is shaking up the customising world.
<p>Who ever imagined that perfection could be perfected? With their 70s-retro Double RR custom build, the PRAËM customising team have combined performance and style in a bike that's also fit for the race track.</p> <p>People have been customising motorcycles ever since they were invented. Talented customisers have tailored bikes to their taste in almost every style imaginable. But the PRAËM S 1000 RR would probably make the top-ten list of the most sought-after custom builds of all time. Despite all the modifications that make it a top-notch old-school superbike, the Double R by PRAËM does not compromise performance and is still an excellent choice for the race track.</p>
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K 1600 B
Tour
<p>You're hungry for asphalt. For every mile. For new horizons. Then the Bagger is the motorcycle for your journey. With 6 cylinders, an extraordinary running smoothness and its impressive power development, it leaves no doubts – the journey begins now. The bike and you become one with the road in the typical Bagger silhouette: the chopped windscreen and the striking rear ensure an unmistakeable appearance. Behind its good looks is a great deal of innovative technology and a high level of comfort. Because those riding a Bagger casually enjoy the wind on their face. Cruising is part of the standard equipment here. So get going and enjoy the wind on your face – with the K 1600 B.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Intelligent emergency call (ECALL).
Rapid aid at the scene of the accident.
<p>In a motorcycle accident, every minute counts. In order for those affected to be helped immediately, BMW Motorrad has developed the "intelligent emergency call" (ECALL) optional accessory. The "intelligent emergency call" automatically contacts the BMW call centre in case of an accident to activate the chain of rescue as quickly as possible and – if possible – to establish initial contact with the victim. In addition, the system can also be activated manually. The use of ECALL systems like these has been proven to enable the emergency services to reach the accident location more quickly.</p>
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Navigator V.
The most beautiful path is still your own.
The Navigator V is more than just a navigation device. It is a reliable travelling companion which makes travelling even more enjoyable: water-tight, Bluetooth-capable and easy to operate. And thanks to the large bright 5" display with improved sunlight readability, you always get the overview. To do this, the pioneering trip technology precisely determines the right way. And with the optional Smartphone link for traffic information in real time and current weather reports, you are always up to date. The optional car assembly kit makes it even more multi-functionally usable.
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K 1600 Grand America
Tour
<p>The open road. Even that's not enough for you. You always want to take it further, because you've never been so close to the road. With the Grand America, you can relax and enjoy the ride for miles on end. As a fully-equipped luxury touring bike, this full dresser offers the utmost riding pleasure and comfort for carefree cruising. The legendary 6-cylinder in-line engine triumphs with an unparalleled running smoothness with impressive power development. Always ready to go the extra mile. Even the silhouette is on another level: from the high windshield to the distinctive rear with the easy-to-use topcase and backrest. This is complemented by the innovative technology and abundance of space – especially for two. It's within arm’s reach: The Grand America makes the horizon seem boundless – and yet so close.&nbsp; </p>
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System 7 Carbon.
Uncompromisingly ready for anything that comes.
In every corner, on every straight – around the world or on your way to work: BMW Motorrad stands for pure riding enjoyment. Safety and comfort should be your constant companions here. The new System 7 Carbon leaves nothing to be desired. The full-carbon helmet shell is especially light and rigid. And also exhibits extremely high shock absorption. The infinitely adjustable sun visor allows you to completely relax even during changing light conditions. Excellent ventilation and the double-glazed visor fitted as standard also help here: they always ensure a clear view. Furthermore, the overall look of the helmet is very compact thanks to the four-hinge mechanism. And with a few short hand movements, you can make the integral helmet into a jet helmet. Basically, a helmet made for pure riding enjoyment.
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K 1600 GT
Tour
<p>Being on the move, gaining impressions, experiencing a great deal, relaxed and yet dynamic riding pleasure: this is what the world looks like from the saddle of the new BMW K 1600 GT. Because it offers you even more superiority and dynamics with even more touring comfort: its 6-cylinder in-line engine is already considered an icon with its power delivery and running smoothness. Added to this are the absolute long-distance suitability with wind and weather protection and equipment which makes you want to mount the machine right away. And innovative highlights like the intelligent emergency call ECALL perfectly round off the overall package. As well-equipped as you are with the K 1600 GT, you not only see a great deal, you yourself are also a great sight to behold. Indeed, you leave quite an impression regardless of whether you are at a standstill or on the move.</p>
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R 1200 RT
Tour
<p>Greater comfort for a more intense experience. The BMW R 1200 RT has shaken up the entire classical tourer segment like no other machine. Because what is important when touring is enabled by the light handling of the R 1200 RT: experiencing the landscape. Whether you're alone or travelling with a companion: the new R 1200 RT ensures for comfortable, relaxed riding on every tour. </p>
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Sisters' Centennial Ride.
A woman realises her dream.
<p>In 1916, four years before women in the United States were given the right to vote, two sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, journeyed across the American continent to prove that women have what it takes to be couriers for the US military. Today, exactly 100 years later, a group of women remembers their brave driving endeavours and is following in the sisters' footsteps with the same spirit and determination. </p>
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Elegant muscleman.
BMW Motorrad presents the Concept 101 touring bike.
<p>Inspired by the never-ending highway, the feeling of freedom and sheer independence, the BMW Motorrad design team came up with a completely new approach to touring motorcycles with their Concept 101: elegant, exclusive, extroverted and pure cruising power.</p>
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Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel "Riders in the Storm" by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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Strikingly different.
The BMW Concept Stunt G 310.
<p>It's loud, and it attracts attention – the new stunt concept study from BMW Motorrad. A single-cylinder roadster with the unique design of a stunt bike. One look and it's obvious how much riding pleasure this concept bike delivers.</p>
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Street Air
Faster than the blink of an eye.
<p>Previously reserved for professional racers from the Moto GP, now you too can wear it in normal road traffic. And on any motorcycle – be that a Maxi-Scooter or an R 1200 GS. In collaboration with Alpinestars, BMW Motorrad are bringing a jacket with an integrated airbag onto the market. It has an especially large protection area for the back and shoulder. The system activates as soon as the zip is done up and offers maximum protection in every driving situation, without being connected with the motorcycle. Full protection activates within a maximum of 85 ms. The blink of an eye takes 100 ms to 400 ms longer. That's what we call wearable innovation. </p>
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S 1000 R
Roadster
<p>Is your heartbeat connected directly to the tachometer? Then the S 1000 R is the Roadster for you –&nbsp;stripped down to the essentials, but maximising pure riding pleasure. Its aggressive engine with its 121 kW (165 hp) will put a smile on your face every time it revs up. And the rich sound of the new standard HP titanium rear silencer leaves no doubt: that's how life in the fast lane sounds.</p>
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R 1200 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW R 1200 R give you precisely what you expect from a boxer roadster: comfort, dynamics and touring suitability. Inimitable, it propels you forwards – physically and acoustically. Its striking look stands for genuine motorcycling enjoyment. The upside-down telescopic fork highlights its dynamic exterior and ensures stability and precise handling. Whereas the superior twin-cylinder boxer engine with 92 kW (125 HP) confidently spurs on this powerful package. Optionally, Dynamic ESA will increase the riding dynamics and the Pro shift assistant and Pro riding modes with DTC show that is behind the puristic appearance: Roadster feeling in perfection. </p>
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The one who dances with the bike.
Stunt rider Mattie Griffin and the G 310 R.
<p>He is referred to as an artist on the motorcycle – and a dancer: Mattie Griffin. With spectacular tricks on the G 310 R, the Irish stunt riding star enthralled the audience at the BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.</p>
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SanDiego Jacket Men's
Jackets
<p>Casually tailored motorcycle jacket of mixed textile and leather. Be perfectly equipped for the summer. And not just on the bike, because the protectors on the shoulders and elbows are easy to take out. Also available as a women's cut.</p>
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F 800 R
Roadster
<p>You can do anything with this active roadster, from urban cruising, touring or ambitious sporty riding on winding country roads. The BMW F 800 R combines agility, everyday practicality and dynamic performance in an integrated sporty package. Thanks to its punchy 66 kW (90 hp) engine, you'll feel what it's made for every time you twist the throttle: supreme handling and total control of the road. But the F 800 R delivers more than just sporty performance and easy handling, it also features innovative technology: Ride-by-Wire and a range of riding modes, ABS as standard and optional systems like ASC or Dynamic ESA make sure all that power is transferred securely to the road.</p>
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Under the Skin.
Tattoo model Makani Terror becomes a super hero in Panini and BMW Motorrad comic.
<p>Makani Terror is the inspiration for a super hero in the first graphic novel from Panini in collaboration with BMW Motorrad. This was just as much a surprise to her as was her profession as a tattoo model. Together with her Mechanical Wolf, she lends the comic book with illustrations by Riccardo Burchielli and text by Darko Macan the same aura which surrounds Makani herself: fantasy, adventure, mystery – and a deeper meaning.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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"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>
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Ten years in the BMW Motorrad spotlight.
Fearing nothing: motorcycle junkie Chris Pfeiffer.
<p>Chris Pfeiffer takes the philosophy &quot;Make Life A Ride&quot; as far as it can go. BMW Motorrad has stood behind the stunt rider in his daring stunts for ten years. </p>
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From teacher to stunt legend.
Chris Pfeiffer and the revolution of stunt riding.
<p>He raised stunt riding to a completely new level: Chris Pfeiffer awed the audience with his breathtaking tricks and is an idol to countless stunt riders, who all strive to become him. For ten years, Chris competed successfully on two wheels for BMW Motorrad – albeit most of the time just on one.</p> <p>It all began in the garden. Here, Christian Pfeiffer would hop over tree roots and pull wheelies around the vegetable patch. The first races were not far behind. At the age of ten, he lined up for his first race. When he was 20, he already had 300 trophies on his shelf at home. And yet he wasn't a pro. Instead, he studied for a teaching post in sport and biology. With his first university examination in the bag, he quickly changed his plans. And became a stunt rider.</p>
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Four Decades of Safety.
BMW Motorrad first made its own helmets in 1976. How far have they come in 40 years?
<p>Next year, BMW Motorrad’s first ever helmet turns 40 years old. BMW was the first motorcycle manufacturer to design and create its own helmets. A wide collection of BMW Rider Equipment and BMW Motorrad Motorcycle Accessories are available, offering clothing, luggage and accessories suitable for riders of every model in the BMW Range. So just how far have they come? </p>
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G 310 R
Roadster
<p>The BMW G 310 R is the essence of riding pleasure. It was built for pulsing cities and for all those who simply love riding motorcycles. It is manoeuvrable, easy to handle and sporty at the same time. Whether you're a large or small rider – every type of rider feels immediately at home on the BMW G 310 R! The bike is lightweight, yet a real powerhouse with its 313 cc engine. The new bike will bring you safely and reliably to work, to the next hotspot or out of the city. The G 310 R is a real BMW motorcycle, just with a reduced capacity. Maximum quality, excellent workmanship and extraordinary technology ensure intense riding pleasure.</p>
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S 1000 R
Roadster
<p>Is your heartbeat connected directly to the tachometer? Then the S 1000 R is the Roadster for you –&nbsp;stripped down to the essentials, but maximising pure riding pleasure. Its aggressive engine with its 121 kW (165 hp) will put a smile on your face every time it revs up. And the rich sound of the new standard HP titanium rear silencer leaves no doubt: that's how life in the fast lane sounds.</p>
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90 years of BMW Motorrad.
It's our turn to say thank you.
<p>BMW Motorrad is 90 years old – that's a real reason to celebrate. But we don't deserve all the credit. We couldn't have made it here without all the friends of BMW Motorrad who have remained so loyal to us over the years and have passionately represented the BMW brand. Relive 90 years of passion, 90 years of innovation and 90 years of progress here in our web special. Enjoy! </p>
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A festival for all.
Discover the mobility world of tomorrow.
<p>Driving experiences, driving shows, live performances: For three days, Munich's Olympic Park was a celebration of the BMW Group. The BMW Festival from 9 to 11 September opened up new realms of experience that transported visitors to the mobility world of the future. </p> <p>The festival pavilion between the Olympiahalle and the Olympic Stadium was a Mecca for motorcycle lovers. That's because BMW Motorrad was showcasing the brand's latest bikes on Coubertinplatz. Just a few steps from the main stage, BMW Yachtsport, BMW Golfsport and BMW Lifestyle's open-air showroom were bursting with luminous dreamscapes at the edge of the Olympic Lake. The BMW 7 Series and its innovations were presented in exclusive shows on the lake stage, while the peninsula of the Olympic lake became a fun zone for outdoor lovers and families with children. Vintage BMW fans encountered automotive gems from the past while they strolled through the park.</p>
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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017
The motorcycle event of the year
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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Cruise, shop and rock.
Music, motorcycles and new heritage at the Pure&Crafted Festival 2017.
<p>About 10,000 enthusiastic visitors celebrated music, motorcycling culture and new heritage lifestyle amidst a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere at the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival in Berlin. The old Rummelsburg power plant situated on the Spree provided the perfect backdrop for this. <strong></strong> </p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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Cool thing.
The R nineT Scrambler and a Dream Come True - A Perfect Duo.
<p>Impassioned motorcyclist Laura Antoine travels on her Scrambler from her home town in Toulouse to Lyon. She is visiting someone there who has made his style into whole life's mission, and who – like Laura – loves vintage and motorcycles: Sébastien Chirpaz. A true free spirit, who understands his trade and also has a small present at the ready for his visitor.&nbsp; </p>
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"I owe my inspiration to motorcycling"
Interview with the writer Roberto Parodi.
<p>The Italian Roberto Parodi used to be a banker and writer. Then a man from television noticed him as the author of motorcycle books, and he got his own reality documentary. Suddenly Roberto was a writer and presenter. He gave up the job as a banker. Since then, he has been living a life full of adventure and travel, with motorcycling spurring on his imagination.&nbsp; </p>
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R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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No limits.
Sources of inspiration and fresh ideas at Wheels and Waves.
<p>Once just a popular meetup for bikers and surfers, now it's the symbol of an entire movement: The Wheels and Waves-Festival in Biarritz, France, is the place to be for motorcyclists and surfers. Amid magnificent architecture and perfect waves, kindred spirits come to the festival to share in a refreshing new zeitgeist that is not bound to conventions. Creative custom bikes are honoured, surfer and skater culture are celebrated. Everything goes. Everything is welcome. </p>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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Sisters' Centennial Ride.
A woman realises her dream.
<p>In 1916, four years before women in the United States were given the right to vote, two sisters, Adeline and Augusta Van Buren, journeyed across the American continent to prove that women have what it takes to be couriers for the US military. Today, exactly 100 years later, a group of women remembers their brave driving endeavours and is following in the sisters' footsteps with the same spirit and determination. </p>
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Guide to Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
Everything you need to know about Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016.
<p>If you’ve never been to Goodwood, imagine this: <em>You’ve parked some cars and motorbikes on your lawn and you’ve invited your mates to race up your driveway in some classic race cars.</em> Well, if your name is Lord March and you own the vast historic Goodwood Estate in Chichester, that becomes a far more appealing concept. Especially when the ‘driveway’ is a legendary 1.2-mile long uphill tarmac ribbon that's hosted the most iconic cars and drivers in the world... </p>
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"Everything around us was once designed".
Interview with designer Stephen Kenn about vintage in the modern look.
<p>Designer Stephen Kenn is known for his minimalistic, puristic work. His philosophy: authentic vintage materials with a modern design style. The Californian's "Inheritance Collection" demonstrates particularly impressively how he reduces simple seating furniture down and then stylishly combines it with high-quality vintage materials. Because he is convinced: good design should have the simplest and most functional form and the materials used should carry history and the past into the here and now.</p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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Custom experts at work.
The BMW R nineT Soul Fuel Challenge.
<p>An idea from the Netherlands caused a tingling sensation in the fingers of customising experts and fans of customised machines: in collaboration with a famous motorcycle magazine, famous motorcycle builders were invited to develop their very own custom version of the BMW R nineT. Then, from a shortlist of design sketches, the fans voted on which version would ultimately be built for all to see. The name of the idea alone sounds promising: BMW Soul Fuel Challenge.</p>
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MissionSouth motorcycle tour for charity.
<p>Imagine you and your friends are heading out on a motorcycle trip from Europe to West Africa. And imagine you're not only fulfilling your own dream, you're also making one come true for disadvantaged children in Africa.</p> <p>That's exactly what a club called MotorCircus from Berlin plans to do. These guys are already well known in the BMW Motorrad community for their MissionManx road trip film. The film documented their trip to the Isle of Man for the most legendary motorcycle racing festival on the planet: the Classic TT. MotorCircus combines the love of customising, building and riding old BMW boxers with another passion altogether: While racking up miles, they raise money for a medical aid project in Serrekunda that they've been committed to since 2008.</p>
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"Whatever I do, it must make me happy".
Interview with vintage racer and scrambler fan Joy Lewis.
<p>Why follow the herd if you can have so much more fun beyond the mainstream? Joy Lewis has made her forename part of the programme. A talk with a cheerful soul who doesn't adapt, but lives to her own style.</p>
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R nineT Racer
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Racer lets you relive the era of legendary superbikes. Far removed from obsessive retro romanticism, but rather on a customisable bike with innovative technology and in customary BMW Motorrad quality. Crouched behind the striking half fairing, both hands tight on the low-slung handlebar grips, you can feel the powerful boxer work, you hear its unmistakeable roar. And you already know: only a strong character can hold the racing line. On the road, as in life. </p>
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CONCEPT PATH22.
Pure freedom.
<p>Scramblers do not know any standards or conventions. Like their owners. The Concept Path22 is the first scrambler project from BMW Motorrad. The basis: an R nineT. </p> <p>The goal: an intensive collaboration with some of the most creative and above all individual protagonists of the customizer scene. </p> <p>The result: a bike which leaves no desires unfulfilled –&nbsp;but instead makes all of them possible. This is what pure freedom should look like. </p>
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The Pure&Crafted Signature Bike.
Rolf Reick and his "Pure&Crafted R5 Sprint Bike".
<p>For years, graduate industrial designer and head of a school for product design and multimedia in Mannheim, Rolf Reick a.k.a. Mr. Krautmotors, has been the bustling personality on the customising scene, and has built a timeless eye-catcher in a joint project with his latest 'Pure&amp;Crafted BMW R5 Sprint Bike'. </p>
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Mission Manx.
MotorCircus on the road to the Isle of Man.
<p>This is the story of four "MotorCircus" lads from Berlin. On BMW oldtimer motorcycles and armed with a camera, they set out on a 4,000 km long journey. From Berlin, they rode through Belgium, France and London to the Isle of Man. </p> <p>The film of this journey – Mission Manx – premiered on 8 March 2014. A little while later, BMW fans around the world were able to view the result of this journey. In an exclusive interview, Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer, Tim Adler and Martin “Lemmi” Lemcke tell BMW Motorrad about the realisation of a long-held dream.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Deluxe R nine T conversion.
L'Echappée Belle ("The Great Escape") sidecar design wins Custom Contest.
<p> BMW Motorrad was invited to a custom contest in Paris. French customisers were requested to submit drafts for an R nineT conversion. The artists were given total creative freedom. The jury, consisting of Fred "Krugger" Bertrand, two-time custom champion, and Ola Stenegärd, motorcycle designer, evaluated the large number of proposals. The winner, the French customiser Old School Engineering (OSE) won over the jury with their unique sidecar design. The prize: a brand-new R nineT, plus 10,000 euros. The winners can use the prize to implement the design they submitted. The result: "L'Echappée Belle" - "The Great Escape". OSE presented their sidecar at the Custom Contest in Paris. The team showed that sidecars are by no means out. </p>
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Beckham, BMW and Belstaff.
Hustle and bustle on London's Bond Street.
<p>The rumbling of powerful engines signalled a highlight of the London Fashion Week: the opening of the Belstaff shop. Headlights flared up in the evening twilight. Several bikers wearing leather and waxed jackets ride in front of the trendy shop. Exactly what the photographers had been waiting for. In the thick of it: fashion icon David Beckham. He almost brought the hustle and bustle of London's trendy Bond Street to a standstill. His companions arrived in front of the shop on fashionable Café Racers and Custom Bikes. Many of them brought along their own BMW custom bikes. Among them were Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel from Blitz Motorcycles in Paris. And the BMW boxer fan trio of Berliners Christoph Köhler, Marko Kramer and Martin 'Lemmi’ Lemcke – better known as MotorCircus – were not to be missed either.</p>
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R nineT Pure
Heritage
<p>The BMW R nineT Pure is perfect for everyone who loves the classic roadster design and is looking for a pure motorcycle experience. The design draws its inspiration directly from the first motorcycles. It is reminiscent of the era of the 1970's and 80's. But its roots go deeper. Even the very first motorcycle from BMW was simple, reduced and dynamic. Already in 1923 the heart of the entire concept was the BMW opposed-twin engine. At the same time, it offers you many options to customise your motorcycle. You can realize your dreams: of your bike and your lifestyle. You will feel where it comes from Whether you're customising it or enjoying the thrill of opening the throttle. </p>
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Only the coolest cats ride BMW choppers.
What else would a Japanese person ride in Munich but a BMW chopper?
<p>When Yasunobu came to Munich five years ago, it was clear to him that he wanted to ride a chopper in his new home too. And seeing as his balcony even looked out onto the four-cylinder BMW building, he could hardly come closer to a BMW Chopper.</p> <p>Raised in Yokohama, Yasu-San came into contact with motorcycles even as a small boy. There was a bloke in his neighbourhood who would love to ride a strange motorcycle late at night on the streets of Yokohama and Tokyo in order to stir up a commotion. He is of course a member of a notorious Bozozoku gang, who would make the roads unsafe and loudly provoke people, usually in large groups and always without exhaust pipes. So it's no wonder that Yasunobu, faced with these experiences, doesn't really want to fit into the regulated Japanese social patterns, and would rather explore the world on his motorcycle.</p>
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Defying gravity.
Motorcycle acrobats ride the original wall of death on the R 25.
<p>The original wall of death is a breathtaking motorcycle show full of tradition and style.</p> <p>Three R 25s were there for the start of the Pure&amp;Crafted Festival 2016. Donald, Clemens and Peter Petersen did their routine on this bike simultaneously. Kara Satana, the only steep face driver in Germany, also showed the crowd some daring motorcycle manoeuvres on the oldest steep face in the world.</p>
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The Concept Ninety.
A tribute to a golden era of motorcycling.
<p>In 2013, BMW Motorrad celebrated the 40th birthday of a real icon: the BMW R 90 S. With a top speed of almost 200 km/h, it was one of the fastest motorcycles of its time. This was facilitated by what was at the time a revolutionary innovation; never before had a designer contributed to the development of a motorcycle. Yet it was precisely this that let to the pioneering front trim panel on the BMW R 90 S. Which was also available as standard for the first time. Soon, other manufacturers would follow suit and develop an aerodynamically optimised front and rear trim.</p>
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R nineT
Heritage
<p>Motorcycling as a sign of pure freedom: landscape, corners, straights. Every metre counts. This is precisely your path. The R nineT is the perfect companion and knows hardly any limits when it comes to your personal fulfilment – also thanks to its countless customizing possibilities. In so doing, the character of its air-cooled boxer engine irresistibly propels you forward in a way that can be clearly felt with its full torque curve – together with state-of-the-art technology. Right from the word go, the R nineT has enthralled motorcycling enthusiasts around the world. It stimulates, inspires and infects. </p>
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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>
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R nineT Urban G/S
Heritage
<p>Enjoy the confident feel of a boxer with an upright and relaxed riding position, coupled with innovative technology. Choose from countless customising options for your own unique ideas. The R nineT Urban G/S makes a clear statement: It pays tribute to the early days of BMW Motorrad's G/S success story. Just one look and it's clear that the R nineT Urban G/S captures the off-road spirit of that era. At the same time, its driving characteristics make it a true member of today's nineT family. It reflects the way of life of that time: People knew where they wanted to go, and they knew exactly how they would get there. Same as today.</p>
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R nineT Scrambler
Heritage
<p>Break away and accelerate toward freedom, experience new things and enjoy the rush of wind – with the BMW R nineT Scrambler. A rugged bike with that authentic scrambler look, combined with the innovative technology and familiar quality of BMW Motorrad. </p> <p>Whether in the city, on winding country roads or on the beach, the potent opposed-twin engine and high-positioned dual silencers deliver powerful acceleration and an unmistakeable sound. Even long trips with two people are a breeze thanks to the relaxed seating position. And in just a few steps you can give your R nineT Scrambler your own personal touch. </p>
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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>
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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>
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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>
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2018 Product Reveal.
Announcement Round-up.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure and travel: regardless of what drives you, BMW Motorrad brings you new products and features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From innovations through to events – discover what BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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F 800 GS
Adventure
<p>Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No! This is the motto of the BMW F 800 GS – the sportiest member of the large GS family. The motorcycle is continuing its long success story, and impresses with its enormous versatility for both on and off-road journeys. Simply an incredibly versatile enduro with a sports pedigree.</p>
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International GS Trophy 2018.
Mongolia calling.
<p>Discover the world. Explore the unknown. Make lasting friendships. And tackle any challenge on your GS. The International GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure that puts the world at your feet. Teams from all around the world battle it out in intensive daily stages and numerous special challenges&nbsp;and experience the tour of their lives from 3 to 10 June 2018! </p>
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Learning to Ride
4 Day DAS Course with BMW Rider Training South
<p>Scott, BMW Motorrad UK's digital marketing assistant, embarks upon his journey to get his A2 motorcycle licence. Read his blog entry to see how he got on and find out what's in store for you after you've booked your test. </p>
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Live to ride.
Ride to live.
<p>Allow us to introduce: Inga Birna Erlingsdóttir, currently the only female motorcycle police officer in Iceland. Motorcycles are Inga's great passion. For her job she rides all day, every day. In her spare time, she exchanges her police motorcycle for a BMW GS. </p>
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And on and on.
The world has no limits.
<p>Pack your bags and embark on a journey into the unknown. We are curious and know that adventure awaits around every corner. Every mile reveals the undiscovered, every second lends us new perspectives, and every sight ingrains a picture in our memory. We grow with every experience, every friendship, and every adventure – that's the #spiritofGS. Get to know the people behind the &quot;spirit of GS&quot;. Try out the GS yourself or experience GS Action at GS Experience. And for all those who are currently in the middle of an adventure, tell us about it and share it with us under #spiritofGS. </p>
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Super heroes and super bikes.
Riccardo Burchielli's illustrations bring the first BMW Motorrad comic to life.
<p>Comics carry us off into a colourful parallel universe. One where super heroes are fighting an endless battle against evil villains in an attempt to save the world. Riccardo Burchielli is the maker of comics like these. His current work was inspired by his love for BMW bikes.</p> <p>In the graphic novel "Riders in the Storm" by BMW Motorrad and Panini, Riccardo Burchielli has immortalized real-life motorcyclists in a futuristic plot about the struggle against evil. Without giving too much away, readers can expect strong female characters (but not in the way the comic scene is mostly known for), genetic engineering, monsters, evil assistants and, of course, motorcycles.</p>
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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Breaking Wheels.
Robert Gull and the S 1000 XR on a special mission.
<p>A snow-covered landscape, frozen lakes – by looking into the distance, you can see your own breath start to freeze. Lapland shows its coldest and yet most beautiful side. But there's something different today: because not only the growling of the wolves can be heard – so too can the engine of the S 1000 XR. Amidst this winter backdrop, Robert Gull sets out on a unique undertaking: Crushed Ice made by Motorcycles </p>
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EnduroGuard suit
Developed by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
In its tireless effort to provide the best possible equipment for its riders, BMW Motorrad has introduced the new EnduroGuard suit, which was designed with an eye for seasoned adventurers and experienced long-distance riders.
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F 700 GS
Adventure
<p>Carefree motorcycling fun for everyone: with the F 700 GS. Its 55 kW (75 bhp) engine and outstanding handling make riding child's play – on any terrain. Its seat variants vary from a minimum of 765 mm with low-slung 860 mm with the optional Rallye seat. The low weight of the machine is another advantage – it makes it even more agile. Whether it's high or low: the F 700 GS is the ideal all-round Enduro machine for experienced riders and beginners alike. </p>
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At the end of the road.
Dylan Wickrama's Pacific crossing on a GS powered raft is set to be made into a film.
<p>The road stops at the Darién Gap. To continue his journey from Alaska to Argentina, Dylan Wickrama builds a raft, powered by his BMW R 1150 GS, and starts his adventure in the Pacific. The Sri Lankan's story spellbinds very many people. Now a documentary film is going to be produced - using crowdfunding.</p> <p>Life sometimes invents stories that are more incredible than any Hollywood film maker could ever think up. One such life story is that of Dylan Wickrama. It is about a boy who often looked out to sea from his native Sri Lanka and passionately longed to know what lies beyond the horizon. It was unlikely that he would ever find out. Because Dylan grew up in poor circumstances. His father was killed by a burglar when Dylan was not even six years old. He had to grow up, and bear responsibility, much too fast. Years later he received the opportunity to discover the world he hitherto only knew from the journals that were passed around the village. On his BMW R1150 GS "Bruce" he travelled more than 210,000 km on four continents over a period of three years. But the real adventure begins at the Darién Gap between Panama and Colombia.</p>
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Planet Desert.
Four times around the world with Michael Martin.
<p>The geographer and photographer Michael Martin explored a variety of different icy and dry deserts for the "Planet Desert" project. Martin circumnavigated the Earth four times in order to complete the project. The BMW R 1200 GS Adventure accompanied him on his journey.</p> <p>Martin has now returned from his journey - with a book weighing five kilos and the "Planet Desert" lecture of the same name. The 52-year-old reports from the most extreme zones of the planet and on his experiences with his motorcycle in the desert. </p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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R 1200 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>Do you love extreme, long tours, even on bumpy roads? Do you enjoy stony paths or the wilderness? Whether it's asphalt, offroad, rocks or sand: the BMW R 1200 GS Adventure has the right answers to every challenge with its light, agile handling. A machine for all those who want to go to their limits - and grow beyond them. Or put more simply: a machine for the real adventure-lovers among you. Those who really want to put their superiority to the test in a new way every time and of course, having a great deal of riding fun in doing so. </p>
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#Rideandshare – and win.
Social Media Superfan at the BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>The BMW Motorrad Days drew motorcycling fans from all over the world to meet up in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Two of them even travelled all the way from British Columbia in Canada. As winners of the social media campaign #Rideandshare, they received a priceless experience.</p> <p>Naomi Tweddle and Alberto Lara Mendieta are more commonly known in the social media world as MotoLara. The pair's motorcycling adventures have gone down a storm in their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter communities as well as on their website. This is how BMW Motorrad became aware of MotoLara while on the lookout for a social media superfan, and invited them and other passionate bikers to post their experiences in a challenge under the tag #Rideandshare. In the end, the winner would be the one able to excite and motivate their community to interact and the one who got the most likes and shares.</p>
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308,000 kilometres on one bike.
It must be true love.
<p>Željan Rakela, a 36-year-old Croatian, enjoys every day and above all every single mile of his life. And he loves motorcycles. Especially his BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. He even has the numbers to prove his love: He bought his bike in 2006. And it's been non-stop passion ever since: the Croatian has racked up a total of 308,000 kilometres in the past 8 years. Impressive numbers. But they're even more impressive when you consider that Željan spends only two months on his bike a year, his entire annual holiday. </p>
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F 800 GS Adventure
Adventure
<p>No matter how far the journey takes you - and no matter what terrain you cover: With the BMW F 800 GS Adventure you'll survive every adventure. This travel enduro is designed for real globetrotters for whom no destination is too far - those who are out to conquer the world beyond familiar roads. The F 800 GS Adventure: the reliable and rugged companion for limitless adventure.</p>
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The desert fox.
Michael Martin and the lure of the void.
<p>He's travelled the Sahara, the Atacama and even Antarctica. Photographer and geographer Michael Martin is in his element in places where you almost never see another human face.</p> <p>Michael Martin travelled to the desert for the first time at the age of 17. He rode his moped to Morocco, looked out over the vast expanse of the desert, and was captivated for life. Since then, he has spent most of his time on brilliant beige sand beneath the deep blue sky. He lives rough here, holding out for the right moment to press the shutter.</p>
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S 1000 XR
Adventure
<p>Sport, adventure or touring? You can have everything. Because the BMW S 1000 XR combines the best aspects of all these three worlds to create BMW Motorrad's first adventure sports bike – perfect for anyone who wants performance and comfort in one bike. The powerful, four-cylinder series motor in combination with the agile chassis and suspension provides great performance and dynamic response. The relaxed seating position and the familiar GS ergonomics guarantee comfort and driving pleasure you'll never get tired of. What you do with it is up to you.</p>
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From Asia to the Alps.
A journey to BMW Motorrad Days.
<p>Each year, motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the world make a pilgrimage to the Alps. Their destination? The renowned motorcycle festival in Garmisch-Partenkirchen: BMW Motorrad Days. Even though the event is not until July, one BMW rider is already on his way – all the way from Thailand. Prasit Aphiphunya, 47, left Bangkok on 22 April and rode to Russia via Mongolia. In this exclusive interview he tells us more about this impressive journey on his BMW F 800 GS.</p>
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F 750 GS
Adventure
<p>It keeps your engine running, every day. Your heart beats to the rhythm of the BMW F 750 GS. It's your ticket to the adventure. Because with the balanced Enduro all-rounder, you will master all paths, regardless of the road surface, and expand your horizons – because you want more. The F 750 GS gives you more power, more comfort, more spirit of GS. Feel the strong-charactered engine and enjoy the ease of handling of the F 750 GS. While you're off discovering the world, you have the bike with the automatic stability control (ASC) and the ABS safely under control. And with the&nbsp;ex factory option Connectivity, the 6.5 inch TFT-display shows you among other things which junction you have to turn off at or who is calling you. Clear and concise – without distracting you from the road. The entry into your next experience is – also thanks to the low seat height – easier than ever before. &nbsp; </p>
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"I would speak to Bruce."
Interview with Dylan Wickrama about his trip on the motorcycle-raft.
<p>Adventurers know no obstacles. They only really know one thing: the notorious Darién Gap, which causes so many problems for travellers on the Panamericana between Panama and Columbia. Where flying would be the ideal way forward, Dylan Wickrama made his R 1150 GS "Bruce" into a raft and crossed the Pacific. In an interview, he tells us about his miraculous journey and reveals the secrets to his survival.</p>
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75 years old and not even remotely quiet.
An old BMW R 12 rides from France to Mongolia. And back again.
<p>What an ambitious undertaking: 23,000 kilometres from France to Mongolia and back again. On a 75-year-old BMW R 12 with a sidecar. He rode through some of the most remote and inhospitable regions of the world. Often in temperatures below freezing. But after many months on the road, Eric Dumas is back again. Recuperated and ready to go again. We met with him for this interview.</p>
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One for all, all for one.
"I'll help you, but I still want to win".
<p>You can't lift a 238-kilo motorcycle over a tree trunk by yourself. And that was actually the whole point. The teams had to demonstrate what team spirit means. </p> <p>Pulling the GS on a gravel road in the scorching heat. This challenge pushed the teams to their limits. But the riders didn't give up and instead joined forces to pull the heavily loaded bike on the bumpy path. The extreme challenges that the riders experienced in Thailand brought them closer together. They forged a community and friendships that will endure beyond their shared adventure. </p> <p>Participants hailed from every corner of the earth and met for the first time at the Int. GS Trophy. But from the very beginning, this enduro adventure enjoyed an extremely supportive atmosphere.</p>
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G 310 GS
Adventure
<p>Be spontaneous, break with the routine, make everyday life into a personal experience. The adventure is always right outside your front door – make it yours with the G 310 GS. It carries you through the urban jungle, confident and carefree, and out into the surrounding countryside. Because with the G 310 GS, the adventures don't have to be big to be unforgettable. What matters is that you experience them – every day. </p>
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Adventures in heat and ice.
The desert: Michael Martin's home.
<p>Geographer Michael Martin explored a variety of different deserts and polar regions for the &quot;Planet Desert&quot; project. He experienced extreme heat, dryness and icy cold on his 40 trips. The photographer also travelled on his motorcycle through these extreme regions. The photographer undertook difficult trips and expeditions to the most far-flung corners of the globe on his GS. Almost half of the Earth's land surface is covered by arid areas, cold deserts and polar deserts. While the cold and icy deserts are found beyond the two polar circles, the arid areas are stretched along two belts along the Earth's two tropic lines. Martin follows these four extreme zones for this project. He has photographed arid deserts, cold deserts and polar deserts, not to mention extraordinary experiences on his motorcycle. </p>
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Four Decades of Safety.
BMW Motorrad first made its own helmets in 1976. How far have they come in 40 years?
<p>Next year, BMW Motorrad’s first ever helmet turns 40 years old. BMW was the first motorcycle manufacturer to design and create its own helmets. A wide collection of BMW Rider Equipment and BMW Motorrad Motorcycle Accessories are available, offering clothing, luggage and accessories suitable for riders of every model in the BMW Range. So just how far have they come? </p>
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World Premieres & What’s New
The newest bikes, features and accessories.
<p>BMW Motorrad Days are the perfect contact point for you to check out the current range of models and to experience the latest highlights. The exhibition tent next to the event arena once again hosted the major BMW Motorrad exhibition and the BMW Motorrad Ride &amp; Style collection. Experts were on hand to fill you in on the newest bikes, details and background info. Try-outs were definitely allowed. </p>
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R 1200 GS
Adventure
<p>THE BMW R 1200 GS. More GS is impossible. It founded the dual-sport motorcycle segment – and is still leading it confidently today. The diversity – roads, cross-country, urban, countryside, comfort, performance – combined with the legendary robustness and the expertise from over 36 years of GS development result in a motorcycle which shies away from no competitors. A great many test triumphs and awards in technical magazines provide impressive proof of this. The R 1200 GS has always been inspiring. The new model goes one better: both in terms of its touring suitability and off-road performance. Which means for you: increased comfort, dynamics and more fun. In short: yet more adventure.</p>
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BMW Motorrad Days 2017
The motorcycle event of the year
<p>From 7 to 9 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will once again become the party mile for motorcycling fans from all over the world. Adventurers, tourers, customizers or racers – the BMW Motorrad days bring the entire motorcycling community together in one place. </p>
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F 800 GS
Adventure
<p>Challenges? Yes! Compromises? No! This is the motto of the BMW F 800 GS – the sportiest member of the large GS family. The motorcycle is continuing its long success story, and impresses with its enormous versatility for both on and off-road journeys. Simply an incredibly versatile enduro with a sports pedigree.</p>
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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>
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F 850 GS
Adventure
<p>You live for the challenge. Where others turn back, you ride on. Overcome boundaries. Obstacles are transformed into possibilities. Adventure flows through your veins. Atop the F 850 GS, you will easily master the offroad track thanks to the 21 inch front tyre. What matters is that your attitude and curiosity spur you on – regardless of how far you want to travel with the F 850 GS. And regardless of whether you take it through the mud: With the Connectivity ex factory option, you have access to the navigation, telephone, media and vehicle-relevant data at all times. Clear and concise on a 6.5 inch TFT-display – without any distractions. Giving you more time for what is important. And allowing you to discover what lies over the horizon. &nbsp; </p>
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BMW in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
The mecca for BMW motorrad fans.
<p>Lottie, BMW Motorrad UK's Digital Marketing Manager, and Tom, a Motorcycle Marketing Assistant, both made their first visit to the now-legendary BMW Motorrad Days festival in Germany. If you've ever thought about making a trip to the biggest celebration of all things BMW Motorrad (but have wondered what actually takes place) then read on. </p>
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2017 Test Ride Tour.
Join us on our Test Ride Tour! We'll be bringing a variety of bikes to various locations in England and Scotland.
<p>Last year saw the Test Ride Truck roll out to various locations across the UK proving a huge success. We saw hundreds of you test ride our bikes at hotspots, enjoying everything from the c evolution up to the BMW R1200 GSA. This year the Test Ride Truck is back and it's bigger and better than ever. We'll be hitting more locations and be able to get you on even more bikes. The Test Ride Truck will make a welcome return in Scotland, carrying a more diverse collections of bikes than ever before. </p>
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2018 Product Reveal.
Announcement Round-up.
<p>Lifestyle, adventure and travel: regardless of what drives you, BMW Motorrad brings you new products and features for every opportunity, trip and terrain experience. From innovations through to events – discover what BMW Motorrad has in store for you in 2018. &nbsp; </p>
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C 650 GT
Urban Mobility
<p>The BMW C 650 GT is the latest and most exclusive maxi scooter from BMW Motorrad. Its stylish and streamlined silhouette emphasises its elegant character. The comprehensive fairing, comfortable seat and high windshield allow you to cover long distances in comfort - regardless of the weather. In addition, the large storage compartment ensures you can easily store your shopping, luggage or up to two helmets. An innovative safety feature is the optional (SVA) Side View Assist. This is particularly useful in an urban environment as it warns of vehicles approaching in your blind spot at speeds of up to 80 km/h.</p>
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Ready for the riding enjoyment of tomorrow.
<p>When we think about the future of motorcycling, it's not just about impressive innovations. It's about sustainability. It's not a temporary fashion, but a topic which has had an influence since the 16th century: a forest can only be felled as long as it is there. A truth of timeless validity. Sustainability stands for long-term thought and responsible actions with respect to the generations to come. It rests on three pillars: economic, ecological and social. This is why the actions of BMW Motorrad are based on these three pillars as well.</p>
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Smartphone cradle.
Everything in view at all times.
Your smartphone is a part of you. Even, and especially, when you're out and about. Whether it's a motorbike you ride or a scooter. It is a handy little helper when you don't just want to know where your journey will take you, but what you will come across on the way. Like, where is the next market? Does the pizzeria on the left have good reviews? And what's that strange building up ahead? Your smartphone has the answer. And so do you. Take your smartphone along with you like always.
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C evolution
Urban Mobility
<p><strong>We are pleased to confirm the C evolution is eligible for the Plug-in Motorcycle Grant Scheme. Buyers will be able to claim a maximum discount of £1,500 from the total price. If you have any questions, please speak to your BMW Motorrad Retailer.</strong>&nbsp; </p>
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C 400 X
Urban Mobility
<p>In this day and age, urban mobility means much more than just getting from A to B. Nowadays, you don't want to miss anything but rather take advantage of everything that the city has to offer – even when you are on the move. The C 400 X gives you this opportunity. Are you networked and connected at all times? The C 400 X is too. It's a mid-size scooter that easily overcomes a challenges of mobility in a city. Just take your favourite songs with you on the scooter and experience the city to your own personal soundtrack. Or make plans with friends on your connected smartphone without dismounting while you cruise comfortably through the metropolis. With the C 400 X, your city and routes become a large open space. An open space of your own that you can map out for yourself to have lots of fun. </p>
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Award-winning electricity.
BMW Motorrad receives prize for sustainable communication at the SignsAward.
<p>Fast, quiet and emission-free: electric scooters are the perfect companions in urban traffic and set trends for the future. With the maxi scooter BMW C evolution, BMW Motorrad is driving electromobility forward. BMW Motorrad has now been distinguished as "Trendsetter of the year" at the prestigious SignsAward for the sustainable communication on this topic.</p> <p>Sustainable and unique. These are people's core expectations today of the mobility of the future. The BMW Group has therefore long since been at the centre of the pioneering work, in order to satisfy the mobility requirements of both today and tomorrow with a range of standard production vehicles. Alongside hybrid vehicles in all segments and electric cars such as the BMW i3, the Electro-Maxi-Scooter BMW C evolution is causing a stir now as well.</p>
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The social test ride.
Experience all the highlights.
<p>5 cities, 5 C evolutions, 25 e-riders, 25 perspectives – countless questions, magnificent views and new impressions. Or quite simply: #SocialTestride.</p> <p>Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Paris – as different as these cities might be from one another, they all have one thing in common: they must all get by with traffic that is increasing by the day while holding on to their joie de vivre. And they were – for precisely this reason – all destinations on the BMW #SocialTestride. For a journey into a new era of urban mobility. </p>
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From globetrotter to hotel owner.
Alfonso and The Hat.
<p>Alfonso is a successful business owner and manager of The Hat, an extraordinary hostel in the heart of Madrid. He rides the new BMW C 650 Sport. Agile, nimble and small enough for the narrow alleys in the city, it's the perfect vehicle for getting you from A to B, quickly, simply and comfortably.</p>
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Roaring engines in a picture-book Alpine setting.
This year marks the 15th year of BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
<p>For the past 15 years, thousands of bikers from around the world have been flocking to Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the foothills of the Wetterstein mountains. BMW Motorrad Days, the motorcycle event of the year, has been taking place here for the past 15 years.</p> <p>Garmisch Partenkirchen sits like a story-book town at the foot of the Zugspitze, Germany's highest mountain. Countless trails take hikers up to nearby peaks and beyond to ice-cold Alpine lakes. Once a year, this idyllic setting is a magnet for thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. A festival atmosphere takes over in Garmisch-Partenkirchen during the event. The locals celebrate together with bikers, who come to BMW Motorrad Days from literally every corner of the earth.</p>
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Finally at home.
The last station of the #SocialTestride was Munich.
<p>Even the most exciting events have to come to an end: and the tour through Munich on 14 June – the home of BMW Motorrad –&nbsp;was the conclusion to the #SocialTestride. Once again, it was a day's glide through a vibrant metropolis.</p> <p>Beaming faces meet bright architecture. The aroma of coffee and petrol lies heavy in the area, and people everywhere marvel – welcome to the BMW world in Munich. It of course only smells like petrol here in a figurative sense. But over the entire plot of the huge building, the dream of independent mobility can be clearly felt. That is, the dream that has been made into a reality: historic BMW vehicles, racing victories and countless stories and facts surrounding the subject of cars and motorcycles raises the heartbeat of every petrolhead. Although –&nbsp;only petrol? Hardly.</p>
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