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BMW Motorrad, a motorcycle division of the BMW Group, will be celebrating two anniversaries this year.

Mar 30, 2010

HUGE BMW MOTORRAD & BMW GS ANNIVERSARY PARTY

BMW Motorrad, the motorcycle division of the BMW Group, will be celebrating two anniversaries on July 2-4 this year. The first is the tenth anniversary of "BMW Motorrad Days" - the largest meeting in the world for BMW motorcycles. However, it will also be the 30th anniversary of the GS models following the BMW R 80 G/S which created the market for large enduro motorbikes in 1980.

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With its unique atmosphere, BMW Motorrad Days is very popular with bikers from all over the world thanks to its picturesque location in Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its impressive Alpine panorama. Secondly, the event combines authentic Bavarian style with a diverse motorcycling program and a great party atmosphere.

Combining the 30th anniversary of BMW Motorrad's GS concept means examples from various GS decades will be there to mark the anniversary. There will be a special BMW Classic exhibition featuring milestones from three decades of GS. Visitors will be able to try the current machines for themselves: training courses will be provided on BMW GS models at the BMW Enduro Park Garmisch. And on the adjacent cross-style "X-track" there will be BMW G 450 X and Husqvarna models available for test rides. Additionally, virtually all BMW motorcycle models can be borrowed for extensive test rides, too. The "Concept 6" design study will also be present. It provides a look into the future with its transversely mounted but in-line six-cylinder engine.

For beginners without a motorcycle licence, BMW Motorrad offers courses in a closed area. And for anyone with the dream of owning a brand new BMW motorcycle, there will be a draw for a F 800 GS on Friday evening, and for an R 1200 GS on Saturday evening.

Those wishing to explore the Alpine roads on their own machine can take part in guided panorama tours through the mountains.

However, the breathtaking stunts performed by Chris Pfeiffer in the Freestyle Area should preferably not be imitated. He will captivate visitors by performing the same trick combinations with which he won the 2009 German Open in stunt-riding. On the "X-track", world-famous enduro riders will be getting into top gear and providing spectacular off-road racing entertainment.

Another undisputed highlight will be Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport from the World Superbike Championship with the racing version of the S 1000 RR. The team will feature factory riders Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus, who will provide an autograph session and photo opportunities for fans.

The grand motorcycle convoy on Saturday and the Classic Convoy on Sunday, starting and finishing at Hausbergplatz, have become an integral part of BMW Motorrad Days.

The Classic Convoy is an opportunity to see two-wheel rarities and legends from 87 years of BMW motorcycle history in action. This will be a particular attraction in the GS anniversary year. Four-wheel BMW vehicles will also be available for test drives at the "xDrive Circuit", featuring the BMW X5 and X6.

The support program includes presentations by over 60 international exhibitors, with everything from tuning and accessories to travel and training for off-road, on-road and racing. BMW Motorrad also provides a tire service in collaboration with Metzeler.

The parties on Friday and Saturday evening with live bands and DJs have achieved legendary status. For the first time, BMW Motorrad Days 2010 will host the live show of the band Wildcats.

Immediately adjacent to the event grounds there is a camping area with bathroom facilities. As in previous years, you can also make hotel reservations at bmw-motorrad@gapa.de

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