BMW Motorrad Days 2019
Last month, the 19th edition of the BMW Motorrad Days took place in pleasant mid-summer temperatures in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the foot of the Zugspitze.
This year more than 40,000 visitors once again turned the festival grounds at the Hausberg mountain into the world’s biggest BMW Motorrad meeting.
In addition to numerous new products presented by the around 80 exhibitors from the world of customising, tuning and accessories, fans were in for a world premiere in Garmisch-Partenkirchen this year.
MW Motorrad presented the new BMW R nineT /5, a motorcycle which skilfully echoes the legendary BMW R 75/5 of 1969. True to the motto “classic, authentic, original – and air-cooled”, the four bikes shown on the festival grounds went straight to heart of the fans as reflected by the almost euphoric reaction to the latest BMW Motorrad model.
True to the motto “classic, authentic, original – and air-cooled”, the four bikes shown on the festival grounds went straight to heart of the fans as reflected by the almost euphoric reaction to the latest BMW Motorrad model.
The two concept bikes by BMW Motorrad also proved to be special highlights. The BMW Motorrad Vision DC Roadster was joined by the BMW Motorrad Concept R 18 custom bike with the large-capacity boxer engine for the cruiser segment.
Many visitors also used the opportunity of talking to the BMW Motorrad product specialists in person and of getting to know the current model generation better in the product tent.
Autograph sessions were held with Helmut Dähne, a TT winner from 1976.
As always, the 19th BMW Motorrad Days were dedicated to generating a relaxed party atmosphere. Be it in the festival tent in the evening, in the Heritage Area, at the campfire or in the US Lodge – everyone was sure to find their favourite spot with a wide variety of live music on offer.
By contrast pure action was delivered at the Original Motodrome Wall of Death Show by Donald Ganslmeier and his team as well as at the BMW Motorcycle Drift Show by Alex Le Marseillais from France or the Freestyle Show by Irishman Mattie Griffin at the Event Arena.
Anyone who felt like getting in on the action themselves, had lots of opportunity to do so.
Over 1,000 participants went for test rides, and over 600 visitors did off-road laps in the Enduro Park.
The Kids Trial Taster Training sessions were surely the highlight for the bravest of the young visitors. 150 of them gained their first experiences on motorised two-wheelers.
Once again the pleasures of the palate were fully catered for – how else could it be in Bavaria – in the festival tent and the numerous food stalls and locations. No less than 5,000 scoops of ice cream, 1,000 crepes as well as 2.8 tons of French fries, lots of meat and around 20,000 litres of beer were consumed by the many visitors.
Two visitors of the 19th BMW Motorrad Days went home truly happy after the event. On Friday evening a brand new BMW R nineT /5 was raffled among the visitors and a BMW F 850 GS followed on Saturday evening.
Another record was announced from the BMW Motorrad rider equipment tent and the fanshop. More than 15,000 articles were sold this year – more than ever before.
The BMW Motorrad Team is already working on the 20th edition of the BMW Motorrad Days which will take place from 3 – 5 July 2020.