2009 BMW East and West Coast Training Classes
The East Coast Performance Center provides a solid basis for riding skill in one-day off-road or on-road classes, or in two-day off-road sessions. Dates for on- and off-road training classes are intentionally staggered to allow riders to experience both in a single two-day period if desired.
The two-day enduro classes are a new addition for 2009, based on popular demand. For more info at a spiffy BMW site, go
The new West Coast BMW Off-Road Academy has been launched, operated by Jim Hyde of RawHyde Adventures at his “Adventure Camp”. The Adventure Camp is a 500-acre facility is located in Southern California north of Los Angeles and is one of only 8 places in the world where you can learn to ride the BMW’s legendary GS the way it was meant to be ridden. Even riders who rarely venture off the tarmac can benefit immensely from these classes, which increase rider confidence as well as skills.
RawHyde has launched a new dedicated web site for the West Coast BMW Off-road Academy at the BMW Offroad Academy website.
Oh yeah - if you haven't stumbled upon this GS site, check it out!
BMW G 450 X - Check THIS out!
BMW GS serious bikes from the G450X for off road comp, the G650G, the F650GS, F800GS, the R1200GS and GS Adventure are ALL in stock. Nobody knows adventure touring and dual sport riding like Ohio Motorcycle and BMW. Stop in today!
Over the last 80 years BMW Motorrad has made off-road history time and time again. The marque is now closely involved in off-road sports as never before and is premiering an uncompromising, pedigree sport enduro in the attractive displacement class of the 450 model series: The new BMW G 450 X – a motorcycle exclusively developed for the enduro sport and the most demanding competitive races in the world. A machine that is ready to compete the moment it arrives from the factory.
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Updates - Top Story
Mission accomplished in Argentina
The BMW G 450 X success story continues, with a great debut for the sports enduro in the Summer Enduro Gesell Le Touquet in Argentina . This demanding and exhausting race – which saw about 1,000 riders compete in front of more than 70,000 fans – was an important event for BMW Motorrad Argentina.
Franco Caimi, Joel Smets and Andrés Memi on their G 450 X BMWs at the Summer Enduro Gesell Le Touquet in Argentina; 1,000 riders competed in the enduro, but only 249 finished, including all the BMW riders;
Phillip Island magic
The BMW S 1000 RR finally made its World Superbike race debut in Australia at Phillip Island circuit on 1 March, marking a new chapter in the exciting sporting history of the brand. However there was more to the weekend than just racing. Both riders made themselves freely available to the media and the fans, and spent lots of time signing posters in pit lane, doing TV interviews, promoting the team and celebrating the return of BMW Motorrad to this top level competition.
Troy Corser in action at Phillip Island; the BMW Motorrad Argentina team in the garage. Both riders spent lots of time signing autographs, team cards and posters in pit lane. Ruben Xaus takes a special interest in Graham Nichols’ 1962 R 50 S.
Planning the best biking party yet
Preparations are already fully underway for what promises to be the best ever BMW Motorrad Days. The 2009 edition takes place from 3-5 July and even though many parts of Europe are still experiencing icy conditions and heavy storms, the organisation teams in Munich and Garmisch-Partenkirchen are well advanced with their plans for the annual festival of biking that celebrates the world of BMW Motorrad.
In preparation for this July’s BMW Motorrad Days, initial planning talks between representatives of the local building authorities, the police and the Garmisch-Partenkirchen tourist association have taken place; together with the event agency ‘munich-one’, the BMW Motorrad event team is hard at work in Munich creating the layout for the festival.
F 800 R receives stunt rider approval
Despite not being launched until later this year, BMW Motorrad’s new F 800 R has already caused a stir in the frenetic world of stunt riding. The eagerly anticipated final addition to the revolutionary F Series is already a prize winner and has been put to good use by two of the world’s most talented stunt riders, BMW-supported Chris Pfeiffer from Germany and Tony Raita from Finland.
BMW Motorrad’s Chris Pfeiffer with his F 800 R; Finnish stunt rider Tony Raita in action.
Scout the world with Edelweiss Bike Travel
With more than 40 different tours offered worldwide Edelweiss Bike Travel has one of the most comprehensive travel programmes currently available for motorcyclists. Furthermore, details have just been released of four brand new tours for 2009 that will appeal to any motorcyclist with a sense of adventure. Here are a few highlights of what’s on offer…
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