Superb summer weather, except the odd thunder shower, made travelling to the event a pleasant affair for the visitors and allowed them to enjoy three eventful BMW Motorrad Days. And as always, some riders travelled tremendous distances to get there. Guests came from over 20 countries and six continents, which gave the BMW Motorrad Days a tangibly international feel this year, too.
Be it in the beer garden, in the festival tent or at one of the well-attended live music parties, everybody got what they had come looking for.
Apart from the already presented BMW Motorrad models for the 2018 model year, the event was also dedicated to showing two special innovations. It was the premiere for both the BMW Motorrad Spezial range and the new Connectivity with TFT display special equipment.
The large number of exhibitors and the action-packed programme once again made for three very worthwhile motorcycle days. Around 100 exhibitors from customising, tuning, accessories and many other areas presented their wares and services. The fans made great use of the opportunity to meet the BMW Motorrad product specialists in person and to talk shop in the exhibition tent.
The BMW Motorrad Street Bike Freestyle Show in the Event Arena provided gripping action on two wheels once again this year. Stunt rider Sarah Lezito showed spectacular riding manoeuvres on her 165bhp BMW S1000RR for the first time at the BMW Motorrad Day. Mattie Griffin also took his BMW F80 R to the physical limits once again.
In the “Challenge The World Champion” riding skills competition, BMW riders could strut their stuff themselves on the G310 GS in the Event Arena and challenge world champion Bernd Hiemer on a special course. Finally, spectators were in for a special thrill at the motodrome wall-ride show, where for the first time ever, four riders thundered over the wooden floorboards on their BMW R25s at the same time.
Of course, the catering was excellent in the festival tent, at the numerous stands across the event grounds and at the party locations. This year, guests consumed some 17,000 litres of beer, 16,000 litres of soft drinks and 4000 portions of chicken among other delectables.
Check out the Hover Ride Design Concept by BMW Motorrad and Lego Technic.