May 13, 2011 - On 1Ė3 July, Garmisch-Partenkirchen will again be firmly in the hands of BMW Motorrad, Husqvarna Motorcycles (the second motorcycle brand of the BMW Group), and their international fan community.
The weekend will again see over 30,000 guests converge from all over the world to celebrate the eleventh BMW Motorrad Days.
The largest BMW Motorrad meeting in the world has now become a fixed major event in the biker scene. Anybody who has been here once, wonít miss the opportunity to be here again. This year too, the guests can expect BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles to present not only their model range, but also a varied support program.The BMW Motorrad team from the World Superbike Championship will be there, along with the four-time world stunt riding champion Chris Pfeiffer (report and photos).
A native of Schongau, Bavaria, Pfeiffer will again be thrilling onlookers with his unique motorcycle acrobatics. "I have a lot of new tricks" he revealed. "The bounce to crosslegs, for instance, I find pretty cool. In an overhanging wheelie I brake so suddenly that Iím catapulted out of the seat and land crosswise on the rear footrests. And all this while Iím still doing the wheelie! Iím really looking forward to Garmisch, itís an absolute highlight on my schedule".
Some things, though, donít need an engine: Igor Obu, holder of the world long jump record at 42.11 meters and his team will be showing onlookers the stunts that can be done with a mountain bike.
Yet the guests, too, can prove their skills. On an area of 10,000 square meters, the BMW Enduro Park will be offering training units on BMW GS models. On a Husqvarna X-track they can learn how off-road professionals maneuver their Husqvarnas at their extreme limits, and experience at first hand the potential of these vehicles on the terrain.
As in the previous years, nearly all BMW Motorrad models can be booked for extensive test rides. Exclusive tours with a guide can now be reserved via the internet.
BMW Motorrad can also offer novices without a motorcycle license to try their hand at riding motorcycles on the Garmisch Olympia Stadium carpark.All visitors can also take a chance at owning a BMW motorcycle. The popular BMW motorcycle raffle will take place, this year with two brand new BMW motorcycles. Friday evening will decide the winner of a BMW G 650 GS (report), and on Saturday evening another lucky biker can look forward to winning a new BMW R 1200 R (report).
From a spacious Radio Gong platform, the Gong presenters Viola Weiss and Stefan Galler will be hosting the program and introducing Troy Corser, among many others.
The BMW Motorrad factory rider from the World Superbike Championship will be giving autographs and posing for photographs with motorcycle fans.
Good music will be provided by prominent Gong DJs.Besides the actor Hannes Jaenicke, who will again be there at the coming BMW Motorrad Days, the globetrotter Michael Martin will be firing his audienceís wanderlust with presentations of impressive journeys on his motorcycle.
Also the party atmosphere in the evening has become legendary. So this year too will see live bands and DJs charging the atmosphere on Friday and Saturday evening. The party will then be joined by Gerry & Gary on Friday evening, and Dreirad and Blechblosín on the Saturday.
A special exhibition will be presenting BMW milestone motorcycles from the historical BMW Classic collection. This will be complemented with the Classic Parade on the Friday, and the major Motorcycle Parade on the Saturday. The traditional bikersí church service will be held on Sunday at noon.
Thereís one thing though we can all be sure about -- the BMW Motorrad Days will again be catering to every taste and thrilling all ages.The event premises lie directly next to the camping area of 15,000 square meters. Overnight guests looking for accommodation in various hotel categories are urgently recommended to make their bookings here firstname.lastname@example.org.