16th BMW Motorrad Days – Recap

BMW Motorrad Days 2016. (Photos: BMW Motorrad)
BMW Motorrad Days 2016. (Photos: BMW Motorrad)

Some 35,000 BMW Motorrad fans made their way to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, last weekend to attend the BMW Motorrad Days – the world’s biggest BMW Motorrad meet-up. Friday brought sunny weather for attendees, as they enjoyed a pleasant ride to the festival grounds at the foot of the Hausberg (mountain) to enjoy three great days of motorcycles, camaraderie, music, food and entertainment.

In the fair area, lots of new products were on display from the custom, tuning and accessory scene. Many people also took the opportunity to get involved in intense discussion with BMW Motorrad developers, engineers and test riders in the exhibition pavilion. Meanwhile, guests got a first-hand view of BMW’s racing machines as well as several of the professional riders in the motor racing tent.

BMW stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer on his F 800 R.
BMW stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer on his F 800 R.

While Friday was bright and sunny, rain appeared for Saturday afternoon, and the Boxer Sprint had to be postponed. The race will now be held at the Glemseck 101 motorcycle festival from September 4-6 instead. Around 150 steadfast enthusiasts did not let the weather spoil the traditional motorcycle parade, however, and they donned their rain gear and set off on the tour of Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

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BMW also paid a special thank you to stunt rider Chris Pfeiffer for ten years of collaboration. Chris has become known for his ability to stunt ride bikes that aren’t typically associated with stunting, such as the F 800 R. Chris will continue to remain associated with BMW Motorrad.

No discussion of Motorrad Days is complete without the food and drink: this year guests consumed some 17,000 liters (4,491 gallons) of beer, 14,000 liters (3,698 gallons) of soft drinks, 3,500 portions of chicken, 2,000 portions of curry sausage and 1,800 burgers.

What could be more German than BMWs, beer and polka?
What could be more German than BMWs, beer and polka?

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