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quaillodge.com: Quail Motorcycle Gathering
Saturday, May 8, 2010
10:30 am to 3:00 pm
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$65 per adult, $10 per child (12 and under)
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Jama February 2010 Automobile and Motorcycle statistics show a disconnect in trends for Japanese manufactures. Japanese auto manufacturers reported production increase on the same month of the previous year for four consecutive months. Conversely motorcycle segment manufactures turned in numbers that continue a down ward trend for the 30th month in a row.
10 years of ÔÇ£BMW Motorrad DaysÔÇØ. 30 years of ÔÇ£GSÔÇØ. Huge anniversary party in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
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Munich/Garmisch-Partenkirchen. BMW Motorrad celebrates two round anniversaries: the ÔÇ£BMW Motorrad DaysÔÇØ will be held for the tenth time from July 2nd to 4th this year: it is the largest meeting in the world featuring motorcycles of the Munich brand. Another highlight will be the 30-year anniversary of the GS models. BMW R 80 G/S founded the market segment of large-volume travel enduros in 1980.
With its unique atmosphere, the ÔÇ£BMW Motorrad DaysÔÇØ is highly popular with bikers from all over the world. This is firstly due to the event location Garmisch-Partenkirchen with its impressive Alpine panorama. Secondly, the event combines authentic Bavarian style with a diverse motorcycling program and a great party atmosphere.
This time round a particular attraction will be the 30th anniversary of BMW MotorradÔÇÖs GS concept. Contemporaries from various GS decades - decision-makers, developers and riders - will be there to mark the anniversary. There will be a special BMW Classic exhibition featuring milestones from three decades of GS, showing the success story of the then brand new concept of the large-scale enduro was to set in motion. Visitors will be able to try out the current state of development for themselves: training courses will be provided on BMW GS models at the 10,000 m?? BMW Enduro Park Garmisch. And on the adjacent cross-style ÔÇ£x-trackÔÇØ there will be BMW G 450 X and Husqvarna models available for test rides. Of course virtually all other BMW motorcycle models can be borrowed for extensive test rides, too.
The study ÔÇ£Concept 6" provides a look into the future with its transversely mounted but very narrow in-line 6-cylinder engine.
For beginners without a motorcycle licence BMW Motorrad offers try-out courses in a closed-off area and for anyone with a lucky streak, the dream of owning a brand new BMW motorcycle could even come true there and then: there will be a draw for a F 800 GS on the Friday evening and for an R 1200 GS on the Saturday evening.
Those wishing to explore the Alpine roads on their own machine can take part in guided panorama tours through the mountains.
However, the breathtaking stunts performed by motorcycle acrobat Chris Pfeiffer in the Freestyle Area should preferably not be imitated. He will captivate visitors by performing the same fast trick combinations with which he won the 2009 German Open in stunt-riding, where he prevailed against the best stunt riders in the world. On the ÔÇ£x-trackÔÇØ, world-famous enduro riders will be getting into top gear and providing spectacular off-road motor racing entertainment.
Another undisputed highlight will be the Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport, which once again lines up for the start of the Superbike World Championship with the racing version of the S 1000 RR. The team under Berthold Hauser, Head of BMW Motorrad Motorsport, featuring factory riders Troy Corser (Australia) and Ruben Xaus (Spain) will provide an autograph session and photo opportunities for fans.
The grand motorcycle convoy on the Saturday and the Classic Convoy on the Sunday, starting and finishing at Hausbergplatz, have become an integral part of the ÔÇ£BMW Motorrad DaysÔÇØ. The Classic Convoy is now one of the rare opportunities to see two-wheel rarities and legends from 87 years of BMW motorcycle history in action. This will be a particular attraction in the GS anniversary year. Four-wheel BMW vehicles will also be available for test driving at the ÔÇ£xDrive CircuitÔÇØ - the BMW X5 and BMW X6.
The support program includes presentations by over 60 international exhibitors with everything from tuning and accessories to travel and training in the area of off-road, on-road and racing. BMW Motorrad also provides a tyre service in collaboration with Metzeler. The parties on Friday and Saturday evening with live bands and DJs have long achieved legendary status. For the first time, ÔÇ£BMW Motorrad Days 2010ÔÇØ will host the live show of the ladiesÔÇÖ band WILDCATS.
Immediately adjacent to the event grounds there is a 15,000 square metre camping area with bathroom facilities. As in previous years it is also possible to make hotel reservations in various categories at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to make bookings in good time.