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    Test Rides?

    Anyone know if BMW is going to have machines there for test rides? I'd love to try a new RT and a lowered GS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    Anyone know if BMW is going to have machines there for test rides? I'd love to try a new RT and a lowered GS.
    Yes sir, BMW will be there with the full demo truck and I suspect both of those machines will be on it!
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    If you wish to ride a demo-bike be prepared to get up early and show up early. Spots go quickly each morning.
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    I'm looking forward to checking out an F 850 GSA. Hope they have one of those!
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    You can pre-register at the link below. It really gets some of the formalities out of the way and you still need to show up early to select your time to ride: https://moa.bmwmotorcyclesevents.com/

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    Done. Thanks Ray. As this is my first rally, when you say early, how early do you mean? I'm not camping so I won't be on site and hence I don't know what to expect.
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    The Demo Ride Team folks arrive at the trailer about 8:15 usually, give or take a few minutes.

    Sign up's start about 8:30, first-ride out briefing about 8:45... ride leaves at 9am.

    So... each morning near 7:30-7:45, a few of us with coffee in hand will begin to assemble, and the line will form and begin to grow rapidly by 8am.

    Those closest to the front, each morning... name their ride time and bike choice.

    "travel'n" John

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    The Demo Ride Team folks arrive at the trailer about 8:15 usually, give or take a few minutes.

    Sign up's start about 8:30, first-ride out briefing about 8:45... ride leaves at 9am.

    So... each morning near 7:30-7:45, a few of us with coffee in hand will begin to assemble, and the line will form and begin to grow rapidly by 8am.

    Those closest to the front, each morning... name their ride time and bike choice.

    "travel'n" John
    Got it. Is there just one ride per day?
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    7:30 AM if you need to get a specific time and a specific bike... later if you don't care about the bike/time.

    I do believe they limit you to 1 ride/day.
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    How long do they allow the test ride to be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    How long do they allow the test ride to be?
    It is a follow the leader group ride.
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    Do they allow passengers ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyhank View Post
    Do they allow passengers ?
    Yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    It is a follow the leader group ride.
    Interesting info. Thanks.
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