A look back at BMW Motorrad Days 2016

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of BikeSocial. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

35,000 BMW fans invaded Southern Germany last weekend

When BMW celebrate their achievements, they do it in style. Having sold 137,000 bike sold globally in 2015, the annual get-together for fans of the brand saw some 17,000 litres of beer consumed by the 35,000 that showed up.

Last weekend saw the 16th annual BMW Motorrad Days event take place in glorious conditions in its usual location of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a spectacular mountainous resort in Bavaria, Southern Germany.

The action-packed program of motorcycle-related events for the three day BMW celebration included stunt-riding, live music, a Boxer sprint competition, wall of death, GS Trophy try-out, concept models, test ride both on and off road, a classic bike parade and more.

BMW start stunt ride, Mattie Griffin, thrills the crowd...but not the bloke lying down

BMW also chose the occasion to announce face-lifts to all the R1200 and F range models including the launch of a special edition R1200GS Adventure ‘Triple Black’. The two new models due to arrive in dealerships by the beginning of October, the R nineT Scramble and G310 R, were also on display as was the concept ‘R5 Hommage’ that was recently premiered at the Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como and marks the 80th anniversary of the R5.

Fans from all over the world flock each year to see what BMW has to offer with some riding from as far away as China, Thailand, Spain and South America

Speed record rider Eva Hakansson from Sweden, stunt-riding star Mattie Griffin, ice wheelie world record holder Robert Gull, superbike racer Sabine Holbrook, the winning team and the first ever female team of the International GS Trophy 2016 were at the event throughout the weekend, mingling with BMW fans.

Get the date in your diary for next year and if you’re riding across, let us know. Meanwhile, here's a few more photos to whet your appetite:

It's not only the traditional musicians who take to the stage

The ever-popular boxer sprint challenge

A good proportion of the 35,000 who attended, rode.

There was always something happening in the main arena

Mattie Griffin demonstrated the G310Rs capabilities too

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