BMW Motorrad is set to kick off its 16th BMW Motorrad Days festival in Germany on Friday 1 July.

BMW Motorrad is set to kick off its 16th BMW Motorrad Days festival in Germany this Friday.

BMW Motorrad Days offers the brand’s international fan community a diverse program that officially runs from 1-3 July.

BMW Motorrad Days Event Kicks Off This Week

The core activities will be numerous on-road and off-road test rides using the current range of models. There will also be special panorama tours along dirt roads and forest tracks. For those who do not yet hold a motorcycle licence, BMW Motorrad Days offers training sessions under expert guidance.

Of course, seemingly no moto event is complete without a parade; the Main Motorcycle Parade starts on Saturday at 12.30 pm (line-up from noon). And the Classic Parade, featuring motorcycle gems of every vintage, starts on Sunday at noon.

BMW Motorrad Days Event Kicks Off This Week

This year, the BMW Classic Tent focuses on the theme “Performance. In all disciplines”. The design study “BMW R5 Homage” can be admired in this tent, too. The tent will also host racing legend Helmut Dähne, who will be available to sign autographs and talk to visitors.

For the first time there will be a GS Trophy Tent, featuring an exhibition on the previous GS Trophy events as well as information for all off-road enthusiasts and former GS Trophy participants. The winning team of the International GS Trophy 2016 and the first International GS Trophy female team will also be there.

BMW Motorrad Days Event Kicks Off This Week

Meanwhile, the Custom Village is not just about long beards and tattoos. There are also new exhibitors, special conversions and the Original Motodrom, which claims to be the oldest travelling wall-of-death show in the world.

A number of adventurers have confirmed they will attend, including Michael Martin, Henning Bützow, and Dylan Samara Wickrama. In addition, attendees will get a chance to mingle with world record holder in ice wheelie riding Robert Gull, superbike rider Sabine Holbrook, speed racer Valerie Thompson, racing rider Maria Costello, adventurer Squash Falconer, tattoo artist Makani Terror, comic illustrator Riccardo Burchielli, racing rider and Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson and more.

BMW Motorrad Days Event Kicks Off This Week

Once again this year there will be a Warm-Up Party at the BMW Museum in Munich on Thursday 30 June from 7 pm onwards. The event itself then gets underway in Garmisch, Germany, on Friday: big tents, big beer glasses and live bands.

You can learn more about BMW Motorrad Days by visiting the BMW Motorrad website.