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    The Press Office at Garching







    As I was loading my bike, Sopan from Zigwheels and Rishad from AutoCar walked in. They were riding a R series and the brand new inline-6, 1600 GT. Now this was going to be fun riding with these guys who are professional riders and they ride to make a living. There were supposed to be two more guys, another Indian from Bombay, Mr. Keki Modi and a Scottish fellow from Dubai with a huge sense of humour by the name of Kevin Hughes. Keki was riding the K1300R, one of my favourites and Kevin was riding the HP2 Sport which became one of my favourites! And ride was being led by Mr Christian Endres himself, one of the main responsible persons for imports, riding a GS 1200 as well.


    And the bike that they give me to ride to the fairWelcome to Garmisch-Partenkirchen



    There were motorcycles flowing around the town of Garmisch- Partenkirchen. The scent of a motorcycle festival was in the air. Surrounded by mountains topped with white cream, this beautiful small town provided the perfect backdrop for a roaring motorcycling fiesta! The crowds were beginning to pour in and the first evening count was closing in on 20,000 participants! But organisation by BMW was crisp and efficient like their machines with a regular dedicated bus fleet shuttling participants to and from their hotels and for bikers, parking was ample.



    The Band that made a difference...



    BMW Motorrad Munich had provided me with a press band on my wrist that worked like an access card and I could move around freely amongst restricted areas, shoot at will, check out their online Facebook and other Social Media teams in conversation with the world regarding the Motorrad Days. This band also gave me magical access to practically unlimited breakfast, lunch and sumptuous dinner spreads of the tastiest meats from some of the local piggeries and cow sheds. I also got to taste a lot of German beer and some good white and red wines! And all this was happening around some very interesting discussions around BMW motorcycles. The North American team was an interesting bunch. They were dedicated in their work, fun-loving in their partying, warm and helpful to fellow men and really good in their motorcycling knowledge.

    The BMW Motorrad North American Team



    The Pretty Bavarian girl in typical Bavarian attire who was the hostess at our table



    The Food at our table




    It was 10 in the evening, the sun was setting, the arc lights had come on and the band on stage was livening up the crowd. The merriness had just begun!


    Good ol' American Rock and Roll... party time!



    Night was falling... a view of the tents that were the stands of the various representing companies and teams



    End of Day 1... more to come... soon...



    Day 2The Older Race Spec



    The Newer Race Spec Look at the difference in the exhaust systems.



    Full Carbon Fibre



    Full Taxi!



    Wheelie Trial Machine No helmet required. No knee guards required. You just have to get a hang of the thing!



    Husqvarna Practice Track



    Sexy Lineup!



    The BMW Motorrad online team replying to questions and reporting worldwide over the web!



    BMW Classics Bikers from India, go do your homework and tell us what this is and the history behind the bike!




    The afternoon was dedicated in meeting the BMW Motorrad Munich folks whom I had met in India in 2010, mostly responsible for Marketing and Imports. An intense two hour discussion followed regarding plans in India.

    Ronald Moeller



    Hans Blesse



    Unfortunately the rains kept coming in intermittently and heavily through the day. Late in the afternoon I finally had to rule out a ride completely for the day. I went back to the hotel to freshen up and for the evening concert. Myrrd Davis, the responsible for BMW Motorrad US for Events, helped me with the huge GS out of the parking which by now had begun to resemble the tropical swamplands of Sundarbans!

    ‪BMW Motorrad Days 2011 at Garmisch-Partenkirshen, Welcome!‬‏ - YouTubeEvent Courtesy BMW Motorrad
    Visit Invite by BMW Motorrad
    Text and Photos: Krishnendu. KEN, supported by Deutsche Motoren, New Delhi.
    Last edited by ken cool; 07-21-2011, 03:12 PM.
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    WoW !

    i must be dreamingg!! oh my god oh my godd
    ken da this is just awesome
    game for anything on wheels

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    • #3
      Dada I am big time jealous with you... you getting these awesome machines to ride mmm... simply brilliant waiting for more pics and detailed log.

      Good to see you back on saddle

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      • #4
        OMG... WOW!!!!

        where is this happening...what is the location.

        your ride looks awesome.
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        • #5
          @Ken:

          And you have finally tasted the GS in all it's glory!!! You must be one happy biker, beaming with this huge smile, ear to ear!

          Details awaited...asap.

          By the way, nice photos.

          .....Simba

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          • #6
            @ ken- This looks very interesting as Garmisch has been on my wish list for a long while.... Waiting for more, esp your outing with the GS Adv.



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            • #7
              @ALL: I am waiting to cross paths with someone that you guys know... he is in the vicinity. I am somehow missing getting in touch with him!

              Originally posted by zincha View Post
              i must be dreamingg!! oh my god oh my godd
              ken da this is just awesome
              Man, awesome is an understatement.

              Originally posted by Shivanshu View Post
              Dada I am big time jealous with you... you getting these awesome machines to ride mmm... simply brilliant waiting for more pics and detailed log.

              Good to see you back on saddle
              Detailed log will come soon.

              The saddle is where I belong!

              Originally posted by princesirohi View Post
              OMG... WOW!!!!

              where is this happening...what is the location.

              your ride looks awesome.
              The location is right here:
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              garmisch partenkirchen map - Google Maps

              Originally posted by simba_smiles View Post
              @Ken:

              And you have finally tasted the GS in all it's glory!!! You must be one happy biker, beaming with this huge smile, ear to ear!

              Details awaited...asap.

              By the way, nice photos.

              .....Simba
              Yes, I am all smiles!

              Originally posted by Haroon View Post
              @ ken- This looks very interesting as Garmisch has been on my wish list for a long while.... Waiting for more, esp your outing with the GS Adv.
              Why don't you quickly drop by today?

              The GS is incredible!
              The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


              BMW Motorrad Days 2011

              Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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              • #8
                I am in absolute awe - just that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ken cool View Post
                  The Annual Affair at Garmisch has started. The motorcycle Mania organised by BMW Motorrad. This motorcycling mania called the BMW Motorrad Days has begun in wet conditions.

                  Christian Endres and Markus Moeller invited me to this grand event.

                  Posting a few photographs as teasers...

                  Details will follow later...






                  And the bike that they give me to ride to the fair...

                  So you riding the bike which has done LONG WAY AROUND trip !! Super Cool ! I really like that show
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                  • #10
                    2011 BMW Motorrad Days (Video)




                    Ride Like A Devil
                    Feel Like An Angel


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                    • #11
                      Updates...

                      Biker meets and festivals are about camaraderie, warmth, touring, customisations, rock music, pretty girls in skimpy clothes, good food and drinks. But it is essentially about motorcycles and motorcycle enthusiasts’ dreams, aspirations and exploits. And the meet at BMW Motorrad Days 2011 is the perfect example of all that and much more. During my business development meetings in France, one fine day, I received a message from BMW Motorrad Munich inviting me to the BMW Motorrad Days at Garmisch. In a nutshell for the uninitiated, Garmisch is to BMW what Cannes is to cinema in Europe. There are no awards to be won but you win much more than awards at the Motorrad Days!

                      Day1The Press Office at Garching







                      As I was loading my bike, Sopan from Zigwheels and Rishad from AutoCar walked in. They were riding a R series and the brand new inline-6, 1600 GT. Now this was going to be fun riding with these guys who are professional riders and they ride to make a living. There were supposed to be two more guys, another Indian from Bombay, Mr. Keki Modi and a Scottish fellow from Dubai with a huge sense of humour by the name of Kevin Hughes. Keki was riding the K1300R, one of my favourites and Kevin was riding the HP2 Sport which became one of my favourites! And ride was being led by Mr Christian Endres himself, one of the main responsible persons for imports, riding a GS 1200 as well.


                      And the bike that they give me to ride to the fairWelcome to Garmisch-Partenkirchen



                      There were motorcycles flowing around the town of Garmisch- Partenkirchen. The scent of a motorcycle festival was in the air. Surrounded by mountains topped with white cream, this beautiful small town provided the perfect backdrop for a roaring motorcycling fiesta! The crowds were beginning to pour in and the first evening count was closing in on 20,000 participants! But organisation by BMW was crisp and efficient like their machines with a regular dedicated bus fleet shuttling participants to and from their hotels and for bikers, parking was ample.



                      The Band that made a difference...



                      BMW Motorrad Munich had provided me with a press band on my wrist that worked like an access card and I could move around freely amongst restricted areas, shoot at will, check out their online Facebook and other Social Media teams in conversation with the world regarding the Motorrad Days. This band also gave me magical access to practically unlimited breakfast, lunch and sumptuous dinner spreads of the tastiest meats from some of the local piggeries and cow sheds. I also got to taste a lot of German beer and some good white and red wines! And all this was happening around some very interesting discussions around BMW motorcycles. The North American team was an interesting bunch. They were dedicated in their work, fun-loving in their partying, warm and helpful to fellow men and really good in their motorcycling knowledge.

                      The BMW Motorrad North American Team



                      The Pretty Bavarian girl in typical Bavarian attire who was the hostess at our table



                      The Food at our table




                      It was 10 in the evening, the sun was setting, the arc lights had come on and the band on stage was livening up the crowd. The merriness had just begun!


                      Good ol' American Rock and Roll... party time!



                      Night was falling... a view of the tents that were the stands of the various representing companies and teams



                      End of Day 1... more to come... soon...

                      The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


                      BMW Motorrad Days 2011

                      Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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                      • #12
                        Very Nice..
                        I had quite a few Colleagues here from Hannover, who went for this.. They were pretty excited and so was I.. After seeing the pics from your end, I hoped I could be there as well..

                        The Pictures have come very nice Ken Da.( especially the Maroon K1600 GT).

                        OT: How is your Health Now. Hope you are fine..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mav1234 View Post
                          Very Nice..
                          I had quite a few Colleagues here from Hannover, who went for this.. They were pretty excited and so was I.. After seeing the pics from your end, I hoped I could be there as well..

                          The Pictures have come very nice Ken Da.( especially the Maroon K1600 GT).

                          OT: How is your Health Now. Hope you are fine..
                          My health is fine now thanks. Which is why I managed to do the trip. For a few days I nearly thought that I was going to miss it. But I am really glad that I managed to make it. I loved the ambiance, the bikes, the people, the locale and the fantastic BMW hospitality.

                          This should indeed be in your list to do things!
                          The Wheel was a great invention; Two Wheels with a Motor in between was even better!


                          BMW Motorrad Days 2011

                          Xbhp's Indo-French Kashmir-Ladakh Tour

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                          • #14
                            Awesome work Ken Da!!
                            Surrounded by BMW bikes and getting a chance to ride your favourite bike. That sounds cool..

                            Lets catch up sometime sir. Its been quite long!!
                            Rachit K Dogra

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                            • #15
                              Ken- Great pics and looks like all round fun. The breakfast table is indeed lavish... and its all the more fun when it is free



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