Went down to our dealer on Sunday, May 5th to check out the BMW Demo day. I was not able to reserve a spot to test ride anything because of work and when I arrived all the bikes were signed out. Signed out for every ride no less.
Hosted the ride and all riders got to go out for at least an hour on the bikes. There were demo’s of almost every bike they make except the new 800 Adventure was not there. I really wanted to ride the F800GT and the new 1200 but I just watched and then enjoyed a great solo ride in the exceptional heat. It was over 30 C or 90 F yesterday. Cheryl was at work and I just rode around to decompress from my work. May have to purchase a smaller tent for myself soon. Cheryl’s new job is not as flexible with days off and I have a feeling I will be doing some rallies unfortunately alone.
We might have to wait a bit until Cheryl settles in and gets through her apprenticeship before we start making any real bike plans. As for me? I need to embrace solo riding which might be good…I hope we both can attend the BMW MOA rally in Salem, Oregon together but I don’t think Cheryl will be able to get to the Touratech event in June or some local rides our dealer has set up like this one..
Cariboo Explorer Backroads Tour
August 29th – September 1st, 2013
This ride is located in the interior of BC and I am seriously thinking of going because Sheldon who works at Pacific Motosports is the host and the guy we have bought 4 bikes from. Sheldon is also a great ADV rider and one could learn a lot from him.
In any case…here are some pics from the Demo day and once again some of the scenery I get to see on a regular basis living here in BC. Click the pics and enjoy!
5 thoughts on “BMW DEMO DAY”
I was there too! I am pretty sure I saw your bike parked along the side (in some shade!) and recognized one of the stickers on it 🙂
I got a chance to ride the 2013 F800GS (not the Adventure series) and am heavily favoring this bike as my next purchase 🙂
It was a good day had by all – and wow was it hot!
Did you get to play with with ESA? Decent length rides they had for you guys…and yes…it was smoking by the afternoon.
I did, actually. There wasn’t any opportunity to offroad the bike, sadly, but the ESA adjustment button was handy. I’ll probably end up getting that option when purchase time comes
I’m planning on signing up for demo rides in Salem at the MOA rally. Maybe I’ll see you there….
I am hoping Cheryl can get away for the MOA…I hope we can meet you. You have added a lot of good comments and been around this blog a long time now!