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2017 BMW Riders Association International Rally

Join us for the 44th Annual BMW RA International Rally in beautiful Petoskey, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, July 6-8th, 2017. Watch this page for details and preregistration links.

The Beautiful BMW R7

BMW built the beautiful R7 as a concept motorcycle in 1937.  Notice the introduction of telescopic forks!  This work of art was hidden away in a crate until found in 2005.

Water Cooled R1200GS

The new R1200GS "waterboxer" is the first GS (indeed the first boxer-engined production bike of any kind from BMW) that can truthfully be called fast.  There is power everywhere and precious little in the way of engine braking. 

Read the rest of this article by David Bromfield in the July/August issue of OTL.

GS Jane

BMW Riders Association is a riding organization.  That means our members who own a GS like to get dirty--that includes our Ladies!

N8 On R1200S

What going fast on a R1200S looks like.  Nate Kern takes the R1200S to another victory.

BMW R Nine T

Pure Riding.

Motorcycling has always been a passionate pastime. For the past 90 years BMW Motorrad has been ensuring that this remains the same in the future, too. For those who like it pure and original, BMW Motorrad has now developed the perfect machine: the BMW R nineT. A motorcycle featuring purist design and numerous ways of customising it.

BMW HP4 - The M Class of Superbikes

With the BMW HP4, BMW Motorrad presents the lightest 4-cylinder supersports bike in the 1000cc class to date, at 439 pounds wet, including Race ABS, it puts out 193 hp.

OTL Test Ride SJBMW Racer

Your OTL Contributors and Board Trustees are riders.  Here Trustee and OTL Contributor Kent Cook gets a special treat when invited by San Jose BMW to test of its  race-winning R1200S.  Thank you Chris Hodgson.  What a thrill!


Here's is what Sundog has to say on the RA Forum:
This bike jumps on throttle-up and is very flickable...what a joy. I dreamt of being on the Dragon's Tail again hugging the turns and maintaining pavement contact. It handled like a real sport bike.


2017 BMW RA Rally in Petoskey, Michigan

We will be at Petoskey, Michigan the first full weekend in July 2017 - July 6, 7 & 8. For more information and the link to the pre-registration form,  Click here for Rally Info 


GS GIANTS PRIZES-Join the GS Giants at the RA Rally in Petoskey, MI July 6,7 & 8 for a chnce to win amazing prizes. How about a KLiM Carlsbad suit? Or a Sena 10S. Alt Riders Bags, GS Girls, Centech, Worse for Wear and others.

DUNLOP TIRES- DUNLOP will be giving away a rebate coupon worth $60 towards a set of Roadsmart III tires. If you buy your tires from Highland Trails (Alanson, MI, 11 miles from rally site) you will get an additional rebate of $50. Your total rebate will be $110 off the retail price. Contact the dealer to pre-order your tires.


Premiun Rally Door Prize

We are once again excited to announce Beach's Motorcycle Tours has donated a European Motorcycle tour $7,905 value, for one lucky winner at closing ceremony during our 2017 Rally in Petoskey, Michi

Rally Pre-Reg Closing June 30

Pre-register before July 1st and save $15 from the gate admission charge. It's easy. Click on the link above the rally Logo. And be sure to order your meals if interested.

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