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BMW Performance Center Motorcycle Training can now be found on Xplorgs.com. Check out the new 3 day adventurous programs.
Calling all riders. If you thrive on two wheels, with the wind in your face, then the BMW Performance Center Motorcycle Training is Heaven on Earth. The Performance Center offers training for both on-road and off-road enthusiasts focus on safety and performance, resulting in minimal time in the classroom and maximum time on the course. Motorcycle 3-Day Tour
Experience the beautiful back roads of the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee on a guided three-day GS Adventure Ride. The tour begins at the BMW Performance Center, in Greer SC, with a skills clinic preparing the riders for their challenging adventure ahead.
Over the course of three days, riders will explore parts of the Cherokee, Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests as well as the Great Smokey Mountains National Park while traversing some of the more renowned roads in the southeast such as Deal's Gap 'Tail of the Dragon', the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway, Parson's Branch and many of the lesser known 'local' favorites. The adventure will be a true dual sport ride continually moving from twisty paved roads to a combination of gravel, dirt and bedrock roads offering excitement to all skill level riders.
The BMW GS Adventure Ride is an all-inclusive fully supported ride. A support vehicle will transport luggage and provide any assistance necessary. All hotels, fuel and meals including snacks and drinks along the trip are included.
Instructors will cover on and off road skills and pertinent topics in the clinic as well as at various points along the journey. All skill levels are welcomed; riders should be prepared to ride 150-250 miles a day on mixed surfaces.
Tours start in May and run until mid October.
Cost: $1995, with the use of a BMW Performance Center motorcycle. Motorcycles available are the R 1200 GS, F 800 GS and F 650 GS all equipped with appropriate dual sport tires.
$1695, should you choose to ride your own BMW.
Please call 888-345-4BMW for reservations or 864-968-3029 for questions regarding the program. BMW Rider Training (Off-Road)
Using the same basic curriculum developed at the legendary BMW Off-Road training facility in Hechlingen, Germany, the Off-Road class at the BMW Performance Center is designed to maximize every rider's ability on dirt, gravel or other non-paved surfaces.
Class size is kept to a maximum of 12 students. Bikes available will be the R 1200 GS, F 650 GS and X Country.* Each day consists of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction, where body position and bike set-up are covered. Riding includes drills on-site at the BMW Performance Center Off-Road course, whose surface is dirt, gravel, water and grass.
Riding exercises include:
Stopping on a hill
Recovery from a hill
Hill climb and descent
Riding ruts, whoops and logs
Top speed for all off-road exercises will not exceed 45 mph. Riders also do 'enduro laps' around the training facility, where they follow instructors through a series of wooded, singletrack trails and put their newfound skills to use. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles.
BMW Rider Training (On-Road)
The curriculum for the BMW Motorcycle On-Road training school is designed to develop baseline skills and techniques that will allow every sport, tour or dual purpose rider to reach newfound levels of safety and ability.
Here are some of the relevant details:
Classes will consist of a maximum of 12 students.
Each day consists of approximately six hours of riding time and two hours of classroom instruction, where body position and bike set-up are covered.
Riding includes drills on-site at the BMW Performance Center On-Road course, which is specifically designed for motorcycles and whose surface is asphalt. Also, a short, unpaved drill will also be part of this class to familiarize riders with non-paved surfaces. This is designed to help riders overcome any fear or uncertainty they may have when transitioning from paved to unpaved surfaces, a common occurrence on a touring or sport touring ride in the U.S.
Riding exercises include:
These classes are about control and finesse, both of which will help you go faster, of course, but at the BMW Performance Center the focus is on learning proper technique rather than just wicking on the throttle. Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants and boots that protect the ankles.
To learn more or sign up for a Motorcycle Program call (888) 345-4269.
*Specific models are subject to availability **Prices include motorcycle rental with $0 deductible damage insurance