While over 1,200 visitors took the opportunity to try out the whole range of BMW Motorrad models on the road, including the new new 6-cylinder models K 1600 GT/GTL, over 300 enduro riders enjoyed their time on the Husqvarna track. On-site experts had lots of questions to answer on the BMW maxi scooter "Concept C", too.
Guests came from all over the world, many from countries as Norway, Russia, Portugal, the UK, Ireland and even the USA. Italy and France also had a fair share of attendance. One special guest attracted particular attention: 37-year-old Czech Igor Brezovar has been travelling on his R 1100 GS for three years. During this period he has been through 123 countries in six continents and covered over 230,000 km.
In addition to the racing version of the BMW S 1000 RR, top World Superbike Championship riders Troy Corser, James Toseland and Ayrton Badovini appeared in person, along with superstock riders Sylvain Barrier and Lorenzo Zanetti.
And other motorcycle-loving celebrities made their way to Garmisch, too: actor Hannes Jaenneke, and ski jumper Sven Hannawald with his partner, presenter and ex-playmate Alena Gerber - who herself arrived on a BMW S 1000 RR. Other guest stars were choreographer and dancer Alexandra Martens as well as top model Marcus Schenkenberg.
World stunt-riding champion Chris Pfeiffer also attended the event, performing free-hand wheelies, pirouettes, front-wheel balancing acts, and a somersault over the handlebars on his BMW F 800 R.