100 years of something is a vital factor to rejoice. It’s a pleasant, spherical quantity, and it appears to be like cool in the event you get balloons within the form of the numerals, however there’s extra to it than that. A number of issues, folks, and locations don’t make it that far—so it’s exhausting to not really feel a way of event if you hit that century mark.
Take BMW, which can rejoice the one hundredth anniversary of the unique R 32 subsequent 12 months, in 2023. We could solely be on its 99th 12 months right here in 2022, on the time of writing—however that’s nothing to sneeze at, both.
Italian bike publication Motociclismo not too long ago sat down with BMW Motorrad vp Dr. Alexander Wehr to talk about every part occurring within the BMW sphere proper now. Naturally, Dr. Wehr needed to encourage all BMW followers to return to Berlin for BMW Motorrad Days, which can happen from July 2 by way of 3, 2022. As with most occasions over the previous two years, BMW Motorrad Days was sadly canceled as a result of pandemic—however in 2022, it’s again on, in a brand-new location.
In the custom of anybody who has and/or thrilling secret they need to disclose to you at some upcoming massive occasion, Dr. Wehr careworn that there will probably be “some surprises” for these attending BMW Motorrad Days. He gave no additional clues about precisely what to anticipate, however appeared content material to trace very broadly at it being an necessary occasion on the calendar for BMW followers all over the world.
Overall, Dr. Wehr touched on quite a lot of matters within the interview, and we’ll put up a hyperlink to it in our Sources so you possibly can learn the entire thing. One necessary factor to notice is that BMW Motorrad—the guardian firm, not any of the person regional branches—says it is not going to attend EICMA 2022 or Intermot 2022.
Currently, BMW Motorrad Italia additionally doesn’t plan to attend EICMA 2022, though BMW Germany could presumably selected to attend Intermot. If BMW Germany does attend Intermot, Dr. Wehr stated, they could have new fashions to indicate—however nothing that hasn’t beforehand been launched. No premieres needs to be anticipated, he stated.
Over the course of the pandemic, Dr. Wehr stated, BMW discovered that it’s loads simpler to unfold its new releases out over the course of the 12 months. Bringing new issues out for riders by itself schedule as a substitute of counting on the large exhibits as scheduling centerpieces appears to be working for the OEM, so it’s sticking to it.
Who doesn’t get pleasure from studying about new bikes? Not us, that is for positive. We expect to find out all about them regardless of when or the place they’re launched.