BMW Open House
Featuring Glen Heggstad "The Striking Viking" and the New 2007 BMW R1200R!
We have two very special events for you on Saturday October 7th, 2006!
First, we have the new model launch of the 2007 BMW R1200R!
With the introduction of the new R 1200 R, BMW continues it's long tradition of building standard motorcycles and is proudly presenting a worthy successor to the R 1150 R. The success of these bikes illustrate that there is a great demand for classically designed motorcycles that combine unique character with timeless design. The new R1200R is setting new standards for lightness, agility, power and ergonomics. Dry weight is reduced to 437 lbs. The newest generation of integral ABS combined with ASC (Anti Spin Control, optional) sets the standard for safety and control in the industry. With 109hp, the new R 1200 R is more powerful than ever and, as usual, the comfort of the R platform with it's standard riding position inspires confidence.
We will have the new R1200R on display all day for your inspection. Don't miss this chance. The new R1200R. It's lighter. It's faster. It's ready. Are you?
Second, meet Glen Heggstad "The Striking Viking"!
Glen Heggstad "The Striking Viking" will be on hand to autograph copies of his book "Two wheels through terror" and in the evening he will treat us all to a 2 hour presentation on his epic trip around the world on an F650 Dakar.
Glen Heggstad, the self-proclaimed "Striking Viking," is an adventure motorcyclist. He has been a Hell's Angel and a martial arts competitor, but no amount of training or experience was able to prepare him for what he became while riding to the southern tip of South America: a prisoner.
Glen's book is an account of his journey, his capture by Colombia's rebel ELN army, and the eventual realization of a dream. Heggstad is ripped from his motorcycle, robbed of everything, and forced to march through strange jungles with assault rifles in his back. Glen's shrewd thinking, precise planning, and a "do-or-die" last act of desperation eventually secure his freedom.
But Glen does not accept his ticket home to sunny Southern California. Instead, after weeks of torture and mental torment, he decides to show his terrorist captors that they had not beaten him, and that their violent methods will never beat Americans. With the help of his heroic support team back home, Heggstad receives another motorcycle, and another chance at realizing his dream. Glen sets out on a trip around the world in order to prove that terror can't win and that, in spite of the media's interpretation of world events, the human race still likes each other far more than is reported.
Travel along with Glen from Eastern Europe, through the Middle East, Asia and Africa to meet the total strangers of a bewildered planet. The locals greet him with hospitality and kindness in the most unexpected places. From Russian Buryats providing shelter during a Siberian tornado, to Bedouins sharing their tents while Arabs greet with shouts at every stopóWelcome, Welcome! Time and again, the truth surfaces for Glenóalthough governments don't get along, people do.
Join us for a stunning 2 hour presentation of Glen's adventures on the evening of Oct 7th. The presentation will start at at 7pm and will conclude by 10pm. Don't miss this opportunity to hear Glens story and ask him your most important questions about dual-sport motorcycle travel.
Reservations are required and space will be limited to the first 100 people who reply. RSVP by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org