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AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attendees can demo BMW Motorrad models

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Twenty different BMW motorcycle models will be available for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attendees to demo for free, July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, courtesy of BMW Motorrad.

"We recently launched five new models and are proud to offer them and many more for attendees of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days to demo," said Sarah Schilke, BMW Motorrad national marketing manager. "BMW has a huge line-up this year and this event will be a great place for riders to determine which of our many different models best fits their riding style."

Bikes available to demo include the R 1200 series and the S 1000 line, the GS Adventure models, K 1300 and K 1600 touring models and the popular the R nineT.

Rides will leave between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, July 10, through Sunday, July 12.

All riders are required to provide: 

  • Valid driver's license showing a current motorcycle endorsement
  • DOT-approved helmet and eye protection
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Gloves
  • Over-the-ankle boots 

To ride any of the models, riders must be at least 21 years old. For models rated with more than 125 horsepower, the minimum age is 25 years. Passengers are permitted, but must wear all required protective equipment.

For 2015, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the facility, which houses the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other thematic exhibits that celebrate motorcycling's heritage.

The museum was founded in 1990 to provide a permanent home to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which celebrates and preserves the rich tradition of motorcycling in America through the recognition of the sport's greatest heroes. Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days are donated to the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501©(3) non-profit organization tasked with funding the operation of the museum and Hall of Fame activities.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the home of the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which includes road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing. Another top attraction is North America's largest motorcycle swap meet with parts, bikes and memorabilia from all eras. Bike shows bring out examples of some of history's most beloved motorcycles, while stunt shows, such as the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, and demo rides of current production bikes keep attendees entertained. Seminars feature some of the country's leading experts on numerous motorcycling topics.

It all adds up to one of motorcycling's premier events. Learn more, see photos and read stories from past AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

To receive the latest news and updates about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/vmdupdates or search for the hashtag #AMAVMD on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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