For over 10 years BMW Motorrad has been running specific off-road training courses to help GS riders improve their skills.
The very popular training courses are being run again during 2016, and details of dates and locations have now been released.
This year BMW has also introduced a new ladies only course to the schedule.
Whilst the courses are oriented towards BMW GS owners, riders on other brands of adventure motorcycles are welcome to attend course days designated as “all-brand” days.
And for those who want to attend but don’t have a bike of their own, GS models are available for rent at selected courses.
The two day course takes riders through fundamental off-road riding techniques including the correct body position, throttle and clutch control, and cornering and braking skills on dirt.
Instructors also teach participants how to ascend and descend hills safely, and how to deal with riding over and around obstacles, creek crossings and sand.
The all new ladies only course has been added to cater for the increasing number of females getting into adventure riding.
Special guest assistant coach for the ladies course will be Amy Harburg who recently qualified for the International BMW GS Trophy female team.
In addition to the standard Level 1 course, BMW recently introduced the Level 2 course for riders looking to continue their off-road riding development.
Riders on a Level 2 course will learn more advanced skills and face more challenging destinations, and must have taken part in at least one Level 1 BMW off-road training course before attending.
BMW Motorrad Australia General Manager, Andreas Lundgren, says “BMW off-road training is the perfect way to increase your confidence, improve your skill-set and take your adventure riding to the next level”.
The cost for a 2 day course is $695 which includes lunch, refreshments and T shirt. Hire bikes are available on some courses for $300.
Courses begin in April and are scheduled for Dargle (west of Sydney) and Port Macquarie in NSW, Broadford and Pinnacle Valley in Victoria, Conondale in QLD and Adelaide, SA.
Dates have been announced to the end of June, and July to December courses will be announced soon.
Further details are available at www.bmwmotorrad.com.au/OffRoadTraining