It's time once again for Europe's biggest annual outdoor motorcycle show and BMW Motorrad will be celebrating the event with the appearance of two very special guests. The BMF Show will take place on 20-21 May at the East of England Showground in Peterborough and visitors to the BMW Motorrad stand will have the chance to meet Dave Myers and Si King - better known as BBC 2 TV's Hairy Bikers.
The Northern 'foodies' will appear on the stand during the afternoon on Sunday 21 May to meet the fans and sign copies of their tantalising new Hairy Bikers Cookbook. It will also be a great opportunity for enthusiasts to chat with Dave and Si about their travels on two wheels - including on BMW R1200 GS and F650 GS bikes, and the places they visiting that inspired so many of the recipes in the book.
Aside from the Hairy Bikers, the BMW stand will showcase an array of bikes from the 2006 model line-up. The display will feature the full range of 'new generation' models, including the recently launched K1200 GT grand tourer, R1200 GS Adventure, R1200 S sports boxer and F800 S sports middleweight twin. Other bikes on show from the 2006 range will include the HP2 Enduro, K1200 S superbike and K1200 R super-naked.
Visitors will also be able to see one of the Race to Dakar team's modified F650 GS bikes that successfully completed the 2006 Lisbon-Dakar rally alongside the team's branded BMW X5 support vehicle. Both will be on display on the Michelin stand.
BMW Motorrad will also be organising a number of ride-outs during the weekend. Riders will be spoilt for choice with a range of ten bikes on offer, including all four new models, as well as the F650 GS, K1200 R, K1200 S, R1200 RT and R1200 GS. (Those wishing to take part in the demo rides must bring photo ID and a valid motorcycle licence - both parts for the latest type)
Along with a range of bikes to test, there will also be innovative new products from BMW's Rider Equipment collection on display, as well as full details of the World of BMW Activity programme and how to participate in it.
The BMF Show features hundreds of trade and manufacturer stands, live music, sideshows and arena events, and takes place on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May, from 9am-5pm.