Demo rides can tell you a lot more about how a motorcycle will fit and perform for you than any number of magazine articles, rider reviews or blogs ever could, which is why demo rides are a long standing tradition for BMW Motorcycles. We believe that when ridden on real roads by real riders, BMW Motorcycles truly excel. In order to provide a safe, quality experience for all demo ride participants a representative of BMW Motorcycles of San Francisco is present (on a separate motorcycle) for all demo rides. Over the years we have found that 45 minutes is a reasonable amout of time to get familiarized with a motorcycle and to get a sense of its’ capabilities so we have developed a test ride route that takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Our standard ride gives participants a little bit of city and freeway riding with a few sweeping corners thrown in for good measure thanks to Guadalupe Canyon Parkway. If you are short on time, we can also do an abbreviated demo ride by quickly jumping on 280 and zipping over to Potrero Hill.
Regardless of what you have ridden in the past or experience level, we encourage you to contact us at 415-503-9954 to discuss a demo ride. Our sales department will work to make sure that you are comfortable with the motorcycle you ride before we ever kick up a sidestand and if you have questions along the way we’re right there with you to help out. Of course there are some restrictions and requirements for all demo ride participants so please make sure you qualify before arranging a ride.
Demo Ride Participants Must Have:
We HIGHLY Recommend That Demo Ride Particpants Have:
Things That Are NOT Allowed on Demo Rides:
We maintain these rules and strict guidelines for all of our demo rides so that we can maintain a safe environment for all riders and to ensure that our demo bikes are in good condition when it comes time to sell them. If you are interested in purchasing a demo bike from us please call the sales department at 415-503-9954 so they can give you particulars on what bikes will be available and at what time.
In case you still think it’s lame that we don’t just throw folks keys for demo rides we have included a little video that was originally created by ex-racer James Whitham and his buddy, for the British bike magazine Two Wheels Only magazine, to illustrate our point. ENJOY!