BMW Adventure Motorcycles Now Available in Southern California for Dirt and Street Use from ADV RentalsADV Rentals’ off-road-ready BMW R1200GS, F800GS and F700GS rental motorcycles are equipped to explore dirt roads, coastal highways and mountain passes.
The bikes are available at three southern California BMW dealerships, all of which are close to LA-area airports: in Orange County at Irv Seaver BMW in Orange; off the Pacific Coast Highway at BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County and close to desert paradise at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside.ADV Rentals is the only bike-rental agency in southern California that encourages renters to do it in the dirt with the security and piece of mind knowing that the motorcycles can be fully insured for off-road adventuring and street riding.This high-end rental operation offers bikes for daily, weekly and monthly general use, real-world test rides or multi-day tours. Road-ready and off-road-capable, its BMWs are equipped with everything needed to enjoy smooth sailing on any surface.Fully accessorized to protect them from the elements, each bike has skid plates, crash bars, hand guards, rugged aluminum saddlebags and fresh dual-purpose tires.Any member of the fleet can be set up with a GPS unit pre-mapped with turn-by-turn directions to explore Death Valley and the Mojave Desert or guide a complete California Adventure tour that traverses the Golden State’s diverse landscape of spectacular roads and rugged back country.Maintained by master BMW technicians, all bikes come with unlimited miles. Helmets and safety equipment are available with all rentals and tours. Riders must be at least 21 years old and have a valid motorcycle license.Suitable for riders of all sizes and skills, ADV Rentals’ BMWs unlock spectacular roads and back country, while offering the test ride of a lifetime in all of the bikes’ natural habitats–while exploring off road or taming tarmac.For more details about renting ADV Rentals’ BMW R1200GS, F800GS and F700GS motorcycle rentals and tours, please contact Michael Spencer at BMW Motorcycles of Ventura County (805-499-3770), Owen B. at BMW Motorcycles of Riverside (951-353-0607) or David Diaz at Irv Seaver BMW (714-532-3700).For additional information about ADV Rentals, visit ADVrentals.us, call 661-993-3002, visit the company’s Facebook page and follow its Twitter feed.This press release was issued by PutterPowerMedia on behalf of ADV Rentals
Hello everyone and welcome once again to the Ultimate Motorcycling podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the BMW K 1600 GT. This is the sporty bagger version of BMW’s K series of machines, those are the models with the awesome 6-cylinder engine. The GT has been given a little makeover for 2023, and Nic gives us his take.
In the second segment, I chat with one of my all time heroes—three-time World Champion racer ‘fast’ Freddie Spencer. I’ll do my best not to come off as too much of a fanboy here, but frankly it’ll be tough!
In my humble opinion, Spencer is a contender for the GOAT—greatest of all time. Sure, his career was a little shorter than some, and his number of championships falls behind the likes of Lawson, Doohan, Rossi, and of course Marquez. But at the time, Freddie literally changed the way motorcycles were ridden. 30 years before Marc Marquez, Freddie was able to push the front wheel into a slide, corner after corner, lap after lap in order to get the bike turned faster than anyone else. Freddie took completely different lines and was able to get on the throttle so early he could out accelerate anyone off a corner.
In the modern era, of course Freddie is the chairman of the FIM MotoGP Stewards panel. This is the panel of referees for all three classes of Grand prix racing. I talked to Freddie about his task there, and although for contractual reasons with Dorna and the FIM he cannot talk about specific riders, teams, or events, nevertheless his explanation of the job makes for interesting listening. It’s a tough job, and frankly I wouldn’t want to do it!
Actually—Ultimate Motorcycling is giving away five copies of the book—signed by Freddie himself—to the first five listeners who contact us with the correct answer to the question: How many national AMA championships did Freddie win, and which years were they?
Please email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact the winners and send you a signed copy of Feel. Those five winners will be announced on a future episode. Unfortunately for legal reasons this offer is ONLY open to US residents.
So, from all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!