BMW of North America will be on hand at all Progressive International Motorcycle Shows, the first of which kicks off November 18-20 at the Long Beach Convention center, and BMW will be presenting its latest 2017 models. Anyone in attendance will want to make it a point to stop by the BMW display and register to win a 2017 BMW G 310 R. Who wouldn’t want a free 2017 BMW G 310 R? A winner will be chosen after the final stop of the Progressive IMS tour in Chicago, IL.
[Read 7 Fast Facts on the 2017 BMW G 310 R]We haven’t ridden one yet, but the G 310 R is expected to be an impressive little machine. With a single cylinder 313cc engine machine, it should great for urban commuting and getting new riders into the fold—watch for an Ultimate Motorcycling test early in December. The G 310 R is, in many ways, a junior partner of the powerful BMW S 1000 R, sharing its upright riding position and sporty handling.In addition to having an opportunity to come home with a new bike, the Progressive International Motorcycle Show is a wonderful event for all motorcycle riders, with thousands of vendors that support the two-wheeled lifestyle. From bikes to gear and everything else that might tickle your fancy, IMS attendees have plenty of things to check out that will whet their motorcycling appetite. Showtimes for the Long Beach tour-kickoff are 3-8pm on Friday, 9:30am-8pm on Saturday, and 10am-5pm on Sunday. General admission tickets are $16 if you’re 12 or older, and free for attendees 11 or younger.
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Yamaha’s Ténéré 700 is an excellent foray into the middleweight ADV world. Associate Editor Neil Wyenn owns a 2021 model, and has spent the last year adding and improving various aspects of his bike. Some add-ons are more vital others, and he lets us into his secrets for getting the most out of the Yamaha Ténéré. His total enthusiasm for ADV riding and the Yamaha Ténéré in particular were pretty obvious to me—I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Links to all the items he mentions are below.