Saturday, June 9th
DYNO Day at Vancouver BMW Ducati
Ever wonder how many ponies are under that gas tank?
Join your fellow riders Saturday, June 9 and have your DYNO done to see how many horsepower your bike can produce!
This event is for every make and model of bike, come one, come all!
Rob Schoemeyer, Road Racer #61 from the Vancouver BMW Ducati Race Team will have his slick BMW S1000RR race bike there and is challenging anyone to beat his bike!! There will be prizes and bragging rights for most HP in your class.
Spend $200 in the dealership and get your dyno for FREE!!, otherwise your horsepower run will cost $25
Enjoy a BBQ (by donation) and bike wash by LIME (Ladies International Motorcycle Enthusiasts) while you are there. Take some pictures, enjoy a burger and check out the cool alterations people have done to their bikes.
Please come 1/2 before your appointment
Sign up here to reserve your spot as this event tends to be very busy!
If you have recently made modifications to you exhaust system or electronic mapping, or just curious about your bike, then this event is calling for you.
Putting your bike on the diagnostic machine will tell you some very important things that you and your mechanic may not otherwise know. There are several different readings taken during a typical run, these being horsepower, torque, fuel/air mixture. Your Dyno run at Vancouver BMW Ducati will give you a horsepower reading, but if time permits, you may get the torque reading as well.
How it works: Your bike is rolled on the the DYNO trailer and is strapped on , the technician then hooks the bike up to the computer. Your bike is then started and revved to the appropriate RPM in each gear. The reading are recorded and your bike is removed. The printout you receive looks very much like an EKG Reading from your doctor. From this reading, your mechanic can make further adjustments to enhance your bikes performance.
Of course, the best part of it all are the bragging rights!!
Saturday, June 9th
Have an Adventure Bike but haven't ventured off road yet?
Vancouver BMW Ducati is proud to announce BEGINNER- Level 1, the first course in our series of Adventure Bike Off Road Skills. Accomplished rider and instructor Phil Esworthy will teach you everything you will need to take your wheels off the pavement and into the dirt with confidence! Phil and his team will first teach you the most basic skills of riding in the dirt and gravel such as clutch, throttle and brake control. Gradually they will add new objectives based on your own abilities to help build your confidence. Learn to keep your bike upright and yourself out of trouble.
These skills will not only make you a better off-road rider, but will develop skills for riding on the road as well.
Bring your bike, gear and your spirit to the Ioco Riding Area in Port Moody on June 9, 2012. Lunch, water and refreshments will be provided so all you have to be concerned with is gaining skills and having fun!
IOCO Trials Riding Area, Port Moody, BC SEE MAP
Saturday June 9, 2012
These courses have a very limited amount of space to ensure you get one on one instruction
Phil Esworthy- Born in Vancouver BC, Phil has been riding motorcycles, of all kinds, since 1967. Having an interest in all things mechanical, he was an instructor in the Technology Teacher Education Program (high school shop teachers training), prior to retiring last year. Currently Phil is an active trials rider at IOCO and an avid blues guitar player.
Saturday, June 9th
Adventure Bike Off Road Training Series
Beginners - Level 1- skills building - Saturday June 9
- Level 2 - skills building and refresher, guided ride 1 - July TBA
- Level 3 - skills building and refresher, guided ride 2 - July TBA
Intermediate - TBA
Advanced - TBA
Please be sure to note which course interests you when you Register.
Please check out these links for more Adventure! ...
Sunday, June 10th
Italian Days on Commercial Drive
Join Vancouver BMW Ducati down on Commercial Drive to have some fun at Italian Days! 60,000 people will be down there getting a taste and flare of the Italian Culture from Language, Food, Entertainment, Fashion, Activities and of course the sexy and stylin' Ducati Motorcycles!
Vancouver BMW Ducati will have a range of models of bikes and looking to participate in "La Dolce Vita"!
Monday, June 11th
Customer Appreciation Day at Mission RacewayJune 11th, 2012
Too many speeding tickets? Afraid of an impound? Well this is the event for you!
In conjunction with The West Coast Superbike School, Vancouver BMW Ducati invites you to bring your bike to a day at the track! See what your bike can do safely on a track, avoiding road hazards. There is no fear of those flashing cherries here!
The Vancouver BMW Ducati Race Team invites you and your bike to Mission Raceway for a day on the track. Professional racers Ken and Bez will teach you the basics to get you around the track safely and help build your skills and confidence. West Coast Superbike School runs regular Track Days at Mission and will gladly answer all your questions about upcoming Racer Courses and Advanced Rider Training.
How fast can you go?... that's up to you! There are no speed traps here, but remember, never ride faster than your angel can fly!!
Not ready to commit to a full track day? Join our Vancouver BMW Ducati Race Team at lunch time for A Taste Of The Track. You will be escorted in a paced session around the track for those of you that just want a sample of what this excitement is all about!
June 15th & 16th
Ride Your Motorcycle and Support the 2012 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer
Do two things at once: Get out and Ride your motorcycle, something everyone wants to do, and help support 3000 cyclists riding from Surrey to Seattle to raise funds to help conquer cancer! One of our own customers, Rob Headley riding the new K1600GT is the captain of the motorcycle support crew that assists the cyclists along this ride, and they are looking for 30+ support MotoCrew members. The MotoCrew are the "eyes on the road" as they follow the ride along the scenic Pacific Northwestern route and monitor the riders, the traffic, and the road. The MotoCrew are in constant communication with each other, dispatch and the riders.
The MotoCrew are provided with tent accommodation at the camp in Mt. Vernon (the halfway mark), meals for the entire weekend, access to our massage and yoga tents at camp, and any fund raising tools they want should they wish to help raise money for the beneficiary - BC Cancer Foundation. Last year over $11 million was raised for cancer care, research and prevention in BC.
It's a beautiful and inspiring ride and they are hoping to get as many people out as they can. If you are interested, please call Jaime McCuaig at 1-888-771-2453 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can't be part of this amazing crew this year ,but still wish to contribute, please CLICK HERE to read about and support a fellow motorcycle rider Irfan
Don't forget to check out the website and support wherever you can! www.conquercancer.ca
June 21st - 24th
World Ducati Week 2012
The rush of thousands of Ducatisti from all over the world, bikes from vintage to the newly advanced technology, personally modified and reconstructed models, music and entertainment in a truly Italian fashion all centered around the Misano Race Circuit, this is one event that defines Ducati and their Ducatisti. Check out all the details at http://www.ducati.com/world_ducati_week.do, book your tickets and accommodation to the event and have an experience of a lifetime!
July 1st - 13th
All Roads Lead to Pikes Peak
Join in on this Epic Adventure down to Colorado's infamous Pikes Peak International Hill Climb and join in on the festivities Ducati is organizing. People will be riding from all over the country to cheer on the Ducati Multistrada in defending it's two year consecutive win of the "Race to the Clouds". 12.42 Miles while gaining 4720 ft in elevation through 156 turns, this is a stunning race that shows the true capabilities of this beautiful 4 in 1 machine.
Book now with Phebe to join the Vancouver BMW Ducati group who are riding down on this 5,310 km trek to join in on this Ducati premiere experience.
For more information, check out the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Site and see Ducati's event site to register with Ducati and get the VIP access to special events!
Vancouver BMW Ducati & Muzz proudly present :
1st Annual Ducati Event & Ride - 2012 - Featuring the Ducati Sport Classic models
One of our enthusiast riders and custom motorcycle builder, Stefano, has come to us with a Sport Classic inspired trip that will take riders up along the Sea-to-Sky through Whistler and out to Lillooet where people will spend the night and then back to Vancouver on day two of the long weekend in August. We will be holding a kick off event from the shop and showcasing some of the beautiful sport classic bikes of Vancouver and beyond.
Ducati Show & Shine- the Sport Classics - Party - BBQ - Live Band - Awards&Prizes - Greeters the Ducati Dolls & Dudes -followed by an off-the-hook 2 day 800 km ride through the mountains of super-natural British Columbia !
Stefano has already posted this event on Ducati.ms and has received some keen interest from riders from the East Coast and Southern States to come join in where they can showcase their bike and get the experience of riding through some great roads and beauty that British Columbia is known for.
This event is still in it's preliminary planning stages, and if you are interested in participating or assisting with the organizing, please contact Michelle at email@example.com
August 25th - 27th
Vancouver BMW Ducati Off Road Enduro Ride
(click photo above to see the gallery from last year)
Last year we had 14 people join us on an incredible ride from the store up through the Coquihala and onto dirt and gravel roads all the way to Sun Peaks Resort, overnight stay then returning using as many gravel roads as could be mustered up! When you do trips like this, there comes with it a level of commaraderie and feeling of incredible accomplishment! This year, we want to provide the same experience and we are looking to do this in a different area but provide some really amazing experiences that you will go home and talk to everyone about.
All makes of motorcycle are welcome!
The "dirty" details have not been completely worked out but if this is something you are interested in participating in, you want to get your name into the hat! There will be limited space for this adventure off road riding experience. Email here to let us know you are interested!
Rides! Rides! Rides!
In support of the riding community we are pulling together a group of ride leaders to setup rides from the shop this season. Watch for upcoming notices of ride events and if you are keen to be a ride leader then please contact us here to get on the list! It's easy, and it encourages people to get out and ride while building relationships among the riders in the communicty.
to all that participated in the - Iron Butt -Saddle Sore June 2nd Ride ~ 1,600 km/24 hours
Many people have ridden many kilometers in a day, but have you ever done 1,600 km? These select few will be honored with the badge of the Iron Butt Association! Bill Watt, an organizer of the Iron Butt Association and long time member, introduced these folks in how to become an Iron Butt member and get the skills, tips and traps of riding 1,600 km successfully in a 24 hour period. Last year five people successfully made the trek. This year we more than doubled that number with??? finishing. It's a true test of endurance and fortitude.