Sunday, May 26, 2013

High-Bike Test Center Paznaun

The ‘High-Bike Test Center Paznaun’ is the only cross-brand motorbike testing centre in Europe and therefore in the Alps and will be entering its third season on 1 June 2013.
Following the enormous success of the first two years, the four motorbike brands BMW, Ducati, KTM and Triumph will be back when the test bike engines start up again in the Alpine spring and will also be joined this season by Aprilia, a leading European manufacturer. All five brands will be presenting newly developed bikes and the key models in their renowned selections during the 2013 season. The focus this season will primarily be on the many new products (Aprilia Caponord 1200, BMW R 1200 GS, Ducati Multistrada 1200 S and Touring, KTM 1190 Adventure, Triumph Tiger Explorer XC and Trophy SE) which reveal the special advantages of their high-tech features during an extensive test ride. The Ischgl test centre is ideal for this. There are also plenty of new items to impress scooter enthusiasts: the high performance BMW bikes C 650 GT and C 600 Sport will be ready for testing.
Users of the ‘High-Bike Test Center Paznaun’ will find around 40 recent motorbike models from 5 manufacturers available for all-day test rides between the start of June and end of September – all in perfect condition. Upon presentation of a Paznaun guest card, the fee for a day’s test ride is great value at just 70 or 90 euros depending on the bike category; without a guest card, the cost is 100 or 120 euros per day. These prices include fully comprehensive insurance with a 500 euro excess (deposit required!) The Ischgl test centre also has long opening hours; motorbikes can be taken out between 8:00 and 11:00 and returned between 16:00 and 19:00. This leaves plenty of time to explore the many tours in the surrounding area and the 30+ mountain passes. Each test driver will also receive special rucksack on loan for the day for storing odds and ends and any route documents; detailed information and route diagrams are available for 14 different day tours from Tyrol to Bavaria, Vorarlberg, South Tyrol and Switzerland. 30 mountain passes and thousands of bends attract fans to the Alps!
In addition to offering test motor bikes maintained with Motorex products and equipped with Metzeler or Pirelli tyres, the test centre also provides Rukka outfits for men and women, Schuberth helmets and Daytona boots to test for a small fee. Customers who wish can therefore arrive in the comfort of their car (including with their family) and then set off on a full-day test tour from Ischgl with the perfect safety equipment and motorbike of his/her choice. Motorbike equipment supplier Louis has also been secured as an additional partner.
The second season of action at the ‘High-Bike Test Center Paznaun’ ended last autumn with exceptional results. The approx. 1,200 test riders covered a total of 332,000 km. The bikes most in demand were the Ducati Multistrada, the BMW models R 1200 GS and K 1600 GT/GTL, the KTM 990 SMT and the Triumph Tiger Explorer.


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