Get your ass kicked in Hechlingen

Motorcycling in Hong Kong

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Where the hell is Hechlingen, you might think. And what does it have to do with motorbiking? For those of you, who love to go offroad (and if it’s just on a sidetrack), read on. If you’re a track and asphalt lover, this post isn’t for you.

In short, Hechlingen, is heaven for everyone who loves riding off-road.

Hechlingen is a small village in Bavaria, just 80km north of my hometown Augsburg. Previously an old quarry, the area (a whopping 26 hectares) was bought by BMW and transferred into a training ground for off-road motorcycle training.

And the training is nothing short of amazing! You thought you can ride a bike? Going to Hechlingen makes you re-think your abilities on two wheels.

In fact, riding off-road is totally different compared to normal street riding.

It starts with the riding position. While you sit on your motorbike when riding, off-road you’re…

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