Long Beach BMW Motorcycles Becomes First BMW Dealer to Offer Virtual Reality Experience

Visitors to the dealership can take a virtual test ride using Oculus VR technology.

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Long Beach BMW Motorcycles is now offering the first BMW Virtual Reality Experience in their Long Beach showroom, providing new and old riders alike the opportunity to take a virtual test ride on a variety of BMW motorcycles.

“We are always looking for ways to get more non-riders interested in motorcycles,” explained David Lindahl, Owner and Sales Manager. “There is certainly no substitute for the feeling you get when you’re on a bike, but for people who haven’t yet learned how to ride it’s a fun way for them to see what they’re missing.”

"There is certainly no substitute for the feeling you get when you're on a bike, but for people who haven't yet learned how to ride it's a fun way for them to see what they're missing."

David Lindahl

Owner and Sales Manager, Long Beach BMW Motorcycles

Long Beach BMW Motorcycles, one of the leading BMW dealers in the nation, is taking advantage of this technology to give non-riders and riders the opportunity to take a ride without leaving the showroom. Users wear an Oculus Gear VR headset for 360-degree visuals, while over-ear headphones provide high-quality sound. A Subpac wearable subwoofer completes the fully immersive experience by transmitting the feeling of the roaring engine to the user.

Students of local California Motorcyclist Safety Programs are already taking advantage of the setup, taking fully immersive rides around the track on a BMW S 1000 RR, venturing into the dirt aboard a BMW R 1200 GS, and cruising around country roads on a BMW R nineT.

Long Beach BMW Motorcycles Owner and General Manager Charles Berthon added, “The virtual reality experience definitely appeals to non-riders, but even seasoned motorcyclists are enjoying it. For a lot of people this is their first time experiencing virtual reality, so we’re excited to be able to offer this program and get people excited about riding motorcycles.”

To try out the BMW Virtual Reality Experience, stop by the Long Beach BMW Motorcycles showroom or find them at a local Southern California event. Learn more at www.longbeachbmwmotorcycles.com, and get the latest updates by following on Facebook and Instagram.

Source: Long Beach BMW Motorcycles


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