To help promote the new 2013 R1200GS, BMW Motorrad is giving motorcyclists a chance to ride the new motorcycle on one of five stages of a world tour. The “One World. One GS” tour will start in New Zealand and end in Europe with stages in Asia (Laos), Africa (Botswana and South Africa) and the United States (New Mexico).
The five riders will be selected by a jury (to me announced later) from applications received on the www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs website. Applications will be accepted starting today and up to November 30, 2012.
From BMW’s press release:
The debut of the new R1200GS touring enduro sees BMW Motorrad open up a whole new chapter of the GS legend. For over 30 years, the “BMW GS” concept has stood for sheer riding pleasure and a thirst for adventure. This is particularly true for the GS motorcycles with boxer engines. The “big GS” bikes can be used to discover the most remote corners of our world – and have already provided many travelers with a trusty mount for their world tour.
To mark the launch of the new R1200GS, the motorcycle that the fans of the legendary 2-cylinder touring enduros are already dying to see, the Bavarian brand is sending one of the new models on a very unusual world tour of five continents before the official market launch.
The “One World. One GS”-Tour will go from New Zealand, via Laos/Asia, Botswana and South Africa, New Mexico/USA and back to Europe. The new R 1200 GS will be ridden by five of its fans for the first time.
A top-class jury of international VIPs, which will be announced at the EICMA motorcycle fair in Milan in November, will choose five riders from among the applications received during the application period. These people will then have the opportunity to discover the new R1200GS for themselves on one of the five stages of the trip, taking the memory of a unique experience back home with them.
Applications will be accepted from the date on the world premiere at Intermot on October 2, 2012. The closing date for entries is November 30, 2012.
Anyone can enter at www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs.
One thing is already clear: whoever the five lucky winners may be, they can expect the tour of their lives.