With the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heading to Mongolia in June 2018, mechanics have been busy the last few weeks preparing the 114 BMW R1200GS Rallye motorcycles that will be used by participants. The bikes are now ready and on their way to Ulaanbaatar. Fortunately, the Rallye edition GS is already well-equipped as standard, so the prep to equip the machines for the rigors of this adventure competition is modest and all the parts are available either as options from the factory or as add-ons from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalog.
The “BMW GS” concept has embodied the desire for adventure for almost 40 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin boxer engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels.
So for 2018, it will again be the BMW R1200GS that the competitors will ride but this time the Rallye variant (first introduced in 2017) which particularly emphasizes the off-road abilities of the R1200GS. Functionally speaking, the new R1200GS Rallye underscores this claim with numerous refined details. These include radiator trim in stainless steel, a radiator guard that protects against stone chips and a special frame guard to protect the suspension section from unwanted boot scrapes. The R1200GS Rallye rolls on cross-spoke wheels for greater offrroad capability and Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tires.
BMW R1200GS Rallye GS Trophy 2018:
- Lupin Blue metallic paint finish.
- Cordoba Blue frame.
- Black drivetrain.
- Dynamic Package including DTC, LED headlight, Daytime running light, Hill Start Control, Shift Assistant Pro, Riding Modes Pro, ABS Pro, LED turn indicators.
- Cross-spoke wheels.
- Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tires.
- Sports suspension.
- Dynamic ESA.
- Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display plus numerous features.
- Passenger package including standard seats, standard windshield and center stand.
- Heated grips.
- Chrome exhaust system.
- Hand protectors.
- On-board computer Pro.
- Case holder.
- Customized graphics kit including competitors name, blood group and country.
Original BMW Motorrad Accessories
To the above factory spec’d bike, the mechanics have added various parts from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalog to further enhance the GS’s performance and protection:
Adjustable rider foot pegs. The spring-loaded rider foot pegs offer increased comfort when riding in a seated position. When standing, especially during off-road riding, the tread deflects to give a zigzag outline for better grip and control. Adjustable between three heights.
Adjustable foot brake lever. Wider than before and height-adjustable thanks to a patented hinge mechanism, the foot brake lever improves the control of brake pressure when riding off-road in a standing position.
Adjustable gear lever. Provides improved control when standing.
Stainless steel cylinder head cover guard. If worst comes to worst, the cylinder head cover guard provides additional protection against damage. It also accentuates the design of the boxer engine.
Stainless steel engine protection bar. The stainless steel, electropolished engine protection bar provides effective protection for the cylinders without compromising the lean angle. Also combines perfectly with the cylinder head cover guard.
Enduro aluminium bash plate. This sturdy enduro aluminium bash plate was specially constructed for off-road use and provides optimal protection for the lower section of the engine.
Headlight guard. Protects the headlight during off-road riding (not homologated for road use). Quick and easy handling due to snap lock mechanism.
Bag for pillion seat. This waterproof bag attaches to the pillion seat and offers 14 liters of storage (which can be increased to 18 l) – just the right amount for day trips.
First aid kit, large. DIN-Norm motorcycle first aid kit. Space saving and waterproof.
BMW ADVANTEC Ultimate engine oil. With original BMW Advantec Ultimate engine oil, the motorcycle will run the same as it did on the first day even after thousands of miles.