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Incredible, Unique BMW R nineT Customs from Japan

Incredible, Unique BMW R nineT Customs from Japan

BMW Motorrad Days Japan – the biggest BMW Motorrad event in the country – was held at the Hakuba47 Mountain Sports Park on August 30-31. BMW motorcycle fans were not only treated to a wide range of exhibition stands but also ’round-the-clock entertainment. However, a particular highlight on the events stage came in the formContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy 2014: Day 3, South Africa Moves Up the Leaderboard

GS Trophy riders got the best possible taste of the rugged beauty of Canada as day three of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 120 miles (200 km) of off-road adventure, 90 miles (150 km) of scenic paved mountain passes and three special stages thrown in for good measure – two of which involved gettingContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 2, France and Korea Joint Day Winners

GS Trophy 2014: Day 2, France and Korea Joint Day Winners

Team CEEU (Central Eastern European Union) continues to lead the 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy after a tough second day of competition in Canada. France and newcomer Korea emerged as joint day winners. Solid performances in the day’s two special tests (taking second and fourth place) helped CEEU maintain a slim five-point lead. Participants cameContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

GS Trophy 2014: Day 1, Central and Eastern European Team Takes the Lead

The 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy got underway this weekend in the Canadian Rockies of British Columbia and Alberta. This is the fourth edition of the GS Trophy with previous editions taking place in South America in 2012, South Africa in 2010 and Tunisia in 2008. This year will see 16 teams totaling 48 riders fromContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

GS Trophy 2014: Team USA Preps for September Event

Threatening skies and thick, humid air did not dampen the spirits of GS Trophy Team USA members during a special two-day training program held at BMW Motorrad USA’s Rider Academy at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “Rider training at the BMW Performance Center is exceptional,” explained lead instructor Harald Schmidt, who organized theContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

GS Trophy 2014: Team Brazil Decided

For most Brazilians, the only thing on their mind right now is ‘the beautiful game,’ and understandably so. But despite soccer fever taking over the entire country – and the watching world – during the month of June, there was in fact, another important tournament taking place in Brazil: the GS Trophy national qualifier, whereContinue Reading »

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Custom BMWs at London’s Bike Shed Motorcycle Club III

Have you noticed how many BMW boxer ‘specials’ are popping up at shows and exhibitions all over the world? These bikes are not just the preserve of professional builders but also come from genuine enthusiasts who find the flat-twin German models the ideal starting point for creating their vision of a unique motorcycle. Here areContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

GS Trophy 2014: Great Britain’s Team Chosen

From a field of nearly 100 enthusiastic and spirited entrants, Marcus Arrowsmith, Lutz Umnus and John Crockett were selected to represent Great Britain in the International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy this September in Canada. The three riders embodied the GS spirit and are BMW Motorrad fans through and through, with Marcus being runner-up in both 2010 and 2012’s UK QualifiersContinue Reading »

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

Classic BMWs Up for Auction in the UK

A varied collection of 40 classic motorcycles will be auctioned on June 7th at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK. The impressive private collection includes six BMW motorcycles spanning three decades with price estimates from just £800 to around £12,000. There is a 1964 BMW R69S with just 1,622 miles on the clock, complete with EarlesContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

GS Trophy 2014: Team Mexico Selected

There are some new teams joining the upcoming 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy event in Canada this September. Among them will be a trio of riders from Mexico, which has now completed its national qualifying event, where in an atmosphere of fellowship and challenging tests, three BMW riders stood out, winning their place toContinue Reading »