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GS Trophy 2012: Day 5, Rain Creates a Play (Ride) Day

GS Trophy 2012: Day 5, Rain Creates a Play (Ride) Day

Day five of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 was the competition’s second marathon stage which included a distance slightly over 250 miles (400km) and the complication of a border crossing to deal with as the riders returned to Chile. It was potentially even more of an ordeal given the arrival of rain that pepperedContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 4, Team Germany Stretch Their Lead

GS Trophy 2012: Day 4, Team Germany Stretch Their Lead

Day four of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012 was intended to be an ‘easier’ day given that it was sandwiched between two marathon stages. However, it didn’t quite turn out that way. Two riders were injured in crashes during the enduro special test and there were minor spills on the leg of the courseContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 3, Team Germany Moves Ahead on Longest Day

GS Trophy 2012: Day 3, Team Germany Moves Ahead on Longest Day

Day three of the 2012 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy lived up to its title – the marathon stage – with teams finishing as late as 8:30 in the evening after having set off at 7:15am. The 280 miles (450km) of the mostly off-road course proved grueling, as were the three special tests. But when theContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Day 2, Team France Takes Control

GS Trophy 2012: Day 2, Team France Takes Control

Yesterday, Team France promised to take the lead and today they delivered with a clear lead in the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012. With two special tests – the first being white water rafting (the first non-bike test of this year’s event) and the second a tricky (muddy) hill climb against the clock – FranceContinue Reading »

“One World, One R1200GS” Contest Jury Announced

“One World, One R1200GS” Contest Jury Announced

Along with the introduction of a new water-cooled R1200GS at the Intermot show on October 2, BMW Motorrad announced a contest where five lucky winners would get an opportunity to ride the new GS on one of five stages around the world. Entries for the contest close on November 30, 2012 (see www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs to enter). NowContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012 Gets Started: Day 1

GS Trophy 2012 Gets Started: Day 1

The BMW Motorrad’s 2012 International GS Trophy is underway. The South America 2012 event is the third edition of the GS Trophy, with previous events taking place in South Africa in 2010 and Tunisia in 2008. This time we will see 15 teams, comprising 45 riders from 19 nations, competing. The GS Trophy will see theContinue Reading »

Auction of Rare BMW Racing Motorcycles in January

Auction of Rare BMW Racing Motorcycles in January

Early next year, a motorcycle auction will be revving up interest among enthusiasts and collectors with a quartet of competition BMWs going under the hammer, including a rare pre-war Kompressor. This unique collection of four BMW racing motorcycles will be offered at the Bonhams Las Vegas Motorcycle Sale on January 10, 2013.   Headlining theContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: The FAQ

GS Trophy 2012: The FAQ

We are now just a few weeks away from the start of the third BMW Motorrad GS Trophy and so, BMW Motorrad has put together some FAQ of what to expect. The 2012 edition of the International GS Trophy will take place on the tracks and trails of the lower Andes of Chile and Argentina inContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Social Media Determines Team USA

GS Trophy 2012: Social Media Determines Team USA

The United States held twin GS Trophy 2012 qualifying events in Moab, Utah and Spartanburg, South Carolina, drawing participants from every corner of the country with the promise of hard riding, fun competition and unforgettable camaraderie. For the six finalists who emerged on top after the riding events, it would be their skill in buildingContinue Reading »

GS Eco Event by BMW Motorrad South Africa

GS Eco Event by BMW Motorrad South Africa

A bigger starting line-up of riders and a great choice of roads and tracks to explore in Clocolan, in the heart of the Eastern Free State in South Africa, ensured that the 2012 BMW Motorrad GS Eco was a great success. More than 600 owners of GS motorcycles helped make the BMW GS Eco challengeContinue Reading »