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GS Trophy 2012: Day 6, Team Germany in Command with One Day to Go

GS Trophy 2012: Day 6, Team Germany in Command with One Day to Go

Team Germany will take an 18 point lead into the final day of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy 2012. After a busy day that took in three special tests and the announcement of the result of the second photo competition, Germany scored highly – including a win and a runner-up – and were able toContinue Reading »

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 »

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 »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Winter 2012, Available Now!

The water-cooled GS is finally here! This revolutionary motorcycle was launched at this year’s Intermot show in Germany and features the latest generation boxer engine from BMW. Our Winter issue brings you all the news from specs to tech to design. Through tables, diagrams and timeline, the progress from oilhead to hexhead to camhead toContinue 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 Trophy 2012: Latin American Team Finally Selected

GS Trophy 2012: Latin American Team Finally Selected

With the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy coming to Chile and Argentina for the first time, there is plenty of excitement in Latin America. Many of these countries have already completed pre-qualifying tournaments, from which the most successful riders were recently sent to Panama to compete in the GS Trophy Regional competition for the LatinContinue Reading »