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GS Trophy 2012: Latin American Pre-Qualifiers

GS Trophy 2012: Latin American Pre-Qualifiers

The organization of the 2012 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy continues at full speed, with a fleet of specially-prepared F800GS machines having already left the Touratech factory to make the journey across the Atlantic Ocean to Chile. Team qualification is also in full swing with many new Latin American participants hoping to join the partyContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: South African Team Announced

GS Trophy 2012: South African Team Announced

Yet another team has been confirmed for the forthcoming International GS Trophy in South America, bringing the total number of teams that are participating in this exciting event to 15—the highest number yet. Following a grueling three-day challenge at the Country Trax off-road academy in Mpumalanga, the three members of Team South Africa have beenContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Italian Team Selected

GS Trophy 2012: Italian Team Selected

With anticipation and excitement building for the International GS Trophy event that will be starting in South America at the end of November, the latest nation to confirm its team line-up is Italy, after hard-fought qualifying selection trials last weekend. The selection event for the BMW Motorrad Italia team took place in picturesque Tuscany and wasContinue Reading »

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

BMW Motorcycle Magazine, Fall 2012, Available Now

Bringing the latest in BMW news from around the globe, the Fall 2012 edition of BMW Motorcycle Magazine features new models, tech, events, gear, destinations and the best of custom machine inspirations. First, we introduce you to 2013’s updated F800GS and its sister, the newly named F700GS. These mid-class parallel twins join BMW’s popular enduro classContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: Be Part of the USA Qualifying

GS Trophy 2012: Be Part of the USA Qualifying

Teams of BMW enthusiasts are being chosen from around the world in a series of off-road competitions and challenges in order to select the best three men or women to represent their country at the GS Trophy finals in South America. Riders in the United States have a chance to join the fun with theContinue Reading »

New BMW F700GS and F800GS

New BMW F700GS and F800GS

BMW Motorrad has announced updates for model year 2013 to their GS parallel twin models with the new F700GS and F800GS. Like the previous F650GS and F800GS, the model designations are misleading since both are powered by a 798cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve engine. The F800GS makes the same 85 hp at 7,500 rpm and 63 ft-lbContinue Reading »

Squash Falconer Travels to Baja, Mexico on F800GS

Squash Falconer Travels to Baja, Mexico on F800GS

An adventurous spirit may be common to every GS rider but one British woman is even bolder than most. Louise “Squash” Falconer, who has ridden since childhood and began driving an adapted car on the family farm at the age of six, is passionate about pushing the envelope. Squash may be best known for riding toContinue Reading »

2012 Quebec GS Challenge and Canadian GS Trophy Qualifier

2012 Quebec GS Challenge and Canadian GS Trophy Qualifier

Canada is the latest of many countries to select team riders to represent their nation at the upcoming BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy in November this year. Because Canada is so large and the geographical layout of the country makes it such a challenge for customers to travel thousands of miles east and west forContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: German and Alpine Teams Selected

GS Trophy 2012: German and Alpine Teams Selected

Two more teams have been added to the growing list of 2012 GS Trophy entrants. The latest nations to confirm their line-ups for the forthcoming South American challenge in November are Germany, Switzerland and Austria, who will enter two, three-man teams (a German and an ‘Alpine’ team) to this event. The BMW GS Challenge nationalContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2012: UK Finalists Chosen

GS Trophy 2012: UK Finalists Chosen

BMW Motorrad UK has selected the three riders who will be representing their nation in the International Final of the GS Trophy 2012 in South America. Over 50 GS riders and their supporters showed their ‘GS spirit’ and joined BMW UK to camp and take part in the weekend-long UK Qualifier event, which was heldContinue Reading »