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South African BMW GS Eco Challenge

South African BMW GS Eco Challenge

Owners of GS bikes across South Africa joined together for the 2011 BMW GS Eco Challenge from October 6-9. This year’s annual event saw GS owners experiencing an adventure unlike previous years. The selected destination lay in the heart of the Eastern Free State of Clocolan, South Africa. This year the BMW GS Eco broughtContinue Reading »

R1200GS Adventure and F800GS Triple Black Coming

R1200GS Adventure and F800GS Triple Black Coming

With the success of last year’s R1200GS Triple Black, BMW Motorrad has decided for model year 2012 the R1200GS Adventure and F800GS will also be going to the “dark side.” The new Triple Black special models feature the same blacked-out styling: sapphire black, granite grey and asphalt grey colors appear on the engine, frame, forksContinue Reading »

GlobeBusters Tour Returns After 8-1/2-Months

GlobeBusters Tour Returns After 8-1/2-Months

After spending eight-and-a-half months on the road, crossing five continents and covering 40,000 miles, the adventure is finally over for a group of ambitious travelers. Welsh motorbike expedition company GlobeBusters set off from Austria in November and guided a team of BMW motorcycle riders across Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Australia and Asia. TheyContinue Reading »

Asian Adventure for Charity Aboard F800GS

Asian Adventure for Charity Aboard F800GS

Success can be measured in many ways but after traveling for 125 days on his BMW F800GS, Hong Kong-based Australian, Morgan Parker was more satisfied than he had ever previously been. He had reached Brisbane, the city of his birth, after an adventure that took him through 10 countries over an amazing variety of terrainsContinue Reading »

Pfeiffer Performs for 100,000 Fans

Pfeiffer Performs for 100,000 Fans

Motorsport fans in Germany had a lot to enjoy last weekend with the jubilant homecoming of new Formula 1 champion Sebastian Vettel in Berlin, as well as a gathering of the best drivers and riders in the world to compete in the Race of Champions event in Düsseldorf. BMW Motorrad’s Chris Pfeiffer was present atContinue Reading »

China, Tibet, Everest Tour

China, Tibet, Everest Tour

The wild corners of Tibet and China remain shrouded in mystery for much of the western world. But a group of European BMW riders recently got the opportunity to explore the countries with the help of Spanish adventurer Gustavo Cuervo and his travel agency, www.chinalandofadventure.com. Gustavo led three GS riders on an epic 2,500 milesContinue Reading »

Interview with Michael Trammer on GS Trophy 2010

Interview with Michael Trammer on GS Trophy 2010

Now that the dust has settled in southern Africa, the organizers of the second International BMW Motorrad GS Trophy can relax, enjoying the knowledge that the 2010 event was an unrivalled success. From BMW Motorrad HQ in Germany, GS Trophy 2010 Project Manager Michael Trammer gives an exclusive interview about this amazing African adventure. JustContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 7. Finale!

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 7. Finale!

The BMW GS Trophy 2010 is over. With an arduous final day and with the points totaled, the winner is Team UK. In second place is Team South Africa with Team Nordic in third. The final day included a trials special test in the Country Trax farm using BMW R1200GS motorcycles. This was followed byContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 6. Team UK Takes Narrow Lead into Final Day

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 6. Team UK Takes Narrow Lead into Final Day

After 320 km (200 miles) and two special tests this day, there are three teams who have a good chance of willing the 2010 GS Trophy. The winner of the day was Team Nordic which is now tied for second with Team South Africa in the overall rankings. As we prepare for the final dayContinue Reading »

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 5. Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles

GS Trophy 2010, Stage 5. Elephants, Hippos and Crocodiles

With the competition nearly at its end, the teams are being led back towards Johannesburg. This 160-km (100-mile) stage led from Phinda Game Reserve to Pongola Game Reserve and was almost exclusively on dirt or mud. With four special tests, the GS Trophy was exhausting today. At the end of the day, there was littleContinue Reading »