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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-lb… Continue 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 to… Continue 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 held… Continue Reading »

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 brought… Continue 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, forks… Continue 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. They… Continue 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 terrains… Continue Reading »