Touratech Press Release:
With the start of this year’s GS Trophy only a few days away, Touratech is proud to announce that it has been selected to outfit 45 BMW F800GS motorcycles with the necessary protection items to ensure that the fleet survives the rigors of this year’s GS event. The 2012 GS Trophy will see riders from 19 nations compete in a week of adventure riding and teamwork challenges set against the beautiful backdrop of Patagonia. The competitors, organized into 15 international teams, will ride more than 2,000 km over the course of seven days, almost all of which will be off-road.
To prepare BMW Motorrad’s large fleet of F800GS’ ahead of this year’s GS Trophy, Touratech installed an Expedition Skid Plate, Expedition Crash Bars, Upper Crash Bars, Quick Release Stainless Steel Headlight Guard and Hand Guards on each bike.
“Of course these bikes are made for off-road riding, but with regard to the tough conditions in South America we have added a few parts to give increased protection. These include crash bars, skid plate, wider foot-pegs with additional grip etc. Also all bikes are being fitted with Metzeler Karoo off-road tires, which are perfect for the conditions participants will encounter.”
- Herbert Schwarz, CEO, Touratech
The start and finish of the 2012 GS Trophy will be just outside the city of Temuco in the Araucanía Region of southern Chile. The 2,000 km loop will take the competitors into Argentina and back again, however the exact itinerary and details of the tasks and challenges will remain a well-guarded secret until the start of the Trophy.
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