BMW has given us a sneak peek at the 2014 R1200GS Adventure, which will be unveiled to the public at the EICMA show in early November. As expected, the new Adventure is powered by the same air- and liquid-cooled 1,170cc boxer twin found in the standard GS, replete with “vertical-flow” heads and an integral six-speed [...]Read Full Post | Comments(31)
Photographer : Herbert Schwarz and Ramona Schwarz
The exotic island of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean has always intrigued Herbert Schwarz. Since 1979, this founder of Touratech has traveled on different motorcycles all over the world, but never on this large island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa. Since its separation from the Gondwana supercontinent 180 million years ago, Madagascar has [...]Read Full Post | Comments(2)
Photographer : Angela Goodman
World traveler Helge Pedersen shares what he loaded onto his 2012 BMW R1200GS before embarking on his adventure trip from Seattle to Tierra del Fuego. 1) The Think Tank Retrospective 30 camera shoulder bag carries all my paperwork, electronics and camera gear. Fits in the panniers perfectly. 2) Video camera and more electronics. The curse [...]Read Full Post | Comments(6)
Gelande/Strasse BMW's GS has launched a million adventure dreams. This man's became a 32-year reality.
Photographer : Helge Pedersen
It was a rainy day in my hometown of Kristiansand, Norway, when I picked up my first BMW G/S. The year was 1981, and I had decided to leave my photography career for a two-wheel journey to Africa. At the time, the BMW R80G/S was the perfect template for a world traveler taking to the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
BMW Group Press Release: The debut of the new R 1200 GS touring enduro opens up a new chapter of the GS legend. For over 30 years, the “BMW GS” concept has represented adventure. This is particularly true for the GS motorcycles with boxer engines. The “Big GS” bikes can be used to discover the [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2010 BMW R1200GS/R1200GS Adventure – Riding Impression If you really want to see the world, the GS can take you there.
Photography by Kevin Wing and Jon Beck I have to give it to BMW: It really knows how to pull out all the stops and do a bike launch. I’m not talking about the fancy hotel (in-room Jacuzzi!) on the doorstep of Yosemite National Park. No, BMW actually gets the riding part of the equation, [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)