Touratech introduced the Desierto concept in 1999 for the R 1100 GS. It had a frame-fixed fairing, twin headlights and a high rally screen.
It was initially designed for a demo bike, but the conversion kits were so well received by riders, a small series was produced.
Since then, Touratech have developed this fairing further and offered a Desierto fairing kit for each GS generation.
The Desierto5 conversion kit consists of two main component parts: A black lacquered lower part made of fibre-reinforced polyurethane, and a slightly tinted windscreen made of high-class shatterproof acrylic glass.
The original BMW screen adjustment mechanism is still in use.
It is also claimed to improve the touring ability of the bikes.