The 2017 BMW GS Safari Enduro will head to Cape York where the slightly tamer GS Safari travelled several years ago with several incidents. In fact, the number of crashes on that expedition and another GS Safari to the Flinders Ranges likely led to the company splitting the event into two. The GS Safari remains for riders who want a mix of asphalt and dirt, while the GS Safari Enduro is for more skilled riders. The organisers require riders to have ridden off-road, completed a GS Safari or undertaken a BMW Off-Road Training course. The announcement of the 2017 GS Safari Enduro comes as the GS Safari is currently roaming the hinterland ranges of South East Queensland from the Gold Coast to Noosa this week. The 2017 GS Safari Enduro will take riders through more difficult challenges that Cape York is famous for, including sections of the Old Telegraph Track. The fully-supported GS Safari Enduro Top End adventure will be held from August 5-12, 2017, starting from Cairns. Cape York intinerary The GS Safari Enduro involves a three-day ride to the northern-most point of the mainland, a rest day to explore the tip, and a three-day return ride via a different route. Riders can expect plenty of sand, creek and river crossings, remote beaches as well as lush rain forest trails. They don’t mention the crocs, though! Registrations open on April 4, 2017, and the limited spaces are usually snapped up quickly. Sign up to receive further details as they are released at bmwsafari.com. Stay tuned tomorrow night for some exciting model releases from BMW Motorrad at the annual EICMA motorcycle show in Milan. We will have the news the instant the bikes are revealed on stage.