2015 BMW GS Safari Enduro

BMW GS Safari Enduro for the brave

Video of the 2015 BMW GS Safari Enduro has been released showing some incredible skills in very tough conditions, proving that the event is only for the brave and talented. BMW Safaris started 21 years ago and after a few years, the event was split into a TS Safari for road bikes and GS safari for …

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Charley Boorman on the Goodwood hillblimb

Charley Boorman hillclimbs BMW R 1150 GSA

Charley Boorman reunited with his R 1150 GS Adventure from the Long Way Round TV series at last weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. He celebrated 10 years since the iconic round-the-world trip by taking part in the 1866m hillclimb. The book and TV series launched Charley on to the world stage as the unlikely hero …

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BMW celebrates 20 years with three Safaris in 2014

2014 will be an epic year for the BMW Safari which celebrates its 20th anniversary. There will be three Australian safaris highlighted by the challenging eight-day GS Safari-Enduro from Darwin to Cairns from July 13 to 21. While it is called an Enduro, that refers to the length, not the degree of difficulty. Organisers say it …

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BMW’s electric police scooter

There could soon be some bright sparks coming to your police force. BMW has developed a C evolution elevctric scooter for police, armed forces and emergency services. It will be part of a display of “authority” bikes at next week’s 18th Milipol in Paris, a show all about technology suitable for defence, emergency and policing …

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Triumph RAT adventure rally

Triumph has been following BMW’s footsteps into the dirt over the past couple of years with Tiger adventure models and now they are doing it with their own adventure safari. Much like the famous BMW GS Safaris, owners of Triumph adventure bikes are invited to the inaugural National Off Road RAT Rally. The five-day ride …

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BMW adds water to R 1200 RT

The second partially water-cooled boxer BMW has been launched. BMW took the wraps off the new BMW R 1200 RT at the Milan motorcycle show. Like the R 1200 GS, it features partial water-cooling, and the exhaust and drive shaft switched around. The new engine produces the same peak outputs as the GS – 92kW at 7750rpm and …

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KTM 1190 Adventure - touratech

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure review

The new KTM 1190 Adventure follows its biggest competitor, BMW’s R 1200 GS, into a more road-focused market. Both are now geared for 90% tar and occasional dirt. But it’s KTM which has made the biggest leap forward with a massive increase in engine capacity from 990 to 1190cc and subsequent power and torque increases. …

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