published at 02.03.2012, 15:16

A new Globe-busting adventure

Adventure travel specialists Globebusters have taken groups of bikers to almost every corner of the earth – but with a brand new trip for 2012, they are expanding their horizons even further and entering southern Africa for the first time. The new route will cover 5,000 miles in five weeks, with bikers starting out in Nairobi, Kenya, and concluding in Picturesque Cape Town, South Africa. The... [more ...]

published at 17.02.2012, 14:59

A simple act of humanity makes waves around the world

When South African F 800 GS rider Johan Gray rescued a struggling calf from a drainage canal, little did he know that the video he published of the rescue would become a viral sensation, touching the hearts of motorcyclists, animal lovers and just about anyone who viewed it.... [more ...]

published at 10.02.2012, 15:51

Passing a true test of endurance with flying colours

In January 1980 the pre-production R 80 G/S underwent a punishing test in the most extreme of conditions. BMW press spokesman Kalli Hufstadt and journalist Hans Peter Leicht set off on two pre-series machines for a 2,200 kilometre ride through Ecuador. Entitled ‘From primeval forest to eternal ice’, the trip saw both men and their motorcycles combat extreme weather and atrocious road conditions –... [more ...]

published at 10.02.2012, 15:42

Age no barrier on a BMW GS

Some people might assume a 74-year-old woman would be a very unlikely BMW passenger – but in the BMW Motorrad GS world, anything is possible. Septuagenarian Mercedes Silvestre recently travelled across the globe to join her son on a ride through the Himalayas. Rather than struggling with the journey, Mercedes says she was perfectly comfortable on the back of the R 1200 GS and loved exploring... [more ...]

published at 27.01.2012, 10:54

What’s on your doorstep?

When you have a motorcycle like the K 1600 GT at your disposal, you take every chance you get to ride it – even on a winter weekend in northern Europe. Such is the ability of this six-cylinder ‘continent crusher’ that a trip across the German border to neighbouring France for a few days of searching out quiet roads is well within its capabilities – and the perfect short break for Touratech... [more ...]