On Tuesday 2 October at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, an exciting new chapter in the history of BMW Motorrad began with the unveiling of the all-new R 1200 GS. This latest version of the iconic adventure sport machine that has been thrilling riders for more than three decades was met with rapturous applause when the covers were taken off during the BMW Motorrad press conference, at the most important motorcycle exhibition of the year.
The replacement for BMW Motorrad's best selling motorcycle would always be a seriously hard act to follow, but the new GS delivers - in all areas...
With significantly more power (125hp) and torque (125nM) than its predecessor, the newly-designed boxer engine with its highly-efficient precision air/fluid cooling system, is just one of a whole host of technical and ergonomic improvements that are designed to keep the GS at the top of the Enduro segment - on and off-road.
Judging by the extremely positive reaction from the assembled motoring press, expect there to be high demand for this first generation water-cooled GS when it is launched early next year to the world's motorcycle press, before it finds its way into BMW Motorrad dealers at the start of the new riding season.
For those who cannot wait that long, imagine what the ride of your life could be, and then picture yourself actually doing it on the new R 1200 GS. Well, that’s exactly what is going to happen to five lucky winners of what is surely the best motorcycling competition ever – a tour to remember on the best bike in the world. Called ‘One World. One R 1200 GS’, this is the chance to realise your dream motorcycling adventure anywhere in the world
The online application process has already started, so don’t delay, visit www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs and tell BMW Motorrad why you should be one of only five people across the globe to benefit from this life-changing, money-can’t-buy experience. We’re looking for true motorcycling pioneers with a real sense of adventure, an ability to experience life to the limits – and share their story with all those who would like to have been chosen themselves. The winners will be chosen by a special jury comprising famous globetrotters and well known sportsmen and women.
Simply put, there will be five riders, one GS and the whole of Planet Earth to explore. The possibilities are endless, so sense the adventure, seize the moment and conquer a continent as part of a tour you will never forget. Find out all about the new R 1200 GS and apply online today at www.bmw-motorrad.com/gs. Who knows where this journey may take you…