Riding through knee-deep water or cornering never-ending hairpin bends, crossing soft sand or loose scree – rarely do we have the opportunity to test our own limits on a motorcycle as we do on this now legendary off-road challenge. Enduro riders from all over the world take on this challenging tour. They are rewarded with magnificent landscapes, thrilling off-road tracks, and unforgettable encounters with people and cultures. This all makes this challenge into an unforgettable experience.

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The legendary off-road challenge

The legendary off-road challenge

This unique experience is held every two years on the world's most impressive off-road routes. We're talking here about the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy. BMW Motorrad launched the challenge in 2008 and has been celebrating the #SpiritOfGS every since: riding enjoyment, adventure, and challenge.

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Giving your all for this moment

Giving your all for this moment

A short and unforgettable journey that demands lengthy and disciplined preparation. It takes only a few days co complete this life-changing challenge in which everyone gives of their best. Each and every rider is focussed totally on the experience. And no wonder, because every team member has only one unique opportunity to take part in the International GS Trophy.

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A once-in-a-lifetime experience

A once-in-a-lifetime experience

The unique feature of the International GS Trophy is that it is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. These intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and riding prowess, are all about team spirit and skill. And en route to the finish line, you will camp under the stars, ride through uncharted territory, and encounter exciting cultures. Friendships for life will come from this experience – it would be hard to find more #SpiritOfGS.

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How do you qualify for this experience?

How do you qualify for this experience?

The most talented riders in a country demonstrate their skills in a series of qualifying races. They might be called on to manoeuvre a GS over a broken bridge and through deep sand. Hoist it over rocky riverbeds and tree trunks. The races also involve GPS navigation exercises, general knowledge questions about the GS, and technical tests, such as how to change a tyre under time pressure.

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The experience finally kicks off after a long period of preparation for everyone who has qualified. Depending on the location, riders should expect high mountain passes, gravel roads, rain forests or sandy passages. but in all cases, these are the world's most amazing motorcycling destinations: Tunisia, South Africa, Patagonia, Canada, Thailand, Mongolia, New Zealand, Albania – and in 2024 it is going to Namibia.

Several intensive daily stages on challenging tracks and with demanding special tests are part of everyday life during the International GS Trophy race. Riders also receive a perfectly equipped BMW motorcycle for the duration of the race. And they are rewarded with an unforgettable experience. What they take home is new knowledge, skills, and friendships for life.

Born from a passion for GS motorcycles, the International GS Trophy today connects people, cultures and motorcyclists from all over the world. And anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of this legendary challenge can also ride the most breathtaking routes of the International GS Trophy. Check out the International GS Trophy “Follow the Trails” Tours at FUEL FOR LIFE by BMW Motorrad.

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