Munich. With the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heading to Mongolia in June 2018, the past weeks have been extremely busy for the mechanics who have been preparing the 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles. The bikes are now on their way to Ulaanbaatar.
Fortunately the GS motorcycles are well-equipped as standard, so the specialist preparation undertaken to equip the machines for the rigours of extreme adventure competition is modest and all the parts required are available as ex works optional equipment or from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalogue.
First, the bike.
The “BMW GS” concept has embodied the desire for adventure for almost 40 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin boxer engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels.
So for 2018 it will again be the BMW R 1200 GS that the competitors will ride, this time the Rallye variant (first introduced in 2017) which particularly emphasises the off-road character R 1200 GS. The colouring in Lupine Blue metallic and in particular the frame powder-coated in Cordoba Blue go together with the black drivetrain and gold-finished brake callipers to create the sportiest standard “big GS” of all times, even from a purely visual point of view.
Functionally speaking, the new R 1200 GS Rallye underscores this claim with numerous refined details. These include a radiator trim in robust stainless steel, a radiator guard that protects the radiator from stone chip and a special frame guard protects the section of the suspension in the boot area from unwanted scrape marks. The R 1200 GS Rallye rolls on cross-spoke wheel with great offrroad capability and Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tyres.
BMW R 1200 GS Rallye GS Trophy 2018:
• Lupin Blue metallic paint finish.
• Cordoba Blue frame.
• Black drivetrain.
• Dynamic Package including DTC, LED headlight, Daytime running light, Hill Start Control, Shift Assistant Pro, Riding Modes Pro, ABS Pro, LED turn indicators.
• Cross-spoke wheels.
• Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tyres.
• Heated grips.
• Chrome exhaust system.
• Hand protectors.
• On-board computer Pro.
• Customized graphics kit including competitors name, blood group and country.
To the above specification the mechanics have added various parts from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalogue to further enhance the GS’s performance and protection.
Adjustable rider foot pegs.
Adjustable foot brake lever.
Adjustable gear lever.
Stainless steel cylinder head cover guard .
Stainless steel engine protection bar.
Enduro aluminium bash plate.
Stainless steel luggage grid.
Robust luggage made of electropolished stainlees steel.
Bag for pillion seat.
First aid kit, large.