Since leaving Seattle, Helge Pedersen has logged more than 6,000 miles on his R1200GS Adventure en route to Tierra del Fuego. Having installed Touratech's new Extreme Shock on the back of his BMW, Helge was able to evaluate his new suspension setup and has since sent us another update.
Shortly after the liquid-cooled GS was unveiled, we spoke with a few of the key people on the development team to learn more about the character of BMW’s latest GS motorcycle, and have since put together this list highlighting the twelve reasons we’re excited about this bike.
Since leaving Seattle on December 26th, Helge Pedersen has logged more than 3,000 miles on his R1200GS Adventure en route to Tierra del Fuego. Having installed Touratech's new Extreme Shock on the back of his BMW, Helge was able to evaluate his new suspension setup and has since sent us an update after riding a wide variety of terrain.
Helge Pedersen, Founder of GlobeRiders Motorcycle Adventures, author of 10 Years on 2 Wheels and renowned ADV motorcyclist, is preparing to ride from Seattle to Tierra del Fuego. Ahead of his expedition, we sat down with Helge to talk about his bike, some of the accessories he installed and his 15,000 km trip to Tierra del Fuego.
Paul Guillien, Touratech-USA’s General Manager, shares his thoughts on BMW Motorrad’s updated mid-weight adventure motorcycle, the 2013 F800GS.
Shortly after the 2013 BMW F800GS was unveiled, Touratech-USA made arrangements to take early delivery of an Alpine White F800GS. The team has since installed an assortment of adventure accessories which turned our updated F800GS into the ultimate adventure motorcycle.
A few weeks ago, Tom Myers, Paul Guillien and Matt Willson from Touratech-USA travelled to Cologne, Germany for the 2012 INTERMOT motorcycle show.
BMW Motorrad unveiled the highly anticipated replacement for their ever popular R1200GS at the INTERMOT motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany earlier today. The 2013 model, powered by a 125 hp, 1,170 cc water-cooled four stroke flat twin engine, comes equipped with ABS and Dynamic ESA. Follow the link for additional images and information.
Now available in both silver and black, Touratech’s crash bars, upper crash bar extensions and skid plate for the BMW R1200GS are made from stainless steel and lightweight aluminum, and offer the ultimate in engine protection.
In celebration of BMW's aesthetically updated F800GS, Touratech is now offering both crash bars and upper crash bar extensions, what we feel are the most essential protection pieces for any ADV motorcycle, for just $249.95 and $109.95 respectively.