If you own a BMW R1200GS Adventure, Touratech Plug & Travel DDA shocks are finally available for your bike! These high-performance, semi-active shocks are fully compatible with the BMW's complex computer system.
The boy scout in me really enjoyed this part of the trip prep and planning process: Building a tool kit that would get both our bikes through four months on the road in South America.
While we don't want to have too strict of a schedule and route for this trip, our usual "fast and loose" attitude to travel probably isn't going to cut it on a huge trip with a set amount of time.
Since last month's 2014 BMW Motorrad GS Trophy in the Candadian Rockies, one question that the Touratech customer service team has been asked a lot is, "What Touratech parts were on the Water-Cooled R1200GS's in the race?"
Maureen Smith and her brother Michael stopped by Touratech-USA on Thursday to pick some gloves and other imperative items for their ride from Seattle to Texas on Maureen’s BMW R1200GSA with sidecar.
While trying to find my immunization records, I discovered that I had none. It had been many years since I'd had any, so I had some catching up to do.
Aaron Jennings is well known throughout the motorcycle industry and in September, Touratech-USA was fortunate to be able to add him to our staff.
More important than wrenches, spare parts, waterproof bags, or GPS units, COMMUNICATION is going be the most used tool during our trip through South America.
The factory lower crash bars for the water-cooled R1200GS and Adventure model look great, but lack a critical rear brace. If your motorcycle takes a hard fall, the factory bars can fold right into the engine, causing damage to the valve cover and the cylinder of your water-boxer.
While we could have created a Kickstarter campaign or put feelers out for sponsorship money, that just didn't feel right to us. This is our dream trip, an extended vacation if you will, so we didn't feel it was right to ask for anyone to pay for it but ourselves. As for ways to save up enough money for a 4-month trip, here are a few of the things we did: