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Here's a teaser for our forthcoming short film which will highlight an adventure in Utah, as well as BMW Motorrad's new water-cooled R1200GS and an assortment of Touratech accessories.

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Since leaving Seattle at the end of December, Helge Pedersen has logged more than 15,000 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 sent us this update after returning home.

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Matt and Iain of Touratech-USA recently upgraded the worn-out stock shocks on their 2005 and 2006 BMW R1200GS's and have since created this handy "How-To" guide for installing new suspension on the R1200GS or Adventure.

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Touratech CEO and reknowned adventure rider, Herbert Schwarz, recently returned from a 1,500-mile motorcycle expedition to Madagascar where he tested Touratech’s line of accessories for BMW’s new water-cooled R1200GS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A few weeks ago, Tom Myers, Paul Guillien and Matt Willson from Touratech-USA travelled to Cologne, Germany for the 2012 INTERMOT motorcycle show. 

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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.

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