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Touratech's Upper Crash Bars for the new water-cooled BMW R1200GS are now in stock at Touratech-USA!

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A little more than a year ago, Issa and Nita Breibish left their hometown Calgary in Canada with a BMW F650GS and R1200GS in order to discover something new. After more than 40,000 km they made a pit stop at Touratech in Niedereschach to equip their bikes with new shock absorbers and fork springs.

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Last April, our friends at Aether Apparel embarked on a motorcycle trip through the Rockies, from Telluride to Jackson Hole, riding some of the first open roads and skiing some of the last snow of the season.

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Touratech-USA’s General Manager, Paul Guillien, and Chief Riding Officer, Iain Glynn, compare two BMW boxers: The 2011 oil-cooled R1200GS and the new 2013 water-cooled R1200GS.

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Because Father's Day is right around the corner (Sunday, June 16th), we've decided to highlight a few of our favorite ADV accessories that we're sure the father, grandfather or husband in your life would love to get his hands on. Follow the link to see what's on our list.

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There's no doubt that BMW's new water-cooled R1200GS is a capable adventure touring motorcycle. With 125hp, spoke wheels, dynamic suspension, cruise control and an assortment of other options, the new GS is everything we expected it to be, and then some. But there's always some room for improvement.

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Our friends at South Sound BMW Motorcycles stopped by our Seattle showroom this afternoon with a brand new water-cooled R1200GS demo bike. Always looking for an excuse to ride, a number of the guys in our shop decided to sneak out of the office and give the new BMW a go. Here's what they had to say after riding the bike around the neighborhood.

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This step by step tutorial shows how to easily wire a Garmin Montana GPS unit to your BMW R1200GS water boxer (2013-on) by removing the appropriate body panels, and running the wires to the battery for power.  While the instructions picture a Garmin Montana GPS unit being installed, the methods can be applied to just about any GPS wiring kit.

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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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