After seven days and well over 2,300 km of tough riding interspersed with 20 special stages, Team Central and Eastern Europe (CEEU), were crowned champions of the 2014 GS Trophy, having led the competition from wire to wire.
Day 5 of the 2014 BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy was the first time the competition started and finished in the same place: Kootenay Lakeview Lodge. The ride was loop of approximately 200 km, offering what the competitors unanimously agreed was the best mix of riding so far this year.
After three consecutive high-mileage days, the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy riders today were allowed some respite, with a stage distance of 230km it was set to be less a strenuous day. Only it wasn’t! The day again featured a ‘black run’ to properly test the riders’ technique and ended with a suitably physical Canadian theme – ‘The Logger Games’.
After the first weekend of challenges at the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2014, Team CEEU (Central and Eastern Europe) holds a slight lead over France and South Africa. The first weekend of this week-long adventure, saw the 48 competitors and 16 journalists get their first real taste of the adventure, as the route took them into the heart of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.
Paul Smith, Senior Editor at Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (ADVMoto) recently installed a set of Touratech Suspension on his oil-cooled BMW R1200GS Adventure. Follow the link and read his review, which originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of ADVMoto.
With the holidays right around the corner, we decided to put together a 'Winter Wishlist,' highlighting a handful of the ADV items and accessories we're excited about this season. Follow the link and take a look.
In late July, our friends Nita and Issa from We Love MotoGeo stopped by Touratech in Niedereschach, Germany to upgrade the stock suspension on both their bikes; a BMW R1200GS and an F650GS Twin. Follow the link and read their first impressions of their new Touratech Suspension.
Get the most out of your suspension upgrade by making adjustments to improve the quality of your ride. Here are a few tips for how to adjust your Touratech Suspension shocks.
This review was written in Spanish. Click HERE for the English edition.
Hank Arriazola en un mecánico independiente de motocicletas de Dilley, Texas, que se especializa en preparar motocicletas para turismo de aventura. Hank viaja extensivamente por México, Centro y Sudamérica en su BMW R1100GS modelo 1995 cuyo odómetro marca más de 770,000 kilómetros. Conocido por muchos como Motohank, el Sr. Arriazola es también un fotógrafo excepcional y un experimentado guía. Con la presentación de la Suspensión Touratech, la primera suspensión fabricada espesíficamente para las motocicletas de turismo de aventura, nos alegró saber que Hank pudo probar un juego de nuestros amortiguadores en un reciente viaje a Real de Catorce en San Luis Potosí, México.
Most motorcycle suspension is set up for a rider weighing 170lbs with a helmet and riding gear and carrying a maximum of 15lbs of luggage. If you exceed those numbers or are installing a new aftermarket shock, it’s a good idea to check the sag on your suspension.