NTSC format for USA.TOURATECH started this special test journey in Vancouver, Canada, and finished in Tecate, Mexico, in December 2006. BMW's release of new lightweight enduro bikes REQUIRED a test tour
for the new travel equipment!
Because the G650X had only the original fuel tank, we chose the western USA where there is a lot of offroad, and also a lot of fuel. The Touratech Research & Development equipped the two HP2's and the G650X Challenge with a host of TT travel gear to test the new accessories under the most demanding conditions. Test items included pannier sets and side tanks on the HP2, and protection, lighting and soft luggage on the G650X.
And of course they scheduled their trip to visit the grand opening of TOURATECH-USA's new store in Seattle!