West Coast, Northern Cape and Cederberg – 2 days

1. Total distance of route and date of ride? +/- 900 km 2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? One-and-a half days. On the first day we rode about 300 km and 600 km the second day. On tar our speed was 110 to 140 km/h and […]

BMW R 1200 GS Adventure

What is it? It is BMW’s biggest “travel enduro” as they call it. Basically it’s the R 1200 GS with some changes made to make it a more suitable adventure bike for long gravel travels. The 2014 model is brand new and shares the new liquid cooled 1170cc boxer engine of the standard 1200 GS. […]

Somerset West, Botrivier, Van der Stel Pass – 1day (dual)

  1. Total distance of route and date of ride? 210km, 9 November 2013   2. How long did it take to complete? Were you going fast or travelling leisurely? You decide how long it takes. You can ride hard and finish in three hours. Or if you take it easy and stop regularly to […]

BMW’s new R 1200 GS Adventure revealed

BMW Motorrad revealed its brand new R 1200 GS Adventure today. The new R 1200 GS Adventure is powered by the same air/liquid-cooled boxer engine featured on the R 1200 GS, with a displacement of 1,170 cc and an output of 92 kW at 7,750 rpm. The stand-out feature of the power unit – introduced last year after being newly developed for the […]

BMW R 1200 GS

What is it? It has been a motorcycle legend for the past three decades, so if you don’t know it, you are probably from Pluto. BMW Motorrad calls this bike a travel enduro, which means this is the type of bike you would take on journeys, travelling the planet − but not only by tar, […]

BMW says it’s ready to race

Big news from BMW is that local boytjie, Greg Gildenhuys, will contest the 2013 World Superstock 1000 Championship for the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Team. This comes after Gildenhuys’ outstanding performance on South African tracks the past three years on the BMW S 1000 RR, winning the South African Superbike championships three years in a […]

BMW C 650 GT

What is it? It’s a scooter, but no Passola. There’s a 647cc engine under your backside and, therefore, the C 650 GT is part of a small market segment called maxi-scooters. Together with the BMW C 600 Sport these two scooters are part of Motorrad’s Urban Mobility plan. Where they want to deliver “PWT’s (powered […]

BMW F 800 GS

What is it? BMW calls its F 800 GS the “sportiest member of the GS family” − and it certainly is. It’s a middleweight adventure/dual-purpose bike, but with enough power to hang with the big boys like the 1200 GS. It’s probably BMW’s best dual-purpose bike as it is great off road and also splendid […]

BMW G 650 GS

What is it? It is a simple, easy-to-handle, dual on-road/off-road bike that is often called a “lady’s” bike for its easy, comfortable ride. The single-cylinder G 650 GS is a little sister of the twin-cylinder F-GS series, made up of the F 800 GS and the F 650 GS. The smaller G is the ideal […]

BMW R1200 GS Adventure 30 Year Anniversary Edition

What is it? It’s the latest incarnation (2011) of the well-known 1200 GS Adventure – with a few extras added to celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2011. These extras are: white paintwork, a red-and-black seat, bigger hand guards, a bash plate and stickers. From 2012 onwards you can still order the bash plate and hand […]