With the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy heading to Mongolia in June 2018, the past weeks have been extremely busy for the mechanics who have been preparing the 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles. The bikes are now on their way to Ulaanbaatar.
Fortunately, the GS motorcycles are well-equipped as standard, so the specialist preparation undertaken to equip the machines for the rigours of extreme adventure competition is modest and all the parts required are available as ex-works optional equipment or from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalogue.
First, the bike
The “BMW GS” concept has embodied the desire for adventure for almost 40 years. This applies especially to the GS motorcycles with the opposed-twin boxer engine. The “big GS” allows motorcyclists to explore the most remote corners of the world – an idea that has already inspired numerous globetrotters to set off on their travels.
So for 2018 it will again be the BMW R 1200 GS that the competitors will ride, this time the Rallye variant (first introduced in 2017) which particularly emphasises the off-road character R 1200 GS. The colouring in Lupine Blue metallic and in particular the frame powder-coated in Cordoba Blue go together with the black drivetrain and gold-finished brake callipers to create the sportiest standard “big GS” of all times, even from a purely visual point of view.
Functionally speaking, the new R 1200 GS Rallye underscores this claim with numerous refined details. These include a radiator trim in robust stainless steel, a radiator guard that protects the radiator from stone chip and a special frame guard protects the section of the suspension in the boot area from unwanted scrape marks. The R 1200 GS Rallye rolls on cross-spoke wheel with great off-road capability and Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tyres.
BMW R 1200 GS Rallye GS Trophy 2018
- Lupin Blue metallic paint finish.
- Cordoba Blue frame.
- Black drivetrain.
- Dynamic Package including DTC, LED headlight, Daytime running light, Hill Start Control, Shift Assistant Pro, Riding Modes Pro, ABS Pro, LED turn indicators.
- Cross-spoke wheels.
- Metzeler Karoo 3 off-road tyres.
- Sports suspension.
- Dynamic ESA.
- Connectivity with multi-functional instrument cluster and 6.5 inch full-colour TFT display plus numerous features.
- Passenger package including standard seats, standard windshield and centre stand.
- Heated grips.
- Chrome exhaust system.
- Hand protectors.
- On-board computer Pro.
- Case holder.
- Customized graphics kit including competitors name, blood group and country.
Preparation of 114 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye motorcycles for the ultimate adventure!
Original BMW Motorrad Accessories – to make the best even better
To the above specification the mechanics have added various parts from the Original BMW Motorrad Accessories catalogue to further enhance the GS’s performance and protection.
Adjustable rider foot pegs.
The spring-loaded rider foot pegs offer increased comfort when riding in a seated position. When standing, especially during off-road riding, the tread deflects to give a zigzag outline for better grip and control. Adjustable between three heights.
Adjustable foot brake lever.
Wider than before and height-adjustable thanks to a patented hinge mechanism, the foot brake lever improves the control of brake pressure when riding off-road in a standing position.
Adjustable gear lever.
Provides improved control when standing.
Stainless steel cylinder head cover guard .
If the worst comes to the worst, the cylinder head cover guard provides additional protection against damage. It also accentuates the exceptional design of the boxer engine.
Stainless steel engine protection bar.
The stainless steel, electropolished engine protection bar provides effective protection for the cylinders without compromising the lean angle. Also combines perfectly with the cylinder head cover guard.
Enduro aluminium bash plate.
This sturdy enduro aluminium bash plate was specially constructed for off-road use and provides optimal protection for the lower section of the engine.
Protects the headlight during off-road riding (not homologated for road use). Quick and easy handling due to snap lock mechanism.
Stainless steel luggage grid.
Robust luggage made of electropolished stainless steel.
Bag for pillion seat.
This waterproof bag attaches to the pillion seat and offers 14l of storage (which can be increased to 18 l) – just the right amount for day trips.
First aid kit, large.
DIN-Norm motorcycle first aid kit. Space saving and waterproof.
BMW ADVANTEC Ultimate engine oil
With original BMW Advantec Ultimate engine oil, the motorcycle will run the same as it did on the first day even after thousands of miles. It is perfectly attuned to your machine’s engine because it was developed by the same specialists who built it.