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1 South Africa 299 2= UK 2= Ger­many 4 Cen­tral and East­ern Europe 5 Latin Amer­ica 6 Brazil 7 China 8 USA 9 France 10 Italy 11 Ar­gentina 12 Mex­ico 13 Rus­sia 180 14 Canada 15 South Korea 16= Ja­pan 16= South­east Asia 18 Alps 19 In­ter­na­tional Fe­male Team

The Bike – BMW R1200GS – A new kind of re­spect…

I have to ad­mit that be­fore fly­ing out I wasn’t the big­gest fan of the renowned R1200GS, but I have to ad­mit I left Thai­land with a dif­fer­ent opinion of BMW’S flag­ship. While Team UK weren’t crashers, other teams were and the abuse the bikes with­stood was deeply im­pres­sive. I learnt to ride the GS in a dif­fer­ent way, learnt to love its mo­tor and solid front end and by the end of the event I didn’t want to say good­bye. The bikes were used, abused, dropped, crashed and thrashed, but not only did they refuse to miss a beat, they didn’t need a sin­gle bit of main­te­nance through­out the sev­en­day event. You can’t help but be im­pressed.

BMW GS Tro­phy - Past win­ners

– USA – UK – Ger­many – Cen­tral and East­ern Europe – South Africa

The best of Bri­tish made bet­ter. From left to right: Tri­umph T150 Tri­ton, Norvin,tri­umph T110 Tri­ton, and BSA A65

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