BMW R1200GS RALLYE SPORT £16,270
FUEL 20 litres @ 47mpg (claimed) = 206mile range WEIGHT 244kg (kerb) SEAT 850/870mm POWER 125bhp TORQUE 92.2ftlb THE RIDER Richard Newland. Sportsbike addict with a love of big miles. HEIGHT 5ft 11in WEIGHT 111kg email@example.com What’s the best way to guarantee that it’ll rain in Wales? Go for a riding weekend, and sleep in a tent. But even a liberal dousing of the wet stuff couldn’t diminish how great the Rallye felt on our first decent mini-trip away. Leaving on Saturday lunchtime I headed crosscountry from Stamford to the Brecons, snaking the prettiest way possible through the valleys and soaking up the views along with the moisture. A full day of riding followed, taking in everything from sinuous A-roads, to the myriad green lanes that lace the hills. Another night in the tent preceded a blast home again in time for a late breakfast. Less than 48 hours away, but it felt like a proper little break.
Packed up and ready to brave the weather