BMW R1200GS RAL­LYE SPORT £16,270

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

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 richard.newland@mo­tor­cy­cle­news.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

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