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BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Southeast Asia 2016 MediaGuide
Mon Feb 29 19:09:31 CET 2016 Press Kit
Welcome to the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016 - a very special motorcycle adventure event that brings together BMW GS riders from around the world for an experience of a lifetime
Juan Bernardo Vazquez Mellado
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The GS has been close to our heart at BMW for 35 years, ever since we debuted the first R 80 G/S in 1980. That G/S and subsequent GS models have proven their rugged go-anywhere capability by carrying their owners reliably across every continent, on road and track, collectively for millions of miles. Of course todays´ GS motorcycles feature state-of-the-art technology, but it’s the connection that the GS allows between the rider and his environment that makes them so special. This gift for connection and discovery has made the GS more than just a motorcycle. It’s a bike that’s created a worldwide community, and it’s brought the many cultures of this world into the lives of so many owners.
The BMW Motorrad GS Trophy is intended to celebrate this capability and extraordinary relationship. Bigger than ever, with 19 teams competing – comprising 57 riders and 19 embedded journalists – the GS Trophy will offer seven very intense days of competition that will challenge the riders’ riding skills and their wider qualities – their practical skills, their problem solving and importantly their teamwork. Even competing teams will find they have to come together, to form working relationships and friendships, to succeed.
This edition set in Northern Thailand is a new chapter as for the first time we venture onto the Asian continent and into the Tropics. I am sure that every one of the riders – man and woman – will thoroughly enjoy their experiences, and no doubt will immediately be sharing those experiences with the world through social networking while looking forward to returning home with fantastic stories to tell in the old fashioned way.
‘Make life a ride’ is our maxim at BMW Motorrad, but on this occasion we’re hoping the riders will experience the ride of a lifetime