Adventure-Touring Around the World- BMW GS Photo History

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Gelande/Strasse BMW’s GS has launched a adventure dreams. This became a 32-year reality.

Too bad my R80G/S couldn’t swim last-leg crossing between and Panama.

High in the Himalayas, at the Khunjerab Pass, I place a in two worlds on a desolate border between Pakistan and China.

It was a day in my hometown of Kristiansand, Norway, I picked up my first BMW G/S. The was 1981, and I had decided to leave my career for a two-wheel journey to

At the time, the BMW R80G/S was the perfect for a world traveler taking to the This was during the early of adventure-touring on two wheels, and there no aftermarket parts to speak of. I however, manage to get a Heinrich fuel tank for the G/S through a studying medicine in Achen,

He hand-carried it home for his Christmas for me, Santa came from that year!

During winter, “Olga,” as I came to my trusty R80G/S, was born. She had hips in the form of homemade panniers and was equally endowed in thanks to that big fuel

That adventure grew and took me around the world a 10-year period. My life on so many levels. I met the love of my in Seattle in 1988 and later to the Northwest to live with now my wife.

In 1993, Olga, my love, retired at the BMW museum in as I was given a brand-new BMW R1100GS in

Suzuki GS Sport Touring
Suzuki GS Sport Touring

It was hard to part with the old Boxer, a bike I had grown to intimately. But I must say that it take long before I very comfortable with the new Over the hundreds of thousands of traveling the world on various of the GS (see “The GS Spotter’s ”), I have been in almost situation imaginable with the and my riding partners, from the wonderful to some of the most

To celebrate the introduction of the liquid-cooled R1200GS . I dug into my photo to find pictures of each of GS captured in the wild around the Each photo is numbered to you find its location on the world map below).

Even if your pictures are those lingering in memory, these are exciting to be a motorcycle world traveler.

Pedersen’s book, Ten Years on Two chronicling his 250,000-mile journey 77 countries, was published in 1994. years later, Pedersen GlobeRiders, which, in his words, in long-duration, adventure motorcycle throughout parts of the world easily accessible nor commonly He is currently riding from to Tierra del Fuego on an R1200GS, the oil/air-cooled version of the GS. Check out Your Adventure Bike on how he prepared for this trip.

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Suzuki GS Sport Touring
Suzuki GS Sport Touring
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