Monday, 3 December 2012

Marco Polo's Camel

Marco went by camel but I am going on a BMW.

Side by side you can see the similarities. Strong, reliable and efficient. Built for following the Silk Road over deserts and mountains or going off road to find a better route. Plenty of space for the traveller as well as for goods. And somewhere to store the water.

The BMW R1200 GS is the classic adventure bike. Ever since Charley and Ewan went "The Long Way Round" it has become the must have bike which other manufacturers have tried to match. 

The one I have is a newer version of the 1150 I rode in Patagonia but is now an old version having been replaced twice since 2009. As you can see it has had a bit of "Kit-tastic" done to it which we will return to later.