Way again in January, 2021, BMW Motorrad introduced that its upcoming 2022 International GS Trophy would happen within the stunning land of Albania. That was 2021, although—and January, besides. Full particulars weren’t out there but, however as we head to the top of June, 2022, all of the vital issues are coming into focus.
The BMW International GS Trophy will contact down in Albania from September 4 by means of 10, 2022. That’s when the groups from every collaborating nation, who’re a few of the greatest newbie enduro riders on this planet, will collect to expertise the teamwork and camaraderie that make up the GS Trophy each two years.
What concerning the terrain? According to BMW Motorrad’s Christian Pingitzer, who’s shepherded the GS Trophy since its inception, Albania is an enduro rider’s dream. Riders will face many well-maintained gravel roads, together with rivers, forests, mountains, and really hardly ever encounter asphalt. In such a ruggedly stunning place, GS Trophy rivals must work collectively to take advantage of out of the expertise.
What concerning the bikes they’ll be using? Pingitzer formally unveiled the 2022 BMW R 1250 GS Trophy Competition-spec machine—and it seems well-suited to the duty at hand. For a begin, there are cross-spoke wheels outfitted with hardy Metzeler Karoo 4 rubber. These ought to give nice off-road efficiency, along with additionally wanting the half.
Good bike safety can be the order of the day, since that is the kind of occasion the place the bikes will certainly take a beating. That’s why BMW is outfitting the GS Trophy Competition bikes with a complete vary of safety, from headlight to tail. There’s a headlight protector up entrance, in addition to some safety for the TFT sprint.
A full complement of engine safety can be fitted snugly into place, together with a skid plate and higher engine guards. Handguards are additionally fitted to guard the clutch and brake levers, ought to a motorcycle go down. The GS Trophy rally seat contains a stainless-steel baggage bridge to face as much as the abuse inevitably meted out by critical enduro using.
Riders will even be outfitted with a two-piece BMW journey swimsuit, the GS Karakum GTX. It’s a multi-season little bit of package, meant to swimsuit scorching climates, chilly climates, and all the pieces in between due to its a number of layers. Finally, riders will even obtain a BMW Adventure Collection tank bag, which might additionally pull double obligation as a tail pack.