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24 hours & 3000 Kilometers Later

  Posted at 08:20:21 AM
  File under  BMW News
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

Daan van der Keur's K1200S
On a wim, Dutchman Daan van der Keur decided to try the impossible, and ride his new BMW K1200S motorcycle for 24 hours nonstop. He left Leiden (west of The Netherlands) at midnight and headed Frankfurt (Germany), Basel & Geneva (Switzerland), Lyons, Montpelier, Toulouse, Paris, Lille (France), Antwerp (Belgium), and back to Leiden arriving at 23:23. Distance in those 24 hours: 3,000 kilometers (1864 miles).

In those 24 hours he got 3 photos taken by speed radars in France (they are front facing, so no worries), almost clobbered by a scooter on the Parisian peripherique (Paris ringroad - the biggest danger are the other motorcycles, not the cars {link}), managed to ride 270 kph, needed to tank 15 times.

Daan van der Keur's Roadbook
He admits that he'll never do this again, but it was a challenge for himself, and did not see that it was anymore dangerous than riding on the Paris peripherique...

For those with good eyes, if you look at his helmet on the BMW motorcycle, it's a Reevu helmet with built-in mirror {link}{link}. I wonder what Daan thinks of the helmet after his ride...?

Click here to read his article and see more photos (It's in Dutch, photos at the bottom of the page)

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