File under BMW New Products
Author: Mike Werner
Location: Paris, France
Touratech, the BMW accessory specialized manufacturer has released a special BMW R1150GS version in France. Basically, the bike is a R1150GS with all the Touratech goodies bolted on to the bike. Not only did they use their own materials, but they also added some other manufacturer's stuff.
The photo below was scanned and then restitched since it was a two page spread, so I had to "color" it in a bit.....
The bike can be bought directly from Touratech France, and has been designed to compete in the French "Moto Tour", a "Tour de France" for motorcycles.
The bike has a long list of changes. One item which it has, something no serious rally rider would consider leaving home, is the roadbook/tripmaster. Below is a photo of the remote controls for the roadbook, used to move around in the menus:
Following is the list of extra material added to the standard BMW R1150 GS:
-41 Liter Tank
-Front & Back Ohlins shock breakers
-Remus Exhaust Silencer
-Center stand Protector (plate)
-Engine Protector (plate)
-Anti-fog H4 Light
-Radiator Grille Protector
17,750 Euros or
16,335 US Dollars