GS Riders Page
an "OZ Adventure Tourers" Page
Site updated "20/01/2000" "Y2K - Eh! We made it Mate!"
You are GS Rider
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Is it a new phenomina? riding essentially what are modified BMW road motorcycles "off road", in competition or just "in the bush"? Well no actually, BMWs have been getting out on the dirt since they started winning road trials in the 20s!
Later, the Powell brothers from Jerramungup (WA) had also tamed the Canning on their home built GS (/7 based bikes) and this is to name but a few!
The release of GS in 1980, marketed by BMW (AUS) as the "Range Rover of Motorcycling", had really fired the imagination of Aussie "all road" tourers and adventurers! In fact BMW's GS has won the "On road / Off road Tourer"category in the major Australian motorcycle magazines (Two Wheels, Motorcycle News etc) for the last 15 years. Others super motard models have never developed such a strong following, nor aad any real sales success in the On/Off Road Tourer class.
GS style "GelandStasse" however is not just about one model (and let's be honest - restricted to one marque). To our mind it's an "all road" riding concept that has really found it's home here in Australia! Whether it's practised in the coastal ranges of the east, the very "red centre' (read desert) of our country, or the red sandy soil of WA in the west!. You will find both GS riders and BMW there! Here then on this page, is a selection of information and links on BMW GS and Australian Adventure Riding!
Remeber! clicking on the "Roundel" brings you back to this page! Location - A "comfort stop" shot taken on the Narrabri <> Bingara Road looking South West toward Mt Kaputar.