I have posted about Simon and Lisa before but here is a great interview Touratech did as they are in the USA now….this couple from the UK are amazing and probably been on the road the longest out of anyone on two wheels…read their story…inspiring!
LINK to Original Interview
Sep 19, 2013
Tell us about you first motorcycle(s)…
Simon: I learned to ride in the town of Taunton back in the UK with a friend who owned a motorcycling school. I looked at a bunch of different bikes but the R1100GS just looked so formidable. It looked different to anything else out there and of course it’s a BMW. So my first bike was a BMW R1100GS in fact a little known truth…the only bikes I’ve ever owned are the R1100GS’s. People think I’m joking when I tell them that although I’ve now been riding for over 15-years. When we left on this journey I had only two days of off-road riding experience and little to no real mechanical experience. Isn’t ignorance bliss?! Continue reading
Such a beautiful looking bike…as pretty as the 2013 BMW 1200GS
Another kitted out bike by Touratech…as always eye candy to me and really like the new ADV version of our bike….
Jun 26, 2013
When a new adventure touring motorcycle hits the market, Touratech wastes no time getting the bike out for an extended ride to learn about the personality of the bike. This first tour also provides an opportunity to evaluate any shortcomings of the new machine and allows for a test of the accessories in a real-world environment. So when BMW unveiled their new F800GS Adventure, an expedition-ready variation of their popular F800GS, we took a pair of the new machines out for a 10-day tour of Greece. Continue reading
Touratech sure knows how to make a bike look ADV Like!
SOURCE: EXPEDITION PORTAL
Thursday, 10 January 2013 12:04 Paul Guillien
Having just returned from a ten day off-road expedition across the state of Colorado, Touratech-USA’s General Manager, Paul Guillien, reviews the ten essential Touratech accessories for the Yamaha Super Ténéré XT1200Z. These are parts Paul feels are necessary for anyone interested in riding their Super Tenere off-road, or on an extended adventure touring trip
I am posting this for sale BMW F800 for a fellow adventure rider Guillaume who road from AK to South America. He BLOGGED his whole trip, see below. This is a steal of a deal…He took great care of the bike on his 6 month trip and look at all those farkles….if you are in the Vancouver area and in the market, why not help out a fellow ADV rider with a quick buy???
July 2012 Triple Black F800GS for sale in Vancouver, British Columbia
40,700km – $12,000
- warranty valid until July 2015
- 40,000km service done (new oil, spark plugs, air filter, valve inspected)
- new tires (Heidenau K60)
- new chain
- new front and rear sprockets
Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:46 Paul Guillien and Staff
I really like how Paul describes this bike of ours. I agree with everything he says and although we have not taken this bike off road yet I know we agree with his assessment as well. When he states the bike has a lean look that is one thing we LOVE about the BMW.
I should and probably will review the BMW 650, Triumph Tiger 800XC and compare it to the new BMW F800.
Paul Guillien, Touratech-USA’s General Manager, shares his thoughts on BMW’s updated mid-weight adventure bike, the 2013 F800GS. Continue reading
TT Version of Cheryl’s 2013 BMW F800GS….such a nice looking bike eh? But look at their prices especially for the crash bars upper and lower! I have an issue with TT using a clamp for the upper cage….anyone else?
This is a really good video showing 2 riders who are just regular guys enjoying a Yamaha Super Tenere and a KTM 990. Wes is funny about riding the Yamaha off road. This is really worth watching the entire video….one of the better one’s out there I think because they actually show a dump and accident. Real stuff. Enjoy.
Both Yamaha and KTM have dominated the legendary Dakar races for decades. Wes and Grant do their best not to fly off a ridge while taking the KTM 990 Adventure and Yamaha Super Ténéré deep into the Angeles National Forest’s system of fire roads, trails and creeks. For more on motorcycles and adventure, visit http://hellforleathermagazine.com
if you don’t know these 2 you should…they are an amazing ADV couple traveling the GLOBE….
This latest 2RTW video update from Simon & Lisa covers the months of rebuild work as Simon’s 1150GS is resurrected after his accident on Borneo in 2011. The video highlights the struggle to get both bike and rider fit enough to get back on the road. Lisa’s F650GS also gets an over-haul and at last all those temporary ‘on the road’ repairs get put right. Watch as these two Adventure riders prepare for the next leg of the amazing around the world journey and are helped along the way from friends around the globe.
READ their EPIC journey on the ADV Riders Forum…Simon is professional photographer working with NIKON equipment these days.
2 RIDE THE WORLD CLICK HERE