Five accessories that will get your BMW R1200 GS closer to BMW GS Trophy-spec
In just two and a half months from now, 114 BMW R1200 GS Rallyes will be put through some of the most grueling terrain on the planet as the 2018 edition of BMW's GS Trophy heads to Mongolia. We've been keeping track of how BMW preps these motorcycles for this adventure, and boy do those mechanics in Munich go crazy with the accessories catalogue!
It is a long, long list but we've picked five additions that we think you ought to order when you buy your BMW R 1200 GS or even just getting your GS ready for your own little adventure
1. What? Enduro aluminium bash plate
Why? Even though the Rallye offers 20mm more ground clearance that a stock GS, this longer broader and thicker (That's what she said) bash plate not only protects the sump but also wraps itself around the sides for added protection.
2. What? Stainless steel cylinder head cover guard
Why? Because everyone including yourself (don't lie now) who spots a Boxer twin for the first time is thinking the same thing. What's happens to that cylinder head when I crash? Well it can look quite gnarly. So while the GS has a plastic trim as a stock guard, we're really digging this top-of-the-line Stainless Steel Guard.
3. What? Adjustable rider foot pegs
Why? Because riding one of these motorcycles through the notorious non-roads as advertised in every GS brochure, means a lot more foot-peg time than bum on the seat time. And in times like this you want to make sure you're footing is firm but also comfortable. These serrated foot pegs are not only wider than your stock GS pegs, offer more grip especially if you're wearing enduro boots and can be adjusted between three height positions
4. What? Adjustable gear lever
Why? Because the stock gear pedal is a tad bit too small and makes it harder to use while standing up. This spring loaded unit solves that problem and makes it more crash resistant as the front part fold up in a crash rather than get all mangled up.
5. What? Bag for pillion seat
Why? Because riding your GS around any Indian city or anywhere you don't have to take your kitchen sink along is just a tad bit daft. This little waterproof tail bag straps neatly to the rear seat, is inconspicuous and can store 18 litres of your stuff. More than enough for 1-2 days trips we reckon. And what's more is it can easily detach for when you're riding that GS through the bush.
Author: Joshua Crasto
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