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BMW launches Special Edition R1150 GS Adventure
 
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BMW launches Special Edition R1150 GS Adventure - May 24th 2005


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    BMW Special Edition R1150 GS Adventure

    A Special Edition version of BMW Motorrad's celebrated globe-busting machine, the R1150 GS Adventure, is now available at 9,500 (OTR).

    With an array of additional features included as standard and with a distinctive colour scheme, the new addition to BMW's range will include the company's advanced Integral ABS braking system, engine protection bars, heated grips, and white indicator lenses. This package offers customers a saving of over 500 when compared to a standard GS Adventure with the same specification added.

    The special version of the hugely successful, twin-cylinder machine will continue to confirm the dominance of the GS range as the number one choice for global circumnavigation expeditions and overland adventures. Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman achieved massive publicity for the R1150 GS Adventure when they each rode one on the dramatic Long Way Round global adventure. The hard riding GlobeBusters duo of Kevin and Julia Sanders - holders of a Guinness World Record for the fastest circumnavigation of the world (achieved on a standard R1150 GS) - also set a Guinness World Record by completing the fastest ride of the length of the Americas continent. Not surprisingly, their choice of machine was the R1150 GS Adventure.

    Currently, the White Nights Ride team (a group of ten motorcyclists with backgrounds ranging from royalty to blue-chip businessmen) are riding 6,500 miles from Vladivostok to St. Petersburg in an attempt to raise $1million for charity. For the trip across Russia (much of which will be on dirt tracks or unpaved roads) the White Nights decided that there was only one motorcycle that could be relied on to complete the journey - the R1150 GS Adventure.

    BMW Motorrad's Motorcycle Marketing Manger Tony Jakeman said: "Since its launch in 2002, the R1150 GS Adventure has been an incredible success. As well as being the natural choice of adventure motorcyclists everywhere, we also use them for our award-winning World of BMW Off-Road Skills courses in south Wales. This year is the 25th anniversary of the GS range, so anyone purchasing this particular version of the Adventure will be buying into part of BMW's heritage."

    There will only be 90 Special Edition R1150 GS Adventures allocated to the UK and they will be available in a unique alpine white and blue colour scheme with a grey and blue seat. And for those wishing to ride a R1150 GS Adventure Special Edition to the back of beyond, off-road tyres can be fitted (as an option) by BMW, for no additional cost.