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Touratech Travel Time 03_2011_en

TOURATECH LONG DISTANCE CONVERSION BMW G 650 GS 88 READY forthe As part of their “Eurasia Project“, Claudia and Andreas Hülsmann covered a distance of 25,000 kilometres. Most of the route took them over demanding tracks through Sibiria and Mongolia. Part of the team: a BMW G 650 GS. Text: Andreas Hülsmann “Why not”? This was the motto given by BMW to the new G 650 GS to underline its purpose as an “Allrounder”. Among motor- cyclists the Bavarian single is regarded as being more of an entry level model. On their Eurasia tour, Claudia Hülsmann demonstrated that one can most certainly conquer the whole wide world with the G 650. However, the single cylinder machine does need to be pepped up a bit for really demand- ing ventures. Touratech has developed a wide array of accessories for long distance use of the G 650 GS. The most important modifica- tion in terms of cross-country capabilities was the conversion to spoked wheels (front from 19’’ to 21’’). Of course, a luggage system suitable for off-road use and a robust engine guard were also required. To provide great- er comfort on long distances, the long dis- tance foot pegs and the windscreen adjuster for the original windscreen were added. And there are plenty more accessories to increase safety or just to make life more pleasant when travelling by motorcycle. We can certainly sign off on that after our 25,000 kilometres on the Eurasia tour. For prices: see Web Site Zega Pro pannier system: Pannier, 2 Zega Pro 38 l Item No. 300-5711 Holder for oil canister (incl. lashing straps) / canister 2l (oil) Item No. 050-0858 Item No. 070-0520 Holder for fuel canister (incl. lashing straps) / canister 3l: Item No. 050-0859 Item No. 070-0573 Luggage rack Zega Pro: base plate: Item No. 050-0830 and holder with Ortlieb additional bag size L: Item No. 050-0842 Luggage rack Item No. 300-5450