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Old 7th May 2009, 10:43   #1
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Thumbs up Around the World on BMW R 1200 GS!

Hey Guys,

Had visitors from Switzerland on a BMW R 1200 recently.They are a couple traveling around the world on the mighty BMW R 1200 GS.They have entered India via Amritsar, crossed Delhi, went south via Hyderabad and were in Mumbai till yesterday.Now they are en route to the Himalayas via Srinagar and then to Nepal. Met the Guy 'Mark' and had a small chat, about his amazing experiences through his trip.Got to hand it to this couple for their enthusiasm and courage to endeavour this epic journey.By the way, the Bike had come in to get the rear tyre changed. More details about their journey can be found on their site which they update regularly : Homepage BCPROD sadly, its only in German.Have clicked a few pics of the bike, dint come out that well.
Here's wishing this couple a very memorable and safe journey!

P.S. I could not move the bike on my own!
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Maverick5490: Lovely machine. Looks like it could go to the Moon and back. Good luck to the intrepid voyagers...guts, as you point out.

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Mighty is indeed right. Ewen and Charlie did Long Way Around and Long Way Down on R1200s. Legendary but weigh as much as my house.
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Wow nice machine..back in 2000 i had met a german on R 1100 with a sidecar in Pokhra, Nepal..this too seems similar trip..
According to that guy India was a friendly country and Pakistan and "Bihar" were the countries where he faced plenty of problems....

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Things that these enthusiasts do, simply awesome!


Do you need any kind of permit or anything to go in your vehicle across countries? It should be a complicate process i suppose.
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Hey Guys,

Had visitors from Switzerland on a BMW R 1200 recently.They are a couple traveling around the world on the mighty BMW R 1200 GS. More details about their journey can be found on their site which they update regularly : Homepage BCPROD sadly, its only in German.Have clicked a few pics of the bike, dint come out that well.
Here's wishing this couple a very memorable and safe journey!

P.S. I could not move the bike on my own!
Wow thanks for sharing Maverick. Hats off to the spirit of the couple.
And what was that about the site being in German ? Where is Sam ?
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Things that these enthusiasts do, simply awesome!


Do you need any kind of permit or anything to go in your vehicle across countries? It should be a complicate process i suppose.
Not sure about the permits and all, but the guy has been traveling since a very young age, he said this was his 8th BMW bike.Wonder where they make all the money and have all the time! And they did have bitter experiences with Pak.
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WOW this is a dream machine which i would love to own, been going ga ga over this mean machine for long..

Wonder how would it feel to ride it...

someday
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Maverick,

What tire did they ask for, from the picture it seems like a an avon.
Im curious because a friend is in need of similar tires, metzeller preferred.

If you can help, then i will direct them to you.


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Maverick,

What tire did they ask for, from the picture it seems like a an avon.
Im curious because a friend is in need of similar tires, metzeller preferred.

If you can help, then i will direct them to you.


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Chandrajeet, it is indeed an Avon 150/50/R17.He called for the tire himself before reaching Mumbai from Dubai probably.He was very keen on getting the Michelin Anakees, but was not able to get anywhere.The day he reached here, I checked a few sources and located a set of Michelins right here in Mumbai!! He was very very frustated, he wanted to get rid off the Avon and go for the Michelin, but then decided against it.We do not stock Motorcycle parts and tires.You can contact Bachoo Motors who have these tires directly.Their website is pretty detailed with the relevant info. Link: BACHOO MOTOR & CYCLE COMPANY - Tyres

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i'm an armchair tourer , so i've read detailed accounts of people doing eurasia trips on their bikes. and yes you do need permits as you enter each country. i forget what they call it though - there's a particular name for it. things become quite rocky (metaphorically of course) in and around this part of the world as you cross from one country to the next.
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The globe trotting on such a huge bike is a challenge as well as a pleasure.Notice the robustess of the bike.also there is a Medical box,which am sure will carry more than just First Aid !!!
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I wish them all success for the journey. And the bike looks awesome!

Cheers,
PS: Why did you blacken your (I assume) face?
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For me personally this is what biking is all about.
When you say 'son find me a larger map'.

These guys for me are proper rockstars.

This is the pure clean essence of motoring. ALso whati loved about this is (i assume) there are no corporate involved, no logos anywhere....no special messagingn, no wearing t-shirts of a 'brand' there is no interference here....

all the best guys, may your trip be filled of small lovely stories which you shall cherish the rest of your lives.

God bless
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Wow, this is something many bikers dream of and hope mine comes true.

Might be a stupid question, but what is that long triangular thing below those boxes on the rear. It looks like some kind of a float. Is it used to carry something or has some other purpose?

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