You never know what you’ll see when at your dealer.  This time I met Tom who rides a 1200GSA. He invented a lift to go into his customized 5th Wheel Hauler rig.  Amazing!  Tom got his invention made specifically for his rig initially for his Harley but decided he was a BMW man after learning to ride for the first time at age 45.  Very cool, probably the coolest thing I have ever seen for the LOVE of a bike!  What do you think?

Made a video of the loading of his bike….have a look!

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A bit of an advertisement for the 1200GS but watch the entire video and it will show you why we all should ride ADV bikes…LOVE the one grrl in this video and she tells the truth…we need more grrls riding on these bikes!  

170 riders on a 5-day adventure through NSW, the 2012 BMW GS Safari was a great success. See the BMW R 1200 GS in action along with other models from the legendary GS range.

2011 Adventure Motorcycle of the Year

2011 Expedition Portal Overland Awards

Looking forward to see what the awards will look like for 2012 with the Triumph Tiger Explorer being in the game now.  As for the Triumph Tiger first runner up….we said when were riding this bike last summer 2011 that the Tiger 800 should be compared to the 1200.  Interesting that the 800 is here in the same context.  Also, they mention that there is a low RPM stall issue with the Tiger…we had that but thought the recall back in August 2011 took care of that…if anyone is reading this and rides the Tiger 8oo are you still stalling?  It sure sucked stalling for our entire trip but if it is still happening with owners out there we would like to hear about it.

Thursday, 01 March 2012 Scott Brady

Overland motorcycles are one of the only growing markets in the motorcycle industry. The reason for this is best compared to the popularity of SUVs, where a single vehicle can serve many purposes. Much like the SUV, the adventure motorcycle market is beginning to fracture and segment, some bikes serving more as highway cruisers than anything worthy of the Road of Bones. For the team at Expedition Portal, we like to use the following list for minimum requirements of an adventure motorcycle:

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Extreme Frontiers–November 28th in the UK only

Extreme Frontiers – 28th Nov Channel 5, 9pm

Hey, guys, I’ve just finished my UK Theatre Tour – which has been great, but I’m so excited that the new TV show is about to air.  Extreme Frontiers Canada is out on Monday the 28th of November on Channel Five. Filmed earlier in the year, we had an absolute blast in what must be one of the most incredible countries on the planet – Canada. The people, the places and the history – they have it all. I rode most of trip on my trusty BMW Adventure, but also done lots of wacky and sometimes scary activities – climbing with Barry Blanchard, of ‘Cliff Hanger’ fame, riding bulls in a rodeo and camping in true wilderness – a real Deliverance feel to that bit! Anyway, we’re planning to do a Twitter campaign after the show airs in the UK – but you can join in from anywhere around the world and send me your questions about the show and the adventure.  Use the hash tag #extremefrontiers and we’ll be able to do a trawl through them!  Ok – Speak soon about Extreme Frontiers!

Charley x

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