BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Oceania 2020
The biggest news is that after three editions with the BMW R 1200 GS, for 2020 the chosen motorcycle for BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Oceania 2020 is the new BMW F 850 GS.
Equally importantly, BMW Motorrad has revealed the ‘when’: The seventh edition of the International GS Trophy will take place on the dates February 9–16, 2020.
As in Mongolia, that’s an eight-day competition to account for the distances and sheer logistics involved in this edition.
The route of the International GS Trophy is always a closely guarded secret, but in this instance BMW has revealed two of the most significant aspects.
1. For the first time the route is a one-way journey. (All previous events have been a circuit with the same start and end point).
2. The route is one-way on account it will take in both New Zealand’s North and South Island! For anyone who knows New Zealand this is excellent news as the two islands offer very different environments and terrains – and neither is to be missed!
The Netherlands and Argentina have now also entered the fray which means that in 2020 BMW have first time entrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Netherlands while a Nordic team makes a comeback to the event.
As before, in Thailand (2016) and Mongolia (2018), the incredibly successful ‘Follow The Trails’ tours will be available after the Int. GS Trophy has concluded.
This is an opportunity for every GS fan to experience the route and the ride that the competitors followed. The motorcycles are the original GS Trophy machines used in the event and the trails are exactly those the event followed. The tours are led by BMW Motorrad offroad instructors, there’s a support team, medics and all accommodation plus food and petrol is included.
More details on the ‘Follow The Trails’ tours will be announced soon. Also, an exciting new teaser video has been created for this edition, highlighting the look and feel of New Zealand for the Int. GS Trophy Oceania 2020: www.gstrophy.com