Awesome Players Off-Road MC Summer ( BMW F800GS, HP2, 1150GS, Honda XR650L )
This is all three clips merged now that Youtube allows longer videos. 42 minutes o' fun in HD! This is a compilation of 7 or 8 of our rides from this summer. Lots of sand, huge water crossings and spills. Low skill level makes for good video!
BMW F800GS & HP2 in the Limerick Forest plus a KTM 350 test ride.
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The Bytown Motorcycle Association - http://bma1.ca/
On this ride we trailer the bikes a few hours to the Limerick Forest. My
F800GS is shod with a new Pirelli MT21 in front and a D606 out back. Chris
has the HP2 ready roll as well. We both have our GoPro HDs on our helmets
to document the event. We are surprised to find that the OFTR and the BMA
have an organized event running so we are the first to sign up and get
stickers numbers 001 and 002. We get a few quizzical looks as we are the
only entrants on big bikes. We quickly find out why as the trails are for
the most part ver tight single track. The narrow tracks tire us of pretty
quick and we each have a few falls. One of the OFTR fellows is nice enough
to let us each try out his KTM 350. Beautiful bike, perfect for single
track but a little small for our normal rides. It is also setup for a
short rider but we enjoy the chance to ride a real dirt bike nonetheless. I
also get slightly preachy about noise and respect to other trail user as
well as how we all need to support organizations that are working for
The Mighty Suzuki DR650 a Ural Gear Up and a BMW HP2 Enduro in the dirt.
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It was a cold April morning and four members of the club headed out on
three bikes. No one is riding pillon..... only possible with a Ural
sidecar equipped bike in the group. Joe had 1150GS had been feeling its
age, at the least the 100,000 kms on the suspension. So he decided not
continue bottoming out the poor boxer on the trails. And in an instant he
went from controlling his own destiny to being but fleshy ballast at the
mercy of the Ural pilot's poor judgement. Know in the sidecar world as
"being the monkey". Once we reach a small sandpit everyone takes turns
trying the Ural as well as all the other bikes present. Everyone is rusty
after a long Canadian winter. A few low speed falls, some wetness and a
GoPro getting run over by an over zealous Central European round out the
BMW F800GS Highway Crash and Coffee Run
We were on our way to one of our of favourite Sunday morning riding spots
when it all went wrong. The steering on my F800GS started to feel a little
odd. Was it the weirdly worn knobby? The steering damper sticking? My
headset bearings getting notchy? Nope just a run of the mill front flat at
110 km/hr. No footage of the actual crash and no horrible loss of limb or
life so if you were looking for that this video won't deliver. We called
our good buddy Henrik and he showed up wit his trailer to save the day.
The bike has a few new scars, I destroyed quite a bit of protective gear
and we all went for breakfast.
F800Gs and HP2 Crash at the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America Rally 2011
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Chris and Riley decide to head down to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania for the
2011 BMW MOA Rally. We were in the midst of a crazy heatwave, temperatures
of 39'C or over 100'F made the ride down a little sweaty. We arrived
Friday just in time to catch some of the "GS Giants" on the purpose built
off-road track. Saturday the track will be open to the public. We do a
little shopping since Chris needs tires and a rear brake disc. Yes he did
the 700 plus kms sans rear brake. We remove the HP2's wheels and leave it
sitting on it's belly with one boot strategically wedged under a cylinder
to prop it up. We should have charged admission as it was a popular
gawking spot for the other attendees. Ambulances were coming and going all
day hauling away over cooked bikers. Saturday we hit the GS track and are
too hot and lazy to unload our bikes so we do the course fully loaded with
tents and chairs. Riley's first lap goes well but on the second go around
he has a nice spill and is left with some lingering injuries. Chris also
takes a tumble in the sand. We decide to head up through NY state and
Adirondack park after spending 45$ enjoying the night in air conditioned
comfort at a strange marina/motel.
A Man, A Motorcycle & A Mission: The Downshift Episode 18
UPDATE: The Downshift caught up with Murph again in the Arctic Circle!
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On this episode of The Downshift, we meet Murph, a former multi-millionare
who lost it all and decided to live on a BMW R1150GS Adventure motorcycle.
His mission? To travel all around the world on two wheels and photograph
his adventures. Follow along on his journey at
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BMW Off Road Skills in Wales - GoPro HD - Part 1
Part 1 of the ORS (Off Road Skills) down in Wales the past weekend hosted
by Simon Pavey. First day I had a F650GS (Twin) and the second day I had
the 800GS. It was so much fun and I can't wait to go back and do some more.
Big Thanks to our instructors, Gary and Evan. Camera (GoPro HD) was mounted
on the peak of the helmet.
Book yourself on a course today at http://worldofBMW.com, well recommended.
We are doing this in preparation for our trip from London to Cape Town this
coming September, more info:
KTM 500EXC and Honda XR650L - MotoGeo Review
Dual-sport motorcycles are one of the most versatile and fun bikes you can
Pro motorcyclists Eric Bostrom and Jamie Robinson take two contrasting
machines for a MotoGeo Adventure in the Angeles National Forest and then
give you the lowdown.
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