Instant Adrenaline

All motorcycles inspire a sense of adventure, but none create an obsession to head out to the grocery store by way of Africa like the BMW R 1200 GS.
Text by Bill Lindsey Photos courtesy of BMW | June 1, 2018 | Luxury

If you want a bike that is well-suited for city travel, yet is engineered to take you well beyond where the road ends, youโ€™ve found it. The latest version of the bike Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman rode from London to New York in their Long Way Around documentary, the R 1200 GS features a 125 hp engine, a frame with massive ground clearance and tires that could claw their way up a wall. Unlike most street bikes that will try to kill you if you dare venture off the pavement, this bike revels in the worst terrain you can imagine, yet is well-mannered on the street with huge cargo bins that hold a weekโ€™s worth of groceries;