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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.
TEX T BY BILL LINDSEY
P H O T O S CO U R T E S Y O F B M W
If you want a bike that is well-suited for city travel, yet is engineered to take you well beyond where the road ends, you’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 week’s worth of groceries; BMWMotorcycles.com.