The Bike

Our motorcycle is a stock standard 2011 R1200GS Adventure. Yes that right, stock standard!

Whilst I won’t argue that there are probably better, more durable, more comfortable, solutions on the market for the suspension, seating arrangement, engine protection, etc, etc. etc, there is a lot to be said for being stock standard.

Let’s face it, the German’s don’t put shit quality components into their motorcycles, so thats a good starting point. There are now 1200GS’s all over the world and most all of the critical components (suspension, control modules, drive shafts, etc) haven’t changed over the past 6 years. Therefore there is a good chance you will find either a new or secondhand part within relative close proximity. The same can’t be said for most aftermarket products.

Lastly, after running motorcycle tours up and down the Patagonia for the past 6 years, I know what breaks on the standard 1200GS’s under extreme conditions. The short version to the answer is, very little!















3 thoughts on “The Bike

  1. Penno

    Also, your position does not seem to work in FireFox but it does in Internet Explorer.

  2. Peter

    just noticied that of all the essentials ther is a bottle of whisky and a bottle of wine. is that because australians are well know for thier alcoholic streaks or because bikers are all good drinkers?

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