Motoring

The BMW 750 GS puts bigger bikes to shame

As Gugu Masuku discovers when he rides one down to Dullstroom to attend the GS Trophy

29 September 2019 - 00:00 By Gugu Masuku

Invited to attend the annual leg of the GS Trophy, hosted by BMW Motorrad, I felt a combination of excitement and nerves. While I have no quarrel with mounting a motorcycle and heading into the sunset with reasonable urgency, it's the off-roading that challenges me. I have no experience on fickle surfaces, so that explained the butterflies. But I was happy to chart new waters on the smaller 750 GS.

The two-and-a-half hour trip to Dullstroom, where the event was taking place, I was not prepared for. Not pacing myself and jumping throttle from word go, I was fatigued halfway. Rookie error. With an hour left to reach my destination, the mercury took a sharp dive into single digits accompanied by rain and fog...

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