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ADV NewsBMW Unveils The R 1250 GS Trophy Competition Bike For 2022

BMW Unveils The R 1250 GS Trophy Competition Bike For 2022

A specially-prepared GS that’s ready to take on the backcountry of Albania.

Published on 06.23.2022

“Explore the unexpected” is the motto of the eighth edition of the BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy, which will take place this September in Albania. Arguably one of the last still largely untouched off-road paradises in Europe, Albania is considered an insider’s tip for off-road riding, with incredibly rich flora, fauna and culture.

BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022

Now, after more than a year since announcing the upcoming GS Trophy’s location, BMW Motorrad is revealing the official bike participants will use to tackle Albania’s epic landscapes during the seven-day adventure. And no, we won’t see an updated F850GS model like the one chosen for the last GS Trophy in 2020. For the upcoming edition BMW is going bigger, with a competition-specific R 1250 GS featuring the flat-twin boxer engine. With 136 ponies and 105 lb-ft of torque, BMW says the flagship adventure bike “offers superior power delivery, beefy torque and maximum traction for the sometimes very demanding off-road passages, which often require riding in low gear.” 

BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022

The 2022 R 1250 GS Trophy Competition bike features several changes such as black cross-spoke wheels with high-gloss stainless steel spokes that not only improve its looks but also its dirt-worthiness. The bike is also equipped with enduro footpegs from the R 1250 GS Adventure as well as adjustable gearshift and foot brake levers. The standard Karoo 3 rubber has also been replaced with Karoo 4 tires for better grip on difficult terrain. 

BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022
BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022

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To withstand the beating off-road, BMW has equipped the competition bikes with several protection parts including an enduro bash plate made of aluminum, a headlight protection guard, cylinder head covers, robust handguards, engine guards, and a TFT display that is secured against damage in a fall and from flying rocks.

As a practical storage option, the bike is outfitted with a 5-liter Adventure Collection tank bag which can also be used as a tail pack. A short sports windshield, rally seat with a stainless steel luggage bridge and Akrapovic silencer round off the equipment of the competition GS. 

BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022
BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022

The look is completed with an exclusive two-tone paint finish in Lightwhite uni / Gravityblue metallic matte in combination with specially designed GS Trophy stickers. It remains to be seen whether BMW will opt to make changes to the standard 7.5” / 7.9” front and rear suspension with the stiffer ‘Sport Suspension’ option from the catalog which adds more travel and +0.8 inches of ground clearance.

BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022
BMW R 1250 GS Trophy competition motorcycle 2022

This year, 126 models of the R 1250 GS Trophy Competition bike will be available to the participating enduro riders from all over the world. Based on past GS Trophy events, the most successful team will be the one that prepares the best, has the best teamwork and rides most skillfully, while enjoying the great rewards of international camaraderie. 

The 2022 GS Trophy lands in Albania from September 9th through the 10th. For more information go to bmw-motorrad.com.

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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    • Hey Patrick, this bike is intended for the 2022 GS Trophy competition so BMW did not announce a customer price for it. So far, what they have confirmed will be available to customers of the 2023 model is the two-tone paint finish.

      • Hey Antonio, According to BMW, a GS Trophy version with several of these upgrades can be ordered for the 2023 model around August. No pricing has been announced yet.

  1. Does it come with a crane to pick it up when you inevitably drop it in those “demanding off road passages”?

  2. BMWs look like cheap chinese rip offs of BMWs at this point. It’s like BMW is trying to out Chinese the Chinese rip offs.

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