Birth of a street phenomenon: BMW R 80 G/S, the first in a long series of Gelande Strasse
The first appearance of a BMW GS dates back to September 1980, at the Cologne Motor Show: for the first time the Bavarian car manufacturer presents the R 80 G/S (Gelande/Strasse or to be clear, Country/Road), la unique on/off road motorcycle.
Out of the blue a Enduro BMW was presented after being developed in total silence.Karl Heinz Gerlinger, head of sales and marketing at BMW Motorrad GmbH
Before the creation of the Gelande Strasse, off-road motorcycles were not at all suitable for long journeys, until Lazlo Peres (BMW engineer) tried his hand at designing the R 80 G/S. At the Cologne Motor Show everyone was excited about the new born at BMW house, so much so that in 1981 were sold around 6630 items: a new segment opened up before the eyes of enthusiasts, a travel enduro able to handle any type of route with ease, also thanks to the twin-cylinder boxer engine, as powerful as an off-road vehicle, as manoeuvrable and dynamic as an off-road one.
6630 R 80 G/S sold in one year
The fame of the R 80 G/S grows up to one of the most exciting outdoor motor and motorcycle races in the world: the Paris-Dakar. Despite the objective difficulties of a race like the Paris-Dakar, the BMW GS did not disappoint any of his fans, taking home two victories both in 1983 and 1984. The success was so great that the Bavarian carmaker decided to send a special edition of the first BMW GS to production: the R 80 G/S Paris-Dakar equipped with a 32-liter tank and Michelin-anchored tires. This version of the BMW GS was also a resounding success, so much so that around 3000 BMW customers preferred the edition in honor of the Paris-Dakar rather than the classic R 80 G/S.
1987 is the year of change: the R 80 G/S cchanges its name to R 80 GS and mounts on a 800 cc and 50 hp engine. The R 100 GS with a 980 cc and 60 HP engine is added to the firstborn. It is the true consecration of the myth, the R 80 GS and the R 100 GS will remain in production until 1996 and to them will be added the R 1100 GS in 1994, the R 1150 GS in 1999 , the R 1200 GS in 2004 and R 1250 GS in 2018.
From the BMW 700 GS to the BMW 1250 GS Adventure: why are the motorbikes right for the Puglia Motorcycle Tour?
How many times have you postponed that holiday in Puglia to discover crystal clear seas and unique traditional cuisine, perhaps riding a motorbike?
Enough with delaying, the Discoverent moto tour is here to make your vacations unforgettable.
Breathtaking curves on the Gargano, deserted beaches and crystal clear sea, small characteristic villages of Salento, Alberobello (Unesco Heritage) or Bari: these are just some of the destinations you can visit on your Discoverent motorbike during the tour. A tailor-made tour for those who love the road trip, for those who love spending their holidays discovering unknown places always and only riding on their motorbike or a rented motorbike, like the Discoverent ones.
But which Discoverent motorbike to rent for a Puglia tour?
|R 1250 GS Ad. HP||1250||136|
|R 1250 GS HP||1250||136|
|R 1200 GS||1200||125|
|F 750 GS||850||77|
|F 700 GS||800||75|
Among all the bikes available to the Discoverent motorbike rental, those that stand out for quality, beauty and suitability for the course are the BMW GS. The Moto Park Discoverent is equipped with various BMW GS models: BMW 700 GS, BMW 750 GS, BMW 1200 GS, BMW 1250 GS e BMW 1250 GS Adventure, a wide range of Gelande Strasse available, depending on your needs.
Why choose the BMW GS series for the Apulian Motorcycle Tour organized by Discoverent?
Comfortable seating, modern lines and great power, the BMW GS with their bright colors and their regular and elastic boxer engine, allow a relaxed, quiet but at the same time brash driving: we must not forget the number of horses and the intense thrust and rapid growth of laps, BMW motorcycle rental could prove to be the best choice you have ever taken.
The Discoverent motorcycle tour includes different types of routes.
You will go from the streets of Bari promenade, to the dirt roads that lead to the Manor Farm where you will perform the various Experiences: the Gelande Strasse are the right answer to a change of path that is so sudden and varied, it floats smoothly on the asphalt with its well-spaced gears and its progressive extension, it behaves very well on the country roads, although it is not a real off-road motorcycles.
Are looking for a reliable and exclusive motorcycle rental? Discoverent!
Are you looking for a motorcycle tour of the entire Puglia to discover those places you've only ever seen on postcards? Discoverent!
Are you looking for fellow travelers and lovers of Gelande Strasse like you? Discoverent!