True Origin of the BMW GS


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Jan 14, 2011
Pit stop after 6th ride around the world, in USA,
Oldest 1931, newest 2016, numerous makes and models in between on several continents
A short video clip of Hans Muth, designer of the BMW GS, explaining how he envisioned it as a Range Rover type of motorcycle for the company to attract younger buyers. Video is from the September, 2019 40th B'day Anniversary Party for the R80GS and R65LS, both now well into the vintage category:

For background on the B'day party, see Events:

Dr G
Chief of the World Adventure Affairs Desk, CITY BIKE magazine, researching adventurous affairs around the globe
Adventure Strategy Columnist, MOTORCYCLE CONSUMER NEWS magazine
Professor of Motorcycle Adventure, SOUND RIDER magazine
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