Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our Motocycles

Obviously there wouldn't be a motorcycle trip without the motorcycle and for this trip we have chosen the BMW R1200GS Adventure for its large fuel tank capacity (33 liters) and for it long suspension travel to make those bad roads a bit more bearable. Although the GS has some off-road capability our trip will have minimal off-road riding unless it is necessary.


This bike is quit high and for those of us who are slightly less than average in height will face problems when the bike is at a stand still or going slow, therefore we had to purchase an extra low seat for one of us (Guess Who?)


Engine Type

Air/oil-cooled flat twin ('Boxer') 4-stroke,
one camshaft and four valves per cylinder

Engine Displacement

1,170 cc

Rated Output

77 kW (105 hp) at 7,500 rpm

Max. Torque

115 Nm (85 ft/lbs) at 5,750 rpm

Fuel Capacity

34 liters (8.7 US gallons)
including 4 liters (1 US gal) reserve

Charging System

three-phase alternator 720W at 14V

Drive

Enclosed shaft drive w/2 universal joints

Wheels

Cross-spoke wire wheels

Ground Clearance

241 mm (9.5")

Seat height, unladen weight

894 mm (35.2")

Tire size

Front: 110/80-R19

Rear: 150/70-R17

Options

Anti-theft alarm
ESA

ASC
Chrome exhaust pipe
Fog lights
Integral ABS II
On-board computer (w/oil level warning)
Tire pressure monitoring (TPM)


15 comments:

  1. Good Luck and have a safe trup...sounds alot of fun..besallama enshallah :)

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  2. Now thats an adventure right there! We should learn from you guys and do something in our boring lives haha;p All the best and good luck!
    Bel salaama!

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  3. Guys tro7oon & tredoon Bissalama inshalla.
    Good choice on the GSA Bike & hope it doesn't let you down.
    See you when you're back :-)

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  4. Thats interesting, I wish you a happy & safe trip. and thanks for P.A.Y.S.

    I was wondering why don't you inform the BMW of this trip for sponsoring, publicitiy, and bikes service in your destinations for service & safety check?.

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  5. wish you all the best....don't forget my Sogha!!!


    A/khaleq

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  6. good luck Abu Ali & Team.
    have you a wonderful trip. our KGOC team's prayers always with you.

    Mohammed Echattil.

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  7. GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!

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  8. Safe trip Mr. Ashkanani and team! Dream come true!

    Astrud

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  9. have a great tour and drive safely. can you put up the approximate route you will be taking?

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  10. Any chance of visiting Australia?

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  11. Hello all, Sorry i did'nt get to say GoodBye, hope you have fun,great tour and drive safe and may allah bring you all back to us safely and in peace.

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  12. Best of luck guys. I’ll be following your epic trip with great interest, especially as I intend to ride my 1200GSA home to UK from Kuwait (but heading westwards) next year. Bissalama inshalla.
    dsinq8

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  13. We are missing you here in Kuwait.

    Wish you and the team best of luck in this trip.

    Stay cool and safe and don't forget to pray :)

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  14. wish you all a safe trip.
    will keep praying for your safety and good health. All the very best

    Derrick Fernandez

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