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Destination of a BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2020 revealed: Kia Ora – Welcome to New Zealand!

“Destination Paradise” is a sign of a seventh book of a BMW
Motorrad International GS Trophy that will embark in early 2020.
Last night during 7pm (CET) BMW Motorrad suggested that a subsequent Int. GS
Trophy will take place in New Zealand – only another dream destination
for many journey riders worldwide. The participating nations now
face a bustling time, hosting their qualifiers and selecting their teams
for this sparkling and singular tellurian journey competition. 18
general teams, plus, as in a 2016 and 2018 editions, an
general womanlike fortuitous will be comparison during a subsequent months.

Confirmed teams for 2020: 



Female Team(s)





Latin America



Middle East

Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland)

North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt)


South Africa

South Korea




BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy Oceania
After a prolonged days on a immeasurable Mongolian Steppe
of a 2018 Central Asia edition, New Zealand is going to yield a
really opposite roving sourroundings and knowledge for a subordinate GS
riders, as Ralf Rodepeter, Head of Marketing and Product Management
BMW Motorrad explains: “After Tunisia, Southern Africa, Patagonia,
Canada, Thailand and many recently Mongolia, BMW Motorrad were again
looking for a plcae that offers ideal ‘GS terrain’. Lots of legal
off-road kilometres are required, with perfectionist track profiles,
flitting by fascinating landscapes and with copiousness of exotic
flair. New Zealand is a ideal fit on those terms. The accumulation of
strange landscapes from sea to volcanoes to high-altitude
mountains, total with a many pleasing foliage and a rich
Maori enlightenment yield a ideal sourroundings for what we consider will be
one of a many sparkling Int. GS Trophies ever held.

About New Zealand. 

New Zealand is located 1500
km easterly of Australia, in a Southern Pacific Ocean. There are two
categorical islands, North and South, and a crowd of smaller islands
around a coastline. The total landmass is approximately 270,000
sq km, that is somewhat incomparable than contend a UK, nonetheless a foe is
only 4.9 million compared to a UK’s 66 million.

Taking into comment New Zealand’s poignant civic populations
in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this creates for a very
frugally populated panorama and many regions of New Zealand can be
termed wilderness.

Geologically, New Zealand is positioned over a Pacific and
Indo-Australian tectonic plates so this leads to a participation of many
(active) volcanoes, geothermal regions and an alpine towering range
that reaches aloft than 3700 metres. Seismic activity occurs periodically.

Positioned so remotely, most of New Zealand’s flora and fauna
have developed in siege over millennia so are singular to this
country. This includes a Kiwi bird, NZ’s inhabitant icon, which
sensitively forages underneath a unenlightened canopy of a island’s local forests
– that in spin are thousands of years aged (with Kauri, Rimu and
Totara trees that in days past were valued for vessel and house
building though today, like a Kiwi, are stable species).

The movement in a landscape is extraordinary and a riders can
design to knowledge all from forests to deserts to mountains
substantially all on a same day. Visiting in a antipodean summertime
temperatures should be identical to that of executive Europe in August.

New Zealand is also abounding in enlightenment and that of a indigenous
Maori people – with clever beliefs of village and overwhelming arts
and crafts – is quite singular and valued.

About a Intl. GS Trophy.

The International GS
Trophy is a jubilee of a suggestion of a BMW GS motorcycle,
bringing together those elements of leisure, journey and challenge
that this bike engenders. The New Zealand 2020 eventuality is a seventh
book of a International GS Trophy, a prior editions took
place in Central Asia (Mongolia) in 2018, South East Asia (Thailand)
in 2016, North America (Canada) in 2014, South America (Chile,
Argentina) in 2012, South Africa (SA, Swaziland, Mozambique) in 2010
and North Africa (Tunisia) in 2008. This book will see 19 teams
– maybe even 20 – competing, definition 54-57 riders, from around a world.

The eventuality is not a foe though a group competition, pitching the
GS-riding general fortuitous opposite any other in a array of
hurdles – and not all engage riding. With a competitors camped
nightly in a bivouac, a eventuality also fosters a clarity of brotherhood,
sisterhood and camaraderie. Equally a GS Trophy is a jubilee of
enlightenment and nature, a riders training about and bargain the
peoples and a terrains of a regions they encounter.  So the
successful group will be deferential of a environment, sublime and
sensitive with their machine and bargain of team-mates.

Follow a event.
In stirring press releases
BMW Motorrad will yield sum on a GS motorcycles that will be
used, a apparatus a participants will accept to assistance them through
a event, and some-more information on a participating countries and
teams selected.

During a eventuality BMW Motorrad will yield a multi-channel media
experience, with outputs trimming from amicable media feeds to regular
created press releases to professionally shot and edited video
synopses of any day, full sum of that will be expelled closer to
a time. For now we can find out some-more about a eventuality and a teams
during a dedicated website

You will find press element on BMW motorcycles and BMW Motorrad
supplement apparatus in a BMW Group PressClub during

In box of queries, greatfully contact:

Liane Drews, Communications BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49 170-227-2147, [email protected]

Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications BMW Motorrad

Tel.: +49 151-601-57505, [email protected]


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