We are very excited at ZA Bikers as our very own Braam Smit will be going head-to-head with a select few South African journalists to compete for one spot only in the 2020 ‘Team South Africa’. Keep an eye on ZA Bikers between 5–8 September as we will be posting daily updates.
The calm and serenity of the fishing town of Dullstroom in Mpumalanga will, from 5 to 8 September, be punctured by the distinctive sounds of BMW’s boxer engines. A little more than 250km outside Johannesburg, the picturesque Dullstroom will play host to BMW GS riders during the 2019 national BMW Motorrad GS Trophy qualifiers.
As before, this year’s BMW Motorrad GS Trophy includes an array of on and off-road routes at various difficulty levels ranging from green to black, to test participants’ riding, with exquisite natural scenery to match.
A perennial highlight on BMW Motorrad owners’ calendars, the event will also welcome participants from the eight regional teams across South Africa who have triumphed in their respective selection processes. The top regional, female and media challengers will be selected to form the six-person ‘Team South Africa’ that will contest the seventh edition of the ‘BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy’ on both New Zealand’s North and South Island from 9 – 16 February 2020.
“The GS Trophy remains the chief opportunity for BMW Motorrad to engage our unique blend of GS owners, to share in their passion for riding, and to give them the chance to take their motorcycles to some of the best routes this country has to offer. In the spirit of BMW Motorrad, the GS Trophy will again have all the elements to make life a ride,” says Edgar Kleinbergen, General Manager of BMW Motorrad South Africa.
Registration for this year’s BMW Motorrad GS Trophy costs R2,000 and includes a GS Trophy riding shirt, marshalled routes with emergency medical services, all dinners, and live entertainment. Participants will have to arrange their accommodation.
Most regional dealerships will organise and host ride outs to Dullstroom for their customers. Interested riders are advised to contact their local dealers for details.
For more information on this year’s BMW Motorrad GS Trophy event – and to register – visit: www.gstrophy.co.za.