Meet Terry- Our 2008 BMW 1200GSA. On a personal note, this was the only bike for me. After reading and watching the Long Way Round in 2004 the desire for a similar trip was born. Like so many others I was impressed with the ability of the GS and decided that if I was to make a trip, I would want it to be on this bike.
So, with this in mind, Terry was purchased in March 2015 with circa 20,000 miles on the clock from one previous owner. I searched for the non ABS, ESA and traction control model as I wanted to keep it basic.
Modifications to Terry Pre-trip:
Ian at Church Stretton Motorcycle is a genius with anything with two wheels and a Bavarian Motor Works badge. Ian has cared for Terry and been crucial in ensuring that the bike is overland ready for the trip.
Ian’s Modifications Include:
- New Clutch
- Heavy Duty Battery
- TK60 Scout Front and Rear Tyres
- Heated clothing sockets for Lorna
- 2 x 12v power supplies
And that is it! No real expense other than the clutch which I am very pleased with. Ian is a true gent and I would recommend him to anyone that has a motorbike- especially if it is a BMW.
Thank you Ian!