International GS Trophy 2022

The unknown beauty of Albania

Rugged mountains, vast valleys, wild rivers, dense forests and a fantastic coastline: BMW Motorrad will be bringing the International GS Trophy to Albania between 4 and 10 September 2022. The country, which is considered an insider tip for off-road touring, is incredibly rich in flora, fauna and culture. The best Enduro riders in the world can look forward to discovering this as yet quite unknown beauty on their GS bikes, in numerous special stages, and experience the #SpiritOfGS up close.

GS Trophy 2022

Once in a Lifetime

Seven days of pure adventure. Seven days that took two years of preparation. Seven days that change lives. Each rider only has one opportunity to take part in the International GS Trophy. But it is not a classic race – these intense challenges, in which participants demonstrate their knowledge and riding prowess, are all about team spirit and skill. And the journey is made memorable by nights in the tent under the stars, unique landscapes and cultures, as well as new friends from all over the world – the #SpiritOfGS doesn’t get much better than this.

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Our team for Albania

The Int. GS Trophy 2022 Qualifier India is done. The best GS riders in the country met to qualify for Team India at the Int. GS Trophy 2022 in Albania. The final team consisting of three members is now preparing to participate.

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The GS is one of the best bikes ever built. And I love every minute I'm on it.

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Chowde Byre Gowda

Team India, Int. GS Trophy 2022

Adib Javanmardi

Adib Javanmardi (30) from Panchgani runs a 110-year-old hotel owned by his family. He learned to ride a motorcycle at the age of 8, and since he grew up in a mountainous region, virtually every road was a trail. To this day, he is fascinated by the indescribable freedom of biking, which he also enjoys together with the numerous motorcycle-riding hotel guests. His cousin advised him to buy his first GS, for which he even cancelled a bike he had already bought. He only learned about the GS Trophy three years ago and is now, of course, happy to be part of it.

Chowde Byre Gowda

Chowde Byre Gowda (41) from Bangalore works in the real estate industry. He has always been fascinated by the possibility of getting anywhere on his bike. And so he got on his motorcycle at a very early age. He got his GS on the recommendation of a friend. Initial doubts were wiped away after the first test ride, and the bike's handling fascinated him from the very first moment. And since then he has enjoyed every moment he spends on his GS.

Rameez Mullick

Rameez Mullick (31) is self-employed and works with his company in the logistics sector. His father is an enthusiastic biker. He was already on the road with him a lot on his motorcycle as a child. And so his father became a great inspiration in terms of biking and traveling by bike to all kinds of places. He got to know the GS itself at a GS Experience. There he also rode it for the first time and was immediately more than thrilled by the machine.

Documentary

Behind the scenes in New Zealand

Eight days, 22 teams, 2,500 kilometres: These are the hard facts of the 2020 International GS Trophy in New Zealand. To find out how big the organisation effort and support team was, how many spare parts travelled to the other end of the world, and how the navigation devices were charged on the go, see our three-part documentary on Amazon Prime (available in Germany, Great Britain and the USA).

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