BMW organises Malaysia's first Motorrad GS Challenge

By Gokul, 08 August 2022

More than 150 bikers turned up at the two-day event in Putrajaya

BMW Motorrad GS Challenge

BMW GS bike owners and those who are into adventure bikes will certainly know of the BMW Motorrad GS Trophy, a competition which is held to put the GS and its owners to the test on some of the most extreme conditions on earth every year.

How the GS Trophy works is that winners from various countries will come together every year to see who survives the test and emerges as the world champion. 

That being said, BMW Motorrad Malaysia hosted over 150 adventure bikers and BMW Motorrad enthusiasts last weekend at the first-ever BMW Motorrad GS Challenge in Malaysia, celebrating the true spirit of GS with a thrilling weekend off the beaten path.

Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia said, “The BMW Motorrad GS Challenge is reminiscent of our well-known International GS Trophy that takes place across extreme locations worldwide." 

"We are thrilled to bring back a taste of this pure off-road motorcycle adventure to Malaysia to Make Life a Ride for GS riders here, having hosted a regional qualifier back in 2017 to pick our representatives for the competition. I believe our participants enjoyed the riding fun, adventure and challenges – all of which are what a GS motorbike was made for.”

The challenge saw participants tested on their riding and navigation skills as well as individual challenges across off-roading obstacles from which top finalists were chosen to compete on Day 2 for an exclusive opportunity to participate in the “Follow the Trails” (FTT) Tour of the International BMW GS Trophy in Albania which will take place in the month of October. 

The FTT offers riders the opportunity to experience the thrilling route the competitors need to get across at the International BMW GS Trophy 2022 competition.

After two days of intense competition, four finalists have emerged as winners of the BMW Motorrad GS Challenge and will be making their way to Albania for the exclusive FTT Tour! In no particular order, the winners are Muhairi bin Muhammad, Rosmadi bin Saad, Niranjan a/l Visuvalingam and Elis Suriani binti Johari.

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