BMW R1250GS Adventure TE

BMW R1250GS Adventure TE

Mikko took the BMW on a Euro-trip to see how it really handles big miles, big mountains, and big heat.

For as long as I can remember, I have seen the big GSA as the ultimate touring bike. Forget the Press shots of the bikes going sideways in the dirt – for 99% of owners the big Tarmac miles is where it’s at.

So when I saw an opportunity to take the Beemer on a big trip to Europe I grabbed it with both hands. The excuse – the reason, I mean – for the trip was a mate’s wedding in Modena, Italy.


I just had to figure out how to get myself and the bike to Italy and back in a week, with enough time to do some nice roads and actually go to the wedding, too. The answer to that problem came in the form of EuroBikeTrans, a company that takes your bike to nice locations, such as Italy, giving you an option to simply jump on a plane and pick up the bike at your destination. That was it! The stars were aligned for a great trip.

Grimsell Pass was popular with bikers

How did it go?

To find out how the BMW R1250 GS Adventure handled the heights of the Alps, and the lows of the motorways, pick up a copy of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure, on sale from 2 August 2019.

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BMW R1250 GS Adventure was a joy to ride across the Alps
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