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What is the BMW Safari? The BMW Safari is an event run by BMW Motorrad Australia

The BMW Safari concept began 20 years ago as a non-competitive motorcycle riding event designed to cater specifically to riders of BMW Motorcycles. It is unique to Australia and there are now three different flavours of the Safari – the “TS Safari” for road bikes, the “GS Safari” for off-road machines like the legendary R 1200 GS, and as of 2013 we saw the introduction of the GS-Enduro Safari which is a slightly harder trip than the standard GS Safari.

The BMW Safari typically runs as a touring style event for 5 days staying in a different location each night. The kilometres covered each day varies between about 200 – 500 kilometres so riding time could be up to 8 – 9 hours on some days. It is not a guided tour but the route is pre-ridden in the lead up to the event and full route maps and GPS tracks are created. Lead riders head out early in the morning ahead of the pack to arrow mark the route and check road conditions in case of any major hazards en-route.

BMW Safari also offers a 2 day Pre-Safari Off Road Training course held on the weekend of the Safari start date.

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Off Track Motorcycle Rentals have a range of GS motorcycles available for the 2016 BMW GS Safari

This years GS Safari will start on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland. This will mean making a decision about how you and your rental bike get to the starting point. Our shop is located just 5 minutes from the Melbourne International Airport at Tullamarine, meaning a good 2 or 3 day ride to the start point riding some fantastic roads along the way. Alternatively other transport options are available where you can fly to the start point (Gold Coast) and have your bike transported and waiting for you. Bike transport can be booked separately through the BMW Safari web site. Getting the bike returned from Noosa is a similar deal with transport options available on the BMW Safari registration site.

Off Tracks fleet of GS motorcycles are all fitted with engine and handle bar crash protection and are also fitted with a fresh set of knobbies for GS events. Other options available include rider safety gear, helmets and luggage options.

Click the BOOK NOW button below and then select the BMW SAFARI BIKE RENTAL tab to place your booking.


NSW High Country to Coast

8th – 13th November 2015

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