GS Trophy 2012

Strength in unity: the official partners of the 2012 GS Trophy

The GS Trophy is a motorcycle adventure extraordinaire that demands the utmost from man, machine, and materials. As the organiser of the GS Trophy, BMW Motorrad is meeting this challenge with its GS models and the BMW rider equipment for the approx fifty pilots.

This year too, BMW Motorrad has select partners at its side, and together they will be giving the international riders the ultimate motorcycle adventure. Every one of our partners is an expert in his field. They will not only be providing the teams with additional top equipment, but also advising and assisting us in planning and realising the GS Trophy.

Touratech AG

Like its predecessors in 2008 and 2010, the 2012 GS Trophy will be hosted in close cooperation with Touratech AG. Touratech will be fitting the series motorcycles with both its own and BMW Motorrad accessories. They will then be perfectly prepared for the gruelling ride over tough terrain in South America.
So far, the GS Trophy has never known any motorcycle to fail owing to a technical defect.
In addition, Touratech will be providing a team of mechanics that will be offering technical support for the 2012 GS Trophy. Herbert and Ramona Schwarz are the official event photographers who will be following the 2012 GS Trophy and reporting live from South America.


Metzeler has been the official tyre partner to the GS Trophy since 2008. All motorcycles used at the event will be fitted with Metzeler Karoo (T) tyres. These studded high performance enduro tyres were developed by Metzeler for tackling the most demanding motorcycle adventures, above all in offroad terrain. The Karoo (T) is therefore the perfect choice for the hard ride in the GS Trophy.


The GS Trophy relies on the engine oils developed by Castrol. All participating motorcycles will be lubricated with the partially synthetic premium four-stroke motorcycle engine oil Castrol Power 1.
Castrol Power 1 provides a high level of protection at all times for the engine and gearbox, flows quickly specifically in the starting and runup phases, forms a reliable film of lubrication even at high temperatures, and is very long lasting. All of these properties are instrumental in ensuring the high reliability of the GS Trophy event motorcycles.