Tasmanian Motorcycle Tours has partnered with BMW for its fleet of hire motorcycles. We have chosen the GS family of bikes because we believe they are ideally suited to handle the wide variety of roads and conditions riders will experience in Tasmania. Whether solo or two up, all of these prestige bikes are proven touring performers. They combine dynamic performance with seamless safety features and will simply add a huge grin factor as you explore this beautiful State.
The BMW R1200GS has become an icon amongst motorcyclist the world over. It is the ‘Go-to’ bike of choice for any adventure rider wanting to cross the city or cross the continent. The R1200GS is ideally suited for two up touring. It is robust yet refined, capable and comfortable on all roads, perfectly happy to just lope along all day or punch through a set of twisties with serious enthusiasm when asked.
The BMW F800GS is fast developing a following amongst adventure riders across the globe that almost rivals that of its big brother. Physically smaller and lighter than the R1200GS it is considered the sportiest GS in the family. It is incredibly versatile and very comfortable for both rider and pillion on any road surface. Don’t let the smaller engine capacity fool you, the F800GS loses nothing on real world roads to its bigger sibling.
Now just to confuse people, BMW produced a slightly more road oriented version of the F800GS and called it the F700GS! It has a slightly smaller front wheel, a lower seat height and an engine (still 800cc) tuned to produce maximum torque lower in the rev range. These bikes handle and perform so sweetly that they make any touring adventure an absolute breeze. Whether solo or with a pillion, it doesn’t matter. The F700GS really is the perfect all-rounder.