MOTO DS ADVENTURES is committed to orienting and guiding riders in the exciting lifestyle and sport of Adventure Motorcycle Riding. Ideally, each tour consists of at least 50% of the time spent riding on un-paved roads. But since carving through the curves with two wheels on asphalt highways is also one of the delights of modern mobility, we always have that too… But we do like to keep the balance, resulting in the true adventure of mixing it up on all kinds of surface:
On Road, Off Road or No Road…
Our tours are considered premium because of the overall quality of experience: from the late model off-road-ready BMW GS motorcycles provided by RawHyde Adventures (Official BMW Partner Off-Road Riding Academy) to the gourmet organic farm-to-table food; fine wines and craft beers; to the deluxe lodging arrangements, be they camping, guesthouse or hotel… all of which will make any connoisseur-adventurer smile, drool and yearn for more.
Tour pricing is commensurate with the level of service provided, but always economically sound and reasonable with regards to value received.
Some Background to The Adventure:
In the early days of motorcycling all bikes were pretty much Dual Sport in that very few roads were paved and the big advantage of a motorbike was that it could make it through all kinds of terrain, easier than the clunky 4 wheelers coming into mass production in the first part of the 1900’s.
Then as markets became more sophisticated, different categories emerged such as street bikes, dirt bikes, sport bikes, enduros, cruisers, scramblers, etc. Bikes got very specialized and were created to excel in different areas. For the most part, Street Bikes stayed on the tarmac and Dirt Bikes were the ones that would venture onto roads less paved.
But then, in the early 1980’s BMW brought out the model GS that (at first) met with a whole lot of industry skepticism. In German, the G stood for “Gelande” meaning dirt/off-road and the S for “Strasse” meaning paved/on-road.
It differed from the other Dual Sports at the time in that the GS was intended to be really comfortable and fast on the asphalt, but also very tough, effective and reliable in the dirt. No trade-off, but the best of both worlds.
This meant making the engines bigger and the bikes much heavier, but with superior engineering they managed to add enough power in a way that still kept the bike balanced and comfortable to ride and maneuver.
Thus BMW refined the original Dual Sport category of mainly single-cylinder bikes, under 650cc and weighing less than 400 pounds, by creating the higher displacement, heavier weight Big Dogs that can haul everything one might need on a multi-year, around-the-world journey plus a passenger, if needed.
Crossing rivers, traversing deserts, overcoming snowy mountain passes or cruising along trans-continental asphalt highways… all done with ease, comfort and speed.
Eventually, this refinement led to a redefinition and the age of the Adventure Motorcycle began in earnest, which is now by far the fastest growing market segment, in terms of motorcycle sales, worldwide. Since the early days of the GS, other motorcycle brands gradually started paying more attention to the concept.
Today there are several different Adventure Touring models available to suit all budgets and riding preferences. But the BMW GS is still acknowledged as the leader of the pack, continuing to set new standards for the other brands to try to achieve.
A key concept to bring up here is the contrast between the type of motorcycle that someone may own, versus the kind of motorcycle riding that they actually do.
Unfortunately many thousands of those gorgeously beefed up bikes with the luggage panniers, knobbly tires and hand-protectors will never see the likes of an unpaved or uneven surface any more thrilling than jumping a curb leaving the Starbucks parking lot.
MOTO DS ADVENTURES came into existence mainly for the purpose of remedying the above situation. Whether it’s for a single day ride, a weekend, a week, or a multi-week international adventure, we can guarantee our guests the experience of a lifetime, every time, again and again.
Keep browsing through our website and find out how together, we’ll discover and enjoy the Spirit of GS.