BMW KUN Motorrad is here to share the riding stories from our beloved BMW Motorrad Riders. Here’s the story from Dilip Dhanasingh, know more below:-
When the price of petrol was around Rs. 20/litre, I was a school kid who used to ride a 50cc moped to little picnic spots around Tirunelveli
Fast forward to 2010 in Chennai, and I was riding a superbike when I met Darius and Adu Dastur – the two gentlemen who discovered and converted Mudaliyar Kuppam into a biker’s paradise. Back then, most of us rode superbikes. We used it on our Sunday rides and tours.
And that’s when a friend of mine had a BMW GS 1200R – a first-generation 1200. He was 60+ years old and rock-solid on it. I still remember the day when I sat on his bike for the first time. There was an instant liking for BMW GS. And around the same time, we watched “Longway Around” on DVD.
Immediately, I chucked my sportbike for a 2004 BMW GS 1200R. This was in 2013 and BMW Motorrad India was not yet established. Some said I was stupid to buy a motorcycle without an authorised service centre. And in the last 7 years, I’ve ridden from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, my son (then 6 yrs old) is my constant pillion rider on long rides and this beautiful yellow bird continues to fly without any issues.
Two years ago, my son and I, along with my friends, went on a trip across the Alps (Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Austria). All the 5 riders chose BMW motorcycles. And my son and I chose a BMW K1600 GTL. We rode in the rain, in the cold, on high altitude mountain passes with hairpin bends and also, at 200+ kmph on Autobahn. The GTL was so versatile by a flick of a button and extremely safe. And most importantly, very comfortable for my son who was a pillion for those 14 days.
Motorcycles have always been a part of my life. And my son is a riding partner. We need a motorcycle that is versatile, safe, reliable, comfortable and has space for luggage. And we know that is the BMW GS 1200R. It is a perfect partner and in all probability, I will pass on this motorcycle to my son. It will never depart from our family.
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