BMW GS Paris – Dakar

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From the Six Days of the twenties to the quadruple victory at the Dakar rally: the off-road sporting history of the blue-white brand starts with the first BMW motorcycle. And the riders are keen for spectacular BMW victories and championships.

Successes in the desert.

In the eighties, the adventure took the off-road riders into the desert. The “Paris-Dakar”, the most demanding rally in the world, was held for the first time in 1979. In 1981, the Frenchman Hubert Auriol took home BMW’s first victory, which he repeated two years later. The ambition had been awakened: In 1984 and 1985, BMW sent a factory team armed with desert-proof modifications to the “Paris-Dakar”. The Belgian Gaston Rahier rode for two consecutive years through sand, dust, heat and cold with his GS on top of the podium. The spirit of GS becomes visible.