The debut of the new R 1200 GS touring enduro sees BMW Motorrad open up a whole new chapter of the GS legend. For over 30 years, the "BMW GS" concept has stood for sheer riding pleasure and a thirst for adventure. This is particularly true for the GS motorcycles with boxer engines. The "big GS" bikes can be used to discover the most remote corners of our world -- and have already provided many travellers with a trusty mount for their world tour. To mark the launch of the new R 1200 GS, the motorcycle that the fans of the legendary 2-cylinder touring enduros are already dying to see, the Bavarian brand is sending one of the new models on a very unusual world tour of five continents before the official market launch. The "ONE WORLD. ONE GS"-Tour will go from New Zealand, via Laos/Asia, Botswana and South Africa, New Mexico/USA and back to Europe. The new R 1200 GS will be ridden by five of its fans for the first time. A top-class jury of international VIPs, which will be announced at the EICMA motorcycle fair in Milan in November, will choose five riders from among the applications received during the application period. These people will then have the opportunity to discover the new R 1200 GS for themselves on one of the five stages of the trip, taking the memory of a unique experience back home with them. The closing date for entries is 30 November 2012.