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Video: Mud, sweat and the clash of titans in Thailand

Mar 02, 2016

Every two years, BMW invites teams of riders from around the world to ride — and occasionally, drag, push or tow — big, heavy adventure bikes through mud, sand, rocks and other exotic scenery. This is called the GS Trophy.

GS Trophy in Thailand
That guy on the left sure is dressed funny. BMW photo.

As you can see in the videos below, the 2016 version has begun in Thailand. 

If pushing nearly 600 pounds of adventure bike around in the 90-degree heat sounds like your kind of fun — or if watching someone else do it from the comfort of your office chair is your kind of fun — you can follow the GS Trophy competition at or the BMW Motorrad YouTube channel.