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The BMW Motorrad International GS Trophy 2016 (GS Trophy 2016) bi-annual adventure bike rally marks its fifth edition this year and will be making its first appearance in Asia later this month.

Previously, a team of six Malaysian competitors represented BMW Motorrad Malaysia during the South East Asia Qualifying leg held last year in Thailand. Featuring a series of 20 gruelling exercises across two stages, and it was rider Mohd Faizal Sukree astride a BMW F650GS who emerged victorious as the highest point scorer in the Malaysia contingent.

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Mohd Faizal will be represents BMW Motorrad Malaysia for the first time in the GS Trophy 2016. Joining him in Team South East Asia are riders Tommy Lee and Peerapat Woratham who are representing Singapore and Thailand respectively.

The international stage of the GS Trophy 2016 will see each competitor riding a specially outfitted 2016 BMW R1200GS. The enduro gear primed on the bike includes an aluminium engine guard, steel crash bars, valve cover guards, headlight guard, wider endure footrests, adjustable footbrake lever and a safety screw for the oil filler neck.

(L-R) Team South East Asia - Mr. Tommy Lee from Singapore, Mr. Faizal Sukriee from Malaysia and Mr. Peerapat Woratham from Thailand.

Besides that, the competition bikes also feature Metzeler Karoo 2 Tyres plus a wide variety of original BMW Motorrad accessories. Each competitor will also receive a bag containing a selection of quality clothing plus an array of technical equipment required for the rally.

You can stay up to date with the progress of the week-long GS Trophy 2016 rally as it commences from Feb 28 to March 5 in Chiang Mai, Thailand via its dedicated website, www.gstrophy.com. You can also track updates on social media through the rally’s #gstrophy hashtag.

Image credits: BMW Motorrad Malaysia