Drills, Skills, Tips and Techniques
for riding the BMW GS motorcycle off-road.
Adventure riding is what exists beyond the end of the tarmac. Over 95% of the worlds roads are unpaved,
so if you dont like to (or cant) ride in the dirt, youll find yourself confined to a mere 5% of the planet.
Big adventure bikes like the BMW “GS” motorcycle are the SUVs of the motorcycle world, yet many riders
are nervous about taking them off into the dirt, even though thats what they were designed for.
The BMW GS Off-Road Riding Skills DVD is designed to help “newbie” GS riders get comfortable with the
basics of riding in the dirt. The material based on the official BMW Off-Road Riding Academy rider training
program at Rawhyde Adventures.
By watching the DVD and practicing the lessons contained within, GS riders will learn the fundamentals of
riding big adventure bikes off the pavement, including the differences between street riding and off-road riding,
body position, balance and clutch control. There are 13 lessons in total, including riding while standing, lifting
a fallen motorcycle off the ground, the “friction zone”, slow speed balance, turn execution (counter-balancing),
rear wheel skids, front brake friction, ascending and descending steep hills and riding in sand. Proper ergonomic
set up of the bike is also covered.
Street Riding vs. Dirt Riding
Before You Ride
Drill 1 – Ride Standing
Drill 2 – The Leg Swing
Drill 3 – Lifting a Bike
Drill 4 – The Friction Zone
Drill 5 – Slow Speed Balance and Control
Drill 6 – Trail Stops
Drill 7 – Rear Wheel Skids
Drill 8 – Front Brake Friction
Drill 9 – Turn Execution
Drill 10 – Steep Down Hills
Drill 11 – Restart on a Hill
Drill 12 – Riding in Sand
Drill 13 – Steep Hill Turnaround
GlobeRiders DVD Trailers
DVD (NTSC, not region locked)
Run time: aprox. 1 hour
Audio Format: Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (Widescreen)