The Red Baron


Like Fabi, Chris finally chose to also ride a BMW F650GS. His bike is from the year 2006. As a consequence, some minor optical and technological differences exist between the two 650’s. It was bought on the 10th of May 2019 – exactly 24 days before the planned departure. Let’s hope this does not result in problems along the road.


  • 50 hp
  • 194 kg
  • Odometer: 11850km on departure
  • Odometer: 34051km on return
  • Distance GER – MNG – GER: 22231km


  • High seat + sheepskin
  • MRA touring windscreen
  • Chain oiler (Scottoiler)
  • Fork socks
  • Radiator protection (DIY – metal grid bought at a hardware store)
  • Crashbars
  • Extended front fender for better water protection (eaten by Uzbek roads)
  • Fuel filter (Guglatech)
  • Battery voltage display
  • 12V socket at the handlebars

Luggage Compartment

  • Enduristan Monsoon saddlebags
  • Duffle bag accross the pillion seat (60L)
  • Tankbag