Verena & Martin

Verena & Martin

 

Verena

Age: 26

Job: Teacher

Bike: 2017 BMW R 1200 GS Rallye

“You are not a real girl,” I heard a lot in my life. My interests have always been more in cars, action and travel than in Barbies, garb and make-up. It was always very exciting for me to drive my dad on his Suzuki V-Strom through lower austria, but I was not a good pillion because I always wanted to be in the corners. So the day came, with daddy’s blessing, that at 22 I was finally able to do the driver’s license. Soon I was kissing with my 50hp Honda NC 700s and daddy around. After I met Martin, who has decided to drive, nothing stood in the way. Initial 100km tours through the Waldviertel, developed to 1000 km tours through Austria and finally to our first foreign trips to Madeira and Sardinia. Finally 24, that entitles me to drive motorcycles any strength after a test, so forth with a new one. Thanks to Martin, Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, the desire for a tour bike, preferably a BMW, was huge. I could not resist, since everything was right for me in terms of driving, composing and color. Since then, I’m overjoyed with my R 1200GS rally and explore the world together with Martin on two wheels.

Martin

Age: 27

Job: Teacher

Bike: 2018 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Rallye

My first contact with a motorcycle was a Suzuki GSXR 1100, parked in our garage by my father. This was his accident motorcycle. Even at an early age I was surprised by the loud engines and the huge machines. When my sister and I were older, our father started riding a motorcycle again and bought a BMW R1100 GS. With that, our parents began to travel long ways. I made my driver’s license at the age of 24 and immediately bought my first motorcycle, a BMW F800 GS Adventure 2013. Since then we have been on the motorcycles almost every spare minute. The possibilities of holidays and travels has changed from the ground up.