GS Trophy swag – That’s some fancy stuff

If you were a competitor at the just completed GS Trophy across the wilds of Mongolia, BMW had a departing gift for you. Although you could not take home your GS Trophy-spec R1200GS, you could take home the radiator shroud. BMW made individualized grills for each of the competitors featuring their names and upon completion of the event each rider could take their shroud home with them. That’s all very nice but the fascinating part is how BMW made the pieces – they were laser printed using aluminum powder which was fused into solid metal by high power lasers. The process was basically toeless and required only computer programming to make it happen.

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