Like it used to be
Utah is different. Of all the states in the union, Utah is the one that seems like it was put here for us. It’s a dirt bike Mecca
with every type of riding imaginable. There are massive mountains, stunning vistas, dark forests and open desert. Beyond
that, there’s access. Utah has the strangely out-of-date notion
that the great outdoors should be used and enjoyed, not locked
up and forbidden. Even the governor rides dirt bikes, and not
many other states can make that claim.
Where else can you ride up to a dinosaur footprint and see
if your boot is the same size? Where else can you actually ride
on a famous monument like Slick Rock? Where preservation
is necessary, it is also provided, but the dirt bike community is
seen as more of an ally than an enemy in that pursuit.
Last month BMW hosted the introduction of its new F800GS
Adventure at the Sorrell River near Moab, Utah. Next month
we’ll bring you an in-depth look at the hardware, but for now, we
had to share the images, courtesy of Jon Beck and Kevin Wing.
Massive monuments tower from the Utah landscape like titans carved from millions of years of