These two 1000 (ok nit-pickers, 980, happy?) Beemers are simply astonishing motorcycles. There's no other word for it, when you consider just how much they can do and how well they cope. There is a bottomless pit of torque, always at your disposal and the powerplant just keeps on going without missing a beat.
That said, during the trip it was sometimes impossible for myself and Witold to keep up with those two scoundrels on the compact Beemers.
Marco's scrambler gained a healthy helping of all-around performance with the 650 upgrade, and Gianluca simply gunned it on his R65, so much so that I move it be referred to as the "Silver Bullet" hencetoforth.