Pope Benedict XVI protected by BMW R1200RT and R850R’s
On his recent visit to Germany, the Pope Benedict XVI was protected by the BMW Motorrad. The Pope flew in to Munich on 9 September and was taken by car on a tour of southern Germany, visiting his hometown of Marktl as well as Regensburg and Freising over the five-day visit.
The fleet that protected his " His Holiness" includes the latest R 1200 RT, as well as an adapted R 850 R, and these bikes were to play a pivotal role in the protection of the head of the Roman Catholic Church.
Security was at its highest for the duration of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit and his personal vehicle was always accompanied by police outriders on a variety of BMW Authority motorcycles including the R 850 R.
The Pope returned to the Vatican City safely thanks to the huge security net that surrounded him at all times, part of which was the constant presence of BMW motorcycles to ensure His Holiness’ safe passage.
Source: Total Motorcycle