BMW R1150 GS (1999 - 2004) review

A bike that is simply so capable it refuses to lie down and die, even when superceded by the 1200 variant. Awesome
Details
Manufacturer:
BMW
Category:
Adventure
Price:
£ 7995
Overall
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Rugged, durable and dependable, yes, but also a real hoot to ride.
And the ground is a long way down on this model - shorties will need a step ladder or a kerb to mount.

A Swiss army bike which can be every tool in the box. Odd looking, but bulletproof. Still in the showrooms alonside new R1200GS.A Swiss army bike which can be every tool in the box. Odd looking, but bulletproof. Still in the showrooms alonside new R1200GS.

A Swiss army bike which can be every tool in the box. Odd looking, but bulletproof. Still in the showrooms alonside new R1200GS.

Seats0
Seat Height (mm)840
Suspension FrontTelever, fully adjustable
Suspension RearParalever monoshock, fully adjustable
Tyres Front110/80 ZR19
Tyres Rear150/70 ZR17
Brakes Front2 x 310mm discs 2 x four-piston calipers
Brakes Rear1 x 276mm disc 1 x two-piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres)22
Wheelbase (mm)1509
Rake (degrees)27.1
Trail (mm)121
ChassisTriple Section Steel
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)840
Suspension FrontTelever, fully adjustable
Suspension RearParalever monoshock, fully adjustable
Tyres Front110/80 ZR19
Tyres Rear150/70 ZR17
Brakes Front2 x 310mm discs 2 x four-piston calipers
Brakes Rear1 x 276mm disc 1 x two-piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres)22
Wheelbase (mm)1509
Rake (degrees)27.1
Trail (mm)121
ChassisTriple Section Steel
Cubic Capacity (cc)1130
Max Power Peak (rpm)6500
Torque Peak (rpm)5500
Bore (mm)101
Stroke (mm)70.5
Compression Ratio10.3
IgnitionElectronic
CoolingAir Cooled
Fuel DeliveryEFI
DriveBelt
Cubic Capacity (cc)1130
Max Power Peak (rpm)6500
Torque Peak (rpm)5500
Bore (mm)101
Stroke (mm)70.5
Compression Ratio10.3
IgnitionElectronic
CoolingAir Cooled
Fuel DeliveryEFI
DriveBelt

Rugged, durable and dependable, yes, but also a real hoot to ride.
And the ground is a long way down on this model - shorties will need a step ladder or a kerb to mount.