BMW R1150GS

The Things We Ride
dual
Posts: 431
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:25 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 172 times

BMW R1150GS

Post by dual » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:20 pm

Sold my trusted Yamaha Xt660Z Tenere yesterday
Bikeless for a bout 20 min
Got this lovely BMW R1150GS with 55 100 km on the clock
Showroom condition

Image

Image

Image

Image

Pre-order your limited edition ABR T-shirts
User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 1024
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 107 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by Teflon Jnr » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:03 pm

Stunning
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

User avatar
Womble
Posts: 615
Joined: Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:16 pm
Location: Somerset
Been thanked: 4 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by Womble » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Very nice indeed, you'll enjoy the torque. get yourself over to UKGSER, look for the posts from GSJohn, he programmes ECU chips which increase torque, HP and MPG, and they work :)
F800GT... sport touring adventure bimbling bike of awesomeness
YBR125... the little adventure steed of awesomeness

macvisual
Posts: 1773
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:41 pm
Location: Central Scotland
Has thanked: 437 times
Been thanked: 429 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by macvisual » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:26 pm

Very nice. What made you change to the larger machine I wonder..?

Cheers;
Peter
"Progress is not possible without deviation".

Frank Zappa

dual
Posts: 431
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:25 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 172 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by dual » Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:55 pm

More power and pillion friendly, the 650/660 class just too light and small for two up
Tend to not doing technical riding, keep it safer
And, a change is as good as a holiday :D

User avatar
Teflon Jnr
Posts: 1024
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:12 pm
Location: Stalybridge
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 107 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by Teflon Jnr » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:19 pm

dual wrote: โ†‘
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:55 pm
More power and pillion friendly, the 650/660 class just too light and small for two up
Tend to not doing technical riding, keep it safer
And, a change is as good as a holiday :D
I had a versys 650 before I traded up for a ktm 990 adv and I rode that 2 up with luggage around the uk including a trip to Ireland and I didn't once think it was lacking power even had a few red light races with some big cars and bikes and we are both on the heavy side and the comfort was incredible on long trips to the likes of Luxembourg and Germany and around europe it just blasted through the miles effortlessly maybe it was just the bike and seating position etc.i loved my little v but would I trade it in for the 990 no I wouldn't just for the fun factor nothing else the v was comfier over longer distances and it was a better all round bike.but for sheer fun and pleasure the 990 is so much better
Jesus rides a Harley and the devil wears prada

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฒ ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡บ

PHILinFRANCE
Posts: 5780
Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:35 am
Has thanked: 2774 times
Been thanked: 1405 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:30 pm

Hi Dual , are you allowed to play out yet ? Nice BM for the big country 8-)

Daughter was lucky enough to have moved out of Cape Town and into Wellington so a tad calmer.

dual
Posts: 431
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:25 pm
Has thanked: 58 times
Been thanked: 172 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by dual » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:55 am

Not really, but I see a lot of bikers going out
We are at level 3 of lockdown
I personally think the way our government is treating us citizens is a farce
No legal cigarettes, so the illegal trade is roaring
Booze Monday to Thursday from 09:00 till 17:00
We are not allowed to visit family, no sports, jogging and cycling between 06:00 and 18:00
Shopping malls open, masks a must if you're outside your house
The informal people don't adhere to any rules and life is as normal for them
I think I'm going for a ride this weekend

daveuprite
Posts: 3480
Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:47 pm
Location: Limousin France
Has thanked: 1760 times
Been thanked: 2320 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by daveuprite » Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:35 am

How on earth do you cover 55k kms on a bike and keep it looking like that? Very impressive.

You can eat your breakfast off the cylinder heads just before setting off on a ride...

redbikejohn
Posts: 2057
Joined: Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:01 pm
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 40 times

Re: BMW R1150GS

Post by redbikejohn » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:28 am

daveuprite wrote: โ†‘
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:35 am
How on earth do you cover 55k kms on a bike and keep it looking like that? Very impressive.

You can eat your breakfast off the cylinder heads just before setting off on a ride...
No salt etc on roads in winter
XT660Z



Check out www.redbikejohn.com for ride & race reports (enduro, H&H etc).

Post Reply

Return to โ€œBIKESโ€

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dave h, dodursley, Google Feedfetcher, Jak*, minkyhead, WillS and 215 guests