BMW R 1100 GS Review from Australia

1994 BMW R 1100 GS

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleHonda XR350R


An impressive old motorcycle


Only replaced the rear brake pads.

General Comments:

I bought this bike when it had 100,000 Kms on the clock. I have done another 20,000 kms and it has been a dream.

No problems, it will still do 200 km/hr and handles really well at any speed.

It is my first BMW and first big-bore bike. Heavy when parking and you need to be careful as it is a beast, but once underway it is light and very torquey.

I have been thinking of buying a 1200 GS, but need to convince myself why? I don't need to go faster, or need a bike that handles better. The 30kgs lighter is probably the only reason, but it is a big cost if just for that.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2008

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 1 review