BMW R 1150 GS Adventure Review from South Africa

2004 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance8700 kilometres
Previous motorcycleBMW BMW GS1100


Great all round motorcycle!


Absolutely nothing.

General Comments:

I previously had a '98 GS1100 for 36000kms, and I thought that it was the best all round bike I had ever had.

The Adventure offers the same bullet proof reliability, fantastic handling, and good all round performance.

The long range tank is fantastic for long trips, albeit a little heavy round town when full.

Good wind protection, ABS brakes, heated grips, shaft drive, multiple power points etc, all make for a very comfortable and capable motorcycle that devours long distances with ease.

It's big, imposing, and very capable!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th August, 2006

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review