BMW R 1150 GS Adventure Review from Sweden

2003 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

Model year2003
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired9000 kilometres
Most recent distance18000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleCagiva Canyon

Summary:

The perfect all-round bike

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

I've owned several motorcycles and this is my favourite.

The quality of the bike is extraordinary.

It looks intimidating at first, but it's very easy to handle once you get rolling.

The seating position is very high, but you can buy a lower seat.

The ABS brakes are fantastic. I did not think I'd need them, but I've changed my mind.

My bike was delivered with ABS brakes, aluminium panniers, low first gear and heated grips. I use the heated grips very often, even in the summer.

I can spend a whole day on the bike without getting tired.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2006

16th Apr 2007, 20:33

Stephen from Canada: I would like to get one, but would like to know more.

27th Apr 2007, 01:42

Hi Guys... Go here for a large GS forum!

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/

Best wishes

Bilks

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review