BMW R 1150 GS Review from United Kingdom

2002 BMW R 1150 GS

Model year2002
Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW R 1100 RT


Sex on wheels


Paint on fork bridge cracked and flaked after 2 years (warranty replacement). Doing the same again.

Paint on bevel box blistered (warranty replacement)

Battery failed after 4 years (replaced by gel battery).

General Comments:

Must be the best motorcycle BMW have made (apart from the R90S). Far superior to the R1200GS. I'll keep this one forever (or until they bring out something to equal or better it)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2006

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 1 review