2005 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure
Excellent all around, and will tour and commute easily
Upper shaft minor oil seal, causing engine oil to leak down inside shaft housing and out by the rubber boot.
Top bike. Easy covers 6 to 800 miles in a day.
Excellent tank range for touring.
Comfort is good, but you really need to be taller than 6ft or 180 cm to probably be comfortable/secure at standstill so as to reach the ground securely (this is a very tall bike).
Handling well above average for a dual purpose (on/offroad) bike.
I recommend a screen extension such as Touratech or alike to reduce wind buffeting.
BMW original alu luggage is excellent, but hinges can break (cheap to replace though).
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th December, 2009