1989 BMW R 100 GS P/D from South Africa


Has allowed me to explore some wonderful places


Not much. Electrical wiring is a little suspect.

Speedometer failed at 100 000km.

Seat cover and foam has been replaced.

General Comments:

On tarmac it obviously can't keep up with later GS models. The large (30+ litre) tank gives good touring range.

When tracks get rougher, the 21" front wheel and low gearing comes into its own. Although it's quite heavy (especially with a full tank!), it's surprisingly capable off road thanks to its great balance and low centre of gravity. Doesn't like mud or jumps.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2006