2001 BMW R 1150 GS from United Arab Emirates
Good ride, poor reliability
Within first 6 months:
Battery thermal runaway - replaced under warranty, but they would not repair damage to the frame paint.
Fuel control unit failed - replaced under warranty.
ABS - many system faults.
Love the riding position, comfort, pulling power, and the great commanding position on the road.
Very heavy to lug around my garage and park.
Reliability was an issue for this one, let me down too many times, and I got the impression it was a five o'clock bike that had all the gremlins.
Local dealer, at the time, was not that helpful and tainted my confidence in the marque, especially when I also had a BMW Mini, which was a bigger let down!
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th October, 2011
2002 BMW R 1150 GS from United Kingdom
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).
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: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews