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131946
08-21-2007, 12:21 AM
OK, I need a history lesson. I've sold my R1100S with the intention of getting a GS Adventure so here I am shopping, thinking pre 06's are 1150's. So on ebay today there is an 06 1150 GS Adventure. Did they change to a 1200 mid year? Are the 1200's a big improvement over the 1150's and worth the extra coin??

I gotta know!

FredRydr
08-21-2007, 01:33 AM
Just to pose a question to which I think the answer is "Yes": Didn't BMW continue to sell the R1150GS Adventure for one more model year next to the non-Adventure R1200GS in US dealer showrooms?

Fred
'07 R

podsobinski
08-21-2007, 12:21 PM
Yes, there was an overlap between the GS1200, the GS1150 Adv. and the GS1200 Adventure but not any more. The R1200GS came out so BMW kept the 1150 Adv. because the 1200 Adventure wasn't available to the U.S. Wow, which is best is really a tough answer, time and proven is the R1150GS Adventure especially the 04 and 05. The R1200GS Adventure has a more powerful engine and is a little lighter, looks more modern. I love the old Adventure as long as I have my '06 RT for touring with my wife I would own the older Adventure for solo. But if I could only have one bike the new Adventure would fill both those needs. So if you are thinking of doing a lot of double touring get the new model. If you are solo and money is an issure you can not go wrong with an '04 or '05 1150 adventure.

gpodzo

SNC1923
08-21-2007, 12:50 PM
Are the 1200's a big improvement over the 1150's and worth the extra coin??

The answer to this question is yes, and an extraordinary understatement at that.

Going from the 1100 to the 1150 was an evolutionary change; the 1150 to the 1200, a revolutionary change.

131946
08-21-2007, 04:32 PM
I love the old Adventure as long as I have my '06 RT for touring with my wife I would own the older Adventure for solo. But if I could only have one bike the new Adventure would fill both those needs. So if you are thinking of doing a lot of double touring get the new model.
gpodzo

So are the ergonomics (seat + space?) of the 1200 that much different than the 1150? I would like to have as much comfort for 2 up riding as possible and yes I can only afford one bike...

podsobinski
08-21-2007, 09:06 PM
Only one bike would do. . . .R1200GS Adventure:clap

gpodzo

Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul.