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    What bikes put on the most miles?

    This may be available information somewhere on this website, if it is, could you
    direct me to it. On the mileage awards, is there a breakdown on what BMW models people tend to put the most miles on?

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    The bikes are listed along with their riders in the April edition of Owners News.
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    RT's GS's and RS's

    With over 20 years of riding those three models, I can tell you the GS's R100GS, R1150GS and R1200GSA always put on the most miles for riding in Colorado. With those three side by side, it is usually the GS that gets taken for rides more often than not.

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    I vote GS too. Without a doubt!!!

    Had a 2002 GSA for 5 years and 70K miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osceola View Post
    I vote GS too. Without a doubt!!!

    Had a 2002 GSA for 5 years and 70K miles.
    Agree...

    2002 GS 158K

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    I would wager:

    1. GS

    2. R****RT
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    I suspect it directly parallels the sales figures for the bike models. More GS's are sold than RT's. More RT's are sold than R's.. and so on.

    It's meaningless IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    It's meaningless IMHO.
    I'd agree there.

    Odds are the newest model ranges could be just as capable; but haven't been around long enough for people to find out.
    It also seems that the (human) mileage contest winners are predominantly near retirement age and/or at least have more time available to ride; the kids have grown, and so on.
    The model ranges typically chosen by the, umm, "baby boom" generation (or thereabouts) are going to be the ones most likely to dominate these results too.

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    Bike with the most mileage!

    Quote Originally Posted by DRUDOLPH148006 View Post
    This may be available information somewhere on this website, if it is, could you
    direct me to it. On the mileage awards, is there a breakdown on what BMW models people tend to put the most miles on?
    Well I have a 1977 R100RS and I have 459,300 miles on it as of today.

    I am approaching my 400,00 mile award and want to see how far it will go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darryl View Post
    Well I have a 1977 R100RS and I have 459,300 miles on it as of today.

    I am approaching my 400,00 mile award and want to see how far it will go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robnye View Post
    Did I bump into you at Meat Cove last summer?
    No I have never been to Meat Cove!

    I have attended 21 Nationals and been at the last 5 Ammbassador Dinners!

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    R100/7,gs,klt,gsa;

    350000R100/7, 95000GS1100, 97000KLT and a one year old GSA at 35000, with a few others like a F650 in there with less. My Old Classic R100/7 has been the furthest and my only one over the 100 mark. Some of these are close however. Randy

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    I'll give you the GS for newer models, but I think the airheads have all the newer bikes beat.

    I've known a lot of people who think nothing of going cross-country on their 35-year-old BMW. Will the oilheads still be doing that kind of travel at that age? The jury is still out, but I think most of us doubt it.

    The old K's seem to be doing quite well so far too.
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    You wouldn't believe how many people tell me I should get a "new" "modern" bike, like a Suziki SV 650 or 1000. They wonder why I ride a 19 year old K75. They shake their heads when I tell them my bike only has 55K on it.
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    My gut feeling is that the K-bikes (flying brick) are the most durable.
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