Still popular among enthusiasts despite being superceded in 2005, the BMW R1150GS is a capable adventure bike that can make a great used bike buy. Sporting the familiar air cooled BMW Boxer twin engine and a reliable shaft drive system, the R1150GS is most comfortable eating up the miles on the open roads, but is perfectly usable (if a little cumbersome due its large size) on gentle trails. Often seen with big mileages, a carefully looked after machine is fun to ride and comfortable either one or two up. As with all BMW motorcycles, check out the specification before you buy. Extras such as ABS, heated grips and BMW’s tough hard luggage system including panniers and matching top box are well worth having and will add value to the bike.
Although many are enthusiast owned and will have been well cared for, there are many used R1150GS for sale which have had a hard life so check out the service history and arrange a test ride before you part with your cash.