BMW R1150GS: review, history, specs

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BMW R1150GS
1999 BMW R1150GS
Manufacturer BMW
Also called R1150GS Adventure, R 1150 GS Adventure, R 1150 GS
Production 1999 - 2005
Predecessor BMW R1100GS
Class Adventure
Engine two cylinder boxer, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 101.0mm x 70.5mm
Compression ratio 10.3:1
Top speed 119 mph (192 km/h)
Horse Power 82.07 HP (61.2 KW) @ 6750RPM
Torque 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5250RPM
Sparkplug BKR7EKC-N '01-04 , '05
Battery 51913 '01-04 , '05
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated
Suspension Front: bmw motorrad telelever
Rear: die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with bmw motorrad paralever
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: double disc
Front Tire 110/80-zr19
Rear Tire 150/70-zr17
Wheelbase 59.09 inches (1501 mm)
Dimensions L 85.83 inches (2180 mm)
W 38.58 inches (980 mm)
H 56.5 inches (1435 mm)
Seat height 35.43 inches (900 mm)
Weight 511.47 pounds (232.0 Kg) (dry), 253.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.84 Gallon (22.10 Liters)
Fuel consumption 4.50 litres/100 km (22.2 km/l or 52.27 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual
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The BMW R1150GS Adventure was a two cylinder boxer, four-stroke Adventure motorcycle produced by BMW between 1999 and 2005. It could reach a top speed of 119 mph (192 km/h). Max torque was 72.28 ft/lbs (98.0 Nm) @ 5250 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 82.07 HP (61.2 KW) @ 6750 RPM.

Engine

The engine was a oil & air cooled two cylinder boxer, four-stroke. A 101.0mm bore x 70.5mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1130.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a single overhead cams (sohc).

Drive

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the single-disc dry clutch, hydraulically operated.

Chassis

It came with a 110/80-zr19 front tire and a 150/70-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc in the front and a double disc in the rear. The front suspension was a bmw motorrad telelever while the rear was equipped with a die-cast aluminium single-sided swinging arm with bmw motorrad paralever. The R1150GS Adventure was fitted with a 5.84 Gallon (22.10 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 511.47 pounds (232.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.09 inches (1501 mm) long.

1999 BMW R 1150 GS

The 1999 MY BMW R 1150 GS is the latest addition to BMW's adventure family, and has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque. Standard fittings for this machine includes laced wheels, an adjustable windshield, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, pillion grab handles, dual front disc brakes coupled to a single disc in the rear, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, and a high-end suspension package composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever front unit and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear unit.


2000 BMW R 1150 GS

2000 BMW R 1150 GS

If you are on the market for a powerful machine that is capable of tackling both paved and unpaved roads with ease, then the 2000 MY BMW R 1150 GS may be the right choice for you. It comes with features such as laced wheels, an adjustable windshield, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, pillion grab handles, dual front disc brakes coupled to a single disc in the rear, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, and a high-end suspension package composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever front unit and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear unit.

In the engine department, it sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive and can reach a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.


2001 BMW R 1150 GS

Whether for daily commutes, weekend outings and even light off-road tracks, the 2001 MY BMW R1150GS is up for the task. The Telelever front suspension and the Paralever rear suspension, plus the lace-spoked wheels ensure a smooth ride, even if the road is unpaved, while the heated hand grips and ABS II as standard and saddlebag mounting brackets mean this machine can even be used for longer hauls.

At its heart lies an air-cooled, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce 85 horsepower and 96 Nm of torque. Also, the adjustable seat height and the adjustable front brake and clutch levers mean that riders with a wider range of inseams and arm lengths can ride this cool machine.


2002 BMW R 1150 GS

2002 BMW R 1150 GS

The 2002 MY BMW R 1150 GS has at its heart an air-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, two cylinder boxer engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission that can reach a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.

In addition, it boasts features such as laced wheels, an adjustable windshield, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, pillion grab handles, dual front disc brakes coupled to a single disc in the rear, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, and a high-end suspension package composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever front unit and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear unit.


2002 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

The 2002 MY BMW R 1150 GS Adventure has been designed by the German engineers to tackle the harshest terrains possible, as well as allow the rider to spend as much time as possible behind the bars. It has, at its heart, an air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive, and can reach a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque. Standard features for this machine include side-panniers, a rear top-case, a large windshield, hand guards, laced wheels with off-road tires mounted on them, a front headlight protection, an aluminium bash-plate, auxiliary fog lights, a large-capacity 30-liter (7.9-gallon) fuel tank, dual front disc brakes and a suspension package with longer travel, as opposed to the base R 1150 GS.


2003 BMW R 1150 GS

2003 BMW R 1150 GS 2003 BMW R 1150 GS 2003 BMW R 1150 GS 2003 BMW R 1150 GS 2003 BMW R 1150 GS

The House of Munich has launched the 2003 MY BMW R 1150 GS for those riders who want to explore as much of their surroundings as possible, but also want more power from their two-wheeler. It comes with laced wheels, an adjustable windshield, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, pillion grab handles, dual front disc brakes coupled to a single disc in the rear, a digital and analogue instrument cluster, and a high-end suspension package composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever front unit and a BMW Motorrad Paralever rear unit.

In the engine department it sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 1130cc, twin cylinder boxer powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive and can produce a claimed 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.


2003 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

The 2003 MY BMW R 1150 GS Adventure comes with fittings such as side-panniers, a rear top-case, a large windshield, hand guards, laced wheels with off-road tires mounted on them, a front headlight protection, an aluminium bash-plate, auxiliary fog lights, a large-capacity 30-liter (7.9-gallon) fuel tank, dual front disc brakes and a suspension package with longer travel, composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever in the front and a BMW Motorrad Paralever in the rear.

In addition, it boasts a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque from its four-stroke, air/oil-cooled, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.


2004 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

2004 BMW R1150GS in Black
2004 BMW R1150GS in Black
2004 BMW R1150GS in Black

The 2004 MY BMW R 1150 GS Adventure addresses riders who want to explore as much of the world as possible, whether on paved roads or off the beaten path, as well as spend as much time as possible in the saddle. It has, at its heart, an air/oi-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque.

Standard fittings for this versatile machine include, but are not limited to, side-panniers, a rear top-case, a large windshield, hand guards, laced wheels with off-road tires mounted on them, a front headlight protection, an aluminium bash-plate, auxiliary fog lights, a large-capacity 30-liter (7.9-gallon) fuel tank, dual front disc brakes and a suspension package with longer travel, composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever in the front and a BMW Motorrad Paralever in the rear.


2005 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

2005 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure 2005 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure 2005 BMW R 1150 GS Adventure

The 2005 MY BMW R 1150 GS Adventure is the most versatile machine designed by the House of Munich, capable of taking on busy city traffic, weekend long hauls on the highway as well as unpaved tracks, for the more adventurous among riders. It comes with side-panniers, a rear top-case, a large windshield, hand guards, laced wheels with off-road tires mounted on them, a front headlight protection, an aluminium bash-plate, auxiliary fog lights, a large-capacity 30-liter (7.9-gallon) fuel tank, dual front disc brakes and a suspension package with longer travel, composed of a BMW Motorrad Telelever in the front and a BMW Motorrad Paralever in the rear.

Also, it boasts a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 98 Nm of torque from its air/oil-cooled, four-stroke, 1130cc, boxer twin cylinder powerplant that is mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a shaft final drive.


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