2002 BMW R1150GS Adventure, Silver, ABS, Heated grips, Factory cases, low miles

2002 BMW R-Series

Price: US $6,000.00
Item location: Tavernier, Florida, United States
Make: BMW
Model: R-Series
SubModel: R1150GS Adventure
Type: Dual-Purpose
Year: 2002
Mileage: 37,388
VIN: WB10492A12ZH30495
Color: Silver
Engine size: 1,150
Vehicle Title: Clear

This is one of the last production months before BMW switched to the overly assisted. buzzy servo brakes. A highly desired model. Made to travel the worlds best and worst roads. Featured in the BBC television show "The Long Way Around" starring Charlie Boorman and Ewan McGregor. Ready for your Spring Adventures!Comes with the cases. and your choice of either the factory standard. factory low. or Corbin leather heated seats. The low seat is on the bike in the pictures. Pick the one that fits you best. This bike is in need of nothing but a new home. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have. Located in the upper Florida Keys. Fly in to Miami. ride it home. I will pick you up at the Miami airport. I will assist the buyer with shipping at their cost. Bid with confidence. These models are now starting to increase in value as the depreciation phase is over. BMW R1150GSFrom Wikipedia. the free encyclopediaBMW R1150GSBMW R1150GS AdventureManufacturerBMW MotorradParent companyBMWProduction19992005PredecessorR1100GSSuccessorR1200GSClassDual-sportEngine1. 30 cc. 2-cylinder boxer. nbsp;air/oil cooled(twin spark plugs on later models)Bore / stroke101 mm ? 70. 5 mm (3. 98 in ? 2. 78 in)Compression ratio10. 3:1Power85 hp (63 kW) @ 6. 50 rpm[1]Torque75 lbft (102 Nm) @ 5. 50 rpmTransmission6-speed. nbsp;shaft driveSuspensionFront: BMW TeleleverRear: BMW ParaleverBrakesFront: 4-piston callipers with 305 mm discsRear: 2-piston calliper with single 276 mm discOptional ABS (servo assisted on later models)TiresFront: 110/80HR19Rear: 150/70HR17Spoked. tubeless wheelsSeat height840 mm (33 in)Weight229 kg (505 lb) (dry)Fuel capacityStandard - 22 L (4. 8 imp gal; 5. 8 US gal)Optional - 30 L (6. 6 imp gal; 7. 9 US gal)The BMW R1150GS and R1150GS Adventure are motorcycles that were manufactured by BMW Motorrad between 1999 and 2005. The R1150GS models are part of the BMW GS family of dual-sport adventure motorcycles that have been produced from 1981 to the present date. The bikes have a 1. 30 cc horizontally-opposed flat-twin engine and shaft drive. Contents [hide] 1 Production history2 Model differences3 Awards and popularity4 References5 External linksProduction history[edit]The 1. 30 cc R1150GS had a new six-speed gearbox. It replaced the R1100GS. which had a 1. 85 cc engine and a five speed gearbox. [citation needed]The standard R1150GS model was produced from 1999 to 2004. when it was replaced by the more powerful and lighter R1200GS. The Adventure. which was produced from 2001 to 2005. was replaced by the R1200GS Adventure in 2006. [citation needed]In late 2002. the optional ABS system was replaced with an electrically servo-assisted combined braking system. In addition the engines were equipped with twin spark plugs on each cylinder to improve emissions and improve a persistent surging problem that affected many BMW boxer models. 58. 23 units of standard R1150GS model were produced. while 17. 28 units of the Adventure models were produced. [2]The R1150GS is a popular bike for offroad trailsModel differences[edit]The R1150GS Adventure featured a number of differences over the standard bike to make it more suitable for overland and adventure travel. [3] These included an optional 30-litre (6. 6 imp gal; 7. 9 US gal) fuel tank. larger screen. single-piece seat. 20 millimetres (0. 8 in) taller suspension front and rear. lower first gear and a conventional sixth gear in place of the standard model's overdrive gear. An anti-knock sensor adjustment change allowed the adventure version to run on lower quality gasoline as well. Common options on both models were heated handgrips and ABS brakes. Awards and popularity[edit]In 2000. nbsp;Cycle World Magazine awarded the R1150GS "Best Sport Touring Bike". [4] In 2005. the R1150GS Adventure was awarded "Best Traillie" by British publication RiDE Magazine. while the standard model came third. [5] The R1150GS Adventure was used in 2004 by Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in their 18. 87-mile (30. 96 km) ride from London to New York. featured in the book and TV series Long Way Round. [6] Its successor. the R1200GS Adventure was used in the follow-up Long Way Down trip. It was also used by Guinness World Record motorcycle endurance holder Simon Newbound. [7] Kevin Sanders and his wife Julia used the R1150GS for their Guinness World Record for the fastest world circumnavigation by motorcycle in 2002. They also used the R1150GS Adventure for their record-breaking traversal of the Pan-American Highway in 2003. [8]One of the many outstanding reviews of this model:July 1. nbsp;2002When a rugged. off-road-styled motorcycle is classified as an Adventure Tourer. it generally means two things: 1) Its larger engine and fuel tank. wind protection. plusher seat and extra load capacity make it better for the long. open road than a smaller. lighter dual-sport bike. and 2) you can still ride it in the dirt. but its so big that anything rougher than a fire road is going to be an adventure. all right. At 660 pounds with the optional luggage and 7. 9-gallons of fuel and a 35. 6-inch seat height. the new R1150GS Adventure takes BMWs interpretation of the category to the extreme. both in practice and styling. Based upon the standard GS and its earlier Paris-Dakar variants. the 2002 R1150GS Adventure starts with the familiar GS-spec opposed flat boxer twin. which has four valves per cylinder. screw-and-locknut valve adjusters and air/oil-cooling. BMW beefed the engine up for 2000 with more powerthe only change to the new Adventure powerplant is the addition of a second map. or program. in the fuel injection computer that lets the bike run on crummier fuel. Filling up from a drum in Peru? Simply pop a coding plug into the wiring harness and BMW says the bikes fuel requirement drops from 91 premium to 87 regular. The GS received a better-shifting transmission for 2000. with a new sixth gear as a tallish overdrive. For better top-gear acceleration at highway speeds. particularly when the bike is fully loaded. the Adventures overdrive has been effectively eliminated with a sixth-gear ratio drop from 0. 70:1 to 0. 80:1. First gear has also been lowered from 2. 05:1 to 2. 375:1 to let the big bike crawl around more easily at low speeds on rough roads and hills. After that larger fuel tank. the most significant mods to the Adventure include . 8-inch longer suspension travel front and rear. with a corresponding boost in ride height and ground clearance. Side- and centerstands were lengthened accordingly. The front strut for the BMW Telelever features adjustable spring preload. and a new rear shock for the Paralever single-sided swingarm/driveshaft has progressive. adjustable damping for better rough-road performance. The Adventure receives BMWs lighter EVO four-piston opposed brake calipers and floating rotors in front. and ABS IInot the newer Integral ABSis standard. As before. it can be switched off for those times off-road when you may need to lock a wheel. Shifting your weight is easier on the Adventures new one-piece seat. which is plenty cushy front and rear. At a nose-bleed height of 35. 6 inches. however. climbing on and off the bike and controlling its heft at a stop can be dicey for the vertically challenged. Even our taller staffers were intimidated by the Adventure until underway. Take heartBMW also offers a 1. 6-inch lower one-piece seat for it. Passengers get a new cast-alloy hand loop across the back of the seat in front of a larger rear luggage rack. Ergonomic niceties for the rider include a larger. reshaped windscreen. wind- and brush-cheating handguards and a pad on the handlebar crossbar to save your teeth. Heated grips are standard. too. Further evidence of the GS Adventures off-road worthiness can be found in its larger upper front fender. Continental Twinduro block-tread tires. gnarly engine cylinder protection bars and heavy-duty skid plate. Special optional accessories created for the Adventure (that also fit the standard R1150GS) include the headlight grill. fog lights and those big aluminum cases on our test bike. The fog lights are bright and powerful. but compared to some of the aftermarket hard bags out there the BMW cases are just OK. The bodies are strong. each will hold a large full-face helmet with room to spare. and theres a full complement of strap tie-downs atop each one. The optional cases are expensive. however. and have weak-looking hinges and those wonky BMW latches weve been dealing with since the 80s. They leak. too. so there are certainly better deals among the narrower cases out there. The versatile mounting system is another story. as its hinged support tubes let you flip them up out of the way or strap on just about anything with the cases removed. One final thing to consider about the luggage system is its weightwe didnt weigh it off the bike. but its gotta break 50 pounds. and with the complete mounting system and all three cases installed but empty. based upon its 990-pound GVWR the 660-pound Adventures load capacity with a full tank of fuel (48 pounds!) drops to just 330 pounds. Thats fine for a solo rider. but wearing all of their gear. the average couple can exceed the rated limit by themselves. Whether you consider the R1150GS Adventure a ridiculously large dual-sport or a touring bike for tall. hardy types. the most surprising thing about it once youre aboard is its pleasant road manners. Although it wont win any brute-horsepower shootouts. the boxer mill gets the bike down the road nicely. and ridden solo with a light load it offers plenty of top speed and a strong burst of power without much vibration. More important is the Adventures ability to thrum along at a crawl on rough roads and in traffic with a load on. its prodigious torque and lower gearing making the bike easy to ride and nearly impossible to kill. In addition to commuting and playing with the Adventure a little off-road by myself. Genie and I took it on a 525-mile overnighter to the desert with. ahem. a 450-pound load. including ourselves and as much gear piled in and on the luggage as possible. I never wanted for more power. even climbing up into the mountains. and the engine sounds nice and never gets unpleasantly buzzy or cantankerous. Shifting is easy enough if a little weird thanks to the dry clutch and somewhat clunky gearbox. but a solid toe of the lever gets the job done. The bike started easily in cold weather with the use of the handlebar-mounted fast idle control. though you dont always have to use it. and even with that load for most of the miles we put on the bike it still managed 43. 6 mpg average. for a theoretical range of nearly 350 miles. Handling is better than you might expect for such a large machine. and. in fact. the Adventure is downright fun to ride fast in the corners. The Twinduros squirm a little but stick surprisingly well. and ground clearance is endless when ridden solo. That wide handlebar lets you flick the bike from side-to-side effortlessly. and the brakes are terrific front and rear. For two-up riding with a load like ours the bike needs a higher spring rate in backwe used the convenient remote spring-preload adjuster knob to max it out on our overnighter. yet the centerstand still dragged in fast corners. Damping is fine front and rear for any load. however. Thanks to that plush seat. large windscreen and heated grips. the comfort level on the Adventure is highwe could stay on the rider and passenger perches for several hours. The bikes tallness makes it a bear for the average sized to climb on and off. but once under way its like riding on a big couch. I didnt attempt any off-road antics two-up and loaded. but ridden solo the Adventure floats over ruts and small rocks and grabs pretty well in loose turns. enough that you can toddle along at pretty fast clip on a smooth dirt road. Still. riding such a big bike aggressively off-road is like dating a grouchy sumo wrestler. Treat those 660 pounds with respect. dont make any mistakes. and if youre lucky. it wont land on you. Conveniences abound on the Adventuretheres a sight glass for checking the oil level. a good helmet lock. an excellent toolkit under the seat and adjustable clutch and brake levers. Mirrors and the twin-beam headlight work fine. Road-only riders will want some longer-wearing rubberwe wore the back knobby out in less than 3. 00 miles. But dont it look bad with those chunky tires?BMW will sell a lot of Adventures to poseurs who have no intention of ever leaving the state or paved roads. never mind traveling to the ends of the earth. and it will keep them plenty happy (if theyre tall enough). With the shorter seat installed. perhaps. Id love to have one as a second bike. for long weekends of going wherever we please (maybe with some lightweight soft luggage). And the genuine world wanderers out there? Well. getting ready for life on the road less traveled just got a lot easier.

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