ADV bikes are one of the most popular markets in motorcycles right now, and it’s all due to BMW and their R80GS. The GS kept growing in size and in popularity – much of the latter fueled by the starring role of the R1150GS in Long Way Round.
The 1150 was an evolution of the 1100, gaining a 1,130cc engine (up from 1,085) as well as a 6-speed transmission (up from 5). Ewan and Charley utilized BMW’s Adventure model on their RTW trip, which featured several upgrades: taller (+20mm) adjustable suspension, a larger (8 gallon) tank, 1 part seat, luggage rack, standard hand guards, larger windshield, a dark blue anodized frame/magnesium cylinder covers, aluminum skid plate, upgraded crash bar, and new colors – including an homage to the classic “bumblebee” livery.
This example is VIN: WB10492A94ZH31851, Engine #: 7673574.
The seller acquired it about a year from a private party. Since then he’s covered roughly 1,000 miles. The odometer shows 7,821 miles.
Jesse lockable aluminium hard bags with matching top case (pictured below), Wolfman dry packs.
Race Tech G3-S custom shocks front and rear.
Pivot Pegz footpegs.
BMW Motorrad Navigator (Garmin Zumo) on a RAM mount.
Aftermarket brake lever.
Storm exhaust and Y pipe cat delete (stock exhaust and catalytic converter included, pictured below).
Touratech valve cover guards.
Clear headlight guard.
The sale includes a Corbin heated seat with passenger back rest.
The seller notes that this GS had the 6,000 mile service performed in December of 2020 by ADVMotoTech in Glendale, California. The “alternator belt, fluids, brake system and new fuel line couplings were all completed.”
It is riding on Continental TKC80 Twinduro tires with date codes of 4306 and 0815.
The seller is letting it go as “I am reducing the amount of bikes that I have to focus on a few restorations. This bike needs nothing and is ready to travel the world.” The sale includes one key.
Currently located in Los Angeles, California, this BMW is offered on a clean California title with registration that expired in March 2021. Please Note: if the next owner is in California, the seller will cover the costs (roughly $200) of making the registration current.
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Los Angeles, California
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.