R 1150 GS: BMW NA Classic
2002 BMW R 1150 GS #ZE53066
1,130cc A63 Boxer Twin 85 hp @ 6,750 rpm
BMW NA Classic
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Following the success of the original R 80 G/S, BMW continued to evolve its dual-purpose adventure bike. In 1999, it became the R 1150 GS, with dramatic new styling from David Robb’s design team, plus a six-speed transmission to go with its 85-horsepower boxer engine and the comfortable Paralever/Telelever chassis. The R 1150 GS seen here accompanied the Olympic torch from Atlanta to Salt Lake City for the 2002 Winter Olympics—a 13,500-mile journey that provided excellent publicity for the reliability of BMW motorcycles.
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