BMW R1150GS Adventure

THE BMW R1150GS ADVENTURE


R 1150 GS Adventure - experience for real what others dream about

The last adventures are under threat of extinction!
Arenít full diaries and strict rules are about to rob them of their existence?
It is with this in mind that BMW has developed the R 1150 GS ADVENTURE. ADVENTURE is not just a name: it is a promise. If GS stood for the ultimate travel Enduro, ADVENTURE will stand for the discovery and exploration of the most remote corners of the earth.
The cry for adventure on the unsecured pathways of this world is responded to impressively with the ADVENTURE. Where there is no telephone connection, no road signs and no houses, there is still a way: the R 1150 GS Adventure.
Based on the highly sophisticated flat twin engine concept and a well-established frame geometry, the ADVENTURE provides a wealth of special features. Longer spring travel, robust underbody protection, a special seat and countless special equipment items such as fall bracket, short first gear, large 30 litre fuel tank, aluminium carrier, top case, additional headlamp, RON 91 suitability and much more ensure that adventures have space to breathe once more.
Whether in the frozen heights of Bolivia, the heat of Africa, the vast expanses of North America or the exotic colour of Asia - the BMW R 1150 GS ADVENTURE is at home on all the roads of the world.
(BMW official presentation text)

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure

R1150GS Adventure
The BMW R 1150 GS ADVENTURE was presented on 13.09.01 at the IAA in Frankfurt with BMW Motorrad in the BMW Group pavilion.
The bike is previsted on the market in the spring 2002.

The difference vs. the R1150GS are:

  • suspension travel 20mm longer;
  • adjustable White Power rear shock;
  • 30 liters tank;
  • 1 part seat;
  • higher (13cm) and wider (12cm) windshield;
  • hand protections as eom;
  • alu bashplate;
  • new crashbar;
  • aux. fog lights;
  • protection grid for the front and fog lights;
  • supplementary 12v socket;
  • dark blue (black?!?) anodised rims;
  • knobbies tires (Continental);
  • rack;
  • alu bags (39 liters right, 36 left and 30 topcase), top of the side casse at seat level for bigger loading area;
  • dark blue (black?!?) magnesium cylinder cover;
  • special engine chip (as accessory) for normal fuel (91 ROZ) use;
  • gearbox (6th normal, no more overdrive), shorter 1th available as optional;
  • front brake EVO;
  • ABS as optional (surely depending on country) with ability to turn it off for off-road usage;
  • new colors... and the BumbleBee is back!


  • Attention, it seems that some of these equipments will be available as accessories and not as standart equipment of the GS Adventure. Maybe related to the market (country).

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Updated 29 March 2004