Written on: 10/10/2011 by jenkodog (2 reviews written)
I bought the bike after a full power Vmax. Been riding continuously for last 23 years and owned all sorts. This BMW had only 6k on the clock and came with all the extras. I fitted handlebar risers and removed the exhaust Ypiece as it constantly caused the engine to backfire on overrun (no I didn't have any air leaks, there just wasn't enough back pressure)and refitted the catalytic converter. After 43000 miles I changed the rear shock for a Hagon. Much better as the BMW shock had worn out... (read more)
Written on: 17/07/2009 by Mick Gibson (1 review written)
The BMW R1150R bike has tons of character, you know there is an engine thumping away beneath you, something I like! The engine can be felt slightly through footpegs and bars but nothing to worry about (no white finger!). The gearbox takes practice to get snatch free changes but I am getting better all the time(pre-load the lever slightly before changing and knock power off a tiny bit)The stretch to the handlebars is not ideal and I will be buying risers. The seat height is tallish I am 5'8"... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009 by sullivan8733
I have had my 2004 R1150R for its whole life. 20,000 miles on it of around town riding. One new front tire and two rear tires. No other maintenance issues. Runs all day and gets great gas mileage. 45 city 55 highway, even at the speeds I travel, (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2009 by stevejd (2 reviews written)
The BMW R1150R is reliable .... very reliable, 75,000km from new and no problems as yet.
comfortable, handles superbly, surprisingly quick. A complete roadster, all rounder!
The dealer gave me the 1150R demo bike, while my Fireblade got a service, and I never took it back. Good on metal roads, fully loaded 2 up touring, nifty jaunts on country roads. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2009
comfy to ride. heated handles would be a great bike, only that it breaks down too much, and repairs are very costly. no mercy at all. My bike was new, but nevertheless had to be towed to garage three time, within the first 5 years and 12000 km. costs of repairs $3000
Written on: 31/08/2008 by hcuzz (1 review written)
I had an BMW R1150 R for two years and really loved every minute of owning it. I bought it second hand and the guy I got it from had had it for 3 years from new. I paid half what he paid when he bought it new, so they do depreciate heavily in the first couple of years. After two years I managed to get back over 90% of what I paid so it gave me excellent value for money.
It was extremely reliable and comfortable to ride, though it did use quite a bit of engine oil despite having less than... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2008 by chou1223
Very beautiful and classic BMW motorcycle. With every BMW bike should have, telelever, paralever, ABS, boxer engine. Good looking and not too heavy. Good looking, even better than the new one R1200R. Great power in low RPM, and much fun when riding over mountain road, stylish and everlasting. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008
Good bike solid bike,good fuel consumption para lever suspension makes for solid feel, love the boxer twin great low end grunt. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2007 by msl (1 review written)
Very happy with the BMW R1150R(1), with just a few minor niggles.BMW panniers are expensive and can't accommodate a full face crash helmet, better to use Givi luggage.The accessory socket is smaller than cigarette socket, so most accessories will need to have their plugs changed (chargers, sat.nav etc.) (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2006 by themenz (1 review written)
This bike is fun too ride - has great power and gets pretty good mileage. The optional ABS brakes are unbelievable and pay off in many ways.
It looks fabulous, especially in black.
Some concerns about the total cost of ownership. BMWs are expensive to maintain although I cannot honestly compare that to any other model. Also, with over 40,000 miles, I have a couple of concerns. First, when I went into the dealer for my last service under warranty at 36k, they found over $4,000 worth... (read more)