Rear Wheel. The GS's fuel tank returns unchanged, as does its two-piece saddle.
Cooling System. This bike handles it ways nothing two stories high has a right to.
The new R 1150 GS boasts not only technical improvements, but also a facelift. Max Power. Peak horsepower goes from 80 to 85 on the new Boxer, with a smooth, linear increase from idle to its 6750 rpm peak.
A pair of asymmetrical headlamps provide a familial connection with the new R 1100 S and offer superlative lighting. Rear Wheel Travel.
Electronic ignition MA 2. Front Wheel. Wet Weight.
Overall, the assembled sliders provide a three-pound reduction in unsprung weight over the originals, which improves both on- and off-road handling on the R 1150 GS. Cooling System. The latest 1150 engine has a strong, torquey power delivery, and the six-speed gearbox includes an overdrive for low-rpm motorway cruising. BMW's new handlebar controls are also featured on the R 1150 GS, with all controls and switches fully integrated in the most ergonomic position.
Front Tyre. The bike is tricked out a bit more than the standard GS with a Remus pipe and a few other mods to take advantage of it. Consumption Average. Front Brakes.
Single 276mm disc, 2 piston caliper.