BMW R 1150 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: September 1998 – November 2003 (Sept. 2005 – R1150GS Adventure)
Predecessor: BMW R1100GS
Successor: BMW R1200GS

BMW R 1150 GS (Europe, USA), 1998-2003
BMW R 1150 GS Adventure (Europe, USA), 2001-2005

BMW R1150GS Adventure (standard & supplementary equipments):
• Suspension travel + 20mm
• Rear Monoshock WP (White Power)
• Fuel tank 30l / 7,9 US gal
• One part seat
• Bigger windshield
• Hand guards
• Crashbars
• Fog lights
• Protection grid for the front and fog lights
• + one 12V socket
• Rack
• Aluminum bags (39 liters right, 36 left and 30 topcase)
• Special engine chip (optional) for fuel 91 ROZ use
• Gearbox (6th normal, no more overdrive), shorter 1th gear (optional)
• Front brake EVO

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeSeptember 1998 – November 2003Name: BMW R1150GS
Model code: R21
Parts Catalog Code: 0415
USASeptember 1998 – November 2003Name: BMW R1150GS
Model code: R21
Parts Catalog Code: 0495
EuropeJuly 2001 – September 2005Name: BMW R1150GS Adventure
Model code: R21A
Parts Catalog Code: 0441
USAJuly 2001 – September 2005Name: BMW R1150GS Adventure
Model code: R21A
Parts Catalog Code: 0492

Specifications


BMW R1150GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2189 mm / 86,2 in – R1150GS
2180 mm / 85,8 in – R1150GS Adventure
Overall width903 mm / 35,6 in – R1150GS
980 mm / 38,6 in – R1150GS Adventure
Overall height1366 mm / 53,8 in – R1150GS
1435 mm / 56,5 in – R1150GS Adventure
Seat height840/860 mm (adjustable seat) – R1150GS
900/860 mm (adjustable seat) – R1150GS Adventure
Wheelbase1509 mm / 59,4 in – R1150GS
1501 mm / 59,1 in – R1150GS Adventure
Ground clearance200 mm / 7,9 in – R1150GS
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight249 kg / 549 lbs – R1150GS
253 kg / 557 lbs – R1150GS Adventure
276,5 kg / 609 lbs – R1150GS Adventure (with full
special equipment)
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travelBMW Telelever (5-way adjustable spring pre-load), 190 mm / 7,5 in – R1150GS
BMW Telelever (5-way adjustable spring pre-load), 210 mm / 8,3 in – R1150GS Adventure
Rear suspension, travelBMW Paralever (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 200 mm / 7,9 in
BMW Paralever with monoshock WP (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 220 mm / 8,7 in
Front tire size110/80 R19 (59H)
Rear tire size150/70 R17 (69H)
Front brakeDouble disc, 305 mm, 4-piston calipers (ABS-II) – R1150GS (to November 2001)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (ABS-II) – R1150GS (December 2001 to September 2002)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (integral ABS-I) – R1150GS /Adventure (with October 2002)
Double disc, 320 mm, 4-piston calipers EVO (ABS-II) – R1150GS Adventure (to September 2002)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS-II) – R1150GS / Adventure (to September 2002)
Single disc, 276 mm, 2-piston caliper (integral ABS-I) – R1150GS / Adventure (with October 2002)
Fuel capacity22,0 l / 5,8 US gal (reserve –4,0 l) – R1150GS
30,0 l / 7,9 US gal – R1150GS Adventure
Fuel economy5,11-6,43 l / 100 km (46,0-36,6 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Air&Oil-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementFlat twin (boxer)
Bore & Stroke101,0 x 70,5 mm
Displacement1130 cm³ (68,9 cu in)
Compression ratio10.3:1
Valve trainChain driven SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power85,0 hp (62,5 kW) / 6750 rpm
Max. torque98,0 Nm (9,9 kg-m) / 5250 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,03-4,11 sec
Top speed188-201 km/h (117-125 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection, Motronic MA 2.4
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchSingle dry plate, hydraulic operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveShaft
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


3.864
3.022
2.393
1.962
1.700
1.316
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemMotronic (mapped characteristic control)
2 spark plugs per cylinder – R1150GS / Adventure (with December 2002)
AlternatorBelt driven three-phase generator, 14V / 560W Denso
R1150GS (option), R1150GS Adventure (basic): 700W / 14V Bosch
Battery capacity12V-19Ah

Images


BMW R1150GS: images, gallery.

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Videos


BMW R1150GS: video.

Manuals


BMW R1150GS: documentation.

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