- The GS has been in production for over 25 years, with many, many thousands sold
- Complete guide to buying a secondhand GS
- Ownership advice – is it the right bike for you?
- Where to look for problems
- 15min and 30min evaluation checklists
- Auction guide
- Spares prices
- Lists of useful contacts in the GS Community
- How to get the paperwork right
- Get the right bike at the right price!
BMW’s GS series is one of the world’s milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the ‘adventure sport’ category – big bikes that are capable of travelling off-road and, in many ways, it’s the Range Rover of motorcycling. It's now more popular than ever, thanks in part to the massive publicity surrounding the film Long Way Round starring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.
Buying a classic bike is an expensive business and mistakes can prove costly financially and in time, effort and stress. Wouldn't it be great if you could take an expert with you? With the aid of this book's step-by-step guidance from a marque specialist, you can! BMW’s GS series is one of the world’s milestone motorcycles, in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the adventure sport‚ category big bikes that are capable of travelling off-road, in many ways, it’s the Range Rover of motorcycling. And it’s now more popular than ever, thanks in part to the massive publicity surrounding Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman’s round the world trip, on GS’s. This book is a complete guide to buying one of these iconic bikes secondhand: what to look for (10min and 30min evaluations); spares prices; guides to auctions and paperwork; lists of useful contacts in the GS community; and just as important, consideration of whether it’s the right bike for you.You'll discover all you need to know about the GS you want to buy… Working step-by-step through the bike’s strengths and weaknesses. This books unique points system will help you to place the bikes value in relation to condition whilst extensive photographs illustrate the problems to look out for. This is an important investment - STOP! don't buy a BMW GS without this book's help. One hundred colour photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you 1000s
R80 G/S 1980-87
R80 GS 1987-96
R100 GS PD 1990-94
R1150GS Adventure 2001-06
R1200GS Adventure 2006-07