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idea man 08-20-2008 03:50 PM

'06 1150 GSA Thread
Clearly there needs to be a thread for those of us die hard 1150 GSA owners who were clever enough to have purchased the last of the breed. There seems to be quite a few ADV-ers that ended up with them.

So many and so passionate are we '06ers that we (okay, Eric Bertram from Ericsyn Motors) have started our own directory. Check it out: Thanks Eric!

The 2006 R 1150 GS Adventure Special Edition Model. Some say 100 were made and some say the number is more like 300. Some say 475 were made for the whole world. Some say these bikes are the result of a Law Enforecement Agency deal that went south and these are the progeny of that deal. All I know is that they are great looking, run well, and I love mine. Here it is soon after I bought it.
Okay guys (and maybe gals), Post 'em up. And if anyone knows the real story on these beauties, please share.

Renoflyboy 08-20-2008 05:02 PM

You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.

BobFV1 08-20-2008 05:08 PM

Wasn't that just an 05 model that they called an 06, or were there any actual differences between the 05 and 06? It was always a bit confusing, 06 being an R1200GS ADV model year as well :huh

mitch 08-20-2008 05:34 PM

Not to be miss construed but the white ones are the BEST :clap :lol3

R1150gsadvrider 08-20-2008 05:51 PM

Oh yea?
The black one is faster!!!!!!:evil


Originally Posted by mitch
Not to be miss construed but the white ones are the BEST :clap :lol3

Mr Head 08-20-2008 05:53 PM

Well, maybe..

But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!:wink:


northsoutheastwest 08-20-2008 06:08 PM


Originally Posted by Renoflyboy
You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.

i wouldnt sell it...especially living in Reno. you would be crazy.

inte 08-20-2008 06:22 PM

It started it all...
The earlier 1150 GSA model was what essentially inspired me to get into dualsport bikes. While I ended up on a series of KTMs through the auspices of ebay, Craigslist and a trip back east conspired last year to finally seat my on my initial dream ride ...

Cross-country to purchase an '06 1150 GSA

Couple other '06 1150 GSA rides:
Baja w/street tires
Offroad ride with "dirtbikes" :D

PecosBill 08-20-2008 06:54 PM

finally, the thread it deserves.


idea man 08-20-2008 07:20 PM

Beast of burden
I'm going to have to figure out more places to put bags.

PecosBill 08-21-2008 08:23 AM

Someone try to get Radioman to post up pics of his. That man has ridden his hard, and it shows. :thumb

highmark1 08-22-2008 08:43 AM

Now you are talkin. I get tired of reading about the 1200's. I'll keep my 06 1150 forever. post pics later:clap

jpalamar 08-22-2008 09:23 AM

Not Meaning to Appear. . .
I worked hard at trying to find an '06 1150, and did. I spent good time and money bringing it fully back to a restored bike...mileage low but it was indeed properly used. I have a few bikes and needed room in the toy garage so had to get rid of one. In deference to it, it is being replaced by an on-order HP2Sport, but this 1150 was indeed a lovely, unpretentious bike. In the final analysis I believe my '07 Adventure a tad better bike, for a lot of reasons, but owning the coveted '06 was an honor and a privilege:

GS Dave 08-22-2008 03:00 PM

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I ride mine every day....and somedays I get paid to ride it (I am a moto official for bicycle races)

ericb67 08-23-2008 10:33 AM

I have an insane love for my 06 ADV. I own a small dealership and have had hundreds of bikes come through here since I bought mine back in 05, and there is nothing I would rather ride.

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