I'm not sure that I could pick up a beer with broken ribs. But picking up an 1100 or 1150GS isn't a matter of brute strength as much as it is a matter of technique. I picked up my old 1100 more times than I can count, because I almost always was riding alone, and because I tend to get in over my head a lot. The way that almost always worked for me was to pull the handlebars so that the front wheel pointed up, and then with the bike BEHIND
me, squat down, grab the handle bar with one hand, the seat with the other, and push with my legs until the bike was upright. Do it that way and it's almost easy. Of course, on some rides I ended up doing it about 20 times, and it gets a little harder by then.