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Old 08-20-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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'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: http://www.ericsyn.com/2006bmwr1150gsadv.html. 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.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:02 PM   #2
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You guys are making me think twice about selling my GS! I have had some great rides on it.

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:08 PM   #3
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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
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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Laugh

Not to be miss construed but the white ones are the BEST
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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Oh yea?

The black one is faster!!!!!!

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Old 08-20-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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Well, maybe..

But, the chicks all dig the Silver ones most!

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Old 08-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #8
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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"
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:54 PM   #9
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finally, the thread it deserves.























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I'm going to have to figure out more places to put bags.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:23 AM   #11
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Someone try to get Radioman to post up pics of his. That man has ridden his hard, and it shows.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:43 AM   #12
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Now you are talkin. I get tired of reading about the 1200's. I'll keep my 06 1150 forever. post pics later
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #13
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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:





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Old 08-22-2008, 03:00 PM   #14
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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)
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Old 08-23-2008, 10:33 AM   #15
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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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