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Old 08-27-2008, 05:31 PM   #61
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Lets get back to the urban legends of how this model came about and how many are existant world wide?
How? They had some extra white paint and some extra blue vinyl left. Other than that, they're identical to any other R1150 GS Adventure.

How many? E mail BMW AG in Germany and ask. Those numbers eventually make it into some books you can buy..like those on GS history.
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Old 08-27-2008, 05:49 PM   #62
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A theory...

I've been of the opinion that back in '04 the 1200s were in the works & just ready to be launched, then Long Way Round comes out right about when the 1200s start rolling out & everyone wants the LWR style bike. Thus BMW's answer is to come out with a few more of those models.

Plausible?
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Old 08-27-2008, 08:06 PM   #63
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Certainly plausible. But not my favorite story. Ewan and Charlie aside, one of the reasons I sought out the '06 is that it is the newest iteration and it seems like they must have figured it out by then. The color is, I've been told, a 30% flat white and it has six coats of paint. I didn't believe that until I saw it in person and it is special.
I've also heard that the brakes are slightly different and that the gearbox may be as well. That is unsubstantiated though. For whatever reaon it does seem to be screwed together better than my '02. Faster, more responsive, better shifter.
I ride in a lot of wind and this bike is planted. When fully loaded and gassed, (the bike that is) between me and the bike we're looking at close to half a ton of fun. That is a lot of stability. No reason to engage in any pointless conjecture about which is better or worse. It's a '06 and it's the last year it was made.

But the real reason I bought the 06 ADV is that when viewed from the back, the tank resembles the arse of a woman bending over toward you. Those lines. mmmm mmmm mmmmm. Taste is a matter of personal preference and I prefer those lines.
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Old 08-28-2008, 06:24 AM   #64
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But the real reason I bought the 06 ADV is that when viewed from the back, the tank resembles the arse of a woman bending over toward you. Those lines. mmmm mmmm mmmmm. Taste is a matter of personal preference and I prefer those lines.
Okay. I'm going outside right now to check this urban legend out.

(you might need a girlfriend / wife)



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Old 08-28-2008, 06:50 AM   #65
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But the real reason I bought the 06 ADV is that when viewed from the back, the tank resembles the arse of a woman bending over toward you. Those lines. mmmm mmmm mmmmm. Taste is a matter of personal preference and I prefer those lines.
By Gawd, you are correct!

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:52 AM   #66
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yeah, but I prefer my women just a wee bit smaller.

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Old 08-28-2008, 06:53 AM   #67
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Hey. I see it. That girl could stand to lose a few pounds to make it into my *bank* tho.

All black seat under that sheepskin? Lower? Or?

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Old 08-28-2008, 07:33 AM   #68
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I tried sending an email to BMWNA to get production numbers on the '06 1150 Adventure. I didn't get too far.

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Dear Mr. ......:

Thank you for contacting BMW Motorrad USA. We appreciate your interest in the BMW brand.

Unfortunately, the number of motorcycles produced and shipped to the United States is a non-published number, and we do not have access to that information. We apologize for any disappointment this may cause.

If you have any further questions, please respond to this e-mail or contact the Customer Relations and Services Department at 1-800-831-1117. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time.

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Old 08-28-2008, 08:38 AM   #69
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Old 08-28-2008, 12:11 PM   #70
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Great thread . I'm surprised and to find out there are several of us 06'ers out there. I tried out the 1200 but as soon as I got on a 1150 I was sold!!! My # 584.




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Old 08-28-2008, 09:09 PM   #72
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Hey. I see it. That girl could stand to lose a few pounds to make it into my *bank* tho.
You know it's really not the size of the tank, it's the lines and the shape. Even more prounounced if the bike it on its center stand and you can see both cheeks....not that I'm fixated or anything.
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Old 08-30-2008, 10:51 AM   #73
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We now have 16 members on the registry. From what I can tell the 15 US members constitute 10% of the bikes imported to the US. I'm trying to get more information on worldwide and US production and should know more next week. We also have 60 photos in the gallery, most of them seen in this forum and used by permission. If you would like to add photos to the gallery, please send them to the email address at the gallery.
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Old 08-30-2008, 05:26 PM   #74
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just in

The '06 followed by the '02

I happened to be all over the big bike yesterday installing these

and noticed that BMW actually went to the trouble of printing-up new underseat stickers that actually identified it as an '06 model year. There were several of these.
Comforting.
Here's the big bike again today.

Great day for riding, and the new Elkas made a noticable difference.

Eric, thanks for all your work on the registry. There is one of these fine bikes on Ebay right now (not mine or anyone I know) and one in NM at Sandia. (I am not Sandia nor do I own Sandia) Maybe these FF's can add to our numbers.
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