|BMW introduced their first
motorcycle in 1923. In 1998 they honored that tradition with the 75th
Anniversary R100GS, 200 of which were made for the US market. I was
smitten by this one in July of '98. Browsing at Daytona BMW a week before
leaving on a planned cross country tour, I saw this GS and knew I had to
have it. The Missus was not thrilled when I tyold her the R1100RS was
being traded in on a new bike. In a week I had taken delivery, added a low
mount Staintune system, mounted my RS bags, installed lights, put on 600
miles, got the first service, and was ready to depart for Missoula, MT and
points north and west. Had the 6,000 mile service done in Edmonton, AB and
returned home five weeks after departing with almost exactly 10,000 miles
on the odo.
Subsequently we traveled many miles, visited all the lower 48 and most of Canada, completed an Iron Butt ride, and over six years covered nearly 100,000 miles with just one breakdown (damn you, Hall Sensor!). Lured by an R1200GS siren, I tentatively offered the bike up at a BMW meeting, only to have it snatched up by a fellow member. When last heard from he had added on another 50,000 miles. Good bike.
|Here's a sampler of places we traveled to together.|