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I just don't get the BMW thing...I have only owned one, and perhaps i was just unlucky enough to get the Shitz model, IDKbut it was bad enough that i have never really looked at the brand again.I had a late 70's R75/6 and it was an ok-ish bike, reliable and boring unless you pushed it, but then it was just scary.it had 4 major faults in my opinion. The first issue was that the bike has a carb directly over each of the riders feet, and thus your shoes constantly stink of gas. The second issue is the fact that the transmission shifts like a box-O-rocks, no matter how carful you are while shifting, it's all ways "clunk"... third and probably the worst fault was that BMW equipped the bike with the infamous Jack-O-Matic shaft drive system.. i quickly learned to NEVER modulate the throttle in a corner, as the result was a instant change in direction...The last "fault" is subjective but, it's NOT a good looking machine...this coupled with the typically "premium" prices,naaw, i think the (insert any brand) is a better value...
I have a bunch of bikes for an equally diverse set of reasons, many of which are about the designers art, the way it sounds and other subjective stuff. However I’ve also had three R100GSs and if you forced me to choose one bike for the rest of my life to ride, to maintain, travel on, carry passengers on, sport ride on, trail ride on and everything else you can do on a motorcycle, a bumblebee R100GS would be it. The only choice would be pre ‘90 or ‘91-on.
HERE YOU GO!!
If you check BaT, you’ll find that some have been selling for more than that, actually quite a few of them. https://bringatrailer.com/search/?s=R100gsThe one that amazes me most is the 520 mile R100GS PD for… brace yourself…. $43,000 dollars plus buyers fee.
The mechanic that works on it is a Bumble Bee tuner....
Are both the sellers and buyers crazy? I mean, for Gawd's sake. I purchased my 1991 R100GS with bags and tank bag in 1991 for roughly $7100.00. And people are asking (and paying) $10-11k for these old AVT bikes?Mine looks pretty good considering it has over 160k miles on the odometer. And yes, the bike has had a lot of the wear parts replaced (driveshaft, starter motor, bean can, rear shock ..... on and on.But who in Gawd's name is going to pay over $10k for one of these old Beemers? Great bikes .... but not worth that kind of cash. (Unless they know something I don't know!!)Bob
Some of my retirement funds are in both 1000S bikes that I own.
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