R 1100 GS to buy. Km - how many's too many
After 4 years of traveling the hard way.. It's time for me to get a bike. I'm now living in Holland. I want a bike for daily comuting and weekend/weeklong trips around greater Europe. With the lass on the back (hopefully!)
I'm looking at BMW stable; my budget is 4000 euro; A 1100gs & the f650 seem to fall in this price bracket. I'm leaning towards a boxer. However most 1100gs's I've seen advertised are in the 60,000km-100,000km range.
The question i want to ask; Seams a lot of Km's ? Can i expect reasonable reliabilty? I know there's always the unknown with anything mech. but whats your experience with the bikes in this Km range.
Also; my experiece riding bikes is riping around the farm back in NZ on 250cc's as a young fulla.. not on the road. I'm a reasonable sized athletic guy (185cm 6'2/solid build) would a 1100 be too much bike for a first roadie? or a f650 be a better choice to start with?
look forward to what you guy's and girls have to say.. Thanks
'99 R1100GS - In a suitable shade of black
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