I did this trip with my partner in 2003 and we rode BMW R1100GS and F650. I can tell you the Beemers are great for this trip.
What is your alternative with two up? The R1100GS is comfy, safe and fast. You need this for the long distances you ride and the bad roads along the way. We mounted the Continental TKC 80 tires and they are great.
If you need specific advise or help mail me.
Good luck Kai
Originally posted by colesyboy:
I have tons of questions about this trip next year from UK to India - but the first one that I want to get a handle on is this - I have a gs1150 - love the bike for the uk motorways, but have a large suspicion that this is bike is too heavy for travel in India. I'll be going with my girlie, so need a bike that is up for the job. Has anyone attempted this on this bmw tractor? Or anyone done this on another bike for that matter - please let me know.