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Old 22 Oct 2005
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BMW 1150GS or 1150GS Adventure

Have you owned a stock 1150 GS and the 1150 Adventure? I'm trying to decide which one will suit my purpose best. She'll be used for 2 up riding in Europe on good to bad asphalt roads. No RTW or third world trips planned for this puppy.
The appeal of the Adventure is the larger tank and adjustable suspension. I'm 6'3 so the extra saddle height on the Adv shouldn't be a problem.
I think the gearing on the 1150 GS may be a better option for 95% of the time.
I'm wondering what the Adventure saddle is like for the wife compared to the 1150GS?
Grateful for any feedback you might have regarding the pros & cons of both.

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Hi,
There are not so many differences between the GS and ADV I own a ADV but had a 1100GS before. The Saddle of the ADV is better when you are driving alone. You can change your position because you can move backwards and forward. Good on long trips! But the ADV saddle is shorter. For 2 people I would prefer the GS saddle. In my opinion the saddle is the main difference. The suspension should be a little bit better on the ADV but it makes not a big difference. If you need a large tank you can choose the 41 Liter Touratech Tank for the GS.That makes a real difference.
I hope I could help you, sorry for my bad english

greetings

Holdi
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Go for the Adventure but get the broader seat or she will get off after 100 mils.
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