6th gear

R1150R instrument cluster

I’ve been slowly adapting to the 2003 BMW R1150R. Having ridden my 1977 R100/7 for the past 15 years, moving to something more modern has been quite an adjustment but the new bike is getting more comfortable and my confidence is increasing with each ride. I’ve commuted successfully on the bike all week and last night I hopped on the highway for the first time. The R1150R does not disappoint. The bike is very stable on the highway and in 6th gear is very relaxed. The bike handled well and was a joy to ride at highway speed. Just like Otus this motorcycle is quite at home on the highway!