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General Information

Name
Norbert Wangnick
Year
2001
Make
BMW
Model
GS 1150 ADV
Color
Black
Packages
Wunderlich parts, Remus exhaust, Touratech luggage, Kahedo seat
History
Got her when she came out as the last 1150, limited model, before the switch to the 1200 engines.
Will never sell.
Been with her all over Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Korsika, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, BeNeLux, Pyrenees, the entire Alps 100 times, Kroatia, Slovenia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary. And counting!

One technical issue so far: a busted rear wheel-bearing in year 18.


One of our highlights - the scary traverse: Tunnel de Parpaillon from 1891 - a French military pathway against Italy. 1710ft of unlit, mud-iced surface, partly tumbling ceiling “highlight” with see-through vistas to the sky...
Watch the YouTube of the interior after 7:36 min!
It really feels like riding through an illegal gold mine, it’s a damn black hole!

Attempted 6 times, made it through 4 times so far, 2 failed attempts due to snow&ice.
A real adrenaline-kicker.

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2006 - 15 years ago. By now, all 3 have their moto license…
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Some May 28, @Dolomites, Italy. Thought this was a summer trip?
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Who says these are too heavy? Massive avalanche conquered, with 6 GS bikes. Adventure!
RIP, Christoph del Bondio.
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Lost in translation…WTF? Where’s that blue icon?
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Knobby tires on a GS will take you anywhere...Just don’t drop her.
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so many choices to go... look up “Sella Ronda“ in the Dolomites/Italy and do at least a google flyover!
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2016 RNineT Classic
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... and currently enjoying the amazing Alps again...Social distancing perfected!
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My European playground:
 
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Had a loaner during service today:
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It’s weird, that bike does everything well. Great power, all the comfort, ESA, cruise ctrl etc. But still: something is missing.
Too smooth, looks cluttered, the awful mix of yellow plastics and gold, exhaust note is meager, it’s a giant monster. So: nope, sorry, you won’t replace her. SHE has character, you not so much. Plus, every third motorcycle rider in Germany sits on that GS, it’s annoying.
 
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