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BMW GS - The Essential Buyer's Guide


BMW’s GS series is one of the world’s milestone motorcycles and has been in production for over 25 years. It pioneered the ‘adventure sport’ category − big bikes that are capable of travelling off-road and, in many ways, it’s the Range Rover of motorcycling. It's now more popular than ever, thanks in part to the massive publicity surrounding the film Long Way Round featuring Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

This book is a complete guide to buying one of these iconic bikes secondhand: what to look for (10min and 30min evaluations); spares prices; guides to auctions and paperwork; lists of useful contacts in the GS community; and just as important, consideration of whether it’s the right bike for you. You'll discover all you need to know about the GS you want to buy, working step-by-step through the bike’s strengths and weaknesses. This book’s unique points system will help you to place the bikes value in relation to condition, while extensive photographs illustrate the problems to look out for.