R1200GS From £12,185
Why is the GS the best selling BMW boxer? Because it is so good at doing anything asked of it, and because it is very hard to find a reason not to own one.
BMW have evolved the GS into what is now a very comfortable sports-tourer, but which looks a bit like an enduro. Ignore the fact it has a 19in front wheel, the GS will still keep up with any sportstourer on the road thanks to its wide tyres and punchy boxer engine. This is one of those bikes that just feels right to ride, and when you have confidence in the bike, you ride faster and safer. Is it perfect? Very nearly.
With a full tank, the GS’S long suspension, tall bars and seat (which can all be lowered) make it more top heavy than the RS or R, and it is a physically imposing machine, but that doesn’t put riders off. Its only big drawback is its popularity (OK, and the midlife crisis connotations), but there’s a reason seemingly everyone appears to have one.