Reader rates his 5000-mile R1200GS

A few key tweaks have made Steve Buck a very happy man

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Ad­ven­ture by name, ad­ven­ture by na­ture. When you own BMW’S range-top­ping over­lan­der, you find your­self with some tales to tell. “I wrote a pre­vi­ous GS off when I crashed into a river in Ar­gentina” says MCN reader Steve Buck. “I was on a Globe­busters trip through South Amer­ica and en­coun­tered a flooded road. As I tried to ride through it, the wheels washed away and both me and the bike ended up in a river. I floated down­stream and grabbed hold of a branch, it was re­ally muddy so I was lucky to scrab­ble out, and dou­bly lucky that the bike didn’t hit me. I was bat­tered and bruised but es­sen­tially fine.”

Un­for­tu­nately, Steve’s R1200GS Ad­ven­ture wasn’t so lucky and he was forced to spend the rest of the trip in the sup­port ve­hi­cle. “When I got back, I had to buy an­other GS and all they had was dark blue ones, which I wasn’t so keen on but bought it any­way. Then a yearand-a-half later, BMW brought the Ad­ven­ture Rallye out and I thought it looked quite strik­ing so I traded up to that,” he said. Opt­ing for the range-top­ping TE model with ex­tras such as Dy­namic sus­pen­sion, hill­start as­sist, two-way quick­shifter, heated grips, trac­tion con­trol and more, Steve’s now racked up over 5000 miles in his first 12 months of own­er­ship, here’s how he’s got on.

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