BMW R1150R Rockster Limited Edition 2004
by Pam (lionlady)
Me, in the Advanced Riders Clinic
I fell in love with the Rockster model on a weekend-long "test ride." My little f650CS was in the shop for a warranty repair. But the available shop loaner was a LOWERED f650GS... I've got a 34" inseam, it was almost comical.
The shop manager suggested I ask if one of the sales demo bikes might be avaiable for my use. As it happened, there was a Rockster demo that they wanted some more miles put on. I put over 500 miles on that bike over a long weekend. I did manage to tip it over, coming out of a parking lot. 100 lbs heavier than my own bike, and taller (33.5" seat height).
I LOVE this motorcycle! ON the highway, it is a mile eater. It has a nice smooth powerband, plenty of grunt for climbing mountains or passing trucks while loaded down with my camping gear. It handles easily for me. I have to pay attention to road surface and slope when parking, but that's a minor detail.
The limited edition black and white color scheme is so classy.