It's been years since I've ridden an R1150__, and then it was a GS and an RT, not the RS. I have ridden the R1200RS, which I didn't like a lot.
I also have to say that I don't think the R1150RS is going to be faster than the Versys. It makes more power but it is heavier. It is also much more complicated. Some of the 1150s had surging problems that drove their owners crazy. I know several people who have suffered the infamous final-drive failure, too. Would this particular RS you're looking at happen to have the BMW power-assisted brakes? I personally thought that was one of the stupidest BMW ideas ever. Who needs power brakes on a bike? I know someone who had the R1150RT with the linked power-assisted brakes and when they needed bleeding, the bill at the dealership ran into hundreds of dollars, because the miles of plumbing is so extensive.
I'm not all negative on BMWs, especially the boxers, but don't be blinded by the roundel. You're paying a premium and it's debatable whether you're getting more quality for your money, or just more complexity and weird engineering. All JMHO.
Whitehorse Press is going out of business so it's time for a final sale. Signed copies of my book are now $10 with free shipping in the U.S. while they last.
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