Test Fallert BMW R 1150 GS

Test Fallert BMW R 1150 GS

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BMW tuner Fallert converts the supposed R 1150 GS gravel shovel into a thoroughbred asphalt roller. With a tuned engine, optimized chassis, fairing and all that pipapo.

Almost 6000 revolutions, third gear, briefly tap the gear lever, for a split second the front plunges, again full throttle.

Grumbling quietly, the GS pushes towards the next bend. Bend with a firm grip on the wide handlebar and lean around the corner. Typically GS? Not quite, something is different. The silver giant always needs a bit more lean angle than well-known series GS when wagging on the well-known home route.
Cause: In the Fallert bike, the 17-inch wheels of the Sport sister S, including the Michelin Pilot Sport, rotate in 120/70 and 180/55, each with a special specification for cardan machines, with a slightly sharper contour at the front and a bit more load-bearing at the rear. This means that the GS, which at 262 kilograms is not exactly underweight, can be turned down much more briskly than the series counterpart with 19 inch front wheel and narrower soft enduro tires ?? Among other things, the result of the reduced caster due to the smaller wheel diameter. In addition, the filigree BMW five-spoke cast wheels make ?? Cost including fender 4270 marks ?? optically from the pragmatically drawn large enduro an almost anarchistic asphalt runabout. The extra-wide rear slipper cheats just past the gimbal housing and confidently signals serious intentions on asphalt to drivers behind.
So that action can also be followed, BMW tuner Fallert replaced the original spring elements with Öhlins parts, with adjustable rebound damping and spring base at the front and rear. The latter works at the rear just like the production model with a convenient handwheel. And its operation is worthwhile, because with a raised rear and adapted rebound? for country roads 1 click at the front, 5 clicks at the back ?? the GS drives much fresher than before.
Still not a nimble handling miracle, the chassis with Telelever front and Paralever swing arm at the rear can convince. With the sensitive Öhlins damper at the front, the structural separation of steering and suspension can be enjoyed even better. Even nasty bumps lose their horror, regardless of whether you tackle them at full throttle or with sharp braking? the front end never gets nervous and still has reserves ready. There are also reassuring reserves in the brake system mounted on the test motorcycle with 320 cast discs (series 305 millimeters) and Spiegler four-piston calipers at a price of 3900 marks, although the difference to the already good series brake is not too great.
The engine tuning can be felt more clearly. For 2920 marks including installation, Fallert brings the 1130 cm3 boxer to a measured 93 hp and a whopping 110 Newton meters of torque using slightly shortened cylinders and pistons adapted for the increased compression of 11.3: 1. Above all, beyond 5000 rpm, the tuned four-valve boxer turns much more happily towards the red area than the standard GS. Nevertheless, even in the popular driving range between 3000 and 4500 tours, it does not prevent tiredness and shakes horse power and Newton meters to the rear wheel as a matter of course. The whole thing, by the way, with little vibration and without constant jerking: good!
The fitness can be seen from the torque values, which are decent despite the sixth gear, which is designed as overdrive. In the fifth, which also reaches a top speed of 208 km / h, it is much faster. Regardless of whether it is extreme relaxation or speed rush: the FM fairing (2650 marks) gives the driver, who normally hangs in the wind like a sail, cover from the roaring elements. The often criticized turbulence on the driver’s helmet is over, pilots of almost any size are flown evenly towards them. Even the legs are allowed to participate in the effect, so that together with the protective cylinders there is an almost fully clad ambience. A real blessing at low temperatures, almost as beautiful as heated grips, which are of course also on board and allow longer trips even in freezing cold.
Refuelers take note: The consumption of around seven liters of super at a constant 160 km / h per 100 kilometers makes the GS the first choice for those who disregard petrol pumps on the motorway, because 300 kilometers are possible without stopping.
However, the price of the test motorcycle really hits the mark. In view of a good 17,500 Marks conversion costs, it should reassure the well-off that all parts are also available individually. So, regardless of whether you are a tramp or an alpine fanatic: the Fallert BMW, which is consistently trimmed for asphalt terrain R. 1150 GS is a first-rate joker, without losing reason.

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