Bit of a tip.....1150GS's have hydraulic clutches. If the master cylinder gets damaged in a minor fall, and they do, you will be in a world of hurt. Getting one of those suckers moving without a clutch is a real pain....particularly for the person pushing you. Get some sort of guard/protector for the master cylinder on the handlebars. They also retail for about $900 from BMW if you blow one. (Experience on this was a bastard). A great bike to tour on, very comfy and takes a load of gear.