Quick Stats

1993 on, 1100cc flat twin, 85/80hp 135/125mph 50/45mpg

What to Expect

Unique new Boxer designs are more or less on the pace, relying on an excess of torque for their kicks. RS works well in most conditions except for dense town work when it’s slowed by the engine width. GS trailster inspires a different kind of madness. Both rely on Telever and Paralever suspension to tame long travel and shaft drive reaction; works exceedingly well for most of the time. Catalytic converter and ABS brakes are a bit excessive on a modern motorcycle.