As a R1150GS owner myself, I’m a big fan of large displacement dual-sports, particularly of the opposite-cylinder variety. This big V-Twin checks all the right boxes for an all-rounder, with the added benefit that you’re going to stand out from the GSes with a bike this rare.
A concern with rare bikes is always going to be maintenance and parts availability. That’s what makes this bike such a great buy – all the known shortcomings of the Quota have already been addressed for you.
The OEM Excel rims which were prone to cracking have been replaced with aftermarket Sun units, the restrictive OEM exhaust has been replaced with a Mistral, and the headlight has been converted so you’re not stuck with inadequate nights (something nearly all OEM bikes seem to suffer from).
On top of the resolved factory deficiencies, this bike comes with extras that put this Quota over the edge as an all-day bike that you can enjoy on fire roads – including factory bags, bar risers, and a Bill Mayer seat. Fly in and ride this home!
Find it here on ADVRider for $4450 in Finger Lakes, New York.