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JonM 05-13-2009 07:52 AM

Some F650GS pics
 
My fiancee took the MSF course last year and earlier this year we bought her a bike. F650GS (the new twin engine). Lowered suspension and lowered seat which made it fit her perfectly. It was a demo and it had been dropped, which is also perfect for a new rider. I am not in to the whole off road/dual sport thing (yet) but she is from Eastern Washington and was laser-focused on dual sports.

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2558.jpg

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2559.jpg

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2560.jpg

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2561.jpg

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2562.jpg

http://www.leatherz.com/pics/f650gs/IMG_2563.jpg

Vanos4:12PM 05-13-2009 09:25 AM

Very nice. I have always liked the 650. I hope to get a BMW bike someday after selling my Honda.

Ryan... 05-13-2009 09:18 PM

Also not into the dual purpose bikes, but it looks nice!

AndrewZ 05-13-2009 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Ryans E39 (Post 4180407)
Also not into the dual purpose bikes, but it looks nice!

Yea, neither am I. They look kinda funky. Not my style. But I do agree with this is one of the nicest ones I've seen.

JonM 05-14-2009 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryans E39 (Post 4180407)
Also not into the dual purpose bikes, but it looks nice!

I wasn't in to them either, but now I am thinking about it. The guys who ride R1200GS' swear that they handle great in paved twisties. They are sort of a do-everything bike. I will look at one for sure when it comes time to replace my daily rider.

Ryan... 05-14-2009 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 4181167)
I wasn't in to them either, but now I am thinking about it. The guys who ride R1200GS' swear that they handle great in paved twisties. They are sort of a do-everything bike. I will look at one for sure when it comes time to replace my daily rider.

I believe it! But I'm not gonna lie, looks play a large role in what I like and what I don't, (after performance of course) :D

3LOU5 05-14-2009 08:41 PM

My g/f is taking the MSF course next month.

Talk about "laser focused", all she has her eyes on is a Harley. (Her dad and uncles all ride "Milwaukee Iron"). :thumbup:

armoredsaint 05-14-2009 09:54 PM

that is a sweet ride and really unique.

JonM 05-15-2009 06:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryans E39 (Post 4182519)
I believe it! But I'm not gonna lie, looks play a large role in what I like and what I don't, (after performance of course) :D

I could possibly start to like the look of the GS bikes... the functionality makes them pretty.

http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/ima...enture-6rc.jpg

http://www.motorbike-search-engine.c...0adventure.jpg

http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/ima...venture-5r.jpg

http://www.robhoyles.com/images/gall...0Adventure.JPG

biglovemp 05-15-2009 07:09 AM

Didnt one of you guys mention that all the BMW bikes had a drive shaft instead of a chain?:dunno:

The F650GS looks like it has a chain to me?:confused::dunno:

JonM 05-15-2009 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by biglovemp (Post 4184117)
Didnt one of you guys mention that all the BMW bikes had a drive shaft instead of a chain?:dunno:

The F650GS looks like it has a chain to me?:confused::dunno:

BMW F bikes are either chain or belt drive.

Traditionally however, BMWs are shaft drive. K and R bikes are.

Ryan... 05-15-2009 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonM (Post 4184090)
I could possibly start to like the look of the GS bikes... the functionality makes them pretty.

I agree! I just drove my friends Enduro today, I could let the physical appearence slide a little bit if I could take shortcuts through the fields!

bklynz00 04-13-2010 07:58 AM

Hello all, I am about to purchase my first BMW bike. What Im interested in is the F 800 GS and the F 650 GS (798cc). I have previous exerience with dual purpose bikes 650 Suzuki and Honda. Any suggestions on the two new bikes I'm interested in ? Are there any major differences in the 2009 F800 GS/ F 650 GS compared to the 2010 F800 GS / F650 GS.

mullman 04-14-2010 06:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bklynz00 (Post 5099577)
Any suggestions on the two new bikes I'm interested in ? Are there any major differences in the 2009 F800 GS/ F 650 GS compared to the 2010 F800 GS / F650 GS.

I don't have the answer, but I am sure someone here does:

http://f800riders.org/forum/


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