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Old 05-13-2009, 08:52 AM
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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.











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Old 05-13-2009, 10:25 AM
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Very nice. I have always liked the 650. I hope to get a BMW bike someday after selling my Honda.
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Old 05-13-2009, 10:18 PM
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Also not into the dual purpose bikes, but it looks nice!
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Old 05-14-2009, 12:16 AM
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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.
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:44 AM
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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.
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Old 05-14-2009, 04:36 PM
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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)
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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").
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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)
I could possibly start to like the look of the GS bikes... the functionality makes them pretty.







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

The F650GS looks like it has a chain to me?
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Didnt one of you guys mention that all the BMW bikes had a drive shaft instead of a chain?

The F650GS looks like it has a chain to me?
BMW F bikes are either chain or belt drive.

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