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Not in the same class as the 1200 but still a lovely bike

Advantages: An excellent all rounder
Disadvantages: Uses funny BMW switchgear

BMW had an image problem a few years back – whilst the bikes they made were fantastic, they tended to appeal to more mature riders, and had the reputation of being just a bit uncool. Then came along two actors, who had some crazy idea about riding roun ...

dobieg 10.06.2009 · Read full review
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Review of BMW F650GS

Advantages: Good around town
Disadvantages: Motorway Speeds

I’ve owned the F650GS for 2 years; there are good points and bad for the bike. Handling at motorway speeds, this bike is not the cruiser as it appears in its looks. On more than one occasion, at speeds in Europe above the 80mph limit stated when the p ...

JamesinOxford 26.04.2004 · Read full review
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BMW 650 GS Dakar 2004 model Fuel injected

Advantages: The Power delivery / torque and liveliness of engine, The Long Suspension travel, Heated hand grip
Disadvantages: Unfined Engine, Clunky gear selection, Keeping the revs up tp 3000rpm, No fuel Gauge

Bought my BMW F650GS Daker in September 2010 with 19000 miles on the clock after a long time researching adventure bikes, The final choice was between the Honda Transalp 650cc or the BMW 650 Dakar. Decided on the Dakar as was a taller and in my opinion ...

SpartanAndy 12.11.2010 · Read full review
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BMW F650GS

Advantages: Has it all
Disadvantages: Expensive to have serviced

I got my GS December of '03. It had 4,000 miles on it and I bought it for $6,800. The odometer now has over 17,000 miles on it. I absolutely love it. A bit about me for the record: I'm 5'3 and female. The whole dual purpose thing is fantastic and th ...

lightedkeypad 17.06.2005 · Read full review
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Brief encounter - no love match

Advantages: Comfort, smoothness
Disadvantages: Gears, indicator position, lack of power

OK, a review based on 40 minutes rideout at the BMF bash doesn't count for much, but it left some strong impressions in my mind. 1. The indicator is NOT a thumb stretch from the clutch - very awkward and potentially hazardous 2. Smooth delivery but unde ...

oedipus 23.05.2001 · Read full review
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