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Modern Classic Motorcycle

Advantages: Nimble, quick and forgiving handling
Disadvantages: Heavy, expensive and less than adequate toolkit

...The term 'modern classic' may be an overused term, perhaps not quite on the scale of 'genius' however, by any standards BMW's R1200GS surely falls within this category. BMW have been building bikes for over 70 years - you'd think they just about got it ...

dobieg 24.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of BMW R1200 GS

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An incredibly capable bike

Advantages: Handles, goes and stops superbly, good quality, and BMW aftersales is great
Disadvantages: Gearbox is unrefined, though not a major issue. Too many gadgets to go wrong

The R1200GS is one of those love/hate bikes, a giant trailie with an odd engine and whacky suspension, to match it's strange appearance. Not to mention the odd but useful indicator switches (one on each hand, and a cancel switch on the right) and the main ...

jlo1984 19.06.2008 · Read full review
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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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