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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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The Italian Stallion

Advantages: Handling, value, practicality
Disadvantages: Cold starting, wind blast

I have owned an Aprilia Pegaso 650 Cube for two years now and found it to be an excellent machine, just at home filtering through traffic as on a Sunday blast along country lanes. The riding position is comfortable, the view stretches over hedges and oth ...

backpacker 28.03.2003 · 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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