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Old 07-30-2008, 02:59 AM   #1
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Smile Bmw F 650 Gs

I am interested in buying a BMW F 6500 GS. What I like about it, it is for road and off road, it is not very long, it is suitable for my length 1.69 m and it is BMW.

I have 2 questions. First, how many hours could I drive it on road without being exhausted barring in mind that I am a beginner? Second, for long traveling (more that 2000 km) there are useful extras that I could add to the bike like for example a comfortable seat?


I really appreciate if you will answer my question. If you need any thing from me I am happy to help.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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650GSes are generally pretty good on the highway but one can predict you individual comfort level. You might be very comfortable after several hours riding on the stock seat. Or you might find the bike intolerable. The only way to know is to ride. That being said you should just ride it. You can do modifications bit by bit as you get experience.

But you should consider something smaller than a 6,500cc engine.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:03 PM   #3
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Isn't it the same engine as the KLR 650 that lots of people suggest are ok for first bikes?


My first reaction is to say no simply because of repair bills. not to mention you can get a Kawasaki KLR 650 for a good bit less.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:09 PM   #4
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No, it is not. The Kaw 650 is a Kwasaki engine. The BMW single is (I think) a rotax-designed engine.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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No, it is not. The Kaw 650 is a Kwasaki engine. The BMW single is (I think) a rotax-designed engine.
You are correct, its a Rotax plant. Same as in the aprilia. It puts out at least 1/3 more power than the KLR and is geared much better for the slab.
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You are correct, its a Rotax plant. Same as in the aprilia. It puts out at least 1/3 more power than the KLR and is geared much better for the slab.
Yeah, but doesn't the GS WEIGH like 45%-more than the KLR?
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Hm, sorry I didn't realize that. Excuse me, I'll shut up.
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:54 PM   #8
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Yeah, but doesn't the GS WEIGH like 45%-more than the KLR?
KLR's arent light... Though a little weight may be good on the road. My old KLR was like a sail in the wind. Then add in the 6gal tank up high unlike the GS's under seat unit and the GS may feel a ton lighter. Though are we talking the new GS with the detuned twin 800 or the older GS with the true 650 thumper?
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650GSes are generally pretty good on the highway but one can predict you individual comfort level. You might be very comfortable after several hours riding on the stock seat. Or you might find the bike intolerable. The only way to know is to ride. That being said you should just ride it. You can do modifications bit by bit as you get experience.

But you should consider something smaller than a 6,500cc engine.
Thank you for your answer.
How about you how many hour can you drive the BMW F 650 GS with out being exhausted and how many when you was a beginner.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:44 AM   #10
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Thats been answered, its going to vary person to person. You may fatigue on THAT bike in a half an hour or you might be good to ride all day. You have to try it.
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