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Old 08-28-2001, 11:43 AM   #71
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Default Re: Not as practical as you

Can you name ONE other motorcycle with a 650 cc single that costs $8k? I'll wait....



didn't think so.



Biatching 'bout the price is correct.
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Old 08-28-2001, 11:49 AM   #72
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Default Re: BMW F650CS reader feedback

You seem to want your cake and eat it too. You quote all the reasons BMW's go for more than their Japanese equivalents, but you don't want to pay the extra price for them. BTW, BMW wasn't the first with the adjustable windshield (The Katana 1100 was), but they were the first to make one that actually WORKED (the Katana screen did nothing but throw more or less turbulence into your face).



As far as excessive weight, I have to wonder what you're comparing them too? The K1200RS weighs less than the ST1100. The K1200LT weighs less than the GL1800 (or the older GL1500). The R1150RT also weighs less than the ST1100. These are apples-to-apples comparisons here, people... luxury tourer vs. luxury tourer, sport-tourer to sport-tourer. It's stupid to look at the 850 lbs K1200LT and bemoan how much heavier it is than a CBR929RR because the person considering the one would NEVER consider the other. Different market segment.
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Old 08-28-2001, 11:58 AM   #73
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But enough power!



The SV anyway
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Old 08-28-2001, 12:28 PM   #74
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Actually, I can--the Aprilia Pegaso 650, whose MSRP is $7879.00. So now the US market has three 650 singles (GS, CS, Pegaso) that are ALL $2000 more expensive then they should be. And I'd consider buying any one of them if they were $6k, but NONE of them are worth $8000.
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Old 08-28-2001, 12:32 PM   #75
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The Aprilia USA web site lists the MSRP for the Pegaso at $7879.00. That's only about $200 off the F650GS, which is perfectly reasonable when you consider that the GS and CS are fuel-injected and German bikes tend to be more reliable than Italian.



I'm not justifying the F-series pricing, just pointing out that the Aprilia is equally overpriced (by about $2000).
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Old 08-28-2001, 01:29 PM   #76
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Default Re: BMW F650CS reader feedback

Everyone has his or her own opinion. IMHO this bikes looks really cool. It does need a bit more power and a smaller price tag though. I'd take one that has a matte black and metallic grey scheme.
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Old 08-28-2001, 01:33 PM   #77
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You forgot to add Cruise control, now stock on my 02 k1200rs. It may be spendy, but I couldnt be happier with anything else. The bike does everything and more, ok no hill climbs...
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Old 08-28-2001, 02:01 PM   #78
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If performance were an issue for a buyer, you're right, they'd spend their dollars elsewhere. But, as with other BMWs, performance is not as cutting edge as other bikes in the price range.



Obviously, BMW buyers are willing to give up some performance for all of the other features that these bikes come with. No other manufacturer puts so many unique features into a bike as BMW did with this F650CS.



If I had the $8,000 bucks to burn I'd already have a deposit down on one of these. But, alas, looks like I'll still be riding my '94 KLR650 for a bit longer.
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Old 08-28-2001, 02:02 PM   #79
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Oh to own a 1200RS. I can always dream.
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Old 08-28-2001, 02:35 PM   #80
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Default Re: BMW F650CS: Buck Rodgers Edition

It can't be Captain Crunch. I think it's Count Chocula or Franken Berry with warm goat milk and chunks of Kielbasa sprinkled on top!



Anyway, it still is an UGLY bike!
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