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Old 11-21-2012, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Today's lunch ride: Scooter edition!

Upon making my weekly visit to the local BMW dealer, I declared they needed to give me something to ride so I wouldn't have to keep bugging friends and neighbors to be my courtesy shuttle.

BMW has scooter demos on site and I took it for the day.



I must say I came away thoroughly impressed. The 650GT flat out moves and is comfy to boot.

I rode it about 70 miles on the local canyon roads and it is stable and handles like a dream. You will surprise many a squid friend on this.

I wouldn't step up and spend 10 grand on it. A year from now I'll scan the CL ads for a yuppy who bought one for the wife.

That may be the only downfall. The seat height is pretty tall for a scooter. It was no problem for me but I can't see my GF handling this unless they have a lower seat option.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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I can respect a man who rides a scooter throwing caution to the wind. The Mods and Rockers were both bad asses. I think a scooter would make a great city ride. Setting the tone. Laying down the gauntlet. Thanks for picking it up.
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:45 AM   #3
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Well, for some reason, I did feel the need to explain to people who asked me about it that it was just a loaner from the dealer while my "real" bike was being serviced.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:34 AM   #4
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A new BMW in the shop? How strange and rare.


Put down the puddin bowl and back slowly away from the scooter Buzz
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:01 AM   #5
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Out of denial finally eh? It ok, you can let your true self be known. We'll still love you.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:45 PM   #6
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Out of denial finally eh? It ok, you can let your true self be known. We'll still love you.
Geezus, but where the Hell is the "Like" button on this site....
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #7
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Well there was plenty of storage for antiquing.

I just kept telling myself I was on a Gurney Alligator.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:35 PM   #8
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Were you at least wearing tight pants and Beatle Boots while you rode it???
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:02 PM   #9
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Geezus, but where the Hell is the "Like" button on this site....
Just post "goof poin" or "best post".
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