Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: welches, oregon
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
meh it dosnt know me very well
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The BMW F650GS offers a single-cylinder fuel injected 652cc motor with excellent fuel economy and good power (50hp) for a small engine. With a low seat height and manageable weight, the bike is an excellent choice for height challenged riders. BMW offers variable seat heights that can take the seat down to 30 inches (770mm) and you can get even lower with an aftermarket seat (28.5 in. or 720mm).
The F650GS is oriented more towards street riding with soft short suspension travel (5.5 in. front/5.1 in. rear) and 19 in. front wheel that will limit its off-road capabilities. The F650GS is not a stellar trail bike, but with its light weight it can handle most off-road terrain well when ridden at a casual pace. Finding an F650GS with the wire spoked rims option instead of the cast alloy wheels will improve durability off-road.
Overall, this is a great option for smaller riders that want real Adventure Bike capabilities at a reasonable price. The F650GS is best for cruising on graded dirt roads and the occasional technical trail. For a small bike, it also performs well on the highway with enough power to pass, decent stability at speed and enough range to cover roughly 200 miles on a tank. BMW reliability, comfort and quality are built-in as well.
A large number of aftermarket accessories are available for this bike, allowing you to customize it to your Adventure Biking needs.
first bmw burst into flames second got stolen...twice then blew the trans ..... and parts O.O omg so expensive