Written on: 20/04/2010
Have a bmwfunduro and did a ride from new delhi to khardungla pass in leh altitude 18500 ft the highest motorable pass in the world...the bike performed fabulously..managed to ride thro 4 ft of snow and really rocky and desert terrain without a problem..incrdbly reliable bike..sunder ratan (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
Ideal bike for born again biker who wants an easy reintroduction back to bikes. However after regaining biking confidence found it a little underpowered. My son used it to learn on before moving on to a Ducati Monster which raced ahead of the 650Bmer on rideouts. Single cylinder vibration is noticeable on long runs. BMW servicing quite expensive but always got excellent customer service. I love the cleanliness of the belt drive although probably not as efficient as a a chain drive. Overall... (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by glock19laaser
Nimble, Forgiving of rider error. Great turn radius. Simple design always begs the question: "That's a BMW?" Great conversation starter at meets. Best beginner bike money could buy for advanced rider who did not want to leave a $25,000 toy in garage 75% of time. 2005 with 2600 miles. Cheaper than a therapist for short rides just ot let go for a little while. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008 by nando6 (1 review written)
I think the BMW F650 CS is a bike solely aimed to the town rider (especially if you live in London like me). The vibrations are just too excessive for long motorway journeys. But if you mostly going to be using it for short bursts or in town, it is perfect. Basic design and engine means nothing ever goes wrong, solid engine long intervals between services. I loved it as a town bike. Plus it kept its price very well. (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007
The BMW F650 CS is a nice city bike ill equipped to head into the country supporting additional lights and other owner craving accessories. (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2007 by samuali (1 review written)
The BMW F650 CS is a very excellent and economic bike for everyday use. It has a very solid and serious mono cylinder engine. It has excessive engine vibrations on motorways. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2007 by Hypatia
Being a female and a girly one at that it has been sooo hard to find the right bike for me at 6 ft. tall. I have really enjoyed the ease of ride as I have taken on motorcycling in the last few years. But I sure do not find it easy to keep up with the hubby's busa on my BMW F650 CS! (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2005 by EBROOKS (17 reviews written)
I think it was in '98, a BMW 650 "Funduro" (a dumb name, the more so because it is not an enduro).
I don't recall now if they put a counterbalance weight in to dampen the single cylinder vibration, but whatever they did it was very smooth (and powerful)for a single. You could go up to 85 mph and it was steady and still had reserve.
The amenities included a lockable tool
compartment with tools under the seat.
The seat was comfortable for its class.
I turned it in for a '99 1100 RT. The... (read more)