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★★★★★

“Great allrounder”

Written on: 20/02/2014 by tc40 (5 reviews written)

Collected my 2011 F650GS 800 cc up on one of the worse days of the year, heavy rain, sleet, high winds, and only a few degrees above zero, my trip was 65 miles home and I loved every minute of it, heated grips kept my hands from going numb, Excellent road holding, riding in town was effortless, screen was fine doing the job of keeping the wind off and fuel consumption was amazing, As a rider of cruisers, nakeds and sports bikes this feels more like a sports bike, confidence giving on the bends… Read Full Review

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“Great commuters bike thats fits well into the sticks!”

Written on: 22/03/2013 by bedtime_for_democracy (1 review written)

Ive owned this bike since Nov 2011 after seeing it and falling in love with it after passing my restricted license. I love this bike! This bike is nippy, perfect to throw around as the fuel tank is underneath the seat and fun to ride. Its no sports bike but I use my bike mainly for all weather commuting and thick rush hour traffic on the M25/A2 so im after practicality and economy over speed. I clock my tank and get roughly 60-65MPG. I also live out in the stick where potholes and muddy roads… Read Full Review

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“almost perfect”

Written on: 03/08/2012

I,ve owned my F650GS for 18mths, previous bike was a Triumph Sprint 955 ST and I found that due to health problems was just to big. the 800twin from BMW was 1 of my choices and on visiting my local dealer for a test ride was impressed with its handling and usability. they offered me 1 of there ex demo bikes at a very reasonable price with a trade in more than anyone else so the deal was done that day. The bike has been totally reliable unlike a friends Triumph 800 tiger. I have ridden to the… Read Full Review

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“Was unsure at first to either go for a used Japanese...”

Written on: 19/09/2010 by brains (36 reviews written)

Was unsure at first to either go for a used Japanese adventure bikes or the BMW f650GS Dakar single cylinder, Spent ages on the internet checking specs of all the middle range adventure bikes. I decided to go for the BMW after reading many reviews. Bought an 04 plate BMW F650GS Dakar and love it, The Seating position is just right for me as a back suffer, The performance is not bad for a single cylinder engine and does rev freely with a nice punch at higher revs, Rides quite comfortably with… Read Full Review

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“I am coming up on three weeks of ownership with my new...”

Written on: 06/04/2010

I am coming up on three weeks of ownership with my new twin. Let me set up the review a bit. I am coming off a 2008 Honda VTX 1300 and a 1999 BMW K1200LTC prior to that. To be quite honest I wanted something with more pep, and much lighter. My first tank was 62 mpg, my second was 69, and then I started riding it which took me down to the mid 50's (a lot of Interstate). The bike corners like a crotch rocket, give you exactly the information you want as a rider, fits like a glove, and allows for… Read Full Review

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“Only short period of ownership of this late 2009...”

Written on: 24/03/2010 by Retiredbiker (3 reviews written)

Only short period of ownership of this late 2009 F650GS and only approx 400 miles done so far (thanks to weather). However, have enjoyed the rides to date. I'm not tall (approx 5ft 8in with 29in leg) and being in my 60's wanted something I could flat foot, "sit up and beg", and mid weight intended for frequent use short runs but able enough for touring. So far it fits the bill a treat with just a couple of minor nigles.
First, I had to get a "comfort seat" else I feared for my anatomy -… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I own a 2004 BMW F650GS. I've has this bike for 5...”

Written on: 25/04/2009

I own a 2004 BMW F650GS. I've has this bike for 5 years and am enjoying it as much as the first day I rode it. Its the perfect bike for me. Lots of power for my driving needs, - comfortable on dirt roads, or open highway. It is light and manouveralble and easy to maintain - I do most of the maintenance myself.
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“Had this 2004 ' twin-spark 'BMW F650GS for 18 months,...”

Written on: 16/03/2009 by Colin Dawe (1 review written)

Had this 2004 ' twin-spark 'BMW F650GS for 18 months, have fitted a Techlusion Fuel Nanny fuel system " surge eliminated and can adjust without a BMW computer (so it ' s paid for itself). Front end has progressive fork springs so even better handling, and had the seat rebuilt with gel insert so the long distance runs e.g. Scotland to Kent/Bristol twice, much more comfortable. Fuel consumption is astonishing, have even considered sending money to the OPEC people as I feel I ' m not paying my… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I purchased the BMW F650GS for work commute, and...”

Written on: 16/03/2009

I purchased the BMW F650GS for work commute, and weekend camping. Bike is easy to handle and fun to ride Viewed as entry level, it seems suitable for highway and backroad, even for a six ft, 200 pounder. Also own 2 big cruisers and Kaw versys. This bike lives up to the BMW rep for quality. I feel like I'm on a well built machine, no rattles or squeaks. Remember you get what you pay for… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The BMW F650GS is a good allround commuter and...”

Written on: 02/02/2009

The BMW F650GS is a good allround commuter and definitely value for money.
A pleasure to ride all day. Smooth ride, no saddle fatique, weight distribution excellent. Effortless cornering, rapid response on throttle, brakes need getting used to though, very fuel efficient. Overall a masterpiece of engineering. Haven't had it long enough to find any bad points… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike, perfect for commuting in town and for...”

Written on: 29/01/2009

Great bike, perfect for commuting in town and for tours outside. The passenger seat is comfortable as well. Only little consumption of fuel. Very round and elastic power engine. beautiful look: mine is a DAKAR!!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“easy handling. ”

Written on: 05/01/2009 by MK143 (1 review written)

easy handling.
comfortable.
less fuel comsumption.
good outlook I own the BMW F650GS just 3 months, I buy from my friend because he change to a new F800GS, that bike is easy riding and handling, more comfortable than my R1150R bike. I really like this bike.
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“A really great all round motorcycle. Easy to ride and...”

Written on: 31/08/2008 by johnirl (2 reviews written)

A really great all round motorcycle. Easy to ride and lovely build quality. Low centre of gravity. Very comfortable to ride. Very good suspension. Excellent as commuter or tourer. Very reliable. Excellent abs brakes… Read Full Review

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“The BMW F650 is an outstanding motorcycle. Great...”

Written on: 27/04/2008 by rtroiani (1 review written)

The BMW F650 is an outstanding motorcycle. Great commuter bike, although I would do some work with the seat if you wanted to take it on a long distance ride. Overall I am thrilled with it, and every time I think of trading it for the next big thing - I think of a reason not to!… Read Full Review

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“I have the 2006 model F650GS. I use it mainly to...”

Written on: 01/02/2008 by Haydn Ogden (1 review written)

I have the 2006 model F650GS. I use it mainly to commute in gridlocked Johannesburg, but on weekends out in the countryside. I have taken the standard F650GS up Sani Pass. It handles this rugged 4x4 terrain with ease. This bike is an absolute pleasure to ride. I hope it stays with me forever, I never want to sell it… Read Full Review

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“Great commuter and decent tourer. I do about 30,000km...”

Written on: 11/01/2008

Great commuter and decent tourer. I do about 30,000km in a year on the bike and it never misses a beat !!
Great after-sales service as with all BMW bikes!
Very economic and very capable on and off road.
It will be missed when the F800GS comes out !!… Read Full Review

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“The BMW F650GS bikes are used all over the world and...”

Written on: 28/05/2006 by lusaka1967 (1 review written)

The BMW F650GS bikes are used all over the world and for a good reason; they are so versatile and come with a bomb proof engine. Mine has only been used for commuting duties at present - but now it is run-in and the sun is appearing in the sky more often, I hope to take it on some longer trips… Read Full Review

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2Lippy's Response to 244650_lusaka1967's Review

Written on: 25/09/2007

I don't think a bike that's only been run in isn't what you would call much of a test, how do you know how "bomb proof" the engine is? Oerhaps a new review in 6 months time would be far more useful?

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“Driving a BMW F650GS has really been one of my best...”

Written on: 16/05/2006 by salvovaccaro (1 review written)

Driving a BMW F650GS has really been one of my best experience in life, considering I've driven many bikes in the past, being a mono you won't believe the way the power is given at all speed. I thing it should be a must to try one! Really a must, ideal to connect for work, light and cheap (£60 tax and about £300 insurance!!!...per year), and fully enjoiable for light touring and not afraid of long journey (my last 900 miles)… Read Full Review

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