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2005 BMW F 650 GS review:
F650 GS Almost does it all, almost
Review of the F 650 GS submitted on 2004-12-16.
I think this is one of the best built bikes on the market. It offers ABS, heated grips, very comfortable seating and very low centre of gravity. Road holding is excellent, and off-road just as good. As a commuter it is almost perfect, except it is a bit wide. The only gripes I would have with this bike are the power and the gearbox. First the power is certainly lacking, a 650cc with only 50hp. You really notice this at the lights or when overtaking. I used to drive a Honda Hornet 600 which put out almost twice the power of the BMW. Second is the gearbox. Although it is very smooth, it is almost impossible to find nuetral without significant tapping and lifting of the pedal and releasing of the clutch. I have often had to struggle forward from the lights in second gear. Never had this problem before with any of my other bikes (Kawasaki Er5, Kawasaki GT550, Honda Hornet 600, Yamaha Sr125). However, if you dont need more than 50hp, this is one very comfortable, capable and confidence inspiring motorbike. I take corners faster on this than I did on the Hornet, it just feels more steady.
This review of the 2005 BMW F 650 GS
was submitted by: Conor O´ Sullivan
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