As we were coming back from Chiro we stopped as the shop is not that far off our normal way home and took a look. It's a really good looking bike!
|2011 BMW G650GS|
In reality it looks much smaller than on this photo - the bike looks lightweight and small in person. The color combination as seen above is really awesome. Seat looked to be fine, instrument cluster clean and much more modern than on the old F650GS single or G650GS. We were told the bike was $8600 with ABS and heated grips which is quite a bit but I think kind of along the lines of what to expect from BMW.
Andrea liked it a lot and had a chance to sit on one that was just sold. Jeff, the proud new owner was telling us that he had owned quite some of the 650 singles and rode them more than the R1200GS which for him is a garage queen. Na, wouldn't happen to me. I like the big sister too much ...
Overall this looks like a reasonable, well made, and well thought out bike. The fork looks a little bit chopper like, but WTH. Definitely worth taking a look even for not so small people as the bike is lightweight (192kg road ready), tall enough for taller riders, but gives a small and confidence inspiring feeling.
BMW seems to have two color options: red and white, while the seat can have red or grey inserts. For this bike, I really like the red one better. Even as I liked the white R1200GS better than the red ...
|2011 BMW G650GS - white|