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I just bought the 2010 F 650 GS and absolutely love it. This is the eighth bike I've bought since 2006 and I have finally found a keeper. I am 5 feet 4 3/4 inches tall and the height is perfect. I do have off-road experience, and have taken stock tires on caliche, sandy roads and it has been okay, but do plan to put more aggressive off road tires on the bike in the future for an off road trip.

My last bike was 07 Harley-Davidson Street Glide. Due to ruptured disc in my low back this bike was painful for me. The F 650 GS tilts me forward at a perfect and for me "custom" angle and no back pain! I have not found the "bottom" to this bike yet. Not even sure why there is a sixth speed as it doesn't seem necessary. At 80 mph cruising speed on interstate this past weekend, when passing the big semis, would speed up to 90+ mph and still not be past 4000 RPMs with incredible acceleration for a 650 (it is an 800 in disguise). Not to push speed, but for an experienced rider this enduro is awesome, yet I can see how a new rider would love it. It is very easy to handle, very forgiving, and fun!

I am totally in love with my new BMW. Even at high highway speeds see no reason for a windshield. Of course, I wear a full face helmet, and all the gear. I love to "dance" with my motorcycles and this bike is certainly ready for dancing. Very flickable.

Kris
Big Spring, TX
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I just bought the 2010 F 650 GS with lowered suspension and love it. I'm feet 5 inches, 30-inch inseam. I'm flat footed and can roll the bike with a passenger on it when stopped. This bike is amazing with its torque, balance, and, of course, the amenities. The heated grips made a huge difference in the foggy cold today, and the ABS has saved me twice already. While I'm a fairly new rider (1 year), this bike actually teaches me how to shift better, brake better, turn better.

The weak points: the clutch is stiff and requires a bit more strength than my Hyosung GV250. However, this is my 5th day of riding and my hand strength has caught up. I no longer feel it. Also, the seat is quite firm. After 45 minutes, my butt is numb. However, I have an Airhawk cushion so I probably won't bother replacing it.

I did find the insurance lower than expected. And the bike takes only 87 grade gasoline, pumping out 60 mph with a 4.2 gallon tank. Can't beat that!

Anne
San Francisco, CA
Monday, July 26, 2010
Editor Response
Be sure to check out video review of the Hyosung GV250 here.
Genevieve Schmitt
I have a 2010 F 650 GS and absolutely love it! I have yet to take it off-road, but if you're wondering how well it does check out www.advrider.com. There are plenty of folks there who take their 650 GS's off road and have a blast.

Anita
Fair Oaks, CA
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I'm interested in hearing more about how this bike handles off road. I ride a BMW F 800 ST and love it but am interested in riding off-road.

The low seat and the price of this bike are appealing but I'm also considering the F 650 GS with the lowered suspension.

Would love to be able to ride one of the Kawasaki or Honda 650s but seat heights that start at 35 inches are just too much for me.

If this bike is kind of a joke off-road I'd sure like to know. The reviews are pretty vague - most state "didn't ride it off road but BMW assures us it can do it."

Heather
Gilroy, CA
Friday, January 22, 2010
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