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Today was the first proper run on the Beemer other than when I brought it back from the dealer! So how did it do?


Well I've covered a few of it's aspects before........so no point going over those again. All I can say is that this G650GS is probably the best fit for me, and the roads I ride on, than any machine I've had since I've been in Spain.


It really is that good! The only minor negatives (and they are minor) is that the sidestand is too short......so the bike leans over quite a bit when parked. The other thing is when the fan comes on it blows out hot air over my right leg. Very minor stuff as you can see.


It was great on the motorway trip coming back from collecting it, and it was even better on these rural, bumpy country roads. Just so easy to ride.


It ticks all the boxes for me.......but in terms of reliability it has to prove itself! Only time will tell if I can get the same level of trust in the Beemer that I would have in a Jap bike! So watch this space!


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thats all very good [mention]XTreme[/mention] good vids etc , but how about one with no music so we can hear the sound of the bike and not some 1970's porn music... i mean for god sakes man you went through a tunnel... id of spent at least half an hour to and throwing in the tunnel

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thats all very good @XTreme good vids etc , but how about one with no music so we can hear the sound of the bike and not some 1970's porn music... i mean for god sakes man you went through a tunnel... id of spent at least half an hour to and throwing in the tunnel

 

Wind noise is the problem.....real PITA.


But I can do and walkround with commentary and blip the throttle if you really want to hear it. :lol:


But it just sounds like every other big Thumper.

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Today was the first proper run on the Beemer other than when I brought it back from the dealer! So how did it do?


Well I've covered a few of it's aspects before........so no point going over those again. All I can say is that this G650GS is probably the best fit for me, and the roads I ride on, than any machine I've had since I've been in Spain.


It really is that good! The only minor negatives (and they are minor) is that the sidestand is too short......so the bike leans over quite a bit when parked. The other thing is when the fan comes on it blows out hot air over my right leg. Very minor stuff as you can see.


It was great on the motorway trip coming back from collecting it, and it was even better on these rural, bumpy country roads. Just so easy to ride.


It ticks all the boxes for me.......but in terms of reliability it has to prove itself! Only time will tell if I can get the same level of trust in the Beemer that I would have in a Jap bike! So watch this space!


how are you finding it weight wise XT
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thats all very good @XTreme good vids etc , but how about one with no music so we can hear the sound of the bike and not some 1970's porn music... i mean for god sakes man you went through a tunnel... id of spent at least half an hour to and throwing in the tunnel

 

Wind noise is the problem.....real PITA.


But I can do and walkround with commentary and blip the throttle if you really want to hear it. :lol:


But it just sounds like every other big Thumper.

 

i'll take that then ,look forward to it squire :thumb:

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how are you finding it weight wise XT

 

70lbs lighter than the Strom but it feels like it's much more than that. Probably due to the lower centre of gravity with the underseat fuel tank.


Much easier to manoeuvre at lower speeds and the turning circle is so much less. Lot easier to live with.

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