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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 04:36:04 pm »
Doing a long test ride on Monday. Even before riding the thing I'm pretty convinced I'm going to buy . And this coming from an orange blooded KTM fan. If you think it looks good in pictures you will be blown away in the flesh. This must be the ultimate computer, better spec and price than the T-Max.

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2012, 04:44:08 pm »
Looks good. It seems to be the going rate for the Maxi scooter types. I have seriously looked at the T-Max scooters.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2012, 05:24:03 pm »
Looks like a disguised 1200GS. :peepwall:, but I know it will go very well, and a scooter is just so easy as a commuter, and with the big scooters the open road stretches on highways need not be daunting anymore.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2012, 05:47:33 pm »
Pricing doesn't seem TOO crazy considering you're actually getting quite a lot of bike. Only optional extras are daytime running lights and an alarm.


Where can I fit crashbars, pannier frames, progressive springs, hand guards, long range tank, spotlights, yellow lens protector, performance cans and off-road tyres? :biggrin:
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2012, 10:00:48 pm »
Ek kan nogals dink dat die ding baie lekker sal ry alhoewel ek twyfel of ek ooit een sal koop  :sip:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2012, 11:00:06 pm »
I thought the whole point of a scooter was something small and cheap to run around the neighbourhood on. ???

Must admit- and apologies - but I cant really see the point of an expensive 650 cc scooter - just cant understand WHY. :patch: For that sort of money wouldn't a Versys be a much better choice as a commuter (as well as MUCH cheaper both to buy and operate, plus a hell of a lot more fun?).

What ever blows your hair back I suppose.  Its probably better than a Harley :biggrin:

Have to give BMW marketing full credit yet again though, their method is something every businessman should study.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2012, 11:33:33 pm »
I need a practical scoot to commute from Claremont to Stellenbosch (50kms x 2) daily as well as business miles (often another 100kms). Although the fun factor isn't my priority the performance of the new 650 (over 180kph) and the funky looks added to the practicality of a big scooter with weather protection from a huge screen and dry legs , huge storage for helmets , laptops  and generall work goodies and then the safety extras like abs and traction Controll make a lot of sense to me. Shit I think I'm getting old !

I commuted on a 950 and then 990S for a couple of years but beside the ridiculous running costs when it came to weekends I had no desire to ride my bike. The past year or so using my car in our increasingly busy roads is turning me into an insane and unhappy wreck .

I think big scooters are the future for both practical comuting as well as very capable sporty motorcycles and tourers.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2012, 06:32:38 am »
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2012, 02:21:50 pm »
There was a time when no real biker with self-respect would ever ride a scooter. Unless it is a Lambretta with a 350cc YPVS fitted.
With a Versys, for example, you can commute, it is economical, you can tour, and you can play in the passes. Any scooter will have a huge problem with at least one of these areas, which make them less versatile.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2012, 04:15:48 pm »
I need a practical scoot to commute from Claremont to Stellenbosch (50kms x 2) daily as well as business miles (often another 100kms). Although the fun factor isn't my priority the performance of the new 650 (over 180kph) and the funky looks added to the practicality of a big scooter with weather protection from a huge screen and dry legs , huge storage for helmets , laptops  and generall work goodies and then the safety extras like abs and traction Controll make a lot of sense to me. Shit I think I'm getting old !

I commuted on a 950 and then 990S for a couple of years but beside the ridiculous running costs when it came to weekends I had no desire to ride my bike. The past year or so using my car in our increasingly busy roads is turning me into an insane and unhappy wreck .

I think big scooters are the future for both practical comuting as well as very capable sporty motorcycles and tourers.


You need a ....

GS 1200!   :ricky:
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2012, 05:45:01 pm »
 :laughing4: :laughing4: :laughing4: Not far off the price of a GS1200, yet zero off-road abilities. IOW similar to GS1200. :pot:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #31 on: October 28, 2012, 06:05:07 pm »
I have the tool for the offroad stuff, as well the passes etc. I just what a practical thing to get to work quickly , safely , fairly dry and with space for work stuff , gym kit, helmet storage etc.my wife will probably disown me when I arrive on a BMW , but maybe that's a bonus as well.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2012, 06:36:30 pm »
If you have the money it makes sense, even a 1600Beemer makes sense for the long black road tours, and why not a plastic for weekends in the dirt! Even the new Sartao......all about being blessed and able to affort it. If I had the money I would have had a collectoin of bikes an cars. Congrats mate, enjoy every day!! :laughing4: :thumleft:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #33 on: October 28, 2012, 06:50:16 pm »
Suzuki Bergman scooter for the win.  8)

Much better value for money
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #34 on: October 28, 2012, 07:27:26 pm »
Suzuki Bergman scooter for the win.  8)

Much better value for money

Sorry Oppie, no Eurocentric value. :peepwall:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #35 on: October 28, 2012, 11:31:46 pm »
Bergman looks like a big fat hond
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #37 on: October 29, 2012, 07:08:22 am »
If you have the money it makes sense, even a 1600Beemer makes sense for the long black road tours, and why not a plastic for weekends in the dirt! Even the new Sartao......all about being blessed and able to affort it. If I had the money I would have had a collectoin of bikes an cars. Congrats mate, enjoy every day!! :laughing4: :thumleft:

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #38 on: October 29, 2012, 09:33:37 am »
Spoke to Blainec at QueSera yesterday.

Like the guys say: If you can afford this machine it would be a blessing.

Bare in mind that there is an Adventure in his garage, a 1200GS in his wife's garage and some citrus to play around with.

I think you will battle to beat that 650 in traffic. He's got the GT, which will also be nice for touring. Higher screen, more element-protection.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #39 on: October 29, 2012, 09:40:16 am »
Wow quality piece of kit  :thumleft: The GT version is fantastic :drif:
Pass this way once!