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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #40 on: October 29, 2012, 12:46:33 pm »
Badseed has just been around on the 600 scooter. Very attractive with good storage space, well laid out things like easy to reach stands, etc. I declined a ride, know Badseed well enough to completely trust his judgement. He likes it.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #41 on: October 29, 2012, 01:04:27 pm »
What's the fuel consumption like?  Does it compare to a F 650 GS?
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #42 on: October 30, 2012, 09:52:31 am »
I don't see the point?

Is it just for the sake of lane splitting?

A small car will transport yourself and your suit and hitech goodies safer, cleaner and drier without using more juice and without costing more to purchase. The car will probably be cheaper to service, run on cheaper tires and last longer.

If I want a bike I buy a bike not a flippin toilet bowl on wheels with automatic gears :puke_r:

Scooters suck! Biiiig time!
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #43 on: October 30, 2012, 09:57:55 am »
Scooters are great for commuting and every day use.

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #44 on: October 30, 2012, 02:21:24 pm »
riding a scooter is the same as riding a fat chick , good fun antil your mates see u
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #45 on: October 30, 2012, 02:27:46 pm »
riding a scooter is the same as riding a fat chick , good fun antil your mates see u
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #46 on: October 30, 2012, 02:49:25 pm »
Le cap and fellow naysayers may I suggest you guys take one of these machines for a ride. Not only do they look pretty funky but they'll kick a Dr's but on anything other than dirt. Acceleration , handling and comfort are in another league to most small bikes. Try not to think of them as scooters , but as a new breed of real world urban commuters and soft tourers. I used one for two days , including a couple of 50km joints on the N1 and N2 in Cape Towns full on south Easter. What a chilled ride compared to normal bike.

Next day I ordered one which will hopefully be here on Monday. Just hope the 990 doesn't try to chuck me off for bringing that 'other' brand into its camp.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #47 on: October 30, 2012, 02:52:06 pm »
And Cobusb if it compares to a F650 I'm sending it back.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #48 on: October 30, 2012, 03:03:01 pm »
And Cobusb if it compares to a F650 I'm sending it back.

You nasty thing, you. :imaposer:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #49 on: October 30, 2012, 03:42:25 pm »
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #50 on: October 30, 2012, 03:57:06 pm »
how does it handle ???
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #51 on: October 30, 2012, 05:10:38 pm »
The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #53 on: October 30, 2012, 06:44:17 pm »
I am getting one on Friday to play with, its the sport version not the GT one, cant wait they say I will really enjoy it.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #54 on: October 30, 2012, 07:59:34 pm »
Picking myself off the floor

you are describing a BMW here??? >:D >:D >:D >:D


The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2012, 08:09:31 pm »
The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)

Will be very interesting to see how the Yamaha T-Max do in a head to head comparison with this BMW.
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2012, 08:39:42 pm »
The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)

Will be very interesting to see how the Yamaha T-Max do in a head to head comparison with this BMW.
gee ons regtig om ???
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2012, 09:51:33 pm »
Scooters are certainly not for everyone, but if you need storage for your helmets satchel and lipstic under your seat - a scooter is your answer. If you feel the Gilera GP800, Yamaha T-Max or Suzuki Burgmann is to butch for you. the BMW is your answer. Otherwise even a 50cc Chinascoot will do!
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #58 on: October 31, 2012, 07:23:02 am »
The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)

Will be very interesting to see how the Yamaha T-Max do in a head to head comparison with this BMW.
gee ons regtig om ???

Jy post op bladsy 3 van n scooter thread, ek dink daar is die wat omgee? :mwink: :imaposer:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #59 on: October 31, 2012, 07:36:17 am »
The 'bike' is superbly well balance, the suspension is firm and sporty , it is rock solid at high (150 sh) freeway riding and turns easier than any bike I've riden in an urban enviroment. My only concern is the delay you get from the auto gearbox when pulling away, juust like all auto scooters. (quite noticible when 2 up)

Will be very interesting to see how the Yamaha T-Max do in a head to head comparison with this BMW.
gee ons regtig om ???

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