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Offline Gat Slag

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #60 on: October 31, 2012, 07:41:40 am »
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #61 on: October 31, 2012, 07:57:51 am »
I'm just in awe of the fact that BMW can sell a scooter for more than the price of a small car and people are almost falling over themselves to buy it!

I really really really wish their marketing department worked me!
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #62 on: October 31, 2012, 08:04:08 am »
I'm just in awe of the fact that BMW can sell a scooter for more than the price of a small car and people are almost falling over themselves to buy it!

I really really really wish their marketing department worked me!

The problem is, you keep seeing it as "just a scooter". It's not just a scooter.  :deal:

This is the perfect bike for any commuter and has WAY more functionality than most R100k bikes that "real men" buy. I personally would love to own a maxi scoot just so that I don't have to use my Tiger for commuting.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #63 on: October 31, 2012, 08:10:41 am »
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...

Ok you convinced me I take the white one next to the fat ou with the red helmet :lol8:
« Last Edit: October 31, 2012, 08:12:06 am by lecap »
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #64 on: October 31, 2012, 08:28:09 am »
LeCap, do the guy honestly look fat to you - or are you just trying to sell a set of progressive springs for his KLE?
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #65 on: October 31, 2012, 08:44:24 am »
Hierdie BMW bromponie (= scooter) moet ‘n baie goeie kompromie wees tussen die vermoë om snelweg-tipe snelhede te kan ry en goeie hantering in opgedamde verkeer :thumleft:

Ek het ‘n 150cc Chinees waarmee ek elke dag ry (Pretoria Moot – middestad). Ek het nog nooit vinniger as 70km/h gery nie (hy “red line” op 80km/h) want ek HOEF nie vinniger te ry nie. Ek raak dikwels amper bang as ek na ‘n rit sit en terugdink oor hoe ek deur die opgedamde verkeer gevleg het om by die werk / huis te kom. Maar as ‘n mens weer op die saal gaan sit, dan kom daai rymaniere sommer vanself by ‘n mens op – jy kan nie anderste nie! Ek het NOOIT ‘n probleem met verkeersdruk nie, want ek bly aan’t beweeg en die duur van my rit bly min of meer konstant :ricky:

Ek kan nie glo dat nie meer mense bromponies ry nie. Selfs die manne met die groot motorfietse sukkel maar in die opgedamde verkeer en as jy eers “panniers” opgesit het, dan moet jy meeste van die tyd maar saam met die karre in die ry val en dan kon jy net sowel maar met jou kar gery het (soos wat Le Cap se opinie is ‘n entjie terug).

Maar ek gee toe: Ons bly in 'n vry land (so word daar gesê) en elkeen kan ry waarmee hy / sy wil as hy / sy graag daarin of daarop gesien wil word ;D

 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #66 on: October 31, 2012, 08:47:36 am »
Vespa 300 R80000, BMW650 R100000.  Ones a big real world bike , the other a city point & squirt. And they sell lots of Vespas. (Including one to me)

I think both machines are very sharp tools, excellent at what they are designed for.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #67 on: October 31, 2012, 09:57:27 am »
LeCap, do the guy honestly look fat to you - or are you just trying to sell a set of progressive springs for his KLE?
next to that white piece of equipment everything looks fat and ugly :evil6:
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #68 on: October 31, 2012, 10:21:23 am »
 As I thought in typical wilddog style there is much brand bashing and " but it is not a gs or dual sport " mentality.

Guys this is an alternative to try something different , I have a GS ADV and a KTM 690 . I do not want a cheap small car made in India, China, or Brazil with 10 inch wheels that will struggle to get keep to the speed limit on the highway.

I also do not want to comute on any bike everyday no matter what it is.

What I do want is if I have a meeting in PTA and it is a lekker day to take the scoot knowing I can keep up or ahead of the traffic and have some fun.

I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea , and it may be expensive , but it is fun.

Why not go and take a test ride it may just be a revaluation.

Life is too short , have an open mind try different things. Have an opinion when you have at least tried the product.
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #69 on: October 31, 2012, 10:56:54 am »
As I thought in typical wilddog style there is much brand bashing and " but it is not a gs or dual sport " mentality.

Guys this is an alternative to try something different , I have a GS ADV and a KTM 690 . I do not want a cheap small car made in India, China, or Brazil with 10 inch wheels that will struggle to get keep to the speed limit on the highway.

I also do not want to comute on any bike everyday no matter what it is.

What I do want is if I have a meeting in PTA and it is a lekker day to take the scoot knowing I can keep up or ahead of the traffic and have some fun.

I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea , and it may be expensive , but it is fun.

Why not go and take a test ride it may just be a revaluation.

Life is too short , have an open mind try different things. Have an opinion when you have at least tried the product.


Well said! :thumleft:
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #70 on: October 31, 2012, 11:53:14 am »
As I thought in typical wilddog style there is much brand bashing and " but it is not a gs or dual sport " mentality.

Guys this is an alternative to try something different , I have a GS ADV and a KTM 690 . I do not want a cheap small car made in India, China, or Brazil with 10 inch wheels that will struggle to get keep to the speed limit on the highway.

I also do not want to comute on any bike everyday no matter what it is.

What I do want is if I have a meeting in PTA and it is a lekker day to take the scoot knowing I can keep up or ahead of the traffic and have some fun.

I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea , and it may be expensive , but it is fun.

Why not go and take a test ride it may just be a revaluation.

Life is too short , have an open mind try different things. Have an opinion when you have at least tried the product.


Well said! :thumleft:
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #71 on: October 31, 2012, 01:22:01 pm »
LeCap, do the guy honestly look fat to you - or are you just trying to sell a set of progressive springs for his KLE?
Nah he does not sell progressive springs, does he?
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #72 on: October 31, 2012, 02:14:42 pm »
Congrats!  Please give us a ride report.......... 
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #73 on: October 31, 2012, 06:56:59 pm »
I love these scoots
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2012, 07:10:07 pm »
As I thought in typical wilddog style there is much brand bashing and " but it is not a gs or dual sport " mentality.

Guys this is an alternative to try something different , I have a GS ADV and a KTM 690 . I do not want a cheap small car made in India, China, or Brazil with 10 inch wheels that will struggle to get keep to the speed limit on the highway.

I also do not want to comute on any bike everyday no matter what it is.

What I do want is if I have a meeting in PTA and it is a lekker day to take the scoot knowing I can keep up or ahead of the traffic and have some fun.

I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea , and it may be expensive , but it is fun.

Why not go and take a test ride it may just be a revaluation.

Life is too short , have an open mind try different things. Have an opinion when you have at least tried the product.


Well said! :thumleft:
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #75 on: November 03, 2012, 08:44:13 pm »
So i rode one today and enjoyed it! First pull off bit strange with the lag but once going its a breeze, easy to handle nicely nippy as hell 100-150 comes up very quickly! Felt very stable at 150km/h. Will i buy one? Nope nice but i prefer getting a leg over
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #76 on: November 04, 2012, 07:05:26 am »
How can you allow the KTM to get dusty. Sis man! :)
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #77 on: November 04, 2012, 02:03:21 pm »
As I thought in typical wilddog style there is much brand bashing and " but it is not a gs or dual sport " mentality.

Guys this is an alternative to try something different , I have a GS ADV and a KTM 690 . I do not want a cheap small car made in India, China, or Brazil with 10 inch wheels that will struggle to get keep to the speed limit on the highway.

I also do not want to comute on any bike everyday no matter what it is.

What I do want is if I have a meeting in PTA and it is a lekker day to take the scoot knowing I can keep up or ahead of the traffic and have some fun.

I agree that it is not everyone's cup of tea , and it may be expensive , but it is fun.

Why not go and take a test ride it may just be a revaluation.

Life is too short , have an open mind try different things. Have an opinion when you have at least tried the product.


It's amazing how almost any topic, related to either style of motorcycle, brand or age of the machine, will produce an array of opinions. Some of which I could sometimes relate to as emotions.. For as long as I have been riding bikes, about 36 years, I have listened to and read about debates similar to this about preferences in motorcycling. I think that the major manufacturers have caught on to this and decided to test the concept to it's limits!!! Look at the choices we have in motorcycles.. Holy CRAP!!! There are literally hundreds of options one could choose from! Beauty of it is though thank God!! Is that we are all entitled to make that choice. I think scooters are as cool as a superbikes, as DS bikes, as a cheap old school "scrambler" , as a Harley, as a classic.. A bike is a bike and like the way we like to dress, there is one for everyone out there... As long as it has two wheels, it makes sense to someone... Ride it and enjoy it...
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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #78 on: November 05, 2012, 12:43:58 pm »
I got th GT version to work on Friday, I did not work at all the morning, every guy wanted to go and check this scooter out.

Never happened to my new 2012 GS or my Bmw s1000RR

go figure

But what a ride if I had R121k to waist will be on this just to mess around, heated seats +1
 

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Re: BMW 650 GT Scooter
« Reply #79 on: November 07, 2012, 09:30:20 am »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this BM sounds like a Scooter and not like a 650.

Is this engine also built by Kymco like their 450's?
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