Sunday, May 14, 2006

My next bike a BMW ? GS???

I’ve been narrowing down my options for a dual-sport adventure bike and after checking out the Ducati Multistrada a few weeks ago, and realizing it was too tall for me, I decided that since I’ve always liked the F650GS and since it‘s such a popular bike, that was the logical choice. The plan was to buy a used one some time next year, but now the rumor is that this September BMW might be coming out with the 800cc GS bike to replace the 650 model.

Could this be my next bike? I think the 650 would be adequate for me in the dirt, but probably not on paved roads or highways, considering that I’m used to bike’s with more horse power.

I’ll be waiting to see what happens with the 800cc beemer, whether I get the 650 or the new 800, BMW is defiantly looking like it will be my next bike.

Concept bike from


Becca said...

I've been thinking the 650GS might easily be my *Alaska* bike. A guy who shows up to bike nights here has one and I've sat on it a few times. I can flatfoot it, which really says a lot. I hear the power isn't so hot, but I can probably handle that.

We'll see if there are any nice used ones around in a couple of years when I have a surplus of garage space of my own again.

Rick said...

Hmmmm an 800 interesting!