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Old 02-21-2012, 10:59 AM   #105
trainman
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Remember buy a bike for how you are going to ride it, plus a bike that you can keep up with your friends on. That is, if they are all riding 400-450's they are going to blow you away on your BMW 650 well unless you are on a 650 X-Challenge, or you are a great rider. I look at the 650 Sertao and the GS, both single and duel cylinder bike as road bike 1st and off road 2nd, not the other way around. Your XR650L was probably close to 50 lighter then the BMW's you are looking at so you know where you stand. I'm 66 and I think the Sertao will work just fine for my riding style today, I'm not buying it for a mudder, in fact I don't even want to see mud, or sand. Good Luck,

John
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