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Old 09-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #439
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Originally Posted by Snowy View Post
No, clearly you don't.

As discussed previously, a lot of people with the 650's want to UPGRADE - ie, take a step forward or upward, transcend to a new level of awesomeness, GET A BETTER BIKE.

In short, depending on WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH IT, it may just be a heavy, poorly suspended bucket of shit.

Is that clear enough for you now? Do I need to break it on down some more?

If you were going to drop the coin on the F800GSA and get a bike that weighs as much as the 1200, but performs just like a 650 I think you'd be pretty disappointed.

I know I was. But clearly you GET IT, or you have a much lower expectation level.
They don't perform like a 650.. the twin doesn't feel like your riding a washing machine down the freeway, more like a bum massager..

Honestly though, the suspension is better than the G650 and has more upgrades available to make it great! Plus the power difference is heaps 31hp makes a difference.. ;)

still though, its short of 150hp ahem "KTM 1190 which weighs the same" cough.. lol
13' KTM 1190 Adventure R

RIP - BMW F650 GS Twin
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