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Old 02-16-2009, 04:42 PM   #16
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you be the judge

Dude, I work for BMW, and trust me, no one in the USA knows the reason behind the name retardedness. ...and it doesn't matter, because they are both really sweet everyday bikes. The F650GS twin (as we're calling it internally) fixed all that was wrong with the old single for me (size, power), and the new G650GS single fixed the only real problem with the old F650GS single (that engine's hard to reach valves=small bike w/ big bike maintainence price). Anyone who wants to do some in-depth research, just give me (Greg) a call at Long Beach BMW; I just put a low-frame F650GStwin and an F800GS into the rental fleet last week!
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:13 PM   #17
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... and the new G650GS single fixed the only real problem with the old F650GS single (that engine's hard to reach valves=small bike w/ big bike maintainence price).
??? Please tell me more.
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:42 AM   #18
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Just remove the F650GS decals

I removed the F650GS decals so that "I" wouldn't be confused.

The BIG difference between the F800GS and F650GS is that the F650GS developes MORE HP and touque Below 5,000rpm than the F800GS. Since I rarely ride above 5,000 rpm I got the more powerful bike for my type of riding.

The F650GS is one sweet ride IMHO
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #19
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At least it's a better choice than 'Funduro'.
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:01 PM   #20
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At least it's a better choice than 'Funduro'.
+1 Cheers to that (although technically the F still stands for Funduro, doesn't it?)
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Old 02-17-2009, 12:50 PM   #21
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@ER: the 6/12/18/24,000mi services for the F650GS singles are disproportionally expensive when compared to the service prices for the bigger bikes. By contrast, a 650twin or 800GS is by far the cheapest bmw to maintain; the 1st service takes less than an hour
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