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Old 01-20-2015, 11:45 AM   #1
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G650GS or DR650 or NC700X

Hello all,

I am in the market for another bike. I used to have a 2009 KLR 650. I used it mainly for two lane roads and the occasional dirt road. My wife rode as a passenger every so often.

So I am considering a BMW G650GS, DR 650 or a NC700X. Curious to know how these bikes are 2 up and are they a better ride than the KLR? I disliked the weight of the KLR and the power. I do my own maintenance and would be looking at new or late model used bikes.

Appreciate any thoughts!
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Just my humble opinion, but for two up duty and light trail riding, I think the NC700X would fit the bill perfectly.
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Old 01-20-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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NC will be fine.

Used ones are very low price.

The GS is technically the most all around* MC, but not as reliable as the NC.

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Old 01-20-2015, 02:59 PM   #4
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Thanks for the quick replies! I'm leaning toward the Honda also, I just wasn't sure if passenger comfort was similar to the KLR. She was good on 100 mile rides with the stock seat.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:07 PM   #5
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I have an Nc750x and my wife rides on the back 32 miles each way nearly every day, she seems to find it comfortable.

I also have a Moto Guzzi V7 that has made her cry after 250miles twice. She swears never again.

My wife claims the most comfortable bike we ever had was the 2009 Yamaha XT660Z, it was all day comfortable and has no problem one the rough stuff. So long as you are tall enough to ride it.
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Old 01-20-2015, 03:12 PM   #6
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Any reason why a 650 V-strom is not on the list?

Its a better bike for dirt road use than the 700X due to its 19" front wheel.
Decent 2 up bike, particularity compared to a KLR or a DR
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:16 PM   #7
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Any reason why a 650 V-strom is not on the list?

Its a better bike for dirt road use than the 700X due to its 19" front wheel.
Decent 2 up bike, particularity compared to a KLR or a DR
Personally, I don't care for the styling of the DL. It's just me.
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:25 AM   #8
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Well, the wife and I like the G650GS comfort better than the NC700X. I found a new leftover for a decent price. Is there anything I should be concerned with on the BMW? Thanks again!
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Old 01-23-2015, 08:35 AM   #9
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I began my search for a bike last summer. I came down to the BMW 650 Sertao. I then saw someone on here mention the Husqvarna TR650. It's cheaper, makes more power, and looks better. The bike does have its disadvantages, but having owned mine four a few months now, I can saw that it is a solid bike with a lot of aftermarket parts available.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:53 AM   #10
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Well, the wife and I like the G650GS comfort better than the NC700X. I found a new leftover for a decent price. Is there anything I should be concerned with on the BMW? Thanks again!
It's a BMW. Built by KYMCO. But if you like to look at it and she likes to sit on it-
Seriously though, it's a proven design and if you plan to do your own maintenance it shouldn't cost a bunch to keep it rolling.
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It's a BMW. Built by KYMCO. But if you like to look at it and she likes to sit on it-
Seriously though, it's a proven design and if you plan to do your own maintenance it shouldn't cost a bunch to keep it rolling.
Not built by Kymco. Last I heard the motors are built by Loncin and the bikes are built in Germany.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:14 AM   #12
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Not built by Kymco. Last I heard the motors are built by Loncin and the bikes are built in Germany.
True, as far as I know. The Kymco BMWs are the "600" and "650" scooters.
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Old 01-23-2015, 07:55 PM   #13
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I was in the same predicament. I was really leaning toward the nc700 then ultimately decided on the G650GS. I ended up with the Sertao version as I have desires to explore backcountry. The NC700 just isn't as equipped. Love the price and reliability though. Either way, all of your choices are good to go.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:40 AM   #14
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The GS is technically the most all around* MC, but not as reliable as the NC.
There are many of those little thumpers with near 100,000 miles on them. And, they hold thier value better than most bikes, yet you rarely ever see them for sale.

Just sayin'.....
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I found a new leftover for a decent price.
How decent?

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