Not to be a potential bogeyman on you but if you are riding serious dirt maybe you should look into the threads about some or a few early f650s suffering failures of the fork lowers near the axle.
2003 bmw f650gs dakar review.
I bought my bmw f650 gs dakar in 2001 and it is the best bike i have ever owned which includes a r 1100 gs r1200 gsa k1200 lt r100 gspd ktm 520 suzuki 250dr suzuki 750 dr big and another 15 odd bikes it is great in the outback on dirt roads example you can ride off a cambered loose gravel road at 100 kms per hour and just steer back up onto the road no problems where i have had.
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But it is so shoot me.
The f650gss story starts in 1993 when bmw unveiled the f650 funmoto.
My close friend that i always ride with has one and weve swapped bikes a few days just for fun.
Louise brady gives us a brief review of the bmw f650gs and compares it to some of its competitors looking particularly at street cred build quality performance comfort and value.
The dakar will soak up just about anything you can throw at it.
2003 bmw f650gs dakar.
Powered by a rotax designed engine the f650 was actually a joint collaboration and was built by aprilia in italy for bmw aprilias version of the same bike was called the pegaso and it is this machine that formed the basis of the f650gs.
The very comfy and expensive corbin seat isnt any lower than the stock seat.
Off road biased motorcycle with nifty racy paint job higher screen taller seat different wheels and longer travel.
Given bmws excellent record in winning the gruelling and highly competitive paris dakar on bikes like this it is almost heresy to suggest that the f650 dakar is the perfect commuter.
Owners reviews for the bmw f650 1993 2007.