Hello to all F800/650 owners.
Please welcome a new owner/member to this forum. I returned from riding my wife’s new to her 2003 F650 Dakar home form N. Georgia and found that while I was riding my wife pulled the trigger on a 2010 F650 GS Twin for me! She's so sweet.
I sent her in our truck from the dealer Black Mountain Cycles in Dahlonega, Georgia to BMW Motorcycled of Atlanta to retrieve my 2005 R1200GS which was being serviced. We decided since the F650 Dakar was a new purchase and I the more experineced rider, I'd get the task of riding it home. While we were at BMW of Atlanta earlier to drop off the R1200GS for service, she pointed out a very nicely accessorized F650GS to me. We both liked the bike a lot and had been discussing a replacement for the R1200GS for some time. So, I asked Jon to run some number for me: trading the R for the newer F while we were on the way to pick up Bonnie's new ride in Dahlonega.
I’m busy enjoying the ride from Dahlonega home. During the ride I’m wondering which bike will be riding in our truck from Atlanta? To my great surprise and delight a 2010 F650GS appeared in my driveway on the back of our Honda Ridgeline! I had told her to make the decision, but didn’t know the outcome until our truck reached home.
I have owned and ridden the 2005 R1200GS for about two years. I traded my new 2006 R1200ST for the GS after having some trouble riding long distance on the ST. I've had back surgery, and as a result get stabbing pains in my right leg if they are in a crouched position of several hours.
The F650GS is a 2010, equipped w/Tourtech bags and top box, Tourtech crash bars, radiator guard, etc. It is metallic silver in color w/ black accessories… a very pretty bike, understated but elegant. I’ve only ridding the F650 a few miles, but think the riding position is going to work out fine. I did test drive a 2010 F800GS earlier at the dealer, and it just didn’t catch my fancy. This bike is totally different in a very good way. I love the lighter agile feel of this bike vs the 2005 R1200GS, too.
We both spent the evening sampling our new "to us" BMW motorcycles. A fine way to end any day.