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Re: Choice

Post by SSchultz » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:50 pm

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Re: Choice

Post by Elle » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:04 am

I owned a CBF600 SA for 2 yrs (from 08-10)
The 2008 model was a complete revamp of previous versions so think about this when browsing. The new model offered:
- a better performing engine (76bhp)
- much lighter thanks to an aluminium frame
- very comfortable (adjustable seat - the lowest being 780mm - I'm 5' 2")
I had the ABS model and never had a single issue with the bike.
In 2 yrs, I covered 23k.

If you want a spirited ride, you have to keep the revs up, and there's not much engine braking. My previous background was v-twin's so this was a shock to me.

Nevertheless, I liked the CBF so much, I upgraded to the CBF1000.
The 1000 is heavier but there's not much difference between that and the 650 V-Strom!
The seat height is the same and performance is 96bhp. I get about 45-50mpg.

2 yrs later, I'm looking again. My riding style has changed and I want something different (lighter and with dual purpose capability).

I'm interested in what your partner buys. Please keep us posted :)
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Re: Choice

Post by Bonniebird » Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:52 pm

The F650GS twin is very economical, I regularly get over 225 miles from a 16 litre tank, the most I have ever managed is 168 with 10 miles of fuel remaining B) that was slow mountain twisties tho. On motorways riding 80mph - 110mph I usually get about 180 miles.
It's a very smooth ride and very confidence inspiring, my riding has improved 100% since getting my GS. It's so flickable and takes sharp bends with ease.
In Morocco I comfortably kept up with and quite often overtook and rode faster than the "big boys" I was riding with :woohoo:
I have also done some advanced it aint all the bike ;)

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Re: Choice

Post by Selous » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:23 pm

ReaperX wrote:Thx guys thats great, I, well we (missus and me) we when and look arround and she tried the honda and the suzuki she likes both, then she mention the beemer 650 and the transalp, we can't find any of those so she can have a go at, but we have read about it and both have low seat too, Now the most important is fuel compsumtion I been triying to locate stats for all these bikes but no success, some of you have these bikes so whats the fuel compsumtion is? please these will be very helpfull on ehr decision.
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give you some Idea, but take it with a pinch of salt, you could compare there reports with the site sprocket gave you too may be of help or here (found this on Google no idea how good) ... 91171.html with video too!

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Re: Choice

Post by Elle » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:55 am

Bonniebird wrote:The F650GS twin..
Thanks for adding that. The F650GS has been on and off my list of suitable bikes several times. I once had a test ride on one but now I cannot remember whether it was the new twin or the old single. I'll add it back to my list & find a bike to test ride :)
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Re: Choice

Post by ReaperX » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:00 am

Thx people you have help a lot, she will think for a bit but I surely post what ever she decides.
Thx a lot
:) :)

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Re: Re: Choice

Post by piguglyshandydrinker » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:31 am

ReaperX wrote:Thx people you have help a lot, she will think for a bit but I surely post what ever she decides.
Thx a lot
:) :)
My other 1/2 has a newer shape 600 Hornet, it's an utterly fantastic bike & very competant allrounder with better wind protection/lower wind noise than many faired bikes! Couple that with low seat hight, low weight and superb build quality, the rear grab handles make it a doddle to strap a big roll bag to the pillion seat too :)

Having said that nothing beats a test ride


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Re: Choice

Post by ReaperX » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:16 pm

Well I had to do what I had to do, I was gona buy a bike for me till next year but I gave in on her and I brought her a BMW F650GS and here are the pics of our new toy I will probably ride her more than her :)
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Thx a lot to all of you for your kind advise. thx ;)

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Re: Choice

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