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Which Bike? Comments and Questions on what is the best bike for YOU, for YOUR trip. Note that we believe that ANY bike will do, so please remember that it's all down to PERSONAL OPINION. Technical Questions for all brands go in their own forum.
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Thanks for the info guys. Nomadic1 - much as I would love a 1200GS I can't afford one. Probaly too big as well - I'm vertically challenged at 5'5".

I mainly want the bike for weekend camping trips and day to day commuting. Not intending on any RTW trips for the time being.
No worries. How about a factory lowered 650GS then? My missus is selling hers too (we're emmigrating) and that also has abs, heated grips, luggage etc?

She's 5'2 so should be perfect for you?

£3,500 and its yours.

Also note, that BMW are offering reduced insurance - meaning that you can get fully comp for £120 and unlimited mileage as well as including full european break down cover.

Cant be bad when my 1st insurance quote was £1200+!
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Nomadic - interesting - can you tell me anymore about the bike (age, mileage) and where are you based?

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Oohhh, be careful now... once you enter the hallowed portals of Bikedom you become one of us! You enter a world of cold/damp/lust(of bikes you don't yet have)/stress(of the motorist-dodging variety), and financial hardship(see Lust). But you also enter a world of friendship/fun/, and on this site at least an appreciation of chasing the horizon.
As for the Pegaso, for a first bike it seems ideal, as if you don't like it after a while you can change it without too much of a financial hit. Just get some miles under your belt to decide this - all hail roads,trails,tracks and byways!
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Nomadic - interesting - can you tell me anymore about the bike (age, mileage) and where are you based?

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Sure no worries. Im based in Sheffield.

F650GS
The bike was bought for my wife by me back in February of this year from a fellow traveller. It has 16k on the clock, is MOT'd and Taxed to May 08. The bike is factory lowered, meaning that straight out the door its got specially lowered shocks and smaller travel forks (not dropped through the clamps like other 'lowered' bikes) so that geometry is not affected. It also has the added bonus of the optional BMW 'low' seat, knocking a further couple of inches off the overall height.

The bike is standard except for the following:-
Puig touring screen (very similar to the 650GS dakar version)
Autocom
Kenwood radio for bike to bike intercomms
FAMSA tank bag
Vario panniers + rack (with locks key coded to ignition)
ABS + heated grips
Hand guards



R1200GS


The bike is an 04 R1200GS in rock red/silver side panels. The bike itself is totally standard, bought from Rainbow BMW in Nov of last year as a approved used motorcycle. It came complete with 1 year warranty and european breakdown cover (which can be transferred to you). It is taxed until Nov and MOT'd until Apr 08.

The bike is totally standard, except for the following additions:-
touratech zega panniers + rack
touratech gps mount
touratech 2610 anti-shake cradle
autocom
garmin 2610 sat nav
kenwood radio for bike to bike intercomms
FAMSA tank bag
touratech tail bag


Never dropped, crashed, or 'mistakenly dropped on the garage floor'. Its got 35k on the clock, full bmw service history, and I think am the 3rd owner. Got full paper work, spare set of keys, data tag and bmw alarm.

Absolutely great runner, and has never failed on me.

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forgot to mention, if it helps, email me at xing_yi_fist at hotmail dot com, I dont get opportunity to check this site as often as i'd like.

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