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Same comparison but for 2012 models

Interesting read...

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Comparison | Rider Magazine
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Hey all,im in the same posistion as a few people reading this thread,deciding which bike to buy.Been going back and forth between 1200gs,ktm 990 and now the 650gs and klr.

Can we get a few more posts from people who actually own 650gs's?Seems like a lot of people are giving their opinion on beemers yet ever owned one.
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Hey all,im in the same posistion as a few people reading this thread,deciding which bike to buy.Been going back and forth between 1200gs,ktm 990 and now the 650gs and klr.

Can we get a few more posts from people who actually own 650gs's?Seems like a lot of people are giving their opinion on beemers yet ever owned one.
Wow, this is quite a resurrected thread, from back in 2007. I guess you know that there is a new(ish) replacement for the F650GS single cyl = the G650GS single. Just to confuse things, BMW also still have the F650GS (now the F700GS) which has a twin cylinder, nominally 800cc engine.

Over the years, I have posted a few bits of information about the F from the days when there used to be one in my garage; apart from my posts, you will find information about that model of bike in the forum for "BMW tech" and you could use the search facility in here as well:-
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But, you are right, more or less; plenty of people who have never owned a F650GS have strong opinions on both the BMW marque and this particular model. Like all bikes, they have a few known weaknesses (very well known) which can be dealt with fairly simply.
Actually, you can read opinions about the F650 in other forums in here such as "Yamaha tech".

As per the earlier posts in this thread, it very much depends on what you like; the 4 bikes that you mention are very different "breeds". There are also quite a few posts in here about the big KTM and rather less about the big Beemer - I don't understand why that is, but I guess those out riding the 1200GS know what they are doing and don't feel any need to discuss the bike in here.
The KLR: you can pretty much forget about it if you are based anywhere in Europe; they are few and far between nowadays, being old technology that cannot be sold as new anywhere within the EU market. Having said that, someone will be along in a moment with an offer to sell one to you.

Very many of the "which bike" threads go off topic very quickly; the more bikes in the title of the original thread, the more "chipping in" tends to happen.

to the HUBB by the way; that's a good first question!! If you don't find the range of information that you want to know about the F650, its probably best to start a new thread with your specific questions, in BMW tech.
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Ill try those forums,thx walkabout
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Ill try those forums,thx walkabout


If all else fails, there are specialist websites for just about any bike; for instance in this case:-
BMW F650 Forums is worth a look.
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