Recommended for all riders! Great step into the 600cc class for newer riders The starter adventure bike! Capable on all road surfaces and fuel economy that will take you to the moon and back!
BMW’s DOCH single cylinder is a buzzy but powerful motor. Strong low end torque and linear powerband make the 650GS a pleasurable ride! More than enough power for any rider. Noticeable engine vibrations are present between 3800-4500 rpms but large bar ends absorb much of them.
The 650GS is equipped with ABS standard that has the option of disengagement if you find yourself on slippery surfaces where wheel slide is desirable. As all BMW’s, the braking power and feel is on point and inspires confidence in the rider.
Incredibly maneuverable handling comes from the 430 pound curb weight and upright riding position. The 650GS is very easy to ride and has phenomenal balance and stability on road and offroad. Soft, long travel suspension can soak up almost any bump or terrain you decide to tackle. A great bike for beginner riders to get a feel for a bigger machine. Rider confidence comes quickly after only a short period of time on the 650GS.
A low seat height that accommodates to riders 5’4 and up makes the 650 an easy bike to mount and dismount. A relatively firm seat is supportive, but maintains a consistent comfort level on longer rides. Unlike its big brother the 1200gs, the seat is not height adjustable, nor is the windscreen. Vibrations are present from the motor which takes some getting use too, but after a short period of time, you become use to the characteristics of the motor. Wide and higher set handle bars keep rider fatigue at a minimum and creates a very comfortable riding position.
“Easy peasy “ would be a way to describe the rideability of the 650gs. It would be a great bike to learn motorcycle training on, and would cause a newer rider to accel very quickly in their rider training. Great balance paired with a low seat height and light weight chassis allows any rider to dive into the pleasures the 650gs has to offer. This bike thrives greatly off road and is an absolute blast in those environments! A joy for any level of rider, especially for those whom enjoy a bit of mud and dirt.