I was looking for any opinions or thoughts on BMWs 650 singles. I really like the look of the Xcountry but I really don't know anything about them. They do seem pricey, but are they worth the extra money?
He's not a technology geek. Fear of machines taking over the world or some horsesh*t like that.Could you explain that one to me? sorry, im not sure i understand what you mean.
I've ridden it. 92 hp at the crank sounds like a lot, but in reality it's pretty docile in power delivery. I like the "dirt bike" riding position and the thing handles great (even for my large frame). All in all, I believe that this is a prefectly acceptable ride. The Xcountry will probably be more comfortable if you want to use it for commuting, but if it's a second bike you're looking for the Ducati would be a great add.hm, I'm trying to find i REALLY like thats not something like a Ducati Hypermotard which i really love but with its engine I'm a little afraid it will be too big powerwise.
The seat is pretty comfortable for the type of bike. It's the position that might drain you. Check a used MultiStrada out. Very similar in stance, but the ergos are better for the long haul. You can also get bags for it. For about $8k you can find 04-05 models. The unsung hero in my future is the first generation FZ1. I like the old tube frame bike and you can find them for $4k or so all day and night. But for the entirely strange the Buell Uly will cover long distance, take you down fire roads and get great mileage. Not a bad option for a guy looking to spend $8k on a BMW. You'll be suprised if you go take a test ride on one.That street Triple does look like a really awesome ride. i was honestly afraid of how cramped it would be (like the little Monster.) I'm about 6'2 220 and was worried about leg room.
Hm, as for the Hypermotard and commuting. I have a job prospect (upstart company, so heres hoping) that is about 80 or so miles from my current apartment. Most days a bike won't be an option because of moving photo equipment down near the job but there will be times that i can. Considering the guy opening the company has been riding (and racing) for years and owns a 'Busa. he'd understand.
How is the Hypermotard going to be for that long? i rode my cousins CR2XX for about an hour or so and i was pretty sore but that was also totally off road bouncing over rocks and roots.