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post #1 of 4 Old 06-02-2008, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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2007 BMW G650X Moto



My neighbor buys and sells motorcycles for a hobby. Saw this one on his driveway with a sale sign on it. Took it for a quick romp.

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Great BMW fit and finish. For a 1 cylinder thumper, it was smooth.
Handled great,
ergos were comfortable
Brakes were strong

everything was great except POWER
very very very gutless
Could barely loft the front tire in 1st gear
Extra power is a necessity for a moto bike of this nature.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-02-2008, 06:07 AM
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everything was great except POWER
very very very gutless
Could barely loft the front tire in 1st gear
Extra power is a necessity for a moto bike of this nature.
Wow very odd... I just drove the X-challenge on friday and couldn't keep the front down without great exercise maybe the gearing is different between those to bikes.

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-02-2008, 06:10 AM
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Wow very odd... I just drove the X-challenge on friday and couldn't keep the front down without great exercise maybe the gearing is different between those to bikes.

+1 to that. I loved the power of the X-challenge. I did not get to demo the motard though.

Maybe your neighbor ragged it out?

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+1 to that. I loved the power of the X-challenge. I did not get to demo the motard though.

Maybe your neighbor ragged it out?
It was brand new about 100 miles on it... bought it from the dealer.
??? Strange????

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