BMW G 650 Xmoto Review from United Kingdom

2007 BMW G 650 Xmoto

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance6700 kilometres

Summary:

For the rider who wants to have fun the minute he gets on it. Great fun bike and everyday bike

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Light weight, fantastic handling, fantastic motor, powerful brakes, generally the most uncomplicated and enjoyable bike I have ever ridden.

Motor runs smoothly, no stuttering at low revs, plenty of power.

Amazing brakes (plus BMW's excellent ABS that can be switched off if you like)

Very reliable with low maintenance costs (10.000 kilometers service intervals)

Negative:

Your butt hurts after about an hour of riding.

I'd prefer to have a rev counter.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2008

21st Nov 2008, 00:46

A pure joy to ride. I am 43 but it makes me ride like I used when I was 16!! This is the Lotus Elise of bikes. Pure, simple and tons of fun.

Update on August 2013: Sold the bike a year ago, BIG mistake !! Got an Xchallenge, not the same, handling is not as sharp, suspension not so great. Should've bought a better seat and a good windshield and kept it. Had dozens of bikes of all sorts. Was the most fun by far.

2nd Apr 2009, 04:41

Could not agree more, an awesome bike.

Simple, no fancy stuff, just clean modern, powerful and great all round bike to ride... yip rev counter would have been good.

30th Apr 2009, 12:58

Fun, cool and simple! Great bike, even if not that practical, but it's not its mission anyways.

Seat is hard, but you forget it as it's so much fun to ride!

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review