BMW R 65 LS Review from United Kingdom

1983 BMW R 65 LS

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance77000 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW BMW R80

Summary:

Simple, reliable and cheap to run

Faults:

Output bearing from gearbox replaced with a couple of gear bearings.

Charging problem, which led me and a mate blow up the diode board.

General Comments:

Nice little bike; never let me down whilst touring Europe, and eighteen months in UK and Ireland.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2007

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review