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    Default Need some advice

    Hi there!
    So my previous options fell through, now I have the following option:
    1. 2006 BMW F650 85000km
    2. 2007 Yamaha XT 660R also 85000km, but 5K cheaper

    I am looking for something I can do gravel, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg to maintain. My nearest motorcycle mechanic is about 400km from me.
    So, what do do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkvosperd View Post
    2007 Yamaha XT 660R

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    What -AZ- said.....

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    the bmw .. seat is much more comfy , is lower and can handle gravel with ease.

    the yamaha , seat is narrow which might not be so lekker for long rides , handles gravel with ease , i found it very high

    both are awesome
    take them both for a ride

    as for maintenance , yamaha would be cheaper parts , but not by much
    and there's plenty of bmw 650's , not so much yamaha xt660's

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    Go for the Yamaha! Simpler to maintain; those German F650's have layers of plastics to get through...
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    Check both bikes service history, so you know they were looked after. Both very popular, so parts should not be a problem. Servicing wise, lots of info available on the net, so no problem if you are not too bad with tools. Back up for BMW still better than Yamaha.

    Ride both and see, which one talks to you. Buy the one,you feel better with, otherwise, you will always look to the other side.
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