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    Hi guys, finally made the decision to actually buy a bike, I bought a 1995 BMW Funduro F650 and am looking forward to some awesome riding time. Its my first bike and will likely stay with me forever, even if i buy something else. Anyone else with a Funduro on the site, would welcome some advise and riding tips.

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    That single cylinder bike is awesome for commuting around town and congratulations are in order for a good choice of motorcycle. I personally found it to lack the horses for longer road trips involving freeway travel (the bike worked too hard for my liking at 140km/h+ speeds). It is an excellent starter bike though and once you have mastered riding it and acquired the necessary skill and confidence to commute with it, you will definitely feel the urge eventually to go for one of its 1200 brothers for the longer rides. In the meanwhile, I have no doubt that you will enjoy the F650 for some time to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider1e View Post
    Hi guys, finally made the decision to actually buy a bike, I bought a 1995 BMW Funduro F650 and am looking forward to some awesome riding time. Its my first bike and will likely stay with me forever, even if i buy something else. Anyone else with a Funduro on the site, would welcome some advise and riding tips.
    Hi. Welcome and enjoy the bike. Those early F-Series Beemers had the same 650cc engines made by Rotax for the Bombardier quad which won the 1000 mile Baja desert race many years in a row. They are indestructible and in the bike, revving about 1000rpm less way more economical and even more bullet proof. My wife had the later F650GS with the same engine and she toured the country with it. Never a cough, fart or snort from it.

    Have fun!
    Last edited by AMZ; 22-10-2019 at 04:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raider1e View Post
    Hi guys, finally made the decision to actually buy a bike, I bought a 1995 BMW Funduro F650 and am looking forward to some awesome riding time.
    had one for close on 10 years and it took me all over sub-Saharan Africa with no major mechanical hassles whatsoever - there is a reason why they use that Rotax motor for microlights!

    with more than 200k kms on the clock, a collector made me an offer while the bike was in for a service at Randburg Motorcycles - the old girl is now in a museum in Europe somewhere and I'll bet that if you throw a leg over, she'll be ready for another cross-country trip without breaking a sweat

    enjoy - I'm sure you will love the Funduro as much as I did
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