2003 BMW F650CS

Owned:  Dec ’07 –  Jul ’08
Miles ridden:  732

This was a sweet little bike geared toward “urban” riding. It was built around a bullet-proof Rotax single cylinder motor and had belt drive. It was very light and very, very miserly on gas – no matter how aggressively I rode the mileage always topped 60 and was usually above 70.


The bike would have been very reliable and economical, but it just didn’t quite seem like a real motorcycle – not enough presence (physically, visually or aurally). That’s all pretty subjective, however.