#458 – 474
#458 ’12 BMW 800R demo ZS50972
- White, with gloss black wheel and flat black trim
- Flyscreen is a must have option
- Almost no miles
- Terrific commuter bike
- Short gears – whee
- Limited luggage capacity
- A schoche short in knee and leg room
- With bags, could be a good all around
- Handling is so light and quick it is almost dangerous
- Heated grips, of course
- Pleasant sound, but a Remus would really be great
- Tank bag available?
#459 ’12 BMW S 1000 RR
- Red and white – nice colors
- Once again, more comfortable than can be believed
#460 ’12 BMW R 1200 ST
- Dark blue
- Should this be my 2012 company bike? (yes, in 2013)
#461 ’08 BMW ST 800 #ZR11074
- Nice shade of blue
- Belt drive all the 800s should have
- Sport bags
- Only 2604 miles – a great used bike – price?
- Appears as new
#462 2012 “My” BMW F 800 R
- Red and silver
- Tank bag easy to install
- Added sport bags and luggage rack
- Left side bag needs to be smaller to clear exhaust
- HUGE tank bag may be “atrocious” (Swezey) but it is very utile
- Added sport bags and luggage rack create a new niche
- The mini sport-touring bike – there is nothing else with the same combo of like weight and technology
#463 2012 low frame BMW G 650 GS
- They’re not kidding – really is low!
- Clutch and brake almost too easy to pull – stock?
- Side stand is a mite sticky
- Still easy to stand up on – even for the full-sized
#464 2012 BMW S 1000RR demo
- Relatively minor bodywork changes make a big difference
- Muffler seems much more aggressive
- Red white and blue paint scheme works much better now (to me)
#465 2012 BMW F 650 GS demo Z062636
- Yellow paint works really well. Graphics? To taste
- My “mini sport-tourer concept would work well with this bike as well.
- Nice low seat, and friendly engine
#466 2012 BMW F 800 GS “Keith’s”
- Blue and white merely OK
- Seat too tall
- Bark busters a nice addition
#467 Suzuki 250cc single MSF bile
- Used for MSF BRC program – do not recall the exact model number
- Very impressive – kind of a Bonneville feel and ergos – a bit smaller
- Everything works
- Attractive maroon paint, chrome spoke wheels, etc.
- Perfect for the lawn mowing money for a 1st bike
- Very nice product
#468 Brammo Electric bike
- $7000 for this?
- No clutch, no noice, no interest at all
- Irritating lag in the throttle
- May be terrific as a transpo device – a total fail as a motorcycle
- No windshield, no bags, no nada
- Belt less wide than a “belt” – smooth power but no much
- I doubt the range and longevity claims – no matter what they are
#469 2012 BMW R 1200R Classic
- Put fuel in a bike being sold
- Has the matte black bags added
- Old school start button and turn signals seem out of place
- Classic paint job
- Ample power, brakes, handling, grace, room – what else do you need?
- A small bikini windshield, that is what it needs
- My request for the standard model for me for this year was well placed! 2013 perhaps?
#470 ’04 BMW R 1150 GS used
- Really interesting – much more street based that a current GS
- Therefore, I liked it better
- With 45,000 miles, seemed like the brakes were sticking or some other anomaly
- Nice usable bags, small windshield, custom seat?
- Nice bike, but definitely 8 years old in features and condition
#471 ’02 BMW R 1200CM used
- BNW’s failed attempt to enter the cruiser market
- Gray paint hardly an inspiring choice
- Everyone of these I have ridden has just been weird
- Chrome cylinder heads in the breeze are kind of cool
- Sidestand with extra loop for foot is uncool
- Clonks in front suspension and loose left hand grip
- 3,400 miles – really?
- The yellow and black one we sold last month is the only one of these I have seen (ever) that I liked
#472 ’04 MZ 125 SM $2,000
- A hoot and a half to ride
- Blue with silver graphics and silver spoked “super motard” wheels
- 125cc engine is willing but really, what can you expect
- 5 speed gearbox
- If I were 16, I would be in here signing any piece of paper asked
- Fun to ride, with a smooth gearbox and good brakes
- No extras, like gear indicator, heated grips, etc.
- 1,565 miles!
- So much more fun than a scooter, and several times as cool
- Honda engine (we think) should be bulletproof
- Most fun bike of the year
- REALLY hard seat
#473 ’13 BMW C 650 GT scooter Vin #ZC 94041 ( demo)
- The GT is the larger of the two models – floorboards and more luggage and a bigger windscreen
- Not as cramped as most scooters I’ve tried
- Dark red paint looks good – could use even more flash
- Electronic windshield works very well – silent when all the way up, and zippier when down.
- Heated grips and ABS
- Massive storage under seat
- Brakes work in 3 phases, right (blah) left (good) and both (NOW!)
- Massive torque (relatively) from 650cc twin at low rpm makes it work well in traffic
- Feels light
- Actually a pleasant exhaust tone, and a nice level of vibration so you know you are on a machine.
- Perhaps typical for a BMW – seems more “serious” than most competitors.
- I could ride one of these for years when old and frail
- I think this is going to be a very popular model, as well as the Sport version
#474 2005 BMW R 1150R #ZJ66168
- An exceedingly odd bike
- Matt lime green and matt black – which I like, ironically
- Flat and wide bars require a leaned forward position
- Home-crafted aluminum mounts for a… windshield?
- Handy saddlebags heavily scuffed by careless boots
- Sidestand is hard to see and reach
- Heavier clutch pull than would be acceptable today
- Probably works well after a lot of acclimatization
- 4 way flasher light glows red at all times – disconcerting
- Much less impressive than I thought it would be