When BMW decided to update the F 650 GS for 2013, it was clearly in a generous mood. The folks in Bavaria gave the street-biased enduro model more horsepower and torque, a shorter gear ratio for quicker acceleration, a second front disc brake, new switchgear and instrumentation, and updated styling. Although displacement of its 798cc parallel twin is unchanged, BMW rechristened the bike as the F 700 GS to dispense with confusion over the model name (though F 750 GS would be closer to the truth). And it did all of this while lowering the base price by $165, to $9,990.
The F 700 GS gets updated styling, a new windscreen and new instrumentation. Continue reading →
Another post to add to our post from yesterday about the new 2013 GS BMW Family.
So, why are the “new & improved” GS bikes not making HUGE impression on us? Just disappointed that BMW did not take advantage of the opportunity to smash this bike out of the park. Does that mean we would not buy one? Nope…just expressing our opinions. What do you, the readers think?