The most basic of the BMW GS line, the G 650 is powered by a big thumper, that is just slightly oversquare for an excellent spread of power.A six-speed transmission puts its 50 horses to the ground effectively, and the claimed wet weight of 423 pounds means the bike isn’t overwhelming in the dirt.
Typical of the GS line, the G 650 is highly customizable with plenty of accessories available from BMW to make it a bike capable of globetrotting. Suspension can be lowered by BMW, and various seats allow for a wide variety of inseams.Read our BMW G 650 GS Review.Visit our Motorcycle Buyer’s Guide.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!