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Old 12-06-2012, 03:17 PM   #88
Rugby4life
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Location: Upstate SC (GSP area)
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Originally Posted by gore-tx View Post
I have scheduled a test ride for this Saturday. I will be able to ride both the C650 and the C600. I am more interested in the C650 but it will be interesting to compare the 2 scooters. I've been reading about the C650 and it seems to be the new benchmark of GT scooters. I'm thinking it should be a good alternative to touring bikes. It's also half the price of a BMW R1200RT (loaded with options).

There's a comparo between the R1200RT and the C650 here:
http://www.moto-station.com/article1...-premium-.html

The article is in French but the rating is at the bottom. Considering how good the R1200RT is, I would say the C650 did pretty well.

There's also a comparo between the Burgman 650, the Aprilia SRV 850, the Honda Silverwing, and the BMW C650GT (also in French) here:
http://www.scooter-infos.com/dossier...tml#ad-image-4

Google will help with the translation.
When you go on your test ride make sure you get out on the highway and pass some tractor-trailers. I think you'll be impressed by how little the side drafts affect the bike. Also, find a couple of corners where you really lean over. This thing tracks like an RT. I've got over 2k miles on mine so far.
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