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Old 11-04-2012, 12:11 AM   #46
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I hope that gets better as the bike breaks in, for 400 miles of highway at sub 60mph that's a bit weak for a bike it's size. The big burgers get 50-60 at that speed for that kind of run, even in hilly terrain (the Cascades). The smaller maxi's tend to do a bit better.
Link to fuelly to check it out if you'd like.
I have a 650 Burgy, get maybe 35 mpg. My 400 got 55-60.


Going to test ride the Beamer next week.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #47
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I have a 650 Burgy, get maybe 35 mpg. My 400 got 55-60.


Going to test ride the Beamer next week.
Dang the CA model must be really different then, I think that's the lowest I've ever heard other than one guy who ran his in power mode all the time.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #48
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here the basic one is selling for the same kind of money as a f800gs...

No thanks.


It's an automatic battleship. I really don't have use for that kind of thing, the magnitude of the thing makes it too cumbersome.

I just don't get maxiscooters at all.
money. Power.
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:24 AM   #49
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Dang the CA model must be really different then, I think that's the lowest I've ever heard other than one guy who ran his in power mode all the time.

Suzuki lists 38 MPG. The speedos and odos are extremely optimistic, which probably helps inflate the numbers.

Most road tests are in the mid to hi 30s or so.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:55 PM   #50
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I was actually able to get 49.3 mpg on my Burgman as the best so far. But it's definitely NOT a miser.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:30 PM   #51
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I went by the local BMW Dealer on Saturday and at on both models.

I have to say, they sure are nice. If I was in the market I would go for the touring model but the sport might have actually been a little more comfortable.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:20 AM   #52
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I have now taken two test rides, different dealers, both on the GT. I have an older Burgy and definitely plan a new scooter, mostly for in town use. The GT is really nice! Also probably too tall, about the same as my 12GS. I have a 30" inseam and at a stop light am on my toes. This is fine on a GS, due to how and where I ride it. For an in town, stop and go, groceries, parking lots, etc scooter, I found the height tiring and cumbersome. Was happy to get back on the Burgy for a ride home in LA traffic. Really a bummer as I had planned to buy one, have the $$ set aside. The dealers have both offered me an extended test ride, maybe an hour or more, and I plan to take them up. However, now I plan to go look and the new Burgy as well
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:30 AM   #53
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Rugby4life: Awesome ride, congratulations! May I ask what you paid for it?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:56 AM   #54
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Rugby4life: Awesome ride, congratulations! May I ask what you paid for it?
Thanks. As far as price, they aren't discounting them but my dealer wasn't marking them up like some others. They've gotten 3 GTs and 2 Sports so far and the longest one lasted on the showroom floor was 3 days (they were cm used for 2 of them). I'm at 1k miles now and loving the bike.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #55
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I have a 650 Burgy, get maybe 35 mpg. My 400 got 55-60.

Dang! I made right decision; my Silver Wing gets the same as your 400! My VW does better than the 650...
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:45 PM   #56
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Sat on a 650 GT today at Hap's in Sarasota, but no test rides allowed on this scoot per the sales rep.
Seat was high; Too high for me. Looks like it's built to quality standards. No further looking at this scoot for me.
Hope all who buy it are very happy and it turns out to be a great BMW product.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:50 PM   #57
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I am on a process of trading my Tmax for the c600 sport, hope it works out.
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:30 AM   #58
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I am on a process of trading my Tmax for the c600 sport, hope it works out.
From everything I have read, the TMax is a little more agile around town, but the C600 is better handling and has better mid-range on the open road.
I have test-ridden a 650GT and enjoyed the ride.
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:28 AM   #59
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I road one yesterday. Price tag
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:56 PM   #60
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I am on a process of trading my Tmax for the c600 sport, hope it works out.
Why?
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