Me spent 90 minute in showroom at BMW stealership 2 week ago looking at BMW sport and GT and talk it with sale person me know a few year now, BMW GT here before tax sell for $12375.00 with same equipment as 650 Exec with winter pack, price include prep and transport not tax, me pay in may 2010 new 2009 Burgie 650 Exec with winter pack $8500.00 about ( that about $8300.00 U.S at time). Now only a couple thing on BMW GT I like better than Burgie, overall burgie supperior bike. Me not know if this so as per BMW warranty, but sale person tel me have to go to BMW for all maintenace and inspection, that very very much more $$ than DIY on burgie. Impossible to put Kiwi Dave or Fehling type side case bracket on BMW GT, so impossible to put GIVI or other hard side case on GT when need for one week touring or more, even Nelson-Rigg, Oxford, GIVI or other soft side case difficult fit on GT, it like if GT not design for this. BMW 35 litre top case sell $1100.00 not install, BMW storage below seat have very big bump ( think this from mono shock mount bracket), not easy like Burgie to put/fit gear or grocery in, all storage on BMW not as much and as good as burgie. Overall weather, air/cold and stone protection much better on burgie, leg room also much better on burgie, passenger leg confort better on burgie, passenger grab handle seem akward on BMW, easier and better on Burgie. Me think GT front suspension design better than burgie, GT back end look stupid, to fill fuel without luggage a little more better on BMW GT. Mirror on GT stink and more easy to break. Do like GT mono schock arrange, not know if ride better or not that to be tested.
If like notorcycle journalist in France and Europe claim Suzuki still working on more powerful and improve Burgie then me really really realy much more interested in such bike over BMW GT which just so so bike.
BMW 650 sport model version for me is useless not interesting bike. BMW sale person think they to sell many many more GT model than Sport version.
Burgie much better bike and deal than BMW GT. The real touring Maxi-Scoot is still KIng, Burgman 650.
Chinese Kymco machine not impess at all.
Note: Forget add, BMW seat very high, and step true hump very high again, more difficult than burgie, when me hip and bottom back hurt me be mad and very unhappy with BMW. Motorcycle touring suppose to be fun, relaxing, calming and pleasurable, for me that not be case with chinese Kymco BMW, life very short now for bullshit such as this.