Back in August I purchased a brand new 2015 BMW F700GS. I had wanted to get one for a long time, and I finally had an opportunity to do it. But first…….
2015 BMW F700GS Test Ride
Before I purchased my new BMW F700GS, I test rode one back in June – What a difference the twin is compared to my single thumper F650GS. The one I test rode was lowered, and, I’m not gonna lie, it was super nice to be able to nearly flat foot it.
I rode over Protrero, up Decker Canyon, over Mulholland and then circled back to the BMW dealership. I loved it and knew that I wanted one…..badly. The only thing I was unsure of was whether I wanted to get the lowered version or the standard. This dealership didn’t have both for me to compare – they only had lowered ones. Riding on the street isn’t such a big deal, but it would sure be nice to be able to touch the ground off-road.
BMW Dealership – Long Beach
I ended up going down to the BMW dealership in Long Beach, CA. They had the two bikes for me to sit on and compare. They also had the low seat for me to try on the standard model. I sat on the standard F700GS with the low seat, and I was still ballerina tippy toes.
I would have loved to test ride it, but I had dragged my kids along and they weren’t nearly as thrilled as I was. I had gone back and forth A LOT on which one to get. Ultimately I decided on the standard F700GS with a low seat. Once I made the decision, I had my husband take me down to get it.
We hadn’t ridden two up in a long time and it was quite fun to be the passenger just enjoying the scenery. Long Beach is about 100 miles from my house, so it’s a ways down. We took the PCH down south until we hit Santa Monica, then we hopped on the freeway for the rest of the way.
I had the deal pretty much banged out before I arrived, so it didn’t take very long to obtain possession of the bike once we got there. Not all the accessories were in, so I took it home naked because I didn’t have the patience to wait another week. I wanted to get on that bike and ride!
If you are looking to buy a BMW down in Long Beach, ask for Ron Tate he’s a cool guy. Dewey, the parts manager, is awesome too. He really set me up and made sure that all my devices were synced. Check them out if you are nearby.
Before heading home, we stopped off at the Black Bear Diner. The food was really good and the portions were ginormous. If you eat there, you may want to consider splitting your dish.
Riding up Deer Creek Rd., Malibu
on the way home, we rode up PCH and up Deer Creek Rd. It’s a fun road and the views are to die for – I absolutely love an ocean view.
Of course we found a little dirt road that we took. I was a little afraid to go without all the crash bar protection, but not enough to skip it.
A week later I went back to get farkled – touratechified!