Tucano Urbano Termoscud and Tunnel Bag (C650GT)

Akkis

Member
Hi all.

I havent been here much since I sold my 2014 BMW C650GT but figured I would come here. So I still have my Tucano and Tunnel bag for the C650GT and am in the process of moving.

I no longer need both and looking for someone who rides in the winter that would want the Tucano and someone who would actually find use of the Tunnel Bag to take that. I have the offer up in the NYC Moto subreddit and if no one bites there I'll let it go here.

I am NOT asking for money, just want someone who will use them to have them. (NOT SELL THEM AFTER I GIVE IT TO THEM) I wouldn't want the same person to have both so sorry about that but let me know.

The one thing I do ask is for you to pay shipping, if you're in the NYC area feel free to come pick it up.

Thanks.

A
 

Delray

Member
Nice of you to do. I've sold Honda Silver Wings and a Suzuki Burgman 650 and did the same -- gave away special tools and accessories I didn't need any more.

I have been thinking about getting a Tunnel Bag. I'm planning a June trip from Florida to my home town of Rochester NY. Is it a BMW branded item or a generic tunnel bag?

If it's BMW branded and can be shipped for $20- to $25-ish, I will be glad to have it (and if I ever part with it, I promise to "pay it forward" and give it away).

We can PM details if this sounds agreeable to you. Thanks.

Mike
 

Akkis

Member
Hi Delray. It is the BMW bag.

I think 20-25 should cover shipping (I honestly thought it would be less).

Let me find out.

A
 

Delray

Member
I'm from upstate New York (Rochester) but now live in Boynton Beach, Florida.

We own the exact same bike, by the way. I'm buying a matte black 2016 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive today (Saturday) because I have been racking up the miles on the BMW and want to take it easy on her. The Burgman can be the workhorse; 650 GT reserved for special occasions.
 

Chiro

Member
I'm from upstate New York (Rochester) but now live in Boynton Beach, Florida.

We own the exact same bike, by the way. I'm buying a matte black 2016 Suzuki Burgman 650 Executive today (Saturday) because I have been racking up the miles on the BMW and want to take it easy on her. The Burgman can be the workhorse; 650 GT reserved for special occasions.
How comfortable is the Burgman compare to the BMW 650 GT?
 

Delray

Member
"How comfortable is the Burgman compared to the BMW 650 GT?"

It's been a couple years since I owned a Burgman 650. I had a 2013, which was the year Suzuki did a major update. Today, I bought a 2016 Burgman 650 Executive (1,900 miles, $5,500) deep in the Everglades and had to ride it 150 miles home. I was blown away. Was it this comfortable before? Why would I not keep a bike that's so smooth? The Suzuki transmission (SECVT) is stunningly efficient ... 3,000 rpms at 50 mph ... 4,500 rpms at 70 mph. I did 90 mph on Alligator Alley (I-75) and the bike had a ton more power left. I felt more stable and secure than with the BMW scooter (but not by much, to be clear, the BMW is rock-solid on super-slabs). The Burgman is heavier with a lower center of gravity. It feels very grounded at high speed.

There is less legroom on the Burgman. I had take the buttrest off it to extend my legs fully. I can almost do that with the stock seat on the BMW (shorter Japanese engineers vs. taller German engineers? ... I wonder the same about windscreen height ... Burgman and Honda Silver Wing screens are useless; too short and there's a ton of buffeting, while the BMW is higher and better). Anyway, with the Burgman buttrest gone, it's not terribly ugly and cheaper than paying $750 to get a pushed-back Corbin. I can stretch out, which really helps on long rides.

I have them side-by-side in my garage now. BMW design kills Suzuki. There's a reason they call the Burgman "Ol' Lardy." It looks like a big bathrub from the back. BMW's sound and motorcycle handling is something a Burgman can't touch. The C 650 GT is a motorcycle, period. Nobody asks me about the Burgman; 3 or 4 people a week ask me about the C 650 GT -- some roll down their windows at stop lights. Each has strengths and benefits. Right now, if I had to choose one to ride from Florida to Rochester NY, I'd go with the Burgman. It's big and quiet and silky smooth and effortless. I honestly didn't think that way when I woke up this morning, before I bought it. Either way, I am a lucky man to have such a choice.

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ldmf

New member
I would love the Tucano leg cover if it is still available. I have been going back and forth on the BMW vs the Tucano for a while now. I would be glad to pay for shipping and packaging if needed. Let me know please.
 

Chiro

Member
I totally agree with the, BMW design kills Suzuki. Same thing happen to me, people ask me about the C 650 GT very often.
 

Akkis

Member
Chiro I am on the upper west side in Manhattan.

Since Chiro was the first to reach out the tucano goes to him (if he wants it) and the tank bag goes to delay.

Giving it a couple more days on the reddit forum.
 

Delray

Member
"Since Chiro was the first to reach out the tucano goes to him (if he wants it) and the tank bag goes to Delray."

Appreciate the update, thanks.
 

Akkis

Member
Hey all. No takers on Reddit. Delray will be getting the tunnel bag. Chiro do you still want the tucano or no?
 
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