I bought a slightly used BMW F650 in 1995 and until it was stolen in 2000, it served me very well for over 40,000 miles. It took me from being a very new rider to one with some experience with travels in the UK, Eire, France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.
I established a site for F650 info soon after buying the machine as it was quite a novelty then. Now it is a thoroughly established model and is up to 3 major revisions and features on a number of websites, the best of which is probably The Chain Gang. As I no longer ride an F650 I have decided to remove my website as it was getting out of date. However I have retained my article on building a pannier set as it is unique and possibly of value to motorcyclist with other machines.