The BMW F650CS, also known as the Scarver (a blend of Street and Carver), was one of the weirdest bikes BMW ever made – and that’s saying a lot. Superficially, it made perfect sense – medium displacement, high mpg street bike aimed at commuters with a low maintenance belt drive. Weird looks combined with the fact that a F650GS could do everything this bike could and more meant the CS (which stood for City/Street) sold very poorly. Produced for only 5 years, I wouldn’t be surprised if the majority of these bikes were sold just in the San Francisco Bay Area.
What truly makes this bike interesting to me is the wide variety of factory accessories that BMW made available for this bike. A speaker system, storage compartment where the average bike has a fuel tank, and all kinds of soft bag options were very rare at the time.
This specific BMW F650CS has a few miles on it, but it comes with a lot of the factory extras, as well as an aftermarket Remus exhaust. This bike was truly one of the quirkiest BMWs ever made, and would definitely make an interesting and incredibly practical daily commuter.
Find this BMW F650CS here on Craigslist for $3400 in Citrus Heights, California.