Originally Posted by lout
2011 engine is built in Germany...bmw are in the process of changing their quality control, and thats part of it.
BMW G650GS (2011)
BMW updates the venerable 650 single with new bodywork and a new, made in Germany engine (previous G650GS engines were produced in China), to create a new G650GS. See info and photos of the G650GS in the Winter 2010 BMW Motorcycle Magazine
. See G650GS news online by clicking this link
There may be some translation confusion here. I may be wrong but I believe the engine continues to be produced at the Chinese plant but is shipped for assembly with the bike in Germany.
I also believe this is the same spec motor, flywheel and all, as the recent G650X series.