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Old 10-10-2006, 05:31 AM   #46
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I'm not going to translate the entire article, but if you have Q's. ask..

It seems they have pretty good info and quite a lot of details, including list of optional equipment

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:37 AM   #47
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:40 AM   #48
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So.. this doesn't belong in GSpot.. where does it go? Not Thumpers... Beasts?

GSpot Mods, it's up to you..

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Old 10-10-2006, 05:43 AM   #49
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:18 AM   #50
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so the new "little" bmw will mount the bicilindic APRILIA 450/550 good businnes for aprilia or for bmw ...
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:18 AM   #51
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I have word from a very good source that the new bike was supposed to be a 450 twin with several versions including a full MX version. BMW and Aprilla could not come to terms on BMW using the 450 twin engine. Too bad. That 650 single is just a bad compromise.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:18 AM   #52
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So.. this doesn't belong in GSpot.. where does it go? Not Thumpers... Beasts?
So, just 'cause it says BMW on the side ya think these singles do not belong in thumpers
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:21 AM   #53
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So, just 'cause it says BMW on the side ya think these singles do not belong in thumpers

DANG!! I'm confused this morning.. I was wondering the same thing yesterday when someone posted something here about the F800GS which isn't a Thumper..

Right on Rad, this should go to Thumpers!!
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:22 AM   #54
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Let's see, if the new R1200R is $13-15k, this one will have to be close to $10k, although I hope not...
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:59 AM   #55
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I like this one:



?? a BMW battlescooter?
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:04 AM   #56
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Google translation of Moto-Station.com write-up:

Xchallenge:
21" F/18" R spoked
270mm (10.6") front suspension travel
HP2 air rear damper
300mm 2-piston front brake / 240mm single piston rear
15x47 sprockets



Xmoto:
17" F/17" R (120/70 F & 160/60 R) cast
270mm (10.6") front suspension travel but firmer than above
245mm (9.65") rear suspension travel
320mm floating front rotor with 4-piston Brembo caliper / 240mm rear
16x47 sprockets



Xcountry:
19" F/17" R spoked (100/90 F & 130/80 R)
240mm (9.45") front suspension travel
210mm (8.3") rear suspension travel
300mm 2-piston front brake / 240mm single piston rear
16x47 sprockets



Looks like a fuel tank of 9.5 litres, giving a range of 250km (155 miles) at a claimed MPG of 58.8mpg US (4l/100km, 25 km/l or 70mpg Imp.)

Expected options and accessories:
Translated by Google so don't blame me
- 25 kw (34 CH) powe-limiting kit for new riders requirements(envisaged for 2007)
- Protection projector any ground (only for G 650 Xchallenge)
- Mask aluminium for the tank postpones of brake fluid
- aluminium Protect-pinion
- Housing of the aluminium chain
- Protect-tallies out of aluminium
- Foam of handlebar
- Protect-hands
- Together of guards for the protect-hands (big size)
- Together of guards for the protect-hands (small size)
- Together of spoilers for the guards for the hands (big size)
- Small protective clamp for the engine
- Protection anti-embedding out of aluminium (of series on G 650 Xchallenge)
- Protection anti-embedding out of synthetic matter (of series on G 650 Xcountry)
- Sets of protective shoes in the event of fall (only for G 650 Xmoto)
- Support of bubble (only for G 650 Xcountry)
- Low Saddle (only for G 650 Xchallenge and Xmoto)
- Bubble (only for G 650 Xcountry)
- Support of luggage
- Satchel postpones (only for G 650 Xchallenge and Xmoto)
- Satchel of tank (only for G 650 Xcountry)
- Momentary Kit (footrest and handles)
- Catch 12 volts
- Silencer “titanium sport” with ABE
- Titanium exhaust Manifold
- Carbon fibre Masks for the system of exhaust
- Toolkit
- Support system of navigation
- Topcase with bearing plate (in preparation, only for G 650 Xcountry)
- Plate adaptatrice for Topcase (in preparation, only for G 650 Xcountry)
- Interior Satchel for Topcase (in preparation)
- Back Satchel - tight Satchel of tank
- Bubble for G 650 Xcountry
- Small protective shoe for the engine
- Protection anti-embedding lowered out of aluminium - Protect-hands with guard and spoiler
- Foam of handlebar
- Silencer “titanium sport” with ABE - titanium exhaust Manifold
- Carbon fibre Masks for the system of exhaust
- Aluminium Masks
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:24 AM   #57
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They look like toys.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:28 AM   #58
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You know what? Yah gotta give BMW credit for trying to step up with more diverse and stylish bikes over what was available just a few years ago.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:31 AM   #59
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I really like that new off road version, that is sweet. A 55HP single sounds great if the maintenance is down. I wonder if the states will get something like this.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:36 AM   #60
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Let's see, if the new R1200R is $13-15k, this one will have to be close to $10k, although I hope not...

in italy aprilia RXV 550 cost 12350$ i don't think that BMw cost will be lower ....
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