2011 Bmw G650gs

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  1. henrymartin

    henrymartin Mr. Tourguide

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    I have an 09 in red...you won't be disappointed. Well, I miss the roll-on throttle response of my 1200 Bandit, but the GS is just soooooo much fun.
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  2. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Yep, from 2012 any rider under 24 will be restricted to 47bhp. I'm guessing the 48bhp here qualifies for some reason.

    It's also just occured to me that it may be competing with the 660 Tenere over here, which is also 48bhp(ish).
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  3. Bambi

    Bambi Been here awhile

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    Hi all, hi Ray,
    a German bike-mag, just testing the G 650 GS, messured it with an output of 51 PS (something similar to bph) at the clutch. They also stated, that BMW had the new learners' rule in mind when they stated 48 PS (I think, this will get calculated down when changing to kilowatts). World's getting crazy!
    And to say my own opinion: That new old bike is a fine addition to the market and something, that is really needed!
    Kind regards, Bambi
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  4. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Absoutely mate; I could commute on this bike and then give it to my son in 4-5 years. If the UK price (£4600) is true, it's very tempting.
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  5. Mr.Goose

    Mr.Goose Velvet Steamroller

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    Build quality seems better than the last generation. Engine is a Munich production again. :clap The heated grips have an external wire now so a little odd but maybe the bars are more universal. This one is a low chassis with a standard seat on it.

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  6. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    OK......now we are talking!


    Next step...............Bigger tank version (at least 6.0 gallons) with black spoke wheels. I'd also like an USD fork too.

    2012 G650GS Adventure (the return of the Dakar)
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  7. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    It's the price and mpg that draw me in; gas is expected to hit £1.60 a litre here, close to $8 or $9 a gallon. I commute 40 miles a day..

    If I didn't do 2up, it would be a no brainer.
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  8. fastnlight

    fastnlight Repeat Offender

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    Just looked at the first one locally today. Looked nice and the dash is an improvement as well. The single route/dual exhaust was strange. Tech said they have an extended fuel cell, 21 inch front wheel, and lots of other accessories on the way for it. Price was marked 9060 including freight/setup, abs, heated grips, and 12v accessory port. Seems a bit steep to me but I ride a DR so of course it does.

    I liked it more than I am comfortable with.

    G
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  9. lout

    lout AYCIC

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    Touratech will be doing a 37 litre tank for it.

    "The 39L tank for F650 will not fit on your bike.
    There will be a larger fuel tank for the new G650 GS with 37 litres.
    It is not available yet, but we are working on it.
    I can not tell you, when it will be available.

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  10. ChicagoMikeB

    ChicagoMikeB n00b

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    I just took delivery of a 2011 BMW G650GS in Illinois. The US price with the premium package (ABS, heated grips, accessory socket) and destination fee is $8,645. It's so new that the secretary of state doesn't have the VIN yet. Can't wait to get out and ride:D
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  11. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    Congrats ChicagoMikeB,


    I saw one at the dealer Sat.....looks great!

    I think there will be a Dakar version (with a different name) next year.

    Hopefully that snow will be gone by April.
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  12. smoltz

    smoltz Adventurer

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    Looks great!!!!!! I know that some have poo-poo'ed the bike because of slightly smaller tank and alloys but I love the updated look of the bike. It would be nice to have the updated look with a slightly larger tank and spokes... maybe the rumored Dakar version will add such things.

    -Adam
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  13. lout

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    is that the BMW engine guard and bashplate?
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  14. ChicagoMikeB

    ChicagoMikeB n00b

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    Right, they are both from BMW, installed at the dealership. The engine guard is $180 and the bashplate $167. I've ordered the handguards but they aren't available from BMW yet.
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  15. green hell

    green hell yawning or snarling

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    that is pretty sexy.

    one more to the list, i guess. and i'd be a lot less likely to lose my license than that f800r.
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  16. lout

    lout AYCIC

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    I picked mine up on Tuesday..only difference to yours is red seat,

    Ordered engine bars and bashplate too but no stock here in Aus for another 2 weeks, also ordered high screen but its months away apparently.

    I'm finding searching for farkles frustrating in that there are 2 f650's (800 and single) and a lot of the original F650 gear will fit this newer model, Touratech Australia dont even list a G650gs :huh.
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  17. SCQTT

    SCQTT Zwei Kolben

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    The bike is a week old give it, & the the aftermarket MFGs. a chance.
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  18. Milosh

    Milosh Been here awhile

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    Cast wheels blow. Why not spokes? Stupid move by BMW I think.
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  19. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    Where'd you hear rumor of the Dakar?
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  20. switchback

    switchback Eatin' Dirt Since 1982

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    Frankly it was a smart move. The bike is aimed at beginner riders and the last thing a beginner wants to do is patch a tube. These things are not meant for hard core off road. It weighs well over 400 lbs and has forks that looked wimpy 20 years ago.

    On the plus side it has a low seat height for those with shorter legs, is capable of over 70mpg, has ABS, has heated grips, and is capable of getting to triple digits. The G650GS is a bike that will take anyone anywhere within reason economically, and functions as an awesome commuter and a lightweight tourer. The new model is just a freshening of the bodywork with an emissions adjustment and new wheels. Have an 07 and 10 model in the family and all riders are happy.
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