New BMW G650X (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by mr moto, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. GB

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    I like this one:

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  2. rallybug

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    Dr Diess (head of BMW Motorrad) has said that an 800GS is to be built, and everything heard so far says it'll be chain drive. Water-cooled and parallel twin are a given if it is made.
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  3. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    More photos will come from the Raptors and Rockets site at around 4pm Europe time (10am EDT), as BMW has put an embargo on until then.
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  4. GB

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    According to the article, this joint venture with Aprilia will have the engines built by Rotax in Austria. 3 models are planned..

    Now.. what is the point in keeping the F650 in production... :dunno

    This is the do it all model.. the HP2 mini, I guess.. with an air shock, like the HP2, as per the article..

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  5. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    When I tested the F800s in South Africa, after the "canned" route I took an F800S out trail riding. Nothing too tough, but the bike came back dirty.

    The product manager took a look at the bottom of the bike and gave me a "wtf?" kinda look, but smiled when I said "give us a GS!"

    He said "you will like what you see."

    For years, I've lusted over a Super Tenere-style bike, a torquey and narrow parallel twin with enough power to be credible on the highway without being too porky for moderate trail use... and manageable in the soft stuff (where the horizontal twins become a handfull).

    Everything I've heard so far is that this bike will be a chain drive, too, but after further discussion with the product manager about the enclosed chain that my Bultaco Matador Six-Day had back in the seventies, the look on his face was hard to read.
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  6. GB

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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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  7. GB

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    3 bikes: Cross-Country, Cross-Challenge, Cross-Moto, with varying weights.

    53 Hp


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  8. GB

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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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  9. f.2

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  10. teccor

    teccor Teccor insidE

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    so the new "little" bmw will mount the bicilindic APRILIA 450/550 :clap :clap :clap :clap good businnes for aprilia or for bmw ...
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  11. rideLD

    rideLD The further the better!

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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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  12. Rad

    Rad Done riding

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    So, just 'cause it says BMW on the side ya think these singles do not belong in thumpers:lol3
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  13. GB

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    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!! :shog
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  14. Emoto

    Emoto Sure, why not?

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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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  15. ADVMax

    ADVMax Sporting Foole

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    ?? a BMW battlescooter?
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  16. rallybug

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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 :augie
    - 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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  17. Wannabex2

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    They look like toys.
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  18. zenwhipper

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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. :1drink
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  19. Jolly705

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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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  20. teccor

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