New BMW G650X (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. rallybug

    rallybug Local Yokel

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    I would imagine the price is more likely to be around the Pegaso range than the RXVs :dunno
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  2. EMathy

    EMathy Cancer Sucks!

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    While it's cool a manufacturer is making a new street legal, thumper based dualsport ride... :clap

    I can't see dishing out $10k for it. It's a liquid cooled 650 thumper, fer crumps sake! There is nothing on this bike that we haven't seen before.

    Does anyone else think that the real world stock HP will be a wee bit less than 55hp? I love factory HP claims. They're almost as accurate as the advertised weight! :lol3
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  3. barbasma

    barbasma 100% CAROTONE

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    poor model... seems like a TOURATECH ORYX...

    a bike that is a TT600R refresh... but much more expensive...:puke1

    if they should have the DERBI brand on... no one have interest...

    [​IMG]
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  4. kres

    kres Arrrrrrrrr!

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    My guess is that these new 650's will be in the $7K range.

    But it's a guess. Let us enjoy the new toy feeling for awhile before engaing in the "But I like my 20 year old fading to pink DR650L!" "FI bikes suck" "ABS is for woosies" and "It comes with a 3yr warrenty" discussions for later.

    Leave the faithful to their lusting. :deal :rofl
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  5. kres

    kres Arrrrrrrrr!

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    Actually those mods have great specs... They just cost WAY to much given the high base price of the platform.

    The XChallenge seems to line up with intentions of the Oryx... stock. That is a pretty exciting development in my mind.
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  6. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    G650 XCountry:

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    G650 XMoto:

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    Let the Kool-Aid drinking begin....


    From MCN:
    BMW has launched a completely new series of bikes all based around a 650cc single cylinder engine.

    The G-Series boasts three models, which are all a variation on the enduro/supermoto theme.

    The G650 Xchallenge is the enduro version with longer travel suspension and 21-inch front wheel giving it real off-road potential.

    The Xmoto is the supermoto version designed to take on the likes of the KTM duke II with 17-inch allow wheels front and rear.

    And half way between the two is the Xcountry, a trial-styled city bike with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear.

    All the bikes are around 160kg, will make 53bhp and should cost no more than £5000.
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  7. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    So the F series went to bed w/ some ktm eh?:D
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  8. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Been here awhile

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    Aprilia actually...
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  9. WeaponX

    WeaponX Broken ankle

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  10. eoR

    eoR Thanks For Noticing Me

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    Oh crap...just when I thought I had the new bike fetish somewhat under control. :baldy
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  11. soboy

    soboy Long timer

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    I am getting excited about these bikes - I'm a bit confused as to the motor, though - is it a single or a twin? And is this a 650?
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  12. GS-SARider

    GS-SARider n00b

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    A friend mailed me this picture :eek1
    Does anybody know more?
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  13. Squidward

    Squidward At home in my jammies

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    Where might a Koolaid drinker find a cup more of information??
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  14. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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  15. yooperbikemike

    yooperbikemike high, wide and handsome

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    I got the pix and info from Motorcyclenews.com and raptorsandrockets.com. Any more I do not know...
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  16. GB

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  17. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Interesting to see they are keeping the sub seat fuel tank. Very low COG.
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  18. Icewalker

    Icewalker Conundrum

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    :scratch Buell?? Why not the KTM, Strom, etc etc etc. The Buell is a 1200 as well isn't it?
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  19. sakurama

    sakurama on an endless build

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    They're pretty cool bikes. I like that there's no belt on the Motard version (unlike the CS) and they seem lighter.

    Now if they can get the new F800GS right it will kill the market. No one makes a middle weight adventure tourer and about the only thing you hear about the big GS is how big it is. I like my 950 but I'd gladly give it up for something that was in the mid 300lb range and made something near 80-90hp. That would be a bike to take on a real adventure. Maybe an HP version that was 330lbs and 90rwhp?
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  20. GS-SARider

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