Wee Strom Vs F650GS (Twin)

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  1. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    Ok I thought I would jump on the bike vs bike bandwagon. Here in Canada they both MRSP for $9g. I have the wee strom and its a great bike, but if I was buying now I'm not sure if I would buy it again now that BMW has the new F650GS (Twin) coming out soon. The new F650 is lighter by 30lbs if I remember correctly and the fuel underneath the seat. The wee strom is top heavy and also heavier, but Suzuki makes tough bikes. I think HP numbers are comparable as well, but once again the F650 is lighter.
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  2. NikonsAndVStroms

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    Is there any real info even out on the new F650 other than specs?
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  3. Wambo

    Wambo On the road to nowhere

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    Humm..

    I don't see a listing for a F650GS twin on BWM America's site, only the single cylinder. The only new twin GS I know of is the F800GS twin. Is there a new 650 coming out?
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    It's basically a detuned F800. FWIW, although only 30lbs lighter, I bet it feels like 100lbs due to the gas being under the eat. DL650 makes 64hp to the rear wheel (so the dyno said)

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    freecat Been here awhile Supporter

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    I'm guessing the power isn't even close. Even Kawasaki can't make a 650 twin as powerful as Suzuki's.
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  6. DRZ400SK4

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    The choice would be easy for me, since BMW's dealer network in Eastern Canada absolutely sucks.

    I would have to travel across FOUR provinces to reach the nearest BMW dealer, some 1500 kms away.

    There are TWO Suzuki dealerships in my city, both just 20 mins away.
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  7. NikonsAndVStroms

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    Im spoiled right now being within walking distance of the suzuki and bmw dealer :deal
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  8. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    Its definitely coming to Canada as I sat on it at the Toronto Show this past weekend. Fits me perfectly too. Anyone looking to buy a 2007 Wee Strom? :evil Its not listed on the BMW Canada site either but either is the F800GS yet. Its an detuned 800cc twin that produces over 70hp so the horsepower is greater than the Wee and much lighter also.

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  9. Tray

    Tray Yeah right...

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  10. Wambo

    Wambo On the road to nowhere

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    OK, this is cool!
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  11. NikonsAndVStroms

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    Great looking little scoot :evil
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  12. Lunenburger

    Lunenburger Housebound Adventurer

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    I liked the new f650gs as well, but I don't think you would have to spend $9000 for the Wee-Strom. Suzuki of Newmarket at the same show had a brand new 07 DL650 for $6150 - I think you will find most dealers in Onatrio selling the '08s for around $7000. Suzuki of Newmarket will even do leases now...
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  13. Kawidad

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    Yeah, it looks waaaay cool:tb , but I can't imagine any way a new model Beemer would sell for the same price as an established budget line from Suzuki.:dood
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  14. NikonsAndVStroms

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    If it is I might have to stop by the BMW dealer for a test ride
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  15. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    I thought the same but I got a newsletter from Open Roads BMW in Newmarket and sure enough the F650GS (twin) is $9g and the F800GS is $12200 MRSP. It seems like 98% of the interest so far is directed at F800GS and this bike is being forgotten. I like the F800GS better also, but I'm not sure yet if I like $3g better! :lol3

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    If they're the same price, I'd definitely lean towards the BMW. But I have great difficulty in believing that BMW is going to sell their new F800-based, F650GS twin for the same price as a DL650.

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  17. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    Below is the CDN prices:

    G450X $9,000
    F650GS - Twin $8,990
    G650X Country $9,450
    G650X Challenge $9,890
    G650X Moto $10,350
    F800S $11,000
    F800ST $12,150
    F800GS $12,250
    R1200R $14,500
    HP2 Enduro $22,250
    HP2 Megamoto $22,250
    R1200GS New Face Lift $16,750
    R1200GS Adventure New Face Lift $19,000
    R1200S $16,500
    R1200RT $19,000
    K1200R $16,200
    K1200S $16,500
    K1200GT $21,375
    K1200LT $24,750

    And here is the price of the DL650 from the Suzuki.ca site:

    DL650 $8999

    The BMW is actually cheaper by $9 dollars! :lol3

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  18. kutch

    kutch That fell off where?

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    We here in the US of A do not have to worry about the 650 twin.
    So far its NOT scheduled to show within these borders.

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  19. spawnx66

    spawnx66 Been here awhile

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    Thats what I've been hearing. I wonder why, BMW doesn't think it will sell in the US?

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  20. NCBlueV-Strom

    NCBlueV-Strom Hold Please!

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    Same reason that Honda will not import the TransAlp or Varadero to the US!!!????

    Mistake on their part in my opinion.:eek1
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