BMW Motorrad has just revealed the new G 650 GS, a new single-cylinder enduro that adds a cheeky, light, and adventurous figure. The G650 GS is powered by a 652 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with a double overhead camshafts engine that develops 48 HP at 6500 rpm and 60 Nm at 5000 rpm. BMW is also offering a detuned version that develops only 34 HP at 6500 rpm and 47 Nm at 4500 rpm.
The body of the new G 650 GS was completely redesigned. The front section, in particular, makes the single-cylinder enduro light, sporty, and dynamic. The asymmetrical headlamp and the self steering front wheel cover give the G 650 GS its look of absolute independence.
A clear design of lines, the targeted use of colored areas and all black plastic parts uphold the visual impression of a robust enduro outfit. The overall impression of sportiness is boosted further by the engine, exhaust covers, frame, swinging arm, and slide tubes, which are all black, contrasting with the plain colors of aura white and orange-red as well as the matching two-tone seats.
Experienced Dakar racer Simon Pavey, who trained Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor for their adventures around the world, puts Fifth Gear stars Tiff and Vicky through an offroad series of motorcycle challenges.
The bike of choice was the GX650 model from BMW in the case it even matters considering the muddy conditions. But despite the harsh treatment that the weather prepared for them, the two made it proudly with nothing but dirty equipment.
Bakersfield, CA police officers are now patrolling the bikeway along the Kern River with greater ease and safety, thanks to two new BMW G 650 Xchallenge motorcycles recently delivered to the department by Valley Cycle and Motorsports in Bakersfield.
According to Frank Stevens, Authority Program Manager for BMW Motorrad USA, the Bakersfield Police Department is the first law enforcement agency to purchase the G 650 Xchallenge for patrol purposes.
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The BMW 650 G Xcountry starts with more functionality, new features and new color to the model year 2009 just in time for the start of the new season.
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With just under three weeks to go until the BMW Motorrad New Season Launch, anticipation surrounding the dealership unveiling of the new BMW Motorrad models is building. The 2007 Launch takes place on Saturday 10 March at BMW Motorrad dealerships throughout the UK, providing the public with their first opportunity to see the new G 650 X model series in all their sporting glory.
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BMW G 650 Xcountry – a modern interpretation of the scrambler. Back in the ’50s and ’60s of the last century, road-going motorcycles also suitable for offroad use after making a few technical modifications were called “scramblers”.