Originally Posted by John E Davies
If it doesn't weigh _at least_ 50 pounds less than the current F650GS Dakar I wouldn't look twice at it. BMW needs to seriously lighten up that bike, and offer serious suspension like the KTMs.
If it weighs TEN pounds less it will be more powerfull and lighter than a 650 V-strom. 50 pounds will still be 50 more than a 640 or KLR. What's the point of 50 pounds?
I saw the pic in hte magazine and fron the photo and the caption it was kinda clear that even if BMW does a Dakar to the bike it's more of a sport bike than a dual sport any way....