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Old 09-19-2012, 02:54 AM   #104
RaY YreKa
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Joined: Mar 2007
Location: Carried Forth
Oddometer: 16,325
Very positive first UK review from MCN; they say the build quality and finish is excellent, and the bike is a lot of fun. They also quote the 58bhp figure, as well as 59ftlb of torque (regular G650 is about 44ftlb?).

They say modded FI, lighter forged piston, bigger valves, modded cams and increased compression ratio.

Say it rides like a twin on open roads, not lumpy at all. Fuel economy is quoted at 63mpg (imperial) at a steady 74mph, so 190 miles even when riding quickly.

They like the Brembo brakes (ABS can be turned off) and the flickable nature of the chassis.

Front forks are USD Sachs (non-adjustable), rear is Sachs adjustable for preload and damping.

Factory accessories are: screen, h/guards, panniers/box, h/grips, crash bars, and alarm. No mention of bash plate, but it would seem natural to add one.
IBA #40578

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