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Old 10-10-2006, 02:00 PM   #121
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I like these bikes

I used to own an 03' 650 gs and have been longing for something else stateside with that 650 thumper in it. I'll have the supermoto or scrambler version if it comes th U.S.

BTW-the 55hp figure I'll wager is crankshaft, which is probably @45hp rear wheel. The current 650 -dakars and gs all have @ 50hp crank and 40 or so rearwheel hp. But that's all I need. I'll chop in my 950 SM on the smaller 650 if it comes.

Let's hope they come in @ 7 grand or so!

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Old 10-10-2006, 02:03 PM   #122
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forget custom choppers, the next big thing will be custom built dual sports using best parts of all different bikes.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:11 PM   #123
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Aprilia...Not. The Aprilia has an ultra cool V-twin that make 70ish HP as a 550. The F650 rotax is not that powerful...F800 might be closer, but to get something reliable out of the Germans is like a Honda...De-rate the engine and get another 10,000 miles before failure/adjustments The other problem with the Aprilia is the 2.2 gallon fuel tank. If it doesn't get 75-100 MPG then holy crap Batman...Where's the range. I know...It's meant to go around a gocart track.

The BMW F650 Supermoto version is hot!!! What kind of range are the F650s getting on the current engine in MPG. It needs at least a 4 gallon tank in it. I also don't think it will be in the 5 digit range on price. Can't get a piece of the market that way. I would estimate around a $8,000-$9,000 range, but I have no evidence on that. I think that thing has more of a KTM 660/640 look to it. Interesting, and I would be interested in one.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:29 PM   #124
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mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm X Country. I hope its affordable. The wife won't like this news. Should be a good replacement for my XR650L someday, a bit more street friendly.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:40 PM   #125
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Price???

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Just spotted this in Thumpertalk:




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A very welcome and largely unexpected addition to the ranks of exciting new BMWs. Designed to provide an attractive way into the whole Beemer thing for younger riders, the trio of new bikes consists of the G650Xmoto Street Moto, the Xcountry Scrambler and Xchallenge Hard Enduro. All are based around an upgraded, 53bhp version of the 652cc Rotax single-cylinder engine seen in the F650 GS (which remains in the range), in a new steel-tube frame with bolt-on alumunium subframe, lightweight cast swingarm and a fuel tank under the seat.

Claimed weights are low (144-148kg or 317-326lb) and all have chain drive, 45mm upside-down forks and normal brakes: no odd front suspension or belt drive here. Each has its own specific brakes, wheels and suspension set-up to suit the road, multi-purpose and off-road guises.

Why does it look familiar?

Ah... you think you recognise the Xmoto Street Moto? If you're thinking Aprilia Pegaso Strada, then well spotted - the new bikes were developed in cahoots with Aprilia, and will be knocked out by their factory in Italy. As well as a clear styling and colour links to the XT660-powered Strada, the Xmoto shares the same 17in cast wheels and Brembo four-pot front brake. The road bike has firmer damping and less suspension travel than the others, sharper geometry thanks to the smaller front rim, and a KTM Duke-style headlight cowl.

The naked Xcountry is designed to have the dual purpose look and ability of fifties and sixties scramblers, and differs by having 19in front and 17in rear wire wheels with semi-knobbly tyres, softer suspension with a rear ride-height adjuster and a two-pot front brake.

And the start Xchallenge Hard Enduro is, as the name clearly suggests, a full-on trail bike with 21in and 18in wheels,long travel, softer forks with different spring rates, and hte fancy air rear shock used on the mighty HP2 enduro. It also wears flexible plastics to cope with spills, has lower overall gearing and a lightweight wave front disc.


Do we know any pricing on these bikes yet. Are they somehow trying to compete with the F650 GS's they have now.
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:51 PM   #126
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For all you R12GS-o-phites...I really dig this photo!!!

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Old 10-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #127
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Has Raptor's & Rockets gotten a PhotoChop Guess correct yet?
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Old 10-10-2006, 02:59 PM   #128
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now if the 800gs looks anything like that i'll trade in my own mother to get one
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:09 PM   #129
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For all you R12GS-o-phites...I really dig this photo!!!

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Old 10-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #130
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It's a photoshop job.. not real!
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:01 PM   #131
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I want one.....................................where do I sign up?

Anyone know when they may be here? or will I have to move to another Country?
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:18 PM   #132
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forget custom choppers, the next big thing will be custom built dual sports using best parts of all different bikes.
Yep often thought that would be a pretty cool business to be in. CCM seem able to make a living on low volume production.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:44 PM   #133
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does the motard have ABS???
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:50 PM   #134
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it's optional on all of them, as per the French site...
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:54 PM   #135
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Here's a link to their specs: http://www.bmwmoa.org/features/intermot_06.htm

There's a PDF on the page that has some decent info.
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