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Farmer Palmer
23-07-10, 09:18
Seems the old F650GS single will be back by popular demand in the UK later this year. It's going to be manufactured in Brazil instead of Berlin......!

FP. :thumb

GUNNER1
24-07-10, 20:03
Starts with a "B" dosn`t it ?

That reminds me isn`t that where all the WW11 Germans went ?:rob

john_aero
25-07-10, 17:51
have any links or infor for it? sounds good, well the G650GS is already back in production in china an sold in states

Farmer Palmer
29-07-10, 16:51
have any links or infor for it? sounds good, well the G650GS is already back in production in china an sold in states

There was a small article about the 'Brazilian' F650GS in MCN of a couple of weeks ago....!:thumb

I also looked at a new but very limited supply white G650GS/P 'local authority' bike complete with single seat and seat storage cover, Police engine bars, luggage, ABS and heated grips but they've all been sold.....!:blast

FP.

rc mad
29-07-10, 17:34
yay, spares won't be a problem for a while yet then :D

What engine are they going to use tho, the rotax contract / agreement ended with the german production, the chinese bikes use a engine from tiawan or somewhere.

john_aero
08-09-10, 09:46
yay, spares won't be a problem for a while yet then :D

What engine are they going to use tho, the rotax contract / agreement ended with the german production, the chinese bikes use a engine from tiawan or somewhere.

saw few g650gs reviews and some had rotax on the engines, think it is a lecenced copy of the engine

JohnnyBoxer
08-09-10, 09:50
Saw a new black G650GS in a German dealer last week...................looks 100% the same as the F650GS, except the engine is black and same spec as G650 X Series (now produced in China by the Loncin factory)

No idea where the G650GS is manufactured................:nenau

Farmer Palmer
08-09-10, 12:02
Saw a new black G650GS in a German dealer last week...................looks 100% the same as the F650GS, except the engine is black and same spec as G650 X Series (now produced in China by the Loncin factory)

No idea where the G650GS is manufactured................:nenau

I think it's made in Mexico not Brazil, it'll be intersting to see how the quality compares with the earlier F650GS's.

FP.:thumb

mikeTR
28-09-10, 15:02
Being a little cynical, if it doesn't get released in the UK market, I would suggest it is only so that it doesn't undermine sales on the bigger, more profitable bikes.


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...ld-come-to-UK/

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...BMW-G650GS.htm

dakarDude
28-09-10, 15:21
Exciting - dying to see some more about it, Mike, both links fail I'm afraid :confused:

Farmer Palmer
29-09-10, 08:02
The G650GS is assembled at DAFRA Motors Manaus Brazil........!

''The assembly line is the twin sister of our production line in Berlin. We built it and trained the Brazilian teams in how to operate it. The people with key functions are right here in Berlin the others on site in Manaus. Our plant continues to take care of series production therefore guaranteeing BMW quality even in the heart of the Brazilian rainforest''

That's a quote from Hermann Bohrer head of the BMW Motorrad plant in Berlin since 2006 before that he was head of Rolls Royce no less. The quote was in BMW Classic 30 Years GS magazine.

FP.

mikeTR
29-09-10, 09:13
resending links - not sure what happened there!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2009/january/1-4/jan0109-poll-New-BMW-G650GS-could-come-to-UK/


http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2010models/2010-BMW-G650GS.htm

Are these working ok? They are working for me.

JohnnyBoxer
29-09-10, 09:41
Exciting - dying to see some more about it, Mike, both links fail I'm afraid :confused:

Don't fret - it's a F650GS Single........................it's exactly the same bike:blast

Saw one in the flesh, 3 weeks ago in Germany

dakarDude
29-09-10, 09:52
Cheers Mike,

Both now working! :thumb2





resending links - not sure what happened there!

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/News/newsresults/mcn/2009/january/1-4/jan0109-poll-New-BMW-G650GS-could-come-to-UK/


http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2010models/2010-BMW-G650GS.htm

Are these working ok? They are working for me.

Timpo
29-09-10, 10:22
That reminds me isn`t that where all the WW11 Germans went ?:rob

Yes, and the VW Bettle (Type 1) and Van 9Type 2).....


Timpo.

Farmer Palmer
29-09-10, 17:43
Don't fret - it's a F650GS Single........................it's exactly the same bike:blast

Saw one in the flesh, 3 weeks ago in Germany

Saw one in the flesh in MCE Dalkeith 3 months ago......!:D

It was a limited number G650GS/P in white livery, single seat with radio box and unusual crashbars aswell as ABS and heated grips. Mrs P really liked it but it was already sold.......!:blast

FP.:thumb