Friday, November 09, 2007

Pics and specs: 2008 BMW F650GS

The 2008 BMW F650GS is actually fitted with an 800cc engine...

BMW are now showing the youngest member of the GS family at the EICMA show in Milan – the F650GS. Despite the name, this bike is powered by BMW’s 800cc liquid-cooled parallel twin, which is in a milder state of tune here and probably makes a bit less than the 85bhp of the F800GS. BMW say the F650GS is aimed at motorcyclists who are not looking to venture too far off the road and who may just be looking at an all-around capable motorcycle rather than an ‘adventure bike.’

Compared with its elder brothers, the F650GS is lighter, has a lower seat, better maneuverability, and better fuel economy. The chassis is a basic, tubular steel unit and the F650GS gets chain drive instead of BMW’s traditional shaft drive. The emphasis here is on having fun, rather than going all out on the performance front. BMW hope the bike will find an audience with beginners, people returning to motorcycling after a long break and women riders. No details on pricing and availability yet, but you can visit the official BMW motorcycles website here.

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Dual-purpose: 2008 Yamaha XT660Z Tenere and Honda XL700V Transalp...
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The best bike for commuting to work every day? THIS!!!
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Whether on water or on land, with MV Agusta you can be sure of going fast. Very, very fast. We don't have any details on the MV jet ski you see here (shown at the EICMA in Milan), but read about the 2008 MV Agusta F4 RR 312 here


IronChef said...

Hi, I enjoy you blog very much.

Regarding the BMW F800 engine BMW state it has 85hp not 114 hp.



Phil H said...

Quite disappointing at MV / Cagiva stand.

There's nothing new at MV except for new paint schemes - same F4, same Brutale.

As for Cagiva, there's the Mito, but it's pretty much the same bike as before except for some new clothes.

The much hoped for Mito 500 is nowhere to be seen. There was a Mito 500 at the stand, but it's the same non-working model as last year with new clothes on (the exhaust was a clay / bondo item).

Zweirad said...

Does anyone have the specifications of the tire sized for the new F650GS? Can they be placed on the F800GS so as to eliminate the tube tires of the larger model?

Adv said...

Who is the german chic on the photo?

Anonymous said...

The German chic is taken! Sorry

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