2011 BMW G650 GS

The “new” G650 GS has been announced, and it looks pretty cool. It’s basically the same engine and frame as before, but with updated body plastics, headlight, and dash. I really like the updated look, which brings it in line with the F800 and 1200 GS bikes. It’s got the asymmetrical headlights and a digital readout on the dash. Apart from those details, there’s a slightly smaller fuel tank, heated handgrips are optional, and instead of spoked wheels, they are cast. These may be an upgrade to some, or a downgrade to others. Still, I’m glad BMW is keeping the single-cylinder bike going and many parts should be exactly the same. I’m wondering if that two-tone seat will fit on my 2007 GS?

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