In 2008, BMW returned its old F650GS — first launched in 2000 — to market after a short absence, but called it the BMW G650GS and made its engine in China. This year, they’re bringing out a new model, the 2011 BMW G650GS, but it’s just the old bike with some updated looks and the same engine, only now made in Berlin. That old F650GS was one of our least favorite bikes, managing to combine too much weight with not enough power, the new one shouldn’t be any different.
The 2011 model literally is the same as the 2000 model. Same frame, same engine, same suspension, same brakes, same everything except for the shockingly weird new headlight and all the other bodywork. We fail to get excited about such things, but just in case you do, we’ll embed the press release below.