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Forget everything you thought you knew about BMW's offroad motorcycles. The G450X is all change. For starters, it's not a super heavy styling exercise like the R1200GS. It's a bona fide enduro competition bike. Everything from the frame, to the radiator, to the seat has been designed with competition in mind. Even with the Euro III exhaust, it develops 50bhp and weighs less than 120kgs.

One of the coolest features is the swingarm. Mounted through the gearbox, it eliminates the change in chain tension under suspension compression or extension. This also has the welcome side effect of increasing the swingarm length, which will improve traction.

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