BMW calls it a 650, but the new enduro
model is more than that. In fact, it’s an 800, but a detuned one,
with the F800 series motor set up for linear power across the
range, delivering a maximum 71 hp at 7,000 rpm.
Stopping power comes from single discs
front (300 mm) and rear (265 mm) with a double-piston caliper in
front and a single-piston caliper in back. Options include ABS that
can be turned off and a tire pressure monitoring system.
Tires are 110/80-19 and 140/80-17, and
wheelbase is 1,575 mm. Seat height is 820 mm – low for an enduro
model – but can be dropped even more thanks to a lower seat option that brings it
down to 790 mm. Need more … or rather less? Optional lowered suspension drops it to a troll-friendly 765 mm.
Dry weight is 171 kg.
A 16 litre fuel tank helps to bring the wet weight
up to 199 kg.
No word yet on Canadian availability or pricing, although a BMW spokesperson was "99% sure" that it will get here. Availability and pricing should be announced towards the end of November.