2011 BMW R1200R and G650GS


A new, classic variation of the R1200R naked bike.

The big news for the 2011 R1200R is a switch from the previous single-cam boxer to the more powerful twin-cam HP2 engine.

The 1,170 cc twin now claims 110 hp, up just one from the previous model, but more significantly peak torque increases to 88 lb-ft, up by three.

Alongside the standard R1200R model, BMW will also offer the R1200R Classic, which will roll on spoked wheels and will sport a black paint scheme with a racy centre stripe and silver coloured engine, frame and suspension components.

Both models will have optional integral ABS, ASC (automatic stability control) and ESA (electronic suspension adjustment).

BMW reintroduced its entry-level G650GS single-cylinder model in 2010,
formerly known as the F650GS. For 2011, the bike gets a new look and
cast wheels.


The G650GS gets minor styling revisions.

Part of the G model’s new look are twin, asymmetrical headlights, now a
BMW hallmark, as well as redesigned plastic — and it loses the auxiliary rear

Cast wheels now mount tubeless radials, the front a 110/90-19, and the
rear wheel is a half-inch wider, now at 3.5 inches to accommodate a
wider 140/80-17 tire.

The chassis and 652 cc fuel-injected single remain unchanged, and the 48-hp GS still claims a 192 kg (423 lb) wet weight.

Options will include ABS, heated grips, accessory outlet, centre stand
and a low seat, though it remains to be announced which option packages
will be available in Canada. 

Pricing for these new BMWs has not yet been released. 


  1. I like that paint scheme. Dig the new headlight. I like the new wheels but I hope they offer spokes for people that actually want to take it off road.

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