G650GS sighting!

I was at Cal BMW yesterday to pick up parts.  I wanted to sit on the low seat F800GS (still too tall, rarrrr) and, while I was doing so, I noticed this little gem parked nearby.

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Looks like a 2005-08 F650GS, right?  Definitely not the 2009 F650GS with its dual headlight, parallel twin engine, and cast wheels.

But no! This is the rumored 2009 G650GS!

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Now this is more like it again.

Single cylinder? Check.

Spoke wheels? Check.

Single headlight? Check.

Ahhh.  Peace and sanity has been restored to BMW.  I hope they keep the G650GS around for a while and don't kill it immediately. 

I think the new F650GS (the twin engine one) is pretty neat but it's definitely a street bike.  It's a commuter.  Which is great and awesome, but I wouldn't buy my bike with cast wheels and the extra width that the twin engine brings.

I'm not going to run out and buy the G because it's essentially my bike, but I'm very psyched about the continuation of the species, as it were.

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