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1 Size does mat­ter The en­gine ex­ter­nals look very

dif­fer­ent to the old model. While the swingarm is sim­i­lar, the drive is now on the left with the ex­haust on the right, sug­gest­ing this is not the same en­gine. We be­lieve the new en­gine will be a more pow­er­ful 850cc unit.

Tank­ing on 2

BMW ap­pear to have ditched the fuel tank in the sub­frame and re­turned it to the stan­dard po­si­tion at the front of the bike. Not only does this help slim down the back­end con­sid­er­ably, it also helps with mass cen­tral­i­sa­tion.

Mis­sion con­trol 3

The han­dle­bar switchgear has lots of con­trol but­tons, sug­gest­ing there will be plenty of op­tional ex­tras not pre­vi­ously avail­able, such as cruise con­trol. You can also see the Multi- Con­troller that lets you scroll though the screen op­tions and menu set­tings. It should also al­low seam­less con­nec­tiv­ity with the firm’s sat-navs.

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