The two pictures of the red strom belong to a member here, newfoundlander. He also linked the article in the last day or two. (The picture against the water and the one with the lower fairing installed).
I was at the Vancouver motorcycle show and went straight to the BMW booth because I wanted to see the 800GS. The salesman showed me a bike with the 650 label on the side and proceeded to tell me it was really the 800. I was sure he was BSing and walked away thinking that I'd never buy anything from that lying salesman.Very odd why the Beem is called a 650 when infact it is an 800
Let them misrepresent all they want. Here in B.C. that little "gaffe" will save you $250-300 a year in basic ICBC insurance. An 800 cc bike for the insurance tab of a 650? A win win in my book.So now I see he was telling the truth. I wonder if they thought that their salesmen would be seen as misrepresenting their products by this peculiar naming of the 650/800GS?
You're on, racs!I will make sure I stop in and visit Nfld'r. Plan is to be there first week of Aug.
Problem is that ICBC won't take the "misrepresentation" lightly. If they find out the bike is larger than you stated, you will have trouble. The insurance is based on the displacement of the bike not what the bike is called. It won't take them long to realize it, either.Let them misrepresent all they want. Here in B.C. that little "gaffe" will save you $250-300 a year in basic ICBC insurance. An 800 cc bike for the insurance tab of a 650? A win win in my book.