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    R1200 GS Hybrid with xdrive 2 wheel drive

    I read this and thought it was "Fake News" sounded hyped. I have heard nothing about this and wondered if this is true.

    http://ridermagazine.com/2017/03/31/...ve-motorcycle/

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    It's April 1st in Germany ;~)

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    Yeah, this part clinched it for me in the "fake news" category:

    To prove the capability of the new xDrive Hybrid GS, it was subjected to thousands of testing miles in extreme conditions. Reiner Scherbeck, head of winter testing at BMW Motorrad, rode it to Norway’s North Cape and across the frozen Barents Sea to the North Pole and back again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDC650GT View Post
    I read this and thought it was "Fake News" sounded hyped. I have heard nothing about this and wondered if this is true.

    http://ridermagazine.com/2017/03/31/...ve-motorcycle/
    That fake is just an exagerration of this real concept:http://www.wunderlich.de/en/worldofe...-gs-lc-hybrid/

    Larry
    2006 R1200RT

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    Actually available, just not on the BMW platform-



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    Yet other examples of two wheel drive motorcycles

    https://www.yamaha-motor.eu/designca...=441270&page=2



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    45HP electric motor squeezed into the front hub is (or, would be) very impressive! Why not put another one in the rear hub and swap out the whole engine/tranny for a big fat battery and make a 90HP AWD electric GS?


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