New Euro FMX650 Announced by Honda/Montesa

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  • Mr. Motocross

Posted December 23, 2004 - 12:10 PM



The new FMX650 is a dual sport model featuring an air-cooled, four-stroke, single-cylinder, 650cc engine and super motard styling. With fun motoring as its design concept, the FMX650 is equally at home in the city or out on the highway.

Starting in spring 2005, the FMX650 will be released in a wide range of European markets. The FMX650 is manufactured by Honda affiliate Montesa Honda S.A. of Spain, and annual European sales are projected to reach 7,000 units.

  • mikekay

Posted December 23, 2004 - 03:32 PM


hmmmm.....a full size entry level econo-motard for eurotrash. :cry:

  • hill5150

Posted December 23, 2004 - 03:44 PM


:cry: :cry: Word to that. It probably smells like Europe too. :cry:

  • roadcam

Posted December 23, 2004 - 04:06 PM


hopefully, they'll sell lots of 'em to the French .... ( bikes can be dangerous ) ...

  • Roostin

Posted December 23, 2004 - 04:23 PM


I think that looks sweet. I like it. :cry:

  • Misfit

Posted December 23, 2004 - 04:28 PM


I have to say that looks like a pretty sweet street bike but how the hell can they call it a dualsport bike??? :cry: With that setup youd be lucky to make it on open fire roads much less the trails. :cry:

  • jlpskydive

Posted December 23, 2004 - 04:29 PM


Christ you guys are harsh! The Brits could get these lets hope they're safe. Remember they are our allies

  • mountainrider

Posted December 23, 2004 - 06:18 PM


I would buy one in a heart beat. :cry:

  • Roostin

Posted December 23, 2004 - 06:48 PM


Me too :cry:

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  • don87xr600

Posted December 23, 2004 - 08:00 PM


One question, who is going to help me pick it up when I crash? :cry:

  • HeadTrauma

Posted December 23, 2004 - 11:20 PM


Bleh. Nothing irritates me quite like radiator shrouds on an aircooled bike. The whole thing screams "form without function" to me.

  • don87xr600

Posted December 24, 2004 - 12:18 AM


Technically they aren't radiator shrouds since there are no radiators! :cry:

  • HooliKen

Posted December 24, 2004 - 03:19 AM


Yep Honda does it again......but instead of the BNGs (Bold New Graphics) they decide to slap a set of street wheels and tires on a 650L. Why does the BRP motor get no love. You would think Honda would take a look at say "Yamaha" and calculate how many freakin Raptor 660s are running around and get with the program. Slap the pig motor in a decent quad frame and it would sell. Also why is it that Suzuki and KTM are the only ones who realize the market potential of a factory motard?? It's not like Henry and Wardy aren't winning every week or anything... :cry:

  • ghoti

Posted December 24, 2004 - 05:36 AM


I've been thinking a 2 into 2 exhaust would be awesome on my L, looks like I may have a header source.

  • YZFnwithme

Posted December 24, 2004 - 07:13 AM


Is there a performance advantage to having the dual pipes .... or is it just cosmetic? Unless a dual system gives a torque/hp boost, it seems like the added weight would just slow you down.

As for the new bike - it looks a lot like a KTM or Husky SM. I wonder how performance would match-up against the Husky SMR450, which has a dry weight of just 240 lbs and has been through several rounds of suspension and engine refinements over the years.

  • thumpasaurus

Posted December 24, 2004 - 07:58 AM


how the hell can they call it a dualsport bike??? With that setup youd be lucky to make it on open fire roads much less the trails.

Perspective.. Over at the adventure tourers forum they think an R1150GS is a fire road bike.

  • Misfit

Posted December 24, 2004 - 01:54 PM


Perspective.. Over at the adventure tourers forum they think an R1150GS is a fire road bike.

LOL :cry: :cry:

  • Kaptain_Kaos

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:32 PM


if done up properly two small mufflers can be lighter and quieter then one big one.

Kaos :cry:

  • Kaptain_Kaos

Posted December 24, 2004 - 04:37 PM


hey headtrauma,
i agree with you 100%. no function, just more things to bust and get in the way. plus they are uggggglllllllyyyyyy. if ya want radiator shrouds then by a freakin water cooled bike.....

i don't ride no uuuggglllyyy bike. Kaos :cry: :cry: :D :cry: :cry: :lol: :D :lol: :D :D :cry:

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