Making its premier Australian appearance at the Sydney Motorcycle Show, commencing Friday 20th November, the MY2010 BMW G 450 X not only arrives with an all-new look and finely tuned technical updates, it also includes the supply of a competition muffler as standard.

The planned market introduction for the updated BMW G 450 X is scheduled for January 2010 and will again be competitively priced at $12,850\* AUD ($16,033 NZ), representing a price increase of just $400 AUD ($499 NZ).

Considering the MY2010 model arrives equipped with the standard ADR approved factory muffler (fitted) plus the competition muffler (supplied separately), the updated G 450 X makes for an enticing package for both the weekend trail rider and enduro racer.

Amongst the modifications the MY2010 BMW G 450 X will receive updated ECU mapping for improved fuel consumption (4.3 l/100km versus 4.5 l/100km @ 90km/h) and a reduction in engine brake torque.

The chassis has also been slightly tweaked.The offset of the front axle has been reduced by 2.5 millimetres, resulting in more neutral handling with optimum directional stability. The new upside-down forks with updated internal settings that have a stronger damping progression for improved tracking and control in rough terrain. The linkage free rear shock has also received updated settings.

A new seat design; now filled with soft foam and also displays an enlarged radius in the upper thigh area, provides the rider additional comfort and control over the bike.

In its appearance, the 2010 BMW G 450 X further characterises the successful factory racing models of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team, with matching, gold-anodised forks.

\* Manufacturer's Recommended List Price is shown and includes GST and Luxury Car Tax (LCT) but excludes dealer charges, stamp duty, statutory charges and on-road charges which are additional and vary between dealers and States/Territories. Customers are advised to contact their nearest BMW dealer for all pricing inquiries.

For further press/media information contact:

Tim James
BMW Group Australia
Product Communications Manager
Telephone: (03) 9264 4150
Mobile: 0438 041 134