BMW GS series

BMW GS series

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The BMW G650GS is a capable all roader designed to deal with any type of terrain with poise. The motorcycle continues the success story of BMW Motorrad’s single cylinder engines and is packed with a capable unit which provides a maximum output of 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. The engine is not only strong but is also fuel efficient being rated at only 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed. Moreover, the motorcycle has a pretty low weight, rated at 423 lbs (with a full tank).

To be able to ride over all types of terrains without problems, the BMW G650GS has an impressive spring travel of 6.7" at the front and 6.5" at the rear.

Among the accessories available for the 2013 BMW G650GS there are hand protectors, aluminum engine guard, a high windshield and practical side cases. The motorcycle is offered in two color schemes - Sunset Yellow or Aura White.

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The Sertao badge represents a proof of sportiness and agility and the G650S proves this statement once more. The Sertao weighs 426-lbs which is 4.0-lbs more than the standard G650GS, but this doesn’t affect the motorcycle’s agility. Therefore the BMW G650GS Sertao continues to be a true master of both off road and on road riding.

The motorcycle is packed with a 652 cc engine which generates a maximum output of 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph.

As far as styling goes, the G 650 GS Sertao received a unique Aura white/Arroy blue paintjob which helps it stand out from the crowd.

The G 650 GS Sertao chassis was developed primarily for country roads and light offroad use, thereby it features longer spring travels and tighter tuning. Additionally the Sertao is also fitted with wire spoke wheels.

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The 2012 BMW F 650 GS is offered with a new engine. The new unit is developed by BMW and Rotax and all it has in common with the old unit are only the five-speed gearbox, the crankshaft and the anti-vibration shaft. Everything else on the engine is new.

The new unit features four-valves, DOHC, liquid-cooling as well as an electronic fuel injection system developed by Bosch and BMW. As far as power figures go, the new engine develops a maximum output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and 43.4 ft-lbs of torque at 5000 rpm (6 kg/m @ 5000).

The 2012 BMW F 650 GS keeps the same frame as its predecessor namely a twin-spar frame with a re-enforcing frontal tube made of iron alloy. On the other hand, the wheelbase is 1 mm shorter than the previous one, measuring 1479mm (58.2 in).

The ride is kept in check by front 43mm Showa forks featuring 170mm of travel and a rear monoshock with 165mm of travel. The 2012 650 GS is equipped with the same tires as the last year’s model which measure 100/90 x 19 up front and 130/80 x 17 out back.

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The BMW F700GS is the direct successor of the old F 650 GS model. The motorcycle is propelled by a 75 hp 798 cc engine which helps it reach a maximum speed of 119 mph while fuel consumption is rated at 60 mpg, at a constant 55 mph speed.

The new 2013 BMW F700GS is offered with ABS as standard while ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) and ASC (traction control) are offered as an option. Compared to the old F 650 GS the new 700GS has a better riding position thanks to the reduced seat height and the lowering option.

The motorcycle has also received a new windshield, fresh dial faces, smoke-tinted turn indicators and LED rear lights. As far as colors go, the 2013 BMW F700GS is available in Red Apple Metallic, Ostra Grey metallic matt and dynamic Glacier Silver metallic.

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The BMW G650S Sertao was designed as a strong offroader which is capable to deal effortless with any type of terrain. Thanks to its capable ride characteristics the motorcycle is perfectly suited for everyday riding on either country roads or city streets.

At the heart of the BMW G650GS Sertao beats a 652 cc engine which generates 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is rated at only 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph speed. If you push the engine to its limits and you’ll be able to reach a maximum speed of 105 mph.

These sporty specifications are combined with a similarly sporty design. The motorcycle’s body is painted in an exclusive color scheme - Aura white/Arroy blue while the luggage carrier is painted in black and the seat in black/grey.

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In September 1980 BMW unveiled the new GS model. Now, at the tenth edition of BMW Motorrad Days, the company unveiled a tribute video for the model.

The BMW GS is a motorcycle with racing genes, and the fact that it turned out to be so successful was a surprise even for BMW.

"Thanks to the efforts of our development engineer at the time, Laszlo Peres, we were able to bring out the G/S in just 18 months - and it was a motorcycle concept which was absolutely crazy for that time. I would never have thought that this machine, based on a motor racing prototype, would be so successful. But I’m still proud of it to this day!" said Laszlo Peres, former technician in the BMW testing department.

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BMW has launched four new special edition models to celebrate the GS model’s 30th anniversary. The bikes, which are R1200GS and Adventure, F800 and F650GS models, mainly stand out thanks to the new BMW Motorrad Motorsport paintscheme, decals, handguards, spoked wheels, red seats and tinted windscreens.

2010 BMW 30th anniversary GS series

These modern machines pay tribute to the first GS model, the famous 1980 R80GS, also acknowledged as being one of the first enduro bikes around, also thanks to its Dakar success. BMW’s celebration range is called “30 Years GS” and you can check out each model’s details after the jump.

Source: MCN

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