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2012 BMW F 650 GS

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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.

Press Release

BMW F 650 GS

How would you like to ride a bike which allows you to do virtually anything? A bike that takes you from your motorcycling lessons to your first tour, from winding mountain passes to stretches of motorway and gravel tracks? A bike that is as economical as you would expect of a modern machine but always provides pure riding fun? And one which makes you look good whether you are five feet or six feet tall? If so, we proudly present the new entry-level bike for the BMW Motorrad premium class.

Welcome to one of the most state-of-the-art 2-cylinder machines, with 71 hp and full torque across the entire engine speed range. With a torsionally stiff space frame which not only looks good but also allows plenty of space for the many extra highlights such as the large airbox and the fuel tank under the seat.

The cast aluminum wheels with moderate dimensions are ideal both for city cruising and for covering lengthy straights at speed. State-of-the-art ABS is of course available as an optional extra. And with bright, elegant colors you will be an eye-catcher at every break – weather on the mountain pass or in front of the ice cream parlor.

It gets you everywhere - simply unstoppable! How about a quick ride?

Optional Equipment

BMW F 650 GS

BMW Motorrad ABS

  • Advanced two-channel ABS
  • Weight just 1.5 kg
  • Switchable
  • Extremely compact
  • Low electricity consumption
  • Precisely Controllable

On-board Computer

  • Ambient temperature
  • Gear Currently selected
  • Radiator water temperature
  • Average fuel consumption
  • Fuel level
  • Range

Accessories

BMW F 650 GS

Variable Panniers

  • Capacity can be adjusted by moving a bar
  • Black in colour
  • Capacity 47-67 litres (29 litres left, 38 litres right)

Tankbag

  • Capacity approx 14 litres
  • Waterproof main compartment
  • A4-sized map pocket
  • Two external splashproof compartments
  • hand carry strap

Akrapovic Silincer

  • Slip-on design
  • Carbon bracket
  • weight approc 2.5 kg
  • Made of titanium and stainless stell
  • Original BMW Motorrad Part warranty
  • Easy to Install

Specifications

Engine

BMW F 650 GS
Engine TypeWater-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity798 cc
Rated output71 hp (52 kW) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque56 ft-lb (75 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Compression ratio12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3

Performance / fuel consumption

BMW F 650 GS
Maximum speedApprox. 115 mph (185 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h64 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h70 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel typeUnleaded regular.

Electrical system

Alternatorthree-phase alternator 400 W
Battery12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Power transmission

ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
DriveEndless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub

Chassis / brakes

BMW F 650 GS
FrameTubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspensionTelescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspensionCast aluminum dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear7/6.7" (180/170mm)
Wheelbase62" (1,575 mm)
Castor92 mm
Steering head angle64°
WheelsCast aluminum wheels
Rim, front2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear3.50 x 17"
Tyres, front110/80 - 19 59H
Tyres, rear140/80 - 17 69H
Brake, frontSingle disc brake, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rearSingle disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSOptional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)

Dimensions / weights

BMW F 650 GS
Length89.7" (2,280 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)35" (890 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)48.8" (1,240 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight32.3" (820 mm), low seat: 31.1" (790 mm), lowered suspension: 30.1" (765 mm), comfort seat: 32.9" (835 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)439 lbs (199 kg)
Dry weight 2)395 lbs (179 kg)
Permitted total weight961 lbs (436 kg) (with lowered suspension: 769 lbs [349 kg])
Payload (with standard equipment) 522 lbs (237 kg) (with lowered suspension: 331 lbs [150 kg])
Usable tank volume4.2 US gallons (16.0 l)
Reserveapprox. 1 US gallons (4.0 l)

Quotes

BMW F 650 GS

Bikez ---- "The F 650 GS is a bike which can perform in any situation. With a water-cooled 798cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, and an impressive 71hp, this sturdy motorcycle will never let you down."

Totalmotorcycle ---- "The cast aluminum wheels with moderate dimensions are ideal both for city cruising and for covering lengthy straights at speed. State-of-the-art ABS is of course available as an optional extra. And with bright, elegant colors you will be an eye-catcher at every break – weather on the mountain pass or in front of the ice cream parlor."

Motorcycle-usa ---- "The BMW F 650 GS is considered an entry level bike for the adventurist as you take yourself through the busy cities or even on mountainous rides full of curves and corners. The 798cc has a four-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine that is equipped with an electronic intake pipe injection."

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