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2014 BMW G 650 GS

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Featuring an agile design, a strong engine and a set of rugged tires, the 2014 BMW G 650 GS is a savage machine that can deal great with both the city streets and dirty tracks.

This versatile motorcycle is built around a 652cc, water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine with four valves, two overhead camshafts and dry sump lubrication. The engine cranks out a maximum output of 50 Hp (37 KW) at 6,500 rpm and 44 Lb/Ft (60 Nm) of torque at 5,000 Rpm. All this power is kept under control by a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox.

Fire up the engine and it will reward you with a maximum speed of 106 Mph and a highway fuel consumption of 74 Mpg.

As far as prices are concerned, the 2014 BMW G 650 GS can be yours for no less than $7,850.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 BMW G 650 GS.

Overview

BMW G 650 GS

Why not? That’s the motto of the G 650 GS. Whether in town or on the gravel track: with this machine you have every terrain under control, and you get more than your money’s worth when it comes to riding fun, too.

The G 650 GS continues the success story of BMW Motorrad’s single cylinder engines in impressive fashion - with a solid output of 50 hp at 6,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5,000 rpm. The bike offers absolutely sensational fuel consumption levels: 74 mpg using regular fuel.*

The ride feel on the G 650 GS is thrilling, too - wherever you’re going. Whether on the road or over rough terrain - the reliable, tried-and-tested chassis with central spring strut on the swinging fork ensures crisp handling. Membership of the enduro family is highlighted in this machine with the upright seating position and an impressive 6.7 inches (170 mm) of spring travel at the front with 6.5 inches (165 mm) at the rear. The moderate standard seat height of 31.5 inches (800 mm) and the lowered suspension option make this experience accessible to virtually anyone.

The G 650 GS is robust, powerful and yet still extremely light, weighing just 430 lbs (195 kg) with a full tank. With its low fuel consumption and simple handling, it is not just ideal for beginning motorcyclists. Its slim, athletic stature in a youthful and typically enduro-style design stands for uncomplicated riding pleasure and pure fun.

Accessories for the BMW enduro include comfortable hand protectors, aluminum sump guard, a high windshield and practical Vario cases. The options make the machine a touch safer still: a center stand makes for improved stability, the heated grips provide a more solid grasp and ABS prevents the wheels from locking.

With the G 650 GS you will simply have fun. So just get on and off you go: why not?

Specifications

BMW G 650 GS
Engine typeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity652 cc
Rated output50 hp (37 kW) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque44 lb/ft (60 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine managementElectronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition
Emission controlClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Maximum speed106 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel typeUnleaded regular
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 400 W
Battery12 V / 12 Ah
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive EndlessO-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
FrameBridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspensionTelescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabilizer
Rear wheel location / suspensionBox-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear6.7/6.5 inches (170 mm/165 mm); 5.5/5.1 inches (140 mm/130 mm) with lowered suspension
Wheelbase58.2 inches (1,477 mm)
Castor4.5 inches (113 mm)
Steering head angle61.9°
WheelsCast aluminum
Rim, front2,50 x 19"
Rim, rear3.50 x 17"
Tyres, front110/80 R19 59V
Tyres, rear140/80 R17 69V
Brake, frontSingle disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rearSingle disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABSSTANDARD (can be switched off)
Length85 inches (2,165 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors)36 inches (920 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors)55 inches (1,390 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight31.5 inches Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.3 inches and 33.1 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight71.3 inches Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.9 and 74.4 inches (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1)423 lbs (192 kg)
Dry weight 2)386 lbs (175 kg)
Permitted total weight838 lbs (380 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment)415 lbs (188 kg)
Usable tank volume3.7 gallons (14.0 liters)
ReserveApprox. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
Price$7,850

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

Verdict

BMW G 650 GS

You’ll hardly find it any faults. This machine is built to go around the world without any problems and rewards you with a great engine and top notch handling. It is also pretty efficient and the built quality doesn’t leave much to be desired.




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