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2012 BMW F650GS
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2012 BMW F650GS
2012 BMW F650GS

2012 BMW F650GS
2012 BMW F650GS

2012 BMW F650GS
2012 BMW F650GS

2012 BMW F650GS
2012 BMW F650GS

 

2012 BMW F650GS Review

2012 BMW F650GS

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?

Gravel? Tarmac? Cobblestones? Sand?
The BMW F650GS is a match for any surface. This is the definitive multi-talented motorcycle. Whether it’s tiny alleyways in town, sweeping bends on country roads or adventurous wild terrain, the light handling is a winner with novices and pros alike.

The BMW F 650 GS is a real all -rounder, with real power. Compact and lightweight, practical and well-balanced, it is equally at home around town, on gravel trails, or for a weekend away with a passenger on the back.

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. BMW Motorrad also offers a reduced power version (34hp/25kw) which is perfect for beginners, and is our 'bike of choice' at our very own BMW Rider Training school.

 

The 2012 BMW F 650 GS. The most unstoppable Enduro in its class.

Dynamic and sporty, it is built around a punchy twin-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 71 horsepower. Light weight and a comfortable low seat ensure outstanding agility, while ABS and tyre pressure control maximize safety. And it is as at home in the big city as in the big wide world beyond. The new F 650 GS. 100 percent BMW. 100 percent unstoppable.

Unstoppable and powerful with it.
The new BMW F 650 GS offers all the power you need, on tap whenever you need it. Its state-of-the-art 798-cc twin-cylinder engine delivers 71 horsepower (52 kW). And that in a bike that weighs just 199 kilograms*. Because the key to performance is not making things harder for yourself than they have to be.

Unstoppable and versatile with it.
City backstreets? Empty highways? Off-road terrain? All of them are meat and drink to the BMW F 650 GS. With a tubular frame that is lightweight yet extremely robust, and comprehensive levels of equipment for maximum rider comfort if you’re up for it, then so is the F 650 GS.

Unstoppable and safe with it.
The new F 650 GS is a bike with an impeccable pedigree. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of safety. Disengageable ABS** ensures supremely controllable handling even in adverse conditions, while TPC** allows the rider to keep an eye on tyre pressure at all times. Because forewarned is forearmed.

 

 


 

2012 BMW F650GS Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Chain Drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
4 valve cylinder heads
Digital engine management (BMS-K)
Running Gear
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Spoke cast aluminium wheels
Front Mudguard close to wheel
Double sided aluminium swinging arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Braided brake hoses
Single disk front and rear brake

Electronics
Permanent headlamp beam
Hazard warning flashers
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
LED rear light
Power socket
Speedometer and revolution counter

Equipment
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and dual seat locks
Adjustable hand brake lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat
Pillion rider footrest and grab handles
Windshield
Toolkit

 

 

 


 

2012 BMW F650GS - American Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10,155 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 71 hp (52 kW) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque 56 ft-lb (75 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Approx. 115 mph (185 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 64 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded regular.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 7/6.7" (180/170mm)
Wheelbase 62" (1,575 mm)
Castor 92 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyres, front 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyres, rear 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake, front Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 89.7" (2,280 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35" (890 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.8" (1,240 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.3" (820 mm), low seat: 31.1" (790 mm), lowered suspension: 30.1" (765 mm), comfort seat: 32.9" (835 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 439 lbs (199 kg)
Dry weight 2) 395 lbs (179 kg)
Permitted total weight 961 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 volume 4.2 US gallons (16.0 l)
Reserve approx. 1 US gallons (4.0 l)
" 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


 


 

2012 BMW F650GS - Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9,850 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 798 cc
Output: 71 bhp at 7,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 820 mm
Optional Seat Height: 790 / 835 mm
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.2 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months





 

2012 BMW F650GS - UK Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: £6,650 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 52 kW (71 hp) at 7,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 5,000 rpm possible)
Max. torque 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm (with output reduction: 57 Nm at 3,000 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Ca. 185 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.7 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.2 l
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Double sided aluminium swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 180 mm / 170 mm
Wheelbase 1,575 mm
Castor 92 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyre, rear 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,280 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 890 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,240 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm; lowered suspension: 765 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 199 kg
Dry weight 179 kg
Permitted total weight 436 kg (with lowered suspension 349 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)
Usable tank volume 16.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

 


 

2012 BMW F650GS - Australian Specifications/Technical Details
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine F 650 GS
Type: Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity: 798 cc
Rated Output: 52 kW (71 hp) at 7,000 rpm.
Maximum Torque: 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption F 650 GS
Maximum Speed: Ca. 185 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.7 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 3.7 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System F 650 GS
Generator: 400 W three-phase generator.
Battery: 12 V/12 Ah
Power Transmission F 650 GS
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes F 650 GS
Frame: Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 180 mm / 170 mm
Wheelbase: 1,575 mm
Caster: 92 mm
Steering Head Angle: 64°
Wheels: Cast aluminium
Rim Front: 2.50 x 19
Rim Rear: 3.50 x 17
Tyres Front: 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyres Rear: 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake Front: Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions/Weights F 650 GS
Seat Height Unladen: Standard 820 mm. Low seat: 790 mm (no cost option) lowered suspension: 765 mm (optional extra)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 199 kg
Dry Weight: 171 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 436 kg (with lowered suspension 349 kg)
Payload With Standard Equipment: 237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)
Usable Tank Volume: 16.0 l
Reserve: approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,280 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,240 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 890 mm



 

 

 

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