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2016 BMW G650GS
2016 BMW G650GS

2016 BMW G650GS
2016 BMW G650GS

2016 BMW G650GS
2016 BMW G650GS

2016 BMW G650GS
2016 BMW G650GS



2016 BMW G650GS Review

2016 BMW G650GS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

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 adventure 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 adventure-style design stands for uncomplicated riding pleasure and pure fun.

Accessories for the BMW adventure bike 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?

*at a constant speed of 55 mph; derived from the European fuel consumption test figures: 3.2 liters of regular per 100 km at a constant 90 km/h

**NOTE: Tinted windscreen not available in the U.S.





2016 BMW G650GS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Reliable, high torque, and low consumption single-cylinder engine with 652 cc displacement.
•Engine power 48 hp at 6500 rpm and maximum torque 44 lb/ft at 5,000 rpm.
•Bridge frame and swing arm of steel, telescopic forks, and monoshock (spring travel front 6.7 inches, rear 6.5 inches).
•Cast light alloy wheels. Diameter front 19”, rear 17”. Wider rear wheel rim for better riding stability.
•Brake system with single brake disc at front and rear and OFF/ON BMW Motorrad ABS (optional factory-installed equipment).
•Redesigned windshield with GS molding and two-tone seat.
•Narrow and ergonomic 3.7 gallon tank.
•Three different seat heights: standard 30.7 inches, low suspension 29.5 inches (as optional factory-installed equipment), high seat (black) 32.3 inches.
•Sporty cockpit design with asymmetrical headlamp and instrument panel.
•Luggage carrier with lockable storage compartment.
•Smoky grey turn signal lenses.
•Extensive optional factory-installed equipment: BMW Motorrad ABS (ON/OFF), heated grips, anti-theft alarm system, center stand, power socket, low suspension.
•Extensive optional accessories.


 

 

 

 

2016 BMW G650GS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Technology and Design

High torque, economical single-cylinder engine.

The heart of the 2016 BMW G 650 GS is the 652 cc single-cylinder engine with four valves, double overhead camshafts, electronic fuel injection, and twin-spark ignition. With a power output of 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm, coupled with its low weight of only 423 lbs with a full fuel tank, it is the perfect enduro on back roads and easy terrain.

A counterbalance shaft suppresses vibrations. In conjunction with a closed-loop catalytic converter and the engine controller BMS-C II, this engine with its twin-spark ignition conform to all applicable emission regulations. Additional benefits are ride comfort, throttle response, and remarkably low fuel consumption.

With a compression ratio of 11.5:1, the engine is designed for a fuel quality with an octane number of at least 91 RON. At a constant 90 km/h, fuel consumption is only 3.2 liters per 100 km (approximately 66 mpg city), so ranges of 215 miles and more are possible. Engine cooling is assured with 0.34 gallons of coolant. The coolant level can be checked easily using the inspection window integrated in the GS inscription on the left side.

Power is transmitted by a claw-shifted five-speed gearbox. As usual for the enduro segment, the secondary drive is transferred via an O ring chain. For improved acceleration, particularly when starting off or passing, the enduro features a relatively short secondary ratio with 16/47 teeth (1:2.937).

Suspension handling with the ideal combination of back road and offroad qualities.

Strength typical of enduros, the 2016 BMW G 650 GS has a tubular bridge frame of steel sections with bolt-on rear frame. The dual swing arm is supported against the frame via a monoshock and lever deflector and is made of a stable square steel section.

The telescopic forks are equipped with a fork stabilizer and a fixed fork tube that is 1.6 inches in diameter. The spring travel is 6.7 inches at the front and 6.5 inches at the rear (low suspension 5.5 inches / 5.1 inches), so moderate seat height is combined with offroad practicality that is suitable for easy terrain.

Easy off-road rides are mastered with the redesigned cast light alloy wheels equipped as standard. For improved riding stability at higher speeds, the rear wheel rim was widened from 3.0” to 3.5”. Tires in the sizes 110/80 R19 59V and 140/80 R17 69V are installed on the 2.50 x 19“ front rims and the 3.50 x 17” rear rims respectively.

The frame of the 2016 BMW G 650 GS is designed for the greatest possible agility on back roads, but without sacrifice to comfort. The high degree of riding stability, steering precision, and handling inspire confidence even in new motorcyclists.

Featuring a 11.8 inch disc brake at the front and a 9.5 inch disc brake at the rear, the brake system of the 2016 BMW G 650 GS is designed for stable and easily controllable braking. As part of its optional factory-installed equipment, the BMW G 650 GS also offers an ABS system, providing even greater safety in braking maneuvers. For offroad riding, the BMW Motorrad ABS can be deactivated.

 

Enduro ergonomics.

The single-cylinder models from BMW Motorrad have been characterized by a compact design and easy handling. The rear tank with its low center of gravity is a key contributor to the agile handling properties of the 2016 G 650 GS. The particularly narrow, tank shape serves to improve yet again the inner leg length and therefore the ease of dismounting from the G 650 GS. In addition, the narrower seat/frame allows the rider to easily stand when maneuvering offroad.

the 2016 BMW G 650 GS is available with three different seat heights. Besides the standard seat, the low suspension as optional factory-installed equipment and the retrofit high seat make sure that virtually every motorcyclist feels comfortable on the G 650 GS.

A relaxed seating position and optimal control are achieved with a wide and ergonomically molded handlebar. The clutch lever can be adjusted to each rider’s individual reach.

At higher speeds the standard windshield offers increased protection to the rider’s upper body from wind and directs oncoming wind over the helmet. A taller windshield is available as a BMW Motorrad optional accessory.

 

Modern sporty design.

The asymmetrical headlamp, the sporty turn indicators with smoky grey lenses, and the front wheel fender give the 2016 G 650 GS an unmistakable design and immediately distinguishes it as a genuine BMW GS.

The compact, flat instrument panel, consisting of an analog speedometer and an LCD display with digital tachometer. This LCD display also presents additional information, such as miles traveled, two trip counters and the time. For turn signals, high beam, idling, fuel reserve, ABS, and engine temperature, the LEDs are arranged to the right of the round instrument. In addition, simple and safe handling is ensured by the compact, multifunctional switches operated like conventional indicators.

Optional equipment and optional accessories – the perfect potential for personalizing the BMW G 650 GS.

Optional equipment is factory installed and is integrated in the production process. Optional accessories are installed by the BMW Motorrad dealer, so the motorcycle can be fitted with options following delivery, as well.

 

Optional equipment.

* Also as optional accessory retrofits.

• BMW Motorrad ABS (ON/OFF) incl. hazard warning flashers.

• Heated grips.*

• Anti-theft alarm system.*

• Charging socket.*

• Center stand.*

• Low suspension (seat height 29.5 inches).

Optional accessories.

** Also available as optional factory-installed equipment.

Storage space range.

• Vario saddle bags

• Saddle bag mounts.

• Inner bags for vario saddle bags.

• Topcase.

• Inner bag for topcase.

• Tank bag.

Ergonomics and comfort.

• Heated grips.**

• Charging socket.**

• Center stand.**

• Seat, high (plain black, seat height 32.3 inches).

• Single seat with luggage compartment (plain black, seat height 30.7 inches).

• Hand protectors.

• Tall windshield.

Safety.

• Anti-theft alarm system.**

Technology.

• Engine guard, aluminum.

• Engine protection bar.

• LED lamp for charging socket.

 


 


 

2016 BMW G650GS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $7995 (including ABS) USD

Engine
Type Liquid cooled, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity 652 cc
Rated output 50 hp (37 kW) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque 44 lb-ft (60 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection with twin-spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed 106 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph (3.2 l)
Fuel type Premium Unleaded
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase 400 W generator
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah
Power transmission
Clutch Multi-plate wet clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant-mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears
Drive Chain drive 2.937:1
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm with stabilizer bridge
Rear wheel location / suspension Box-section steel 2-sided swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 6.7″ / 6.5″ (170 mm / 165 mm)
Wheelbase 58.2″ (1,477 mm)
Castor 4.5″ (113 mm)
Steering head angle 61.9°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19″
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 110/80 R19 59V
Tyres, rear 140/80 R17 69V
Brake, front Dual floating disc brakes, dual-piston floating calipers, diameter 300 mm
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 85″ (2,165 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36″ (920 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 55″ (1,390 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5″ (800 mm) Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.3″ (770 mm) and 33.1″ (840 mm) (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 71.3″ (1,810 mm) Standard; variable inner leg curve (inseam) between 68.9″ (1,750 mm) and 74.4″ (1,890 mm) (seats available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 430 lbs (195 kg)
Permitted total weight 838 lbs (380 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 415 lbs (188 kg)
Usable tank volume 3.7 gal (14.0 l)
Reserve Approx. 1 gal (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




 


 

2016 BMW G650GS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for pricing in CDN

Engine
Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity 652 cc
Rated output 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,500 rpm
(output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 6,500 rpm possible)
Max. torque 60 Nm at 5,000 rpm
(with output reduction: 47 Nm at 4,500 rpm)
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed approx. 170 km/h
(with output reduction: approx. 145 km/h)
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabiliser
Rear wheel location / suspension Box-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 / rear 170 mm / 165 mm
(lowered suspension 140 mm / 130 mm)
Wheelbase 1,477 mm
Castor 113 mm
Steering head angle 61.9°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, front 2,50 x 19″
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 110/80 R19 59V
Tyres, rear 140/80 R17 69V
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Standard
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,165 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 920 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,390 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 780 mm (lowered suspension 770 mm; high seat: 820 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,770 mm (lowered suspension 1,710 mm; high seat: 1,850 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 192 kg
Dry weight 2) 175 kg
Permitted total weight 380 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 188 kg
Usable tank volume 14.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
” 2) Unladen weight without fluids





 

2016 BMW G650GS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine
Type water-cooled four-stroke single cylinder (four valves) engine, double overhead camshaft, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity 652 cc
Rated output 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque 60 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic fuel injection, electronic engine management with twin-spark ignition
Emission control Regulated three-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed approx. 170 km/h
Fuel type regular unleaded, minimum 91 octane (RON)
Electrical system
Alternator Three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Five-speed gearbox
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, stanchion diameter 41 mm, fork brace
Rear wheel location / suspension Double sided steel swing-arm at rear: Central spring strut with lever system, spring preload steplessly and hydraulically adjustable via handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear 170 mm / 165 mm
(lowered suspension 140 mm / 130 mm)
Wheelbase 1,477 mm
Castor 113 mm
Steering head angle 61.9°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, front 2,50 x 19″
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17″
Tyres, front 110/80 R19 59V
Tyres, rear 140/80 R17 69V
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS BMW Motorrad ABS (switchable), includes hazard warning lights)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,165 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 920 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,390 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 800 mm (with motorcycles accessories or -equipment variable heights available between 770 mm and 840 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1810 mm (with motorcycles accessories or -equipment variable heights available between 1750 mm and 1890 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 192 kg
Dry weight 2) 175 kg
Permitted total weight 380 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 188 kg
Usable tank volume 14 litres
Reserve approx. 4.0 litres
” Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
” 1) According to Directive 93/93/EEC with all fluids, fuelled to at least 90% of usable fuel tank
” 2) Unladen weight without fluids




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