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2005 BMW F650 GS Dakar

Inspired by some of the world’s harshest terrain.
Famous for its achievements in the grueling Paris-Dakar rally, the F 650 GS Dakar model takes adventure riding to its extreme. Featuring BMW’s new 2 SPARK ignition system and an improved on-board engine management system, the F 650 GS lowers emissions while increasing fuel efficiency meaning you’ll get more desert, river bed and mountain top to the gallon.

The Dakar model also features important standard features for off road adventure including a tall windscreen and hand protection as well as an accessory power socket, jump start points, newly designed luggage rack and a 3-position clutch lever.

Whether you’re heading to the Arctic Circle or the Amazon, the F 650 GS Dakar can be customized with a range of optional features and accessories including switchable ABS, heated hand grips, a low seat, tank bag, large engine guard, the BMW Navigator, and more.



Redesigned for improved wind and weather protection, the new windshield reduces helmet noise, even for tall riders. Tinted, the windshield can be removed for off-road riding. The new headlight provides more uniform illumination while stylistically contributing to the bike’s assertive appearance.

The adjustable clutch lever makes for more comfortable riding regardless of your hand size.

Once you get into this saddle, the only time you’ll want to get off is to refill the tank. Completely redesigned, the luggage rack system now makes attaching the top case easier (no intermediate plate needed) and tensioning straps can now be attached via attach points in the rack itself. Single seat also available.

Rugged and functional, the Soft Case System fits both the GS and Dakar models and attaches to motorcycle via zipper/buckle system. This system offers up to 62 liters of storage. Water resistant with built-in pack straps and attachment loops. Each piece is sold separately. Item available as an ACCESSORY.

For added storage and carrying capacity. The topcase is reinforced with an aluminum edge on both top and bottom lids to help secure your gear and protect it from the elements. Made of hard black waterproof PVC plastic. Requires mounting bracket kit. Available as an ACCESSORY.

Adds additional storage or carrying capacity. Comes with a waterproof rain cover, a clear map holder window and a rear zipper-lock pouch. All necessary hardware and parts for installation are included. Available as an ACCESSORY.

These expandable cases are as uniquely designed as the motorcycles themselves. Special locking mechanism doubles as a carrying handle. Special flip-up latch gives quick access to your gear. Available as an ACCESSORY.

The improved efficiency of the new 2 SPARK ignition system, modified exhaust system, and improved catalytic converter make the F 650 GS compliant with exhaust standards around the world. Good thing too, who knows where you’ll wind up..



Type Liquid-cooled single-cylinder
Bore x stroke 100.0 mm x 83.0 mm
Displacement 652 cc
Horsepower 50 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Torque 44 lb-ft @ 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Valve gear DOHC, chain-driven with bucket tappets
Valves 2 x 36 mm intake / 2 x 31 mm exhaust
Valves / cylinder Four
Engine oil capacity 2.4 quarts
Management BMS-C II with two spark ignition
Fuel requirements Premium unleaded
Fuel tank HDPE, internal pump and external filter
Fuel capacity 4.0 U.S. gallons including 1.0 gallon reserve
Charging system 400 Watts @ 14 Volts
Battery 12 Volts 12 Amps/hour
Cooling system Single radiator, 50/50 water/anti-freeze mix

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