BMW F 650 (F 650 ST): review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: September 1993 – April 2003
Successor: BMW F650GS (652cc)

BMW F 650 (Europe), 1st generation, 1993-1996
BMW F 650 (Europe, USA), 2nd generation, 1996-2003
BMW F 650 ST (Europe, USA), 1996-2000

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeSeptember 1993 – July 1996Name: BMW F650 (1st generation)
Model code: E169
Parts Catalog Code: 0161
EuropeSeptember 1996 – April 2003Name: BMW F650 (2nd generation)
Model code: E169
Parts Catalog Code: 0162
USASeptember 1996 – December 1999Name: BMW F650 (2nd generation)
Model code: E169
Parts Catalog Code: 0166
EuropeSeptember 1996 – September 2000Name: BMW F650 ST
Model code: E169
Parts Catalog Code: 0163
USASeptember 1996 – June 1997Name: BMW F650 ST
Model code: E169
Parts Catalog Code: 0168

Specifications


BMW F650 (F650ST): specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2180 mm / 85,8 in – F650
2160 mm / 85,0 in – F650ST
Overall width880 mm / 34,6 in
Overall height1220 mm / 48,0 in – F650
1190 mm / 46,9 in – F650ST
Seat height810 mm / 31,9 in – F650
785 mm / 30,9 in – F650ST
Wheelbase1480 mm / 58,3 in – F650
1470 mm / 57,9 in – F650ST
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight189 kg / 417 lbs – F650
191 kg / 421 lbs – F650ST
FRAME
Frame (type)Bridge-type tubular frame with integrated oil tank and bolted on rear frame
Front suspension, travel41 mm telescopic fork, 170 mm / 6,7 in
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 165 mm / 6,5 in
Front tire size100/90-19 – F650
100/90-18 – F650ST
Rear tire size130/80-17
Front brakeSingle disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakeSingle disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper
Fuel capacity17,0 l / 4,49 US gal
Fuel economy6,05 l / 100 km (38,9 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinder
Bore & Stroke100,0 x 83,0 mm
Displacement652 cm³ (39,78 cu in)
Compression ratio9.7:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power48,0 hp (35,0 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque57,0 Nm (5,8 kg-m) / 5200 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)5,22 sec
Top speed161 km/h (100 mph)
Fuel system (type)Carburetor, 2x Mikuni BST33
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveChain
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


2.750
1.750
1.313
1.045
0.875
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemTransistorized
2 spark plugs
Alternator14V / 280W
Battery capacity12V-12Ah

Images


BMW F650 (F650ST): images, gallery.

BMW F650 (1st generation)
BMW F650 (2nd generation)
BMW F650ST
BMW F650 (1 st generation)
BMW F650 (2nd generation)
BMW F650ST

Videos


BMW F650 (F650ST): video.

Manuals


BMW F650 (F650ST): documentation.

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